Ice Skating Superstar!
Congratulations to Sophie Kemp who recently won first place in the 'Skating Stars' Competition! Sophie entered the competition in March 2016, in which 20 complete beginner ice skaters were selected to have free coaching at Planet Ice in Gosport. Every week the competition was whittled down to 15, 10 and then to 5, with the final 5 competing in a gala at the end of September. Sophie was the winner! This is a fantastic achievement, particularly as she was competing against children aged between 6 and 16 and she was still 6 when the competition started in March 2016! Her prize was free skating lessons until she gets to Gold standard (passing grades 1-8, bronze, silver and gold) and she is now just one element off passing silver, which is incredible progress in just a year. She also won unlimited access to Planet Ice, Gosport for a year, a skating jacket and new blades. She also won the opportunity to play the role of Dinah the cat in last Christmas's production of Alice in Wonderland.
Year 6 Football Bournemouth Finals
Following a series of unstoppable winning performances by the Year 6 football team during their group stages, they were through to the semi finals of the Bournemouth football league. Muscliff met local rivals Epiphany in the semi finals at Littledown and played with tremendous Muscliff spirit, narrowly losing 1-0. Despite the loss, the boys all played with great determination, resilience and positivity throughout the game.
Well done to al the boys who took part :)
Year 5 Bournemouth Swimming Gala
On Saturday 28th January, Miss Best and Miss Wright took some brilliant swimmers to the Bournemouth Year 5 swimming gala at Littledown. They all showed tremendous team spirit and bravery in front of a particularly large crowd! Well done to all the children who had to concentrate on performing their individual stroke correctly as well as making sure they followed the strict rules when turning in the water. Congratulations to all the children who swam brilliantly throughout their heat and in particularly to Lilly who won her heat and swam two lengths in the girls freestyle relay!
Well done and thank you for giving up your time on a Saturday:
Lilly, Grace, Ella, Riley and Jacob
Year 5 and 6 Can Do Football Team
It was a pleasure to take some our Year 5 and 6 children to the first ‘Can do’ Bournemouth schools football tournament at Littledown. The afternoon began with a brilliant coaching session followed by a tournament between all the schools. All of the children showed fantastic determination, resilience and teamwork as well as great skill against some tough opposition. All of the children had a fantastic time and it was lovely to hear the support, enthusiasm and positivity from all the players throughout the afternoon!
Well done to all the children:
Charlie, Ben, Ciaran, Sam, Elliott, Rio, Jake and Emily
An impressive 57% of children (343 children) attended extra curricular sports clubs in the Autumn term!
Well done to all the children who have taken part in sports clubs and
competitions this term :)
Teachers from across the school selected one child from each year group to become our first Sports Ambassadors! Each of the children selected have shown resilience, team work and determination as well as an enthusiasm to help others within PE lessons. Keep an eye out in our reception are for our brilliantly designed Muscliff letters! Each Sports Ambassador decorated their letter with pictures or words which show what they enjoy most about PE and Sport at Muscliff. Well done to: Jamie, Lilly, Chloe, Seb, Ollie, Darcy and Stanley!
Beat Street Dancing Awards Evening
It was an absolute pleasure to watch so many of our children take part in Beats street dance award on Saturday 19th December! All of the children showed outstanding skills and performed a range of street dance performances with some children even entering individual street dance battles!
Well done to all the children who took part!
Luke, Sophie, Zac, Rees and Poppy
Year 5 Football Team - Bournemouth Schools Winners!
The Year 5 Football team showed outstanding perseverance to become the 2016/17 Bournemouth Schools Predator Tournament winners! Charlie Walker, our Year 5 manager, thought carefully about positions and formations helping to create a winning performance!
Well done to all the boys:
Spencer, Louis, Reuban, Reece, Rees, Sonny, Owen, Rivva, Josh and Connor
Cross Country - Second Round Sir David English
Year 5 and 6 children took part in the second round of cross country and showed brilliant resilience once again! Well done to Sam who 5th out of 135 boys as well as all of the children who improved on their first run!
Year 5 Penny Skateboarders!
Year 5 have had the amazing opportunity to try a skateboarding session with two qualified skateboarding instructors from Penny Skate!
All the children were amazed with how much progress they made within the session and felt confident to try new skills on the board due to being fully protected with safety helmets and elbow and knee pads!
Below are some of our skateboarders in action!
Cross Country Competitions!
It was a pleasure to take so many Year 5's to our first cross country competition at Harewood College on 4th October! All the children showed tremendous stamina and determination and represented Muscliff with pride!
