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Sporting Fixtures -

Wednesday 6th March - U9 Boys football away at Broadlea KO 3.30pm

Friday 8th March - Yr5/6 Netball tournament at Ryde Private Junior School 1.45-4.00pm

Monday 11th March - Yr5/6 Basketball Finals at Cowes Enterprise College 3.30-5.30pm

 

Tuesday 12th February we took a yr5/6 table tennis team to Smallbrook Table Tennis centre for a Table Tennis festival. The pupils got the chance to learn new skills from the 3 table tennis coaches onsite and to play against a 'robot' table tennis machine! A great afternoon of table tennis.

 

 

On Friday 15th February we took a team of Yr5/6 basketball players to Rew valley sports centre for the qualifying rounds of the Island Basketball championships. The team performance was exceptional! We gave 100% commitment and battled for every ball as soon as the whistle went. Great team work with everyone playing for each other and rweally wanting the victory.

We played 4 games in the qualifying rounds winning 3 and drawing 1 which put us through to the semi final against a strong Newchurch side. We then won this game by a single goal putting us through to the finals against Godshill A team which we were unfortunate to lose a very close game. Even though we lost we were through to the Island Finals.

The top 2 teams of the tournament now go through to the Island finals at Cowes enterprise college on Monday 11th March.

Well done to Poppy J, Eva, Leo,Jay,Elliot,Szymon,Phoenix and Tyler B

 

We have had Andy Harvey in for Years 4,5 and 6 to demonstrate Muay Thai martial arts in PE.

 

All the year groups had a great lesson, all thoroughly engaged in the whole lesson, learning self defence and numerous fitness routines for core strength.

 

 

We are hoping to start an after school club at Easter for anyone that is interested and letters should be out next week so please reply asap if your child would like a place.

Lunchtime World Cup Champions Crowned

 

Our lunchtime Football World Cup has now finished with Morocco and Australia winning their respective competitions.

 

In the girls final, Morocco defeated Iran 1-0, with a fantastic strike from Ruby Parker the difference between the two teams.

 

In the boys final, an Alfie Pilbeam goal after just three seconds from the halfway line proved to be the only goal in the game, with Australia beating France 1-0.

U9 Cricket

 

Two weeks ago, eight of our Year 3s & 4s travelled to Queensgate Primary School for an U9 Cricket competition.

 

We played Wootton in our first match, with our opponents reaching 249-0, with Szymon Wisniewski only going for four runs in his over.

 

In reply, Szymon and Tyler Bartlett put on an excellent partnership of 22, but we fell agonisingly one run short on 248-0.

 

In the second game, we took on Shalfleet, with our opponents this time scoring 230-2, with Tyler B taking a wicket, and the other being a run out.

 

Tyler Weller then hit 12 from the first over in our run chase, before Viljen Isupov and Reuben Williams continued the momentum.

 

Szymon and Tyler B then smashed 23 from their two overs, meaning we finished on 247-2, a 17-run victory.

 

Unfortunately our one-run defeat to Wootton (who eventually reached the final) meant that we finished second in the group and didn't qualify for the semi-finals, but it was a great performance from all eight players, who represented the school fantastically.

 

Squad: Tyler Bartlett (capt), Szymon Wisniewski, Tyler Weller, Eva Swinnerton, Reuben Williams, Viljen Isupov, Maya Partridge, Nina Sadel

Football World Cup Competition

 

This half term, some of our Year 4, 5 & 6 children have been taking part in a World Cup style football tournament at lunchtimes. There is a boys competition, and a girls competition, and these are the results and goalscorers from the tournament:

 

Girls Tournament

Morocco 5 (Ruby Parker, Yvie Partridge x 3, Elsie-May Portsmouth) - Croatia 1 (Cerys Briscoe)

Iran 0 - Senegal 2 (Leona Chiverton, Faith Cassford)

Senegal 0 - Morocco 1 (Shelby White)

Croatia 1 (Cerys Briscoe) - Iran 2 (Sylvia Jenvey x 2)

Morocco 0 - Iran 0

Croatia 4 (Cerys Briscoe x 2, Mia Daniels x 2) - Senegal 0

 

Final

Morocco 1 (Ruby Parker) - Iran 0

 

Boys Tournament

Peru 0 - Australia 1 (Alfie Pilbeam)

Russia 1 (Isaac Glynn) - France 3 (Luke Glynn, Leo Bartlett x 2)

France 1 (Woody Brown) - Peru 0

Australia 1 (Maciej Sadel) - Russia 1 (Isaac Glynn)

Peru 2 (Woody Brown [guest], Tyler Weller) - Russia 4 (Isaac Glynn x 2, Tyler Bartlett, Own Goal)

Australia 0 - France 0

 

Final

France 0 - Australia 1 (Alfie Pilbeam)

Kwik Cricket Festivals

 

Yesterday, 30 of our Year 2 & 3 children, and 30 of our Year 5 & 6 children took part in the Ryde Kwik Cricket and Diamond Cricket Festivals at Greenmount Primary School.

 

All eight of our teams played some great cricket throughout the day, and although there was no overall winner, our teams won many games over the afternoon, and more importantly played the matches in a great spirit.

Sports Day Fun Had By All!!!

 

We had two amazing sports days this year. In the morning KS2 children took part in a range of field events including: long jump, discuss, shot put, speed bounce, triple jump and javelin, and KS1 children completed a carousel of twelve different events that were run by our young leaders.

 

In the afternoon parents were invited to watch the track events, and I am sure all of you who came will agree that the children were excellent.

 

The overall winners were GREEN TEAM with 3350 points. Blue were second with 3320 points, followed by Yellow in third place with 3275 and Red team with 3175.

 

The following Children received awards for Outstanding Personal Achievement:

Year R- Isla Boulter

Year 1- Finley Fackrell

Year 2- Roxanna Borrer

Year 3- Nina Sadel Year 4- Tyler Weller

Year 5- Poppy Johnson

Year 6 – Issac Glynn

 

The winner of The Cooney Cup for Overall Sporting Achievement was awarded to Yvie Partridge.

This was a well-deserved award. Yvie is an excellent sportsperson; not only does she have a high level of skill in a range of sports she also has outstanding behaviour and attitude. This award was thoroughly deserved. Well done Yvie!

 

I would also like to praise our team of Young leaders who did an excellent job in organising, scoring and setting up events throughout the two days.

 

Netball & Rounders Half-Term Competition Results

 

This week, our Year 5 & 6 students have been taking part in their end of half-term netball competitions. The scores were as follows:

 

Year 5 Netball Winners - Yellow Team

Year 6 Netball Winners - Green Team

Overall Netball Winners - Yellow & Green Teams

 

Year 3 Rounders Winners - Blue Team

Year 4 Rounders Winners - Blue Team

Overall Rounders Winners - Blue Team

 

Current Overall Scores

Green Team - 285 points

Blue Team - 280 points

Red Team - 230 points

Yellow Team - 205 points

Update on Diamond Cricket Lunchtime Competition

 

Our Diamond Cricket Lunchtime competition has been continuing over the past few weeks, with just the final left to play.

 

In Group A, England tied 32-32 with Australia, with Tyler Weller (13), Sean Brown (12), Isaac Glynn (11), and Billie Savage (9) all batting well for their respective teams.

 

South Africa then beat New Zealand by three runs, Tyler Bartlett top-scoring with 10, before South Africa defeated England by seven runs to qualify for the semi-finals, Luke Glynn this time scoring 10 runs. Australia also booked their semi-final place with a 19-run win over New Zealand, with Isaac Glynn (16) and Sharnee Read (10) hitting double figures.

 

In Group B, Sri Lanka won both of their games to qualify for the semi-finals, firstly defeating India. Szymon Wisniewski (9) top-scored, with Ruby Parker and Poppy Johnson both making 7 for India. Szymon was again top-scorer against Pakistan, with Jacob Lewington adding 11, whilst Leo Bartlett’s 10 for Pakistan was in vain.

