EYFS Games Day

Image result for bunting clipartWhat an enjoyable afternoon we had on Monday! The children worked so hard in the sunshine taking part in our annual EYFS games day.

They took turns to…
– Race on the bikes
– Fill the water bucket
– Hook the ducks
– Balance the egg and spoon
– Collect the fish at the seaside
– Take part in a running race
– Complete the obstacle course
– Bounce on the space hoppers
…and beat the goalie!

We were so proud of the children who put in 100% and showed super sportsmanship!

It was a fabulous turnout too. Thank you to all the grown-ups who came to cheer us on and support us, especially those who took part themselves 🙂

Take a look at us in action!

Playground Leaders

The Playground Leaders from Year Five were very excited to lead their first session today with children from Amazons and Year Three. They have completed two weeks of training with Miss Camilerri and were happy to put it into practice with fun games during lunchtime. Children from other groups will take part during the rest of the week. More photos to follow.


Worsley Schools Y6 Cup

On Wednesday we attended the Worsley Schools Cup. We were drawn in Group 3 to play St. Marks and Christ the King. Both tough teams to play against and the matches only being 10 minutes one way we knew we were up against it.

Our first game was against St. Marks. We missed a penalty and several shots hit the cross bar. After a very tense 10 Minutes the game ended 0-0

Our second match against Christ the King, another tough team. Christ the King scored first to leave us trailing with only 3 minutes to go then Ewan scored a fantastic goal to even the score and that’s how it ended.

In the semi-final we played Mesne Lea and won 2-0 to put us in the final. The final was against St. Andrews with the score ending 0-0 at full time. An extra 5 minutes was played which resulted in St. Andrews scoring  with only seconds to go. The final score 0-1.

The weather was atrocious, snowing all afternoon but the teams behaviour was exemplary with teachers from other schools complementing them on their attitude.

Well Done Boys on winning your Silver Medal

Miss Curwen

 

 

Cross Country

There were 4 cross country races held on a Saturday morning. Year 3 and 4 boys and girls were well represented with at least 6- 8 runners per race. However, Y5/6 boys and girls struggled to get a team together but many thanks to Daniel and Harry  running for Y5/6 boys and Molly, Anna, and Syana for Y5/6 girls.

Y3/4 boys team were in first place after the first race but, unfortunately after a very cold and snowy second race they dropped down to 3rd place with St Marks and James Brindley in joint first. However, there was only one point between Ellenbrook and the winners so it was down to the last race.

All the regular Y3/4 boys ran on the last race and a huge well done to them as they won the team Bronze (Louis, Alfie, Vishnu, Khai , Caelan and George). Unfortunately this was the only medal we won.

But I would like to say a huge thank you to all the children and parents who turned up for the races on the Saturday mornings and also for those parents who helped out by either being a marshall or helped with the results.

 

Many thanks

Mrs Jones

 

EYFS School Games Day!

What a wonderful afternoon! The children had a fantastic time in the sunshine taking part in our annual EYFS games day.

They took turns to…
– Race with the bikes
– Climb the obstacle frame
– Fill the water bucket
– Hook the ducks
– Balance the egg and spoon
– Collect the fish at the seaside
– Balance a beanbag
– Bounce on the space hoppers
…and beat the goalie!

We were very proud of the children who put in 100% and showed super sportsmanship!

Thank you to all the adults who came to cheer us on, especially those who took part themselves 🙂

Take a look at us in action today…

Swimming Gala

Once again, Ellenbrook swimmers made us very proud at the swimming gala on Wednesday evening. Every single one of them swam brilliantly and we came away with more than our fair share of medals. Most notably winning the trophies for  ‘small schools overall’ and the boys and girls squadrons.

In addition, the boys and girls 50m champions were Alex and Ella. The Year 4 freestyle winner was Amelie (swimming up a year!). Lucy won Year 6 backstroke, and Grieg won Year 5 freestyle.

Year 2’s Daily Mile

This term we are starting our Daily Mile, a new government initiative. The initiative has  been proven to improve children’s physical, emotional and mental  health and well being. Alongside the rest of the school, Year 2 will be aiming to enjoy 15 minutes of fresh air at least three times a week. The children can choose to walk, jog or run and so no change of clothing is necessary. Have a look at how we’ve been getting on so far…….

Key Stage 2 School Games Day

What a great afternoon in the sunshine KS2 had for their School Games Day! The field may be water logged but that didn’t stop our fun. The children represented their house teams in a range of different sporting activities, winning points in order for their team to be crowned the champions. The afternoon was finished off perfectly with a final bonus round of ‘over and under’ in which some of the children found themselves a little wet when they didn’t handle their water bombs carefully enough! (I think the teachers had the most fun at this part though!) All the children showed fantastic sportsmanship this afternoon and the teachers thoroughly enjoyed listening to their positive words of encouragement for their team mates.

The overall winning team was Peel and their House Flag is now flying proudly in the school hall. A big well done to all the children for their exceptional behaviour and teamwork, you were a credit to Ellenbrook.

Take a look at the photographs from the day here.