Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Girls Football match v Wheatfields

Yesterday the girls played agaianst Wheatfields A team in the Wix Cup first round.  It was a tough game and Wheatfields are a strong side. Unfortunately we lost 6-1, but the girls all played well with a lovely goal form Courtney.   Well done girls.  Thank you to Mrs Nicholas who took the girls.
Mrs Astley

Football match v St John Fisher

Yesterday the first team played against St John Fisher in the City Cup first round.  All the boys played brilliantly, with James and Flynn scoring 1 each.  Jamie didn't stop running and was man of the match.  The final score was 2-0  to us, which means we go through to the second round.  Well done boys.
Mrs Astley

St Albans Basketball Festival

On Monday, 12 children from year 6 traveled to Oaklands college to take part in the St Albans Primary Basketball Festival. The children were split into 2 mixed teams playing in different pools. Both teams competed brilliantly, winning thier opening games convincingly, with shots raining in from all over the court. All the children showed excellent attitude and effort utilising the skills that they have been practicing over the past half term.
As the competiton progressed both teams took part in come incredibly close matches winning as many as they lost, often by a single basket. Unfortunately niether team made it to the semifinals but this should not take away from the childrens achievement in the games played. I hope all the children enjoyed the competition and will take there skills forward to play more in the future. If any children would like more information about clubs locally please as Mr Brown for more information.
Thank you to Mrs Parker and Mrs Brown for providing lifts and their support on the day.

- Mr Brown and Miss Honeybell

Monday, 21 October 2013

Charlie Boswell - Sports Specialist Teaching Assistant.

My name is Charlie Boswell and I am the new sports specialist teaching assistant at Bernards Heath JNR School. I work in partnership with ST Albans City Youth as the community coach, leading after school clubs and working to improve the community through sport. I have qualifications in A level Sport, FA Youth module, FA Level 2 and I am studying Youth Work level 3. My roles will be to lead /assist members of staff during their PE lessons, and encourage all abilities to achieve their potential in sport through learning the FUNdamentals. This will give them the best possible chance of achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Cross Country League event Garden Fields.

On Thursday 10 children went to Garden Fields to take part in a Cross Country league event.  The course has a slight incline which the children had to run up twice, so I know it was not an easy run.  Congratulations to all the children who took part and completed the run, with a special mention to James Draper  who finished 18th in the boys event and Ellen Bennett who finished 22nd in the girls event.  Also thanks to Mrs Truran and Mrs Draper who took the children and looked after them in my absence.

Mrs Astley

Friday, 18 October 2013

Skipping Workshop

On the 16th and 17th October, we had two amazing days of skipping workshops where all the children had the opportunity to learn new skipping techniques and games from a qualified skipping coach. 

At the end of the second day, a special assembly was given where further games and activities were shared with the children.  Congratulations to the children who broke skipping workshop records and are now on the National Skipping Workshop leader boards:

The children had a fantastic time as is evidenced by the fact we sold out of skipping ropes literally in 5 minutes!!  If your child would like a skipping rope their are available to purchase here:

Keep skipping!!!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Netball Club

Sorry netball club is cancelled due to forecast of more downpours this afternoon. As numbers for the club are so high, we cannot use the hall as a reserve venue.
Miss Brown

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Football match vs Fleetville

Wow, what an exciting game!   The 1st team played today against Fleetville.  Despite going 3-1 down we continued to battle and finally levelled to end the game 3-3.  Well done James for a hat trick! Thank you to Mr Ruddick for refereeing.
Mrs Astley

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Cross Country

Our next league meet is Thursday 17th October at Garden Fields.  Girls run at 4pm, boys at 4.10pm.  If you want extra training come to running club on Monday at 8.15 am.

football game v Windermere

Our 2nd team played Windermere in their league today.  Again all the boys played well.  We went 1 goal up very early.  Then Windermere came back and scored 2 in the 1st half.  In the 2nd half they quickly scored 2 more, but I was really proud of the boys as they battled on and scored 2 more goals.  There was an exciting last 5 minutes where we came close to scoring 3 or 4 times, but weren't quite able to find the net, so the final score was 3-4.
Mrs Astley

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Netball Club.

We had a brilliant session on Monday and Miss Brown would like to thank the 3 adults that came along to support the eager children.

Friday, 4 October 2013

WOW Walk Once A Week

This week Bernards Heath Junior School launched their Walk to school initiative. Every child is encouraged to walk to school at least once each week. Children who participate will collect badges each month. Strider greeted the children in the playground on Wednesday morning to great excitement. Thank you to the Sustainable School Ambassadors and also to the two girls in year 4 for their lovely poster.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Football game vs London Colney

Our second team played today in their league, against London Colney.  Our team is made up mainly of year 5 boys so they did very well against a year 6 team, drawing 1-1.

Netball Club

On Monday 30th September, the Netball Club ejoyed a training session with teams from Garden Fields. It was great to see different styles of coaching and we mixed up the teams.
We are looking forward to seeing them all again when we play them in the League.
Posted by Kirsty Reed Yr 6