September 2018 Sporting News
- At the start of the month Year 5/6 playleaders received training. These pupils lead and organise small games and activities during lunch time.
- RAG (Race around Greenfields) has restarted this year. Current leaders are Tamarins (Upper School) and Zebras (Lower School). Pupils have 10 minutes per day to run, walk or jog around the school field and count their laps to add to their class total. This was set up last year to help encourage activity, increase class competition and it has the added benefit of stimulating concentration. Last year Hart Outfit rewarded the winning classes with a fun fitness bootcamp.
- Greenfields attended our first handball festival on 27th September in Samuel Cody School with other school from North East Hampshire. Our year 5 and 6 pupils were firstly introduced to the skills need for the game before implementing them in small games. The pupils embraced the skills and really worked together as a team and we won one of the two small games played. Jonathan was also awarded a certificate for demonstrating one of the six Hampshire School Games Values.
- At the end of last term we raised just over £1800 taking part in a sponsored event with GB athlete Tom Marshall. A huge thank you for the amazing effort from the sponsors and the enthusiastic pupils. The funds raised have been shared between Inspired through Sport and Greenfields. We are currently awaiting new equipment which includes badminton racquets, basket ball nets and replacement netball hoops. We are hoping that these and the prizes will be received before half term. Please see attached letter from the company.
- Athletes of the week in SWIFTs
- Joshua and Iona - Lower School
- Riley and Erin B - Upper School
- PE kit reminders. In order for pupils to take part in sports safely and comfortably all pupils will need the following:
- Colour T-shirt and White logo T-shirt
- Black shorts/ skort
- Black leggings/ jogging bottoms
- Greenfields fleece/ jumper- Black or Green
- Lightweight packable rain jacket
If you have any old spare PE kit which you would like to donate to our PE spares they would be gratefully received.
Sports Day 2018
Despite the sweltering heat we have still managed to take part in several sporting events this term. All pupils have approached activities with enthusiasm and determination and the heat has been a bonus.
Some of the year 5 and 6 girls took part in a mini netball tournament against and Mayhill schools in June. We were able to field 2 strong teams and both teams demonstrated formidable team work and communication during their match play. The Greenfield red team came second, and Erin Burgess received a player of the tournament.
Race Around Greenfield (RAG) continues to be a popular activity in which the pupils enjoy taking part in. Many have improved their own personal lap totals during the daily run, which in turn has resulted in an increase in the class totals. Last half term winners who were 3Z and 3T were rewarded with a boot camp training session, led by Hart Outfit.
Finally, we were lucky enough to have Tom Marshall a GB athlete visit us on 11th July. A huge thank you to all the pupils who took part and brought in sponsorship for the event. Tom spoke to pupils about his experiences as an athlete, his inspirations and aspirations. The pupils were given the opportunity to ask him further questions. Tom then led each year group through his warm up routine before racing against each other. As a school we raised which £1983.79 will help fund other future GB athletes in their training as well as increasing the sports and play equipment in Greenfields. A huge thank you and well done.
Visit to Ascot
On Friday 13th July, 20 of our Gifted Mathematicians were invited to Ascot Racecourse. Wearing jockey silks, they learned about the length of each race and converted weights to ensure that each jockey was racing fairly. They were lucky enough to get a sneak peek into the steward's room to find out about the rules and regulations of racing, visit the jockey's changing rooms and were even allowed to pose on the winner's podium! In the afternoon, they watched a race from the stands. It was a fun day for all!
Millennium Cup 25th June
On Friday 25th June our runners took place in the Millennium Cup, this is a yearly event. This event stated in Hartley Whitney and has returned to the green again, which meant that there were plenty of supporters. Despite the heat, all runners showed their pride values and competed with enthusiasm and determination. In previous years the event has been dominated by Heath and we were delighted with Greenfield’s successes which are detailed below. A huge thank you to Ged and Howard who train the pupils in the after school club and to all parents for their support of all our runners.
Medals awarded to Greenfields:
BRONZE team race girls 9 and under
SILVER team race boys 9 and under
SILVER Jensen individual boys 9 and under
4th place team race girls 11 and under
SILVER George T individual boys 9 and under
Football Tournament - February 2018
First of all, we got warmed up before the start of the first match. Then Greenfields A started to play against Dogmersfield and got off to a good start by scoring in the first few minutes. During the match, Greenfields Alpha were practising for their game against Dogmersfield. Dogmersfield took some great penalties while Greenfields ‘A’ had scored another goal. Then the whole of team Alpha ran over to watch the rest of the game after they heard about the second goal. After 10 minutes the game had ended and Greenfields Alpha went over to the manager to have a team talk before their game started.
