Sports Reports 2019-2020

National School Sports Week 2020
 
As part of National School Sports Week 2020, Mr Meaney has sent some challenges that you may wish to use  starting on Monday 22nd June. Each day there will be four challenges based on a different sport. You will have 2 minutes to complete each challenge and fill in your personal best. Good luck!
 

Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games 

 

In light of the current situation and the fact that all the Sporting Events including the Sussex School Games have been cancelled, Active Sussex and the School Games Organiser network have put together an exciting  virtual challenge. Hopefully this will allow those of you that want it, some competition while encouraging  exercise.  

 

Please email any videos to year3@loxwoodschool.com and I will upload them to a gallery on this page. 

 

How Does It Work? 

Every week throughout the summer term, a different sport will take place, made up of four personal sporting challenges which can be completed from home; in the living room, kitchen or garden, or at school. 

Scores for each challenge will be submitted online, and will contribute towards the school’s average score, so it doesn’t matter whether you are a big school or small school. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the best scoring schools in each sport, with separate Primary and Secondary competitions. There will also be an Active Adults category with trophies up for grabs, so parents, teachers and carers can get involved and represent the school too. As well as medals in individual sports, overall leaderboards will be kept, and overall Sussex Champions crowned at the end of the summer term. 

A new sport, and it’s four challenges, will be published at 9.30am on a Monday morningon www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk, on social media, and sent directly to those signed up to the mailing list. Participants have until midday on Friday to submit their scores, and leaderboards will be published later that day. 

 

Adaptations for Space, Equipment and Inclusivity  

Participants will have differing space and equipment available, and each challenge comes with some example adaptations which can be made where necessary. Creativity and problem solving is encouraged throughout, to make sure that as many people can get involved in the competition as possible. There are also some example adaptations for people with disabilities, to ensure that sports are inclusive and accessible for everybody. 

 

Get Involved 

It all kicks off at 9.15am on Monday 27 April with the ‘Virtual’ Opening Ceremony on social media, and the launch of the first sport.Anybody can take part, and whilst there is no ‘official’ sign-up required, we would encourage you to sign-up to the mailing list to get updates, challenges and results sent to you directly, and also to follow on social media to help spread the word. 

 

Twitter: @SussexSchGames 

Instagram: @SussexSchGames 

TikTok@SussexSchGames 

 

Leaderboards 

There are lots of ways to win with the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games. We have overall leaderboards for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Active Adults running throughout the Summer Term, as well as weekly leaderboards for each individual sport. In addition, there is also the overall School Games Area leaderboard, so as well as representing your school, you’ll be representing your local area team. 

 

Spirit of the Games  

Ultimately, the objective of the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games is to keep as many children as possible active during this period, and to help them benefit from the physical, mental and social positives that representing your school team can bring.We need the help of schools and parents to get as many children engaged as possible, and will be awarding special Spirit of the Games awards to the schools who are getting the most people up and active. 

 

Training Prizes 

Practice makes perfect, so participants are encouraged to train and improve each week to be the best that they can be. As a bit of extra-motivation, each Monday we’ll be setting a new training challenge alongside the sporting competition, with the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher as a prize. 

Participants simply need to upload their training videos and pictures to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, and include the hashtag #SussexSchGames, and a weekly winner will be selected at random. These can be posted from a parent’s account. 

 

Children Without Internet Access  

Not all children have access to the internet, so there will be a printable pack available for each sport which teachers/carers can pass on. There will be a hardcopy of a scorecard in these packs to record scores, which can be transferred to the online form by somebody with internet access before the 12pm Friday deadline. 

 

Sport Leaderboards

Netball & Basketball

Primary School Netball & Basketball Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Southwater Junior Academy (Southwater), Central Sussex Dolphins

1. Balfour Primary School (Brighton), Brighton & Hove Hawks, Average: 87.0
2. Peter Gladwin Primary School (Brighton), Brighton & Hove Hawks, 80.0
3. White Meadows Primary Academy (Littlehampton), Southern Sharks, 75.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Secondary School Netball & Basketball Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Blatchington Mill School (Hove), Brighton & Hove Hawks

1. Gildredge House (Eastbourne), South Downs Giants, Average: 77.0
2. King’s Academy Ringmer (Ringmer), South Downs Giants, 72.5
3. The Littlehampton Academy (Littlehampton), Southern Sharks, 71.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Active Adults Netball & Basketball Leaderboard

