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PE & Sport News

House Sport Winners 2019                                                                      (24/07/2019)

Walton Oak gives its pupil's the opportunity to participate in House sports competitions throughout the academic year.  Children represent their House in sports such as football, hockey, dodgeball, rounders and cricket.  The aim is to get as many children, boys or girls of any ability, to take part and gain points for their House, which when added together, will result in the winning house being presented with the House Sports trophy at the end of the academic year.  

 Congratulations to J K Rowling (yellow House) who have won the House Sports Trophy for the very first time, breaking the green's seven year domination of this competition!

 ABOVE: Our yellow Sports Captains Mauro, Toby and Matthew receive the Walton Oak House Sports Trophy for 2018-2019.

 

FREE Summer Athletics Club at Cleves School                                        (24/07/2019)

Cleves School in Weybridge are running two summer athletic sessions on Friday 30th August and have a few spaces left if any member of the #PurpleArmy would like to attend?

 

Times are as follows:

Current Year 2/3 - 10am - 12pm

Current Year 4/5 - 1pm - 3pm

 

The sessions are held at Cleves on their school field and are completely free of charge.  If your child is interested in attending, please complete the form below by Friday 26th July to secure your child's place.  

 

Complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfotGUIQ9muw5BHPTZMV--zuyjXFe1oJWSMqgvrqMg8TZj_eA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

PE Postcards                                                                                             (21/07/2019)

At the end of every half term, we send home a PE postcard to (usually) one child in every class, in recognition of their work in PE.  Sometimes the postcards are given for the level of effort a child gives in lessons; sometimes it is for the quality of their performance in PE;  it can be for increased fitness; better concentration and focus in class, or perhaps just because they are consistently fabulous!

Postcards for the summer term (2019) have been awarded to:

Tommy in Kingfishers

Poppy in Moles

Noah in Newts

Joshua in Nightingales

Chenoa in Owls

Juliana in Rabbits

Imogen in Water Voles

Yusra in Woodpeckers

Stanley in Muntjacs

Scarlett in Otters

Luka in Kestrels

Murtaza in Sparrowhawks

Ella N in Badgers

Lily-Grace in Foxes

Well done to this term's postcard winners!

 

Surrey School Games 2019 - County Orienteering Silver Medalists!     (11/07/2019)

The Surrey School Games County Finals took place at St. George's College, Addlestone on Thursday 11th July.  We took our Year 6 Orienteering team there to compete against six other schools from all around Surrey.

Our Year 6 children completed a unit of work in orienteering in December 2018 and had considerable experience of using maps to find control points around a course.  These Year 6 children in particular loved the work that they did in those lessons, hence they were invited to participate in the County Finals.  This event saw each school bring six pairs of children, six boys and six girls, to the event and each pair had to find 24 control points scattered around the St George's College Campus.  Ravenscote, Ongar Place, Brookwood, Surrey Hills, SEND Church of England and Charlwood School all participated alongside Walton Oak in the competition.

Each pair of children was given a short time to look at the map, discuss a strategy as to which control points they went to and in which order, then they were off, using a staggered start. The aim was to firstly find all 24 control points and write down the letters on those control points correctly.  The second aim was to complete this course in the quickest time possible.  The average time for completion of this course was 40 minutes.

Once all the pairs from every school were back safely at the start zone, the times were calculated and the positions were decided.  There were first, second, third and fourth place certificates awarded in the best individual pairs and there were gold, silver and bronze medals for the the best overall teams.  Our very own pairing of Lily-Grace and Poppy managed to complete all 24 control points correctly in 26 minutes and 41 seconds, placing them in third place out of 42 pairs!  David and Ivan also managed to complete all 24 points in 29 minutes and 25 seconds to finish in fourth place overall!

The results of the team event were read out last.  Medals were given to the schools whose team completed the all the control points correctly in the quickest time possible, when added together.  Out of the seven schools that took part in the event, the whole Walton Oak team got all 24 control points correct and managed it second fastest, earning the team the silver medal for their efforts!  This was a brilliant and well earned achievement for our children and our school.  We are so incredibly proud of our #PurpleArmy and their achievements in this County Orienteering Final - very well done to the entire team.

TEAM: Natalia, Fei, Poppy, Lily-Grace, Ivan, David, Mauro, Tommy, Yassin, Thanos, Ella and Grace.

 

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Sports Day                                                (28/06/2019)

The colours red, yellow, blue and green were out in force on Friday 28th June for our annual Sports Day.  Like last year, we didn't have to worry about the rain, we had to worry about the amount of sun and heat we had!  Our shiny Sports Day trophy awaited the combined winners of both the Key Stage 2 (in the morning) and Key Stage 1 (in the afternoon) Sports Days.  The question was, who would win?  Would Jacqueline Wilson retain the trophy that they won last year, or would Anthony Brown or Roald Dahl cause an upset? 

Some of the activities that the children took part in included: the 30m shuttle run, high jump, standing long jump, chest push, overhead heave, vortex throw, javelin throw, speed bounce, 5 strides, hoop sling, shot put and the standing triple jump.  Children were awarded points for their performance at each activity.  The faster they ran, the more points they received.  The higher they jumped or the further they threw, the greater number of points were awarded to them and their House.

After both the morning and afternoon sessions were completed, the points were added up.  The result was a brilliant victory for J. K. Rowling who have now the trophy four times in the past nine years.  They won with a grand total of 5,171 points.  Jacqueline Wilson were only 31 points behind the winners with 5,140 points to take second spot this year.  Roald Dahl finished in third place on 4,808 points, ahead of Anthony Browne who finished in fourth place with 4,603 points.  A massive congratulations to every member of J. K. Rowling on their efforts; the Sports Day trophy will now be engraved and on display in the trophy cabinet shortly. 

We must say a very big thank you to every member of staff who helped out on the day, without you the day does not happen.  Thank you so much to Lewis Newton, Alesio Pacitti and Mrs Courtney who worked incredibly hard to get all the results for us all.  Thank you to all our Year 6 pupils who helped to run the Key Stage 1 Sports Day in the afternoon, you were all amazing.  Finally, a big thank you to all the parents and family members who came to cheer their children on.  We hope you enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you in 2020. 

ERPSSA Year 5 Quadkids Competition                                                    (25/06/2019)

On Tuesday 25th June, Walton Oak participated in the very first ever Quadkids competition for local schools from the Elmbridge and Runnymede area to participate in.  St George's College in Addlestone kindly hosted the event and allowed us the use of their beautiful track for the afternoon.  

We were able to take a team of ten children from Year 5, five girls and five boys, to compete in the event.  Each child had to complete a 75m sprint, a 600m run, standing long jump into sand and throw a vortex howler.  There was also the opportunity for eight children (four girls and four boys) to run in a 50m shuttle relay at the end of the day too.