 

In the opening semi-final, Australia posted 38 from their innings, thanks mainly to Isaac’s 14 runs. In reply, Pakistan had a batting collapse and made just 14, Leo top-scoring with 5.

 

The second semi-final was a much closer affair, South Africa making 32 after Luke top-scored with 9. Josie Clifton made 7 for Sri Lanka, who looked to be comfortably chasing the target, but they were eventually bowled out for 31, South Africa qualifying for the final by just one run.

 

The 3rd/4th place play-off was also a close contest. Yvie Partridge (9), Szymon (8) and Woody Brown (8) helped Sri Lanka up to 40. Leo (13) and Noel Krausz (10) then batted well for Pakistan, but three wickets in as many balls saw them bowled out for 36, Sri Lanka winning by four runs.

Year 3 & 4 Tennis

 

Last week, eight of our Year 3s & 4s travelled to Ryde Lawn Tennis Club in scorching conditions to take part in the Ryde area tennis competition.

 

We played some fantastic tennis over the day, and won 12 of our 24 individual matches, with Viljen Isupov winning all three of his games.

Year 5 & 6 Cricket Results

 

Both our girls and our ‘open’ U11 cricket teams have partaken in their cricket competitions over the last few weeks.

 

The girls played first, travelling to Godshill to play our hosts and Bembridge.

 

We took on Bembridge in the first game, and we scored 229-3, with 13 runs coming from the partnership between Faith Watts and Drew Busst. However, Bembridge batted superbly, and despite a wicket for Poppy Johnson and a run out for Yvie Partridge, Bembridge finished on 285-2, winning by 56 runs.

 

The match against Godshill was much closer, Godshill finishing on 237-2, with wickets for Josie Clifton and Drew. Despite scoring more runs than our opposition, we lost more wickets, meaning more runs lost and we finished on 228-5, Godshill winning by nine runs.

 

In the U11 Open competition, we took on Greenmount and St Marys at Greenmount.

 

Greenmount posted an impressive 294-2 in the first game, although there were wickets for Woody Brown and Isaac Glynn. In reply, we were able to muster 221-3, the highlight of the game for us was some brilliant fielding and catching.

 

In the second match, we batted first against St Marys and due to losing a number of wickets, posted 199-8. Kienan Bloomfield, Isaac and Woody all took wickets in reply, but St Marys finished winners on 256-3.

Lunchtime Diamond Cricket Begins

 

After the excitement of the handball competition, we have now started our diamond cricket competition at lunchtimes, with nearly 60 children split into seven cricketing nations.

 

The first game saw New Zealand take on England in Group A. Sean Brown top-scored for England with 5 as they were all out for 20 runs. Cerys Briscoe and Maciej Sadel then scored 4 each for New Zealand, but they fell just three runs short, all out for 17.

 

In game 2, Australia took on South Africa in a much more high-scoring game. Isaac Glynn (16), Sharnee Read (13) and Ethan Clarke (12) all made double figures in a huge Australia total of 55. In reply, South Africa battled well, with Tyler Bartlett (9), Tia Childerstone (7) and Barney Downie (6) top-scoring, but they were eventually bowled out for 36, Australia winning by 19 runs.

 

In the first game of Group B, Pakistan took on India in another high-scoring match. John Clifton (16) and Ciaran Morey (12) batted splendidly as Pakistan amassed 49. Alex Arnold (7) and Elouise Parker (6) top-scored in a good team effort from India in reply, but fell short on 26 as Pakistan won by 23 runs.

Lunchtime Handball Champions Crowned

 

On the final day of last half-term, our handball teams braved the drizzle to complete the first of our lunchtime competitions.

 

First up was the 3rd/4th place play-off between Teams 1 & 2. Team 1’s stand-in captain Luke Glynn scored an incredible four goals to help his side to a 7-4 victory to clinch third place, with other goals coming from Viljen Isupov (2) and Maciej Sadel. Ciaran Morey scored a hat-trick for Team 2, with Leo Bartlett grabbing the other goal.

 

After playing an outstanding match against each other in the group stage, Team 4 then took on table-toppers Team 5 in the final and produced even more drama. After an end-to-end eight minutes, the game finished 4-4 and headed to extra time. After the additional two minutes, the game was still equal at 6-6, leaving the teams with a golden goal scenario.

 

Isaac Glynn, who had already scored four times, thought he had scored the winner for Team 5 only to see his shot hit the post, but his team didn’t have to wait long to be crowned as champions, as a shot from Alfie Pilbeam deflected off the outstretched hand of Tyler Weller to go in and seal a 7-6 victory in the final. That goal was Tyler’s second of the day, with Troy Bartlett also scoring along with Isaac’s four goals. For Team 4, Woody Brown (4) and Elliot Childerstone (2) shared the goals. Congratulations go to Team 5 for their tournament victory, as well as to Woody for finishing as the tournament’s top goal-scorer on 14 goals. Well done also to all five teams for playing in the tournament in such a good spirit.

Half Term 4 Competitions

 

In the last week before Easter, our Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 students took part in their end of half-term competitions in orienteering and diamond cricket. The scores were as follows:

 

Year 3 Orienteering Winners - Red Team

Year 4 Orienteering Winners - Green Team

Year 5 Orienteering Winners - Red Team

Year 6 Orienteering Winners - Red Team

Overall Orienteering Winners - Red Team

 

Year 3 Diamond Cricket Winners - Green Team

Year 4 Diamond Cricket Winners - Red Team

Year 5 Diamond Cricket Winners - Blue Team

Year 6 Diamond Cricket Winners - Red Team

Overall Diamond Cricket Winners - Blue Team

 

Current Overall Scores

Green Team - 220 points

Blue Team - 220 points

Red Team - 200 points

Yellow Team - 160 points

Group Stages of Handball Lunchtime Competition complete

 

The group stages of our lunchtime handball competition have come to an end after five weeks of competition.

 

The final round of matches saw group leaders Team 5 defeat Team 2 by five goals to one, Isaac Glynn scoring two with Alfie Pilbeam netting a hat-trick, whilst Ciaran Morey grabbed the consolation for Team 2.

 

Team 4 then played Team 1 in the final group match, with Team 1 knowing they had to win to qualify for the final, whilst a draw or a win was good enough for Team 4.

 

Team 4 started well with an early goal from Woody Brown, but they were soon 4-1 down after goals from Cerys Briscoe, Luke Glynn (2) and Viljen Ispuov.

 

Team 1 soon got back into the game however and through goals from Sean Brown (2) and Elliot Childerstone managed to get the game back to 4-4.

 

Viljen then scored his second goal of the game and looked to have sealed a spot in the final for Team 1, but captain Sean Brown grabbed a crucial draw for Team 4 as he finished his hat-trick in the final minute, the score finishing 5-5.

 

The result means that Team 4 will take on Team 5 in the final, with Team 1 playing Team 2 in the third/fourth place play-off.

 

Next half-term 56 children from Years 4, 5 & 6 will be taking part in a diamond cricket competition at lunchtimes, which will see seven teams of eight aiming to be crowned as Diamond Cricket World Cup Winners!

Great performances at Handball competition

 

Last Thursday, some of our Year 5s and 6s competed in a handball tournament at the Isle of Wight College, and played some intense matches at a really high standard.

 

In the first match, we played a really tight match against Queensgate, eventually coming out as 6-5 winners with goals from Leo Bartlett, Isaac Glynn and Ciaran Morey.

 

The next match saw a strong Carisbrooke side run out as 12-3 winners despite goals from Leo and Isaac.

 

Despite the result, the team put that setback behind us against group leaders Broadlea. After some phenomenal saves from Luke Glynn in goal, and with the game at 1-1 after a goal from Leo, with just one minute to go, Alfie Pilbeam scored to put us into joint first position with both Broadlea and Carisbrooke. However, Broadlea then attacked and equalised with only fifteen seconds remaining to see the game finish at 2-2.

 

The draw meant that we finished in third place on seven points, behind Broadlea on 10 and Carisbrooke on 9, but it was a great effort from the team, who were really impressive throughout the afternoon.

