We were fortunate to experience some cloud cover this morning to keep conditions a little cooler for our sports day. Everyone had a fun morning, both the children participating and adults who came along to watch. We had joint overall team winners this year (a first!) – well done to Ruby and Sapphire. Thank you to Year 6 for all their help ensuring the events ran smoothly and to our PTA who provided welcome refreshments for parents and carers.
Selected Key Stage 2 pupils from local primary schools gathered at Sir John Lawes this afternoon for the annual athletics track and field event. Our participating pupils from Years 3 to 6 were a credit to our school. We were really pleased with their effort, resilience and behaviour. Well done to everyone who competed!
Our placings were as follows:
- Joshua Ch – Year 6 boys’ standing triple jump – 1st place
- Year 6 boys’ flat race final – 3rd place
- Edith – Year 5 girls’ netball throw – 3rd place
- Charles in Year 4 – long distance race – 5th place
- Lucas in Year 5 – long distance race – 8th place
- Y4 boys’ shuttle relay – 4th place
- Other finalists included: Y4 and Y6 in the girls’ relay final and Y4 in the boys’ flat race final
Thank you to Mrs Cross and Miss Weston for organising and coaching the teams, and to Mrs Dada who accompanied and supported the children with Mrs Cross, Miss Weston and myself. It was a really enjoyable evening and it was lovely to see (and hear!) all the parental support on the sidelines!
Some of our Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the local schools Kwik Cricket tournament held at Harpenden Cricket Club today. They played 7 matches in the group stage and won a fantastic 5 of these, which meant they progressed through to the play offs. They put in a courageous and impressive team performance against Redbourn Primary but unfortunately the result didn’t go their way. However, they should be really proud of themselves, coming 6th out of 18 schools – our best ever placing! A huge well done to Joshua Ca, Joshua Ch, Izzy, Shozib, Matty, Jessie, Molly, Amy St and Rhys in Year 6, and to Elizabeth in Year 5.
Thanks to Miss Weston who coached and accompanied the children along with Mrs Gibson. Thank you also to Mr Harris for putting up the gazebo, and last but certainly not least, a big thank you to the amazing parents who came throughout the day to support the children and provide very gratefully received refreshments for them – and also for the staff!
Our school sports day will be taking place on Thursday 28th June from 9.30am. All parents and carers are invited to come along. Pupils are asked to wear a t-shirt in their team colour if possible. If you don’t have a t-shirt in the required colour and are unable to borrow one, then perhaps a pair of socks, hair band etc.
A reminder of team colours is listed below:
Sapphire – blue
Emerald – green
Topaz – yellow
Ruby – red
This afternoon some of our pupils from Year 6 took part in the local schools’ Rounders Tournament held at Redbourn Junior School. They played 5 matches, drawing 2 and very narrowly losing 3 by just one or half a rounder.
The children were a credit to our school, playing with enthusiasm and great teamwork. Well done! Thank you to Mrs Housley and Miss Weston for accompanying the children.
This afternoon, a team of pupils from Year 3 and 4 took part in the Harpenden & District Football Rally held at Sauncey Wood Primary School. They played 4 matches in total, all of which were very closely fought, drawing two of the games 1-1 and narrowly losing two 1-0.
Their enthusiasm and energy never faltered and their behaviour was impeccable both on and off the pitch. Well done to our team, we’re very proud of you! Thank you to our fantastic parent supporters, to Mrs Housley for accompanying the children and to Mr Harris who also refereed some of the matches.
Our netball A and B teams played against St Nicholas on Monday. Although the final results didn’t go their way, both teams played with their usual determination and positivity, as they have all season.
They have improved every match they’ve played which is something to be proud of, coming a very respectable 5th overall out of 7 in the local small school’s netball league – well done girls for all your hard work and team spirit this term!
Thank you to Miss Weston and Mrs Davenport for coaching the girls during netball club and at matches this term. Again, thank you to our fantastic parent supporters!