Year 5&6 Tennis COUNTY CHAMPIONS
- 4th Year in a row!
Following our recent success of winning the Year 5&6 Luton Schools' tennis tournament at Venue 360, Mr Nathan and Mr Hilliard took our team to Bedford to compete at the County Finals competition on Friday. It was set to be a long, hot day, playing against the best teams from across Bedfordshire. Bushmead have been Year 5&6 County Tennis champions for the previous three years in a row, so the current team were under pressure to maintain our domination across the county.
The competition was played as a league system in which every school played each other, and the winner being the team with the most points and top of the league at the end of the day. During the morning session we played against Castle Newnham from Bedford, narrowly edging them out 3.5 v 2.5 in games, and Sharnbrook (also from Bedford) with another tight 3.5 v 2.5 win. At lunch we knew it was in our hands as we were the only team to have won two matches but, with two more tough matches ahead there was much tennis to be played in the afternoon session. Firstly we played Linslade from the Leighton Buzzard area and put in a very strong performance winning 5 v 1 in games. This meant that in our final match against our Luton rivals Hillborough we needed only a draw or better to win the county tournament. Frustratingly we couldn't lift our performance for a strong final win but at the end of the match the score was 3 v3 and we had done enough... COUNTY CHAMPIONS!!!
A huge congratulations to the team for a wonderful achievement, keeping up our county tennis domination for another year.
TEAM: Georgina, Nife, Jai and Callum.
Year 5&6 County Tennis Champions
FOUNDATION AND KS1 - Tuesday 2nd July, opening parade from 1pm.
Year groups will compete at the following times:
Year R - 1.30 - 2.20
Year 1 - 2.00 - 2.50
Year 2 - 2.20 - 3.10
Final results at 3.15 pm
Children should wear colours associated with the flag of the country chosen by their class:
- BLUE - WEST INDIES
- ORANGE - BANGLADESH
- RED - AUSTRALIA
- GREEN - SRI LANKA
- 1 ASH - NEW ZEALAND
- 1 HAZEL - PAKISTAN
- 1 MAPLE - ENGLAND
- 1 OAK - BANGLADESH
- 2 ASPEN - NEW ZEALAND
- 2 BEECH - SOUTH AFRICA
- 2 CEDAR - INDIA
- 2 WILLOW - AUSTRALIA
KEY STAGE 2 - Wednesday 3rd July, parade from 1 pm for all year groups 3-6. Final results at 3.20 pm.
Children should wear their house colours plus an accessory related to their chosen country:
- JUPITER (Yellow) - ENGLAND
- NEPTUNE (Green) - NEW ZEALAND
- SATURN (Red) - WEST INDIES
- VENUS (Blue) - AUSTRALIA
Uniform is not required on Sports days.
Parent/carers who would like to spectate are invited to bring along their own blankets/folding chairs.
All children MUST have a water bottle with them to fill and take out for the events.
Year 4 Cricket
After qualifying for the Bedfordshire County Cricket Finals from the Luton Schools' tournament, our Year 4 cricket team headed over to Dunstable Town Cricket Cub in Totternhoe to compete at the County Finals against all the best teams from Bedfordshire.
Following the welcome from the organisers, we spent the morning playing our group games against Leedon Lower, Renhold and Great Denham. Although the matches were fairly close, we won them all to finish top of the group. After lunch we discovered that our top of the league position put us in the county final against Carlton Primary School from Bedford, who had also won all of their games. It was all set for a tense county final to see who would be crowned champions of Bedfordshire.
From the first bowl of the match to the last, the Bushmead team brilliantly implemented all the tactics they'd been taught and put in a fantastic performance to beat Carlton 155 (for 1) v 141 (6). A really wonderful achievement in a fiercely competitive competition across the county and congratulations to our wonderful pupils for their efforts.
Team: Anderson, Luke, Sayan, Aydin, Maya, Kayla, Mischa, Emily and Olivia
Gold and Silver medals for our two teams
and double County Finals qualification!
