Avenue 5 – Westbourne 1 – Girls Football

Well done to the 9 girls who represented the school the the league match against Westbourne. The win for Avenue has continued our winning run in the league, which we hope to keep all season! Westbourne put up a good fight, with them being our hardest opposition yet. At half time we were 2-0 up, but we knew we needed more goals to confidently take the match. We dug deep and battled hard with our efforts being rewarded with a 5-1 win.

Well done to all the girls who took part!

Goal scorers- Yara x3, Emily x2

Boys Football – Sutton United Mascots

On Saturday, 11 boys from Year 5 and 6 were selected to represent the school as mascots for the televised game between Sutton United and Dagenham and Redbridge. Arriving an hour before kick-off, the excitement was clear for all to see as the boys readied themselves for a few drills on the pitch. Joined by the girls Sutton United 6-a-side tournament winners, the boys started drills as Sutton United began their warm-up. With a great amount of focus, the boys were not even distracted by Jenny (the Sutton United mascot). With fans filling the stands, it was time to parade the trophy around the ground to a rousing amount of applause as each child’s name was announced over the tannoy. After that, official photographs were taken and the team was summoned to the tunnel where they were greeted by the Sutton United starting 11. With cameras in their faces, the boys strolled out with big smiles and shook the hands of the opposition players. As the players left the pitch, the cameras zoomed in on them and the team was announced live on National television. After a quick pep talk from a Sutton United coach before the next round of the competition, the team settled in with their clappers for 90 minutes of football. The atmosphere was fantastic and the boys helped with their chanting and clapping. With Sutton United eventually running out 2-1 winners. The team would like to extended their thanks to Sutton United for inviting us to the day and we hope to do you all proud in the next round!

Avenue 6 Cheam Fields 5 – Year 5 Cup

Well done to the 10 boys who represented the school in the Year 5 Cup last week. We were 2-0 up at half time and the second half was a back and forth affair. With 5 minutes left to play we were 6-2 up but tiredness started to take over. We managed to hang on by our finger tips with a final score of 6-5 to make it through to the next round!

Goals: Xavier x 2, Charlie-Ray x 2, Max and Ebben

Activity Challenge

Sign up to ‘Activity Challenge’ to find many different sports challenges that you can do at home. When you sign up you can register all of your family members and then record your scores each time you do the challenge to see if you have improved. There are challenges for throwing, catching, jumping, coordination, and agility. Each challenge has a video to show you how to do it and has different levels for different ages.

http://www.activitychallenge.co.uk/

Daily Physical Activity

To supplement your child’s physical education within school, it is recommended that they undertake an additional 30 minutes of physical activity daily. This can vary from bouncing on a trampoline in the garden to training with your swimming team. Each week we will be supplying a range of different activities you can undertake to help keep you and your children active at home, in the garden or even in the local community.

Yoga is a great way for children to develop their flexibility whilst raising their heart rate. Cosmic kids is a free resource that can be used through youtube and is guided yoga through an engaging story and is suitable for all ages.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

Parkrun

Looking for something active to do this weekend? Why not try parkrun? Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. They offer a Junior Event for children aged 4-14 which is just 2k. All you have to do is pick your park, sign up online, print your barcode and you’re ready to run!

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

National Trust Under 11s – Boys

On Thursday, 8 boys from Year 5 and 6 traveled to compete in the National Trust Cup for the first time. Excitement was high when the team heard this competition came with the chance to play on the hallowed turf at Wembley Stadium. After a delayed start due to the weather, we had our first game was against Westbourne, who we had previously played in the league competition. A great finish from Xavier gave us a 1-0 victory in the first game and started us up nicely for the competition. Up next was the always challenging Cheam Park Farm. A very even start to the game soon opened up into an end to end contest and our attackers peppered the goal with shots and produced 3 outstanding saves from the Cheam Park Farm goalkeeper. Unfortunately, they scored soon after and then added a second with moments left in the game and we looked for an equalizer. Deflated we started the next game against St Elphege’s very slowly and found our-selves 2-0 down. This kicked the boys into action and we dominated the second half of the game but only managed to find 1 goal back, losing the game 2-1. Even though our hopes of progressing now looked slim, the boys picked themselves up and started to show what they were capable of.¬† In the next game against Cheam Fields, we started quickly and some fantastic football was finished off by Xavier. The confidence then grew in the boys and we scored 2 (Louis and Alex) more goals to help our goal difference and give us a chance going into the final match. This game was against Harris Academy (who we had not faced in many years) and we started with great intensity. Shot after shot was saved by their goal keeper with an effort from Alex tipped onto the post. The finish whistle went and we believed that was our tournament over. Luckily, the 3 0 win had given us enough of a goal difference boost to just edge us into the semi-finals. A quick turn around and collecting some players back who were on their way out saw us up against Stanley Park – who had been on fantastic form all year in football. A frantic start saw chances for both teams, before we had to defend for long period before attempting to hit them on the counter attack. Zac was outstanding in goal; collecting corners, marshaling his defense and pulling off not 1 but 2 top quality saves. One such counter attack saw Louis hold the ball up brilliantly before laying it off to Alex who took on a player and put the ball in the top left hand corner. A nervous final few minutes saw us progress to the final against last years champions Cheam Common. A fast start saw us put their defense under pressure whilst Oliver and Dylan did not let their tall striker get any time or space on the ball. As we continued to attack it was only a few last gasp tackles that stopped us from scoring before finally Alex put a bobbling ball away low into the bottom left hand corner, with wild celebrations from the team, parents and teachers. The boys knew they had a few minutes to hold on but instead to continued to put pressure and looked for another goal, which came in the last seconds of the game after a run and strong finish from Xavier. Huge cheers greeted the final whistle and each child fully deserved their winners medals. Mr Brown and Mrs Scammell were even more impressed with the fantastic attitude that the children took towards Cheam Common and how supportive they were when they were gutted about the result.

A fantastic afternoon all round despite the rain and the cold. Onto the next round. Wembley we are coming for you…..

Player of the Tournament: Xavier

Special Mention: Dylan for his cameo up front and giving his all for the team

Outstanding performance in a match: Zac for his saves in the semi final

Sports Hall Athletics

Yesterday we took 16 children from year 5 to an indoor athletics competition. The event started with each child taking part in 2 track events Рwe had obstacle courses, sprints and long distance events. We then moved onto the field events Рwe had vertical jump,  long jump, triple jump, javelin, speed bounce and chest push. The children showed amazing attitude and sportsman ship throughout the event and all had a great time. Well done everyone!

Tag Rugby 24.11.17

Congratulations to the tag rugby team for their 8-1 win against Forresters Primary on Friday! The children showed fantastic commitment, attitude and energy from start to finish, well done to you all!