District Sports Ist Round
On Tuesday a team from Year 6 took part in the first part of District Sports. This involved all the field events and the qualifiers of the 4 x 100 relays. All the children did brilliantly with both the boys' and girls' teams through to their respective relay finals on Thursday. Teagan also came 2nd in the High Jump.
Year 4 Football match
On Tuesday a team of year 4 boys played a friendly match against Wheatfields. It was a very close game with chances at both ends. The boys played very well and kept the pressure up for the whole match. The score was level at 2-2 until just before the end of the game when Wheatfields scored their third. Unfortunately there was just not enough time for us to equalise. Well done boys!
Year 4 Tri-Golf
Two teams from year 4 took part in the Tri-Golf Tournament at Oaklands College. In Tri-Golf there are 8 different challenges, using different targets. The children use plastic clubs to hit a ball to reach the targets and gain points. Not quite Crazy Golf, but not just a hole in a green either. The children had great fun taking part, despite one heavy down pour, with one of the teams coming second.
Year 6 Football Final
On Saturday the team took part in the finals at Colney Heath School along with 15 other schools. We were in a pool with the other large schools in St Albans, many of whom we have played before in our league so we knew they would be tough games. The boys were brilliant and played some amazing football. They should be really proud of themselves only narrowly missing out on going through to the playoffs. They lost 1, drew 2 and won 2.
These were the final games for this group of year 6 boys. It has been a great season and myself and Ms Taylor have thoroughly enjoyed taking them. We should also say thank you to Mr Astley for coaching all the boys.
Year 6 Football Tournament
On Wednesday a team from year 6 took part in the first round of the Year 6 Football Tournament at Bowmans Green. They had to play 3 short games, during which all the boys showed great skill and determination. This was rewarded with three straight wins, 2-0, 3-0 and 4-0, which put them through to the finals on Saturday.
Year 4 Football Match v Wheatfields
On Thursday a team of year 4 boys played a friendly against Wheatfields. The boys were brilliant, attacking strongly with some great passing. Our defence and goalie were also strong giving Wheatfields very few chances to have a go on goal. The final score was 5-1 to us. Well done boys.
Year 5 Football Final
On a very cold Saturday the boys took part in the final. There were 16 schools in total, divided into 2 pools, so lots of football to play. The boys played brilliantly and did themselves proud, winning 1 game, drawing 2 and loosing 2. In their pool they came a very close 3rd, which was a great result.
Well done boys.
Year 5 Football Tournament
This week a year 5 team took part in the year 5 football tournament, first round, hosted by Skyswood. There were 4 teams; Skyswood, St Adrians, Samuel Ryder and ourselves. We played Samuel Ryder first, starting slowly until we gained more confidence to finish the game 4-1 winners. Next we were up against St Adrians which we won 2-1. Finally we played Skyswood winning 1-0. This was a fantastic result and means the team go through to the finals on Saturday.
The incredible team took part in the penalty shoot final today. I’m not certain of the final score as it was very exciting and I lost count, but I believe we won 6-3...
We are very proud of the whole team (especially Mrs Astley and Miss Taylor who were so sorry they could not be there today to see you win, but send their congratulations) and we look forward to you all showing off your trophy in assembly after the Easter holidays.
Well done boys, you can definitely enjoy your holiday now!
Year 4 Netball Tournament
Two mixed teams from year 4 took part in a local netball tournament. Both teams were brilliant, with excellent passing and defending. They demonstrated fantastic team spirit with both teams winning their different pools.
Well done to everyone who took part.
The Year 5 Netball Team were totally awesome today. They played 5 matches and won every single game! Superb shooting, excellent attacks, skilful defending and perceptive centre skills made up this strong undefeated team!!! We are so proud of you!! Medals were issued in the presentations at the end!
B Team win the league
Bernards Heath B team learnt this week that they had won the league. All the boys were delighted as were all the staff who had been involved with the team and also Martin, Ollie and Robert.
The boys have played really well as a team all season and worked hard at the training.
Today we played Fleetville , who had won their B team league. (Unfortunately we lost 1-0 but it was a very close match).
A great season boys.
Quick Sticks Hockey Tournament
On Tuesday we took 3 teams to the Quicksticks Hockey Tournament. There were over 40 teams taking part in this very exciting event. Over the course of the day each team, made up of 6 children with 4 on the pitch at any one time, had to play 10 matches. Our teams did very well and all the children played with great team spirit. Two of the teams narrowly missed out going through to the semi-final both coming 3rd in their respective pools.
The children were a credit to the school.
Thank you to Mr Watson who spent the day with us supporting one of the teams.
Football match with Skyswood
On Monday 25th March the 'B' team played a friendly against Skyswood. On a beautiful sunny day we played brilliantly with SJ stepping up to play in the goal at the last minute. We won 1-0. We also announced that the boys have won the league.
Penalty Shoot Out Semi Final
On Saturday we took part in the semi final of the Penalty Shoot Out at Clarence Park, home of St Albans City Football Club. The boys were part of the guard of honour as the players entered the pitch and then had their own competition at half time. We were up against Colney Heath School. It was very close, but with some amazing saves from our goal keeper we were able to keep ahead and win 4-3. This means we now go through to the final.
Football match v Wheatfields
On Thursday the A team played their final league game of the season. We started well and although Wheatfields scored an early goal we kept it that for most of the first half. In the last five minutes they scored an unlucky goal, followed by us scoring and then they scored 2 more so that it was 4-1 by the end of the first half. In the second half it continued to a tight game during which both teams scored another goal. The final score was 5-2 to Wheatfields.
It has been a mixed season for the team, but all the boys have played well and brilliantly as a team.
We now have just two tournaments left before the season finally ends.
Thanks to all the parents who have come and supported in all weathers and those who have given lifts. Your help is much appreciated.