Traditionally we've been a very strong tennis school, achieving and maintaining double county champion status (at both Year 3+4 and Year 5+6 age groups) for the last three years in a row and we're keeping that success alive this year.
Last Friday we took two teams of Year 4 pupils to the Luton schools' tennis competition at Venue 360. This event ran as a league, meaning the two Bushmead teams would have to face each other at some point, and the top two teams at the end of the day would qualify for the county finals in Bedford later this month.
Some brilliant tennis was played and our two teams performed very well. Bushmead Reds won all of their matches comfortably, only drawing their final match of the day against... Bushmead Whites! Bushmead Reds went on to finish top of the group and win the gold medals. Congratulations to the team: Anderson, Luke, Mischa and Maahi.
Bushmead Whites also performed well and didn't lose a match all day but, unlike the Bushmead Reds, they drew three matches so it was a tight finish in the end, narrowly beating St Matthew's to second spot by just a single point overall and claiming the silver medals. Congratulations to the team: Ethan, Sayan, Olivia and Maya.
We look forward to both teams representing Luton at the county finals in Bedford.
Year 4 Cricket - Silver Medals!
On Friday (17th May), we took our Year 4 cricket team to William Austin Junior School to take part in the fiercely competitive cricket competition. We had a very strong morning, winning 4 and losing just 1 of our group matches, meaning we had won our group and qualified to play St Joseph's in the quarter finals after lunch. A comfortable 183-149 run win put us in the semi-finals against Downside. This was a much closer match, and in the last over we took two very important wickets to narrowly win by only four runs, setting up a final against rivals Hillborough. Importantly, by reaching the final both teams qualified to represent Luton at the Bedfordshire County Finals in June. Sadly, our performance in the final didn't match our previous efforts and Hiillborough beat us 187-157, so congratulations to them! Perhaps we'll get our revenge at the county final...
A huge congratulations to the team on a brilliant day of cricket, finishing runners-up in Luton is a fabulous achievement.
Team: Sayan, Maya, Olivia, Aydin, Luke, Anderson, Kayla and Emily
Below: Bushmead bowling and fielding during the quarter-final
**End Of Season**
Football and Netball League Updates
After a long hard season of training and fixtures, the Year 5/6 football and netball leagues are now complete. Both teams performed brilliantly during the winter term to qualify for the top division, Division 1, for the second half of the season. Here are the team's final positions in the town:
Football: Div. 1, 4th position in the town - SUPERB!
Squad - Brandon, Mackenzie, Ben, Edward, Louie, Joshua, Taffy, Jack, Max, Alex, Callum, Lewis, Ethan, Aymanul and Freddie.
Netball: Div. 1, 6th position in the town - BRILLIANT!
Squad - Freya, Lore, Lillian, Mckayla, Leah, Evie, Zana, Kira and Anyah.
Below: the netball team in action against Sundon Park
Quadkids - Bronze Medals!
We have recently taken part in the annual Quadkids athletics events in which each child takes part in four different athletics events - a sprint, a long distance run, a jump and a throw. Here's how our teams did at their compeitions:
Years 1&2: 3rd Position - BRONZE MEDALS!
Team: Ayra, Oluwatomisin, Amber-Rose, Ivy, Christopher, Jeffrey, Oliver and Amiyah.
Years 3&4: 3rd Position - BRONZE MEDALS!
Team: Bri'Yani, Luke, Julita, Olatomiwa, Oluwatimileyin, Emily, Ethan and Aimee.
Years 5&6: 7th Position
Oluwanifesimi, Leah, David, Mackenzie, Kira, Storm, Ben, Harvey.
WELL DONE TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL PUPILS
Luton Indoor Cricket League
The Luton Indoor Cricket league is a fiercely competitive event that takes place over the winter months. The team began training after school on a Tuesday in September and have been working hard to improve their batting, bowling and fielding skill all year. The team comfortably won all of their group fixtures, which took place either side of the New Year, and finished on top of their group. This meant we had qualified for the Luton Indoor Cricket League finals at Inspire on Wednesday 13th March. The standard at this stage is excellent and the pressure on the players is very high. This is how the morning played out...
