Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Wix Cup v Abbey

On Monday we played Abbey JMI in the Wix Cup competition.  We started strongly and immediately put pressure on their defence but were unable to score.  At the end of the first half it was still 0-0.  In the second half we continued to play well with quite a few shots on goal saved by a very good Abbey goal keeper. Duirng the second half Abbey were able to score one of their few chances, which despite our efforts we were unable to match.  The final score was 1-0 to Abbey.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Cross Country friendly at Garden Fields

On Thursday boys from year 3, 5 and 6 took part in a friendly cross country meet at Garden Fields. The boys had to run around the field two and a half times in their year groups.  This was the first time many of the boys had run competitively and they did very well with some of the boys coming in the top three for year 3 and 6 races.

Penalty Shoot Out

On Saturday a group of boys took part in the second round of the St Albans Penalty Shoot Out at Clarence Park, home of St Albans Football Club.  During the half time break the boys took penalties against Margaret Wix Junior School and vice versa.  We took some great shots and saved quite a few. The final score was 7-4 to us. This means we now go through to the semi-final in March.

Football match v St Columbus

On Tuesday our A team played St Columbus in a league game. Although they scored very early on in the first half, it was a very close game and the boys battled hard to get a goal back just before the end on the half.  In fading light we continued to do well with a few chances on goal, however they managed to score another very good goal which resulted in a 2-1 defeat.

Football match

On Monday our B team played Sandridge in a league game. We played with real confidence and all the boys showed great determination in winning the ball and then passing accuarately to another player.  This positive play resulted in a fantastic win for us of 4-0.
Well done boys

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Level 2 Basketball Competiton

On the 17th of October, Bernards Heath took 2 teams to the Under 11 Basketball Competition held at the Oaklands college sports hall. Playing in different pools both teams had great success winning games but in a tight contest neither team managed to reach the semi finals.

To follow are 2 competition reports from the children.

Bernards Heath played in an under 11s basketball tournament on the 17th of October and over all we won 2 matches, drew 2 matches and lost 2 matches! Our first match we sadly lost 0-2 to Wheatfields B. After that match, we played Gardenfields C and this time drew the match with a score of 4-4 which we were very pleased about. Our 3rd match we lost once again and the score finished on 2-4 to St Adrians. We drew again on the 4th match with a final score of 2-2 with St John Fisher. Our first match we won was 6-0 to us and we were really happy that we beat Gardenfields A. The last match was a good one again as we beat Fleetville B with a total score of 2-0. Everyone on the team enjoyed the tournament very much and hopefully next time we’ll win all the matches!

By Izzy Truran

Bernards Heath played in the under 11s Basketball tournament. We first played Wheatfield A and lost 4-0. After that we played Fleetville A and again sadly lost 2-6. We had a two match break and played Bowmans green and thankfully we won 6-4. Then we had a relaxing 5 match break. We finally had our last match against The Grove and lost again 0-4. Although we lost more games than we won, we all had lots of fun and were proud of our results as the grove team were the overall winners.

Isabella Cottingham

Bronze Ambassador Training

On the 7th of October, the new school sports ambassadors and Game on Leaders traveled to Hatfield for their training day. The children learned about what makes a good leader and team player whilst also gaining lots of tips and ideas of games and competitions that they can run for the rest of the school. all 9 ambassadors had a great day and have come back to school bristling with ideas for the year ahead.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Skipping Workshops

On Monday and Tuesday the whole school enjoyed taking part in Skipping Worshops. The children had fun learning new skipping skills and developing them,  On Tuesday some of the children were able to show off what they had learnt to the rest of the school.  It is great to see many of the children continuing to skip at breaktimes, it is such a good way to keep fit.
If any one would like to buy a rope they are still avaialble from Mrs Astley at a cost of £4

Thursday, 10 November 2016

football league game

On Thursday the A team played Wheatfields A away.  We started well and seemed the stronger side, but unfortunately they got a break and scored early on.  With an injury to one of our defenders we had to swap around some of the players, but in true team spirit we carried on battling.  In the second half Wheatfields came out strongly and scored two more goals.  The game ended 3-0 to them.

Football league game

On Monday our B team played Killigrew B in a league game. As usual it was a tight game with chances at both ends and some fine saves by Luca.  It was still 0-0 at the end of the first half.  In the second half we continued to battle and eventually it paid off with a goal to us.  We managed to keep the lead to win the game.

Friday, 4 November 2016

League Game

On Thursday our A team played a league match against Fleetville at home.  We started off well with some good passes and atacking football.  Unfortunately Fleetville got a break and scored quite early and we were unable to get a goal back.  In the second half, again we started off positively and looked strong until Fleetville got their second goal which we were unable to recover from.  Fred did some fantastic saves to keep the score line to just 2-0.  It was disappointing, but a match we can all learn from.

Cross Country Championships

On Wednesday our Cross Country Team took part in the Cross Country Championships at Wheatfeilds. There was, as usual, a large number of girls and boys from schools across St Albans takig part.  The course was one lap round a large field  with just one small hill to ascend.  All the children did brilliantly and I think most improved their positions from previous races.  Alice did particularly well finishing 8th in the girls race.   After this event the girls are now 4th our of 10 teams and boys are 7th our of 10 teams.
We now have a break until the next meet in March.