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School Games U11 Basketball Tournament - Inspire Suffolk

Tuesday 26th February 2019


The School Games U11 basketball playoffs proved tough. Despite playing really well as a team, we were unsuccessful in securing a place in county finals.  Dexter scored baskets in both games, but despite Grace's best attempts the ball refused to drop through the basket!  


Everyone displayed great teamwork and sportsmanship and were a credit to the school.




School Games U11 Basketball Tournament - Inspire Suffolk 

Tuesday 12th February 2019


We took 6 boys and 6 girls to the tournament – the girls played first and the boys second – playing seven minutes one way.


Our first game was against Copdock. The girls started by passing the ball a lot during this game, but scored 2 baskets, however Copdock scored their third basket on the hooter! The boys then went on to score 3 baskets and not concede any.


Our second game was against Bentley. The girls looked much more confident and were dribbling as well as passing in this game. They scored 5 baskets and conceded 2. The boys also scored 5 baskets, but conceded only 1.Our third game was against Ranelagh. The girls dominated in their half and scored 6 baskets, conceding 1. The boys finished as a draw, with 1 basket each.


Our last game was against Springfield. Once again the girls were dominant and scored 7 baskets to their 1. The boys’ game was very tight, however we won with just the one basket.


Our top scorer was Grace with an impressive 14 baskets!  Other baskets were scored by Oscar, Dexter, Poppy, Mia and Daniel. However, without the rest of the team, they would not have had these opportunities. We showed great team spirit defending and attacking as a team. Freya won the fair play award. 


The end result was Claydon won gold and will return for the play offs to determine which team goes through to the county final! 


All the children displayed great teamwork, attitude and sportsmanship.  Well done everyone – you were amazing. 


Thank you to the parents for transporting and supporting the team!



School Games Cricket Tournament

Tuesday 18th  June 2019


We took a mixed team of 10 players comprising years 4, 5 and 6 to the cricket tournament. 


The players showed great resilience in all their games, improving throughout the tournament.  They displayed great sportsmanship which won them the fair play award. 


Well done team!



Cross Country


IPSSA Cross Country 

Wednesday 3rd April 2019


On Wednesday we took 56 children to the Royal Hospital School for the annual cross country event. 36 schools took part, with a total of just under 950 runners!


The year 4’s ran 1800m and 5 of our boys finished in the top 50, 4 of our girls finished in the top 60 and Poppy finished 5th, an amazing achievement out of 128 runners.


Years 5 and 6 all ran 2200m. The year 5 boys had 3 runners finish in the top 70 and 4 girls in the top 60. Year 6 boys had 5 runners finish in the top 50 with Taylor finishing 5th out of 196 runners, another fantastic achievement, and the girls had 4 in the top 50.


All the children were a credit to the school and showed great resilience and determination as they neared the finished line to put in a final spurt.


Well done everyone!



Year 4 Boys

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Year 4 Girls

Suffolk FA - Level Playing Field

Weeks of Action

Wednesday 1st  May 2019


Six girls from year 4 participated in the Level Playing Field Weeks of Action Football Festival at Portman Road.

The afternoon started with a tour through the role of honour, dressing rooms, players’ tunnel and then onto the side of the main pitch.  They then participated in nine games against other local schools.  They officiated their own games with support from the teachers, displayed some great football and good sportsmanship.  After the games they were invited to sit in the dug-out and have their photo taken with Bluey the mascot! Jessica won the fair play award.


It was a great experience and all the girls enjoyed themselves.


Thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.





School Games and Suffolk FA

U9 Girls 4v4 Football Festival

Thursday 18th October 2018


Six girls attended the festival at Ipswich Town Football Club run by SSE Wildcats girls’ football who brought along their mascot. 


This was their first experience of playing football and it was very relaxed with no goal keepers, small pugg goals and the girls, with support from the teachers, officiating the games.  Bailey won the fair play award. 


They all had lots of playing time and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.



 Year 5/6 Boys

School Games - U11 Boys Football Tournament

 Thursday 3 October 2019


We took a squad of 9 players from the year 5 football club to the football tournament, on an autumnal afternoon.


Our first game against Holbrook saw us awarded a penalty, which Bobby calmly converted.  Connor worked hard in midfield, putting in some through balls to create some great attacking play. Despite playing well, they equalised in the last couple of minutes.


