New Academic Year 2018/19
Welcome back everyone!
After a very strong year in PE, Health and Sport at Blackwood, we are hoping that this trend will continue.
Once again we hope to have a packed calendar of opportunities both in and outside of school hours...
Thank you once again to Mr Agnew, who continues to support us this year, both during curriculum time across the key stages and with his after-school clubs. The West Bromwich Foundation will also be with us again, providing curriculum support and training the Football team.
Last - but by no means least - thank you in advance to all the teachers giving up their time to support the school in healthy activities.
COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS 2018
After success in the local Streetly cricket competition, we followed this up with further success in the Walsall area final several weeks later. After further triumph, we went through to the County Championship finals day at Cannock CC on Wednesday 27th June.
The group stages were hotly contended against Christchurch (Stoke), The Willows (Stoke) and Greysbrooke (Shenstone). After one loss and 2 victories, we waited patiently to see if we would progress as best 2nd place - and we did.
A twist of fate put us up against Oakridge (Stafford), whom we lost to by ONE RUN in last years final. After a closely fought match and some excellent fielding and bowling on our behalf, we were left to face Christchurch in the final - the team we had lost to in the group stages.
Choosing to field first, we kept their score down to and excellent 219, leaving us needing cool heads to give away nothing silly. With several balls to go, we surpassed their target and finished the game 14 runs ahead to become CHAMPIONS!!!!
On behalf of the school - I would like to thank the children for an amazing display of skill and teamwork over the course of the 3 tournaments. They were a credit to the school and we are all very proud. Well done to Will, Dan, Joe, Jeevan, Joshua, Ben, Jamie, Rajan, Sinai and Tom.
A huge well done to the Year 5/6 football team, who finished the season unbeaten (and only 4 goals conceded) and Champions of Walsall!
After 6 games unbeaten in the league, the children went into the area finals full of confidence at Walsall's Bescot Stadium.
After a 100% record in their group:
2-0 vs King Charles
1-0 vs Whetstone
3-1 vs Blue Coat
6-0 vs Bloxwich
3-0 vs Holy Trinity
... the team met Leighswood in the final. With the game level at full time, penalties beckoned, with Blackwood scoring 2 with no reply and coming out victorious!
A huge thank you to the team for their brilliant efforts and a massive thank you to all the parents and staff who have supported them along the way.
Recent Sporting News
Well done to children in Year 3 and 4, who took part in an after school Tennis competition where we secured two second places finishes.
Congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 cricket team who won their group and final to progress to the Walsall area finals for the second year in a row.
Sport relief 2018
The total amount raised, is still being clarified but currently stands (at 20.4.18)
- with money still coming in!
On behalf of the school, thank you so much for contributing to such a worthwhile cause.
Well done to the Year 5 and 6 football team, who keep marching on! Last night the team made it six out of six, with an 8 - 0 win over Walsall Wood in very hot conditions. Goals from Pierce (2) Joe (3) Bradley (1) Sian (1) and Dan (1), meant we sit top of the league by 4 points with a game to play. Regardless of the last result, the team will be going on to play at the Walsall finals, at the Bescot Stadium, on 24th May - well done!
Sport Relief 2018
Thank you to everyone across the school for taking part in last Friday's Sport Relief. We skipped, ran, 'hula'd' and danced in support of a very worthwhile cause.
Not only did we raise awareness for why we raise the money, we also got active in our classrooms, which is great for the children's learning.
On the 27th January the children took part in the West Midlands floor and vault competition. We entered one mix team and two all girl teams from Blackwood.
The girls had to perform an individual 60 second floor routine to music and the boys had to perform an individual floor routine, ensuring they traveled around the 12m floor area.
The children also had to vault over a 1m 10cm vault.
We were the only new school that entered this year and we competed against actual gymnastic clubs as well as other school teams.
We train for just 45 minutes a week at Blackwood and the children and parents supported the school by attending extra training sessions.
The following children competed:
Lois, Talia, Jenna, Aavni
Emily, Olivia, Rachael, Lily, Keeley
Olivia, Madison, Jack, Joe, Si
The mix team came 3rd overall in their category. Both all girls teams came in the top half of their category.
The children all want to compete again next year and even try the Trio Milano competition. They will need to work together and develop their team skills even further for this competition as there will be lifts to demonstrate and hold.
Well done to everyone involved!
Football Results 2017/2018
Great result to begin the league, with a 3 - 0 home victory against Delves.
An excellent 9 - 0 victory away at County Bridge, which included four goals each for Joe and Pierce.
The team continued their unbeaten start to the season, with a hard-fought, 3-1 home victory against Lower Farm. Scorers were three, first-half goals from Charlie, Will and Joe.
Our final match before the winter break, against Leighswood, ended on a chilly evening at Streetly School under the flood lights. Despite falling behind twice (against the run of play), goals from Joe (x2) and Bradley sealed a valuable 3-2 win. Meaning we finish with a 100% record from our first 4 games. Well done Team Blackwood!
After the winter break, we began the second have of the season with a tricky away game against a very resolute Whetstone side. After a goalless first half, the team stepped-up a gear and the goals finally came. The first was a lovely poachers goal by Charlie after the keeper had saved a long-range effort, followed by a lovely turn and first time finish from outside the area by Bradley. It all finished 2 - 0, to continue our undefeated run of 5 wins from 5. Excellent stuff, boys!!
Well done to the Year 3 and 4 girls footballers, who used the skills and knowledge from their after school club, to take part in a tournament at Streetly School. Great fun was had by all and it was a great learning experience for the girls, as well as an opportunity to represent the school. Many thanks to Mr Sanders (from Streetly) and Mr Smith for getting them prepared.
Well done to the 18 Year 5 and 6 boys and girls, that attended the annual Sportshall Athletics competition at Streetly Secondary School. They took part in several disciplines, such as: relay, long jump, triple jump and javelin. Great fun was had by all.
A big well done and thank you to the Year 5 and 6 boys and girls, who took part in the Streetly School swimming gala yesterday evening. The children took part in individual races in: freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly, as well as freestyle and medley relay. The races were hard-fought and the children showed excellent technique and determination to finish 2nd overall. So well done to: Josh, Si, Josh, Ben, Luke, Tom and Lily, Emily, Olivia, Maddie, Jenna and Talia.
School Sports Committee
This year will mark the beginning of our first Sports Committee. Children in Years 3 to 5 will work with the Year 6 sports leaders (along with Mr Pearce and Mr Smith) to help raise the profile of Health and Sport in school. This will be through organising house activities, acting as learning ambassadors in PE lessons and coming up with new ways of getting our school healthy!
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.