Well done to Eva H and Maia M who represented SPJS and the London Borough of Sutton in the Cross Country Event for the London Youth Games. Eva came 52 out of a strong field of 165 whilst Maia came 68th. Well done girls!
After such a promising start, we were all very excited to continue with our league matches. On 6th November, our ‘A’ team went to play Green Wrythe Primary. We defended very well and were able to prevent them from scoring, leading to a 4 – 0 victory. On to our next opponents, Barrow Hedges Primary. It was their first match and our previous match experience showed. Our shooters were also on fire and we were able to dominate play, resulting in an amazing score line of 15 – 0. Our ‘B’ team then played the same Barrow Hedges team who, by this time, had already begun to develop their match skills and, although we fought hard, our girls lost 0 – 4.
Our final match of the term was against Foresters Primary. Could we maintain our winning ways? The girls were a little unsure before the start as several of their opponents were exceptionally tall! However, we made a strong start, scoring within minutes, and putting Foresters on the back foot. The ‘A’ team went on to win 7 – 0. Again, the ‘B’ team were playing practically the same team but we maintained a strong defence and were passing well, all of which led us to another victory, 2 – 0.
We have submitted our results – 15 points scored out of a possible 15 – so we now have to wait to see which group we will be in next term. Now, a well-earned rest!
A group of Y4-6 girls took part in the Crystal Palace Premier League Primary Stars Tournament on Friday 9th November at Carshalton Boys’ School. They played six matches against other local schools. SPJS played extremely well as a team, passing between one another and scoring many goals. We were all excited to see whether or not we managed to get through to the semi-finals. It was announced that SPJS were second in the tournament which meant we had to play Cheam in the semi-finals. SPJS girls fought hard and won this match. Next, the team had to play in the final against Barrow Hedges. Everyone knew that they were an extremely strong team so SPJS had to keep their shape. The match was extremely tight and therefore the match had to go into extra time. A special mention must go to Libby S who worked tirelessly in defence and up front – an all-rounder on the pitch! Also to Eva H who was always on the wing to receive the pall passed from Kenza. SPJS were first to fire one into the back of the net. The girls were on top form and had to battle hard to stay in the game. Unfortunately Barrow Hedges scored a goal which put everyone on tender hooks for the whistle to go. Ameera stood in as goal-keeper as Ella had an injury from a previous match. Ameera made many amazing saves which held off Barrow Hedges attack. However, with 30 seconds to spare, a pupil from Barrow Hedges struck the ball with such power it flew into the back of the next. It was hard to get another back in such a short time.
On 16th October came our first, eagerly awaited netball match. We were all very excited but also nervous, having had only 4 club training sessions and so all being very new to the game. This resulted in a slightly wobbly start and our opponents, Hackbridge, scoring an early goal. We soon equalised, only for Hackbridge to score again! 2 – 2. By this time, however, we had found our feet and then there was no stopping us. We went on to win 7 – 2. Buoyed up by watching such a good game, the ‘B’ team took their positions and showed dominance over their opposition, winning 3 – 0. Well done to everyone involved.
Our second match was against Wallington Primary Academy and although we had control of the ball for the majority of the time, we didn’t seem to be able to score. Once the first goal was eventually scored, however, we were off and were able to secure a 7 – 3 win. The ‘B’ team were up next and they had a particularly tough job because our opponents were short of players, 5 of their ‘B’ team of 7 having just played for their ‘A’ team. Our girls worked very hard in defence but the final score was 0 – 3.
What a great start to our autumn league season!
On the 5th July 12 children from SPJS travelled to Crystal Palace Sports Centre, wearing bright green “Team Sutton” t-shirts, to represent the Borough of Sutton at the London Youth Games.
Nico, Zac, Florence and Trisha from Year 4 took part in an exciting tennis tournament and competed fiercely in some very close matches. They achieved nine wins and much praise for their sporting behaviour.
Ava, Ella, Jaliziah, Laila, Ralph, Sonny ,David and Hamish took part in a range of athletics events. Ava produced an exceptional 2.6m standing jump and Ralph an amazing 29m Vortex throw. They all ran well and enjoyed competing on an international track.
The highlight for all at the end of a long hot day was a very welcome ice lolly whilst watching former Olympian, Christine Ohuruogu , present the medals.
We started our annual sports day earlier than planned to avoid the predicted heat. The children had been practising for their races with great enthusiasm and gave it their all on the day. There were a great variety of races for the children to take part in, including sprints, relays, hurdles and skipping. They all had a fantastic time and the support for the red, green and blue teams was very vocal! There was also a lot of excitement for the greatly anticipated and very competitive teachers’ race and parents races.