William Austin 251/4 v 307/1 Bushmead
Downside 279/4 v 282/2 Bushmead
Beechwood 275/5 v 279/1 Bushmead - CHAMPIONS
I am hugely proud of the team and this really is a wonderful achievement - I believe the first time that Bushmead has won the Indoor Cricket League. Well done for all their hard work!
Head of P.E.
Team: Talha (c), Sumit, Mckayla, Tegan, Daniel, Jeziah, Lillian, Georgina
Sports Event Updates:
Netball, Sportability, Cross Country, Football, Hockey and Futsal
We had a very busy week last week, with numerous children from different year groups representing the school at sporting events, festivals and fixtures...
We played our first Division 1 netball match of the year against a very strong St Matthew's team, eventually losing 9-2. A heavy defeat, but there were many positives we took from the match and look forward to our next fixture. Well done to the girls that played on the day!
Team: Lore, Mckayla, Lillian, Kira, Evie, Leah and Zana.
We took a selection of pupils from years 4-6 to this fun, multi-sports event for children of all abilities. The children took part in a range of sports including boccia., kurling, table cricket, seated volleyball, athletics and more.
Cross Country Relays - WINNERS!
We took a mixed team of pupils to the cross country relay event at Stockwood Park. The children take part in a 4x1 race, each member of the team having to complete a lap of the track before passing on the baton to the next runner. After a great race, we were confident we'd done enough to win and when the results were announced, it was confirmed - WINNERS!
A fantastic result, congratulations to Harvey, Mackenzie, Amber and Leah.
On Thursday evening we had a tough Division 1 football match against St Margaret's. Despite creating many chances, neither team could find the back of the net and at the final whistle the result was a disappointing 0-0. Well done to the players: Max, Brandon, Mackenzie, Ben, Freddie, Louis, Taffy, Jack, Josh and Edward.
Hockey and Futsal
On Friday afternoon we took a Year 4 and Year 6 team to the hockey and futsal festival at Luton Sixth Form College. This was a non-competitive event, designed for pupils to gain competitive experience and both teams did very well. The hockey team won 3 matches, drew 1 and lost 1. The futsal team won 4 matches and lost 1. A brilliant effort from all our pupils, well done...
Hockey team: Sophie, Evie, Maria, Freddie, Aarav, Mikail and Mevinton.
Futsal team: Ayaan, Fraser, Anas, Ethan, Purbasha, Emily and Maahi
- Runners Up!
On Friday we took nine children to Luton Sixth Form college for the Luton Schools Boccia Competition. Boccia is a fun and inclusive game similar to bowls, in which two teams try and aim to get their 6 balls closer to the target ball (known as the jack) than their opponent's. The more balls you have closer to the jack than your opponent, the more points you score.
We had three teams and each team took part in a different group against other schools from across the town, all of which qualified from their groups to the knockout stages. Bushmead Reds had been knocked out by the quarter-finals and Bushmead Blues lost 2-1 to Wenlock Reds in their quarter-finals match. Bushmead Whites were still going strong though and made it all the way to the final against Wenlock Yellows. After a very tense final, Wenlock finished up as eventual winners, narrowly beating us 4-3, but the silver medals eased the disappointment. For detailed results, see attached document below.
Well done to everyone involved, a great result!
|Bushmead Red||Bushmead Blues||
Boccia Results Sheet
Our pupils in Boccia action...
Runners Up - SILVER MEDALS!
On Wednesday we took our Year 6 boys and girls badminton teams to the annual competition at Inspire. The event started off with a mini-league against other schools during the morning session to see who would progress to the knockout stages in the afternoon. The boys confidently won all their group games to win their league and progress to the quarter finals. The girls played very well but finished their group in 3rd position, narrowly missing out on qualification to the quarterfinals (the top two teams from each league went through).
