Year 2

Year 2 have been enjoying their weekly ICT lesson. This week we were editing text by using the backspace, return and shift keys. The children are finding their way around the keyboard well and can log on with their own user name in each lesson. Well done!!

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This week in science we have been looking at the dangers of electricity. The children have been highlighting potential hazards and explaining why electricity can be so dangerous. Everyone was extremely safety conscious and sensible.

What great PE lessons Year 2 have had this week! They enjoyed playing a variety of games in the woods. The activities worked on their leadership, collaboration and team building skills.

U’10 Hockey v Maidwell Hall – 17/9/2014

Result: Stoneygate 5 – Maidwell Hall 0

The excitement level was high, although tinged with slight nerves, as the Year 5 girls made a super start to their hockey season v Maidwell Hall at home. It was a hot and sunny day and the many spectating mums, dads and grandparents were watching in anticipation.

All the girls played, in either the 1st or 2nd half with no selection of A/B at this point.

The 1st half team dominated from the whistle and some pressing attacking play was seen by Tallulah, Polly, Francesca and Katie. Newly learnt skills were tried out (great!) especially by Polly at right-mid. Francesca used her high level of fitness to cover attack and defence superbly and Katie and Tallulah moved into effective spaces in the shooting circle. Both girls scored a deserved goal resulting from their hard work. Polly was very unlucky not to score having worked hard with her stick work to progress the ball.

The defending players actually had little to do but were always alert to the loose ball from Maidwell. Liana covered a huge amount of space and was quick to pounce on the ball. Emma was brave in approaching the attacker and showed safe block tackling. Daisy made the correct positional moves and watched the ball carefully. She overcame lots of nerves and settled well into her GK position.

So, 2-0 to Stoneygate as our 2nd half team came onto the pitch and wow! they certainly continued the Stoneygate feisty play. Milly B and Millie P were very determined and they supported each other in and around the shooting circle on several occasions, making an effective partnership. Millie P’s dribbling skills were particularly good. Millie L settled into her centre-mid role and she worked hard to get her shooting on target and finally got her reward. Milly B continued her strong centre forward work and scored 2 super goals, well done Milly! Annie responded well to approaching the ball and her stick work became stronger as the game went on.

Again the defence didn’t have too much to retrieve but of particular note was Hattie T’s first time block tackling and firm hit forwards! Eleanor backed up Hattie well and on two occasions had to tackle the Maidwell attack to stop them progressing. Jemima, also showing bravery to take on the GK position, moved effectively with play, sighting the ball very well and she was always alert.

An important and confidence boosting start for these girls who have huge potential!

Special mentions go to Polly and Millie P for successfully transferring their skills learnt in training into their game – excellent!
Player of the match goes to Francesca J for her noticeably high work rate, all over the pitch, which resulted in her stealing the ball in defence and setting up goals in attack – a super game Francesca.

Mrs S.Frisby

Year 7 have a short fuse

Year 7 are learning about electricity and this week we found out about fuses;. We mimicked the action of a fuse in an overloaded circuit by making a tiny wire out of aluminium foil, setting it up in a circuit with a bulb, then creating a short circuit across the bulb. Here’s what happened!

It might not look too safe in these pictures, but a fuse is actually a safely device! It burns through and breaks the circuit, stopping a big fire somewhere else.

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Year 8 killer cereals

Year 8 students were challenged to make own healthy cereal. It could be a cereal bar , something they cooked up, or a concoction of off the shelf cereals with their own additions. On Monday morning every single member of year 8 (first time ever- well done everyone!) brought in a cereal for judging in true bake-off style. Marks were given for taste, appearance of the cereal and box, and healthiness of contents. We were looking for fibre and fruit as well as a good looking appetising cereal. A lot of effort had gone in to some of the cereals and various members of the staff and kitchen staff helped to judge them. Freddie  in 8DP and Archie  in 8FJ  were the winners although Joni has to be mentioned for the originality of her SEAWEED cereal. Hmmmm, thanks for that Joni, I’ll think I’ll stick to my porridge!

Here are some pictures of the results.

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Colts Rugby Tournament at Stamford

COLTS A TEAM RUGBY
STAMFORD 9’S TOURNAMENT

WEDNESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2014

POOL MATCH SCORES
Stoneygate 10 Copthill 10
Stoneygate 15 St Hughes 15
Stoneygate 30 Wellow House 0

POOL POSITION – SECOND

PLAYOFF FOR 3rd / 4th Place
Stoneygate 0 Stamford 25

FINAL POSITION – FOURTH

Try Scorers: Ed B 3, Olly H 2, Spike M 2, Will M, George H, Kian D, Tom M.

The Colts A Squad consisting of Ed B (captain), Jack U, Hugo F, Kai W, Spike M, Olly H, Karan M, Will McE, Will M, Tom M, George H and Kian D played in the Stamford 9’s Rugby Tournament on the main rugby pitches at Stamford School, on a glorious day for sport.

Each match was 7.5 minutes each way. Once pool positions were decided, after 3 matches, teams then played across to the equivalent positioned team in the other pool – the top ones playing for first place. Stoneygate finished second in their group and thus competed for third and fourth place out of eight schools.

The first match was against a very strong and physical Copthill team. We did not touch the ball for the first three minutes but stout defence kept the opposition to one try. Stoneygate scored twice in the second half only to end up drawing the match by conceding a try with the last play of the match!

The fire was now in their bellies and up next was St Hughs School. Stoneygate lead three tries to one at half time only to let in two in the second half for a three try draw.

The final match saw us play Wellow House who, despite a spirited effort, came up against a Stoneygate team determined to win. We did this with some splendid controlled rugby and we scored six tries to their nil.

Undefeated, we awaited our fate and soon found we were in second place in the pool. Had we not have let Copthill score the try with the last play in the first match we would have played in the final – Copthill had that honour. A lesson learnt the hard way.

Bruised and battered Stoneygate faced up to a very strong home team in Stamford, for the third place. Despite a valiant effort the strength of the opposition was too much and Stoneygate lost five tries to nil and with it finished fourth out of eight schools.

What a truly great afternoon of rugby. Stoneygate played with spirit, learned very quickly from the experience and for a while were undefeated. There were some outstanding performances and not one boy let the side down. George H was given ‘Player of the Day’ award and true sport was played.

A special thanks must go to Mr Palmer, who came along and coached the side with me. Many thanks also go to the parents and supporters who encouraged the boys throughout and to the organisers of the tournament.

Mr Jelly

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Alex B and Stoneygate star on The One Show

Congratulations are due to Alex B and his Mum for their super item on ‘The One Show’ this evening. It was moving to hear Alex’s story re-told, knowing how strong and active he is now. He even got a compliment from Matt Baker on his rugby skills!
It was also quite surreal to see the Stoneygate grounds on national TV.
If you missed it you can catch it on BBC iPlayer.

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Year one trip to the library.

Year one enjoyed their first trip to the library on Monday afternoon, they were able to choose a book to take home for the week.