Year 5/6 Boys’ Football (21/01/19)
One team braved the cold to attend the friendly football tournament at Heathfield school. We had a mixture of experience, with the children demonstrating their skills. The team had four matches to play against tough competition. The children played their socks off – not quite literally! They managed a win, a loss and 2 draws. A fantastic team effort!
Year 5/6 Cyclo-cross (15/01/19)
A team of 5 year 6 children made their way to Taunton Vale for their first experience of a cyclo-cross competition run by British Cycling. Once they had been fitted with a bike, they all raced the first part together for their time trial. There were tricky moves of twists, turns and conquering hills, but the children worked hard to get a good time. The individual races followed the same course, enabling the team to pick up the pace for their competition. The whole team gave an outstanding performance. Hoping for the results soon!
Year 5 Leadership Festival (09/01/19)
Brue class took the opportunity to attend the leadership festival run by Taunton Academy Sports Leaders. They were split into groups with children from other schools. The objective was for the children to understand what makes a good leader and obtain leadership skills. Below are some accounts from Brue class children:
A few changes to the sport clubs for the first half of the spring term:
Monday: KS2 Running / Fitness and KS2 Girls’ Cricket
Tuesday: Year 5/6 Boy’s Football
Wednesday: Year 5/6 Netball
Thursday: Year 5/6 Hockey and KS2 Dance
Friday: Tear 3/4 Catchball
Make sure you have sent in your consent forms! The second half of the spring term will see a further change in order to prepare for the many competitions in the summer term.
Yr 5/6 Girls’ Football (10/12/18)
The final competition for the year for our girls’ squad. They played three matches during the knock out round to see if they could make it through to the final stages. They lost they first, drew the second and won the third match which meant they did make it through to the quarter finals. They were up against another great team, which resulted in a penalty shoot-out! Luckily, there were more goals scored for St Andrew’s, so the team carried on to the semi-finals. Although they played extremely well, they didn’t manage a win and had to settle for a 2-0 defeat. Well done to the girls for getting that far!
Yr 5/6 Boys’ Football (03/12/18)
It was competition time for our football squad this evening, so all to play for. The competition involved two matches and depending on the success in these meant you could go through to the semi-finals and then the final. The squad were outstanding and won both their qualifiers. Unfortunately, they were ‘pipped to the post’ in the semi-finals, which meant they were unable to qualify for the area finals. A huge well done to the team for their excellent effort.
Yr 5/6 Dodgeball Can-Do (22/11/18)
A very cold evening for our two teams of ‘dodgeballers’ to head over to Blackbrook Pavilion for the ‘come and have a go’ dodgeball tournament. The can-do tournaments are amazing for those children who may not take part in any extra curricular physical activities. Although the tournaments are a competition, it really is about the taking part and not the results. Our teams played really well, working extremely hard! Must be all those dodgeball games at break time that helped. It was great to hear they enjoyed it and would love to attend again.
Reminder! Handball Club has now finished. Netball Club starts on Wednesday 28th November and all those who attended handball will automatically have a place. There is no need for those people to sign another consent form.
Yr 5/6 Handball (15/11/18)
What a better way to end our Handball sessions than with a tournament. Both teams were fantastic and gave 100%. They decided to come up with their own team names, the ‘Straight As’ and the ‘Bazukas’. The Straight As played 5 matches, winning 4 and drawing on the last match. The Bazukas won 1, drew 1 and lost 2, which was amazing considering they only had one person who attends Handball club.
Yr 1/2 Football (12/11/18)
Wow! What a fantastic football tournament from our Year 1 and Year 2 children. The threat of the weather did not hold them back! Our Year 1s’ gained further experience in every match they played and our Year 2s’ triumphed in all matches. What superstars you are!!
KS2 Cross Country 1400m (12/11/18)
Wet, muddy, fun. Luckily, the rain held off and the children managed to challenge themselves to complete the first 14oom run of this season. Pbs for the older children and a base time setting for our younger children. Our first child came in in 9th place and had a fantastic time of 6:22. All came back fairly clean until they decided to roll around in the mud. A huge well done to all.
Boccia SEND (7/11/18)
Our eager team of 3 headed over to Taunton Vale for the SEND Boccia tournament. Last Year they came runners up, so they were ready to maintain their status! The team thoroughly enjoyed the tournament and managed to secure 2nd place, just missing out first place by one point. They will be attending the play-offs early next year! Well done superstars.
Yr 5/6 Tag Rugby (6/11/18)
Two teams attended a rather muddy rugby tournament at Bishop Fox’s. Whilst Team B had a full squad, Team A only had 6 players which meant they had to work extra hard! Team A played 4 matches and although they tried super hard, they were defeated in 3 yet won 1. Team B managed to win all 4 matches. I believe they were extremely muddy at the end of their matches, if only we had photographic evidence!
Yr 5/6 Sportshall Athletics (25/10/18)
King’s College played host to this year’s athletics competition with 8 girls and 8 boys making a team for the school. 14 schools were in attendance, competing for the opportunity to represent the Taunton area at a future competition. Our team comprised of a range of year 3-6 children; an ideal opportunity for the younger children to gain experience. The team had a wide range of track and field events including: laps, obstacle race, javelin, speed bounce, etc. The team were outstanding considering the range of experience. Overall, St Andrew’s cam 5th! What a fantastic performance from the children.
Yr 1/2 Football (22/10/18)
Two teams of excited and energetic budding football stars were in action at this friendly tournament. The A team played 4 matches and won all 4! The B team played 4 matches: drew 2, lost 1 and won 1. A great start to their school competition experience. Well done superstars!
