Please find listed below details of the various sporting activities in school our pupils participate in.
Academic Year 2019-2020
Following the cross country event our school took part in February one of our Year 5 girls qualified for the Hampshire Cross Country Championships which took place on Tuesday 10th March at Down Grange in Basingstoke. There were approx 100 girls from year 5/6 running from schools across East Hampshire and she came 36th. We are very proud of her and she really enjoyed taking part despite the rain, mud and wind! She even beat the girl who pipped her into 2nd place at Perins a couple of weeks ago, she was really pleased about that! We are already looking forward to taking part in this event next year.
As part of the nationwide Sport Relief effort this year the BBC Philharmonic orchestra will play Beethoven’s famous Fifth Symphony live at MediaCityUK in Manchester on Friday 13th March. Hundreds of people nationally will be challenging themselves to run 5K and "beat" the music, which lasts between 30 and 35 minutes.
On Wednesday 11th March the whole school joined together to take part in our own “Beat Beethoven” challenge in aid of Sport Relief. Each class took part in a running relay to see how many laps of our Golden Mile track they could do for the length of Beethoven’s Fifth symphony. We also counted the laps we did towards our whole school Travel to Tokyo challenge and within the session as a school managed to travel 312 miles closer to our final destination of Tokyo.
Perins Football Rally
On Tuesday 3rd March 8 boys and 1 girl from Years 5 and 6 who take part in our after school football club put their skills into practice at the annual 7AS football rally at Perins. The team played in 3 games against other schools from our cluster.
Our sport leaders did a fantastic job of organising the team, making sure everyone got to play an equal amount of time and those who wanted to play in goal got an opportunity to do so. For some children this was their first opportunity to represent our school in an event and they all got to enjoy a fantastic afternoon of football in the wonderful Spring sunshine.
On Tuesday 25th February the whole school joined together to take part in our traditional pancake races. Our sports leaders did an excellent job helping to organise the teams, encouraging everyone and making sure everyone had great fun. Points were awarded for each team in each class and the scores were very close- with the overall winners being the blue team and reds following a close second just one point behind! Following the event a girl in Wrens commented “I can’t wait to do that again next year as it was so much fun!”
Since our return to school in September each class have been making use of our fantastic new Golden Mile track. As a school we are joining together in a whole school challenge to see if we can run the distance to the Olympic destination Tokyo by the end of the summer term. So far we are on the way and have clocked up a total of 1369 miles together. We have currently reached Rivne Oblast in Ukraine and have 4612 miles left to run!
On Thursday 28th November all of the classes from Owls to Kingfishers took part in interhouse basketball games within their PE sessions. The children were spilt into their house teams and took part in mini basketball games, putting into practice the skills they had been focussing on during their curriculum PE sessions. Children in Owls and Robins played half court games and used basketball skills (dribbling and passing) to score points by a player receiving the ball cleanly over their end-line. Kingfishers played full court games scoring baskets in the netball posts. Our 4 sport leaders were involved in umpiring the games and Oscar said “I really enjoyed helping umpire the basketball games. It was a really good experience and I find basketball such a fun game to play as when you start playing you never want to stop.” After a fun packed day of competition the final scores were added up and the overall winners were the Yellow team with 40 points, with the Blues just 2 points behind with 38 points.
On Monday 18th November we took a team of 9 players to Four Marks to play a friendly High 5 netball match. They really enjoyed their first opportunity to play as a team and represent the school, putting into practice the skills they had been learning in the after school netball club.
We played 4 games of 7 minutes so the girls got the opportunity to rotate around most of the different High 5 positions before the light faded!
The girls showed good team work and 2 great goals were scored by Millie and Ally.
After the match each team decided their players of the match for the opposite team and enjoyed a warming hot chocolate before heading home. We are looking forward to arranging some more friendly matches for netball club in the Spring term.
Academic Year 2018-2019
On Monday 8th July all of the classes from Puffins to Kingfishers took part in interhouse rounder games within their PE sessions.
The children were spilt into their house teams and took part in mini rounders games, putting into practice the skills they had been focussing on during their curriculum PE sessions.
The sessions also included a running relay activity where the children worked together to earn additional house points for their teams.
Our sports leaders did a really fantastic job helping to organise and umpire the games as well as keep the scores. This time the overall winners were the blue team with the yellow team coming a close second.
All the children really enjoyed taking part in a fun packed day of competition which was a lovely way to finish a great year of PE working with our sports specialist from Perins.
