On 20th June the children at The Reddings Primary School had a once in a lifetime opportunity; to meet the Premier League trophy! The Year 3 class at the school entered a competition, as part of the Super Movers initiative from the Premier League and the BBC to get children more active throughout the school day. As a result of winning this competition, the Premier League trophy came into school and the whole school had the chance to have a class photo with the trophy and Year 3 were able to have their photo taken with the trophy.
Also as part of the morning, The Watford Community Trust came in to work with the children both inside and outside the classroom. They were helping the children work together as a team and put the children through their paces physically, they also met Harry the Hornet! A fantastic day was had by all students and teachers and well done to Year 3 for winning the competition!
On the 27th June we had our school sports day. Early years went first and took on a number of different field events and then races in some closely contested races. The scores from the field events all exceeded 800 points! Well done to all of the children involved who all took an active part in their sports day.
Then came the KS1 children who had to come and tackle 7 different field events that consisted of a basketball throw, a speed bounce and a race on the hoppers! Children performed fantastically well with all of the houses scoring in excess of 1000 points! Children then got onto the races where some of the children showed some of their outstanding speed and quickness over 60 metres. A really big thank you goes to the sport council who were exemplary throughout the day, so well done to Lacey Andrews and Krystal Powley.
Once the children and parents had finished their picnic lunch, we moved onto the KS2 sports day. Then children also took on the field events in slightly adverse conditions but were determined to perform to the best of their ability throughout. Even with the races being called off, the weather then shined down on the Reddings allowing the races to go ahead as planned. Children showed great determination in the races and showed a real school spirit when Early Years and KS1 came out to join us for the races.
The winners of the school sports day in 2017 was Joshua house for KS1 & KS2 and then the winner for Early Years sports day was Ennis Hill. A massive thank you for all of the parents for coming to watch and adding to the success of the children. The year 9 sports leaders from Longdean were incredibly helpful and allowed the day to run smoothly throughout. Also a big thank you to the PFTA for having a drinks stall.
Roll on 2018 Sports Day!
On Thursday 18th May 2017, the Year 3/4 Tag Rugby team went to Camelot Rugby Club to take part in a Tag Rugby festival with some of the other school in Dacorum. The Reddings school shone throughout the day scoring a total of 22 tries in just 4 matches! Well done to all of the children of played in the festival. The stand out player of the day was Kenneth scoring a total of 9 tries and assisting in many of the other tries.
If you would be interested in playing tag rugby outside of school see the Camelot rugby club website on pitchero.com/clubs/camelotrugby
On Wednesday 3rd May, Year 3 took the bus over to Cavendish school to take part in a tri golf competition. They looked to hone in on the golfing skills they had learned through doing tri-golf in PE this term. This seemed to be a massive help as Year 3 did very well in the tournament finishing runner up in the whole tournament!
Well done Year 3!
On Tuesday 1st March 2017, The year 5/6 football went to Hemel Hempstead Football Club to take part in a football tournament with a number of local primary schools. We started the tournament off with a tough fixture against South hill where we suffered our first defeat at the hands of some outstanding attacking play from South Hill. We then took on St Albert the Great and showed some positive attacking play with Kamron coming close towards the end of the first half. Two second half goals secured the win for St Albert the Great in what was a close fought encounter. We then took on the eventual finalists Hobb Hill who won the match 6 – 0. A fantastic effort from all of the players who showed great resilience when their backs were against the wall and kept coming forward and that attitude will shine through in coming fixtures.
The Reddings 0 vs 3 Potten End – Friday 3rd February 2017
The football took on a strong potten end side and showed a fantastic defensive display on a wet and boggy pitch. Potten End took the lead half way through the first half. Alex Ufland’s fine display of shot stopping kept the score to 1-0 at half time. During the second half, Desmond and Lacey’s defending of the higest order kept the Reddings in with a chance of nicking a late goal to tie level. Josiah, Emily and Krystal’s energy in midfield kept Potten End on edge knowing we would be dangerous on the counter attack with Pharrens pace up front. A fantastic triple save from Alex kept it at 1-0 but it wasn’t to be though as Potten end went on to score 2 late goals.
Player of the game: Alex Ufland
On Tuesday 10th January the Reddings took on Bovingdon primary school in the final of tag rugby. The Reddings were looking to build on their fantastic run of wins during the group stage and started like a house on fire with a try inside the opening minute of the game. Both teams showed impressive handling in attack and both scored a number of tries in a frantic first half that saw Reddings going in at the break with a 6-5 lead thanks to tries from Kenneth, Vagelis and Mckenzie. Bovingdon snatched back the lead with a double minute salvo of tries that put the Reddings behind with 10 minutes left to play. Reddings then showed great character to fight back after a Paula try in the corner. It wasn't enough as a strong Bovingdon side pulled back to win 12-9. This rounds off a fantastic season for the year 3-4 team and the team shows great potential looking to the future.
Player of the match