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School Games Award Confirmation

PRESTON PRIMARY WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS JULY 2018

In very hot conditions, this level 1 School Games competition was contested during two weeks in July by well over a hundred children in Key Stage 2. Excellent shot making and great court movement was in evidence as four year group categories were played out. The year 3 final saw Oliver triumph after a battle with Kowen. The year 4 final saw Raphael narrowly beaten by Robbie. In Year 5 Daniel was able to come through against Oliver while our Year 6 contest saw Ben convincingly out point Fraser.

The semi final and final results were as follows:

Semi Final 1: Oliver beat Robbie 2-1

Semi final 2: Ben beat Daniel 2-1

Final : Ben beat Oliver 2-0

Preston Primary Wimbledon Championships

Preston Primary Wimbledon Championships 1
Preston Primary Wimbledon Championships 2
Preston Primary Wimbledon Championships 3
Preston Primary Wimbledon Championships 4
Preston Primary Wimbledon Championships 5
Preston Primary Wimbledon Championships 6
Preston Primary Wimbledon Championships 7

UPCOMING WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT FOR KEY STAGE 2

As part of our on-going sports provision we are looking forward to our end of term inter house World Cup Football tournament. Eight teams will battle it out on Monday 16  July for the prestigious title of Preston Primary World Cup winners. The level 1 school games event will be organised by Mr St John and Mr Bourne our school sports coach and will feature sports leaders, year 6 pupils as team captains and almost one hundred children in total.

AREA ATHLETICS SCHOOL GAMES LEVEL 2 COMPETITION JUNE 2018

A superb performance by the entire team of 32 athletes saw Preston Primary place highly alongside 14 other local schools in the annual Area Athletics Level 2 School Games competition held at the Bill Whistlecroft Arena, Yeovil in June 2018. Highlights included Isabel from Year 4 winning her sprint competition. Other great performances included Millie who was only just pipped for first place in her sprint competition against all other Year 5 girls in the Yeovil area and Paige who won her long jump competition. Jasmine from Year 5 did extremely well in her 800 metre race with a thrilling run against good competition from Milford Junior School and Taylor from Year 6 won his hammer competition.

Well done team for your enthusiasm and passion on the day!

 

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YEAR 6 CRICKET TEAM AT SOMERSET COUNTY GROUND FOR THE COUNTY FINAL

YEAR 6 CRICKET TEAM AT SOMERSET COUNTY GROUND FOR THE COUNTY FINAL 1
YEAR 6 CRICKET TEAM AT SOMERSET COUNTY GROUND FOR THE COUNTY FINAL 2
YEAR 6 CRICKET TEAM AT SOMERSET COUNTY GROUND FOR THE COUNTY FINAL 3

A brilliant day out at the County Ground, Taunton was the verdict as our Year 6 cricket team experienced what it was like to play on the ground used by Somerset CC and the England women’s cricket team. This Level 3 School Games competition saw our team place 5 out of 10 teams with three wins and two narrow losses against very good opposition. In temperatures reaching 30 degrees centigrade, the whole team demonstrated great batting, bowling and fielding skills as they played schools from North and mid Somerset in the Kwik Cricket format. A very special day was topped off when our team got to meet England fast bowling star Craig Overton who signed hats and shirts for our team.

GLOBAL GAMES DAY 2018

More glorious weather saw our Year 5 sports leaders assist children from Years 3 and 4 in a global themed sports event this June 2018.  Featuring sports such as Brazilian football, golf, New Zealand rugby, badminton, boccia, Chinese table tennis, volleyball and German handball all of the children enjoyed a terrific day of sport played in a friendly but competitive way. The Level 1 event saw participation from over 140 children throughout.

Global Games Day

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PRESTON PRIMARY WIN FESTIVAL OF SPORT HELD AT PRESTON SCHOOL

Twenty four of our athletes recently attended an inter school Festival of Sport competition and came away with the winners medals in athletics, cricket and rounders (please see the girls rounders team above) at the end of this level 2 competition. On an extremely hot afternoon, the mixed team competed hard but fairly and assisted by sports leaders from Key Stage 4 enjoyed a fabulous festival organised by head of sport Jason Powell.

YEAR 5 CRICKET TEAM WIN AT SOUTH PETHERTON

Terrific play by our year 5 team during this Level 2 School Games competition played at South Petherton on the 12 June 2018 saw Preston Primary progress to the County Final to be played at Clevedon Cricket Club on July 10. Great batting and accurate bowling resulted in our team comfortably winning all of their games by a large margin.

Year 5 Cricket Team

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Daniel Wins Through To The Chess Giga Final

A brilliant performance from Daniel in year 5 saw him gain enough points during the Millfield Chess Mega final this May 2018 to progress to the next round of the National Delancey Chess Challenge. Daniel who had finished runner up in our school club competition will now go on to compete against the best young chess players in his age group in the south of England later on this year.
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1610 GYM VISITS PRESTON PRIMARY

 

Our children recently experienced a high energy workout on the playground as Shaun from 1610 Gym led our Key Stage 2 classes in a variety of exercise routines designed to test their balance, coordination and all round fitness. Great fun was had by all with everyone promising Shaun that they would be exercising more in 2018 from now on after taking part in this enjoyable activity.

