Sporting Competitions

Year 5/6 Orton Hockey Tournament – Monday 13th November 2017

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.

Year 5/6 Peterborough Hockey Tournament – Wednesday 1st November 2017

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!


Year 5/6 Peterborough Tag Rugby Tournament – Tuesday 17th October 2017

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!

Year 3/4 Orton Tag Rugby Tournament – Monday 16th October 2017

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 – Monday 9th October 2017

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 Friendly Match vs Heritage Park – Friday 6th October 2017

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!


Sporting Hand Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Football Tournament – Wednesday 12th July 2017

This afternoon we took a Year 3/4 team and a Year 5/6 team to the first ever Sporting Hand Football Tournament.

The Year 3/4 team were playing together for the first time since March and managed to play some really nice football. Unfortunately the results didn’t always match the teams efforts meaning that the team finished in 6th place overall.

The Year 5/6 team really shone and scored some sensational goals, while defending very well throughout. This meant that the team managed to finish in a brilliant 3rd place overall with only goal difference stopping them from claiming 2nd place.

Both teams competed in an exceptional manner, showing off their football skills while maintaining excellent sportsmanship throughout and should be very proud of their performances, they all represented the school brilliantly.

Vivacity Hockey Tournament – Wednesday 5th July 2017

On Wednesday 5th July we travelled to the City of Peterborough Hockey Club to take part in the final Year 5/6 Vivacity Hockey Tournament of the year. We took two teams to the tournament, which included three Year 4 children.

The tournament was played in a round robin format where all teams played against each other followed by final placing matches to finish. The teams played very well with the A team winning 4 and drawing 1 match, and the B team winning 3, drawing 1 and losing 1 game. This was a sensational performance by both teams which led to both Winyates teams playing against each other in the final to decide who would finish in 1st and 2nd place overall.

The match started well with both teams playing brilliantly. Both teams scored however penalty strokes were required to split the teams with the A team eventually winning 2-1.

Both teams should be incredibly proud of themselves, as we are. They both played exceptionally well and were a credit to themselves and the school, with all of the children being winners in our eyes. The future of Winyates Hockey is definitely in good hands!

County School Games Finals – Thursday 29th June 2017

This year our school were fortunate enough to have three team qualified for the County School Games in St Ives. The teams that qualified were the Year 3/4 Tennis Team, Year 5/6 Hockey Team and the Year 5/6 Quadkids Athletics Team. This was a true honour for all of the children as they were now not only representing school but the whole of Peterborough.

During the Tennis all of the children played excellently, taking part in 4 matches where each child played against the same ranked child from the other school. Overall the team managed to finish in 10th position.

The Hockey team started slowly but then put together some strong form to manage to finish 3rd in their group. This meant that the children finished in a very respectable 9th place out of 20 schools.

Finally the athletes performed incredibly well and all of the children put everything into all of their events. Within the event every child had to take part in the 75m sprint, standing long jump, vortex throw, and the 600m run. Overall the children finished in 5th place.

All of the children were really fantastic and we are all very proud of them!


Year 3+4 Peterborough Tennis Tournament – Friday 10th June 2017

On Friday 10th June we travelled to the City of Peterborough Tennis Club to take part in the Peterborough Tennis Tournament. Within the tournament the children were split into three teams of four with each child getting a ranking 1-4. They would then compete against the other children of the same ranking from the other schools and teams.

All of the children were absolutely brilliant and managed to apply their skills very well during this competitive situation.

The children all took part in 5 matches scoring 1 point towards their team score for every victory they managed to achieve. Every one of the children was fantastic and managed to win some of their matches, with some even managing to win all of their matches.

Overall when the scores were calculated our school managed to finish in 1st, 2nd and 4th place in the tournament, which was a fantastic result for all of the teams.

As a result of winning the tournament this also means that our B team have now qualified to represent the whole of Peterborough in the upcoming County Tennis Finals on 29th June.

Year 3 Orton Rounders Tournament – Friday 26th May 2017

On a very hot and sunny Friday afternoon we travelled to Ormiston Bushfield Academy to take part in the annual Year 3 Rounders Tournament. This is a tournament that we have enjoyed historic success in by winning this tournament for the last 5 years running.

In this years tournaments there were three schools taking part, meaning that we had two matches to play.

The first match was against St John’s Primary School and we managed to win by scoring 5 rounders – 3 rounders. Then in our second match we played against Braybrook Primary School. During this match the team were phenomenal and we managed to claim victory
again by scoring an incredible 7½ rounders – ½ rounder.  The children should be so proud that they managed to score so many brilliant rounders, while restricting the other team to only ½ a rounder.

This meant that overall we finished in 1st place, carrying on our tradition of success. The children should all be very proud of themselves as we are too. Well done team, you were phenomenal!

Year 3+4 Hunts Kwik Cricket Tournament – Thursday 18th May 2017

This year’s Hunts Kwik Cricket Tournament took place at Peterborough Town Sports Club. There were 8 schools taking part in total with 2 groups of 4 teams.

Within the tournament our group consisted of Fulbridge Academy, The Beeches Primary School and Thorpe Primary School. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to win any of the matches but the children played brilliantly. Throughout the whole tournament they only got out 8 times and managed to get the other schools out an incredible 14 times.

Overall this meant that the team finished in 4th place in the group. Well  done to all of the players despite the results this was a much improved performance by all of the players. They are all growing into very capable cricket players.