The Federation of Church Schools of Shalfleet and Yarmouth

Sports Events & Reports

The climbing festival

On Friday the 13th Shalfleet primary entered the West Wight Sports and Community Centre and took part in the Gear Up climbing festival. The team was missing a climber and we realized 5 minutes before the bus left to take them there!!! Luckily we had a replacement. There were 3 different events that we took part in these against Newchurch.

The first one we did was we had to climb up the wall as far as we could and tap numbers- as we climbed up the numbers got higher; and the higher we were the more points we got! The second one we did was the speed climb we had a maximum of 2 minutes to get to the top. Some of the times were impressive. Not all of us got to the top on the first two events, however that doesn’t matter because at the start they told us the most important rule was be safe and have fun. The third one was we had to climb along the wall and touch the numbers 1-10 with our head and not put our feet on the ground, we had a maximum of 3 minutes to do this in. A few of us did this- Issy and Laura did it in under 2 minutes. Over all I think both year 5 and 6 did well.

 The year 6 team consisted of: Moses, Mia, Asami, Bertie, Rosie and Laura.

The year 5 team consisted of: Jasmine, Alfie, Connie, Issy, Toby and Joe.


On Monday afternoon a team from Shalfleet entered the Cowes sportshall competition. All the children had to do one throw or jump and 2 races. Everyone represented the school brilliantly, giving their best effort and supporting each other well. There were some especially brilliant runs, with lots of first places. At the end it was announced we had finished 3rd in a very strong field. Well done everyone.

Team. Sonny, Harvey, Will, Toby, Rupert, Alfie, Rupert, Lilly-Mai, Molly, Maisie, Paige, Lexi, Beatrice.

Girls Football report. Friday 6th March 2020
The girls played against Godshill under 11’s and they had kick off. This was an important game as it was the semi-finals for the cup. In the first five minutes we had scored a goal it was now 1-0. This lifted the team. By half time it was 2-0 up. We kicked off the second half. At about 15 minutes into the second half we scored. Our team got excited after this goal and were prepared to put their all in to win. 10 minutes before the end Godshill fowled us and we got a free kick. Aimee took the free kick and scored now it was 4-0, there was five minutes left of the game and now we are in the final against Brighstone. It was a fantastic game and everyone played well!
Reported by Aimee

On the 6th of March 2020 under nines played a football match against Gods hill with a great victory by winning 12-1 the first half we were winning six nil up. the second half the team also scored another six and gods hill scored 1 goal the team managed to get through to the finals. Good luck under nines.

By Toby and Moe.   


On Tuesday the 3rd of March year four and three took part in athletics. The team took part in six different activities toby: vertical jump. Sonny: chess push. Harvey: triple jump. Will carter: javelin. Rupert: long jump. Alfie P: speed bounce. The girls performed the same activities. After the activities the team did some relay races the team won every race they played. The overall place they came in was third and there were seven team.

By Toby and Moe.  

Indoor Athletics

On Monday the 25th November Shalfleet went to the west white sport centre to do indoor athletics. We were competing against three different schools Brighstone, Yarmouth and Barton. We had six boys and six girls mixed between year 5 and 6. Our team was Klara, Amy, Alice, Asami, Laura, Erica, Alfie, Max, Riley, Ollie, Lucas and Oliver. We started with the girls doing the events which were speed bounce, vertical jump, medicine ball, long jump and hop skip jump. After the girls did the events the boys did the same events. Then Alfie and Klara did the javelin. After that we did the two by two running race which boys and girls. On the two by two Gabe from Yarmouth beat Riley by six hundredths of a second. Then we did 1 by 2 and then the 1 by 1 then the 6 laps and then the 4 by 1. Brighstone came 1st with 172, Shalfleet came second with 166, Yarmouth came 4th with 156 and Barton came 4th with 130 points. By the end everyboady had a great time doing indoor athletics and we placed very well in the competition. By Erica