 

Year 6 Yeovil Area Kwik Cricket Tournament

 Our Year 6 team played some brilliant cricket during this level 2 School Games competition held on a beautifully sunny evening at the Westlands Sports Ground. Hosted by Yeovil Cricket Club, the tournament saw fifteen Yeovil schools battle it out for the four qualifying spots needed to proceed to the next round of the competition in Chard.

In our first game we faced All Saints, Montacute. We fielded first and restricted the opposition to 208. In reply we hit 285 with man of the match Jacob smashing several boundaries. We won this match by 73 runs.

 

Our final game saw us pitted against South Petherton Junior School. In a game which we had to win to progress we batted first and scored 272. In reply we bowled and fielded superbly to restrict South Petherton to 221. In our victory by 51 runs, Ben was the stand out player and man of the match with some powerfully hit boundaries and quick bowling to tie up the opposing batsmen.
We now proceed to Chard where we will be playing in the South Somerset tournament during the afternoon of 5th June.

 

PRESTON PRIMARY V EAST COKER CRICKET MATCH 9th MAY 2018

Our Year 6 team travelled to East Coker for an inter-school Level 2 Kwik Cricket game this May. An exciting match followed with Preston Primary batting first. Taylor put in a great performance as captain and was soon hitting the boundary with some powerful shots.  Supported by the rest of the team Preston Primary scored 267 for the loss of 2 wickets. In reply the home side, East Coker could only score 201 with Lucas putting in a great performance fielding in the deep and eventually Preston won by 66 runs.  Our man of the match for his contribution with bat and ball was Taylor.  Well done team!

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PRESTON PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

On a beautiful sunny afternoon in March forty of our children took part in our annual cross country championships, a Level 1 School Games competition.  Seven of our sports leaders from Year 6 acted as marshals and did a great job as they helped to guide the runners from year 3 – 6 around the challenging course.

 

The runners took part in one of four age group races with great determination and skill as they paced themselves through the run. The placings were as follows:
Year 3 and 4 girls:
1st Megan (Whitebeam) 2nd Isabelle (Hickory) 3rd Darcie (Hawthorn)
Year 3 and 4 boys:
1st Harry (Willow) 2nd Josh (Hawthorn) 3rd Louix (Whitebeam)
Year 5 and 6 girls:
1st Izzy (Mulberry) 2nd Emma (Sycamore) 3rd Paige (Hazel)
Year 5 and 6 boys
1st Kadyn (Mulberry)  2nd  Kaleb (Hazel) 3rd Oliver (Hazel)

 

Well done to everyone and to the hares, our old pupils Orla, Kadyn and Hannah who came back from their secondary school and ran for us ahead of the competitors.
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CROSS COUNTY RACE 5 YEOVIL SHOWGROUND

Preston Primary entered a large team into this level 2 School Games event held at the Yeovil Showground at the end of February 2018. Twenty five of our runners enjoyed fantastic, sunny but cold conditions as they raced around a challenging course. All of our runners finished the race strongly with Lucas Cawley bagging a top ten spot out of 120 runners in his race. Well done team!

The final race of the season will be held at Mudford Rec later this spring where we will be hoping for a warmer day!
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WESTFIELD NETBALL TOURNAMENT

Our netball girls squad went to Westfield Academy and took part in a level 2 School Games contest against several other local schools this October. Playing brilliantly in attack and defence,  the girls won and drew some of their matches. All of our girls played really well and are developing their teamwork skills month by month. The next School Games netball tournament takes place in November.

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Cross Country Races 2 & 3

Over seventy pupils in total took part in the second and third races of the season held at Yeovil Town Football Club and Aldon Hill respectively.  All of our runners acquitted themselves superbly and tackled each course with determination and skill. Every runner finished their race and once more we had some top ten finishes in each race consisting of pupils from fifteen schools in the Yeovil Area.
Izzy Foster once more showed her speed endurance and finished in 4th place at Yeovil Town while at Aldon Hill she went one better to finish in 3rd place.
Well done to all of our brilliant children who took part in this Level 2 School Games Event.

 

CROSS COUNTRY RACE 1

Our first School Games Cross Country race takes place at Yeovil Rugby Club this coming Wednesday 27th September and already we have thirty six children signed up to run. The race, a level 2 Games competition event promises to be an exciting start to the season with over 16 schools taking part. Parents are asked, please, to park in the Showground off Two Towers Lane as the Rugby Club gets extremely full and has only limited parking. 
Mr St John

 

 Year 5 Preston Primary Cricketers Win County Final Place again in 2017

Our Year 5 cricket team played brilliantly over 2 rounds of Level 2 competition to clinch a place in the Somerset County Final, a Level 3 Sainsbury’s School Games competition to be held at Clevedon Cricket Club on July 11th.

