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Basketball

School Games U11 Basketball Tournament - Inspire Suffolk

Tuesday 11th February 2020

 

On Tuesday the Year 5 and 6 basketball team competed in a basketball competition against 5 other Ipswich schools.

 

For all of the players this was the first time they had played a competitive game of basketball. There was some excellent teamwork being shown throughout with brilliant passing between all players and lots of support from the sideline.

 

They faced some tough opposition throughout the afternoon but continued to give 100% effort in every game and continued to develop their in game tactics.

 

They ended the competition in 3rd place. We are all very proud of the team and the hard work and great attitude they demonstrated throughout.

 

Cricket

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 

 

Football

Year 4 Boys

School Games 

U9 Suffolk FA 4v4 Football Festival

Wednesday 11th March 2020

 

We took a squad of 6 girls from year 4 to the above event at Ipswich Town Football Club.

 

We played 6 games which were 8 minutes, one way.  Following on from the event in November, no scores were kept as it was a development event and there were no officials. The girls were able to manage their own games, with support from the teachers.  No goalkeepers were used so the girls had to retreat to defend when caught on the counter attack.  The games were all well matched, making it an exciting afternoon to watch, with the girls gaining in confidence and wanting to play the whole time.

 

After playing we went on a stadium tour and saw the media room, board room and sat in the executive seats in the stand where they could see the main pitch and it was explained about the maintenance of the grass.  The girls were able to ask questions, which included a wide range gaining historical and current information about the club and how it is managed.

 

A very enjoyable afternoon for the girls and thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 Girl

 

   

School Games and Suffolk FA

U9 Girls 4v4 Football Festival         Tuesday 19th November 2019

 

 

We took a squad of 6 girls from year 4 to the above event at Ipswich Town Football Club.

 

We played 6 games which were 8 minutes, one way.  No scores were kept as it was a development event and there were no officials.  The girls were able to manage their own games, with support from the teachers.  No goalkeepers were used so the girls had to retreat to defend when caught on the counter attack.

 

They were able to meet Bluey the mascot and some players from the ITFC womens’ team and had a photo opportunity.  All the girls were taken through to sit in the stand and see the main pitch.

 

A very enjoyable afternoon for the girls and thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.

 

 

 

 

 Year 5/6 Boys

Claydon Primary School vs Clifford Road
Monday 3rd February 2020

 

On Monday the 3rd of February Claydon Primary School hosted a football match against Clifford Road. Before the match, we warmed up with some passing and shooting drills. Meanwhile, on the other end of the pitch the opposing team were passing in a circle warming up as well. After both teams were ready to play Mr Wardrop (the referee and coach!) blew his whistle to kick off. Within the first two minutes in, Claydon were already one nil up due to Kian’s early powerful strike. Roman followed with another cracking goal that glided into the side netting of the goal after a skilful turn. Eventually Clifford Road broke through our defensive line and got a goal of their own on the stroke of half time. 

 

We gathered at the break as a team and then proceeded to have a team talk about how we are doing well and how we could improve. We started the second half even stronger as a team, communicating even better than we had before. Due to our great communication we managed to link up well to slot the ball through their defensive line. Kian then crossed the ball over to Noah who finished off the match with a beautiful left-footed goal.

 

After the match Mr Wardrop congratulated us on our victory. We demonstrated great character in the second half to improve our performance after Clifford Road pulled a goal back. In addition, we proved how we can improve collaboratively with good communication.

 

Written by the Match Day Squad

 

 

 

Sprites vs Claydon Primary School
Monday 3rd February 2020

 

On Wednesday the 29th January, Claydon Primary played a league match against Sprites Primary. Mr Wardrop, who was our manager, gave us a pre-match talk to get us ready for the game, instructing us to work hard and pressure every ball. After we had finished warming up we were all ready to begin the match.

 

Kick off

 

At the start of the game we were defending well and had most of the possession. We managed to go 1-0 up with a tidy finish by Kian and a great assist by Jack, route one style.

 

In the second half, we started well and had a number of opportunities to extend our lead. In the end, we tired and lost concentration. Sprites then capitalised and equalized with 5 minutes to go. With just moments left in the game they grabbed a late winner making it 2-1 to them which was the final score. 

 

Despite the defeat, we showed good character to defend as well as we did.

 

Hopefully the result will favour us next time.

 

Written by the Match Day Squad

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

Tuesday 15th October 2019

 

We took a squad of 9 players from years 5 and 6 to the above event at Whitton Sports Centre.

 

We played 4 games which were 8 minutes, one way.  We drew three games and lost the last one. Ruby was outstanding in goal, including saving from a 1 on 1 effort, strong clearances and saving from some close range efforts.  Laura, Shannon and Emily were strong in defence. Jess, Kyla and Maia worked hard in midfield to create opportunities for Amy and Katie to try and capitalise on. We finished 3rd in our league.