 

Squad: Isaac Glynn, Yvie Partridge, Leo Bartlett, Lyla Day, Leona Chiverton, Woody Brown, Ciaran Morey, Luke Glynn, Alfie Pilbeam

 

Tyler scores 12 baskets in fantastic basketball competition

 

Last week, some of our Year 3s and 4s played a basketball tournament at Greenmount Primary School.

 

In the first game, Tyler Weller scored a hat-trick, with Viljen Isupov adding a basket in an 8-4 victory against Greenmount Greens.

 

The next game resulted in an even more convincing victory, Nina Sadel scoring along with Viljen, as well as Tyler scoring his second hat-trick of the day, this time after coming on as a substitute halfway through to help us to a 10-4 win against Greenmount Reds.

 

Tyler then continued his form, scoring an unbelievable six baskets against Binstead in the first five minutes as we defeated our opponents 14-8, Viljen again on the scoresheet with our other basket.

 

Viljen then scored for his fourth successive match against Greenmount Yellows, but we were just edged out in a tight contest 6-4 despite a first basket of the day for Noel Krausz.

 

We finished second in the tournament, just behind Greenmount Yellows, and there was a great team spirit as well as high levels of skill from the squad throughout, well done everyone!

 

Squad: Szymon Wisniewski, Reuben Williams, Tyler Weller, Noel Krausz, Viljen Isupov, Eva Swinnerton, Mia Daniels, Delilah Brown, Nina Sadel

Dover Park Archers hit the target!

 

On Monday afternoon, four of our Year 5s and 6s travelled to Greenmount Primary School for the Ryde area Archery festival.

 

After shooting at targets at four different distances, followed by a fun shoot, our team were crowned as champions of the festival, beating Greenmount by one point!

 

A huge congratulations go to Barney Downie, Faith Watts, Laura Shaw and Jenny Smith for their win, but also for their behaviour and being great representatives of the school!

U11 Netball

 

Yesterday, seven of our Year 5 & 6s travelled to Bembridge Primary School for a regional Netball competition.

 

Despite creating a number of chances and dominating possession, we were highly unlucky in losing our opening match against Haylands 2-0.

 

However, we bounced back really well against Broadlea B, as we won 3-1, with Isaac Glynn (2) and Sylvia Jenvey scoring, the goals including a wonderful team move and a great shot from Isaac from the edge of the D.

 

Bembridge A were too strong in the next game, Leona Chiverton scoring in a 4-1 defeat, before we were edged out 1-0 against Bembridge B despite creating a number of opportunities again.

 

We finished sixth in the tournament, but played some fantastic netball along the way. It was really impressive to see such great team spirit and the team passing the ball really quickly and smoothly to move up the pitch and create numerous chances.

Lunchtime Handball Update

 

Our lunchtime handball competition has been continuing over the past couple of weeks, with Team 1 the new leaders, although Team 5 have a game in hand and are the only unbeaten team left in the league.

 

In the third game of the competition, goals from Isaac Glynn (2), Alfie Pilbeam (2) and Troy Bartlett (1) helped Team 5 edge out Team 1 5-4, Team 1’s four goals all coming from Luke Glynn.

 

Next up was our highest scoring game of the competition so far, with Team 2 beating Team 3 8-4. Leo Bartlett scored five goals for Team 2, with Ciaran Morey adding two and Szymon Wisniewski one. Yvie Partridge scored all four goals for Team 3.

 

Yvie then scored two goals in her team’s next game, but Team 1 finished as 4-2 winners, with Luke Glynn adding another two goals, and Maciej Sadel and Viljen Isupov also on the scoresheet.

 

Team 5 then produced a wonderful comeback against Team 4 in our final match to date. Woody Brown (2), Phoenix Adams and Elliot Childerstone helped put Team 4 4-1 up, but goals from Troy Bartlett, Isaac Glynn and a hat-trick from Tyler Weller saw Team 5 finish as 5-4 winners.

U9s miss out in Quarter-Finals

 

On Wednesday afternoon, our Year 3 & 4 footballers braved the sub-zero temperatures as they took on The Bay in their quarter-final match.

 

After some great build-up play in the opening stages, The Bay cruised into a 3-0 lead after just five minutes.

 

However, the boys kept their heads up and showed great teamwork to stay in the match. Some great defending from the whole team helped see no more goals in the first half, whilst our attackers also started to move forward with more frequency.

 

Our confidence began to grow in the second half, and we started to have more attacks on The Bay’s goal. Nathan Smith made tackle after tackle in the centre of midfield, and we began to test out the opposition keeper.

 

Our performance was rewarded with a goal in the last couple of minutes, Nathan winning a crucial header near the halfway line, releasing Tyler Weller, who made a great run and slotted home calmly past the goalkeeper to make it 3-1 and grab a deserved goal.

 

Despite losing the game, the boys put in a fantastic performance and should be proud of their efforts and for not letting their heads drop after the first five minutes. Both goalkeepers made great saves, the defence was superb, the midfield all worked really hard to both defend and attack, and the strikers battled well to create chances, well done boys!

 

Squad: Tyler Bartlett, Jacques Jenkins, Reuben Williams, Szymon Wisniewski, Charlie O’Brien, Nathan Smith, Tyler Weller (captain)

 

Player of the Match: Nathan Smith for an outstanding performance in midfield, continually breaking up The Bay’s attacks and linking up well with Tyler W to create goal scoring opportunities.

 

Handball Lunchtime Competition

 

Last Friday, we started our new lunchtime handball competition, with 43 children from Year 4, 5 & 6 split into five teams.

 

In the first match, Team 4 ran out as 5-0 winners over Team 3, with Elliot Childerstone and Woody Brown scoring two goals each, and captain Sean Brown adding the other.

 

The other match was a closer affair, with Team 1 defeating Team 2 by four goals to two. Maciej Sadel scored a hat-trick for Team 1, with Tyler Bartlett adding the other goal, whilst Ciaran Morey and Leo Bartlett grabbed the goals for Team 2.

Isaac and Luke top performers at Cross Country

 

On the final day of last half term some of our Key Stage 2 children took part in the Isle of Wight Cross Country Championships. Battling the wind and the cold, our runners showed great determination to complete a tough course in tricky conditions against 25 other schools.

 

A special congratulations go to brothers Isaac and Luke Glynn for our best individual performances, finishing 12th and 15th in their race respectively.

 

Full Results:

Year 3 & 4 Girls: 21st

Year 3 & 4 Boys: 20th

Year 3 & 4 Overall: 22nd

Year 5 & 6 Girls – 25th

Year 5 & 6 Boys – 12th

Year 5 & 6 Overall – 20th

Half Term 3 Competitions

 

Over the past week, Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 students have been taking part in their latest end of half-term competitions, this time in Basketball and Cross Country, earning points for their house teams. There were some fantastic performances from all four classes, with some real effort put into the competitions. The results from the competitions were as follows:

 

Year 3 Basketball Winners – Blue and Green Teams

Year 4 Basketball Winners – Yellow Team

Year 5 Basketball Winners – Blue Team

Year 6 Basketball Winners – Red Team

Overall Basketball Winners – Blue Team

 

Year 3 Cross Country Winners – Blue Team

Year 4 Cross Country Winners – Blue Team

Year 5 Cross Country Winners – Yellow Team

Year 6 Cross Country Winners – Red Team

Overall Cross Country Winners – Blue Team

 

Current Overall Scores

Green Team – 180 points

Blue Team – 170 points

Red Team – 130 points

Yellow Team – 120 points

 

Well done to the blue team for a fantastic half term, but it is still the green team who lead the way overall!

 

Great performances at Girls Futsal

 

Two weeks ago, our girls football team travelled to the IOW College to take part in a Futsal festival against five other schools.

 

We started with two tough fixtures, against The Bay and Newchurch, losing both games 3-0.

 

However, the girls showed real resilience as they produced two great performances to finish the tournament.

 

Firstly, Yvie Partridge scored the vital goal as we defeated Cowes 1-0, before a great strike from Ruby Parker and a calm finish from Poppy Johnson saw us beat Broadlea 2-0.

