We were treated to some excellent weather and a good standard of cricket throughout the competition. Six different schools took part in the competition but we were the only school to enter three boys and three girls teams.
The format of the day was a boys Cup competition, a boys plate competition and a girls competition.
In the girls competition there were five schools competing with an A team and we had also entered a B and C team. Unfortunately this meant our B and C teams were always playing against the stronger A teams from all schools. Our A team played six, won five and lost one. Our B team played six, won two and lost four. Our C team played six and unfortunately lost six. However this was great experience for the girls and hopefully the experience gained will serve them well in the future. Our A team finished joint first with The Grange School on points and it then went to run difference which meant we were officially in second position. This was despite us beating The Grange in our head to head match. Our B team finished fifth and our C team seventh. This was the first experience of a kwik cricket competition for all of the girls and they all enjoyed it and represented the school with distinction. Well done to our squad of Cheneice W, Millie T, Emily R, Iris D, Nicole C, Zahrah K, Lucy E, Louisa T, Grace B, Bethany P, Nia P, Dorota W, Aston M, Bella R, Sienna S-L, Millie F, Layla B, Maria H, Sadie B, Ella H, Mia P, Ella A, Ruby H and Molly H.
Our boys also had an A,B and C team. The A team played five, won four and lost one in the cup competition. There were plenty of fours and sixs being hit, some excellent bowling, fielding and catching. These results put them in joint first position on points but again we lost out in the run difference count and finished in second position to Queensway who had beaten us by an agonising six runs. The B team in the plate competition won two, drew one and lost one leaving them in third position and the C team playing against all other schools B teams lost all four games. Nine of our boys were year fives so this will be great experience for next year’s competition. Well done to our squad of Alen V, Alfie J, Ethan A, Harley P, Ewan M, Charlie C-F, Nathan W, Jack F, Jayden H, Caius A, Kyle T, Anderson B, Alfie A, Alizar R, Cody E, Kian M, Charlie J-L, Cameron S, Tyler O, Oscar A, Harry C, Damian P, Luke C and Samuel R.
Thank you to the student leaders from Banbury Academy the staff from NOSSP and to Banbury Cricket Club for allowing us to use their fabulous facilities. And finally a big thank you to the parents who came to support and to Mr. Rose, Mrs. Jordan and Mrs and Mr Prinsloo for helping to run and encourage the children on the day.
On Wednesday the 14th June 2017 over three hundred children from Hill View joined the fitness coach and healthy eating guru Joe Wick aka The Body coach in his second live broadcast exercise class.
Year Four children filled the lower hall and Year Three filled the upper hall and were all raring to go when the class started.
They were joined by several other classes around the school.
All of the children worked extremely hard for the half an hour class and were joined by several of our staff leading the way. Thousands of school children took part in the event from all over the country.
Well done to everyone who took part and we are all looking forward to the next live broadcast from Joe.
On Tuesday the 23rd May Hill View Schools Year 3/ 4 football team had a fixture against Bishop Loveday for the second time in the space of four months. Our team were Alfie B, Ethan W, Joshua B, Henry P, Jay S, Luke T and Reid C.
The game started very well with Hill View on top keeping the ball well which lead to us creating some fantastic scoring opportunities. Hill View got on the score sheet first with some brilliant build up play leading to an unfortunate own goal, 1-0 to Hill View.
Bishop Loveday came back strongly and scored within a minute when a cleared corner fell to a Bishop Loveday midfielder on the edge of the box and they scored with a smart finish, 1-1. The game continued like a ping pong game with the ball first in Hill Views half and then straight back into Bishop Lovedays. This continued throughout the game which meant both teams showed some good attacking and defending skills and plenty of gaols for both teams.
The game ended 7-4 to Bishop Loveday. Our goal scorers were Ethan W two, Alfie B one and their own goal. Hill View played well, showing some good football skills and cooperation within the team representing the school in a calm and mature manner.
On Wednesday 7th June 2017 our year three and four tennis team attending the North Oxfordshire Area Finals tennis competition held at Banbury Tennis Club. Our team of Joshua B, David G, Joe B, Alfie B, Keeley M, Hadiqah K, Javaria H and Maja M were all seeded one to eight and following some friendly practise games they played against the same seeded player from the other three schools who had qualified for the finals.
The children were all very keen to get playing. The games were played on a half tennis court and using the red dot development tennis balls. Again the standard of tennis on display was a credit to all the children and some good sportsmanship was on display with line calls. The scoring for the competition was based on a first to ten scoring system and all of the games were closely contested.
