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21st November 2016

Park house football 5&6 boys

On Monday 21st November, the year 5&6 boys were in action again. This time, they were competing at the West Berkshire Schools Sports Network 7-a-side football competition. Our group consisted of Spurcroft, Aldermaston, Basildon, Bradfield and Hungerford. Despite the adverse weather conditions which made it very difficult for the schools to play football, the boys managed to play very well and found themselves controlling most of the games they played. After 5 games, Fir Tree finished with 3 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats. This resulted in us finishing as group runners up to Spurcroft, who managed an impressive 4 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats. Once again, well done to the team, who will now be competing in the finals on Monday 12th December!!
17th Novembeer 2016

ESFA Small Schools competition

On Thursday 17th November our year 5&6 boys played their second competition of the season. This time it was the ESFA small schools competition held at Trinity School. The competition consisted of 8 schools - Basildon, Brightwalton, Stockcross, Fir Tree, Bradfield, Inkpen, Curridge and Shaw-cum-Donnington. Fir Tree were placed in a group with Brightwalton, Basildon and Inkpen. After a difficult start against Inkpen, Fir Tree produced some excellent football and managed to go through the group stages in second place. The semi-final draw was made, which saw us come up against Stockcross. Fir Tree won the game 2-0 and went on to play Brightwalton in the final, who we’d already faced in our group. The group match was very close, with Fir Tree managing a narrow 1-0 win. The final proved to be exactly the same. After 8 minutes of football there was nothing to separate the sides. 2 minutes of injury time followed, and Fir Tree found the breakthrough that we’d been looking for. Again the result between the two sides finished as 1-0. A huge congratulations to the boys who now move onto the next stage of the competition, where we’ll face Burghfield Primary. The winners will represent Berkshire in the country finals. Should we continue to progress, we may even have the opportunity to play at the national finals! Well done!!! 
14th November 2016

4&5 girls football v St Gabs

Monday 14th November saw our girls play their first football match of the season. Our team, consisting of year 4&5 girls (Tallulah Rix, Joey Curtis, Caitlyn Jones, Isabela Ramos, Isabella Evans, Kaidei-lee Reed, Ellie Herbert (c), Sakshi Kamra and Charlotte Lewenden) were taking on St Gabriels. The game was very close, with both teams having exceptionally strong players. The quality of football was outstanding and was separated by 3 very good goals from Tallulah Rix and Kaidie-lee Reed. Each of the children experimented by playing in 3-4 different positions throughout the game. Our girls were brilliant in each role that they played and are getting stronger and stronger in every game they play for the school. Well done girls! It’s going to be an exciting season ahead!
8th November 2016

Y5&6 Hockey

On Tuesday 8th November, some of our year 5&6 boys and girls took part in a hockey competition at Trinity. The children were playing hockey competitively for the first time and really grew into the competition as it progressed. Fir Tree’s group had St Finians, Speenhamland, St Marks and Thatcham Park. 2 wins and 2 defeats resulted in Fir Tree in a battle for a 5th place finish out of 10. Well done to all of the boys and girls that took part.
2nd November 2016

ESFA 7-a-side

On Wednesday 2nd November, our year 5&6 boys continued their football campaign, hosting the English Schools Football Association 7-a-side group stage. Our league consisted of Francis Baily, John Rankin and Spurcroft. The group was extremely close. In 6 matches of football, only 2 goals were scored, which showed how evenly matched each team were. Spurcroft were the eventual winners of the group, with 5 points. Fir Tree finished in 3rd place, undefeated with 3 points from their 3 games. Congratulations to Spurcroft who go on to play in the finals. A huge well done to Fir Tree for the excellent football we played as a team.
20th October 2016

Excel Cross Country competition

On Thursday 20th October Fir Tree held the annual Excel Inter-Primary Cross Country Relays competition for years 3-6. Joining us this year were Speenhamland, Robert Sandilands, Winchcombe and Shaw-cum-Donnington. The event saw record times being beaten once again, with the standard from every school higher than the previous year. The overall winners this year were Speenhamland with Robert Sandilands in a close second. Fir Tree were announced as the winners of this years’ Sports Etiquette award which is given to the school that shows the best sportsmanship and behaviour. This was previous won last year by Shaw-cum-Donnington. Well done to all of our children who represented the school in such a good manner and behaved impeccably.
19th October 2016

Alternative Olympic Sports Festival

Wednesday 19th October saw our year 5&6’s head over to Park House School for the annual Alternative Olympic Sports Festival. The event features events such as kurling, boccia, Seated volleyball and archery.  Our Team consisting of Kyle Logan, Caitlin Holloway, Sky Sturgess, Jaydon Bell, Tallulah Rix and Jasmine Birmingham were brilliant throughout the whole competition, with each student excelling at a different sport to one another. The team had a fantastic time and finished the competition as gold medallists! A massive well done!
12th October 2016

5&6 Boys football v Shaw

Weds 12th October saw our year 5&6 boys team play their first football match of the season in a friendly against Shaw-cum-Donnington. Kwesi Robinson, Matteo Di Alberto, Alfie Bartlett, Kye MacPhail, Ashley Hill (c), Robbie Deane, Jaydon Bell and James Kimber were all playing together for the first time as a mixed year 5&6 team and put on a fantastic display. The boys had a difficult start as Shaw started strong, going a goal ahead and looking very threatening on the counter attack. The Fir Tree boys got into their stride and managed to turn the game around, eventually winning 7-1. Kwesi Robinson was awarded as man of the match for an outstanding display in goal, making countless saves. Well done to Kwesi and the whole team!
11th October 2016

Badminton at Trinity

On Tuesday 11th October, Chloe Millon, James Kimber, Robbie Deane and Kwesi Robinson took part in a Badminton competition at Trinity School. It was the first time any of the children has played badminton competitively and our team put on a fantastic display. There were singles matches and doubles matches, all closely fought with the other schools. Fir Tree finished as bronze medallists! Well done!!
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