Sport and PE Overview

Spring into Sport

The Spring Term at West Monkton will see athletes from the school involved in a wide variety of competitive and friendly events.

Football will kick off the action on Monday, January 13th, with the Year 5 and 6 boys’ team travelling to Heathfield School for the district cup competition (3.50-5pm). On Friday, January 17th, it will be the turn of Monkton’s girl footballers when they are due to spend the day in cup competition at Weston College.

A busy January football programme concludes on Thursday the 23rd when Monkton’s players are set to travel to Exeter for the day to take part in the area round of the national Kids’ Cup competition.

January will not be solely occupied by football as Monkton’s runners will be on their marks for the district 1,400m cross-country race at King’s College on Monday 27th (3.50-5pm). Players from the school will also be involved in a dodgeball event at Blackbrook on Wednesday 29th (3.50-5pm) and a Boccia competition on Thursday 30th (3.50-5.45pm).

February will open on Monday 3rd (3.50-5.30pm) with the Year 5 and 6 boy footballers again travelling to Heathfield, this time for a programme of friendlies, while Thursday 6th will see Monkton’s basketball players at the same venue for a friendly event 3.50-5.30pm).

A major event in West Monkton’s sporting calendar takes place on Monday, February 10th, when the school’s girls’ futsal squad travel to Torquay for the day to represent Somerset in a competition against top teams from counties across the South-West of England.

Other fixtures involving West Monkton teams in February are:

· Wednesday 12th – netball friendlies, Taunton Vale, 3.45-5.30pm.

· Thursday 13th – Years 3 and 4 catch ball friendlies, Taunton & Bridgwater College, 4-5-30pm.

· Friday 14th – County Sports Hall Athletics competition, Court Fields, 9.30-11.30am.

· Monday 24th – cross-country relay competition, King’s College, 3.50-5pm.

A very busy sporting programme is lined up for March, starting with competition netball at Taunton Vale on Wednesday 4th (3.45-5.30pm), which will be followed the next day by basketball friendlies at Heathfield School (3.50-5.30pm). Heathfield will also be hosting a Years 5 and 6 boys’ football event on Monday 9th (3.50-5pm).

Thursday, March 12th, will see Monkton teams involved in Key Steps Gym competitions at Taunton & Bridgwater College. The Years 3 and 4 team will be in action in the morning and the Years 5 and 6 team during the afternoon.

Other events scheduled for March are:

· Wednesday 18th – netball friendlies, Taunton Vale, 3.45-5.30pm.

· Thursday 19th – Years 3 and 4 catch ball friendlies, Taunton & Bridgwater College, 4-5.30pm.

· Monday 23rd – Years 5 and 6 boys’ football friendlies, Heathfield School, 3.50-5.30pm.

· Wednesday 25th – Dodgeball, Blackbrook, 3.50-5.50pm.

Mr Williams

Intra House Sports Cup
The inaugural West Monkton Intra House Sports Cup, which is competed for by all of the children from years 3 - 6 with the scores being collated together, has been won by the blue house in autumn term 1.
Catchball was the chosen sports.
Well done Blue House!!! 
Who will win next half term? Watch this space!

Autumn Sports Preview

First of all, may I belatedly extend my good wishes to all those who have returned for the new school year.  I would also like to wish all our newest children a happy and productive stay at our school.

As far as sport is concerned, we have a busy programme of both competitive and friendly fixtures coming up between now and the festive holidays.

We start on Monday, September 30th, when the school’s runners will be contesting the area 3 x 900m cross-country relay competition at King’s College.

During October, there will be handball (Monday, 7th) for Years 5 & 6 and boys’ Year 3/4 football (Monday, 14th) sessions at Heathfield School (3.50-5pm).  The school will also be involved in friendly tag rugby matches at Bishop Fox’s School on Tuesday, October 8th.

West Monkton’s girl footballers are due to compete in the Somerset FA Futsal competition on the 24th October and will be in friendly 7 aside action at King’s College on Wednesday, October 16th, and the month’s activities will conclude with the school team contesting the area sports hall athletics competition, also at King’s, on Tuesday, 22nd.

November is a particularly busy sporting month, starting with Year 3/4 boys’ football friendlies at Heathfield on the Monday 4th, while the following afternoon will be taken up by tag rugby friendlies at Blackbrook Pavilion.  These friendlies will continue at the same venue on Tuesday, 26th.

There is plenty more football taking centre stage during the month with friendlies at Heathfield and girls’ friendlies at King’s on Wednesday, 13th. The boys’ year 5 & 6 team will be in competitive action at Heathfield on Monday, 18th.

King’s College will also be the location when Monkton’s cross-country runners take on athletes from other local schools over a 1,400m course on Monday, November 11th.

There will be football friendlies for year 1 & 2 at Heathfield on Monday, December 2nd, and the sporting term will end when Monkton girl footballers are involved in the county cup competition against other local schools at King’s on Wednesday, 11th.

Apart from the tag rugby at Blackbrook Pavilion, which takes place between 2.30 and 4pm, all the events are due to get under way at 3.50pm. Please check for scheduled finishing times.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.

Enjoy your sport