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Wednesday 7th February

On Wednesday afternoon, some of the netball team attended a netball tournament at Bournemouth School For Girls alongside 17 other teams from local schools. The schools were split into two groups and our team faced some heavy competition in the 8 matches they played. As usual, the team showed amazing Muscliff spirit, with some fantastic interceptions, excellent team work and fair play throughout all of their games. They came away with pride in their hearts and smiles on their faces and we couldn't be more proud. Well done team Muscliff! Manisha, Nishita, Amber, Ewan, Arlo, Kate, Annabelle and Dan.

Monday 5th February What a lovely afternoon we had taking the yr 3/4 girls to Kingsleigh Primary School for a friendly football festival. The girls enjoyed some skills training in the warm up and then we split into 3 teams and played 3 mini matches each. The girls showed great sportsmanship, teamwork and we saw some great goals and super saves! Superb effort from: Layla, Liyana, Katia, Daisy, Ellen, Mya, Toshika, Arielle, Scarlett, Alice, Evie and Amelie.  

Tuesday 23rd January

After school today 25 Year 5 and Year 6 students travelled to Avonbourne School to compete in the Indoor Athletics Tournament. Activities included triple jump, vertical jump, standing long jump, javelin, chest push, speed bounce and running. The children were very excited but also a little nervous as this was their first athletics competition but they had no need to worry as they were all superstars! They represented the school well and showed great team work and sportsmanship. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening! Up against some stiff competition from St Peters and St James' who were the victors we finished a very respectful 5th overall. Superb effort from: Millie, Isla, Kiera, Summer, Isla, Annabelle, Amber, Alicia, Riya, Lily, Kate, Eva-Mae, Maverick, Quinn, Ewan, Arlo, Dan, Daniel, Nino, Aba, George, Armin, Adam, Harry and Harrison.

Thursday 11th January

Then on Thursday 11th January the Year 6 boys were able to play in their previously postponed tournament.  On arrival they faced stiff competition from St Katharine's for their first game resulting in a 2-0 loss but they found their rhythm and managed a 1-1 draw against a strong St Walburga's side and a 6-0 win over Elm Academy. This placed the boys through to the next group stages against a very strong Kingsleigh side which was a brilliant 0-0 draw, against Stourfield resulting in a 0-0 draw and a 2-0 victory over Pokesdown. This means the boys finished 5th out of 17 schools, a fantastic achievement! Great goals from Teddy, Nino and George and excellent saves from Arlo! Well done to Casey, George, Nino, Abhinav, Arlo, Teddy, Hunter, Frankie, Thomas and Federico.

Tuesday 9th January 2024

What a great start we have had to sports this Spring Term. On Tuesday 9th January we welcomed Epiphany to Muscliff for a competitive netball game for the league. Unfortunately we were down to only 5 players but what a 5 they were! They played a strong game despite the cold and were victorious with a 9-0 win over Epiphany. Well done to Joe, Amber, Alicia, Manisha and Arlo!

Thursday 14th December

Girls team travel to Jewell for friendly game.

Wednesday 13th December Girls Team v Elm Academy

Absolutely cracking performance from our Girls today! They were finally able to play their twice called off game against Elm Academy. The Park school were kind enough to host our match as they were playing their Elm fixture prior to ours. The game got off to a great start from Muscliff dominating the play keeping the ball firmly in the opposition end but for some reason despite shots on goal we just couldn't find the target. Just before the half time whistle one of our shots finally found it's mark and we went into the lead. After half time the girls found their confidence and their winning streak flourished with an 8-0 win overall! Great team work, strong defending, great goalkeeping and great goals. Well done to: Summer, Kiera, Alice, Millie, Lily, Lotte, Isla, Eva-Mae, and Anabella. As the winners of our group we now progress onto the next stage of the Dorset League next half term with upcoming games against Ferndown Middle, Emmanuel Middle and Blandford St Mary!

Tuesday 12th December - Yr 5 Boys V MSJ

We were happy to host Moordown St Johns today for our Year 5 boys competitive fixture. After a loss to Moordown last week for our Year 6 boys we were hoping the year 5 boys would be able to level the playing field, and that they did! Taking an early lead the boys kept up their solid framework of strong defending, attacking and taking a shot whenever they got the opportunity. Great effort and teamwork meant a secure 4-2 win. Great effort from Louie, Harrison, Quinn, Maverick, Charlie, Dominic, Adam, Harry and Alex!

Monday 11th December

Yr 5 and 6 friendly games at Kingsleigh

Wednesday 6th December

Yr 6 boys host MSJ in competitive league.

Wednesday 6th December

The year 6 netball teams have had a great couple of weeks on the netball court. Our ‘new to netball’ team attended a netball festival at Bournemouth School for Girls recently where they had their first ever matches against several other schools and learnt lots of new skills to use on the courts. It was a bitterly cold afternoon, but the children were amazing, showing their true Muscliff resilience with constant smiles on their faces. Their team spirit was second to none!  Both netball teams also attended their first competitive matches at Winton this week. Winton were tough rivals, but the teams showed excellent discipline with their passing, control of footwork and great interception skills. Mrs. Callaway and Mrs. Turner are very proud of all of the children’s hard work and determination to improve their skills each week and we look forward to our next match in the new year.

Thursday 30th November

Despite the snow this morning the children were still able to carry on with their football festival and were very brave against the cold and sleet like rain! The children travelled to Littledown where they took part in some skills workshops to develop their playing supported by AFCB coaches. They had a great time and enjoyed some brilliant football! After the skills they took part in some friendly games with the other schools in attendance. What a great afternoon! Well done to Frazer, Jack, Niamh, Ruby, James, Oscar and Lola!