The boys played a very tough match against Hillborough in the QF, winning 37-29, before confidently beating Sacred Heart in the semi-final 41-30. In the final, the team played a nail-biting match against Sundon Park. It was deadlocked all the way through and incredibly the game went down to the final point, winner takes all! Sadly for us it was Sundon Park that won the point, the final score being a heartbreaking 36-35.
A huge achievement by all our pupils involved, well done!
|Girls Team||Boys Team|
Badminton and Multi-Sports Festivals
- In Partnership With St Matthew's Primary School
A huge thank you to St Matthew's Primary School for hosting badminton and multi-sports festivals for our pupils. By linking up with St Matthew's, we are providing more pupils with the opportunity to be active and to compete against other schools, developing both their physical activity and social skills. Well done to all the children that took part...
Luton Schools Gymnastics Competition
This week we took our Year 6 Gymnastics Team to Salto gym club in Luton to compete against other schools. Children had to learn and perform a set routine, before performing a vault using a springboard. Both of the performances took place in front of a watching audience and a judging panel - it was very intimidating!
Our team performed their skills superbly, despite limited practice time, and we were extremely proud when the results were announced to discover that we'd finished in second place overall. A fantastic achievement for all the pupils, well done...
Year 6 Gymnastics team:
Cricket League (Indoor) Fixture
Bushmead V Denbigh
Our Year 5&6 indoor cricket team went to Inspire Sports Village yesterday for their final league fixture of the preliminary group stage against Denbigh. Bushmead batted first and finished with a total of 255/3. Denbigh had a target of 256 to win but some excellent bowling and fielding from the Bushmead pupils left Denbigh on 216/5 at the end of their innings. A great performance and we looked forward to progressing to the next stage...
The team was:
Cricket League (Indoor) Fixture
Bushmead V Whitefield
Our Year 5&6 indoor cricket team went to Denbigh High School to play a league fixture against Whitefield. Bushmead batted first and, despite losing a couple of wickets, finished with a total of 259/2. Whitefield were then in to bat and had a target of 260 to beat us. Some fabulous bowling and fielding from our children prevented Whitefield from getting close to our score, finishing their innings on 197/7. A great performance that we hope to build on in our future fixtures...
The team was:
Sportshall Athletics Finals
Years 3&4 and 5&6
Back in November/December 2018, both our Year 3&4 and 5&6 Sportshall Athletics teams went to Inspire to compete at the annual Sportshall Athletics event. After strong performances, both teams went on to qualify for the FInals competition against the best teams in Luton in 2019.
The finals competition took place yesterday (Wednesday 9th Jan), again at Inspire. In the morning our Year 3&4 team competed first and, against some very tough athletes, finished in 6th place across the town. That's a fantastic achievement and a huge well done to all our children. In the afternoon session, the Year 5&6 team took part and, after some fantastic individual performances, the team finished in 4th place - just outside the medal positions! The standard was very high so coming fourth in the town is a magnificent achievement. Well done!
|Year 3&4 Team||Year 5&6 Team|
The P.E. team would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all pupils, staff, parents and carers...
Sportshall Athletics - Years 3&4
On Wednesday morning we took 18 year 3&4 pupils to Inspire for the annual Sportshall Athletics competition to see if they could match the year 5&6 team that qualified for the finals.
It's a long competition for the children as they have to wait for their events but, when it came to it, our pupils performed excellently, outdoing the Year 5&6 team by finishing one place higher - 2nd overall! That means we have a busy day coming up in the new year as both teams will be attending their respective finals event on the same day. More info to follow...
Congratulations to everyone that took part!
County Table Tennis Finals
Year 5&6 Girls
Following their brilliant performance at the local table tennis tournament, our Year 5&6 girls qualified to represent Luton, along with St Matthew's, at the County Finals Tournament at Lincroft Academy just north of Bedford.
