PE Primary Links News
Year 3&4 Football festival
We held our first Yr. 3 & 4 football festival this year and it was a fantastic turn-out, with many schools entering 2 teams. We had 9 teams in total. The 1st round of games involved 3 round robins with 3 schools in each competition and then we had play-offs with all the 1st placed teams, 2nd placed teams and 3rd placed teams playing each other. The final rounds of games were all very close and our champions were:
Tournament 3 winners – St. Mary’s 2
Tournament 2 winners – Wimboldsley
Tournament 1 winners – St. Mary’s 1
Well done to all involved and special thanks to the Sports Prefects and 2 Yr. 6 boys from Wimboldsley, Ben and Ethan, who officiated and volunteered on these nights; they were great ambassadors for the PE department and their schools.
Olympic Festival 2019
The big event of the year for our primaries is the Year 3/4 Olympics festival. The planning for this started a few weeks ago when Year 5/6 leaders from the primaries met with some of our sports leaders to plan the event and start making flags for their respective countries. It was decided that a small school would pair up with a big school to represent one country:
Warmingham & Middlewich – Italy
Byley & St. Mary’s – France
Wimboldsely & Cledford - GB
120 students took part in the event with 50 leaders involved. The afternoon began with an opening ceremony where all countries proudly waved their flags during the flag parade and there were a number of dance and musical performances from MHS pupils. The primary pupils then took part in a number of events including: dance, tug of war, tennis, boccia, handball and athletics. The tug of war was particularly close and a very exciting end to the afternoon. Our sport leaders ran this fun event with the support of Yr. 5/6 leaders who acted as team managers. We had champions of each activity and also overall champions of combined results of all events.
Tennis Champions – Italy
Boccia Champions – Italy
Handball Champions – GB
Athletics Champions – France
Tug of war winners – GB
Over all Champions:
Bronze – Italy (223 points)
Silver – GB (259 points)
Gold – (269 points)
Well done to all involved!
Annual Primary Schools’ Swimming Gala
This was another great event with 5 out of our 6 cluster Primary Schools from the Middlewich Sports Partnership taking part. The excitement levels on poolside were deafening with superb team spirit. We had a mixture of one length races, two width races, two length races and relays. After 24 races the points’ totals were amazingly close. Our winners this year were Middlewich, and our runners-up were Cledford. Wimboldsley picked up the small schools’ trophy with Byley as runners-up. Well done to all involved; there were some superb displays of individual talent and great resilience.
MSP Rounders Competition 2019
The weather was perfect for our rounders tournament at Middlewich Primary. It was a well-supported event with six teams involved. 15 matches were played with some superb skills being displayed by both the batters and fielders. The Yr. 10 rounders team helped officiate and keep track of all half and full rounders being scored.
The small schools trophy was close; only one point separated the top two teams. The overall champions were Warmingham, with Wimboldsley as runners-up. The competition between the big schools was equally close. Cledford and Middlewich B were joint second with 12 points but Cledford became runners-up as they had scored more rounders overall. Middlewich A team were crowned champions with 13 points, the 6th year in a row they have won the trophy The Middlewich B team this year were all Yr. 5’s so they will be the team to beat next year!
Annual High 5 Netball and Football Tournament
This year we had more teams than ever taking part in both the netball and football competitions. It was a lovely dry evening and there were plenty of supporters to cheer the teams on. We had a qualifying round of matches followed by a seeded round of matches.
In the football, Cledford 1’s were group 3 winners, Middlewich 1 were group 2 winners and the overall champions were Cledford 2’s with St. Mary’s as runners-up.
In the netball, Wimboldsley were group 3 winners, St. Mary’s 2 were group 2 winners and the overall champions were Cledford 1’s with Middlewich 1’s as runners-up.
Year 1 & 2 Mini Superstars league
All 6 primary schools took part in the Mini Superstars league. This involved all schools coming to our sports hall and participating in 8 different activities lead by our Yr. 10 sports leaders. These fun activities tested students from Year 1 & 2 on their agility, speed, power and co-ordination. All pupils gained scores on each work station and then averages were calculated for each school.
