Pupils shine as they win gold medals at an Olympic venue
Albert Pye led the way as they won gold medals in Panathlon’s national primary multisport final at the Copper Box Arena - a London 2012 venue.
The Albert Pye pupils jointly won their group with the same score as Sellincourt Primary School from London.
Mr. McKenzie was delightedd: “The children have been practising at our special Panathlon club at school each week. The standard of competition seems really high this year so we are absolutely delighted to have won gold medals.”
Joining Albert Pye pupils as a coach and role model for their young competitors was former pupil Riley Barber, who has now moved up to high school.
He owns nine Panathlon medals and last year won their Emma Holloway Foundation Suffolk Outstanding Achievement award.
Mr McKenzie said: “We’ve brought our Mr Panathlon with us! Riley followed Panathlon all the way through his life with us and although he’s now gone on to high school we couldn’t resist inviting him back. Our kids really look up to him. He is all you need to know about the impact Panathlon has had on our school.”
Well done to everyone involved.
Year 6 Hockey Competition - 11th October 2018
On Thursday 11th October, two teams of Albert Pye Year 6 pupils travelled to East Point Academy, Lowestoft to compete in the Under 11 Quicksticks hockey tournament.
The afternoon began with some training for all players, organised by members of Lowestoft Ladies Hockey Club and Railway Hockey Club. This enabled our team to warm up well and to get used to playing on an astroturf pitch.
In the B Team friendly competition, there were 2 leagues of 4. Albert Pye B won their 3 games and a semi-final before facing Corton B (who had beaten them 1-0 in the group match).This time, Albert Pye came out on top, winning an exciting final match 2-1. The players were delighted to be awarded certificates and an impressive trophy.
In the A Team competition there were 16 teams in total, organised into 4 leagues. Our team started strongly in their first match against Pakefield Primary, winning 3-1, and this confident start continued with a 9-0 win against Roman Hill Primary. Success in the final league match against Phoenix Primary, 5-0, ensured that Albert Pye ‘A’ went through to the quarter finals in top spot.
The team continued to play some skilful hockey on their way through to the Final:
Quarter-final Won 4-2 v Corton Primary
Semi-final Won 4-1 v Blundeston Primary
In a close final match, Albert Pye managed to maintain their teamwork and beat a strong Red Oak ‘A’ team by 2 goals to 1.
This result takes Albert Pye Primary to the Suffolk County Finals next term.
Well done, Year 6!
Rounders - July 2018
Albert Pye Year 6 pupils travelled to Sudbury on Wednesday 18th July to play Rounders against the top teams in Suffolk. After a nervous start in their first game against St Mary's Woodbridge, the team fielded brilliantly to beat both Bucklesham and St. Felix. In a nail-biting match to decide 3rd and 4th place, Albert Pye were unlucky to lose by 7 and a half rounders to 8 and a half rounders. Our pupils should be very proud of their 4th place in Suffolk and this tournament rounded off another extremely successful sporting year for Albert Pye Primary.
Congratulations to all pupils and staff involved.
North Suffolk Rounders Competition
On Wednesday 27th June, the Year 6 rounders team travelled to the Denes Oval in Lowestoft to take part in the North Suffolk Competition.
Year 6 have been working hard on their skills and practising at lunch time. The practice paid off with some excellent fielding, bowling and batting. Albert Pye game through their group winning all their games in style.
In the final they played a good Red Oak team, but the Albert Pye Team won the final 8-6. They now qualify for the County Finals in July.
Well done to all the children who were in the team and those who have been training regularly.
Tennis Competition - May 2018
On Friday 29th of April Albert Pye took part in the Year 3/4 tennis competition at St Felix school Southwold. All the players did extremely well showing all the skills they had learnt at tennis club.
The B team finished joint 2nd in their league. The A team finished runners up and will go to the Suffolk county finals.
Well done to everyone.
Cricket Tournament - May 2018
Albert Pye went to Red Oak school Lowestoft to play in the ALT cricket tournament. Year 6 won their competition and year 4 finished as runners up. A fantastic result.
Matball Competition - May 2018
Albert Pye sent a team to the Ashley School to take part in their annual Matball competition. The team played really well and for many pupils it was the first time they had represented the school and the team finished 3rd.
