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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Sports News

New clubs running at Trotts Hill Autumn 23 and Spring 24

 

Following parental feedback we are running more sports clubs at Trotts Hill. Luke from Stevenage football club is running 3 football clubs in Keystage 2.  Thanks very much to him for his brilliant coaching.

 

"So far, the Year 5/6 boys football team has been a huge success. The efforts and the applications from the boys during the training sessions is something I have been really impressed with and it has translated to the games that we have played. As of writing this we have currently played 5 games and we have won 4 games (Lodge Farm 5-3, Roebuck 3-2, Shephalbury Park 5-1 and Giles 2-0) and only lost 1 game (Codicote 2-3). Every boy that has been selected for the team has represented the school with pride and professionalism and I could not be prouder.

 

Giles match away- Friday 1st February 2024

 

The boys headed over the road to face local school Giles in our latest Year 5+6 football match. With illnesses we could only take 7 boys to play but the boys played incredibly well. Facing a tough Giles team the boys had to dig in deep and battle for each other on what seemed like the worlds biggest 7 a side pitch! Going into half time 0-0, I encouraged the boys to be a bit braver with the ball and it paid off! A corner came in and a bit of pinball happened in the box before Dexter got the final touch to put us 1-0 up. We got a second goal very soon after with Brian taking shot from about 25 yards out and everyone stood and watched as the ball sailed into the top corner! Some solid defending from the boys in the final minutes saw us run out 2-0 winners! MOTM to Finn for a real team player performance.

 

We have since started two more clubs within the school, a Year 3 + 4 mixed football club and a Year 3,4 + 5 mixed football club too. Both of these clubs have had really good uptake and are both at capacity numbers and all children attending are well behaved and eager to learn new things. One thing that I particularly enjoy is the number of girls we have across both groups and how they are showing that football can be enjoyed by everyone"

 

Luke Wilkins Stevenage Football Club

 

Sports update from Mrs O'Brien PE Lead- Spring 24

 

Specialist provision continues with Mr Sapsed as dance teacher and Rising Stars PE coaches. Class teachers successfully teach gymnastics and OAA using the Get Set for PE scheme of work. PE Lead has worked with Rising Stars to ensure that children are taught the knowledge and skills needed through a variety of sports, including lacrosse, table tennis and handball, well as football and hockey.

 

Swimming – Year 3 and 4 are having weekly swimming lessons and Year 5 and 6 will have catch up in the summer term.

Clubs

 

We currently have the following clubs on offer –

Yoga with Happy Little Yogi

Y5/6 Boys Football

Y3/4 Mixed Football 

Y3/4/5 Mixed Football 

Y5/6 Girls Netball with Vicky  Tuesday PM (although this is a girls club, boys do train with them, but do not compete in this league).

Mrs O’Brien is currently running an athletics club to prepare pupils for an upcoming athletics competition.

Other clubs coming up in the Spring/Summer terms will be Hockey (Mrs Burr), Table Tennis (Mrs O’Brien) and Fitness club (Mrs O’Brien and Sports Leaders).

 

Stevenage Sporting Futures

 

So far this year, we have been to the following festivals and competitions 

Y4 Boccia (where we also received the School Games Value for Teamwork)

Y5 Benchball

KS1 Balance Festival

Virtual Archery (where we won places to the face-to face competition and came 3rd in Y6 Mixed and 3rd in the Y6 Individual Girls competitions)

 

Coming up….

 

Primary Sports Hall Athletics – Thursday 15th February

Virtual Speed Stacking – March deadline

SSFT have also been into school to deliver CIN movement activities with the EYFS, Y6 OAA Team Building sessions and a Y4 Healthy Eating Workshop and Y6 Fit Kidz Row.

Coming up – KS1 Mindful Mats (Y2) in March, Fit Kidz GO (Y6)

 

Sports Leaders

 

Leadership training was delivered in October by Louise Gallagher Smith. SL’s have been motivated and continue to keep the sports board up to date, look after our sports equipment and meet for regular meetings with Mrs O’Brien. They successfully ran and managed the virtual archery competition and are now doing the same for speed stacking. Next week they will be supporting with our ‘School Games Values’ morning.

 

Active 30/30

 

We continue to promote the active minutes within school by ensuring we are including movement breaks, outdoor and active learning within our curriculum subjects. This is in addition to the timetabled PE sessions. This was a big focus for us last academic year, where we were recognised for this and awarded the platinum award for our school.

2023-2024

 

Trotts Hill achieve prestigious Platinum award 2023

 

Over the summer holidays, we received the exciting news that we are now a PLATINUM  sports school. Schools only achieve the platinum award if they have achieved Gold for the last 5 years and can show outstanding sports provision. This is an incredible achievement and we are very proud. Thank you to the PE team, staff, children and parents who support out sports provision.

 

Please see the feedback from Stevenage Sporting Futures:

 

 “Well done Trotts Hill, in particular the PE team - you have achieved the Platinum School Games Mark. Not only has it been wonderful to see Trotts Hill at a range of targeted events across the academic year, but it is also pleasing to read the curricular and extracurricular offering your children have access to within school. You effectively share the messaging of PE and school sport with key stakeholders and, most importantly, consult your young people to influence your PE offer. Upon reading your platinum case study, I fully support your case study and applaud you for your efforts in developing and maintaining 60 active minutes across your school. The new project, OPAL, has transformed your lunchtime offering and ensured that all children have access to a form of physical activity within school that many do not have access to outside of school. This has been a whole school approach with every child and member of staff being on board, including staff training opportunities. You are rightfully proud of this programme and the impact it has had on your school community. Well done, you should be very proud of all your efforts. The children in your school are incredibly lucky to have the school sport and physical education offering they do. As a partnership, we are so thankful to have engaged schools such as yourselves”

 

Autumn 23 competitions

 

Yr 3 & 4 Boccia Competition

 

Six Year 3 and six Year 4 pupils attended the Stevenage Sporting Futures Boccia event on Wednesday 18th October at Barclay Academy. The Year 3's took part on various boccia themed activity stations while the Year 4's took part in a competitive boccia event against 7 other schools. Trotts Hill played 3 games in their group, eventually playing St Ippolyts in the 7th/8th playoff game and finishing 8th overall. The team were awarded the School Games value award for 'Teamwork' and will be able to keep the School Games teddy at Trotts Hill until after half term.

