Peterborough Netball Finals!

Due to our exceptional performance yesterday in the Year 5/6 Orton Netball Tournament we qualified to take part in the Peterborough Finals today at Arthur Mellows Village College. This was a showdown by the top 8 schools in Peterborough to see who came out on top.

We started very brightly managing to win out first three matches winning 3-2 vs William De Yaxley, 4-1 vs Glinton Primary School and 3-1 vs John Clare Primary School. Next we unfortunately lost 4-0 to St John’s before bouncing back with an incredible 5-1 win over Elton. The final two games were very close and we narrowly lost 2-0 to Northborough and 4-3 to Hampton Vale.

This meant that when all of the scores were combined we had managed to finish in a truly impressive 3rd place! We are all really proud of the players and they should be too.


Year 3/4 Tag Rugby at Heritage Park

This afternoon we travelled to Heritage Park Primary School to take part in a friendly tag rugby event. As well as playing against Heritage Park we were also met by Fulbridge Academy for a series of matches.

The B team played very hard in their matches but despite growing in strength in every game they unfortunately lost their games 5-3 against Heritage Park A, 3-2 vs Fulbridge and 3-2 vs Heritage Park B. However the team should be very proud of their effort as they began to progress even through that short amount of time and showed a lot of promise for the future.

Our A team drew their first match 4-4 against Fulbridge, where they managed to fight back incredibly well from being 3-0 down. Next they managed to win 4-3 against Heritage Park B, before finishing off with a 5-4 win against Heritage Park A. This meant that the A team have the incredible record of being unbeaten in every Tag Rugby match that they have played this academic year!

All of the players worked really hard and represented our school in a brilliant manner, showing excellent sportsmanship throughout. Well done to both of our teams!

Year 5/6 Hockey County Finals!

Today we took part in the County Hockey tournament where all of the best teams from the whole of Cambridgeshire come together to see who are the very top schools.

This meant that the tournament contained 20 schools who were all initially split into groups of 5. Within the group stage the children were caught a bit cold in our first match and lost 2-0 to Harston & Newton Primary School, however we bounced back to win an incredible 5-0 in our second match against Cambridge International School. Next we faced Kingsfield Primary School and came out as 4-0 winners, before ending the group stage with a 4-1 win over Westfield Primary School. Overall this meant that we finished in 2nd place in our group and progressed on to the quarter final.

In the quarter final we faced Swavesey Primary School and after a very tight match came back to draw 2-2. The result was then decided on goals scored across the day meaning that we progressed through to the semi final. This was a very tough match and we lost to the eventual winners Hemingford Grey Primary School. Our day then culminated in the 3rd/4th playoff match which we were beaten by St Thomas Moore Primary School meaning that we finished in an incredible 4th place in the whole County!

Mr Carson-Doughty and Mrs Firth who were working with the team all day could not have been more prouder of this incredible performance and the way the children competed all day. Well done to all of the players!

Year 5/6 Orton Football Tournament

The Orton Football Tournament took place at Ormiston Bushfield Academy on the astroturf this afternoon.

We took two teams who were both separated into two groups. They played against all of the other schools in their group with the target of progressing on to the final. Our A team played sensationally in their group managing to win 2-0 and 1-0 in their matches. The B team however had some very difficult matches and managed to draw one and unfortunately lost two matches.

The A team then progressed to the final where they faced Orton Wistow in a very close match that finished 1-0 to Orton Wistow meaning that we finished in second place overall. All of the children should be very proud of their efforts and the way they played.

Year 5 Pizza Express Trip!

Due to our outstanding attendance before Christmas we won the terms attendance prize. This meant that today we were fortunate enough to get the opportunity to go to Pizza Express in town for a pizza making session.

The Children had a fantastic time and all managed to make their own cheese and tomato pizza. They were shown how to create the base before spreading their sauce and sprinkling the cheese over the top.

We all had a fantastic time and even had compliments from people we saw about how well behaved we were.

A Snowy Day at Winyates!

Today everyone in school had such a brilliant time in the snow. We had a great time at lunch, when each class spent a short time outside enjoying the snow before heading indoors for more fun before our afternoon lessons began.
It was truly exciting to be in school to play with our friends on such a lovely and snowy day…



Year 5/6 Golf Taster Sessions

This morning we welcomed in PGA Professional Golfers Adam Chamberlain and Sam Sharpe from the Peterborough Milton Golf Club. While in school they ran a golf taster session for our Year 5 and Year 6 children to participate in.

During the sessions children were split into four groups, where they then worked around a circuit of four different golfing games. Two of the sessions focused on the accuracy of our putting using a putter, while the other two focused on our accuracy when chipping the ball using an iron club.

The sessions were both truly fantastic and they all had a brilliant time, while learning a new sport. Finally, children took a letter home with them that detailed how they could get involved with golf outside of school. We will all be keeping an eye out to see if any of our eager young stars can become then next Justin Rose or Charley Hull.

New books coming home to support Phonics!

We are very happy that your child will now be bringing home our brand new Read, Write Inc. Book Bag books, which link closely with the phonics they are learning in class. Please support your child in their learning by sharing this book at home, daily, and by ensuring that your child brings it back into school with them each day.
Please don’t forget to sign your child’s reading journal, each time you listen to them read, so they can receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win a book of their choice! And finally, please don’t forget to take care, and return your book so that someone else can take it home.
Thank you for your continued support!
Mrs Favell
Literacy Coordinator

Reception Celebrate Chinese New Year!

This afternoon in Reception we celebrated the Chinese New Year. Within this we worked in teams to design a dragon, learnt the Chinese numbers from 1-10, and tasted some Chinese food.
Finally we wore red and went outside for our celebration where we had a competition for our best dragon design and best dragon dance.
To see more pictures click here.

Welcome to the Year 4 Ancient Egypt Museum!

Today we welcomed in our parents to see the culmination of our work this half term about Ancient Egypt. We shared or artistic creations, such as our Egyptian Jewelry, Death Masks, and Amulets, as well as teaching our parents how to write in hieroglyphics. There was also a visit from our very own Mummy!
After our parents explored the exhibits it was their time to participate. Arshan taught the parents a maths lesson, while Safiya, Declan, Mahdiat and Gabriel shared some of their written work. Finally we ended the session with a mummification challenge where we all tried to mummify our parents the best.
It was a fantastic afternoon and we would like to thank all the parents who came.

To see more photos of our museum check out our gallery page by clicking here.