On Wednesday, HBJS Basketball team played in the Kent Coastal Partnership Basketball Competition at Herne Bay High School. After playing 4 group games, HBJS finished top of their group and progressed to the semi-finals where they played Swalecliffe School winning 4-0 to set up a final clash with Herne Junior School. In a tense final, Herne won the game 4-2. HBJS finished 2nd out of 15 schools. Well done everyone!
Before half term Year 4 had an exciting start to their 'Ancient Worlds ' Topic with a visit from Mr Egypt, who is an Egyptologist. The morning consisted of learning about life during the Ancient Egyptian times and the children even had a go at dancing! During the day, the children wrote their names in hieroglyphics and had a go at Egyptian Maths. In the afternoon, the children learnt about mummification and even had a go at wrapping a mummy, which was great fun! At the end of the day, Mr Egypt retold a fantastic story about a boy and his passion for the Egyptians.
On Wednesday we dedicated the day to take some time to celebrate World Black History Month.
The whole school were involved in an “Arty Day” and the children were inspired by some astounding artists; Y3- Romare Bearden, Y4- Alma Thomas, Y5- Romare Bearden and Y6- Carolyn Mims Lawrence.
Classes also listened to a range of great music while creating some fantastic artwork of their own.
We truly have some amazing talent in our school.
Mental Health Day at HBJS
On Monday, we recognised World Mental Health Day. All children were invited to wear yellow to school to show young people that how they feel matters. We want to help create a future where all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.
It was lovely to see all the children wearing yellow and showing their support for a great cause.
The DfE recently announced that all state-funded schools will house a community defibrillator by the end of the school year. We have been fortunate to have a defibrillator on-site for the last 5 years and was especially glad to do so when it was needed for a member of the local community who was taken ill in the street.
Unfortunately, the life of our defibrillator has come to an end and we need to replace it. We could have waited until the DfE provided one as part of their programme but, as we have already experienced, when someone’s life is at risk, a defibrillator is crucial.
This week, the children have been taking part in a sponsored event, raising money towards a new defibrillator. To coincide with last weekend’s London Marathon, the children were challenged to see how many times they could run a 100m stretch in 26 minutes. 42 lengths/2.6 miles was their aim: a mini – marathon!
We are so proud of the effort put in by the pupils this week. They were taken out in their classes to run with the aim of reaching 2.6kms. I’ve heard that many children reached this distance and some ran even further! Congratulations and thank you to all who took part. We will continue to collect sponsorship money until the end of next week, Friday 14th October. Fingers crossed we have raised enough for the defibrillator. We’ll let you know the total next week.
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