Monthly Archives: April 2017

New Football Club for Girls!

Working with female football coaches from the University of Birmingham, we have started a new after school football club just for girls in Years 1, 2 & 3.  Here are the girls warming up with a game of handball to introduce passing and moving into space.  It is lots of fun!  There are a few places still available so, if you want to join the fun, speak to Mr Steadman.

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Handball Competition

Our handball teams recently competed in a Level 2 School Games competition at Shenley Academy.  As the competition progressed, the teams steadily grew in confidence and played some fast, skilful and decisive handball.  The children are keen to carry on playing handball so we are organising another handball after school club and our own schools’ competition after Easter.  Come and join the fun!

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2017 WBA Schools Football Festival Champions!

We are delighted to announce that we are the Year 3-4 WBA Schools Football Festival champions!  The team raced into the final by winning 3 and drawing 1 of their group games and, in a close encounter, showed tremendous character to win 3-1 against Grove Vale in the final after scoring first and then being pegged back just before the end of normal time.  A fantastic team performance, well done everyone!

 

Girls Football Tournament – April 2017

The girls’ football team took part in a ‘Sister Club’ tournament during the Easter holidays, organised as part of our school’s affiliation with Birmingham City Ladies Football Club.  Despite the competition being tough (the teams competing were mainly clubs who play competitive football every week as part of leagues), the girls played extremely well and finished with one win, two draws and one loss (to the eventual tournament winners), just missing out on a semi-final place.  Well done girls!

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Ruby Hill showing her skills on the wing during our first match against Redditch Juniors!

Out of School Sporting Success!

We are always keen to acknowledge and celebrate sports participation and successes out of school at community clubs.  Here is Elisha Green from Year 6 demonstrating her skills as an aerial dancer – a mix of dance, acrobatics and circus skills – in an article for the Sunday Mercury newspaper.  She has now been selected for the regional finals in one of the country’s biggest talent competitions, Teen Star UK.  Well done Elisha and good luck!

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Fundamental Movement Skills in Reception!

Our Reception children throughly enjoyed using the different equipment to develop their fundamental movement skills in PE this week.  They practiced their running, jumping and throwing skills using the fast feet strips, hoops, speed hurdles and the large rope.  We used a beanbag between our feet when jumping to practice keeping our feet together when we take-off and land.  The children are really confident movers! Well done everyone!