Wednesday 29th November

On Wednesday 29th November we travelled to BSG to take part in the BEE netball festival. The children were able to take part in a round robin friendly tournament. It was their first time playing in a netball game and they did us proud! They came up against some string competition from Pokesdown and St Katharine's with both games sadly ending in losses but they were victorious against a well matched St James' side! After the matches were finished they went on to skills workshops which they thoroughly enjoyed. What a lovely afternoon we had! Well done to Oliver, Joe, Alfie, Daisy, Kate, Nishitta and Darcey and big thank you to Mrs Callaway for her brilliant training with the team!

Tuesday 28th November

Today we took 2 girls' teams to play in competitive and friendly games at Winton primary school. It was brilliant to have the opportunity to get so many girls playing football, for some it was their first match representing the school. The girls were very excited on arrival and quickly got to warming up and talking tactics! The competitive game was very tense, the girls worked hard to hold Winton to a 0-0 draw up to half time. We had some great opportunities and some amazing saves from our goalie Tilda in the second half but Winton managed to edge just ahead finishing on a 3-0 loss for us. The girls played so well against a strong side and we are so proud of them. Well done to: Mila, Tilda, Alice, Kiera, Summer, Jess, Anabella, Millie and Isla. 

 

Meanwhile on the other pitch the Muscliff girls were the stronger side and were dominating the play from the beginning. The girls were a little nervous to start especially as for some it was their first ever game! But they soon settled well and enjoyed the game! We had some great defending at the back from Lily and Venus and a brilliant performance up front from Eva-Mae who scored a hattrick on her debut and a great goal from Millie on her debut as well! A great team effort meant a 4-0 win for Muscliff! Well done to: Lotte, Lily, Venus, Ruby, Isla, Anya, Eva-Mae, Millie and Luna. We are so proud of you all!

 

 

Friday 24th November 2023

On Friday 24th November the girls Team travelled to Dean Court to complete their Dorset League matched against The Park School. The Park were excellent hosts and provided lovely facilities for the girls to play on a cold but bright Friday afternoon. Sadly Elm Academy pulled out at the last minute so that fixture is still to be played but it meant we could have longer play against The Park. The sides were very evenly matched and we saw some great football. We took an early lead with a great goal from Isla. As always as soon as we score the girls settle and gain that little bit more confidence. We then conceded a great goal from the opposition but we are very pleased to say a great goal from Mila secured a 2-1 victory for us. Superb teamwork from: Matilda, Kiera, Alice, Summer, Mila, Isla, Lotte, Millie, Jess and Anabella! Also big thank you to the parents who were able to support with lifts to the match, we couldn't do it without you all!

Monday 20th November 2023

The Year 6 boys travelled to Jewell Academy for a friendly league game. This was the first time we had played Jewell in the league so it was good to visit them on their home turf and make use of their great facilities. The boys started strong and were up against some stiff competition with some strong up front players from the opposition. Sadly Jewell were the victors on the day but our boys battled well and we secured a goal from Nino. An overall score of 3-1 to Jewell. Great effort from: Frankie, Riley, Federico, Teddy, Nino, Casey, Harrison, George and Thomas. 

Wednesday 15th November 2023

On Wednesday 15th November we took 2 teams to Winton to play their league games: Year 5 Boys and Year 6 Boys. Both games ran at the same time which meant a split for Mrs Flynn and Miss Cole (who refereed the Yr 5 game) and we saw some great football. Starting with Year 6, they battled on to the very end to ensure their 1-0 win! It was a tough game with both sides very evenly matched, when Winton were awarded a penalty with very little time to go, the spectators watched with baited breath. But we were lucky the shot went wide and we kept our lead! A great and well deserved win for the boys. Great effort from: Harry, Billy, Jake, Aris, Dan, Aba, Riley, Grayson and Harrison! Now onto the Year 5 boys. Sadly despite an initial great start luck wasn't on our side on the other pitch and Winton secured a 3-1 win. But we take away some great lessons ready for their next game against Moordown St Johns. Brilliant effort from: Quinn, Harry, Maverick, Dominic, Adam, Alex, Charlie and Harrison.

 

Friday 20th October 2023

 

Well on the very last day of Autumn 1, Friday 20th October the girls team travelled for their first league game away to Epiphany.  The boys teams had already completed their first games against Epiphany in the weeks prior and all games ended in either a loss or a drawer, so the girls were a little nervous! However Miss Cole and I had great faith in them especially as they had already come up against Epiphany at their tournament and secured a win. We are very pleased to say their winning streak continued and they won 8-3! Some great goals from Isla and Summer and super goalkeeping from Matilda! Brilliant effort from all the girls, well done to: Isla, Mila, Summer, Matilda, Luna, Jess, Millie, Anya, Annabella, Keira and Alice!

 

 

Year 5 boys League Games

We also have 2 teams in year 5 and they also travelled to Epiphany played matches this term. They also came up against some very strong opposition, sadly both games were a loss but there were some great goals scored from our side. Looking forward to some more games for the boys next half term! Superb effort from: Brody, Toby, Reuben, Cameron, Akshith, Finley, Jake, Oscar, Theo, Rory, Archie, Aidan, Maverick, Alex, Jack, Daniel, Harrison, Quinn, Charlie, Harry, Dominic and Adam.