I am looking forward to seeing them in action again in the next two competitions as well as some of our Year 6 children joining the team!
Gold School Games Mark Award 2015 - 2016
Following our application over the summer, we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Sainsbury's School Games GOLD Mark! We are very proud of the sporting opportunities
we provide and this award reflects many of our improvements within PE provision in school, including:
The quantity of high-quality PE lessons our children receive each week.
The amount of children participating in extra-curricular sporting activity each week.
The broad range of sporting activities with the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
The number of competitive events we take part in each year
By receiving the Gold award, we are among the top schools in the county and country for the opportunities we provide in PE. We are very proud of this award and hope it can be used as a springboard to develop our PE teaching even more!
Previous awards: Bronze School Games Mark 2014 - 2015
Muscliff 'Do Yourself Proud' Sports Relief
Well done to all the children who supported Sports Relief last Friday. It was great to see so many children active at playtime and taking part in our 5 minute run. Every year group was challenged to take part in our 5 minute run around the field and the MUGA.
All the children showed great stamina and resilience and as a school we completed an impressive 1938 laps! This equates to 1,085,280 metres and 674 miles!
Congratulations to everyone who took part and in particular to Year 6 who ran 355 laps in total!
Gifted and Talented Festival
Our seven Septenary Trust schools came together to celebrate the sporting successes of children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. Congratulations to all the children who were selected by their teachers for their brilliant sporting achievements both in and out of school. All the children had an opportunity to try four non-traditional sports; tennis, yoga, ultimate frisbee and karate, before being recognised for their achievements and awarded certificates. Well done to Kyran who won the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Sport Award’ for his endless enthusiasm and commitment to PE and Sport. Well done to all the children!
Year 3: Chloe, Emily, Brooklyn and Luka
Year 4: Gabriella, Spencer, Louis and Lilly
Year 5: Jack, Grace, Ella and Kyran
Year 6: Daniel, Keon, Lauren and Daisy
Tag Rugby Team
Congratulations to the Tag Rugby team who took part in the Bournemouth schools Tag Rugby Festival. Despite a very muddy, rainy day, all the children worked extremely hard as team and improved in every game.
Well done to Fred, Sam, Jamie, Reid, Craig, Keon, Daisy, Lauren, Jessica and Charlotte.
Well Done to Mrs Small and Mr Andrews!
Last weekend Mrs Small and Mr Andrews entered the Weymouth half marathon to raise money for our school! They completed the 13 miles in an impressive 2 hours 10minutes and raised lots of money for the school. Well done!
Following in the footsteps of their teachers, a group of children have been spending their lunchtime running around Muscliff. Well done to all the children who have increased their stamina, running nearly 2 miles. Thank you to all of the staff and parents who have made this possible.
Girls Cricket Team
Well done to all the girls who took part in the Bournemouth schools cricket tournament. They have all been training really hard on a Monday morning and have shown great skill and commitment.
Well done to:
Grace, Sienna, Scarlett, Shannon, Emily and Mia.
Super Swimming Gala
On Saturday 30th January, Miss Patrick and Miss Wright took seven super swimmers to this year’s Bournemouth Schools Swimming Gala at Littledown. All the children showed tremendous swimming skills and bravely in front of a packed crowd. Each child took part in an individual race and the boys also took part in a freestyle relay. We are so proud of all the children, their behaviour and resilience where outstanding!
Well done to: Jamie Baker (50m Breaststroke), Jamie Culley (25m Butterfly), Sam Farewell (50m Backcrawl), Alfie Tucker (50m Freestyle), Amy Petty (50m Backcrawl), Megan Castle (25m Butterfly) and Grace Waddington-Doe (50m Freestyle).
Year 6 Football Team 2nd in Bournemouth
Coming top of their league, the Year 6 football team were invited to the Bournemouth schools semi finals against St Marks. All the players showed great resilience and team work to beat a tough side and progressed through to the finals! Here they met St Lukes and played in a nail biting match! The final score was 1-0 to St Lukes. All the players played with great Muscliff team spirit and Mr Jackson Taylor and I are extremely proud of all them :).
Year 6 Football Team
Well done to the Year 6 football team for another amazing win 2-1 against Hillview!
It was an extremely nail biting match with near misses and tremendous skill and determination from both sides.
Well done to all the players and a big thank you to Billy who came to ref our game!
