Pastures Pinboard July 2022

Towards the end of this busy term, our children have competed in several sporting competitions. Sixty Key Stage 2 children competed at Saffron Lane in the annual inter-school athletics competition, eight children competed in a Tri-Golf Festival at Leicester Golf Centre, and many more of our girls and boys have represented The Pastures in football and other sporting activities. Many congratulations – we are so proud of your amazing effort and enthusiasm. Also, we were delighted that parents were able to join us and cheer on the children at our School Games Sports Day. The children represented their houses magnificently on an extremely hot morning. Congratulations to Hippogriff who were the winning team in EYFS/Key Stage 1, and to Griffin who were overall winners in Key Stage 2. All our competitors were superstars! Finally, an update on Blaby District Council’s Beat the Street exercise game. We are proud to announce that The Pastures came 3rd on the Average Points Leaderboard, and 2nd on the Total Points Leaderboard. Well done to everyone who got involved!

Year 6 went on residential to a Bushcraft Camp in Boughton Woods near Kettering. They enjoyed a ‘back to nature’ experience sleeping in bell tents and learning how to cook over an open fire. It was great to see the children completing a variety of bushcraft challenges including shelter building and tackling SOS situations. Meanwhile, Year 5 were enjoying an Egyptian themed enrichment week full of fun activities including learning all about hieroglyphics and scroll making, building a 3D Egyptian diorama from junk, and designing, moulding and decorating a death mask from clay.

Year 5/6’s performance of Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies took us into the depths of Sherwood Forest to discover the ‘truth’ behind the legend of Robin Hood. The production was full of great dancing, acting and singing, and had the audience in stitches! Congratulations to all the children and staff for providing such wonderful entertainment!

The Summer Fair returned with the usual range of activities and stalls including the children’s ‘Enterprise’ ventures, selling hand-made products, and raising money by making games. Many thanks to all the staff, children and their families for their support despite the appalling weather conditions!

Finally, we said goodbye and good luck to Mrs Twigg who (at the time of writing) is awaiting the birth of her first baby. We look forward to some happy news very soon!