There were supposed to be ten schools competing, however, this was reduced to five schools on the day with Cleves, Walton Oak, Holy Family, St. Charles and Burhill taking part.  For each event the child completed, their times or distances were entered onto the Quadkids scoring chart and the software converted their times and distances into points.  In simple terms, the faster you ran, the more points you received.  The further you threw or jumped, the greater number of points you received.  Once each child had completed their four events, their event scores were combined to give them an individual grand total.  To get the final team total, the best eight children's scores were added together.

At the end of the afternoon, the scores were read out and were as follows:

Position School Points Total
1 Cleves 1,741
2 St Charles 1,536
3 Holy Family 1,369
4 Walton Oak 1,299
5 Burhill 1,264

All of our team agreed that they thoroughly enjoyed the competition and would love to participate in this event again next year.  It was a lovely afternoon spent at a beautiful venue, with great competitiveness and determination shown by everyone.  Well done to the Purple Army!

TEAM: Lauren, Emma, Kelly, Oyiza, Sofie, Luka, David, Murtaza, Ahmad and Saif.

 

Year 5 Ultimate Frisbee Competition                                                     (17/06/2019)

On Monday 17th June, Walton Oak hosted the very first ever Ultimate Frisbee event for local schools to attend.  We were lucky enough to be able to give eight children from Year 5 the opportunity to represent their school in a sports event.  Cleves, St Anne's and Ongar Place took part in the competition, which was run by coaches from Premier Sports.

The event kicked off with a thorough energetic warm-up game.  The children were then split up into groups and took turns to complete two activities.  The first group worked in pairs to pass and catch the frisbee, before attempting to hit the target cone in front of their partner, scoring points for doing so.  The second group worked as a team to move the frisbee up and down a set area, they were not allowed to move with the frisbee and had to develop their communication skills when working with their group.

After these two activities were completed, it was straight into the matches!  The children had great fun putting their frisbee throwing to the test by passing and throwing the frisbee amongst their team to try and score a goal in their 'zone'.

The Premier Sports coaches ensured all the children had a great time and every participant was awarded a well deserved certificate at the end of the morning.

TEAM: Adam, Saja, Maddison, Leo, Hanga, Hazel, Aisha and Nikola.

 

Year 5 & 6 Lumen Learning Trust Rounders Tournament                     (06/06/2019)

For the very first time ever, Walton Oak participated in a sports competition as a member school of the Lumen Learning Trust (LLT).  We took our Year 5 rounders team over to Staines after school on Thursday 6th June to compete against Echelford, Riverbridge and Saxon.  The aim was to get each school to play three matches each during the afternoon.

The team’s first match was against Echelford and it was a thriller!  Echelford won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring an impressive 6½ rounders at the end of their 20 ball innings.  They were far more dominate with their fielding however, and despite Walton Oak managing to score 4 rounders, with Daisy amongst the scorers, Echelford managed to get 5 members of our batting team out quickly!  Only 2½ rounders separated the two teams at the end of the game with Echelford winning by 6½ rounders to 4. 

Our second game was against Saxon and it was another great match.  Sophie E. scored a rounder on her representative debut and David was amongst the rounders scorers who helped the team scored 4 rounders at the end of their batting innings.  Despite this, Saxon ended up recording 7 rounders at the end of the game, to win the match by 3.

Due to time constraints, the third and final matches could not be completed.  However, a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of rounders was had by all the children.  The weather was fantastic and the quality of rounders shown was of a very high standard.  Well done to all our players!

TEAM: Brooke, Sophie E, Sofie H, David, Murtaza, Daisy, Sean, Oyiza, Emma, Luka and Levi.

 

ERPSSA Year 3 & 4 Tri-golf Tournament                                                 (05/06/2019)

Walton Oak entered the annual Year 3 and 4 Tri-golf tournament, held at Topgolf in Addlestone on Wednesday 5th June.  This event has been running for the past few years and sees children from local primary schools playing golf as a member of a team.  There were 8 ‘stations’ that each team had to visit in turn, each one testing the children’s ability to putt and chip a golf ball.  ‘Bullseye’, ‘Dominoes’, ’Finders Keepers’, ’Zone Ball’ and ’Grand National’ were the names of just some of the stations that children had to complete. 

In sunny, but windy conditions, our determined team of golfers had to complete the eight stations in turn.  ‘Bullseye’ was first and our children had to hit a large circle of cones, receiving more points the closer they hit to the centre.  ‘Grand National’ was next and golfers had to chip the golf ball over cones ranging in distance away from the tee.  Each ‘fence’ the children hit over, points were scored.  The nearest fence scored 1 point, the next fence scored 5 points and the last two fences furthest away scored 10 points each.  The third station was 'Down the Middle’ where golfers had to strike the ball down the ‘fairway’ to land in the target area.  ‘Drive for Show, Putt for Dough’ followed next.  Here, our golfers had to hit the ball to a set area, before being allowed to putt a hoop to score maximum points.  

After lunch it was on to the putting stations.  First up was ‘Finders Keepers’ where children had to hit the ball at various cones, keeping the cones they hit and scoring different points for different coloured cones.  The sixth event was ‘Tunnel Ball’, which saw children putting the ball straight down a tunnel towards a hoop without hitting any cones on the way.  ‘Zone Ball’ was next and the task was to hit a row of cones, in order, to score points.  The final station was called ‘Dominoes’ and it required all children to hit a line of cones in turn to score points.

At the end of the afternoon, Walton Oak scored a brilliant 413 points to finish in second place behind the eventual winners, Ongar Place.  Our team had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to represent their school at sport.  Well done team!

TEAM: Shay, Scarlett, Ruby-Jean, Rudy, Dollie-Rae, Toby, Charlee, Nicky, Brandon P and Brandon H. 

 

Year 3 & 4 Archery and Fencing Festival at Walton Oak                        (03/06/2019)

On Monday 3rd June, Walton Oak hosted an Archery and Fencing Festival for local schools to attend.  We were lucky enough to be able to enter two teams in the event, allowing 12 children the chance to represent their school at sport.  Our school were taking part in two sports that were new to most of them, but the Premier Sports coaches who were running the events were fantastic with them all.

The event got off to a great start with an energetic warm up game.  The children involved then had the opportunity to be taught how to shoot the arrows.  It seemed that we had some natural archers in our teams as the arrows flew.  The children then paired up and were introduced to the targets.  Each pair set their own target score and soon found that they could all exceed this and readily upped their scores.

     

After a quick refreshment break in the shade it was on to fencing.  The foils were raised and masks put in place.  Despite the heat, all of the children eagerly lunged back and forth, parrying away attacks.  There were lots of red faces and sweaty heads!  The Premier Sports coaches ensured all the children had a great time and each participant was awarded a well deserved certificate.

TEAM: Lily, Sian, Ada, Emily, Frankie, Joseph, Lewis, Jemima, Luke, Sophia, Clara and Darren.

 

Panathlon Challenge at Spelthorne Leisure Centre                                (22/05/2019)

On Wednesday 22nd May a team of 8 children from Years 3 and 4 took a trip to Spelthorne Leisure Centre to participate in the Panathlon Challenge.  Our school first attended this event last year and our children enjoyed it so much, we managed to get an entry into this year's competition.  This event sees teams of children complete a circuit of sporting activities that develop their aiming, striking, balance, running and kicking skills.

