On Friday 10th June a team of children from across Years 5 & 6 represented the school at the annual Winchester Swimming Gala. All the swimmers performed fantastically well recording Winnall's best ever set of results. An especially big well done to the boys relay team who won their heats and qualified for the free style relay final.
A fabulous effort from all the team, including the staff who support this venture and enable the children to take part.
The Healthy Active Club is a great way to spend time with your child and have the opportunity to take part in a sports activity together, make a nutritious snack and them take part in a healthy eating quiz. All participants are given an activity book to complete across the 6 Session programme. There are still places available should you be interested.
Clubs for Autumn Term 2015
The following after school sports clubs will commence the week beginning Monday September 7th. Letters have been sent out. Please make sure that the slips are returned to your child's class teacher by the morning of Friday 4th September in order to secure a place at the club. Places will be issued on a first come , first served basis.
Monday - Table Tennis (Yr 6s only)
Tuesday - Girls Football (Key Stage 2) , Integra8 Dance (Lower School), Winnall Healthy Active (Parents & Pupils Lower School), Ukelele Club (yrs 5&6)
Wednesday - Tag Rugby (Years 3&4)
Thursday - Boys Football (Key stage 2)
Friday - Table Tennis League (open to selected members of table tennis club), Integra8 Dance (Key Stage 2), Drumming Club (Yrs 4-6)
Details of further lunchtime and after school clubs will appear shortly.
Winnall Sports Day this year was a huge success!
The weather was perfect, children performed brilliantly on the day with new records and personal bests recorded and massive support from the PTA, parents,carers,friends and relatives.
Everyone was a winner on the day but particular congratulations to team Lamorak who triumphed in Key Stage 1 and Gawain, the winners in the afternoon from Key Stage 2.
Thanks to all who attended and helped make the day so positive.
It was the 4th of June 2015 4 boys and 4 girls who went to athletics at Barr End. We would like thank Mr Dalziel for helping us out and making it a more enjoyable day. We enjoyed javelin the most, the reason why it was the most enjoyable is because we did the best of all. The most tireing activity was the 600m run going around the track 1 and a half times. We all paced ourselves from start to finish which we learnt in P.E. This really helped us in the last 200m when the other school's children was fading we were getting stronger. A great day all round.
By Zac and Jaidon (Year 6)
On the 5th of June, 8 Winnall students went to an exhilarating swimming gala.
We would like to thank the amazing parents and teachers who cheered us on and made it happen. We all had butterflies in our stomach, however this did not stop the Winnall team putting in an outstanding performance (four lucky pupils even got into the invitational race!) Again we have to thank the people who made this happen we could not have done this without you. I think our strongest swimming activity was relay, which we all did fantastic in. So thank you for supporting us!
By Jack Kneller (Year 4)
Yesterday (the 8th of June) a bundle of year 5 and 6 participated in a Kwik Cricket tournament at Hursley cricket club . We played 3 games in are group, Compton, Weeke and South Wonston. Two games out of three, we were victorious, we all celebrated and were ecstatic. After we heard we won the group stage, we were over joyed, and moved to the quarter finals. However we lost to Stanmore placing us 6th out of 16 teams. Reggie, a year 5 child, caught 4 balls in a row and gave an outstanding performance against Compton. Jaidon and Ricky, year 6 children, batted many 4 pointers and won us the games with their skill and attitude towards the matches. Jessica, who signed up at the last second, has greatly improved her bowling from the start to finish. Everyone did great at fielding catching numerous balls and stopping the balls from clearing the boundary.
Many of the team agree that the constant and fun PE lessons prepared us for the tournament and we couldn’t have got as far as we could without them. Jack Mulcahy, a member of the team, gave us a quote after we won the first game “We all played our hardest and gave it our all; I’m surprised, but happy that we won.” One other thing is that on the colossal field there is an area for practising and that gave us a good opportunity to practise and we all feel that helped us win our games. Thank you to Mrs Simpson and Mr Wakefield for providing transport and Mr Jewell for coaching us throughout the day. Check out the pictures below to see how we did throughout the day.
By Jack and Fabs
On Wednesday 25th March, representatives from Penguins Swimming club and the Winchester Round Table Association came to celebrate and share with the school the success of our group of Top Up swimmers from across Years 5 & 6.
Pupils from the additional swimming group received certificates highlighting how their hard work has led to improvement and increased water confidence. A massive well done to all of those who received a certificate.
Next stop the inter-school's swimming gala!
In association with Winnall Rock School, we are running a Ukulele Club for children to develop the skills they learn as part of the teaching delivered through Hampshire Music Services' 'Listen-to-me' programme.
Last year our Ukulele players went on to perform in front of the school, the Winnall Community and at the Theatre Royal as part of Winnall Rock School's summer show. They were also part of the 2,300 players who broke the world record for the world's largest Ukulele Ensemble!
This year we are looking forward to performing at the Theatre Royal again. Do come along and see us!