Sports Reports and News
Sedgemoor Cross Country - 03.10.18
On Wednesday 3rd October, we took part in a local cross country event at North Petherton Rugby Club. Thirty five children from key stage two took part in the event, which has to be some sort of record! The course was long and challenging but we all faced it head on. We had lots of fun and enjoyed cheering each other on. Well done to all of the children that took part. There is another cross country event in February so we hope we can take even more than 35 next time!
Sedgemoor Football Tournament - 01.10.18
Back row from L to R: Theo, Albi, Brayden, Connor E and Will
Front row from L to R: Amber, Morgan, Connor C, Samuel and Jacob
On Monday 1st October, we competed in the 'Sedgemoor Small Schools' Football Tournament' at Blake School. We came up against some very good sides in Westonzoyland, Kingsmoor and a combined East and West Huntspill side.
We played some good football, moved the ball well at times and scored a handful of well-worked goals throughout the event. Unfortunately, we lost 3-0 to Kingsmoor and 3-1 to Westonzoyland but we put in a solid performance against the Huntspills and won 3-1. We showed good sportsmanship throughout, communicated well and we are excited for future fixtures. Thank you to all the people that came and supported us.
Player of the match:
House Cross Country - 25.09.18
Congratulations to Polden, who won the house cross country on Tuesday!
1st - Polden
2nd - Quantock
3rd - Blackdown
4th - Mendip
Health and Fitness Week - w/c 24.09.18
Well that draws a close to a very busy week full of exercise opportunities, engaging workshops and plenty of fun!
Every morning before assembly, all pupils completed workouts in their classrooms. We did some Joe Wicks’ (The BodyCoach) workouts, yoga activities, stretching and some seated workouts. This created a real buzz in classrooms and it was clear that a small amount of exercise can make you feel really good, as well as physically healthy.
On Tuesday, the whole school took part in a house cross county event. It was fantastic to see pupils encouraging each other, working hard and having fun. Nearly all of the children ran at least a mile with some of the older children running 2 and a bit miles in the given time. The results have been counted and the winners will be revealed in Monday’s assembly so keep your fingers crossed!
On Wednesday, pupils completed an age-appropriate first aid workshop. They learnt how to make a 999 call, how to put someone in the recovery position and discussed what to do in certain situations.
During breaks and lunchtimes, the children had the opportunity to take part in small workouts. They included some of the following exercises: squats, lunges, jumps, toe taps, reach ups, moving on the spot, shadow boxing etc. Children from all year groups took part and the younger ones loved having the chance to exercise with the older children. There were lots of smiles on faces, proving that exercise is fun.
Active golden time allowed pupils to choose from a range of sporting equipment and just enjoy playing sports with their friends.
As a school, we aim to provide as much physical activity as possible for our pupils through high-quality PE, extra-curricular clubs, active play and through school fixtures. On the back of this week, we will be looking at ways to get all of our pupils moving and exercising more in and out of school so watch this space.
Well done to all of the children and we hope they enjoyed our ‘Health and Fitness Week’.
Health and Fitness Assembly - 19.09.18
On Wednesday 19th September, we wlcomed in Mr Criddle from 1610 to lead an active assembly to kick start our very own 'Health and Fitness Week'. During the assembly, all pupils completed a fun, challenging workout that included moving on the spot, squats, lunges, stretches and much more. He talked about the importance of exercise and eating healthily. All pupils were exercising and smiling, which was good to see. It was a fantastic assembly to be a part of!
To help promote physical activity further, as well as healthy eating and staying safe in and out of school, we have planned a ‘Health and Fitness Week’ for pupils, commencing Monday 24th September
During the course of the week, all pupils will:
- Complete an age-appropriate First Aid workshop
- Run in a house cross country event
- Learn about the importance and benefits of healthy food choices and regular exercise
- Complete daily workouts in class at the start of the day
- Have access to planned exercise and/or activities at break and lunchtime
- Be involved in ‘Active Golden Time’
The house cross country is on the Tuesday so please ensure your child has their PE kit and appropriate footwear in school. If the weather is poor and prevents us from doing the cross country, we will rearrange for a later date.
Puriton Year 5s at the YMCA - 11.06.18
On Monday 11th June, we made our way to the YMCA to complete a number of fun and challenging activities. We went climbing, bell-boating and completed a low ropes obstacle course. The aim of the day was for us to try some new activities, challenge ourselves and to step out of our comfort zones. We all tried extremely hard, showed great teamwork skills and resilience and we communicated effectively to complete tasks.
Step into Sport Days - 07 and 08.06.18
The aim of the Step into Sport days is to provide pupils with the opportunity to challenge themselves, develop and improve skills and to promote a healthy lifestyle and teamwork skills. Over the course of the two days our pupils experienced a range of activities, including: cricket, archery, tchoukball (an adapted version of handball), ultimate frisbee, boxercise and handball. Pupils increased in confidence, when faced with new challenges, showed resilience, communicated effectively, improved their skills and most importantly had fun. We spoke about the importance of an active lifestyle and hope that these days promote that not only in school but out of school as well.
Football: Kingsmoor v Puriton - 19.04.18
Back row from L to R: Brayden, Morgan, Connor E, Connor C and Theo
Front row from L to R: Will, Alfie, Bobby and Albi
On Thursday 19th April, we played Kingsmoor in a football match. It was a hard fought contest against a good Kingsmoor side. We played up the hill in the first half and had to deal with a lot of pressure. Unfortunately, we couldn't hold out and Kingsmoor took an early lead. By half time, we were 3-2 down, after two well-executed goals from Will. In the second half, we had the slope and piled on the pressure, claiming the decisive goal that would bring the scores level. The game was played in good spirits and finished 3-3. Well done to all players.
Football: Woolvaington v Puriton - 21.03.18
Back row from L to R: Natalya, Darci, Ophelia, Theo, Morgan, Brayden, Connor C and Jake
Front row from L to R: Amber, Keelan, Alfie, Connor E, Albi and Bobby
On Wednesday 21st March, we took two teams to Woolavington School to play in some friendly football fixtures. We played four games in total, winning two and drawing the other two. We worked well as a team, scored some good goals and played some really good football. We passed the ball well, defended bravely and made it difficult for our opposition. Well played to all players. Once again, the children were a credit to the school.
Puriton v Nether Stowey Football Fixture - 20.02.18
Back row from L to R: Connor E, Brayden, Ardan, Will
Front row from L to R: Alfie, Theo, Amber, Morgan, Connor C
On Tuesday 20th February, we made our way to Nether Stowey Primary School to play in a football match. The game was played in great spirit and we kept going to the very end but unfortunately, we lost the game 7-1. We took an early lead with an impressive finish from Theo but came undone against a well-organised Stowey team. They moved the ball well and made it difficult for us to get into the game. Next Wednesday, we welcome Nether Stowey to Puriton for a rematch and aim on improving that result.
Man of the Match: Connor C - for working extremely hard going forward and for some fantastic tackling.
Grass Track Cycling - 18th & 19th December
Over the last two days, pupils in Years 5 and 6 had the opportunity to develop their cycling skills in sessions led by a British Cycling coach. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the chance to complete a challenging course that was set up around our school grounds. The children were fantastic and worked really hard, even though it was quite chilly at times! Enjoy the photos!