1. West Park CofE Primary School (Worthing), Southern Sharks, Average: 95.0
2. St Lawrence CofE Primary School (Hurstpierpoint), Mid Sussex Panthers, 91.0
3. Ferring C of E Primary School (Worthing), Southern Sharks, 89.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Gym & Fitness

Primary School Gym & Fitness Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Southwater Junior Academy (Southwater), Central Sussex Dolphins

1. Wisborough Green Primary School (Billingshurst), Central Sussex Dolphins, Average Score: 137.0
2. Wivelsfield Primary School (Wivelsfield Green), North Wealden Warriors, 132.0
3. Pound Hill Junior School (Crawley), Crawley Cougars, 127.8

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Secondary School Gym & Fitness Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Blatchington Mill School (Hove), Brighton & Hove Hawks

1. Brighton College (Brighton), Brighton & Hove Hawks, Average Score: 137.0
2. The Angmering School (Littlehampton), Southern Sharks, 123.2
3. Yapton Home Schoolers (Yapton), West Sussex West Wolverines, 109.5

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Active Adults Gym & Fitness Leaderboard

1. Sackville School (East Grinstead), Mid Sussex Panthers, Average Score: 172.0
2. Warden Park School (Haywards Heath), Mid Sussex Panthers, 164.0
3. St Wilfrid’s CofE Primary School (Haywards Heath), Mid Sussex Panthers, 159.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Football

Primary School Football Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Leechpool Primary School (Horsham), Central Sussex Dolphins

1. St Thomas a Beckett School (Eastbourne), South Downs Giants, Average Score: 134.0
2. Cross-in-Hand Church of England Primary School (Heathfield), North Wealden Warriors, 128.0
3. Firle Church of England Primary School (Lewes), South Downs Giants, 110.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Secondary School Football Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Uckfield College (Uckfield), North Wealden Warriors

1. Brighton College (Brighton), Brighton & Hove Hawks, Average Score: 125.0
2. Felpham Community College (Bognor Regis), West Sussex West Wolverines, 118.0
3. Tanbridge House School (Horsham), Central Sussex Dolphins, 111.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Active Adults Football Leaderboard

1. St John’s Church of England Primary School (Crowborough), North Wealden Warriors, Average Score: 134.0
2. River Beach Primary School (Littlehampton) Southern Sharks 124.0
3. Ferring C of E Primary School (Worthing) Southern Sharks 118.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Tennis

Primary School Tennis Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Little Common School (Little Common), Hastings & Rother Leopards

1. White Meadows Primary Academy (Littlehampton), Southern Sharks, Average Score: 201.0
2. Wadhurst CofE Primary School, (Wadhurst), North Wealden Warriors, 195.0
3. Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing (Worthing), Southern Sharks, 184.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Secondary School Tennis Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Uckfield College (Uckfield), North Wealden Warriors

1. Lancing College Preparatory School At Hove (Hove), Southern Sharks, Average Score: 209.0
2. Patcham High School (Brighton), Brighton & Hove Hawks, 193.0
3. Shoreham College (Shoreham-by-Sea), Southern Sharks, 192.2

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Active Adults Tennis Leaderboard

1. St Paul’s Catholic College (Burgess Hill), Mid Sussex Panthers, Average Score: 255.0
2. Lindfield Primary Academy (Haywards Heath), Mid Sussex Panthers, 245.0
3. Chantry Community Primary School (Bexhill-on-Sea), Hastings & Rother Leopards, 243.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Hockey

Spirit of the Games: Leechpool Primary School (Horsham), Central Sussex Dolphins

1. St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School (Hartfield), North Wealden Warriors, Average Score: 144.0
2. Whytemead Primary School (Worthing), Southern Sharks, Average Score: 142.0
3. Jarvis Brook Primary School (Crowborough), North Wealden Warriors, Average Score: 130.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Secondary School Hockey Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Uckfield College (Uckfield), North Wealden Warriors

1. St Philip Howard Catholic School (Bognor Regis), West Sussex West Wolverines, Average Score: 138.0
2. Beacon Academy (Crowborough), North Wealden Warriors, Average Score: 128.8
3. Yapton Home Schoolers (Yapton), West Sussex West Wolverines, Average Score: 128.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Active Adults Hockey Leaderboard