Year 6 Boys League Games

We have 2 teams in year 6 and they have both played matches against Epiphany where they came up against some very strong opposition, one game was sadly a loss and the other a 2-2 draw. We were pleased to host St Walburga's on Friday 13th October, both very well matched teams and a very well deserved 2-2 draw was the final result. Superb effort from: Casey, George, Arlo, Frankie, Abhinav, Hunter, Teddy, Ben, Federico, Nino, Riley, Jake, Will, Aba, Harrison, Grayson, Thomas, Riley, Billy, Dan, Aris and Harry.

League Games

 

We have been incredibly busy this half term with all of the league games, we have 5 teams in all the school leagues, which has meant for some great matches after school and lots more to come!

Thursday 12th October

Boys turn again! This time it was the Year 5 boys turn to travel to their tournament on Thursday 12th October. Again we were quietly confident as the boys have been playing some great football in training and are developing into a strong team, so we had great hopes for how well they would do in the tournament. The boys were so excited to be going to their first tournament and they did the school proud. We started off with a nerve settling 1-0 win over Corpus Christi, which lead us onto a 2-0 win over Moordown St Johns. We had a 1-1 draw against a very strong Winton side and conceded a narrow loss against Bethany. This progressed us through to the next group where we were pitted against Pokesdown, St James' and St Peter's. The boy's winning streak continued with 3-0 wins over Pokesdown and St James'. Our last game against St Peter's was a 0-0 draw which meant we finished 5th out of 20 schools! There were some great goals and superb saves and really good sportsmanship and team spirit from the boys, a great way to spend an afternoon!  Well done to: Mohammed, Maverick, Alex, Daniel, Quinn, Charlie, Dominic, Harry, Adam and Harrison.

Thursday 5th October

On Thursday 5th October it was the girls’ turn to represent the school at their tournament. This was the first time the girls had played together as some of the new year 5 girls joined the squad. We were hopeful they would have a great day, enjoy some football and score the odd goal, and they did exactly that! In our first round they debuted with a very narrow and last minute loss to a very strong St Katherine’s side. Although disheartened they went on to a fantastic win over Epiphany with some brilliant goals from Mila and Isla and excellent team work! This meant we progressed to the next round where they drew against Kingsleigh, won against Corpus Christi and conceded a defeat against The Park School. The girls finished 5th overall out of 15 schools, this is an amazing achievement for their first outing as a team and we are so incredibly proud of them! Well done to: Alice, Keira, Millie, Annabella, Summer, Lilly, Mila, Isla, Jess, Isla and Matilda.

Thursday 28th September

 

Starting with the Year 6 boys tournament on Thursday 28th September we travelled to the Littledown Centre for their first tournament this academic year. We were quietly confident as the boys really worked well together when playing in year 5 and they have some great skill and talent. In the first round they played games against Elm Academy, Hill View and Christ the King. Despite some stiff competition the boys were victorious in all their games with some great goals and strong defending! Finishing top of our group is a great achievement for the boys and meant they progressed to the next round where they played the strongest school teams in Bournemouth. What an honour to be amongst the best! They were pitted against St Katherine’s, St James’ and Epiphany. Sadly our winning streak came to an end with some very narrow loses and a draw but the boys gave it their all and finished 4th out of 20 schools! We are so incredibly proud of them! Well done: Will, Jake, Grayson, Aba, Riley, Aris, Dan, Billy, Harry and Riley.

Football Year 5 and Year 6 2023

 

We have had a great few weeks to start the football season. The children have come back to their weekly football training sessions with great enthusiasm and energy. The sessions have been so popular that Miss Cole is now running 3 different sessions a week! The children are so grateful to have these opportunities. 


 

Tuesday 18th July 2023

Classes in Years 4, 5 and 6 were drawn 1 male and 1 female player to follow during the Wimbledon fortnight in what was the Muscliff Sweepstake! With an unseeded player winning the ladies' tournament, it was down Alcaraz vs Djokovic, or rather 4EE vs 5CB. After a 5 hour 5 set thriller, it was 5CB who took the impressive win when Alcaraz overcame Djokovic's fight. As a reward for their win, 5CB enjoyed a lesson with local coach, Will Bound who ran tennis competitions and games with prizes.

Friday 30th June 2023

The final Year 6 group headed out on their bikes yesterday afternoon to complete their Level 2 Bikeability course. If your child is 9+ and would like to complete Levels 2 or 3 over the summer holidays, BCP are currently taking bookings and will be adding more dates soon.

Friday 23rd June 2023

Big thanks to Fun & Active Playgrounds - nearly a year in and our playground markings are being enjoyed as much as ever in this lovely weather! All helping to keep our children active and engaged at play times. 

Thursday 8th June 2023

Town Sports, an athletics event that brings together 28 schools from across Bournemouth, took place at Kings Park Stadium and the Year 5/6 team were out in action! It was an occasion where everyone involved (staff, children and parents) were so proud to be a part of #TeamMuscliff. The children were fearless competing in front of large crowds, gave it 100% and supported each other until the very end. A few performance highlights included: Isaac (2nd in Y6 throw), Zoe (5th in Y6 long jump) Keegan (6th in Y6 600m), Y6 boys relay team (7th). We hope their achievements help to inspire the younger years! 

