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Year 5 Distractions workshop
16/07/2024 3:44 PM
Year 5 Distractions workshop
Both year 5 classes took part in a Distractions workshop led by the Hertfordshire Road Safety team last week.
 
The aim of the workshop was to highlight the potential dangers which could be faced when distracted by a mobile phone whilst using the roads.  The session also helped to reinforce important road safety messages such as not crossing the road between parked cars.
 
The speed the children were able to negotiate a series of obstacles was timed and compared to completing the same journey whilst typing a message into an iPad.  The practical demonstrated how focusing on a screen slowed the pedestrian down as well as causing them to miss obstacles or complete the route incorrectly.  We discussed how this wasn't just an issue experienced by children and teenagers, but anyone focused on their screen rather than their immediate surroundings.
 Girls 6 a side football tournament
9/07/2024 1:40 PM
 Girls 6 a side football tournament
The annual 6 a side tournament was hosted this year by St Columba's and it was perhaps only the fact that the matches were being played on their 4G pitches that allowed the event to go ahead.  From start to finish, the girls were playing in heavy rain which seemed to get worse for each match.  When not playing, the girls took shelter in the changing rooms asking 'Where has summer gone?'
 
Despite the weather, the girls got off to a great start with a 3-0 win against St John Fisher.  Performance levels remained high for their game against season rivals, Alban City, and once again Prae Wood took the upper hand and finished with a 2-0 win.  Knowing they had already qualified for the quarter finals, their third pool match was against Wheatfields, who are county champions.  Prae Wood definitely did not play to the level they are capable of in this game, perhaps knowing of their opponent's pedigree, and the match ended with a 2-0 loss.
 
Still the rain came down as Prae Wood moved into the quarter final stage where they were drawn against group A winners, Garden Fields.  Garden Fields scored an early goal but Prae Wood came from behind to level in the second half.  After a period of extra time, the score remained level.  Unlike the England team at the Euros, we didn't have the opportunity to decide the game on penalties and Garden Fields moved into the semi finals based on their superior goal difference from the group stages.  
 
Well done to all of the girls involved.  They have had a great season, winning their league and progressing to the quarter finals of both the Premier League Primary Stars and SASSP tournaments.
Sports Week - Celebrating the Paralympics
4/07/2024 3:14 PM
Sports Week - Celebrating the Paralympics
Day three of Sports Week was all about the Paralympics with workshops centred around sports that will feature in the Paralympic Games such as wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and Boccia.
 
Year 4 learnt some of the basic skills needed to play Goalball from visually impaired athlete Emma Tammaro who plays for the Northern Allstars as well as coaching more close to home in Watford.  The children, wearing blindfolds, had to listen carefully to the sound of the bells contained within the ball and use their body to block the ball and prevent their opponent from scoring a goal.
Sports Week - Freestyle Football
3/07/2024 3:59 PM
Sports Week - Freestyle Football
On Tuesday, one of our Sports Week visitors was Ash Randall, freestyle footballer and Guiness World Record Holder.
 
Ash treated Years 1, 2, 3 & 5 to an inspiring assembly, demonstrating his tricks and skills, before helping the children to learn some of these tricks in workshops run throughout the day.
 
Ash gifted a copy of the 2023 Guiness World Records book to the school asking the children if they could use the book to find something to inspire them to have a go at as well as trying to find one of his world records featured inside.
Ecowarriors add to the diversity of habitats around the school...
17/07/2024 2:01 PM
Ecowarriors add to the diversity of habitats around the school...

Over the past two weeks our eco warriors have filled an old sink with rainwater and created a new water habitat within the school grounds. This week our Year 2 eco warriors added a yellow flag iris and some pond weed (thanks to Mr Witter) and we were excited to see there are already some tadpoles in the new habitat!

Year 5 Distractions workshop
16/07/2024 3:44 PM
Year 5 Distractions workshop
Both year 5 classes took part in a Distractions workshop led by the Hertfordshire Road Safety team last week.
 
The aim of the workshop was to highlight the potential dangers which could be faced when distracted by a mobile phone whilst using the roads.  The session also helped to reinforce important road safety messages such as not crossing the road between parked cars.
 
The speed the children were able to negotiate a series of obstacles was timed and compared to completing the same journey whilst typing a message into an iPad.  The practical demonstrated how focusing on a screen slowed the pedestrian down as well as causing them to miss obstacles or complete the route incorrectly.  We discussed how this wasn't just an issue experienced by children and teenagers, but anyone focused on their screen rather than their immediate surroundings.
 Girls 6 a side football tournament
9/07/2024 1:40 PM
 Girls 6 a side football tournament
The annual 6 a side tournament was hosted this year by St Columba's and it was perhaps only the fact that the matches were being played on their 4G pitches that allowed the event to go ahead.  From start to finish, the girls were playing in heavy rain which seemed to get worse for each match.  When not playing, the girls took shelter in the changing rooms asking 'Where has summer gone?'
 
