Infant School Assembly
Friday, November 18th 2016
Friday, November 18th 2016
It’s not easy being green
Kermit the Frog
Primary Mathematics Challenge
Bronze Award Winners – Ollie H, Arnav S and Tom C.
Silver Award Winners – Jacob C and Rayan K.
Gold Award Winners – Orlando B and Zayan B.
Well done to you all!
Congratulations to Alfie Cooper who has been named as the Boys 50m Champion in the Year 8 age group from Kimberley Swimming Club.
On Friday 4th Nov, 34 year 6 pupils travelled to Birkdale school in Sheffield to play the annual rugby fixture. We experienced the usual cold, windy and wet weather conditions we associate with Yorkshire.
The C team played some strong rugby, running in 12 tries and only conceded 5. A number of pupils scored tries but the man of the match was Callum D who scored 5 tries. Mr Cordy was pleased with every players contribution.
The B team were stunned early on, conceding 3 tries in 3 minutes but a fantastic fight back particularly in the second half saw us run in 11 tries to finish comfortable winners 11 tries to 5. Man of the match was Mathew Bancroft who scored 4 tries.
The A team played a very strong Birkdale A team and this turned out to be the strongest team they have faced in nearly two years. They competed right up to the last minute but a tired team finally lost 7 tries to 3. Man of the match was Finn C-D.
My thanks to Mr Farman and Mr Cordy for taking their teams.
On the 8/11/16, Mrs Slater had the pleasure of the company of the U9 squad. They played some excellent free-flowing rugby, thanks to the top quality coaching that they have been receiving from Mr Allison and Mr Cordy. Of the 6 matches played, they won 5 and drew 1.
v St Peter and St Paul won 5-2
v Barlborough ‘A’ won 4-2
v Barlborough ‘B’ won 5-2
v Immaculate Conception drew 3-3
v Wellow won 4-3
v Westbourne won 6-4
As this was a festival, rather than a tournament, there were no medals or trophies on offer. Matches were of 10 minutes duration and it is to the boys’ credit that they scored a total of 27 tries in the 6 games that they played. One of the most outstanding features is that there were contributions towards the score line from across the squad. James B, Sam G, Fred L, Fletcher P, Joshua P and George T all scored 4 or 5 tries each, with Euan D scoring 1.
Offensively, we showed an unerring awareness of space, running in a number of breakaway solo efforts, coupled with supported team efforts that found space in the corners and often, quite literally, sent the flags flying. Opponents found it difficult to deal with the pace of all of our try- scorers and, most hearteningly, our combination play was frequently praised by the various referees. (We heard some opposition parents remark to each other, ” Those stripe players are everywhere; they seem to have more players than we have” – rest assured, we hadn’t!)
Defensively, it has to be said that we needed to improve during the course of the afternoon, as we were initially slow off the mark and (unsurprisingly) seemed loathe to tackle our larger opponents. It was left to Euan to show the team how to tackle fast and low. He was also the only one quick enough to be able to pick himself up, run round and get back into position to perform a second tackle. George, Fletcher, James and Joshua all performed heroics with some thundering tackles in the latter matches and showed real commitment to the cause. Unfortunately, Joshua received an injury and was forced to sit out the final match. Verroshan, Saketh and Rafe proved to be invaluable, filling in for a number of players as we rotated the squad throughout the course of the afternoon.
Thank you to our parent supporters Mr and Mrs Thompson and Mr Black, all of whom cheered on the whole team, rather than solely their own offspring, and also kindly helped with Joshua’s injury.
This was an afternoon of non-stop, fully committed rugby and the boys can be very proud of what they achieved, as they were excellent ambassadors for the school. They listened to the referees, respected the opposition and were modest in victory.
Matthew G & Fraser D 6G for contributing to our PSHE lesson about overcoming obstacles, in such a positive, trusting & mature way.