This summer term, Mr Daniels organised competitions in netball and football in the Key Stage 2 classes. This was the first taste of representative sport for some children and will prepare them hopefully for representing the school next year. The results and tables are below: ask your child what team they were in.
There is a list below of all the sports events taking place this summer. Make a note in your diary especially if your child is a sporty member of year 5 and 6.
In the final week of the spring term we had a whole school dance morning i which each class took turns to perform a dance based on one of the book they had read in class. There was a huge range of dance styles on display and the standard was very high especially considering this was the first time most of the children had performed in this way. Have a look at the pictures below which show some of the dances performed.
Seven pupils from the school took part in the North London Half Marathon on Sunday 12th March. They had already run twelve miles in school time and ran the last mile at Wembley stadium. They had a fantastic day and our thanks must go to Ms Moorghen and Mr Gould who ran with them on the day (as well as giving up their Sunday morning!).
Our students are getting much better at distance running thanks to the Daily Mile. We put in a much better performance in the cross country competition on Friday 3rd March. Our best boy finished 26th out of a field of 118 and our best girl came 59th out of 102.
Well done to both basketball teams who attended the basketball competition at Grieg City Academy on 24th November. Our A team finished second overall and our B team came fourth in their final pool but competed the tournament with a better record than many schools' A teams.
The results are all on the document bellow.
Well done to the pupils from years 4 - 6 who took part in the Sports Hall Athletics competition on 19th January. the team had practised during after school coaching sessions and did well to achieve a creditable 4th position overall. The results are on the document below.
Thanks to Gavin and Mr Daniels who coached and select the team.
This will be another busy term on the sports field. There will be a football league so expect lots of football reports. We will be entering pupils for a gymnastics competition in years 3 and 4 for the first time. Details of dates and events can be found on the document below.
The Girls' table tennis team followed the boys in being victorious in the South Haringey table tennis championship. They won every game and were comfortable winners. Congratulations girls!
Our rugby team put up an encouraging performance at the Haringey Tag-Rugby competition on Thursday 10th November. wearing the new school kit for the first time, they got off to a shaky start, losing their first game. However, they then won three and drew one of the next four matches and only lost by one try to the eventual winners in an exciting 3:4 final match.
Boy's Table Tennis Team
Congratulations to our boys table tennis team who were victorious at the South Haringey Table Tennis Competition at Gladesmore School on Tuesday 8th November. They showed how all the practice they get on the school's outdoor tables has paid off.
Running is an easy and powerful exercise for anyone wishing to improve their general fitness and even lose weight. Haringey Sports Development Trust provide FREE coaching for children.
When? Every Tuesday between 16:00 and 17:30.
Where? New River Stadium, White Hart Lane
How? W3 bus towards Wood Green
Whether your child wants to compete ,improve their fitness or even have some fun with friends there could not be a better place. Children will receive coaching in distance running and speed events. All you need to do is turn up at reception and ask for Peter in order to register.
This is a fantastic opportunity that many children in the borough already benefit from. If you want more information, please speak to Mr Crowley.
Congratulations to our runners who took part in the first cross country event of the year at New River Stadium last week. the athletes worked hard and competed well against a strong field and learned many useful lessons for the next event on Tuesday 4th October.
Once again we will be taking part in a wide range of sport events this term. The events are detailed on the document below. We try to get as many pupils, especially from years 5 and 6, involved as possible so put these dates in your diary.
Teams of Year 5 (and some Year 4!) pupils went to Thomas More School on 8th July for a six-a-side football competition. There was a huge turnout and the standard of play was vary high indeed. The boys faced some tough competition and the tournament gave them an opportunity to get experience at a higher level of football than they are used to on the playground. They improved considerably as the tournament progressed and will be better prepared for competitive football in Year 6 as a result!
The girls did very well especially as they were missing some key players. They went through the group stage without conceding a single goal and dominated several games, winning one. In order to get to the semi-finals, they faced a penalty shootout which, unfortunately they lost (just like England then!).
Congratulations to the children who took part and I must mention the excellent organisation of a huge competition by the staff at Thomas More.
Cricket Competitions: 8th and 9th June 2016
Our boys' and girls' cricket teams were in action recently taking part in competitions in Crouch End. The boys won two out of their three group games before losing the decider to St Michael's to finish second in their group. The girls also performed well losing two close games at the group stage. Congratulation to both teams for their efforts!
If you are interested in your child playing cricket please use the link below which gives details for local clubs. It is a great sport to get involved with as it develops hand-eye coordination as well as catching and throwing skills.
Girls' Netball Team: 13th June 2016
We took a very inexperienced netball team to Highgate School on Monday and the acquitted themselves very creditably finishing 14th out of 21 schools.
Netball is a fantastic sport which is easy to learn and fun to play as well as being tremendous exercise.
If you want your child to play netball then the link below will take you to the Haringey website with links to local clubs. There is even information for those of you who want to relive your glory days playing at school! Look for 'Back 2 Netball on the same page.