 

Many thanks to the Barclay Academy leaders who helped run the activities and officiate the boccia Games. 

Very well done to the following pupils:

Year 3 - Aairah, Charlotte, Gabby, Charlie, Daniel and Teddy

Year 4 - WR, Bailey, Nasara, Grace, Laila and Scout. 

Autumn 23 clubs

 

Thanks to Stevenage Football club who are training our Year 5/6 boys who will begin league matches soon.

Mrs Taylor is training our Year 5/6 netball and they have made a super start. 

2022-2023

June 2023 

Year 3 Active English festival @ Barnwell Community Leisure Centre 

9 Pupils from Year 3 took part in a fun activity festival focusing on actively learning literacy on Thursday 22nd June. The children took part in a number of activities designed to help them learn different elements of english in an active manner. By far the favourite activity was tracing a tennis ball over different patterns on the wall, to help with writing grip. Even the teachers had a go! 

All of the children tried hard and supported one another in the activities and were awarded a special participation book mark which they proudly showed in celebration assembly upon returning to school. 

Well done to Amelie, Grace, Laila, Ruby, Samiya, Sophia, Balveer, Brandon, Owen and Tommy for their excellent participation and thank you to Mrs Parnell for supporting. 

Year 5&6 Athletics @ Ridlins Athletics Stadium 

Well done to; Alanna, Bailey, Kaitlyn, Scarlett, Summer, Zoe, William, Finn, Dexter, Louie, Edward and Preston 

And thank you to Mrs Leech for supporting 

Girls Football Final defeat for Trotts Hill 

On 13th June, at Round Diamond, the Year 5/6 Girls football team played league winners St Vincent De Paul in the final of the girls cup. It was a very hot afternoon, but the girls were ready for the match. The had their game plan, to be solid in defence and to take their chances. The first half started well, Trotts Hill had the better chances and took a deserved lead after 8min with a goal from Layla C. A great team effort for the rest of the half meant at half time they were winning 1-0. St Vincent started the second half with a bang, grabbing an equaliser within a minute. It was 1-1, with chances falling to both sides St Vincent scored a second, then a few minutes later, straight from a free kick they scored a 3rd, it was 3-1. The girls kept fighting and getting closer and closer to pulling a goal back, with 2 minutes to go Alanna scored with a long-range effort, right in the top corner. Game on. The final few minutes were frantic, 2 or 3 chances came and went but the girls were unable to find an equaliser. The match ended with St Vincent winning 3-2, Trotts Hill finishing with runners up medals, in a match that could have gone either way.

 

Captain: Alanna

Players: Alanna, Amelia, Kaitlyn, Lacey, Layla C, Layla H, Scarlett, and Summer

Mixed results for Year 6 Netball in the last 3 matches of the league 

match report here 

May 2023 

League ends with a win for the Year 5&6 Girls Footballers

On 19th May, the Year 5/6 Girls football team played their final league game of the season away to Fairlands. Both teams were tied in the league. The game started and both teams were playing well, Fairlands were first to score. Alanna pulled one back, and just before half time she scored again. Trotts Hill were 2-1 up at half time. The girls grew in confidence and scored 2 more goals, one by Amelia and one by Layla C. At 4-1 we swapped positions around, giving Scarlett, Kaitlyn and Layla H a chance to play in attack. Alanna scored another, grabbing her first hattrick of the season. With a perfectly weighted corner from Layla C, Layla H scored her 1st league goal of the season with a strike from the edge of the box. Moments later she grabbed her second with a scramble on the goal line. Trotts Hill won 7-1 and finished the year 5th in the league. Player of the match went to Layla H for showing great determination and speed as well as scoring 2 goals.

Captain: Amelia

Players: Alanna, Amelia, Kaitlyn, Lacey, Layla C, Layla H, Scarlett, and Summer.

April 2023 

Semi-Final win puts Trotts Hill Girls in the FINAL!

On 28th April, Trotts Hill Year 5/6 Girls football team welcomed Round Diamond in the semi-final of the cup. After losing 3-0 in the league against Round Diamond, Trotts Hill took the lead early in the game, a great solo goal from Layla C, only for Round Diamond to pull one back. At half time it was 2-1, Amelia got the second. The second half the girls found their rhythm, lots of shots and some great defending, scoring 2 more goals. One by Alanna and a second by Amelia. Player of the match was awarded to Amelia for 2 great goals.

Captain: Kaitlyn

Players: Alanna, Amelia, Kaitlyn, Lacey, Layla C, Layla H, Scarlett, and Summer.

Key Stage 1 Rapid Fire Cricket 

On Tuesday 25th April, 8 Year 2 pupils took part in the Key Stage 1 Rapid Fire Competition - an exciting adaptation of cricket, where the children work together to field the balls hit off specially designed tees - at Barnwell Community Leisure Centre. 

After finishing 2nd in their group against Knebworth, Peartree, Larwood and Round Diamond, Trotts Hill played Roebuck for the coverted Bronze medal position. They were eventually beaten in a close game but were awarded the Stanley Stevenson & Friends School Games Value Award for Teamwork, taking Stanley home to Trotts Hill to visit. 

The children all showed excellent pride values, rotating sitting out of the game and supporting their team mates. 