Yr 5/6 Handball (18/10/18)
A year 6 and year 5 team played in a friendly tournament at Heathfield School tonight. Both teams were fantastic and the shout of ‘curtains’ (defensive move) ran through the venue. Year 6 played and won all 4 matches with the following results: 6-6, 13-0, 10-0 and 4-0. The year 5 team also played 4, but lost 3 matches. Their results were: 2-5, 4-6, 0-4 and a 6-0 win. A great start and with more experience, they’ll be a team feared!
Yr 3/4 Football (15/10/18)
One team excitedly travelled across town to a mixed football tournament. They played 4 matches in total and won an outstanding 3 matches. They all had an amazing time and were great ambassadors for our school.
Yr 5/6 Dodgeball Can-Do (10/10/18)
The first of our Dodgeball tournament and what a start they had! The Can-Do competitions are a fantastic way of involving children in activities that may not partake in physical activity in or outside of school. Although they are competitions, the results aren’t recorded as it is all about participation. Two teams made there way to the crazy, fun-filled tournament at Blackbrook Leisure Centre. The children seemed to have an amazing time working together as a team. Red faces and smiles are the perfect results!!
Yr 5&6 Tag Rugby (09/10/18)
Another friendly competition for our budding rugby stars. Two teams were in action, transferring their knowledge and skills from their PE lessons into competition mode. Both teams played four matches and both teams secured 3 wins each. A huge well done! A big thank you to the Sports Leaders from Bishop Fox’s School.
Yr 5 & 6 Tag Rugby (25/09/18)
Two teams travelled across town to Bishop Fox’s where the Tag Rugby tournament was held. Our teams enjoyed a pre match session to help with the rules and gain skills, before the competitive matches took place. Our slightly inexperienced team were headed up by two of our Year 6 children, who were fantastic in guiding and supporting them. Both teams had an enjoyable time and gained further skills to use in their training with Mr Green. Both teams played 4 matches, the first team won 3 and lost only one by a couple of points. The second team won 2 and lost 2, which was amazing for an inexperienced side!
Cross Country (24/09/18)
Our Autumn term has started with a trip to Kings College for the 900m relays. 20 children made their way to the event – gaining those extra metres towards their Golden Mile challenge. Luckily, the weather was kind and on this occasion, the course was mud free! Our older children were able to guide and support the younger ones, who were attending for the first time. Everyone ran superbly, with our first team coming in at 3rd place, a fantastic time of 13:36.95. A great start for improving their times for future races. A huge well done!
I hope you all had a fun-filled and active summer! It is great to see everyone back and ready to learn. Just a reminder, please can we ensure that PE kit is to be worn when attending external competitions. Thank you.
An end of another term and the academic year!! What a year it has been. A huge congratulations to all our children and their achievements this year – you guys rock! They should all be very proud, as we are of them.
A huge thank you to our parents who have supported and transported. We didn’t have to cancel any events as you were all superb with offers of transport. Mr Green and I are incredibly appreciative. Good luck to the Year 6 children and we hope you continue with sport at your secondary schools. The rest of you, we look forward to working with you again in September. Enjoy your summer holidays and KEEP ACTIVE!! Mrs Doherty. x
Year 5/6 Can-Do rounders (02/07/18)
A chance to invite a group of children to have a taster of rounders. A team of 6 children attended this event. A big thank you to St Georges School who allowed us to borrow a couple of children in order for us to have a full team. They played five matches, won 3 and lost 2, which was outstanding – real superstars. We hope they attend future clubs!!
Year 5/6 Boys’ Cricket (26/06/18)
Perfect weather for cricket and a way to end our cricket tour! The boys played superbly: won 1, lost 2.
KS2 Cross Country Relays (25/06/18)
A very warm evening for our team of runners. The last of the cross country races and time for our pupils to put all their running skills to the test and gain some PBs. Our teams were superb and gave it everything they had. We had quite a couple of teams in the top ten and a few children who smashed their previous running times. Well done to all runners!!
Year 4 Orienteering (20/06/18)
Year 4 had an amazing time working on their map reading skills. However, I am not going to tell you about it, a Year 4 pupil will share their experience!
‘I went to Norton Manor Camp on a coach with my class mates. This is a place where marines train. When we got there, I saw a man standing at the gate with a gun. I think he was on guard. We went to Norton Manor Camp because Miss Sadler thought it would be fun to learn about maps in maths. We were put into groups and my group had 5 other friends in it. The activities we did was a raleiala race, how to use a map around a star shape, we went around the whole perimeter of the station using a map and seeing how long it took you to get back. Me and my friend was 12th out of 23 children and the time we finished was in 10:44 seconds. My least favourite activity was the finding out how to use a map because I found it tricky. My favourite activity was the raleiala race it was fun. My favourite part was going in the forest. It was a really fun day.’
Grass Track Cycling (14/06/18)
A sunny morning for a cycle ride! Or at least 6 laps around a course in a team pursuit. Our team of 4 had to complete 6 laps in total (each child leading a lap) and the timer stopped once the third riding crossed the finish line. With no cycling practice, the team wanted to have a go and enjoy the event. And so they did! Although they lost every pursuit, they did manage to come 7th out of the 8 teams.
Athletics Years 3-6 (07/06/18)
A full day of athletics started with the Years 3 and 4 competition. 8 budding athletes headed over to Castle school track for their competition. They had 4 activities to complete and finished off with a relay. 25 teams attended from schools across the Tone area. We had amazing throwing, running and jumping from individual children which gave us valuable points. The team came a fantastic 12th place overall.
