Mini Modern Pentathlon

On Tuesday, ARP 2 took part in the SEND Mini Modern Pentathlon at West Croft School near Wolverhampton.

The athletes took part in lots of activities including fencing, target practise, scooter boards and an obstacle course. After each activity, our scores and times were totalled.

We were very pleased to find out we had come 3rd out of 16 other schools! The children are very proud of their sporting achievements!

Netball Club

Following October half term, Netball Club has begun for Key Stage 2 children. Jacqui, a professional netball coach, delivers weekly sessions, after school. In the first two sessions, Jacqui has been focusing on improving the children’s passing techniques. They have learnt how to perform the bounce, chest and shoulder pass and also learnt when each of these passes should be used.

Chest pass – most accurate type of pass to move the ball around the court. Typically used for a throw in.
Shoulder pass – used to cover bigger distances.
Bounce pass – most commonly used in the goal circle, to feed shooters.

The team have also had quality play time focusing on improving footwork and learning about the roles of each of the positions. The netballers are looking forward to continuing to improve their skills and eventually entering local inter-school events.

Y3/4 Footballing Stars

Well done to our Year 3 and 4 football team, who competed in our local inter-school competition at Ormiston Shelfield Academy this week. Many of these children have never played competitively before, but have been regularly attending football club with Mrs Binks and Mrs Bird.

The team made excellent progress throughout the four games they played. It was clear to see improvements in their teamwork, passing and communication, resulting in their first win! The children are certainly looking forward to their next competition.

Thank you again to Aidan, Rowan, Max, Jerel, Sienna, Tyler-Jai, Jibran, Kaylen, Miller and Jude.

Cross Country Success

This evening, our cross country team took part in the first race of the season at Cooper and Jordan Primary School. Children from years 5 and 6, were joined with other long distance runners, to compete in Rushall’s first competition of the 2019-2020 season.

All of the children competed amazingly, showing determination throughout!Miss Underwood was proud of everyone’s effort, especially those who had never competed in a cross country competition before. Well done to our Taiyah, Libby, Layla-Jayide, Adam, Annabel, Robyn, Cole, Harrison, Daniel, Liam, Jack, Rene, Lucas, Riley, Arthur, Alfie, Matthew and Louie!

Finally, a special well done to Taiyah, who despite falling at the start, managed to finish 8th in the girls race and Jack who finished 16th in the boys race.

Y5/6 Football at Shelfield

This evening, children from Year 5 and 6 have taken part in the first event of this years sporting calendar. The boys enjoyed playing games against Edgar Stammers and Castlefort. Although the scores may have not gone Rushall’s way, Miss Underwood and Miss Rea were extremely proud of their efforts, ensuring they gave 100% throughout!

Thank you again to Alfie L, Alfie M, David, Ethan, George, Luke, Matthew and Riley for representing Rushall.

European Jujitsu Champions!

Congratulations to Oliver Allum and his older brother Marcus for their amazing achievements in Jujitsu! The European Brazilian Jujitsu  was held at the Aldersley leisure pavilion in Wolverhampton at the weekend. Oliver was in a category with 15 competitors and won the bronze medal! Marcus won the silver medal in his category. What an incredible achievement – we are very proud of them both!

Fantastic Football

What a wonderful week our school footballers have had! Despite the weather trying its hardest to stop us, our footballers from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 have played amazingly all week.

The children train every Monday after school to understand the game, learn new skills and enjoy playing the game of football.

Monday- Year 5 and 6 Boys.

Our Year 5 and 6 team have had lots of experiences this year playing together as a team and we have watched them progress and improve over the year. On Monday they continued their brilliant teamwork by competing in the tournament and coming 3rd overall. Well done boys!

Wednesday Year 5 and 6 Girls

On Wednesday, the weather did not put the girls off at all. Their enthusiasm to play was outstanding. For some of our players, this was their first time playing in a competitive game. Their team work and support to each other was wonderful to see. Well done girls.

Thursday -Year 3 and 4 Girls

Another outstanding performance by the girls. Again, this was some of the girls first time taking part in a football match. The girls took part in 5 matches all together and fantastically finished in 2nd place. Well done girls.

Friday – Year 3 and 4 Boys and Year 5 and 6 Boys

Tonight the boys took part in a friendly competition where they had the chance to experience playing against children from other schools was like. The boys enthusiasm and excitement to play was brilliant. A great start to some of our children’s football experiences at Rushall. Well done to all of you boys!!

Thank you to Mrs Binks and Mrs Bird who have trained the children over the last year and helped them to be the best the can be. The children have all grown in confidence immensely. Who knows, we may have footballers of the future! Thank you to all parents, guardians, grand parents and other family members who have been able to support the children (in the rain!), transport them to and from the events and for giving the children the opportunity to play in these tournaments.

Keep up the hard work everyone.

Swimming Superstars

A huge congratulations to two of our amazing swimmers.  Faith and Riley were asked to represent the Shelfield cluster in the Swimming Final.  Along with other representatives from other schools they swam in both individual and team races.  Faith swam the Butterfly heat for the girls race and Riley the Backstroke for the boys.  The team competed against teams from the Streetly and Willenhall clusters.  After all the individual races the scores were so close between Streetly A and Shelfield – there was 1 point between them. 

All that was left were the 4 team relay races.  The Shelfield team managed to win all four relay races which meant overall they won the whole competition.

They are now Walsall Swimming Champions 2019.

Congratulations Faith and Riley.

Sports Day Results

What a fantastic two Sports Days we have had this year. There was so much talent displayed throughout the whole school and all children participated in the races. From running races to skipping races, jumping races to balancing races, individual races to team races and children’s races to adult’s races! The children competed individually but also gained points for their reward teams. Congratulations to the winning teams.

Key Stage 1 Results

1st Place – Blue Team — 400 points

2nd Place – Orange Team – 385 points

2nd Place – Green Team – 385 points

3rd Place – Red Team – 220 points

Key Stage 2 Results

1st Place – Red Team – 1115 points

2nd Place – Green Team – 1110 points

3rd Place – Orange Team – 880 points

4th Place – Blue Team – 870 points

Well done to everyone!

Football at Walsall Football Club

Yesterday, our Year 5 and 6 football team went along to The Banks’ Stadium in Walsall to take part in a tournament with other local primary schools. There were 8 other schools in total and each team played a 10 minute match against each other.

The weather conditions were really tricky as the wind was quite strong and it was very cold.

In the 8 matches that ‘Team Rushall’ played, they won 5, drew 1 and lost 2. A fantastic effort by all of the players and a huge improvement from their last tournament! The team train on a Monday night after school with Mrs Binks and Mrs Bird. We are very proud of all of you!

Well done to Luke, Dominic, Kheelan, Charlie, Luke, Alfie, Riley and Oliver.