Sports Day normally has us scanning the weather forecast for rain. This year it was the heat that was the challenge.
By pacing the events carefully, ensuring plenty of shade and refreshment stops we were able to hold most of the programme of races, although the traditional 'Long Run' at the end of KS2 sports in the afternoon was been postponed to a later date (see below
Reception / Key Stage 1
In the morning, Reception and Key Stage 1 were competing for their houses, but their total scores weren't revealed, as they were carried over to be added to the KS2 points in the afternoon.
The children competed well, Acorn Class putting on a particularly encouraging performance in their first sports day. In recognition of the high temperatures we decided to forego the parents' races, for which I'm sure some were very grateful!
Key Stage 2
In the afternoon it was KS2's turn to compete in their houses for the House Sports cup.
Apart from the postponement of the long races, a full programme was very competitively run. Particular mention goes to Fire House, who after a slow start in the first 2 events put in a superb effort to move themselves into a good points total.
Last year's winners, Air, were winners in the KS2 event by a small margin over Earth, but with the Reception/KS1 results added in, gave them a good overall win once more.
All houses competed enthusiastically and all houses had outstanding individual performances, so congratulations to everyone for competing in such a good spirit!
The Final Scores
How the scores developed
The Long Run:
Because the high temperatures on Sports Day, the Long Runs were held back until the afternoon of Friday 14th July.
Conditions were ideal for running and there were some vary fast performances by winning runners. Just as impressive was the effort put in by children who aren't the fastest runners, but wanted to do their best. Also pleasing was the support that they were given by their class mates and the whole school.
The final points: