On 30th January, Year 4 boys went down to the AstroTurf for a Futsal tournament.
Futsal is essentially football with a twist (and a lot less number of rules), it’s a five a side game which includes one goalkeeper for each side, with a much smaller pitch, mostly played indoor stadiums and a (slightly) different ball. With the small nature of the pitch, the players playing in the league need to have much more close control and better technique on the ball. (taken from https://www.sportskeeda.com/futsal/what-is-futsal-how-is-it-different-from-football)
Fourteen boys attended from Two Moors and we had some keen footballers and some that hardly ever play.
We played a mixture of 6-a-side and 7-a-side games, depending on how many were in the other team. Both teams played well, and enjoyed the challenge.
Arthur and Callum were given certificates for self belief and determination, which was given to them by coaches that had been watching them throughout the morning.
Two Moors B team won the tournament, with Two Moors B team coming 3rd.
Well done boys!
This week was the turn of year 5 girls to go down to the AstroTurf and play football. We took two teams. In the teams were some keen and experienced players and some complete novices.
All the girls played well and encouraged each other, both in their teams and in the other Two Moors team. By the end of the tournament, we had played every team (some teams we played twice) and the girls were tired after putting in so much effort.
Roxy and Daisy were given certificates for self belief and determination, and were picked out by the year 10 coaches who were watching the games throughout the morning.
Although we didn’t win, we all had a great morning and the girls showed great sportsmanship after each game, making Two Moors proud.
Well done girls!
On Thursday 23rd January, a selection of year 5 children went to Tiverton High School to take part in a basketball tournament.
The focus of the tournament was not having a winning team, so scores weren’t kept and every team played each other. The focus was on children using new skills they had learnt from their coaches and following and applying rules to the game.
Two Moors really enjoyed the games and all the children feel like they had improved their skills during the morning.
The children behaved very well and showed great sportsmanship. All the children played and put in lots of effort – there were lots of red faces after each match!
We must make a special mention of Alisha and Leo, as they each were awarded a certificate for self-belief and perseverance, and they were nominated by the coaches that had worked with them over the morning.
All the school took part in a sports intra-house competition on the last day of term 18th December. This time the children were training to be elves delivering parcels down the chimney. The sports captains helped each team to deliver as many parcels (bean bags) as they could before the music ran out. All the children had a lovely time taking part with Christmas music playing.
Results of the intrahouse competition are
1st Water (blue team)
2nd Earth (green team)
3rd Fire (red team)
4th Air (yellow team)
Well done everyone!
Year 5 have been enjoying their tag rugby lessons and have even taken part in their own version of the All Black’s hakka. See pictures on the year 5 blog: https://year5tm.wordpress.com/
The Rugby World Cup has kicked off in Japan and each class at Two Moors have a team to support:
R1 – USA R2 – Scotland
D1 – New Zealand D2 – Argentina
D3 – Italy D4 – South Africa
E1 – Samoa E2 – England
E3 – Uruguay E4 – Georgia
E5 – Fiji E6 – Namibia
E7 – Japan E8 – Australia
The children will be keeping track of their team throughout the competition and channeling their team’s skills during their PE lessons as well as using maths and geography skills.
The School Games Mark is something that we have been working toward all year at Two Moors. We have kept the school games values of Passion, Self-Belief, Respect, Honesty, Determination and Teamwork at the fore front of our minds during our PE lessons, our intra-house challenges and our inter school competitions.
We have added intra-house challenges to our PE competitions this year, and encouraged each child to challenge themselves and better their performance. We have had three Golden Mile fitness assessments and our last one showed a 94% completion rate, up 5% from October. Children in KS2 run for 4 minutes and children in KS1 run for 3 minutes. Children have been unable to run have still been encouraged to walk and take part.
Well done to all the children and teachers that have taken part and helped Two Moors achieve the Bronze level award this year.