Playing their first round in the lovely grounds of Yeovil Cricket Club at Westlands, the team triumphed, winning all of their games in style. This result meant that the team progressed to the South Somerset Final at Chard Cricket Club and here they won all of their matches in fine style once more. The first game saw Preston Primary School beat East Coker by 14 runs, the second match was even more convincing as Preston Primary won by 33 runs, easily outscoring Redstart Primary. The final match saw Preston beat Coombe St Nicholas by 23 runs and showing great batting, bowling and athletic fielding skills as they did so. Well done team! Jacob Tilsley bowled and batted superbly hitting three sixes in one over to clinch the Man of the Tournament award.

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PRESTON PRIMARY WIN THE AREA ATHLETICS COMPETITION - SUMMER 2017

A superb performance by the entire team of thirty two athletes saw Preston Primary sweep to victory over 9 other local schools in the annual area athletics competition held at The Bill Whistlecroft Arena, Yeovil in June 2017.  The Level 2 competition saw a range of disciplines tackled by our pupils including javelin, sprint, sprint relay, hammer, hurdles and long jump to name to name but a few.

Hightlights included Orla East and Kadyn Waycott winning their 200 metres individual events and both girls and boys relay squads at Year 4 & 6 triumphing over all other schools.  Other great performances included Millie-Grace Goodland who won her sprint competition against all other Year 4 girls and Adam Harriss who achieved the same result in his boys race.  Oliwia Cwienczek won her 800 metre race in a thrilling run against good competition from Milford Junior School.

Well done team for your enthusiasm and passion on the day!  

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Spring Games Dance Competition

In late April pupils from our after school Dance Club entered the Spring Games Dance Competition at Millfield School in Street.  The girls entered with a ‘Bollywood’ inspired routine with colourful costumes funded by our PTA.  The girls fought off tough opposition and secured a fantastic first place!  A big congratulations to all the girls, Keri Hill (their dance teacher) and everyone else who made the day a huge success!​ 

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YEAR 6 COUNTY FINAL SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS

Our year 6 athletics team enjoyed a fantastic day out as they reached the Somerset County Final of the Sports Hall Athletics Final 2017, a Level 3 Sainsbury’s School Games event. The venue was the brand new sports hall at Richard Huish College, Taunton and our athletes did themselves and the school proud as they finished in 6th position. Highlights for the school were provided by Oliwia Cwienczek and Orla East who won their 2 x 2 lap relay event as well as the 6 lap Parlauf, an event requiring pace judgement, speed and stamina. Our boys team members, Tom Akers, Connor Beardmore, Taylor Hockley and Kadyn Waycott also won their obstacle relay event in fine style. Well done team.

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PRESTON PRIMARY RUNNERS BRAVE THE RAIN!

CROSS COUNTRY RACE 4  - YEOVIL SHOWGROUND

In terrible rain swept conditions, our Preston Primary cross country team raced against sixteen other schools and did extremely well in this February's running meet; a Sainsbury’s Level 2 event. Every runner who took part finished the race and we had some great results with Alfie Burr finishing in 11th place out of over 120 runners in the boy’s Year 3/4 race.  Izzie Foster placed 5th in the girls year 5/6 race. All of our runners ran extremely well and never let the conditions get them down. Special thanks also go to our staff and parent helpers for assisting with scoring on the day.

 

 PRESTON YEAR 5 FOOTBALL TEAM SCORE 5 GOALS TO BEAT HUISH PRIMARY!

A brilliant game of football saw our year 5 footballers beat Huish Primary this Spring Term in a Sainsbury’s School Games level 2 contest. Both Teams played some great attacking and defensive football in a game that flowed from end to end and finished 5-2 to Preston Primary.

Preston Primary’s Taylor Hockley was involved in much great defensive work, putting in tackles and making important interceptions to get his team out of trouble. Kadyn Waycott made some great runs and unselfishly released other players with some super passing. Our man of the match, Isaac Thompson, was super sharp in his role as main striker and netted the man of the match award with an excellent hat trick. Well played team.
 

Darren Way Visits Preston Primary School

Pupils from year 6 had a surprise visit from Yeovil Town players accompanied by manager Darren Way at the end of 2016.

Our children had a brilliant time as they were put through their paces and taught skills like the Cruyff turn and how to shoot and pass accurately.

The pupils were then given vouchers to enable them to attend the match against Barnet the following day.

The visit continues the strong links which we have with Yeovil Town Football Club and follows our involvement in the EFL football cup in which we came runners up this term. Our thanks go to the club and to Alex O’Loughlin, the club’s Press Officer, who organised the visit.

