Last Thursday, we enjoyed our first Tutor Day of the year. We were treated to a visit by Paralympian Aaron Phipps who joined us to explore the idea of resilience both in life and in learning. He very quickly had the children hooked with his tales of wheelchair rugby, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and his absolute determination to succeed.
We spent the rest of the day looking at how our brains help us learn and developing strategies to become more effective and resilient learners. Competition also featured heavily during the day with pupils being challenged to compete for their houses in a variety of sports and some hotly-contested inter-tutor group challenges to demonstrate their new-found resilience in learning.
We’re looking forward to our next Tutor Day in the Spring term.
Celebrate with Year 8!
On Friday 17th July we were able to get our year 8 leavers together for a final goodbye.
This was a particularly special occasion, because most of the children had not been able to physically go to school since the beginning of lock down in mid March. There was a huge welcome back as well as a sad but celebratory goodbye.
An assembly on the school field followed by social time and ice cream was a lovely way to end this most strange year of school.
Good luck class of 2016-2020. We will miss you! If you want to see what they were like in 2016 as year 5 visit: https://www.cranbornemid.dorset.sch.uk/year-8
CMS Lockdown Video - Here's what we've been doing during COVID19. Click on Video to play (Sound on)
With no traditional Sports Day this year, I thought it would be a great idea to challenge you all to take part in this virtual Sports Day.
Click on the link below to see the 5 activities you can compete in. There are even videos showing you how to do each activity.
Don't forget to write down your scores so that, once you have completed all five challenges, you can click the link in the sheet to enter your scores on the google document.
I will be able to see all your scores!
We will be competing virtually with other schools from across the local area and even from across the county so give it a go...
If you send in your scores = 3 EP points
Top scoring boy and girl in each year group = a further bonus 3 EP points
Everyone from the winning House who took part = 3 more EP points
Remember: don't send your scores to me. Click the link on the attached sheet and send them that way.
You can access this link on your laptop, i-pad, smartphone or pc.
Good luck everyone and GO FOR IT!
Our dedicated team of School Games Organisers from across the county have been busy working on a range of fantastic resources for children, parents and even full families to participate in during this strange and unusual time.
The latest of these resources is the activity_timetable_ideas.pdf; a timetable full of activities for children of all ages to try out and get involved in. It contains a variety of interactive links that take you to numerous different websites offering a whole host of activity ideas.
Please take some time to explore this great resource and enjoy trying something new!
Whilst many of us may have been sitting at home, adjusting to this new way of learning, one of our Year 6 pupil's decided to get on his bike and set himself the ultimate challenge in aid of the Julia's House Charity.
Rather than hearing it from me, take a look at the photographs below and read Archie's diary to find out why he wanted to do this challenge.
I was inspired by two of my football teammates who had chosen to do challenges for charity. So I decided to set myself a charity challenge. I wanted to do something that I don’t normally do. So between me and my mum, I came up with a cycling challenge. 140 miles in 14 days. Considering neither of us had a bike, it was going to be a tough challenge. Luckily, my Nan had an old bike that I could borrow that used to belong to one of her other grandchildren, and my Mum borrowed one from a friend and we also ordered helmets online.
I decided to raise money for Julia's House. This is a local charity that gives care to children with life limiting or life threatening conditions. The charity shops that support Julia’s House are closed due to Covid-19 and their major fundraising events have been cancelled. Even during lockdown the nurses from Julia’s House are still visiting families to keep up with the care at home preventing them from going to hospital. If these children were to catch this horrible virus it would be fatal for them.
We cycled into the forest and then we went to moors valley. In total I cycled 11.42 miles. Three things I learnt that day was 10 miles is longer than I thought, the forest is very hilly and my mum who cycled with me is very unfit.
Today we cycled through a few tiny villages:Woodlands, Chalbury Common, Holt Wood and Three Legged Cross. This was a tough ride with lots of hills and it didn't help that my mum wanted to keep stopping to take photos of the lambs. Altogether we covered 14.59 miles.
On day three we both had tired legs from the day before so we did a little bit in the forest and then we cycled around ebblake industrial estate totalling 10.48 miles.
We cycled around moors valley. We got a total of 11.07 miles.
We went to moors valley again and we did 10.50 miles.
We covered 12.35 miles by cycling around moors valley and Ebblake industrial Estate.
We are now half way and we so far have done 70.41 miles.
Today we cycled to Cranborne from Verwood ,we went through Edmondsham . We cycled to the school it felt strange seeing the school and made me realise how much I really miss coming to school and seeing all my friends ,teachers .
Day 8 :
My mum was struggling today so I kept going in front of her and just checking on her now and again. We cycled to Moors Valley again covering 10.38 miles.
We went back to the forest for today's ride ,we got a bit lost thanks to my mum and we had to cycle up some really big hills but the best bit about that was coming down them . My mum was too scared to cycle down one of them and pushed her bike down instead but I cycled down them all it was so much fun . Todays total of miles was 10.86.My mum had also ordered ice creams to be delivered from Jims Super Whips ice cream van so i knew i had that to look forward to when i got home .
After yesterday's ride with lots of hills we decided to do a flat ride ,so we chose to cycle to Ashley Heath and back covering 11.02 miles . This was also our fastest ride .
was starting to lose a bit of motivation today ,so my mum showed me how much money i had already raised and the positive comments that had been written on facebook that helped a lot. We just cycled around Verwood . Total of 10.19 miles .
We just cycled around Moors Valley again today , covering a total of 13 miles.
Day 13 :
A very slow and gentle ride around Moors Valley again today . 10.57 miles.
Our last day and it was our longest ride around Moors Valley totalling 15.3 miles.
I found this challenge hard and there were days I didn't feel like doing it, especially the couple of days it rained and we got so cold I couldn't feel my fingers or toes but I'm glad I did . It was good exercise for me and I raised £370 altogether. In total I cycled 163.2 miles in 14 days and spent 21hours 3 mins doing it.
Watch the attached video clip of Thinus Delport (ex- South Africa rugby player).
Can you complete his challenges? (you can use a different type of ball if you don't have a rugby ball)
1) How many 'Round the Worlds' can you do in 1 minute?
2) How many 'Figure of 8's' can you do in 1 minute?
3) How many swap hand catches can you do in 1 minute?
We all know lots of us love a nice cup of tea! Today, I thought we could use a teabag as a way to see how good your hand - eye coordination is!
Next time someone in your home wants a cuppa:
Go and get a mug/cup/glass and a teabag.
Place the empty mug on a flat, stable surface
Take the teabag in your hand.
Walk back about 5 metres (5-6 large steps backwards)
Try and throw the teabag into the mug/cup/glass?
How many attempts does it take you before you achieve success?
Ways to make it more difficult:
Take a look at the three video clips of three of my friends doing the challenge themselves. One wasn't looking when he threw it in, the second was much further away, and the third demonstrates some pretty nifty football skills!
What can you do?
2 = for turning in your assignment messaging me with how many attempts it took
3 = for messaging me with a way that you made the challenge more difficult
5 = attaching and sending me a video clip of your successes!