Football Success! October 2021
Our Year 4 Football team took part in a match against Norton Canes on 11th October 2021. Mrs Marsh has written: ‘Our Year 4 football squad finally got their extra-curricular football campaign up and running at Norton Canes. With only 3 football practices behind them, our players produced a highly encouraging display against one of our local rivals. Although it was a 0-0 result, it proved to be a highly enjoyable and entertaining match for both players and parents.’ The players are photographed here on the top right as follows: From left to right: back row – Elliot Morton, Frankie Craddock-Cook, Leo Hayes, Poppy Roberts, Joseph Ingry, Dylan Lesniak, Toby Fox. From left to right: front row – Dylan Hughes, Oscar Murphy, Bradley-Joe Edwards.
I am also pleased to report that one of our Year 6 football teams took part in a match on 14th October. Mrs Marsh has written: ‘After an 18-month delay, one of our Year 6 football teams finally resumed competitive matches at SUA. Although Covid-19 restrictions hampered the practices in the build up to the competition, the squad produced an encouraging start to the season. They finished the competition with a semi-final spot, having won 1 game, drawing 2 games and losing the semi-final game. Special mention to Zachary Knight who scored 2 goals and Callum Boden with a solitary strike.’
The players were as follows: From left to right: back row – Callum Harris, Jayden Roberts, Harrison Holyman, Ellis Fielding-Stokes. From left to right: front row – Callum Boden, Oscar Watson, Charlie Cresswell, Zachary Knight, Joe Dyke.
Bella Rouse plays for Staffordshire County Cricket Team
I am pleased to report that another pupil at Five Ways is demonstrating exceptional skill and attitude towards sport. Bella Rouse, who is a pupil in Mr Doughty’s class in Year 6, has been selected to play cricket for the Girls’ Staffordshire County Team. This is an outstanding achievement! Bella has written a short extract to explain her success as follows:
‘My name is Bella and I thought that I would tell you something that I have achieved recently that I am very proud of …
I got into Staffordshire COUNTY cricket team, I am so happy about it.
Here’s a little story about how I got in. My old cricket coach (Tom) thought I had improved so much and encouraged me to try out for the Girls’ Staffordshire County Cricket Team. My mom emailed the Staffordshire County Cricket coach and arranged for me to take part in a trial. My mom and I had a big talk about the commitment that I would need to show if I was successful. Following the trial, the coach spoke to my mom saying he was very impressed with me. The next day I received an email from the coach stating that I had been selected to play for the Girls’ Staffordshire County Cricket Team! My whole family were so proud and happy for me. So that is the story about how I got into the Girls’ Staffordshire County Cricket Team.’
Well done Bella! This is an outstanding accomplishment; you are a credit to Five Ways.
Year 5 Bikeability - May 2021
Year 5 pupils have been completing their Level 1 bikeability. Pupils were taught to ride their bikes safely around the playground in preparation for moving onto roads when they complete their Level 2 bikeability programme next year. Look at some of the pupils pictured here. They look as though they really enjoyed themselves and I am pleased to report that everyone who took part passed with flying colours! Well done Year 5.
Harry Stewart signs for West Bromwich Albion!
We are very proud to announce that Harry Stewart, who is a pupil in Year 2 in Miss Wright’s class, has been signed up for a 2 year football contract at West Bromwich Albion Football Academy. This is an amazing achievement due to the fact they only normally give contracts out from the age of 9. Receiving a contract at the age of 7 shows how much West Bromwich Albion want to commit to Harry and are impressed with his exceptional talent. Harry will receive the highest quality of coaching to build on his already outstanding skill in football. Harry has been playing football since the age of 3. By the age of 5, he was already playing at the West Bromwich Albion Football Academy and was eventually selected to play for their elite team. Harry trains with the academy on a Wednesday and Friday; he plays games for them every Saturday. On behalf of the Five Ways school community, I would like to congratulate Harry on gaining a 2 year football contract, and I look forward to the day when he might represent England on the football pitch! Well done Harry! You are a credit to Five Ways!
Year 5 and 6 Level 2 Netball Success!
