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Greater Manchester School Games – 21st March

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What a fantastic day! The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and the experience at sportscity, playing tag rugby at a superb venue. 

The event started with an opening ceremony consisting of music, dancing and special guests… Olympic gold medalists! The children, along with nearly 2000 others representing a variety of sports, participated from the stands dancing and singing away. Hundreds of balloons were released and that signalled the start of the event.

The rugby was the main event for us and the children all played well as a team against the very best schools in Greater Manchester. We won 1 (4-3), drew 1 (2-2) and lost 2 (0-2, 1-5) of our 12 minute group matches, braving cold conditions and high quality opponents who had obviously played rugby for a while.  For many of our children, tag rugby was a new experience this year and they have excelled. They are developing their skills as individuals and as a team, whilst also improving their tactical knowledge. We have some very talented athletes at Unsworth, who consistently demonstrated fair play and respect for others. 

Hopefully, we will return again next year!

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Blog Featured Latest News The Voice of the School Council Blog

Red Nose Day

The School Councillors are pleased to announce the arrival of Red Noses! From tomorrow they will be sold around school at the cost of £1. Watch out for School Councillors selling them at playtime.

Did you know it takes 17 muscles to smile? The children at Unsworth are facing the challenge of smiling for two minutes or more on Friday morning. Please support them and help them raise money for Red Nose Day by donating any loose change you may have.  The School Councillors will be on collection duty on the yard this week. They are committed to raising money for this worthwhile cause and are hoping to raise a lot of smiles doing so!

 

 

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Sports News Blog

Find a sports club!

Which sports clubs would you like to join? 

This half term has seen a great number of children participating in lunchtime and after school clubs. These have been led by teaching staff, year 6 children and sports coaches, and have included:

– tag rugby 

– girl’s football 

– boy’s football 

– table tennis 

– basketball 

– netball 

– cross country 

 

Some of these children have successfully competed against other schools in most of these sports.

At Unsworth, we aim to provide a sporting experience for all children and vary our clubs accordingly. Hopefully, every child will have participated in at least one club this year. 

In the summer term, there will be some new clubs starting, as well as most of the existing ones continuing. These will be:

– cricket

– athletics

– tennis 

– judo 

– rounders 

– Yr R/1 – athletics (QFirst sports coach)

– Y2/3 – multi skills (QFirst sports coach)

 

If you would like to join a club, please fill in a form when they get sent out.

We value your opinion on clubs so please offer suggestions of any other clubs that you want to start/continue at Unsworth  

 

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Upcoming sports fixtures

Unsworth are competing in a variety of sports this month! Please continue to attend and support the children.

Here are some upcoming events/fixtures for this half term:

 

W/C 06/03/2017

Tuesday 7th – Netball @ Home v St Philips

Tuesday 7th – Cross Country @ St Gabriel’s High School

Friday 10th – Girls Football @ Home v Holly Mount

 

W/C 13/03/2017

Tuesday 14th – Cross Country @ Derby High School

Wednesday 15th – Netball @ Home v OLOG

 

W/C 20/03/2017

Tuesday 21st – Netball @ Home v All Saints

Tuesday 21st – Tag Rugby @ Eastlands Regional Athletic Arena (Greater Manchester School Games)

Wednesday 22nd – Boys Football – Quarter Final @ Greenhill

 

W/C 27/03/2017

Wednesday 29th – Netball @ Mersey Drive

Wednesday 29th – Cross Country @ Bury Athletics Track 

Thursday 30th – Tag Rugby @ Springside 

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Cross country competition – event 1

Well done to all the children who participated in the first cross country meeting on Tuesday. The children braved the tough conditions and produced excellent performances. Unsworth had 4 athletes who achieved a top 20 place in a field of over 100 runners. A superb effort! 

A special mention must go to the boys’ team who are currently leading the table out of 21 schools. A 2nd and a 6th place really helped the team effort!

Every athlete has now got a personal target to beat – whether it be a time, a place or finishing the course without stopping. 

Good luck to all the runners in their next meet! 

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Year 4 Blog

Achieving personal bests

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It was great to see the year 4 children working well together and individually today in P.E. They regularly supported each other offering positive feedback and areas to improve, and celebrated each other’s successes. 

Every child in the lesson strived to achieve their personal best. This was evident in the javelin throw as their individual cone was going further and further down the hall. I look forward to improved weather conditions to see how far some of our talented children can throw the javelin! We have some expert throwers as the hall was not long enough!

The children also shared roles in timekeeping and measuring. iPads were used to offer a visual video form of feedback. The children used this to improve/ change their technique, seeking for improvements. The standing long jump was an excellent example of this as the children found that bending their knees and using their arms effectively made them jump further.