1. Thomas Bennett Community College (Crawley), Crawley Cougars, Average Score: 155.0
2. Cottesmore St Mary’s Catholic Primary School (Hove), Brighton & Hove Hawks, Average Score: 151.0
3. St Margaret’s CofE Primary School (Crawley), Crawley Cougars, Average Score: 150.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 

Spirit of the Games Leaderboards

Netball & Basketball

Primary School Spirit of the Games Leaderboard

1. Southwater Junior Academy (Southwater), Central Sussex Dolphins
2. St Margaret’s CofE Primary School (Crawley), Crawley Cougars
3. Chesswood Junior School (Worthing), Southern Sharks

Secondary School Spirit of the Games Leaderboard

1. Blatchington Mill School (Hove), Brighton & Hove Hawks
2. Uckfield College (Uckfield), North Wealden Warriors
3. Davison Church of England High School for Girls (Worthing), Southern Sharks

The Spirit of the Games leaderboard is based on the number of entries from children. See if your school made it into the Top 25 in the Primary School or Secondary School categories, here.

 
How have you been keeping active while in isolation? 
 
If you have any photos or videos you would like to share with us, please email them in to year3@loxwoodschool.com

KS2 Autumn House Matches

On Wednesday 20thNovember we had our Autumn House Matches. The children had already met in their houses and decided whether they were going to play hockey or football. This was a lovely morning and all KS2 children participated, demonstrating some of the skills they have learnt during their PE lessons this term.

This was also the first opportunity of the year to fully utilise our new House Captains and Sports Leaders. The House Captains managed their teams and tried to keep them as even as possible. The Sports Leaders worked really hard, taking on many roles including time keeping, scoring and referring the games. 

Hockey

We played this as a mixed 6-a-side tournament. Some of the younger children were slightly apprehensive but they were well looked after by the Year 5s and 6s who showed great leadership skills.

 

Brewhurst

Drungewick

Malham

Southlands

Brewhurst

-

4-1

1-1

2-3

Drungewick

1-4

-

9-0

0-2

Malham

1-1

0-9

-

1-6

Southlands

3-2

2-0

6-1

-

 

The teams were given 3 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss. The results were:

1st Southlands (9 )

2nd Brewhurst (6) 

3rdDrungewick (5) 

4th Malham (4) 

 

Football

We played this as a mixed 6-a-side tournament. For many of the children, this was the first time they had played competitively and had to quickly learn about positions.

 

Brewhurst

Drungewick

Malham

Southlands

Brewhurst

-

0-4

0-0

0-3

Drungewick

4-0

-

1-3

0-1

Malham

0-1

3-1

-

0-1

Southlands

3-0

1-0

1-0

-

The teams were given 5 points for a win, 3 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss. The results were:

1st Southlands (9)

2nd Malham (5)

3rd Drungewick (5)

4th Brewhurst (4)

A huge thank you to the parents who came along to support. 

Year 3 - 6 Cross Country Championship
 
 On Wednesday 11th November teams of girls and boys from each Junior class represented the school in the annual Weald Locality Cross Country Championship. After the recent rain, and the Weald School's championship having taken place on the same field the day before, the muddy course was everything you would expect for cross-country!
 
All the teams ran their best, with a particularly thrilling sprint finish between Ed and William. The Year 3 & 4 children ran 1000m, the Year 5 ran 1600m and the Year 6 ran 2000m - quite a challenge for all the participants.
 
All the runners are to be commended for having a great attitude and running their best. We had several first or second places as well as personal bests in abundance. Well done to all.
Year 3 & 4 Horsham District Football Tournament
 
On Friday 4th October, the Year 3 and 4 football team participated in the first meeting of the Horsham District Football Tournament in Horsham Park. In previous years, this has been split into two categories: small schools and large schools however, this year we will play all the teams, regardless of size. 
 
Having never played as a team before, the children did well to win their first game against Heron Way B 1-0. They then went on to win the rest of their fixtures including an 8-0 win over Leechpool B, finishing the evening unbeaten. 
 
The children demonstrated fantastic teamwork and listened to all the advise they were being given from the sideline but particular mentions to Daniel, Jayden Osman and Isabella who all scored multiple goals. 
 
Let's hope they can keep this up for the final meeting on 18th October. 
 
For more information, please see the Horsham District sports report: https://www.hdsd.org.uk/News/october-2019/year-34s-get-primary-schools-football-underway-in-style