The results were as follows:
Year 3 Winners—Green Team
Year 4 Winners—Green Team
Year 5 Winners - Red Team
Year 6 Winners—Green Team
Green Team came very close, however, Red Team were the overall winners by 4 points.
Thank you to all those who took part in the fun & well done to the Red Team, and to all of the adults who took part for their enthusiasm!
This year SPJS took a team of athletes to the David Weir Leisure Centre to compete against local schools in the well respected district sports event. Children took part in either sprint events or relays. In the relays, they had to work extremely well as part of a team to enable the baton to be passed safely to one another whilst zooming around the track. All children behaved incredibly well and they demonstrated a sense of pride in their behaviour. They showed some great sportsmanship to other teams - well done SPJS!
Our year 5 girls’ relay team won last year's event in Year 4 and were keen to do it again this year. We knew there was going to be tough competition! However they just stayed focused and had their eye on the trophy. They took off like a rocket and continued the high speed on each leg of the relay. The team continued battling to the finishing line where they certainly won the trophy by quite a way. An outstanding performance by the girls who participated: Ava, Jaliziah, Eva & Ella.
We waited for the results of all the events. We were proud to come away with the large school 3rd place trophy. Well done to the whole team. Every point earned led to the whole team being successful. Thank you to parents who transported the children to and from the event and to Miss Powell for organising it.
Another fantastic gala for SPJS with the girls finishing second and the boys, not only retaining the Borough shield but also claiming the two relay trophies.
There were individual wins for Andrew and Marina in the Y6 & Y4 Freestyle, and silver medals for Sophie and Leah in the Y 5 & 6 Freestyle, Max & Alexandra in Y6 Breaststroke, Daisy, Srihith ,and Laila in the Y5 & 6 Backstroke. Marina added a further gold medal in the final race, the Open Butterfly, with an impressive swim.
All our swimmers competed superbly and all points won contributed to our successful evening.
Late in May, a group of year 6 children, accompanied by Mr Tazzyman, enjoyed a tennis tournament at the Sutton tennis centre. All the children showed an excellent sense of pride! Some fantastic matches ensued and there were some great performances - Daniel J won every single match! In the end, the B team finished first and the A team came 3rd. A great effort all round!
On Thursday 17th May, a tennis competition was held at Purley Tennis Club. 8 children from SPJS took part and what a busy afternoon we had! We had lots of matches to play. If you had a minimum of 3 matches won, you would qualify for the semi-final. Nico and Trisha qualified and won against Westbourne in the final for the doubles. Our second team were champions of the tournament and received medals in a ceremony- Hooray! Unfortunately, the first team didn't receive any medals, but they fought extremely hard!
Overall, there were 15 schools, 30 teams and a total of 144 matches played.
On Wednesday 25th April the rain finally held off long enough for us to play our cup fixture against Nonsuch Primary. Having not played netball for a few weeks, nerves were in evidence at the start. However, we soon settled down and played really well, demonstrating a particularly strong defence. The final score was SPJS 3, Nonsuch 1.
Now we have to wait to see who we will meet in the next round.
On Saturday 28th April we took part in the annual Primary Schools’ Netball Rally at Overton Grange High School. In the rounds we played Nonsuch, St Elphege’s, Cheam Common and Bandon Hill. The girls were all on form and were strong from the start, demonstrating some great passing and, once again, a strong defence. We finished the rounds having won 3 games and drawn against Cheam Common. Mrs Lamy had been keeping a close eye on the points and knew we were top of our division which put us straight into the finals. St Elphege’s were second so they were our opponents for a very exciting final. The girls kept their heads and played brilliantly to win the match and become overall winners of the rally. Congratulations to the team and to all the girls who have been such dedicated players this year.
On a beautiful sunny (and warm!) Sunday afternoon, two teams from Y6 took part in the Sutton and Cheam Primary Schools’ Korfball Championships. The games were all fast-paced and very exciting and our players participated with amazing energy and enthusiasm. Their skill and understanding of tactics improved enormously during the afternoon and it was an absolute pleasure to watch.
There were 10 teams entered and our teams came 6th and 4th which, considering they were all new to the game, was a tremendous achievement. A huge well done to all the players.
The tag rugby season has drawn to a close this year with Stanley Park finishing 5th out of 11 teams in the Sutton Schools’ Tag Rugby league (W:4, D:2, L:4). It was a hard fought season with some closely contested matches (our match against Cheam Park Farm was lost 8-9!) on sometimes difficult pitches. The improvement that the team has shown, particularly in their passing and support running, has been excellent and we look forward to starting next year's campaign as we have lots of great potential in our Year 5 players.
