Yearly Sports Report

Inter-house sport

The inter-house netball tournament was played at the end of the spring term. After some keenly contested matches the final was played between Neptune and Saturn .This was a very close affair with the teams level at full time. A period of sudden death extra time was played and this did not result in any goals, so the teams had a penalty shoot out. Players from each team had a free shot, it was best of 5 shots. In the end Saturn were the winners.
Over the course of the spring and the summer term we have played our inter-house football competitions at lunchtimes. The competition was very closely matched with many of the games ending in draws. The event was eventually decided on goal difference with Neptune winning by 1 goal. As the tournament was played over a longer period there was some interesting maths taking place as the teams worked out what they needed to do in their next match to win the competition.
The children are now looking forward to participating in our very own Euro 2016 tournament which will run alongside the one in France.
At the end of the summer term we are planning to hold inter-house rounders and cricket tournaments

Inter schools sport

Cross country

Once again the year started with our cross country league. Many of the year six practiced hard for these races at cross country club and we had a large turnout at all of the races. After the league finished there was the very important selection race and we had one competitor finish high enough in the race to earn selection to run for the central area. As well as these races the KDPSA organised a race for years 5 and 6 at Abbeyfields and we again had a large number of participants for this race.

Football

The football team have played in the small league again this year and they produced some fine performances. Our record this year was played 7, won 3 lost 3 and drawn 1.
We have also played some friendly Green Leek Fixtures.

Netball

Unfortunately the netball league was disbanded at the end of last season, so the netballers did not have any league fixtures this year. The KDPSA has plans to create a new league for our cluster. The netballers did however have the KDPSA tournament and all our teams, 2 from year 6 and 1 from year 5, all played very well. One of the year 6 teams qualified for the semifinal where they were narrowly beaten and the year 5 team was runners up in their tournament.
The netballers have also played Green Leek friendlies.

Swimming

A team chosen from yrs 4, 5 and 6 attended the KDPSA swimming gala at the end of the spring term. There were some very good individual performances throughout the gala but it was at the team events that we really excelled. The team won 7 out of a possible 12 relay events as once again the trophy came back to All Saints. Here is a picture of the jubilant team with their trophy.

Athletics

In PE lessons and at athletic clubs children have been honing their sprinting, throwing and jumping skills ready for the KDPSA track and field events later this month. We have seen some excellent performances and the team will consist of children from years 3, 4, 5, and6.

Other events

In the autumn term the year 6's used their PE sessions to prepare for a gym festival which they attended at the end of November. They had to perform a dance that contained some gymnastic elements.
As the spring term started, the year 6's turned their attention to a different sport. Together with some of the year 5's they participated in the Sportshall athletics competition in January. We saw some outstanding performances at this event and the school finished second.
The year 5's participated in a Tag Rugby festival at Kenilworth school and they enjoyed mixing with children from other schools in the cluster.
In the summer term the yr 6’s played in the KDPSA rounders tournament and once again came second. We also had a friendly rounders match with Burton Green. The teams for this match were made up from year 4 and 5 children.
After participating in cricket coaching during their PE lessons years 4 and 5 looked forward to their respective cricket festivals in the summer term. Unfortunately the year 5 festival was cancelled due to bad weather but the years 4 had a very enjoyable day of cricket, putting the skill they had learned in PE into good practice.
Our cricket skills were also put to good use when we fielded two teams against Burton Green for friendly matches before the dad’s game. These games resulted in one win and one loss for All Saints. The cricket club is looking forward to the demonstration game that is played before the All Saints v Leek Wootton Cricket club charity match.
Years 3 and 4 have been working very hard over the summer term on their country dancing to get ready for several displays over the next few weeks. Everyone is keeping their fingers crossed for good weather so the display at Kenilworth castle does not get cancelled this year.
Year 1 children have a new event this year as they head to Burton Green for a multi skills festival in July. Here they will have the opportunity to practice lots of the different skills they need for their sporting activities.
Once again our children have had the opportunity to participate in many different sporting activities in both competitive and non competitive environments. The children experience a variety of activities in their PE lessons and we have a large number of extracurricular sporting clubs. It is a pleasure to see the children discovering and developing their talents in the area of sports.
During our recent inspection sport was praised, with the inspector noting that "The primary school physical education and sport funding is used exceptionally well to increase sporting opportunities for pupils. Specialist sports coaches and teachers work alongside staff to improve their own teaching techniques while providing pupils with high quality learning. As a result, all pupils take part in competitive sports, and the school’s belief that everyone is good at something spurs them on. Almost all pupils participate in a sporting activity, in addition to physical education lessons.”

Michelle Reddish
June 2016