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Sports Clubs Autumn 1

At Unsworth, we aim to offer the children many different sporting opportunities  and they will be able to access these throughout the year. Many thanks to all the children and staff involved last year – a year in which we earned the Gold Mark for school sport     Here are the sports clubs for Autumn 1: Monday lunchtime – y5/6 – girls football Tuesday lunchtime- Y5/6 – boys football  Wednesday lunchtime- y5/6 – netball Wednesday lunchtime – y3 – badminton  Wednesday after school – y3/4 tag rugby  Thursday lunchtime – y5/6 tag rugby    Please encourage your child to attend these clubs and give them a try         It's only fair to...

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5 a-side football at Buckley Wells results

Well done to both teams that competed at Buckley Wells today. Here are their results: Group 3 Unsworth A 2-0 Greenhill B Unsworth A 3-0 Chesham C Unsworth A 2-0 Ainsworth B Unsworth A 3-0 Chantlers C   Group 4 Unsworth B 1-2 St Stephen’s Unsworth B  1-1 St Joseph and St Bede Unsworth B 1-0 Chesham B Unsworth B 0-3 Tottington B   Unsowrth A finished top of the group and Unsworth B finished 3rd in their group. Well done to all the players! It's only fair to...

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Summer sports

Recently, the boys football team were finalists in the cup competition and the cricket team also got to the final. Well done to both teams. We had an impressive 56 children join the judo club too!   We we are continuing our competitive sport in these last weeks of school. Here are some upcoming dates: Wed 21st June: Year 5 football 7 a-side at Castlebrook; Year 5/6 football 5 a-side at Buckley Wells. 18 children will be competing on this day.  Saturday 24th June: Athletics at Bury Athletics Track. 14 children will be competing on this day ranging from years 3-6. Date TBD: girls football tournament at Tottington, tag rugby at Springside and a potential rounders fixture v Hollins   It's only fair to...

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Boy’s football quarter final: Greenhill 3-6 Unsworth

The Unsworth boy’s team played fantastically well today as a team. We took a team of 10 players to Greenhill; it was a tough decision to only select a starting 7.  This was the quarter final match, having previously defeated Holcombe Brook and Chesham. Unsworth got off to a strong start, passing the ball well and created lots of scoring opportunities. Unsworth took a deserved 3-0 lead into half time, as well as hitting the woodwork 3 times!  The second half followed suit as the team raced into a 6-1 lead. The whole squad contributed to a collective team effort although there were some excellent individual performances too. This was evident as there were 6 different scorers – a few brilliant strikes and team goals!  A lot of credit must go to Greenhill who didn’t give up and scored 2 late consolation goals. Final score Greenhill 3-6 Unsworth. We eagerly await the semi final draw! Congratulations once again to the team.  It's only fair to...

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The things we’ve done..and the things we will do.

The things we’ve done..and the things we will do.

As the Easter break starts we can reflect on the fact that we are now two thirds of the way through the academic year. Our Reception class are now settled and confident in school and our Y6 pupils are approaching some big changes and challenges ahead. During this last week we held our progress evenings with parents and carers from Y1 to Y6. During the meetings, we asked parents to complete an Ofsted-style questionnaire in order to seek views on a range of issues. We have analysed the results and we are delighted with the overwhelming support we have received. If you would like to read the report then you can find it here.  Questionnaire Results March 2017. During this term, we have worked hard to provide the children with a range of memorable experiences. We have increased the sporting activities for our pupils which culminated in our pupils taking part in the Greater Manchester School Games. We have also enjoyed hearing about their achievements in football, rugby, netball and cross country. Many of our Y5 and Y6 pupils have achieved their level 1 and 2 Bikeability awards after improving their cycling skills on the road. Our Y4 pupils continue with their weekly swimming lessons and will do so until the end of the year, when it is our aim that every one of them will be able to swim. In addition to sport, we have also planned opportunities for the children to develop their skills in other areas of the curriculum. Our choir continues to work with Miss Geelan and we are planning an event involving the Halle later next term; many of our children are enjoying learning to play instruments with Miss Geelan and with tutors from Fiddler Music and Bury Music Service. In February, we enjoyed great feedback from our parents when we held our Great Unsworth Exhibition. During the weeks before the exhibition, we worked to develop the children’s design and technology skills as inventors. They proved to be both skilful and creative. We were pleased, this term, to be awarded the E-Safety Award in recognition of our work with the children. This week we asked Bury Teaching School Alliance colleagues to conduct a safeguarding review in our school. The aim was to test our procedures, our policies and our staff knowledge of the whole safeguarding arena. During the process children were asked about how the school helps them to keep safe. They were clear that they felt safe in school, knew that they had people to speak to and that they understood the issues around bullying and e-safety. During the summer term, we will continue to provide the children with a broad curriculum experience. We will also be planning a number of end of year trips for them to enjoy. During the term there will be a number of class assemblies culminating in a very emotional final assembly from our Y6 class. In the meantime, enjoy your Easter break-we will see you again in a few weeks. It's only fair to...

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