South Camberley are off to a stunning start!
South Camberley's Year 5 and 6 football and netball teams have started the season off spectacularly with straight wins in their last four games. Our fixture at Cordwalles on 19th October saw the netball team win 6-2 and our football team achieve a fantastic score of 6-0. The teams are working hard on developing their skills and working better as a team and this is becoming more and more evident every time the teams play. Special thanks go to our parents who come along and support our super teams at each of their fixtures. If you'd like to come and watch our teams in action we will be playing a double home match the first week back after half term - the teams would really benefit from your support so please do come along.
Please watch this space for more updates and photos to follow.
A team of Year 6, 5 and even some year 4 children took part in the SHPSSA Year 5/6 rounders tournament on Thursday 9th June at Connaught Junior School.
South Camberley Primary and Nursery School played matches against Hammond and Cordwalles. Hammond managed to beat us in the first game, but the second match against Cordwalles was much better for us and we managed to win 4 rounders to 1 & 1/2.
It was noticed that our team had improved hugely on last years performance. Hammond progressed through to the semi-finals in our group because they won both of their games.
The 2016 Year 5/6 Quadkids event was hosted recently at Aldershot Athletics Stadium with 22 teams taking part. South Camberley Primary and Nursery School took one team of 9 children from Years 5 and 6.
The children began competing at 10am and continued until 1pm. They took part in a 75m sprint, 600m run, vortex howler throw and the standing long jump. A few of South Camberley's team members managed to win their sprinting heats and Ted from Badgers Class won his 600m race. After the main events were over all the schools took part in a non-scoring relay race, where a few of our children forgot to let go of the baton when passing over... oops!
Overall, South Camberley did fantastically and managed to come in 6th place out of 22 teams. A fantastic achievement, well done!
Two teams of Year 3 & 4 children spent the afternoon at Camberley Lawn Tennis Club on Monday 6th June competing in the SHPSSA Mini Tennis tournament. The weather was beautiful and both teams played brilliantly, showing great sportsmanship when playing against children from other schools. There were 9 teams altogether with children from Crawley Ridge, Lakeside, South Camberley and Mytchett. Team 1 managed to come 2nd within their pool and Team 2 came 3rd in theirs. Teams continued into the final round where both South Camberley teams won their groups! Well done to all Year 3 and 4 children who took part. There was a great improvement by all children throughout the afternoon and a fabulous team spirit.
South Camberley entered a Year 5/6 girls and Year 6 boys cricket teams into the Kwik Cricket tournament at Camberley cricket club on Wednesday 25th May. Both teams were fantastic at supporting each other and we even had some parents come along to spectate too. Although the weather could have been a little warmer, South Camberley children had a wonderful afternoon taking part in kwik cricket matches against other school from Surrey Heath. The girls started off with a win, beating Crawley Ridge. The girls continued to improve throughout the afternoon, growing in confidence and improving their bowling skills. The boys managed to win all of their games and come top of the group. They then faced Ravenscote in the Semi-finals and were beaten by only 9 runs. A lovely afternoon had by all.
“An inspiration”. These were the words used by Michael Gove MP to describe South Camberley Primary and Nursery School’s new PE and extended school provision.
Friday saw celebrations at South Camberley as they launched their new approach to physical education. All children had the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports on a wonderfully sunny day. But it was the 75 pupil strong choir that started things off at the Redwood Junior Campus, demonstrating that music, drama and the arts are just as important.
Working in partnership with SCL, South Camberley is set to become a beacon for school sport and the wider curriculum. Utilising the vast experience of SCL in sports delivery, the children are already benefitting from the new arrangements and the advantages will keep on developing. New resources are in the pipeline, including table tennis and archery.
Lewis Field, Managing Director of SCL, is delighted. “This is a unique partnership that will see significant benefits to many. The engagement in extra-curricular activities for the children will be inspiring. We also see this as an opportunity to develop our apprenticeship scheme, with South Camberley being a flagship school for us.”
