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Welcome to the summer edition of our P.E newsletter. This term has been a full of exciting competitions across all Key Stages and opportunities within the curriculum to understand the importance of a healthy active lifestyle.
KS1 Sports Afternoon
Lots of fun and competition was had by all on 4th July. The KS1 sports afternoon was a huge success! The children enjoyed the different activities working together in their house groups. The Year 6 sports leaders did a wonderful job of leading their games and encouraging the younger children in the school. The afternoon ended with some competitive running and fun races. Thank you to the parents who came to support the children and the PTA for the lovely lollies at the end of the day!
Every year we are amazed by the standard of athletics at Cubbington School, yet again we had a great KS2 Sports Afternoon. Thank you to the parents who came to support the children, it is greatly appreciated and it adds to the wonderful atmosphere. The children gave their very best and we had some exciting athletes that went forward to Telford Junior on 7th June competing against other children in the Cubbington area. Zoe Sayers said “I was really proud to be competing at Telford in the girls relay and we came second”. We competed extremely well and we had some event winners. We congratulate William Thornett in the long jump, Rosie Briggs, Jacob Martin, Sophia Lee in the sprinting and Alex Williams in the long distance event who all then represented our area at Edmonscote on 30th June.
Year 6 Tag Rugby Festival at Leamington RFU
On Friday 17th June some Year 6 children competed in this yearly event. We were very impressed with the skill and the sportsmanship shown by all the children at the event with Cubbington coming first overall. A super achievement! We would like to thank Mr Johnson for his support in training the children and for giving up his time in helping them prepare for this event.
Chance to Shine Cricket for Year 4 and 5
This summer term we were involved in the Chance to Shine cricket coaching programme run by The Warwickshire Cricket Board. The children in Years 4 and 5 had four weeks of great cricket coaching and were then invited to a tournament against local schools at Hunningham Cricket Club in June. The children all played extremely well showing super sportsmanship. Gracie French said “Although we did not come first we had so much fun”.
Cluster Tournament Results
Football in Year 2
Some Year 2 children competed at Telford Infant School on 9th June at a football tournament this term. The competition was fierce and the children played well achieving fifth place. Mrs Richardson was very impressed with how the children worked together as a team.
School Games Results
Quad Kids for Years 3 and 4 – 16th May 2016
Thirty children represented Cubbington in the recent Quad Kids Tournament at Edmonscote Athletics Track. There were two teams of fifteen; each child had to complete a sprint, long jump, howler throw and a long distance run. Everyone gave 110% especially on the long distance run - 400m for Year 3s is a long way on little legs! We came third out of eleven schools, 2 points away from qualifying for the Level 3 tournament! Maybe next year!
Year 1 Agility at Campion School – 28th June 2016
All of the children in Year 1 attended the School Games Level 2 Infant Agility competition at Campion School. The children were split into groups; each child had a variety of skills based events such as a timed run, speed bounce, balancing and throwing. The team came joint second place, a particular mention must go to Leon and Arthur in The Swifts for their brilliant sports skills – well done!
National School Sport Week June 20th- 24th 2016
During National School Sport Week the children took part in a sponsored walk/run around the school field, kindly organised by the PTA. The Herons won pizza for their class, they were the class that raised the most amount of sponsorship money. All the children across the school had lots of fun!
Kids’ Marathon is an exciting project from the children’s charity Kids Run Free. We have been able to give the children at school the opportunity to complete a marathon throughout the course of the school year by running laps of our field and playgrounds. It is based on personal achievement rather than competition and we have been pleased with how all children have engaged in doing some running during the school year. This year we have not had anyone reach the marathon goal, a target for next year, but a few have reached the 30km mark. Those children are Sam Wilde (yr2), Arthur May (yr5) and Thomas Spurden (yr5), a great achievement! We have signed up again for 2016 – 2017, maybe we will have some children that will reach that marathon mark!
The Kids’ Marathon year ends in a celebration for all the schools that have taken part in the project and two children from each year group attended the festival at Edmonscote on 7th July. The children had a fun morning taking part in some more running races and coming away with a great goodie bag.
Celebrating Children’s Success
At school the children have the opportunity to share their sporting achievements with the rest of the school at merit assemblies on a Thursday. We have enjoyed seeing the many sporting achievements and also the diverse range of sports that the children are involved in.
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Thank you in advance for supporting our clubs and keeping children motivated and enjoying sport. Enjoy the summer......
Mrs Jackie Caress
PE and Sports Co-ordinator