Thursday 14th March 2019
On Thursday, year 5 netballers took part in the first round of CSSP’s High 5 netball competition. They travelled to Riddlesdown Collegiate to play against 5 other schools - Gresham, Christchurch, Kenley, Courtwood and the Hayes. The team were so excited to play - this would be the first netball match for some girls!
The matches were fast paced and the girls stepped up, improving after each match. The progress the girls have made at Netball club was clear to see on court as excellent passing and brave interceptions were on display. The girls cheered each other on and were first to shake the opponents’ hands. I was very proud of the team work and sportsmanship that they all showed. The opposing teams voted for their player of the match - well done to Hannah (twice!), Lilia (twice!) and Tiana. Congratulations to Olivia, Millie, Grace, Tiana, Gaby, Lilia and Hannah - you were all amazing!
In other news, huge congratulations to our Year 6 netball team who have qualified for the Croydon Primary schools league finals that will be taking place on Friday 29th March. You’ve got this girls! Go Team Atwood!
Friday 8th March 2019
On Friday 8th March the Atwood boys’ football team played a double header at home against Gresham. The first match was a 1 -1 draw, with the goal scored by Jayden in 6B. The second match was a 3 – 0 win to Atwood, with two more goals from Jayden and another from Theo in 6HB. Man of both matches was Cleagle in 6HB. Well done to all the boys who took part!
Tuesday 5th March 2019
On Tuesday afternoon, the Year 6 netballers took part in the Croydon Primary Schools tournament at Croydon High. The girls played 6 matches against Croydon High A & B teams, Cumnor House, Woodcote, Kenley and Coulsdon. We won one, drew one and missed out on 4 - though the scores certainly didn’t reflect how hard the girls worked! It was plain to see how the team was improving as the tournament progressed and more importantly, how the girls continued to support each other on court. Chloe and Olivia should have a special mention for their defence work in the circle, with Chloe amazing us with her many interceptions. The whole team should be commended for their positive attitude and how they continued to fight right to the end. Thank you to Mrs Standing and the parents that came to support us.
Saturday 19th January 2019
Well done to our wonder Atwood team from years 3-6 who took part in the SLH cross country race series at Woodcote. They all did marvellously well in the freezing conditions with particular note to Fred (5I) who won the year 5 & 6 boys race by a considerable margin.
Thank you again to those children and parents who sacrifice their Saturday morning to run for the school; each and everyone one of you make such a valuable contribution to the team.
Thursday 17th January 2019
On Thursday 17th January, the Atwood netball team braved the cold weather to play their first match of 2019.
We welcomed three new players to the team - Giya, Ruby C and Chloe - and after a great practise session on Tuesday, the girls were ready to face Ridgeway.
The match started well but Ridgeway slipped past us and scored the first goal. Our girls stepped up the pace and soon the ball was in the shooting circle and in the capable hands of Lucy who scored the first goal. This was quickly followed up by another two and also a goal from Charlotte, meaning we finished half time ahead 4-2. A few positional changes were made and the girls were off again. Ridgeway were determined and scored again, leaving Atwood to work hard in defence. The whistle blew, with the score at 4-3 to Atwood. Well done girls! Ridgeway’s player of the match was Abbie. I would like to say well done to Giya, Chloe and Ruby who did so well in their first league match. Our defence team, “the two Olivia’s” worked well together and there was also huge improvement on court from Ruby L and Lucy. Well done all!
Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th January 2019
Atwood played a League game against St Peters at home on Wednesday 16th January. Unfortunately we lost by 4 goals to 1, but the team did their best, with a great goal scored by Adrian. Man of the Match was Jayden in 6B.
On Thursday 17th January, Atwood boys were in action again in a Cup Game against Margaret Roper. Margaret Roper were a strong team and won the match with 4 goals to 0. Man of the Match was Theo in 6HB.
