Karate Kids

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This half-term, the children in Years 5 and 6 have had the opportunity to learn new martial art skills with a trained instructor in an after-school club.
The children have been learning the rituals of karate each week such as mokuso, a form of meditating, kihon and kumite which means sparring. They have been practising these techniques and learning how to control their punches and kicks using pads and shields.
Niamh said, “Each week, we learn a new skill and we have to watch, concentrate and listen very carefully in order to improve.  Harriet added, “I like how we have homework every week where we have to remember a word linked to a new stance or action.  The word is often in Japanese!”

Congratulations to the following children for winning an achievement award at Tuesday’s assembly.

Year 1:  Sky Heels
Year 2:  Caitlin Clarkson
Year 3:  Dawson Attwood 
Year 4:  Joshua Wilson 
Year 5:  Charlie Harvey 
Year 6:  Brooke Davis