Sonning Common Primary children take part in a number of local sporting competitions throughout the year. Here are some of their recent sucesses.
Year 3/4 Boys’ Indoor Football
Cranford House 1-8 Sonning Common
On Monday 20th November a year 3/4 boys’ football team travelled to Cranford House to play a friendly. We started very well and raced into a 3-0 lead, Will H-K scoring twice and Tommy scoring the third. Before we knew it we were 5-0 up, with another goal from Will and one from Matthew. Will H-K scored another two either side of Cranford House pulling a goal back, before Ernie N rounded off the scoring just before the end.
An excellent performance!
The team was: Will H-K, Ernie N, Tommy H, Matthew B, Oskar G, William S, Cian I, James H, and Alfie D.
Y6 Carslaw Cup Football
Stanford-in-the-Vale 2-6 Sonning Common
On Wednesday 22nd the Year 6 football team made the long trip to Stanford-in-the-Vale for our second Carslaw Cup match. After a fairly even start, Stanford broke the deadlock with a close range finish. We equalised after a good run and cross from Lucas found Joe M to tap in at the back post. We were soon 2-1 up after a good finish from Lucas. Stanford then forced home and equaliser before another goal from Joe M saw us go in 3-2 up at half time. We came out for the second half and immediately extended our lead with a great header from Joe M to complete his hat trick. With Stanford beginning to tire, we kept going forward and further goals followed from Lucas and Louie to round off the scoring. Another excellent performance and we continue our 100% start to our cup fixtures.
The team was: Freddie S, Joe W, Will J, Ben A, Rory C, Louie S, Max H, Lucas T, Joe M, Kaspar G, Tyler O’B and Leyton E.
Year 5/6 Girls’ 7 a side Football League
Sonning Common 7-0 Carswell
On Monday 9th October, the Sonning Common year 5/6 girls’ put in a fantastic performance to record our first ever win in a girls’ league competition. A first half hat trick from Millie B, combined a superb team effort, saw the girls go in 3-0 up at half time. The girls continued their excellent performance into the second half, with Amelia S making some great saves in goal to help us keep a clean sheet. Millie went on to score two more goals to make the score 5-0, before one goal each from Kimberley E and Gemma P made the final score 7-0 to us. A superb performance and effort all round, well done girls!
The team was: Amelia S, Neve B, Alicia B, Kimberley E, Alice K, Gemma P, Millie B, Anna W, August B, Charley L and Harriet M.
Wantage 2-1 Sonning Common
On Wednesday 11th October, the year 5/6 girls’ football team made the trip to Wantage for their second game of the league season. To their amazement, the pitch was on a slope and the grass was very long. To their credit, the girls adjusted to this quickly and were unlucky to go in 1-0 down at half time. Not long into the second half, Millie B equalised to make it 1-1. With the game nearing an end, and both teams going for the win, it was Wantage who popped up with the winning goal. Another fantastic effort from the girls, and with 5 games left there is a long way to in the league season.
The team was: Amelia S, Neve B, Alicia B, Gemma P, Kimberley E, Alice K, Millie B, August B and Anna W.
It was the first Chiltern Edge meet on Saturday 7th October. Our children ran well and we felt really proud of them all.
Y2 : Ruby E 3rd, Lily G 19th, Chloe E 23rd; Dominic E 11th, George H 15th
Y3 : Eliana M 21st, Isla H 26th; Oliver S 8th, Oliver M 25th
Y4 : Jemimah O 2nd, Sophie W 3rd, Emily E 12th, Violet M 15th; Joshua H 4th
Y5 : Kimberley E 10th, Emma G 16th, Kacie S 26th, Alice B 27th, Nina G 31st; Devon S 6th, Charlie A 7th, Joe A 12th, Freddie H 13th, Ben W 15th
Y6 : Blake M 10th
Next race: November 4th and December 2nd. All welcome (we would particularly like some Year 1 children!).
Y5/6 Football tournament
On Tuesday 28th March Mr Andrews took a mixed year 5/6 team to a 6 a side tournament at Boundary Park in Didcot.
We won our first game 6-1 against South Moreton, with a hat trick from Bailey, two from Tommy and one goal from Lucas. We then followed this up with an impressive win against the Oratory Prep, coming back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 with goals from Tommy and Bailey.
However, our good start was ended by Ladygrove Park, who raced into a 2-0 lead before Lucas pulled one back to make the final score 2-1.
Going into our last game, we had to beat Hagbourne by eight clear goals to win the tournament ahead of them. Despite creating a number of chances, we could not score and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
Overall, we received the runners up medals for finishing second, not bad for our debut at this tournament! Some very good team and individual performances! The team was: Rhys B, Arnar D, Alfie C, Felix H, Brody P, Bailey S, Tommy I, Lucas T, Max H and Joe M.
