Monday, 30 September 2013

Football league game

We played Killigrew in the league today.  After a battling performance and some amazing saves from Matthew in goal we unfortunately lost 4-2. Our 2 goals were scored by James and Jamie.

Mini Marathon 2013

A Brilliant Afternoon...

On Friday 27th September, Bernards Heath Junior School held our 2nd Annual Mini Marathon.  The course was set around the perimeter of the school grounds (430m).  Most children averaged around 15 laps during the afternoon, however members of our cross-country running team and eager runners completed 30 laps (12.9km)!!  Amazing!
Congratulations to Joe (1st) and James (2nd) for completing 12.9km and to Ellen (fastest girl)

News on the amount raised will follow shortly...

Friday, 27 September 2013

Cross Country

12 year 6 children ran for the school in the Cross Country League on Thursday. For many of them it was the first time they have run competitively for that distance. They all finished and did very well, with James and Ellen finishing in the top 20 for the boys and girls races respectively.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Racquet skills

Miss Millet and Miss Honeybell are now running the Racquet skills club every Tuesday 3:30-4:15pm. There are still a few places left. Come along and have fun while improving your Racquet skills.

Monday, 23 September 2013

District Football Success

We are thrilled for the four boys in year 6: James, Jamie, Teddy and Matthew, who have been selected to represent St Albans in their District Football Team.   Well done boys.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Mini Marathon 2013

On Friday 27th September we will be holding our annual Mini Marathon for all the children to participate in.  We are hoping children will be sponsored to run or walk as many laps as they can around the school.  The money raised will go toward purchasing Tablet PCs for the school to benefit your children and their learning.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to have fun while keeping active!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Skipping workshops

Skipping is a great way to improve fitness while having fun!  On 16th and 17th of October we will be running skipping workshops.  Every class will have the opportunity to take part in a session with a specialist skipping instructor, who will be teaching them a few new skipping moves!   Skipping is something that can be done at home and school, so we hope this will encourage children to be more active with their skipping ropes.   Skipping ropes will be available to purchase.

Football: Wix cup

19th September.
We played Wheatfields in the Wix Cup.  The boys played very well, with an excellent first goal from James, winning 3-2.  They now go through to the next round.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Running club update open to all year groups

Unfortunately we have had to delay the start of the running club.  This will now commence on Monday 30th September at 8.15, meeting in the play ground.  It will now be open to all year groups.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Netball Club

Is there anyone who would come along regularly to assist in the coaching of the Netball team. You don't have to be a qualified coach but a good background knowledge of the game would be an advantage.
Please come and see me.
Miss Brown

Thursday, 12 September 2013


Mr Brown will be running a basketball club for year 6 children on Friday lunchtimes.  This will run for @ 6 weeks culminating in a tournament against other schools.

Cheer leading club

Don't forget to sign up for the cheer leading club.  The first session is Thursday 19th September.

Tuesday Football team training

Please can I remind parents that this football training (3.30 - 4.20) is only for Year 6 and Year 5 boys with football experience.  
City Youth football club is open to ALL boys of any ability on Wednesdays after school.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Netball Club


Netball Club 2013 – Monday 3.30-4:15pm

Netball Club will start on Monday 16th September 2013.

Training will be on Mondays between 3.30pm and 4.15pm, starting from 16th September 2013.
It is open to Year 5 and 6. I will be running 2 teams - the A team will play every league fixture and the B team will play, when possible, every home fixture as a friendly. I will try to arrange match play for all that attend at some time during the year including friendly games, but some may not play as regularly as others.

The club may be cancelled if it is raining too heavily. I would ask you to check the sport blog if you are in any doubt.
Miss Brown.


Monday, 9 September 2013

Respect Code of Conduct

All parents/carers who come to support their children in football matches will need to sign a Respect Code of Conduct agreement which will be attached to the first permission letter their child receives, if they play in any matches.  This is in line with all Primary schools in St Albans taking part in the football leagues.  As a school we fully support this initiative and hope our parents will do the same.


 Spectators and parents/carers

I will

  • Remember that children play for FUN
  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success
  • Always respect the match officials' decisions
  • Remain outside the field of play and within the designated spectators' area (where provided)
  • Let the coach do their job and not confuse players by telling them what to do
  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials
  • Avoid criticising a player for making a mistake - mistakes are part of learning
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour


Netball training starts Monday 16th September, 3.30 -4.15 pm. This is open to year 6 girls and year 5 girls.  Miss Brown.

Running club

Running club will start on Monday the 16th of september at 8:15am and finish at 8:45am.  We will meet at the playground. This is currently open to year 6 children who are interested in running in the cross country team. Mrs Astley

Monday, 2 September 2013

Running Club

We are hoping to set up a running club this term which will be run one morning before school.  More details to follow.
Mrs Astley

Cross Country Running

We have again entered the St Albans Primary School Cross Country League.  Our first meet is Thursday 26th September.  If you are in year 6 and interested in being part of the team, we are looking for 6 girls and 6 boys, there will be a run off organised by the year 6 teachers early in September.
Mrs Astley

Cheerleading and dance club

We are pleased to be running a Cheerleading/dance club on Thursdays from 3.30 -4.30pm, starting from the 19th September.  It is open to all children, although there will be a limit of 20 children who can attend.  There will be a small cost for the club.  Please see the letter on parent mail for more details and an application form.

City Youth Football Club

City Youth Football club will continue to run our football sessions for both girls and boys from year 3, 4, 5 and 6.  There will be a small cost for these sessions as detailed in their letter on parent mail.
The sessions are as follows:
Wednesday lunch time:  Girls, all years welcome
Wednesday 3.30 - 4.30pm :  Mixed, all years welcome

Girls Football team training

Girls football team training will be on Friday during Golden Time.  It will be open to girls in year 5 and 6.  I have entered the girls into a league so I hope the year 6 girls will continue with their enthusiasm from last year and that some new year 5 girls will join us.
Mrs Astley

Boys school football team training

Training will be on Tuesdays between 3.30pm and 4.20pm, starting from 10th September 2013.
It is open to boys in year 5 and 6.  I will be running 2 teams, who will play in different leagues and selection will be made from those boys attending the training.   I will try to arrange match play for all the boys attending at some time during the year including friendly games, but some may not play as regularly as others.  
Mrs Astley