PE Premium 2017 -18

The government has announced that it will increase the funding of the PE premium which will allow us to build further upon the last four years. Last year was our most successful year of competitive sport in terms of participation and we reached the cricket county finals for the first time after three years of involvement from the Chance to Shine cricket charity. We plan to further enhance the school environment for children at the school currently and those that will attend in the future. This will include installing more equipment such as goals, a climbing wall and increase the use of the new area. See our action plan below for more details.

Competition News

Inter house Rounders

We finished off the year with an afternoon of sunny rounders. It was very competitive but also everyone had a chance to play and try out rounders in a match environment for the first time. Gainsborough won. 

Our School Games Sports day

We enjoyed a successful and sunny morning of track and field events which were put together by Year 5/6, and Ms Sterling, who was ably assisted by the Year 6 children - they supported the field events and obstacle, as well as scoring and running the events for the school. They also ensured that all children successfully ran the relay, from Reception up. The field events are designed in particular to encourage team work within the houses: the better the children can work together, the more points they can score. This year, Cavendish won the cup cementing the ethos that it is not about the fastest or strongest individual, but what you can achieve together, for they showed everyone what a supportive house they were.

Thank you to FOSS who were busy serving cream teas during the morning. We finished with a family picnic.

Cricket: U11 Boys and U11 Girls

June 2018. St Josephs

We took two teams to this tournament, where the children played in a group of 3 before playing for places. Both teams came 5th out of 9 teams but demonstrated some strengths in batting and fielding in particular. They also showed great sportsmanship, and this year was a best placing for our girls team. Well done all.

Inter-house Kwik Cricket

May 2018

At the end of half term, Key Stage 2 played two formats of cricket. Lower Key Stage 2 played a simplified version of cricket where they had to bat and run through gates to score. Year 5 and 6 played pairs cricket with overarm bowling. For the first time in our inter-house tournaments, it was a draw between all houses, who all won 3 and lost 3 matches. 

Special mention must go to the Year 6 Captains and Vice Captains, as well as many Year 5 and 6 children who undertook the roles of reporters, photographers, coaches, umpires and supporters.

U11 Netball

May 2018, Rushmere

Mrs Fitzgerald took a team with very little experience in this sport. Although they did not win any matches, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and showed great fair play - Libby won the team's fair play award. 

U9 Tag Rugby

May 2018, Inspire, Ipswich

Seven children attended this festival, many for their third experience of playing Tag Rugby in an organised format. They played well, losing only one match. 

U9 Handball

May 2018, Inspire, Ipswich

A team of Year 4 children attended this festival and won all but 1 one of their games. They demonstrated great sportsmanship and a willingness to include everyone in their games. Mrs Durrant was very proud.

Well done all. 

U9 and U11 Futsal festival

April 2018, Inspire.

This is a new event for us and we took two teams. Our U9 team won 7 of their 9 matches! 

A great event and opportunity for different children to participate in a different sport. 

U11 Quick Sticks Hockey

March 2018, St Joseph’s College

Eight children attended the tournament in Ipswich and to their surprise, qualified for the semi-finals on goal difference, winning that on a golden goal, and then played a final against a competent East Bergholt team, losing 5-0. However, due to the second position, they have qualified for the county finals. This is the third county final our teams have reached since the pupil premium has been put in place, in a third different sport. 

UPDATE: children came 7th at county finals, having enjoyed a few wins and loses. Great play and team spirit by all children. Well done.

U9 Key steps Gymnastics

March 2018, Westbourne Academy 

This is the second year we took a team to the event, which hosted 15 teams, as gymnastics is making a slow but sure and more confident presence in our curriculum. After learning a lot last year, the children did well in performing their sequences. 

Cross country 

March 2018

We took a team of 23 (year 4-6) children to RHS for the annual cross country event, and along with 1500 runners, this was the biggest event that we participate in over the year. All children completed the course and our best position was Evie in year 6 with eighth, with many top 50 finishes. Well done all.  

