Sport at Stockham

On Wednesday 10th January, we took 11 children to the Boccia event at Wantage Leisure Centre. For some children this was a brand new sport and they were determined to try it. It's a bit like 'bowls' where you have to throw a ball to get closest to the 'jack'. All the children had lots of fun and said they would definitely play it again! Well done everyone!

Well done to all the children who performed their special ‘gifted and talented’ Christmas dance in the assembly on Friday 8th December. You all practiced so hard and were brilliant so we just had to share it with your parents! The videos can now be seen on the Stockham news page.

On Tuesday 7th November, we took 3 teams to the Tag Rugby competition at Grove Rugby Club. All the children had lots of fun and showed amazing determination - both against all the other teams and in the freezing cold and pouring rain we had that day! You could not fault their positivity and they represented Stockham School brilliantly. Thank you to all the parents who also came and supported us that day!

On Wednesday 11th October,  we had our very special assembly with Invictus games athlete Luke Delahunty. The assembly was very inspirational and it was lovely to see so many enthusiastic children with questions to ask him.
The children also took part in a sponsored circuit. It was very energetic and busy and everyone had a great time. The children were very determined to try their best in each activity. Our year 6 head leaders also need a huge thank you for supporting all the key stage 1 children to take part. 
As a school, we were raising money both for sporting equipment for ourselves and to support athletes train for and compete in their events. Thank you to everyone for helping to raise money for these good causes!
On Tuesday 10th October, the year 3/4 and 5/6 boys teams raced again at Buscot Park in Faringdon. The route had changed this year so another big hill challenge was included and a very muddy part too! All the boys had a good time and tried their very best. The year 3/4 boys finished 8th over all and the 5/6 boys finished 5th. Well done to you all!

On Friday 22nd September, we took our largest team so far to the Wantage cross country Competition. It was fantastic to have so many excited and determined children with us. All the children were amazing - trying their very best to run as fast and far as they could. Well done everyone you made your teachers proud and should be proud yourselves!

A special congratulations to our 3/4 boys A team who came second over all and our 5/6 boys team who came 3rd. Both teams will be going on to compete in the next stage.

Another special well done to the children who earned top ten positions competing against all the other schools in Wantage and the surrounding area.

Evie Stoemer 1st

Jake Gorman - 3rd

Ronnie Bowell 4th

Sak Bowes 8th

Dylan Evason 2nd

Congratulations to our new sport committee - known as the 'Head Leaders'. They have been dedicated all year - giving up a lunch time a week (sometimes more) to lead games for younger children and run competitions for them. You will now see them at different sporting school events next year helping staff and sometimes running them! Well done!
On Tuesday 11th July, we held our school games day. All the children had lots of fun at the different sports and showed off all their learning powers during the activities. A huge thank you to the staff and volunteers for helping us!
In the afternoon our year 5 and 6 sports leaders were amazing and ran a super event for KS1. They truly showed off all their leadership talents and the staff thought they were amazing. KS1 moved around all the different activity stations and learnt new skills at each one. They all tried their very best and were very excited to take part.
On Monday 10th July we held our tennis intra school competition organised and led by Wantage Lawn tennis club. All the children worked together in their houses to gain as many points as possible. At the same time they learnt lots of new skills and had lots of fun!
On Thursday 25th June, we held our dodge ball house colour competition.  Although it was a competition, the main aim was for all children to have fun and try something new - especially the foundation children. We saw so much teamwork, confidence building and sportsmanship on the day we were impressed with all the children.
Congratulations to the green team who were the over all winners. A huge thank you needs to go to all our year 6 sports leaders who ran the event for everyone and looked after key stage one so well - you were very impressive.
On Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th June, both year 3/4 and 5/6 Quad kid competitions took place. The children did a fantastic job in the very hot weather and staff members were impressed with the team work and support they showed each other during and between events. All the children tried really hard at every event they did – especially the long distance races. 

Congratulations to the 5/6 team who came 6th out of 13 teams and second in the SPS partnership schools. A special mention also needs to be made for Elliot E who was the second highest scoring boy in the whole event!  Well done all!

