Sports Term 4

  CROSS COUNTRY - On Friday 23 January our cross country teams set off to QEH sports ground in Failand. 3 girls and 3 boys from year 3, 4 and 5 wrapped up warm for the icy but beautifully sunny day. They were set a real challenge with the Y3 running 1250m, Y4 running 1800m and Y5 running 2350m probably the longest distances we've had in a cross country event. What a great start to the year with all the children managing the distance with ease and running the whole distance. Although there weren't any prizes for our runners they should be really proud of themselves.

  NETBALL MATCH - Almondsbury looked great in our fabulous new school hoodies (the first pupils to wear them!) They looked very professional running their own warm up and taking up their different roles in the match. The first quarter began and we confidently and quickly moved the ball to the shooting D. The girls worked brilliantly as a team with quick passes and superb defending. They kept most of the possession of the ball with Emma in centre and Thea and Holly taking the ball into the D. When the ball moved down the other end of the court there was some impressive defending from Grace and Tilly. 6-0 up after the first quarter, the team rotated their positions with Sammy and Jasmine stepping in to play however within a couple of minutes there was a wild sleet, snow and hail storm which unfortunately stopped play. Hopefully we will be able to arrange a re-match soon. 

  DANCE FESTIVAL – Some of Miss Moore and Miss West and Mrs Leonard’s classes represented the school at the South Gloucestershire Youth Dance Festival at Abbeywood School. They were very excited about performing in front of a large and appreciative audience. Miss Moore’s class performed their dance based on London’s Burning. Mrs Leonard’s class performed a dance based on a visit to Mexico. Both classes did themselves proud and were very pleased with their performance. Well done.

 NETBALL MATCHES – There was yet more success on the netball court for our teams last week. Both of the teams played so well. The matches were against St Helen’s, one of our local cluster schools. The girls worked so well as a full team passing accurately, encouraging each other and shooting so many goals. The scores were so one sided in our favour – Team A won 10 – 1, Team B 9 – 0. Well done to all of those who played. Let’s keep it up!

CROSS COUNTRY – LEAGUE EVENT – The children stood out from the crowd in their new school hoodies, making Almondsbury very distinct from everyone else. We had two teams competing. Thea Clarke won her girls race for the Year 5’s and Joe Mead came second in the boys race. We had several other runners in the top 10 and 20, which is very good considering there were over 100 runners in each race.


TOCKINGTON CROSS COUNTRY – Teams of 12 children from years 3 to 6 ran at Tockington Manor School in the annual cross country competition on Friday. The teams looked great in their red school athletic t-shirts and ran their legs off to try to maintain the proud record we have at the event. We were up against some tough opposition not only from local schools but other private schools from the wider area, the children ran extremely well. We had 3 teams in each of the age range races. In each of the team races Almondsbury was the top ranked state primary coming 4th (Yr 5&6 boys and girls), 5th (Yr 3&4 girls) and 8th (Yr 3&4 boys). All of the training in the mornings, come rain or shine, certainly has paid off. The children did themselves proud and showed true determination and spirit as well as sportsmanship. Well done.