Well done to; 

Barry, Henry, Jase, Jaxon, Charlotte, Gabby, Isabella, Millie

And thank you to Mrs Paice for Supporting 

Narrow defeat for the Trotts Hill Year 6 Netballers V St Vincent 

Match repot here 

March 2023 

2 more wins for Trotts Hill Netballers 

The Year 6 netball team continued their winning ways in the 2 recent home fixtures against Bedwell and Codicote

 

The first up was Bedwell, on a wet a miserable Monday afternoon. The girls coped well with the slightly slippy ball and surface to play a closely fought game - eventually emerging as 6-3 winners. 

Captain of the game was Layla and player of the match, for fantastic defence in the circle, was Alanna. 

 

The following week, the weather was much kinder for the visit of the Codicote Team. Closely matched in the first 2 quarters, the girls found their stride, work rate and communication and were able to stretch the game out to a 7-3 win for Trotts Hill. 

Captain of the game was Bailey and player of the match, for exceptional effort and impact throughout the game, was Summer 

 

With 3 tough games coming up, the girls continue to grow and develop as a team. Their communication and skill continues to improve and we welcome the challenge that follows. 

Success in the Year 5&6 Girls Football Primary Schools Cup 

On Friday 24th March, Trotts Hill girls played at home in a cup game against St Nicholas. Playing in their first cup game of the year, after a wonderful passage of play the girls took a deserved lead mid-way through the first half with a fabulous strike from Layla C. Had it not been for some great saves from both goal keepers there would of have been more goals from both teams. The game finished 1-0 and Trotts Hill go through to the Semi-final. Player of the match went to Kaitlyn for some fantastic last-ditch tackles.

Captain: Scarlett

Players: Alanna, Amelia, Elana, Kaitlyn, Lacey, Layla C, Layla H, Scarlett, and Summer.

Away defeat for Year 6 Girls Football Team v Round Diamond 

On Friday 17th March, Trotts Hill girls played away in a league game against Round Diamond. Playing against a well drilled team the girls were 1-0 down after only a few minutes. They tried their hardest to get back into the game but conceded 2 more goals in the second half. It wasn’t their day having 2 shots cleared off the line and one hitting the crossbar, the game finished 3-0 to Round Diamond. Player of the match went to Scarlett for showing great determination and bravery in defence after her injury at the tournament the previous week.

Captain: Lacey

Players: Alanna, Amelia, Elana, Kaitlyn, Lacey, Layla C, Layla H, Scarlett, and Summer.

Year 3 & 4 Rapid Fire Cricket @ Barnwell Leisure Centre 

Tuesday 7th March saw 8 Year 3 and 4 Trotts Hill pupils take part in the Small Schools Rapid Fire Cricket Competition at Barnwell Community Leisure Centre. Having enjoyed the support of coaches from Hertfordshire Cricket at a weekly afterschool club, the pupils competed against 4 other small schools from around Stevenage. All the pupils enjoyed the opportunity, batting and fielding well as a team to finish in a closely fought 4th place overall. 

Well done to the team; Lacey, Ella, Hannah, Jessica, Gabriel, Jerome, Jake and LH. 

1st home game of 2023 ends in a defeat for Year 6 Girls Footballers 

On Friday 3rd March, Trotts Hill girls played at home in a league game against St Vincent de Paul. The girls conceded early in the game, but were able to pull one back with a great pass from Amelia for Layla C to equalise only to score just before half time after some solid defending. With the girls chasing the game in the second half they were unable to find another goal, in the end losing 4-1 to one of the strongest teams in the league. Player of the match went to Summer, for some great runs and getting involved in her first match after not playing since before Christmas.

Captain: Layla H

Players: Alanna, Amelia, Elana, Kaitlyn, Lacey, Layla C, Layla H and Summer.

February 2023 

Trotts Hill Girls shine at Regional Primary Stars Tournament 

On Tuesday 28th February, the year 5/6 girls football team represented Stevenage Football Club Foundation at the Premier League Primary Stars U11 National Girls Football Tournament – Regional Event. 

 

The girls played in a group against: Tottenham, Mk Dons, Ipswich Town, Watford and Cambridge. Winning 1, drawing 2 and losing 2. In the end they finished 5th in their group of 6 teams. 

 

Layla C scored the winning goal in the first match. Amelia scored the equaliser in the second. The third game ended in a 3-0 defeat. The fourth finished goalless and the final game was a 2-0 loss. 

 

The girls can be proud of their performance, at times playing against some very strong teams. Player of the tournament was Amelia. 

 

Team: Alanna, Amelia, Elana, Kaitlyn, Lacey H, Layla C, Layla H & Scarlett. 

Captain: Layla C

2023 Netball starts with a win 

The Year 6 netball league matches re started for 2023 with a home win for Trotts Hill against Giles Junior School.

This was the first opportunity the Year 5 members of the team had played a match and all 3 - Evie Grace, Myah and Sophie - tried extremely hard during their playing time. 

The match was close, with stops for injury and players needing to play out of position to cover, but the girls went on to win the game 6-4. Special mention to Scarlett, who kindly played the first quarter for the opposition until their 7th player arrived. 

Captain for this game was Minnie and Player of the Match (voted by the opposition) was Amelia. 

 

Sports Hall Athletics success for Years 5 & 6 Girls and Boys Teams!

Thursday 23rd February was a successful day for the Year 5 & 6 Girls and Boys as Trotts Hill won their first SSFT event of 22-23. The Girls and Boys teams took part in a number of Sports Hall Athletics field and track events with the particular highlight for both winning their heats of the 6 lap Paarlauf - a 2 person event involving the best tactics to run 3 laps each in the fastest time. 

After all of the events had taken place, Trotts Hill Girls were the overall winners of the Small Schools Heat and Trotts Hill Boys came a fantastic 3rd Overall. 