It really was an enjoyable lesson and it was great to see everyone working together to achieve. #togetherwebuildunderstanding

 

 

 

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Greater Manchester School Games – Unsworth chosen to represent Bury Schools

We are proud to announce that the Unsworth Tag Rugby team will be one of two schools to represent Bury at the annual Greater Manchester Winter Games. They will compete against the top 2 schools from each borough of Greater Manchester on Tuesday 21st March

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The day is something the children will remember, participating at the fantastic Eastlands Sportscity facilities. They have done incredibly well to represent the Bury schools and should enjoy this next challenge. 

 

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Computing and E-Safety Featured Latest News

E-safety Mark Achievement

An Assessor from the South West Grid for Learning recently visited Unsworth to review the school’s e-safety provision. The Assessor met school staff, parents and carers, Governors and pupils  and was pleased to find that the school provides a high level of protection for users of the new technologies. The South West Grid for Learning Trust provides the internet connection and a range of other services to schools across the SW region and is in the forefront of national developments in e-safety.  To enhance these services, they have developed a tool to help schools address e-safety issues, not least the changes to Ofsted inspections, which include a stronger focus on safeguarding. The online tool allows schools to evaluate their e-safety policy and practice and then suggests how the school might do more to protect young people and staff.

To apply for the 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark, schools have to reach a series of benchmark levels when they complete the online self review. The evidence is then verified by a visit from experienced Assessors. The prime benefit of using the review and applying for the E-Safety Mark is that it does not focus on the individual aspects of e-safety such as technological solutions, but instead it integrates e-safety into school policy and the curriculum, challenging teachers and managers in the school to think about their provision and its continual evolution.

Schools are expected to show that they have provided a high standard of e-safety education and awareness for all staff, pupils and also for parents and carers, to ensure that these users of the new technologies can be safe online – whether they are in school, in their homes or out and about using mobile phones or other handheld devices. Following their visit the Assessor reported that the main areas of strength were: 

  • strong leadership and commitment shown by the e-safety officer
  • planned programme of e-safety training for staff and pupils
  • a consistent whole school approach to, and awareness of, e-safety
  • parental engagement through the school’s website
  • the logging, monitoring and dealing with reported incidents

Ron Richards, Lead Assessor for the 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark congratulated the school on its success and commented that it was re-assuring to know that the school had put a lot of thought and effort into improving the on-line  safety of the staff and young people, by addressing these important safeguarding issues.

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Competitive sport and clubs

Competitive sport

This 2016/17 year has seen Unsworth competing in a plethora of sports against other schools. The children are developing their knowledge in teamwork, rules, skills and always represent the school well, showing respect to fellow competitors and officials.

This year the school has already competed in a variety of sports including:

  • Boys Football, Girls Football and Tag Rugby

and have these competitions to look forward to:

  • Cross Country ( boys and girls teams) – BJSSA Cross Country events scheduled at (Tues 28th Feb) Broadoak High School, (Tues 8th March) St Gabriel’s RC High School, (Tues 14th March) Derby High School and (Wed 29th March) Bury Athletics track –  Feb-March
  • Netball competition – fixtures arranged Feb-April
  • Athletics – summer
  • Cricket – summer
  • Rounders – summer
  • Y5 5-a-side football -summer

as well as continued football and tag rugby events. 

We are passionate at Unsworth to offer children these competitive sporting opportunities. We want every child to enjoy sport, strive to achieve their personal best and work hard as a team. The experiences gained of success, challenge and risk-taking from sports, and how the children respond to these, can only help in all aspects of life. 

 

Clubs

At Unsworth, we value the thoughts of the children, ask the children which sports they like to participate in and which clubs they would like. A survey is going to be generated by Mr Garside to ask the children which is their favourite current club and what other clubs they would like to do, which are not currently on offer. 

Many thanks must go to QFirst for all their lunchtime and after school clubs delivered this year, including: cheerleading, dance, tennis, basketball and multi sports.

Additionally, Unsworth have a dedicated staff, who are working as a team, to provide lunch time and after school clubs in: table tennis, tag rugby, football, netball, dance and cross country. As well as this, there will be a further variety of sports in the summer including: judo, cricket, rounders and athletics. 

Not only this, Y6 children ‘Sports Crew’ have delivered sessions to Y2 and are moving on to Y1 next. They are learning every session, making improvements to their organisation and are getting better every week. The Y2 children really seemed to enjoy the sessions designed by the Sports Crew, especially the kick ball game. 

 

 

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Super learning!

As usual the children have been working really hard this year and it is noticeable in their learning. We have been learning about fractions in Maths, as well as revisiting place value. In English we have been reading, learning about and writing information texts. The children have loved learning about dinosaurs! We have also been trying to improve our writing; making our handwriting better and improving our sentences. We have finished our learning about the Great Fire of London and have moved on to looking at what fame means and people who are famous. This will include looking at famous people from the past, such as Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. In Science we have been learning about health, focusing on diet, hygiene and exercise. The children have been really enthusiastic about their learning and have remembered lots of great facts. This week we have also been looking at staying safe on the Internet, to coincide with Safer Internet Day. The children had lots of fantastic ideas. Well done Year 2, keep trying hard!! Miss Robinson