 

Squad: Drew Busst, Cerys Briscoe, Lyla Day, Sylvia Jenvey, Yvie Partridge (captain), Poppy Johnson, Ruby Parker, Leona Chiverton, Lilli-Mae Reid, Josie Clifton

Sport Update - Basketball

 

Last week, some of our Year 5 & 6 students travelled to Ryde Academy for the Ryde cluster Basketball tournament.

 

There was some tough Basketball played, with the team facing up against five other teams.

 

We started with an 8-0 defeat against Greenmount B, but bounced back with a 2-2 draw against St Marys, with Leo Bartlett on the scoresheet.

 

In our next match, we were defeated 12-2 by Greenmount A, followed by a 10-2 loss to Nettlestone, again Leo Bartlett with both baskets.

 

In our final match Woody Brown scored the crucial basket to gain a 2-2 draw with Binstead, with our opponents levelling the game in the final stages.

 

Well done to all the players for battling throughout the tournament, with us finishing fifth out of six.

 

Squad: Yvie Partridge, Lyla Day, Isaac Glynn, Kienan Bloomfield, Maciej Sadel, Leona Chiverton, Poppy Johnson, Woody Brown, Leo Bartlett, Sean Brown

U9 Footballers lose to St Thomas but qualify for Quarter-Finals

 

On Wednesday, the U9 football team played St Thomas of Canterbury in their second and final league group match.

 

In the first half, St Thomas dominated early possession, but the boys grew into the game and started to create chances of their own.

 

St Thomas also had their own attempts, and goalkeeper Tyler Bartlett produced some incredible saves to keep the score 0-0.

 

In the second half, there were again chances for both teams with Tyler Weller and Viljen Isupov both going close to opening the scoring.

 

Jacques Jenkins, goalkeeper for the second half, then made some outstanding saves of his own to keep the game goalless, but with just two minutes to go, St Thomas took the lead with a thunderous left footed strike into the top corner.

 

After becoming agonisingly close in the closing moments to grabbing the equaliser, we were then caught out on the counter attack right in the latter stages as St Thomas slotted home to make it 2-0.

 

A disappointing result in the end, but the boys should still be proud of their performance. Despite the defeat, the boys have still made it to the Quarter-Finals, which will be played after half term!

 

Squad: Tyler Bartlett, Jacques Jenkins, Reuben Williams, Szymon Wisniewski, Nathan Smith, Viljen Isupov (captain), Tyler Weller, Jake Stevens, Phoenix Adams

 

Player of the Match: Tyler Bartlett for some amazing saves in the first half, creating many chances in the second half and looking really comfortable in possession of the ball

Girls draw with Bembridge

 

Last Friday, in muddy conditions, the U11 Girls team took on Bembridge in their final league group fixture.

 

Despite the conditions, the girls again played extremely well, creating many chances as well as defending resolutely throughout.

 

In an end-to-end contest, the game somehow still managed to finish 0-0 with both goalkeepers making some crucial saves in the second half.

 

Another good performance from the girls, which might be enough to qualify for the Quarter-Finals, but we have to wait until half term to find out!

 

Squad: Drew Busst, Cerys Briscoe, Lyla Day, Sylvia Jenvey, Yvie Partridge (captain), Poppy Johnson, Ruby Parker, Leona Chiverton

 

Player of the Match: Sylvia Jenvey for great attacking intent, and creating many chances during the game.

Great fun had by all at Sitting Volleyball

 

On Wednesday afternoon, 10 Year 5 & 6s travelled to Greenmount Primary School for the Ryde area Sitting Volleyball festival.

 

Although it was a non-competition event with no trophies or medals, our team played fantastic sitting volleyball over the afternoon and finished their five matches with three victories and two draws.

 

As well as performing well on the court, the team also had a great team spirit, showing great qualities, such as respect, passion and teamwork.

 

A special thanks also go to those who helped out last minute for the team!

Half Term 2 Competitions

 

In the final week of last half-term, the Year 3, 4 & 6 students took part in their next end of half-term competitions, this time in Hockey and Handball – the sports they have been taking part in during PE lessons, earning points for their house teams. The results from the competitions were as follows:

 

Year 3 Handball Winners – Blue Team

Year 4 Handball Winners – Yellow Team

Year 6 Handball Winners – Red Team

Overall Handball Winners – Green Team

 

Year 3 Hockey Winners – Blue Team

Year 4 Hockey Winners – Red Team

Year 6 Hockey Winners – Red & Green Teams

Overall Hockey Winners – Blue & Green Teams

 

Current Overall Scores

Green Team – 130 points

Red Team – 110 points

Blue Team – 90 points

Yellow Team – 70 points

U11 Girls beaten by Broadlea in last minute

 

Match report by Isaac Glynn

 

With all the girls knowing their places, we kicked off dominating in their half with 2 shots from Sylvia. It was 1-0 to us with a brilliant top bin shot from a dangerous attack. A good clearance which turns into attack for Broadlea and results in a goal, 1-1.

 

Another good clearance by Leona is a Broadlea corner, which results in a goal from Broadlea, 2-1. A free kick for us turns into a Broadlea attack but a good tackle and clearance keeps us safe. Another Broadlea corner. A good run from Leona awards us a corner. A good first half from Dover Park.

 

A good effort from Poppy was our first shot of the second half. Two corners for Dover Park, we’re looking good. A brilliant goal from Yvie from a good pass from Lilli-Mae equals 2-2.

 

A brilliant save from Drew keeps us level. A good attack from Dover Park equals a close chance for Broadlea. Last five minutes and Dover Pover are looking good.

 

Two consecutive corners for Broadlea with close chances for both sides. A good corner and a good shot for Dover Park. A late goal for Broadlea, extremely unlucky considering how well they’ve played.

 

A 3-2 win for Broadlea, but they’ve played extremely well all game, but a late winner for Broadlea equals a 3-2 win to Broadlea.

 

Squad: Drew Busst, Lilli-Mae Reid, Ruby Parker, Josie Clifton, Yvie Partridge (captain), Cerys Briscoe, Sylvia Jenvey, Leona Chiverton, Poppy Johnson

 

Player of the Match: Ruby Parker for not being afraid to get stuck in, and making some outstanding and brave tackles throughout the game

 

Well played to all the girls, who continued to battle all game against a strong Broadlea side. Extremely unlucky to concede in the last minute, but an excellent performance from all the players. Also well done to Isaac for a great match report!

U11 Footballers beaten by Broadlea

 

The Year 5 and 6 football team hosted Broadlea Primary School for a friendly on Monday afternoon. Despite Broadlea scoring three goals in the opening ten minutes, the team battled really well and put in a strong performance for the rest of the game.

 

The match finished 4-0, but we grew into the game and were unlucky not to convert one of our chances, but were impressive in defence when Broadlea were attacking.

 

Squad: Sean Brown, Woody Brown, Luke Glynn, Isaac Glynn, Leona Chiverton, Yvie Partridge, Leo Bartlett, Poppy Johnson, Alfie Pilbeam, Troy Bartlett, Ciaran Morey

 

Player of the match: Alfie Pilbeam for some impressive runs in attack before a fantastic goalkeeping performance in the second half, including a brilliant save from a bicycle kick from short range!

Yvie wins Standing Long Jump at Sportshall Athletics

 

12 of our Year 5 & 6’s travelled to Ryde Academy for the Ryde area Sportshall Athletics competition. They competed in six field events, before taking part in five track events, with each person competing in one field event and two track events each.

 

We performed very well at the competiton, and behaved immaculately, finishing joint sixth out of nine schools. Congratulations go to Lyla Day for finishing second in the Standing Triple Jump with a jump of 4.82m, Sean Brown for finishing second in the Speedbounce with 44 jumps, with the highlight being Yvie Partridge winning the Standing Long Jump with a jump of 1.76m, 22cm ahead of anyone else!

