Leagues & Competitions
BPSS Virtual Schools League
We are excited to announce our BPSS Autumn Term activities. This will consist of virtual competitions, personal challenges, festival packages, sport specific activity packs, and Leadership Programmes available for every child at school.
Each week will be based around a different sport, please see the list of activities below:
QuadKids Week 1 and 2
Well done to the children whop took part in the Quadkids event over the last 2 weeks. The children got to compete in a range of track and field events in the school playground and were extremely competitive. All of our scores and times will be put together to compete alongside other Barnet Schools. Well done!
Boccia Week 3
This week we have been taking part in our Boccia challenge. The children had the challenge of knocking down cones from 2m away in as few attempts as possible. It was a lot more challenging than it appeared. Well done to Lottie and Marina who scored an impressive 9 to hit down all 5 cones!
Week 4 Football
This week the children in Key Stage 1 and 2 were set two different football challenges as part of the Virtual School League . In Key Stage 1 the children had to knock down as many footballs as they could by kicking a ball at them. Lucas in Year 2 was a expert and scored an amazing 27 points!
In Key Stage 2 the children had to battle against the clock to see how quickly they could dribble a ball around a set of cones, making sure they did not knock any of the ones. Dwayne in Year scored the quickest time with 4.97 seconds. Well done to all of those children who took part!
New Age Kurling
Full details of how to enter the virtual leagues will be sent out alongside the challenge each Monday, starting 21st September.
KS2 Virtual Skipping Challenge
Monday saw the launch of the KS2 Virtual Skipping Challenge.
The below table displays the start and end date for each year groups challenge. Following the start date, you’ll be able to submit your score online here, right up until the closing date. The website will provide details of what the challenge is and will enable you to enter your school’s results. Once the end date has passed you will no longer be able to upload your school’s results. The results from all those schools which entered will then appear once verified.
|Year Group:||Start Date:||End Date:|
|Year 6||14th September||23rd October|
|Year 5||2nd November||11th December|
|Year 4||4th January||12th February|
|Year 3||22nd February||31st March|
Each year group’s results will be added together to determine the overall positions for the KS2 competition. The KS1 competition will run in the Summer term.
Sports Events for 2019-20
Year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby Competition
Today the Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby Team took part in the Barnet Tag Tournament at Saracens home ground Allianz Park. The team played some fantastic rugby, showing excellent attacking drive and some lovely passing and movement. After winning their first two friendly matches the team then went onto win their group and qualify for the quarter finals. Sadly in the quarter final we found ourselves up against an extremely quick and strong side. Although we battled well, the team sadly lost.
We came away from the tournament with our heads held high and extremely proud of our efforts. Well done everyone!
Yesterday 14 girls from Year 5 and 6 had the opportunity to represent the school at the Year 5 and 6 Barnet Girls Football Tournament at Mill Hill Powerleague. The two teams showed excellent determination and teamwork in some very cold and wet conditions. The girls cam up against some extremely competitive opposition and did extremely well to come away with 5 points combined. A special mention must go to Lottie and Emily who did some pretty amazing defending throughout the day. Well done to all who took part, they were a credit to the school.
Today a group of Year 3 and 4 children took part in the Barnet Cheerleading Festival at Allianz Park. The children got to take part in a wide range of activities to help them finally produce an amazing cheerleading routine together. The children got to make poms poms, learn a variety of dance and gymnastic moves and even got the opportunity to create a human pyramid! They all had lots of fun and showed us their brand new skills when they got back to school. Well done to all involved.
KS1 Christmas Festival
Today 12 children from Year 1 were lucky enough to take part in the Key Stage 1 Christmas Festival at Allianz Park as a reward for all their fanstaic work during the Autumn Term. The children looked the part in their Christmas jumpers and decorations whilst they competed in a variety of different Christmas Themed activities and games. The clear favourite was the decorate the snowman relay race where the children took it turns to race towards items to dress up their team mate as a snowman. The children also got to play indoor curling, reindeer volleyball and snowdomes and mountains. The children all agreed it was a brilliant morning and had an amazing time.
Year 5/6 Football Barnet Tournament
Today the St Theresa’s Boys football team set out to defend their Barnet Football championship after brilliant performance last year. With confidence high, the boys arrived at Friern Barnet Powerleague to find themselves in an extremely challenging opening group. The boys showed some excellent team work and individual pieces of skill and after 4 extremely hard group games they had won two, drawn one and lost one. Usually this would have seen us sail through into the quarter finals but due to a host of unusual results in the other games in our group the team were sadly eliminated on goal difference. Despite the obvious sadness at failing to repeat the teams triumph from last year, the boys all asked if they could support their friends from other schools and watch the remainder of the tournament as enthusiastic spectators. They showed excellent humility and sportsmanship throughout the day. Well done boys and better luck next time.
The Netball team participated in the Barnet Hi 5 Barnet Tournament at Copthall School today. With the team losing their last game, they went into the tournament a little nervous and low on confidence. This showed in their first group game where they conceded two quick goals. However after watching other schools play and a little self belief before their next game, the team transformed into different players who showed excellent hunger and enthusiasm to win their next match. The opposition had very little of the ball and S Theresa’s had lots of opportunities to score the first goal of the game. After coming agonising close to opening the score just minutes before, Mia found herself yards in front of the net and performed a magnificent shot that sailed into the net and opened the scoring for the team. It so happened to be the only goal of the game and the team had won their first ever game. With this added confidence the boys and girls went into their second game eager to play a team that beaten them just two weeks before by a fairly heavy margin. St Theresa’s were first to every ball and clearly took their opposition by surprise. Once again we were the first team to score and could have had a few more. Unfortunately the opposition manged to equalise near the end of the game but the team were still extremely happy with the draw. Despite our results not being good enough to get us in to the last 4 of the 30 teams that participated, the children were all extremely proud of their efforts and were an absolute credit to the school. Well done!
Primary Cross Country Autumn Meeting
The St Theresa’s Cross Country Team had their first meet at Copthall Playing Fields. The children had a brilliant day and left feeling extremely motivated to improve in their individual performances for the next meet in February. The children all had a brilliant growth mindset and worked brilliantly as a team. Their individual scores were added to a team total which will go towards our total points over three different cross country meets. Well done all!
Virtual challenges are sports challenges that all schools in Barnet take part in. They are called virtual as after each school undertakes the activity the scores are recorded and emailed to the School Sports Partnership. This allows lots of children to compete with each other virtually.
At St. Theresa’s, not only do we enter the chosen year group to the Barnet School Sports Virtual Challenge, we also hold an internal challenge in which all children in KS2 take part in a similar activity.