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Marathon May

This month we are all going to complete a marathon! During the month of May (31 days) we would like everyone to try to walk or run a total of at least 26.2 miles.

· Individual awards for those who complete the most miles

· Class awards for most miles covered

· Parent awards for supporters miles

It’s easy to get involved:

· Colour the route form for each mile completed. Write any extra miles on the back.

· Walk to school (it is ‘Walk to School Week’ the 16th-20th May)

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

· Take part in any running / walking activities at lunchtime in school or over the weekend. Check the website / Facebook page for more ideas!

Please return your completed forms to school by Friday 10th June.

Mr Freeman is currently training for a marathon and will be raising money for FROTH. If you would like to help, you can also use the sponsor form below to raise some money for FROTH whilst getting healthy!






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

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!


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. 

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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!