Friday 19th May 2023

Team Muscliff battled in the rain at Winton Primary as they took part in Bournemouth Schools annual Handball tournament. Learning to play mainly at break times, the team did extremely well understanding the need for both attacking and defending. In the group stages, Muscliff won 2, drew 1 and lost 1 which was enough to take them through to the 3/4th play-off against Kingsleigh who came 2nd in the other group. With the rain coming down harder and the ground becoming wetter, the decision was made for it to be played as a friendly. The top 4 teams, including Muscliff, will progress forward to the School Games Finals later in the summer term! Sadly it was too wet for a team picture this time but well done to the team: Bella, Charlie Sa, Charlie St, Effie, Isaac, Naomi, Stan and Tyler.

Wednesday 17th May 2023

Team Muscliff have been out in action on the athletics field competing in the first event of the season: Quad Kids. A big thank you to Winton Academy for hosting over 160 competitors and to Dan for stepping in as a last minute reserve. As the name suggests, children take part in 4 events: 600m, 75m, howler throw and long jump. Times and distances are scored and then combined to give individuals and schools a final total. Whilst all the children did themselves and Muscliff proud, there were a few individual performances that must be celebrated. Finn came 18th, Isaac came 12th and Naomi, out of all the girls in Bournemouth, came 1st! Team, you are awesome! Bring on Town Sports next month...

Wednesday 17th May 2023

We're midway through 'walk to school week' and today Year 6 children conducted another survey to find out how many children took an active mode of transport to school (including walk, bike, scooter). An impressive 73% of children across school were active on their way to school this morning, up 16% from in the Spring term. Keep up the great work Muscliff!

Wednesday 3rd May 2023

A small group of girls from Year 4 visited Talbot Heath School to attend a 'This Girl Can' sporting event. The children were lucky enough to receive expert coaching from local sports coaches in tennis, cricket, football and rounders. They had a fantastic day perfecting our skills and making new friends. The girls represented Muscliff brilliantly and had huge smiles on their faces all day. It was a pleasure to see their confidence grow! 

Thursday 30th March 2023

We love offering children at Muscliff a wide range of activities and this week was no different! Team Rubicon, the UK's leading provider of skateboard and scooter coaching events, spent 3 days in school delivering sessions to every class in school. Whilst Rainbows and KS1 children enjoyed scooting, KS2 children tried their hand at skateboarding. A big thank you to coach Adam who made the sessions safe and enjoyable for all. 

 

"That was so cool!" - child in Rainbows

"I would love a skateboard for my birthday now!" - child in 3FW

"Best PE lesson ever!" - child in 6CT

 

Amongst other benefits, we hope that these taster sessions will help to promote active lifestyles. Maybe we'll see some more scooters parked up in the school playground in the summer term...!

Tuesday 28th March 2023

A team of Year 2 children made their way to St Peter’s Secondary to take part in a multi-skills event run by St Peter’s Sports Leaders. They took part in an action-packed afternoon of jumping, throwing, catching, hitting, running and aiming and all challenged themselves to achieve their personal best. They were an absolute delight to take out for the afternoon, were all up for trying something new, were super supportive of each other and loved working with the Year 10 Sports Leaders. Mrs Payne was super proud of them all and everyone left the event with a huge smile!

Tuesday 28th March 2023

The Year 5 team were out in action on the netball court against Epiphany today. Their opponents were a year older (as well as several feet taller!) so the team had to work extra hard, especially in the shooting and defending circles. They gave it a good go but eventually lost out 4-2. All the practise this year puts the team in a good place for the competitive leagues next year. It's been a pleasure coaching you all. Miss Fisher :)

Thursday 23rd March

Today we finally made it to our yr 5/6 CAN DO football tournament! After quite a few cancellations due to weather since the autumn term we weren't sure if it was ever going to happen but thankfully it did! We managed to avoid the rain for the first hour whilst we completed all of our different training activities with AFC Bournemouth. We were really fortunate to complete some great skills such as penalty shoot outs, dribbling skills and all v all. Some great development which were were then able to use in a mini tournament with the other schools that attended. The rain did eventually find us but the children showed great resilience and carried on regardless! Thankfully we managed to make it home before it got too bad! Superb effort and excellent representation of our values from Riley, Niamh, Oliver, Jack, Afonso, Austin, Isla, Belle, Aden, George and Emma!

Tuesday 14th March 2023

Did you know that walking to school releases feel good hormones, helping to boost moods and start the day with a calmer mind? It can also help children to relax and connect with nature and those around them.

 

This week, a group from Year 6 asked 202 Muscliff children how they travelled to school that morning. The great news is that 56% travelled on foot, by bike or by scooter, which is just above targets set by the Government. Let's see if we can increase these numbers even more by the summer term!

Monday 13th March 2023

Travelling for an away match, the Year 5 netball team took on Winton Primary in a friendly. After the first quarter, the team went 0-5 down but they didn't let this dampen their spirits and they battled on. In the final 3 quarters of the match, Muscliff scored 3 and let in 3 which, leaving the final score 3-8. It was a very enjoyable afternoon and it was great to see Muscliff players make improvements to their game as the match went on. Well done all!

Wednesday 8th March 2023

A small group of Year 4 children attended a tri-golf event hosted by Bourne Academy students. The team showed great teamwork and respect for one another along with really enjoying trying some new skills and perfecting their putting and chipping techniques!

Wednesday 8th March 2023

Despite the cold weather and threat of snow the girls have had a wonderful afternoon at The Bourne Academy celebrating International Women's Day with a football festival for girls! They enjoyed taking part in different football workshops, teaching them new moves and getting them thinking about how girls' football is represented at Muscliff! They will be bringing back with them new ideas for training and getting even more girls involved in football at break times and lunchtimes. Great effort today from Emily, Grace, Annabella, Millie, Isla, Riya and Jessica! You represented the school and our values exceptionally well.

