Wickhambrook Primary Academy

100% effort for circuits & thoughtful questions…

What an amazing morning in school on Monday with our Paralympic guest Sean Rose – World and European water skiing champion and double Winter Paralympian gold medalist for alpine skiing.
From our youngest children to our oldest, every single one of them gave their circuits training 100% effort. Spotty dogs, press ups, squats, star jumps and lunges were the order of the morning! We then followed this up with a whole school assembly and a Q&A session. Sean was blown away by their thoughtful and interesting questions.

We are very excited that Sean Rose, a GB double winning Paralympian, as well as a champion alpine skier and skiing champion, will be visiting our school on June 4th to encourage the children to dream big and inspire the next generation!

As part of the ‘Sports for School, GB Athletes who Inspire Kids‘ initiative, Sean will be coming into school to talk to the children about his amazing experiences and also to encourage the children to take part in as many fitness circuits as they can in 5-7 minutes and the children will be sponsored to raise money for the school and support GB athletes. We look forward to welcoming him to the school!

Children from Robin’s class have loved observing the caterpillars journey to becoming a butterfly!

Wednesday 22nd  May is National Numeracy Day – the UK’s only day dedicated to everyday maths. It’s a day that celebrates the importance of numbers for children and adults alike, building brighter futures through confidence with numbers and inspiring everyone to improve their numeracy skills.  

The charity National Numeracy has teamed up with celebrities and experts to create fun and engaging activities that will get children feeling good about numbers so together, we can dance, bake and rap our way to number confidence! We have lots of free, fun activities planned for your children to take part in at school, as well as resources they can use at home.  

National Numeracy Day Toolkit | Early Years & Primary | National Numeracy 

Number Heroes Competition: We’ll be sparking imagination and conversations about using numbers and maths in our future dream jobs or hobbies by creating our entries for the Number Heroes Competition. See below for more details. 

The lucky winners will receive a £50 voucher for themselves, as well as a £1,000 prize bundle for Wickhambrook Primary Academy.  

One of the best ways to support children to feel positive about numbers is to feel confident yourself. National Numeracy has lots of free resources to help adults, so you can support your children with numbers and maths, and boost your own numeracy skills too! You can access a range of free resources for adults on the National Numeracy Day website. Together, we can get the whole nation feeling good about numbers. 

To raise money for Cancer Research UK’s Purple Day we started the day with an energetic ‘Wake up & Shake’ led by Mrs M on the playground! In the afternoon we had music on the field and it was a joy to see the smile on children’s faces, the school family coming together with children holding hands, older children helping the younger ones and everyone working together running laps of the field! Our thanks to Mrs Swift who talked to the children about the meaning of the day.

Thank you so much for the money raised which will go to Cancer Research UK.

The children enjoyed a wonderful day visiting the Botanical Gardens in Cambridge, taking part in workshops on pollination and naming the parts of a flower!

They particularly enjoyed the greenhouses and seeing all the different plants growing in their different climates and temperatures.

Year 3 children will be using their knowledge during their Science topics this term!