It was the turn of the Year 5 and 6 team in the afternoon, with 27 teams in attendance to compete with. Again, there was fantastic achievements by individual children – some better than they had expected! It was great to see them challenge themselves. The team managed to come second in their group for the relay. However, the position of 15th place overall did not reflect the talent they demonstrated, a great result though!
Rounders Year 5/6 (04/06/18)
A rounders competition to start off the last half term of this school year. We took a mixture of ages – enabling the younger ones to gain experience from the older ones. All children played well, with everyone having a go at various positions. The team won 1 match and lost the others, but they all had a fantastic time!
Boys’ Cricket Year 5/6 (23/05/18)
With already one previous tournament under their belt, the cricket squad were eager to get their competition underway. They had 3 matches to play with a possible further match depending on the outcome of the previous 3. They started off well by winning their first match. The other 2 matches ended in a win and a loss however, the team did make it through to the play offs. Although they played extremely well, they lost their match. Well done to the team for their great determination.
CAN-DO Athletics Year 3/4 (10/05/18)
A very nervous group were invited to the ‘come and have a go’ athletics event at Castle school track. There were a fantastic range of activities including: vortex throw, javelin, long jump, high jump and running events. After the first event, the team started to settle in, and before long, those nervous faces turned into smiley faces! The children surprised themselves with their talent. We had tears, but those were from the proud parents (and me!) who were so happy that their children were taking part in an environment they had not tried before. That is the great thing about the CAN-DOs.
Modified Rounders Year 3/4 (03/05/18)
A beautifully, sunny afternoon for our first, friendly rounder’s tournament. We took one team to the friendly fixture which helped them to gain experience and confidence in a competition. The team played extremely well. They had 3 matches with 2 convincing wins and 1 loss. A great start for them.
Cross Country 900m Relays KS2 (30/4/18)
Finally, the sun was shining at our cross country event, albeit with a little chill in the air. 16 children attended this event with 5 teams of 3 and one child who bravely ran on his own. The children were amazing as always; giving 100% yet still smiling across that finish line. I hope they are as proud of themselves as I am of them! Our first team came in 12th position in their race with a great time of 15:04:94, followed by team number two who were just a whole minute behind. The results for all teams can be found on our Sports Board. Great work guys! You are superstars! Junior Parkrun is your next challenge!
Kwik Cricket Yr 5/6 Girls (25/5/18)
Another cricket tournament, but this time it was the girls’ friendlies. The team were able to take advantage of the practise session (on offer) before the matches began. This was a great opportunity for those with less experience to develop their skills. The girls played their 4 matches well, but were defeated in 3 of their matches. They did have 1 great win to celebrate. Well done girls!
Kwik Cricket Competiton Yr 5/6 Boys (24/4/18)
Our cricket season began with a competition. With just a handful of practise sessions, it was clear the children had remembered all details. It was the first of two competitions (the second at a later date) and the children went in meaning business! They had 4 matches to play and secured 3 wins with 1 loss. A great start and a huge good luck for their second competition.
Mini-Tennis Yr 3/4 (12/4/18)
Two teams attended the mini-tennis competition at Blackbrook Pavilion. Both teams played fantastically considering they only had a few practise sessions. Team A played well, but didn’t quite make the semi-finals. However, they were able to cheer and encourage Team B who did manage to get through to the semi-finals. They lost 3 sets and won 1. All children played superbly.
Netball Play-offs Year 5/6 (10/04/18)
After many times of rescheduling this event (due to the Winter weather), the team were in action in the play-offs. They had 5 matches to play in total, knowing the top four teams went through to the finals at Millfield. The team made a fantastic start and secured a one all draw. Their second game was tough and unfortunately, they were defeated. However, they managed another draw for their third game. The first half of the fourth match was a success, with the team 1-o up. Due to an error in rotation on my part, this meant the opposition was given the option to either take the scores back to 0-0 or they take the win regardless of the final score. Unfortunately for our team, the coach of the opposition wanted to take the win. This had a detrimental affect on the team’s chances of going to the finals. They had won their final match, which would have put them in a place to attend. On a positive, I couldn’t have asked for anymore for the way the team performed and their complete professionalism in adversity. They are amazing ambassadors to the school. Well done!
Football Can-Do Year 5/6 (12/03/18)
Another of the can-do tournaments, which have become very well received! This gave the opportunity for those who would like a taster of football a chance to have a go. The mixed team put in every effort they had. They played 5 matches and lost all 5 however, they all had a great time. Well done!
Catchball Can-Do Year 5/6 (07/03/18)
Two teams ventured to Taunton Vale for a catchball friendly tournament. Catchball is an introduction into netball: using all the skills needed for netball. Both teams played superbly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, which is what it is all about. With the emphasis on having fun rather than the scores, the results were insignificant. However, I can say both teams had some amazing wins and all faces were full of smiles. Great work guys and gals!
Cross Country Relays (26/02/18)
A very cold, late afternoon for our cross country event. We entered 7 teams of 3 children, each having to run 900m at Kings College. Unfortunately, we were in the second race, which meant a lot of warming up before it was our turn to shine. St Andrew’s children were superstars, as always, with all children crossing the finish line. There were 49 teams in our race and our first team came in at an outstanding 3rd place, followed by our second team in 4th. A huge well done to all children and a special thank you to the parents who helped with transport and keeping the children warm!!
Year 5/6 Netball (21/2/18)
Our one and only competition, every game counted! Two teams were in action, but only the results of one team would count. The first team were in a pool with 2 other teams, meaning a win from both would secure them a position in the Play-offs at a later date. Fortunately, they did start as they meant to go on and won both matches 3-0. The further two matches were friendly fixtures, they won their first with another 3-0 result, but their final match ended with a 3-0 loss. The team played superbly and were delighted to find out they had made the Play-offs.
