Y1/Y2 Cross Country – 22nd November 2023
Congratulations to all the children who participated in the Y1/2 Cross Country fun run at Steyning Primary School on Wednesday this week. It was a great opportunity for the children to experience visiting another local school and seeing how our cross country events are run. Unfortunately, Steyning were low on numbers due to sickness, but it was still great to see the children enjoying the run. Although it wasn’t competitive, we had some great results, and it was good to see all the children aiming high and being resilient. Special mention to Sophia in yr1, who was extremely nervous and unsure about running. She upheld our school value by being resilient despite not wanting to run. Bryn also has a go running despite not feeling particularly great, and although he didn’t finish his race, he gave it a good go. Well done to Sophia, Bryn and all the children.
St. Peter’s Girl’s play Football – 20th November 2023
On Monday 20th November, we had an afternoon of girls football fun. We were lucky to be joined by coaches from Henfield Football Club Wildcats division plus a few players from the girls U16 team. We encouraged as many girls across Y1 to 6 to take part. It was a fun afternoon of learning some new skills and playing mini matches.
Evalyn from Y5 said ‘I think it was a good opportunity for girls to have a go at playing football. It was very fun.’
Due to the success of the afternoon, The Wildcats have already reported new members have joined the club. We will also be running an other session in the Spring term, so if your daughter was unable to participate this time, they will have another opportunity nearer Easter.
Y3 – Y6 Cross Country – 15th November 2023
Congratulations to our Y3-6 Cross Country team who took park in our locality cross country event at Steyning Primary School. We were up against it with the light but soldiered on regardless and the kids had an amazing time and were brilliant. We finished overall in 1st Place, winning 4 of of the 8 races: Y3 girls, Y3 boys, Y4 boys and Y5 boys. We had some incredible individual results: Ist place to Seth, Harry and Casper, 2nd place to Herbie and Nell, 3rd place to Paige, Nell, Izzy P, 4th place to Hudson and Martha. A big shout out and “thank you” to Cerys in Y6 and Frankie in Y4 (who ran for the Y5 girls). Both stepped in at the last minute to run. Well done to all the children, I’m so proud of you all.
Area Basketball Finals – 1st November 2023
Big shout out to our year 6 basketball team who played in the Area Basketball Finals at Angmering today! They played against some tough competition but held there own and represented St Peter’s brilliantly, well done! Congratulations to the St Peter’s Black team who finished in 3rd place.
Y6 Basketball Tournament – 12th October 2023
Congratulations to our Y6 basketball team who came 2nd in our school’s tournament yesterday. After a few issues with the teams, we took one large team to Beeding and played 4 games against the other school. Winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 1 meant we finished 2nd place behind Steyning’s A team scoring 7 points to their 9. The children were all in good spirits despite injury and chose to play on through the bursts of showers that plagued us. Special mention to Sophie who, as per the rules of a minimum one girl on court at all times, played in all our games and was fantastic holding her own against some very strong Y6 boys. Well done Sophie and well done team.
Intra-School Football Tournament – 9th October 23
Our annual Intra-school’s tournament is held here, at St Peter’s, every October and this Monday we hosted yet another successful tournament which has become the highlight of the sporting calendar for many football mad children. We are always fortunate to be able to field 3 teams which gives a large number of children in Y5&6 the opportunity to play. Having played the group stages, our Y5 team finished top of their group winning all of their matches and our Y6 team finished as runners up in their group having lost their first game to Steyning A 4-0. This meant our teams would meet each other in the semi-finals but it also meant that the other semi-final match was a play-off between both Steyning teams. The match was very exciting and could have gone either way but the Y6 team came out triumphant, knocking the Y5’s out, to play Steyning’s A team in the final. The Y5 team played Steyning’s B team to decide 3rd and 4th place, with our team winning 5-0 and coming a fantastic 3rd place (I’m very excited for next year!). Back in the final between our A team and Steyning’s A team, the score at full time was 0-0, which meant 3 minutes extra time each way. Unfortunately, the game had penalties written all over it, so it came as no surprise that the score by the end of extra time, still remained at 0-0. After three nail biting penalties from both sides, of which the first 4 shots went over the bar or hit the post, Theo stepped up to take our final shot, placing the ball in the bottom left-hand corner, leaving us all holding our breath as one of Steyning’s team stepped up to take his shot. The pressure was on for poor Albie, but he kept his calm and remain focused and determined and saved the final penalty leaving us winners of this year’s tournament and progressing onto the Area Partnership Finals in December. A special mention goes out to our C team, made up of a mix of Y5&6’s. Although they didn’t progress past the group stages, they all played amazingly well and were resilient and I’m proud of each and every one of them. Special mention to Charlie C who was goal keeper and saved numerous shots that were fired his way. Charlie hasn’t been playing football long but was outstanding on the day, earning him Player of the Match.
