Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Our Y5 Girls Step Up!

On this beautiful afternoon, our Y5 girls competed in the Telford & Wrekin Y5/6 football tournament, which was hosted at TCAT. We weren’t able to include any Y6 girls as they are all very busy preparing for their SATs, so it was up to our Y5 team to take the reins. We were drawn into Group 1 along with Redhill, Meadows, Apley Wood and St. George’s and had to play each team once to see who would qualify for the next round. We had a consistent set of results drawing each game 0-0, which meant we finished 3rd, missing out on the next round by 1 place! Our girls can be extremely proud of their achievements as they were competing against older children and managed to go all 4 games without conceding a goal.

Well done girls, you will be a force to be reckoned with next year!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

KS1 Multiskills with Y6 Leaders

This afternoon we took 28 children to Telford Park School to participate in the cluster Multiskills festival. This event was mainly focused on Rugby skills for 12 KS1 children from each school to take part in fun games and socialise with children from other schools. Our other 16 children were Y6’s who had been selected and trained to run the festival. They were in pairs and had to manage 6-8 KS1 children and show them how to play each game. The Y6’s were amazing as their enthusiasm to keep the KS1 children engaged was superb and they also showed great maturity for their age.

The proof was in the pudding as all KS1 children said they had a fantastic time at the end, so well done to all involved!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Y6 & Nurture Dominate Dodgeball!

This afternoon we took two teams to Telford Tennis Centre to compete in the Telford & Wrekin dodgeball competitions. Our Year 6 team were entered into this whilst our Nurture group entered a team into the KS2 inclusive competition. Our Year 6 team were drawn into a group with Coalbrookdale, Muxton and john Fletcher where we won all of our matches to progress into the quarter-finals. Nurtures group consisted of Aqueduct, Woodlands and Moorfields and again they won every match to go straight into a play-off final. Year 6’s quarter-final was against Shortwood, where we won all 3 games to progress into the semi-final vs. Coalbrookdale. Nurture’s play-off final was against Lawley where they lost but it meant they secured 3rd place overall in the competition. Year 6 were again convincing against Coalbrookdale and cruised into the final against Lawley, which we again won meaning we finished 1st in the competition!

Due to finishing 3rd and 1st, both teams have progressed into the next rounds of the competition, fantastic achievement teams!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Year 5/6 Boys vs. Old Park

As well as our girls being in action this evening, our Year 5/6 boys were playing in an away fixture at Old Park Primary School. Old Park started very brightly and scored 2 early goals to give them a 2-0 lead but after half time, our team started playing some beautiful attacking football, which lead to Brad finding the back of the net to pull one goal back and make it 2-1. As we pressed for equaliser, Old Park caught us on the break and scored another to finish the game off as 3-1. Our boys can be very proud as for some it was their first ever football match and the desire shown was second to none!

Well done lads!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Year 5/6 girls vs. Redhill

This evening our girls played a friendly football match on home turf against Redhill Primary School. The last time we encountered Redhill was in the Cluster League where Redhill came out as 2-0 winners, so our girls were raring to go and after revenge! The passion of Mr. Harding’s pre match team talk drove the girls to start like a house on fire and we went 1-0 up after 5 minutes, thanks to Olivia with a tidy finish on her favoured right foot. The match stayed very tight for the remainder of play with neither side really challenging the opposing goalkeepers but in the dying seconds Redhill equalised so the game finished 1-1. Our team were gutted with the late goal as they felt they deserved to win the game.

Well done girls, we go again!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Year 5/6 Dodgeball Cluster Tournament

Today, Mrs Davies held a small cluster dodgeball competition at our school for Year 5/6, ready for the Telford & Wrekin tournament, which is being held next week. Newdale and Grange Park brought a team each, whilst we entered two and everyone played each other once, all battling it out for that top spot! As the competition came to an end and the results were in, we found out that Grange Park finished in 4th place, Hollinswood Team 1 were in 3rd place, Hollinswood Team 2 finished 2nd meaning that the winners were Newdale.

Huge thank you to Mrs Davies for organising this tournament and thanks to Grange Park and Newdale for attending.

We are now ready for the main tournament next week!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

First Win of the Season!

Today was time for our Year 3/4 girls’ football team to play their second Cluster League fixture of the season against John Fletcher Primary School. Again, the pitch was quite heavy due to the rain so our girls knew they would be in for a muddy battle! We took an early lead thanks to a close range finish from Alicia, after some fantastic build up play and we doubled that lead quite quickly from a corner to the back post, where Sukhmani was waiting to tap in a debut goal! We were very comfortbale rthroughout the match until the last 5 minutes when John fletcher pulled one back out of nowhere but our team defender well as a unit and won the game 2-1. This result means we currently sit second in the league!

The league table can be viewed here: http://www.grangeparkprimaryschool.co.uk/web/year_34_girls_football_league/319302

Well done girls, onto the next one!

Mr Griffiths

 

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Year 5/6 Orienteering Competition

This Morning our Year 5/6 orienteering team travelled to Adams Grammar Longford Hall to participate in this year’s competition. There were so many entries, that the competition was split into a morning and afternoon slot and we were lucky enough to be put into the morning slot, with the glorious sunshine. Our children were split into pairs and were given a map of Longford Hall to try to find certain markers and then stamp them on their answer cards. Out of 108 teams, Lucas and Jess finished 49th with a time of 28m 22s. Tali and Russ were close behind in 63rd position with a time of 31m 37s.

Both of our teams adapted to the maps very quickly and we are very proud of their achievements!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Monday, January 29th, 2018

The Great Mud Battle!

This evening, our Year 5/6 girls’ football team took on Newdale Primary in a friendly match. Rain had fallen rather heavily throughout the day, which made the pitch conditions very muddy! We started very brightly with some great passing moves but as the game wore on and the pitch started to cut up, it stopped us from playing our free flowing game. Newdale adapted to the conditions quicker and found themselves 4-0 up but without top work from their defence, it could have been a different score line as we continued to press for an opening during the whole match.

Well done for battling through all of that mud!

Mr Griffiths

 

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The Comback Kings!

Today our Year 5/6 basketball team were involved in the Telford & Wrekin competition, which was hosted at The Wrekin College, for the Burton Borough Summer Games qualifiers. There were 11 teams at this event split into two groups. We were drawn into group 1 along with Redhill, Coalbrookdale, Lilleshall, Muxton and Windmill. Our first game against Redhill saw us lose 4-2 after being 2-0 up with only a minute to go, but this did not deter our team as we went onto win the next three games very comfortably against Windmill, Muxton and Coalbrookdale. Our last group game against Lilleshall was a very tight encounter and that showed in the score line as it finished 2-2 with us again conceding very late on in the match.

Our results meant we finished 2nd in the group and went into a third and fourth place play-off match against local school Randlay Primary. This match was a very tight one but Randlay broke the deadlock and doubled their lead to go 4-0 up with the referee then blowing the final whistle. Randlay were thrilled with what they thought was their victory but it wasn’t to be as the timekeeper made a mistake and we actually had an extra minute to play. In this two minutes Owurah scored two baskets to equalise and Rio scored the winner in the dying seconds to give us the 6-4 win and a bronze medal!

The mental strength shown by our players today was remarkable, you were all fantastic!

Mr Griffiths

 

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