In addition, the school is set to provide holiday camps in partnership with SCL. Starting during the May half term, the camps will provide continuity of service with timings matching the regular school day and extended day. Details of these can be found on the school website (www.southcamberley.surrey.sch.uk) or by contacting SCL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phil Austen-Jones, Deputy Executive Headteacher, is thrilled with the developments at the school. “Our determination to deliver has been relentless and the rewards are already being seen. From a child who has learnt to rally in tennis in under a month to new plans to develop things further, the hard work has been worth it. In addition, our class teachers now have over 1000 additional hours to provide extra vital interventions for English and Maths.”
It didn’t go unnoticed that, despite it being the last teaching day before the Y6 SATs assessments, South Camberley were focused on sport. While recognising and being very focused on the essential skills in English and Maths, the school understood the important balance required in education. A fact that was very much appreciated by Michael Gove MP.
Netball and Football Festival
On Wednesday 25th March a Year 5 football team and netball team from South Camberley Primary and Nursery School went to Connaught Junior School to take part in the Netball and Football festival.
It was the first tournament that both teams have participated in and the netball team had a few Year 4 helpers step in at the last moment. The Netball Team made a great effort to work as a team and improved throughout every game. The Football Team was coached by Mr Caudle for the last time and then Mr Neate to help them keep a 0-0 score against Ravenscote in their last game.
Well done to both teams, who represented their school brilliantly.
Competing Outside School
On Saturday 12th March Ted in Badgers class competed in Surrey Primary Schools Race in Reigate representing South Camberley Primary School. He managed to win his heat! Overall Ted was placed second which qualified him to compete in the Surrey Schools Inter-Counties race in the Under 13 category. Ted competed against other counties such as Essex, Kent and Hampshire and managed to come an impressive 51st out of 102, exactly halfway. Well done for competing against children a whole year older than you Ted, a fantastic achievement.
Mac and Josh in Hedgehogs took part in a gymnastic competition outside of school and earned themselves silver and gold medals respectively and a certificate each! Well done boys, keep up the hard work.
Year 6 Netball
On Wednesday 9th March South Camberley Primary School hosted the Year 6 Netball Festival for the schools in the Surrey Heath area. We had an impressive 12 teams take part and although it was extremely wet, we had a fantastic afternoon of Netball.
South Camberley performed really well and managed to win their first game against Connaught Junior School 4 - 0. They then played Bisley and lost 1 - 0. Finally we came up against Hammond and managed to win 4 - 2! Unfortunately we had a few too many boys in our team so didn't go through to the semi finals but it meant we got to escape the rain and head home.
Well done to Holy Trinity who went on to win the final against The Grove and will be moving onto the next stage.
On Wednesday 2nd March South Camberley Primary School spent a very wet and cold afternoon at Ravenscote Community School taking part in the Surrey Heath Tag Rugby Festival. We performed fantastically as a team and after 2 wins and a 8-8 draw with Ravenscote A we came top in our pool! This meant we played the runners up in the other pool and played against Bisley. Unfortunately we lost 9 - 7 but still made some brilliant runs which led to very impressive goals.
What a team effort South Camberley, well done!
Quicksticks Hockey Festival
On Wednesday 24th February nine children from Year 5 & 6 took part in a Quicksticks Hockey Festival at Kings International College. The children were brilliant and managed to win their first game 2-0 against Bisley Primary School, even though they had never played together before. We later made it through to the plate competition where we played against Frimley C of E and Crawley Ridge. It was a lovely (but very chilly) afternoon and the children had a great opportunity to play some hockey!
The Year 6 football team attended the Surrey County Finals on Wednesday 27th January after winning the Surrey Heath football festival.
The standard of play was extremely high and the boys did a fantastic job, showing great teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the day. We put up a good fight in the first game against a team with a big height advantage; Jude managed to score a goal past the keeper from an impressive goal kick! Unfortunately the end score was a loss for us. Our second game was against another strong team, and despite our strong defence we lost this game too. However, a great finish to the day was winning our final game against Ripley School 2-1!
Reaching the County Finals was a great achievement in itself and the South Camberley team put up a good fight against these strong teams from around Surrey.
Change 4 Life
On Tuesday 26th January five children from the new PhysiFun club at Redwood went to a Change 4 Life event to take part in a range of fun activities! The sports crew from Ravenscote did a brilliant job at running the different stations around the circuit and timing and scoring the event.