Special mention to Adian who won a special award for his amazing attitude.
Hockey Tournament - March 2018
On Tuesday 27th March 2018 our U11 Quick sticks County Final team travelled to St Joseph’s College in Ipswich to play 4 games of hockey. The teams were divided into 3 groups and we were in group 3. The other teams in our group included: Exning, Boxford, Creeting St Mary and St Margaret’s. The first game was against Creeting who we only lost 1-0 to as a penalty goal was given to them and ours was disallowed because Marcus was marginally outside the D.
Our next game was against Exning which again we only lost by one goal. Exning went 2-0 up just before we brought our subs on which were Bailey and Charlotte. After having a few chances, Bailey ended up squeezing a goal in from a tight angle. The bell rang for the end of the match and the final score was 2-1.
After our quick break, it was time to play again. This time, we were against Boxford. Boxford went ahead early on in the match and scored a goal; just missing our defender. Soon after that, they got a quick succession of goals which made the score at this time 4-0. We decided to bring our subs on and Bailey and Marcus teamed up on the left wing and slipped 2 goals in. The bell rang again and the game was over. The final score ended up being 4-2.
The last team we played was St Margaret’s. This time Libby and Marcus were off as subs. Our starting team managed to get a quick goal and were still playing strong. As the team kept going, Mrs Harman decided that the correct decision was to rest Marcus and Libby as she believed we would be too tired to continue. We scored a final goal to win the game for good, leaving us with 2-0 just as the final bell rung.
We ended up coming 4th in our group and 10th overall. Despite this, we still enjoyed it and it was a good experience. We played well in all our games and it was a great achievement to have been there in the first place.
Panathlon Swimming Gala - February 2018
Friday morning we arrived at Crown Pools in Ipswich and collected our red swimming hats. The venue was large with lots of seating around the pool. The young enthusiastic leaders led us to our area and told us the plan for the morning.
There were 13 races in total and 8 schools including ourselves. The races included 25M Solo Freestyle, Raft Race and a big favourite of ours, Treasure Hunt.
Our team were excellent and everyone put in maximum effort.
We gathered around the poolside and listened for the results. We came 2nd with a Trophy and we all received a silver medal and a certificate.
Mr McKenzie and Mrs Chambers are so proud of all the swimmers.
Well done Panathlon Team
Indoor Athletics - January 2018
On Wednesday 17th of January Albert Pye took part in the Year 6 Indoor Athletics Competition at Water Lane Sports Centre Lowestoft.
It was a boys and girls competition with all scores combined for a team total. The format was 6 individual events - standing long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump, ball push , speed bounce, javelin and two team relays. Scores were given for places and then all the score added together for a team total.
Albert Pye had two individual winners, Daniel in the vertical and Edmund in the speed bounce. The Boys relay team also won. Although it’s fantastic for the individuals to win it’s really important for all your team to score points for overall victory.
Well done to all the schools as it was a really competitive competition this year. Red Oak finished 3rd, Blunderston 2nd and Albert Pye were crowned overall winners.
A fantastic team effort by everyone. The school is now off to the county finals in February.
Basketball Competition - January 2018
On Monday 22nd of January, Albert Pye played in a basketball competition at Worlingham Primary School. The competition format was teams of 12 made up of 6 boys and 6 girls, the boys play the first half and the girls play the second half and scores were then combined.
Three other schools attended the competition St Benets, Beccles Primary and Worlingham.
Both the boys and girls played really well showing some great skill on and off the ball. The whole squad had been attending basketball club and this was evident in how well everyone played.
Albert Pye managed to win all 3 of their games scoring 43 points in total and only conceding 5. Jeff Hoey and Reece Garrold who are coaches with the other schools both commented on how well the team played.
Uni Hoc Success! - November 2017
Congratulations to the hockey teams who attended the Year 4 Uni Hoc tournament at the Sir John Leman High School on Wednesday 8th November. Everyone played brilliantly. After several matches, both the A and B team were delighted to make it through to the final and were proud to win 3rd and 1st place.