 

Squad: Yvie Partridge, Poppy Johnson, Sylvia Jenvey, Ruby Parker, Lyla Day, Josie Clifton, Troy Bartlett, Isaac Glynn, Leo Bartlett, Woody Brown, Sean Brown, Alfie Pilbeam

U9 Football Team start season with win over Ryde School

 

Our Year 3 and 4 football team finally got their season underway as they travelled to Ryde School for the first of their league fixtures.

 

After dominating possession in the early stages, we twice went close to the opening goal, Tyler Weller going wide after being set free by a great long ball by goalkeeper Viljen Isupov, before Tyler W also went close after a long, mazy run.

 

Viljen then made a great save to stop the opposition from scoring, however, it was Ryde School who took the lead after ten minutes, their striker slotting home into the bottom corner after being left free.

 

Despite this setback, the team continued to create chances and have much more of the ball. The equaliser came with ten minutes to play, Tyler W gaining back possession with a great tackle, followed by a fantastic finish.

 

The boys continued to press, and soon took the lead, Charlie O’Brien’s fantastic corner found Tyler W in the area, who found the back of the net to take a 2-1 lead.

 

We then defended solidly in the closing stages, as well as continuing to press forward, and survived a late free kick to hold on for a deserved 2-1 victory.

 

Squad: Viljen Isupov, Jacques Jenkins, Nathan Smith, Szymon Wisniewski, Tyler Bartlett, Tyler Weller (captain), Charlie O’Brien, Jake Stevens, Reuben Williams, Phoenix Adams

 

Player of the match: Tyler Weller for great leadership as captain, and for scoring the two crucial goals needed for the victory.

Girls edged out by Greenmount

 

Two weeks ago, the Year 5&6 Girls Football team travelled to Greenmount Primary School for the second of their four league fixtures.

 

The girls got off to a quick start and almost took the lead when Yvie Partridge hit the post in the early stages.

 

However, two counter-attacking moves from Greenmount saw them take a 2-0 lead before Poppy Johnson got us back into the game before half-time.

 

Despite this, we soon went 3-1 down as Greenmount again found the back of the net in the first half.

 

There was, however, a fantastic attitude from the girls, who refused to lie down and dominated possession throughout the second half.

 

Poppy then got her second of the match with five minutes to play, her fifth goal of the season, as we continued to create chance after chance in the final moments.

 

The girls kept going all the way to the end, but were highly unlikely to not find an equalising goal as Greenmount finished 3-2 winners.

 

The girls have two group games left, against Broadlea and Bembridge, both to be played after Christmas.

 

Squad: Ruby Parker, Drew Busst, Lille-Mae Reid, Cerys Briscoe, Sylvia Jenvey, Yvie Partridge (captain), Leona Chiverton, Poppy Johnson, Lyla Day

Year 5 Football Update

 

The year 5 football team have played three football matches in their league over the past couple of weeks against strong opposition.

 

First up, the side faced Queensgate and despite some resolute defending and outstanding saves from Elliot Childerstone in the first half, and Sean Woodward in the second half, Queensgate came out as 2-0 winners.

 

Secondly, we travelled to Nine Acres and failed to deal with their impressive attack in the opening minutes as we went 4-0 down in the first seven minutes. However, the side refused to give up and got back into the game after Kienan Bloomfield got on the scoresheet with a cracking volley into the bottom corner. Leo Bartlett hit the post soon after, but there was to be no comeback as Nine Acres finished 6-1 winners.

 

Finally, the team played against Broadlea, and again went behind to an early goal. We struggled to create many attacking threats, but Jacob Lewington impressed with some amazing double saves, but couldn't prevent a 6-0 loss.

 

Players of the matches:

Match 1 - Sean Woodward for some incredible saves in the second half

Match 2 - Ethan Clarke for his positive attitude and his efforts in defence right up to the final whistle

Match 3 - Jacob Lewington for his great saves in goal

Half Term 1 Competitions

 

In the final week of last half-term, the Year 4, 5 & 6 students took part in their first end of half-term competitions in Tag Rugby and Indoor Athletics – the sports they have been taking part in during PE lessons, earning points for their house teams. The results from the competitions were as follows:

 

Year 4 Tag Rugby Winners – Red & Yellow Teams

Year 5 Tag Rugby Winners – Blue Team

Year 6 Tag Rugby Winners – Yellow Team

Overall Tag Rugby Winners – Red Team

 

Year 4 Indoor Athletics Winners – Green Team

Year 5 Indoor Athletics Winners – Blue Team

Year 6 Indoor Athletics Winners – Green Team

Overall Indoor Athletics Winners – Green Team

 

Current Overall Scores

Red Team – 60 points

Green Team – 55 points

Blue Team – 45 points

Yellow Team – 40 points

Poppy hits hat-trick as girls hit Niton for six

 

On the final day of last half-term, our Year 5 & 6 Girls football team travelled to Niton Primary School for their opening league match.

 

Right from the first whistle, our girls played some good football and were on the front foot against our inexperienced hosts. After a couple of really close chances, we broke the deadlock after five minutes as Leona Chiverton scored the opener. Soon after, we were 2-0 up as Poppy Johnson got on the scoresheet and before half-time it was 3-0 as Leona got her second of the afternoon with a cracking finish from outside the area.

 

In the second half, the girls continued to dominate the game and Poppy added her second to make it 4-0. After forcing some outstanding saves from the Niton goalkeeper, Yvie Partridge got a deserved goal with a clever finish to make it 5-0, before Poppy rounded off the match, making the score 6-0, and completing her hat-trick in the process.

 

It was a great performance from all the girls, with all eight players playing their part in a fantastic victory. The girls’ next match is against Greenmount on 24th November.

 

Squad: Drew Busst, Lilli-Mae Reid, Ruby Parker, Yvie Partridge, Cerys Briscoe, Sylvia Jenvey (Captain), Leona Chiverton, Poppy Johnson

 

Player of the match: Poppy Johnson for a superb hat-trick and great attitude throughout

Sport Update - Tag Rugby & Cross Country Relays

 

In the past couple of weeks, we have entered teams into the Mixed Tag Rugby and Girls Tag Rugby Festivals, as well as the Cross Country Relays competition.

 

In the opening game of the Mixed Tag Rugby competition, our A team were desperately unlucky to have four tries disallowed against Nettlestone B and were defeated 1-0. However, they bounced back in their second game as they beat Binstead B 2-0 with tries for Isaac Glynn and Sean Brown. Despite a positive start in their next match against St Marys, we lost 5-2 with Isaac scoring his second try of the day, and Woody Brown his first. In our final group game, Sean and Woody both picked up their second tries of the afternoon, but we fell to a 5-2 defeat against Greenmount A to finish third out of five in the group.

 

The B team started with a 5-0 defeat in their group against a strong Nettlestone A side, but Alfie Pilbeam and Leo Bartlett both scored good tries in a 4-2 defeat against Binstead A in the next match. Ruby Parker then scored a try against Greenmount B, although we lost 4-1 and we finished with a 5-1 defeat against Haylands, with Leo scoring his second try of the day. Credit goes to both sides for not letting their heads drop, and for playing with such a fantastic team spirit all the way through.

 

In the Girls Tag Rugby festival, Leona Chiverton and Yvie Partridge both scored early tries in the opening match, only for Lanesend to score three tries in the closing couple of minutes to sneak a 4-2 win. The next match against Wroxall was end-to-end, with Yvie showing great skill to score two more tries, and Sylvia Jenvey picking up her first try of the afternoon in a 3-3 draw. Sylvia also scored against The Bay, but we were unable to breakthrough their defence again in a 3-1 defeat, but we ended the tournament with a great display against Wootton – Yvie and Sylvia again scoring tries, with Tia Childerstone and Lilli-Mae Reid also on the scoresheet in a 4-4 draw.

 

On Wednesday, it was the Years 3 and 4’s turn to compete as we travelled to Shanklin FC for the Cross Country Relays. 21 schools took part in the competition, with each child in a team of four having to run 875m. Good team spirit and determination saw our Year 3 Boys finish 12th, our Year 3 Girls 13th, our Year 4 Girls 14th, whilst our best performance of the afternoon saw our Year 4 Boys end in 10th place.

