WASPS City Primary
Gymnastics Competition 2019
On Friday 22nd March, our gymnastics squad attended the annual city gymnastics competition. Eleven girls from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 spent the day at St. Edmunds to compete against other primary school gymnasts.
They took part in both vault and floor routine categories, against gymnasts of similar ability from Stage 1 to Stage 5.
All our gymnasts performed their best vaults and floor routines on the day and should be extremely proud of themselves. Their behaviour was also outstanding.
All our gymnasts are winners, as they had been to the elite gymnastics club and train to represent Warstones in a competition. Well done girls!
Stage 1 vault Gold Shekyna Needham
Silver Scarlett Abrams.
Stage 2 vault Bronze Alisyia Pace
Stage 3 floor Gold Ava Marandola
Stage 4 vault Silver Ava Marandola
Football Match Reports 2017-18
Warstones v St Judes 8.2.18
On Thursday 8th February 2018, Warstones football team travelled to St Judes, excited and raring to go for the opening game of the season.
Warstones kicked off, attacked from the start, and in the second minute Keiyon was through on goal but he put his shot just over the bar. Minutes later though, Warstones opened the scoring with Mao netting a shot from 8 yards out on his school debut.
Following the Warstones goal, St Judes kicked off and pressed forward. After some crosses into the box, they found their striker one-on-one with Adam and he coolly finished levelling the score up at 1-1.
After some more attacking play and in a repeat of the last goal, St Judes played their striker through to a one-on-one with Adam and despite a possible off-side shout, as well as Adam’s best efforts to keep the ball out, they took the lead, 2-1.
After a positive half-time team talk from Mr McNaught, urging the boys to go and claim victory, Warstones pushed forward from the off in the second half. There was a lot of attacking play from both sides and many opportunities for counter-attacks too.
Despite lots of Warstones pressure, it was the home side that scored to make it 3-1 after a misunderstanding in the Warstones defence.
Trailing by two goals gave Warstones an incentive and they really put their hearts into the game. As a reward for all their hard work, a penalty was awarded after Japhet was taken down in the box. Perez (our captain) stepped up in calm fashion and rifled it into the top corner. 3-2. Game on!
With a draw and possible victory in sight, Warstones kept up the pressure on St Judes. Perez passed the ball to Herbie, who whipped in a cross for Mao to finish with an amazing volley, worthy of the Premier League, to even the score - 3-3.
Both teams were hungry for all 3 points but there was to be only one winner. Sadly for Warstones, it wasn’t their day and two minutes from full-time, St Judes scored the winning goal from the edge of the area to make the final score, 4-3.
In a show of good sportsmanship and respect for the opposition, Warstones shook hands at the end of the match and congratulated St Judes on their win. Although disappointed, the Warstones players can be proud of their performance and determination, especially Mao who was awarded Man of the Match from Mr McNaught.
With plenty of positives to focus on, Warstones can go with confidence into their next fixture, to be played against St Andrews at home on Monday 12th February 2018. Bring it on!
Written by Herbie McIntyre
Netball Match Reports 2017-18
Warstones v Woodfield 6.12.17
Warstones Win Win!
On Wednesday 6th December Warstones Primary School played against Woodfield in a netball match. There were 8 netballers playing: Chloe, Nevaeh, Siann, Lysia, Ellie, Adam, Jamie and Eliot.
Warstones won the match scoring 10 goals and Woodfield scoring 1. We played the match away against a fair team. There were 4 quarters, each 6 minutes long.
Reported by Lysia
Warstones v Christchurch 30.11.17
On Thursday 30th November, Warstones played their 5th match of the season against Christchurch. Despite the warm welcome by our friendly opponents, it turned out to be the coldest and most challenging match yet.
During the first quarter, Adam and Chloe got Warstones off to a great start scoring 3 goals between them. The second quarter slowed down but luckily Nevaeh managed to extend our lead to 4 0. After another change of players, the third quarter began. This quarter saw Christchurch fighting back and they managed to pull back 3 goals. Things were looking close until Jamie scored 2 goals to maintain our lead. At the end of the third quarter, Warstones were ahead with a score of 6 3. Christchurch were determined to well and scored another 3 goals bringing the score to 6 6. With some great defending from all of the Warstones team and a last minute goal from Siann, Warstones escaped with a narrow but well-deserved victory of 7 6!