The second team also played well together. They lost their first match by only 1-0. Their second and third matches were both wins, 1-0 and 2-1, and their fourth was a loss of 6-0. All children had a fantastic time and their enthusiasm held keep them warm.
Boccia Area Finals (08/02/18)
Our team of 4 were very excited about their place in the area finals and managed to squeeze in pre-match training. They started meaning business and secured 3 wins from their first 3 matches. The following matches, they lost, one by just 2 points. The competition was tough, but the results were in. The team were nervously waiting to find out their position. Then St Andrew’s was called – joint first! However, their could only be one team crowned gold winners and it all came down to the points of when they played each other. Unfortunately, it was the team we lost by two points to, which meant we were proud receivers of the Silver medals! A huge congratulations to the team.
Year 5/6 Netball (07/02/18)
The first of our netball tournaments with a friendly fixture to start. Two teams played 4 matches each, but the match all eyes were on was the very last match, when St Andrew’s 1 took on St Andrew’s 2 (will come back to that). Firstly, St Andrew’s 1 were in action. They managed to comfortably win all 3 of their matches. St Andrew’s 2 played superbly also, winning one match, drawing 1 and losing 1. However, as previously stated, the last match was the most important. Mrs Doherty’s team (St Andrew’s 1) v Mr Green’s (St Andrew’s 2)! It was a fast paced game. At half time, Mr Green’s team was 2-0 up! After a good team talk, Mrs Doherty’s team stepped up and scored 4 hoops. St Andrew’s 1 were crowned champions!! A huge well done to both teams.
Year 5/6 Boys’ Football (05/02/18)
A very fresh evening at Heathfield for another ‘footy’ tournament. Two teams attended the friendly competitions, both having 4 matches to play. This time, we saw the Year 5 children playing in the first team and the Year 6 squad in the second. The Year 5s won 2 of their matches and drew 2 – an outstanding performance. The Year 6s won 3 and lost 1 again, another superb performance. Well done!
Year 5/6 Boys’ Football (22/01/18)
The start of the Spring term kicked off (quite literally) with two teams attending a friendly tournament at Heathfield school. The first team consisted of all year 6 children and the second were year 5. They played superbly and warmed up fairly quickly. Both teams managed to win 2, draw 1 and lost 1. A fantastic start to the term!
That’s it for this term. We look forward to lots more fixtures and talent next year.
Well done to all of our superstar children – you should feel incredibly proud.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!
KS2 Girls’ Football (11/12/17)
The final of our sporting fixtures for this term and this year! We had a mixture of experts and new experiences for our team. However, they played really well together with the experts helping out. The team played there best in this competition losing 3 and drawing 1 of their matches. A huge thank you to those girls who stepped in at the last minute – without them, there would not have been a team to send!
Year 6 Futsal (7/12/17)
This event was organised by Richard Huish College, with a group of year 6 children in attendance. Our futsal team had to play 8 matches and were unbeaten! They had a fantastic time at this new event and wish to thank Richard Huish for the opportunity to support the event.
Year 5/6 Badminton (29/11/17)
A friendly competition at Kingsmead School. The teams had 12 matches to play in total. The practise they had been given had certainly paid off. The team managed to convincingly win 10 matches and lost only 2! A huge congratulations to them.
Year 5/6 Tag Rugby (28/11/17)
An earlier kick-off for the tag rugby matches, due to the light. Two teams, a year 5 and year 6 team, played 4 matches each. The year 6 team managed to win 3 matches and lost only 1. The year 5 team won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. A fantastic effort by all children.
Year 1/2 Football (27/11/17)
A team of boys and a team of girls travelled to Heathfield for another friendly competition. They all played extremely well, even though the conditions were cold! The girls’ team drew 1 and lost 3 and the boys’ team won 2, drew 1 and lost 1.
KS2 Boccia – SEN Competition (22/11/17)
A small team of 4 children had the opportunity to attend this competition – a first for St Andrew’s. It was a great taster to the Paralympic sport. The children learnt the skills very quickly, winning 3 of their matches and losing 1. They made it through to their pool’s semi final and won by a point. They lost in the play-offs, but managed to come an incredible 3rd place. This means they are through to the County Finals in February. A fantastic competition with a fantastic team!
Year 5/6 Boy’s Football (20/11/17)
Our team of footballers had an important competition to attend, with 4 matches to play. They managed to win 2, drew 1 and lost one match. Unfortunately, the points were against us and we missed out on the quarter-finals by 1 point! A superb effort by all children involved.
Year 1/2 Football (17/11/17)
An exciting opportunity for our younger stars to develop their football skills and wearing the new kit kindly donated by Rob Markham. Although the teams did not manage to win any of their matches, they had a fantastic time and had lots of fun!
Year 5/6 Dodgeball Can-do (15/11/17)
Two teams went to the Dodgeball tournament at Taunton Vale. The children really enjoyed the activity and were extremely enthusiastic. So much so, that Mr Green used his ear defenders! It was great to have those children who don’t take part in sporting activities really engaged with the game. Fantastic effort from all!
Year 5/6 Handball (14/11/17)
Our superstar handballers were in action at Heathfield School for their final friendly fixture. Two teams participated with the first team playing 4 matches and winning all 4!!! The second team had a mixture of results, playing 4 and winning 1, drawing 2 and losing 1 match. A great effort by all!
Cross Country 1400m (13/11/17)
The Running Club was on tour for the 1400m Cross Country individual races. 18 children made the journey and were ready to get their base time for their first long distance run. All children were fantastic and completed the course. Our first runner came in 6th out of 164 children! As the children came in, they gave fantastic encouragement to others who were coming in. Was great to see. They all have their times ready to beat for their next race in a couple of months time.
