Braving the forecast of light rain and wind on a Sunday morning, our small but jolly group of walkers headed down to Stokes Bay. Sadly, light rain turned to driving rain but we sheltered under some useful trees and enjoyed our hot chocolate and biscuits! Thanks to the young people and adults for a bracing and surprisingly fun walk!
Great to see the enthusiasm and commitment of our team at the start of the new year. Keep it up!
Nineteen Kingfishers took place in the second run this year in glorious conditions - bright sun with a gentle cooling breeze. I am delighted to say an amazing sixteen children improved their times, and no-one was slower than their first time; three children were over three minutes faster this time! Go Fit Haselworth, Go! To see how your child got on, go to your Seesaw account.
Anoher great afternoon competing in our house teams. The children were so positive, energetically using all the skills they have been learning to gain points for their house. A very enjoyable afternoon. Many thanks to the very many adults who came along to support the children, and to Leesland for the generous loan of the field.
Despite missing some players, the team played with its usual enthusiasm and energy, with the defenders and goalie (Layla) working really well together. Each game we get more experienced, with better positioning on the field. Well done girls! It was also great to see so much support - well done also to all the adults who came along to support.
A great day in Privett Park playing cricket against three other schools. The team really improved during the day, with good running between the wickets and much more effective bowling. We look forward to playing another match! Thanks to Gosport Borough Cricket Club was organising this.
The children really enjoyed the Fun Run. All pupils were out on the playground, with big smiles and showing their ever improving fitness, running alongside the staff! Thank you to St Vincents and the Bay House students who organised this, and parents and carers for making donations.
Our team of eight swimmers showed a fantastic attitude at the Leesland Year 3/4 Swimming Gala. They swam 25m (two lengths of the pool) in each race. Races used a variety of strokes: front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and even the difficult and energetic butterfly. Particularly impressive were team members who weren't sure they could swim that far - you can, well done! Our fastest swimmers also won medals. Congratulations to everyone, and thanks to Leesland for hosting this.
Haselworth children spent the day exploring what it is to be healthy, balanced diets, exercise, calorie intake, and the importance of sleep. They also made healthy snacks, and shared a food picture hunt with parents. Thanks to Sarah Lakey, our Kitchen Manager and Hampshire County Council, parents also had the opportunity to try samples of the nutritious and tasty school dinners.
Comments from parents:
The boys' team had their best ever finish this season, make the play-offs for the Hampshire games. They played Gomer in the semi-final, their winning run ending with a 2-0 defeat. This season all the hard work training with Frank and Archie has really paid off, with the improvement across the whole team plain to see. Well done to players, coaches and the staff and parents who have supported the team throughout the season.
Our spikeball team really enjoyed having a go at this new sport.
Haselworth entered two teams for this competition, and we had a great afternoon throwing, jumping and running. The children particularly enjoyed the new experience of using the wall boards to turn when running! Great sporting behaviour this afternoon too.
Owls have been learning two country dances during PE this half term. They performed them to an appreciative audience on the playground after school.
Thank you to all parents and children who attended our two yoga sessions after school. It was great to see how much the children enjoyed exploring the moves through story telling with their adult (the story was based around knights and jousting), and we had some great feedback from parents. We have had requests for more sessions. Watch this space!
"Had no idea what to expect. Enjoyed the whole thing... Suggestions for next time: Just do more sessions"
Parent of Jessica, Puffins
The Haselworth Boy's team attended the 1st November GSSP football tournament, and continued to show their excellent progress, with three wins, a draw and just one loss. With great running, passing, teamwork, and really good discipline all afternoon, our team did us proud. We came third overall, the second competition this year in which we have won a medal, and were even leading the competition until the last match! Great effort, boys, we look forward to the next match.
Arranged at short notice, we were delighted to have the opportunity to play a rounders match on the field at Elson. Competitive, but played in excellent spirit on both sides, we hope to arrange further matches in the future.
Year 6 have enjoyed a few days on their bikes, developing their road skills. They have learnt how to cycle around the local roads safely, and enjoyed a ride along Stokes Bay.
Owls class braved the wind to walk down to Stokes Bay as part of the Walktober activities.
Kingfisher class took a stroll to Gosport Park, where as well as having a bit of fun, they explored why it is important to walk regularly, and to exercise in general, as part of a healthy lifestyle.
"You can find conkers" Josie
Haselworth's league game was away at Alverstoke. It was hard fought, ending 1-1, Connor scoring in the first half. We are still unbeaten at the start of the season. Roll on the next match!
"I was quite nervous as last year Alverstoke were really good, but our new coach keeps us passing. We pass now!" Cameron
What a start to the season. The team played five games at the tournament, without losing a game, with one outstanding score of 7-0! Haselworth came third overall. Showing considerable ball skills and stamina, the boys played really well as a team, supporting each other and running their socks off! Congratulations also due to our fantastic coaches, Archie and Frank. Well done for your medals, boys!