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CROSS COUNTRY RACE 3 HELD AT YEOVIL TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

In beautiful conditions, over forty of our children tackled a longer course at the football ground as part of a Sainsbury’s School Games Level 2 Competition.  Nearly 500 children from 18 schools ran the four races which made up this cross country meet.
Our team acquitted themselves superbly and all runners finished the demanding course. Notable achievements included Alfie Burr placing 5th in a field of 170 runners in the Year 3/4  boys race. Orla East continued her good run of form with 4th place in the girls Year 5/6 event with Izzy Foster placing an excellent 5th place in the same event despite only being in Year 5. In the boy’s Year 5/6 race, Kadyn Andrews placed a very good 5th place overall in a field of 156 boys.  Well done team! 
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English School’s Football Area Finals

Year 5 & 6 Girls ESFA Area Tournament Winners

Both our boy’s and girl’s football teams played extremely well through the duration of this tournament played on the 4th November. The Sainsbury’s School Games Level 2 event was held in generally good conditions at the Mudford Recreation Ground.

Our boys’ team enjoyed some success after an initial 1-0 loss to Tatworth Primary School and won their following game 1-0 with a display of determination in midfield and excellent defending. Ultimately they did not progress to the semi- finals due to an inferior goal difference but showed a great fighting spirit and solid teamwork throughout.

 

Our girls’ team dominated their group winning all matches and played an exciting brand of attacking football in every game. Organised in defence and amazing in attack, the team swept away the opposition in their semi-final and convincingly beat Tatworth Primary School 3-0 in the final.

Our girls’ team were rewarded for their success by claiming a place for the second year running in the Somerset County Football Finals  to be played on the 13th January 2017 at Bridgwater College. Well done girls.

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YEAR 5 AND 6 FOOTBALL MATCHES

Our league season got off with a couple of Sainsbury’s School Games level 2 matches this October.  The games played at home against Oaklands Primary School were closely fought.
 

The Year 5 game saw Preston Primary go one nil down by half time. After the break our team started to attack and defend better as a unit and we ended up winning 6-1.  Goals from Jacob Tilsley, Ben Churchill, Kaydn Waycott and Isaac Thompson all contributed to a comfortable victory. Well played team.

 

Our Year 6 game was a much more closely contested game. Oaklands had many chances and could easily have won the game but for some brilliant stops from goalkeeper Leo Sum. Goals by Harvey Edwards and Harry Griffin proved decisive in the end with a win coming by 2 -1 to Preston Primary School in the final minutes of injury time.

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SCHOOL WIMBLEDON FINAL 2016

In lovely warm conditions our second annual School Wimbledon Final, a level 1 School Sainsbury’s Event, was held this July in our school grounds. Our finalists all played brilliantly in front of a packed and appreciative Key Stage 2 audience. Well over 140 children had entered the tournament and this number was slowly reduced as the last three weeks had gone by until only eight competitors remained.

 

The final matches were very well contested and the results as follows:
Year 3   Winner  Isabelle Read             Runner Up  Leon Bragg 
Year 4   Winner  Taylor Hockley           Runner Up  Emma Farrant
Year 5  Winner   Harry Morgan            Runner Up  Matthew Harriss 
Year 6  Winner  Chris Keen                 Runner Up  Aidan Vincent
 
Overall winner and plate champion:  Chris Keen.
We are very grateful to Mr Bourne, our sports coach who organised and ran the tournament.
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SAINSBURY’S SCHOOL GAMES DAY AT PRESTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

This July saw our Key Stage 2 children take part in a Sainsbury’s Schools Games Day and have brilliant fun doing it. The children enjoyed learning about and playing sports from around the world as the day included a global theme. Disability sports like Boccia were played as well as other invasion type games. Our children commented on the day saying that it was “brilliant fun” and that “we have learned to play new sports which we didn’t know about”. 

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PRESTON PRIMARY YEAR 5 AND 6 ATHLETICS TEAM GO TO MILLFIELD SCHOOL

Our athletics team had a brilliant experience this June as they were invited to visit one of the most prestigious sports schools in the country; Millfield School,  to
take part in a coaching session and competition in a variety of athletic events. The team were put through their paces by the Millfield staff who taught them to jump, run and throw. One of the highlights was a session attached to parachutes where our children were trained in the arts of sprinting against resistance. They also learned how to put a shot and hurdle with confidence and a good technique.

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Year 5 Preston Primary Cricketers Win County Final Place!

Our Year 5 cricket team played brilliantly to clinch a place in the Somerset County Final, a level 3 Sainsbury’s School Games competition.

Playing their first round in the lovely grounds of Chilton Cantelo School, the team triumphed, winning all of their games although one game was only secured by 2 runs at the end. This result meant that the team progressed to the South Somerset Final at Chard Cricket club and here they won all of their matches in fine style once more and showed great batting, bowling and athletic fielding skills as they did so. Well done team!

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Year 6 Cricketers Win at Chilton Cantelo

Our Year 6 cricket team played tremendously well this year during their Sainsbury’s School Games Level 2 competitions played at Chilton Cantelo School and Chard Cricket Club. The team were undefeated during their first competition and scored heavily to beat all of their opponents.