Year 1/2 Football (09/11/17)
Our younger guys and gals made the trip to Heathfield School for their football fixture. It is always great to see our younger children playing in the fixtures; with such enthusiasm. They played 4 matches, drew 1 and lost 2.
Year 3/4 Boys’ Football (06/11/17)
As well as the girls, the boys were in action too. Two teams went to Heathfield School for their friendly fixtures. The first team played 4 matches, won 3 and lost 1. The second team also played 4, won 1, drew 1 and lost 2. A great St Andrew’s effort by all!
Year 5/6 Girls’ Football (06/11/17)
A friendly fixture for our girls this evening in order to gain further experience of a competition format. The girls played 4 matches, winning 3 and losing only the one. A fantastic effort and outstanding play by all girls!
Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics (02/11/17)
A team of girls and boys, from KS2, went over to Kings College to attend the Sportshall athletics competition. There was a mixture of track and field events, all in one location! The teams did extremely well and gave the opportunity for a few of our Year 3 and 4s to experience the event, ready for the next couple of years! The team came 11th out of 14. A superb effort by all.
Year 5/6 Tag Rugby (17/10/17)
The whole of the tag rugby club attended this friendly fixture, making two teams. All children enjoyed the event and are really taking shape and working together as a team. There was slight moisture in the air, meaning there were quite a few children sliding on the greasy grass. Luckily, no accidents! Please could you ensure your child has the appropriate footwear if chosen to play, football boots (plastic studs) if possible.
Dodgeball Can-do (11/10/17)
This sport is a more familiar one with all children, but it was time for those who don’t attend the lunchtime sessions to shine through. Two teams went to Taunton Vale and I believe they all had beaming smiles on their faces throughout. They played many games and won many games. Enjoyed by all!
Year 3/4 Football – Can-do (9/10/17)
A mix of girls and boys, from the above year groups, attended this event. Another fantastic effort from the children. It was great to see them getting stuck in and having a go at this sport. Superstars in the making! They 1 won and lost 3 matches. Well done!
Handball Can-do (3/10/17)
This was the first fixture for the Can-dos. It was fantastic to be able to take children who have never played this sport before. The really enjoyed themselves – what it is all about. The team thrived and won 3 of their 4 matches. Excellent effort.
Year 5/6 Boys’ Football (2/10/17)
This too was a first fixture, on the same day as the girls’ competition. Again, the fixtures were friendlies in order to give boys experience of playing in competitions. 2 teams were in action, with the first winning 2 and losing 2 matches. The second team won 1, drew 1 and lost 2.
Year 5/6 Girls’ Football (2/10/17)
The first of many fixtures. The girls had 4 matches to play, on a moderately pleasant evening. It was great experience for our children who have just moved up into Year 5. They won 1 and lost 3 of their matches. Thank you to Mrs Higham for helping out.
I hope you all had an enjoyable summer! Seems like a long time ago now. Our autumn term has got off to a busy start, with many fixtures taken place. This year, SASP have introduced Can-Do events. This gives children opportunity to have a go at sports they may never have tried before. We were also delighted to receive the Gold School Games Award for our sport and PE in school, for the second year running! Not bad for a school without a sports field.
Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket (21/06/17)
A consecutive fixture for our cricket team and a further 3 matches to play. They managed to secure a convincing win, but lost the other 2 matches. Overall a great effort throughout the season.
Year 5 Kwik Cricket (20/06/17)
The rescheduled tournament from earlier in the month. This time, the sun was beaming on the cricket pitch! The team played 3 matches, winning 1 and losing two.
Year 3/4 Modified Rounders (19/06/17)
A beautiful day, albeit a little warm, for the modified rounders competition. Our budding rounders stars did not let the heat deter them from their job! They played 4 matches in total and managed to win them all! A fantastic team effort.
Year 5/6 Rounders (14/06/17)
Our first rounders tournament and straight into a competition! We had 4 matches to play in our pool, with the top team going through to the play-offs. So, all to play for! Our fist match went well with an 18-10 win. A phenomenal 2nd match win of 32-9. Our 3rd match was very close; f it wasn’t for a miss field from the other team, we wouldn’t have had the rounder we needed to win 23-22! So, everything down to the 4th match. A fantastic game played and our final win of the tournament of 30-17. St Andrew’s are through to the play-offs!
Girls’ Kwik Cricket (23/05/17)
Our girls were back in action, but this time it was the real deal (competition). A few minutes of practise before the matches began. They won their first and third matches, which was a great start to their campaign. There was slight confusion with the second match however, they managed to become 2nd place finalists and are off to the regional finals in Street. Congratulations and a big thank you to Mr King for stepping in and helping the team.
Quad Athletics (15/05/17):
Years 3/4 – A fantastic day for athletics! Children had to compete in: 5om sprint; standing long jump; 400m run; and the vortex throw. They really pushed themselves and did all they could. Our team managed to come 7th place out of 30 schools, which was outstanding! We have some super, talented athletes coming through the school.
Years 5/6 – Our older children had to live up to the standards previously set by our years 3/4 earlier that day. In true St Andrew’s spirit, they did not disappoint! Tough competition, but they gave it their all. They came 6th out of 32 schools. We also had two children who had earned silver staus in the UK Athletics quadrathon and one who had earned bronze. Huge congratulations to them.
Years 3/4 Mini Tennis (12/05/17)
Our tennis stars were off to Blackbrook Pavilion for their tournament. They had plenty of practise and were very excited. We had a mixture of results, but the team managed to do enough to go through to the area finals. Super effort!