On Friday 21st of November 2019, Shalfleet played a football match away at Brighstone. We started off with a strong start with 5 minutes played we were 1-0 up with Alfie scoring, and in the rest of the half Lucas and Riley scored two emphatic goals. In the second half it was also a very good start with Ollie scoring a smooth bottom right goal, and with Riley scoring another goal it put them in a great position of winning and finally to top it all of Riley with his third goal they had secured the win, with the final score being 6-0. By Moses and Riley

Rugby Reports

On Thursday the 3rd of October Shalfleet School competed in the West Wight rugby tournament, competing for a place in the I.O.W finals. There were 2 teams, team A and team B, Moe was captain of A , Danny was captain of B.
All things went fine for B as they won all their games making it to the finals! They played really well. I was very proud of them.
The teams were : Yarmouth, Brighstone, All Saints (the hosts), St Saviours – By Danny

On Thursday the 3rd October our school competed in a rugby tournament. There were two teams, team A and team B – Moe was team captain of A team and Danny was the team captain of team B.
For A team most games went quite well but our first game we lost by two tries but we won the rest. The teams were: All Saints, St Saviours, Brighstone, and Yarmouth.
By Moe 

Football Awards Evening

KS1 football
On Wednesday afternoon a team of Yarmouth and Shalfleet hosted a team from Gurnard for their first ever school football match. The boys did a great job, working really well as a team. All the boys worked really hard and in the first half we managed to score 3 goals, 1 from Leuy, 1 from Malachi and 1 from Rupert. In the second we managed to get another 3, Leuy got 2 more to complete his hat trick and Noah got one. All the boys played really well especially as it was their first ever game. There are definitely the makings of a good team there!
Team. Rupert, Jack, Malachi, Archie, Ronnie, Leuy, Oscar, Noah, George, Austin

Quad kids – last Wednesday some Year 5 and 6 children participated in a range of athletic events. They did really well in the heat, coming third overall.

On Friday Shalfleet took a team to the island Quad Kids athletics event. Having taken part in the Cowes version of the competition, the children knew what to expect and were hopeful of doing well. As before the children all had to run 400m and sprint 50m, as well as complete a standing long jump and a vortex throw. The team gave their all against some very tough opponents and at the end had a nervous wait to hear the results. As the results came in Shalfleet wasn’t called until the final 3, we had got a medal, and amazingly it turned out to be a gold one! A great reward for a fantastic effort by all of our team. 
Team. Eden, Alice, Molly, Maisie, Lucas, Harvey, Sonny, Oliver

Peach Games
Some Year 6 took part in this in the Handball competition, not knowing ow to play it. They were taught it on the day. They played 5 games and came back as winners. Year 3 and 4 were in the athletics section and they too were victorious, coming back with silver medals. All of the children were superb ambassadors for Shalfleet School.

County Show Village Sports
This year although some children were unable to make on the day for various reasons, others were recruited from the show. They all worked hard, had fun and came second, losing out to first place by just one point!

Hampshire Games
On Thursday last week four children from Yarmouth along with 8 from Shalfleet made up a federation team to represent the island at the Hampshire games. It was a massive achievement for the school as the event had over 2000 children taking part. Our event was multi skills. The event as looking for children to show the Hampshire games values of honesty, passion, respect, determination, teamwork and self belief during a number of events. The morning consisted of 7 different events testing different skills, including archery, cycling and running. Points were awarded for many reasons, all the children were commended for their teamwork and independent thinking. After the scores were added up we came third!! It was a great day and the children were fantastic representatives for the federation and the island.
Y5 Cricket
Last Friday despite the rain and the festival Year 5 headed off for their first cricket match. Their captain – Alex – was in fine spirit was in longing to start the game but had to wait for Newport to finish playing Arreton. 
With our first two in to bat, Bertie and Max, our players hit some good shots and started off well, however Arreton played exceptionally well and bowled us some tricky fast balls! We lost our first game but held our heads up high.
Our next game was against Newport. Our Captain decided the pairings again and off we went. Again we struck some good shots, our bowling picked up and we scored well, but we were narrowly beaten by Newport!
It was our first cricket match, after a night spent at school with the Space Camp. We didn’t win but we did ourselves proud and had fun!