Our second game was against St Joseph’s and although we lost 2-0, Ethan made a good defensive block and Liam made a great save from a close range shot. Ollie and Harrison worked well on the wings, creating space.


Our third game was against Handford Hall and they capitalised on a couple of our mistakes.  However, we showed great resilience and carried on and were rewarded with a goal from Aaron – a long ball forward bounced in front of the keeper and the high bounce went straight over his head. We also saw a great shot from Josh just go wide, whilst Ethan continued with some strong defending.


Our last game was against a very strong team from The Oaks. Despite losing we saw some great attacking play from Harrison and Aaron’s shot go wide.  Defensively Liam made 4 fantastic saves, appreciated from all the spectators nearby, and one rebound was cleared by Harry.


Bobby was awarded the fair play award, selected by staff from the ITFC Community Trust.


The boys enjoyed the experience of the afternoon!

Thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.



 Year 5/6 Girls


 School Games - U11 Girls Football Tournament

Thursday 11th October 2018


Nine girls attended the tournament at Whitton Sports Centre, Ipswich.  All the girls were really looking forward to the day, although a little nervous.  All the girls played well, but Ruby was exceptional in goal, making several great saves throughout the afternoon.  We lost one game 3.0 when we lost our positions for a short time, but after that re-organised ourselves and displayed improved play.  During the afternoon we were able to establish the girls’ strengths to move us forward and some skills to work on at training.  Kyla won the fair play award.





School Games U11 Girls

Futsal Tournament

Thursday 31st January 2019


We took 6 players to the tournament and participated in 3 games – playing ten minutes one way.  The format was 5v5 with a goalkeeper.


Our first game was against Whitton and it was a very even match, with both teams attacking and defending well.  The only goal came three minutes before the end when we all pushed forward to attack allowing a Whitton player to drop behind our defence line and with a good forward pass she received the ball to take on Ruby and score.

Our second game was against East Bergholt and we looked so much more confident.  Their goalkeeper was quick off her line, to prevent Mia’s shot.  This was followed by another shot from Mia which just went wide.  East Bergholt retaliated by hitting the side netting and seeing another shot go wide.  The game finished goal less.


Our last game was against Ipswich High.  We saw a great save from Ruby in the sixth minute and Maia then counter attacked, but just lost control of the ball on her last touch.  Ipswich High scored from a wide shot, catching us off guard.  Maia then attacked with a one on one with the keeper, but the keeper managed to block the shot.  We lost our confidence a little, which allowed them to score again just before the final whistle.

We showed great team spirit and learnt a lot with Shannon and Laura defending well throughout and Freya, Mia and Maia providing a strong midfield.  Mia and Freya were also praised by Suffolk FA for their strong tackles.


Maia won the fair play award. All the children displayed great teamwork, attitude and sportsmanship. 


Well done everyone and thank you to the parents for transporting and supporting the team!




School Games U9 Mixed Futsal Festival

Thursday 17th January 2019


We took 5 players to the festival and participated in 5 games – playing ten minutes one way.


Our first 3 games were one after another, but we rose to the challenge.

The first game was against Hadleigh and we started strongly with a display of competent footwork from Bobby resulting in a goal.  This was closely followed by a second goal from Bobby after an accurate kick on from Harrison.  Francesca hit the post shortly afterwards with Harrison shooting just wide.  Despite some excellent defending from Bobby and Liam they pulled a goal back in the eighth minute.  However, we kept our composure with Liam scoring a long range shot in the ninth minute quickly followed by a goal from Francesca.


The second game was against Stratford St Mary and once again we started brightly with Liam scoring from a corner in the second minute.  Harrison scored our second as it ricocheted in off the inside of the post, quickly followed by an excellent chip - one minute later he completed his hat trick! Connor saw two shots go wide as well as one off the post, with Liam also hitting the post.  Stratford pulled a goal back in the eighth minute, but this was quickly cancelled out by a goal from Liam, following on from some strong defending.


The third game was against Whitton.  Harrison opened the scoring when his kick on was deflected back to him providing an opportunity for him to shoot.  Whitton quickly cancelled this out.  Harrision then hit the side netting before once again taking a kick on which was deflected into the goal.  Once again Whitton cancelled this out as we saw Connor’s shot go wide and Harrison hit the post.  We took the lead once again with a goal from Connor, only to see Whitton strike the ball just as the whistle went, but the goal was allowed to stand.


