All year groups have been busy with sporting activities during our annual Sports Fortnight.
The week started off with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children enjoying a Karate Taster Session with Matthew from TKF. They learnt some of the basic rules and moves.
The week continued with Year 1 and 2 children taking part in a lively and fast moving Zumba lesson. All the children thoroughly enjoyed joining in with this activity and getting their heart beats racing through dance exercise.
Mr Mann from the Dereham and West Norwich School Sports Partnership came to give Year 1 and Year 2 children a workshop on tag rugby skills.
Preschool Team Day
The local preschools along with the children from our Nursery had their own Team Day. The children got to try lots of new activities with their grown-ups.
Our Team Day which had been postponed from the previous week due to bad weather was able to take place and we were very fortunate to have the Sports Leaders from Northgate High School to help run the activities. All the children got split into teams and had a go at 20 different multi skill activities.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children had the opportunity to try the sport of cheerleading with Miss Coombes. They watched part of a cheerleading routine, got to try some of the jumps and even had a go at stunting in groups.
A busy day to end our fortnight saw Reception and Year 1 children involved in a gymnastics session with coaches from Easton Gymnastics Club. The children played a fun warm up game, then practised and learnt the names for some gymnastic moves and finally had a go at some balancing along the benches and performing a jump at the end.
Year 1 and 2 children also had an Athletics Skills workshop with children from Neatherd High School. The children did a variety of activities to help them with the skills of running, jumping and throwing.
What a fantastic couple of weeks!
If your child is interested in joining a Cheerleading, Gymnastics, or Karate club, details and contacts are listed below.
Cheerleading – East Coast Emeralds www.eastcoastemeralds.co.uk
Karate – TKF www.karatefitness.co.uk
Gymnastics – Easton Gymnastics Club www.thegym4u.co.uk
Key Stage 1 Cross Country Competition
On Thursday 9th March, 32 children from year 1 and year 2 at Toftwood Infant School took part in the West Norwich & Dereham School Sport Partnership Key Stage 1 Cross Country event at Taverham High School. This is part of the school’s commitment to offer a range of sporting activities for the children to participate in, and to encourage them to try new sports that they may wish to pursue in the future.
The children were organised into teams for the event. The Year 1 girls and Year 1 boys each had their own race and completed 600m. The Year 2 girls and Year 2 boys each ran 800m.
The children were excited to run the races, and all of them completed their courses – some with a little encouragement! Everyone got a number showing their place, and medals were awarded for the first, second and third places in each race. Nearly 70 children took part in each race from the participating schools. We achieved 3rd in the Year 1 girls’ race, and 5th in the Year 1 boys’ race, narrowly missing out on a medal in that one. All of the children ran well, and participated with enthusiasm and showed great sportsmanship! We are very proud of them all.
A fantastic effort from all the children for taking part so enthusiastically!