Monday 6th March 2023

The Year 5 netball team were in action today at their first competitive tournament. In the group stages, they lost just one match, coming second in the group and taking them through to the semi-final against St James'. On this occasion, the opposition were too strong and Muscliff lost out to the eventual winners. It was a really lovely afternoon of netball played in great spirits from start to finish. Well done team!

Monday 6th March 2023

What a pleasure it was to take some members of the Year 5 boys team to the BCS tournament today. They represented the school well and showed great sportsmanship and support of each other. They started the tournament well with a draw against a strong Christchurch Juniors side, a last minute goal from Harry ensuring it wasn't a loss. This was then followed by 3 successive wins against some good competition. Great goals from Harry, Riley and Daniel! The boys were thrilled to go through to the semi finals after winning their group. This match was definitely a battle and was 0-0 until the last minute. Sadly, it was a Muscliff own goal but the boys finished 4th overall which is a fantastic achievement for their first tournament! Well done to Harrison, Thomas, Daniel, Grayson, Jake, Billy, Riley and Harry! Fantastic performances all round!

Spring 2 - Girls' Football Training with New Milton Town FC

Year 3 and 4 girls have been very fortunate to have the opportunity this half term to engage in some training sessions with local girls' and ladies' football club New Milton Town FC. We have 20 girls across the year groups who have shown an interest in developing their football skills and really enjoyed their first session this week. There were lots of red faces at the end of the session which shows just how hard the girls worked! They are very lucky to benefit from these experienced coaches!  Well done girls - keep up the hard work!

Wednesday 8th February 2023

Today we took two teams to Winton Primary for their final games of the season. Year 6 boys competitive and the year 6 friendly team. The year 6 children had been developing their resilience and team spirit after some recent tough games against strong opposition.As it was their last game representing their school they adopted the attitude of 'we play as a team and we win or lose as a team'. And this mantra served them well! They were up against some strong competition from Winton and they held their ground and played their best. Sadly a victory wasn't on the cards but they really embodied our school values and did themselves and Muscliff proud! Well done to: Kai, Stanley, Aaron, Keegan, Archie, Charlie, Tyler, Tyler, Noah, Lewis, Alfie, Naomi, Marley, Brandon, Charlie, Leon, Hugo, Bella, Rory, Austin, Charlie and Harvey! Superb effort!

Thursday 2nd February 2023

Today we took two teams to Winton Primary for a girls football game and a yr 5 boys football game. Both teams played brilliantly against well matched teams from Winton. Very exciting games were had by both teams as they secured draws. The boys team came back from 1-0 down with a last minute goal from Aba securing a 1-1 draw. With the girls going 2-1 up but conceding a goal in the last minute to settle on a 2-2 draw. Great performances from both teams! Well done to:  Jake, Billy, Daniel, Grayson, Harry, Harrison, Riley, Aba, Thomas, Aris, Effie, Naomi, Amelia, Daisy, Maja, Poppi, Brooke, Bella, Belle, Emma and Millie!

Wednesday 1st February 2023

What a way to end the Year 6 competitive netball season... SECOND in the Bournemouth Schools Netball Tournament!! The team were so impressive, both in their ability and attitude. Miss Fisher was so proud - what champs!

Thursday 26th January 2023

A team of year 6 children made their way to Queens Park Academy on Thursday to take part in a friendly game. We sadly lost 2 of our players at the last minute due to injury so were short of players but the 7 players that were able to play did a brilliant job. We took a while to settle into our rhythm and find our feet but once we did, with a change of goalkeeper and positions for some of the players, there was a change of energy and a much hungrier team went on the attack. This saw some great goals from Austin and Rory and special mention to Marley stepping into goal and performing some cracking saves and Harvey for a very strong performance in defence! Although sadly a loss for us the second half was a much stronger performance and the players battled on without any substitutes. Well done to to Charlie, Brandon, Marley, Effie, Austin, Harvey and Rory!

Monday 16th January 2023

The final netball match of the league saw two unbeaten teams play against each other... Muscliff vs St Walburga's. Unfortunately, this time, it didn't go Muscliff's way and they were beaten by a better team on the day. Second place in the local league is still something we are all very proud of - well done to all who took part in this year's competitive league. Still to come before the netball season comes to an end: the annual Bournemouth Schools Tournament and friendly fixtures aimed at the newly recruited Year 5 team!

Thursday 5th January 2023

On Thursday the year 5 boys travelled to Epiphany for their first ever game as a team. Despite tough competition from the opposition the boys worked very well together, showing good communication skills, a supportive culture and most importantly great team spirit! Sadly we conceded more goals than were scored but the boys showed great promise for their first outing! Harry scored a well deserved goal and Billy made some great saves! Well done to: Billy, Jake, Riley, Benjamin, Grayson, Thomas, Harry, Aba, Daniel, Harrison and Aris! 

Wednesday 7th December 2022

Today, Muscliff hosted St Walburgas' for 2 matches: one for the Year 6 competitive league and one for the Year 6 friendly league. And what great games they were! The team had to work hard in the first competitive game to match St Walburgas' pace and hold their own with a strong defence. Despite a brilliant effort, the end result was 5-1 to the opposition. Great performances from Stan, Kai, Naomi, Keegan, Archie, Aaron, Charlie, Tyler, Lewis and Tyler. Special mention for a great goal from Kai!