Monday 3rd December
Whoever made netball a winter sport? Last week, we had to postpone our game against Courtwood due to rain - it was rescheduled for Monday this week so the girls were determined to play, even though more rain clouds were looming! After sweeping the leaves and puddles off the court (thank you Mr B!), the team were raring to go. The team consisted of Abbie as C, Evie as WA, Olivia F as WD, Olivia B as GD, Charlotte as GA, Lucy as GS and Ruby L as GK. We were missing Rosa who unfortunately had an injury.
The girls set a fast pace to the game and were soon up by one goal. Courtwood came back quickly, scoring at their end. Abbie and Evie worked hard to get the ball to Charlotte and Lucy meaning that Atwood finished the first half ahead 2-1. The second half was just as exciting with both teams making interceptions and having chances to score goals. Charlotte scored in the last few minutes, meaning Atwood edged ahead, winning the game 3-1.
Courtwood voted Charlotte their player of the match - well done! A great finish to this half of the season. Netball Club has its last session next Tuesday and we’re already looking forward to our next match in January.
Tuesday 4th December
A group of Year 3 and 4 children have been taking part in Squash sessions run by Pete Smith at David Lloyd. These sessions culminated in a mini-tournament on Tuesday 4th December where Atwood came in second place! Well done to Rachel, Kyri, Olivia M, Freddie, Jacob, Esme, Lewis, and Olivia C for all your efforts.
Friday 30th November
On Friday 30th November our girls put up a strong game against The Hayes but they presented an extremely strong team and we lost the game. Playing strong teams will only improve our game and the girls continue to move forward and improve with a really positive mindset - well done girls!
The Atwood girls’ football team played their first set of league games as a team in a double header against Kenley Primary. The girls finished up the first game 0 - 0, with some fantastic defending and some brilliant saves from Lilia. The second game unfortunately finished 3 - 0 to Kenley but the girls kept going right to the end and showed great spirit.
The team is looking forward to their next league game away at The Hayes Primary on the 30th November.
Our boys’ B Team also played their first match together in a very tough friendly against a very strong Woodside Academy 'A' Team. Atwood started off the game fantastically and surprised Woodside by taking the lead through Austin. Atwood could have taken the lead further but unfortunately didn't take their chances and Woodside scored 4 goals in quick succession. With only the bare 7 players and no subs, tiredness played a massive part and the boys conceded a few more goals in the second half. However, on the whole, it was a good experience for mainly boys in year 5 playing against an opposition full of year 6 boys.
Thursday 22nd November
On Thursday, the Atwood netball team went along to Ridgeway for their second match of the season. The girls have been working hard in training to improve their defending skills and I’m proud to say that every single girl showed improvement on court. The team made many interceptions and the defence team of Rosa, Olivia B and Ruby L were very strong and not many passes got past them! The girls started strong, scoring 3 goals in the first 5 minutes. Abbie in centre linked well with Olivia F to feed our shooters, Lucy and Charlotte, who worked together to make an efficient team in the circle.
The final score was 9-2 to Atwood. Charlotte was captain this week and was also awarded Player of the Match by the Ridgeway team. It would be hard to pick a coach’s player as each girl rose to the challenge but Olivia B had a fantastic game and Ruby deserves a mention too as it was her first full competitive game. Well done girls, you are superstars!!
Autumn has arrived and with it, the start of the netball season. However, in true Autumn style, the weather meant our first match against Margaret Roper last week had to be postponed. So, this week, our Year 6 netball team faced another new opponent, Cumnor House girls’ school. Again, the rain decided to make an appearance but luckily this time, we had the option to travel to Cumnor House to use their indoor sports Hall. The conditions were different as the court was slightly smaller and the pace of the game much quicker but our team stepped up to the challenge with smiles on their faces.
Charlotte and Lucy worked hard to put goals in, supported well by Evie and Abbie in the centre court but Cumnor’s defence were strong (and tall!) leaving our defence team of Rosa, Olivia B and Olivia F battling at every turn. By the end of the match, the win went to Cumnor but our girls still had smiles on their faces and lots of ideas how to do even better at the next match. With this fantastic attitude, the season looks very bright! Well done girls!
