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East Grinstead Tag Rugby Tournament - April 2018
Huge congratulations to our Rugby players who last week took part in the East Grinstead Tag Rugby Tournament at the Rugby Club. Despite the awful weather conditions the players showed tremendous determination and team spirit. They showed great improvement throughout the afternoon as they played against tough opposition from Turness Hill, Copthorne and Estcots. Well done everyone. A special thank you to the Rugby Club for hosting and Mr Weight in particular for his expertise. If your child is interested in participating more in Rugby then EG Rugby Club offer a range of coaching opportunities for both girls and boys www.EGFC.com
Dance Festival - Wednesday 25th April
Well done to the Year 4 dancers who performed at Sackville School on Wednesday afternoon. They were brilliant and a credit to the school. Having spent several weeks preparing for this festival the children performed beautifully and did so with their usual St. Peter’s charm and grace. Well done children, we‘re all very proud of you.
Netball Festival - Wednesday 14th March
On the 14th March a group of Year 3 and 4 children were invited to take part in a Netball Festival at the Sports Centre. The group really enjoyed the afternoon organised by Sackville School. The Sports Leaders from Sackville organised a range of skill based activities before the children were able to compete in some friendly matches. Well done to all the children they all improved over the afternoon.
Cross Country - Friday 9th March
Last Friday our Year 5 Cross Country team battled against difficult conditions in the Annual Brambletye Cross Country Relay event. It was a great afternoon with such determination from all the runners. The gruelling course saw each runner tackling 1 Mile each across the picturesque landscape. Despite the difficult conditions the team all did their very best, with great team spirit from you all. Well done.
Hockey - Wednesday 7th March
We had a great day on Wednesday at the Sports Club, with 2 teams in action, all the children showed real improvement during the day with the A-team narrowly missing out on potential qualification to the area finals finishing in second place purely on goal difference. Despite this set back, the team remained unbeaten through all their following matches. The players from both teams alongside our sports journalist were brilliant ambassadors for the school demonstrating excellent sportsmanship, determination and team.
Swimming - Monday 5th MarchWell done to all of the swimmers who took part in the Swimming Gala at the Kings Centre on Monday evening. They all did really well with some very challenging events and against some tough competition. Their team spirit was highly commendable and they all did their very best. We are very proud of you all and finished in a respectable 9th place.
The Daily Mile - Wednesday 28th February
We are very excited to have introduced to the children our new all-weather track last week with great success. Through the use of our School Sports Premium we have been able to install the track as part of the ‘The Daily Mile’ initiative. It will be used both by class teachers during the school day and open for independent use during playtime and lunchtimes. We are supporting the Chief Medical Officers recommend 60 minutes a day of physical activity.
Netball - Wednesday 7th March
On Wednesday afternoon both the A team and B team were in action in the finale of the East Grinstead Primary School Netball League. The B team played a difficult match against a strong Halsford Park team. They finished their league in an impressive 2nd position out of 9 teams. It has been lovely to watch the team progress and improve over the last 5 meetings.
Our A Team were in action against St. Mary’s. This was such as closely contested match with the league title at stake. The nail biting match was still level going into the final quarter but unfortunately a run of a few last minute goals left us behind. The team were brilliant, they all gave 100% and did their very best. We finished in league in a very impressive 2nd place. Well done to all of the Netball players we are very proud of your achievements.
Netball - Wednesday 21st February
We were so proud of our Netball players on Wednesday afternoon! An incredible 4 wins out of 4 matches! The A team continuing their unbeaten run with a 6-2 win against a challenging Ashurstwood side. While the B Team won their matches 8-0, 5-1 & 7-0. Well done!
Netball - Wednesday 7th February
Congratulations to both of our Netball teams who were in action on Wednesday afternoon in the third round of the Netball league. The A-team continued their unbeaten season with a very strong 8-1 win against Blackwell A. The B team were also victorious against West Hoathly, 3-1 but unfortunately lost in their second game against a very strong Ashurst Wood B team. Despite some very cold conditions both teams were fantastic and can look ahead now to the fourth round matches after half term.’