On Tuesday, Connor, Thomas, Jacob, Toby and Matthew represented St Albans district in the Speed Stack county final at Wodson. There were 11 teams, each from a different part of the county. The boys took part in three different competitions - individual 3-6-3, a round robin 3-3-3 and a team 3-6-3 against the clock. They were a real credit to the school and finished the morning in 4th place, just outside the medals. During the morning the boys were lucky enough to meet Lee, the current British Speed Stack champion who provided a master class to inspire the children.
On Thursday, our school cross country team went to Garden Fields and ran together for a final time. Once again the girls did amazingly well, with Tegan finishing in 10th place and Zoe less than a step behind in eleventh. Joyce secured her highest position in 17th and Molly broke into the top 50 for the first time, finishing in 48th. Izzy and Katie were hot on her heels finishing in 55th and 56th places respectively. Super results as there were over 140 runners and they set off in a staggered start.
The boys also did well with Jack recording his highest position of 78th.
Thank you to both teams for representing the school so well and to the parents for their support and for helping with lifts.
Football match v St Columbas
On Tuesday the A team played a league game against St Columbas on their astro-turf. St Columbas scored an amazing first goal within the first minute, but that didn't deter us, in fact it seemed to spur the boys on. Very quickly we were on the counter attack and after missing a couple of chances we put the first one away. All the boys played really well as a team with some great passing. We were also strong at the back. It was a well deserved win, the final score 9-3 to us.
Year 4 Football Match v Bowmans Green
On Monday a team of Year 4 boys played a friendly against Bowmans Green. This was the first time they had played together as a year 4 team and they all did very well against good opposition. There was some excellent passing and great defensive play with a well deserved win. The final score was 2-1 to us.
Foamy (and Muddy) Challenge
On Friday we took about 150 children to Garden Fields to take part in their annual Foam and Muddy Challenge in aid of Red Nose Day. The children all had a great fun running round the obstacle course, being soaked with water and most importantly running (or sliding) through a foam bath. Thanks to the parents who helped us walk the children. We hope that the children and their clothes washed up well.
Football Match v Wheatfields
The A team played Wheatfields in the quarter finals of the City Cup. Despite a great effort from the boys Wheatfields were just too strong for us, scoring 2 goals in the first half and then their third in the second half.
The final score was 3-0 to them.
Football match against Samuel Ryder
The Y5/6 boys played a football match against Samuel Ryder at home on 05/03/19. The final score was 1-1. The man of the match was OC for skilful play and great tackling.
A huge well done to our Athletics children from Year 6. Both teams (girls and boys) qualified because they came in the top 6 out of all the participating teams. Then on Monday 25th February, the took part in the next stage at Hatfield University. Both teams improved their results from the qualifiers and managed a very respectful 3rd (boys) and 2nd (girls) place. Only the top team was able to continue onto the next stage, but we would like say well done for all their amazing effort and thank you for the excellent behaviour, team work and sportsmanship.
Year 5 boys' football match v Wheatfields
On Thursday a year 5 football team played a friendly match against Wheatfields. We didn't start well allowing Wheatfields to get ahead by 2 goals very quickly. They then scored another goal making 3-0. Then began the come back. We scored 2 goals before half time, playing much better football with stronger tackles. After half time we continued to play with determination and scored another 2 goals. The final score was 4-3 to us. A great result for the team.
Watford FC Schools Football Tournament.
On Tuesday a team of boys took part in the first Watford FC schools football tournament, which was at their training ground, playing on the brand new indoor 4G pitch. There were 32 teams from around the district divided into 4 pools of 8. The boys played 7 very exciting games in our pool against strong opposition. They won 5 of the games, drew 1 and lost 1, which was enough to see them through to the semi-final. In the semi-final the boys played a very good team and unfortunately lost 4 -1. The day was a huge success and all the boys had great fun. They were a credit to the school.
The year six cross country teams attended their penultimate meeting at St Columbas yesterday. The course was a lengthy three laps with a steep uphill section. However both teams ran exceptionally well with several of the children recording personal best positions. Both teams have learnt to run together as a group and are now able to help and encourage each other around the course.
Well done to each and everyone of you. And a special thank you to parents and grandparents who have helped with lifts each time.
Tag Rugby Tournament
On Thursday 30 children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a Tag Rugby Competition with other schools from around St Albans. It was a fantastic day with lots of playing time. All 3 teams did very well and all the children had lots of fun trying out their rugby skills.
Year 4 Team Stacking
12 children from year 4 represented the school in an annual speed stacking competition. All the children tried their best and were a credit to the school.
There were four competitions:
Rosie came 2nd in the girls 3,3,3, and won the girls 3,6,3.
Poppy came 3rd in the girls 3,6,3.
Matthew came 2nd in the boys 3,3,3,
Connor came 1st in the boys 3,6,3 competitions.
The boys won the team competition and the girls came second overall.
As a result the boys will be representing St Albans in the county final in March.
Well done to everyone.
Our A-team played a fantastic, fast paced match with all players playing brilliantly! The final score was 7-4 to us.
Well done team!
Teagan and Amelia were chosen as joint players of the match after excellent teamwork and shooting!
Great effort from the B team in their friendly match against Cunningham Hill. It was a very close game up until the last quarter, where the opposition picked up their game and managed to win the match.
Final score was 11-2 to Cunningham Hill.
Well done to Joyce, who was named player of the match.
Football match against Aboyne Lodge
On Tuesday 5th February the 'B' team played Aboyne Lodge. The final score was 1-0 to Bernards Heath. Man of the match was GL for working hard in his position and passing really well.
Football match against Prae Wood
The boys were keen to have a re-match with this team as we had lost the match last time. We were not to be disappointed as the match ended 2-1 to Bernards Heath. Men of the match were HS and OC for great passing and tireless running.
Football match vs St Adrians
On Monday 21st January the boys had a football match against St Adrians. The played really well in the cold weather and the finishing score was 4-0 to Bernards Heath.
The girls team have played incredibly well throughout the Wix Cup, and the final was no different. Putting in one of their best performances of the season, they beat Fleetville in the final to finish off a brilliant cup run. The team goes from strength to strength every week, and they should all be very proud of themselves.