On Monday 17th June 63 children in KS2 from Year 3 to 6 came along to represent our school at our annual 7AS Area Sports event. The children all had a lovely evening taking part in a variety of track and field events that they have been practicing during their curriculum PE sessions in school. Lots of children were awarded first, second or third places in their event- one of the highlights being the Year 3 girls relay team who won their event. It was very impressive to see the fantastic display of perseverance, resilience and sportsmanship demonstrated by all the children during the evening- cheering each other on as well as doing the best they could in their own events. It was a great, fun way to end a fantastic year of our continued involvement with the 7AS. Well done to everyone who took part.
Mia sums up the event by saying “it was the last chance for me to represent my school in a sports event and it was great. It was quite competitive but everyone did their best and it didn’t matter where you came or if you were last in the running as everyone was cheering for each other and encouraging not just the people there from our school but people from other schools too. I really enjoyed it.”
On Tuesday 4th June the whole school joined together for our annual sports day. During the morning the children took part in a range of different activity stations such as javelin, skipping, shot putt, netball and hoopla, collecting points for their house point team. The children all challenged themselves to take part in each activity station and do the best they could. There was a real family feel to the day with a picnic on the school field and the PCSA serving a range of homebaked goodies. The children then took part in competitive races to add to their points from the morning. Our pre- school children joined us for some of the races too which they all had great fun doing.
After a lovely day of great sportsmanship the yellow team was awarded the house point cup for collecting the most team points throughout the day.
This lovely message from Lily May in Year 6 sums up what a lovely day we all had.
“I have been to quite a few Sports Days in my other schools and this was the best one ever! I really enjoyed it because in the morning I got to do lots of my favourite activities like javelin and it was really lovely that I could go around and do the activities with my friends. The races in the afternoon were really good too as the whole school worked as a team to collect points. The Year 6 relay was a really special way for us to work together for our last Sports Day too.”
On Tuesday 21st May we took all of the Year 4 children to an athletics development day at Perins. The children were put into mixed school groups for this and moved around a circuit of stations, each specifically focussing on an athletic discipline. By the end of the afternoon the children received specific coaching in throwing events -/discus/javelin/shot, as well as the long jump and sprinting. They then took part in a short tournament with the emphasis being on learning something new and having fun. All of the children really enjoyed the event on a lovely warm afternoon.
On Tuesday 7th May we took the Year 3 girls to a netball development day at Perins.
During the first part of the event the girls received coaching in the skills of passing, shooting and marking. They were then spilt into mixed teams of 5 with children from other schools and put into practice the skills they had been working on by playing mini High 5 games. The girls rotated around the different positions and got the opportunity to play in each High 5 position.
The girls really enjoyed the challenge of scoring in the higher 9ft post and worked really well in their teams. Upon their return to school one girl who had not tried netball before came to ask if netball club would be on in the autumn term as she would like to now join it which was lovely to hear.
On Wednesday 1st May Puffins and Owls enjoyed an afternoon of cricket taster sessions run by All Stars Cricket. The children were introduced to the key skills involved in cricket though playing fun team relay games focussing on bowling, batting and fielding. Both classes involved were very enthusiastic about the sessions and several have gone home inspired to join the All Stars Cricket club.
Golden Mile news!
The lovely Spring weather has meant that we were able to restart the Golden Mile from the beginning of March.
To date all the children have now reached their first milestone and received a bronze certificate for 10 miles. It has been lovely to see the children encouraging each other as they run to keep going and some have achieved personal bests due to the support of their peers.
15 children in total have received their silver certificates for 25 miles- 10 in Kingfishers Class and 5 from Robins.
This academic year the school have run a grand total of 2331 miles! We are looking forward to the summer term and seeing how many more miles we can achieve before the end of the school year.
On Tuesday 26th March we took 2 teams to the annual 7AS football rally.
A total of 5 teams from 3 different schools attended the event and each team played each other throughout the afternoon.
All the children really enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of football in the wonderful Spring sunshine. The A team came back particularly jubilant having won first place in their pool after some very impressive goals with the top goal scorers being Adam and Tom. Well done to everyone who represented our school so well and showed great teamwork and sportsmanship both to their own teams and the teams they were playing against.
On Tuesday 5th March the whole school joined together to take part in pancake races in our house point teams. Our 4 sports leaders did an excellent job helping to organise the teams, encouraging everyone and making sure everyone had great fun. Points were awarded for each team in each class and the scores were very close- with the overall winners being the green team and reds following a close second just one point behind!
On Monday 25th February all of the classes from Puffins to Kingfishers took part in interhouse basketball games within their PE sessions.
The children were spilt into their house teams and took part in mini basketball games, putting into practice the skills they had been focussing on during their curriculum PE sessions.
The sessions also included a running relay activity where the children worked together to earn additional house points for their teams.