What a great afternoon watching how our girls' football team has developed, both in skill level and stamina. Relishing the experience of playing on the 3G pitch at Bridgemary, the girls competed brilliantly all afternoon, and were well able to put in practise shooting, defending and passing skills learnt last year. Bethany in particular, grew in status throughout the afternoon, really learning to 'boss the area'! Everyone ran their socks off. The games were played between all four teams in excellent spirit, too. Congratulations, girls, we are proud of all of you.
Four teams of three from Years 3, 4 and 5 competed against each other in the sunshine, under the knowledgeable guidance of the club helpers. The children became very involved in the rules, and in helping their team with using the bias of the wood to reach the jack. The winning team of Daniel, Summer and Albie were awarded trophies donated by the club. Many thanks for Alverstoke Bowling Club for a glorious summer of bowling!
Thanks to Hampshire Travel Planning, all classes from Sunshines to Year 5 had a turn choosing fruit and peddling away to make their own delicious smoothies on the Smoothie Bike. We discussed the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and also completed a healthy eating quiz. It was clear the children couldn't wait to make more smoothies at home! Many thanks to the parents for their very generous donations of fruit.
Thanks to Alverstoke Bowling Club, Year 3 had the opportunity to try lawn bowls. For most children this was their first experience of weighted woods, and it was great to watch the children learn to manage both the pace and angling of their bowling. Everyone seemed to enjoy this, and many wanted to come back for the free sessions the club offers on Saturday mornings, 10am til noon. Great to try a new sport!
Running straight into a strong wind did not put off our fit runners on a beautiful sunny day down at Stokes Bay foe the Junior Park Run. Congratulations to Marley, the first Haselworth runner home, and to everyone who took part.
Sunshines class enjoyed using yoga movements to tell the story of the hungry bear. Great enthusiasm, can't wait for the children to start making up their own stories and stretches.
Wow, what an improvement in two weeks. The team can now run and pass with the ball, find space without it, and run and run! Everyone enjoyed the GSSP's and Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club's Tag Rugby tournament, where we really showed the Haselworth way. We finished with the same number of points as the winning team, who beat us only on one try goal difference, and came joint second. But the proudest moment of the afternoon was when of the Rugby club coaches came over to comment on our attitude and behaviour, saying the children 'were a credit to the school'. Well done everyone involved.
Two teams of children from Reception attended the Alverstoke Tennis Club Tennis Festival, where they had great fun practising a whole range of tennis skills. It was lovely to see their smiles and enthusiasm, budding skills, and to hear their comments afterwards: "I want to play tennis again tomorrow!"
We sent a team of twelve to the GSSP's tag rugby festival, held at the Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club on a very murky drizzly day. Spirits stayed high, however, as the team practised running skills, ball passing, throwing backwards while running forward and try scoring. Great attitude, and we look forward to putting these skills into practice in the tournament.
"I enjoyed being able to play with other teams and using teamwork. We had a lot of fun and learnt that you can only pass backwards." Ruby
"I enjoyed how we got to play with other teams and meet new people. Also I had so much fun it makes me want to di it all over again!" Bethany
"I liked how you pass backwards to your team and you can get muddy." Jack M.
"I enjoyed the trip overall but my favourite part was bulldog because we learnt the skill of evasion." Daniel
Year 6 have really grasped the rules and strategies of handball, playing with good team spirit and fair play. Impressive use of the 3-step rule, patient build-up and good use of team mates.
Sunshines class had their first chance to explore the gym apparatus . They showed great awareness of safety while exploring and pushing themselves to try new, and in some cases, scary things!
Intrepid members of the running club braved the early morning start in the frost to run their first Park Run. Fantastic attitude and effort, with everyone smiling and putting their best feet forward, including four members of staff, who also ran. An especial well done to Joe, our first finisher, and Oscar, our youngest runner. Thank you to all parents and supports who came along to cheer the children on, and a very big thank you to Absolute Running, the Gosport running club, who donated medals for our children.
The year 5/6 Girls football team played the GSSP football tournament on the Bridgemary 3G pitch, playing a total of eight matches during an afternoon of COLD temperatures. A squad of ten girls rotated, and showed great keenness to play, and learnt a lot from each game - about positioning, tackling, moving into space. Fantastic attitude, and girls, you are fit - you ran for over three hours! A special mention to Kayleigh, our outstanding goalkeeper, with very many saves, and Macie, who got to be a better defender each game, until she was indispensable! Lovely attitude, great learning, look forward to next game.
