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Sport at Kingfisher

Welcome to our new sport page. This section of our website will celebrate all things sport-related at Kingfisher.

GOLD AWARD for Sport!

School Games Gold Award 2022

Kingfisher V Milford ⚽️
On Thursday, the Year 3/4 boys football team took on Milford Junior School at home in a friendly football fixture. It was great to be able to make the most of having Milford on site and get some matches under their belts. It was a highly contested match with goals popping in left, right and centre. Mr Green did a fantastic job at rallying the troops and coaching from the sideline (with a little help from Mr Pitman!) The match ended 4-3 with Milford coming out on top, but a very close game, played in great spirits. Well done, boys! 

U11 ESFA Girls Football Final ⚽️

The U11 girls football squad headed to Buckler’s Mead on Wednesday to participate in the U11 ESFA girls football final. Despite some illnesses on the day, we were able to send a full squad to the event (thank you Bea for stepping in last minute!) The girls were in high spirits and played some fantastic football despite very little training. There was some very tough competition, especially since we were playing against much larger schools, but the children stood their ground and showed amazing determination and resilience. Well done, girls- roll on the next one! 

X-Country

This week, the X-Country meet took place at Yeovil Town Football Club. The conditions weren’t exactly ideal for the race with high winds and pouring rain, but the weather didn’t put a dampener on the children’s spirits. As usual, the children gave it their all, spurred on by Mr G and Mrs Kerrigan who kindly stepped in for Miss Broadribb and Miss Jones (although I don’t think they will be in a hurry to do it again!) Well done to everyone who took part and a special mention to Hope in Year 4 who finished in the top 10! πŸƒ‍β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½‍β™‚οΈπŸŽ–

ESFA U11 South Somerset Football Finals πŸ†βš½οΈ

On Thursday, our Year 5/6 football team headed to Buckler’s Mead Academy to compete in the ESFA U11 South Somerset Football Finals. It was a fantastic afternoon with the children showing their development as a team and giving 100% in each and every match! Despite a rocky start, the children powered on and showed real grit and determination to make it to the pool finals. In the final match, the children conceded early on to go 1-0 down. But, they didn’t let this get them down. Instead, it fired the children up and this fire carried them to a 2-1 victory! It was an impressive performance by all and everyone at Kingfisher is incredibly proud of their achievement. Roll on the County Finals in January! πŸ†

A special thank you to Miss Darch for her extra coaching sessions at lunch times and to Mrs Streetin for being a great Assistant Manager on the day. Well done, boys! 

X Country

It was another successful X country meet for Kingfisher at Buckler’s Mead Academy this week. All the children gave it their all, flying the flag proudly for Kingfisher in a highly competitive event with hundreds of children competing across the county in each race. Given the sheer number of competitors in each race it was particularly impressive that 3 children racing in the Year 4/5 Girls race finished in the top 20! Well done πŸ‘πŸΌ πŸƒ‍β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½‍♂️

U11 Girls Football ⚽️ 

On Monday, the U11 girls football team took part in a friendly football tournament at Buckler’s Mead Academy. Following the success of the Lionesses over the Summer, it was fantastic for the girls to be exposed to opportunities in football. The girls showcased an incredible amount of potential throughout the tournament developing confidence and skill in each and every match. Well done, girls! 

Year 5 Football Tournament 

On Monday, the Year 5 football team headed to Buckler’s Mead Academy to participate in a friendly tournament against a range of local schools. It was a fantastic afternoon with some well-executed set pieces, shots and cracking saves. The entire team worked incredibly well together showing excellent team work and determination. The player of the match was Jack S for some incredible saves in goal! Well done, everyone! 

X Country- 28.09.22

What an amazing turnout for our first X country event of the school year! Over 25 children made the trip to Yeovil Rugby Club to race. It was fantastic to see lots of new faces giving it a go and proudly representing Kingfisher.  Each and every child ran their socks off and made us very proud. Well done, everyone! 

Commonwealth Games 2022 Assembly

This morning, Miss Jones lead an assembly all about the Commonwealth Games which is taking place this Summer on home turf. To help bring the power of the games to Kingfisher, we will be hosting our very own Commonwealth Games scheduled for Monday 4th July. The entire day will be dedicated to participating in a range of sporting activities. Each house across the 6 years groups will represent a different country involved in the games which was selected by the children in todays assembly. It is set to be a fantastic day with lots of friendly competition. 

