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Sport @ Clifton - Autumn Term 2015 Highlights

                                         

What a busy term Clifton had in the Autumn Term of 2015. We competed in Multi-skills, Dance, Football, Rugby and Cross Country. Well done in particular to our Year 5/6 Indoor Football Team who were worthy runners-up, narrowly missing out in a penalty shoot-out!

Year 5 and 6 Indoor Football - A nail-biting finish!

On Thursday 3rd December, a team from Eagles class represented Clifton at the cluster Indoor Football Tournament. All the schools were there so it meant that we had tough competition. We were in Pool A which meant that we played against Broadheath, Astley, Broadwas and Abberley. Out of these matches, we won 3 out of the 4 and we drew the match against Broadheath 0-0. As a result we topped our group with 17 points and got into the final against Martley. Our goal scorers were; Ellis with 3 goals and Henry with 1.

                   


Here are the rest of the results:

Pool 1

Ist Clifton

2nd Broadheath

3rd Astley

4th Abberley

5th Broadwas

 Pool 2

1st  Martley

2nd Hallow

3rd  Great Witley

4th Grimley

5th Barbarians

We were so excited that we unexpectedly got into the final but we were determined to try our best. The final ended with no goals scored so it went to extra time. This also ended without any goals so it was agreed to go to penalties. It was a superb penalty shoot-out with some great goals scored and saved by both teams. Unfortunately, Clifton lost by 2-1!  What a result! Thank you to everyone who organised the event and for the parents who cheered us on. We hope to win next year!

   Written by: The Football Team - worthy runners up!     

Eagles Represent Clifton at Sportshall Athletics Competition

On Monday 16th November 2015 two teams from Eagles class represented Clifton at the Chantry School Indoor Sportshall Athletics Competition. Two teams went; a girls team and a boys team to compete against seven other schools. The aim was to participate in lots of different track and field athletic events and earn points for our teams. These included: Vertical Jump, Javelin, Long Jump, Obstacle Races and lots of relays. 

          

          

          

We had no idea until the end of the competition how well each team had done. We were really unsure because some members had dropped out at the last minute due to injury or illness so we had smaller teams but we were determined to succeed despite this. 

The girls team came 2nd and the boys team won! We were all overjoyed and had big smiles for the rest of the evening! Well done to all the children who gave up their Monday evening to compete and thank you Mrs Hughes for taking us! 

         

By Jasmine, Olivia and Archie

Year 1 and 2 Multi-skills Tournament - Friday 13th November 2015

What a superb afternoon Robins had at the cluster annual Multi-skills event held at Chantry High School. Throughout the afternoon, the children had to undertake a series of challenges that would test their skills, object control, locomotion and stability. Here are some quotes from Robins:I was a bit nervous because I had never been to the big school before. I really liked everything!We had to do loads of running and jumping. I liked running through the ladder that was on the floor. I was tired at the end because we had been moving for a long time!  I was really proud of the children as they were determined to have a go at everything. They certainly used their valuesHere is a picture of Robins afterwards and the two children who were spotted as being Star Performers! After all of that exercise, they are still smiling! Well done Robins. What a super class you are!                    

Cross Country Championships - Friday 16th October 2015

                          

Eagles had a superb time at the School Games Cross Country Championships on Friday. There were three different type of races that we could enter; Fun Run, Intermediate and Advanced. Each race was between 900m and 1500m which seemed such a long way especially as there were quite a few uphill parts of the course! 

As a school, we all showed great determination even when we were tired. Mrs Hughes said that she was so proud at how we all cheered each other on and supported each other. We had a few children who finished in the top ten of their race so we are now waiting to see if we have done enough to get through to the county finals next half term. 

At the end of the day, Clifton was presented with our School Games Bronze Award which we have been awarded for all of the sport we have participated in over the past year. What an achievement. Thank you to all of the staff and parents who have taken us to all of the different sporting competitions over the past year. We are all very grateful. We are now aiming to do even better this year and get a Silver or Gold Award! 

Here is a slideshow of the day:              

Written by Jasmine, Nell, Katie and Matthew

Year 5 and 6 Cluster Football League Gets Underway!

                              

On Monday 12th October, the new cluster football league began with all of the primary schools in the cluster playing their matches on the same evening. For this first fixture, we played Broadwas and Great Witley. It was the first time we had played together as a team so we were nervous but determined too. 

We played Broadwas first. We played well but unfortunately they won the game 2-0. We had quite a few shots on goal but their goalkeeper was good.  Henry and Patrick were superb goalkeepers as they had to save quite a few shots from Broadwas.

Straight after we played Great Witley. The first half was even as both teams couldn't quite get through each others' defence. However, late in the second half we scored a goal to win 1-0. 

We enjoyed playing and we felt that we played well as a team. We can't wait for the next set of fixtures in the new year.  

                                                                                                Written by Jasmine, Joe and Henry

                        

                 

Year 3/4 Show Off Their Dance Moves!

On 25th September 2015, Woodpeckers attended a superb dance festival at Chantry High School. This year, the children participated in workshops involving: Cheerleading, Street Dance and Bollywood!  Throughout the afternoon, the children learnt dances and were trained in how to perform the moves to an audience. At the end of the festival, the children performed their dances to each other. What an exciting afternoon! Well done Woodpeckers!

                         

           

Year 5 Gain Extra Sports Leadership Training

On Tuesday 22nd September, 4 children in Year 5 were given the exciting opoortunity to spend a morning at Chantry High School to enhance their sports leadership skills. Graham Abercrombie - a School Games Organiser in Worcestershire, ran the event. This training supports the Young Leader training that all children in Year 5 and Year 6 get in school.

                

During the morning, the leaders were required to learn different sporting activities and then were asked to teach the activity to the rest of the group to really test their leadership skills. The leaders explored how to group children, how to demonstrate an activity effectivley, how to adapt an activity to make it easier or harder and most importantly and to think on your feet if something unexpected happens! At the end of the morning, the children were presented with a leadership award and were given the task of setting up their own lunchtime club in order to develop their skills further. Well done Year 5!

           

       Year 5 are presented with their awards               Our new Sports Leaders!

The Rugby World Cup is Coming! 

                                     

Our sporting year will kick off with all things Rugby as a celebration of the Rugby World Cup being held in England. Mrs Hughes cannot wait for the tournament to start especially as she has tickets for the match between England and Wales at Twickenham on the 26th September. 

Here is a video all about the World Cup:

    

Clifton has a fine tradition in the sport of Rugby which will continue next year. There will be Rugby training sessions after school with Mrs Hughes, Tag Rugby sessions in P.E lessons, a Tag Rugby House Tournament and a Cluster Tournament at the start of October.  Further information will be sent out soon. 

For more information visit www.rugbyworldcup.com