Our team had the opportunity to participate in new age kurling, parachute popcorn, precision bean bag, boccia blast, table cricket, polybat, flight path and Messi football.  The children absolutely loved the games and activities and worked beautifully as a group.

At the end of the competition, each school's points from all the activities were added up and medals were given out.  Our team were delighted to be awarded a black medal and a certificate, which will be presented to the team in our school Celebration Assembly this week. 

TEAM: Harry, Stanley, Rihana, James, George, Callum, Ellie-Grace and Anisha.

 

Didi Rugby at Cobham Rugby Club                                                          (21/05/2019)

Vicky Alexander from Cobham Rugby Club is inviting any of our Nursery and Reception children to the free launch of Didi Rugby on Sunday 8th June 2019. To book your child's place, click here or contact Vicky at cobham.vicky@didirugby.com for more information.

Year 4 Muntjacs Class at the Mini Olympics                                            (10/05/2019)

The fifth and final Mini Olympics competition for children in Years 3 and 4 took place on Friday 10th May at Cleves School, Weybridge.  These competitions are being run by Cleves every half term, giving an opportunity to all the other local schools to bring an entire class to each event to participate in a range of different races. 

Cleves, Walton Oak, Holy Family, St Anne's, Burhill, Thorpe and Grovelands were all competing in today's competition and there were seven races that the children could participate in: basketball dribble, hockey dribble, tennis race, rugby race, obstacle race, hurdles race and a relay running race.                                                                                                       

Each event had to have 10 children involved in it (5 girls and 5 boys) and every child had to complete the activity as quickly and accurately as possible.  The teams were awarded a first place, second place, third place and so on for each race they completed.

     

The entire class had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of sport.  Every child who participated in the competition will receive their certificate in Celebration Assembly next week.  Well done to every child who took part!

TEAM: Sam, Dollie-Rae, Ana, Ruby-Jean, Francesca, Benjamin, Brandon, Lola-May, Nicky, Edward, Luke W, Luke T, Juno, Jakob, Jessica, Ryan, Maya, Jay, Ava, Callum, Sadie, Ege, Dylan, Emily, Ellie, Kimberley and Joshua.

 

PE Postcards                                                                                             (05/04/2019)

At the end of every half term, we send home a PE postcard to (usually) one child in every class, in recognition of their work in PE.  Sometimes the postcards are given for the level of effort a child gives in lessons; sometimes it is for the quality of their performance in PE;  it can be for increased fitness; better concentration and focus in class, or perhaps just because they are consistently fabulous!

Postcards for Spring term 2 (2019) have been awarded to:

Penny in Kingfishers

Bilal in Moles

Kyle in Newts

Ethan in Nightingales

Louie in Owls

Tilly and Amelia in Rabbits

Brandon, Toby, Jack, Seema and Tyler in Water Voles

Casper and Charlie in Woodpeckers

Dylan Z. and Joshua in Muntjacs

Emily in Otters

Emma and Brooke in Kestrels

Daisy and Jessica in Sparrowhawks

Fei, Toby and Oge in Badgers

Poppy, Matthew and Ivan in Foxes

Very well done to all these children on their success!

 

Years 3-6 Tag Rugby Tournament                                                          (01/04/2019)

For the third year running, Walton Oak organised our very own Tag Rugby Festival for children in Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6, which was played on Monday 1st April in glorious sunshine!  We arranged for four Year 3 and 4 teams, plus four Year 5 and 6 teams, to again play against Cleves School.  This tournament provided all our children who have been working hard during their tag rugby lessons  with the chance to compete in a tournament.  In total, 53 children from Walton Oak represented their school during this event.

The Year 3 and 4 teams played their games on the front field, whilst our Year 5 and 6 teams played on the back field.  Every team got to play a minimum of 4 matches each with 5 points being given for a win, 3 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss.

  

  

There were lots of fabulous tries scored throughout the afternoon; lots of good examples of passing, tagging and defending were witnessed from all participating teams.  Even though the aim of the tournament was competitive fun, scores were kept throughout the afternoon.

YEAR 3 & 4 RESULTS

We must congratulate the Walton Oak ‘A’ team on winning the event with 18 points.  Cleves ‘B’ , ‘C’ and ‘D’ teams finished very closely behind in joint second and fourth places with 16 and 14 points respectively.  It was such an enjoyable afternoon of competitive sport against very good opposition.  We must say thank you to Vicky Alexander (Cobham R.F.C.), our two volunteers and to Mr Thomas from Cleves School who kindly refereed the games for the event — thank you all!

YEAR 3 & 4 TEAM: Rudy, Brandon, Ruby-Jean, Dollie-Rae, Thierry, Dylan, Ines, Lewie, Jay, Nicky, Zahra, Caitlin, Luke, Scarlett, Ryan, Shay, Daniel, Leo, Tilly, Carla, Antione, Jacob, Ege and Amelia.

Our Year 5 & 6 teams played to the same rules used in the Year 3 & 4 matches.  Every team got to play a minimum of 4 matches each with 5 points being given for a win, 3 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss.

  

  

YEAR 5 & 6 RESULTS

We must say well done to Cleves for finishing in the first four places in this competition.  They dominated with the try scoring and were worthy winners out of the eight teams.  Although an incredibly hot afternoon, our children were brilliantly behaved throughout, their effort levels were superb!  It was a really lovely way to end a block of work on tag rugby and gave lots of opportunities for children to represent their school in a competitive sport.

YEAR 5 & 6 TEAM: Jason, David, Mauro, Ivan, Phoebe, Lily-Grace, Ella H, Toby, Luka, Thanos, Matthew, Oge, Fei, Emma, Brooke, Saif, Ahmad, Amy-Lou, Poppy, Natalia, Levi, Yassin, Tilly, Shayna, Tommy, Sean, Maxi, Jessica and Talula.  

 

Year 3 & 4 Sportshall Athletics Competition                                          (19/03/2019)

Every year there is a District Year 5 and 6 Sportshall Athletics competition that takes place around January/February time.  This event sees children compete in a variety of indoor running races, throwing and jumping events.  Our Year 5 and 6 children absolutely love this competition, but unfortunately there is currently no District Sportshall Athletics event for Year 3 and 4 children to participate in. 

In conjunction with Cleves and Grovelands School, Walton Oak arranged our very own Sportshall Athletics competition for the Year 3 and 4 children from all three schools to participate in.  It was held at Cleves School on Tuesday 19th March and our competition saw children participate in a range of athletics events such as: standing long jump, 5 strides, vertical jump, chest push, speed bounce, javelin throw, relay races, obstacle relays and sprint races. 

Thanks to the Year 6 Cleves Sports Leaders helping to measure and time the races, each school was able to bring a girls and boys teams, allowing each school to give 30 children the opportunity to represent their school in a competitive sports fixture.  The children had a fantastic time and were all able to participate in various running, jumping and throwing events throughout the afternoon.  Our children were putting to good use the indoor athletics teaching they had been given in their PE lessons by Miss Slaymaker during the autumn term. 