Monday 12th November
On Monday, six children from year 4 took part in a Panathlon competition at Riddlesdown School. There were 11 other schools taking part and Atwood joined forces with our neighbours, Gresham, to form ATgresham!
There were lots of different activities such as boccia, football, table cricket, curling, sitting volleyball and even fun games with a parachute!
Our team came 4th which was an amazing achievement and each child was very pleased to receive a medal for their efforts. Well done to Dillon, Aimee, Megan, Mia, Lexie-May and Luke. We are very proud of you!
Thursday 8th November
A group of excited Atwood children took part in a sports festival with Gresham children on Thursday 8th November. They enjoyed bowling, ball races, and skipping and jumping games, having a wonderful time in the process. Thank you to all the children and staff who helped to make the event a success!
Thursday 18th October
On Thursday 18th October, 19 children took part in the Croydon Schools swimming trials at Trinity School. We have been very lucky to acquire the use of Trinity Pool for our trials and 6 training sessions, which will run on a Wednesday morning from 8:15am-9:00am. All the children did fantastically well- watch this space for our final team!
Friday 12th October
Atwood’s footballers were in action on Friday 12th October in an away match against Ridgeway. The Atwood team won 1 - 0 after an incredible goal from Jay (5R) from 25 yards out. Man of the match was Harry in 6HB. Well done, boys!
Thursday 10th October 2018
Well done to all the Atwood children from years 1, 2, 3 & 4 who took part in the Croydon School Partnership’s Primary Cross Country competition on Thursday 10th October.
Everyone ran with a great attitude and smiling faces! We had 2 particularly impressive results; Eloise in Violet Class beat over 100 girls to win her 1km race by quite a margin - excellent running Eloise!
Emilio in Ruby Class ran a brilliantly paced race to finish in 3rd place. We have since learnt that the 2 boys in front of him were disqualified for poor sportsmanship and therefore Emilio has shot up to 1st place - well done Emilio!
Letters will be coming home today about the SLH cross country series being held at Woodcote school for children in Years 3-6. It would be fantastic to have as many Team Atwood participants as possible, so please do sign up if you can!
Friday 5th December
Our netball team, coached by Mrs Burr, competed in a friendly match against Gresham on Friday 5th October. For some girls this was their first netball match and they all worked really well as a team. There was plenty of feedback to take on board and they are all looking forward to their first league match next half term.
Saturday 29th September 2018
The boys were out in force again on Saturday 29th September at the Croydon Boys U-11 5-a-side. We played strongly to get to the semi-final, and although we lost our semi match, it was to the winning team so the boys did fantastically well!
Friday 21st September 2018
On Friday 21st September, a group of year 5s took part in a tag rugby festival. The children received fantastic coaching from Whitgift and Trinity staff followed by a number of matches. Well done to the whole team!
Friday 21st September 2018
Our boys’ football team played a Cup Match against Norbury Manor at home, winning 1-0 and going through to the next round.
Coach Gill commented, “Jamie (6HB) came on as a sub and scored the winning goal. All the boys put in a fantastic display. Man of the match goes to Jay (5R).”
Well done Jayden (6B), Jay (5R), Cleagle (6HB), Fred (5I), Adrian (6HB), James (6HB), Eythan (6HB), Zabdiel (5R) and Jamie (6HB).
Thursday 24th May 2018
Atwood’s B Team footballers took part in a friendly football tournament on Thursday 24th May at Heavers Farm Primary. The boys played 4 matches without conceding a single goal: against Selsdon Primary (Atwood won 1-0), Heavers Farm (Atwood won 2-0), St James the Great (Atwood won 1-0) and St Joseph’s (0-0). Atwood won the whole tournament, and Mr Gill was thrilled with the boys’ performance. Well done, boys!