Football Match v Bowmans Green
On Thursday we played a friendly match against Bowmans Green at home. We started off well and soon had our first chance to score, but it wasn't going to be our night as the ball went wide. Despite Bowmans Green scoring 2 goals we continued to battle with more chances to score. In the second half we again worked hard with lots of attacking play but still couldn't find the back of the net. Bowmans Green then went on to score their third. To their credit our boys didn't give up and were eventually rewarded with a goal. Final score 3-1 to Bowmans Green.
Well done boys!
Football match v Wheatfields
On Thursday the A team met Wheatfields in a replay of the Wix Cup, the first match having been a draw. Both teams started well with chances at both ends. Just before half-time Wheatfields went 1-0 up. In the second half we continued to play well, but Wheatfields scored 2 more before TG, aided by LS, scored a great goal. The final score was 3-1 to Wheatfields. Despite the lose all the boys played extremely well.
Football match against Aboyne Lodge
We played Aboyne Lodge on Tuesday 11th December.
All the boys played brilliantly and the final score was 5-0. Man of the match was OC who was outstanding and had a hat-trick!
Netball match v St John Fisher - 06.12.18
Our A-team played a great match last week on a very wet and slippery court! It was a fast paced game and all players played brilliantly! The final score was 8-0 to us.
Well done team!
Rachel was chosen as player of the match after an impressive first goal from the edge of the D!
City Cup v St Albans and St Stephens
On Thursday the Boys' A team played against St Albans and St Stephens in the City Cup at home. The boys put on a great performance from start to finish with an early goal followed by 3 more in the first half. In the second half we continued to press, and although SAaSS managed to get a goal back we scored another 3 goals. The forward play was brilliantly supported by HS in goal who made some outstanding saves.
We now go through to the quarter-finals early next year.
The girls played an outstanding game of football to win 5-1 in the semi-final of the Wix cup against a very strong Bowmansgreen team. It was one of the best team performances I have seen this year. Every single player stepped up to the occasion, well done!
Football Match away at Samuel Ryder
The Year 5 and 6 boys played a match away at Samuel Ryder school. We were extremely impressed with their facilities and were pleased to play on a 3G flood-lit pitch. We finished the game 5-2 to Bernards Heath. JH was man of the match who had a great game, even managing to score with a sore toe.We look forward to playing the Samuel Ryder boys on our pitch!
Year 3 Football festival
On Tuesday 20th November 8 Year 3 boys represented Bernards Heath at Cotlandswick Leisure Centre in London Colney. Despite cold and drizzly weather the boys played well as a 5-a-side team and also played in mixed teams with St Columbas and Skyswood schools.
Football Match v Wheatfields
On Thursday the A team played a league game against Wheatfields a very strong team. We started off well and had quite a few chances in the first half but were unable to put the ball in the net. Unfortunately, against the run of play Wheatfields were able to score 1 goal. In the second half we continued to battle, but they scored 4 more goals. With an amazing run we did score one goal. The boys played really well with a score that didn't really reflect how they played.
Table Tennis Tournament
A team of year 6 children took part in a level 2 Table Tennis Tournament against other schools from across St Albans. The girls and boys were divided into pools in which they had to play 3 matches against different schools, which each child playing 3 games. It was a very exciting events and all the children played very well. The boys games a very close 3rd in their pool, while the girls came second, narrowly missing first spot their pool.
A special thanks to Mr Hazelhurst who has been coaching the children at school, enabling them to do well.
Bernards Heath vs Skyswood
The Year 5 and 6 boys played a friendly against Skyswood.
All the boys played well. We scored two goals in the first half and one in the second. Skyswood started the second half well and scored their first goal. The final score was 3-1 with a hat-trick by MH. Man of the match was WG for his solid performance in defence.
Penalty Shoot Out
On a very wet Saturday a team of boys took part in the first round of the Penalty Shoot Out at Clarence Park, home of St Albans City Football Club. At the start of the game the boys formed a guard of honour for the players from St Albans City and Cheltenham. They were then able to enjoy the first half until it was their time to come on during half time break. Unfortunately the team they were supposed to play against didn't turn up, so our boys go straight through to the next round. Instead the boys took part in a friendly shoot out against one of the other teams, which we won 3-2. Well done boys. Thank you to all the parents who supported the team.
The next round is 2nd Feb 2019
Football Match v Fleetville
The A team played a league game against Fleetville in the league. Fleetville came out strongly and quickly scored their first goal. Despite our boys playing really well Fleetville scores another 2 goals to make it 3-0 at the end of the first half. After a quick team talk and a determination in their stride the boys managed to get 2 goals back. Fleetville continued to press themselves scored 2 more goals. The final, score was 5-2 to Fleetville, but really didn't reflect how well the team had played.
On Thursday we played our first netball match away at Wheatfields. It was an incredibly close match. We drew 8-8 and all the girls played excellently. Teagan was chosen as player of the match - well done!
Cross Country Championships
On Wednesday 7th November 12 children from year 6 once again represented the school at cross country. The boys worked hard to maintain their good results, with four boys finishing inside the top 60. The girls continued to make amazing progress and are currently lying 4th overall out of 18 schools. Tegan finished just outside the medals in 5th and Joyce improved to an amazing 18th. Katie also needs a special mention as she finished in 53rd place an improvement of almost 50 places in just three races! Well done to all of our runners.
On 23rd October, the girls team played a very entertaining game vs Wheatfields in a league game. The girls were unfortunate to be down 2-0 within the first few minutes, but came back very strongly and responded well to win the game 10-2. Goals were provided by a variety of players showing the strength of our squad.
St Albans Schools' Swimming Gala
On Saturday evening our swimming team took part in the St Albans Schools' Swimming Gala. It was a very exciting event with individual races and two relays. Eight large schools were in our event. For a lot of the team it was the first time they have experienced a gala. All the children swam brilliantly and were a credit to the school. Overall the boys came 3rd which was a great result. Thank you to parents who stayed and loudly supported the team.
