Football match report vs Hunloke B

On Monday 9th October 2017, the Stretton Handley team travelled to Hunloke Primary school for the first game of the season.

The team kicked off and were under pressure right from the start. The nippy Hunloke striker ran through and scored a powerful low shot to put them 1-0 after 2 minutes. Stretton Handley started to play better and an excellent tackle and pass by LR in midfield led to LM dribbling the ball down the wing only to cross for MH to smash the ball into the back of the net to equalize, 1-1. Stretton Handley started to dominate possession and after a few good saves by TH, the team started shooting more and just on half time LM hit a high shot into the roof of the net to make it 2-1.

The second half started well for Stretton and straight away LM ran through and managed to poke the ball into the bottom corner following some good work by RJ to make it 3-1. Hunloke fought back though and some excellent defending by RL, GH and LH stopped some well created chances. With 15 minutes to go Hunloke managed to score to make it a close game and they pushed for an equalizer. Luckily GT was on hand to make some excellent saves to prevent the ball going in the net.

Finally, with only 5 minutes left MH managed to pass to LM who drilled his shot into the bottom corner to make the final score 4-2 to Stretton Handley.

An excellent result for the tiny school and an excellent performance by all involved with good football and sportsmanship shown from both teams!

Well done Stretton Handley!

Girls football festival

On September 28th some of the year 4, 5 and 6 girls attended the first ever girls soccer festival at Tupton Hall.

On a lovely sunny evening, the girls learnt, practised and developed different football skills through short mini activities and games.

They represented our school very well showing respect, excellent behaviour and enjoyment throughout.

Well done girls!!!

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Harvest Festival service. All the children took part – singing, sharing Harvest poems and readings and we even enjoyed some dancing for the Harvest Samba Song! This year we again collected non-perishable goods for the Clay Cross Food bank, a local charity supporting local people. Thank you  for all the contributions – the Food Bank staff were delighted to see how much we had collected and would be happy for anyone to visit the Food bank and see how it operates and distributes to families in crisis.

School Football Team Fixtures 2017/18

Stretton Handley are once again entered into the Clay Cross and District outdoor league for this school year and we have 9 matches to play.

The fixtures currently say week commencing and nearer the time of each fixture the team will be let know what particular day it will be on.

The fixtures are as follows:

League 2 Fixtures

W/C 2/10/17 Stretton Handley v Hady    (CANCELLED – WILL BE RE ARRANGED FOR A FUTURE DATE)

Hunloke v Stretton Handley (MONDAY 9th OCTOBER 3.30 PICK UP)
Stretton Handley v North Wingfield    (MONDAY 16th OCTOBER)

Park House v Stretton Handley  (TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER 3.30 PICK UP)
W/C 26/2/18 Stretton Handley v Holmgate

W/C 5/3/18 Sharley Park v Stretton Handley

W/C 12/3/18 Grassmoor v Stretton Handley

W/C 19/3/18 Stretton Handley v Ashover

W/C 9/4/18 Tupton v Stretton Handley

Terrific Scientific – ‘School of Excellence’ Status

BBC Terrific Scientific has had a brilliant year! Pupils all over the country, including Stretton Handley, have carried out investigations and up loaded results onto the BBC interactive website and to university scientists. Children have: tested  their taste buds; found out about different types of water in the UK; explored forces, including wind resistance; investigated how the clock changes affect response times and explored trees in the school grounds, carrying out their own research. By taking part, children have collected and submitted vital data.  Without this data, universities would not be able to further their research so we have been making an important contribution to science!

As a result of the hard work and dedication of our staff and children our school has been awarded Terrific Scientific ‘School of Excellence’ status.This award is supported by the Primary Science Quality Mark and the BBC. We have received the  BBC Terrific Scientific Certificate of Excellence and a digital logo to use on our website/ letterheads etc.

For further information please see our Terrific Scientific page.

Clay Cross and District Music Festival

Clay Cross and District Music Festival 2017.
Children in KS2 in September have the wonderful opportunity to take part in the Clay Cross & District Music Festival, working with children from the local cluster of schools performing as a choir in a fantastic venue. Rachel Wilkes from the School Music Partnership is leading rehearsals and each school in the festival is contributing and subsidising the cost of the event. Some money is raised through ticket sales and raffle. (Details for tickets nearer the time – last year tickets were £3.50 each). There is no charge for children for to take part.
There will be rehearsals during school time at local schools and commitment to the day rehearsal at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Click here for a list of dates and venues: Clay Cross and District Music Festival dates 2017 Parents will need to be able to arrange transport to and from rehearsals. We hope some of you may be able to arrange car sharing. Parents will also need to be able to arrange transport to and from the rehearsals at Tupton Hall and the Winding Wheel.
We do hope your child will take advantage of this opportunity and support our school by joining in. Our school often receives comments about the wonderful singing voices and musical talent of the children.
Please check your child’s book bag for letter, dates /arrangements and permission slips to sign etc.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays
Wed 20th September 1.30 pm-3.00pm @ Ashover Primary
Wed 27th September 9.15-10.30am @ Parkhouse Primary
Wed 4th October 9.15-12.00pm @ Tupton Hall
Wed 11th October 9.15-12.00pm @ Tupton Hall
Wed 18th October 9.15-2.30pm @ Winding Wheel, Chesterfield.

Woolley Moor Show – 12th August 2017

The photographs show children working on the scarecrow for the Woolley Moor Village Show. This year the scarecrow theme is ‘occupations’ and we have made a ‘lollipop person!’. Thank you very much to governors, Mrs Gill and Mrs Cooke, for helping us with the scarecrow.

Stretton Handley school children have sent entries for the Stretton Handley art class – judged in three age groups. The theme is ‘Circle of Life’. Younger children have created a close-up views of nature and mini-beasts using pastels and older children have created their own ‘Four Seasons Tree’ pictures using mixed media.

There are also classes for all children to enter. See details here………..

For further details, please visit the Woolley Moor Show website.

‘Wet n’ Wild’

KS2 enjoyed a great afternoon of water fun at the end of term. Take a look at these ‘wet n’ wild’ photos!

School Games Afternoon

Everyone enjoyed a great afternoon taking part in athletics,running, relay, javelin, skipping, sack race etc. The weather was kind — no rain and not too much sun. Well done to the blue team – winners overall this year.

Bronze Ambassador Event

Bronze Ambassador Event Report!!!

On Tuesday 20th June 2017 the whole school took part in our Quad kids athletics event. The 4 events the children did were: long run (2 laps of the field), short run (50m sprint), standing long jump and howler javelin throw.

First of all the infants came out. We split them into 4 groups and sent them off to their first event. The children completed all 4 events with us running them and LS taking lovely photos.

Next the juniors came out and did the same.

Both groups really listened to us and made it fun for us and for them.

We have worked out the results and we have decided on a boy winner and a girl winner for each class.

The results sheets are here for people to see

The winners are …

Woodpecker class – HW and LH

Peregrine class – LH and LR

Kingfisher class – MK and RL

written by LJ (Media Bronze Ambassador)