Our final league match in the spring rounds was against Amy Johnson. This was another closely fought game but we managed to keep our nose in front and claim a 3 – 2 win. The B team, however, were up against a team with a very powerful attack and a shooter who couldn’t miss! The final score was 0 – 6. We have now submitted our results and must wait to see if we have done enough to progress into the final rounds.
The last three SPJS girls’ football matches were cancelled due to snow and we were unable to re-organise them. We were delighted with the effort of all girls this term and we look forward to seeing where we are in the league table.
Well done to Sonny C and Ted W for their continued efforts in being part of the Borough squad.
We took a team of 27 swimmers to the Junior Borough Swimming Championships this month and returned with 14 medals - ( 3 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze. Marina K (Y4) narrowly missed the Borough title in the girls' Year 4&5 Breaststroke and Max S (Y6) finished a frustrating fourth in both the Breaststroke and Freestyle. All swimmers achieved personal best times and competed superbly.
We recently played Barrow Hedges in a league match. It was a very tight match where both teams attacked and defended well. The final result was 0-0 which was a fair score-line.
On 2nd February, the girls played a match against St Dunstan’s. The team worked well together passing the ball between them all. Eva H worked tirelessly to score 3 goals, whilst Sophie S scored 2 and Maisy L and Jane P one goal each. Despite much of the game being spent in attack, our defence were solid and managed to push the ball to midfield players. The final score was 7-0.
A group of our y5 and y6 children recently took part in a hockey festival and tournament at Nonsuch High School. The children played really well winning 3 out of their 5 games, and were given an award for “good spirits”. Well done to those who took part for representing SPJS so well.
The spring term started with the netball teams having been split into an A and a B league. We were very pleased to have made the A league but knew that this meant tougher opposition. Our first match was against Bandon Hill. SPJS were very much in control of the game all the way through but just could not find the net to score. Unfortunately, however, Bandon Hill just managed to get the ball through the hoop with ten seconds to go, giving them a 1 – 0 victory. The B team had no such difficulty and won their match 4 – 0.
The next fixture was against St Elphege's. This was also a very tightly fought match with the final result being a 5 – 4 win to them. The B team managed to hold them to a 1 – 1 draw.
Our match last week was against Devonshire and although we were once again closely matched, we managed to win 2 – 1 and the B team 4 – 0.
We are now looking forward to our last league match against Amy Johnson.
Throughout January, SPJS competed in a virtual competition against schools around the country. The competition consisted of 3 events - 1km run, tennis ball throw and standing long jump. Their scores were recorded and all the children really enjoyed taking part.
The results were then compared to the other school's score and we are proud to sat that 3J came first out of all the year 3 classes and received a shiny trophy. 3S were in close third, 4S came second in the year 4 group and 5P came second in the year 5 groups. Within each class, the children with the top 3 scores all received a medal.
|Aaron M||Thomas C||Charlie C|
|Thomas F||Seb B||Yuvan J|
|Ollie B||Florence E||Kang L|
|Harvey J||Beau B||George D|
|George S||Daniel C||Ben C|
|Selvyn S||Vamsi P||Matthew G|
|Josh P||Ava D||Luke Q|
|Oscar S||Kymani M||Jaliziah A|
|James B||Monty H||Luke P|
|Ralph D||Ishan S||Sonny C|
|Ibrahim A||Daniel J||Max T|
|Leah T||Hamish H||ophie S|
A very excited team set off for Wallington Girls on Thursday 18th January to compete in the final of the Indoor Athletics. Warm up completed, we settled into the field events. With participants from 8 schools altogether and many heats, it was difficult to know how well we were doing but all the children gave their all to their jumping and throwing. Then we were on to the track events. It was thrilling to see our teams coming 1st or 2nd in practically every one of their heats! Final scores counted, we waited impatiently to find out our position – 4th! Well done to all the team.
The girls football team played a very tight game against Cheam Fields last week. We were two players down but we were grateful to Libby S who stepped in on the day. All the girls passed extremely well and worked tirelessly, running up and down the pitch. The overall score was 4-1 to Cheam. Well done for persevering girls and showing great sportsmanship.
On Monday 15th January, a few year 6 boys went to an Indoor Football Tournament at the Phoenix Centre. Unlike normal football matches, 5- a- side football allows the players to use the walls, but they must keep the ball below head height. Our team adjusted themselves to the rules and stepped up against the first team. Winning 2- 0, we were off to a brilliant start. The second match, had a great result too (4-0). For our final match, we were up against the rival team, Robin Hood, who we had been watching closely throughout the tournament. We kept our head held high, but were unfortunately defeated 0-2. The final round will be made up of the 3 winning teams plus the best runner up. I hope you'll all join us by keeping our fingers crossed that the boys go through.