On Friday 6th March we took 22 children, 3 teams, to the Wantage netball tournament. All the children were very excited to attend and determined to try their best on the day. We ended up having one team finish 3rd and one team finish 4th out of all the schools which was a great success. It was a competitive tournament and most of our games were either won or drawn. It was noted by other staff members how well Stockham performed as a school on the day. Well done everyone!
On Tuesday 5th October, we took a team to the Vale Tag Rugby Competition. They had a great afternoon and made it all the way through to the quarter finals where they narrowly missed out in a close game. There was great team work and excellent behaviour from all the children and thank you to everyone for your support!
Last term, we took ten year 3 children to an afternoon of badminton fun at KAs West Site. It was great to see how excited they all were to try something new and they all learnt some new skills on the day. Well done everyone.
On Friday 18th October, we took 3 teams to the Wantage tag rugby competition. The children were all amazing and we had a very successful day. Our A team made it all the way through to the final and narrowly missed out on winning by 2 tries in extra time. The teams were all incredibly well-behaved and very supportive of each other. Well done everyone!
On Wednesday 9th October, three teams attended the Vale round of the cross country running competition. It was a tough course with lots of hills, muddy patches and lots of the runners at this stage were very competitive – coming from local clubs. The children were all fantastic and tried their very best. They showed excellent determination and teamwork throughout and we are very proud of all of them. Congratulations to Dylan who will be attending the county finals in December!
On Wednesday 25th September, we took a record number 44 children to the Wantage Cross Country Competition at Wantage park. It was amazing to see the dedication and determination from all the children through the race and they never gave up – all crossing the line.
It was also fantastic to see how fantastic all the children were at supporting each other during the races. Other parents and schools commented how much a great team we all were and you could hear the cheering from all across the park – well done everyone. Thank you to all the staff and parents who turned up to support us too!
Three teams will be advancing to the next round at Buscot Park in a few weeks! Well done Stockham!
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 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!
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!
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.
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!