When Dogmersfield were ready they went onto the pitch and the ref blew the whistle. The game began. Greenfields Alpha started well with a shot on goal in the first few minutes. After a few more minutes, Greenfields Alpha scored with a header from their super striker! Then Dogmersfield took the kick off and went on an attack at the Greenfields goal, but it came to nothing because they were tackled by a solid defender. Next, the defender passed it up the pitch and Greenfields went on another attack to the Dogmersfield goal but in the end they hit the post and the goalie got the ball in his hands. After a while Greenfields had scored another just before half time. Half time had ended and Greenfields had made 3 substitutions. The 3 substitutions really helped Greenfields because they ended up scoring 4 more goals and winning the match 6-0.
Then the big match came with Greenfields ‘A’ playing Greenfields Alpha and it was a really exciting match. It was an end to end match but finally Greenfields ‘A’ broke the deadlock by scoring. After that, Greenfields ‘A’ went onto win the match 2-0.
During part of that match Velmead arrived and they started to play against Dogmersfield on the other pitch. After Velmead had played Dogmersfield (it was 11-1 to Velmead) Greenfields ‘A’ played them. They had a good start by scoring 2 in the first half. In the second half they scored another 5 to make the final score 7-0 to Greenfields ‘A’.
Then the final game started (Greenfield Alpha v Velmead). The game was even at first, but then Greenfields Alpha scored and then started to have attack after attack and they scored again. Then in the second half Greenfields scored another 2 but Velmead scored 1. The final score of that game was 4-1. Then the tournament ended and Greenfields ‘A’ had won with Greenfields Alpha coming second, Velmead coming third and Dogmersfield coming fourth. by Felix and Reece
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Athletics - Cross Country
Tennis Tournaments - Lower School 1st July 2016
Upper School 8th July 2016
After school on Friday 1st July, some year 3 and 4 pupils participated in a tennis tournament against each other and against children from The Greyhouse. The event was organised by Hartley Wintney Tennis Club and children played in a series of singles and doubles matches, and attempted to achieve the ‘fastest serve’. Throughout the afternoon they collected points for wins and draws, and these were collated together at the end to award the winner. We are thrilled that George B (year 3) came first in the tournament as the top scorer, and he was also awarded first place, with a fastest serve of 47mph! A huge congratulations to George. Congratulations also goes to Theodore A (year 4) who was a prize for the best style and effort shown throughout the afternoon. Well done to all the children who participated, and thanks to HW Tennis Club for organising the event.
It was then Upper School’s turn the following Friday (8th July). Unfortunately, The Greyhouse could not attend, but showing Team Greenfields spirit – the show went on! Children competed against each other, gaining points throughout the afternoon, including attempting to beat each other with the fastest serve! The overall winner of the upper school tournament was Toby P (year 5) followed by Euan B (year 5) in 2nd place and Finley A (year 6) in 3rd place. The fastest serve for upper school girls was won by Caitlin M (year 6) with a mighty serve of 27mph. Tom.J (year 6) won the fastest serve for the boys with a fantastic 59mph serve! Prizes for effort were also awarded to Tom J (year 6), Erys W (year 5) and Thomas H (year 5).
Well done to all involved, a fantastic end to a fantastic year of sports at Greenfields.
Year Six pupils were very fortunate to be given the opportunity to attend the Wimbledon Championships this year! With only 10 tickets available from the ballot, eight lucky year six pupils’ names were drawn from a hat to attend the event. The tickets were for seats in Court Number 2, on Tuesday 7th July 2016. We watched a very comical Round 2 of the Men's Senior Invitation Doubles where Bates and Jarryd defeated Bahrami and McEnroe. After lunch, it was Round 1 of the Men's Invitation Doubles, where Bjorkman and Johansson beat Gonzalez and Moya. After a good look around the rest of the grounds, including a visit to the shop, to Henman Hill to see what was happening on Centre Court (Halep vs. Kerder and S.Williams vs. Pavlyuchenkova) and the purchasing of ice creams and strawberries and cream, we returned to Court 2 to watch Round 3 of the Men's Doubles where Pospisil and Sock were playing Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin. The children (and Mrs Stacey and Mrs Waygood) had an amazing day – the weather was very kind to us, and everyone was appreciative of such an amazing opportunity.
Cricket Tournament - 17th May 2016
Well done to the year six children who represented Greenfields on Tuesday 17th May 2016, at a cricket tournament held at Yateley School. The team played really well with some excellent batting and fantastic fielding. Greenfields won their first game; just missed out on the second game; and lost their third game – to the winners of the tournament – Farley Hill. We came third overall, and showed excellent team spirit and cricket skills.