Tuesday 22nd May 2018
On Tuesday 22nd May, Atwood’s footballers played a friendly away match against Woodside. Although the team lost the match, it was a very close 6-5, and lots of fantastic goals were scored. Well done to all the boys who took part!
South London Harriers Cross Country Event
Saturday 17th March 2018
Some very brave and hardy Atwood children decided to test their resilience and attended the SLH Cross Country at Woodcote on Saturday 17th March. The weather was typical cross country conditions; cold, windy and snowy (ok, it was actually a blizzard!).
We were so very proud of all of the children who attended, particularly our lovely year 3 girls (all from Ruby class) who managed to place Atwood 5th in the team standings for this meet - well done girls!
Well done to Maddison (Ruby), Lily (Ruby), Kyla (Ruby), Sophie (Ruby), Tillie (Ruby), Amelia (Ruby), and Oliver (Ruby) who placed in the top 10, and Charlotte (5I) and Edward (6B) who placed in the top 20 – we were very very impressed with you all!
Netball League Finals
Friday 16th March 2018
There were great celebrations last Friday evening when the Year 6 netballers took part in the Croydon Primary Schools’ Netball League Final. The team knew there would be a high standard of netball but were looking forward to playing teams from different schools. The girls started off brilliantly, winning their first game against Orchard Way with a score of 5-2. Next they went onto play Croydon High but unfortunately they lost. However, the girls had a great team building chat between matches and went off to face their next match against Woodcote with a positive attitude. This served them well as they won, 4-1. The win meant they progressed to the semi-finals which pitched us against ... Gresham! The girls played under the biggest pressure to date, and truly showed their passion, fighting hard to the end. Unfortunately, we lost this match and Gresham went on to play Croydon High in the final, with Croydon High eventually winning. Many thanks to the parents and Atwood staff that came along to support, it was greatly appreciated.
32 Croydon Primary schools entered the League this year and Atwood finished the season in joint third position. This is an amazing achievement and shows how far the girls have come in 6 months. Their dedication to the club and learning new skills has brought them together as a team and most importantly, they have represented Atwood in the best possible way. Congratulations to Alyze, Charlie, Eloise, Sophia, Lucy, Maisie, Keira and Kaya.
swimming gala finals
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Atwood children took part in the Croydon Schools Primary Swimming Gala Finals at Trinity School on Wednesday 14th March.
Abbie in 5I swam into 3rd place in the 25m Breaststroke in a time of 23.97. Alyzé in 6B did the double gold and won both the 25m Backstroke (16.86) and the 25m Butterfly (15.41).
We are fantastically proud of both girls - a huge Atwood round of applause!
Tuesday 13th March 2018
On Tuesday, our Year 5 team went to Croydon High School to participate in the second High 5 Netball tournament. The rain held off and the girls were raring to go from the moment they stepped off the minibus! We played matches against Beaumont, Christchurch, Gresham, Courtwood and St Peters and won 3 out of those 5 matches. By the end of the tournament, Atwood were in second place overall so there is all to play for at the third and final tournament in a few weeks’ time. The opposing teams voted for their player of the match each time - well done to Abbie (3 times!) and Olivia (2 times!). Interestingly, we have some new shooters and natural defenders appearing in the team and it was a pleasure to watch the girls play with such great sportsmanship. Atwood girls were first to offer to shake hands at the end of a match and always left the court with smiles on their faces. Congratulations to Charlotte HG, Charlotte M, Abbie, Evie, Olivia, Lucy and Rosa - keep it up!
Wednesday 21st February 2018
Atwood’s A Team footballers played two matches on Wednesday against Park Hill Juniors, winning both games – the first 2 - 0 (goals scored by Kyron and Dino) and the second 2 – 1 (both goals scored by Naquarm). Well done to all the boys on two fantastic results!