On Thursday 25th February, Miss Myatt took the netball team to Burntwood Leisure Centre to play in a tournament. The first match was against West Hill where Five Ways won 9 - 2. The team then went on to win their second game 6-2 against Littleton Green meaning that they won their group and progressed to the final. A tough final against Chancel Primary School, who had not conceded a single goal in their group, ended in Five Ways winning 7- 4. Five Ways now progress to the Level 3 competition at Fenton Manor in Stoke on Tuesday 3rd March. Miss Myatt was thoroughly impressed with all players and their super team spirit. Special mention to Alex Fewtrell and Tia Smallman for their excellent shooting skills. Well done all!
Back left: Sonny Liggins, Alex Fewtrell, Tia Smallman, Sophie Glover and Sophie Hassall.
Front left: Zac Taylor, Maddison Hall, Gracie Jones and Caitlin Green.
Friendly Netball Match
On Thursday 13th February, Miss Myatt and Mr Redpath took 14 girls to Rugeley Leisure Centre to play some friendly games against Chancel Primary School. The girls enjoyed play and worked together extremely well. The girls are now looking forward to the upcoming netball tournament at Burntwood Leisure Centre on Tuesday 25th February.
Back left: Danielle Owen, Sophie Hassall, Sophie Glover, Tia Smallman, Lillie Crutchley, Evie Ray, Lucina Cooke and Amara Aston-Wright
Front left: Gracie Jones, Maia Aston, Isabella Lane, Caitlin Green, Maddison Hall and Elena Groom.
Year 5 and 6 Boys Football Team, Second Round County Cup Match
I am pleased to report that in a high quality match, our Year 5 and 6 boys’ football team produced an outstanding performance against Codsall Middle School in the second round of the county cup. Mr Redpath wrote, ‘Codsall Middle School had recently qualified for the regional finals after winning the Level 3 competition at St George’s Park. Totally focused from the start, our team stormed into a 2 – 0 half-time lead after a sharp strike from Callum Hawkings and a wonder goal from Ethan Hodgetts. Codsall Middle School eventually ran out 4 – 2 winners, but at primary level, this was one of the best matches I have witnessed in recent years.’ Well done everyone! The team were as follows: Joel Florey, Ethan Hodgetts, Reece Payne, Caiden Sahota, Zac Taylor, Max Haslam, Austin Morgan, Callum Hawkings, Alfie Van Hagen and Harry Peace.
Year 5 and 6 Girls Football District Finals Competition
In a closely fought competition, our Year 5 and 6 girls football team finished 3rd overall at Rugeley Leisure Centre on Wednesday 13th November 2019.
Considering there are approximately 35 primary schools that make up the Cannock and Rugeley School Sport Partnership, this was another excellent performance to get our sporting calendar well and truly underway. Well done girls!
Our girls suffered a narrow 1 – 0 defeat to Jerome Primary School, but consolidated 3rd position with a 0 – 0 draw against Pye Green Primary School.
Team – Daisy Hodgkins, Aiyarin Kharamart, Sophie Hassall, Millie-Mae Buttrick, Caitlin Green, Danielle Owen, Evie Tranter, Indi Maguire (Captain). Tegan Anderson was also part of the team but sadly was poorly for the district finals. Congratulations to you all!
Year 5 and 6 Girls Football Competition
After the disappointment of their first round county cup loss to St. Peter’s PS, our Year 5 and 6 girls football team roared back on Thursday 7th November 2019 in emphatic style at the district qualifying competition at Rugeley Leisure Centre.
Vengeance was sweet as we swept aside St. Peter’s PS 4 – 0, and drew 0 – 0 with perennial rivals St. Luke’s PS. Special mention to team captain Indi Maguire who scored a hat-trick.
The district finals await on Wednesday 13th November 2019.. A chance to emulate previous girls’ football teams at Five Ways, and qualify for the county competition at St. George’s Park at the end of the month.
Team : Daisy Hodgkins, Aiyarin Kharamart, Tegan Anderson, Sophie Hassall, Millie-Mae Buttrick, Caitlin Green, Danielle Owen, Evie Tranter, Indi Maguire
Year 5 and 6 Boys Football Match
On Thursday 24th October 2019, the Year 5 and 6 Boys Football Team kicked off their season in a very difficult qualifying group at the Cannock and Rugeley School Sport Partnership Competition at Rugeley Leisure Centre.