Well done to - Alanna, Amelia, Lacey, Layla, Bailey, Zoe, Layla, Sophie and Myah

William, Luke, Arthur, Joseph, Rohan, Toby, Dexter and Samson 

 

In the overall Stevenage Schools competition, combining the Large and Small School heats together, Trotts Hill Girls finished 10th and the boys finished 13th 

Unlucky start to 2023 for the Year 5&6 Girls Football Team 

On Friday 3rd Feb Trotts Hill Yr5/6 Girls Football team travelled to Knebworth for their second league game of the season. The girls lost 3-0. However, there were lots of positives to take from the game. We had lots of shots on goal, and lots of runs down the wing and crosses into the box. Alanna hit the post from a freekick, Kaitlyn played her first game for the school. With the positives there are some points that need to be worked on, winning the second ball and closing the opposition down quicker. Player of the match was Elana for successfully putting our training drills into practice in the match.

Captain: Elana

Players: Alanna, Amelia, Elana, Kaitlyn, Lacey, Layla C, Layla H and Scarlett

December 2022

Virtual Archery Success for Years 5 & 6 

Trotts Hill Sports leaders from Year 5&6 ran a fantastic Archery competition in school for the rest of their year groups. They collected the scores which were submitted to Stevenage Sporting Futures Team to be judged against the other schools that entered. We were exceptionally pleased to hear that Trotts Hill had achieved the following results; 

 

Year 5 Girls individual - 2nd Place - Olivia 

Year 5 Boys individual - 2nd Place - Finn

 

Year 5 Girls Team - 2nd Place

Year 6 Girls Team - 3rd Place 

 

Year 5 Boys Team - 2nd Place 

Year 6 Boys Team - 3rd Place

 

Year 5 Mixed Team - 2nd Place 

Year 6 Mixed Team - 3rd Place 

 

Well done to all the Year 5 and 6 students who took part!

Year 6 Rowing Competition - 1st December 2022

On Thursday 1st December, 8 Year 6 pupils took part in the first ever Year 6 Rowing Competition, held at Barnwell Community Leisure Centre. The children took part in a team race - each rowing 250 metres towards a total distance of 2000 metres. After battling back from a slower change over in the middle, the Trotts Hill team came 2nd in their heat and earned themselves 5th place overall with a time of 10.52.2. The worked excellently as a team, encouraging one another and keeping each other motivated in the last few metres before change over. 

 

Well done to Liam, Kacey, Caleb, William, Alanna, Amelia, Lacey and Summer. 

 

This was the last event for 2022 so we look forward to taking part in the next round of events in the Spring Term.

November 2022

Girls unlucky in first Year 5&6 Girls Football League game of the season 

On Friday 25th November, the year 5/6 girls team played St Nicholas in the first league game of the season. Trotts Hill lost 2 – 0. Conceding a goal in each half. The girls worked tirelessly, creating plenty of goal scoring opportunities which were either saved by an excellent performance from the St Nicholas goalkeeper or just wide of the target. We defended excellently and kept St Nicholas from only a few shots at goal. The girls should be proud of their performance despite the defeat, they kept pushing right until the final whistle. A standout performance from Alanna who covered every inch of the field and well deserved player of the match.

Team: Alanna, Elana, Layla C, Layla H, Riya, Scarlett, Summer

Captain: Summer

Player of the match: Alanna

KS1 Balance Festival @ Barnwell Community Leisure Centre - 24th November 2022

6 Year 2 Children took part in the KS1 Balance Festival event, hosted at Barnwell Community Leisure Centre, by Stevenage Sporting Futures Team. The children took part in a number of different athletic activities, involving an element of balance, challenging themselves throughout to beat their own personal best scores. At the end of the event, the children took part in a Girls and Boys Obstacle relay. The children thoroughly enjoyed the activities and all improved their own scores throughout.

Well done to Alfie, Teddy G, Tihomir, Sanaa, Inaaya, Aairah 

A Win and a Draw for the Year 6 Girls Netball Team!

The Year 6 Netball Team continued their successful start to the 22-23 League with a win and a draw in their most recent games. 

 

First up was a match at Home v Round Diamond. Captained by Alanna, the girls continued to produce some excellent play. We found out even more of the squad were able to find the net, giving even more shooting options and leading Trotts Hill to a 6-0 win overall. The player of the match was Summer for fantastic play at both WD and C. 

 

Next was a hotly contested match away at St Nicholas, captained by Scarlett. Having beaten the team in the Year 5 league, the girls came into the match wanting to win. Some sloppy play early on meant the defence had to work hard to keep the St Nicholas shooters from scoring. The girls fought hard and came back to draw the match 6 - 6. Player of the match was voted as Elana 

 

With 2 wins and a draw, the Team find themselves in a great position for the next round of games in early 2023! 

 

 

Year 5/6 Girls Football start with a WIN!

Trotts Hill welcomed Fairlands for the first game of the season on Friday. As it was a friendly, the aim was to let the girls play in positions they wouldn’t normally play in. Everyone put in 100% effort. A special mention to Evie-Grace and Riya for playing their first games for the school. Trotts Hill won 7 - 0. Goals were scored by Alanna (2), Amelia (3), Layla C and Layla H. Player of the match went to Layla C for her impressive solo run and fantastic finish.

Well done to all who played; Alanna, Amelia, Elana, Evie-Grace, Lacey, Layla C, Layla H, Riya, Scarlett & Summer

October 2022

Year 6 Netball v Roebuck 

The Year 6 Netball Team had their first match of the 2022-23 Stevenage Primary Schools Netball League on Monday. The match was at home against Roebuck, and Summer was selected as captain. 

 

Having only had 2 training sessions so far this year, the girls were going into the game with key areas to work on - their defence and accurate passing. It is safe to say the girls took this on board and some! 

 

Every single one of the girls put 100% effort, pulled together some fantastic passages of play and communicated well as a team. As a result, the girls finished the game as 20-0 winners - with 5 goals a piece for Alanna and Amelia, 1 for Layla and 9 for Bailey. Elana was voted player of the match.

 

Well done to the team - Alanna, Amelia, Bailey, Elana, Lacey, Layla, M, Scarlett, Summer - and thanks to the 3 Year 5's for coming along to support. 

Girls Football season starts!