   

We must congratulate every member of our Year 3 & 4 Sportshall Athletics team on their wonderful performance on the day. It was a fantastic all-round team effort which resulted in a win for the team in purple!  Every member of the squad played a vital part in this win — well done everyone. 

RESULTS:

1st place was Walton Oak with 116 points

2nd place was Cleves School with 112 points

3rd place was Grovelands with 60 points

Every member of the squad played a vital part in this win — well done everyone. 

  

We must say a very big thank you to Cleves for hosting and organising, and to Mrs Braden and Mr Sobey for helping during the event.

TEAM: Toby, Brandon, Kacper, Mirko, Olivia, George, Georgie, Anais, Charlie, Casper, Rudy, Sean, Lewie, Thierry, Militsa, Ada, Scarlett, Carla, Ines, Caitlin, Luke, Nicky, Sam, Dollie, Ana, Ruby and Charlee.

 

Year 3 Woodpeckers Class at the Mini Olympics                                    (08/03/2019)

The fourth Mini Olympics for children in Years 3 and 4 took place on Friday 8th March at Cleves School, Weybridge.  These competitions are being run by Cleves every half term, giving an opportunity to all the other local schools to bring an entire class to each event to participate in a range of different races. 

  

Cleves, Walton Oak, St Anne's, Burhill, Thorpe and Grovelands were all competing in today's competition and there were seven races that the children could participate in: basketball dribble, hockey dribble, tennis race, rugby race, obstacle race, hurdles race and a relay running race.

     

Each event had to have 10 children involved in it (5 girls and 5 boys) and every child had to complete the activity as quickly and accurately as possible.  The teams were awarded a first place, second place, third place and so on for each race they completed.

    

The entire class had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of sport.  Every child who participated in the competition will receive their certificate in Celebration Assembly next week.  Well done to every child who took part!

TEAM: Maria, Anais, Charlie, Matthew, Alina, Mya, Harry, Melisa, Annamarie, Casper, Erin, Archie, Isabelle, Yusra, Maks, Grace, Abs, Rufus, Daniel, Tait, Samuel, Lara, Wiktor, Ryan, Jasleen and Amelia.

 

Brand New Athletics Club Starting - West London Track & Field           (20/02/2019)

To all our children who love athletics!  There is a brand new indoor athletics club opening up in Oxshott in May 2019 called West London Track and Field.  If you are interested, please use the flyer below to contact J.P Laurent directly to book your place.

 

PE Postcards                                                                                             (15/02/2019)

At the end of every half term, we send home a PE postcard to (usually) one child in every class, in recognition of their work in PE.  Sometimes the postcards are given for the level of effort a child gives in lessons; sometimes it is for the quality of their performance in PE;  it can be for increased fitness; better concentration and focus in class, or perhaps just because they are consistently fabulous!

Postcards for Spring term 1 (2019) have been awarded to:

                                         * Dana in Kingfishers          * Luis in Moles

                * India in Newts          * Isobel V in Nightingales          * Layla in Owls

         * Harry in Rabbits           * Brandon in Water Voles           * Mya in Woodpeckers

                                        * Ana in Muntjacs          * Lewie in Otters

                               * Leylan in Kestrels          * Murtaza in Sparrowhawks

                                         * David in Badgers          * Matthew in Foxes

Very well done to all these children on their success!

 

ERPSSA Year 5 & 6 Pop Lacrosse Tournament                                       (14/02/2019)

Walton Oak took part in the ERPSSA Year 5 and 6 Pop Lacrosse Tournament on Thursday 14th February, which was held at Royal Holloway University.  In gloriously sunny weather, Walton Oak were one of 8 primary schools vying for a place in the County Finals, taking place on the 5th March.

There were two pools of teams, with Walton Oak placed in Pool ‘A’ along with Laleham 'red', St Charles 'blue' and Burhill School.  All games were 10 minutes long with a half time change of ends.  The top four teams from both pools would progress to the knockout rounds.

This was our school's third appearance in a competitive pop lacrosse tournament, although for seven of the eight members of our squad, it was their very first EVER match!  The team’s first game was against an experienced Laleham School 'red' team.  It started well with Sofie getting on to the score sheet with an excellent goal, yet that was our only goal of the game, despite Matthew and Mauro both shooting just wide of goal.  Laleham 'red' went on to score 9 excellent goals to win 9-1 after the 10 minute game.  Walton Oak’s second match was against St Charles 'blue' team.  St Charles have won at least five of the last six County tournaments, so the team knew it would be a tough game.  St Charles dominated the match, scoring 8 goals with ease and without conceding a goal.  A 8-0 win for St Charles.

The third and final game of the tournament for Walton Oak was against Burhill. Burhill were playing in their first ever pop lacrosse tournament and did extremely well!  The Purple Army took an early two goal lead with a brace from Tommy.  Burhill fought back though to level the match at 2-2 at half time.  Walton Oak then stepped up their game again and more goals were scored.  David (Yr 6) scored a hat-trick, David (Yr 5) scored a goal before Mauro scored a goal in the final few seconds of the game to end the match, 7-2 to Walton Oak.

It was a fantastic afternoon of lacrosse in the sunshine and a thoroughly exciting time was had by the whole team!

TEAM: David (Yr 6), Tommy, Phoebe, Matthew, Mauro, David (Year 5), Emma and Sofie.

GOAL SCORERS: Sofie, Mauro, Tommy (scored 2), David (Yr 5) and David (Yr 6 scored 3).

 

Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6 Dodgeball Tournament                                 (08/02/2019)

On Friday 8th February, we invited 32 Year 3 and 4 children and 32 Year 5 and 6 children to participate in a joint dodgeball tournament against Cleves School, Weybridge.  Although our Year 3 and 4 children play Dodgeball as a House Sport here at Walton Oak, there is currently no District tournament for them to take part in.  So, in agreement with Cleves, we organised our own!  We took four Year 3 and 4 teams and four Year 5 and 6 teams, allowing 64 children the opportunity to represent their school in an inter-school sports competition. 

 

  

ABOVE: Our Year 3 & 4 Dodgeball Teams

The children played to the same dodgeball rules that are used in both our House Dodgeball competition and the District Dodgeball tournament.  Games were 2 minutes in length and the aim was for each team to throw dodgeballs at the bodies of their opponents. The team with the most players left at the end of each game were the winners.  All our teams had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the tournament.  The official results of the games will be posted here shortly.

  

  

ABOVE: Our Year 5 & 6 Dodgeball Teams

We must thank Cleves for hosting the event and for giving our school the opportunity to attend. Well done to all our children on their enthusiasm and competitiveness during the games.

YEAR 3 & 4 TEAMS: Jessica, Chantelle, Leo, Shay, Ruby C, Kimberley, Luke W, Sean, Ava, Sadie, Jay, Rudy, Lily, Caitlin, Joseph, Ruby D, Lola, Ege, Benjamin, Carla, Militsa, Lewie, Hollie, Juno, Charlee, Ryan, Luke T, Francesca, Ellie-Grace, Sian and Zahra.

