Pupils have enjoyed a spring term jam-packed with sporting opportunities.
On Tuesday 23rd January, we attended the Y 3,4,5,6 Sports hall Athletics competition at Bridlington School, where we entered two teams comprising of 17 Year 3/4 children and 18 Year 5/6 children.
A fast-paced, exciting and competitive evening awaited us and all children (and staff and parents) were shattered by 6pm. A big thank you to all the children as well as Mrs Clarke, Mr Hodgson and Mrs Spencer for their hard work and enthusiasm.
On the night, against Hilderthorpe, Quay and Wold Newton/ Boynton schools, we finished in first place in both age groups – a fantastic achievement! A week later, the other five Bridlington primary schools competed at Headlands. When all points were added up, we officially finished 3rd in the Y3/4 with 160 points (behind Burlington : 200 points and Martongate : 248 points – both much bigger schools than us) and 5th in the Y 5/6 event behind Bay : 4th, Flamborough :3rd, Martongate :2nd and Burlington: 1st.
We are all very proud of : Anna Sallai, Freya Swainson, Amelie Roberts, Rebecca Miller, Chessie Darley, Milly Johnson, Izzy Spencer, Chloe Hunt, Neha Binu, Layla Buckley, William McNulty, Aston Lambert, Elliot Johnson, Charlie Topham, Sonny Bath, Paddy Giles, Declan Martin, Alexis Zulueta, Carrie-Anne Walkington, Lexie Bonar, Celeste Martin, Alicia Darley, Sarah Samuel Augustine, Rose Benson, Dolly Scruton, Rene Carmichael, Brodie Sedman, Alfie Scruton, Jacob Maull, Finlay Earnshaw, Janneus Mejorada, Josef Mejorada, Joshua Sutcliffe and Ellis Bath. A special mention to Dolly and Rene (Y4) who competed brilliantly, a year above their age group, in the Y5/6 team to make up numbers.
On Friday 2nd February, 4 boys from Y 5/6 travelled to Hull University to compete in the Level 3 Humberside Cross Country Championships after qualifying from the Level 2 East Riding SSP finals. Congratulations to Alfie Scruton, Brodie Sedman, Jacob Maull (Y6) and Ellis Bath (Y5). Brodie finished 2nd, Alfie 4th, Ellis 14th and Jacob 85th. All the boys’ scores added up and the boys finished 3rd in the team event - A fantastic achievement!
On Tuesday 6th February, John Major worked with EY, Y1 and Y2 giving each class a taster session of All Stars Cricket. Following on from this, on Friday 9th February, Y2 participated in a KS1 cricket festival at the CYP Sports Centre.
All Y5/6 children who completed and returned their application forms have been accepted as Play Leaders. The children are starting to plan the sessions they will be leading. Due to the inclement weather, sessions were unable to start last term. A big welcome to:
Jacob Maull, Alfie Scruton, Finlay Earnshaw, Fletcher Hines, Bradley Frew, Paul Ewart, Sarah Samuel-Augustine, Josef Mejorada, James Mainprize, Josh Sutcliffe, Kyle Tibbett, Ellis Bath, Summer Bath
On 6th February, Anne Fitzpatrick, PE teacher and School Sports Partnership Co-ordinator from Longcroft School in Beverley, worked with 12 of our Play Leaders in developing their new leadership skills further as well as giving them the opportunity to try these skills out with Y2.
Tigers Trust have continued coming into school working with Years 3, 4 and 5 on developing Outdoor and Adventurous skills. They have also held workshops in class with Year 5 focusing on the values of the Tigers Trust: Sportsmanship, Attitude, Teamwork, Responsibility and Respect.
Harry Sheader Sports School have been working with Year 5 in developing their gymnastics skills and are now working with the rest of the school.