We attended our final race of the season at RAF Benson school on Saturday 25th March 2017. After a very frosty start, we all enjoyed glorious sunshine which made a pleasant change from the usual wind, rain and snow that we have often experienced at this race! Some outstanding performances with SCPS finishing as the 3rd placed team – well done to all, especially those who turned up for their first race.
Y1 : Ruby E 5th, Rosa L 11th, Lily G 15th; George H 18th, Oscar W 19th, Aidan W 24th
Y2 : Eliana M 15th, Isla H 16th, Eloise H 18th; William E 2nd, Alex W 4th, Bailey E 18th
Y3 : Jemimah O 1st, Emily E 5th; Joshua H 1st
Y4 : Emily W 16th, Kacie S 17th, Alice B 21st, Kimberley E 22nd, Emma G 25th; Freddie H 9th, Ben H 10th
Y6 : Talitha S 4th, Grace B 12th, Rosie H 13th, Erin P 17th
Cross Country County Championships
Year 3 girls are county champions! Well done to Year 3 girls particularly but to all of the runners who attended the county championships on Saturday 25th February. In addition to winning the Year 3 girls’ trophy, we also had William E in Y2 and Sophie W in Y3 with podium finishes! The races were hard fought but our runners distinguished themselves by not only running well, but also up-holding good sportsmanship (sometimes in face of provocation).
Year 1 : Lily G 32nd; Dominic E 13th
Year 2 : William E 2nd, Oliver S 5th
Year 3 : Sophie W 2nd, Jemimah O 6th, Emily E 12th, Emily D 31st; Tommy H 4th, Joshua H 10th
Year 4 : Kimberly E 23rd, Alice B 35th, Kacie S 37th, Emily W 40th, Emma G 41st; Charlie A 4th, Ben W 9th, Devon S 12th, Freddie H 24th
Year 6 : Talitha S 8th, Lola B 11th, Tilly O 13th, Grace B 34th, Erin P 38th
Year 3 Girls 1st; Year 4 Boys 2nd, Year 6 Girls 2nd
Year 5/6 Athletics
On Friday 24th February the athletics team from Year 5/6 competed against 11 other winning schools in the South Oxfordshire Finals at Icknield College, Watlington. As usual everyone not only ran, jumped and threw to the best of their ability, but they were really great team players and considerate sportsmen. By coming in the top 2 schools, we have now qualified for the All Oxfordshire Finals in April so expect to see the team practising before school!
Year 5 : Alice K, Sienna B, Gemma P, Mary J, Lucas T, Dexter H
Year 6 : Jess D, Tilly O, Talitha S, Corinna B, Lola B, Ruby V, Rosie H, Jodie L, Alfie C, Felix H, Rhys B, Ashley F, Tommy I, Bailey S, Louis S, Cohen P, Brody P, Luke R
Year 4 Athletics
On Tuesday 21st February Mr Andrews took the Year 4 Athletics team to Gillotts for a Sportshall Athletics competition. The children took part in a number of events including normal and obstacle relays, over and under relays, javelin throws and speed bounce. Overall, we came second out of seven teams and were unlucky to finish 4 points off the top! The team competed really well and fun was had by all!
The team was: Devon S, Charlie A, Elliott D, Rory C, Joel A, Louie S, Harry B, Finlay B, Carter S, Ben W, Leyton E, Stefan K, Charlotte A, Amelia S, Erin R, Evie G, Alice B, Sophie N, Neve B, Kimberley E, Emma G, Kacie S, Holly W, Chloe G.
Year 3/4 Football
On Tuesday 31st January Mr Andrews took a Year 3/4 football team to Henley astroturf for a 5 a side tournament. The team played really well and won all 3 of their games to qualify for the regional event later this year! Excellent performances from all concerned!
The team was: Kimberley E, Neve B, Millie B, Elliott D, Devon S, Louie S, Tommy H, Ernie N and Will H-K.
Year 5/6 Football
On Thursday 20th October Mr Andrews took a yr 5/6 football team to play a 7 a side football tournament at Rotherfield United FC. The boys put in an amazing performance, achieving the following results: beat Valley Road B 6-0, Peppard 2-0, drew 1-1 with Kidmore End, beat Valley Road A 4-0, beat Shiplake A 1-0 and Shiplake B 5-0. Overall, this saw the team win 16 points and achieve a goal difference of +18, a fantastic effort which saw us win the competition and bring the trophy back to Sonning Common!
The team was: Rhys B, Ashley F, Cody J, Daniel G, Oliver H, Felix H, Tommy I, Albie W-M (all year 6), Max H, Lucas T and Joe M (all year 5).