YEAR 5 & 6 TEAMS: Aliyah, Grace, Mohammad, Isabelle, Toby, Dylan, Saif, Levi, Mary-Kate, Loghan, Zuzanna S, Leylan, Jack, Teagan, Amelie, Poppy, Lily L, Dominic, Deniz, Orla, Elissia, Bria, Kitty, Sam, Frankie, Fei, Isla, Betty, Catherine and Lauren.

 

Surbiton Hockey Club - Half Term Hockey Camps                                  (06/02/2019)

Year 5 & 6 ERPSSA Sportshall Athletics Competition                             (30/01/2019)

Walton Oak entered the ERPSSA Sportshall Athletics competition, held at the Xcel Centre, Walton-on-Thames on Wednesday 30th January. This competition saw 12 schools go head to head in a range of athletics events such as: standing long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump, chest push, speed bounce, javelin throw, relay races, obstacle relays and sprint races. It was aimed at Year 5 and 6 pupils and the turn out was fantastic. Cleves, St Ann’s Heath, Burhill, St James’ and Ashley were just some of the schools participating on the day. 

ABOVE: The Year 5 & 6 Walton Oak Sportshall Athletics team at the Xcel Centre. 

Highlights from the day include: our girls 4 x 1 lap relay team consisting of Emma, Phoebe, Ella H and Oge finished in 2nd place overall with a time of 58.7 seconds; our girls vertical jump team of Emma, Natalia and Oge finished in 2nd place with a grand jump total of 119cm; our girls javelin team comprising of Zuzanna, Lily-Grace and Ella N finished in 3rd place overall with a combined throws total of 30 metres.  Finally, our boys 1 + 1 lap team comprising of Ivan and Mauro finished in 3rd place overall with a time of 27.9 seconds in their race.  We must congratulate all of our runners, jumpers and throwers on their effort and determination during their events - everyone was superb!

Walton Oak’s behaviour, appearance, sportsmanship and sheer competitiveness were absolutely fantastic, as usual. The team finished in joint 8th place this year with a grand total of 478 points.  A very big well done to the entire team!

TEAM: Lily-Grace, Natalia, Zuzanna, Fei, Emma B, Phoebe, Ella H, Ella N, Oge, Sofie, Emma L, Ivan, Mauro, Harvey, Shahwaiz, Thanos, Matthew, Tommy, Jason, David (Yr 6), David (Yr 5) and Luka. 

 

Year 5 & 6 ERPSSA Dodgeball Tournament                                             (18/01/2019)

Walton Oak took part in the Year 5 and 6 ERPSSA Dodgeball tournament, which was held on Friday 18th January at Cleves School, Weybridge.  This year, eleven local schools battled it out to become the champions of the court.  St Cuthbert’s, Cleves, St Anne’s, Burhill and Ongar Place were just some of the schools competing in this event.  The winners of the tournament would be presented with the ERPSSA Dodgeball Trophy at the end of the afternoon. 

The basic rules of dodgeball are as follows: each team of 6 players on court must throw small, soft balls at the other team, hitting them on the body, below the head.  If an entire team is out, this is called a wipeout and 10 points are awarded to the winning team.  All games are 2 minutes long and each team plays in a round-robin style.  During this tournament, each team had to play all the other ten teams in the competition.   

Walton Oak School’s results, in order, from the day were:

ROUND 1: a 4-1 win over Cardinal Newman
ROUND 2: a wipeout win over St Jude's
ROUND 3: a wipeout win over Burhill
ROUND 4: a wipeout loss to St Anne's
ROUND 5: a wipeout loss to St Charles
ROUND 6: a wipeout loss to St Cuthbert's
ROUND 7: a 3-1 loss to Cobham FS
ROUND 8: a 2-1 win over Grovelands                                                                                    ROUND 9: a wipeout loss to Cleves  
ROUND 10: a 2-1 loss to Ongar Place

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of dodgeball was had by our team and a 7th placed finish was were we ended up, against very high quality opposition.  Well done to St Cuthbert’s School on winning this tournament and thank you to Mr Taylor for organising it on behalf of all ERPSSA schools.

TEAM: Tommy, Ivan, Lily-Grace, Emma, Jason, Thanos, Lilly and Joshua.

 

Change4Life / PhysiFUN Festival                                                            (14/01/2019)

On Monday 14th January, Walton Oak took a 10 person team to take part in the second Change4Life / PhysiFUN Festival, which was held at Cleves, and run by members of Fulham F.C.  Six schools from around the local area entered the event and the competition saw all the children take part in multi-skills activities with a focus on the School Games Values of teamwork, self-belief, respect, passion, honesty and determination.  

Our team took part in three different games were they had to play competitively against another school and our team proved that they could demonstrate great teamwork as well as consideration for the other teams. They played well and fairly, always listening to the coaches’ advice and instructions at all times.

The first game they played was called 'Rob the Nest' where teams had to send a child out, one at a time, to collect an object from the middle and take it back to their teams 'nest'.  Once all the items had been collected, teams were then able to go and 'rob' another teams nest to try and win.  Another game they played was very similar to 'Simon Says' when all children had to pair up and listen to the instructions given by the coach.  Each child had to touch various parts of their bodies and then grab the cone when instructed to.  Our team loved this game the most and really enjoyed the competitive nature of trying to beat their opponent.

As the children where participating in the activities, staff members from all six schools were invited to vote for either a team or an individual (not from their own school) they saw demonstrating any of the School Games Values when participating during the morning.  One lucky school will be invited to the Change4Life / PhysiFUN County Finals, being held at St George's School in Addlestone in July 2019.

We were incredibly pleased with the behaviour, sportsmanship and enthusiasm shown by every member of the #PurpleArmy we took to the event.  They were an absolute credit to Walton Oak School and a delight to be with - well done everyone!

TEAM: Charley, Taylor, Hayley, Chloe, Orla, Harvey, Oli, Jessica, Liam and Dom. 

 

Walton Casuals F.C. (Wildcats)                                                               (08/01/2019)

Walton Casuals Juniors F.C. are fully committed to getting more girls involved in sport/football.  As a local Community Club they are offering free sessions (in association with Surrey FA and Active Surrey) that start on Friday 18th January at the Xcel Centre, Walton-on-Thames.

Get in touch with the club using their email address above, if you are interested in getting involved!

 

PE Postcards                                                                                             (18/12/2018)

At the end of every half term, we send home a PE postcard to (usually) one child in every class, in recognition of their work in PE.  Sometimes the postcards are given for the level of effort a child gives in lessons; sometimes it is for the quality of their performance in PE;  it can be for increased fitness; better concentration and focus in class, or perhaps just because they are consistently fabulous!