Despite the weather, the girls got off to a great start with a 3-0 win against St John Fisher.  Performance levels remained high for their game against season rivals, Alban City, and once again Prae Wood took the upper hand and finished with a 2-0 win.  Knowing they had already qualified for the quarter finals, their third pool match was against Wheatfields, who are county champions.  Prae Wood definitely did not play to the level they are capable of in this game, perhaps knowing of their opponent's pedigree, and the match ended with a 2-0 loss.
 
Still the rain came down as Prae Wood moved into the quarter final stage where they were drawn against group A winners, Garden Fields.  Garden Fields scored an early goal but Prae Wood came from behind to level in the second half.  After a period of extra time, the score remained level.  Unlike the England team at the Euros, we didn't have the opportunity to decide the game on penalties and Garden Fields moved into the semi finals based on their superior goal difference from the group stages.  
 
Well done to all of the girls involved.  They have had a great season, winning their league and progressing to the quarter finals of both the Premier League Primary Stars and SASSP tournaments.
Sports Week - Celebrating the Paralympics
4/07/2024 3:14 PM
Sports Week - Celebrating the Paralympics
Day three of Sports Week was all about the Paralympics with workshops centred around sports that will feature in the Paralympic Games such as wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and Boccia.
 
Year 4 learnt some of the basic skills needed to play Goalball from visually impaired athlete Emma Tammaro who plays for the Northern Allstars as well as coaching more close to home in Watford.  The children, wearing blindfolds, had to listen carefully to the sound of the bells contained within the ball and use their body to block the ball and prevent their opponent from scoring a goal.
Sports Week - Freestyle Football
3/07/2024 3:59 PM
Sports Week - Freestyle Football
On Tuesday, one of our Sports Week visitors was Ash Randall, freestyle footballer and Guiness World Record Holder.
 
Ash treated Years 1, 2, 3 & 5 to an inspiring assembly, demonstrating his tricks and skills, before helping the children to learn some of these tricks in workshops run throughout the day.
 
Ash gifted a copy of the 2023 Guiness World Records book to the school asking the children if they could use the book to find something to inspire them to have a go at as well as trying to find one of his world records featured inside.
Ecowarriors add to the diversity of habitats around the school...
17/07/2024 2:01 PM
Ecowarriors add to the diversity of habitats around the school...

Over the past two weeks our eco warriors have filled an old sink with rainwater and created a new water habitat within the school grounds. This week our Year 2 eco warriors added a yellow flag iris and some pond weed (thanks to Mr Witter) and we were excited to see there are already some tadpoles in the new habitat!

Year 5 Distractions workshop
16/07/2024 3:44 PM
Year 5 Distractions workshop
Both year 5 classes took part in a Distractions workshop led by the Hertfordshire Road Safety team last week.
 
The aim of the workshop was to highlight the potential dangers which could be faced when distracted by a mobile phone whilst using the roads.  The session also helped to reinforce important road safety messages such as not crossing the road between parked cars.
 
The speed the children were able to negotiate a series of obstacles was timed and compared to completing the same journey whilst typing a message into an iPad.  The practical demonstrated how focusing on a screen slowed the pedestrian down as well as causing them to miss obstacles or complete the route incorrectly.  We discussed how this wasn't just an issue experienced by children and teenagers, but anyone focused on their screen rather than their immediate surroundings.
 Girls 6 a side football tournament
9/07/2024 1:40 PM
 Girls 6 a side football tournament
The annual 6 a side tournament was hosted this year by St Columba's and it was perhaps only the fact that the matches were being played on their 4G pitches that allowed the event to go ahead.  From start to finish, the girls were playing in heavy rain which seemed to get worse for each match.  When not playing, the girls took shelter in the changing rooms asking 'Where has summer gone?'
 
Despite the weather, the girls got off to a great start with a 3-0 win against St John Fisher.  Performance levels remained high for their game against season rivals, Alban City, and once again Prae Wood took the upper hand and finished with a 2-0 win.  Knowing they had already qualified for the quarter finals, their third pool match was against Wheatfields, who are county champions.  Prae Wood definitely did not play to the level they are capable of in this game, perhaps knowing of their opponent's pedigree, and the match ended with a 2-0 loss.
 
Still the rain came down as Prae Wood moved into the quarter final stage where they were drawn against group A winners, Garden Fields.  Garden Fields scored an early goal but Prae Wood came from behind to level in the second half.  After a period of extra time, the score remained level.  Unlike the England team at the Euros, we didn't have the opportunity to decide the game on penalties and Garden Fields moved into the semi finals based on their superior goal difference from the group stages.  
 
Well done to all of the girls involved.  They have had a great season, winning their league and progressing to the quarter finals of both the Premier League Primary Stars and SASSP tournaments.
Sports Week - Celebrating the Paralympics
4/07/2024 3:14 PM
Sports Week - Celebrating the Paralympics
Day three of Sports Week was all about the Paralympics with workshops centred around sports that will feature in the Paralympic Games such as wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and Boccia.
 
Year 4 learnt some of the basic skills needed to play Goalball from visually impaired athlete Emma Tammaro who plays for the Northern Allstars as well as coaching more close to home in Watford.  The children, wearing blindfolds, had to listen carefully to the sound of the bells contained within the ball and use their body to block the ball and prevent their opponent from scoring a goal.
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