None of our children play competitive tennis outside of school and to see how they have developed this year and from the last competition was very pleasing to see. Some of the ground strokes would not have been out of place had Andy Murray been on the court.
When not involved in the competition matches the children played each other on an adjoining court and enjoyed the freedom of a full size court.
At the end of the competition we had finished in fourth place just missing out on third. Despite this the children had all enjoyed the day and made good progress with their tennis development. Congratulations to all the children who took part and thank you to the staff and student leaders from Banbury Academy and Banbury Tennis club for an excellent event.
Two weeks into our marathon kids challenge and a lovely hot sunny week it has been. Despite the warm conditions the children have still been working hard. This week we have run 1,497 kilometres bringing our total up to 4,202 kilometres. We have one hundred and eighty two children who have completed their own 10,000 meters and seventeen children who have already completed their personal half marathon. Congratulations to them. Several of the children have also taken part in our local park run on a Sunday at Spice Ball Park.
Keep up the hard work and the fundraising at home.
Thank you for all the support you have been giving to the children.
On Wednesday 24th May 2017 our year six tennis team competed in the Banbury Area tennis competition held at Banbury Tennis Club. Our team of Alan, Harley P, Millie T, and Chenice W were seeded one to four and played against the same seeded player from the other schools in our group. Our players, none of whom play tennis outside of school, were a little nervous at the start but once they had warmed up we saw some great ralleys against strong opposition. Following the completion of the group stage, we were delighted to find that we had come second in our group. We then went on to play the second placed teams from each of the other groups, ending up finishing in 6th place out of 9 teams. Congratulations to all the children who took part. They were a credit to the school, exemplifying the school sports value of the day ‘honesty’. Thank you to the organisers and student leaders from Banbury Academy for an excellent event.
On Thursday 25th May 2017 team Hill View sent forty children to the Banbury Academy Quadkids athletics competition at Banbury Academy. The team consisted of five girls and five boys in Team One and Team Two from Year five and six and the same from Year three and four.
Quadkids is a multi-event athletics competition in which all the children compete in four events. A 50/70 meter sprint, a 400/600 meters run, a standing long jump and a vortex howler throw.
Seven schools in ten teams with ninety nine athletes entered the Year 5/6 competition and six schools in eleven teams with one hundred and ten athletes entered the Year 3/4 competition.
The weather was very warm and sunny and with many of our year five six athletes having competed in the tag rugby competition the day before fitness and stamina was going to be important.
Each athlete took turns in a round robin format at each event. For many this was their first athletics competition and their first time representing Hill View School.
All of the events seemed to be going well for Hill View with several personal bests being set in various events.
The morning passed very quickly and all of the children gave it their all showing good levels of fitness and great determination to succeed.
Due to the complex nature of the event the results were not made public on the day.
Frequent checking of the emails the next day, waiting in excited anticipation of the results. Eventually they arrived and what a fantastic set of results they were.
Year Five/Six Team One had won the competition due to a fantastic team effort with everyone contributing points to the winning total. Individual positions out of the ninety nine athletes were as follows. Ethan A – 1st, Jayden H – 6th, Caius A – 8th, Saif U-R – 17th, Alfie J – 24th, Tegan K – 7th, Iris D – 8th, Isabelle I – 11th, Katie B – 23rd and Emily R – 29th. Congratulations to you all and Team One qualifies for the North Oxfordshire Finals on the 28th June at Cooper School, Bicester.
Year Five/Six Team Two also produced some fantastic individual results. Nicole C – 4th, Chloe P – 6th, Wiktoria S – 15th, Grace B – 18th, Aliyah S – 32nd, Nathan W – 14th, Matteo D – 23rd, Ewan M -27th, Luca D – 31st and Alizar R – 32nd .
So could our Year 3/4 teams match the achievements of the Year 5/6 Teams.
The answer to that was of course they can and then some!
Year 3/4 Team One had also won the competition in their age group. This was a really pleasing achievement as this was the first athletics competition for this age group. The score was again made up of some great individual scores with everyone contributing. Alfie B – 2nd, Grayson L – 11th, David G – 16th, Jake C – 25th, Mason P – 27th, Teegan H – 1st, Aisha K – 7th, Anoushey R – 12th, Annice Dumbrava – 16th and Alice Howes – 19th. Congratulations to you all and you also qualify for the North Oxfordshire Finals on the 28th June at Cooper School, Bicester.
