we played out first league match yesterday against Fleecefield and won 8-1
The chess final between Nathan and Titus was a challenging game which carried on for a long time.
The first couple of moves proved that it was going to be a difficult match. Nathan moved his Bishop out of his base and took Titus's Rook. This meant Titus couldn't take Nathan's Bishop. Titus then made a smashing move with his Knight that put Nathan's King in check.
Later on, Nathan took the lead with a smart move that tore apart Titus's defence and that move took Titus's knight. After Nathan had taken Titus's last Knight, it looked like Nathan was heading for the home straight. The atmosphere felt tense as Titus made his last move. It was Nathan's turn. CHECKMATE! Nathan punched the air triumphantly. He had won the game. They both congratulated each other for their brilliant performances.
Now the next Chess Challenge for Nathan is:
By Nathan 5.1 8.5.14
On Tuesday 26 November we played a friendly match against our local rivals – Churchfield. Thankfully we won 3-1. It was Tara’s and Nathan’s first game, so we were especially pleased.
Even though Nathan, Lashane and Lawrence scored the goals in this match, we all played very well. This was the result of us communicating while passing, also we had a lot of fun and were able to express ourselves without the pressure of league points.
Hopefully we can continue winning in our next match in the New Year!
Today we went to a chess competition against 20 other schools at Lavender Primary School. We all had to play 6 matches each. We first played Lavender and last we played Freezywater St Georges, we came 10th out of 20 schools. This was the best ranking we ever had! At this stage we are very proud of ourselves. We all enjoyed this opportunity and we also met the Mayor (Mr Anwar).
We played in a very big hall and played many enthusiastic children. Unfortunately, most of the children were 10 or 11, but our team had a mixture of year 4’s, 5’s and 6. We did well considering that we were younger.
All of this happened only because of Mr Silva for giving up his lunch break with the chess team. He could have had a nice lunch each Friday, but he was so kind to help us children who like to play chess (we love you!). We also thank Ms Jordan for bringing half of us to the competition. Well done to Nathan, Mevana, Sophia, Derek, Jiggy and William for representing our school. We also thank Lavender and their head teacher for organising andhosting the competition. Thank you for listening!
Our school (ST. Edmunds) played a football match against Woodside School (Dr. Richmond’s School). Dr. Richmond picked us up in his mini bus, he turned on the radio and the team were singing and joking on the way there as we were very excited. The squad included Ezra, Me (Remell) Lawrence, Kai, Artur, Nathan, Oliver, Rafael and Morris. When we got to his school we had a surprise Mrs. Hanley was there too!
After we arrived, we went to the field and did a few movements and stretches to warm us up the ref blew the whistle (the ref was a former Spurs/QPR football player). The match started and we were ready to play, we had rolling subs, we played 15 minutes each half. At the final whistle we had victoriously won the game 5-3 with Lawrence scoring a magical 4 goals and Ezra scoring a great goal also Rafael and Morris made a good start on their day – views.
We had juice and freshly baked cookies baked by their cook. We took a team photo with the other team, we left their school and arrived safely back to our school. We had a great time hope we play them again.
In the club we practiced different routines and we put them all together. We will be performing the routines in the theatre. We begin at 3:15 to 4:30. We have a great time because we are with our friends and we have a great teacher, Mrs Pope. Mrs Pope lets us share our ideas and we put it in the routine. We show each other our ideas and if we all think its good we will put it in our performance.
Before we start dancing we always do a warm up . We watch videos and take some dance routines from the videos and put it in our performance. We also make up our own dance routine.
I really enjoy the Street Dance Club because it teaches us to be confident, how to perform and most importantly how to dance.
Thank you fir taking the time to read my report.
By Ashlynne 5.1
Year 3 and Year 4 Enfield Ignatians
Thursday 15th May 2014
St Edmunds 2 Hazelbury 0
St Edmunds 4 Raglan 0
St Edmunds 3 Cuckoo Hall 1
St Edmunds 3 St Andrews (B) 1
St Edmunds 1 Merryhills 2
St Edmunds 2 Chase Side 1
St Edmunds 1 St Andrews (A) 1
St Edmunds 1 St Pauls 2
St Edmunds 4 Grange Park (B) 1
St Edmunds 3 Grange Park (A) 3
Mrs Nagle, Mr Silva and Mrs Kenny took me, Raphael, Timothy, Ellis, Sophia, Morris, Niamh, Moses, Vivian and Ijeoma to a Tag Rugby Festival in Enfield. All of us co-operated as a team to win 6 out of 10 matches. We also lost 2 and drew 2, but we were in 3rd place out of ten teams.
At the beginning it started well, with our squad beating Hazelbury. But as we got to the middle, our team forgot to replenish our energy and the majority of our draws and losses were in that tumbling time.
But, after the 6th match, Morris, Raphael and Timothy were filling us with confidence to get us back on the road.
Mr Silva was a fair but firm referee in the matches he did referee, as he treated both teams equally.
But do you think we enjoyed the Tag Rugby Festival???
On 6th June, boys and girls from year 5 played a Futsal match against
another school. The match was played at our school.
Before we started playing the match, we learned a few skills that could be effective in the game. The ball wasn't bouncy like a football so we first learnt how to control the Futsal ball. The majority of our team found the skills easy, but some found it difficult and weren't so keen on performing them in the match. Before we started the match, the coach told us the rules. The rules are:
You only have 4 seconds, to roll the ball out from a goal kick, to kick the ball in play from a kick in and from a corner. Apart from those rules, the rest of the rules are quite similar to football.
We played a 5 a-side and had 1 Goalkeeper and 4 outfield players.
Our starting team was
Midfield: Nathan and Remell
In the first half, both teams were playing well but in the first few minutes the other team scored. We tried to equalise, but they unfortunately scored again. As soon as the other team scored Ezra immediately changed player’s positions. Soon after, we scored our first goal which made the score 2-1. The other team made a few substitutions which made their team stronger and we were 5-1 down before half time. After half time, we managed to score three goals until they scored there last goal a few minutes before full time. Unfortunately, time ran out and the overall score was 6-3 to the other school. Everyone enjoyed playing and had a good time playing futsal.