A tight pitch and 10 minute matches saw our team record the following results –
vs St. Peter’s PS : 0 – 0
vs Henry Chadwick PS : 1 – 1
vs St. Luke’s PS : 2 – 2
vs Redhill PS : 5 – 0
Team: Reece P, Alfie V H, Caiden S, Max H, Joel F, Harry P, Austin M, Ethan H.
Well done to Harry P who top scored with 3 goals. The team can now look forward to a second round county cup match against Codsall Middle School.
Year 5 and 6 Girls Football Match
On Friday 18th October 2019, a number of players made their sporting debuts for Five Ways, this proved to be a challenging match against another of our local primary schools, St Peter's Primary.
We lost the match 0 – 2, but there has been excellent attendance at the lunchtime practices. This has resulted in a large squad to choose from, and strength in depth when it comes to selecting players for the matches that lie ahead in the season.
Team : Daisy H, Aiyarin K, Bella R, Isobel A, Millie-Mae B, Caitlin G, Danielle O, Evie T, Ariana S-W.
Year 5 and Year 6 Boys Football Match
The Year 5 and 6 boys football match against local rivals Gorsemoor Primary School on Thursday 17th October 2019 heralded another highly anticipated match at Five Ways. With the 12 player squad split into 2 teams of 6, a difficult playing surface witnessed excellent passing and goal-scoring opportunities. Culminating in a 9 a-side match, the overall fixture saw goals from Charlie A, Kian L and Sonny L.
Special mention to the Mum’s of all players. 12 washed kits were returned first thing on Friday morning!! Well done Mums!!
Squad : Oliver J, Jack H, Corey S, Kian L, Thomas G, Callum H, Zac T, Sonny L, Harry P, Gethin E, Kaden C, Charlie A.
School Games Gold Mark Award!
We are delighted to announce that Five Ways has achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. With many of our pupils competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. On behalf of the school community I would like to give special thanks to Miss Myatt, Mrs Marsh and Mr Redpath for their commitment to sport at Five Ways. We look forward to applying once again in 2020!
I am proud to report that our Year 5/6 tri-golf team participated in the Cannock and Rugeley School Sport Partnership competition at Rugeley Leisure Centre on Thursday 11th April. Mr Redpath wrote: ‘The very experienced team comprised of members from Beaudesert Golf Club, regular driving range aficianados and golf development programme participants. This was reflected in the high quality putting and chipping skills on show throughout the various competition challenges. With a strength-in-depth tri-golf squad, our players will definitely improve on their 6th place finish in 2020.’ Well done everyone who took part and represented Five Ways so well! Photographed as follows: Back row, left to right – Sophie Collins, Olivia Mynett, Maisy Aldred-Rogers, and Olivia Osborne. Front row, left to right – Ethan Hodgetts, Sam Rudd, Charlie Asling and Archie Osborne.
I am pleased to report that our Year 5/6 girls’ football squad took part in a round-robin competition at Rugeley Leisure Centre on 21st March 2019. Mr Redpath wrote, ‘The squad was split into two teams, and they were joined by St Peter’s and John Bamford Primary School from Rugeley. An excellent all-round performance from the squad.’ The team were as follows from left to right: Sophie Hassell, Phoebe Applegarth, Olivia Mynett, Amy Roberts, Danielle Owen, Charlotte Mynett, Millie-Mae Buttrick, Indi Maguire, Evie Tranter, Caitlin Green and Ariana Sandhu-Witton.
Five Ways in the News!
Joe Wicks visits Five Ways!