Thursday 8th February 2018
Atwood’s A Team played Ridgeway at home on Thursday, winning by a very respectable 4 -1. Well done to all the players who took part!
Tuesday 6th February & Thursday 8th February 2018
The Atwood Netballers were out braving the weather again this week. The Year 6 teams visited Gresham on Tuesday for their final matches of the season. The first match started well but Gresham were leading by half time. Atwood fought back in the second half, scoring well, but it wasn't quite enough as the final score was Atwood 6 - Gresham 9. The second match was also a close call, with another great team performance, particularly from Jessica and Ellen, who made some fantastic interceptions on court. Well done girls!
Yesterday, our Year 5 team went to Croydon High School to participate in the first of three High 5 Netball tournaments with five other local schools. The weather was cold but the girls did not stop smiling for the entire two hours - the smiles were there on court too, as the team won 4 out of 5 matches! The opposing teams voted for their player of the match each time - well done to Charlotte HG (3 times!), Abbie and Evie. It was clear to everyone how hard these girls have worked on their netball skills and the future looks very promising! Mrs Hutchinson and I were so proud of the whole team for the sportsmanship and team spirit that they all showed. We found it hard to pick one single player so congratulations to Charlotte HG, Charlotte M, Abbie, Evie, Olivia, Lucy and Rosa - you were amazing!
Wednesday 7th February 2018
Atwood girls’ football team were in action in the School Games Final at Lanfranc on Wednesday. Following a series of matches played at Selsdon Primary last term, the team were invited to play in the final. This consisted of a series of qualifying rounds and a final.
Atwood had a tough draw but won 2 and lost 3 matches. The team finished 12th out of 14 in the league and fought the whole way.
Well done to Sanah, Kaya, Alyzé, Katherine, Alice, Rehana, Inessa-Renee and Charlie.
Our top goals scorers were Rehana and Inessa-Renee.
Thursday 1st February 2018
The Year 6 Netballers continued their successful run by winning 10-2 against Fairchildes Primary school on Thursday.
The girls are working so well together on court and particular mention goes to Charlie and Sophia as shooters and Eloise and Alyzé as central attackers. The girls came together to show accurate passing and great work in the circle. Alyzé was voted Player of the Match by Fairchildes - congratulations! Next week, we will be taking two teams to Gresham to play our last league match of the season. Good luck girls!
Thursday 1st February 2018
On Thursday 1st February, Atwood’s footballers were in action away against Trinity. The match was a challenging one, with Trinity 4-0 up within the first 10 minutes. However, Atwood fought back hard, and ended up only losing by one goal (4-3). This was a fantastic effort by the boys against a very good team, and the sports coaches were very proud of the whole team for their effort and commitment.
Thursday 25th January
On Thursday, Atwood swimming team took part in the qualifying heats of the Croydon Primary Schools’ Swimming Competition which took place in Purley pool.
The team consisted of 25 children, with participants from Year 3 to Year 6. The Girls' medley team started off with an amazing first place, closely followed by the boys who came second in their race. From then, the whole team continued to make us very proud with their huge efforts. Over half of our children reached first, second or third position which was fantastic. A special mention should go to the children for whom this was their first gala experience. Well done to you and congratulations to the whole team for their "Team Atwood" attitude. Thank you to all the parents and carers that came along to support. We expect to receive the results in a few weeks when we will find out whether we have qualified for the finals.
Well done to all children on their achievements, especially:
1st Place Girls Medley (Alyzé, Abbie, Charlie)
2nd Place Boys Medley (Jayden, Jack, Edward)
1st Place Girls backstroke (Alyzé)
1st Place Girls Freestyle (Charlie)
1st Place Boys Freestyle (Edward)
1st Place Girls Breaststroke (Abbie)
1st Place Boys Freestyle (Jack)
1st Place Girls Butterfly (Alyzé)
1st Place Girls Freestyle Relay (Charlie, Abbie, Alice, Alyzé)
Saturday 20th January 2018
On Saturday 20th January, a group of Atwood children took part in a Cross Country Race which is part of the annual primary school cross country league that is being hosted by South London Harriers. There were approximately 100 children involved overall, and our children did extremely well, showing great commitment and team spirit. Madison in Ruby Class finished in the top 20, and Fred in 4S came third in his race.