Year 5/6 Rounders ⚾️

This afternoon we headed to Buckler’s Mead Academy to compete in a rounders tournament against various local schools. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it was fantastic to see them developing their skills with each and every game. Well done, team! πŸ‘πŸΌ

Year 3/4 South Somerset Tennis Finals 🎾

After competing in the recent tennis tournament in Ilminster, the Year 3/4 tennis team qualified as group winners for the South Somerset tennis finals. Despite having very little practise, the children managed to finish 4th overall in South Somerset. Well done, team- we are all very proud of you! πŸŽ‰

Cricket Tournament 🏏 

Today, some of our Year 5 students took part in a local cricket tournament. It was great to see the children implement all the skills they have learnt from their sessions with Sean from Chance 2 Shine cricket. Well done, team! πŸ‘πŸΌ

Tennis Tournament 🎾

This afternoon, five children headed down to Ilminster Tennis Club to represent the school in a mixed Year 3 and 4 tennis competition. The weather was a little all over the place, with scattered showers and bursts of glorious sunshine; but, despite getting a little wet, the children played some fantastic tennis. For most of the children, it was their first time playing tennis competitively and they did us all proud. It was amazing to see them get excited about tennis and watch their skills progress in just one afternoon. Well done, everyone! 

Year 5/6 Football Tournament

On the last day of term, the Year 5 football team and some Year 4’s headed to Preston Primary School to take part in a football tournament. The tournament was split up into two pools with four teams in each. Each team played each other twice with matches consisting of 6-minute halves. The top 2 teams would make it through to the semi-finals to compete for the chance to win the trophy. Kingfisher started strongly against some tough opposition and finished their first match with a 0-0 draw. The boys were in high spirits and put 100% into each game. As the day went on, Kingfisher was in a very good position to make it into the semi-final. With one game remaining, all Kingfisher needed was to win their final match. Throughout the final game, we had plenty of opportunities to take the lead but couldn’t capitalise on them with some fantastic defending from the opposition. Unfortunately, we narrowly missed out on qualifying for the semi-final but it was a really enjoyable day for all the boys. Miss Jones and Miss Darch were really impressed with the squads progress since their last fixture and are very proud of them all for their fighting spirit and positive attitude. Well done, boys! 

Year 5 Rounders Fixture

Today, the year 5 girls took part in a friendly rounders fixture at home against Countess Gytha. Luckily, the rain held off and we were able to play two innings. It was a brilliant game with lots of big hits and fantastic fielding skills from both sides. I was particularly impressed with the girls decision- making and team-work throughout. A big thank you to the spectators for all your support and well done girls  tor a great first game! 

National Champion 

Some pictures of our fantastic Year 5 pupil  at the IDTA national competition held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.  

 

Bea also came 1st in her two dance Latin final in December making her and her partner National Champions in the Supadance league. Everyone at Kingfisher is very proud of you. Well done, Bea! 

Martial Arts

Congratulations to our lovely Year 1 pupil who has successfully obtained her blue belt in Martial Arts. What a great achievement- well done! πŸ₯‹

Yeovil District Plate Winners

This weekend, several of our Year 4 boys represented Ash Rover Strikers in the u9s Yeovil and district league plate final. The team fought hard in a closely contested match and came out on top with an impressive 2-1 victory! What a way to end the season! Well done to everyone involved.

Year 3/4 Football Match

Today, some of the Year 3 and 4 boys headed over to Countess Gytha Primary School for their first friendly football match. It was a very closely contended game, with some fantastic goals and phenomenal defending. Unfortunately, we came away with a loss but it was a fantastic experience for them all and they all demonstrated amazing team work and perseverance. Bring on the next one!

Tennis Coaching 

Today, we welcomed Luke from the LTA who delivered some fantastic tennis workshops for various year groups across the school.

Orienteering 

As part of Geography Day, each year group took part in orienteering. Miss Jones and Miss Broadribb hid various letters around the school marked out on a map of the school. The children worked in pairs to locate the letters and then unscrambled them to crack the word. All of the children had a fantastic time and it was lovely to see them working together. It was particularly nice to see our Year 5 leaders help support the Reception pupils to complete the course.

Chance 2 Shine Cricket

Over the past few weeks, we have been very lucky to have Sean from Chance 2 Shine at school. He has been working with Year 1 all the way to Year 5 and teaching them the fundamental skills of cricket (Mr G’s favourite sport). We have all been impressed with the progress the children have made since Sean started coaching them and we look forward to seeing him again next year for more cricket fun. 

Tumbling Champ

A huge well done to this superstar who competed in his first tumbling competition at the weekend and came away with a silver medal! πŸ₯ˆ

Obstacle Course

As part of our Problem Solving Day, our lovely sports leaders set-up and co-ordinated an obstacle course for every child in each year group to complete. The children had to negotiate the different aspects of the course while also competing against the clock. 

Netball Tournament 

Year 5s took part in their first competitive netball tournament recently. They looked very smart in their new kits and played brilliantly!

X Country Superstar

A huge well done to this young man in Year 4 who has proven himself to be a fantastic X country runner, consistently finishing in the top 10 in the Yeovil Primary School’s Cross-Country events.πŸ…

Sporting Achievements 

Some fantastic sporting achievements over the weekend. Well done, everyone! 

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