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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  

 

 

 

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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!

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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

 

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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. 

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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.

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Runners up – Tag rugby competition

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Tag rugby tournament March 2017

The squad of 11 (7 boys and 4 girls) tag rugby players were superb today! The children are developing their skills with every game in individual skills, teamwork and tactics. It was great to see some new players represent Unsworth for the first time too. 8 schools competed today in 2 groups of 4. 

Group stage

Unsworth 1-0 Greenmount  – A fantastic win against the holders of the competition 

Unsworth 3-1 Guardian Angels 

Unsworth 4-0 Old Hall 

 

Seni final 

Unsworth 2-0 Gorsefield

 

Final 

Unworth 0-2 Greenmount  

 

It really was a pleasure to see the children celebrate their victories but also show good sportsmanship throughout, enjoying every minute. They should be proud of their efforts!

 

 

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Greater Manchester School Games – 21st March

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What a fantastic day! The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and the experience at sportscity, playing tag rugby at a superb venue. 

The event started with an opening ceremony consisting of music, dancing and special guests… Olympic gold medalists! The children, along with nearly 2000 others representing a variety of sports, participated from the stands dancing and singing away. Hundreds of balloons were released and that signalled the start of the event.

The rugby was the main event for us and the children all played well as a team against the very best schools in Greater Manchester. We won 1 (4-3), drew 1 (2-2) and lost 2 (0-2, 1-5) of our 12 minute group matches, braving cold conditions and high quality opponents who had obviously played rugby for a while.  For many of our children, tag rugby was a new experience this year and they have excelled. They are developing their skills as individuals and as a team, whilst also improving their tactical knowledge. We have some very talented athletes at Unsworth, who consistently demonstrated fair play and respect for others. 

Hopefully, we will return again next year!

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Find a sports club!

Which sports clubs would you like to join? 

This half term has seen a great number of children participating in lunchtime and after school clubs. These have been led by teaching staff, year 6 children and sports coaches, and have included:

– tag rugby 

– girl’s football 

– boy’s football 

– table tennis 

– basketball 

– netball 

– cross country 

 

Some of these children have successfully competed against other schools in most of these sports.

At Unsworth, we aim to provide a sporting experience for all children and vary our clubs accordingly. Hopefully, every child will have participated in at least one club this year. 

In the summer term, there will be some new clubs starting, as well as most of the existing ones continuing. These will be:

– cricket

– athletics

– tennis 

– judo 

– rounders 

– Yr R/1 – athletics (QFirst sports coach)

– Y2/3 – multi skills (QFirst sports coach)

 

If you would like to join a club, please fill in a form when they get sent out.

We value your opinion on clubs so please offer suggestions of any other clubs that you want to start/continue at Unsworth  

 

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Upcoming sports fixtures

Unsworth are competing in a variety of sports this month! Please continue to attend and support the children.

Here are some upcoming events/fixtures for this half term:

 

W/C 06/03/2017

Tuesday 7th – Netball @ Home v St Philips

Tuesday 7th – Cross Country @ St Gabriel’s High School

Friday 10th – Girls Football @ Home v Holly Mount

 

W/C 13/03/2017

Tuesday 14th – Cross Country @ Derby High School

Wednesday 15th – Netball @ Home v OLOG

 

W/C 20/03/2017

Tuesday 21st – Netball @ Home v All Saints

Tuesday 21st – Tag Rugby @ Eastlands Regional Athletic Arena (Greater Manchester School Games)

Wednesday 22nd – Boys Football – Quarter Final @ Greenhill

 

W/C 27/03/2017

Wednesday 29th – Netball @ Mersey Drive

Wednesday 29th – Cross Country @ Bury Athletics Track 

Thursday 30th – Tag Rugby @ Springside 

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Cross country competition – event 1

Well done to all the children who participated in the first cross country meeting on Tuesday. The children braved the tough conditions and produced excellent performances. Unsworth had 4 athletes who achieved a top 20 place in a field of over 100 runners. A superb effort! 

A special mention must go to the boys’ team who are currently leading the table out of 21 schools. A 2nd and a 6th place really helped the team effort!

Every athlete has now got a personal target to beat – whether it be a time, a place or finishing the course without stopping. 

Good luck to all the runners in their next meet!