First Team draw thrilling match.

On another wonderful afternoon, our first team travelled to Oakham. Both teams deserve great credit for treating a large crowd of excited parents and grandparents to a thrilling match.

Stoneygate began the better and following a series of rucks, George burst between their centres for the opening try. However, Oakham fought back and at the end of the first quarter had opened up a 3-1 lead. The match  ebbed and flowed for the next 30 minutes until final play was called with  Oakham leading by 9-8. Showing iniative, Siddarth took a quick tap following the award of a penalty, fed to  Kian who seemed to take the entire Oakham pack with him before going to ground.  A quick ruck followed, allowing George to sprint over and bring the scores level. What a game!

Scorers: Siddarth 3 tries, George 3 tries, Will M. 2 tries, Will Mc, 1 try, Kian 1 try.

 

School Photos

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School Photos finish today! Thanks to everyone for your patience and the children especially for all the smiles!

We will be in touch by the end of the week hopefully with how to view the proofs and instructions on how to order.

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Colts U11 Rugby v Oakham

On Wednesday the Colts U11 team travelled away to Oakham, with the addition of two Year 5 boys (Ed Da and Henry V) as substitutes.

In perfect conditions we played a really entertaining game. Oakham were brilliant as they took players off and on to make it a close contest throughout. Thank you!

At half time it was 25-20 to Oakham and by the end it was just as close at 50-45 to Oakham. Our nine tries were scored by Harris 2, Harry 2, James K 2 and Ed N 3. All four of these boys played well and we had lots of options when we had possession. Ed won the Man of the Match Award.

Freddie won Champagne Moment for two superb try saving tackles, Arush was a key element of our defence and Dylan played well as our scrum half. Dev got involved and continues to gain experience and Atticus showed some pleasing signs of progress in his play.

Henry and Ed Dav played for most of the second half and they fitted in very well.

It was an afternoon that the RFU  (Rugby Football Union) would have been proud of, as we saw their new regulations operating at their best, to create a super afternoon of sport for twenty five boys of all abilities.

Thanks go to all the parents who travelled to Oakham to support the team.

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It’s been another busy week at Stoneygate…and I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Again our pupils have excelled on the sports pitch in both hockey and rugby.  I was fortunate enough to watch the boys in the home fixture against Oundle and I thought they were superb.  (Please see Mr Stock’s blog from earlier in the week.)

In our assemblies we have been wowed by Y7’s explanation of the solar system (again see earlier blogs) and thrilled to hear Tabitha and Mia play their ukuleles with Mr James.

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For the older pupils we also had visitors from Teenage Cancer Trust, who spoke about the charity and its role within the community.  We were delighted to handover a cheque to the charity after raising money through our summer fete.

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Year 1 enjoyed warm sunshine on their trip to Warwick castle and were able to explain to me the role of trebuchets in medieval warfare.  I was very impressed.

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As a school it is our responsibility to keep your children safe- hence the keypads on the doors.  For schools in the 21st century finding a balance between keeping children safe and yet being ‘open’ to allow parents to help their children and to discuss issues with staff is a difficult one.  There are a number of ways to get in touch with any teacher at Stoneygate.  To make things easier for parents we’ve added all staff e mails onto the school website (‘School Info’- ‘Our people’); we’ve also added some long term plans for this term (‘Curriculum’- ‘Advent Plans’).  Our catering company, Sodexo plan to update their area with information regarding menus for Prep Teas next week.

Stars from the first two weeks:

Reception: Tej & Amy

Year 1: Archie & Cressida

Year 2: Eva & Catherine

Have a good weekend,

Mr J F Dobson

SSA AUTUMN 2016 UPDATE

Welcome to the new school term. The Autumn term is always a busy one and so we thought we would contact you all and highlight a few bits that the SSA are intending on achieving before New Year 2017!

We are also calling out for any fresh ideas / events / additional support that you may be able to bring to the SSA this year. With lots of positive change happening at Stoneygate it would be fantastic for the SSA to continue to support the school and raise funds in order to enhance our children’s time at school. We are currently looking at various ideas and initiatives on which to spend some of the money raised and again, any ideas would be really appreciated. Furthermore, if you would like to suggest an event to organise, or just assist in a specific area with the SSA then please let us know. You do not necessarily need to be on the committee/attend meetings etc., but anyone is more than welcome to join in whatever capacity they are able….we really would love to hear from you.

Autumn Term SSA Events

26th – 28th September (mornings) –  School Photos  (Details will be sent out regarding sibling photos but we intend to follow the same schedule as last year).

29th September – Welcome Drinks at Bridge House Barn, Wistow Lane at 7pm.

13th October – deadline for Christmas Cards artwork (packs sent out this week).

10th October – next SSA meeting at school.

18th November – Quiz and Curry Night at Stoneygate (with quizmaster Mr Dobson!)

December 9th – All School Santa Run & Grotto.

We are also looking into a Day Shopping Trip to Birmingham / Christmas Market, please let us know if this would be of interest to you or if you would like to help arrange.

This years School Address book is in the process of being updated to be distributed as soon as possible. As usual we look for anyone wanting to place an advert in the address book, so please contact us should you be interested.

With all the new clubs after school we are considering delaying this terms school disco until January. Please put January 13th in your diaries as a potential disco date.

Looking forward to a busy but fun term and hope to see many of you on 29th September.

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Eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf,…

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We had an exciting start in the German Kinderclub – the younger children have been meeting “Dinosaurier” and making their own. We have then been counting their spikes in German, and tried to describe their colors and some body parts in German as well. We also found out how to use the iPads to learn more German.
A great start, well done!

 

Year 3 enjoying The Twits!

In English Year 3 are studying The Twits by Roald Dahl.

We are enjoying looking closely at the characters and finding out about the cunning tricks they have planned. We especially liked finding out about all the gross things Mr Twit has in his beard.