In the past couple of weeks, we have entered teams into the Mixed Tag Rugby and Girls Tag Rugby Festivals, as well as the Cross Country Relays competition.

 

In the opening game of the Mixed Tag Rugby competition, our A team were desperately unlucky to have four tries disallowed against Nettlestone B and were defeated 1-0. However, they bounced back in their second game as they beat Binstead B 2-0 with tries for Isaac Glynn and Sean Brown. Despite a positive start in their next match against St Marys, we lost 5-2 with Isaac scoring his second try of the day, and Woody Brown his first. In our final group game, Sean and Woody both picked up their second tries of the afternoon, but we fell to a 5-2 defeat against Greenmount A to finish third out of five in the group.

 

The B team started with a 5-0 defeat in their group against a strong Nettlestone A side, but Alfie Pilbeam and Leo Bartlett both scored good tries in a 4-2 defeat against Binstead A in the next match. Ruby Parker then scored a try against Greenmount B, although we lost 4-1 and we finished with a 5-1 defeat against Haylands, with Leo scoring his second try of the day. Credit goes to both sides for not letting their heads drop, and for playing with such a fantastic team spirit all the way through.

 

In the Girls Tag Rugby festival, Leona Chiverton and Yvie Partridge both scored early tries in the opening match, only for Lanesend to score three tries in the closing couple of minutes to sneak a 4-2 win. The next match against Wroxall was end-to-end, with Yvie showing great skill to score two more tries, and Sylvia Jenvey picking up her first try of the afternoon in a 3-3 draw. Sylvia also scored against The Bay, but we were unable to breakthrough their defence again in a 3-1 defeat, but we ended the tournament with a great display against Wootton – Yvie and Sylvia again scoring tries, with Tia Childerstone and Lilli-Mae Reid also on the scoresheet in a 4-4 draw.

 

On Wednesday, it was the Years 3 and 4’s turn to compete as we travelled to Shanklin FC for the Cross Country Relays. 21 schools took part in the competition, with each child in a team of four having to run 875m. Good team spirit and determination saw our Year 3 Boys finish 12th, our Year 3 Girls 13th, our Year 4 Girls 14th, whilst our best performance of the afternoon saw our Year 4 Boys end in 10th place.

In the past couple of weeks, we have entered teams into the Mixed Tag Rugby and Girls Tag Rugby Festivals, as well as the Cross Country Relays competition.

 

In the opening game of the Mixed Tag Rugby competition, our A team were desperately unlucky to have four tries disallowed against Nettlestone B and were defeated 1-0. However, they bounced back in their second game as they beat Binstead B 2-0 with tries for Isaac Glynn and Sean Brown. Despite a positive start in their next match against St Marys, we lost 5-2 with Isaac scoring his second try of the day, and Woody Brown his first. In our final group game, Sean and Woody both picked up their second tries of the afternoon, but we fell to a 5-2 defeat against Greenmount A to finish third out of five in the group.

 

The B team started with a 5-0 defeat in their group against a strong Nettlestone A side, but Alfie Pilbeam and Leo Bartlett both scored good tries in a 4-2 defeat against Binstead A in the next match. Ruby Parker then scored a try against Greenmount B, although we lost 4-1 and we finished with a 5-1 defeat against Haylands, with Leo scoring his second try of the day. Credit goes to both sides for not letting their heads drop, and for playing with such a fantastic team spirit all the way through.

 

In the Girls Tag Rugby festival, Leona Chiverton and Yvie Partridge both scored early tries in the opening match, only for Lanesend to score three tries in the closing couple of minutes to sneak a 4-2 win. The next match against Wroxall was end-to-end, with Yvie showing great skill to score two more tries, and Sylvia Jenvey picking up her first try of the afternoon in a 3-3 draw. Sylvia also scored against The Bay, but we were unable to breakthrough their defence again in a 3-1 defeat, but we ended the tournament with a great display against Wootton – Yvie and Sylvia again scoring tries, with Tia Childerstone and Lilli-Mae Reid also on the scoresheet in a 4-4 draw.

 

On Wednesday, it was the Years 3 and 4’s turn to compete as we travelled to Shanklin FC for the Cross Country Relays. 21 schools took part in the competition, with each child in a team of four having to run 875m. Good team spirit and determination saw our Year 3 Boys finish 12th, our Year 3 Girls 13th, our Year 4 Girls 14th, whilst our best performance of the afternoon saw our Year 4 Boys end in 10th place.

In the past couple of weeks, we have entered teams into the Mixed Tag Rugby and Girls Tag Rugby Festivals, as well as the Cross Country Relays competition.

 

In the opening game of the Mixed Tag Rugby competition, our A team were desperately unlucky to have four tries disallowed against Nettlestone B and were defeated 1-0. However, they bounced back in their second game as they beat Binstead B 2-0 with tries for Isaac Glynn and Sean Brown. Despite a positive start in their next match against St Marys, we lost 5-2 with Isaac scoring his second try of the day, and Woody Brown his first. In our final group game, Sean and Woody both picked up their second tries of the afternoon, but we fell to a 5-2 defeat against Greenmount A to finish third out of five in the group.

 

The B team started with a 5-0 defeat in their group against a strong Nettlestone A side, but Alfie Pilbeam and Leo Bartlett both scored good tries in a 4-2 defeat against Binstead A in the next match. Ruby Parker then scored a try against Greenmount B, although we lost 4-1 and we finished with a 5-1 defeat against Haylands, with Leo scoring his second try of the day. Credit goes to both sides for not letting their heads drop, and for playing with such a fantastic team spirit all the way through.

 

In the Girls Tag Rugby festival, Leona Chiverton and Yvie Partridge both scored early tries in the opening match, only for Lanesend to score three tries in the closing couple of minutes to sneak a 4-2 win. The next match against Wroxall was end-to-end, with Yvie showing great skill to score two more tries, and Sylvia Jenvey picking up her first try of the afternoon in a 3-3 draw. Sylvia also scored against The Bay, but we were unable to breakthrough their defence again in a 3-1 defeat, but we ended the tournament with a great display against Wootton – Yvie and Sylvia again scoring tries, with Tia Childerstone and Lilli-Mae Reid also on the scoresheet in a 4-4 draw.

 

On Wednesday, it was the Years 3 and 4’s turn to compete as we travelled to Shanklin FC for the Cross Country Relays. 21 schools took part in the competition, with each child in a team of four having to run 875m. Good team spirit and determination saw our Year 3 Boys finish 12th, our Year 3 Girls 13th, our Year 4 Girls 14th, whilst our best performance of the afternoon saw our Year 4 Boys end in 10th place.

Year 6 Football Update

 

The Year 6 football team played two league matches on Friday 22nd September as they travelled to Greenmount to play Greenmount and Barton.

 

In the first match against Barton, we dominated the opening stages, but fell 1-0 behind after a fantastic free kick made its way into the top corner of our goal. Despite the setback, the team played some really good football with Alfie Pilbeam going close soon after before hitting the post from distance. Isaac Glynn then went narrowly over, whilst Ciaran Morey made a good save in goal at the other end to ensure we didn’t go 2-0 behind. After half time, more pressure was applied on the Barton defence with Alfie Pilbeam again going agonisingly close to finding the equaliser only to find his shot squeeze past the post, before Alfie Pontin hit a sweet volley that looked destined to find the net only to go just over the bar. Despite a number of chances, and some fantastic runs from Sean Brown on the left hand side of midfield, we were unable to find the breakthrough and ended up losing the game 1-0.

