Football vs Wood End

November 23, 2017

Our football A and B teams played friendly matches against Wood End Primary after school today. Both teams played fantastically well. Mr Harris, who was coaching the A team, said it was the best he had seen them play! They were 1-0 up into the second half but were narrowly beaten by just one goal at the final whistle.

The Wood End referee for the B team match also complimented our team on their skill and teamwork. Despite missing out on a win, they should be congratulated on their enthusiasm and having a ‘never give up’ attitude. Well done to both teams.


Netball v Wood End

November 14, 2017

Our netball A and B teams, made up of pupils from Years 5 and 6, played a friendly match against Wood End Primary today.

The first half of the A team’s match was really close with only one point separating them. A fresh, new Manland team came on for the second half and the final result went their way. However, our girls never gave up and should feel proud of their fantastic teamwork and effort for their first match of the season.

The B team also played really well in a very even match. They narrowly missed out on a draw in a game that could have gone either way. Thank you to Miss Weston and Mrs Davenport for accompanying and coaching the girls.

Premier League Primary Stars

November 10, 2017

This week, we were delighted to receive the Premier League Primary Stars award for our school, consisting of football kit and equipment. This is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. The kit and equipment was delivered by the Football Foundation and is offered to certain primary schools in England and Wales.

We have also been provided with online resources for teaching across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. The materials have been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association. Mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman also helped to create the teaching packs, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant and engaging context for children.

Cross Country

November 7, 2017

Some of our pupils from Year 5 and 6 took part in the local schools Cross Country event at Rovers football ground in Harpenden this afternoon. Despite typical cross country condition (drizzle, muddy and slippery conditions), all the children were incredibly motivated and enthusiastic throughout, and behaved impeccably both before and after their races.

Thank you to Miss Weston and Mr Harris for accompanying and supporting the children, and to parents and carers who came along to cheer them on.

Girls Football League

November 2, 2017

Our girls’ football team took part in a girls’ football tournament held at The Grove Juniors Primary School this afternoon.  They played 4 matches, drawing 2 (against High Beeches and Roundwood), losing 1 (against St Helens) and winning 1 (against The Grove Juniors).

The girls were again very enthusiastic and played fantastically well. They were only disappointed about the fact that the girls football league has now finished for the season!

Huge thanks to Mrs Housley and Mr Harris who have coached the girls and attended the league matches and tournament with them. Thanks also for the parental support, both in taking the girls to and from fixtures, and cheering them on throughout. Well done girls!

Chess Tournament

October 31, 2017

Marlena, Nathan, Rhys, Archie and Tyler from Year 6, and Jonah from Year 5, took part in a chess tournament held at High Beeches Primary School this afternoon. They did really well and won a large number of their games. They were fantastic ambassadors for our school, both in their behaviour and approach to the tournament. I was very proud of them. Thank you to Mrs Dada who also came along to support the children.

Girls Football League

October 16, 2017

Our girls’ football team have again been representing our school this week, please two matches at Crabtree Juniors. Their first match against High Beeches was closely fought, with our team losing 0-1. The second match against St Helens resulted in a 0-0 draw.

Yet again, the girls were incredibly enthusiastic – they never want the games to end! The constant parental support is also very much appreciated. Thanks to Mrs Housley and Mr Harris who accompanied and coached the girls.