After a fun packed day of competition the final scores were added up and the overall winners were the Yellow team in first place followed by the green team in second place with just 4 points separating overall first and second.
On Tuesday 5th February 8 Year 2 children went to the 7AS indoor football festival at Perins.
The children were spilt into mixed teams of 4- the Panthers and Piranhas. During the event they were taught the key skills of passing, shooting and dribbling by the Year 8 coaches at Perins through lots of different activities and team relay games. They then put these into practice in mini competitive matches between the other 2 schools attending the event. The children all really enjoyed the afternoon, displayed great team work and enjoyed learning new skills.
On Tuesday 29th January we took 10 children from Year 5 to a netball development day at Perins.
During the first part of the event the children received netball coaching in the skills of passing, shooting and marking from the sports leaders at Perins. They were then spilt into teams with children from the other schools involved where they put into practice the skills they had been working on in mini High 5 games. The children rotated around the different positions and got the opportunity to play in each High 5 position.
The children really enjoyed an afternoon focussing on developing netball skills and working as a team in the spirit of friendly competition.
Bikeabilty- written byYear 6 pupils
“On Monday 21st January we started our bike ability training which helps us in our later life by helping us learn the highway code and to be more aware and safe on the roads. We have learnt skills like how to check that your bike is safe and to make sure you are keeping it in good condition. We both really enjoyed learning the block position and how to manoeuvre around parked cars. Year 6 are really happy that we all got the opportunity and have really enjoyed doing it together.”
On Thursday 13th December the children who take part in the before school dance club run by Premier performed some of the routines they had been working on to the rest of the school. This was an ideal rehearsal for them too as on Saturday 15th December they took part in a dance performance at the Vyne school. The performance was a celebration of dance where all the schools who use Premier for an after school dance club joined together to perform the routines they have been working on in their individual schools to a wide audience of parents. The children all performed amazingly well and their enjoyment was clear to see as they all smiled continually throughout their routines. The showcasing of their dances has already inspired other children to join the club when we return to school after Christmas.
Golden Mile news!
Since the start of the autumn term, as a school we have been taking part in the Golden Mile where we have joined together twice a week to run, jog or walk around the school field for 10 minutes each time. The aim of it is to increase the amount of time children are physically active, inspire and encourage participants with a focus on fun, rewarding personal achievement and encouraging healthy competition.
It has been lovely to see the Year 6 children support and encourage their Year R buddies and the Golden Mile has really promoted our core school values of love, hope and justice.
To date 62 children have reached their first milestone and received a bronze certificate for 10 miles and as a school we have run an impressive 1449.29 miles
On Monday 26th November all of the classes from Puffins to Kingfishers took part in an interhouse day of rugby within their PE sessions.
The children were spilt into their house teams and took part in a mini rugby tournament, putting into practice the skills they had been focussing on during their curriculum PE sessions. They played mini 5 a side games and took turns to help referee and officiate the pitches. There was also a shuttle run activity where the children worked together to earn additional house points for their teams.
After a fun packed day of rugby the final scores were added up and the overall winners were the Yellow team in first place followed by the green team in second place.
On Tuesday 16th October we took all of the Year 3 children to Serious Cricket in Dummer for a taster session of cricket. The children practiced lots of different skills related to the game of cricket – throwing the ball and watching it carefully in order to able to hit it. They worked in pairs to put the new skills they had learned into practice and all had a great afternoon trying out a new sport. As soon as the children had left the venue we received an email to say what a pleasure the children had been to teach. The children too came back full of enthusiasm after experiencing a new sport.
On Tuesday 9th October a group of Year 5 and 6 children from our school went to the 7AS Basketball tournament at Perins.
The children were spilt into teams of 4 and played against each other as well as against other schools taking part on the day. The children showed excellent teamwork throughout the event and one of our teams came second overall qualifying us for the second round which will be held after half term.
On Tuesday 25th September all of the Year 3’s took part in our annual 7AS World Cup Rugby Day.
The event was a great opportunity for the children to experience a new sport and to promote the game of rugby. They played games that focussed on the skills needed for rugby- passing, dodging and working as a team and then played mini tag rugby games in their teams.
The day was supported by 3 different rugby clubs- Alresford, Basingstoke and Alton and several of the children have now expressed a very keen interest to join a weekend rugby club which showed how much fun they had at this event.
To start off the new academic year all of Key Stage 1 and 2 took part School Fitness Week with Joe Wicks. We joined hundreds and thousands of children around the world taking part in a live workout on the 10th, 11th and 12th September. It was a great, fun way to get the children more active and to see that fitness can be fun. Following the workouts several children said that they enjoyed them so much they were going to carry on with the workouts at home too.