**A huge congratulations to our Year 3/4 Sports Hall Athletics team who have won the area final and will represent Newark & Sherwood at the County Final in May!**
Tuesday 19th March - Girls football match away v Forest View
Thursday 21st March - Year 5/6 handball festival
Monday 25th March - Boys football match away v King Edwin
Thursday 28th March - Girls football match away v King Edwin
Monday 1st April - Boys and girls football matches at home v Samuel Barlow
Tuesday 7th May - Year 3/4 Sports Hall Athletics County Final
Friday 10th May - Year 2 tennis festival
Friday 17th May - Year 4 tennis festival
Farnsfield St Michael's Running Club
It has been so lovely to see so many returning and new members at Running Club every week. We have been giving out lots of certificates for distances covered over the weeks including the first Half Marathon certificate! Well done Evie! All are welcome, even Grandads!
We are very proud to have achieved another Bronze Schools Games Mark for 2016/17!
Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament
On Wednesday 11th November, a team of Year 5 and 6s braved the freezing rain to take part in a tag rugby tournament against other schools in the Minster and Joesph Whittaker families of schools. Although we came 5th, the children showed great team spirit and enjoyed the chance to compete with other schools. Thank you to Mr Yates for training the team on Thursday lunchtimes leading up to the event.
Boys Football League
The boys are off to a flying start in the Dukeries football league this year with a 5-1 win a way at Python Hill and a 5-0 win at home against Forest Town. Our next fixtures will be played in the Spring term.
Girls Football Club
This term our girls football club have been receiving coaching from Mansfield Town Football Club. It is helping us to grow in confidence and skill and we are working towards forming a team ready t play matches against other schools after enjoying our friendly match against Lowdham Primary School in the Summer.
Using our Sports Premium funding, we held a whole school lacrosse taster day in June with coaches from Next Level Sports. The children loved being able to try a completely new sport and we bought some equipment so that the children can build on their new skills in PE and in Multisports and This Girl Can afterschool clubs.
Girls football friendly match
After lots of training throughout the year with Mr Royston, the girls football team took part in their first football match. We played a friendly match against Lowdham Primary School. My Royston and I were so proud of the bravery and resilience shown by the girls and hope the momentum keeps going!
Year 2 interhouse handball tournament
The last three weeks, the Year 2s have been competing in an interhouse handball tournament at breaktimes. The first match saw a 2-0 victory for Horse Chestnut over Sycamore. The following week, Willow beat Oak 2-1. The final match saw Willow the victors with a 3-0 result. All the children were fantastic sports and it was lovely to see the rest of the school cheering their houses on.
We won the John Radford Trophy!
On Saturday 1st April, the year 5 boys football team played Peafield Lane in the final of the John Radford Trophy. The match took place on Mansfield Town's pitch at half time of their game v Exeter. We ended the 15 minute match 0-0 so had to go to penalties at full time! The boys stepped up to the plate and took the victory with a 2-1 result. Well done boys!
On Thursday 27th April, John Radford, the chairman of Mansfield Town FC whom the trophy is named after, flew to school in his helicopter to present the trophy!