 

In the Chard competition the team played and beat King Ina School, South Petherton Junior School, Redstart School and Maiden Beech all by a good margin. Our only loss was to Keinton School who bowled and batted exceptionally well. We finished joint as the joint top team on points and were only eliminated by means of fewer wickets taken over the course of the whole tournament.

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 Sports Relief 2016

Preston Primary School entered in to the spirit of the National Sport Relief Day this spring. Every child and teacher ran, jogged or cycled a mile to raise £394 for deserving causes and to improve the lives of children in our country and overseas.  Our pupils learned about children in other parts of the world whose lives are more difficult than their own and were able to gain a new perspective on how fortunate we are in modern Britain. Our pupils and staff also had enormous fun as they carried out their sporting endeavours.

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Sainsbury's School Games 

 

Preston Primary School is delighted to announce that we have recently achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark Silver Award. This is a fantastic achievement and serves to highlight the level of commitment by the school to developing sports, clubs, competitions and young leaders.

 

The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition and sport across their school and into the community.

This past year has seen us competing in a huge range of events including outdoor and sports hall athletics, cross country, dance, football, kwik cricket, rugby, swimming, netball, fencing, cyclo-cross and tennis. We have also been privileged to act as host venue for some of these competitions. We would like to say a huge well done to all of our pupils who take part in the activities and competitive sport provided for them and also a huge thank you to all of our staff who tirelessly run sports clubs, prepare our children for competition and to parents who accompany them to many events. Our sports links section of the school website shows many of these sporting events captured in photographic form. In addition to this, we run many after school clubs for children who may just wish to try out several sports during their time at Preston Primary School. As sports coordinator, Mr St John would like to thank everyone associated with the school for their efforts this year in making Preston Primary such a vibrant sporting environment to be in for all of our pupils. 

GIRLS FOOTBALL FINALS NEWS

On the 21st March 2016 the girl’s football team played a tournament at the Westfield Academy Astroturf. 
Our first game was against South Petherton and we won with a score of 3-0. Elise Bromley scored 1 goal and Fiona Barry scored twice. 
The next game was against Milford Junior and we won with a score of 4-0. Elise scored 1, Izzy Foster scored 1 and Fiona again scored twice.
The following game was against West Chinnock and this ended 1-1 with Elise scoring a penalty.
Our final game was against Martock. We won 1-0 with Fiona scoring once more. With an unbeaten record, we won the tournament and had a great time.
 
Reporter Fiona Barry
 

FOOTBALL B TEAM TOURNAMENT

The new Westfield Academy Astroturf ground was the destination for our two B teams as we played a tournament on a perfect surface against several other very good teams.  Excellent skills in attack and defence were on display as we experienced mixed fortunes on the night.  Both teams conducted themselves extremely well on and off the pitch.  Well done teams.

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Preston Primary Football

A really successful couple of games saw Preston Primary’s Year 6 football team win in style this March (2016). 
Playing Ilchester Primary School away from home, our team overcame the spirited challenge of the host team to win 4-0.  Despite the first half ending goalless, the team never gave up and fine saves from goalkeeper Chris Keen frustrated Ilchester. Preston then went on to control a game after a brilliant hat trick from Man of the Match Cameron Hayward.


A home match v Holy Trinity Primary ended with a 6 -0 win and goals for Noah Gregory, Aiden Vincent, Keaton Cooper and Fin Akers capped a fine performance with the visitors struggling against our team who showed splendid skills in attack and defence.  Man of the Match Fin Akers gave a masterclass in midfield setting up goal chances unselfishly throughout the game.
Well done team.
 

Girls Football Coaching Skills with Kings College Coach

Our girls enjoyed showing off their football skills with Football Coach Chris Heayns, from Kings College in Taunton (see below).
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SOMERSET PRIMARY SCHOOL COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT KINGS COLLEGE, TAUNTON

In wonderfully sunny conditions a selected team of four of our Year 6 children contested the Somerset Primary School Cross Country Championships held in the beautiful grounds of Kings College, Taunton.  Fin Akers, Noah Gregory, Chris Keen and Hannah Blundy ran amazingly well and claimed the team bronze medal. Hannah became Somerset girl’s champion as the first female runner home.

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SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

In beautiful sunny conditions, our second school cross country championships took place on 10 March. Almost fifty children contested the four races over a challenging course. All of our children ran brilliantly and with determination. Placings were as follows:

 

YEAR 3 & 4 GIRLS

1st Izzy Foster (centre) 2nd Emma Farrant (right) 3rd Kayleigh Field (left)

 

YEAR 3 & 4 BOYS

1st Oliver Moore (centre) 2nd Josh Hansen (left)  3rd Ben Churchill (right)

 

YEAR 5/6 GIRLS                                                             

1st Hannah Blundy (centre) 2nd Orla East (right) 3rd Fiona Barry (left)

 

YEAR 5/6 BOYS

1st Fin Akers (centre) 2nd Noah Gregory (right) 3rd Kadyn Andrews (left)

 

Year 4 Football Match

Our year 4 footballers played a match against Holy Trinity Primary School during February 2016. This level 2 game within the Sainsbury’s School Games format saw our boys dominate a match which ended 6-2. Great performances were in evidence from all of the players and whether attacking or defending, our boys played as a unit throughout with energy and good organisation at the heart of all they did. A spectacular free kick goal from Josh Hansen was the highlight of the match but Isaac Thompson won the Man of The Match for his four goals and a great striker’s contribution. Well done team.