Girls’ Kwik Cricket (04/05/17)
Cricket season is finally upon us! The girls were in their whites and ready for action. We had a mixture of experience in the team and those more experienced were able to help support the others. They had 4 friendly matches to play and managed to win all four quite comfortably.
Cross Country 3 x 900m relays (24/04/17)
Slightly cold, but dry weather for our relay teams. 4 teams were taking part with our first team home in 4th place! A super effort by all children and one they have all begun to enjoy. As usual, our children were supportive of the other runners who were yet to cross the finishing line.
Somerset School Games Finals Day (21/03/17)
Two teams were in action at Millfield.
Futsal – With additional futsal sessions being put on by Mr Green, the whole team felt ready to face tough competition from other schools in the Somerset area. 6 teams were looking to become champions and represent Somerset in the county finals. Our team were superstars and manged to secure that place and are looking forward to representing their county.
Netball – Our netball team also enjoyed extra training sessions by Mrs Doherty to assist with developing their skills further for the finals. They had three teams to play before knowing if they had done enough to qualify for the quarterfinals. They won two and lost one, which meant they were through as best second place. However, a last minute hoop in the quarterfinals meant they were knocked out of the competition. They played extremely well and should be so proud of themselves.
Our budding netball stars were taking to the stage for their netball competition at Taunton Vale. The weather was on their side! The team played superbly, winning all except one of their matches. Luckily, they managed to do enough to secure 2nd place and represent the Taunton area in the School Games finals.
Competition day! The team was ready and prepared for their tough competition, and tough it was. They started off well, losing only one match. Unfortunately, they just missed out of going through the area finals, but they all played superbly.
Our last friendly competition at Bishop Foxes before the competition. They played extremely well, losing just one of the matches by 1 goal in the last minute!
Our last fixture of friendlies for our netball team and the opportunity for some new stars to gain experience of competition. Our team played superbly, winning all matches! Luckily, the rain held off!
Tag Rugby (21/03/17)
Two teams headed to Bishop Foxes for the final Tag Rugby competition of the year. We had a mixture of experience and non experienced children, which enabled those with experience to help and support others. The first team lost 3 matches and won 1 and the other team lost all 3 matches. They held their heads high and had a fantastic team spirit.
Catchball Yr 3/4 (16/03/17)
The catchball team were in great spirits for their tournament last night. They had 9 matches to play in total and managed a fantastic 6 wins, 2 draws and only 1 loss. The event manager made a point of saying they were the best and most disciplined team in the tournament. A huge congratulations to our budding super stars!
Competition day! Great weather conditions for the children to play in – and the parents to watch! St Andrew’s were placed in Pool B and had 2 matches to play. Their first match resulted in a 0-0 draw, with their second being a 1-1 draw. The team nervously waited to see their position within their pool, knowing if they were at the top, they were through to the play-offs. The results were in and they came a very impressive 2nd place. Unfortunately, they did not make it through however, they were able to play a further 2 friendly matches. With the first match, the goal they needed to end in a draw, came just after the whistle had been blown. Their second match was a slightly higher loss. Well done to the team!!
The second tournament of friendly matches before the competition next week and great opportunity for the team to gain more experience. Luckily, the weather was kind to them! The team played a total of 5 matches, which had very close results! They won their first match 1-0, lost their second and third by 1-0, won their fourth 1-0 and ended their final match with a goalless draw. Superb play by the team.
Our futsal team were eager to play in their competition this evening. They managed win their matches to secure a place in the area finals at Somerset School Games on Friday 21st March.
Netball Year 5/6 (01/03/17)
A cold and slightly drizzly late afternoon at Taunton Vale. However, rain did not stop play! We had 2 teams in attendance; one in Pool A and one in Pool B. The winning team of each pool would go through to the play-offs later in the month. So, with this in the fore-front of their minds, they were ready to compete. Our team in Pool A had managed a big win to start their campaign (6-0). Their other 2 matches were less of a gap, but wins nonetheless and did not concede any hoops. They were delighted to hear they were top of their pool and through to the play-offs. The team in Pool B played 4 matches, winning 1 and losing 3 (2 of those were narrow loses!) Both teams played fantastically.
Tag Rugby (28/02/17)
This was the first time we had entered in a tag rugby tournament. It was amazing to see 320 children taking part. Two teams were in force and ready for the experience. Both teams played well with the first winning 2 matches and losing 2. The second team won 1 match and lost 3. Both teams thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Cross Country 900m relays (27/02/17)
3 teams of 3 children took part in the 900m relay at King’s College. Typical cross country weather for this time of year! Unfortunately, the teams were in the second race, which meant having to keep themselves warm for a little longer than expected. It was lovely to see them cheering on the children, from other schools, who were running in race 1. All the children ran superbly and put every effort into their race. Results to follow shortly.
A very busy last week with sports competitions! A huge thank you to the parents for their help in transport and their support for the children. The results are as follows:
Netball Year 5/6 (08/02/17)
A cold, but sunny evening for the friendly competition, with two teams in action. Team A were lucky to play a couple of their matches inside at Taunton Vale (happy for the warmth). They had played 4 matches in total, winning 3 and losing 1 by 2-1. Team B were outside for all matches. They also managed to win 3 and lost 1. Both teams were superb and they demonstrated everything they have been learning through all matches.
Boys’ and Girls’ Football (06/02/17)
Both the girls’ and boy’s teams were in action on a very cold and drizzly evening. The friendly fixtures were a great opportunity for our younger members of the team to gain experience at competition level. As we expect, all children rose to the challenges of both the weather conditions and matches!
