Our KS1 gymnastics club have come to the end of their first half term and they have all shown great improvements. They have been learning different jumps and rolls and do everything with a smile on their face!
We took two teams over to Stoke Hill Junior School to play two 7 a-side football matches. Our A team played in a very competitive game which ended 1-1. To decide the result, we played out a penalty shoot out which we unfortunately lost. Having said that, the team played really well through out the game.
Our B team was full of players making their debut for Pinhoe Primary School. Playing up hill in the first, we were trailing 3-1. However, with lots of determination, we fought back to win the game 5-4. A fantastic match from both teams involved.
50 children from Ks2 took part in the Schools Great West Run in Exeter. The children have been in training for a long time with some going along to Mr Upston's running club and this really showed in their running as they were all fantastic. Wearing pink bandanas so we could spot all of the Pinhoe children amongst the sea of red t-shirts, the children ran a mile along the streets of Exeter with huge crowds cheering them on. Well done to all involved!
Having only had two training sessions, nine children from year 6 took part in a handball tournament at Redhills Primary School. They took to the sport very well and picked up more and more skills as the games went on. Our attacking play was excellent from the start but we had to really work hard on developing our defence. As a team they performed fantastically together and amazingly managed to win every game. A super debut performance from the Pinhoe handball team.
On Friday we had an Olympian visit us in the form a Antony James. Antony is a swimmer who has competed all over the world for England and Great Britain with his favourite stroke being butterfly. He put us all through our paces in an exercise session doing leg drives, spotty dogs, star jumps and press ups which the children all did with great enthusiasm. We then had an assembly out and the playground where Antony told us all about his career and children were given the chance to ask him questions.
The children were given sponsorship forms two weeks ago. Any money raised will be split between a charity linked with Sport for Schools and Sports equipment for our school.
Last night, 9 lucky children went along to Sandy Park to watch Georgia play against Namibia at Sandy Park in a Rugby World Cup match. The excitement began as we crossed the bouncing bridge which leads to the ground and it just got better from there! We had our faces painted, had pictures with the world cup(ish!) got flags and try signs and chanted as loud as we could. The game itself was brilliant with Georgia winning 17 -16 in a very close match. A fantastic experience for all involved.
Having lost some key year 6 players last year, this was the first chance for the new squad to show us that they are the team to be beaten and what a performance they put in. The passing and movement was of a very high quality and we were able to create a lot of chances. Throughout the match our defence held their shape and gave us a platform to attack from. Of all of the chances, we only managed to score one goal coming from a great shot by Oliver making the final score a 1 -0 win to Pinhoe. A fantastic game played with a brilliant attitude - a great start to the season!
Today we celebrated the Rugby World Cup by having a day of learning about some of the competing nations. Each school house represented a different country and wore the colours of that nation’s rugby kit. Bradbridge were Australia, Curzon were South Africa, Lavington were France and Stafford were New Zealand. We found out facts about those countries, made flags and came up with chants. We were also lucky enough to have an inflatable rugby pitch on the field in which we could learn some new rugby skills. I'm sure we've got the next Jonny Wilkinson in our ranks! The day ended with an assembly to celebrate all of our learning and to perform our new house songs.