Middlewich Sports Partnership Netball league 2019
The netball league was supposed to be played over 2 nights but the miserable weather prevented us from playing on the first date. We managed to play all our matches on one evening instead. The experience of all the players was really varied from regular club players to those playing a match for their first time; it was great to see the players grow in confidence and ability as the games progressed. The year 8 & 10 netball squad officiated the games.
Our champions were Cledford who won all their matches displaying great skill and teamwork, with Middlewich as the runners-up. Wimboldsley were Small Schools’ Champions, who retain the trophy for the 4th year running. We also gave out some ‘Sporting Value’ certificates to players who we felt demonstrated any of these qualities throughout the tournament. These included: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and teamwork.
All players were encouraged to get involved in a junior netball club. The club runs on Thursday nights from 5.30pm – 6.30pm at Middlewich Leisure Centre, girls and boys from Yr. 3 – Yr. 6 are all welcome.
Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics
The Primary Sports Hall Athletics was yet again an exciting event with a superb atmosphere. The students took part in a variety of track and field events to the noisy cheers of all the spectators. A large team of 25 Sports Leaders helped ensure that the event ran smoothly.
The competition was fierce between Middlewich and Cledford with them being within a few points of each other all the way through; the final relays were amazingly close. Middlewich became our Champions, by just 4 points, and will now represent the Middlewich Sports Partnership at the next round. Cledford were our well-deserved runners-up. Warmingham were our highest placed small school, just 4 points ahead of Byley, and received the small schools’ trophy. Well done to all involved and good luck to Middlewich in the next round.
The primary football league was run over 3 weeks on our 3G. with all teams playing each other once initially. The final round of games were the play-offs for 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th & 5th and 6th placings.
The 3rd and 4th play-offs were between St. Mary’s and Cledford. This match ended as a 1 all draw, with both teams having lots of great opportunities.
The small schools’ trophy was decided in the final match between Byley and Wimboldsley. It ended up as a 2-0 victory for Wimboldsley so they retain the Champions trophy from last year. Byley had a large squad of keen players that made huge progress as a team over the 3 weeks.
The final was unusually between Middlewich and Middlewich 2, the only school to put 2 teams into the competition. It was a very closely contested match that ended 2 all. The team managers decided to share the trophy rather than go to penalties; this was a great team result for a talented squad of Middlewich players.
We also introduced some value awards for the first time. Leaders from the High School were asked to look out for players that they felt were demonstrating any of the 6 key sporting values of: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self belief, and teamwork. Many students were recognised with a value certificate.
Well done to all involved and special thanks to the Sports Prefects and leaders who officiated and volunteered on these nights; they were great ambassadors for the PE department.
There were some brilliant individual and team performances at the girls’ football competition. There was a mixture of established club players and young girls, who were representing their school for the first time; all girls displayed great sportsmanship and resilience.
The champions of the tournament were Cledford who retain the trophy and scored an impressive total of 21 goals over their 4 matches. The runners-up were St. Mary’s.
Our small school champions were Byley, with Wimboldsley as runners-up.
Well done to all involved.
Middlewich Sports Partnership Cross-country Competition
On Tuesday 2nd October we had our first event of the year which was our annual cross-country competition at Cledford Primary School. It was really well supported by nearly 200 runners from our six Partnership Primary schools and many spectators cheering them on. A large team of Year 10/11 Sports Leaders helped make sure the whole event ran smoothly and efficiently. Two Middlewich High School pupils, Beth Latham and Sam Ellison, were the hares for the course and had the runners hot on their heels.
The top three athletes in each race were recognised with a certificate and the winning school, which was made up of the three fastest runners, received a trophy. This year we were also able to award the top placed small school with a new trophy.
Year 3/4 girls: Runners-up – Cledford, Winners – Middlewich.
Small schools’ champs - Byley
Year 3/4 boys: Runners-up – Cledford, Winners – Middlewich
Small schools’ champs - Byley
Year 5/6 girls: Runners-up – Cledford, Winners – St. Mary’s
Small schools’ champs - Warmingham
Year 5/6 boys: Runners-up – St. Mary’s, Winners – Middlewich
Small schools’ champs - Wimboldsley
Well done to all the runners who took part and represented their school!