Millenium Cup - 29th April 2016
Splendid running on the part of all the Greenfields runners at the Millenium Cup at Lord Wandsworth College. They all did really well amidst strong competition and everyone ran their socks off. Congratulations to the Girls’ under 11 team who won 3rd prize and were awarded medals.
Football League - 18th March 2016
Victory for Greenfields!
On the 18th of March, Greenfield Junior School played our final match in the football league, against Hook Juniors.
In the first half, we won a free kick. Evan took it and scored! 1-0 to Greenfields. A few minutes later, Jack passed the ball to Evan who scored with his left foot. 2-0. Hook then scored a goal bringing the score to 2-1 at half time.
In the second half, Toby H. slotted away his first goal of the game. It was 3-1 – we were feeling confident. With just a few minutes left on the clock, Toby H. scored a brilliant goal, giving us our first win of the season, and bringing the final score to 4-1.
Match report by Callum and Evan (6W)
A fantastic end to a series of challenging football games for the boys – great to see Ed D. making an appearance and some excellent goalkeeping from Jack and Finley A. in goal across the league games. Excellent effort from all the children who have played in both the league and cup games this year, well done and thank you for representing Greenfields with pride! Mrs Waygood.
Cross Country Presentation - 17th March 2016
It was with great pleasure that Howard Robinson and Ged Ruffle were given the opportunity to attend morning assembly to present medals and awards to the Swifts Cross Country team.
A commemorative medal was awarded to the participants as a reminder and thanks for being part of the Swifts Cross Country.
During the term a handicap race was run over many weeks, where everybody’s time was recorded together with a points system for finishing position. By using the handicap system it equalizes everybody’s chance of winning.
This season the awards were presented to:
Gold: George T
Silver: Joe S
Bronze: Theo CP
Gold: Daniel S
Silver: Charlie I
Bronze: Toby P
Howard Robinson and Ged Ruffle look forward to coaching the children in track and field athletics throughout the summer term.
Festival of Running - 16th March 2016
On Wednesday 16th March a group of upper school children went to the Festival of Running at Frogmore Community College. We took part in a league championship run of 1250m and all came in a really good place, along with excellent times. Boys and girls ran separately, however, it didn’t stop the standard of runners being extremely high.
All of our runners did their best and (hopefully) did Greenfields proud!
The results are as follows:
Girls: Scarlett R, 17th / Thea G, 18th / Imogen B, 24th / Sidney S, 32nd
Boys: Daniel S, 7th / Toby S, 21st / Toby P, 27th / Sam B, 33rd
Report by Imogen B, 6W
Football League - 4th March 2016
On the 4th March Greenfields played Charles Kingsley in the football league. We played at home. In the first half we were very strong on the ball. As the second half started, Charles Kingsley were much stronger on the ball than us. Then they got a goal. Our heads started to drop and they got another goal, and another. The game ended 3-0. We know we need to stay positive and not let a goal affect our determination! Our next games are Friday 11th and Friday 18th March, both at home.
Report by Toby.S, Jack.O and Toby.H (6W).
Quick Sticks Hockey Tournament - 3rd March 2016
On Thursday 3rd March 2016, Greenfields Junior School played 3 schools in a Quick Sticks hockey tournament at Aldershot and Farnham Hockey Club. There were 3 matches. The first match was against Manor Yellow which we drew 1-1. The second match was against Talavera which we won 5-0 and our last match was against All Saints White which we won 1-0. Altogether, we won 2 matches and drew 1.
Match report by Caitlin and Mathilda.
Cross Country League Run – Round 2 - 24th February 2016
A team of Greenfields’ runners took part in the Junior Schools Second League Run at Robert Mays School on Wednesday 24th February. Excellent running was seen by all of the Greenfields’ runners. Well done to the children for giving their all! Both the girls' and the boys' races were run over 1300 metres, and the results were as follows:-
Scarlett (12th) 5 min 56 secs
Thea (14th) 6 '' 01 ''
Kate (15th) 6 '' 02 ''
Sidney (18th) 6 '' 07 ''
Imogen (25th) 6 '' 23 ''
Daniel (5th) 4 '' 59 ''
Charlie (9th) 5 '' 07 ''
Toby.P (17th) 5 '' 25 ''
Toby.S (25th) 5 '' 33 ''
A fantastic effort all round – well done Greenfields.
Netball Report - 25th February 2016
On the 25th of February, Greenfields Juniors and Velmead Juniors played against each other in a league netball match. The outdoor match was held at Velmead. Even though Greenfields lost, they played with determination and did not give up, despite the score (12-0)! A great effort from all the players.
