PE and Sport @ Rothley CofE Academy Spring Term 2019

Welcome to the second edition of the termly PE and Sport at Rothley Academy e-newsletter. The aim of this newsletter is to promote and celebrate all the PE and Sport we have participated in at Rothley Academy over the last term.

Year 5 and 6 Football Team

Our football season came to a close last week, with the team managing to win their group to qualify for the finals night. The finals will be held at Wreake Valley on Tuesday 11th June.

Congratulations to all the children who have represented the school in our league matches, which kicked off way back in September.

Final Standings! Click to enlarge

In addition to the league, we hosted a tournament with Glebelands Primary School this week. Both our teams did really well, with one of them winning the competition.

Cross Country

The National Primary Cross Country Finals were held at Prestwold Hall this year, which saw a number of our children participate. Well done to everyone who raced, especially our year 4 boys team as they came 3rd to win a medal.

Medals and certificates were given out in a whole school assembly on Friday 12th April.

PE this term

In PE this term, the children have covered two main sports - Gymnastics and Tennis. These sports show a lot of fundamental skills. During our Gymnastics sessions we covered balancing, rolls, sequences, counter tensions and counter balancing.

This allowed children to progress and gain some understanding to create their own routine in small groups. They showed their creativity and imagination whilst working as a team.

Our other sport was tennis. We have covered all shots, including singles and doubles matches. The basic skills such as racket and ball control helped the children when put into a match situation.

In the summer term we will be teaching striking and fielding (rounders and cricket) and athletics in preparation for sports day.

Key Stage 1 Sports Day : 1st July 1:15pm

Key Stage 2 Sports Day: 2nd July 1:15pm

Netball @ Cedars Academy

On Tuesday 2nd April, our fantastic Year 5 and 6 Netball players participated in a tournament at The Cedars Academy.

The children had 6 practises prior to the tournament in which they played all positions and put in their full effort. At the tournament, the team won their first match, drew in their second and lost their final match.

They all played fantastically and really worked well as a team, despite the unseasonable hail and cold on the evening.

The netball club will be continuing in the summer term, and hopefully, we will compete in some friendly tournaments with other schools in the area over the coming months.

We will now look to next year’s tournament! Well done team!

Sporting achievements out of school

This section of the PE and sport newsletter will celebrate sporting achievements of the pupils out of school.

Eleanor (year 4)

Eleanor is a member of Loughborough Acrobatics Gymnastic club and she trains 3 times a week!

Eleanor won gold (out of 6 pairs) with her partner at a local competition and in March this year she also competed in a regional competition, also coming first!

She will now go on to represent the East Midlands at the national finals on May 18th.

Eleanor was also awarded junior ‘base’ of the year at the club Christmas show in 2018!

Eleanor is clearly a talented gymnast and I am sure Simone Biles and Beth Tweddle will be looking over their shoulders!

Rothley Imps FC Under 9s

A number of children from our school play for Rothley Imps FC u9s who play in the Leicestershire FA League.

The boys and girls have played some fantastic football this season, and had a fairy tale cup run progressing all the way to the County Cup Final.

Unfortunately the team lost the final 4-2 against a very strong Hinckley team, but put up a hard fight and are well deserving of their medals. The children were very gracious in defeat and enjoyed the experience of playing in a final.

The players from Rothley school were: Campbell (captain), Albert, Sam, George, Hugo, Bea, Cole and Jacob.

With such a talented crop of year 4 children adding to the already strong players in year 5, I am sure we will be competing for the league next season!

Theo (year 3)

Theo loves football and is extremely talented. Theo is a goalkeeper for Leicester City Under 8s Academy.

Theo with the Leicester City Under 8s Academy

Theo started his football locally with Rothley Imps FC and moved on and now plays for Kirby Muxloe FC. Theo plays on pitch for Kirby, to help improve his ball skills when he plays as a keeper for the Academy.

Theo at Kirby Muxloe

Theo has won several tournaments with both Kirby and Leicester City. In May of last year, Theo and Leicester went to Doncaster to compete in the Under 7s Keepmoat Trophy and won! Beating Leeds United in the final. (Unlucky Mr Palmer and Mr Dooley - Leeds still behind Leicester, even at this level)

Theo winning the Keepmoat Trophy

Theo trains up to 5 times a week and travels to play against some of the top academy sides such as Liverpool.

I am sure when Kasper Schmeichel has retired, Theo will be there waiting!

That is it for the second edition of the PE and Sport at Rothley e-newsletter. The next edition will be at the end of the Summer term and will include all of our other PE and Sporting ventures from April to July.

If your child/children compete in sport out of school, we would love them to be celebrated in the next edition of this newsletter. So please contact either Mr Richards or Mr Palmer on: jrichards@rothley.leics.sch.uk or info@fcscoaching.co.uk

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