The fourth game was against Causton and keeping our form we opened the scoring with Connor counterattacking after a strong few minutes defending.  Bobby went on to score from an excellent cross in from Connor.  Bobby saw his header rise just over the crossbar and Causton hit back with their first goal.  Liam went on to score our third, but once again Causton hit back.  Liam defended well and Bobby made a good block.  Francesca saw her shot go just wide before Bobby scored our fourth.  Causton went on to score a third, but we managed to hold on for the win.


Our last game was against Halifax, which proved very exciting.  Harrison opened the scoring only to see Halifax equalise.  Bobby scored our second, but Halifax hit back immediately again.  Harrison scored our third with a great strike, but again Halifax equalised.  Francesca made a great block and Connor was defending well, in an end to end game. Francesca won the fair play award.


All the children displayed great teamwork, attitude and sportsmanship.  Well done everyone and thank you to the parents for transporting and supporting the team!




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School Games U7 and U9

Key Steps Gymnastics

Friday 3rd May 2019


Six children from years 2 and year 4 have been working hard on their routines for the Key Steps Gymnastics competition at Whitton Sports Centre.


Year 2 competed against 10 other schools and finished in 4th place which secured them a place in the County Final on 7 June at Gainsborough Sports Centre.  Well done team and good luck at the final!


Year 4 competed against 13 other schools and finished in 6th place which, again, was an amazing result. 


Well done team.





School Games U9 Handball Festival

Thursday 25th April 2019


We took 7 players to the festival and participated in 4 games – playing nine minutes one way.  The format was 5v5 with a goalkeeper.


Our first game was against Bealings.  Despite a goal from Noah, a saved penalty by Isaac before swapping with Tegan in goal who then pulled off 3 excellent saves, Bealings finished the winning team. Aaron had two great efforts on goal during the game and Ella worked well supporting the defence and then pushing forward to help attack.


Our second game was against St Mary’s.  This time Bobby went in goal and pulled off some great saves.  Noah had a few shots on goal and Aaron saw one of his efforts skim the crossbar.  However, perseverance paid off and Aaron and Zaiden both scored which gave us the win in this game.


Our third game was against Hadleigh, who were a very attacking team.  We managed to soak up the pressure for the first half of the game before they finally broke the deadlock.  Bobby once again pulled off some great saves and Aaron saw some shots either going wide or being saved.  Despite our best efforts Hadleigh went on to score a few more goals.


 Our last game was against Colneis which proved to be a very close game.  Bobby, Aaron and Isaac had several shots, but both Aaron and Isaac managed to break through the defence and score.  The game was level until the last minute when Colneis scored the winning goal and we didn’t have time for one last attack.

Tegan won the fair play award.


The team displayed resilience and sportsmanship.  Well done everyone and thank you to the parents for transporting and supporting the team!


High 5 Netball


School Games U11 High Fives

Netball Tournament

Tuesday 21st May 2019


We took two teams of 8 to the High Fives Netball Tournament at Ipswich School, Rushmere.


There were four leagues and the standard was very high. One team finished in second place and the other team in fourth place. The fair play awards went to Darcey and Freya S, well done girls!


The team displayed resilience and sportsmanship throughout, always maintaining a good team spirit which resulted in a very enjoyable afternoon. 


Well done everyone and thank you to the parents for transporting and supporting the team!


Quad Kids

School Games Quad Kids

Wednesday 26th June 2019


We took a team of 10 year 5 children to the Quad Kids event at Northgate Sports Centre; we represented Uganda.


All the children enjoyed the afternoon which comprised of:


  • the 75 metre sprint which was a measured over a straight line distance in marked lanes
  • the 600 metre run which was measured as 1.5 laps of the 400 metre track.
  • the Vortex Howler Throw – each competitor was given three consecutive throws from behind a marked line on a grassed area that was at least 50m long. Competitors stepping onto or over the line during a throw was recorded as a foul
  • the Standing Long Jump was a two footed jump from a standing start at a marked line or. Stepping over the line during the jump was a foul jump. Each individual jump was measured from the rearmost point of contact with the landing area (feet, hands etc). All competitors will have three jumps.


We achieved 28th out of 45 schools.  Well done to all the children on your performance on the day, you were a credit to the school.


Thank you to the parents/carers for transporting and supporting the children.


Quick Sticks

    No reports at present.


