Academy News 17th December

The week has been quite busy as the year groups have had their end of term reward afternoon during this week. Thursday has also been end of term report time and time for reflection on the terms’ work and the targets for next term.  Each pupil has the time to discuss and reflect with their form teacher or Progress Leader on the achievements and the new goals for the coming term. Year 6 are preparing for their SATS mocks which will be soon in the New Year; the booklets that were ordered by many parents have now arrived and should have been collected.

The hockey team played Abbotholme in a Christmas friendly game. The A team game was very closely contested, with St. Edward’s being 3-0 up after the first 15 minutes; however, Abbotsholme came back strongly to bring the game to 4-4 after the second 15 minutes. In the final third of the match, the play went from end to end with Millie Salmon making some excellent saves in goal. In the closing seconds of the game, with the score at 5-5, Freya Bell struck a thunderous shot into the corner of the goal to give us the victory 6-5.

In the B team game, St. Edward’s were stronger than the Abbotsholme team and were 3-1 up in the first third, Abbotsholme came back to score another goal in the second third, but then we scored two more goals making the final score 5-2 to St. Edward’s. Well done to all the girls and to Miss B.

All four Y7 and Y8 Sportshall Athletics teams were successful in winning their respective District competitions as reported previously, it is now confirmed they will now go on to represent the Staffordshire Moorlands at the Staffordshire Winter Games at Fenton Manor on Tuesday 7th February. We wish them every success, all 29 who will compete against 9 other schools from across Staffordshire.

The celebration boards were awarded in assembly for Year 8 and Year 7, with much hard work and sharing going into the themes. Congratulations go to Miss Jones’ form in Year 8 and Mrs Handforth’s  form in Year 7 ( assisted by Mrs Brock and Mrs Cooper). The theme was friendship and working together. All themes are taken from the School vision.  Year 5 and 6 will have theirs awarded next term as they have had many learning activities in their form time this term.

Finally, in the end of term assembly Mrs Clarke was very touched, humbled and thankful for the presentations from the pupils and the gift of the wonderful blanket and booklet that had been constructed from all the children’s drawings. It will be greatly treasured. She would also like to thank all the pupils, parents and staff who have sent good wishes and gifts – it was immensely generous and very much appreciated. All pupils went to church for the Christmas service at St Edward’s on Friday and the weather was exceptionally kind with a lovely winter sunset for the afternoon trip. May we wish you all a Merry Christmas and many blessings for the New Year from all at St Edward’s.