We are very excited to be part of the Schools Sports Alliance. We will be taking part in a wide range of competitions this year including netball, orienteering, golf and archery. We are also having some coaching in gymnastics, basketball and badminton.
Well, what a way to end the netball season and a fantastic year of netball!
We were invited to attend the Kennet and Rural Schools Federation Netball Tournament on the 24th April 2018.
We took 11 players and endured 8 ten minute games against other local schools. The team used all of the skills and strategies they had learned through the year. They worked brilliantly together and were justly rewarded for their weekly hard work.
The team achieved 3 wins against Bucklebury, Purley and Basildon. They then drew against Cold Ash St. Marks and Aldermaston. They were defeated by Bradfield, Woolhampton and Englefield.
However, overall point results meant we were awarded beautiful Bronze certificates. Well done everyone!
Small school netball tournament – Saturday 24th March
Having been postponed due to the snow, Yattendon turned out in force for the small schools netball tournament on Saturday. (24th March) Only 5 of the original 8 schools made it so it was a smaller tournament than originally planned. The rain just about held off for our matches to go ahead.
Play began well as we beat Enborne 3-2. We were then beaten by Stockcross 5-0. Our third match against Inkpen ended in a triumph of 3-1. We then lost 3-1 to Curridge. So, at the end of the matches we were in a positive 3rd position.
There were then play-offs of 1 v 2 and 3 v 4 positions. We played very well but were pipped to the post 2-1, so ended up in 4th position.
Nelle was asked to try out for Newbury Junior trials. Very well done to everyone!
Archery success at Theale School! Thursday 11th January 2018
A team of Year 5 and 6 pupils arrived at Theale School last Thursday ready to aim and fire at a whole range of archery challenges. They competed against 15 schools and emerged in a very respectable 6th place.
Bronze medals for Year Five at Paralympic Festival! 22nd November 2017
Six very excited Year Five athletes ventured to Theale Green School after school, to take part in an Alternative Olympic Festival. Aimed at Year 5/6, we took a team of three girls and three boys to compete in a range of games. These were boccia, kurling, archery and seated volleyball – all of these feature in the Paralympics.
We were in a group of three schools and took turns to practice skills and then have two rounds of scoring points. Boccia and kurling were tricky as you needed to judge the weight of the ‘ball’. Our judgement improved as we gained experience, and soon managed to score on the target mat. Our archery was much better as we managed to hit the target board on most turns. Some of the athletes even scored 5s! Seated volleyball was hilarious as athletes just couldn’t control the light, large ball. Adults had to intervene to catch it! We had great fun though, and worked well together as a team.
This was the first time that some of these athletes had represented the school in sport. We came away with bronze medals. Well done everyone!
Silver medals for Key Stage 1 Multi-skills team in first competition! 5th October 2017
Mrs. Manley was VERY proud to take a team of 6 Year 1 and 2 pupils to Theale Green School this week to take part in a round of target games. Focus and resilience was shown as the pupils, some brand new to the school in September, were able to aim at targets - through archery, boccia, kurling and even through a tunnel!. They used all sorts of equipment with growing confidence to score points for the team. Our highest score came on the Frisbee golf game which we were rather good at.