 

Next game was in the friendly league for Harvey, Charlie, Leon, Brandon, Marley, Charlie, Rory, Hugo, Austin and Effie. Both teams were well matched in ability and performance so this made for a very exciting game! Lots of shots on target and some great saves by both goalkeepers kept a 0-0 draw for a while. Muscliff edged into the lead with a great goal, which was then equalised; sadly, in the last minute, another goal meant St Walburga's were the victors with Muscliff just pipped to the post. Great effort from all players!

Monday 5th December 2022

The second match in the netball league saw Muscliff host Epiphany. The match started very closely but Muscliff soon pulled away, eventually winning 8-3. With 2 wins from 2 matches, the team look forward to taking on St Wallburga's after the Christmas break! 

Friday 2nd December 2022

A group of 6 children from Year 4 attended a football event held at Kingsleigh Primary School to celebrate the World Cup. The children got to play some football matches as well as showing their shooting skills on a giant inflatable dartboard! The team played incredibly well despite never having played together before! They won their first three games 3-0, and these brilliant results meant that they reached the final where they were just beaten by a better team this time. The team can certainly wear their medals with pride having come 2nd overall. The children were a real credit to themselves and Muscliff throughout and had a fantastic time. A wonderful afternoon!

Wednesday 30th November 2022

Reports from all those who attended the girls football match at Epiphany this week said how wonderfully competitive it was with both sides getting stuck in and enjoying the game. Inspired perhaps by the current World Cup being played on our television screens, there were some terrific goals and gritty performances. A fitting 5-5 draw was the result at full time. Well done Muscliff - proud of you all!

Tuesday 29th November 2022

The first netball league fixture of 2022-23 took place at Winton Primary where Muscliff came away with a 10-3 win. The team were amazing: terrific teamwork, fantastic footwork and smiles all round. It was a pleasure to see their skills come together in a competitive match. Next up... Epiphany!

Monday 28th November 2022

The first of the mixed football team's league fixtures was played against Epiphany today. Epiphany proved too strong for Muscliff this time and took a 5-1 win. With team practice taking place on Fridays, the team hope that performances will improve in the matches ahead. Keep going!

Wednesday 23rd November 2022

A group of Y5/6 children braved a very heavy rain shower shortly after this photo was taken in attendance at BSG's netball skills festival. It was a fantastic opportunity for many 'new to netball' pupils to take part and enjoy the afternoon of skills and friendly matches against other local schools. Watch this space for the results of friendly league fixtures in the Spring term!

Thursday 10th November 2022

This week, AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust hosted a Year 3/4 

'Can-Do' football event at Littledown. Miss Everington and Miss Cole were ever so proud of the children who were fabulous throughout. The team enjoyed lots of games that enabled them to practise their skills before winning both of their friendly matches against other schools. We look forward to the Year 5/6 event in two weeks time!

3rd November 2022

The Invitation Cup is a football event at Littledown for Year 6 players. The mixed team from Muscliff put on a fine performance coming 3rd in the first group and then winning their second group! With fantastic attitudes and 12 goals in total, the afternoon was enjoyed by all who attended. Well done team! 

2nd November 2022

Dodging the darker nights and the recent wet and windy weather, Years 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed the second of the cross-country races, this time at Sir David English. All children were fantastic with many improving upon their positions from the first race at Littledown. With well over 100 runners in each of the races, two stand-out performances came from Y6's Finn who finished 11th and Y5's Frankie who finished 15th - amazing!

 

Summing up what it means to be Muscliff, another story from the event must be mentioned. After one of our Y6 runners fell over, the rest of the team, once finished, ran back to help her across the finish line, proving that you don't have to win to be a winner! The comradery... the love... the respect... Proud to be Muscliff. heart

Thursday 20th October 2022

Mr White was overwhelmed by nearly 50 letters of application from Year 5 children all aspiring to become Muscliff's next Sports Leaders. After a lengthy process, 10 children were chosen to partake in a full day's training at BCS where they developed the skills needed to fulfil their role. One activity on the day required the group to come up with an idea to improve school sport and activity. Their idea was fantastic and was shared as one of the best; they can't wait to start putting their plans into action! For those not selected as Sports Leaders this time, keep being active and we hope to provide more opportunities as the year progresses. 

Thursday 20th October 2022

Thank you to Ferndown Middle who hosted Y5/6 girls for a friendly football match. With some initial nerves, it was fantastic to hear that the match was played in great spirits. Mrs Flynn and Miss Cole reported the score as 11-0 to Muscliff but admitted that they lost count of the exact number of goals! What a fantastic start to the season! 

Wednesday 12th October 2022

A mix of Year 4, 5 and 6 children took part in the first of this year's Bournemouth schools cross-country races. With hundreds of runners taking part, staff and parents were very proud of their efforts with everyone reaching the finish line... some even reserved enough energy for a sprint finish!

7th October 2022

It was an amazing start to Muscliff's netball season as they won the annual Y6 tournament at BCS last week! Four of the ten players were making their debut appearances and for Muscliff's two teams to come 1st and 3rd was a superb result. It was a lovely afternoon and the enjoyment - win, lose or draw - was clear to see; watching the teams play and support each other was a real pleasure. #TeamMuscliff 🏆

6th October 2022

This week was the Year 5/6 Bournemouth schools' girls' tournament. With the Year 6 girls on a trip elsewhere, it was down to Year 5s to step up against some strong opposition. The team worked hard on developing their communication with each other and defence skills. This paid off and saw the girls secure their first goal of the tournament from Lily. Moving onto the second round the girls had definitely found their stride, were working hard and having fun! This resulted in another goal from Lily and a great performance as goalkeeper by Jessica. Well done to all the girls who took part: Millie, Lily, Selina, Rhiala, Amelia, Niamh, Sara, Anya, Skye and Jessica, we are so proud of you!

