Hello! Welcome to Year 5!
HOMEWORK UPDATE: We now have an email address for the children to email their electronic homework to their class teachers. Please make sure the email contains the child’s name and the name of their class teacher.
On the 14th November we visited Mansfield Library to take part in a fantastic day of art. This included different art workshops, seeing an exhibition and also taking a look around the library. We would like to say a big thank you to Access Art who organised and promoted the original idea for the exhibition. Inspire, as well as coordinating the whole day, provided transport for the school and also ran an art workshop for the children, linked to the Big Draw 2017.
In June earlier this year we sewed own houses from squares of material. This artwork was sent off to be part of an exhibition called Access Art Village : Stunning Stiches. This beautiful exhibition has finally come to Mansfield and is open to the public from 14th November to 21st December.
All of the children were very excited to see their own artwork alongside other stitched items, sent from all over the world as well as other craft groups on Nottinghamshire.
Finally, all of the children and staff would like to thank Corinna Brown for her continued support in providing outstanding opportunities for the school.
Friday 10th November 2017
Year 5/6 Football – Virtual League Competition
The Year 5/6 football team played their first game in the Virtual League football competition at Forest Town Primary School. It was another brilliant game but the difference this time was that we came back to Berry Hill with the 3 points. Well done!
There were some fresh new faces this week in the team and they all gave it their best. Mr Jenkins and I could not have asked for more from the players. The team chemistry was amazing. The teamwork and support was excellent.
We started off as the stronger team and had chance after chance. Charlie Sm held the ball up well to play in the wingers, Finley and Charlie Sn who whipped in the crosses but unfortunately we could not put them away.
When they cleared the ball, Ethan was quick to intercept to put the opposition under pressure again. We eventually passed around their defence which left Finley one on one with the keeper and he took chance. He placed it perfectly into the corner! 1-0.
Forest Town reacted and started to put the pressure on us but Ollie and Campbell were like a wall and let nothing past. This resulted in shots from distance. However, Alfie was outstanding and pulled out some brilliant saves. Although, the Forest Town striker finally found the back of the net with a superb strike from distance which was unstoppable. 1-1 at half time.
Forest Town started the second half well, but Charlie P was everywhere, making it hard for their attackers. Forest Town had a clear chance after some good link up play and scored. 2-1. The match was even for the next 10 minutes and we had some good chances but we could not put the chances away!
There were 5 minutes left and Campbell the captain, who had been outstanding all game, was left in defence on his own so we could play with an extra attacker. Campbell was put under pressure but won the ball and played it down the line which was then crossed in, and waiting back post was Finley who controlled the ball and then smashed it into the net 2-2.
In the last two minutes of the match we had a corner. Charlie Sn and Ethan had been putting in great crosses all game but again Forest Town cleared and caught us on the break. One pass played in their striker and they were one on one with Alfie. Alfie came running off his line to put pressure on the strike and…SAVE! It was really tense. Campbell cleared up and hit the ball away. Charlie Sm controlled the ball and turned on the edge of their area. The whistle was about to go when Charlie Sm took a shot and… GOAL! 3-2. There was an enormous cheer from the crowd!
Forest Town kicked off and the whistle blew for full time. An outstanding effort from the team. The team went over to the crowd after the team talk at the end and received a massive round of applause from them. They deserved it. Well done!
Result: 3-2 Berry Hill
Man of the Match: Campbell.
Friday 3rd November 2017
Year 5/6 Football – Dukeries competition
The Year 5/6 football team played their first Dukeries league fixture today. It was a fantastic game to start the competition!
We played Parkgate Academy and they were a very tough opponent. The teams were even and it was end to end action. It was a very tense game but so exciting for the audience who came out in their numbers.
In the first ten minutes of the game, the opposition struggled to get out of their own half and we dominated possession, although we lacked shots on goal. Parkgate started to come back into the game but Campbell (the captain) and William stopped them in their tracks.
However, we made a couple of substitutions with Sonny, Ashton and Jacob coming on and with those fresh legs and determination we again dominated. At the end of the 1st half it was even 0-0.
The second half started and Parkgate came out strong and worked the ball well to score. 1-0. Parkgate showed confidence and kept up with the pressure and had some one on one chances with our goalie Kamran. However, Kamran was brilliant and denied chance after chance and kept Berry Hill in the game.
It was the last couple of minutes of the game, and we decided to play Campbell in defence on his own so we could play an extra attacker. Ethan never stopped all game and continued to win the ball and play our strikers in. There were some magnificent link ups between Joshua, Ashton and Sonny. The crowd were shouting ‘SHOOT, SHOOT!’ and Charlie took on the responsibility and had a shot from distance and finally we beat the keeper to make it 1-1.
Not long after and the final whistle went. The game finished all square 1-1.
A brilliant performance from the team, real spirit and determination. The parents, carers, Mr Jenkins and I were so proud of them and gave them a massive round of applause.
Parkgate were a fantastic team, great sportsmanship and hosted really well! Thank you for the biscuits!
Man of the Match = Kamran (Goalkeeper)