Year 3 and 4 Tennis Team
Well done to the children from Year 3 and 4 who took part in a tennis competition on Thursday 26th May at Lea Valley Sports centre. They won some games and lost some games but most importantly had a wonderful experience and benefited from some excellent coaching.This was their first taste of competitive sport with children from other schools. The experience will make sure they are ready for more competitions in years 5 and 6.
Tennis is a fantastic sport for improving fitness, coordination and core strength and I would recommend getting your child involved.
If you want any information about local tennis clubs and coaching see Mr Crowley or follow this link for free tennis in Haringey's parks.
Free Basketball Coaching at Grieg City
Basketball and Athletics Competitions
Congratulations to the students who took part in the recent basketball and 'Quad Kids' Athletics competitions.
These are the tables from the basketball competition which took place at Grieg City. We did very well with slightly weaker teams than we would normally enter as we wanted to give opportunities to pupils who had not represented the school previously.
Morning Basketball groups:
POOL A W D L Pts
Earlham 3 0 0 9
St.Pauls & AH 2 0 1 7
Bruce Grove 1 0 2 5
St.Michaels N6 0 0 3 3
POOL E W D L Pts
St.Paul and AH B 3 0 0 9
Rokesly B 2 0 1 7
St.Mary’s B 1 0 2 5
Campsbourne B 0 0 3 3
POOL H ( 5th – 8th ) W D L Pts
St.Pauls & AH 3 0 0 9
Coldfall 2 0 1 7
Weston Park 1 0 2 5
St.Marys 0 0 3 3
POOL J ( 9th – 12th ) W D L Pts
Muswell Hill A 3 0 0 9
Rokesly A 2 0 1 7
St.Pauls & AH B 1 0 2 5
Bruce Grove A 0 0 3 3
The athletics team came 9th out of thirty schools and did especially well in the running competitions. I will post the full results when I get them.
Gymnastics Competition at Hornsey School for Girls
Congratulations to then pupils who attended the recent gymnastics competition: the first time the school has entered such a competition. They were a real credit to the school not just because of the high quality of their performance on the day but for the time they spent preparing in PE lessons (thanks Mr Vowles!) and at home.
We will be entering more such events in the future and this is part of raising the profile of gymnastics in the school as a whole. Gymnastics allows children who are not 'sporty' an opportunity to improve their physical fitness and strength in a different way. If you are interested in finding a club for your child to attend, please contact Mr Crowley.
Table Tennis Winners
Four of our boys took part in a table tennis competition at Gladesmore School on Tuesday 10th November. Not only did they win but did so by a huge margin. The standard of play was astonishing at times and the team won an amazing nineteen out of twenty matches winning the competition by two hundred points.
Our girls play their competition on Tuesday 17th November. No pressure!
Girls' Football Team
Congratulations to our Girls' football team who took part in the Haringey Football Finals on 15th October. They played three games, drawing two and losing one against a very high standard of opposition. The team finished third overall which means they are the third best team in Haringey: congratulations!
Haringey Schools Cross Country Competition and FREE COACHING
Girls and boys took part in the second 2000 m race of the year on Tuesday 8th October. Everyone worked hard and finished thoroughly out of breath after what was a very fast race won by some very impressive athletes.
Distance running has huge health benefits and we are lucky to have access to free coaching at New River Stadium. This takes place every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30 where the children will receive high quality coaching from qualified coaches.
If you wish your child to go you will need to make the arrangements yourself but please speak to me if you need any information. I have attached details below if you wish to contact the athletics club directly.
phone: 0788549775 / 02083601554
Six-a-Side Football at Thomas More School
Girls and Boys represented the school at six-a-side competitions last week. The teams were slightly depleted but both performed impressively and competed well winning several games each. The girls did so well in fact that they qualified for the Haringey semi finals which take place on Thursday 15th October at Woodside High School.
Watch this space for the results of that tournament.
Haringey Schools Cross Country Competition
Congratulations to the students from years five and six who took part in the first cross country race of the year on Tuesday evening. Everyone worked hard to get round the 2,000 metre course and learned some useful strategies to improve their performance in the next race.
Distance running offers many health benefits. It is good for building stamina and strength as well as endurance. However, it also requires practice as was shown by the club runners who finished the course so quickly! If you would like your child to work on their distance running, contact Enfield and Haringey Athletics club using the details below.
phone: 0788549775 / 02083601554
Sport in the Summer Term
Summer was another busy time for our children. Four year 4 pupils had a taste of competitive sport representing the school at a tennis tournament, teams of Year 5 boys and girls took part in a football competition at St Thomas More School and mixed teams from Years 5 and 6 played in a cricket competition.
Pupils from year 5 went to a multi sports festival at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre. They had taster sessions from representatives from local sports clubs including tennis, netball and even boxing! One of the year 5 teams brought home a trophy celebrating being the most improved and sporting team across the day.
The Year 5 swimming team won their gala by an impressive amount: congratulations to them as they have worked really hard on their swimming this year.
Finally, a mixed basketball team went to a friendly tournament at Greig City Academy and were hugely successful. They had some huge wins and the Grieg City sports coach was enormously complimentary about the standard of play from St Pauls' students and invited the girls to coaching sessions in the summer. For details see the documents below.