On Thursday the boys' team played against Margaret Wix in the 1/4 finals of the Wix Cup. We started off strongly and after a few attempts on goal and our constant pressing we forced an error from Margaret Wix with an own goal. Our goalie pulled off a fantastic save as we continued to play well scoring 2 more in the first half. In the second half we kept up the pressure with some great passing and defending to make the final score 6-0. We now move into the semi-final.
On Tuesday 16th October 12 children from year 6 travelled to Fleetville school for the second cross country meet. The children felt far more confident this time and they walked the course carefully deciding which areas would be a good place to overtake. The girls set off first and completed the race in record breaking positions. Tegan and Zoe had a real battle at the front ending a very highly placed 10th and 11th. Joyce, Molly, Katie and Izzy all beat previous scores by up to 20 places each! They were deservedly delighted with their positions and aim to train even harder for the next race. (Go Girls!)
The boys race was a real tussle and several children fell on the slippery grass. Finishing positions were down on the previous race but they all ran their fastest under tricky conditions.
Well done to all and thank you to the parents and grandparents who helped with lifts.
Boys football match v Cunningham Hill
On Tuesday the team played Cunningham Hill in the league. We started off strongly and quickly scored 2 goals. Cunningham Hill then changed a few players around making their defence a bit stronger. We continued to play well as a team with some good passing which paid off with a third goal. Although in the second half we played strongly and had several shots on goal the score remained 3-0 to us. Well done boys.
Football match vs St Adrians
On Monday 8th October the Y5/6 boys had a match against St Adrians. They played brilliantly as a team and won 4-2. KD was man of the match.
On Tuesday 2nd October girls from Year 5 and 6 played an exciting game against Fleetville. The girls played really well and were 1-0 up at half time. Unfortunately, Fleetville scored 3 goals in quick succession after the break, Bernards Heath managed to grab a late goal, but the final score ended 3-2 to Fleetville. Well played girls.
Football match against Prae Wood
On Monday 1st October the Y5 and Y6 boys had a match against Prae Wood. It was a great match with two evenly matched teams. All the boys played really well but unfortunately Prae Wood scored with a couple of minutes to go and the final score was 1-0 to Prae Wood.
Football match vs St Columbas
On Thursday 27th September the Y5 and Y6 boys had a match against St Columbas. We started well with two goals to Bernards Heath but unfortunately these were closely followed by two goals by St Columbas. The second half started with another goal to St Columbas but was followed by a goal from Bernards Heath. The final score was 3-3. Man of the match went to our goalkeeper who kept out any further goals. Well done boys.
Thursday 20th September.
12 children from year six represented our school in the first round of the Cross Country League at Colney Heath School. Everyone was very nervous as there were over 130 competitors in each race. Once the race began every child ran their very best in an incredibly fast and competitive field. The girls set off first to great cheers. Tegan came sixth and Zoe 14th, Joyce 61st, Molly 91st, Katie 96th and Izzy 103rd. In the boys race the finishing positions were much closer together with Tom finishing 36th, kayden 42nd, Sam 47th, Thomas 55th, Taylor 60th and Jack 80th.
Well done to everyone involved. They now have a score to try to beat next time.
School Games Finals Day
On Friday, in incredible heat, 3 children from the school took part in the Inclusive School Games Finals. They participated in a Tri Golf Tournament and Kwik Cricket. They all really enjoyed the day, having lots of fun and learning new skills.
On Tuesday and Thursday a group of children took part in the 2018 St Albans Large Schools District Sports. The event is made up of track and field events over the 2 days. We did very well with several children getting through to the finals of their events. When all the points had been added up the boys' team came 3rd overall. A great result.
School Games Day
On Monday the school held the Schools Games Day. In the morning all the children took part in the track events followed by the carousel of activities in the afternoon. The points were added up and the overall winning team was Emerald.
Schools Games Day
On Friday children from Year 4 enjoyed the School Games day run by students of Oaklands College. Their activities included basketball, hockey, cycling, golf, dance, football and sheep racing! You will be pleased to hear that they were not riding the sheep but teddies were. A great day was had by all.
Football Match v Bowmans Green
On Thursday a team of year 4 boys played a freindly football match against Bowmans Green. It was great game with lots of attacking play. The boys passed well and defended strongly. The final score was a win to us 6-3. Well done boys.
Tri -Golf Tournament
Wow! What a fantastic day twenty year 4 children had at the Tri -Golf Tournament held at the prestigious Centurion Golf Club. This coincided with the Golf Sixes, a European golf competition with celebrities and professional golfers.
There were twelve teams from various St Albans schools taking part, each made up of 5 girls and 5 boys. (We had 2 teams). The children went round ten different mini golf activities, gaining points at each activity. At the end of the morning our teams had come 8th and 2nd, a fantastic result.
To present the medals and show off some of their skills two pro-golfers from Sweden came to meet us.
Then in the afternoon the children had the opportunity to watch close up from the stands some of the celebrities and pro-golfers teeing off, most of whom were happy to sign autographs. Later Vernon Kaye made a surprise appearance inviting one of our boys down to help him with the announcements and also signing some autographs.
It was an amazing day which all of the children and the two parents helping really enjoyed.
Thank you to the parents who helped and those who joined us later in the day.
Year 6 Football Tournament
On Wednesday a team of year 6 took part in the first round of the Year 6, 6 a-side football tournament at Fleetville.
There were 4 other schools there so the team had four 10 minute games to play. We started off well winning our first game by 3 goals. We went on to win the next 2 games which meant we knew we were through to the finals before we played our final game which we lost.
On Saturday we played in the finals. There were twelve teams in two pools. The boys played extremely well only losing one game. However, we just missed out going through to the finals on goal difference.
This was the final football event of the season, which we have all enjoyed, The players have been a credit to the school. They won the penalty shoot out competition, were third in the City Cup competition and finished third and fourth in their respective leagues.\
Thank you to all the parents who have helped with lifts and supported the boys from the sidelines.