The Year 5&6 Girls Football season started with a bang for Trotts Hill at the start of season tournament, held at Bedwell School on Friday 7th October. 

They lost their first game to St Vincents 1-0 but were unlucky to lose and the second game agains Camps Hill they won 2-1 with a goal from Alanna and a wonder goal from Lacey H. 

 

They then drew 0-0 against Bedwell and Knebworth. They were the stronger team in both games and could have won had it not been some excellent goal keeping from their opponents. 

 

They finished 2nd in their group which meant they made the semi-final. They were against St Nicholas (who won their group). The girls stepped up a level and were leading 2-0 at half time with goals from Alanna and a great solo goal from Layla C. They finished the game winning 3-0. St Vincent’s beat Round Diamond in the other semi final to set up a rematch of the first game of the day.

 

The girls dominated the first half and unlucky not to score. Scores where tied at 0-0 at half time. Second half started with the same effort but where unlucky to concede. The game finished losing 1-0. Even with the loss the girls were gracious in defeat and so pleased to be runners up. 

 

Picking player of the tournament was incredibly difficult as every girl deserved it but it was awarded it to Lacey H for her wonder goal in the game against Camps Hill. 

 

A thank you to the parents who provided great encouragement to the girls. 

September 2022

Year 5&6 Cross Country - Thursday 29th September @ Fairlands Valley Park 

On Thursday 29th September, 12 Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the annual Stevenage Primary Schools Cross Country competition. The Year 5s challenged themselves to running a 1/2 mile lap around Fairlands Valley Park with the Year 6s running a full mile.

 

All children took part in a training session with Mrs Wilby before the event and tried hard on the day. Special mention to Finn and Luke, who finished 4th and 5th respectively in the Individual Year 5 Boys event and Amelia who finished 14th in the Year 6 event. Overall Trotts Hill finished 7th in the Year 5 Boys, 12th in the Year 6 Girls and 10th in the Year 6 Boys Competitions 

 

Well done to all those who took part - Finn, Luke, Dexter, Joseph, Amelia, Kaitlyn, Scarlett, Summer, Liam, Louie, Kacey & Preston

Meet our Sports Leaders for 2022-2023

Our new Sports Leaders took part in a training session with staff from Stevenage Sporting Futures Team, on Thursday 22nd September. 

The Leaders, a mix of our Year 5 and 6 Pupils, were able to engage with some fun activities and come away with some ideas of how they can deliver some sporting opportunities within Trotts Hill. The Leaders will work across the year to create some fun activities that all the pupils can take part in. 

 

Our Leaders for 2022-23 are as follows; Alanna, Bailey, Elana, Millie, Will, Layla, Riya, Sophie, Dexter and Toby 

2021-2022

Please take a look at the slideshow with all the photos from the autumn term events and competitions.

July 2022

Awards Evening Success for Elana 

Elana Kotei from Year 5 was awarded joint winner in the 'Overcoming Disability in Sport' category at the Stevenage Sporting Futures Team Sports Awards, held on Tuesday 12th July at Roebuck School. Elana was recognised for her achievements in swimming, often winning events against competitors far older and more experienced than her. A fantastic achievement recognised!

Trotts Hill retains GOLD for the 4th Year 

Trotts Hill Primary School have been awarded with the Gold School Games Mark Award for the 4th Year. Regan Carolan, School Games Organiser for Stevenage said:

Well done Trotts Hill Primary School and the PE team - you have achieved the Golf School Games Mark on it's return after a COVID-hiatus. You have clearly demonstrated you are a Gold school after successfully hitting the criteria in an incredibly tough academic year. The children in your school are incredibly lucky to have the school sport and physical education offering they do. Well done, you should be very proud of all your efforts.

 

Retaining Gold means that Trotts Hill will be eligible to apply for the Platinum award next year. A great achievement for the school and a challenge to strive for next year. 

June 2022

League Winners!

 

The Year 5/6 boys football team won Division 3 – this is a fantastic achievement and thank you to Mr O’Brien for coaching the team.

KS1 Adapted Rounders 

On Thursday 30th June, 8 pupils from Year 2 took part in a KS1 Adapted Rounders event at Barnwell School. The children all took turns to bat and field together in their match team of 6 and showed excellent sportsmanship taking turns to exit the field of play to give all players equal amount of game time. The eventual winners were St Ippolyts but Trotts Hill were awarded the Commonwealth Games Values award for the event. The pupils were able to bring the Commonwealth Games mascot, Perry back to school for a week, to continue to spread the positive message of the games. Well done to Grace B, Brandon, Scout, Georgia, Amelie, Lovell, Tommy and W for a fantastic team effort. 

Netball Festival and League Results 

The Year 5 Girls Netball Team took part in the end of season tournament at Marriotts on Tuesday 28th June. The girls played against Shephalbury Park and St Nicholas – the teams they had played already as part of the Year 5 league. The girls fought hard against the eventual winners Shephalbury Park, narrowly beaten 3-1, with the game against St Nicholas finishing 7-1. The Girls were awarded Bronze medals for both their final position in the league and the tournament as well as being awarded the Commonwealth Games Value certificate for respect. Well done to all those involved! Alanna, Amelia, Bailey, Elana, Lacey, Layla, M and Summer

 

The Year 6 girls team - often involving Year 5 players - finished a credible 8th, improving with each match. A positive end to the league. 

Year 5 Commonwealth Games Celebration Event @ Fairlands 

On Friday 24th June, 10 Year 5 students took part in a Commonwealth Games Celebration Event, hosted by Stevenage Sporting Futures Team, at Fairlands Valley Park. The students took part in a number of activities including Bell Boating, Cycling, Ninja Academy and Aerobics. They also learned how to use a defibrillator in an emergency thanks to Arline from DIPPS. Everyone that took part had a fantastic morning and represented Trotts Hill exceptionally well! 