Shalfleet Football Team Success!

The below photograph consists of:

U9 Rural Girls League –winners: Klara Grzeszczyk; Eden Walsh; Aimee Rann (Captain); Alice Price; Brooke Bushell; Ula Cuff; Connie Jeffery; Jasmine Simmons; Rosie Wright; Maisie Cool and Zara Ring.

U9 Rural Open League- winners: Harvey Pragnell; Lucas Pragnell (Captain); Sonny Goldberg; Ollie Burt; Alfie Butchers; Alex Jennings; Sam Honeyman Brown; Toby Brownrigg Jones; Will Carter; and Oliver Spickett Winn.

U11 Rural Girls League-runners up: Faye Cowley; Maddie Grieve; Maisie Rann; Daisy Thurman; Daisy Bennett; Jessica Green (Captain); Erin Sharp.

Staff: Paula Blackley (PE Lead); Joe McCormack (Sports Coach); Rita Blackburn (Sports Coach).

This year, the football teams at Shalfleet School have had a very successful year. Both of the U9 teams were in their first year of playing together, with both of them reaching the finals and winning their respective games to be crowned winners of the first ever U9 Rural Competitions. The matches were against Brighstone (Girls League) and Wroxall (Open League).

The U11 Girls team also experienced a huge success, reaching the finals after their group had to play a play-off to ascertain who would go through to the finals. Their final against Yarmouth was a nail-biting one, with Shalfleet winning the game until the final minutes of the match, when Yarmouth scored to equalise, taking them to extra time. Again, the two teams battled it out, with both playing exceptionally well. In the dying minutes of the game though, it was Yarmouth who scored and went on to be crowned winners.

Well done Shalfleet!

Mrs Blackley would like to say a special thank you to Mrs Blackburn and Mr Joe McCormack for all their support and effort in coaching the children with their sport.


Match Report
On Thursday 4th April, Shalfleet U9 team played in the Rural Open League Finals against Wroxall.
We started quickly because of the pouring rain, we scored a quick goal making it 1-0. We had most of the possession and we scored another goal, within the first half we scored 4 goals, which was from Oliver and Harvey. In the second half we again started quickly with a goal from Alfie. Followed by an own goal by Wroxall, then Wroxall scored and made the score 6-1 to Shalfleet. Congratulations to Shalfleet for winning the cup!
By Sam and Oliver (Year 4)

Under 9 rural league final

In atrocious conditions Shalfleet took to the field at Queensgate to take on Wroxall in the U9 rural cup final. The boys were not deterred by the weather and got off to a fantastic start when Oliver scored after some good passing by Alfie and Ollie. Wroxall attacked but Will and Sam defended well in very slippery conditions, and when they did get through, Sonny was there to tidy up. More good forward play by Ollie and Lucas put Oliver away to make 2-0 and shortly afterwards a great run and finish by Harvey made it 3. Wroxall didn’t give up and kept attacking, but Toby made some great blocks to keep them at bay and there was just enough time for Alfie to fire a 4th goal into the top corner.
HT 4-0
A quick turn around and Shalfleet started in the ascendancy again, Harvey scoring his second goal, and then an unfortunate own goal after Wroxall put through their own net, under pressure from Alex after a corner from Harvey. To their credit Wroxall never gave up and scored an excellent consolation when their forward lifted the ball over Sonny after being sent clear after some good passing. But it wasn’t enough and the final whistle sounded to ensure an emphatic Shalfleet, and shortly afterwards Lucas lifted the trophy to the delight of the boys and supporters.
FT 6-1

Massive congratulations to the boys who have been excellent since the first game, and deserve their trophy. The potential to improve is there and if they listen and work hard they will be a force to be reckoned with when they come back together in year 5/6. Also a huge thanks to the parents for their unwavering support this year, especially last night as it wasn’t nice to be out in the elements for the game!

