Karate Club At Anne Dale

On Thursdays at Crofton Anne Dale, there is a karate club for all year groups (only for pupils at Crofton Anne Dale). For the first few lessons you can go free and you can wear your P.E kit instead of a karate suit. Occasionally, the sense/instructor lets you play a game a afterwards, if there is enough time left.

There are a two different games. Team dodge ball and one were you run around the hall while other people try to hit you with foam balls. Team dodge ball is usually played at the end of term/half term because sense lets us play for a long time and the karate session is a little shorter. The rules are if you get hit by one of the balls (and it didn’t bounce off the floor) you have to do ten push ups and if you throw the ball the someone one the other team catches it, your whole team has to do ten push ups. The other game is played after we have finished the karate.

[Written by Jariya S-Digital Leader]



Gymnastics in PE at Anne Dale!

In gymnastics we are learning to make shapes using different parts of our body. We are lucky to have a specialist coach coming in to work with us…

First of all we did a warm up where the gymnastics coach explained that if she said go we had to jog around the room, if she said stop we had to stop, if she said up we had to stretch upwards and if she said down we had to stretch lower to the ground.

It was a really good lesson and I enjoyed it!

[Written by Rosie B – Digital Leader]

Football Club at Anne Dale…

In Football Club this half term, we did matches, learnt skills and even warm ups! Mr Peplow set up this club. Our warm ups were stretches and a 3 LAPS OF THE FRONT FIELD! We practise skills such as scissors, dribbling and passing the ball to your partner.

We play our match for nearly 1 hour. You feel like you might almost die at the end of the match because you’re so exhausted?! If you are interested in coming along to football club, speak to Mr Peplow to find out more.

[Written By Noah – Digital Leader]

Euro Research in T3 – using LearnPads!

As part of our work in Geography looking at places around the world… children in T3 used LearnPads to research countries in the European football tournament. This research gave us a chance to practice our internet search skills, reading skills and using the new LearnPads to find out information about our chosen countries.

Here are some pictures of the class in actions, using Google search to find the answers to the Euro quiz!

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[Written by Mr Thorns ~ ICT & Computing Manager]

Hula-Hooping Club!

Hula-Hooping club has recently started on a Monday after school. Yr.3 and 4 have had an option to join and learn new skills and tricks with Hula-hoops. Here is an interview with Lilly who has joined Hula-hooping club: 

Digital leader (MP4): Why did you join Hula-hooping club?

Lilly: Because I thought it would be fun.

Digital leader (MP4): What is your favorite part of it?

Lilly: Doing tricks with the Hula-hoops!

Digital leader (MP4): Would you recommend it and why?

Lilly: Yes, because it gives you an opportunity to learn lots of skills in Holley-hooping

Digital leader (MP4): On a scale of 0-10 how much fun would you rate it?

Lilly: 10

Digital leader (MP4): If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?

Lilly: If we could do it with ribbons as well.

Check out Hula-hooping for yourself at home. You might find that you enjoy it. Remember, Yr. 5 and 6 will get the option to join later this year.

[Written By Anne Dale Digital Leader in MP4]

World Orienteering Championships!!!!

During the summer holidays I went to Scotland to see the world orienteering championships because my Dad was the head of the First Aid.

What is orienteering?

Orienteering is were you run around and hold a map and a dibber. This has got numbers on it and you have to follow the map to find the numbers that are on the map and are marked in the ground with a dibber hole on it that you put your dibber into and it should beep. Then at the end of the trail you go to download and you get your time. 

My sisters point of view:

When me and my sitter found out we were going to Scotland we were extremely excited!!! We hadn’t been to Scotland in a while and were looking forward to doing some orienteering ourselves. I was really pleased when we offered to help and we got to actually meet the athletes. I was so inspired by my trip, I am now doing a lot more orienteering and I’m really enjoying it. I really hope we get to go to the world orienteering championships again some time!!!

[Written by Year 3 Digital Leader]

Year 5 play football !!!

In Year 5, during Games lessons, we have been playing football. We have been learning how to pass, dribble and shoot. We are playing lots of different games like “5 and in”. That’s where you have to keep your ball in the the square and the ghosts would have to kick it out! It was lots of fun and a great laugh 😉

Some children said it was the best games lesson they’ve ever done. We all in enjoyed it -even the girls! We are looking forward to next week’s lesson already!

[Written by Max E5 ~ Digital Leader]



Sports Day at Anne Dale!

Today saw the ever-popular Sports Day here at Anne Dale, with both Junior and Infant schools taking part in sporting events and competing against their friends and classmates.

During the Junior School events in the afternoon, children competed in both track and ‘circus’ events, working on long jump, skipping races, long throwing competitions, shot putt, sprints and even the fabled egg and spoon race!

Children appeared to have a wonderful day, which was enjoyed by parents and family members alike… all part of an enjoyable and entertaining joint Federation event! – the Infants at the warm up was quite a spectacle!! 🙂

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Thank you to all of those who attended, leave a comment below to tell us what you think,

[Written by Mr Thorns] ~ [Images by Mrs Groves & Mrs Robinson!]


PTA provides amazing new play equipment!

Today saw the release of new sports equipment at break time for all classes to enjoy, to enliven and enrich the break and lunchtime provision for children across the school.

The new equipment, which has been very generously supported and funded by the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) included footballs, foam rugby balls, giant jenga, dominoes and skipping ropes. As you can see from the pictures, these were all very well received by the children, who have a summer of sports-fun to look forward to.

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Those interested in joining the PTA should speak to the school office or to Vicki Wallace, the PTA lead. More information can be found on the school’s website here.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Badminton competition…

On Tuesday 3rd February afternoon we went to Henry Court School for a badminton tournament. We were playing against 6 other teams and each team represented their school (including our team). We had 6 people on our team- Joshua B, Jamie T, Jacob S, Dom F, Hannah S and Mei-ling T.  We each played 3 matches up to 11 points. There were male single matches to be played.

There were female single matches. There were also boys doubles matches and girls double matches. After a long time of playing different matches, we finally came joint 3rd place out of 7 different teams.

[Written by Mei-ling T and Jacob S]