Cross Country League

Last week the members of the Cross Country Team took part in the first event of the new league at Woodmansterne Primary School. The whole team put in a huge amount of effort and all four of the races were very exciting.

The results have just been sent out to the schools taking part and Avenue are in 1st place!  These points will go towards the next two events that take place in February and March.

Well done to all involved and thanks to everyone who came to support. A great start to the cross country season!

Result Table – Sutton Schools Event 1 of 3 (Autumn)

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Boys’ Football

The year 5 Football Team kicked off their season with a thrilling draw in a friendly against Cheam Common last week. The match ended 5 – 5. Both teams will meet in the 1st Round of the Year 5 Sutton and Cheam Cup so that should be another great game!

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The Year 6 Team played in the 1st Round of the Sutton and Cheam Cup on Friday against St Cecilia’s. Avenue won the game 5 – 2. A fantastic result and the boys were helped by a lot of cheering and support on the sideline… especially from the children at After School Club.

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Sport Leaders

This years Sports Leaders have now been announced and have their new purple badges. You will see all them on a the playgrounds soon taking charge of games and activities.

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Sainsbury’s School Games Mark

We are very pleased and proud to announce that Avenue has achieved the Gold Level Mark for the year 15/16.

The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme that reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. This is something that we have worked hard to achieve and we are really proud. Well done to all the staff and children for their hard work and effort in PE and Sport across the whole school!

We will receive a gold plaque and will show this to all the children in an assembly when it arrives.  icon-med-gold

Boys 7 a-side Danone Cup

The Year 6 boys had their first tournament of the season yesterday afternoon. In the same group was Rushy Meadow, St Cecilia’s and Cheam Park Farm. The winners of the group would progress to the final stage in a couple of weeks.

Avenue started slowly against Rushy Meadow but as the game went on we grew in confidence and won 2 – 0. Our next match was against St Cecilia’s and the boys began passing the ball around much more and played some nice football. We ended up winning the game 4 – 1. Well done to Bradley for scoring a hat-trick. That meant we were on 6 points and top of the table going into the final game against Cheam Park Farm who were in second place on 4 points. A win or a draw was enough to put us through to the next stage. The team went down 1 – 0 but fought back and started to gain control of the game and scored a well deserved equaliser. Cheam Park Farm took their chances well in the game and won 3 – 1. Avenue came second overall. Well done to all the boys who took part, a great start to the season!

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Year 5 and 6 Football Trials

Anyone who was interested in being selected for the Year 5 and 6 football squad training after school for both boys and girls attended trials either on Wednesday last week or yesterday. It was excellent to see so many children interested and enjoying football. Also the improvement from individuals, where they have clearly being practicing to develop their skills.

This year has been very difficult to select squads because of the high standard on show. Therefore, most letters have been handed out to children who have gained a place in the after school club training for both the girls and boys squad. However, there are still some places available and anyone interested will need to go to B team football training with Mr Simmons and Mr Brown on Friday where another trial will take place for the remaining places.

Inter-House Sports

On Friday, Year 4, 5 and 6 went took part in the first Inter-House competition of the year – Cross Country . Everyone put in a huge amount of effort and it was lovely to see and hear the children encouraging each other around the course.

The overall scores were –

4th Place =  Red House, 3rd Place  = Green House, 2nd Place = Blue House and 1st Place = Yellow House. Well done!

A letter will be handed out to those children who have been given a place in Cross Country Club before the end of this week. The top eight children in each year group have a place and the top ten are welcome to come and train. Training will take place on Tuesday lunch time.

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Year 5 and 6 Football Trials

Image result for footballTrials for the Year 5 and 6 boys’ football club and Year 6 girls’ football club will take place tomorrow afternoon (14.09).

All children from Year  4 , 5 and 6 are welcome to come and attend trials and will be called when ready. You just need your PE kit and trainers. There will be another trial on Friday lunchtime if you cannot attend tomorrow afternoon because of cycling, exams or swimming.

Both clubs will train after school and have a limited amount of places. However, anyone who doesn’t get a place in the after school clubs has the opportunity to attend a lunch time B Team Football Club. This club is always well attended and there is still the opportunity to  train with the after school clubs if players show good improvement and commitment.

A letter will be sent out to confirm if you have a place.

Team GB Olympic Success

What an incredible summer of sport in Rio. GB won a total of 67 medals, with 27 golds, putting Team GB second in the medal table – above China for the first time since the latter returned to the Games in 1984. Amazingly, they won gold medals across more sports than any other nation – 15 – and improved on their medal haul for the fifth consecutive Olympics.

Yesterday, the opening ceremony of the Paralympics took place in Rio. How many medals will Team GB be taking home?

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To find out more visit the Rio Paralympics website –