Team. Sonny, Sam, Will, Toby, Lucas, Harvey, Ollie, Oliver, Alfie, Alex


Girls under 11’s finals football match

This match took place at Queensgate Primary, we played against Yarmouth girl’s football team. This was an important match as it was a decider of who won the finals!
Winning at first with 1-0 to us from an excellent corner from Jessica and coming of Erin into the goal where Torny (from Yarmouth) was goalie. Then in a few minutes it was 1-1 with Ocean scoring the second goal of the match. The next goal was from Madeline, now to 2-1 again to us! Next was 2-2 scored by Torny, at the end of the match it was a draw so we had 5 minutes each way, in 1 minute to spare they unfortunately scored making it 3-2 to them leaving us with silver and them with gold. This match was one of our most congratulated matches. We won against all the other schools to get to the finals and unfortunately we lost this one. All of our matches were well played with respect from all players. By Madeline and Jessica.

Under 9s Finals

On 29th March Shalfleet under 9s played in the finals against Brighstone .We had kick off and before you knew it Shalfleet scored and they were 1-0 up and then they scored another one and were 2-0 up at half-time. Then they were in the second half and Shalfleet had scored and won the game 3-0. By Oliver, Aimee and Klara 



Under 11’s Football

On Thursday afternoon our under 11 team took on Arreton in the semi final of the rural cup. We knew Arreton would be a tough opponent, and we would need to work hard and have a bit of luck on our side. Unfortunately luck was to prove at a premium. Almost straight from the kick off a clearance from Arreton flew into the top corner, giving Leo no chance. Not long after a long clearance from the goalkeeper bounced into the net. However, we kept our heads and put Arreton under pressure, creating a few chances but not finding the net. In the second half Arreton showed their skills by scoring a great team goal. They added another after another huge kick from their keeper. To our credit we kept battling and finally got the goal we deserved when Joe tucked away a chance from a corner. Arreton were a very strong side and unfortunately we couldn’t quite match them, but everyone gave it their best shot.
Team. Leo, Caelen, Joe, Jess, Riley, JJ, Bertie, Sam, Oliver, Peter

Under 9’s Football

On Friday afternoon Shalfleet under 9’s took on Godshill in the semi final of the rural cup. After a cagey opening to the game, it suddenly came to life when Harvey smashed the ball into the top corner from 25 yards out, giving the Godshill keeper no chance. This settled down our team, and not long after that Harvey produced a carbon copy of his goal to make it 2-0. The boys then settled down and started to pass well, Oliver and Lucas in particular looking to make good passes. This lead to a third goal just before half time when Ollie finished off a good team move. Godshill were finding chances hard to come by, thanks to good defensive play by Will, Sam and Lucas and at half time we had a very commanding 3-0 lead. The second half was much the same, Alex and Toby coming close to scoring, but when the fourth goal did come it was Ollie again with a close range finish. Godshill never gave up and it took an excellent save from Sonny, tipping over a fierce free kick to maintain our clean sheet. The game finished 4-0. The final will be played on Thursday April 4th, with a 1520 kick off at Queensgate. Well done boys.
Team. Sonny, William, Sam, Ollie, Oliver, Lucas, Harvey, Toby, Alex


KS 1 Archery Competition

KS1 took part in an inter house archery competition. The children have been practicing in PE all half term and it certainly showed with some excellent bowmanship. The competition was very tight with 2 teams Kingfishers & Eagles coming joint 3rd on 18 points. The other 2 teams were very tight and it went right down to the final couple of shots, with Woodpeckers (34 points) just pipping Robins (31 points) by 3 points. Well done to all who took part.  

Y2 Archery

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