U9 Tag Rugby Festival at RHS

We took 12 children to RHS who organised a festival for local schools. Three schools attended and competed on a chilly afternoon. Our girls and boys won 7, drew 1 and lost 1 and made us proud with their sportsmanship. Well done everyone.

Key Stage 1 inter-house dodgeball festival

With the support of Jo, our sports coach, all classes in Key stage 1 joined together for an afternoon’s dodgeball. It was great to see all children take part in some competitive sport whilst having a lot of fun. 

U7 Dodgeball

Inspire Suffolk

Mrs Packard took a team of Year 2s to Ipswich for the first tournament for this age group. Sporting the new school strip for key stage 1, the children were fantastic, played so well, and won the majority of their games. Well done all.

U9 Basketball

February 2018 Inspire, Ipswich. 

Ms Rivers took a team of children for this festival in Ipswich and returned very pleased because of the sportsmanship and also the level of play that the children demonstrated: they won all of their games. This was the first time we have taken a younger basketball team to an event, and their play and attitude bode well for the future.

U11 Netball Festival

February 2018. Ipswich High School, Woolverstone.

The girl's school invited schools from the area to participate in a High Five Netball festival which we decided to take up in preparation for the school games event later in the year. The girls haven't practised since last year but put their basketball skills to good test with only the rotations causing some tricky moments because of the constant change to areas that you are allowed to play in. It was a good experience and the girls won a few matches. However, it got very cold so the drink and cake were very welcome at the end. Well done all.

U11 Basketball

February 2018 Inspire, Ipswich. 

Six girls and six boys competed in this tournament which leads through to county finals. After we got used to the more aggressive playing style (you CAN knock the ball out of the opponents hands), our girls and boys, who play separately, performed very well, working their way their way to the third/fourth play offs, and won to finish in Bronze.

Ed:Fair Play Award

Interhouse Basketball

February 2018

At the end of the half term, Key Stage 2 competed in this inter-house event where the Year 3-4 competed and the year 5-6 competed, with their scores combined for an eventual winner, which was Wolsey. The new Year 3 class did help make the competition close, which has been dominated by Wolsey for the last few years - both Cavendish and Constable were close to taking this year's title.

U11 Swimming Gala

December 2017, Ipswich High School for Girls

We joined other peninsula schools for a swimming competition, taking a boys and girls team. The boys team came 3rd overall, the Girls came 2nd, and we achieved an overall place of 2nd, our best result.

Well done to all involved; it was a lot of fun.


U11 Tag Rugby Festival

November 2017, St Joseph's

We took a team on a cold, sunny afternoon and the children played very well, with good sportsmanship. They won two, drew one, and lost three. Well done all. Fair-play award: Edward


U7 Football

October 2017, Inspire

We took a team of footballers for the first U7 football festival at Inspire in Ipswich. It was a great experience and the team won their first match but weren't able to follow up with further wins. It didn't matter; everyone enjoyed themselves.

Inter house Tag Rugby

October 2017

All of the Key Stage 2 children participated in an afternoon's rugby at the end of the half-term and the house captains were fantastic in sorting out teams and supporting the younger players.Well done to everyone: Ms Sterling was impressed at the standard of play she saw from everyone.

Results: Wolsey 18 points (winners), Constable (14 points), Gainsborough (10 points), Cavendish (6 points) 


Clubs and Activities ran by our coach Jo Hazleton

Before School Active Club from 8am: Thursday and Fridays. No need to book.

After School Sports Club until 4.15pm: Key Stage 1 on Thursdays. Key Stage 2 on Fridays.

Play-leaders lunch time activities for Key Stage 1 children: Thursday and Friday from 12.30

Further school-based activities to keep children active:

  • Daily Mile
  • Trim Trail
  • New games area for play leaders and year groups to use for games activities. Playtime shed with equipment that is freely accessible.
  • New, more permanent, football goals.

2017 - 18 Action Plan - updated April 2018

School Games 2017-18 Sporting Calendar