City Cup Semi and Finals
On Wednesday the boys' A team played in the semi final of the City Cup at Colney Heath Football Club against Wheatfields. We played well and fought hard but Wheatfields on this occasion were the stronger team. We had the first chance to go ahead but unfortunately missed a penalty. Wheatfields then went on to score. Just before half time we scored a fantastic equaliser, only to concede minutes later. Wheatfields then went on to score another 2 goals. Final score 4-1 to Wheatfields.
We then played Abbey in the third and fourth play offs. Despite being down to six players through injury the boys were brilliant and won the game 5 -1. Well done boys
Football Match v City School
On Monday a team of year 5 and year 4 boys played a friendly match against City School. We started well with attacking moves but City School soon scored on a counter attack. They then went on to quickly score a second goal. Our confidence dropped and this allowed City to score another 2 goals before the end of the first half. In the second half we changed our system and came out much stronger. We defended well and passed much better, which was rewarded with a great goal. With more confidence we were able to keep the score at 4-1.
Football Match v Bowmans Green
On Friday a team of year 4 and 5 boys played a friendly match against Bowmans Green. We started of strongly quickly scoring our first goal. By the end of the first half we were 3 - 0 up. Then in the second half things changed. Bowmans Green came out much stronger and attacked quickly. They scored 2 goals quickly and then a third. We held on and had a couple of shots ourselves before they scored their fourth. The final score was 4-3 to them.
Despite the result the boys played very well.
Year 4 Football Match
On Thursday a team of year 4 boys played a friendly football match against Bowmans Green. It was the first time the boys had played together as a school team but that did not stop them playing very well. The final score was a well deserved draw 3-3.
Well done boys.
Year 5 Football Tournament
Last Wednesday a year 5 football team took part in the first stage of the St Albans Year 5 Football Tournament at Skyswood School. There were 4 teams, each of which had to play 3 short games to decide which 2 teams would go forward to the finals. We started well winning our first game 4 -0. The boys continued to play well and won our other two games securing a place in the final.
On Saturday we went to Colney Heath School for the finals. There were two groups each made up of 7 teams. Again the boys had to play six short games of 10 minutes each. The boys played really well in very hot conditions. With some great passing and defending. It was a very close group and we narrowly missed out on going forward to the next stage. The boys won 4 games and lost 2.
The boys really enjoyed the morning and I was really proud of them. Thank you to all the parents who came and supported.
Congratulations Mrs Astley!
Mrs Astley is a true inspiration to us all!
Despite the warm temperature, Mrs Astley has just completed the 2018 London Marathon in the incredible time of 4:13:55. What a hero!
The children and staff are very proud of her amazing achievement (and hope she enjoys celebrating in the sun!)
to all the boys who have taken part in the Penalty Shoot Out Competition over the last few months. On Saturday the team took part in the final at Clarence Park and WON! They played against Colney Heath and managed to put 6 goals past the other goal keeper with only 3 against. A great result!! Well done boys and thank you to all the parents who have supported the team.
Today, we took part in the annual Muddy Challenge at Garden Fields. Over 120 children from years 3-6 attended this fun and very messy event in aid of Sport Relief. The children had a wonderful time and many of them had LOTS of fun sliding in the mud at the end - sorry parents! Many thanks to all the teachers and parents who helped and for all donations to the charity. Now time to hose down the children and look forward to next years event!
Football match v Praewood
On Friday the B team played their last league game against Praewood B team at home. We started off strongly and had a number of chances on goal, finally scoring one just before half time. In the second half they came out stronger, but we quickly scored our second goal. Almost immediately after they scored their first goal. We held on until a moment when we lost our concentration and they were able to draw level. The final score was 2-2.
Over the season the boys have developed as players and grown as a team. Well done to all of them and thank you to all the parents who have helped with lifts and supported the team.
Football Match v Praewood
The A team played their final league game against Praewood on Thursday. Their goalkeeper was kept busy with lots of shots on goal none of which went in during the first half. In the second half we passed better and were eventually rewarded with a well taken goal. The final score was 1-0 win to us.
In the league we have had an excellent run and finished joint 2nd with Fleetville. Well done boys and thank you to all the parents who have helped with lifts and supported the boys during the season.
We now have the semi final of the City Cup, the final of the Penalty Shoot Out and the year 6 and year 5 tournaments before the season is finished!
Cross Country Running
Our last meeting of the season took place on Thursday at Garden Fields School. Our five girls, as ever, were brilliant. Emily managed to finish just outside the medals in 4th and Katy came 6th.Every one of our girls finished higher than they had done before. Only three boys managed to compete in this race, due to illness, and they also did well.
Thank you for your support during the events and well done to all the children for representing the school so well.
On Saturday a team of year 6 and year 5 children took part in the St Albans Swimming Gala. They are always very exciting events and lots of fun. There were three individual events for the girls and boys, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. We won the boys' and girls' breaststroke races. In the relay races we also did very well, coming 2nd in the girls' freestyle event. Overall we came third, a fantastic result.
All the children swam brilliantly. Thank you to the parents who supported them so loudly.
Football games v St Columba's
The A team travelled to Cotlandswick Leisure centre to play their match on a very small astroturf pitch. It made the game very different to normal, with the ball travelling much quicker. In the first half we dominated and were able to score 6 goals. In the second half St Columba's closed the players down quicker, giving us less time on the ball. They scored twice, but we were able to match that with another 2 goals of our own. the final score was 8-2 to us. A great result. We now have one more league game to play next week.
The B team were at home to St Columba's. The team played well, but St Columba's went ahead by 2 goals, one due to an unfortunate deflection. We were able to come back to level the score, only for St Columba's to score a third to win the game. It was a close game which we were unlucky to lose. We have one more league game to play next week.
Last Saturday, two teams entered the large schools’ netball tournament at St Albans High School. Both A and B teams were placed in two mixed pools of other A and B teams. When we arrived, the weather was wet and cold, but our spirits were high!
We lost our first two matches, which affected our high spirits, but the team really turned it around! We went on to win the next three matches. This placed us third in our pool, not high enough to go to the semi final, but an excellent achievement!
