Despite the push on a more academically rigorous curriculum, I am committed to ensuring we maintain a broad and balanced curriculum too. Examples of this include the 5 specialist lessons children enjoy during the week, two PE lessons per week, the introduction of a wider variety of clubs which have also led to children taking part in competitive sport. Competitive sport is something I am passionate about. I believe, and it has been proven that, life-long success isn’t built solely on academic results. Character development and values are just as important! However, character development can’t really be taught in lessons, sat at a desk which is why it is so important for children to have access to experiences such as learning to play an instrument and playing sports – ideally competitively. These experiences are proven to develop character and I’m thrilled to see our children now competing against other children in other schools in football, athletics and table tennis.
Year 4 has had a wonderful opportunity this half term. Coaches from Watford FC will be working with the children this term, helping them to develop their skills and improve their health and fitness. This will help our pupils develop their knowledge of sport and exercise as well as inform them of the importance of healthy eating! All very important parts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
For their first session last week, the children had a chance to show off their football skills in a game set up by the coaches. They also had an in-class session on choosing the right foods as well as what happens to our body when we exercise.
On Thursday, last week, we played our third game of the season against Longfield. After a disappointing first two games, we managed to pull together and get the win we’ve been waiting for. We took advantage of our home field advantage in very muddy conditions and won 16-2. Most of our team contributed with goals and our defence performed very well too - Vaishal (6EWinger)
We will be sending out a team of 4 children on Monday, to represent the school at the Harrow Table Tennis Competition – we look forward to hearing all about your efforts and achievement. Good Luck!
18 Y6 children represented Roxbourne at the indoor athletics heats, held at Harrow Leisure Centre. It was a fun day out which the children enjoyed thoroughly. The children took part in a number of track and field events including relay races, obstacle courses, throwing and jumping events. Overall the children performed fantastically, coming no lower than second in all of their track events with a couple of victories along the way. The field events proved to be hugely successful as our boys and girls came first in all throwing events and performed well in the jumping events which included another first place finish.
As well as this, we are even more proud of how supportive our children were towards each other, especially in the case of one child falling down during a race but recovering to come in second. A huge well done to all children involved!
Our Y5 and Y6 boys had their first league game of the season away to West Lodge Primary School. It was a difficult game, against a very experienced and well-organised team. Unfortunately, we conceded our first goal quite early on, and never really recovered. There were some positive moments, when we managed to relax and therefore, play our style of football however, this wasn’t enough to get back into the game. In the end, the opposition were stronger on the day and we lost 8 nil. We haven’t had a football team for some time now, and this is the beginning of a journey for us – we know we have a lot to learn and are ready to take on this challenge! West Lodge – we’ll be back!