Sports and Well Being
Dynamo Cricket Competition - Year 5/6
Our children from Hawbush competed against 16 other schools at Stourbridge Cricket Club. They did excellent, winning the last game and really improving their cricket skills along the way.
Thank you Worcester Cricket Club for organising.
World Cup Day - Monday 21st November
For World Cup Day, all of the classes had a different group from the World Cup and looked at those countries, including where they are, what they are known for and any physical or human Geography.
Year 1 looked at Group F, which included Morocco. The children smelt and looked at different spices.
Year 2 had looked at Group H which included Ghana. We had done some African Art which included painting using colours to represent heat and cutting silhouettes of animals we may find in Africa/Ghana.
Year 3 had Group G, which included Switzerland. Year 3 created their own chocolate bar! Also, they planned a holiday to Brazil.
Year 4 had drawn Group C, where they had researched a specific country and shown them on a map. They had also done a short PE lesson, linking moves to the countries.
Year 5 had completed research on a chosen country in Group D which included the flag, key facts and what their kit looked like!
Year 6 had drawn Group A and linked it to English. They created a brilliant acrostic poem about all 4 countries.
We then had an intra-school football tournament. We split ourselves into our houses and had a round robin tournament to see who would be victorious!
Well done to all children, however our overall winners of the tournament were Hufflepuff. Well done!
Sports for Champions UK - 22/6/22
We had a visit from a British Tumbling Champion, who did some sporting activities with the children. All together as a school we raised £433! Well done!
HOW I STARTED
I first tried Gymnastics at the age of 12. This was after my mum saw an advert for our local gym on Facebook and asked if I was interested in attending since I was such an energetic child. After attending for a while, I was approached by one of the coaches who asked if they could record some of my skills to show to a GBR tumbling coach. I was then invited by my current coach; Josh Hunter to trial a week later. I found out I had made the tumbling squad and thus began my journey through the world of tumbling.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
My greatest achievement is competing in the 2021 World Age Group Championships. It was a really unique feeling, competing at such a high level was energising and nerve-racking all at the same time! I remember stepping out in front of everyone, ready to compete, with all these thoughts running through my head, but when the time came, I locked in and gave it my all. I had worked so hard to get to this point, I wasn’t going out without every single ounce of effort I had in me being displayed in my performance!
MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
The greatest challenge I have faced in my career was undoubtedly the global pandemic. At the time, I wasn’t in the GBR Tumbling squad, which meant that I was not legally allowed to train under the pandemic procedures at the time. This was especially gutting as I saw my friends returning to the gym and getting workouts in throughout lockdown whereas I was stuck at home without the tools to do so. In the end, this only drove me when I got back into the gym to train even harder than I ever had before.
My favourite way to spend my free time is with friends exploring new places, going out for food and just enjoying their company as being a full-time athlete takes away a lot of my free time as I am training, preparing meals or recovering! I also love coaching gymnastics, this is because with the support of my own coaches, I got to where I am today, and I know that if I provide the same sort of support to my students, they will one day take their passion as far as I have.
MY FUTURE GOALS
My future goals are not just to make it to Senior World Championships, but also to win at the Senior World Championships. I would also like to elevate Tumbling to new heights and see it become an Olympic discipline on the world stage.
Year 5/6 Girls Football Competition - 26/5/22
Our Year 5 and 6 girls took part in a football tournament again 11 other schools. This was some of out girls first time playing for a football team and they did excellently. We are hoping that our girls can thrive further in the future when it comes to football!
Year 5 and 6 Cross Country Competition - 17.2.22
6 children from Year 5 and 6 children from Year 6 competed in the Dudley Sports Cross Country Competition against 22 other schools. The children had never competed in a competition like this before and did excellently.
There was a girls team:
And a boys team:
But one Team Hawbush!
The girls all had to run together and competed again 140 other girls. The boys all ran together and competed against 160 other boys!
Our fastest girl finished 93rd.
Our fastest boy finished 83rd.
We, as a school, are so proud of all of them and we are hoping to compete in a lot more competitions this year.
Year 1 and 2 Multi-Skills Competition - 31.1.22
Unfortunately, our Multi-Skills Competition at another school was cancelled... however, we still ensured that the children took part in some physical activity inside of school.
These 10 children (5 in Year 1 and 5 in Year 2) were chosen to take part in the competition. Every activity was one minute. We had 6 activities for the children to do:
Children had one minute to see how many times they could get the ball into the goal.
Children try and put the golf ball to hit the cone to earn a point.
3. Wall Ball
Children throw the ball, hitting the wall, followed by catching it again.
4. Bench Bounce
Children kick the ball against the bench as many times as they can.
5. Hoop Challenge
Jump inside the hoops and get to the other side.
6. Relay Race
Children pass the baton to each other using their teamwork skills.