Year 5 Netball Match @ St Nicholas 

The final league match of the season took place on Wednesday 22nd June. The girls played well in the heat, putting together some excellent periods of play. The score - 12-2 to St Nicholas - did not reflect the performance from the team and is an excellent base to build upon for the league next year. Well done to all the girls for their efforts this year. 

Netball Away @St Vincent De Paul 

Yesterday the Y5/6 team played against St. Vincent De Paul. The score was 18-4 to St. Vincent De Paul. 4 is the highest number of goals scored so far, so we are proud of the team for their continued determination and progress. Alanna was player of the match for her excellent defending. Neve, Elana and Penny all scored. Well done to the team for continuing to show our PRIDE learning behaviours.

May 2022 

Marathon May

Congratulations to all of the children who took part in Marathon May - more than 70 children handed in their forms and received a medal in assembly. As well as keeping our school community fit and healthy an impressive £510.00 was raised.  

Reception raised the most money and had the most participants so will have a class reward and a certificate. 

The children who completed the most miles were:  

EYFS - Bruce 

KS1 - Owen 

KS 2 - Joshua B  

 

You can keep running and walking by:

· Walking to school every day

· Joining in with Junior Parkrun at Hampson Park (Sundays, 9am - link below)

April 2022

Quick Sticks Hockey Tournament @ Round Diamond

Well done to the Year 5 pupils who attended the Quick Sticks Hockey Tournament at Round Diamond School on Thursday. They all worked excellently as a team, supporting one another and taking turns to play in different positions. This is the first time they have played hockey competitively and their confidence grew with each game they played. You should all be very proud of yourselves for showing our PRIDE learning behaviours at all time but especially perseverance! 

Tag Rugby Festival 

Eight children from Year 4 took part in a Tag Rugby Festival before Easter. The festival was a non-competitive event and the main focus was to learn more about the sport and to have fun! The children spent the day playing matches against each other and other schools. There was only one award given out at the end of the festival - The Commonwealth Value Award - and that went to ... Trotts Hill!! It was awarded to Trotts Hill because the children showed great determination, a fantastic sporting attitude and much enthusiasm! Well done Lena, Layla, Evie-Grace, Millie, Poppy, Patrick, Charlie & Jethro 👏 🏉

March 2022

Year 4 Tag Rugby Festival

 

The Year 4 Tag Rugby Festival had to be postponed today (Thursday 31st March) due to snow. It will be re-arranged for next half term.

Year 5/6 girls football match vs The Leys

 

The Trotts Hill girls football team battled hard against an outstanding Leys team yesterday, who are top of the league. They went 5-0 down in the first half but they never let this get to them, they went out in the second half with their heads held high and put in some great tackles, runs and even had a couple of chances towards to end. Some excellent defending and teamwork in the second half meant the final score was 6-0. The girls showed resilience throughout. Thank you to Poppy in Year 4 for stepping up, at the last minute, to make her debut for the team. Captain was Neve and Player of the Match went to Poppy. The team were Penny, Katy, Zara, Neve, Elana, Amelia and Poppy.

Year 5/6 girls football match vs Ashtree

 

The Year 5/6 girls football team played Ashtree at home and, despite losing 3-0, had some excellent chances and there were some great individual performances against a tough side. As always, the girls took their defeat in good grace and we look forward to our next match. Captain was Penny and Player of the match was Neve for being so flexible and playing in 3 different positions.

 

Well done Penny, Neve, Zara, Katy, Lilia, Summer, Scarlett, Amelia and Alanna.

Year 5/6 girls football match vs Giles

 

Well done to girls football team who played a very well organised Giles side. Giles went ahead early on, scoring twice, but then Katy scored a great goal for TH. We scored again in the second half (Katy) but unfortunately Giles also scored twice making the final score 4-2. The girls battled and supported one another, there were some really good individual performances too. Player of the match goes to Penny for some brave saves and Captain was Alanna. 

 

Well done Lacey, Layla, Scarlett, Alanna, Penny, Zara, Katy and Amelia.

February 2022

Year 5/6 boys football match vs Roebuck

 

Third league match.

Roebuck 0 Trotts hill 2

Another good win for the year 5/6 boys against a very competitive roebuck, with the winning goals going late in the second half. 

Some fine performances but man of the match went to William, who was excellent in defence on his debut. Goals came from Louie and Charlie S.

The team was Charlie S, Charlie Thomas,Jaydon, William, Louie, Liam, P and Thomas 

January 2022

Year 5/6 Girls football match vs Woolenwick

 

This was a great game and the team managed to keep a clean sheet ion the first half. They conceded 3 goals early on in the second half although Katy managed to make it 3-1. Although they were very unlucky not to put away a couple more chances, the whole team showed great attitude and determination throughout. Captain was LF and Player of the Match was Katy.

Year 3 and 4 SSFT Virtual Speed Stacking Competition

 

Over the last week in January, the Sport Leaders ran a speed stacking competition at lunchtimes on the playground. The highest scores were entered into a virtual competition run by Stevenage Sporting Futures. The top 4 teams were chosen to compete in a face-to-face competition and Trotts Hill only narrowly missed out by coming a respectable 5th. Well done to the children who took part. 

November 2021

 

Year 5/6 Boys Football Match Vs St. Nicholas

 

Yr 5/6 boys second league football match - Friday 26th November

St. Nicholas 3 Trotts hill 6

Another good win for the year 5/6 boys against the St. Nicholas team who were strong defensively, stopped us on numerous occasions getting more goals, and good on the break.

Some fine performances again but man of the match went to Jaydon who was disciplined as ever and always there when needed with a tackle.

Goals came from Jake (2), Louie (3) and Charlie S

Well done Jaydon, Charlie, Joshua, Charlie, Thomas, Jake, Louie,  Liam & PM

 

KS1 Balance Festival

 

Some of our Year 1 children had a fun-filled afternoon at the KS1 Balance Festival today. They took part in various activities requiring balance, these included speed jump, chest push, javelin, standing long jump, agility run & stork balance. The aim was to beat their own personal scores or times at each activity. They then took part in an obstacle relay & sprint relay to finish off the afternoon.

