WB 15.06.20 - Westonzoyland’s Virtual Sports Week
As you know, during this term we would have usually had our sports day, which will unfortunately not be able to go ahead this year. However, we have been thinking about how we can provide the children with a chance to showcase their sportsmanship values, to get active and to have lots of fun doing so. Therefore, we would like to propose Westonzoyland’s first ever virtual sport’s week! Our Virtual Sports week will be held on the week beginning: 15.06.20.
We want all children to be involved with this process, whether they are at home or at school. Firstly they will work together to create ten activities for children to compete in. Then, in the following week, we will be asking children to send it their photos or videos of them taking part in the events. We are even going to be asking children to design their very own house mascots and slogans for our sport’s week.
We are hoping that by opening the planning and designing process to the children, we can make sure that everyone takes part in some aspect of the week. Our aim is for the children to connect with each other and to highlight just how amazing the Westonzoyland children are!
Every child who takes part in any aspect of the week will win points for their house and at the end of the week we will be awarding the Sport’s Day cup to the house with the most points across the planning, designing and participation aspects.
On the main class page menu there will be a sport’s week section where you will be able to see the events as they all happen. We will be starting next week by providing time during home and school learning for children to engage in the planning process, we hope that this will be exciting and will motivate the children to all join in.
From this week I will be changing how I set home learning tasks, this is because I want to replicate what the children will be doing at school as much as possible. Myself and Mrs Bell have worked together to make sure that this is fair for all children and so they can talk about what they have done with their friends at the end of the week . We will be following BBC Bitesize to ensure continuity, but will also set tasks based around stories too. On Wednesday at 1:30 I will be doing a group zoom session where I will read a story and then set a task. This means those at school will have the chance to see their friends at home and vice versa. On Friday I will also be doing a group zoom call, please let me know if you would prefer this in the morning or afternoon. I will then go with the majority. I hope you have all had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the fantastic sun, hopefully we have provided lots of activities that you can continue to enjoy outside!