Children took part in lots of running, throwing, balancing and passing activities where they needed to work as a team.
The South Camberley team managed to earn an impressive 703 points by the end of the day, the highest out of all the groups! Now they will go back to the PhysiFun club and share these new fun activities with the rest of the pupils.
On Thursday 14th January, 11 Year 6 children from South Camberley Primary and Nursery School attended a Futsal event at Surrey Sports Park. The event was organised by the Chelsea FC Foundation and there were 5 local schools who took part.
The afternoon was split into 4 skill based activities which focussed on improving the children's ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting.
All the children reported back that they had a great afternoon and earned themselves a Chelsea FC medal for taking part.
On Thursday 10th December a group of Year 5 & 6 children went to Surrey Sports Park to compete in the Surrey Heath Indoor Athletics event. We had a fantastic day with lots of cheering and shouting for our competitors. We did particularly well in the boys 4 x 100 relay, girls 6 lap relay and girls speed bounce. Miss Delaney even took part in the teachers javelin competition! Well done to everyone who represented South Camberley Primary and Nursery School on the day. Miss Maxfield and Miss Delaney would like to say how proud we are of your teamwork and behaviour!
A huge well done to all the children who took part in the Cross Country event at Lightwater Country Park on Wednesday 18th November. They represented South Camberley Primary and Nursery School brilliantly with great behaviour throughout the afternoon and big efforts in their running.
We had a number of children competing in their first ever cross country event who tried their hardest and performed very well.
A special mention must go out to Ted from Badgers Class who came 3rd in the boys Year 5/6 race and Owen from Owls Class who came 2nd in the boys Year 3/4 race.
Year 6 Football
On Wednesday 10th November the Year 6 football team travelled to Frimley Lodge Park to compete in the Surrey Heath football festival. The boys had a fantastic day and came home with a brilliant result.
The boys played 3 games within their pool. They won their first game 2-0 against Bisley CofE, then played straight away against Ravenscote which ended in a 1-1 draw. This left all of the pressure on their third game against Crawley Ridge, a win was needed to make it through to the semi-finals... and they won 2-0! In the semi-finals it was South Camberley vs Holy trinity, with an end result of 1-0 to us. The final was against Connaught and there were no goals scored, this took it to extra time, no goals still. It all came down to a penalty shoot-out and some amazing goalkeeping skills from Resan made it a 3-2 victory for South Camberley!
They will now move on to the County Finals on January 27th where they will play the winners from the other counties.
Congratulations boys, the school is very proud of you!
Owls Class had a fantastic rugby session with Gary Scroby on Tuesday 3rd November because they won the schools Rugby World Cup 2015 competition at school by pulling out New Zealand in the ballot.
Year 5 netball and football teams played Holy Trinity C of E on Wednesday 7th October. Both teams played fantastically, considering it was their first ever fixture in their teams.
The final scores were:
South Camberley 2 - 5 Holy Trinity
South Camberley 1 - 5 Holy Trinity
Well done to those children who took part, they were very respectful and polite to the visiting teams and should be very proud of themselves!
The Orchard Sports Day
On Wednesday 8th July The Orchard Campus held their Sports Day. There were lots of activities including: Space Hoppers and Egg and Spoon Race. Each class performed their Country Dance including dancing around the Maypole. Parents had great fun joining in with the Country Dancing while Mrs Barry called. After some seriously competitive races the day was finished off with a Toddlers Race.
A great day for everyone!
Tall Trees Sports Day
What a busy day we all had on Tuesday 7th July at Tall Trees Sports Day. The day began with a ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ in the hall, followed by lots of fun activities on the field. Parents came to watch each class perform their Country Dance and some parents joined in with a Maypole Dance. After a lovely picnic lunch the races began with novelty races and running races on the track for each class.
A really enjoyable day for everyone!
SPORTS DAY AT REDWOOD CAMPUS
Sports Day at Redwood Campus on Tuesday 16th June was a tremendous success. The children and parents all seemed to enjoy the day with classes competing against each other and it certainly helped that the weather was favourable.
Friends of South Camberley (FOSC) worked tirelessly selling drinks and ice pops throughout the day for which we are very grateful.
The results at Redwood Campus were as follows: