Yesterday and today have been our Upper School Sports Days. We have had tremendous fun! We made flags to represent the commonwealth countries (a nod to the Commonwealth games happening this summer in Birmingham) and processed around the field to our anthem ‘I Like to Move it’ from the motion picture, Madagascar.
We also wanted our day to reflect the values of National Sports Week, sharing the theme, ‘Belonging – a place in sport for every child’. We wanted to share how inclusive sport can truly be. We started with a Zumba warm up led by Mr St Aimee and Mrs O’Connor; Mum and Dads did a great job of following along and helping us to get limber for our Sports Day activities! We then started our circuit and rotated around the field until we had all tried each activity. Even the Cheering Station was a hive of activity, with children jumping, waving their arms and cheering on their houses.
Sprints and long distance running followed and then on to the tug of war -a Cypress tradition! Well done to all children who participated in individual sprints, you showed courage, determination and represented your classes with pride. We are very proud of you.
We hope you all enjoyed our Sports Days as much as we did. Thank you to Mr St Aimee who worked tirelessly to make sure it was a fun day for all. Thank you also to Mr Opara for his hard work, helping Mr St Aimee’s vision come to fruition. Thanks also to the PTFA who provided drinks and set up a stall for parents offering free Cypress uniform.
Well done to Ami who has made fantastic progress in her spoken English and came to my office to converse! I learnt so much about you Ami – I look forward to your next visit! Artistic skills were on show in Birch class this week. Alannah, Tosca, Hettie and Zara have created portraits inspired by the work of figurative artist, Lucian Freud – impressive attention to detail girls. Thalia has been winning gold medals in gymnastics in her spare time! Wow – you are so talented and your dedication to what you love has paid off; keep it up, Thalia! Cara wrote an amazing adventure story. Your detailed descriptions and use of ambitious vocabulary was impressive, Cara. I really enjoyed reading your story!
The amazing PTFA raised an impressive £4000 at the Summer Fair so a huge thanks to everyone involved! Tickets for the upcoming PTFA Secret Garden Party are available here: www.pta-events.co.uk/cypressptfa.
Have a great weekend,
Mrs Carpenter and the Upper School team