Sport at Stockham

On Wednesday 5th June, 20 children attended the Quad kids athletics competition. They were all fantastic and were a credit to Stockham school. It was fantastic not only to see the determination - particularly on the long distance run - but also to see the sportsmanship they showed by supporting each other during the activities. Over all the year 3/4 team finished 4th and the 5/6 team finished 8th - excellent results. A big congratulations needs to be said to Evie in year 5 who was the TOP girl out of every girl at the tournament across the different schools and year 5/6. A huge achievement and we are so proud of you! Thank you to everyone who came and supported us.
Congratulations to all the girls who took part in the tag rugby competition last week. It was lovely to see how enthusiastic you all were about the sport and how hard you all tried and well you all worked together. All the determination paid off as we managed to achieve second place - narrowly missing out in the final by only one try! Well done everyone!
A huge congratulations to the 6 children who took part in their martial arts grading at Stockham on Thursday 9th April. You have all moved from a white belt to red belt and the instructors are very proud of you for all your hard work and dedication  - as are the staff.

We finished term 4 on a high with sport - attending 2 county finals for both cross country and the year 3/4 mixed football.

It was a great experience for our school to compete at such a high level and all the children were fantastic.

A huge well done to Dylan in year 4 for coming 13th in the running out of more than 50 boys. A huge achievement when up against boys who run for the county as part of their extra curricular activities.

Another big well done to the year 3/4 football team - you did us proud with your tremendous effort and team work!

On Friday 15th March, we took 2 teams to the Vale football competition at Chandlings school in Abingdon. Both teams played brilliantly and it was great to see such determination and positive attitudes throughout. One team made it through to the quarter finals after finishing 2nd in the group stages. They played brilliantly and then went on to the semifinals which was very tense. This match went down to sudden death penalties but with super goal keeping from Freddie and a well-deserved goal from Oscar we got through to the finals. In the final we lost 3-2 – an incredibly close game. This means that we are officially through to the county finals in a few weeks time!   Congratulations to all the children for their brilliant play.

Thank you to all the parents who were incredibly supportive with both lifts to the event and cheering and encouragement from the side lines. Also, a huge thank you to Luke for coaching the children and supporting both teams at the competition. See you at the next stage!

On the 8th March, we took 2 teams to the Wantage netball tournament. Both teams worked really well together showing lots of sportsmanship. One team came top of their group and made it into the semifinals – finishing third place overall which was a fantastic achievement. They were all very proud of themselves and it was a really fun day.

On Thursday 7th March, we took 8 lucky children to a Bisi Badminton festival at KAs. They enjoyed all the games and activities and learning some new skills and had lots of fun!

The year 3's took part in a netball tournament this term! For many of them it was a brand new sport and the adults were impressed with them all for trying hard and showing lots of determination and team work. Well done to the blue team for being the over all champions of the event!

On Wednesday 13th February, we were incredibly lucky to have a visit from a premier league umpire Graeme Scott. He led a super assembly with KS2 about respect and fair play and what it’s like to be an umpire. The children had lots of time to ask him questions. After that, we had a key stage football tournament umpired for us by Graeme which was very exciting for the children and we saw lots of the teamwork and fair play he had discussed with them!

Well done to all the children who took part in the gymnastics and dance 'gifted and talented' workshops and performances this year.  You all practiced so hard and were brilliant so we just had to share it with your parents! We were very impressed with the creativity shown by the gymnasts, whose performance was all their own, and the teamwork with the dancers who worked hard to include and support every age group in the routine. Amazing work everyone.

Thank you to everyone for all the sponsored circuit fundraising! As a school we raised over £1000 and it is excellent to be able to not only give a generous amount to the charity but also be left with £500 for ourselves to be spent on play equipment for the children outside. The signed wrist bands and certificates are on their way!

On Tuesday 6th November, we took 23 children (3 teams) to the tag rugby tournament at grove rugby club.

It was a great competition with all the children trying their best and enjoying themselves. It was fantastic to see some children being brave and trying out the new sport even though they felt nervous!

We didn't advance to the quarter finals but there were some close games and the children demonstrated lots of super skills. Well done everyone!