Postcards for Autumn term 1 and Autumn 2 (2018) have been awarded to:

*  Finley & Kayleigh in Kingfishers     *  Zara & Lukas in Moles     *  Mia & Ava in Newts

*  Dakota & Shay in Nightingales     *  Freddie & Gabriella in Owls     *  Sam & Ryan in Rabbits

*  Calin & Mia in Water Voles      *  Charlie & Wiktor in Woodpeckers     

*  Maya & Sam in Muntjacs     *  Shay & Zahra in Otters     *  Sofie & Leylan in Kestrels

*  Jack & Daisy in Sparrowhawks     *  Toby & Tamara in Badgers     

*  Natalia & Tommy in Foxes

Congratulations to all these children on their success!

 

Introducing our brand new Sports Captains for 2018-2019!                 (14/12/2018)

We are delighted to announce that we have selected our brand new cohort of Sports Captains for this year!  We were incredibly pleased with this group's behaviour, dedication, sportsmanship and conduct with peers and adults alike.  We hope that this group of individuals will work fantastically together at the high level that has been set by our previous Sports Captains.

We have been incredibly lucky over the previous years to have had some wonderful young people become Sports Captains and we have no doubt that this 'luck' will continue into the 2018-2019 academic year.  Congratulations and good luck to every single one of them!

Our new Sports Captains are: 

Lily-Grace, Oge and Poppy (Blue House)

Aliyah, Fei, Amy-Lou, Natalia, Zuzanna K. and Lily (Green House)

Matthew, Mauro and Toby (Yellow House)

Grace, Ella, Tamara and Zuzanna S. (Red House)

 

Kingstonian Cricket Club - looking for junior cricketers!                       (07/12/2018)

Kingstonian Cricket Club are looking for junior cricketers to join them.  Their winter training sessions start in January 2019 - if any children in Years 1-6 wish to get involved, contact the club using the details on the flyer below.

Year 3 Rabbits at the Mini Olympics Festival                                          (30/11/2018)

The third 'Mini Olympics' for children in Years 3 and 4 took place on Friday 30th November, this time it was Year 3 Rabbits turn to take part.  These events are being run by Cleves School each half term, giving an opportunity to all the other local schools to bring an entire class to each event, to participate in a range of different sports races. 

Cobham Free School, Holy Family and Lyne & Longcross were just some of the schools competing in this festival on the day and there were seven events that the children could participate in: basketball dribble, hockey dribble, tennis race, rugby pass, obstacle race, hurdles race and a relay running race.

Each event had to have 10 children involved in it (5 girls and 5 boys) and every child had to complete the activity as quickly and accurately as possible.  The teams were awarded a first place, second place, third place and so on for each race they completed.

The entire class had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of sport.  Every child who attended the festival will receive their certificate in Celebration Assembly next week.  Well done Rabbits class!

TEAM: Jemima, Luke, Tilly, Rhys, Mishall, Esme, Clara, Charlie, George, Harry, Kai, Georgie, Charlie-Anne, Juliana, Adam, Darren, Hannah, Sam, Sophia, Maddie, Emily, Molly, Ryan and Alexis.

 

Year 5 & 6 Hockey Tournament at Walton Oak                                       (30/11/2018)

On Friday 30th November, Walton Oak again hosted our very own hockey tournament, this time for children in Year 5 and 6, we invited four teams from Cleves School to compete against us.  We fielded four hockey teams consisting of children who had been working incredibly hard during their hockey lessons in PE during this last half term.  This tournament meant that we were able to offer a large number of children the opportunity to represent their school in competitive hockey matches.  We were incredibly lucky with the weather, shining brightly on the only day of this week that was dry and rain-free!  It was a fantastic afternoon of hockey and it was a brilliant demonstration of high level of competition, mixed with respect and complete sportsmanship behaviour.

  

  

All four of our teams:  ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ had to play all four Cleves teams, in turn.  Five points were awarded for a win, three for a draw and one point for a loss.  The team with the highest number of points at the end of all the games (played to quicksticks hockey rules) were crowned the winners.  We must say a very big thank you to Rory and Harry from Suburban Hockey who umpired both the Walton Oak tournaments and did a fantastic job - thank you to both you!

Place School/Team Points Total
1st Walton Oak 'A' 20 points
2nd  Walton Oak 'B' 16 points
=3rd Cleves 'B' 14 points
=3rd Cleves 'D' 14 points
5th Cleves 'A' 10 points
=6th Walton Oak 'D' 8 points
=6th Cleves 'C' 8 points
8th Walton Oak 'C' 6 points

It was a well fought competition that saw all the teams score goals and win points.  The results are in the table above and a wonderful afternoon of competition was had by all.  Thank you to Cleves for attending the event and allowing us to field four teams of players who wanted to compete.  Well done to everyone on their effort and determination! 

 TEAMS: Ivan, Lily-Grace, Tommy, Mauro, Ella H, David F (Year 6), Jason, Matthew, David F (Year 5), Shahwaiz, Oli, Tamara, Sofie, Phoebe, Toby, Zuzanna K, Kosi, Ella N, Oge, Kelly, Sam, Maxi, Yassin and Emma.

 

Premier Sport Holiday Camps                                                                  (27/11/2018)

Premier Sport are again running their Christmas holiday camps at Ashley School in December.  Their summer and October half term camps received outstanding feedback again, providing enormous fun to the children and offering a helpful childcare facility for working parents.  


Premier Sport will drop some flyers into school for parents next week.  This will provide an ideal day to get last minute shopping done!  If parents use the code: PREMIER/25, they will also get 25% off, meaning a full day costs only £20.25!
 

Year 3 Water Voles at the Mini Olympics Festival                                  (23/11/2018)

The second 'Mini Olympics' for children in Years 3 and 4 took place on Friday 23rd November, this time it was Year 3 Water Voles turn to take part.  These events are being run by Cleves School each half term, giving an opportunity to all the other local schools to bring an entire class to each event, to participate in a range of different sports races. 

Yet again, six other schools participated on the day and there were seven events that the children could participate in: basketball dribble, hockey dribble, tennis race, rugby pass, obstacle race, hurdles race and a relay running race.

Each event had to have 10 children involved in it (5 girls and 5 boys) and every child had to complete the activity as quickly and accurately as possible.  The teams were awarded a first place, second place, third place and so on for each race they completed.

 

The entire class had a really enjoyable afternoon of sport, and despite not winning the event, they all had a fantastic time!  All of the children will receive a certificate, which will be presented in Celebration Assembly by Miss Slaymaker.  Well done to Water Voles class!

TEAM: Laci, Eiliyah, Imogen, Eva-Mae, Olivia, Seema, Brandon, Mia, Niki, Levi, Amene, Mirko, Leianna, Louie, Tyler, Isla, Niamh, Zac, Jack, Calin, Toby, Lorenzo, Kacper and Kaleb.

 

Year 3 & 4 Hockey Tournament at Walton Oak                                       (16/11/2018)

   

   

On Friday 16th November, Walton Oak hosted our very own hockey tournament and invited four teams from Cleves School to compete against us.  We fielded four hockey teams consisting of children who had been working incredibly hard during their hockey lessons in PE during this last half term.  This tournament meant that we were able to offer a large number of children the opportunity to represent their school in a competitive hockey fixture.  It was a fantastic day, both in terms of the weather and high level of competition!