Y4 Rounders – 20th June 23
A few of our year 4’s went to Steyning Primary School on Tuesday after school for a friendly game of rounders. It was very much a session on how to play rounders and the children had a fantastic time and learnt some new things about the game they didn’t know before. Well done to everyone who took part, our teamwork (which is key in rounders) was brilliant. Thanks also to Herbie in Year 6 for helping to motivate the team and give them guidance when fielding.
Y3 Rounders – 15th June 23
On Thursday 15th June, it was the turn of our year 3 team to play their rounder’s tournament. As year 3 are still very much learning the game, and it is a very complicated game with far more rules that most people think, they used a tennis racket to hit the ball. In one of our games we managed to get 7 rounders of 7 balls, so I think the team are now more than ready to use the proper bats. The team won all three games and learnt that respect and sportsmanship are extremely important to success. Our second game was much more challenging and threw up a few fielding issues which showed the batter has right of way and can’t be obstructed. All in all, the team had great fun, well done and congratulations to them all.
Y5 Rounders – 12th June 23
On Monday 12th June, our year 5 team went to Upper Beeding to play rounders. It was a beautiful afternoon, perfect for playing rounders. We lost our first game against Steyning, drew against Upper Beeding and won against Jolesfield. Overall we came joint second with Upper Beeding which was a good result as we were only playing with 9 players. Well done team, you worked well together once you got into the swing of things.
KS2 Sports Activity Morning – 18th May 23
On Thursday 18th May, we ran a KS2 sport morning which was a huge success. Years 3 to 6 all took part either playing Cricket, Rounders, Benchball or Games and Leisure activities. The children were all mixed together in their houses and then split into groups in order to take part in an activity. It was great to see all the children participating and having lots of fun. Our second morning of sports activities will be on 4th July.
Y4 Rounders – 16th May 23
Congratulations to the yr4 rounders team who played against our locality schools on Tuesday this week. It was a lovely sunny afternoon and perfect for rounders. We played against Steyning in our first match drawing 4-4 with them, our second match with Beeding resulted in a 3-3 draw and our final game against Jolesfield was won 6 1/2 to 3 1/2, leaving us overall winners!
We saw some great catches from the team, had a few hair-raising runs and Barnaby bowled a complete game without any no balls! Most importantly the team played extremely well together; encouraging each other and show great team work and respect.
Y3-6 Cross Country – 3rd May 23
Congratulations to all the children that took part in this weeks cross country event at Steyning Primary. Due to the bad weather and various other “out of our control” situations, the cross country race for yr3-6 took place on Wednesday 3rd May. Usually yr3&4 would run on a separate afternoon from yr5&6, but as time was of the essence, we completed all 8 races in one afternoon.
It was a brilliant afternoon, with some great results across KS2. Well done to all the children but in particular:- Yr3 – Casper who finished 2nd, Owen 3rd, Isabel P 3rd, Sydney 5th, Yr4 -Seth 2nd, Joshua 5th, Millie-Rose 3rd, Paige 4th, Yr4 – Harry P 4th, Yr6 – Oliver C, Phoebe 1st.
Special mention to Toby, Roman, Alice, Eddy, Paisley and Laurie for stepping in at the last minute to help make up the teams. I’m so proud of all our runners, they represent St Peter’s extremely well. Overall we finished in 2nd place for Yr6, Yr5, Yr4 and Yr3 combined races, with Yr3 losing out to 1st Place by 1 point. We therefore finished over all in 2nd place.
Y1/2 Cross Country Fun Run – 29th March 23
Well done to all the children that took part in the recent cross country fun run with Steyning Primary School. This is the first time we’ve extended such an event to year 1 and 2 and the children had a fantastic time. It was very much a learning curve for all the children; despite myself and Mr Knowles encouraging them to pace themselves, most still shot off like rockets wearing themselves out before the end of the race. The run itself was exactly the same as the run completed in the Autumn term which all the children from yr1-6 took part in. Special mention to Herbie in Yr 2 for finishing in 1st place, Jack P who ran a fantastic race finishing in 1st place and Zachary S for 3rd place and Summer RW for 2nd place. I’m so proud of them all and can tell many of them have been using the track time at school well.
Y4 BenchBall – 27th March 23
Congratulations to the Y4 BenchBall team that played in our locality tournament on Monday. The children all played exceptionally well and their team work was fantastic. We played some tricky matches which were really close and finished 3rd overall. Well done!
