Year 6 had a fabulous day in London. They visited Buckingham Palace, the river Thames, Big Ben, the London Eye, Westminster and ended their trip with an amazing West End performance of Wicked. This will inspire a character description, a non-chronological report, a diary entry and a piece of persuasive writing.
On Wednesday morning our Year 4/5 Girls Football team went to the Peterborough United Football Stadium to take part in their football tournament. We took part in a group of 5 teams and managed to win 1 of our matches. All of the girls played their best and were an excellent representation of our school with their hard work and determination.
Today our Year 3 rounders team travelled to Ormiston Bushfield Academy to take part in the Orton tournament. This was the first opportunity that a lot of the team had to represent our school and they did so brilliantly. There were 4 teams meaning the children played 3 matches in a round robin format.
The results were as follows:
- Match 1: Won 7 – 6 vs Ormiston Meadows Academy.
- Match 2: Won 8 1/2 – 5 vs Orton St Johns Church School.
- Match 3: Won 8 1/2 – 5 1/2 vs Orton Wistow Primary School.
This was a phenomenal performance by the team and they finished in 1st place overall, as undefeated champions.
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This afternoon we went to Arthur Mellows Village College to take part in the Peterborough Netball Finals. Despite the rain all of the children were eager to take get started.
The tournament included 10 teams who had all qualified from their feeder tournaments meaning that the standard was very high. During the event we won 3, drew 1 and lost 5 of our matches, which meant that we finished in 6th place overall.
All of the children should be really proud of their efforts, they were exceptional and made us all very proud of them.
Today we were lucky enough to take 3 teams to the Orton Netball Tournament allowing 21 of our Year 5 and 6 children to take part in this inter-school competition.
The tournament was split into 3 groups of 3 with each of our teams in a separate group. The A team won both of their matches and finished top of their group while the B team drew both of their matches and finished second in their group. This meant enough for both teams to qualify for the semi-finals. Unfortunately the C team did not manage to win any of their matches but they played some excellent netball and progressed well as the day went on.
In the semi-finals both of our teams were unsuccessful meaning that they played against each other in the 3rd/4th place play off with the B team winning 2-1.
All of the children represented the school superbly and we are proud of their effort and performances. Congratulations to everyone.
This afternoon we travelled to Heritage Park Primary School to take part in a tag rugby friendly match. There were two teams and they played both of the other schools teams.
The children played very well and managed to apply their skills brilliantly. We managed to score some excellent tries, as well as completing some very accurate passes and dribbles.
Both of our teams managed to win some of their matches against the other teams and all of the children made Mr Carson-Doughty and Mr McClean very proud of them. Well done to all of the players.
This afternoon our Year 5/6 football teams went to OBA to take part in the Orton Football tournament. There were 7 teams from 4 schools who all played against each other in a round robin competition. Despite some strong performances and good goals, our B team finished in 7th place. The A team fared better and managed to score some incredible goals, which led to some good wins resulting in the team finishing in 3rd place. Well done to all of the footballers who made us proud.
Today, Year 1 had an amazing trip to Woburn Safari Park. We started the day with a lovely bus journey singing our favourite song ‘we are the children of Winyates School’. At Woburn we drove around the safari and got really close to the rhinos and lions – it was a bit scary! Then we entered the monkey enclosure and they were very cheeky, about 5 monkeys were climbing all over our coach and messing about – when we wanted to leave, a lady from Woburn had to use a big stick to get the monkeys off the roof of the coach! After some lunch, we went to look at the wallabies and sea lions, then it was time for the keeper to tell us all about the African animals that live in Woburn. We learnt about meerkats, mongoose and porcupines. Next, most of us went to feed the lorikeet birds in rainbow landing, they landed all over us – even on our heads! The last thing for us to do was visit the foot safari and walk through the lemur enclosure, we really wanted to stroke them but the keepers told us they often bite! Finally, it was time to head back to the buses and return to Winyates, we really had a great day!
Today we all had an exciting morning here at Winyates Primary School as we welcomed Lauren Steadman into school, as well as Living Sport and other local officials from the world of sport. Lauren came to see us to praise us for our our work in the Daily Mile, which we have been completing here since June last year. During this all of the children take part in a 15-minute mile every single day, which has helped to improve our fitness, wellbeing and attainment!
While she was in school Lauren was welcomed into our assembly where we had an opportunity to speak to her about her inspiring journey in sport. Lauren shared with us how she became a world champion in the Paratriathalon, as well as memories from the Paralympics and of course Strictly Come Dancing, where one of our children even had the chance to come out to the front and teach Lauren how to floss!
Next all of the Year 4 and 5 children, as well as our Sports Ambassadors, headed outside to take part in the Daily Mile, which Lauren started us off on before joining us.
Finally our sports ambassadors were interviewed by BBC Look East news, where they were able to demonstrate their knowledge of this fantastic initiative.
Everyone here would like to thank Lauren Steadman and all of the people at Living Sport for coming to see us. We had a brilliant morning and hope that all other schools will follow in our example and start completing their own Daily Mile.