Well done to the whole team: Adam, Eliot, Jamie, Ellie, Nevaeh, Chloe, Lysia and Siann and thank you to Mrs Humphrey, Jodie and the spectators who always support us.
Match report by Jamie Perks
Warstones v The Royal 23.11.17
Thursday 23rd November was a great day. Why?
Let me tell you why …
We played our 4th league match against The Royal School. After a slow and even start the first quarter ended in a 0 – 0 score with some great defending from both sides.
After a quick rotation of players, we headed into the second quarter soon putting the pressure on, with Ellie scoring 2 goals and Nevaeh scoring one from some brilliant passing and great team work (score 3 – 0 Warstones).
3rd quarter The Royal came back into the game by scoring 3 goals (end 3 – 3).
The final quarter was more tense with The Royal scoring a further 2 goals and us scoring 3 great goals from Siann (2) and Eliot (1).
Ending the game with a 6 – 5 victory to Warstones!
We all played amazingly well – well done guys. Great work Warstones Netball Team (Jamie, Adam, Eliot, Chloe, Lysia, Nevaeh, Ellie, Siann).
We also took a second team for a friendly game against The Royal B team which ended in a 1 – 1 score with Mao scoring our goal.
Great Team Work Warstones
Thank you Mrs Humphrey, Mrs Smith, Jodie and Mr McNaught for taking us.
Thank you Mrs Smith for umpiring.
Reporter Ellie Humphreys
Warstones v Bantock Primary 16.11.17
On Thursday November 16th Warstones played a match against Bantock Primary School. We won 26 – 0. The people who participated were:
Nevaeh, Chloe, Siann, Lysia, Ellie, Jamie, Adam and Eliot.
Everyone played really well and worked well as a team. Also we had very good skills that Mrs Humphrey, Mrs Smith, Jodie (Ellie’s mum) and Jamie’s mum had taught us. So thank you to them.
Reported by Nevaeh Year 6BH
Warstones v Castlecroft 9.11.17
Wonderful Win for Warstones
Thursday 9th November
It was the second game of the season and Warstones netball team nervously awaited their opponents, Castlecroft. Eventually the game began. Time passed and people settled into their positions and as the quarter came to an end, Warstones scored two goals.
The positions swapped and the goals kept coming for Warstones, with the opposition just scoring one goal. Some brilliant defensive play by all of Warstones, especially Adam Hodson and Lysia Turner.
As the final quarter came to an end, the score was Warstones 10 Castlecroft 1.
Reporter: Eliot Bailey
Warstones v Bhylls Acre 6.11.17
On Monday 6th November, Warstones played Bhylls Acre. We won 7 5 with Adam Hodson scoring the first goal and then Nevaeh Kallu scoring the next two. After the first quarter (6 minutes), Mrs Humphrey told us all our new positions. The second quarter began. This quarter was not so good as the opposition scored 2. The 3rd quarter was the opposite as Warstones scored 4 and in the 4th quarter, Warstones took their foot off the gas as they conceded 3.
After the match everyone shook hands and our captain Siann Needham thanked the umpire as Warstones started the netball season with a win.
Mrs Humphrey said that she was very proud of the spirit the match had been played in.
Reported by Adam Hodson
for our Key Stage One Multi Skills Team
Congratulations Boys and Girls on a well earned Silver.
Warstones are incredibly proud of you all.
Warstones v St Martins
On Wednesday 11th January, Warstones went head to head with St Martins in a heart stopping game of netball.
Playing for Warstones were:
Warstones immediately took control with Zoe Mann scoring the first three nets and Taaha Khalilou scoring the next two. The opposition was in disarray early on and unable to take control of the ball. Thus, at the end of the first quarter Zoe Mann had scored four nets and Taaha Khalilou had scored two with valuable feeds from Megan.
After the first two quarters of the match, St Martins still had not scored, but by this time Dylan Bayliss had scored three and Megan Humphreys had scored two.
By the end of the second quarter, Dylan Bayliss had scored four nets and Megan Humphreys had scored five.
When the third quarter began, Molly Dillon and Lewis Skeldon started as shooters; by the end of that quarter, Lewis had scored one goal and although she didn’t shoot, Molly Dillon passed incredibly well.
In the last quarter Taaha scored another net to put us one more goal ahead. Throughout the game, Anya Midda passed like there was no tomorrow and her catches were just as good.
Sadly, as soon as it started, the netball match ended and Warstones had an incredible victory of seventeen-nil!