Well done to all players!
Having won our first match, our high spirits were really soaring! Unfortunately we then played some really strong teams (mainly A teams!) and didn’t manage to continue the winning streak. We didn’t get through to the next round, but we were awarded the Fair Play trophy (joint with another school)
Well done B team for excellent play!
Mrs Williams and Mrs O’Malley are very proud of all the boys and girls who entered the tournament, well done all!
Thank you, as well, to the wonderful parents and families who came to support.
Run a Mile Running Track (update)
As you probably know we are now in the process of having the running track put in, which is very exciting. However, the weather conditions have not made it easy! In the first 2 weeks the workers had to contend with the freezing cold and snow and this week it has rained so much the ground is too wet to continue until next week. I am sure it will be worth the wait. Here are just a few pictures of the work so far.
School Games Quicksticks Hockey Tournament
Today 18 girls and boys from year 6 took part in the annual Hockey Tournament at Oaklands College. We had 3 teams of 6 each competing in a pool of 11 teams. Over the course of the morning each team played 10, seven minute games of Quicksticks Hockey. These are fast games with four players on the pitch with no goalkeeper. All the teams did really well and I was very proud of their team spirit and how they supported and encouraged each other. All the children enjoyed what is an excellent event.
This week the girls had 2 matches on back to back days. The first was against Fleetville and despite the girls playing well and a woman of the match performance from Amelia in defence, we lost the game 2 - 0. The next day we played Wheatfields and put in an even stronger performance against a team that we had previously lost to 4-0. early in the game we conceded 2 early goals but the girls didn't let their heads drop and battled on pulling a goal back with a brilliant run and strike from Teagan. Unfortunately we missed a couple of other chances and were not able to get the draw losing 2-1 but the improvement in play from our last match was vast.
League Game v Wheatfields
On Thursday the A team played a league game against Wheatfields. We knew it would be a hard, close game and so it was. There were chances at both ends, with goalkeepers making great saves. In the first half after a series of fine passes we scored our first goal. We held onto the lead going into the second half until they were able to score. However, we quickly came back to go ahead again and managed to maintain our lead until the final few seconds of the game when they equalised. We had to settle for a draw, but the boys played extremely well and should be proud of themselves.
Last Thursday, at a very cold St Albans rugby club 30 of our finest rugby players from Years 5 and 6 took part in a tag rugby tournament. the 3 teams played in different pools and all performed exceptionally well, all teams won games but the A team went the whole competition unbeaten. Well done to the children and a big thank you to Mr Watson and Mr Cofone for helping coach two of the teams.
League game v Fleetville
On Tuesday the B team played a league game against Fleetville on our home ground. We started brightly with lots of forward moves and good defending and a couple of attempts at goal. Then against the play Fleetville managed to slot one in, to make it 1-0 to them at the end of the first half. In the second half we continued to play well with some good passing, but Fleetville came out much stronger and quickly scored their second goal. With some excellent saves from our goal keeper we kept the score 2-0 until the final whistle.
Penalty Shoot Out
On a very cold Saturday a team of boys took part in the penalty shoot-out semi-final against Killigrew. As usual the venue was St Albans City's home ground at Clarence Park. At the start of the game the boys formed a guard of honour for the two teams and then enjoyed watching the first half. During the break it was our turn to go onto the pitch and take part in the competition. We had to take 10 penalties, including our goal keeper. We started off well with a good lead and then our nerves got the better of us and Killigrew caught up. It came down to the final penalty which our goalkeeper managed to convert sending us through to the final on the 24th March.
A brilliant result boys, well done! Thanks to the parents for coming to support.
Our year six cross country team took part in another race on Tuesday. This time at St Columbas school. It was a cold, windy and very muddy course. Despite the conditions both teams did really well. There were several personal bests and all the children finished in the top half of the race.
Final positions were: Katy - 8th, Emily - 11th, Becky - 40th, Faith 64th and Abi 67th. Jake 20th, Harry 53rd, Joe 60th and Xavier 63rd. Thank you to the parents who helped with lifts.
Netball match 22.02.18
Today, we played our final league match against How Wood.
We had a great first quarter taking a 2-1 lead. All players kept a brilliant pace and worked hard against a strong opposition. How Wood played a great second quarter scoring 4 to our 1.
The final score was 8-3 to How Wood. A disappointing loss despite playing well, at great speed, for the full match.
Well done team BHJS!
We are very proud of how the netball teams have developed and improved since Christmas. They have shown determination and team work, and have improved their skills immensely.
We look forward to the tournament in a few weeks and wish the teams every success.
(Keep up that break time practising in the mean time!)
Netball Matches - 19.02.18
All members of netball club took part in matches against Colney Heath School today.
Our yellow team played a league match. They were evenly matched against a strong team! We took a quick lead, with a few consecutive goals, but Colney Heath were never far behind! The final score was 6 - 5 to us. Another great win, but a close call!
Colney Heath chose Faith as player of the match. Well done Faith!
The red team played a friendly match and showed excellent play and progress in their passing skills. All GA and GS players worked really well with their team mates (the practising at break time is paying off!). It was a great match and they won 6 - 2!
Colney Heath chose Amelia as player of the match. Well done Amelia!
Netball Match - Home
On Thursday some of our Year 6 players, played against St Bernadette. It was a very fast paced game and St Bernadette had a very strong defence. However, we had possession for the majority of the match and, despite an excellent GD and GK, we managed to win 7-1. A fantastic result Year 6!
St Bernadette chose Milly as player of the match. Well done Milly!
City Cup Football
On Thursday the A team played against Fleetville in the City Cup competition quarter final. It was a very close game, although we did have more chances on goal. However, Fleetville scored very early on and we had to work hard to recover. We were awarded a penalty which evened up the score and then we scored another great goal to make it 2-1 to us before the end of the first half. In the second half we continued to play well and scored a third goal. Fleetville kept battling and scored an amazing goal just before full time. The final score was 3-2 to us. This means we go through to the semi final, which is played on the same day as the finals at Colney Heath Football Club. A fantastic result boys.
