Monthly Archives: January 2018

Girls Premier League Primary Stars

This year, we were really lucky to enter the Premier League Primary Stars Tournament as this is the first year they have opened it up to girls under 12. Within the tournament, teams from schools across the borough of Sutton battled it out with the overall winners moving onto the next round as representatives of Sutton.

Throughout the tournament we played exceptionally well as a team with this being by far our best team performance. After beating Cheam Park Farm and Robin Hood, we were through to the semi-finals as winners of our group and still yet to concede a goal. We drew Muschamp in the semi-finals which proved to be a game that we had to work hard for- especially as we had never played them before. The girls dug deep and  came out with a 2-0 victory.

We were in the final, but we new it would be a difficult games as our opposition, Barrow Hedges, had also not lost a game in the tournament. After a few minutes, Barrow Hedges took the lead and it was our turn to work hard and try to get a goal back. We had some nail biting moments, but unfortunately we couldn’t find a way through. The game ended 1-0 to Barrow Hedges and we respectfully took the silver medal.

A huge well done to all the girls who played- Natasha, Tilly, Emily, Yara, Nicola, Mia and Akalya.

It was a difficult tournament and we had many of our players out, but you played exceptionally as a team and deserved to be in the final!

Avenue 2 v 3 Cheam Park Farm – Girls Borough Cup

Last week, the girls faced one of their biggest oppositions in the quarter finals of the borough cup. We knew we would have to dig deep and work hard and this is exactly what the girls did. We got off to a great start putting the pressure on the Cheam Park Farm goal with a few opportunities which were saved by the CPF keeper. At half time, CPF were ahead with a one goal lead, but our girls kept their confidence and quickly evened the score in the first few minutes of the second half. The second half saw a true battle between the two teams, with both keepers pulling off fantastic saves! With 5 minutes left the score was level at 2-2. We had fought back from being behind twice and kept working hard to try and take the win. Unfortunately, with only a few minutes remaining, CPF scored and with little time to even the scores again, the result ended with a victory for Cheam Park Farm.

Well done to all the girls who played. You should be proud of how well you played as a team.

Goal scorer- Yara x2

Family Walking

This week’s physical challenge is to take a family walk. Regular walking has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and obesity and can even be more effective in maintaining health than running. As well as the obvious health benefits, walking is a very social activity that will allow you to chat about your week or discuss what is happening in the future. A range of different charities can assist you with walking. The National Trust have a list of top 10 family walks, with Box Hill’s stepping stone walking making the list (only a 20 minute drive away), and a resource that allows you to select walks in your local area. As well as this, the Ramblers Association and  Walking For Health arrange volunteer lead walks around the country.

Have fun in the fresh air and enjoy your walks!

Sutton United Football Club

A thriving club both on and off the field, Sutton United are establishing themselves in the high places of the conference and are now supporting schools with the development of their football. With all the schools fixtures taking palace their this season for both boys and girls, an electric atmosphere on match days and a range of teams from girls to youth to community, the club is fast becoming the centre of the community. The Year 6 boys team are representing the club in the near future and the positive feedback from them recently  after attending a match, it is highly recommended as a place to spend Saturday afternoons.  The club website can be seen here whilst tickets can be purchased here.


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.

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.