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Keeping Up with the Quadkids

Sunday, 11 June, 2017

Fantastic competitive spirit!

 

 

 

On Thursday 8th June, ten children in Year 5 and 6 took part in the Cambridge School Sport Partnership Quadkids athletics competition at the Wilberforce Road track. This involved competing in four events against other Cambridge schools - 600m run, 75m sprint, vortex howler throw and standing long jump. The weather prevailed and the children showed fantastic competitive spirit including a number of first places! Well done to everyone who took part!

Weaving a Little Magic

Sunday, 28 May, 2017

Last week was Art Week at Cherry Hinton Hall

 

 

After a very successful Art Week, where the children at CHH created some wonderful artwork based on the painting 'Penelope and the Suitors' by Pintoricchio, the exhibition was put together and displayed in one of our classrooms on Parents' Evening.

There were all kinds of art on display, from large sculptures to small intricate clay models, with a range of beautiful paintings drawings and weaving in between. The only shame is that it could only be shown in its entirety for a very brief time! For parents who were not fortunate enough to see the wonderful talent on display, these photographs should at least give a flavour of the exhibition.

Trip to Botanic Gardens

Sunday, 14 May, 2017

Year 3 and 4 explored the University Botanic Gardens in Cambridge

 

 

Year 3 and 4 went on a trip to the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens to learn more about rainforests. They explored the green house, viewed carnivorous plants up close and went on a nature hunt.

Billy Bob Buttons

Sunday, 14 May, 2017

Visit from a favourite author

Billy Bob Buttons an award-winning children’s author, visited the Primary School this week. He is the author of sixteen very popular children’s books including 'Felicity Brady', 'Muffin Monster' and 'I think I Murdered Miss'. He delivered workshops to Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, focusing on Planning a Story, Adventure Writing and Characters. Additionally, Billy Bob Buttons read a story to Years 1 and 2. He also signed his books for the children.

Smart Moves!

Friday, 05 May, 2017

Rebecca and Emma outsmart other chess competitors and move from Area to Regional Finals in July.

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge, which started back in January, had its Megafinal session last Sunday.

The competition is a national one which begins in chess clubs up and down the country, and the Megafinal is the area final stage. Year 8's Emma C, who won the Suprema title (best girl in her age group) last year, repeated the feat again this time in the Under 12 section, and Rebecca C (in Year 5) won the Suprema in the Under 9 and 10 girls section with a perfect score of 6 wins out of 6.

Both go through to the regional finals for the North and South of the country in July. Out of 40,000 children who enter the competition in January, only 1,000 go through to the Gigafinal stage and this is a really tough achievement!

A special mention too for Erik P from Year 6, who played very creditably in his first ever experience of the tournament. (Mr Orwin)

Adventurous Spirits

Sunday, 30 April, 2017

Years 3 and 4 have fun at Grafham Water

  

 

 

Years 3 and 4 have just returned from their fantastic trip to Grafham Water. Everyone enjoyed the exciting activities such as archery, crate stack, canoeing, fossil hunting, etc. It was particularly interesting Whammel sailing in such wintery conditions in April. There will be a presentation to the Year 3 and 4 parents next week showing all the photographs and describing the trip.

Bronze Medal for CSSP Tag Rugby

Tuesday, 04 April, 2017

The school is very proud of their performance

Following their fantastic efforts in the District Tag Rugby earlier this term, our U11s travelled to St Ives for the next round of the competition against the winners from other Cambridgeshire districts.

The team was apprehensive - this was a step-up in competition and they didn't know what to expect. The opening ceremony was a really special experience and it was great to hear from international athletes for inspiration. CIS started the competition well, winning their first three group games, with some flowing rugby and outstanding support play. Confidence was high and the tenacious team fought through to the semi-finals where they were defeated by a single try. The team headed to the Bronze Medal play-off match, determined to bring the medal home.

A great and even match meant the play went into extra time and 'golden try'. CIS managed to snatch the try and deserved to take the Bronze Medal. A fantastic achievement. The team showed what can be done with hard work, team work and opportunities. The school is very proud of their performance. Well done.(Mr Salt)

Cambridge School Sports Partnership Tag Rugby

Friday, 31 March, 2017

Bronze Medal for the Under 11s

Following their fantastic efforts in the District Tag Rugby earlier this term, our U11s travelled to St Ives for the next round of the competition against the winners from other Cambridgeshire districts.

The team was apprehensive - this was a step-up in competition and they didn't know what to expect. The opening ceremony was a really special experience and it was great to hear from international athletes for inspiration. CIS started the competition well, winning their first three group games, with some flowing rugby and outstanding support play.

Confidence was high and the tenacious team fought through to the semi-finals where they were defeated by a single try. The team headed to the Bronze Medal play-off match, determined to bring the medal home. A great and even match meant the play went into extra time and 'golden try'. CIS managed to snatch the try and deserved to take the Bronze Medal. A fantastic achievement.

The team showed what can be done with hard work, team work and opportunities. The school is very proud of their performance. Well done.(Mr Salt)

U11 Football V Moreton Hall

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

CIS 1-2 Moreton Hall

After many successful Senior fixtures with Moreton Hall over the last few years, it was great to have our Primary School pupils matching up with them for the first time.

The U11s playing on the Senior School playing fields scored after just 30 seconds when Loic capitalised on a mistake at the back to slot home. Any thoughts that the match would be easy were quickly put to bed as Moreton Hall passed the ball around with confidence, making CIS defend.

The defensive play from CIS was outstanding, with constant strong tackles from Bryan, and Isaac preventing many chances at the CIS goal. In attack, CIS failed to support the ball carrier and as a result found it hard to sustain any attack for to long, limiting themselves to individual efforts on goal. With the team constantly rotating to allow everyone some good game-time, CIS lacked rhythm.

At half time, CIS were 1-0 up and were defending brilliantly, including some fantastic saves from Sam in goal. The second half carried on in the same manner, the boys tracking every run and tackling hard to protect the lead. The equaliser came in unfortunate circumstances with Moreton Hall reacting quickest to a bouncing ball to score, while the keeper was on the floor. Erik was strong in defence, whilst Mason and Reagan maintained their width well to give CIS an outlet in attack.

The winning goal from Moreton Hall came from within their own half as a volley forward bounced over the stranded goal keeper and into the top of the net. It was hard for the boys to take, after such strong defence, but they bounced back and attacked a couple more times to search for the equaliser they deserved. Unfortunately it was't to be. Everyone can be pleased with their efforts and perseverance. Well done boys. (Mr Salt)

U9 Netball v Gosfield School

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

Great coaching opportunity

I had the privilege of covering the Under 9 netball fixture against Gosfield School on Monday 13th March.

The five girls participating arrived at The Temple incredibly excited about being on the Senior School site and playing their first netball match. It was lovely to see such enjoyment gained from their participation. The girls spent some time warming up before Lara was chosen as the captain. She confidently spoke to the Gosfield captain and selected to have the first centre pass for the CIS girls.

The match was played as a coaching opportunity on both sides, with the umpire from Gosfield and myself helping all the girls with their netball play. There was some lovely strong play from the CIS girls. Mia was very good at seeing available space and moving into it to receive passes. Lara was very strong at Centre and was vital in the movement of the ball from the defensive players to the attackers. Lucille worked tirelessly as Goal Keeper and made some fantastic intercepts. Katie started in defence where she demonstrated her ability to understand the game. She then moved to Goal Attack and was the scorer of the two goals which won CIS the match. Lilly showed some excellent movement skills, dodging her opponent to move into space ready to receive a pass. Well done to all the girls. Mrs McAlinden

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