11 children attended a SSP netball skills session held at Bridlington School where it was a delight to see the enthusiasm and enjoyment from all who participated. Well done to Finlay Earnshaw, Alexia Bonar, Brodie Sedman, Amelia Cooper, Sarah Samuel Augustine, Celeste Martin, Rose Benson, Oliwia Jackowska, Joshua Sutcliffe, Kyle Tibbett and Alicia Darley.
22 children entered the SSP Orienteering event at Headlands School. Congratulations to all who participated (many orienteering for the first time) and especially to Alfie Scruton and Brodie Sedman who, in being the 2nd placed overall pair in the Y6 competition, have qualified for the Level 2 competition at Cottingham School on 15th May. The pairings were : Kobi Cooper & Finlay Earnshaw, Francis Davies & Fletcher Hines, Kara Gaunt & Amelia Cooper, Brodie Sedman & Alfie Scruton, Paul Ewart & Micah Kelly, Alexis Zulueta & Janneus Mejorada, Rose Benson & Summer Bath, Josh Sutcliffe & Ellis Bath, Kyle Tibbett & Josef Mejorada, Harry Haldenby & Oliwia Jackowska and Tilly Stonehouse & Sarah Samuel-Augustine.
The School Sports Partnership held their annual Cultural Banner and Oath competition for the School Games for Year 2 – 6. Well done to Alfie Scruton (Y6) and Rebecca Miller (Y3) who were our school winners for the oath and banner respectively. Further congratulations to Rebecca who has had her banner entry chosen as the overall winner for the Primary SSP. Her entry will now be put forward to the Humber Level competition.
The school is also extremely proud of Alfie Scruton who commits a large amount of his spare time to competing in biathlons. He finished 3rd in the Yorkshire Biathlon in York meaning he qualified for the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships, held in London in March, where he finished 15th overall in his age category. He is already thinking about next season – he has finished 1st in the Driffield Biathlon meaning he has qualified for the next round in July. Following in his footsteps is his sister, Dolly, who finished 5th out of 40 entrants as well as Alexis Zulueta who finished 3rd out of 17 entrants and both have also qualified for the next round. Rene Moule-Carmicheal and William McNulty also entered the competition finishing a credible 10th / 40 and 24th/ 38 respectively. Well done to all.
The following badges have been awarded this term:
Bronze – Amelia Cooper, Harry Haldenby, Micah Kelly, Chloe Hunt, Sarah Samuel Augustine, Neha Chakkochan, Layla Buckley, Freya Swainson, Anna Sallai, Rene Moule-Carmicheal.
Silver – Sarah Samuel Augustine, Brodie Sedman, Rose Benson, Finlay Earnshaw, Izzy Spencer, Paul Ewart.
Gold – Alfie Scruton, Janneus & Josef Mejorada, Alexis Zulueta, Ellis Bath, Kyle Tibbett, Celeste Martin, Joshua Sutcliffe, Alicia Darley, Finlay Earnshaw, Lexie Bonar and Brodie Sedman.
Platinum – Joshua Sutcliffe.
The Sports Council have decided that the Hull City Tickets and signed football donated by Tigers Trust will be won through raffle tickets being awarded in class for effort and behaviour. In KS1, this includes children chosen for ‘Star of the Day’ as well as when they receive tally marks in class. In KS2, children can swap a move up on the effort chart for a raffle ticket for the draw. The match tickets are for Hull City v Cardiff City on Saturday 28th April 2018 and the draw will be made on Thursday 19th April.
Change for Life Club
As mentioned before, we are hoping to run a physical activity club in the summer term for children who are put off by or do not like or want to attend the competitive events or the sporting after-school clubs we currently have on offer. The Sports Council are researching in each class to see which physical activities children might like to see happen in this club (eg: parachute games) and who might like to attend. If you would like your child to be considered for a place, please let the office know. I can then ensure that your child definitely brings home a letter with more information once details are decided and confirmed during Summer term 1.
Please keep your eyes posted on the school website as sporting will be published regularly on the PE page (within reason!).
As always, thank you to all parents and carers for your support.
Mrs S Pratley