On Thursday 6th February we went to King Alfred's to attend an athletics competition. Eight schools took part including Appleton. At the event there were many activities; standing long jump, triple jump, vertical jump, chest push and javelin are the field events. The track/running events are: 1 by 1, 2 by 2, 4 by 1 relay, paarluaf, the over under relay and obstacle relay. Out of the 8 schools we place 2nd. We were proud to come in a high position and were awarded with certificates.
By Freya & Heather in Year 6
On Thursday 6th February children for Year 5 and 6 competed at the Vale Primary Sportshall Athletics competition at King Alfred’s School. The children competed in a variety of track and field events that included the obstacle relay, over under relay, vertical jump and standing triple jump to name just a few. The children were absolutely brilliant and every member of the team tried their best and cheered their team mates along, they were a real credit to Appleton School. Overall the team came a fantastic second place and will represent the Vale at the Oxfordshire School Games finals on Thursday 2nd April.
1st Long Furlong 504 points
2nd Appleton 420 points
3rd Wantage 416 point
4th Stanford 372 points
5th West Oxford 338 point
On the 12th December we went to the New Theatre in Oxford to perform at the Oxfordshire Dance Festival. Our theme was Aladdin and the song we danced to was 'Friend Like Me'. There were 34 schools taking part including us. We got to watch some other schools perform and most of us had our make up done too! It was really fun and we had a great time.
Report written by Ella, Ellie and Isla
On Wednesday 11th December 5 children from Year 5 and 6 competed at the Oxfordshire School Games Cross Country County Finals. The children were absolutely fantastic and performed brilliantly as both a team and individuals, overall the team came in 6th place. We were very proud of all our children who competed and would also like to say a big thank you to Mr Queralt and Mrs Hawkins who not only come along to support them but also provided transport.
Year 5 & Boys County Final Results
1st Long Furlong 107
2nd Rush Common 109
3rd Phil & Jim 117
4th Goring 118
5th Madley Brook 142
6th Appleton 154
7th Sonning Common 162
8th Bishop Loveday 165
9th Hanwell Fields 179
10th John Hampden 182
11th Bloxham 187
12th Nettlebed 195
13th Unidentified School 228
14th Bladon 266
Match Report written by Alex & Dylan
On Wednesday 11th December we went to a county finals cross country event. It was very muddy and some bits slidy. We came sixth out of fourteen schools. We had an average placing of 43rd.
Dylan - 24th
Alex - 30th
Joel - 40th
Tom - 60th
Adino - 64th
So overall we came 6th as a team out of 14.
When we arrived we did a few short warm ups and then we received the news that we have changed group fro group A to C. We lost our first match 2-1 to Windmill. Then we won a match 2-0 and another match 2-1. In the end we got to the quarter finals and then got knocked out. By Charlie, Thomas and Harry.
On Thursday 28th November, our Boccia Teams competed at the Vale Finals Boccia competition. Each team played in a group round robin of matches first with teams then qualifying to the quarter finals, semi-finals and finals. The results for our teams were:
1st - John Blandy B - 12 points
2nd - Appleton A - 10 points - +13 game difference
3rd - St. Blaise - 7 points
4th - St. James B - 6 points
5th - Faringdon Jrs C - 5 points
1st - Stanford A - 10 points - +6 game difference
2nd - John Blandy A - 10 points - +3 game difference
3rd - Faringdon Jrs B - 9 points
4th - Appleton B - 6 points
5th - St. James A - 5 points
1st - Stanford B - 12 points
2nd - St. Nicolas A - 9 points
3rd - Caldecott C - 8 points
4th - Faringdon Jrs A - 7 points
5th - Appleton C - 5 points
John Blandy 2-4 Rush Common
Stanford A 2-1 Wantage B
Stanford B 1-2 Buckland
St. Nicolas B 2-3 Appleton A
Rush Common 2-1 Stanford A
Buckland 1-2 Appleton A
Rush Common 3-1 Appleton A
Well done to all of our teams for representing the school brilliantly. It was great to see our children showing excellent sportsmanship too.
Good luck to the A Team who will now go on to represent the Vale at the Oxfordshire County Finals on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at Radley College.
School Games National Summit 2019
On Tuesday 19th November I presented our work on being an active school to School Games Organisers and National Governing Bodies of Sport at the School Games National Summit in Coventry. Despite being a rather nerve wracking experience speaking in front of sport experts, it was great to be given the opportunity to share the work that we do to be an active school. Thank you to everyone in our school community for supporting our work on this. A big thank you to Danny Taylor (our local School Games Organiser) for all of his help and support too. It was a privilege to have been recognised by the Youth Sport Trust for our work in this area and to showcase our wonderful children at a National event. I also had the opportunity to listen to ex-England footballer Phil Neville talk about his work with the Lionnesses which was great!
We are looking forward to working with the Youth Sport Trust again later in the year to create a Case Study video to showcase our active school work.
On Monday 11th November, our U11 Boccia Teams went to Botley Primary School to take part in the West Oxford Partnership Boccia Festival. We had three teams of three children. The first team was Ronnie, Anneke and Sophia. The second team was Timmy, William and Matthew. The last team was Bella, Bella and Alfie. Each team played a few matches and the whole event lasted for 2 hours. This event was a practise ready for the Vale Finals Boccia Competition which takes place next week. Good luck to our teams.
Report written by Anneke and Ronnie
On Tuesday 5th November 12 girls from Year 4-6 competed at the St. Helen and St. Katherine cross country relay competition. The children were absolutely fantastic and perform brilliantly as both teams and individuals. We were very proud of all our children and a big thank you to all the parents who come along to support them.
8th place Anna, Rebecca & Clara
10th place Mia, Jenelle & Sophia
5th place Freya, Layla & Sylvie
8th place Gaby, Anneke & Orla
Match Report written by Freya & Laya
The girls Anneke, Layla, Gaby, Sylvie, Mia, Jenelle, Orla, Clara, Anna, Sophia, Rebecca and Freya all went to cross country rely race. We each had to run 1000 meters and pass a baton to the net person in line. The teams were: Freya, Layla and Sylvie; Orla, Anneke and Gaby; Sophia W, Mia & Jenelle and Anna, Rebecca and Clara. It was really fun and it was really exciting.
Nine children from year 3 and 4 took part in a festival of badminton at King Alfred's. It was a fantastic afternoon and the children all really enjoyed the opportunity to learn and practise some new skills.
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