Junior School PE Update

20 April

On Wednesday Y3 & Y4 Running Club embarked on an Adventure Run through Crystal Palace Park. Immersed in the beautiful flora, fauna and dinosaurs, the girls put their stamina and running technique to the test as they undertook their longest run of the term. Thank you to Mrs White for arranging this wonderful change of scenery.

Cricket was the name of the game for Y6 on Tuesday afternoon when they took on Alleyn’s for an afternoon of leather on willow. All players had the opportunity to bat, bowl and field. Our Cricket for Girls training with Arlene Kelly is beginning to pay off and our girls were praised for their wicket keeping. Well done to all the girls who took part!

We were delighted to see the sun shining on Y3 for the rescheduled Athletics Morning at the Sports Ground. All pupils had the opportunity to experience small group coaching in a range of track and field events. Preparation for Sports Day on 22 June is now well underway!

27 April

Cross Country A fantastic start to our Summer term fixtures with CONGRATULATIONS to our Y3-6 Cross Country running team coming 2nd OVERALL out of 10 schools at the Dulwich Hamlet Cross Country Race on Thursday afternoon. The top 4 runners positions in each year group are added together to give our total score. All the girls ran amazingly well,  showing great determination and stamina to complete the demanding course: 1.4 km (Y3) and 2.1km (Y4-6). The first runners home from each Yr group were Holly (Y3) 5th place, Jasmine (Y4) 4th place, Luna (Y5)10th place and Hope (Y6) 10th place.

Football On Tuesday our Y5/6 Football teams were also in action against Dulwich Hamlet Junior School displaying some excellent football skills: dribbling, passing and tackling. We drew one match and lost one. Players of the match were Sarai (Y6) and Millie (Y6). WELL DONE to all our budding footballers!

Swim Squad On Thursday we welcomed to new members to the Thursday Swim Squad Leila and Hope (Y6). Timed trials were held this week and i was very pleased to see times in all strokes had really improved. Well done everyone your hard work and commitment is paying off.

4 May

Cricket Our Y5 A and B teams put on a great show at in their first  cricket match of the season against Streatham & Clapham High GDST down at our Sports Ground on Monday afternoon. Congratulations to our B team who were the winning team by 4 runs. Thank you to Arlene Kelly for preparing our girls at our Cricket for Girls sessions.

Rounders This afternoon our Y6 Rounders team made the most of the sunshine in a tournament against St Christopher’s. Bat and ball skills were the name of the game and we were all impressed by the camaraderie on show.

11 May

Cricket It has been a beautiful week of sport in the sunshine. Y5 had their final Cricket coaching session with Arlene Kelly. It has been an inspiring 4 weeks and I am delighted to see all the girls so enthusiastic for Cricket. Lots of girls have already signed up to the Dulwich Cricket Club sessions which take place on a Wednesday 4.30-6.00pm. Lydia Greenway is also running a half term Cricket club for girls at the Hayes (Kent) Cricket club. Bookings see website www.cricketforgirls.com. Y3 have their first Cricket match this afternoon against Streatham and Clapham. Good luck to both our teams. ( will finish by 3.45 so hopefully i can send you results and photos) Next week we see Y6 Cricket teams in action against Alleyns.

Athletics Y6 had a very productive Athletics session at our Sports Ground learning the correct technique for the High Jump and practised their sprinting and hurdling. Clarence Firstborn ( Athletics coach and European hurdle champion) is holding a Half term Athletics Camp at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre for years 3-6. Contact for more information.

25 May

Rounders Monday saw our Y4 rounders team take part in a tournament at St Dunstans. They batted and fielded well and played 3 very close matches. Well done everyone!

On Thursday our Y5 Rounders team were in action against St. Dunstans. We won one match and lost the other match by 2 rounders. Excellent play by all!  Gemma and Josie were voted the players of the match. Y5 also had their first athletics session at the field and girls took part in high jump, long jump, hurdles and sprints in preparation for Sports day and the GDST Athletics rally taking place next half term.

Swimming Tuesday saw our Y5/Y6 girls in a swim gala at St. Dunstans. We were up against some strong swimmers and the girls put up a good fight. We did manage to hold onto our title of ‘Float race’ Champions!

Cricket Y6 continued their Cricket training with Arlene and are already demonstrating some excellent batting and bowling skills.

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