Thursday, 23 March 2017

Netball Kit - urgent plea!

Could all the girls and boys that wore the school kit at any time since the start of the season please check you don't have any kit? We are missing socks, tops and skirts - I had a set of 8.
I am taking the Year 5 and 4 to a tournament next Tuesday so would like them to wear our smart kit when they represent the school.
Thank you in advance for your time and effort :)
Miss Brown

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Speed stacking

Yesterday 4 girls from year 4 represented St Albans in the county final of Speed stacking. We have never reached this far in the tournament before, so that in itself was an amazing achievement. They were up against 10 other teams and competition was extremely fierce. The girls came 4th in the 3,3,3, competition and 9th in the 3,6,3 event. They tried their best throughout the competition and were a credit to the school.
Mrs Hall

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Girls Football B Team Friendly

Today, our Girls B team played against Killigrew in a friendly match. All the girls were excited to play, whilst a little nervous as this was their first match representing the school for football.

The game started quickly and the girls really showed off their skills in an end to end first half were we had a couple of opportunities but survived a scare where Killigrew hot the post. In the second half, Killigrew started the quicker and after 4 minutes had scored twice. The girls didn't let their heads drop but instead push on to try and score themselves. After a string of sustained pressure, Emily managed to score a great goal just as the rain stopped and a rainbow appeared. the girls took this as a sign and pushed for the equaliser. another chance came but unfortunately for us a brave Killigrew defender got a last ditch block in to save their goal. As the rainbow faded so did our time to score the leveller and at full time the score was 2-1 to Killigrew.

The girls played excellently and in a great spirit and I have to say how proud I was off all of them and the confidence they have gained at football club this year.

Mr Brown


On Saturday 18th March, Bernards Heath JNR took part in the ST ALBANS PRIMARY SCHOOLS NETBALL TOURNAMENT 2017 at The High School in Wheathampstead. It was a dry day and the event began at 1pm. There were 5 teams in the pool and each game lasted 10 minutes with a change of ends. 
Unfortunately all the team were not available so Lottie, from Yr 5, stepped in again and played against children older than her and with a team she was not used too. Thank you Lottie.
The team played extremely well against some tough opposition and came away with a few loses, and a couple of draws. We may not have won the tournament but the girls won the Daphne Payne Fair Play Award which we share with Park Street. This is an award for team sportsmanship.
Mrs. Kilpatrick came to support us along with many parents and a few pictures were tweeted on the day.
The netball season is now closed so I would like to thank all the children at club and to the parents that helped with lifts.
Miss Brown and Mrs. Withers.


Monday, 20 March 2017

Swimming Gala

On Saturday evening a team of swimmers took part in the St Albans Primary School Swimming Gala.  We were in the large school competition with 7 other schools.  The event included 3 individual races of breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl for boys and girls and then 2 relay races. The relay races were; a medley of breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl and a freestyle relay, again for boys and girls.
It was a very exciting event with many close results, and even one or two races having to be rerun!
We did really well with Lucas coming first in his individual event of backstroke and the boys coming first in their freestyle relay.   Over all the boy's team came joint first and the girl's team came fourth.  It was a great night of swimming which all the children enjoyed.
Thanks also to all the supporters who cheered the children on.

Mrs Astley and Miss Honeybell

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Cross Country Meet

On Thursday our Cross Country team had their final meet at Garden Fields.  As usual the girls went first, 2 and half times round the field which included quite a long up hill stretch.  All the girls did really well with Alice finishing in 5th position.  Then it was the boys.  The start was very busy as boys jostled for position, but they soon spread out as they raced around the course.  Again the boys all did well finishing quite high up the field.
Over the season I have watched the team grow in confidence with their running and try to improve their finish positions.  I am very proud of their achievements and the way they have represented the school.
Mrs Astley

Netball Club

Monday 20th March will be our last club meeting.
It has been a good year with the league team having a successful season. The friendly matches have also helped to give the Year 5 children a head start for the season next year and for the Stags Tournament in a couple of weeks.
I would like to thank Mrs Withers for her support this year, Mrs Truran for lifts and time keeping and the children that came to club and always gave 100%. You are all stars.
Many thanks,
Miss Brown