   

All four of our teams:  ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ had to play all four Cleves teams, in turn.  Five points were awarded for a win, three for a draw and one point for a loss.  The team with the highest number of points at the end of all the games (played to quicksticks hockey rules) were crowned the winners.

Place School/Team Points Total
1st Cleves 'B' 20 points
2nd Cleves 'A' 18 points
3rd Walton Oak 'A' 14 points
4th Walton Oak 'D' 12 points
=5th Walton Oak 'C' 10 points
=5th Cleves 'D' 10 points
7th Cleves 'C' 8 points
8th Walton Oak 'B' 4 points

It was a well fought competition that saw all the teams score goals and win points.  The results are in the table above and a wonderful afternoon of competition was had by all.  Thank you to Cleves for attending the event and allowing us to field four teams of players who wanted to compete.  Well done to everyone on their effort and determination! 

 TEAMS: Calin, Harry B, Brandon, Lewie, Scarlett, Ryan, Chantelle, Sean, Nicky, Ana, Sam A, Dylan, Dollie, Edward, Ruby, Daniel, Thierry, Sam P, Militsa, Carla, Antoine and Ege.

 

Year 4 Otters Class at the Mini Olympics Festival                                  (05/10/2018)

A brand new inter-school sports event has started this year.  'Mini Olympics' for children in Years 3 and 4 is being run by Cleves School each half term.  It gives an opportunity to all the other local schools to bring an entire class to each event, to participate in a range of different sports races. 

Year 4 Otters were the first class to take part in one of these events that was held at Cleves School, Weybridge on Friday 5th October.  Six schools participated on the day and there were seven events that the children could participate in: basketball dribble, hockey dribble, tennis race, rugby pass, obstacle race, hurdles race and a relay running race.


Each event had to have 10 children involved in it (5 girls and 5 boys) and every child had to complete the activity as quickly and accurately as possible.  The teams were awarded a first place, second place, third place and so on for each race they completed.

The entire class had a really enjoyable afternoon of sport, and despite not winning the event, they all had a fantastic time!  All of the children received a certificate, which was presented in Celebration Assembly by Miss Watts and Miss Slaymaker.  Well done to Otters class!

TEAM: Ines, Rudy, Daniel, Hope, Leo, Sian, Carla, Harry B, Ruby, James, Joseph, Sean, Hollie, Thierry, Shay, Militsa, Lewie, Ada, Frankie, Caitlin, Ryan, Kimberley, Antoine, Harry S, George, Lewis, Scarlett, Lily and Zahra.

 

The Baird Boys Hever Castle Triathlon Success!                                     (24/09/2018)

On the weekend of the 22nd - 23rd September 2018, Daniel (Year 4) and his brother Matthew (Year 6) took part in the Hever Castle Triathlon.  Triathlon events consist of an open water swim, a bike ride, finished by a run and both boys made their parents incredibly proud with their performances. 

In very cold and wet conditions (which made the courses extremely muddy and difficult to negotiate) Daniel swam 100 metres in the open water, before the cold conditions were too much too bear and he had to retire from the competition during the 4 km bike ride.  It was, nevertheless, a tremendous effort in very challenging conditions.

        

ABOVE: Matthew completing the 4km bike ride (left) and the 1.8km run (right) 


On the Sunday, the Event Organisers decided that the swimming element of Matthew's event was too dangerous to stage, so his competition was changed to a 1.8km run, followed by a 4km bike ride and finished with another 1.8km run.   Matthew completed the course in 54 minutes and 8 seconds to finish 169th out of a possible 275 children.

ABOVE: Daniel and Matthew celebrating with their dad, who also competed in the adult's event.

 

Communication and Partnership with Parents                                       (21/09/2018)

The School Office is open daily from 8.30am and our office staff can deal with all general queries and take messages for any member of teaching staff, including Miss Slaymaker, our PE teacher.  If any problems should arise, particular those that will affect your child’s ability to participate in their PE lessons, please let them know as soon as possible.  At present, we currently inform parents of all school events, news and policies through our official school website, our news feed on Twitter and other regular emails and letters home. You can of course email us at office@oak.surrey.sch.uk or call the School Office on 01932 259604. 

You can keep up-to-date with all the latest news from Walton Oak by following us on Twitter.  We use our Twitter account to help inform parents/carers with school sports events, out-of-school courses and classes and some inspirational quotes!  You can follow us by using @WaltonOak, but please be aware that we are unable to reply to direct messages.

 

Skip2BFit Workshop for Years 1, 2 and 3                                                (17/09/2018)

As part of our school’s mission to get fitter, we again welcomed David from Skip2BFit on Monday 17th September 2018, to come in and work with our children in Years 1, 2 and 3.  David had already visited our Year 4, 5 and 6 children back in April 2018 to complete a one day workshop with them. 

During both workshops, each class was allocated a 30 minute session where David spoke to the children about why it is important to exercise and what happens to the body when they do.  He then demonstrated the basic skip, before showing the children what could be achieved through practice — the children were very impressed!  Then, once they were shown how to measure and adjust their skipping to fit their body, each child warmed up to the motivating Skip2BFit music.

Each piece of music was timed specifically to 2 minutes in length.  On command, each class of children was then challenged to skip for two minutes, after which the children could look on the handle of their skipping to check just how many skips they completed on the skipping counter.  After the first skip, the class were given a short rest before David challenged them to all beat their first score.  The children were competing against themselves to try and achieve their ‘personal best’.

Even though it was only for 2 minutes, skipping for this amount of time was tough going!  All the children and all the staff joined in and attempted to achieve an improvement from their first score.  The children then had an opportunity to tell David their scores before he explained that all the children who beat their first score, did so because they wanted to.  He then explained that they could apply this mentality to their class work, homework and all other lessons.

After the skipping session, the children were told that as well as being active, they also needed to eat healthily.  David explained that blueberries were a super food and a fruit that children should try to eat, even if they had not tried them before.  Every child (and member of staff) was then handed their own box of blue berries to eat at break, lunch or on the way home!  The great thing was that the plastic box could be reused again in their lunchboxes for more blueberries, grapes or raisins.   

The final part of each afternoon was a special Skip2BFit assembly, which saw the best skipper from each year group received a special certificate.  As a final surprise, the best child skipper from all of Years 1-3 had to take on the best staff member.  This meant that Leianna from Year 3 had to go head-to-head with Miss Martin in a one minute competition.  After one minute Leianna had scored 97 skips, whilst Miss Martin scored 95.  Leianna was presented with her own skipping rope as a prize for winning.  

      

The School have decided to purchase a Skip2BFit skipping rope for every child in Years 1-6 and these have been given out this week.  These skipping ropes have all had the child's name written on both handles and they have been measured and cut to fit each child's height.  The children will be able to practice their skipping during break and lunch times to improve their fitness and skipping ability, plus they will also be used during warm ups for PE lessons.  Therefore these skipping ropes will be kept in school at all times, so that they may be used during break times, lunchtimes and during PE lessons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What PE Kit does my child need for Walton Oak?                                  (06/09/2018) 

Every child in every class from Year 1 up to and including Year 6, needs to have PE kit in school every week throughout the entire school year. 