Suffolk Panathlon Swimming Competition - November 2017
On Wednesday 7th November we took a team of 6 swimmers to Water Lane Sports Centre to take part in the first North Suffolk Panathlon swimming competition.
Six teams took part in ten different swimming events ranging from 25 Metres Freestyle, Push and Glide and Treasure Hunt.
Every swimmer had at least four events and during this event they were able to show their skills in these different events.
Panathlon is always a fun event but with a competitive edge. All the pupils showed great perseverance, determination and team work. The team finished 4th and everyone received a medal for their efforts.
Thanks to Panathlon for organising this event.
ALT Year 3 Football Championship - October 2017
Fourteen children from Year 3 travelled to Red Oak to take part in the Alt Year 3 Championship at Red Oak school in Lowestoft.
The Championship was split into A and B leagues. Teams from Albert Pye, Westwood, Red Oak, Reydon and Grove took part in the A league and only Albert Pye and Red Oak played in the B league.
The A league was very close. Albert Pye went through the championship without losing, drawing 3 games and winning 1 ending up as runners up. In the B league the 2 teams played an extended game with Red Oak winning a close game. All the children really enjoyed the experience and showed great respect to the other teams and officials. It was great to see so many parents coming to support the teams.
Thanks must go to Mr Lee and the Red Oak team for hosting this event.
KS1 ALT Football Championship - October 2017
On Friday 13th October Albert Pye travelled to Red Oak Primary school in Lowestoft to take part in the first ALT Championship of the year.
We entered both the A and the B Year 2 football championship and the children had been working hard with Darryl at football club to perfect their soccer skills.
The B team was full of children who hadn’t represented the school before and approached the championship with a very positive attitude. They worked really hard in all their games and ended up finishing 4th.
The A team were unbeaten and went though the whole championship without conceding a goal. Winning all their games 1-0 this meant that they were crowned ALT KS1 Football Champions.
All the children really enjoyed the event and showed great respect, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Thanks must go to Mr Lee and all the Red Oak staff for organising this event.
Year 6 Tag Rugby
Year 6 went to tag rugby tournament in Lowestoft for a chance to win! Roman Hill won the respect trophy and all the schools played very well.
Albert Pye won 3 matches and drew 1. All the schools were very competitive but really respectful.
Albert Pye’s 3rd match was against St Margaret’s they put up a hard match but we drew against them 3, 3 we all had a great time there even when we almost drank all the juice!
Finley Cross was our team captain, and Cameron was the one who kept scoring all the tries. Dean and Luke were down the wing scoring some tries. We put up a good match against all the schools. Albert Pye’s team effort helped us to win!
Finley E 6W
On the 4th of October, Albert Pye took part in the U11 18 team Hockey tournament. In this competition, there were 2 groups: 5 B teams and 13 A teams which had 4 leagues.
The B team consisted of Amy, Daniel, Oliver, Aidan, Ellie, Nicole, Rosie and Edmund. The B team’s first match was against Phoenix. They won 4-0 with Edmund scoring 2 and Rosie and Nicole scoring the other 2. The B team played 4 games, winning 3 and losing 1 to Red Oak causing them to also be runners up.
The A team consisted of Charlotte, Libby (who was our team captain) Dean and Marcus.
The A team’s first match was against Corton. After a tense, close first game, the final score was 0-0. Albert Pye needed to change tactics in order to win the following games.
Albert Pye A had a rest after their first game then they played Woods Loke, who were the hardest team to play. Woods Loke had just beaten St Benets 4-0. At half time against Woods Loke, it was a pressed 0-0. In the last few minutes of the match, Libby was able to slip through Woods Loke’s defence and score a goal leaving a final score of 1-0. After playing Woods Loke, we played St Benets where we won 11-0. The goals came in quick succession with Marcus scoring 7, Dean scoring 2 and Libby also scoring 2. Next we got told that we were through to the quarter-finals by winning our group. We then played Elm Tree who we beat 2-0. This meant we were in the semi-finals against St Margarets, which we won by 3-0. In the finals, we played Woods Loke (yet again) and unfortunately lost 1-0. It was very tough and as a result, we claimed the position of runners up. Even though they didn’t win, Albert Pye still enjoyed every second.
Charlotte and Marcus