Swimming Super Stars (7/6/21) 🏊‍♂️

Today was sadly our last swimming session. We are absolutely gutted that it is ending, because we have loved it so much. This was our best session yet, as it was a fun day. We got to do synchronised swimming, had a competitive water polo match and then got to have the final part of the session playing with the equipment, racing each other and doing all kinds of other enjoyable activities.

The swimming super stars are everyone from Crew G and Crew Mc. You have really blown us away this year with swimming and have taken everything in your stride. Whether you could not swim or was confident to begin with, their has been so much progress made.

The swimming coaches were really blown away by your commitment and attitude, which goes to show that you can achieve whatever you put your mind to.

This has certainly been one of mine and Mrs Gilliland’s favourite sessions to take part in all year and we’re equally as sad that we won’t be going next week. I think a lot will even want to go swimming throughout the summer with their friends or pick up swimming lessons from where they left off!

Each and everyone of you have all made us feel lots of pride at some point during the time we have been going to swimming baths, so I want to say a massive well done!

Mr Gerrard and Mrs Gilliland 😆

Yellow Team 1 Sports Day! (29/6/21) 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️💪

Today, Yellow Team 1 Crew managed to have a really fun day. We completed lots of different challenging, but exciting competitions, from standing long jump to the javelin. I think we all really enjoyed the javelin the most, as we took many goes at this. We managed to come second with Crew Yellow 🌞🌞 overall. We were really pleased! Here are some photos from our first sports day in a long time! A massive shout out to the Year 6s for helping explain the activities so well!

We had a great day and can’t wait to compete again! 😆

Swimming Super Stars (16/6/21) 🏊‍♂️

This was another fantastic week at swimming and a session that we all enjoyed very much. It was maybe even pour favourite yet, which is a very hard choice to make, considering we love swimming so much! Today, we we went swimming in our clothes and this was for a very good reason – it was our water safety course, which we will complete next week as well. The vast majority of us managed to swim in the deep end. Those that didn’t still have next week to have a go, but they did brilliantly in the depth of water that they felt most confident in. I know many will try next week. It was difficult to pick our swimming super star this week, with so many fantastic achievements. They were:

McKenzie for being able to swim in the deep end with a ball on his front and back! (Crew G) 😀

Riley for swimming so confidently and with great skill! (Crew G) 😁

Roxanne for showing great perseverance, even with some nerves! (Crew Mc) 😃

Harry for swimming in the deep end to the rope, which was 15m away! (Crew Mc) 😄

I want to give a special shout out to Brayden who was our first pupil to swim from the deep end to the shallow end. Myself and Mrs Gilliland, along with the swimming instructors were blown away. We were really proud!

The children will need to come with the same clothing next week as well, as we continue our swimming safety! 😆

Swimming Super Stars (9/06/21)! 🏊‍♂️

We may have had a week off of school, but our enthusiasm was still just as high as before for swimming. The children were excited to say the least. We recapped our safety, just to make sure that we hadn’t forgotten and then went straight into the deep end. It was amazing to see so many go in there for the first time and how bravely they took on this new challenge. Jumping in is probably the favourite part for most of us. Those who weren’t in the deep end have made some fantastic progress, too. They have been able to complete some more floating techniques, managed to perfect their push & glides, plus they have been able to swim without floats. This is fantastic! Another difficult decision for the swimming super stars, but they were:

Brayden for showing fantastic listening and brilliant technique. His glide was perfect and I think it could have gone on for even longer! (Crew G) 😀

Evie for being able to make great progression with her swimming. She is coming on really well! (Crew G) 😁

Roxanne for showing great bravery and getting back into the swing of things easily! (Crew Mc) 😃

Olly for being a superb swimmer. Your confidence keeps on growing! (Crew Mc) 😄

During the next two weeks, we will be going into the pool clothed, to further develop our skills. Can you make sure that the clothing is either pyjamas or shirt and shorts. The children don’t need to wear shoes, jeans or anything baggy. Any questions, then just ask! 😆

Swimming Super Stars (19/5/21) 🏊‍♂️

Our favourite time of the week fast approached and we couldn’t believe how quickly swimming came back around. We started the session by discussing safety at the beach and the signs to look for if there is danger. We then continued to move up groups, which again shows the amazing progress we are making. More children are getting into deeper parts of the pool and are showing how confident they are. We have more children retrieving the rings and a number were able to swim 25 metres without touching the floor – on their front and backs! It was another difficult choice for Swimming Super Star, but they are:

Keegan for showing fantastic listening skills in order to improve (Crew G)! 😀

Lucas for continuing to improve and show great progress in his new group (Crew G)! 😁

Grace for showing fantastic bravery when jumping in the deep end and retrieving the rings – she never gave up (Crew Mc)! 😃

Olivia for having such a fantastic attitude to swimming and just being a really positive influence in your group (Crew Mc)! 😄

I continue to be amazed by how proud each child is of their achievements! 😆

Crew Mcloughlin Weekly Blog 14.05.21

We have had an fab week in Crew Mcloughlin, we’ve been very busy! I think our brains deserve a well earned rest over the weekend as we have just improved as the week has gone on. Read on to see what we have been up to this week…

Crew Mc’s mission to decimal problem solving success

We thoroughly enjoyed our practical session, working collaboratively in mini Crews helping solve miss’s problems. The proof is in the pictures, they were definitely working hard, getting smart and being kind. ➕➖


Our book we are reading this term is See you in the Cosmos. Children gathered questions with their partner and hot seated Zed on his reaction in the story. We smashed it using our inference and prediction skills! We are continually working so hard to improve our confidence with expression in reading and being in the role of a character really helps with this.

The children loving Harrys answers in hot seating

Our HoWL average this week is 2.9… unfortunately, no spin on the HoWLopoly wheel this week. I wonder if we can improve our listening skills as a whole Crew to ensure no learning time is wasted 🤔

Congratulations to our Learning Legend Lexie! 😊