  

Compulsory PE kit list:  
  • A white Walton Oak PE t-shirt or a plain white round neck t-shirt with short sleeves.
  • A pair of purple PE shorts.
  • A pair of white sports socks.
  • A tracksuit (trousers and jacket) or a fleece/hooded top and jogging bottoms, ideally dark in colour.
  • A purple Walton Oak PE kit bag.
  • A pair of trainers.   

 

Suggested items of additional kit:
  • In the winter months - children may wear waterproof clothing, gloves and a sensible woolly hat (no hats with tassels please - they obscure vision).  Scarves cannot be worn due to the risk of choking, especially during games activities.   
  • During hot and sunny weather - a purple Walton Oak/light coloured baseball cap is advised to be worn to shield children’s heads from the sun.  Parents/carers are encouraged to apply sun cream to their child before school to provide some protection from the sun.

Please remember:

  • Clearly label every item of your child's PE kit so that we may give it back if found. 
  • Long hair (boys or girls) should always be tied back to prevent entanglement in apparatus and to prevent obscuring vision.  This includes any child (boy or girl) who chooses to wear a long fringe that covers their eyes.  A man-band, hair tie or hair clips will all enable the hair to be kept away from children's eyes.
  • Please give some consideration as to how you dress your child on the days they have PE lessons, especially children in Reception and Key Stage 1.  If you dress your child in tights and they cannot take them off or put them on by themselves, please teach them how to put them on by themselves, or place them in trousers.   
  • All sports Governing Bodies insist that no jewellery may be worn at all during PE lessons, swimming lessons or extra-curricular sports clubs.  This includes watches, necklaces, bracelets (metal) and earrings.  Medical bracelets or necklaces are however, allowed, but may need to be taped by parents/carers, depending on the activity.

Going shopping for PE kit?  Click here for a handy printable PE Kit Checklist.  

 

Where can I buy the official Walton Oak PE kit?

Official items of Walton Oak PE kit (shorts, t-shirts and PE bags) can be purchased from 'A Sporting Choice', located at 23 Molesey Road, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 4RN.  You can contact them on 01932 241404.

 

What days do children have PE and when do I need to bring their PE kit in?

Every class from Year 1 to Year 6 has two lessons of PE a week and there is a timetable of when their lessons are.  However, there needs to be some flexibility due to PE lessons sometimes having to change days (for reasons such as World Day, school trips, productions or adverse weather).  We therefore always ask that PE kits be taken home on a Friday and brought back into school on a Monday.  This means that your child should never miss a single PE lesson!

 

Why does my child have to wear white PE socks?  Can't they just go sockless in their trainers?

There are at least 6 reasons why we ask you to buy your children white PE socks.  In no particular order, here they are: 

  • your child's trainers will stink if socks are not worn
  • your child's trainers will change colour on the inside due to the sweat
  • mould may grow in their trainers
  • your child can get blisters on their feet due to rubbing caused by exercising without socks
  • your child's trainers will need replacing quicker (washing trainers in the machine ruins them)
  • if their feet get wet or slightly damp from splashes of rain during PE, they can take their PE socks off and put their dry school uniform socks on.  No walking around all day with wet or damp socks!

 

Why does my child have to have a tracksuit in school all year round?  Surely they don't need it during the summer months?

Surprisingly, yes they do need a tracksuit all year round.  The weather in Great Britain is unfortunately, not always great!  Even in the summer months, we can go from blistering sunshine one day to cold and cloudy the next day.  If your child has a tracksuit in school, then they can decide if they wish to wear it or not.  It gives them the option to feel comfortably dressed during PE in any weather or climate.

 

Can my children share a PE kit with their sibling, or borrow one from their sibling if they have forgotten their own kit?

We're afraid not.  Every child is entitled to have their own individual PE kit to wear during PE lessons; children will not be allowed to share with or borrow PE clothing from a sibling.  Children need to feel good and look good wearing their own kit, which fits them perfectly.  If you find you are financially struggling to buy clothes for your child, Walton Charities can help families who need help with purchasing PE kits.  Click here for how they can help you.

 

My child would like to get their ears pierced.  Is this allowed?  What happens when they have PE or swimming lessons?

We do prefer children not to have their ears pierced, but any child who wishes to have them done must only have them done at the start of the six weeks summer holiday.  This allows the ears to heal properly and to be cleaned regularly to stop infections, before they start back at school in September.  The child (and the parents/carers of the child) with their ears pierced are solely responsible for removing earrings on the days that they have PE, swimming lessons or sports clubs. 

 

You do not have plimsolls listed on your PE kit list.  Can I buy these for my child?

Sorry, no.  We banned plimsolls from Walton Oak over two years ago now.  There are numerous reasons why we do not allow your child to wear plimsolls in PE lessons.  Some of these reasons are explained beautifully by this lady:

"You have one pair of feet and need them for life, and yet some children today are wearing shoes which don't support or protect their ankles and toes.  Many children are wearing slip-on elasticated trainers, but the main problem is that these are just too flat.  Since so much of the world has now been tarmaced over, we're walking on hard, flat surfaces all day.  These shoes don't offer enough support for the foot itself - the foot arches, ligaments and muscles become stressed and strained.  Many people think that Converse trainers, which are also tied on with laces, are good for the feet, but they are not.  They're just too flat".

Source: Emma Supple, podiatrist at Supplefeet in North London

 

You ask that children only wear Velcro trainers unless they can tie their own laces completely on their own.  Why is this?          

One important part of being at school is to become increasingly independent and this includes being able to get undressed and dressed for PE lessons, including being able to put your trainers on and taking them off.  There are 30 children in every class and usually one or two members of staff.  If these members of staff had to tie up all 30 children's pairs of laces every lesson, valuable time is wasted that should be spent doing PE.  If you want to buy your child trainers with laces, then this is absolutely fine.  But, you must have taught them how to tie and untie their laces, including doing a double knot for PE, before they wear them in school.  Otherwise, make changing for PE easier for your child by buying them Velcro trainers. 

 

 Welcome to our new PE and Sport News page!                                     (05/09/2018)

Welcome back everyone to this new academic year!  A special warm welcome to all the new Reception children and to the new pupils who have joined the school this week.  Welcome to the Walton Oak family, I hope you will all be very happy here as new members of the #PurpleArmy!  

I hope everyone had a restful Summer and that the children are looking forward to another exciting year of achievements and new experiences.  This new page on our website replaces our old PE newsletters, by regularly updating this section it will keep friends and family up-to-date with all things PE and Sport related here at Walton Oak.  We aim to provide an insight into our curriculum PE lessons, update you with news from our school swimming lessons, our House Sport competitions and inter-school sports fixtures.

Warmest wishes,

Miss Slaymaker - PE Teacher