 

After a quick turnaround we then faced our hosts Greenmount, who had already beaten Barton 5-0 earlier in the afternoon. Greenmount went 1-0 up in the early stages after two players were left unmarked at the back post. However, we created some chances of our own but still couldn’t find a goal as we went in 1-0 down at half time. In the second half, it was soon 2-0 to Greenmount, but we came right back into the game and caused the Greenmount defence a number of problems, with Isaac Glynn desperately unlucky when he saw his strike cannon off the crossbar. We also defended solidly, with Ciaran Morey making a couple of outstanding saves and some brave defending from Luke Glynn and Yvie Partridge ensured the deficit stayed at two. With just over a minute to play, a great interception from Isaac Glynn saw us counter-attack, his ball found Alfie Pilbeam, who turned and passed to Sean Brown, who made a great run and shot, only to see us again denied by the post, with the ball rolling safely into the Greenmount keeper’s arms, the score finishing 2-0.

 

Squad: Ciaran Morey, Luke Glynn, Yvie Partridge, Troy Bartlett, Sean Brown, Isaac Glynn (capt), Leona Chiverton, Alfie Pilbeam, Woody Brown, Alfie Pontin

 

Player of the Day – Sean Brown for some excellent battles in midfield and outstanding runs on the left hand side of midfield

Football Season Underway

 

The school football season got underway last week as both the U11 Boys and U11 Girls played two matches in the Danone Cup.

 

First up were the girls who travelled to Bembridge to take on the hosts as well as Binstead. The first match saw us have lots of chances, particularly in the second half, but we were unable to find the breakthrough and the match ended in a 0-0 draw. A match against Binstead followed, which saw the girls go 1-0 down in the early stages. However, our heads didn’t drop and we continued battling right the way to the end with some fantastic defending. We also created some good chances in the second half and were unlucky not to score with the match ending in a 1-0 defeat.

 

Girls squad: Leona Chiverton (capt), Drew Busst, Ruby Parker, Yvie Partridge, Evie Gallagher, Lilli-Mae Reid, Poppy Johnson

 

Player of the tournament: Yvie Partridge for great commitment and work rate in defence

 

A day later the boys faced up against Greenmount and Binstead. The first game was always going to be difficult against a strong Greenmount side and the boys were soon 1-0 down after a great goal from outside the area. However, the boys kept a positive attitude and played some fantastic football as they stayed in the game and began to go forward and create chances. With the game heading towards its finish, the boys’ efforts were rewarded when captain Isaac Glynn struck home for the equaliser with two minutes to play to gain a well-deserved 1-1 draw. In the next game, the boys continued to play some very good football, but despite a number of opportunities were unable to find the back of the net. Binstead then went 1-0 up as they scored from the result of a corner and we were unable to find a goal to get us back into the game, with the match ending 1-0.

 

Boys squad: Isaac Glynn (capt), Luke Glynn, Sean Brown, Troy Bartlett, Woody Brown, Alfie Pilbeam, Leo Bartlett, Maciej Sadel

 

Player of the tournament: Isaac Glynn for good leadership, a great attitude and our opening goal of the season

Thank You!

 

11/7/17 - With the end of the school year less than 2 weeks away, I just wanted to give a big personal thank you to all the staff, children and pupils of Dover Park for all their efforts, help and support over the last 3 years. I know that we are very fortunate to have a lot of talented children who really excel and enjoy their sport and it has been a privilege to help nurture this talent and watch them achieve in sports clubs, inter-school competitions and gifted + talented sessions etc. 

 

To leave Dover Park with the national School Games Gold Mark for Sport, being regular challengers for honours in Ryde and Islandwide competitions and providing opportunities for ALL pupils to gain new skills through a wide range of sports has brought me great personal and professional joy. I hope to see you all again at sporting competitions in the future.

 

Yours in sport,

 

Mr S Cleare.

 

 

 

Primary Island Games - Handball Champions!

4/7/17 - Yesterday 4 of our Y6 pupils were part of the Ryde representative team at the Primary Island Games Handball competition held at Queensgate Primary School. Rather than 1 big event at Sandown, this year each sport was held on different nights at different locations. This was to avoid the disappointment of last year's cancellation.  

 

Going up against Newport, The Bay, Cowes and Ventnor cluster areas, our team played some amazing Handball! With boys playing the first half of each match and the girls the second, our team remained unbeaten throughout the tournament (3 wins and a draw) and deservedly earned their gold medals! 

 

After a lot of hard work through our trials selection and 3 weeks of practice session, this was the perfect conclusion!

 

Pictured above are our Dover Park members of the team; Elizabeth Lafolley, Harry Symes, Casey Townson and Charlie Moss.

 

Results:  

Ryde 1 - The Bay 0

Ryde 2 - Ventnor 1

Ryde 1 - Newport 1

Ryde 4 - Cowes 1

Y5/6 Tri-Golf Festival

9/6/17 - Yesterday saw 7 of our Y5/6 pupils travel to Smallbrook Astroturf to compete in the Tri-Golf Festival. Teams from across the Island took part in 7 different skill challenges to see who could score the most points. The children used plastic clubs to complete games based around accuracy, putting, and chipping. Despite the extremely blustery conditions, all the children tried very hard and ended up finishing in 7th place overall. A great afternoon learning a new sport!

 

 

Congratulations to the winners who were Greenmount!

 

Team: Callum Dean, Alisha Bartlett, Emily Marshall, Spencer Bartlett, Ben Gallop, Connor Sedgwick, Faith Watts.

Y5/6 Quad Kids Athletics

22/5/17 - Last Friday our Y5/6 Athletes competed against 8 other schools from across the Island in the Y5/6 Quad Kids Athletics competition. 4 boys and 4 girls from each school had to compete in a 75m sprint, 600m middle distance race, vortex throw and a standing long jump. All the athletes scores were added together to provide the winning school and individual athletes.

 

All of our athletes performed with 100% effort and were fine representatives of the school. Particular mentions to Harry Symes and Elizabeth Lafolley who were 7th and 8th best boy and girl overall. A fantastic achievement!

 

Overall Dover Park was 6th position, finishing ahead of Greenmount, Wroxall and Shalfleet. 

 

Well done team!

 

Team: Sylvia Jenvey, Lyla Day, Yvie Partridge, Elizabeth Lafolley, Leon Shuter, Harry Symes, Frankie Leftley, Connor Sangster.

U-11 Boys Cricket vs Queensgate + Cowes

16/5/17 - Last Friday our U-11 Boys Cricket team travelled to East Cowes to play in our area qualifier against Queensgate and Cowes Primary Schools. The winning school would progress to the knockout finals day at Newclose CC.

 

Playing on their last concrete court against the hosts first, we struggled with not playing on grass and only posted a modest run total. Despite some excellent boundaries, our lack of quick scoring 1's and 2's came back to haunt us once more. Queensgate's response was emphatic and they easily won our game by around 20 runs.

 

This meant our game against Cowes had to result in a win to have any chance of progressing. Thankfully we produced some fantastic cricket to earn a priceless victory of our own. It was great to see our players learning from the previous game's mistakes and ending on a high.

 

We would now need Cowes to beat Queensgate in the last game to have any chance of qualification. As expected however, the dominant Queensgate side won with ease and progress to the finals day. A great afternoon of quality cricket from all the teams and excellent effort from all the DP players.

 

Team: Leo Bartlett, Jamie Marshall, Sean Brown, Liam Kavanagh, Ciaran Morey, Harry Symes, Connor Sangster, Charlie Moss.

U-11 Girls Cricket vs Queensgate

12/5/17 - Yesterday (Thursday) our U-11 Girls Cricket team played at home against Queensgate Primary School. The winner of this qualifying match would go through to play in the knockout finals at Newclose Cricket Ground later in the summer. After playing Cricket in P.E, our girls were looking forward to applying their skills in a match scenario. We batted first and began our run scoring slowly. But 16 runs off the last over from Mazie and Casey saw us score 233 runs.

 

Queensgate started brighlty and whiulst we relied on big hits and boundaries, they consitently scored 1's and 2's off each ball. When it came to the final over, we were 4 runs behind. However, with 5 runs taken away for a wicket, we knew we could still win. Despite a maiden over by Cerys (who bowled superbly) we were unable to take the wicket needed and lost the match by an agonising 4 runs only.

 

Despite this i was so proud of the performance and hope to arrange some friendly games later in the term. Well done girls!

