Hotshots Basketball

Two teams of Y4s took part in a Hotshots Basketball Tournament this afternoon at Parkwood Academy.  We played a series of 3.5 minute games against teams from St Catherines, Pathways and Byron Wood.

It took the first game to warm us up but after that, the matches became quick and exciting with shots at both ends.  All of the children were involved in the play and quite a few of them scored, despite the nets being so high!

The third round was a match between Mr Tompkinson’s class and Miss Wood’s class. It was very tense but Miss Wood’s scored to win the game.

In the end, Mr Tompkinson’s came joint fifth place, while Miss Wood’s came second, putting them through to the final in January!  We’d like to say a big well done to all of the children who took part.  They encouraged each other wonderfully and had a fantastic afternoon of sport!

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The Mystery of the Stolen Crown

It was an extremely eventful day in Y4 yesterday!  We came back from social time to find the classroom in a complete mess, with police tape everywhere.

We discovered that there had been an intruder, who had stolen the precious Viking crown! The valuable golden crown had been handed down over the years from the famous Viking warrior, Sigurd Iron-Beard of Shirecliffe.  Immediately, we called in PC Rich, who secured the crime scene and began hunting for clues.

Mr Tompkinson was the number one suspect because he was seen acting suspiciously over social time and there was blood found on his gloves and coffee cup (we think the criminal cut themselves climbing through the window).  

PC Rich took DNA samples from Mr Tompkinson but in the meantime, he was arrested on suspicion of theft.

Watch this space to see what happens next, we will keep you informed of any updates!