PE and Sport @ Rothley CofE Academy Summer Term 2019

Welcome to the third 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 inĀ at Rothley Academy over the last term.

Year 5 and 6 Girl's Football Team

This Summer term, the Year 5 and 6 girls have been competing at Wreake Valley in a football Tournament. Each week the girls performed to an extremely high standard and won or drew in most of their matches.

Team taking positions!

Each one of them played a vital role in the teams' successes and they should all be extremely proud of themselves. The girls won a 3rd place position for Rothley C of E Academy, something we as a school are very happy about! Well Done girls!

Year 4 and 5 Tennis competition

Our Year 4's and 5's took part in the South Charnwood Tennis competition, held at Rothley Ivanhoe Tennis club. A team of 4 played in a competitive group of 4 other schools in a singles format. On both occasions we managed to reach both finals but unfortunately came up short and lost. Medals were presented in assembly for finishing 2nd place.

Well done to all of our children that took part: Harry H, Anais W, Thomas P, Lily P, Bea K, Oliver H, Jacob C and Erin T.

PE this term

This half term in P.E. The children have covered cricket and athletics.

In PE athletics the children focused on three main areas: throwing, running and jumping. These lessons also prepared the children for various events that took place on sports day.

The next sport that was covered was cricket. The Year 5 children were fortunate enough to be taught by a Leicestershire cricket coach. During these sessions the children learnt the basic skills such as: batting, fielding and bowling. Towards the end of the half term all these skills were put into mini- games.

Year 4 cricket vs Glebelands.

Our Year 4 children also had an exciting opportunity this half term, as they took part in a cricket game against Glebelands Primary School.

Although the children lost by 2 runs they all played extremely well, displaying good teamwork throughout.

Sports Days

The children have enjoyed two fantastic sports days in July.

Last Monday the children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 competed in their sports day, which involved a new format where Year 1 and 2 competed in some competitive traditional races, whilst Foundation did a circuit of sporting skills, ending in some sprint races.

Swithland ended up winning, the day by 1 point from Beacon: 850 and 851!


Key stage 2 enjoyed another competitive sports day with the infamous obstacle course, relay and sprints. With Bradgate winning the trophy by 3 points from Swithland. The first time Bradgate have won since 2016.

The winning house - Bradgate

Miss Godfrey and Mr Phillips now hold the teacher sprint titles in Key stage 2.

Sporting achievements out of school

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

Harry and Charlie (Year 4) - Mountsorrel Tigers FC Under 10s

Harry and Charlie are both extremely talented footballers and both play for Mountsorrel Tigers FC under 10s.

The team competed and won the North Leicestershire Cup competition in a 7 a side format. Beating rivals Anstey Nomads 3-1 in the final

Harry with the cup!
Charlie with the cup!

In addition recently the team travelled to a tournament at Derby County's Pride Park - winning every game and winning another cup!

The current crop of Year 5 children are all extremely talented footballers and I am sure we will do fantastically well next year in our league.

Oliver and William (Year 4 and Foundation Stage)

Oliver D in Year 4 swims for Leicester Penguins and competes in competitions on a regular basis.

This year Oliver has constantly beaten his personal best times every time he has competed. And is currently the 8th fastest swimmer in 50m freestyle (front crawl) in the county under 10 years old!

Oliver recently swam in a competition in Peterborough and achieved a medal in 50m freestyle for coming second in his age category (9 year olds) and getting his best time of 37.61secs

Oliver receiving his medal

Oliver trains 5 hours a week and recently swam 10k (400 lengths) for a swimathon for Marie Curie.

Swimming is an obvious family talent as Oliver's brother William, who is in Foundation Stage, is also an enthusiastic swimmer!

William receiving his certificates

William Davies swam 25m (a full length) unaided and 6 lengths with a noodle!

The Davies family are clearly one to look out for at the Olympic games 2032!

Quorn Beagles U11s

Five of our very own year 6 children: Joey M, Jack H, Naydan S, Harry B and Cody H play for Quorn Beagles U11s who play in the Leicestershire Foxes Sunday League.

The boys have just finished their second season playing together and have enjoyed a very successful season.

After winning their U11 trophy group they progressed to the League Cup Blue Final. Unfortunately they lost 4-3 but showed great spirit coming back from 4-1 down to score another 2 goals and enjoyed the experience of playing at Holmes Park.

Well done to boys, and also Alice a former pupil who has helped coach the boys throughout the season.

That is it for the third and final edition of the PE and Sport at Rothley e-newsletter this academic year.

The next edition will be in the new academic year in the Autumn term and will include all of our other PE and Sporting ventures from September to December.

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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