Tremendous Team Tumbling
On Sunday 22nd November, we entered 3 teams into the Dorset schools gymnastics tumbling competition! The Year 3 and 4 girls were up early for the first competition and all showed amazing Muscliff spirit particularly as for some of the children this was their first ever gymnastics competition. The Year 3 and 4 mixed team were next in showing excellent gymnastics skills and support for all the competitors and finally the Year 5 and 6 mixed team entered the competition with a fantastic positive attitude and a huge amount of talent. All the gymnasts performed brilliantly and it was a pleasure to watch their routines :). A really big thank you to Gemma for organising the competition and helping all the children with their brilliant routines and to all the parents who came along to support.
Well done to everyone!
Year 3 and 4 – Girls
Gabriella, Maisy, Molly, Isabel and Olivia
Year 3 and 4 – Mixed
Izzy, Spencer, Sommer, Ellie and Lily May
Year 5 and 6 – Mixed
Abi, Ella, Mia, Samuel and Lauren
Year 6 Football Team
Another successful performance from our brilliant Year 6 Football Team beating St Walburgas Primary school 3 -0! All the players are extremely proud of their clean sheet record and as a result a special mention goes to our brilliant goal keeper Harry, who has consistently put his body on the line no matter the opposition :)
Well done – bring on next week!
AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust
We would like to say a big thank you to AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust who have been delivering brilliant workshops to both Year 5 and Year 6 as part of their premier leagues projects. All the teachers were very impressed with how well both year groups carefully listened to information about healthy lifestyles and respect and citizenship. The children also took part in a respect poster challenge and learnt about different food groups in order to find out which ones are best for their bodies.
Year 6 Football Team
Congratulations to the Year 6 football team who won their first game 6-0 against Malmesbry Park!
Well done to all the boys invilved who showed great team work and skill to beat a good side. Mr Jackson Taylor and I are looking forward to our next game against St Walburgas Primary School next week J
Year 5 Cross Country
8 Year 5 children have braved the winter weather to take part in 2 cross country competitions against other Bournemouth Year 5 /6 teams. They all showed great determination and resilience to finish their races as well as brilliant team work encouraging all runners around the course!
Well done to:
Emily, Ella, Esmay, Grace, Sam, Alfie, Kyran and Olly
Year 5 Bournemouth Football Tournament
It was a pleasure to take 10 of our Year 5 children to the Bournemouth Schools Football Competition on Thursday. All the children were determined to show their excellent footballing skills and worked as a team to show true Muscliff resilience.
Well done to:
Josh, Christian, Sam, Rafe, Rees, Oliver, Olly, Rhys and Max
The Year 5 team cam third overall in their pool, here are a few pictures of them in action!
Muscliff Primary School Awarded
Bronze School Games Mark!
We are honoured to have been awarded the Bronze School Games Award for our PE and Sport this year. The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. We have worked really hard this year to increase the opportunities for children to compete in both Level 1 and Level 2 sports competitions, increase our extra-curricular activities and provide more events for children to take part in Leadership activities. We are now looking forward to the challenge of the silver award and providing more sporting opportunities for all the children at Muscliff next year!
PE 2014 - 2015
Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
Thank you for all your support in collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers.
We have collected just under 30,000 vouchers and we are looking forward to using all of the exciting new sports equipment arriving in September!
On Thursday 11th June, a group of amazing Year 5 and 6 children (and 2 excited adults) attended Bournemouth Town Sports at Kings Park. They not only all competed brilliantly, but represented the school beautifully!
Miss Bayford, Mrs Cake and all the Muscliff staff are so proud of you all. Bring on the Dorset finals for a record number of Muscliff athletes! (details of this to follow)
Key Stage One Sports Day!
Thank you to all who came to support the children in Y1 and Y2 on their Sports Day yesterday. It was a very successful morning; the children had lots of fun practising lots of physical skills and competed well in activities and races.
Winners of the Activity carousel were Cedar team, Y1 sprint winners were Birch team, and Maple team won the Y2 relay races. The overall winners on the day were…
Well done to ALL of the children for their efforts and a big thank you to all of the staff who made the morning such an enjoyable occasion. Special thanks go to Year 5 who became scorers, photographers, team and activity leaders as well as reporters for
‘Reporter on the day‘: Maisie, Y5
Everyone had a great time at the KS1 Sports Day! The teachers were very proud of their amazing groups. Mrs Cooper said she was very proud of her group and were showing true Muscliff style. Wyatt scored two goals in a row with ease and he thought it was fun. Years 1 and 2 were delighted to run in the sprint races. Everyone did a hoptastic job at the standing long jump. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a spectacular time!
We look forward to the Reception Sports morning on Friday (9.30-11am), and the KS2 Sports on the 8th July.
