Mr Woolf's Sporting Round Up
KS2 Cross Country
Another outstanding performance from our cross country team. Each race had at least 150 children and our team produced some fantastic results: A 1st place, 5th place and a 8th place finish. We had 15 children who made it into the top 30 and majority of our runners finished in the top half of their race. They should all be extremely proud of their performance.
We will have some children who made it into the Cross Country County Finals which will take place in March/April time.
On Wednesday 5th June we took part in the swimming gala where we competed against 8 other schools. All the children worked very hard and had some extra gala training to prepare for the event. We finished 3rd overall in the gala out of 8, which was a great achievement. We also won the champion girl race which was down to Bethany swimming amazingly. We came away with 2 shield trophies and the whole event was great fun. Well done to the St Mary's swimming team and many thanks to our wonderful parents who provided extra swimming lessons.
On Wednesday 19th June we took part in the Borough Sports. We had 60 children who attended the event competing against 8 other schools. We had some amazing results! We finished second overall in the track events and won a trophy. We finished fourth in the field events and we were 6 points off from coming third. This meant overall we finished 4th out of 8 and only 6 points away from finishing 3rd overall. If the children finish top 2 of their event, they will then make it to super sports on the 2nd and 3rd July. We had a total of 24 children who made it through to super sports which is a brilliant achievement.
Cross Country County Finals
An amazing experience for all our fantastic athletes. On Friday 26th April we competed in the cross country county finals with 5 children racing against the best runners in Essex. Each race had over 130 children running and it was challenging for all the runners. Maisie finished 41st in the Year 3 race and Faith in Year 4 finished 4th. Two year 4 boys, Praise and Tino, both finished in the top 50. Finally, we had Jayden who gave it 100% as she was leading most of the way but ended up finishing 3rd. All brilliant achievements. Thank you to all the staff, parents and carers who supported us.
Year 3/4 boys football friendly vs Prince Avenue - home match at St. Mary's
On Thursday 29th November 2018, the Year 3 and 4 team played their first game together as a team but I had belief in their ability. It was a one sided game, we had loads of chances and then we finally got our first goal. We then started to take our chances by going 3-0 up in the first half but just before the half time whistle went, Prince Avenue got a goal back. In the second half, the boys believed in themselves and played amazing especially considering this was their first game together and we finished the game winning 7-1. Well done to every single boy that took part.
Len Forge football tournament (Year 5/6 Boys)
On Friday 16th November 2018, we had another boys football tournament. We were very confident and it showed on the day. In the morning group stages, we played 4 teams and we won every game to finish top of our group and we got through to the super 10s - the furthest we have got in a number of years. We then played 4 teams after lunch and we were unlucky. The games did not go our way and the other teams took full advantage. We sadly drew one and lost 3 in the afternoon and did not progress into the semi-finals. A super effort from the whole team.
Southend Community games - Waterside 4G Facility, Canvey Island (Year 5/6 Boys)
On Friday 9th November 2018, we had our first boys' football tournament of the year and played a total of 6 games. Every match was close due to the games being only seven minutes long and the first goal was always an important one. We drew the first three games but were extremely unlucky not to win them. In total, we drew three, won one and lost two. The team played superbly and this is one of the best results we've had a football tournament.
KS2 Cross Country - Garons (44 children attended)
On Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 44 children from years 3 to 6 attended the KS2 Cross-country event at Garons. In each race, there were over 150 children and this is always a tough event for the children! Nearly all of the children improved from last year with Praise (Y4) and Jayden (Y5) both finishing in first place, and Faith who finished 2nd place. Top 20 places included the following children: Maisie (13th), Tino (12th) and Mia (15th). Every child should be incredibly proud of their performance. We are now looking forward to the children who have made it to the county finals in the spring term (children who finished in the top 10 of their race).