Saturday, 14 July 2018

Summer Cup

A group of 38 children went to Skegness Grammar School on Monday 9th July to take part in the first Skegness Grammar School Summer Cup

5 primary schools took part in the event, The Richmond, Friskney All Saints, St Peter & St Pauls - Burgh, St Andrew's - Woodhall and Hogsthorpe. The children competed over several athletics track and field events including the long and triple jump, a target throw, javelin, obstacle and running events, relays and with our final event being team tug of war!
The Y3 team was; Destiny, Lily, Emily, Tia, Jasmine, Jayden, Cruz, Torin, Theo and Lewis 

Y4; Sophie C, Imani, Brooke F, Carmel, Sofia, Johnny, Eden, Owen, Harry & Seb 
Y5: Freya, Ashlee, Faith. Scarlet, Eva, Corey, Emerson, William, Oliver 
Y6: Macey-Jayne, Amaleigh, Lily-Mai, Mayzi, Jenson, Kai-Stuart, Max, Benjamin & Samuel 

There were some last minute changes to the teams with George unable to take part in the Y5 events and Mayzi not able to take part in the Y6 running events.

The Y3 team picked up 2 wins; Emily winning the triple jump and Torin winning the obstacle race.

The Y4 team picked up 10 wins; Seb - long jump, Carmel - triple jump, Harry - javelin, Sophie - target throw, Eden - target throw, Brooke - 60m, Carmel - 300m, Harry - 300m, Sophie - obstacle race, and Johnny, Eden, Brooke & Carmel - 4 x 60m relay

The Y5 team picked up 7 wins; Emerson - triple jump, Ashlee - 60m, Eva - 300m, Freya - 600m, Corey - 600m, Eva - obstacle, and Ashlee, eva, Emerson & Oliver 4 x 60m relay

The Y6 team picked up 6 wins; Kai-Stuart - triple jump, Lily-Mai 60m, Amaleigh - 300m, MJ - 600m, Lily-Mai - obstacle and Lily-Mai, MJ, Samuel & Jenson - obstacle relay.

The girls from Y4,5 & 6 won all 11 of the individual track events with performance of the day probably going to Freya who stepped in to run and win the 600m with a few minutes notice!

1st - The Richmond School 250 points
2nd - St Peter & St Pauls, Burgh-Le-Marsh 246 points
3rd - St Andrew’s, Woodhall Spa 210
4th - Hogsthorpe 173
5th - Friskney All Saints 171


On Sunday 8th July Joshua, Grace B, Libby-Mai and Logan took part in the county finals of Goalball at the Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham.

The event began with an Olympic style opening ceremony in the athletics stadium

Before we moved over to the sports hall for our competition. We began with a draw against Tower Road and followed that up with a win against Malcolm Sargent. Our third game was a narrow defeat against Chestnut Street. We needed to win our final game against Lacey Gardens to make sure of finishing in the medal positions. We got off to a great start and built up a 3 - 0 lead before Lacey Gardens started to come back at us. We were still leading at the halfway point but as the game went on Lacey Gardens showed why they were about to be crowned as champions and a late surge took them to the win.
Overall we finished in 4th place.
After the competition had finished there was time to try out a few other activities like the obstacle course and archery.

Golden Ticket Trip

On the 3rd July five of our pupils were invited to go on a Golden Ticket Trip to Grantham. Corey was awarded his ticket for his efforts at the quicksticks hockey festival and Lexi was awarded her ticket at a multi-sports festival. The remaining recipients were chosen by us and after much thought we chose; Lily-Mai, Freya and Harry as all three have represented the school in an exemplary manner on many occasions.
We met up with Miss Powell and the Golden Ticket winners from Burgh and Friskney at Skegness Grammar School before heading over to Horncastle to pick up Horncastle and Woodhall Spa's winners.
Once we arrived at Grantham students had the opportunity to watch the opening ceremony for one of the biggest school athletics events in the country with over 2000 young people taking part. The group heard from David Ross and from World Record Holder Jonathan Edwards! After that students had a chance to soak up the atmosphere, take on a student scholar in Table Tennis, see if they could win a point and meet even more VIP, Team GB Athletes. Among those athletes were Colin Jackson, Marilyn Okoro, Sally Walton, Jenny Meadows and Olympic Gold Medal winner Mark Lewis-Francis.
In the afternoon we moved on to Grantham Bowl for a couple of games of bowling before heading back to school.

Athletics 21st June

We took a team of 23 athletes to Well Cricket Club, Alford to take part in the District Athletics competition. We should have had 24 children but one had to drop out at the very last minute. We were also without any of our Y5's who were on one of their secondary school visits, which meant some of our Y4's had to compete against Y5's.
There were 7 events; hurdles, sprint, long jump, triple jump, javelin, shot, discus and speed bounce. In each event points were awarded for beating a set standard rather than beating other competitors, so nobody had any idea how they were doing until the final scores were read out and Toynton All Saints were declared winners.

Rounders 20th June

Ben, Tyler M, Stuart,  Lily-Mai, Amaleigh,  Macey-Jayne, Kai-Stuart, Daisy and Lewis from Y6 took part in a rounders competition at Skegness Grammar School. We were unlucky to come up against Horncastle A in our first game. Their strong backstop / 1st base combination saw us struggle in the 1st innings. We did better in the second innings but could not pull back the deficit. In our second game we beat Horncastle B and in our third we beat Friskney. Meanwhile Horncastle B had surprisingly beat Horncastle A, meaning Richmond and Horncastle A were both on 2 wins and 1 defeat. The number of outs was used to determine the winners and Horncastle just edged the win.

Mini Tennis 19th June

Harry, Eden, Brooke and Sophie C travelled to Spilsby Tennis Club to take part in a tournament with 16 other teams. They were unlucky to miss out on a place in the quarter finals being edged out on points difference.

Tri Golf

On the 14th June 8 Year 4's and 2 Y3's took part in a trigolf tournament at Skegness Grammar School.
Playing such a hard, smooth and therefore very fast surface took some getting used to but everyone's games improved as the day went on and everyone enjoyed the event.

In the end we finished 3rd out of 9 teams.

Kwik Cricket

 On Wednesday 6th June our Y5 cricketers finished as runners up in their competition at Skegness Cricket Club after winning three of their 4 games. 
The next day the Y6's finished third in their tournament.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Chris Tomlinson Visit

On the 24th May a group of eight children from Y5 were given the chance to meet former Olympic Long Jumper Chris Tomlinson for a masterclass on sprinting and jumping.

KS1 Multi-sports Challenge and KS2 Change4life Festivals

Seth, Jack, Samuel, Charlie, Ava, Alicia, Jaimee-Leigh and Lauren from Y2 represented the school in a multi-skills tournament at Skegness Grammar School Wednesday 16th May 

Yanah from Y3; Claudia and Lewis from Y4; Madison, Imogen, Freya, Aaliyah and Alexander from Y5; Grace from Y6; went with Mrs Potts to Skegness Grammar School on Tuesday 22nd May to a Change4Life Festival