Wanted: plastic bottle tops and twister games!

The Music Department would be ever so grateful for any plastic bottle tops from drinks bottles. We are going to be using them to create rhythm patterns and they will become a very useful resource for extending our notation skills.

Any unwanted twister games would also be very useful (spinner and mat). Obviously, we are not going to be playing the standard twister (!), but using it to solidify our understanding of rhythmic values.

We are about to start a real push on increasing fluency in music reading skills and these games are going to be great tools in making sure that this happens.

Please bring any donations to Music Room 1 (Mrs Ashwin’s room) for their musical makeover!

Mrs Ashwin

U’10 Netball v Leicester Grammar – 25/3/2015

The final fixture for the U’10 netballers was at Leicester Grammar during the last week of term.

Results: A Team: Stoneygate 10 – LGS 10 B Team: Stoneygate 23 – LGS 2

The A team match was closely fought, with both sides having their very different strengths – The LGS team were remarkably tall, mainly in the shooting and defending thirds! However Stoneygate were faster, fitter and the more skilful players and so this made the game very competitive and physical.

Stoneygate sometimes found it impossible to reach the height of the raised level of passing by the LGS ball and even our superb vertical jumpers couldn’t quite reach to intercept. It was frustrating as the girls were working so hard. However, when Stoneygate got the break, they used it well and scored from it, thanks to Tallulah and Milly our super shooters. The back up from Jemima (Most Improved Player of the Season), Katie and Fran was dependable and totally supportive. (We wish Fran well at her new school – we shall miss her netball skills so much).

As the game went on the girls were mostly one or two goals behind and in the fourth quarter we reached 9-10, a tremendous effort. In the final few minutes LGS simply fed the ball to their huge GS and they scored a quick 3 goals to secure their win. Hattie and Liana never lowered their effort in defence and it was quite hard to take that the Stoneygate team were the side displaying with the most effort right until the final whistle. LGS had to just pass the ball and reach their tall shooters who popped the ball through the net. Not a lot we could do about that on the day. Sometimes a team plays exceptionally well and yet can still just lose out….

The B team had a wonderful time! With their fantastic score of 23-2 this was a super way to end their season. Daisy and Millie P enjoyed a strong spell of shooting together, linking very nicely. Daisy moved well into spaces and made it easy for Polly and Millie L to find her. Polly pulled the ball in more assertively and her pass into the shooters was well timed and accurate most of the time. Millie L showed how much her footwork has improved and this along with her fitness will help her so much next season.

The girls averaged between 5 and 6 goals in each quarter. Millie P, the B Team Most Improved Player of the Season, showed her excellent high shooting style and quick movements. In defence we were lucky to have Rebecca, on loan from the U’11s, as GK and she was quick to scoop up the loose ball whilst Eleanor made many super interceptions at GD. This was certainly Eleanor’s best game of the season! Annie played her favourite WD position and her support at the back line pass was valuable as she set up the forward play to mid court. It has been a pleasure to observe Annie’s effort, support to her team and enjoyment! at WD this season.

During these matches it was so pleasing to see just how far these girls have progressed, both as individuals and as a team. They are such a strength together. It has been a very successful season and an absolute pleasure to coach each one of them. Thank you girls!

Mrs S. Frisby

PGL Trip

After a hearty breakfast of bacon, beans and tomatoes the children set off to their first activity.  These included Giant Swing and Sensory Trail. The children were harnessed into the swing and hoisted by their team before being launched into the next county!!!!!!  Some good team work was seen when blindfolded for the Sensory Trail, an excellent exercise in team work and communication.

During the afternoon the activities were Vertical Challenge and Survivor.  The Vertical Challenge is roughly 20m high and was climbed in blustery conditions, congratulations to the children who reached the top and a brilliant effort was made by all.   Survivor involved different scenarios drawing on survival techniques including den building, camouflage and alarm raising.  We are just about to set off for the camp fire.

We will see you tomorrow on our return.

Colts Soccer extra report

Below is the match report that Max W did for the game on Wednesday. 


On Wednesday 25th March Stoneygate under 10’s A Team played Leicester Grammar School at home.  

It was perfect weather for the local derby, supported by parents from both schools.

We had a strong team with Thomas M in goal, a great defensive wall, George B on the left, George H on the right and Will McE in the centre.

In midfield we had Max W (Capt) on the left and Will M right and, up front, was Daniel R.

The team started well pushing forward with pace, but were unable to break through Leicester’s defence. They then pushed us back and nearly scored with a corner crossed close to the line.

The half time score was 0 – 0, which was a fair score.


A very determined Stoneygate team came out fast. 

Again the team drove from the defence up to Dan to score the first goal and put Stoneygate ahead.

All the team were busy as Leicester’s goalie kicked long balls deep into our  defence. 

Great passing skills were used to again attack the Leicester area.

An amazing through ball from Dan found Max on the left who shot and scored Stoneygate’s second goal.

All the players closed down any chance Leicester had of scoring and worked well as a team keeping a clean sheet.


The final score was Stoneygate 2 Leicester Grammar 0


The Man of the Match was Will M who never stopped running and pressuring the opposition.

Champagne Moment went to Will Mc for setting up the first goal and Dan R for putting it in the back of the net.

PGL Trip

pgl 001Arrived safely and we were introduced to George our leader who’s been teaching us many ‘sing it after me songs’.  After a tour around the site and games on the lawn it was then time for dinner.  The choices were fish, pork loin chops and mushroom ravioli with chips, vegetable and unlimited visits to the salad bar.  There was cheesecake and fresh fruit to follow.  Everyone went back to their rooms to unpack their suitcases ready for tonight’s activity ‘ambush’!!!!!!! Early start tomorrow breakfast at 7:30 ready for activities including Jacobs ladder and vertical challenge. Lets hope the children have a good nights sleep!!!!!

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