League game v Garden Fields
On Friday the B team played a league game against Garden Fields. The boys started off strongly and were quickly rewarded with a goal. Garden Fields them came back, but our defence was very strong and made it difficult for them to get through. We continued to pass well and scored another 2 goals before the end of the first half. At the start of the second half we lost our concentration for a while and Garden Fields took advantage of that to score a goal. Our goal keeper then made a great save and through improving our play we scored another 2 goals. The final score was 5-1 to us. Well done boys
Wix Cup v Wheatfields
On Monday the A team played in the Wix Cup Semi Final against Wheatfields. The boys' knew this would be a tough game as Wheatfields had been unbeaten since the start of the season. From the start we played good attacking football and were quickly awarded a penalty when one of their players handled the ball. Being 1-0 up seemed to give us more confidence and we took the game to them. By the end of the first half we were 4-0 up. Wheatfields had a few chances on goal but these were dealt with well by the defence and our goal keeper. We continued to press and scored another 2 goals. The final result was 6-0 win to us. This means the boys go through to the County final to represent St Albans. Well done boys.
Wix Cup Football match v Killigrew
On Tuesday the A team played Killigrew in the second round of the Wix Cup. We started strongly and soon scored our first goal. Then 2 more followed quite quickly while the defence worked hard to stop their attacking play. Just before half time Killigrew scored. In the second half they played with more confidence, but we were able to score two more goals before they replied two goals of their own. In the final few minutes we scored our 6th goal, making the final score 6-3 to us. This means we are through to the semi- finals of the Wix Cup competition. Well done boys!
Football Match v Bowmans Green
On Thursday we played a friendly match against Bowmans Green. The boys had not played as a team before so it took a little while for their confidence to grow. Bowmans Green scored first but it wasn't long before we equalised. The boys then started passing more accurately and moving forward as a team. We scored another 3 goals and defended well, only allowing them to score once more. The final score was a win to us 4-2. The boys should be proud of themselves as they all played very well.
Football Match v Cunningham Hill
On Monday the A team played a match against Cunningham Hill in the City Cup. The boys played brilliantly with lots of attacking play and great passing. We were also strong defensively. By the end of the first half we were 3-0 up. In the second half Cunningham Hill came out strongly and immediately put pressure on our defence, but we were able to hold them off and scored another goal. Just before the end of the game Cunningham Hill scored one back. The final result was a win to us 4-1. This means we go through to the next round of the City Cup, to be played next year.
Netball Match Home V Abbey
The A-team played their fourth game of the league today, against Abbey. It was a miserable evening and the court was wet and a little slippery. Abbey started off playing fast and had great, accurate passing. BHJS didn’t let this put them off. Riding high on last Friday’s win, the girls scored quickly, making it 1-0 to us. However, Abbey scored soon after making it 1-1. BHJS upped their speed but this meant some accuracy was lost in their passing. After a chat at half time, the girls went back fighting beating Abbey 2-1 in the end. A VERY competitive and fast paced match, in unpleasant weather conditions!
Well done BHJS - an excellent win!
Abbey chose Emily as player of the match. Great playing Emily!
Netball Match Away V Aboyne Lodge
On Friday 17.11.17, our A Team played a league match against Aboyne Lodge. Our team were feeling apprehensive and needed lots of encouragement to start off with. They quickly got into their stride and scored the first goal of the match. Aboyne followed shortly after with a goal. In the second quarter we got our second goal, again followed by one from Aboyne. Luckily, in the final quarter of the match, BHJS upped their speed and accuracy, scoring another two goals. The final score was 4-2 to us. Well done girls! Our first win in this league! The Aboyne team chose Faith as player of the match - well done Faith for lots of enthusiasm, and great improvement this term!
Football Match v Wheatfields
On Tuesday the A team had a league game against top of the league Wheatfields, who are a strong and physical side. We started off strongly and had a few chances, but they scored first which seemed to effect our play and they went on to score 2 more before the end of the first half.
In the second half we played better and scored 2 goals to make it 3-2, but we weren't able to sustain the attack and they came back to score another goal. The final result was 4-2 to them.
Football match v Bowmans Green
On Monday the B team played a friendly against Bowmans Green. It was a great game of football with both teams playing well. We made some good forward runs and defended strongly with a couple of good saves from our goalie, but it wasn't until later in the game that we finally managed to score our first goal. That seemed to give us more confidence and we went on to score another to two goals. In our excitement we did allow Bowmans Green to get one back. The final score was a win to us, 3-1. Well played boys.
Netball Matches away v Garden Fields
Our A team played a league match against Garden Fields A team. Well done to the girls who kept up their spirirt and energy levels despite an extended match! We saw improved team work and great play, as well as some accurate scoring.
Well done A team!
Our B team played a friendly game against a large Garden Fields squad, and all our girls played excellently! We saw improved footwork and accurate passing.
Well done to Freya, who was noted by the Garden Fields coach as playing particularly well!
B team football match v Fleetville
On Thursday our B team played a league game against Fleetville. It was a great game and all the boys played the best football of the season so far. Fleetville were able to score early on, but we kept it at 1-0 until half time. With a few changes to our playing positions we came out strongly in the second half and scored a super equaliser. We continued with our positive play until, against the run of play, Fleetville scored a second. It remained 2-1 to Fleetville at the final whistle.
Sports Event - what a day!!
Last week one of our children attended an amazing sports event. The morning was jammed packed with lots of exciting activities, including football, boccia, archery and cricket as well as parachute games. By the end of the morning every one was very tired but agreed they had had lots of fun.
On Monday and Tuesday all the children enjoyed skipping workshops. During the workshops they had lots of fun learning some new skipping skills. By the end of the sessions most children looked rather warm after good half hour work out with their rope. Some of the children then had the opportunity to show case their skills during assembly. The teachers were very impressed.
Skipping ropes can still be ordered from Mrs Astley at £4.