Their behaviour was impeccable & their attitude to every event was that of enthusiasm and determination.

Very well done to Teddy T, Archie, Daniel, Millie, Gabby & Charlotte

 

Year 3/4 Boccia Competition

 

Some of our Year 3/4 children had a fantastic morning at a Boccia Competition on Wednesday 24th November. Whilst the Year 3 children took part in several non-competitive fun Boccia activities, the Year 4 children took part in a competitive Boccia tournament competing against other schools. All children enjoyed learning new Boccia skills with Year 4 achieving 3rd place and being awarded bronze medals! 

Well done to our Year 3 children - Izzy, Ellie, Tilly, Michael, Leo & Ruben

Congratulations to our Year 4 children - Leo, Abhi, Ollie, Myah, Olivia & Evie-Rose

 

Year 5/6 Boys Football Match Vs Fairlands

 

Yr 5/6 boys football first league match - Friday 12th November

Fairlands 0 Trotts hill 4.

A really good start to the league for the year 5/6 boys with a win against Fairlands.

A competitive match but the boys had an excellent attitude, which produced an all round great performance, particularly man of the match Louie, who was fantastic in defence. Goals came from Jake (2), Charlie S and Thomas.

Well done Jaydon (Captain), Jake, Charlie S, Charlie T, Thomas, Joshua, Liam, Louie & PM 

 

Year 5/6 Dodgeball Competition

 

Some of our Year 5 children had a fantastic time at a Yr 5/6 Dodgeball Competition on Thursday 11th November. They showed great resilience dodging some high speed balls & then returning them with equally as much power. We may not have come away with a medal but the enthusiasm and enjoyment was rewarding enough. Very well done Louie, Caleb, Bella, Edward & MR 

 

Year 5/6 Girls Football Match Vs Fairlands

 

The Yr 5/6 Girls Football Team played their first round Cup match against Fairlands School on Tuesday 9th November. It may have been a 2-0 defeat but this doesn’t reflect overall play. The girls fought hard with determination and perseverance throughout the game.

Player of the match goes to Lilia 

Lilia has shown fantastic improvement and her enthusiasm and enjoyment of the match today was clear to see.

Well done to the whole team - Zara (Captain), Katy, Alanna, Neve, LM, Amelia, Summer, Lilia and Penny 

October 2021

 

Year 5/6 Boys Football Cup Match

 

Schools Cup Round 1 - Trotts Hill 5 Bedwell 0

A brilliant start to the season on Friday 22nd October for the Year 5/6 boys football with a Cup win against Bedwell, who are a league above.

A game played the right way - sporting, with an excellent attitude and the football was brilliant to watch. A great send off for today’s captain Louie F, who scored twice. Other goals were from Charlie S (2) and Jake.

Man of the match went to Charlie T, who has shown excellent progress over the last few weeks and has a great attitude.

Well done Charlie S, Charlie T, Jake, Thomas, Jaydon, Joshua, Louie F, Louie I, PM & Liam

 

Year 5/6 Boys Autumn Football Tournament

 

The Yr 5/6 Boys Football Team fought hard at their Autumn Tournament on Tuesday 12th October, the first matches they have played together. There was some fantastic defending and Joshua made some great saves as goalkeeper.

They remained enthusiastic and determined throughout & are looking forward to the season ahead.

Well done Charlie S (Captain), Charlie T, Thomas, Jaydon, Joshua, Louie F, Liam & PM 

Player of the tournament - Jaydon

 

Year 5/6 Girls Autumn Football Tournament

 

Well done to our Yr 5/6 Girls Football Team on a fantastic Autumn Tournament on the 8th October! They played 4 group matches, the first time they have played together as a team. Of these matches they won 2 & drew 2, making it through to the semi-finals. They narrowly missed out on a place in the final with a 1-2 result. The teamwork was fantastic and the girls should be very proud of their performance.

Well done to Katy (Captain), Neve, LF, Zara, LM, Penny, Alanna, Amelia (goal scorer), Summer (goal scorer) 

Player of the match - Summer

 

U11 Cross Country Competition

 

Well done to the year 5 children who attended an U11 Cross Country Competition on the 7th October. They all took part with determination and enthusiasm running 1/2 mile, with PM coming in a fantastic 10th place! As well as their individual achievements, they also showed great teamwork as they supported and encouraged an injured teammate across the finish line. Well done Amelia, Amali, Scarlett, Millie, Layla, Lacey, William, Louie F, PM,Jake, Jack and Liam 

 

Year 5/6 Sports Leader Training

 

The Yr 5/6 Sports Leaders thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of training run by Stevenage Sporting Futures on the 5th October. They learned several new games that they can share with the children at school such as hop to the rock, noughts and crosses, flinch & banana! They also spent time creating their own games and learning how to adapt them to different age groups and abilities. We look forward to them sharing their ideas!

2020-2021

Please take a look at the slideshow with all the photos from the autumn term events and competitions.

December 2020

 

Year 2 Virtual Sport Challenge

 

Year 2 took part in a KS1 Virtual Sport Challenge against other schools in Stevenage. This included a standing long jump, speed bounce, stork balance and colour target throw. A great effort from all children taking part, achieving 8th place overall.

November 2020

 

Year 3 Speed Stacking Results

 

Congratulations to our Yr 3 speed stacking teams for some fantastic results in a Virtual Schools Speed Stacking Competition against other schools in Stevenage.

Layla achieved 3rd place in the girls individual 3,6,3 stack.
Finn achieved 2nd place & Luke 3rd place in the boys individual 3,6,3 stack.
Layla, Myah, Sophie & Millie achieved 3rd place in the girls 3,3,3 stack relay.
Finn, Luke, Dexter & Ethan achieved 3rd place in the boys 3,3,3, stack relay.
Together they made up the mixed team 3,3,3 stack relay achieving a fantastic 2nd place!
Well done to all the Year 3's for taking part.

