Sports - What's been happening?

Autumn 1

We have started the year really strongly, in terms of the students' participation, performance and progression in sport and physical activity.

The clubs this half term have been a great success as we have had lots of children involved in each of them, filling most clubs to near capacity.  The KS 1 fooball club, ran by Mr Wise, has seen some budding young footballers develop an enjoyment and a talent in this area.  The KS2 netball club has been extemely popular and all the children involved have shown an excellent enthusiasm and good sportsmanship to create an enjoyable and nurturing environment.  Children throughout both key stages have enjoyed participating in the Moky Club on Fridays and it has been excellent to see the older children develop their maturity through looking after the yonger pupils involved.

There has only been one competition for the school to participate in so far which was the year 1 and 2 dodgeball tournament held at Lakes College.  Two teams competed in the tournament where they achieved several wins between them, with one team being one win away from the semi-final.  The games were played with exceptional spirit and the children showed brilliant sportsmanship, being a real credit to our school.

Congratulations must also go to the year 5 children who recently took part in the Bikeability programme which enabled them to become competent riders and remain safe when riding on the roads.

We look forward to the next half term where there will be a range of clubs on offer again to encourage the children to stay active and there will also be a number of competitions on offer for the children to take part in, including: netball, athletics and firls football.

Autumn 2

Over the last half term, our oldest pupils in Key Stage 2 have taken part in a couple of different competitions.  The first competition was the Year 6 netball competition in which all of the pupils showed an excellent team spirit and demonstrated super passing and movement skills and with a little more luck in front of the hoop, they would have been a tricky opponent for any team.  The second competition was a mixed Year 5 and 6 athletics tournament.  The team involved in this competition showed tremendous athleticism, with lots of the children winning multiple events in adapted versions of the throwing, jumping, long distance and short distance events seen at any of the major outdoor athletics compeitition.

The children have enjoyed a number of clubs again this term with moky remaining a popular choice for the whole school, and our newly introduced multi skills clubs have seen lots of our children enjoy participating in physical activity.  The hockey club, ran for KS2, has proved extremely popular and some of the children will have a chance to show their developed skills in a quicksticks hockey tournament commencing next term.  The year 1 and 2 children participating in the multi skills club have showed great enthusiasm and have begun to perform some really tricky skills competently which will help them in a variety of different sports in the future.

Over the course of the next term, we will be offering a Year 5/6 football club, in preparation for the tournament taking place in the Sands Centre in January, and we will also be offering a cricket club for the Year 1 and 2s to aid any of our budding cricketers and improve their skills.  There will be many tournaments for the children to take part in, including: table tennis, dodgeball, tennis and hockey.  As always, we encourage as many people to take part in our clubs and competitions as possible to increase their love for physical activity and therefore, improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

Spring 1

It has been a great start to 2018 with many of the children taking part in our clubs and competitions on offer. A number of our children made significant sporting achievements both in and out of school so well done to those children!

The clubs this half term have been a great success as we have had lots of children involved in each of these. The key stage 2 football club, ran by Mr Heron, has been extremely enjoyable for all those involved, including the class teacher. The children have put tremendous amounts of effort in to improve their skills and the games have been played in good spirit. Chris Hodgson has been responsible for improving the cricket skills of the KS1 pupils and all of the children have developed these significantly and have most importantly had lots of fun. The Yoga club has been popular yet again, and all children involved have shown an excellent enthusiasm which has created an enjoyable and nurturing environment. Children throughout both key stages have continued to enjoy participating in the Moky club on Fridays and it has been excellent to see the older children continue to take on their nurturing role of the younger pupils.

There have been a number of competitions again this year and all of the children have represented the school in excellent fashion. The year started off with a year5/6 football tournament at the Sands Centre in Carlisle. There was some excellent football on display and the children gave 100% effort in every single match. Despite having to arrive early on a Saturday morning, the adults and children involved really enjoyed the competition and a thanks must be given to all of the adults giving up their free time to aid their children’s passion for sport. There was also a multi-skills festival for all of the KS1 children who thoroughly enjoyed themselves and demonstrated all of our key school values through their determination and sportsmanship. One of the teams even managed to grab 2nd place! The final tournament was a year3/4 hockey tournament. The children played excellently throughout the competition, working really well as a team, and they managed to win the tournament! They will now go on to play against the winners of other local hockey competitions at Wigton Rugby Club.

Spring 2

This half term has been a very busy one in terms of sporting competitions and opportunities that our pupils have been able to participate in. Our sports clubs continued from where they left off last term and all the coaches did an excellent job in maintaining the pupil’s interest and allowed them to really enjoy themselves whilst learning some new skills.

Our year 5 and 6 footballers, boys and girls, took part in a Premier League Primary Stars football competition that was ran by the premier league, which meant that they were able to get their photos taken with the premier league trophy! It was an excellent day out for all and the children really enjoyed themselves, showing an excellent attitude; they were a credit to the school. There was another extremely exciting competition as the year 3 and 4 children played in the Allerdale finals hockey tournament. The children did extremely well and won all but one of their games, meaning they narrowly missed getting to the final. Many of our year 5 and 6 children took part in a dodgeball festival at Lakes College which provided some of the most exciting games of the year. The children did extremely well and got to the semi-finals but the children all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The final tournament of the half term was the year 5 and 6 table tennis tournament. Despite having very little practice, our children managed to win the majority of their games and ended up reclaiming the trophy for the second year in a row. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves throughout.

The school have also made a tremendous effort with getting the children to lead healthier and active lifestyles. As all parents will be aware, the children participated in a health and wellbeing week where they participated in a range of learning and active opportunities. The week ended with a sponsored danceathon where the school made just over £900! We thank all the parents and children for making a spectacular effort.

Summer 1

The clubs have continued throughout this half term and, again, there has been nothing but positive feedback from the children and coaches. There have been fewer competitions for the school this half term but there have been two very notable days in the schools sporting calendar.

In the second week of this half term the year five children participated in the U-Dance at the Sands Centre in Carlisle. Overcoming a large audience and the pressures of only having one chance to perform, the children put on an excellent show and enjoyed their evening. Many thanks go out to the staff and parents who gave up their own time to support the children in their efforts.

The year 6 children participated in the Kwik Cricket tournament, which is hosted annually at Workington Cricket Club. The children showed an excellent team spirit and demonstrated some really good cricket skills as they were narrowly beat in the final of the competition.

During this half term, a playtime leaders programme has been set up to increase the childrens levels of activity and enjoyment during playtimes. The year 5 and 6 children have been working hard to plan and facilitate activities and have shown excellent maturity to lead some really positive sessions. We hope to continue this throughout future academic terms.

As all parents will be aware, our school sports day concluded the half term and the school would like to thank all the parents that came to support their children and create such a positive and stimulating atmosphere for the children. Congratulations to the winning teams from KS1 and KS2 and indeed to all the children for taking part.

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