Our two year 5 classes have really enjoyed taking part in the cycling proficiency lessons and have been awarded with certificates for their efforts and the stages which they passed in. The week began with an assessment of basic skills before progressing onto riding out on the road in small groups. Children learnt how to turn and signal safely to prepare them for cycling independently. Children said that the course had been very helpful and they felt much more prepared for cycling on the roads. The only bad thing about the course they said was having to cycle in all weathers as Mercury children got extremely wet one day!
On Tuesday 7th November Year 5 and 6 competed in The Harpenden Cross Country competition. There were lots of schools involved and over 90 children ran. The event was fabulous and Manland represented the school brilliantly. The Year 5 and 6 boys both came third in their races and the Year 5 and 6 girls both came first. The girls were presented with trophies, which are displayed in the awards cabinet outside the office. In addition, Alice Tant came 3rd overall in her race and was presented a special certificate. Overall we came 2nd, a fantastic achievement. Well done everyone!
The children showed great teamwork skills throughout our sports day. Their determination and enthusiasm really shone through. Well done everyone!