 

BOYS COUNTY FOOTBALL FINALS

On Friday 29th January Preston Primary year 6 boys football team competed in the County Final held at Bridgwater College.
Our team all played extremely well with high quality passing, shooting and a solid defence characterising each performance. The team won 3 and lost only 1 of their group games. A tough semi- final against Midsummer Norton saw the team eventually eliminated in a lottery of a penalty shootout. Aidan Vincent scored every one of our team’s goals but it was to the credit of the team that everyone played a vital part in how well they did.

 

 AREA GAMES HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Yeovil Area Games Tournament at Mudford Recreation Ground on 19th January 2016.  Despite the freezing temperatures and the icy pitch, our children did themselves extremely proud and qualified for the Yeovil Area Finals on 2nd February 2016. Several great performances saw us top our group in undefeated style. Exceptional passing, great tackles and powerful shooting were all on show.
Results were as follows:
Preston 1 – 1 Sherborne
Preston 2 – 0 Ilchester
Preston 1 – 0 Sherborne
Preston 1 – 0 Ilchester
Final:  Preston 1 – 1 Birchfield
Players were - Kimberly French, Zaara Anjum, Megan Daley, Hannah Blundy, Georgia Vincent, Alfie Curtis, Aiden Vincent, Alex Yesson, Josh Day, Luis Phillips.
Well done team!
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ESFA County Girls Football Tournament – 15th January 2016

Our team of Year 4, 5 & 6 Girl Footballers visited Bridgwater College on Friday 15th January to take part in the ESFA County Football Final for Girls.  The girls showed spectacular teamwork, passion and respect during their matches and managed to reach the semi-finals by demonstrating some brilliant playing skills.  Good work team!

 

The match results were:

Preston Primary 2 – 0 Elmhurst

Preston Primary 7 – 0 Brent Knoll

Weston All Saints 2 – 1 Preston Primary

Preston Primary 2 – 0 High Down

Preston Primary 2 – 0 Milverton

Semi-Final: Preston 0 – 0 Tatworth (Penalties:  Preston 0 – Tatworth 1)

TENNIS ACTION WITH YEAR 4

Our Year 4 pupils were very excited to receive a tennis coaching session during the second week of May 2018. Coach Jan Vincent from Sherborne Tennis Club put the children through their paces as they learned how to control a ball on the racket, move efficiently and with balance and carry out a service action.
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Hockey Tournament  - County Final

Preston hockey team competed in the County Championships on Friday 13th April. They showed amazing effort and teamwork skills and played an incredibly high standard of hockey all day.
 
Adam scored top with 3 goals on the day and Taylor received the player of the tournament award. Edie led the team well as captain.
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Year 5 v Year 6 Intra School Football Match

 On February 27th 2018 our Year 6 school football team played the year 5 team in a School Games Level 1 contest. A fast and flowing game occured with lots of amazing skills and excellent team play on show despite the arctic conditions.
The year 6 team opened the scoring with a superb cross and fantastic first time volley from Kadyn (Mulberry) sending the ball into the net. Further goals from Jacob (Mulberry) and Isaac (Sycamore) saw the Year 6 side stretch their advantage.
 Our Year 5 team never gave up, however, and showing a great deal of determination and courage they tackled and defended extremely well. When they could, the year 5 team broke up field quickly with Kaleb (Hazel) and Lucas (Hazel) leading several good attacks. It was from one of these that Lucas eventually scored after good work from Oliver (Hazel).
The final score was 3-1 to our year 6 side and a deserved Man Of The Match Award goes to captain Kadyn (Mulberry) for outstanding play and sportsmanlike behaviour as he led his side well by example.

 

Preston Hockey Team

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Preston Hockey team gave a great account of themselves at Holyrood School Hockey tournament. In a group of 3 teams we won 2 games and lost 2 games with Taylor (Mulberry) and Jacob (Mulberry) top scoring with 2 goals each.
 
All of the children were brilliantly behaved and had exceptional attitude throughout the tournament.
 
Deservedly, we have also made it through to the County Championships and the children are really looking forward to competing again.
 
Well done children!