On Monday 22nd May, Year 6 had an ultimate Frisbee competition. They had been practicing their skills in prior lessons and all put them to good use on the day. They were very determined to try their best and had lots of fun at the same time. Well done everyone but a big congratulations to red house who were the champions on the day and earnt 10 points for their star totaliser!

On Thursday 18th May, year 5 had their house cricket tournament. They all learnt new skills, showed determination to have a go if they were a bit nervous and had lots of fun. Congratulations to the green team who were the overall winners on the day!
On Thursday 18th May, 8 children from years 5 and 6 attended the partnership cricket competition. They really impressed all the staff because, even with some tough games, they kept their heads held high, tried their best and couldn't wait to play their games. Well done to all of you for using your learning powers to represent our school so well! 
On Tuesday 25th April, 8 children from year 4 attended the tennis competition. They had some incredibly tough matches - even having to play against club players - and showed amazing determination and perseverance the whole time! Thank you to Tom from Wantage Lawn Tennis Club for working with the children in the run up to the day and supporting them at the event! Well done everyone!
On Tuesday 28th March, the year 3 and 4 classes had their house boccia tournament! They all enjoyed the game and learnt some new skills. Congratulations to the green teams from both year 3 and year 4 for winning the tournament over all and earning a huge 20 points for their totaliser! Thank you to the adults for running the event and to Tilly and Logan from year 6 for helping to lead it - you were excellent!

On Tuesday 14th March, 7 children attended the Vale netball finals. They played amazingly winning 2 of their games and losing to very closely (2-0, 2-1). Although we did not make it through, the children were proud about the fact that they beat the team that did make it through!

On Friday 24th February, we took 3 teams to the Wantage netball tournament. We were very lucky with the weather as it was a lovely afternoon! All the children had lots of fun and learnt some new skills. Hopefully we will see some of these faces in the tournament again next year! Congratulations to our A team who came 3rd overall out of all the other large school teams! Out of 7 matches we lost 1, drew 2 and won 4! We also came second out of the large schools in our spring line partnership. That means we are through to the Vale round of the competition! A big thank you to all the parents who came and supported us on the day! It was a great turn out and really helped to encourage the children.

On Thursday 9th February, we attended the mixed football tournament with 7 children from years 3 and 4. Everyone showed brilliant perseverance and determination in the very cold weather and it paid off - we came fourth overall after playing all the other teams!
On Wednesday1st February, 4 boys from years 5 and 6 went to the Vale round of the swimming gala! Unfortunately, we were a swimmer down due to illness but luckily Finley Kerman stepped in at the last minute showing great confidence - we owe him a big thank you! The boys tried really hard and their swimming was excellent! Well done boys!

On Monday 28th November, 8 children attended the Wantage partnership swimming Gala. They worked well as a team and showed great determination with their swimming – even the tricky strokes!

Over all, the girls came 6th and the boys came 3rd – meaning they are through to the vale round! Well done!

As well as the swimming, on Monday 28th 3 Logan, Tilly and Leo attended another Boccia competition with schools from a wider area. They played some amazing matches and should be really impressed with the aiming skills they used and the tactics they developed as a team! Brilliant!

On Monday 7th November, 21 children took part in a tag rugby competition. They had great fun playing against all the other schools and there were some really close matches. Well done everyone!!!

On Friday 4th November 6 children attended the brand new Boccia tournament at Wantage Leisure Centre. This was totally new to the children who had never played the game before. The teams did really well and special congratulations must be said to Tilly Arnold, Leo Rusher and Logan Mills for coming 1st out of 16 teams!!!!

On Friday 14th October, 9 girls from years 4-6 took part in the first of 3 friendly football tournaments. The girls were there to learn some football skills and take part in some matches.  Everyone had lots of fun and tried their best. We are now on the hunt for a football coach to run a girls team!

On Wednesday 16th March the whole school took part in race for life to race money for cancer research UK.

It was a great afternoon and everyone had loads of fun! Thank you to everyone who sponsored a child and we raised an amazing £3062!!!

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