Monday, 26 June 2017

Le Tour de France comes to Alderwood Juniors

The wheels are already turning on our sports week 2017!

Earlier this morning the children assembled in the school hall, lead in by their class jersey wearer, to be introduced to this years Sports Week. With Le Tour de France being the world's largest annual cycling race, the children were eager to get going with their own stages. Once being told the outline of the week, and singing the national anthem, all classes headed back to their classrooms to begin their fun filled week.

From static bikes to cross country running at the Senior School, all children are sure to have a busy week of cycling activities.

We will gather back in the hall on Thursday afternoon to see what events have taken place throughout the week but continue to check our blog and Facebook page for more regular updates.

Friday, 23 June 2017

A Great Day for a Spot of Cricket!

Alderwood's cricketers put in a spectacular performance!

Today, 60 children from years 4, 5 and 6 attended the annual cricket festival at Aldershot Cricket Club. Competing against a range of other schools, Alderwood's children showed themselves to be fantastic sportsmen and women and showcased the cricket skills they had learnt in PE lessons this year.

All teams played well throughout the tournament and we had many wins under our belts. A special well done should go to our Year 5 B Team, who managed to come runners up in the year 5 competition! 

While we may not have won any trophies, the children should be very proud of their performances. Often I would hear our teams cheering on, not only their players but their opposing team. Excellent sportsmanship was seen by all the children from our school.

Well done to all the children who took part.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Year 6 Paired Cricket

A huge well done to the Year 6 paired cricket team: Riley Nuttell, Ollie Lewis-Gorton; Nathan Newell; Robson Shurlock; Samuel Cooper; Ben Munro; Jessica Cainey and Sasha Drew. The team have been playing in Aldershot Cricket Club's annual paired cricket tournament this half term.

As the tournament progressed, the year 6 boys and girls have really begun to gel as a team. This has been noted by teachers from other schools and the cricket club's coaches. They have also been complimented on the huge improvement in their bowling throughout the tournament.

Out of the five games played, the team gained four positive scores and one win, last week, against Talavera Junior School.

A huge well done for a fantastic effort and good luck in your next tournament on Friday.

Attached are a couple of photographs of the team (without Sasha who unfortunately could not join us today).

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tri Golf Championships

Year 6 Masters of Golf took to the Driving Range!

Today, after school, eight members of year 6 took part in the Tri Golf Championships at Samuel Cody. With eight stations on offer to gain points on, all children where full of energy, skill and enthusiasm - even in the hot weather!

Putting was definitely the teams strong point with many cones hit and many target zones reached. However, it took us a while to develop the golf skill of chipping but as the tournament continued the children's skills progressed and our point score grew higher and higher. 

We are eagerly awaiting the overall results to find out our final position in the championship! Thank you to all the parents who gave up their time to bring the children to the festival, we couldn't do it without you! Well done to all the children involved, you did the school proud, especially in the hot, sunny weather! 

Day 2 Osmington Bay

Oh dear, Mrs Fry fell in!
Rafting and abseiling.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017