 

Year 3 Virtual Boccia Competition

Year 3 took part in a Virtual Boccia Competition run by Layla, Sophie, Dexter and Luke. The competition was made up of 3 different events - Boccia Snooker, Knock Down Skittles and 2,4,6,8,10.

 

Year 6 Virtual Archery Competition

 

Year 6 took part in a Virtual Archery Competition against other schools in Stevenage. A big thank you to our Year 6 Sports Ambassadors (Chashe, Giulia, AM, Carlo, Thomas and Edward) for running the competition during their breaks and lunchtimes. Well done to Olivia and Beau for being the highest scoring girl and boy for Trotts Hill.

 

KS2 Virtual Speed Stacking Competition

 

Year 3-6 took part in a virtual speed stacking competition where they individually completed sequences of 3,3,3 and 3,6,3 stacks. The fastest times in each year group then took part in a relay. The Year 3 and 4 results have been entered into a virtual competition with other schools from Stevenage run by Stevenage Sporting Futures. Well done to all those that took part and to the Year 6 mixed relay, Bailey. Anya, Hayden, Chashe, Alfie, Olivia, Thomas & Sienna, for recording the fastest 3,3,3 stack time of 55.37 seconds and fastest 3,6,3 stack of 1.39.78 minutes within KS2.

 

KS2 Intra Football Tournament

 

Children in Year 1-6 took part in an Intra House Football Tournament in their PE lessons with Rising Stars. Children earned points for their houses - Picasso, Hawking, Rowling and Farah. 

Sponsored Sport Superstars

New Trim Trail

Today we launched our new Trim Trail (thank you to FROTH and the School Community)! The Sports Leaders participated in Health and Safety training this morning and assessed the risks of each piece of equipment, before testing them all out. We are excited for each class to start using the Trim Trail next week and the Sports Leaders will be available each lunch time to assist, help and encourage children with the new equipment. 

Past Sporting Highlights

 

Yr 3/4 Tennis Festival

 

Four children from Yr 3/4 took part in an U9 Mini Red Tennis Competition today at Lister Tennis Club. They came first in their group, which is a fantastic achievement, making it to the medals round where they just missed out on a bronze medal to claim 4th place overall! They’re attitude and enthusiasm throughout was commendable, receiving some valuable coaching from the Stevenage Sporting Futures Team. 

 

Toby Garbett Visit

 

What a fantastic morning the children had meeting Toby Garbett on Friday14th February and taking part in physical activities with him. Toby is a rowing world champion and Olympian. Thank you to Toby for coming to Trotts Hill to talk about our learning behaviours of perseverance and determination and to Mr Baker and Sporting Futures for arranging the visit. Thank you Toby Garbett for inspiring our children to ‘Dream Big’.

 

Year 5 Dodgeball

 

Six Year 5 children took part in a Dodgeball Competition at Stevenage Leisure Centre. They fought hard winning 7 out of 15 games and drawing 2, placing them 4th overall in their group. Well done to Lacey, Ariana, Aroosa, Carlo, Edward and Alfie.

 

Boat Racing

 

Well done to the Yr 6 Dragon Boat semi-finalists! They should be so proud of their achievement, improving their time with every race! Years 3 and 4 had a fantastic time bell-boating at Fairlands today too. 

 

 

Year 6 Football

 

Trotts Hill won the District Cup by beating St Vincent’s 6-1 in the final! Once again the squad performed brilliantly, as they have done all season, to remain unbeaten and clinch the “double” something which hasn’t been achieved before. Goals came from: Riley (3), Ben (2) and Stan.

 

Year 3/4 Football

 

Year 3/4 played a tournament at Bedwell school. They played against 4 teams and only lost one match. The team managed to come 3rd overall! Player of the Match was Will for his amazing tackles. An extra special mention to Tinaye for her fabulous cheerleading!

 

Year 6 Football

 

Trotts Hill reached the final of the District Cup with a 5-2 semi final win over Round Diamond. After a tight goalless first half, the boys were much improved in the second half and goals from Jaime (2), Riley, Oliver and Ben secured the victory. All the boys can be proud of their performance against a tough team and we are already looking forward to the final!! Well done. Player of the match went to Riley.

 

Year 5/6 Football

 

Year 5/6 girls played against Almond Hill. Unfortunately, they lost 2-0, but everyone played extremely well. Player of the match goes to Bella for her all around skills on the pitch.

 

Year 6 Football - LEAGUE WINNERS

 

Trotts Hill clinched the championship and maintained their 100% record with a hard fought 3-1 win over Lodge Farm. In front of an expectant bumper crowd, goals from Riley and Oliver, and an own goal, secured the trophy for Trotts Hill for a second consecutive season. Player of the match went to Jack N (in goal) and all the boys can feel very proud of their performances over the season. Thank you to Mr O’Brien for coaching the boys!

 

Year 5 Football 

 

The Year 5 boys played a return match against Giles’s Year 6 team. They lost 3-1 after going one nil up with a great goal from Leo. All the boys were excellent – particularly in the first half and played in the best sporting manner. Well done to JB for getting Player of the Match.

 

Year 3/4 Football 

 

Year 3/4 played Mossbury school and on 5-1! The goal scorers were Carlo (3 goals) and Chashe (2 goals). Player of the Match went to Jake because of his amazing saves in goal.

 

Year 4/5 Football Festival

 

10 children from Years 4 & 5 took part in a football festival at Round Diamond School.They had a fantastic afternoon winning all their matches with some great goals being scored. They showed great teamwork and enthusiasm.

 

Cross Country Event

 

Today Y5 and 6 participated in a Cross Country event. Everyone ran fantastically. Year 5’s had to run half a mile and Year 6 had to run 1 mile. Well done to all who took part and to Riley for winning the Year 6 boy’s race. Our Year 5 girls also managed to come 6th out of 15 teams. What an amazing achievement!

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