 

Shannon was awarded the fair play for the school, selected by the young leaders officiating.

 

Thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.

 

 

 

 Futsal 

U9 Boys

School Games U9 Boys

Futsal Tournament

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

 

We took a squad of 6 boys from year 4 to play in the above developmental event at Inspire Suffolk.

 

We played 4 games which were 9 minutes, one way.  The boys rotated round the goalie gloves and all rose to the challenge.  As substitutions were made throughout the boys adapted to a new position well, albeit a small sided game which meant attacking and defending depending on the game.  The first game saw Connor score a hat trick.  We narrowly lost the second and third game, but the third game was a goal less, but was the most exciting game of the afternoon for both teams! Dexter won the fair play award selected by the young leaders.

 

Thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.

 

 

U9 Girls

School GamesU9 Girls

Futsal Tournament

Thursday 28th November 2019

 

We took a squad of 6 girls from year 4 to play in the above developmental event at Inspire Suffolk.

We played 4 games which were 9 minutes, one way.  The girls rotated round the goalie gloves and all rose to the challenge.  As substitutions were made throughout the girls adapted to a new position well, albeit a small sided game which meant attacking and defending depending on the game.  We won the last game with an outstanding goal from Willow which was the result of an excellent pass from Lily. Willow won the fair play award selected by the young leaders.

 

Thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.

 

 

 U9 Mixed

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!

 

 

 U11 Girls

School Games U11 Girls 

Futsal Tournament

Thursday 14th November 2019

 

 

We took a squad of 6 girls from years 5 and 6 to play in the above event at Inspire Suffolk.

 

We played 5 games which were 7 minutes, one way.  We drew one game, lost three (by only one goal in each game) and won the final game, with Amy scoring from a very tight angle in the last minute!  Ruby was once again outstanding in goal with support from Shannon and Laura in defence.  Katie and Amy created several chances working hard in midfield and Esmee linked up well with Amy. They played well as a team supporting and encouraging each other.  Shannon won the fair play award selected by Suffolk FA.

 

Thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.

 

 

Golf

 

   No reports at present.

Gymnastics

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.

 

 

Handball

  

School Games U9 Handball Festival

 

High 5 Netball

  

School Games U11 High Fives

Netball Tournament

 

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.

Rounders

    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.

 

 

Swimming

 

 

 School Games

Primary Panathlon Swimming Gala

Friday 31 January 2020

 

We took a team of 5 children to the above event at Crown Pools in Ipswich.

 

The gala commenced with some 25M and 10M freestyle, backstroke and relay races.  The format then changed to team challenges with a Push and Glide, Ball Shuttle Race, Raft Race and Treasure Hunt.

 

The children immensely enjoyed the event and would happily have stayed and continued!  The team won the bronze medal, which they were very proud to achieve. 

 

Well done to all the children, your attitude and sportsmanship was exemplary and you were a real credit to the school.

 

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to watch and offer support and encouragement.

 

 

 

 

Tag Rugby

 

School Games U11

Mixed Tag Rugby Festival

Monday 9th March 2020

 

The children were excited to finally participate in the rearranged event from November.  We took a squad of 10 players from years 5 and 6 to Ransomes Sports Club.

 

We played 5 games which were 8 minutes, one way.  The first game was tough and it took us a while to get into our stride.  However, during the afternoon we grew in confidence and started to run forward confidently to score tries. Thomas was the most successful “tagger” and Poppy and Esmee were the top try scorers.  At the end we had won two games and lost three, but were happy with our performance. The children all enjoyed the afternoon and worked well as a team.  Bobby won the fair play award.

 

 Thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.

 

 

 

School Games U9

Mixed Tag Rugby Festival

Monday 25th November 2019

 

We took a team of 8 players from year 4 to the above event, held at Ransomes Sports Club, following the cancellation earlier in the month.

 

We played 5 games which were 8 minutes, one way.  We drew one game and only lost the other games by a maximum of 2 tries.  All the children enjoyed the afternoon, most notable was Leon’s ability to tag the opposition.  Dexter was awarded the fair play for the school, selected by the young leaders officiating.

 

Thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Games U11 Girls Tag Rugby 

Monday 25th November 2019

 

We took a squad of 10 players from years 4, 5 and 6 to the above event, at Ransomes Sports Club, following the cancellation earlier in the month.

We played 5 games which were 8 minutes, one way.  We won one game and only lost the other games by a maximum of 2 tries. The girls grew in confidence during the afternoon, learning to run forwards with determination and dodge the opposition.  The older girls were more successful with scoring the tries with Poppy Pyke scoring a total of 4 and Ruby, Shannon and Esmee all scoring 2 each. 

 

All the girls enjoyed the afternoon and worked well together as a team. Poppy P was awarded the fair play for the school, selected by the young leaders officiating.

 

Thank you to the parents for the transportation and support.