Every child was successful and won at least one event, whether it was a team event or individual. Well done to all of you!
Thorns Year 5 Football Tournament - 3/12/21
On the 3rd December, some Year 5 children had to chance to play against other schools in a Year 5 football tournament. It was to celebrate the opening of the new sports hall at Thorns Secondary School. The children loved it and we are hoping to be able to play more football in the upcoming year!
KS2 Sports Day
Due to classes having to isolate, Year 1 and 2 did not participate in Sports Day. However, the Year 3 - 6 classes were able to and they were great! We had 5 activities:
- standing long jump
- obstacle course
- 100 metre sprint
We had them in their classes and the 4 houses (Gryfindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff).
School Games #BattleOfTheBlackCountry - Skipping
Some of the children in KS2 have joined a skipping competition between schools all over the Black Country, attempting different skipping techniques in order to lead Hawbush to victory! Some of the techniques include:
- Single jumps
- boxer skips
When done to everyone involved. More virtual activities coming soon!
Girls Football Competition - Year 3/4
7 of the Year 3/4 girls at Hawbush took part in the Girls Football Competition . This was the first time some of these girls had played football but they were excellent!
We hope that you learnt something new and you carry on building your football skills.
To raise money for Sports Relief at Hawbush, we had a Active Sports Morning. This is where children could donate 50p to wear their own clothes and participate in sporting activities in the morning that they enjoy or might have never had the chance to play. This included football, gold, hockey and tag-rugby.
Year 6 - 9:00 till 9:30
Year 4 - 9:30 till 10:00
Year 3 - 10:00 till 10:30
Year 1 - 10:45 till 11:10
Year 2 - 11:10 till 11:35
Year 5 - 11:35 till 12:00
Furthermore, at lunchtime we had out Soak The Teacher activity. This was 10p a go, where teachers kindly offered to get soaked for donations.
All together we made £170.80. Thank you to all the children and parents for this amazing total.
Worcestershire Cricket Club
Due to our school entering a cricket competition last year, we have been lucky enough to receive professional cricket coaching from Worcestershire Cricket Club. Year 5 and 6 have been working really hard, working on their batting, bowling and fielding while increasing their technical and practical skills along the way.
The football team have been practising hard for the games with have in the upcoming year. Come on your Harriers!
Multi Skills Competition - 22nd November 2019
Some lucky children from Years 1 and 2 had the chance to play in a multi-skills competition that they have been working extra hard for. They had to had brilliant skills in coordination, agility, accuracy and balance for many of these activities!
Overall, our children finished 5th out of 17 and 1st out of the one form entry schools!
Well done to all the children on the day.
Year 3/4 Dodgeball Tournament - Thursday 24th October 2019
Towards the end of the first Autumn half term, some of our Year 3 and 4 children who have been working extra hard attended the Dodgeball tournament. These children have been coming consistently to after school to ensure their place in the team!
Because dodgeball was such high demand this year, we took two teams of 8 to the competition which is a first for our school!
We want to say how proud we are of the children and want them to carry on practising their amazing dodgeball skills in our after school club this half term.
Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby Competition - Thursday 3rd October
13 of our amazing Year 5 and 6 children competed in a Tag Rugby Competition at Stourbridge Rugby Club with the schools from around Dudley South.
The children have been taking their own time out to consistently attend Tag Rugby training at lunchtimes on Wednesdays. We had only had 3 training sessions up until the event and the children did excellently. We will continue to practice and enter the next tournament and continue to make our school proud!
Year 1 and 2 Multi Skills
Year 1 and 2 children have been practising extra hard for the chance to go on their first out of school competition in December!
So we are training extra hard so we can show our amazing skills and wow everybody.
Hawbush After School Club 2019
After School Dodgeball - Years 3 and 4
Hawbush After School Club has been a massive success this year. We have taken the numbers from single figure digits from 2018 to 38 children being signed up by the end of September!
There has been a huge focus on school competitons this year for Hawbus, to give children the chance to join in competitive games with other school. It will give the children the chance to take part in something they may have never had the chance to take part in before!
As there is a offsite extra curricula competition around dodgeball on Thursday 24th October, we have made that our main focus for the clubs on a Tuesday afternoon after school so we can build our skills and our sporting knowledge around the game.
The children have been showing off their awesome dodgeball skills to persevere and make their way into the Hawbush Team! Good luck!
After School Football - Years 5 and 6
This year is the first year in 3 years that we have entered a football team into the school league as Hawbush Harriers F.C.!
This has been a big motivation for our children to get involved in sport and try something new. Furthermore, children are building their confidence and self esteem and it is showing every week.
It is great to see the amount of girls getting involved in our Football After School Club and showing their skills and individual talent.
We are looking forward to our first match at the end of October. Come on you Harriers!