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  • Beavers Class Prepares for Training


    We're Team Beaver, a Year 3 class from Hawthorn Tree Primary School in Boston and we're getting ready to Train like an astronaut with Mission X. Can't tell you how excited we all are. Photos on their way soon.
    Let the countdown begin!

  • Jessie Younghusband Base Station Walk Back

    On Thursday 11th January, all of the JYS Y5 pupils made their way out in to the cold and on to the playground. At 35m x 15m, we calculated that one circuit of the playground was 100m. They did 4 laps at a brisk walk, and then jogged 4. After catching their breaths, they then jogged at least another 8 to reach their mile. Some of the fitter and more determined managed a total of 12 laps!
    We are very proud of the achievement of the children who were careful to ensure that they supported each other during this mission.

  • St George's Stars littlest trainee astronauts!

    The Nursery children were learning that you have to be physically strong and active when training to be an astronaut. We decided to do some 'Peake Liftoff' burpees to improve our strength and coordination. We did so well we will have to show the older children how to do them! We know that you need strong muscles to explore the surface of the moon so we will continue to do these burpees in preparation!

  • Explore and discover

    What a fun first day back - and what a way to start off the school year! We set up the hall with obstacles (benches) and the children worked with their partner to check their resting heartbeat. The "medic" then supervised the "explorers" as they retrieved items of different masses (ranging from a bean bag to a metal base of a tennis net!) and carried them past obstacles to return them to their "base". Heart rates were checked, and then the items returned.
    Time was spent exploring how to bend knees to lift, rather than bending forward, and all of the class were able to take part in both parts of the challenge; taking turns to be "medic" or "explorer".

  • Jessie Younghusband Space Walk!

    In our PE session this afternoon, our pupils did a spacewalk! Well, within the confines of the school hall.
    Having marked out a 12 metre track, the children had a go at doing bear walks up and down the hall, resting in between. Then they turned on to their backs and did the crab walk. Some of them were even able to fully arch their backs (stomach up) and slowly walk the length of the hall, developing their balance and co-ordination.
    Having completed these tasks, the children then recorded in their Mission Journals how they were feeling.