Highworth Sporting Fixtures September - February
Yr group Date Event
5/6 23/10/19 Boys' Football Cup Match (C Team)
4 25/10/19 Sports Hub - Netball Festival
5/6 6/11/19 Boys Football Cup Match
3-6 8/11/19 Intra-house Benchball Tournament
5/6 11/11/19 Girls' Football Tournament
5/6 13/11/19 Girls' Friendly Football Tournament
6 15/11/19 Sports Hub - Tag Rugby
3/4 20/11/19 Hockey Friendly Match
1 22/11/19 Sports Hub Gymnastics
5/6 22/11/19 Netball Tournament
Reception 29/11/19 Sports Hub - Gymnastics
5/6 4/12/19 Boys' Football League Match
5/6 22/1/20 Boys' Friendly Football Match
5/6 10/2/20 Boys' Football League Match
(Cedar Park Football League Match to be confirmed early March)
We continue to run Mile A Day during break and lunchtimes, trying to promote healthy lifestyles and get the children more active while outside.
We have appointed new Sports Leaders this term. Various children from from each house group have volunteered their services. The children help set up and run lunchtime activities for the other children and support in counting the miles during Mile A Day. They meet every Tuesday break-time to discuss any issues arising and talk about future activities and events they would like to run.
This term Year 2 and Year 5 have both attended sport events at Holmer green school as part of our Sports Hub. Year 2 children participated in a multi-skills event earlier in the term where they enjoyed playing a large variety of mini games and developing their sporting skills. Year 5 participated in a football event showing great play from all children. It was lovely to see some children's confidence and enthusiasm grow as the afternoon went on allowing themselves to get more involved. The event was a massive success and our children performed brilliantly, winning multiple games and most importantly persevering until the final whistle when we may have not been winning. Well done year 5!
Next week Year 4 are due to attend their Netball event. The children have been practising in lessons and at lunchtime.
On Wednesday 16th September Highworth hosted St. Teresa’s School for a Hockey event. Highworth entered three teams and St. Teresa’s entered four teams all from years 5 and 6. The teams competed in two leagues to gain points on the league table. The event was very enjoyable, and our Hockey team represented the school in a great light, demonstrating good sportsmanship qualities and enthusiasm. We are pleased to say that at the end of the tournament Highworth A (Blues) were the runners up in League one just behind St. Teresa’s A (Yellows). Highworth B (Greens) and C (Yellows) finished level on points as joint winners of League two. It is worth noting that this was our first competitive hockey fixture and we were very proud of our talented young sports men/women. Well done to you all.
Next Wednesday we are participating in the first round of the Boys' District Cup hosted by Hamilton. We will play 5 matches each lasting 10 minutes. On Wednesday 13th November we are due to play in the Girls' Distict cup at Tylers Green Middle School. The girls are really excited to be wearing their brand new kit and we hope it will bring them good luck.
Monday -Years 1-3 Ultimate Frisbee
Tuesday - Years 5 and 6 Gymnastics, Years 5 and 6 Lacrosse
Wednesday -Years 3-6 Fitness Fun, Year 5 and 6 Netball Club, Seido Karate (external)
Thursday - Year 2-6 Multi - Skills, Year 4-6 Ultimate Frisbee
Friday - Year 5 and 6 Boys and Football Club
Chance to Shine Cricket Coach
This term the children in year 1 have been really lucky to have the opportunity of working with a cricket coach called Stuart. He has been developing their skills and promoting the sport through various mini games.
Highworth is delighted to announce we have been awarded the bronze School Games Award for our efforts in all elements in physical activity last year. This is a great achievement and is a collective effort from the entire school including children and staff! Our PE team is now determined to improve all elements of physical activity further to achieve nothing less than a gold medal award at the end of this school year! Thank you to everyone that has helped us towards this great achievement.
This term Year 2 and Reception have both had the opportunity in attending a multi- skills event as part of our Holmer Green Sports Hub. The children all enjoyed participating in a variety of activities throughout the afternoon and honed their skills. Year 6 played Volleyball for their Sports Hub event and competed against local schools. It was really nice to see the children put into action what they had learnt in lessons and develop their skills further. In June, Year 3 participated in a Cricket festival and played mini games against four other schools.
Some lucky children in Years 5 and 6 also attended a multi- skills event at John Hampden Grammar School run by our local School Games Organiser. The children completed a 'round robin ' of athletics based activities and enjoyed the all inclusive nature of the afternoon.
Sadly all competitions had to be put on hold this term due to my hip having to be replaced. Mr Bailey and Mr Burnard have been holding the fort with Mrs Lenehan and Mrs Hasty filling in where needed. We had planned on attending a cricket competition at Wycombe Cricket Club but due to poor weather it had to be rearranged at short notice and we were unable to attend. We are hoping to put lots in the diary for the new academic year and intend on prioritising inter - schools competitions in Key Stage 2. The PE team are also keen to hold a different intra - school, house, sports competition each term. Watch this space for news!!
On July 17th we are attending a Swimming gala at Wycombe Leisure Centre. Twelve talented children have just been selected and will get to compete against four other schools. The standard is very high we are all looking forward to a great afternoon.
Monday - Year 1 and 2 Athletics
Girls' Fitness - Years 3-6
Tuesday - Year 3 -6 Tennis
Wednesday - Seido Karate (external)
Year 3-6 Running
Year 3 and 4 Multi skills
Thursday - Years 3-6 Athletics
Friday - Years 3-6 - Cricket
Chance to Shine Cricket Coach
In the early part of the Summer term we were lucky to have the chance to work with a Wycombe Cricket coach called Adam Dobbs. He worked with Year 3 children to develop their cricket skills and promoted a brand new Chance to Shine club based at the cricket ground. Lots of the children signed and up and it was great to see some of the more unusual children show a flare for the sport.
We had a great Sports Day last week. All children from Years 1 - 6 participated in six different activities and then selected children competed in a sprint or a long distance race. We had fabulous weather and all the children had lots of fun trying to earn points for their House group. Aylesbury Grammar School kindly offered the services of their Sports Leaders and brought along fifteen boys to help. This was greatly appreciated and we thank Mr McGill and all of the boys for helping make it a memorable day.
Early Years Sports Day
Another successful event. All the little competitors got to compete in three different races from egg and spoon, dressing up race to a traditional sprint down the line. We have some real talent - we can't wait to see what they can do in Year 1 and further ups the school.
New Kits for Girl's football
The new kits have arrived. We are looking forward to September to play some fixtures with our new team. The girls' team this year only conceded one match so they have a lot to live up to in the coming year.
We are really excited to announce that we have employed another sports coach to join our PE team. Mr Lee Hawkes will be joining us in September on a full-time basis, teaching PE and running a variety of lunch time and after school clubs.
On January 18th Year 1 participated in a Gymnastics festival. The children all got to try out different activities with lots of unusual equipment. They had lots of fun investigating travelling down the apparatus in a variety of ways and improved their ability to roll .