The boys played 4 matches: won 2, drew 1 and lost 1.
The girls played 2 matches: won 3 and drew 1 (no goals conceded).
Cross Country 1.4km (30/01/17)
‘Running Club on Tour.’ 19 children, from Running Club, soon found out that cross country takes place whatever the weather! The drizzle did not hold off, which meant the grounds were wonderfully muddy for their run. It was fantastic to see such a turn out from St Andrew’s, especially those who were feeling it would be quite challenging. Everyone managed to complete the run, with smiles on their faces, and we even had the first girl in. A huge thank you to the parents who helped with transport and held the coats for our runners. They could not have attended without you! Also, to Mr King for his continued support for all the children.
Netball Year 5/6 (25/01/17)
Two teams travelled to Taunton Vale to play in the first of the netball tournaments. Due to the large number of schools entered, only three matches were played. Team 1 won all three matches. The results were: 6-0, 8-0 and 5-0. Team 2 won their first match 5-0, lost their second and third by 1-0 and 2-1. A fantastic effort on a cold evening!
Hockey Year 5/6 (24/01/17)
Bitterly cold evening at Bishop Fox’s for their first friendly tournament. Considering they have only had one practise session, the team played extremely well. They managed; a 2-0 win; drew two matches and narrowly lost another. A great start.
Boys’ Futsal Year 5 (19/01/17)
The year 5 squad attended their group futsal tournament today. They played 3 matches, winning 2 and losing 1. This meant they made it through to the semi finals. They managed to win the match and secure a place in the finals in early March. Fantastic effort team!
Boys’ Football (16/01/17)
Another round of friendly football matches, with the boys team in action this time. The team included children who were experiencing a competitive tournament for the first time. It didn’t take them long to warm up and getting that first win under their belt. Their 2nd match resulted in a draw. The 3 final matches ended in defeat, but the team held their heads up high in true spirit.
Well done to them all!
Girls’ Football (09/01/17)
The first competition of our sport’s calendar for 2017! This friendly match was a great opportunity for our younger, budding footballers to gain experience of competitions. The first two matches were a small loss of 2-0 however, they managed to ‘find their feet’ and won the remaining three matches: 5-0, 1-0 and 2-0. Mr Green was very pleased with their performance.
Sports Clubs Start This Week:
Monday: Y4, 5 & 6 Running Club (this is a continued club from last term – no need to re-aply)
Tuesday: Y 3 & 4 Catchball, Yr 1 & 2 Multi-skills
Wednesday: Y5 & 6 Netball (this is a continued club from last term – no need to re-aply), Y3 & 4 Sports club
Thursday: Y4, 5 & 6 Hockey
Additional sports clubs starting at a later date are: Badminton and Tag Rugby.
Boys’ and Girls’ Football Area Finals Year 5/6 (12/12/16)
A rarity that both teams, not for both reaching the Taunton area finals, but for having to play on the same day! Mr Green was with the boys and Mrs Doherty was with the girls. Both teams were eager to know how the other was getting on, making the coaches’ phone bills sky high!
So, to the girls first. They had 5 matches to play. Their first match was against a team who was one of the favourites in the competition. A super start by holding that team to a draw. The girls went on to play a further 4 matches, which they drew another 3 and won the last match. A fantastic effort to remain undefeated throughout their finals. The girls managed to secure 3rd place, just lost out to 2nd by 1 point. Throughout the whole season, the girls have only lost 1 match!
Now, for the boys. They had 4 matches to play in total; competition was tough. They managed 2 draws and 2 losses, which resulted in them achieving joint 4th place. Unfortunately, due to goal difference, the other team in 4th was slightly above us. Throughout the whole of the football season, the boys had played a total of 12 matches, only losing 2 of those.
A great effort by both teams and really deserved their place in those finals.
Handball Year 5/6 (07/12/16)
A warmer evening for our handball squad tonight. They had 6 matches to play in their final tournament. Their first match was against a team who gave them a heavy defeat previously, so nerves were circling around the pitch. I was extremely impressed with how the team has developed with their skills and working together, this was demonstrated in all of their matches. The results were as follows: 4-3 loss, 6-1 win, 3-1 win, 6-2 win, 5-1 win and 8-0 win. Absolutely amazing!!
Badminton Year 5/6 (30/11/16)
This evening, our badminton team attended a competition at Kingsmead School. They had 5 matches to play (4 games per match) and managed to win all 5. They made it through to the semi-final, but lost that match. The points from all matches were totalled and our team came a fantastic 2nd place (just losing out to the winners by 3 points). They were presented with their silver medals. Mr Green was overwhelmed by the dedication to extra practise sessions by all 6 team members. A special mention to the 2 children who helped the team and supported them throughout (with pom-poms!), although they were unable to play. Real team spirit!
Football Year 2 (25/11/16)
A chilly afternoon for our Year 2 children, attending their football tournament at Kings Hall. They had a total of 6 matches to play during the afternoon. All played extremely well, with great team spirit.They managed to win 2 matches, drew 2 and lost of 2. A fantastic effort! A huge thank you to the support of all parents.
Badminton Year 5/6 (23/11/16)
It was the final ‘practise’ for our badminton team before the competition next week. After playing 3 matches and winning 2 of those, they made it through to the semi finals. They managed to secure a win in order to reach the finals. They played superbly, but were pipped to the post and lost by just a couple of points. A huge good luck to them for the competition next week!
Boys’ Football Year 3/4 (16/11/16)
A small threat of rain, but that did not hinder their determination. They had 4 matches to play in total. The team played superbly and managed to secure a 3 match win, with just 1 match lost. Some potential football stars in the making!
