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As a Federation we are taking part in the Hampshire Schools Games Week – Hampshire Schools Games Week Flyer

On Friday 25th June, we will be having extra sporting activities on this day. As a Federation, throughout the week we will be focusing on the other aspects of PE in and out of our lessons.

Watch this space for photos of the events!

This week was national school football week so across the federation all the children took part in some football related activities. It’s a rare treat to have football in PE, and all the children, both the keen footballers and otherwise enjoyed their challenges.

Despite it being a very short half term, it was very busy before Easter. The children took part in a virtual dodgeball competition, as both a house competition (at Shalfleet) and an island wide competition. All the children did a great job, having to run out and back to a cone for 69 seconds as many times as possible, and then try and knock over the same cone with a dodgeball in the same time frame. The most successful team islandwide was the year 3 team from Yarmouth, mixing children from both sites, who came an amazing 3rd place out of the whole island! Well done. In the house competition at Shalfleet Woodpeckers pipped Kingfishers by a single point to record the best score, but with only 13 points separating all the teams it was very close. 
Watch out for changes as we look to build our house group identity across the federation and create even more intra house events.

On Wednesday afternoon our U9 team travelled to Brighstone for the semi final of the rural league. It was a cracking game. Yarmouth took the lead when Oli scored his first ever Yarmouth goal, only to be pegged back as Brighstone scored 2 in reply. Right on half time Archie equalised with a great finish. At the start of the second half Brighstone re took the lead and it looked liked we would be out. But the team had other ideas and rolled their sleeves up, literally in some cases, and fought back. Ronnie equalised again after a great run and finish, then after a goal mouth scramble Archie got his second to put us in the lead. Brighstone piled on the pressure looking for an equaliser but we held strong and now face the tough task of Shalfleet in the final. 

Well done team, who win the sports award for their efforts this week.

Team. Henry, Seth, Louis, Oli, Evie, Ronnie, Archie, Daisy 

On Tuesday afternoon Yarmouth U9 girls made the short trip to our federation friends at Shalfleet. After our victory against Brighstone a win today would mean that we were in the final. After a tense start we relaxed when Daisy opened the scoring. More attacks were stopped by some good defending by Shalfleet, but at the other end Ellie in goal and her defenders had to be aware to stop them scoring. At half time we had kept our 1-0 lead.

In the second half it was a similar story, both sides with good pressure, but this time Evie scored the goal, losing her boot in the process. Shalfleet kept going and it took a couple of good saves from Elana, now in goal to keep them out. At the final whistle the girls celebrated and they now know they are in the final against Brighstone.

This is a great reward for all the hard work the girls have put in at football club and in the matches. Well done girls.

Team. Ellie, Izy, Lilly-Mai, Molly, Sophia, Evie-Leigh, Elana, Jeanie, Daisy.

On Monday 11 November our under 9 girls football team headed to Brighstone for the second league game of the season. Having been defeated last time out the girls knew it would be a tough game, but they were focused and ready! The game started with Brighstone on the attack but our defence stood strong. Then, after some good tackling in midfield Molly found herself in on goal. She made no mistake and put us into the lead. Back came Brighstone, and equalised. Half time 1-1. The second half started and we were on the attack, handball in the Brighstone box and a penalty to us. Up stepped Elana to take the penalty and smashed it home, celebrating with a cartwheel! The game flowed with chances at each end, Ellie making some good saves to keep our lead. We couldn’t find a third goal to give us breathing space, but at the final whistle the girls cheered to celebrate their first ever win.

Team. Ellie, Lilly-Mai, Izy, Daisy, Sophia, Evie, Jeanie, Molly, Elana.

On Wednesday afternoon our year 3 team entertained Godshill in a league match. We started off well after Ronnie scored when getting the ball from a quick throw in. We created a few more good chances but couldn’t take them, and Godshill equalised with a great finish. In the second half we scored again through Henry, but again Godshill fought back, meaning the game finished 2-2

Team. Oli, Seth, Louis, Henry, Ronnie, Archie, Evie.

On Wednesday after school our under 11 team travelled to St Blasius for the second league game of the season. We started off well, scoring an early goal when Ocean followed up after Toby’s cross had been blocked. Then St Blasius came on the attack, good defending from Oscar, Izzy and Joe stopped them some times but when they broke through Gabe was there with save after save. We nearly scored again after a long throw from Dom put Ocean clear, but their keeper saved. At half time it was 1-0. In the second half more defending and great saves from Gabe kept St Blasius at bay until they eventually equalised near the end of the match. A great effort by the team to get their first draw of the season. Well done.

Team. Gabe, Joe, Izzy, Ocean, Dom, Oscar, Toby

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.

On Friday our under 9 team travelled to Brighstone for their second league game of the season. Having narrowly lost the first meeting we knew it would be a tough game. We started off well creating a few good chances, but the Brighstone keeper kept us out.everyone was working really hard, Louis and Seth doing some great defending, with Daisy, Ronnie, Archie and Evie, chasing down Brighstone at every opportunity. Despite our best efforts it was 0-0 at half time.

The second half was very similar, Henry in goal for us was very cool under pressure, but again it was us creating lots of chances but being stopped at the last. Finally we got our goal, Archie with the finish. Then the floodgates opened, Ronnie with 2 and Archie with a great run and finish made it a final score of 4-0. Jubilant scenes at the end as we celebrated our first win.

Well done to the team, great effort and enthusiasm from them all means this week they are the winners of the sports award.

Team. Henry, Evie, Daisy, Seth, Archie, Ronnie, Louis

On Friday teams from Yarmouth and Shalfleet travelled to Shanklin fc to take part in the island cross country relays. With 744 children taking part it was a massive event, with some fantastic runners involved, but our children were not overawed. They all showed great determination and team spirit, cheering each other on and running to the best of their abilities on a very muddy course. The children were a credit to the federation with their behaviour throughout a very long day.

Teams. Elana, Evie, Daisy, Archie, Ronnie, Oliver, Seth

Grace, Izzy, Ocean, Alesha, Toby, Oscar, Gabe, Max