Great PE Lesson Today!

Well done to Year Six on working very hard over the last couple of weeks (and beyond). This week ended with a fantastic PE lesson: we began with a communication and collaboration activity which required a lot of compromising, discussion and problem solving. Following this, each Year Six student joined up with a Year Three student and they coached them in three areas: hammer-throw, standing long jump and speed bounce.

Here is a Sway that shows some good pictures from the afternoon.

Well done to all of the Year Six students – some great skills on display. Definitely some coaches of the future out there this afternoon! Great to see:

  • Effective feedback being given.
  • Modelling by students.
  • Praise given where necessary.
  • Comfort for those who were struggling.

Due to all of this, the Year Three students had a great time and all of them improved one way or another! A big thank you to the Year Three students for listening so well and being engaged from start to finish.


Mr Prosser

Interhouse Football

A brilliant afternoon once again!

The condition of the pitch was not ideal but the children ignored it and fought on through to produce some brilliant high quality football.

My highlights:

Dzesmina saving in the third place play-off.

Max’s goal in the final.

Mikey diving to get the ball ahead of Thomas.

Dan’s backpost smash to win the game.

Tilli’s goal.

Eliza’s last ditch defending.

William P’s fantastic slide tackling stopping anything.

Chopper stopping anything in her way to get that ball. (Lily J).

The team spirit from everyone…

Countless highlights from me! What were your highlights?

We began with each team sorting out a warm-up, doing tactics and practising ready for the competition to start.

First game:

Wizards 2:0 Knights

Tilli Warren and Thomas Curry.

Unicorns 1:0 Dragons

Evie Gribben.

Second game:

Wizards 0:1 Unicorns

Archie Chorlton

Dragons 1:0 Knights

Own goal

Third game:

Wizards 1:0 Dragons

Daniil Thompson

Unicorns 3:0 Knights

George B x2 and Archie Chorlton

These results left the third place play-off to be between the Knights and the Dragons, and the final to be between the Unicorns and the Wizards.

Third Place Play-off:

Courtney Davies scored a volley from a William Pickering shot that hit the post. Liam Mooney did fantastically to push the ball onto the post but Courtney did just better to get a toe to it! At the other end, Dzesmina played superbly to prevent the goals going in, a last-minute save particularly rememerable… A very close game.

Knights 1:0 Dragons

Courtney Davies.

The Final:

The Unicorns vs. the Wizards… The wizards took a very early lead through Thomas Curry and added to the lead moments later with a goal from Max Smith. Max scored possibly the goal of the tournament, as Thomas Curry fed him through with a superbly weighted through ball, first touch shot from Max straight into the bottom corner!

The remainder of the game saw Archie and George B rallying their team forward. Mikey Richey became a fabulous goalkeeper and saved a few closely. Archie Chorlton clawed a goal back but the game ended 2-1. The only game to end a score-draw!

Unicorns 1:2 Wizards

Archie Chorlton.      Max Smith and Thomas Curry.

Well done to everyone who got stuck in! Certainly looking forward to our next interhouse competition.

A great way to end the term. 

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Year 6 Inter-House Tag-Rugby – a Fabulous Afternoon.

Our first afternoon of inter-house sport… What a fantastic afternoon we had!

All of the Year 6 staff were looking for the following skills this afternoon:

  • Cohesion (team work).
  • Leadership.
  • Fair play (sportsmanship).
  • Aptitude.
  • Passing.
  • Running with the ball.
  • Tactical awareness.
  • Spacial awareness.

If you noticed some of these skills from above with a specific player, please comment what and who 🙂

Or even better, if you noticed any other skill… Comment with what and who!

The Afternoon:

From the word go the staff were astounded by how well everyone managed to organise warm-ups in their teams. One team (the Dragons) even set some drills up and practised. Every team talked tactics, discussed who would play at the start and how systems would run.This all came from no input from the adults! We just watched in amazement.

We played a round-robin to begin with, each team played one another and then we calculated the results, below:

Team W D L F A P
Dragons 3 0 0 12 8 9
Knights 0 1 2 5 9 1
Unicorns 1 1 1 9 10 4
Wizards 1 0 2 10 9 3

Very close on the amount of tries conceded…

Next we had our third-place play-off.

The score was:

Wizards 3 : 2 Knights


Wizards: Thomas C (3)

Knights: William P (2)

The grand final: 

This match went to the wire… It was 4:4 after 10 minutes so extended it to the final try wins. The ball went back and forth, tiredness crept in and errors began to occur. One try scored by the Dragons… But the player went out of play just before scoring, so close! The game ended with a fantastic try from Archie Chorlton.


Dragons: George K (2) Kasey W (1) and Kansi C (1)

Unicorns: Mikey (2), Tianna (1), George B (1) and Archie (1).


Everybody was sensational. Considering many people hadn’t played tag-rugby before, you all picked the rules up quickly and got well stuck in. We had a range of try scorers across the afternoon which is lovely to see. At least fifteen different people scored tries, over a quarter of the children playing! Everybody was tagging and worked brilliantly as a team.

The fair play by everyone was great too. All children participated and managed to regulate substitutes to ensure that everybody got a fair amount of game time.

On Monday we are going to give out more awards for fair play, assists, tagger and for the effort put into the games. As for now, we know that:

Top try-scorer (girl): Joint winners… Kasey Wright and Tianna Makin 

Top try-scorer (boy): Thomas Curry

Well done to literally all  of you… You all participated and tried extremely hard at all times. Have a fabulous weekend, you deserve it!!

Some great action pictures below, thank you to the photographer… Mrs Chisholm. (78 photos in total… Shame all of them couldn’t fit on here!)


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World War 1 Dancing

This term we have the luxury of Mrs Evans teaching the year 6s some dance.

All of the children are enjoying it. Every week they are enthusiastic to do it and it’s a shame when it ends!

Towards the end of the WW1 unit (early November), we aim to showcase the dance to families. It’s difficult to explain what they are doing and how much they are enjoying it, so they will comment on it to share to everyone at home and wider how it is going 🙂

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Collaboration in PE

This PE lesson we looked at collaborative work and the associated skills .


  • Guidance
  • Listening
  • Sharing ideas
  • Fair play
  • Trust
  • Sportsmanship
  • Instructions
  • Sensible

In order to look at all of these skills and see how they work we did….

  1. Obstacle course – we made the field messy. We made one person in our group blind (with a blindfold). We had to guide them across the “minefield” without touching anything.
  2. In threes we had to get a rugby ball from one end of the pitch to the other, we had to use two skipping ropes. We weren’t allowed to touch the rugby ball with our hands, feet or any part of our bodies!
  3. We played a hoop game. In a team of five or six we had to get to the other end of the field without touching the ground outside of a hoop (we had two). We couldn’t move the hoop whilst we were inside it. It was difficult to begin with. Once we got used to it and came up with a good strategy it was easier! It required a lot of teamwork!

Blog above written by the class!

Some pictures from the afternoon:

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