On Wednesday 17th October,  we had our very special assembly with paralympian Alistair Patrick- Heselton. 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 loud, 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! More information will follow about how much we raised in total!

On Wednesday 10th October, we attended the Vale round of the cross country, 

The children were all fantastic and I am really proud of them all. The boys came 4th this time - which is amazing considering they were up against finalists from other schools. They narrowly missed out on 3rd place by 3 points only! 

An extra special congratulations needs to be made to Dylan who has made it through to the county round as an individual runner this time! A huge thank you from me again to all the parents and grand parents who came to support the children at the cross country event!

Year 4 have kicked off our intra school competitions for the year with a hockey tournament! Well done to the greens who were the over all champions and won 20 points for the totaliser!
All the children were very impressive in their teams and there was a lot of determination to try and use the new hockey skills learnt in prior lessons!
We kicked off our sporting events calendar brilliantly this year with cross country on Friday 28th September.
A record number 41 children from key stage 2 took part. The children were absolutely amazing and so determined to try their best throughout - especially the year fives and sixes who discovered when we arrived that course was extended to twice around the park not once!
Everyone gave it their all and it paid off with amazing results. One team of year 3 and 4 girls came third whilst a team of year 3 and 4 boys won. Both teams will advance to the next round and a huge congratulations to them both. We also discovered that this year both the 5 and 6 girls and boys teams came 4th - narrowly missing out on also attending the next stage of the competition! 
There were also a lot of individual achievements with a large number of children placing in the top ten of the race:
Zak - year 5  - 7th
Summer - year 4  - 7th
Ava - year 4 - 9th
Evie - year 5 - 4th
Dylan - year 4  - 1st
Oscar - year 4  - 2nd
Fabian - year 3 - 7th
Alfie  - year 4 - 8th
A big well done to you all!
Thank you to all the parents and staff who supported children at this event or were able to help with transport.  
Congratulations to our new sport committee - known as the 'Head Leaders'. They have been dedicated all year 5 - 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 Wednesday 7th June, we took a team to the Wantage cricket tournament. In the first round we won 2 out of 3 of our games making it through to the 3rd/4th play off. We finished 4th over all.
It was great to see some new faces at a school competition and have children trying out new skills. Everyone was very supportive of each other - doing Stockham proud for sporting attitude and even persevering in the rain!
During the final week of term 5, we took children from key stage 2 to the quad kids athletic events. They were all so impressive in the events - particularly the 400m and 600m where all the adults were impressed with their determination to keep going and try their best. Well done to all the children for their individual successes and congratulations to Ronnie Bowell for coming second out of all the boys at the year 5 and 6 event. Thank you to all the adults who came and supported the children.
On Wednesday 23rd May, years 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed the sun and took part in a rounders house competition. Well done to the red house for being the over all champions and congratulations to all the individual children who won stars for the totaliser for showing fantastic team spirit during the event.
On Friday 18th May, Stockham hosted the Wantage schools rounders tournament. We entered 2 teams of year 5/6 children into the event and they had a lot of fun in the sunny weather showing off their batting and fielding skills. Well done to one of our teams who came 4th in the event. It was also fantastic to see some new faces at the competition - well done to those children for being brave and trying something new!

On Friday 20th April, we took 7 boys to play in the year 5/6 Wantage schools football tournament against 11 other teams. The whole team played fantastically, showing great sportsmanship and winning every single game - becoming the tournament champions!  This is impressive news for Stockham! A big thank you to all the parents who came and supported the children and thank you to Matt Turner for managing the team so well on the day!

Year 6 have been trying out a new curriculum sport at Stockham - yoga. They have really enjoyed their first session and have a lot more to learn over the next few weeks. Yoga is also an after school sport for all children to have a go at this term.
We did lots of activities on sports relief day - starting with a whole school daily mile!
At lunch time the netball team payed the teachers.....and the teachers lost 5-4! Lots of sportsmanship from the children.....its a shame the teachers weren't so sporting about losing!! After lunch, the head leaders ran an obstacle course for everyone to have a go at and enjoy. Thank you to all the adults for taking part and the children for leading it!