Mrs Humphrey, Mrs Smith, Jodie (Megan’s mum) and Mrs Bayliss were very proud of us.
Thank you TEACHERS!
Reported by Zoe Mann 6AC
Click here to read Anya Midda's report about the team's win on Wednesday 30th November against Parkfields!
A Brilliant Victory for Warstones
On Wednesday 23rd November two schools battled it out at Wilkinson School in the Wolverhampton Netball League. Unfortunately this did not end very well for Wilkinson. They lost 18-1 to Warstones who were tough to beat.
In the first quarter Warstones scored a few goals.
In the second quarter Dylan and Molly replaced Anya and Lewis; Warstones scored a few more goals but Wilkinson were yet to score.
This was until the third quarter when Wilkinson scored one goal and Warstones scored a few more goals.
We have a quote from their manager, Mrs Humphrey. “The children did well and calmed their celebrations down as the score got bigger.”
Warstones played very well thanks to these people: Lewis Skeldon, Dylan Bayliss, Taaha Khalilou, Molly Dillon, Megan Humphreys, Anya Midda and Zoe Mann.
A newspaper report written in Literacy about our match by Lewis Skeldon and Dylan Bayliss
Warstones the Fabulous!
On Wednesday 16th November Warstones played a netball match against The Royal School. Mrs Humphrey, the year 6 teacher took two teams there: one of the teams won and the other team drew.
The team that won were 4-2 down at the start but Warstones made a good comeback. Especially when Megan Humphreys was goal attack. She scored 6 goals which was really good.
The second team faced a hard team from the Royal but still managed to draw against them. Taaha Khalilou was pressing so well that Warstones got the ball back nearly every time. Taaha and James scored for Warstones.
Overall Warstones had a good time.
A newspaper report written in Literacy about our match by James Morgan
The football squad has been busy this year! Read all about the games in these match reports written by the players!
On Wednesday 18th May Mrs Wilcox and Mr Wall took eight year 2 children to the Wolves Training Ground to compete in the School Games Football Festival.
There were 6 teams competing in the tournament and the matches were played indoors on the amazing new AstroTurf pitch.
The Warstones team were:-
Herbie, Harvey, Yaasir, Krissh, Luke, Jacob, Darron and Mhillon.
Our first game was against Field View which we lost 3-2 with Herbie scoring both of our goals. However, I have to say there was some very questionable refereeing in this game and we were denied a penalty for what was a very blatant hand ball!
Our second match was against Springvale and the Warstones team now fully warmed up had no problems in winning this match. Warstones were 2-0 up within the first 5 minutes and went on to win the game 4-0 with a hatrick from Herbie and a goal from Jacob.
The third match was against St Martins and with Warstones riding high on their previous 4-0 victory, they had no problems in despatching a very poor St Martins team.
I cannot remember a more one sided game of football, in fact, I don't think St Martins actually got out of their own half. Warstones won 7-0 with three goals from Herbie, three from Yaasir and Jacob also helped himself to another goal.
By now the teams confidence was sky high, but our next opponents were the much fancied and professionally coached Bentley West.
It was clear from the get-go that this was going to be a tough game. Warstones were under pressure for most of the match, but for some brilliant sliding tackles from Yaasir and some great saves from Harvey this could have been an embarrassing score line. Warstones eventually lost the game 2-0 but there was no shame in that as this team were very good.
The last match was against King Charles (not the person, the school) and the Warstones lads were determined to wipe the previous game from their memories and win the last fixture.
Warstones scored very quickly and took the lead with Herbie bagging his ninth goal of the tournament!
Shortly after that Jacob popped up in the box to score his third and Warstones second.
Right at the very end of the game King Charles scored what can only be described as a consolation goal against the 'run of play' as Warstones had once again been the better team.
At the end of all the matches the teams shook hands and then sat down on the pitch for the presentation.
As we had guessed Bentley West won the tournament with Field View coming second. Warstones came a very credible third and were cheered on by myself, Mrs Wilcox and a large following of parents and grandparents.
Overall it was a very enjoyable morning for both children and staff, and we all came away hoping we could go back again next year.
A big thank you to all the year 2 lads who took part and represented the school so well and a big thank you should also go to all of the mums, dads and grandparents who were stood on the gantry cheering our team on. It was very noticeable that we had by far the most support there.
Tournament report by Mr Wall