Earlier this week , two teams of our Year 6 pupils attended the Amber Valley Cluster Table Tennis competition at Aldercar High School. Following a successful lunch time club, it was clear we have several excellent players within the school, which had to be entered into competition against other schools.
With eight teams in total, we played a mixture of singles games in both girls and boys format, followed by some mixed doubles matches. All our children proved to be extremely successful, taking great delight when winning their matches comfortably but it was a surprise to hear that we achieved 1st and 3rd place overall.
Well done to both teams , who represented school wonderfully as always and a big thank you to our parents , for their support throughout and to Mrs Smith for attending too.
Our sports teams are going from strength to strength this school year with another amazing performance last night. Our year 5/6 Futsal team attended a competition,held at Alfreton Leisure Centre , after school. There were 9 teams in total, split into 3 smaller leagues, and we topped our league with wins against Heage Primary (1-0) and after a nail-biting penalty shoot out, won 2-1 against Riddings Primary
We then moved on to a winners league play off for overall 1st place, where we lost 2-0 to Mundy Juniors, and only 1-0 to overall winners, Swanwick.
All our team played exceptionally well but some fantastic saves from our goalkeeper kept us in the game on more than one occasion. A big thank you to all our parents, who came to support and help at the touch line and to Mrs Shaw and Mrs Parkinson.
Apologies again for the technical issues in the delay in making this post.
Last Tuesday, we entered two mixed teams to the Amber Valley Heanor Cluster competition at Aldercar High School. Following on from our huge success last year and as County Champions, we knew the competition would be stiff this time around, however the children gave 100% as always. Our B team improved greatly throughout the tournament and for their consistent sporting behaviour were awarded a Sporting Achievement award , with a particular mention for Tom Goodliffe in Year 6 , for showing fairness to other players and supporting the referees decisions.
Our other Team won most of their games and drew only one against local rivals Mandy Juniors A . Both teams shared the same results at the final count up therefore both go through to the Borough Finals, however Smalley finished in overall first position with the most baskets scored throughout, winning a medal and certificate each, along with another trophy.
A fantastic performance from all our children and very proud of their passion and desire but more importantly, that sportsmanship that we always show to every other school and each other.
Many thanks to Mr Thorpe for his invaluable help on the sideline and to all our parents for their support , as always.
Borough Finals , here we come!
It was a privilege to attend tonight's Tag Rugby competition and watch the skill, determination and teamwork of our year 5 and 6 pupils. They played really well, scored some wonderful team tries and came third in their group.
A huge thank you to Mrs Shaw as always for organising the team and to our parents and grandparents who braved the cold to support the team!
Well done to all, I hope Wales show as much skill this Saturday!
Our Year 3/4 athletics team attended the Amber Valley Cluster finals after school today at Alfreton Leisure Centre, eager to build on previous successes at this event.
Our team of four boys and four girls, competed hard in all field and running events, supporting and cheering each other on throughout.
As the scores and times were accumulative, it was a closely ran thing and we were delighted to be awarded the runners up position, out of 11 schools, losing out by only 10 points to overall winners, William Gilbert
A big thank you to Mrs Rawlings and Mrs Drury for their help and to our parents for their attendance and support. We are very proud of all our children for their good sportsmanship and determination, keep running Team Smalley!
Last week we held a basketball competition as part of our Golden Festival. children and adults played against Spider-Man to try and win the first prize which was a signed football by Robbie Savage and donated by Gold September.
The winner was our past pupil Isaac who scored 45 points! Amelia was a very close runner up with 44. Everyone showed great skill and determination and the game raised over £100! After 100 plus games Spider-Man's record was 76!
It was a real pleasure to present Isaac with the ball yesterday. He has very kindly asked if he can have a stall at the Christmas Fayre to raffle the ball and give the money to Gold September which shows what a lovely, generous boy he is.
Isaac was a brilliant friend to Eddy which makes it even more special and we have found a picture of them playing together.
Well done Isaac and everyone who took part!
We have had a fabulous first week back at school and so have our new arrivals!
The children arrived back this week to the surprise of seeing that we are now the home to six new chickens.
They have settled very quickly and are already laying eggs.
It has been lovely to see children, staff, parents and grandparents go over to the chickens and meet them over the course of the week.
A huge thank you to the team that gave up their holidays to ensure the chickens have a fabulous new home.
Also, thank you to the PTFA for providing the funding for this.
They have been an instant hit!
The children were set a challenge by Miss Tulley today to name the chickens.
The names will be announced in due course alongside a picture so we can all call them by name!
What a brilliant start to the new year! Enjoy some pictures below!
Team Smalley, this Thursday, attended the Amber Valley Large Schools Cross Country event at a new venue, Alfreton Park .
We had four teams of Y3/4 girls, Y3/4 boys, Y5/6 girls and Y5/6 boys, all of which gave 100% commitment throughout. The course was quite challenging and difficult underfoot, due to the recent weather but all our children ran with a smile on their face and enjoyed their individual races. We ran against teams from 13 other schools so there were at least 60 competitors in each race to run against and almost everyone completed the course with some excellent individual performances from William T (4th), Heidi T (6th), both in Yr 6, and Mason C (7th) from Yr 3.
Well done to all our children who did us proud as always and showed great sportsmanship. A big thank you to our parents who came to support us and to Mrs Shaw, Mrs Rawlings and Mrs Boole for their help.
Congratulations to Mundy Juniors who ran out overall winners.