Sport at St Andrew's

Hockey Match Monday 28th January 2019 Headington School All Played Very Well

The Year 5/6 Girls football team went to a friendly fixture at Oxford High School after school on Wednesday. They played really well, with lots of energy and everyone enjoyed themselves. Well played girls!

Twenty St Andrew's girls had a super session at the FA girls football festival at Oxford City grounds. As well as friendly matches the girls had workshops on goal keeping, ball tricks and referee skills. They even got their hair braided and had really cool face paints...until the rain washed them away!!

The year 6 boys football team came runners up in the TOA PLAY football league this year, after a final defeat on Monday. Well done boys for some great football and sportmanship throughout.

Class 6MW organised and led our final multiskills of the year with children from Rainbow group joining in. Year 6 set up their own activities, organised the snacks, took photos and did the time keeping. It was a beautiful sunny day, so the juice and snacks provided free from the Coop and Waitrose were much appreciated in between the newly invented activities. Hands up when you are ready......!

Class 6JH led the Spring Multiskills event, with different children taking on the roles of Organizers, Pit Stop helpers, and Activity Leaders. The year 6 children made up and ran new activities, asked for and prepared snacks donated from Waitrose and the Coop, and ran the whole event from labels to prizes. Well done everybody!

Girls from year 5 and 6 got to meet Oxford United players at the 'Girls on the Ball' tournament at Oxford High School. It was a great experience playing competitive football on such large grassy pitches!

The year 6 boys football team played a match at TOA in the Dome, and our victory means a place in the semifinals next term. Well played boys!

A team of year 4 girls braved the cold and wind for a super afternoon of football at Oxford High School playing non stop against over 8 different teams, and even getting a photo in the paper!

Year 5 girls had a chance to play in a friendly set of matches under the initiative "Girls on the Ball". Despite the bitterly cold conditions they had a great time, and their footballing skills improved.

Our Autumn Multiskills got everyone in school active, with great teamwork, passion and sportmanship.

At last the sun shone for our summer multiskills! Year 6 thought up a range of new activities, organised them and instructed mixed teams from reception upwards through each one. Year 5 led the teams showing all the Olympic values.

Fourteen enthusiastic girls took part in the Summertown Stars football tournament on Saturday. For some it was their first experience of competitive football. They braved the cold wind and did themselves proud. The U9s even bringing home a trophy! But not the one in the picture- that's the women's FA cup!

Spring Multiskills, with year 6 running the warm up and activities and year 5 stepping up to lead their teams.

During St Andrew's Literary Week year 5 were lucky enough to get a chance to try out Harry Potter style Kidditch (Quidditch for kids) when students from the university team came to Bury Knowle park to run a session for us.

The year 5/6 boys football team battled the flurry of snow and a pitch full of molehills to finally gain a victory against St John Fisher.

The running club and a few keen others (including parents) took part in the Santas on the Run event in Oxford on the 13th December. Good fun was had by all and we raised £426 for Helen and Douglas house - well done one and all!

The Oxfordshire cross country event last week saw 32 children from St Andrew's years 3,4,5 and 6 take part in a cross country run at Oxford Spires Academy. All run fantastically, for some this was their first attempt at such an event. There is great potential here!

Since September the Running club have been in training clocking up 'miles' in order to take part in the Oxford Half Marathon. On Sunday they met up at the Kassam stadium to complete their final distance and collect their medals. Well Done Everyone!

Fast and furious football was played by a mixed yr 6/5 team of boys this week at a well attended tournament at TOA Dome. Short matches meant every move counted and the team held their own well, winning 2 games and losing two. The year 6 defenders were wide awake with some great saves in goal, and the year 5 boys showed great potential for further matches this year and next, with some lovely goals. Well done to all.

Ten girls attended a fantastic FA football festival last week designed especially to attract more girls to play the game. They had a great afternoon of fun in the sunshine at The Community Arena, Marston. Half the afternoon was spent playing friendly football matches against other schools and half the time was spent trying out some really great activities including coaching on goal keeping, refereeing and other ball skills. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves, used up lots of energy, met some Oxford United women football players and they even had their faces painted and hair braided!

The sun shone for our Autumn Multiskills, everyone had fun and the winning teams showed determination and great team work.