Key Steps Gymnastics - Friday 2nd February
We had a brilliant morning at St Paul’s Catholic College on Friday at the Key Steps Gymnastics competition. The team accompanied by coaches Millie and Chloe performed in three different areas; the vault, body management and a floor routine. The Year 5’s were a true credit to the school demonstrating outstanding team spirit, determination and resilience. We are very proud of them all. Well done!
Clayton: “I did my best”
Hannah: “It was great fun and we had an amazing time”
Charlie: “Millie and Chloe were brilliant coaches and encouraged us to do our best all the way through”
Millie: “They all did brilliantly and they represented our school really nicely.”
Chloe: “Everyone did excellently, even though there were a few mistakes everyone did the best that they could”
Football - Wednesday 31st January
Wednesday night saw both our A team and B team in action. The A team played first against Estcots and were unlucky to come away with a loss. While unfortunately the B team also lost to a very strong Halsford Park side. We will now look ahead to fixtures after half term.
Basketball Festival - Wednesday 24th January
On Wednesday 24th January in the afternoon 7 children from Year 6 represented St Peter’s at the East Grinstead Basketball Festival, held at Imberhorne School.
All the children were fabulous. They listened carefully to the sports leaders from Sackville and all improved over the course of the afternoon. They rotated around 4 different stations initially exploring passing, shooting, dribbling and the rules of Basketball and then had the opportunity to apply their skills in some short games.
Mid Sussex Cross Country Finals 2018
Congratulations to our 6 cross country runners who competed in the Mid Sussex Cross Country Finals on Wednesday 17th January in the afternoon at East Court. They ran their very best in some very challenging conditions. Our mainly Year 5 time will certainly be something to look out for next year. Well done to you all, we are very proud of you.
Mid Sussex Sports Hall Athletics - Wednesday 10th January
On Wednesday 10th January 2018 in the afternoon 22 children represented the school at the Mid Sussex Sports Hall Athletics Finals. We are extremely proud of all of the children. They all demonstrated excellent determination to do their very best with lots of personal best achievements in a range of different events. They supported one another brilliantly and were an absolute credit to the school. We are very proud to have finished 4th overall across the whole Mid Sussex area.
Football League Round 2Both our A Teams and B Team Footballers were in action on Wednesday evening in the second round of the East Grinstead Primary Schools Football League. We are so proud of both teams who showed great effort and determination throughout their matches. The B Team were very unlucky with the result of their 1-0 defeat to Felbridge B. The A-team came away winners in their first very close match against The Meads A and unfortunately narrowly missed out on points against St Mary’s A losing 2-1. Well done to all of the players for trying your very best.
Crawley Town Football Club School of the Week November 2017
It was so lovely to see so many of our families attending Crawley Town’s home match against Forest Green Rovers. It was an excellent way to finish the week with some of our children fortunate to have been team mascots and flag bearers. We are extremely proud of all the children particularly on how they listened to the Crawley Town staff and observed the Remembrance Day minutes silence with such respect. Well done to all those penalty takers who scored against Reggie! We are excited to be working alongside Crawley Town FC again in the future as part of the Premier League Primary Stars Programme.
Crawley Town School of the Week November 2017
What a brilliant week we have had! The children enjoyed an assembly on Wednesday featuring one of the Crawley Town Players and Mascot, Reggie the Red. Over 100 children signed up for the after school, breakfast club and lunchtime club over the three sessions and enjoyed a range of football activities with the coaches. We had a Premier League Primary Stars lesson in Year 4 where the children looked at how the league values permeate through all sports as well as in the classroom. There will be more photos of these events posted on the school website next week. There are also leaflets available in the front entrance of the school giving details of coaching opportunities at the club for all ages.
On Wednesday afternoon 18 children from Year 3 and Year 4 took part in a Tri golf festival at Imberhorne Upper school. It was an extremely hot afternoon and the children were kept busy through a range of golf challenges against the 5 minute timer. Well done to all those who participated, it was lots of fun.
Girls Football Tournament
On Wednesday afternoon we were very proud to take 2 teams of Year 5 girls to the East Grinstead Girls Football tournament. This event has grown considerably since it was launched last year with around 90 girls taking part. Huge congratulations to the girls who played their very best against some very tough opposition.
