Sport @ Clifton - Autumn Term 2017
Year 1 and 2 Football - The trophy returns to Clifton!
On Thursday this week, 7 players from Robins class took part in a Year 1/2 football tournament at The Chantry. Although very nervous, all of the children were looking forward to the event with great excitement. They were to play as part of League two, the winner of which would get the chance to play the winner of League one in the final. Clifton waited excitedly on the sidelines for the first 3 matches, and then it was time for their first game.
They had a hesitant start against Grimley, but eventually Clifton were the first to score. This gave them the confidence to play to the best of their ability, and the final score was 4-1 to Clifton. Their second match was straight after, and although tired, Clifton battled against a good side to finally come away with a 1-0 win against Astley. Clifton faced Lindridge in their third game, and quickly scored to take the lead. Some brilliant shots and saves were made by both teams, but at the final whistle the score was 4-0 to Clifton. The final league match against Broadheath was to be the toughest of the competition, and Clifton found themselves 2-0 down after a few short minutes. However, the team refused to give up and scored in quick succession to make the score 2-2. Both teams played some brilliant football, but finally Jack was able to score with seconds to spare, Clifton had won 4-3, and had made it to the final!
Clifton faced Martley in the final, and it was very close for the first half of the game. Harry made some excellent saves, and Jack and Tyler managed to score in the late stages of the game to help the team steal the trophy with a 5-1 win. What an amazing afternoon! The children really played as a team, which made them impossible to beat. Not only did they demonstrate some fantastic football skills, but they also showed such super sporting behaviour. Their enthusiastic and positive approach to each and every game made them a pleasure to be with. Well done team Robins, the trophy stays at Clifton for another year!
Written by Mrs Allen
Meet your Young Leaders for 2017-2018! November 2017
We are very proud to announce the children in Eagles class that have successfully passed their Young Leader training. After 5 weeks of training and 2 assessments (1 practical and 1 written exam) they have finally finished the course. It was a nervous wait to find out who had passed and with what score too!
Special congratulations go to Archie and Emily who scored a perfect 100% throughout the whole course and assessments to! Well done to you all - we are all very proud of you!
Eagles Young Leader Training - 30th - 31st October 2017
Eagles class have been busy doing their Young Leader Training in their P.E lessons. In their training sessions, they have been learning how to plan and deliver activities in school. They have learnt lots of new games and activities but also have thought about how to teach these to others. After 6 weeks of training, it was time to be assessed.
The first assessment was to plan and teach a 15 minutes session to a group of children from Year 1 and 2. Their session had to include a warm up, an activity that could be made easier or harder and a cool down to finish. This session went really well and the children in Year 1 and 2 gave all the activities a big 'thumbs up!'.
KS2 enjoy final evening at Cluster After School Club - 16th October 2017
After weeks of enjoying the Cluster After School Club, it was our final night being a part of this set of activities. We have loved learning new sports, meeting new friends from different schools and doing these activities with our families too. The final night was competition night, where each activity had the opportunity to 'show off'' their new skills in a competition run by the Chantry Young Leaders.
When I heard that we could do Dodgeball I was very excited because it is a sport that I have always wanted to play. I was surprised by how many rules there were but they were easy to remember when I started to play. It was great when I got someone out for the first time.
Archie - Year 6
I chose the hockey because Mrs Hughes said it would help us in the Year 3 and 4 tournament. I liked being able to play in a bigger space than we have back at school. It was good to get to learn the rules really well before the tournament so that we could play confidently. I also like the fact that some of our parents could join in so that we could play together.
William - Year 3
I wasn't sure at first if I would like going to the After School Club as I had chosen dance club and I was the only boy too! But I really like dancing so I went. I really enjoyed learning a new dance each week and making up new routines. My favourite was the Street Dance because I liked the music!
Riley - Year 3
Year 3 and 4 Quicksticks Hockey Tournament - 5th October 2017
We had a fantastic time at the Cluster Hockey Tournament; the team from Clifton were excited and raring to go. The first match was against Astley, and it was a battle from the very start. William scored a fantastic goal which would have taken us into the lead, but unfortunately it was disallowed as he hadn’t played the ball within his own third. Clifton continued to play well, forcing Astley to defend to the best of their ability, and the match ended in a 0-0 draw.
The second match was against Broadheath, and Clifton went 1-0 down after only seconds of play. However, they fought back and with true team spirit, scored two goals to win the match before the final whistle went.
The third match was against Martley, and again it was very close. This time it was Clifton who needed to defend, with Martley scoring first. Clifton went on the attack and were able to score to make it 1-1. It was a tense couple of minutes as both teams battled to win, but unfortunately for Clifton, it was Martley who scored the winning goal.
The final match was against Grimley which ended in a 2-1 win for Clifton, and then we had to wait to see if we had made it into the semi-finals.
Everyone had played really well and it was a delight to hear we were to play Abberley in the semi-finals. The five minutes flew by as both teams tried their very best to score the first goal. Eventually it was Abberley who made it through the Clifton defence to go into the lead. Clifton worked hard to equalise but Abberley were able to sneak through and score a second goal before the referee called time. We congratulated Abberley and wished them well in the final.
As always, the children showed their Clifton values through determination, perseverance and team spirit. It was a pleasure to watch them play with such enthusiasm and encourage each other through each new challenge. Well done Clifton Harriers, you are all winners in my eyes!
The Clifton Harriers Hockey Team
Match Report by Mrs Allen
The Autumn Cluster After School Club gets underway! 25th September 2017
The hugely popular after-school club held at Chantry got started with many of us going to learn the new sport of Dodgeball. There was also Dance and Quicksticks Hockey to choose from as well. It was fun but quite exhausting hour and we can't wait to go again next week.
Written by Archie, Imogen and William
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