    No reports at present.


School Games Day


Pupils from key stage 2 celebrated their School Games Day, by competing in their house teams – Lions, Crocodiles, Orangutans and Dolphins.

Year 3 researched Olympian countries to discover different cultures covering languages, festivals, foods and clothes; they made posters to share what they had learnt.

The pupils participated in both track and field events. 

The field events involved throwing, dribbling, and jumping, whilst the track events involved sprints, middle distance, hurdles and relays.



  Pupils who had represented the school in School Games or IPSSA competitions were awarded a sports representative wrist band to acknowledge their achievement.


  Those pupils that had achieved gold, silver or bronze awards in the School Games competitions were also acknowledged with the relevant pin badge:

U9 mixed Futsal – bronze

U9 tag rugby – bronze

U11 swimming gala – silver and through to County finals

U11 basketball - gold.




The overall winners of our 2019 School Games Day were: Orangutans!




Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event such a success.





School Games Swimming County Final

Friday 28th June 2019


The silver winning swimming team took part in the County final at Crown Pools.  Everyone competed in the same stroke again, but re-arranged their order for the relays.


There were three heats and we swam in the second heat.  The whole team was outstanding and a real credit to the school.

We finished in 7th place out of 17 schools from across Suffolk.  This was an amazing result.


Well done to everyone we were very proud of you.


Thank you to the parents/grandparents for transporting the children and offering them such fantastic support.




School Games U11 Swimming Gala

Wednesday 22nd May 2019


We took a team of 8 to the swimming gala at Ipswich Girls School, Wolverstone.


There were 2 heats, comprising of 12 teams in total, but the results were calculated overall. The whole team were amazing and the girls finished 3rd in both backstroke and breaststroke, 2nd in freestyle and 2nd in both the medley relay and the freestyle relay.  Not to be outdone, the boys finished 3rd in backstroke, 4th in breaststroke, 1st in freestyle and 3rd in the freestyle relay.


Overall we finished 2nd which takes us through to county finals on 28 June.  Well done to the team and good luck at the finals!


Thank you to the parents for transporting and supporting the team!


Tag Rugby


School Games U9 Tag Rugby Festival

Monday 29th April 2019


We took 10 players to the festival and participated in 6 games – playing eight minutes one way.  The format was 8v8.

All the training paid off and we produced some excellent play throughout the afternoon, remembering to pass the ball backwards!

Our first game was against East Bergholt.  Our tries were scored by Thomas, Ethan, Aaron and Max and the final result was 6.3 to Claydon.


Our second game was against Morland.  This was a very tight game and despite tries scored by Harrison, Max and Ethan, they scored very late in the game to take the win 5.4.

Our third game was against Chelmondiston.  We lost our focus at the start of the game which resulted in them scoring 3 early tries.  We pulled one back through Ethan, but the final result was 3.1 to Chelmondiston.


Our fourth game was against Cedarwood.  This proved a very close game with both teams tagging well to prevent tries with the final result 2.2.  Aaron and Harrison scored our tries.


Our fifth game was against Tattingstone.  We dominated in this game with Aaron scoring as well as Ethan achieving a hat trick to take the final score to 4.0 to us.


Our last game was against Causton.  Our confidence was high and once again we went on to score several tries with Max, Aaron and Harrison scoring tries.  They also managed to score a try with the final result finishing 4.1 to us.


Although Esmee, Lacey, Poppy, Charlie and Theo did not score tries they worked hard as a team to be successful in preventing tries being scored by the opposition as well as creating space to attack for the other half other of the team to reach the try line.

Ethan won the fair play award.


The team displayed resilience and sportsmanship throughout.  Well done everyone and thank you to the parents for transporting and supporting the team!




School Games U11 Tag Rugby Festival 

Tuesday 6th November 2018


Last week 10 children from years 5 and 6 attended the School Games U11 Tag Rugby Festival at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich.

The opening 2 games ended in defeat, however they stuck together as a team and managed to learn from their mistakes and go on to win 3 games (along with 1 more defeat) .


Mrs Kitchen felt that is was one of our best performances at a festival in terms of teamwork, and was a pleasure to watch. The rugby coach who was overseeing the event told the children their second try was the best he had seen that afternoon.


All the children were a credit to the school, in terms of sportsmanship and practising together between matches.


Dexter won the School Games fair play award.