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LHS Sports Update – Spring 2021
Entering Lockdown again, means that keeping the children physically active is crucially important, and the school is working with many ways to get the children to engage in exercise. The children have PE lessons each week, where teachers will provide many ideas for ways of getting active.
This week has seen the launch of our interactive PE lessons run by KAS via Zoom, which have proved very popular so far. Please contact the office if you need the Zoom details for these live lessons.
USSP are also running a weekly physical challenge competition. This will be explained to the children each week on a DB Primary topic. The children complete the challenge and enter their results either directly to USSP via email, or to Mrs BC on DB Primary to be part of the Uttlesford wide competition. The current challenge is a timed 1km run. There will be other USSP events through the term that we hope to enter.
Sports Update - Autumn 2020
Due to ongoing COVID restrictions and the need to maintain separate bubbles, it was a real challenge to organise any sporting activity in school in the autumn term. We could not run our normal wide selection of sports clubs as we could not have external coaches coming into school and we could not have bubbles mixing at clubs. However, every class had a weekly lunchtime sports club run by KAS, and the older classes also had a weekly KAS after school club.
USSP continued with their virtual competitions and LHS entered a several events. We had planned to enter more but were prevented through staff absence and increasing COVID restrictions.
Athletics Virtual Competition
Yr 6 and Yr 1 entered the USSP Athletics Virtual Competition. The children had to complete a 100m run, standing long jump, vertical jump, chest push throw and speed bounce. Every child worked towards their own ‘Sportshall School Games Pentathlon Award’ and the strongest results were entered online as a team against other schools in Uttlesford.
Yr 1 did really well coming 11th out of 14 schools, in a competition that included Yr 2 teams. Yr 6 had an impressive result coming 4th out of 19 schools, only being beaten by 3 of the larger Saffron Walden schools.
Special mention to Jasmin for being the only child in LHS Yr 6 to achieve a Gold Pentathlon Award, and to Logan for being the only child in LHS Yr 1 to achieve a Step 4 Pentathlon Award.
Each year, Yr 2 and Yr 5 enter USSP Individual Challenge competitions, and these went ahead as normal this year. The idea of these challenges is that the children will practise throughout the term and see an improvement in their scores, as well as entering the competition.
Yr 2’s challenge was launched with a special skipping day, and other year groups were also able to benefit from a skipping lesson from a USSP coach on this day. The challenge was to see how many skips the children can do in a minute. Well done to Kiera for the highest number of skips in the class, followed closely by Monique and Chloe, and then by Thomas W.
Yr 5’s challenge was throwing a tennis ball against a wall using alternate hands, seeing how many they can do in a minute. Well done to Emily D for the highest number of catches in the class, followed by Mila and Jessica M, and then by Teddy Martin. An extra round of applause is needed for the girls as Emily D had the highest number of catches in the Uttlesford Girls Competition, with Mila and Jessica coming equal second! Amazing!
Sports Update - Summer 2020
During lockdown, USSP ran ‘virtual’ competitions. There was an athletics virtual competition where children could times and measure themselves doing sporting events either at home or at school, and then enter their results online to compete with other Uttlesford schools. There was also an archery virtual competition that our Year 6 bubbles had the opportunity to enter when they were back at school.
Information on USSP
Little Hallingbury School belongs the Uttlesford Schools Sports Partnership (USSP). USSP supports sport in schools in Uttlesford, and arranges tournaments between local primary schools within ‘family groups’ (Level 1) and across the whole District of Uttlesford (Level 2), and they also feed into competitions across Essex (Level 3). Little Hallingbury School is part of the Stansted family and we enter numerous sporting events throughout the year including traditional school sports like football, netball, tag rugby, swimming, cricket and athletics; and some other more unusual school sports like archery and golf.
Some of the tournaments are competitive where we take selected teams, and others are more about participating and encouraging sport so the whole class attends the event as part of their PE curriculum. The majority of the events are for Key Stage 2 children, but there are also events for Early Years and Key Stage 1 children.
Netball Match Round Up - November 2019
The mixed Yr 5/6 netball team have had 4 fixtures this term, with 14 children having an opportunity to be part of the team at one or more fixtures, many for the first time. They had a rocky start with a 9-0 loss against Howe Green, but were able to turn the tables in their next match beating Manden 9-2. They had an exciting and high-scoring match against Hatfield Broad Oak, with their second win 11-6. However, their strongest performance was in a nail biting match against Birchanger which ended 6-6. It was nice to play against a similar level team and have the chance to put their training into practise.
Tag Rugby Success
Stansted Family Cross Country Event
The rain paused for us to have a lovely afternoon of running at Howe Green School on Wednesday 16th October. We took over 45 children from Years 3 to 6, and all of them put in maximum effort and should be proud of themselves regardless of their position in the races.
All the LHS teams did very well, with no team being placed lower than 4th. The Yr 4 girls did particularly well taking 5 of the top 10 places in their race and finishing equal first! They will qualify for the District event next term alongside second placed Yr 6 girls, and third placed Yr 5 girls and Yr 3 boys. Special mention goes to our medal winners: gold for Lily-Grace and Saoirse, silver for Ella, and bronze for Emelia and Poppy.
Sports Clubs - Autumn Term 2019
Cricket Update - July 2019
The cricket team have had a great season - despite the rain! The A team came first in their group stage the KAS competition, beating Hatfield Broad Oak and Birchanger easily, and then keeping their cool in a very tight match to beat Howe Green by 8 runs. Last week, they played the semi-final against a very strong Manor Fields team. It was a good match, with fielding and batting skills evenly matched. However, Manor Field’s bowling was better than ours giving them the win this time.
We have also had 2 B team matches, giving some children their first taste of competitive matches. They have’t won yet, but they have improved and learnt so much.
Great Results at District Athletics
The weather was kind to us on Wednesday 21st May, and 39 KS2 children didn’t get wet at the District Athletics! Events included standing long jump, howler throw, foam javelin, sprint, middle distance and relays. Expectations were high having won both trophies last year - and the children are very proud to have won again this year, winning both the Yr 5/6 section and the Yr 3/4 section, and therefore winning overall. It was a real team effort with every point counting as final points were very close, so well done to every team member. Special mention goes to Herbie, Katie, Claudia, Jasmin who won their events, and to the Yr 5 girls, the Yr 3 boys and the Yr 3 girls who won their relays.