The girls played four matches with the following results:
Bushmead 5 v 3 Castle Newnham
Bushmead 8 v 0 Lincroft
Bushmead 4 v 4 Hollywell (Bushmead won 69-67 on points scored)
Bushmead 2 v 6 St Matthew's
We performed very strongly against schools from around the county but, as in the local tournament, St Matthew's were just too strong so we finished up in 2nd place overall and silver medallists! Finishing second in the county is a fabulous achievement and something to be very proud of - well done girls!
A big thank you must also go to St Matthew's who kindly offered to transport us to and from the event as part of 'Team Luton'.
The successful team was:
Year 6 Basketball Festival
We recently took a group of 6 children to the Luton schools' basketball festival at Luton 6th Form College. The children play competitive games against other schools but their is no overall winner - the event is designed for children to get the opportunity to represent their school and gain experience of competitive sport whilst developing their basketball skills and having fun.
The children were split into two different teams for the event and both teams had the same results by the end of the event - won 2, drew 1, lost 1. Well done to all of the children that attended...
Year 5&6 Boys Football Tournament
This week we took two teams to compete at the annual boys 5-a-side football tournament at playfootball.net, Stopsley. Both teams performed strongly in the group stages, to make it through to the knockout stages. The standard was very high and, despite playing hard and trying their best, both teams got knocked out in the quarter-finals.
Over 40 teams took part in the competition so to make it through to the last stages of the tournament is a great achievement. Well done to everyone involved...
A Peek At P.E.
Year 4 Gymnastics
Our year 4 pupils have been working hard in gymnastics lessons lately, exploring and creating balances with partners and in small groups...
Sportshall Athletics - Years 5&6
On Wednesday afternoon we took 18 year 5&6 pupils out to Inspire for the annual Sportshall Athletics competition. It's a long afternoon but our children performed brilliantly, finishing in 3rd place overall and so qualifying for the Sportshall Athletics Finals in January.
Congratulations to everyone that took part!
Girls Football League Fixtures 06/11/18
The girls football league is now underway and this week we headed to Ashcroft High School to play our first round of fixtures:
Tahrima T-K (GK)
Bushmead 3 v 0 Hillborough
Scorers: Tegan x 2, Leah
Bushmead 5 v 0 Maidenhall
Scorers: Tegan x 3, Evie and Kira
Bushmead 2 v 5 Surrey Street
Scorers: Tegan x 2
We now look forward to our next round of fixtures. Well done girls!
Football Festival v St Matthew's
We recently hosted a football festival at Bushmead to provide more children with the opportunity to represent the school in a competitive football match (beyond our normal school football team). We invited St Matthew's Primary school to the festival in which two football matches were played and it was a great afternoon. Our Team 1 won their match convincingly, scoring into double figures whilst Team 2 narrowly lost a fantastic encounter 3-2. Well done to all the children that took part and thanks to St Matthew's for taking part!
|Team 1||Team 2|
`Inspiration Day` at Wembley Stadium!
Netball League Fixture Result:
Foxdell 2 v 5 Bushmead
Lillian Scorers: Lillian x 3, Mckayla, Leah
Kira Player Of The Match: Lillian
Football League Fixture Result (03/10/18):
Bushmead 5 v 1 Leagrave
Mackenzie Goalscorers: Brandon x 2, Alex, Louie and Josh
Alex Man of the match: Edward
Platinum Games Award
At Bushmead our vision is that all children receive the opportunity to become physically literate through P.E., whilst fostering a lifelong passion for physical activity through high quality teaching and an engaging, fun and inclusive curriculum. This vision encompasses an extensive extra-curricular programme of activities and a wealth of competitive sporting events, fixtures and experiences.
P.E. Kit for all children should consist of:
Plain white t-shirt or polo shirt
Plain black shorts
A dark coloured tracksuit for cold weather
Trainers (we strongly discourage parents to purchase plimsolls as they offer little support and can hinder performance/development)
These items should be in school for every P.E. lesson