29th September 2022

Well done to the mixed Year 6 football team who took to Lilttledown to play in Bournemouth schools' tournament. The opposition was tough, but they dug in and tried their best. Well done team!

20th September 2022

Adding to the inter-house competition calendar this year, Mr White and Mr Barton hosted separate Year 5 and Year 6 competitive football events after school.  Taking the lead early on are Team Aspiration and Team Resilience, who won the Year 5 and the Year 6 competitions respectively. Well done to all players for their good sportsmanship and fair play - a fab start to the year!

27th June 2022

Another fine performance from Muscliff's girls football team who came away with a fantastic 3-1 win against St Mark's. What a fantastic year of football you've had! You go girls!

20th June 2022

We were delighted with Muscliff's swimming team performance today at a gala hosted by BCS. A shout out to all swimmers for some great times and massive congratulations to Eliza and Will for their 1st place finishes. 

13th June 2022

A fantastic day was had by children in an outdoors event hosted by Rockley Watersports at Poole Park. Children participated in a range of land and water activities and we couldn't have wished for better weather. Adults were so impressed by the children's attitudes: there was no hesitation in responding to the group leaders' instructions and they were keen to get stuck into every activity. It was so much fun - we only wished we could have taken more children!

13th June 2022

Muscliff football girls had a convincing away win over Winton Primary with a final score at the whistle of 5-0. Well done team - all that training is paying off!

24th May 2022

Children made a trip to Southbourne Tennis Club this week for an inclusive tennis event run by coaches the club and students from St Peter's. They participated in a range of activities collecting points at each station for their school. When the results were read out, children celebrated in finishing 2nd place! Miss Fisher was most impressed by children's passion and partnerships encouraging each other to do their best. The medal from this event was awarded to Poppy for her enthusiasm in trying something new. Key value: Kindness.

20th May 2022

Today, Muscliff entered their first ever Handball team into an event held at Winton Primary. Without a handball club at school, children in Y6 decided in the autumn term to teach themselves how to play at play and lunch times! There were lots of very competitive matches and Muscliff narrowly lost to the eventual winners 6-5 in the group stages. Teachers from other schools commended Muscliff on their passing and teamwork. In a difficult decision, it was captain Myah who earned player of the tournament for her positive energy and fair play. Well done team! Key value: Resilience.

18th May 2022

The Year 6 athletics team competed this week against 13 other schools and they were INCREDIBLE in finishing in 5th place overall! The girls team were pipped into 2nd place with a total of 793 points, just 15 points behind the winners. Out of the four events, Miss Fisher was most impressed by the 600m race where all children gave it everything, some even having enough left for a sprint finish. Winning boy & girl: Frankie and Isabella. Medal for her passion and teamwork awarded to Sophia. School value: Aspiration.

4th May 2022

Today, a group of Y4 children participated in a 'This Girl Can' event at Talbot Heath School where they experienced 4 different sports: cricket, tennis, football and multi-skills. The group were extremely excited to be representing Muscliff and it was lovely to see their passion for sport develop further during the day. These girls certainly can! School value: Curiosity. 

27th April 2022

It's the first week of the summer term and children are already warming up for Wimbledon! Well, not quite but Year 4 went to Victoria Avenue Tennis Club to take part in Bournemouth Schools Tennis Festival. They had lots of fun and showed off many skills learnt at tennis club in school with Will Bound. Well done everyone - you did Muscliff proud!

6th April 2022

Miss Patrick was extremely proud of the Year 4 and 5 children who attended a full day of sporting events at The Grange School in Christchurch. The children showed fantastic determination whilst enjoying a range of activities, many of which they had never done before. They started the day learning the sport of curling and completing a crazy-golf course before using lots of energy taking part in hurdles and speed bounce. In the afternoon, children participated in a table cricket competition where they showed excellent team work both with their peers and children from other schools. 

31st March 2022

After the disappointment of a Tri-Golf event being rained off earlier in the month, children from Year 4 were delighted to get the opportunity to represent the school at a multi-skills event at St Peter’s. Children had lots of fun taking part in the various activities run by the exceptional Year 9 Sports Leaders. As ever, Muscliff pupils did the school proud showing impeccable behaviour and a great sporting attitude.

23rd March 2022

In the last of the netball dates this season, a team represented Muscliff at local sports centre, Sir David English. They developed their skills through different practises before playing some friendly matches against other schools winning 2 out of 3. A superb end to  the season!

18th March 2022

What fun we've had today! Whilst much needed support and donations were collected across the school for 'Ukrainian Day' , 15 red noses were bought locally in support of Red Nose Day. The Red-Nose-and-Spoon race course was set up first thing in the morning and classes took turns in competing against each other to be crowned champion! Well done to everyone who took part - great manoeuvring and balancing!

Red Nose & Spoon Race

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17th March 2022

Muscliff had two teams compete against Park School in netball. One team won by a significant margin and the other fought a close match, eventually winning 4-2. Congratulations to Sophia and Ali who were voted by their opponents as player of the match! 

7th March 2022

Year 5 took part in a football and a netball tournament hosted by Bournemouth Collegiate School. This was the first time the netball team had played a competitive match together. They did Muscliff proud displaying wonderful sportsmanship.