The members of the Agiles Aces gym club enjoyed using their gym balances on and off the equipment, showing both creativity and teamwork.
Girls from Years 5 and 6 today went to the GSSP football festival at Bridgemary, where they were trained by Pompey in the Community in the skills of passing, dribbling, shooting and tackling. Fantastic attitude, fantastic learning.
The Agile Aces gym club develops the school curriculum further, giving the children extra challenges. Mr Lett even showed off his skills as he passed though! Keep checking this page for new photos!
New to the PE curriculum this year is the orienteering unit, a combination of running, map reading, recording and teamwork.
"I loved it. I haven't done something like that before." Lily-Mai, year 4
Our bold table tennis players took on three other teams in a league competition. Despite the lack of tables for practice in our school, the children took on the opposition with gusto and one of the best attitudes in school sport I have seen. Sporting, instinctive fair play, and gracious in winning and defeat. Well done Haselworth!
Eight children from Years 5 and 6 attended the table tennis festival, where they were able to practise a range of skills and build their confidence. Attentive, focused, and enthusiastic, they showed a great spirit, being both competitive and generous to their opponents.
Thanks to Gomer school for sharing their minibus! We look forward to the upcoming tournament.
The Haselworth boy's team played their first league match of the season against Grange school. Mrs Daniels spoke with great pride about their performance. "They were a joy to watch, and played with such enthusiasm. They just didn't give up. They were a credit to Haselworth school."
The boy's team went to Bridgemary for the first football festival of this year. It was great to play on the full-size all-weather pitch, and test our skills against some of the best teams in Gosport. The spirit of the team was excellent, and we learnt a lot, which we will be able to use to improve our games all year. Now we look forward to the league matches...
Haselworth pupils enjoyed National Fitness Day, taking part in a range of activities to promote awareness of the need for daily exercise that raises the heart rate. Children and adults all agreed that it was great fun and want to do more!
Academic year 2016-2017
Year 3 showed that the weather cannot hold them back. Whether kayaking in the strong tide, or challenging themselves to jump off the giant paddleboard, Year 3 were up for it! Presumably it wasn't always sunny when Robin Hood took aim in Sherwood Forest, and again, our intrepid learners learnt to use a bow and arrow in the drizzle. It was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm of these young people, and their very positive attitude to every challenge.
This year we held Sports Day on the field at Leesland School. The weather was kind this year - only just not too hot, and no thunderstorms! The children clearly enjoyed the different field activities, pushing themselves to get points for their houses, and then were excited to be competitive in the track races. Thanks to the many parents, family and supporters who turned out, making this a special day for the children.
Children from Year 3/4 attended the Tennis Festival at Alverstoke Tennis Club in glorious sunshine. Our first experience of competition, we learnt to serve diagonally and keep score. Our children showed great sporting behaviour, whether winning or losing, and really enjoyed testing their skills against the other schools. One of nineteen teams, we were delighted when one of our teams came eight overall. The children are waiting eagerly for the next competition!
Haselworth started their netball league campaign in style!
Despite the cold and gloomy weather (the last match was played in very wet drizzle), we went from strength to strength once we had scored our first goal.
Our first match was quite a tussle, but we prevailed, winning 2-0 against Newtown. Woodcot started well, but we upped our game, with fast, accurate passing which proved to much for the opposition, and again we won 2-0. Team spirit was excellent, and everyone is eager for the next round of matches.
Year 4 visited Stubbington Study Centre for 3 days (2 nights!) to explore the outdoors and teamwork, and develop resilience through sleeping away from home. They can't wait to go back!
Last Wednesday, after school, 4 children from Year 6 went sailing with Mrs Millard and Max and Lucy, who are all qualified sailors.
We went on board our Little Brig sailing ship and had a safety talk and put on our life jackets. We left Haslar Marina and our objective was to sail to the refuelling jetty where the Navy refuel their ships.
We had a good sail to the jetty and we turned around at 5 o clock and started to head back to the marina.
We had to zig zag back because the wind was blowing at the front of the ship.
We got back safely and had spent a lovely few hours sailing around Portsmouth harbour. We had all learnt the basics of sailing a ship and we all had a turn at taking the helm.
Report by Raven Teal
On a lovely sunny day last week members of Sunshine class had lots of fun at a tennis tournament at Alverstoke Tennis Club. The coach was very impressed with the tennis skills of all the children, but Izzy Buchanan impressed the coach so much she was offered a tennis scholarship at the club. Well done Izzy!
We sent two teams to the competition and one of them won!
Isobel in Sunshines class has won a Tennis Scholarship at Alverstoke Tennis Club. Well done Isobel!
KS2 got the chance to watch the England vs Wales match in the school hall. It was tense, and they were lots of groans and cheers. There was a particularly loud celebration at the end of the match!
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