There was an amazing atmosphere at Five Ways on Wednesday 27th March 2019 when Joe Wicks, a British fitness coach and publisher of the Lean in 15 cook books, visited us as part of his UK School HIIT Tour! Joe delivered a HIIT (High-intensity interval training) workout to pupils and staff from Year 1 to Year 6 and interviewed some Sports Ambassadors. Joe also observed Nursery and Reception pupils taking part in their ‘Daily Mile’ and was very impressed with their performance. Joe commented on the outstanding attitudes that pupils at Five Ways have regarding leading a healthy lifestyle, and was extremely impressed with their engagement in his HIIT workout. Well done to Miss Myatt, who teaches PE at Five Ways and is the member of staff who secured Joe’s visit for us, and well done to everyone for taking part so enthusiastically
I am pleased to report that our Year 5 and Year 6 cross country teams delivered an outstanding performance on 20th March at Rugeley Leisure Centre. Mr Redpath wrote, ‘Perfect running conditions saw our Year 5 boys’ and our Year 5 girls’ teams winning their respective races, and our Year 6 boys’ team finishing runnersup. All 3 teams have now qualified for the Summer Games at Keele University on 28th June. Outstanding individual performances were as follows: Indi Maguire: 1st, Archie Saunders: 2nd, Luke Cresswell: 2nd, Zac Taylor: 3rd, Aidan Engler: 9th Caitlin Green: 10th and Kacey Lei Morton Wilson: 10th .’ Well done to all pupils who took part!
Our Year 5 and 6 boys football team finished runners-up in the level 2 Cannock and Rugeley School Sport Partnership competition at Rugeley Leisure Centre on Thursday 14th March 2019. With 7 teams taking part, our boys won 4 matches and narrowly lost the other 2. Special mention to Archie Saunders and Oliver Rouse who notched 9 goals and 7 goals respectively.
Team : Jackson Knight, Oliver Rouse, Lorenzo Barnett, Alfie Van Hagen, Rory Black, Archie Saunders, Ethan Hodgetts.
On Thursday 13th February 2019, some of our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils took part in an indoor athletics competition at Rugeley Leisure Centre. Miss Myatt wrote, ‘A phenomenal performance was displayed from all of the children who took part. Everyone tried their very best and enjoyed the fantastic atmosphere. Our team came 4th and I was very proud of their efforts.’ Well done to everyone who took part!
Our Year 6 netball team took part in a friendly match against Chancel Primary School recently. Miss Myatt, who is our netball coach wrote: ‘The girls played well and enjoyed wearing our new netball kit for the first time. I am very proud of the girls and we are looking forward to the upcoming tournaments arranged for this season.’ Well done everyone! You all look splendid and very professional in the new kit!
Multi – Games Competition
On 12th December 2018, 12 of our Year 5 pupils made their school team debuts for Five Ways, as they travelled to Rugeley Leisure Centre to take part in a multi-games competition. Mr Redpath wrote, ‘The competition was notable for the different types of sport on offer. These included Boccia, Goalball, New Age Curling and Seated Volleyball. Split into 3 teams, our Year 5 boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed their “new games experience”, and demonstrated an excellent all-round attitude when adapting and competing in a new and different sporting environment.’ Well done everyone! The team were as follows: Oliver Cross, Madison Price, Ryan Hughes, Kaden Campbell, Zac Taylor, Amara AstonWright, Maddison Hall, Hannah Slack, Holly Harper, Kaidan Callear and Callum Stead.
Beth Cobden Returns to Five Ways!
England Gold Medallist Returns to Five Ways! On 4th July 2018, Beth Cobden, who is a former pupil from Five Ways, spent the day with pupils. Beth shared her Commonwealth Games Netball experience and showed us her gold medal during year group assemblies.
School Games Gold Mark Award!
We are delighted to announce that Five Ways, has achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year! The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. We look forward to applying once again in 2019! On behalf of the governors and staff at Five Ways, I would like to thank Mr Redpath, Mrs Marsh and Miss Myatt for their commitment to sport at Five Ways because without their efforts, this outstanding award would not have been possible.
Four pupils from Year 3 and Year 4 took part in a tennis competition at Rugeley Leisure Centre on Monday 25th June 2018. They competed in an all-day tournament and played some fantastic matches. The pupils won all of their group matches and were group winners! They won their semifinal match against Heath Hayes Academy and after a very close final, lost to St Mary's Primary School in Colwich. A huge well done to the four pupils who took part; coming 2nd place out of 13 schools is a tremendous achievement! The pupils who took part were Jack Hodgkins and Sophie Hassall from Year 4 and Elysia Peters and Ethan Read from Year 3. Well done everyone!