Today our class were rewarded for winning the yearly attendance by achieving 97.51% for for the entire year. For our reward we travelled to Hunstanton to enjoy a day on the beach. The day began with us taking a wander along the beach before finding a spot in the sand dunes to make our base. While there, the children enjoyed playing with the sand, paddling in the sea and taking part in a range of games.
This was a fantastic day and all of the children were very grateful to be rewarded in such an incredible way.
Today we took two teams to participate at the School Games Summer County Finals Day. These teams were competing in the Year 5/6 Small Schools Quadkids Athletics County Final and the Year 3/4 Rapid Fire Threes Cricket Final. The children arrived at the tournament excited for the opportunity to pit themselves against the most talented children in the entire county of Cambridgeshire.
During the athletics tournament the children took part in four events, which were the 600m run, 75m sprint, standing long jump and the vortex throw. The children participated brilliantly within these events, despite the hot conditions making the running events tricky. All of the children tried hard and some managed to win their event for their group. At the end of the tournament all of the points that the children gained were combined and they managed to finish in 4th place overall. Well done to the team for their fantastic efforts.
Within the cricket tournament the children faced off against teams from around the County in the rapid fire threes game. This involved the children batting balls off a tee before running as a pair to score as many points as possible, while the fielders tried to return the balls as quickly as possible. The children played against all of the other teams, meaning that they played 5 matches in total. The scores were as follows:
- Winyates 58 vs Wyton 32 – Win.
- Winyates 38 vs Priory 34 – Win.
- Winyates 63 vs Sutton 48 – Win.
- Winyates 68 vs Over 64 – Win.
- Winyates 30 vs Meldreth 20 – Win.
This meant that the team incredibly managed to win every single match, which was an outstanding achievement! As a result, of this exceptional performance the team finished in 1st place and are now the County Rapid Fire Threes Cricket Champions!
Well done to all of the children who took part today they were all brilliant, and Mr Carson-Doughty and Mr McClean were very proud of them all.
On Monday afternoon our Year 5/6 tennis squad travelled to Ormiston Bushfield Academy for the Orton Tennis Tournament. Once there each child was given a seeing number between 1 and 3 and this dictated which group they would play in.
During the inital group stage our children were fantastic and combined they won all but 1 of their 12 matches. This meant that when they progressed into the champions round, the boys were all playing each other in the boy finals and 2 of our 3 girls were in the girls final, while our other girl was in the 2nd place playoff.
Overall our children were exceptionally good tennis players and this led to them finishing in 1st place! Congratulations to the whole team.
Today our afternoon was jam packed with children participating in sport.
We took two teams to the Peterborough Hockey Tournament at the City of Peterborough Hockey Club. The teams both worked really hard in order to generate some great play. There were 9 teams in total participating, and the tournament was conducted in a round robin format where everyone played each other. When the final scores were in the A team managed to win 4 games and lose 4 games, finishing tied for 5th place, while the B team finished in 8th place after winning 1 game and drawing 1 game.
Additionally to this, our Year 3-6 track athletes went to Ormiston Bushfield Academy for the second part of the Orton Sports competition. The scores of this event were combined with the results from the field events, which had taken place on Monday. Overall the team finished in 4th place.
Well done to all of the children who have taken part in sporting competitions this week.
As a part of our topic about the ever changing climate we visited Ferry Meadows to absorb our local environment. Whilst there the children took part in a range of different activities.
Initially we went into the wooded area, where we took part in forest school activities. The children worked with their friends to create different dens using strong structures from fallen branches. Additionally, they had a chance to apply their tree climbing skills.
Next we split off into teams to take part in the orienteering course. The children were given the opportunity to navigate their way around ferry meadows following a map. In order to be successful the children had to orientate their map, before using the clues to discover the markers.
The children all worked very well during their orienteering and were rewarded with a chance to use the play park before a spot of lunch and heading back to school.
Our Year 1+2 Football team travelled to the Mick George Training Complex at Nene Park Academy to take part in a gifted and talented football tournament ran by Peterborough United Football Club. This was a brilliant opportunity for our children to take part in a tournament using the excellent facilities of the Peterborough United Football Club.
During the tournament the children took part in 6 matches in a round robin format. Although there were no overall winners or placings in the competition, the children performed exceptionally well. The children won 4 matches, drew 1 and lost 1.
Mr McClean was really proud of the entire team who all showed 100% and represented our school outstandingly.
This afternoon we travelled to Peterborough Town Cricket Club to take part in the Peterborough Girls Kwik Cricket Tournament. The tournament ran in a round robin format and the team played in 3 matches.
The girls played brilliantly throughout the tournament and specifically their bowling was exceptional. This led to us getting some great wickets and only giving away very few wide or no balls in the entire competition. Additionally, our batting was strong and the girls managed to play some great shots, which included some smashing sixes and fours.
When the scores were combined our team managed to finish in 3rd place overall. Congratulations to all of the team who should be really proud of themselves.
On a very hot and sunny Friday morning we travelled to the City of Peterborough Tennis Club to take part in this years Peterborough Tennis Tournament. Our school had two teams in the tournament and we played against two teams from the Peterborough School, as well as teams from Fulbridge Academy and Highlees Primary School.
All of the teams played against each other in a round robin format, during which all of the points scored were combined to give an overall team score. Our B team managed to score 156 points together, while our A team scored 255 points. At the end when all of the scores were counted our B team finished in 5th place and our A team finished in 2nd place.
The children should all be very proud of their efforts, they really excelled and represented our school brilliantly. Well done to all of the players in both teams.
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.