A very windy and rainy morning, saw a change of location for some of this morning’s Inter Class events with Year 5 and 6 dodgeball now taking place in the Great Hall. The excitement from the children was obvious as they all took part in sports competing for their classes. A great show of teamwork skills from every children lead to a tight affiar in all the year groups but a huge congratulations to the winners.
Year 3 – 3K (hockey)
Year 4 – 4B and 4W (netball)
Year 5 – 5K (dodgeball)
Year 6 – 6B (dodgeball)
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On Tuesday, 8 boys from Year 5 and 6 went to Carshalton Boys’ Sports College to take part in the Premier League Stars competition. Arriving early and very keen to begin the team was focused from minute one and this showed in our first game. Up against Barrow Hedges a goal from Xavier put us 1-0 up early on before Oliver scored a free-kick to seal a 2-0 win. Next up was St Elphege’s (who had beaten us in the previous 6 a side tournament) a great team performance meant we ran out 2-0 winners with 2 goals from Xavier. After that, a brilliant performance lead to a 4-0 win against a young Cheam Common side. The final group game saw us pitted against Muschamp and goals from Xavier, Charlie-Ray and a superb individual effort from Jason saw us win 3-0. This meant we won the group without conceding a goal and set up a semi-final against Bandon Hill. A slow start after a long break, saw us concede our first goal of the day but this sparked us into life. After a long period of pressure, Alex scored a diving header after some great wide play. With seconds left on the clock, Dylan mishit a long pass that settled in the net after a mistake by the goal keeper. The final, a rematch against a vastly improved Cheam Common, was a tight affiar as we looked to hit them on the counter attack. After missing an earlier chance, Charlie-Ray held off the defender to put the ball in the bottom right corner. As the game went on Cheam Common began to push forward before a late goal from Xavier was met by wild scenes on the touchline from teachers and parents. The team fully deserved their win and are very excited to still be in another 6-a-side tournament,
Player of the Tournament: Olivier. Great defending, vision and a real leader on the day
Special Mention: Jason after taking the ball in his own half, dribbling passed players and finishing in the bottom right hand corner
Outstanding performance in a match: Charlie-Ray for his brilliant performance in the final
Today, swimming letters were handed out to a number of children regarding an upcoming swimming gala for the Sutton Junior Swimming Championship. This competition is open to a swimmers that currently live in Sutton or attend a swimming club within the borough. To compete in the event their is an expectation that children can swim a certain time over a 25 meter distance (not the length of our swimming pool). As interest was high from children at school, evidence of achieving these expected times maybe required through gala results or swimming card. If you are unsure of the time required please see the picture below.
On Thursday, 10 Year 5 and 6 boys went to Sutton United to play an important league match against Cheam Common. Unfortunately, illness meant we had to adjust the team on the day and we only went with one substitute. Still determined, the team turned up focused and warmed up incredibly well before kick off. From the outset the boys continued their hard work from the season and continued to close down a very good footballing side who wanted to pass the ball around. This pressure lead to a corner that Kian delivered brilliantly and the keeper parried into his own net. Continuing to press forward we were caught on the counter attack and Cheam Common finished neatly to make it 1-1. Louis continued to set the tone of the team and worked hard to close defenders and their goalkeeper, who when clearing hit Louis with the ball that trickled into the net. It was 2-1 at half time. Into the second half, we had a host of chances. Alex hit the crossbar from range and not one but two goal mouth scrambles but the score somehow managed to stay 2-1. After that, tiredness and our lack of subs started to show, with a few mistakes creeping into our game. This lead to a Cheam Common pouncing and scoring 3 late goals. Although the final result was disappointing, the players should hold their heads high as this was the best performance of the season. All the adults associated with the team wants to make it clear how proud they are of everyone who played in this game.
Well done all!