Report by Romana, Mathilda, Harriet and Mary.
Football Report - 25th February 2016
Greenfields Juniors played in a football league match against Potley Hill on the 25th of February. The team played well during the first half; their passing, tackling and defending was good. At half time the score was 0-0. When Evan took a corner kick, the ball annoyingly landed in the keeper’s hands. Potley then took the lead, 1-0. After a throw in from Toby.S, the ball was played to Toby.H, who passed to Evan, who then scored a nutmeg, bring the score level, 1-1. Sadly, Greenfields defence wasn’t on point for the remaining twenty minutes, and the final score was 3-1 to Potley Hill. Jack.O was awarded man of the match for his super effort, keeping Greenfields in the match with his amazing saves.
Report written by Toby.H, Jack.O, Toby.S and Evan.L
Hockey League Sports Report - 10th December 2015
A huge well done to our hockey team who took part in round 3 of the Junior Schools Hockey League at Down Grange Sports Complex on Thursday 10th December. A fantastic team effort from all 5 players; with goals scored by Charlie and Harmony, assists made by Cole and defending by Samuel and Poppy, Greenfields secured 4 wins and 1 draw! The results: 2-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-0 and 3-1. Thank you to Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Ivey for transporting the children there, and thank you to parents and grandparents who came and supported the team.
A fantastic achievement in the last fixture before Christmas – let’s hope for more of the same in the New Year!
Hockey League - 19th November 2015
Greenfields competed in the first of five Junior Schools Hockey League games at Down Grange on Thursday evening (19th November). The team all played extremely well, starting off with a 1-0 win, followed by a 2-1 loss and finishing with two draws, 1-1 and 0-0. A great start to the league, and we are confident we will go on to win many more matches as the league progresses! Thank you to Mr Auchterlonie for helping with transport and moral support, and to parents and grandparents who came along to support our school.
Football vs Charles Kingsley - 13th November 2015
Greenfields played Charles Kingsley in their first league match on Friday 13th November. A valiant effort from the boys, well done to everyone for playing their part in the team.
Here is a match report written by Jack and Toby.H from 6W:
In the first half, Finn hit the post, Toby.H got the rebound and scored our first goal. 1-0 to Greenfields. In the second half, a corner was given to the opposition. The ball came in and Jack cleared it. Charles Kingsley had another shot from a header which Jack saved. Greenfields went on the attack, we were tackled, and the opposition passed, shot and scored. 1-1. Finley passed to Finn who passed to Thomas, who turned, shot and hit the crossbar. Charles Kingsley got the ball, attacked and scored. Final score Greenfields 1, Charles Kingsley 2.
Netball friendly -12th November 2015
A great effort was made by upper school netball club who welcomed The Grey House School to Greenfields School for a friendly netball match on Thursday 12th November 2015.
Two matches were played with a mini match running alongside. The children did not let the rain affect their team spirit and gave it their all. Greenfields won the first match 1-0 with the goal being scored by Karys. The second match was unfortunately lost with a score of 5-2, with our two goals being scored by Mary and Mathilda. There was some excellent defending by Harriet.B, and accurate passing by Amy and Laura.
A great evening of sports, and this has highlighted areas to work on prior to the netball league coming up soon – watch this space!
5000m Challenge for Primary School Children -1st October 2015
Both Upper and Lower school Cross Country Swifts club participated in a 5000m Challenge; an annual relay competition, consisting of 25 legs of 200m each.
Lower school ran on Thursday 1st October, on a beautiful dry sunny autumn day with near ideal running conditions. Year 3 (comprising of 15 members) ran 5000m in 19min 40 sec. Year 4 (of 10 runners) ran a time of 19min 46sec. There was such good team spirit and encouragement from team members towards each other and certainly a good time was had by all.
In absolutely contrasting conditions for the upper school on Monday 5th October, it was very wet and a little muddy underfoot. Wet weather does not deter enthusiasm and knowing the lower school results the competition was fierce. Caution was being shown although the results do not reflect this. The first of the two upper school teams recorded a time of 17 min 48 seconds, and the second team ran with a time of 20 min 14 sec.
Hugh congratulations to all who participated in this event, it is a pleasure to see such enthusiasm and enjoyment. It is encouraging to see the talent of budding athletes within the school.
Cross Country League Round 1 - 7th October 2015
Our ten year 5 and 6 league runners did really well in the first of the cross country league events this year. Taking place at Cove Secondary School on Wednesday 7th October, all the runners showed excellent skill, enthusiasm and team spirit. Well done to Thea.G who came 5th overall for the girls, and Daniel.S who came 11th overall for the boys. Some excellent results – please see the Swifts noticeboard in the hall for further details.