Autumn Term 2018 Sports Report
Abberley has started off the academic year with a busy and successful term of sport.
We now have a new group of enthusiastic Play leaders who organise sports activities for the rest of the School at breaks and lunchtimes. These children enjoyed some specialist training in September and have been busy throughout the term providing a range of activities for all year groups. This year they have introduced key skills competitions designed to improve sports skills and fitness. This forms an ongoing part of our Sports Mark programme as we work towards achieving our Gold Sports Mark this year.
During September and October our Year 5 and 6 Football team were in action. The team have benefitted again from Kidderminster Harriers coaching in school this year and we were also delighted to receive some new footballing equipment from the Premier League. The team started the season as defending cluster champions and so far have won two games and drawn one with further matches to be played in the new year.
The newly formed Year 5-6 netball team have also been performing well. They have played a number of friendly matches in preparation for the cluster tournament in the new year. Miss Hughes is now running an after school netball club and all Key Stage 2 children are welcome.
Seals class attended the cluster dance festival at The Chantry and had a fun afternoon learning a range of new dances. Year 3-4 also attended the cluster quick sticks hockey tournament. For many of the children this was a new activity and the first time they had represented the school in sport. All the children played very well and Abberley B progressed as far as the quarter finals.
With the arrival of the dark nights our attention switched to indoor sports. A group of children from Key Stage 2 attended a KAB (curling, archery and boccia) festival at the Chantry. It was a great opportunity for the children to try new sports and we were very proud how they represented the school.
A team from Year 1-2 attended the cluster indoor football tournament. It was a very exciting afternoon and the teams came 2nd and 3rd in their leagues. It was lovely to see the younger children enjoying competing on behalf of the school and I’m sure we have some future football stars in the making.
Finally Year 5-6 braved the cold weather to attend the West Worcestershire School’s cross country event in Malvern. The children were able to select their level of participation (fun run, intermediate and advanced) and there were some excellent performances with a number of top 10 finishes. Well Done Sharks!