 

SCHOOL GAMES NEWS

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COUNTY SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS FINAL REPORT 

A superb performance from all eighteen of our athletes at this year’s county sports hall athletics final resulted in Preston Primary winning several team events as the team excelled in their role as Yeovil champions. Held at Richard Huish College in Taunton, the level 3 School Games competition event saw eight schools from all over Somerset pitted against each other. Notable wins included our girls in the 4 x 1 lap relay and the 6 lap parlauf where Emma Farrant and Izzy Foster stormed to victory. The speed bounce competition saw two of our athletes Keisha Smith and Harrison Denham-Cookes achieve forty-eight reps to smash their own personal bests. Despite not winning, the whole team supported one another and tried their hardest in every event. Well done team!

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Girl's EFSA Football Final

Our girl's football team managed to secure a place in the EFSA Girl's Football Final which was played at Strode College in Street this January.  Our team only conceded 2 goals all tournament and were, unfortunately, beaten in the semi-final 1 - 0.  Well done girls!
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Year 6 Bushcraft

This November saw Preston Primary Year 6 students enjoy a terrific bushcraft session involving challenge tasks, team building and group problem solving skills all delivered by experts from our partner school Sherborne Girls. Led by Tom Fremlin and Vicky Tapsell, our children built viable shelters using tarpaulins and Leki poles as well as natural features such as trees and wood. Other activities enabled our Year 6 children to see how working together in a collaborative way helped them to solve problems in the outdoors. All enjoyed the session immensely.

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PRESTON PRIMARY WIN SOUTH SOMERSET SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS FINAL NOVEMBER 2017

A brilliant team performance saw Preston Primary athletics team win the area sports hall athletics final beating eight other schools to qualify for the county finals which will be held in early 2018. This School Games Level 2 competition was hotly contested in the noisy atmosphere of the Bucklers Mead Academy sports hall. Featuring twelve different field and track events including relay, javelin and long jump our final points tallied to bring us four points ahead of second placed school St Nicholas.  Very well done to our team who all put in the maximum effort all afternoon.  Mr St John

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PRESTON WIN TAUNTON SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

A brilliant performance by our Year 4 footballers saw the team win the recent Saints South West Somerset School Games Level 2 tournament held at Taunton School.  Playing a great brand of attacking football, the team swept past Wellsprings School 2-0 in the first round, beat Creech St Michael 3-0, St Michael’s 2-1 and Free Saints 1-0 in the next three rounds and finished with a 0-0 draw against All Saints.  Our defence and attack were superb on the day and Harry Todd was Mr St John’s Man of the Tournament for Year 4.

 

Our Year 5 football team also did extremely well.  Coming back from the disappointment of a first round loss, they won most of their other matches to come runners up in their group.  Lucas Cawley was selected by the tournament organisers as player of the day for Year 5.

 

All of the players were a great credit to the school showing commitment and skill in every game.

 

Both teams now progress to play the winners of the Devon tournament.  Details about this inter-county Level 3 tournament with dates and arrangements will follow soon. Our thanks go to Mr Dan Watkinson for accompanying us on the day.
Mr St John

 

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PRESTON PRIMARY VISIT YEOVIL TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

Fourteen of our children were delighted to be guests of Yeovil Town F.C. this September 2017 at the Yeovil V Port Vale fixture. The boys and girls from years 5 and 6 were thrilled to play a match among themselves on the 3G surface before attending the senior league match to watch the professionals play their game. At half time our children were allowed onto the pitch and were presented to the crowd. We are very grateful to Yeovil Town F.C and also to Mrs Mills and Mr Flitton who accompanied the Preston Primary players on the day. The event has also enabled us to strengthen our links with Yeovil Town F.C. as part of our School Games activity this year.

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Sports Awards Assembly July 2017

Hosted superbly by Harley Warren and Hannah Farr, our annual sports awards assembly saw many of our children recognised for outstanding sporting achievement this year. Team awards and individual accolades were handed out to deserving children and our overall winners Orla East and Harry Morgan (pictured below) as female and male sports personalities of the year received recognition for all of the contribution they had made to Preston Primary’s sporting success over the past four years in Key Stage 2.

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SCHOOL GAMES INTER HOUSE FOOTBALL JULY 2017

Our school inter house World Cup football tournament, a level 1 competition got underway this July involving over a hundred of our Key Stage 2 children. Under sunny skies eight teams played their group games showing skill and passion. The final saw Fiennes/Italy play Livingstone/ Germany and after twenty minutes of fierce shooting, tackling and great passing, Fiennes Italy became our champions. Notable achievements included Lucas Cawley who won the Golden Boot award with 9 goals. Player of the tournament was Izzie Foster. The goal of the tournament was scored by Harvey Edwards. Save of the tournament went to goalkeeper Jacob Tilsley and challenge of the tournament was given to Izzy Dexter. Well done to everyone for taking part and to Mr Bourne for running the tournament.

