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July 18th Girls Football v Shalfleet. – This afternoon our girls football team travelled to Shalfleet for the final sporting fixture of the year. The team was made up of year 4,5 and 6 children. Right from the start Yarmouth were on top. It was no surprise when we opened the scoring through Ocean. Frankie and Sky were doing lots of running in midfield and that meant space for Boe and Ocean to constantly run at the Shalfleet defenders. Lily’s long throw caused more problems and Ocean soon scored again. Shalfleet tried hard but good defending from Paisleigh and Daisy meant Poppy in goal only had a couple of saves to make. Ocean scored her hat trick to make it 3-0, and Shalfleet pulled back a goal right on half time. The second half followed the pattern of the first, Boe scoring a good goal and Ocean incredibly getting another 3! Shalfleet did get another goal but it was only a consolation. Great effort by all the girls on a very hot afternoon. Big thanks to all the parents for their support and help with transport, not just today but throughout the year. 

Team. Poppy, Daisy, Paisleigh, Lily, Boe, Frankie, Ocean, Sky.

Cricket Friday July 6th – A team from blue class made their way to Queensgate for the island under 9 cricket tournament. Drawn in a group with 2 teams from Queensgate, we opened up with a friendly against Newport. Thanks to good bowling and batting all round we managed to win this game. This upped confidence as we faced Queensgate 2. Despite playing well we fell agonisingly short of victory by 6 runs. However, if we could beat Queensgate 1 we still had a chance. Queensgate batted well setting us 247 to win. We stuck at it and in the last over we were still in contention. Needing a 6 to win off the last ball Daisy hit a 4 meaning we lost by just 1 run. The team did very well and should be more confident from the experience as they showed they could compete with the bigger schools. Well done everyone.

Team. Daisy, Ocean, Guy, Toby, Moses, Rosy.

Beach Cricket Friday 13th – This afternoon Yarmouth travelled to the picturesque setting of Appleby beach for a cricket tournament. Drawn in the group with Queensgate and Arreton, we first faced Queensgate. We batted first and set a total of 225. We bowled very with very few sides but unfortunately we were just pipped by 3 runs. Next up we faced Arreton, and their excellent bowling restricted us to 205. However excellent bowling and fielding, including a wicket from Jay and a great catch from Boe meant we were right in it, but again unfortunately we were pipped and lost by 3 runs. Due to having extra time we then played against both sides again. They were again close matches, Elph and Franz both doing brilliant run outs, but unfortunately a run out off the penultimate ball meant we lost by 2. The final game saw us finally get a win we deserved, beating Queensgate by 8 runs.

Team. Jay, George, Franz, Elph, Boe, Lily, Poppy.

Football – Over the past few weeks we have been playing a series of friendly matches against Shalfleet. Our under 9 team hosted the third of those games, entertaining a very strong Shalfleet team. For many of our boys this was their first competitive game ever. Shalfleet, with some experienced players scored a few goals but our boys didn’t give up and were overjoyed when Dom scored with a delightful finish. Unfortunately for Yarmouth, Shalfleet added a few more goals and ran out handsome winners. But our boys showed great commitment and enthusiasm and kept trying to the end. If they keep that up there will surely be improved results.

Team. Pacey, Joe, Joel, Dom, Louis, Henry.

The following game saw our year 5/6 team travel to Shalfleet to face a side that had made 3 cup finals during the season. They knew it would be a tough and so it turned out. However the boys put up a great fight, and thanks to some excellent goalkeeping by Alfie were only 1 down at half time. Cohen was running non stop around the midfield, and assisted by Jamie winning lots of tackles. The whole team worked really hard throughout and never let their heads drop, even when Shalfleet added some late goals. Well done team.

Alfie, Jay, Jaydon, George T, George C, Finley, James, Cohen 

Friday June 29th – This afternoon some of Green and Blue class made the short trip to Shalfleet for the first of a series of football friendly matches. Yarmouth started off well and were awarded a penalty after a Shalfleet player handled in the box. Captain Finley handed the penalty taking duties to Ocean who duly dispatched into the bottom corner. Shalfleet came back and some good defending by Moe and Fin kept them at bay. James was putting in some strong tackles and Yarmouth were soon in the ascendency again, Ocean hitting the bar with a tremendous volley. Shortly after the lead was doubled when a Shalfleet defender scored an own goal under pressure from James, after Fin’s corner. In the second half Shalfleet started off well, but Gabe was winning some good tackles to keep them at bay. They did score however after a great finish gave Moe no chance. However Yarmouth were not deterred and restored the 2 goal advantage after a quick throw from Cohen went into the danger area, and good pressure from Toby resulted in another own goal. The game finished 3-1 to Yarmouth and was played in great spirit by both teams. Thanks again, as always to parents for their support both on and off the pitch.