 

Team: Casey Townson, Mazie Callaghan, Nicola Kurowska, Elizabeth Lafolley, Drew Busst, Yvie Partridge, Cerys Briscoe, Poppy Johnson.

Y5/6 Badminton Festival

5/4/17 - Yesterday, 6 of our children represented our school in a Y5/6 Badminton Festival at Ryde Academy Sportshall. 10 schools from across the Island competed with singles and mixed doubles matches being played. Despite our Badminton club introducing the children to the basic rules, the standard was extremely high and as the competition progressed our players really had to step up their game to introduce new shots and techniques in to their play.

Overall it was an excellent reward for our Badminton Club members to experience a competitive tournament with the excellent equipment and facilities provided by Ryde Academy and Badminton England. Particular mention to Charlie Nash who really impressed despite never playing Badminton before, even being one of our most consistent points scorers!

 

Well done to all!

 

Team: Cody Reed, Harry Symes, Charlie Nash, Sharnee Reed, Evie Fackrell, Sean Brown.

Y5 Football Friendly vs Greenmount

31/3/17 - Our Y5 footballers had their first game in several weeks on Friday as we made the short trip to Greenmount for a friendly fixture. A well balanced game on paper as both teams experimented with new players and team combinations. Greenmount started the game very brightly as we struggled to get used to the long grass and unfamiliar positions. We found ourselves 2-0 down with HT fast approaching. Luckily a tap in on the line from Sean reduced the gap just as the HT whistle blew. 2-1 at HT and all to play for.

 

Fortunately the 2nd half saw us play the kind of football I know we are capable of. Excellent passing and moving, particularly from our attacking players, and no nonsense defending from Luke and Cerys in defence. The equaliser deservedly came from Liam and despite chance after chance we couldnt beat the impressive Greenmount goalkeeper again. 2-2 the final score and a fair result overall. All our players did their job brilliantly. Particular mention to Cerys and Leona who did a great job playing against the boys, a deserved chance after their performances in our successful girls team.

 

Team: Alfie Pontin, Luke Glynn, Cerys Briscoe, Alfie Pilbeam, Leona Chiverton, Isaac Glynn, Liam Kavanagh, Sean Brown, Ciaran Morey.

C4L Indoor Archery

20/3/17 - On Monday, 6 of our KS2 children attended the C4L Indoor Archery Festival at Greenmount Primary School. Alongside teams from Greenmount, Nettlestone and St. Mary's, our archers learned how to correctly fire the bows, aim and hit targets at different distances and enjoy fun target games involving dive bombing and shooting the invading army! This was a great experience for our children, all of whom haven't attended a sporting competition before. Thanks to Tony Harris and Greenmount Primary for hosting/arranging this event.

 

Team: Elsie-May Portsmouth, Ethan Clarke, Tyler Tomlin, Barney Downie, Leo Williams, Leon Dale-Lamb.

IOW Sports Foundation Awards 2017

16/3/17 - Thursday night saw sportsmen and women from across the Isle of Wight recognised at the annual IOW Sports Foundation Awards ceremony held at Medina Theatre in Newport. For the first time this year, Primary and Secondary schools were nominated for their commitment to and provision for school sports. We were delighted to receive a nomination alongside 7 other primary schools in the Junior School category. Whilst we did not win the category overall (congratulations to Hunnyhill Primary on this achievement), to be nominated alongside successful, well established sporting schools was a massive vote of confidence in all the children's efforts in after school clubs and sports competitions and events.

 

Well done everybody!

U-11 Girls Football Q/F vs Shalfleet

Dover Park - 0

Shalfleet - 8

 

 

3/3/17 - Our U-11 girls team played their Q/F match against Shalfleet on Friday. After a perfect group stage performance, we knew that this would be a real challenge as our opponents also went through their group fixtures unbeaten.

 

On a very muddy pitch, both teams struggle under foot. Our opponents were on top from the beginning having the majority of the ball and the chances. Despite our best efforts we found ourselves 3-0 down at HT. Despite this the girls did not give up and still has the belief they could come back and get a result!

 

The 2nd half continued very much like the 1st and with tiring legs and an ever deteriorating pitch, our visitors scored some quickfire goal near the end to further increase their lead. 

 

Despite the final score, the girls performed fantastically well to get to the Q/F stage in their first year as a team. Whilst having an off day today, their performances up until now had been fantastic and they should all be proud of their achievements.

 

Team: Elizabeth Lafolley, Cerys Briscoe, Shelby Julian, Mazie Callaghan, Nicola Kurowska, Casey Townson, Leona Chiverton, Sylvia Jenvey.

Y3/4 Indoor Athletics @ Medina Sportshall

1/3/17 - On Wednesday our team of 12 Y3//4 athletes travelled to Medina Sportshall to compete in the Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics competition. With 12 schools in total competing, there was some fantastic performances by some very talented athletes! Just like the Y5/6 competition before Christmas, each child competed in a throwing or jumping event and 2 x running relay events. All of the combined scores were used to calculate the overall winner. We performed particularly well in the running events, finishing 2nd or 3rd in every one of our 6 team heats. Well done to Elise and Maciej who both finished 3rd in the Standing Wall Jump and to James who finished 3rd in the Speed Bounce. 

 

Overall, we finished 7th out of the 12 schools, all gave 100% effort and were fine representatives of our school. Well done!

 

Boys Team: Tyler Bartlett, Szymon Wisniewski, Viljen Isupov, Maciej Sadel, James Davis, Kienan Bloomfield.

 

Girls Team: Nicole Canderton, Alicia Horton, Eva Canderton, Elise Savage, Poppy Johnson, Esther Jolliffe.

IOW Primary Cross Country Championships 2017

17/2/17 - Our Year 3-6 runners competed in this years IOW Primary Cross Country Championships just before half-term. 25 Primary schools entered the event and 4 races took place; Y3/4 boys and girls followed by the Y5/6 boys and girls races. Our runners performed brilliantly and all gave 100% on a tough, undulating course at Northwood Showground. With results still to be published, we wait to see where we finished!

 

Y3/4 Boys - Tyler Weller, Szymon Wisniewski, Riley Monk, Leo Bartlett, Finnley Perkis, Maciej Sadel.

 

Y3/4 Girls - Nicole Canderton, Alicia Horton, Eva Swinnerton, Aleisha-Mai Clark, Poppy Johnson, Elise Savage.

 

Y5/6 Boys - Leon Shuter, Cody Read, Connor Sangster, Sean Brown.

 

Y5/6 Girls - Evie Fackrell, Lyla Day, Sylvia Jenvey, Casey Townson, Scarlet Copson.

IOW Cross Country Results

U-11 Girls Football vs St. Blasius

St. Blasius - 0 

Dover Park - 5

 

10/2/17 - Friday saw our girls football team play their last league fixture away at St. Blasius Academy in Shanklin. Having won our last 2 games 1-0 we hoped to complete a perfect league record and with qualification to the QF's already assured, our players certainly played without pressure. Right from the start we attacked and kept the ball in the opposition half, leaving a very cold Elizabeth in goal with nothing to do at all. Within the first 10 minutes we found ourselves 4-0 up. A hat-trick from Casey and one from Nicola was a well deserved reflection on our dominance throughout. At this point the game became a bit disjointed as we swapped the players around a bit to give our very cold defenders a chance to run around up front. No further goals and 4-0 at HT.

 

The second half saw our dominance continue, but only one further goal was added through Shelby. Our continued rotation of players and positions was needed with the game already won and ice cold temperatures. Our opponents gave us a much better game in the second half and never gave up despite the scoreline and balance of play. 

 

5-0 the final score and every one of our players played outstandingly. We deservedly head into our home QF against Shalfleet on March 3rd unbeaten and yet to concede a goal!

 

Well done girls!

 

Team: Elizabeth Lafolley, Shelby Julian, Cerys Briscoe, Mazie Callaghan, Sylvia Jenvey, Leona Chiverton, Nicola Kurowska, Casey Townson, Ruby Parker. 

Y5/6 Ryde Area Basketball