A huge well done to the athletes from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who attended the Quadkids competition on Wednesday 29th April after school. The effort they put in to their 4 different events (sprint, run, throw, jump) was amazing and, as always, they showed super sportsmanship! We are really looking forward to the next competition on 20th May
How does exercise effect our bodies?
In Year 2 we have been giving the children lots of opportunities to become scientists. We have been focusing on the benefits of healthy eating and exercise as well as the effect it has on the body. We challenged children to come up with their own investigations to test what happens to our bodies.
Here are some pictures of our scientists in action!
High Flyers Basketball Club
It has been great to hear the rapid bouncing of basketballs and see so many children up and active bright and early on a Thursday morning! Our breakfast basketball club provides children with the opportunity to develop excellent ball skills, fitness and specific basketball tactics with their friends! Have a look at our fantastic basketballer’s in action!
If you would like to come and joint the fun, come and ask Miss Wright
(Elderflower, Year 2) for more information.
Year 6 Tag Rugby Festival @ Oakmeadians Rugby Club
Our Year 6 Tag Rugby team took to the pitches of Meyrick Park on Tuesday of this week (3rd March) to compete in the annual Bournemouth Tag Rugby Festival. A record number of schools took part this year and, in spite of a slow start coming to terms with the playing conditions and competitive nature of some of the opposing sides, Muscliff rattled off four straight victories within their set of fixtures and finished the day within the top ten schools in Bournemouth.
Some evidence of their incisive play and muddy antics are shown below...
Girls Dorset County Cricket
Last week I had the pleasure of taking a year 6 Girls Cricket squad to the first round of the Dorset County. They have been practising hard early every Monday morning with the help of Rob Newton, the Dorset Cricket Development Officer, which really helped to develop all the girls bowling, fielding and batting skills. In a tough pool round the girls showed tremendous Muscliff team spirit narrowly losing to Christchurch Junior School in their first game but then working tremendously hard to beat St Catherines Primary School with 97 runs – the highest score of the tournament! The girls then went on to beat Hillview Primary School with another big score of 76 runs giving them 2nd place overall! Well done to all the girls!
Sophie B, Chloe C, Lacey, Megan, Rana, Olivia, Holly and Sophia.
Muscliff Athletics Team!
We have some amazing news! We have come 1st in all our league Indoor Athletics competitions and are now on our way to the Bournemouth finals on 11th March! Well done to all the children, who have all worked so hard... I am really proud of you! And thank you to all the parent supporters and members of staff who have come along to competitions and to help with training.
Muscliff are ‘Head Over Heels’ about gymnastics!
Have you noticed your child talking about balancing, posture or even teddy bear rolls? Well Year 5, 2 and currently Year 1 have all been lucky enough to have the opportunity to be coached by specialist gymnastics coach Gemma Coles with PE lessons. As well as giving our teachers valuable CPD within gymnastics, our children are also benefiting from expert coaching in their PE lessons.
Here are some of our Year 2 children in action!
Arsenal Soccer Schools!
Year 2 have had an amazing opportunity to have football coaching from Arsenal Soccer Schools! To the children’s surprise it was not the normal football training they might have expected… Elderflower class enjoyed being pirates and playing with ‘cannon balls’, Orchid played magic football and Tea Rose will get their opportunity next Friday! All the children enjoyed learning new skills and being active and we are hoping to continue working with Arsenal Soccer Schools within a new after school club – watch this space!
Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
Thank you for all your support in collecting Sainsbury’s vouchers last year; they have helped
us to provide a range of exciting sports and cooking equipment for all our children! We are
hoping to collect even more vouchers this year to support our children to eat well, move well
and live well. There is already a collection box in reception and vouchers will be available
in stores from 28th January until the 5th May.
The race is on to start collecting for 2015!
Tremendous Tumblers - 3rd in Dorset!
On Sunday 23rd November a group of brilliant gymnasts took part in the Dorset gymnastics schools tumbling competition! After months of practising their routines with the amazing Gemma Cole the children confidently took to the floor to perform their routines. The Year 3 and 4 mixed team preformed their routines brilliantly with a mixture of chases and cartwheels against 12 other schools. The Year 5 and 6 mixed team also showed their immense gymnastics skills and proceeded into the finals. The children showed great determination through tough competition and finished 3rd in Dorset!
Well done to all the children who took part and all the grown ups who cam along to support!
Year 3 and 4 Mixed Team
Izzy, Abi, Owen, Maise and Dasiy
Year 5 and 6 Mixed Team
Lauren, Maya, Sophie, Samuel and Lilly
The amazing Year 3 football team took part in two friendly games against Ferndown Infants School over the past few weeks. All the children showed brilliant skill, determination and amazing Muscliff team spirit and support for each other through out both games!