Year 4 had a great afternoon on Wednesday at Sackville participating in the Primary School Dance Festival. The children performed alongside 8 other school in front of an audience of over 100 people. We are very proud of them all.
Mid Sussex Pop Lacrosse Champions!
We had a great afternoon at East Grinstead Sports Club on Wednesday at the Mid Sussex Pop Lacrosse Festival. All of the children enjoyed taking part in a skills based introduction initially before a series of 3 matches. These were high scoring and very exciting to watch. Once these matches were finished we were then put in a final match to determine overall positions. Both of our teams played brilliantly and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship towards the other schools. After a convincing win in the final over tough Mid Sussex rivals Harland's we were crowned champions! Thank you to our two journalists Jessica D and Jessica P for their support. Congratulations to you all.
Brambletye Cross Country
Well done to our Cross Country Runners who competed at Brambletye School on Friday afternoon. They completed a gruelling course around the stunning grounds of the school as part of a relay team. We are very proud of our runners, they all tried their very best and supported one another throughout. Thank you.
East Grinstead Lions Swimathon
Thank you for all of those children who came to the Kings Centre on Saturday evening to represent the school in the East Grinstead Lions Sponsored Swimathon. Our team of swimmers; Sammy, Jazz, Eva, Lois, Pippa and Tanya swam brilliantly and in the 25 min sponsored time managed to collectively complete an incredible 120 lengths of the 25m pool. A combined total of 3000m! The team impressed not only their supporters but members of the East Grinstead Lions who commented on their exemplary behaviour and achievements. If you have any sponsorship money or would like to make a donation to the team it’s not too late, please bring any donations into the school office where they will be gratefully received.
Year 3 and 4 Netball Tournament
Some pupils from Year 3 and Year 4 had a great afternoon in the sunshine at East Grinstead Sports Club on Wednesday afternoon as part of the Netball Festival. This event was an introduction to the sport and included watching a match, a circuit of different skill based activities and then the chance to apply these into a match situation. Lots of fun was had by all, see the photos below.
Double Netball Champions!
A huge congratulations to both of our Netball teams who were both announced league winner on Wednesday evening! The B Team continued their unbeaten run with an impressive 9-0 win against The Meads leading them to finish in top spot with an impressive 17 points – a remarkable achievement over the 5 league fixtures. Well done to all of those players who have played as part of the team over the duration of the league.
The A Team league was extremely close and the final meeting left three schools in contention for the league title. With St Peter’s facing the previously top place St Mary’s, everything was to play for. We started very strongly with a 4-0 lead finishing the first quarter. St Mary’s however fought back in the 2nd and 3rd quarter with the score line reaching 5-3 as we entered the final quarter. The team showed excellent dedication and determination. Our defence was exceptional and managed to make it very difficult for the attackers from St Marys, the final result was a victorious 6-3. This crucial result took us onto 13 points, level with both St Mary’s and Ashurst Wood. Consequently the finial league positions had to be decided on goal difference. With an impressive +37 goal difference St Peter’s were awarded the league title. They have now been put forward to represent the area in the Mid Sussex Finals on Monday 3rd April.
Thank you to our team of supporters and Mrs Wells and her team who helped to coach the team during Netball Club.
Quicksticks Hockey Tournament
On Wednesday morning our QuickSticks Hockey squad ventured to Downlands School, Hassocks for the Mid Sussex Quicksticks Hockey Tournament for Year 5 and 6. This stunning venue saw 17 teams from across mid Sussex competing in a 4 aside competition. We faced difficult opposition however the team showed excellent dedication.
‘Now we are playing Harlands B and Shaun, Noah, Jessica P and Neo played. Neo saved the ball and stopped the ball from getting in. We scored but it was disallowed! Neo dived once again! 1-0 to Harlands B but their hopes are still high and they are determined to win the next round.’
‘We are playing against St Josephs and Jessica, Neo, Shawn and Noah are playing. As quick as a flash we scored! 1-0 to us! Now shawn has scored 2-0 to us. 2-1 now!’
By Isobel O’Sullivan
We finished with a respectable 15 points leaving us in in 5th place position. Well done to all of those who played, our team of photographers, journalists and Crew members.