 

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This July was an exciting one for our children in Key Stage 2 as they experienced a Global Games Day involving several sports from around the world.  Boccia, table tennis, volleyball and other sports were led by sports mentors from Year 5 and 6 for their younger peers in Year 3 and 4.
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SCHOOL RESULTS FROM YEOVIL AREA ATHLETICS 2017

1st = 5pts, 2nd = 4pts, 3rd = 3pts, 4th = 2pts,
5th and all finalists = 1pt


1 Preston 92
2 Milford 82
3 Holy Trinity 75
4 Ash 69
5 East Coker 58
6 Ilchester 56
Oaklands 56
7 All Saints 50
8 Huish 47
9 Martock 38
10 St.Gildas 17

 

SCHOOL WIMBLEDON FINALS

Preston Primary School will be holding their annual School Wimbledon finals, a Level 1 Competition next week beginning the 26th June.  Further details will follow and results will be posted on our website. The competition has featured 96 children from Key Stage 2, a wonderful turnout!

 

YEAR 6 MILLFIELD SPORTS TASTER DAY

Our Year 6 pupils really enjoyed their trip this June 2017 to Millfield Prep School where they experienced three sports and learned new skills at one of England’s most prestigious sports schools. A sports specific warm up was followed by some hurdling, electronically timed sprints, cricket coaching and skills based tennis drills. The day was topped off with ice lollies and drinks; both very welcome in the heat. Fiona Barry and Harry Morgan impressed the watching Millfield staff with their attitude and quick learning of newly taught skills and they received prizes for this at the end of the afternoon. Well done to all the children who took part for their effort and enthusiasm.

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SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

LEVEL 1 SCHOOL GAMES

In cold grey conditions our third School Cross Country Championships took place on 16th March. Almost fifty children ran brilliantly and with great determination over the challenging course.

Race placings are as follows:

 

YEAR 3 & 4 GIRLS

1st  Paige Jarman  2nd Sophie Lawrence  3rd Mya Butcher

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YEAR 3 & 4 BOYS

1st Lucas Cawley  2nd Adam Harriss 3rd Archie Rodber

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YEAR 5 & 6 GIRLS

1st Oliwia Cwienczek 2nd Orla East  3rd Izzy Foster

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YEAR 5 & 6 BOYS

1ST Kadyn Andrews 2nd Harrison Foster 3rd Josh Grimster

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hanks to all of our sports leaders who helped to
organise and marshall the course.

 

ESFA Girls Football Final

Another fantastic performance from the girls football team on a very cold January day. The girls finished top of their group with ten points, 11 goals scored and only 2 conceded. They went on to win their semi final 5-0 and progressed to the final, where after a closely fought match, they were beaten on a penalty shootout.  Good effort girls!

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Hockey Tournament

Last Wednesday (11th January) we took part in a hockey tournament at Mudford Recreation Ground, Yeovil. We played well and managed to finish 3rd, taking a place in the final later this term. We were extremely proud of all of the players' attitudes and skills. We only conceded one goal and managed to score plenty, with Izabella Green being our top goal scorer. Well done to you all!

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Indoor Athletics

 

Yeovil Federation Sportshall Athletics 2016 Results

 
 
School
Points
1.   
Milford
240
2.   
Preston
216
3.   
Norton
212
4.   
Huish
208
5.   
Holy Trinity
196
6.   
East Coker
186
7.   
Oaklands
184
8.   
St Michaels
154
9.   
Ilchester
140
10.             
All Saints
132
11.               
Ash
120
12.              
Barwick
116
13.              
Chilthorne Domer
114
14.               
Martock
104
 
A brilliant performance by our year 5 and 6 athletics team this December saw us achieve a runners- up spot out of fourteen schools in the sports hall athletics competition held at Westfield School. Events like the 6 lap Paarlauf relay, speed bounce, javelin and standing triple jump were all enjoyed by our children who improved their technique as they progressed through the competition. Well done team!
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Fiona Selected For Somerset County Football Squad 

Preston Primary were delighted to learn that one of our pupils, Fiona Barry, has been picked to play for the Somerset Girls County Football Squad. Fiona has played in several of the Sainsbury’s School Games football tournaments with distinction for our school and has shown herself to be a great talent with the ball. Equally comfortable when dribbling or passing, Fiona possesses a fierce shot and can tackle superbly. We are proud to have a player like Fiona representing us in the county team and wish her well as she increases her skills and game time for them.

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CROSS COUNTRY RACE (2) AT ALDON HILL

Preston Primary School Cross Country Team took part in a race recently at Aldon Hill grounds and the results were amazing! Orla East (see above) from Year 6 ran brilliantly on a difficult course and came 1st out of 115 competitors.  There were other great performances from our runners and every runner did extremely well to complete the course and finish with a smile by the end. Well done team!

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CROSS COUNTRY RACE (1) (September 2016)

In lovely mild conditions twenty six of our cross country runners competed against twelve other schools in the first of this year’s Yeovil Schools series of intra school events held at the Rugby Club ground. The Sainsbury’s School Games event saw six of our runners finish in the top ten of their respective races. All of our runners performed really well showing a good ability to pace an event and spread their effort over a three kilometre course. Well done team.

Mr St John

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