Well done to all the children involved!
Atwood netballers have had a very positive start to 2018 by winning their first 4 matches!
Last Tuesday, we played Forestdale at home and the team proved that they had not forgotten any of their skills over the Christmas break by winning 7-2. Forestdale's player of the match was Lucy A which was well deserved.
Then, on Friday, we travelled to Greenvale Primary school. The girls were ready and there was plenty of excited team talk in the minibus. The team played some of their best netball to date - creating space, accurate passing, strong defence and excellent shooting. We won 11-3 and Greenvale voted Alyzé as their player of the match.
Finally, this week, we took two teams to Courtwood Primary. The first match started well and continued to stay strong to win 4-2. Next, our second team came on and played more great netball, working together to achieve a 3-0 win! Most importantly, all the girls showed great sportsmanship and were a credit to our school. Players of the match were Alyzé and Kaya - well done girls!
Tuesday 28th November
Atwood’s B team footballers played a match away against Kenley this week, drawing 1 -1. Special mention goes to James in 5I and also Taefion in 5R, who has scored 4 goals in 4 games. Very well done to all the children who took part!
Tuesday 28th November
The Year 5 and 6 netballers were back in action this week, playing against Courtwood at home. The Year 6 match started well, with Atwood leading by half time. Courtwood came back fighting and by the last minute of the second half, the score was level at 3-3. Then Courtwood managed to score, just 10 seconds before the whistle blew! The girls were disappointed but showed great sportsmanship. Then a mixed team of Year 5 & 6 played a friendly match, where they finished with a 3-0 win! This was the first school match for most of the girls and their performance was outstanding. The smiles on their faces showed how much they enjoyed it! This week's special mention goes to Olivia B and Lucy B in Year 5 for their great interceptions and passing of the ball and also to Alice in Year 6 who was so positive throughout, fully deserving the role of Captain for the match. Courtwood voted their Players of the Match as Sophia (2 weeks running - well done!) and Evie (first netball match ever - amazing!).
Thank you also to all the parents and carers who have been coming along to the home matches – your support is really appreciated!
Wednesday 15th November
On Wednesday 15th November, Atwood’s footballers played Elmhurst away, achieving a 3-all draw. Special mention goes to Luke and Rehana for their efforts during the match. Well done to everyone who took part!
Wednesday 8th November
On Wednesday 8th November, Atwood’s A Team footballers played Elmhurst at home, winning 4 -1. Adrian in 5I scored his first goal for the team, and Dino and Roshan (both 6B) also played especially well. Well done to all of the children that took part!
Monday 6th November
Year 5 and 6 children took part in CSSP’s Tag Rugby on Monday 6th November. After playing 6 games, we won 2, drew 2 and lost 2, finishing up 5th out of 7 schools. We played some really good teams but after the first two games we looked a totally different team. The attitude and behaviour of the team was exemplary and we are very proud of their effort.
Saturday 4th November
A number of children from KS2 took part in a cold and wet cross country race at Woodcote school on Saturday 4th November. Everyone had a great attitude and ran their best and we had some fantastic placings. Fred in 4S was our best scorer, coming in 3rd place in year 3 and 4. Well done, everyone!
Tuesday 10th October
The Year 6 netballers started the season off with two excellent matches against Gresham on Tuesday afternoon. We won one and lost one but the whole team's attitude was amazing and both games were great to watch. Players of the match, voted by Gresham, were Charlie and Freya in 6B - very well played, girls!
Tuesday 3rd October
Atwood’s A-Team footballers played Gresham away on Tuesday 3rd October, winning 2 -1. Well done to all the players who took part!