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Autumn Term Sports News Update

This year’s sports calendar kicked off with the Key Stage 2 Inclusive Cross Country Festival on 5th October. 28 children from across years 3 to 6 represented the school at this event and I pleased to say that all 28 children ran the Mile long course to reach the finish line. It was a great afternoon and lovely to see so many parents and carers coming along to support and cheer the children on. Click here for more photos 






On Friday 12th October all children in Year 5 took part in the Leadership Training sessions set up, and run by, the Merton School Sports Partnership (MSSP). The children learnt how to set up a variety of different game stations that required a range of skills. They then had to look at how they could simplify the games for younger students, or make them tougher to test and extend the skills for those needing a greater challenge. As part of the PE curriculum Year 5 will continue this work in their PE lessons after half term, where they will learn how to become a successful Playleader, before heading out into the playground at lunchtimes to run games for the younger children. Click here to see more photos from the day.         






In preparation for the High 5 Netball tournament, selected children from across year 6 have taken part in friendlies vs Merton Park and Hillcross. There was a mixed bag of results but it gave the children a great opportunity to learn the strict rules of netball and put in to action what they’d been practising at the club each week.

Then on Tuesday 16th October 2 teams of year 6 children represented the school at the Raynes Park cluster High 5 Netball tournament. The children were all immaculately behaved and represented the school excellently throughout the day. 

The A team had a fantastic tournament, only losing one match during the pool games. Some excellent shooting by the children led to a match finishing with a successful 4-1 win! As a result, Poplar A came top of their pool. In the finals match, Poplar A unfortunately lost 1-0 to West Wimbledon. However, the team finished in 2nd place overall and have successfully qualified for the Merton borough finals. 

The B team made great progress during the tournament, learning from the umpire's decision making, and tightening up their ball control and foot control. They approached each game with determination, and often kept play at their own goal end throughout.  Their opposition were sufficiently confused to make a grave error during one match, scoring an own goal for Poplar!  The team's great effort meant that they reached the top position in their B league.

Well done to all who played! – Miss Wood and Mrs Moore

Click here for more photos from the day.   






This week all children across years 1 and 2 have taken part in Tag Rugby taster sessions. This was run by coaches from Old Ruts Rugby club to help promote their FREE Tag Rugby session for Girls aged 4-7 on Sunday 21st October, 10 – 11:30am at Old Ruts Rugby club. Your child may have come home with a promotional flyer about this event. We would like to thank Karen, James and the club for very kindly given up their time to give the children and teachers to opportunity to learn some new skills. If your child doesn’t fall into the above categories but is interested in rugby please feel free to pop along to the club to find out more information. Click here to see more photos from the day. Click here to view photos from these sessions





We still have spaces available at Yoga (Yrs 3-6), Futsal (Yr3-4) and Ballet (Rec-Yr3). If your child is interested please email the club provider from the list below or collect a letter from the school office.


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