A dreary, damp afternoon did nothing to dampen the spirits of QPA’s High 5 Team Tagg. This, our second league match against Winton Primary, took place on Wednesday 6th February. After a brief warm up and tactical team talk, play began. QPA were spritely from the start, setting a fast pace from the onset, both teams scored in the first quarter. The second quarter was controlled by our excellent play, resulting in two goals from QPA.
Play in the third quarter was dominated by excellent defence from both teams – no goals were score by either team. We were two goals up going into the final quarter, nails were bitten and whistles were tooted. QPA went on to score a further goal with Winton adding one more to their score sheet too. The final score was 4-2 to QPA, another sterling performance from Team Tagg – well done one and all! We are immeasurably proud of your dedication and commitment. The next league game is scheduled for 27th February.
Report from Mrs Wallis
Yesterday it was the turn of the girls to take part in a tournament at Littledown. The team did very well, winning one match, drawing two and losing one. This placed them second in their group. Congratulations to all those who took part.
Our Year Five boys played very well during today’s Predator tournament at the Littledown Centre. Although the team did not qualify for the final, they won one game and drew two games. The children all supported each other throughout and can be proud of their inter-dependence and grit.
Year 6 represented the school with pride during the ‘Predator’ tournament at Littledown. Their teamwork was excellent and resulted in some extremely attractive football. Mr Pettefer was impressed with how the pupils organised themselves, including tactics and substitutions, having learned from the guidance he had previously provided. Although ultimately the team did not qualify for the final, they won one game, drew two and lost one. The leagues begins soon and this was a great reintroduction to competitive sport for the team.
This afternoon we were fortunate to have considerable success at the annual Town Sports event at King’s Park stadium. The children took part in a variety of events which included 60m, 75m, 150m, 600m, long jump and ball throw.
We were incredibly proud of each and every one of our children, who were a real credit to our academy. Of particular note were the successes of Ellie, who achieved a gold medal for the 600m event, and Frankie, who achieved a third place time in the 75m. This achievement means that these two children are now eligible for county events.
Congratulations to 4D who have set a new record for the number of weeks that they have won the reading trophy. This week they clocked up 140 reads in their class – excellent news for their fluency rates!
This afternoon teams from Manorside, Elm, Kings’s Park and Queen’s Park academies took part in an Ambitions Academies Trust hockey tournament. Our teams performed very well, winning the majority of their matches, and excellent team work was evident from all.