This year our Splat the Teacher returned for Children in Need with lots and lots of children purchasing tickets for the opportunity to splat a teacher of their choice. Alongside this all of the children were invited to come into school dressed as their personal hero or a superhero. When all of the money was combined we managed to raise a fantastic £253.06 for Children in Need. Well done to everyone and thank you for your generous donations!
This afternoon we welcomed Orton St Johns Church School, Orton Wistow Primary School and Braybrook Primary School to our school for the annual Orton Hockey Tournament.
During the tournament we had 6 teams taking part so the competition was split into two groups of 3, which was then followed by semi finals and finals to decide on positions.
Within the group our A team managed to win 2-1 vs Braybrook B before drawing 0-0 with St Johns, while the B team won 4-0 against Braybrook A and then lost 2-0 to Orton Wistow.
This meant that both of our teams had qualified for the semi finals where they had to play against each other. In a very close match the B team came out on top and won the game 2-1.
As a result of the semi-finals Winyates A played against St Johns in the 3rd/4th place play off and narrowly lost 1-0 meaning that they finished in 4th place overall. The B team played against Orton Wistow in a rematch from their earlier encounter, however this time they managed to win the game with a sensational 5-0. Despite the scoreline this was a very tight final with the Winyates team defending hard and then finishing their chances on the counter attack.
Well done to all of the players you should be extremely proud of yourselves, and a further congratulations to our B team (who are all from Year 5) that are now the Orton Hockey Champions!
This week all of the classes in school will have the great opportunity of working with professional hockey coach and City of Peterborough Hockey Player Nathan Foad. Nathan will be in school all week and he will be delivering 2 hockey sessions for each of the classes.
It is sure to be an excellent week with all of the children developing their skills and understanding of hockey. Finally at the end of the week Nathan will be choosing a player of the week from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 who will receive their very own hockey stick to keep!
Today concluded the Year 5 classes training sessions at the City of Peterborough Hockey Club. During their time there the children gained a vast array of hockey skills that they are hoping to further develop within school. The final session involved the children taking part in a round robin tournament in their teams. While all of the children performed well Bethany was selected as the Player of the Tournament for her excellent determination and skills. As a result of this she received a trophy and an Adidas hockey t-shirt as her prize.
We are now looking forward to welcoming professional hockey coach Nathan Foad into school where he will work with all of the classes during our hockey week next week.
This afternoon we welcomed the Young Shakespeare Company into school for a performance of Macbeth. On top of be able to watch this famous Shakespeare play the children also had chances to actively participate in the story, which even included some of our children acting out some of the key roles. This was a fantastic performance that all of the children really enjoyed!
This afternoon our Year 3/4 Tag Rugby players travelled to Ormiston Bushfield Academy to take part in the Orton Tag Rugby Tournament.
The tournament started with our A team narrowly losing 3-2 to Orton Wistow Primary School while our B team drew 2-2 with Braybrook Primary School. In the next match the A team bounced back with a 3-1 win against Braybrook Primary School and the B team narrowly lost to Orton St John’s Church School. Then our teams faced off against each other with the A team edging it with a 2-1 victory. Finally the A team played against St Johns and lost 4-3, while the B team lost 3-1 to Orton Wistow.
In the end when the scores were combined the B team finished in 4th place and the A team finished in 3rd place overall. Well done to all of the players, they played some excellent rugby while gaining lots of valuable experience for the future.
This Thursday the photographer will be in school for each child’s individual photograph so please ensure your child is coming in with the correct school uniform and looking their smartest.
During the morning there will be an opportunity for children to have a photograph with their in school siblings. If your child has any siblings who have left this school, or are younger than school age there is a chance for them to have a group photograph at 8:30-8:45am.
Today we travelled to Ormiston Bushfield Academy to participate in the Year 5/6 Orton Tag Rugby Tournament. We took two teams along full of excited players that couldn’t wait to get started.
In the first round of matches both of our teams won their initial games with the A team beating Orton Wistow Primary School 3-1 and the B team beating Braybrook Primary School 4-2. Next up the A team played against Braybrook and managed to win 6-2, while the B team unfortunately lost to Orton St John’s Church School. Then it was time for both of our teams to play each other with the A team edging it by winning 5-1. Finally the B team narrowly lost to Orton Wistow, while the A team managed to clinch a final 6-4 win against St Johns.
This meant that the A team had the sensational record of going unbeaten throughout the entire tournament and were crowned Champions! Despite some results not going their way the B team should also be very proud of their efforts, as they played some excellent rugby and finished in 4th place.
Well done to all of the players you were a true credit to our school.
Year 6 enjoyed a day at Cadbury World. They arrived and had a tour of the factory. Here they learnt how chocolate is produced today and they experienced the technique of tempering. After lunch we learnt how the Mayans linked to chocolate making and the influence they had. To finish the day, we all enjoyed a 4D cinema experience. All of the children’s new knowledge will help them throughout their topic this term.