Y4 Tennis – 24th March 23
On Friday 24th March four children from Y4 took part in the Sussex Schools Tennis Competition, playing at St Bede’s school in Eastbourne. The boys played really well against some tough opposition and were given the Fair Play award for showing great sportsmanship. A great achievement!
Y6 Area Partnership Netball Finals – 14th March 23
On Tuesday 14th March the netball team took part in the area finals. The children played in back to back games for two hours against very tough oppositions and finished in sixth place. Very well done to everyone who took part for playing with such team spirit and determination.
Y3 Netball – 6th March 23
Congratulations to the Y3 Benchball team who played in our locality tournament on Monday 6th March. We had a really fun time and due to a misunderstanding, played Beeding’s Y4 team, and won a very tough match against them. We finished in joint 1st place.
Netball Champions!! – 27th February 23
On Monday 27th February, the netball team took part in the final netball tournament with our locality schools. They won their first two games against Jolesfield Primary and Upper Beeding Primary and then fought a very hard match to beat Steyning Primary 4-3. This meant that we finished as winners of the locality league. Huge congratulations to the children who showed such great determination. We are now going on to play at the partnership finals in two weeks’ time.
Y4 Boys Football – 23rd February 23
Congratulations to the Y4 football team who represented St. Peter’s at the Area Partnership Football Finals. After some tough but even-matched games, we finished in a respectable 6th place out of a total of 61 schools who began the tournament. Well Done Boys!
Y4 Girls Football – 2nd February 23
Congratulations to the Y4 girls’ football team who took part in our locality mini tournament at Jolesfield on the 2nd February. It was great to see so many girls playing football and really enjoying themselves. After a rocky start, we finished the tournament in 3rd place after a 2-0 victory against Upper Beeding. Well done girls’!
Y4 Boys Football – 30th January 23
On Monday 30th January, the Y4 boys football team took part in a mini tournament against our locality schools down at Steyning Grammar School. We beat Jolesfield and Upper Beeding 2-0 and lost our last game 2-0 against Steyning. The boys played extremely well together, and all showed good sportsmanship. They finished 2nd and have qualified for the Area Partnership Y3/4 football finals being held later in the month.
Y5/6 Cross Country – 27th January 23
Congratulations to the Y5/6 Cross Country Team who attended the Area Partnership Cross Country Finals down at Windlesham House School. With 44 schools taking part and over 120 runners in each race, our children were amazing running a pretty tough course over 1800m. A special mention to Phoebe who finished 2nd in the Y6 girls’ race, Oliver C who finished 12th in the Y6 boys’ race and Harry P who finished 6th in the Y5 boys’ race. These three will go on to race in the regional finals representing the Southern Area.
Y6 Netball Tournament – 16th January 23
On the 16th January the netball team took part in their first tournament of the year playing Jolesfield, Upper Beeding & Steyning. A very competitive first game against Upper Beeding ended in a draw, their second game saw a win over Jolesfield and our final battle with Steyning was close but a loss. We have two more tournaments coming up in the next few weeks.
Y5 & 6 Area Partnership Football Finals – 7th December 22
On Wednesday 7th December, our Y6 football team represented St Peter’s and our locality in the Area Partnership Football Finals at Littlehampton Academy. The team played amazingly well and having qualified passed the group stages, finishing top of the group, went on to play Buckingham Park School in the semi-finals. The team continued their winning streak winning 4-1 to get to the finals. In the final we played North Lancing School, a team we’d already drawn 0-0 to in the group stages. Unfortunately, luck was not on our side and we lost 2-0, despite starting strong. The team were bitterly disappointed but were commended by Dan Jenner (our Southern Area organiser and Y10 PE teacher) and I received numerous compliments about their behaviour, game play and sportsmanship. I am super proud of the boy’s achievement, especially considering they organised themselves and sorted out their own rotations (with a little tweak here and there from me when needed). Congratulations boys!
Inter House Football Tournament – 9th November 22
On Wednesday 9th November, we held an inter- house girls football tournament on our very wet and muddy field. It was a great afternoon of football and everyone had a fun time. The tournament was won by Kestrels house after some exciting matches and amazing goals by Phoebe. A massive thank you to a few girls from Eagles house who volunteered to helped out Phoenix house. A special mention to Abigail in Y5 who went in goal for the first time ever and was amazing. Also to Cerys who was fantastic in goal for Hawks house and saved lots of goals. It was great to see so many girls take part and a reminder that if they are interested in joining a football club, HFC girls teams are always welcoming new players.