Team. Cohen, Moe, Gabe, Ocean, James, Finley, Toby

Wednesday 27th June – This afternoon 8 pupils from Blue class made the short trip to Shalfleet for a ‘Shift it’ triathlon. This involved the children in teams of 6 taking part in either a run, scoot or cycle as a team. We were joined in our teams by some sports leaders from Shalfleet. The teams had 3 goes at the course meaning each child got to do each event they were able to. At the end of the day the scores were added and team ‘Mega’ were joint first, with team ‘Awesome’ joint second. All the children were really good in both behaviour and effort. Big thanks to parents again for the help with transport, we couldn’t do these events without you.

Team. Mia, Moe, Joe, Charlotte, Alex, Guy, Toby, Pacey.

Straight after the triathlon 10 children from Yellow class arrived at Shalfleet for a football tournament with Shalfleet and St. Saviours. The team played 4 games in very hot conditions and were a credit to the school for their efforts and behaviour. Our only goal of the tournament was scored by Lily-Mai. It was the first time a lot of the children had played football and also the first time they had represented the school. There was some great goalkeeping by Daisy, Alana, Seth and Leo, with all the team doing fantastically well in the heat. Big thanks to all the parents for their support. 

Team. Seth, Leo, Daisy, Alana, Lily-Mai, Issy, Louis, Ronnie B, Archie, Henry.

Thursday 14th June – This afternoon our athletes traveled to Queensgate for a Quad kids competition. Each child has to complete 4 events, Vortex throw, standing long jump and run 600m and 75m. The results of each event are added together to get a team score. There were some brilliant performances, especially considering the limited practice time, with Yarmouth finishing 5th overall. Lily and Elph were first and second in the girls vortex and Beth and Elph both won their 600m heats. Franz was first in his long jump, and brilliantly came second overall. All the team did a great job, persevering on the events that they weren’t as keen on! They were superb ambassadors for the school. Big thanks to parents for transporting and continuing to support their children, and also to Bella and Daisy for their support and running the relay!

Team. Elph, Beth, Lily, Poppy, Franz, Jay, George, Fin

Monday 18th June – Our girls cricket team took on Queensgate in the semi final this afternoon. We were put into bat, and started well, Poppy and Ocean scoring a runs with Ocean hitting 2 boundaries. Ellicia, Olivia, Lily and Beth all batted well and Queensgate were struggling to take wickets. Boe and Elph batted last, and despite Elph getting out in very unfortunate circumstances, both the girls ran and hit well so we finished on 244-1. However this proved to not be quite enough, as despite some excellent bowling from our girls Queensgate had some big hitters and finished on 264-0.

Every team we have played this year had praised us on our bowling, and once again, unlike our opponents, all the girls bowled over arm. They should be very proud that our little school made it to the semi finals of an island wide competition, which is down to all the practice and hard work the girls have put in.

Team. Poppy, Ocean, Elph, Boe, Beth, Lily, Olivia, Ellicia.

After school our girls cricket team took on St Thomas of Canterbury in the 1/4 final of the Island girls competition. Yarmouth bowled first, and some sharp fielding and good bowling resulted in early wickets, keeping the opponents score down. St Thomas came back, scoring a few boundaries, but another wicket meant they finished on 228-3. Our girls all batted very well, Poppy and Daisy getting us off to a good start, which Beth and Ellicia added to. Boe and Elph scored more runs meaning final pair Lily and Olivia just had to bat sensibly to see out the win. They did this meaning we finished on 255-0 and we now face Queensgate in the semi final.

Team. Olivia, Boe, Elph, Lily, Ellicia, Beth, Poppy, Daisy

Monday 11th June – This afternoon we took two teams from across key stage 2 to All Saints primary for a dodgeball festival. With no scores recorded the festival was about getting children active and involved in sport. Our teams started quietly with a few nerves, but quickly came out of their shells, showing good teamwork and enthusiasm. They also demonstrated some of the skills that they have picked up during PE lessons, playing some good dodgeball. The children were a credit to the school playing the games in the right manner and having great fun.

