14th September 2018
Our sporting year has started with the excitement of the Yr 6 Sports Leaders Training Day. On Friday all our Yr6 children took part in a whole day of training and assessments, preparing them to become ambassadors for sport within school. Their role will include organising activities at morning break and during Friday Tea-Set, helping with after school sports events at Samuel Cody run by our SSGO and the biggest job of all "Sports Day"! They are expected to be exceptional role models for the other children and encourage everyone to become more active. I was very impressed with the Yr6 attitude towards the training day and how hard they worked. They are going to be FANTASTIC sports leaders! Well Done Yr6 - it was a pleasure to spend the day with you and I am delighted that you all passed with flying colours!!!
A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who helped make St Mark's Sport's Day such a huge success. We were blessed with a sunny afternoon, although it was almost too hot! The children cheered for their house, supporting each other and demonstrating wonderful sportsmanship. The field was packed with parents and families ready to watch the full range of traditional races, from egg and spoon to the hurdles! Blyton House lifted the trophy this year - congratulations to all!
More swimming! April 2018
Yr1 and Yr5 are taking their turn in the pool this term. They have already shown that we have some very confident swimmers! Being able to swim is such an important life skill and the children will be learning about water safety in other situations and life saving techniques.
We are having a wonderful time exploring the water and becoming more and more confident.
Farnham Leisure Centre
We had an amazing afternoon trying out a whole range of exciting new sports. St Mark's teamed up with SFJ school and represented Team GB. We then travelled around each activity giving it our very best! The children were inspired by Paralympic Swimmer Kate Grey and loved her support while they were experiencing the activities. We came away with wrist bands and water bottles and the memories of a truly brilliant and inspiring afternoon. The children are set to introduce these games to play times and PE lessons. Well Done St Mark's!
Our new group of Y6 Sports Leaders completed their training and assessment on Friday 22nd September. They worked extremely hard for the whole day learning the theory behind the program and then practicing their skills firstly on each other before being let loose with group of Y1 and Y2. All the leaders successfully passed their assessment - Well done Y6, you were an absolute pleasure to work with, you demonstrated excellent skills whilst always remembering our CIRCLE values.
Comments from Y1 and Y2:
"I loved the activity, it was so exciting"
"They were really kind. They showed us what to do."
"It was super fun. I'm really hot we did lots of moving about."
"I liked getting the treasure from the hoop."
Our Sports Leaders will now run activities every break time for the rest of the school as well as helping at intra and inter school events.
The whole St Mark's family came together to enjoy a sunny Sports Day at Queen's Road Recreation Ground. We were joined by parents, younger siblings, our Governors and lots of helpers! A very special day was had by all. A huge thank you to everyone for making Sports Day 2017 such a success!
A fantastic time was had by all the children and they especially loved receiving some beautiful shiny gold medals!
5 local schools got together at Samuel Cody Sports College for an afternoon of friendly football matches. This gave a huge number of children from each school with a wide range of ability the opportunity to play in a relaxed and supported environment. St Mark's took two teams a boys and a girls squad. Well Done to everyone for an excellent afternoon of football.
We are hooked - what a great game!!!!!
On Friday 16th September the Year 6 children undertook a full days training to become our new Sports Leaders. They started the day learning about the main aspects of leading groups of children and then played lots of games to find out different ways of gaining attention, grouping and delivering instructions. The children split into groups of three to plan an activity for the Yr1/2 children. It was amazing to see how their confidence grew through out the day and how they realised the responsibility they were being given. It was also a perfect opportunity to see the children demonstrating our CIRCLE values and seeing them in action.
Well Done Year 6, it was a busy day but I am very proud of you all!
St Mark's are very proud of our new award!
Keep up the good work children, you are amazing at rising to any challenge!
St Mark's CofE Primary
SCHOOL OF THE YEAR
We have been awarded this fantastic trophy for our amazing Sports Leaders, contributions to NEH competitions and above all the vast number of positive comments received by the SGO about the manner in which St Mark's children compete in sports events! Well Done children, we are so very proud of you!!
This prize was presented to us at the annual Sports Awards by Olympic rower, Charles Cousins. The evening was hosted by four of our WONDERFUL Year 5 children, who spoke confidently and clearly on the stage in front of a packed hall. They introduced themselves and told the audience about becoming Sports Leaders at St Mark's, before welcoming each award presenter to the stage. Mrs Stocchetti and Mrs Smith were incredibly proud of their outstanding presentation skills and the superb way they represented our school.
Yr 3/4 Tag Rugby Festival 2016
The children played 4 matches and improved with every match. The scores were very close and we began to learn some good tactics! Great team work Yr 3/4!
Rushmoor Netball League 2016
We played our first league match against St Patrick's. Both teams showed great teamwork and sportsmanship. The final results was 9-2 to St Mark's.
Congratulations to all our Year 6 children who have trained as Sports Leaders. They spent the day learning how to manage and deliver activities to groups of younger children. They will be organizing events and activities at our school and in partnership with other local schools.
Well Done Year 6 it was a pleasure to train such an enthusiastic group and to see how much you had learned by the end of the day. The Year 1 children who you organized the activities for thoroughly enjoyed their sessions!
We are delighted to be awarded with a Bronze School Games Mark 2014/2015 for recognition of our schools commitment to PE and school sport.
The Yr5/6 team played 3 matches against Manor, Guillemont and Wellington. All matches were played with determination whilst demonstrating fair play and good sportsmanship. Well Done!
This was a new sports for St Mark's! The children thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon learning Handball and quickly picked up the skills needed to play with determination against the other schools.
The Handball Squad! Well done children, you demonstrated great teamwork.