Our first game was at home where all the children worked extremely hard to pass the ball to space and work together as a team resulting in an impressive 9 – 2 victory!
Our second game was away to Ferndown where all the children again showed great determination and resilience particularly in defence resulting in another brilliant 2 – 1 win.
Well done to all the children who took part, particularly the two Year 2’s Luka and Jack as well as all the grown ups who cam along to support the games!
Year 3 Team
Louis, Owen, Spencer, Téo, Ben, Charlie, Connor, Josh, Reuben, Liam, Luka and Jack
Year 6 Football Team - The team have played two games, losing their first game against the Epiphany 3-2 and drawing their second game against St Walburga's 2-2. Both games were very exciting and very close.
Either game could have easily been victories for Muscliff but unfortunately luck was not on our side in either games. A great effort was made in both matches by all the players. Man of the match against Epiphany was Ethan Spittles and against St Walburga's it was Oscar Harvey. Our next game is on the 4th December against Hillview. A big thank you to all the parents for all your support.
Muscliff Athletics Team attended their second indoor athletics competition on Tuesday 12th November and won again! That's twice in a row now! Well done to all the athletes and thank you to all the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters who came along to support us and transported the children there and back. Yet again, we are very proud off their effort, enthusiasm, commitment and sportsmanship. Keep up the hard work!
Muscliff Athletics Team
On Wednesday 15th October, the Year 5 and 6 Athletics Team attended their first indoor athletics competition. They competed against four other Bournemouth schools and came first! The children showed amazing talent as well as super sportsmanship. Year 6 team members supported new team members really well and Miss Bayford and Mrs Harrison were so proud of all of them.
Some highlights of the evening:
It was a very close competition and we are looking forward to lots more training to make sure we stay at the top!
On Friday 11th July 14 children (7 boys and 7girls) from Year 6 took part in our first Septenary Athletics tournament! After a quick warm up of Wake and Shake all the children where split into 7 teams and took part in 7 different sporting challenges around Kings Park stadium, all the children showed excellent collaboration and team work with children from different schools. We finished with a school races in which every child took part in either a sprint, relay or long distance race. Well done to every child who came, they all showed excellent determination and support throughout the whole day!
A special mention to George who came 2nd in the 150m and Zak who came 3rd in the 300m. What an excellent way to finish their sporting memories at Muscliff!
Spectacular Sports Days!
A lovely day where all children worked together to gain points for their house across a range of activities that challenged their fundamental movement skills. Well done to all the Rainbows!
Key Stage 1
Lots of fun was had by all the children in their carousel of activities. At the end of those it was fairly clise between the five houses. Year 1 sprints and Year 2 relay races added the final points on to their scores. The final results were:
Birch - 1850
Oak - 1813
Maple – 1556
Beech – 1532
Cedar - 1402
Key Stage 2
Another excellent sports day, where every child in Key Stage 2 was challenged to compete a range of sporting activities as well as track races!
Year group top scorers :
Year 3: Joshua Li and Amira Muller
Year 4: Craig Smith, Lola Parkhurst-Mole, Daisy Aldam and Mia Attreed
Year 5. Olivia Harris, Katie Lenthall and Finlay Miller
Year 6: Mitchell O'Connor and Jessica Walker
Dorset Athletics Finals 2014
On Saturday 5th July, 5 children attended the Dorset athletics finals at Kings Park Stadium, after qualifying from Bournemouth Town Sports. Lewis Briscoe came 2nd in Dorset in the cricket ball throw. Thomas Farwell came 3rd in Dorset in the 600m. Jasmine Stocker came 2nd in Dorset in the 60m hurdles. Zak El-Basir came 2nd in Dorset in the high jump. Bailey Fischer-Hughes came 1st (wow!) in the 75m sprint. Well done to all of them!
Kwik Cricket Dorset Finals 2014
Our successful Year 6 Kwik Cricket team represented Bournemouth at the County Finals on Wednesday 18th June, playing several matches against the best Dorset has to offer. Although the boys found it very competitive on the day, their attitude, skill and enthusiasm were brilliant throughout a long day in the sun. We all hope that they go on to score many, many more runs for their respective secondary schools next year!
Septenary Benchball Tournament WINNERS!
Miss Wright and Mr Davies had the pleasure of taking a team of children from Year 2 and Year 3 for the very first Sepenatry Benchball tournament! All the children showed great team work and support to all the children taking part. There was a nail biting final match against Moordown St Johns which we won 11 – 7 becoming the first Benchball winners! Well done to all the children that took part! J