Country Individual 1400m (14/11/16)
10 pupils from Years 4-6 attended this event at King’s College tonight, just before the sun started to set. They were in the first group of 80 runners to complete the course. All runners were fantastic and had taken on board all they had learnt from Running Club. We had a ‘first girl home’, coming in 9th place in their group (17 out of 314 overall). The others were very close behind, which was great to see. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The overall places, out of 314 children, are as follows: 17, 59, 61, 65, 81, 125, 167, 175, 183 and 203. Further details can be found on the Sports Board.
Handball Tournament Yr 5/6 (09/11/16)
The weather seemed less kind to us today. Due to the adverse weather conditions, the 6 scheduled matches had to be reduced to just 2 matches. Our first match was against the team we had lost 4-0 to the previous week. They were a little nervous to start, but managed to stay focused and stepped up to the challenge. They only had a 2-1 loss this time, so a great improvement. Unfortunately, our captain picked up an injury which meant she had to sit out for the 2nd match. The team carried on and managed to get a lead, but the opposition made a come back to beat us by 7-4. As always, a great effort by all players!
Girls’ Football Year 5/6 (07/11/16)
A bitterly cold evening for playing the final matches in their pool. The team had to play 3 league matches, knowing they could only afford one loss in order to still go through to the play-offs. The coldness did not hinder their performance and with a total of 5 matches (2 x friendlies), they were undefeated! Not only does this mean they have qualified for the play-offs, but they ended at the top of their pool! A fantastic effort, with great guidance from super coach Mr Green.
Sportshall Athletics Year 5/6 (03/11/16)
WOW! Absolutely amazed at the determination, this evening, in their competition. There were 12 schools attending, with 9 boys and 9 girls per team. Our team were superb with all their activities, coming first in a couple of their heats. Overall, we came 5th place which was fantastic considering a third of our team were Year 4 children. In true St Andrew’s spirit, the older children supported the younger ones; all great ambassadors for the school. A huge well done to them all.
Further photos can be found on the sports board and in the school hall.
Handball Year 5/6 (02/11/16)
A slightly colder evening to the start of the handball tournaments. We were delighted to attend the first ever handball tournament run by SASP. The tournament started with all schools having a practise session, which was extremely helpful. The team played 3 matches in total, with their first match a 6-0 win. The other two matches were a loss of 4-0 and 4-1. It was fantastic to hear, from Jason at SASP, how our team played superbly well together and have great potential. Well done to them all.
Boys’ Football Year 5/6 (17/10/16)
Their 2nd round of matches in their pool! So far, so good. They played extremely well as a team in order to secure 3 wins out of the 4 matches. Their final match resulted in a draw, which does mean our team are currently undefeated! Congratulations team!
Boys’ Football Year 3/4 (12/10/16)
Another first, this time for our younger, yet still plenty of experience, crew! A different location than the year 5/6 team, but perfect conditions nonetheless. Our superstars played extremely well, with 4 matches played in total. They managed to win 2 games, drew 1 and lost 1. A great experience for them. Well done!
Badminton Year 5/6 (11/10/16)
A squad of 6 went over to Kingsmead School this evening to take part in a Badminton tournament. There were a few tough matches, but the team played extremely well and rose to every challenge. From their 6 matches, they managed to secure 5 wins and had just 1 loss. A fantastic start to their campaign.
Invasion Games – Year 6 (11/10/16)
Exe class had the opportunity to participate in a sports festival at Taunton Academy with other schools around Taunton. They were split into four groups and were competing against other schools to be crowned champions. They took part in four different sports: rugby, hockey, netball and handball. It was fantastic to see all children taking part and having fun, with a few children displaying their competitiveness in a very modest way! Many stickers were given to our children for their teamwork, respect and honesty.Once all matches were played, the results were given. It was fantastic to have two of the St Andrew’s groups in the top 4, with one of those coming in 1st place!
Girls’ Football (09/10/16)
It was the turn of the girls this time to kick start their football campaign. The team was a great mixture of year 4 to year 6 girls, with the older girls sharing their experience well. There were a total of 5 matches to play, 4 being league and 1 friendly. The girls played incredibly well, winning 4 of their matches and losing 1 by just 1 goal! A fantastic start.
Boys’ Football (03/10/16)
The first match of the season started with a huge success! The conditions at Castle School were perfect for football. The boys had to play 4 matches in total. They managed 2 convincing wins and 2 draws, although the cross bar was hit on numerous occasions in one of those matches! This was a great start to their league, in Pool A.
Cross Country Relays (26/09/16)
The first of a range of competitions for St Andrew’s. 12 children endured/enjoyed the Kings College Cross Country 900m Relays this afternoon. For some, it was their first time and for others, well, they knew what to do! One child had butterflies due to nerves as it was her first time. When she finished, she wanted to go around again! She crossed the line with a beaming smile, as did the others. This is what sport is all about. The conditions were kind, a little chill in the air, but the rain held off. Quite a few sliding finishes, but I,m sure a few were intentional! They all should be very proud, especially those whose first time it was. Well done guys – a great start!
A BRIEF NOTE OF THANKS
Outstanding, phenomenal, determination, ambassadors, achievers… are just a few of many words that spring to mind when thinking of all the children who have participated in the sporting events this year. We have had an extremely successful year, achieving many accolades for both the children and the school. From the bottom of our hearts, Mr Green and I would like to express our appreciation to ALL parents who have supported us with transport – without this, the children would not be able to attend the fixtures. Also, to those who have come to support ‘Team St Andrew’s’. Finally, the biggest thank you goes to the children, who have been absolute superstars and given their all when asked. We look forward to next year! Mrs Doherty and Mr Green.