Teams. Mia, Moses, Charlotte, James, Liam, Sam, Jaydon, Ellicia, Finn, Dom, Frankie, Cohen, Bella, Toby, Ocean, Rosie

Cricket Tournament

Monday 21st – This afternoon Yarmouth made the short trip to Shalfleet for the group stage of the under 11 girls cricket competition. After Shalfleet had beaten Cowes it was our turn to face them. We bowled first and Daisy to a wicket with the very first ball! This set the tone and all the girls bowled very well, restricting Cowes to 212-6. Next it was our turn to bat and we batted very well and scored 227-2. This meant a decided against Shalfleet to see who qualified. Yarmouth batted first, just as it started to rain, scoring 227-4. This meant we would have to bowl very well to get the victory, with Shalfleet having scored 242 previously against Cowes. We were bowling well, but Shalfleet were ahead at the half way stage. But Ellicia then bowled a fantastic over to get us back into contention taking 2 wickets. Poppy and Boe added a wicket apiece which meant Shalfleet finished on 215-4 resulting in victory for Yarmouth. All the girls were brilliant and it was a great team effort, showing the practice they had done with Mr Roberts had paid off. We now wait to see who we face in the quarter finals. Well done girls.

Team. Daisy, Poppy, Lily, Olivia, Ellicia, Beth, Boe, Elph.

Cricket Competition

This afternoon Yarmouth entertained Shalfleet and Newport in the first round of the island open cricket competition. First up Yarmouth played Newport. Yarmouth bowled first, and wickets from both George’s and Franz kept Newport down to 253, despite some excellent shots from Newport. All the Yarmouth team batted very well and we ran out winners for 259-4 playing 253-5.

Next we faced Shalfleet, who had been beaten by Newport  to see if we could qualify. Unfortunately Shalfleet managed to beat us which meant Newport went through on highest runs aggregate. The team did a great job and were commended on their bowling, with everyone using the proper action and not resorting to underarm bowling at any point.

Well done.


George C, George T, Boe, Elph, Lily L, Poppy, Franz, Jay


After school a team of 7 year 6 children travelled to Broadlea for a netball match. The match was 4 quarters and for the first quarter the team took their time to remember the rules and Broadlea scored a few early goals. But after that we came back into the game Beth firing some excellent passes around. The team all played in different positions, Franz and Elph doing well as GK and GD Boe and Lily also. In the final 2 quarters Jay and George were our shooters and they managed to close the gap in score by finding the net twice each. The game finished 5-4 and Mr Collings the Broadlea teacher said we were the best team they’d played. Well done all.

Team. Jay, George T, Lily L, Beth, Elph, Boe, Franz.

Kurling and Boccia

This afternoon year 4 travelled to St George’s school to try out the sports of boccia and new age kurling. The children were good ambassadors for the school and listened carefully to the rules before showing great enthusiasm in taking part. They all showed great improvement in the games as the afternoon progressed. Everyone had a great time and can now show the rest of the school how to play as St George’s have very kindly loaned us the equipment.

Guy said, “It was great fun just being here and learning new sports”

Mia said, “ I enjoyed having fun with my friends, I especially liked the kurling.”

Ocean and Rosy said “both of us liked the kurling best, but boccia is also fun.”

Dressage competition

On Wednesday Poppy, Daisy and Lily went to inter – school dressage at little Kennely farm. All the girls rode un-led, Daisy did an intro, which is walk and trot with different movements. Lily and Poppy did a prelim, this includes the same as the intro, plus a canter. Poppy rode twice on 2 different horses.

Poppy was first and second in her class, with Daisy coming 4th in hers. Overall team Yarmouth finished in 4th place. Despite it being very windy, all the girls had great fun.

Friday April 20th – Today four of our sports leaders went to West Wight Sports centre for the Sainsbury’s gold mark celebration day. Elph, Boe, Franz and Poppy spent the morning taking part in team building games and also laser tag, and the afternoon in the swimming pool. All four had a great time and were brilliant ambassadors for the school.

Franz said “ I really enjoyed today and all the activities were really fun, my favourite was swimming!”

Boe “ The laser tag was my favourite thing”

Elph said “ It was better than work! All of the activities were brilliant”

Poppy “ I liked the parachute game, it was good fun” 

Over the last half term our year 5/6 children have been out getting involved in lots of sporting activities. The girls reached the final of the island rural cup, coming runners up to Holy Cross. There were also netball and handball tournaments which we were involved in. The children also got the opportunity to take part in Wheelchair Basketball at St. George’s school. It’s great to see them all so keen and enthusiastic to take part in new challenges. This is just the start and the aim is for all the children across the school to have the opportunity to try new sporting events and where possible to compete for the school.

On Monday, our Athletics Team took part in the semi-final. In total 13 children from Yarmouth went, including:
Elph, Boe, Beth, Mo, Poppy, Franz, Jay, George C, Alfie, Sky, Finley, Toby and Daisy.
We all took part in events which we all enjoyed and had fun. Mo supported us throughout our events and races.
In the end, with 105 points we finished 12th out of 34 teams on the Isle of Wight. We were grateful to have Mr.
McCormack there to help us throughout the competition.
Report by Boe and Elph.


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