Year 5/6 Grafham Water Residential Trip – Tuesday

After a delicious hot breakfast, the children headed out to the woods to participate in Bush Craft. First of all they had to use their skills to build a shelter, before learning how to make a fire! Using the fire, the children heated up their squash and cooked marshmallows!

During the afternoon we all learnt how to be successful at archery. This evening we will be participating in the ‘Grafham Challenge’.

To keep posted on how the children are getting on each day check our Year 6 Blog section of the website or click here.


Year 3/4 G&T Afternoon at Ormiston Bushfield Academy

This afternoon we took 8 of our children to a Year 3 and 4 Gifted and Talented Sports Afternoon at Ormiston Bushfield Academy. The children were all picked for showing outstanding ability in PE through this year so far.

While there the afternoon was split into two sections with the children getting the opportunity to learn two new sports!

The first activity was table tennis where children learnt the basic grip, as well as rallying skills to play a game with a partner. Next up the children got to use the trampolines where they initially learnt how to perform a straight jump. This then progressed on to the children learning how to perform a Tuck, Straddle and Pike jump, as well as a Half Twist.

All of the children worked really hard and helped to further improve their already blossoming sporting ability.


Spotty Splat-acular for Children in Need!

Today all of the children came into school in spotty fancy dress in order to raise money for children in need. Along with this the afternoon consisted of a ‘Splat the Teacher’ event, where children had brought raffle tickets in the week for the chance to splat a teacher of their choice.

This was a brilliant day with all of the children having a great time. They all looked excellent in their spotty clothes and truly enjoyed watching their class mates splat the teachers.

Through the kind contributions of all the children we managed to raise a total of £82.40 for the splat the teacher, as well as £132.59 from the fancy dress. Overall this gave us a whopping total of £214.99 for Children in Need!



Winyates Retain Orton Hockey Title!

Each year here at Winyates we host the Orton Hockey Tournament for Year 5/6 children. This is a tournament that we have had great success in the past, winning for 6 of the last 7 years. Today we hoped to build upon this success as we welcomed Orton Wistow, St Johns and Braybrook Primary Schools. As most schools had 2 teams we ran an A and a B team league competition.

We entered 3 teams and all of the children played some great hockey and showed a brilliant determination in their play. The A team competition was very close with it going right down to the wire in a final, as our A team and St Johns team could not be split after the round robin matches. This final then also finished as a tie so the game and tournament was settled on a penalty shootout, which our children were victories 3-0. The B and C teams also worked very hard managing to finish 2nd and 4th in the B league respectively.

It was a really great afternoon and we enjoyed welcoming some of the local primary schools to take part with us.

Winyates Welcomes Professional Hockey Coach

This week we have welcomed professional hockey coach Neil Evans into school. Neil coaches at Long Sutton Hockey Club, as well as playing for Cambridge City Hockey Club in the National Hockey League!

Neil has worked with all of our classes this week to develop their hockey skills, as well as fostering a love for the sport. In Key Stage 1 there was a key focus on the basic skills of dribbling and passing, while the Key Stage 2 children developed their tackling and tactical understanding during hockey matches.


Over the week Neil was really impressed with the ability of all of our children and found it really difficult to choose only two hockey stars of the week. However, he chose that Jan Kulesza and Lana Bozenkova (below) were the stars for Key Stage 1 and 2 respectively. Well done to both of them who were awarded with a free hockey stick as their prize!

Year 5/6 Peterborough Hockey Tournament

Today we traveled to the City of Peterborough Hockey Club to take part in the Year 5/6 Peterborough Hockey Tournament. This tournament included 20 teams from Peterborough and the surrounding area.

We took three teams along to the tournament and they were all split into different groups. The A team played well and managed to win two matches, draw one match and lost one match, finishing 2nd in their group. The B team managed to win all four of their matches without conceeding a single goal meaning that they won their group, and finally the C team managed to win one match, draw one and lose two games finishing 3rd in their group.

Through the exceptional performance of the B team they have now qualified to take part in the County Hockey Finals. Well done to all of the players in all of the teams who were fantastic!

A team.

B team.

C team.

Year 5/6 Peterborough Tag Rugby Tournament

On Tuesday 17th October we took three teams to participate in the Year 5/6 Peterborough Tag Rugby Tournament at Peterborough Rugby Club. This was a huge tournament consisting of 22 teams from schools all over Peterborough.

Each of our teams were split into a different group and they all worked really hard with the aim of getting into the semi-finals. Our A team managed to achieve this by winning 4 matches and drawing 1, while our C team narrowly missed out finishing 2nd in their group, and the B team came 3rd in theirs.

This meant that our A team would play Eyrescroft Primary School in the semi-final, a match that we managed to come out of victorious by winning 4-3. This then set up a final clash against Heritage Park Primary School where after a tight match the final result was a 6-3 loss, which meant that we managed to finish 2nd in the whole tournament!

The children should be exceptionally proud of their efforts, as we are also, to finish 2nd out of 22 teams is a truly remarkable achievement. Congratulations to all of the players.


Year 3/4 Orton Tag Rugby Tournament

Today we took two teams to Ormiston Bushfield Academy for the Year 3/4 Orton Tag Rugby Tournament. The tournament included teams from Braybrook and St Johns as well as our two teams. The tournament involved a round robin followed by a final placing match.

The results of the round robin were as follows:

A Team B Team
Won 5-1 vs Braybrook Won 4-3 vs St John’s
Won 4-2 vs Winyates B Lost 2-4 vs Winyates A
Won 3-2 vs St Johns Won 3-1 vs Braybrook

This meant that both of our teams qualified to play against each other in an all Winyates final! This was a very closely fought match with the A team just coming through as 4-1 winners. Overall this meant that our A team finished in 1st place and out B team finished in 2nd place, well done to all of the players!

Year 5/6 Orton Tag Rugby Tournament

On Monday 9th October we took two teams along to the Orton Tag Rugby tournament at Ormiston Bushfield Academy. The tournament included two teams from Braybrook, one team from St John’s as well as our two teams.

The results were as follows.

A Team B Team
Won 7-0 vs Braybrook B Won 4-3 vs Braybrook A
Won 9-0 vs Braybrook A Lost 1-3 vs St Johns
Won 4-2 vs Winyates B Lost 2-4 vs Winyates A
Drew 6-6 vs St Johns Won 3-2 vs Braybrook B

This meant that overall the A Team managed to finish in 1st place and the B team finished in 3rd place. Well done to all of the players you were fantastic!

Year 3/4 Tag Rugby Match vs Heritage Park

On Friday afternoon we welcomed Heritage Park Primary School for a friendly Tag Rugby match. Each school had an A team and a B team who each played both of the other schools teams. After this there was then a third match where the A teams and B teams played against each other again.

Overall the children were fantastic with the A team managing to win all 3 of their matches.
The B team also played well and after a few narrow defeats they managed to win their final match by a whopping 7-3.

When all of the results were combined our school were victorious coming out as 4-2 winners on matches.

Well done to all of the players you were fantastic!