Football Tournament – 17th October 22
On Monday 17th October we took part in our annual school’s football tournament. It was an exciting nail-biting afternoon of fantastic football. All our teams played exceptionally well and were respectful in their wins and losses. Both our B and C teams were knocked out after the group rounds, team B missing out by 1 goal to a strong Upper Beeding team. The A team played Upper Beeding in the finals and after full time the score was still 0-0 and so went to extra time. In the last 3 minutes we managed to score twice winning 1-0. This put us through to the final where we played against Steyning’s A team. It was a super final and in the last few minutes we scored, winning the tournament 1-0.
Y3 Rounders – 29th June 22
Well done to the Y3 rounders team who went to Upper Beeding Primary School on 29th June, to play against our locality schools. The matches concentrated on learning to play the game rather than competition and we had a big focus on teamwork and building confidence. Whilst we used a tennis racket to play, Y3 have since shown me that they are getting better and better at using a proper wooden rounders bat. All the kids played well and had a great time. Thanks to the parents for coming to support us.
Henfield Cricket Festival – 27th June 22
On Monday 27th June, St Peter’s played in our annual cricket festival at Henfield Common. We entered two teams of yr5/6 children and played against our locality schools, Steyning, Upper Beeding and Jolesfield. Both teams played extremely well although the scores did not always reflect the level of play and came up against a strong Jolesfield and Steying team.
We were lucky with the weather and despite the forecast, only had a few spots occasionally and then a 15minute down pour which had us all running for cover. The rain soon dried up and we were back out playing. The day rounded off with an ice cream and glorious sunshine.
Well done to our A team for winning all their games and bringing the trophy back to St Peter’s. Barney and Henry had an amazing couple of overs batting, which saw our score against Steyning increase dramatically in the last two overs. Player of the Match for our St Peter’s teams were Barney for exceptional batting and captaincy and Herbie for great bowling and teamwork. Despite some tough games and scores that did not reflect play, our B team played exceptionally well and had some cracking catches and wickets and played well as a team.
I would like to thank Conway Thorns and Henfield Cricket Club for allowing us the use of their pavilion and facilities, Tammy Garmston for helping run the day, Jo Butler for scoring and facing all the challenges that came with that role and Tamsin Gibbs for keeping the teas and squash’s flowing. Many thanks to the parents that came to support.
Y6 Rounders – 23rd June 22
Congratulations to the year 6 rounders team who played in their tournament at Beeding school last Thursday. Our fielding throughout the tournament was phenomenal with some excellent catches by Zach and Holly. Our throwing from backstop (Roberta) to second base (Phoebe) caught out a number of unsuspecting children from the other schools. It is safe to say out team worked really well together, supporting and encouraging each other. We finished the afternoon having won two games against Beeding and Jolesfield and losing by 1 rounder to Steyning. Steyning also won two games and lost one, so the final result came down to rounders. Unfortunately we lost out on first place to Steyning by one rounder finishing in second place overall. Well done to the whole team and thanks to the parents who came to support.
Y1 Multi Sports – 20th June 22
On Monday Y1 enjoyed a morning of Multi-skills alongside visitors from Upper Beeding school. The children took part in 8 different sporting activities throughout the morning, as well as enjoying a snack and a playtime with their new friends. After not being able to hold activities like this for the past few years it was really lovely to see all the children mingling together, getting along, and making new friends. We look forward to next year’s event.
Sports Day Results – Friday 17th June 22
KS2: 1st – Kestrel, 960 points; 2nd – Hawk, 806 points; 3rd – Phoenix, 798 points; 4th – Eagle, 764 points.
KS1: 1st – Hawk, 1046 points; 2nd – Phoenix, 881 points; 3rd – Kestrel, 798 points; 4th – Eagle, 685 points.
Overall: Winners – Hawk, 1852 points; 2nd – Kestrel, 1758 points; 3rd – Phoenix, 1679 points and 4th – Eagle, 1449 points
Y5 Rounders – 9th June 22
Congratulations also to the Y5 rounders team who played at Upper Beeding yesterday. Despite some last minute changes to the team, they played together extremely well and encouraged each other despite coming a close second to Steyning. We lost our first game to Steyning 3 1/2 rounders to 2 1/2 rounders, then went in to beat Beeding 8 rounders to 2 1/2 rounders and beat Jolesfield 6 1/2 rounders to 4 rounders. The team fielded amazingly, working together to get out a fantastic batter from Jolesfield. Rounders has the most complex set of rules of all the sports we take part in and despite popular belief, you only get one good ball thrown and then you must run. It can be quite daunting at times trying to remember all the rules. Well done Y5.