5th March 2022

Team Muscliff were out in force over the weekend at the Bournemouth Schools Swimming Gala where the atmosphere was electric! All the children were amazing with plenty of top 3 finishes:

Naomi - 1st 50m freestyle Y5

Eliza - 3rd 100m freestyle

Will - 1st 50m breaststroke

Isabella - 2nd 50m freestyle

Sam - 2nd 50m freestyle

Boys - 2nd freestyle relay

Boys - 3rd mixed stroke relay

18th February 2022

As the Olympic flame goes out in Beijing this weekend, let’s take a look at the best bits you may have missed from the last 2 weeks...

Winter Olympics - Muscliff Style!

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17th February 2022

Mrs Flynn took a Year 5 team to Ferndown Middle for a football festival with other schools. The mixed team performed well and worked together. 

2nd February 2022

There was a HUGE result for the netball team in the Bournemouth Schools Tournament as they finished in 3rd place out of 18 schools! Everyone watching was super proud of the effort and determination the Muscliff girls put in, and to come away third was the cherry on the cake!

27th January 2022

Muscliff's Year 3/4 team went to Littledown to take part in a football event supported by AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust. They had fun, played well AND brought back the winners' trophy! 

25th January 2022

The netball team put all their skills into action in a closely fought (and cold) friendly against St Katharine's, with Muscliff just losing out 7-9. Coaches and spectators were impressed not only by the level of skill and teamwork on display, but by the manner in which the match was played. Well done team!

20th January 2022

In glorious sunshine, Muscliff was extremely proud of the Year 5/6 team who attended a football event at Littledown supported by AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust. The team gave 100% and played with smiles on their faces!

18th January 2022

A squad of 18 children from Years 5 and 6 competed in an indoor athletics event at Avonbourne Academy. With several children unfortunately having to isolate, other members of the team stepped up to compete in events in which they hadn't anticipated, which made 3rd place even more rewarding! A special shout out must go to the girls 4 by 1 lap relay team - a fine performance! 

30th November 2021

In the second match of the netball league, Muscliff faced local rivals, Epiphany. Muscliff stormed to victory showing their excellent teamwork and passing, winning with a massive score of 15-1! 

25th November 2021

Two Year 5/6 teams took part in a mixed relay event at Littledown. With tough competition, it was great to see both teams finish comfortably in the top half of the table. Well done to all children for braving the cold and dark!

24th November 2021

Muscliff was represented in the Bournemouth schools 'newcomers' football tournament at Littledown where they came 4th out of 16 teams. Mr White was extremely proud of the team's fair play and consideration for each other as well as other teams. A great result topped off a wonderful afternoon of football. Well done!

23rd November 2021

Muscliff hosted Moordown St John's in their first match in the local netball league. Muscliff played extremely well as a team showing all the skills they've been practising in training. Coming away with a convincing win was the perfect start to the league fixtures. Well done team!

22nd November 2021

The first of the girls football league fixtures saw Muscliff face Epiphany away. In what was a tight and competitive game, it was Epiphany who edged the win 4-2. The match was played in good spirit with many smiley faces on both sides! Well done girls!

17th November 2021

Mr Barton took a Year 5 football team to compete in the Bournemouth schools tournament. He was particularly pleased with the team's tenacious attitude and resilience shown throughout the afternoon. They did Muscliff proud!

10th November 2021

A match report by Mrs Flynn and Miss Cole:

In November, the girls' football team were able to take part in their first football tournament at the Littledown Centre. They were placed in a group against Park School, Corpus Christi and St Micahel's. Despite initial nerves, the girls won their first game against Park with an easy goal which settled them and gave them confidence to then go on to beat Corpus Christi 8-0 and secure a last-minute win against St Michael's as well. This made them the winners of their group and placed them in the top four schools out of 17 for the final group games. Being in the top 4 put us up against the strongest sides in the area: St Walburga's, St Katherine's and St Peter's. The girls really stepped up their game and held their own against St Katherine's, with excellent defensive playing securing a 0-0 draw.  They moved onto the next game with St Walburga's with the same great attitude and fighting spirit. Unfortunately, St Walburga's gained the upper hand in the second half and Muscliff conceded the first defeat of the day. The last game, against St Peter's, was very well matched and the girls battled back from being 1-0 down with a great goal just before the final whistle ensuring a 1-1 draw. As you can imagine, the crowd went wild and the girls finished their afternoon ecstatic. The girls finished 3rd overall out of 17 teams, the Mighty Muscliff strike again! Miss Cole and Mrs Flynn would like to say a massive well done to all the girls who took part, they should be incredibly proud of themselves. We would also like to say thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and cheered the girls on! Looking forward to the next one!

4th November 2021

Muscliff was represented by 30 children across Years 4-6 in an individual cross country event at Sir David English. Two stand out performances came from Naomi and Dhwani who finished 4th and 8th respectively out of all the Year 5 girls in Bournemouth!

2nd November 2021

Well done to all the Year 6 children who took part in the Bournemouth schools football tournament. It is always good to see Muscliff children representing the school and enjoying themselves on the sports field. Well done!

1st October 2021

In the first netball fixtures of the academic year, Muscliff travelled to Bournemouth Collegiate School to compete in a tournament. The team won 3 matches, drew 1 and lost 1 placing them 3rd overall. With 4 Muscliff children having never played a competitive match before, they were rightly very proud of their achievements. Go Team Muscliff!

1st October 2021

After a long 18 months with very few inter-school competitions, Bournemouth Collegiate School hosted the first football tournament of the year. Needless to say, the Year 6 children couldn't wait to go and represent Muscliff in the event. Well done boys! 

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