A team football match v Fleetville
On Monday the boys' A team played a league game against Fleetville. These are always very competitive games and closely matched. From the beginning both teams fought hard and played well, although we did seem the more dominant. Despite a few chances the score was 0-0 at the end of the first half. The second half continued in the same way with our boys having more chances on goal including a great header which hit the bar, but the final score remained 0-0.
Girls League and City Cup Double Header vs Fleetville
Today, the girls played the rematch of the draw Cup match played back in October, this time at Fleetville. the girls dominated possession and territory throughout the first half but were unable to score. Early in the second half, Fleetville got a free Kick and managed to score from it leaving us 1-0 down with around 12 mins left. the girls pushed on hard having 6 or 7 god chances but we were unable to make any of them count as the time ran out. this does mean we are now out of the City Cup; however, we will have one final game against Fleetville in the spring to hopefully level the score one more.
Netball match away at St. Peter’s
Bernards Heath travelled to St. Peter’s to play their first league match. Both teams started really well, passing was effective and there was some great teamwork. After some accurate shooting, the final score was 7-0 to St. Peter’s. Well done to Faith and Becky who played particularly well.
Penalty Shoot Out v Margaret Wix
On Saturday some of a team of boys went to Clarence Park, home of St Albans City Football Club and took part in the first round of a penalty shootout competition against Margaret Wix. At the start of the game the boys formed a guard of honour for St Albans City team and Welling United as they came onto the pitch. At half time it was our turn to take to the pitch for the penalties. We went first, scoring our first three goals for a good start, then our nerves got the better of us and we missed a couple Our goal keeper was very solid and saved at least 5 of their shots. The final score was 5-2 to us to put us through to the next round in February 2018
It was amazing to see so many children from the school supporting the boys and St Albans City.
Thank you! Such a shame St Albans lost.
Girls Football A League v Wheatfields
On Thursday, the girls played their first league game of the season against Wheatfields, the game didn't start well as we conceded 2 quick goals at the start of the game but the girls battled back and had a number of their own chances in the first half. the game continued to be end to end and before the end of the first half Wheatfields had scored again. In the second half, we fought back well and had a number of chances ourselves including a screamer of a free kick which just went over the bar. Towards the end of the game Wheatfields were awarded a penalty which they score and the game ended in a 4 - 0 loss for our girls. The much improved performance in the second half gives us cause for optimism in the return fixture in the spring and roll on next week for our rematch with Fleetville.
On Thursday the B team played a league game against St Columbus. We played very well but St Columbus are a strong team and quickly scored a goal. We managed to keep the score at 1-0 until half time. In the second half St Columbus came out strongly and scored another 2 goals. Despite our best efforts we were unable to find the goal, so the final score was 3-0 to them. A special mention should go to our goal keeper who saved a mass of attempts on goal. Well done to all the boys.
On the 9th of October our 10 Sports Ambassadors attended a course to become Bronze Sports Ambassadors and Healthy Activity Leaders. They had a great day learning how to lead and planning how they are going to inspire the rest of the school. They have already begun to use these skills and ones learnt at school to plan for Game On Club that they will run from next half term!
Cross Country Running
On Tuesday 17th October eleven children from year six attended the second cross country running event of the year. Although the day had been fine it started to rain as the competitors started to arrive but fortunately the course did not become slippery and the children ran so fast they dodged most of the rain drops. The girls ran first and two of our children were in the leading group for much of the race before finishing a brilliant 4th and 5th. In the boys race many improved on their previous standings and our two front runners both achieved top 20 places.
Well done to everyone for a fantastic race.
B Team v Praewood
On Thursday the boys B team played a league game at home against Praewood. The started off strongly but unfortunately conceded a penalty to go 1- 0 down. The boys didn't let that get them down and continued to battle eventually scoring a goal themselves. All the boys from the goalkeeper to the forwards played very well and we scored another 3 goals. The final result was a win to us, 4-1.
A Team v St Bernadettes
On Monday the boys A team played St Bernadettes in the first round of the City Cup. This is a very competitive cup competition with the finalists playing at Clarence Park. The boys started off with a few jitters and tense moments until finally from a corner we scored a goal. St Bernadettes came back strongly and before the end of the first half had equalised. During the second half the boys continued to battle hard against tough opposition. With their determination we scored another 2 goals to finish the match 3-1 winners. We now progress to the second round.
A Team match v Praewood
On Friday the A team travelled to Praewood for their second league game. Unfortunately, due to a traffic accident we didn't arrive until very late which meant we really didn't have time for a proper warm up. Praewood were able to take advantage of this and quickly scored. As the game progressed we were more composed and with some great passing equalised and then scored another 2 in the first half. In the second half despite some good attacks from Praewood and several shots on goal we were able to extend our lead to finish winners at 6-1. The whole team played brilliantly. Well done boys.
The Girls Football team made a great start to their season yesterday.
First up was a very tough cup match against Fleetville school. the girls all played brilliantly and took the lead in the first half. in the second Fleetville played well and drew level making it 1 - 1 at full time. an extra 5 minutes were played to try and find a winner but the game ended 1-1.
the Replay has already been organised for after half term and we hope we can convert the resut into a win on that occasion. Well done girls for a great first game!
A team football match v St Columbus
The season for the A team started brilliantly yesterday in their first match against St Columbus. We started strongly with a goal within the first few minutes. By the end of the first half we were 3-0 up.
In the second half we continued to dominate and scored another 3 goals. The final score was 6-0.
Well done boys.
A team match v Park Street
On Monday the A team played in the first round of the Wix Cup against Park Street. It was a very close match although we had more of the scoring chances. We did score early on in the first half, but just before the end Park Street equalised. During the second half we continued to battle and scored two more goals. We defended well and with a couple of great saves we kept the final score to a 3-1 win. This means we go through to the second round. Well done boys.
B team match v Garden Fields
On Thursday the B team played their first league game against Garden Fields. All the boys played very well with some great defending and attacking play. The final score was 3-1 to us. A great start to the league.