Games Mark Gold Award 2017/18

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

 

Our sporting achievements this year include: being shortlisted for the Somerset Activity and Sports Award 2018; Somerset County Finalist winners of Hockey; providing Bikeability to Year 6; and introducing a Wellbeing Week for the whole school’

 

Most of our KS2 children competed in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

 

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

 

A special thanks to everyone in the Tatworth Team, children, adults and parents who make sport possible.

 

We look forward to applying once again in 2019!

Year 5 Residential

Year 5 had great fun during their residential trip to Pixies Holt, where they undertook team building and outside activities.

KS1 Sports Day

The weather resulted in the event being shorter but the children ran as fast as they could!

Results:

1st – Stonham
2nd – Brewer
3rd – Joslin
4th – Langdon

Sports Day

As usual the weather necessitated a change of plan for our annual Sports Day.  However, this year it has been so hot that we have had to split the event into two morning sessions (KS2 this week and KS1 next week), plus bring the start time forward.

One of our students said: “Our annual Sports Day is really good fun it included a relay and slow bike race (only for Year 6).  Because Year 6 did Bikeability training, we did a slow bike race and as the name suggests you have to go as slow as possible.”

After a jam packed hour and a half, the results were:

1st Brewer

2nd Stonham

3rd Langdon

4th Joslin

Well done everybody!

Wellbeing Week

During Wellbeing Week the children were introduced to new ideas, sports and activities to aid their wellbeing.  They were also reminded of the importance of friendships – how to be a good friend; cleanliness – such as hand washing, and how to stay safe in the sun.

They considered: their emotions – how to deal with them and techniques that could help; the importance of healthy eating and exercise; and the difference between dangers, hazards and risks.

Robyn, the guide dog, demonstrated how he helped his owner and other visitors advised on fire safety and First Aid.

The children had the opportunity to experience new sports of archery and laser shooting, in addition to swimming, frisbee, boxercise, boogie bounce, Tudor dancing, athletics and climbing.

The weather was absolutely amazing and everyone had a wonderful time.

Archery during Wellbeing Week 2018

Boxercise

“Boogie Bounce – The trampolines were very bouncy. It was great fun.”

“We put on some special belts that attached you to the wire to make sure you didn’t fall off. The first climbing wall I went on was a moon wall. We had so much fun”

Year 4 learnt how to do Tudor dancing. “We had to stand in a big circle and all hold hands! It was fun to all do a dance together.”

Healthy eating

 

South Somerset Kwik Cricket Winners

Five teams took part in the tournament, each playing each other.  We did not concede a game, even though some of our team had never played cricket before!  Well done girls!

Visit to Axe Valley Animal Park

Year one had a great day at Axe Valley Animal Park, where they learnt how animals adapt to different environments. They also: met the meerkats; Archie the armadillo; and those who were brave enough stroked a tarantula!

County Hockey Champions

Having successfully completed two stages, our hockey team went to the finals at Millfield School and returned triumphant for the second year running! It was a most enjoyable day when skill, teamwork and determination came to the fore. Out of all of the games played only 3 goals were conceded.

Royal Wedding

The whole school enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon at our garden party, to mark the occasion of the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Each child made a piece of bunting, which was joined together and used to decorate the field. Sporting competitions provided entertainment, and all enjoyed the delicious cakes.