Not to be outdone Year 3/4 Team Two finished in second place just behind our Team One. This shows great strength in depth and will help us to compete at a good level for the next couple of years. Individual scores Scarlett F – 5th, Ruby J – 9th, Anna C – 17th, Millie W – 26th, Katy L – 29th, Reid C – 11th, Caden C-S – 17th, Joe B – 23rd, Ethan W – 32nd and Luke T – 38th. It is not clear at this time if they qualify for the North Oxfordshire Finals.
Congratulations to all the children who worked so hard to achieve these excellent results. Thank you to Banbury Academy and their sports leaders for an exciting and well run event. And finally thank you to Mr. Rose, Miss Hamilton and Mrs. Morgan for leading teams on the day.
Go Team Hill View!
On Tuesday and Wednesday of last week we were very fortunate to have two badminton coaches from Oxfordshire Community Badminton come into the school and work with the children.
Julie Bradbury is a double Olympian at Badminton, she was a former world number one, Commonwealth games gold medalist and current World Series Seniors Champion. She was assisted by Tom a former top twenty player.
Each class had a thirty minute taster session with the coaches and the children showed a great deal of enthusiasm and a good level of skill in the circuit of events in which they participated.
They used a variety of different racquets and different shuttlecocks, pompoms and balloons to hit.
This was a great opportunity for the children and if they would like to take the sport of badminton further Oxfordshire Community Badminton will be running classes at The Warriner School, Bloxham. Please see the details below.
First Month FREE with Community Badminton
I would like to invite your child to take part in a FREE MONTH of badminton coaching at one of our community badminton sessions which launched in January. We are soon to launch at The Warriner School in Bloxham from 5-7pm for 8 – 14 year olds.
For more information about our weekly coaching programme please visit: https://oxfordshire.communitybadminton.org
If you would like to benefit from this offer please contact us on 0800 888 6030 or email email@example.com quoting the reference FREEHILLVIEW.
Our free months coaching is subject to completing a player registration and the cost for coaching after the first month is £28 per month. For more information about our coaching fees please see our Coaching Fee section on the website.
We look forward to seeing you at a badminton session very soon!
All the best
Julie Bradbury Community Badminton
On Thursday 24th May 2017 Team Hill View sent our Year 5/6 Tag rugby team to compete in The Chairman’s Cup at Oxford University Rugby Club, Iffley Road, Oxford.
The Chairman’s Cup is open to all primary schools in Oxfordshire. Teams were seeded on their success in the area competitions earlier in the year. This meant we were in the top pool against the other form teams.
The weather was very hot and sunny but the children were very excited and keen to play.
Our first game was against Whitchurch School. It was an end to end battle with some excellent running rugby and good tries scored by both teams. The final result was very close and we just emerged winners 9-8.
Our second game was against Windmill School. The standard of play was again very good from both teams and it looked like it was going to be another close match. Ethan A was making some very strong runs ably supported by Jayden H. All of our players showed good fitness and kept going to the final whistle emerging as winners 6-5.
Our final pool game was against Kirtlington School. Again this was a very close game with good tries being scored by both teams. Unfortunately the final whistle went at the wrong time and we lost 7-8.
This meant we emerged as winners of our pool which was a fantastic achievement against some very strong teams.
Unfortunately there was then a last minute change to the plan and instead of going straight into the final as expected we had to play a semi-final against St. Nicolas School.
Again the team were eager to go and where they found the energy from in the heat of the day I do not know. This was always going to be a fiercely competitive game between two good teams playing some excellent rugby. We lost the toss and the first score went to them but we were soon back on the score board with our first try. The game went back and forwards and the lead was constantly changing hands. We then went two tries behind late in the game and the game looked lost. But this team do not know when they are beaten and we drew level and then ahead with some excellent support play. We were then praying for the final whistle but just before it went they scored in the corner. An excellent game of rugby for all involved. The result then had to be decided by a golden try in extra time. We started with the ball and made good progress but then at the crucial moment we lost possession and they broke away and scored to win the game. The children should be so proud of their performance and the skill and determination to succeed that they demonstrated throughout the competition. The referee described it as the best game of tag rugby he had ever refereed.
Congratulations to the team of Ethan A, Jayden H, Iris D, Grace B, Charlie C-F, Nathan W, Nicole C, Sair U-R and Lewi M.
Thank you to Oxford City Council for an excellent event and Mrs Cooke for helping with the team and transport.