A fantastic game played by both teams. Taking the lead in the first half 2-0 we knew we were in for a great afternoon!
The team rotated players continuously which supported their teamship skills.
After coming in at half time Mr Smith discussed keeping focused and making sure our heads were not to go down if the opposition were to score against us.
Woden then came back into the game with some out of this word strikes not even Jordan could save. The boys kept their heads held high even when going down 4-3. With seconds to spare, we scored a late equaliser ending the game 4-4. A fair result. I would like to say a huge thank you to the children' s older siblings who came to not only support their younger brothers but the whole team, continuously providing encouragement and support. We are proud to have had you as a part of our school and to see you have grown into mature supportive young men.
Well done Edward the Elder
Edward the Elder football squad are enjoying a busy period involving three games in three weeks.
Our first of the three was against Oak Meadow Primary school.
After a wet afternoon, we got the go ahead for the game. A combination of Year 3, 5 and 6 boys represented the school in this game. A slow start for the boys followed as 3 wonder goals by Oak Meadow were scored in the first 8 minutes. The boys heads did not go down, they dug deep and scored two goal enabling us to go in at half time 3-2. Following regrouping and a team talk led by Mr Smith, the team were ready to go back out there and pull another goal back. Within 5 minutes we were back in the game drawing 3-3. This pattern of falling behind and then catching up continued until we were again drawing at 4-4. Unfortunately the game ended 6-4 to Oak Meadow, but a great game played by all. The boys are now showing a clear understanding of playing as a team. At the end of the match Oak Meadow's teacher came over and complimented our team as a whole. This was an amazing way to boost the boys confidence and embed their understanding of sportsmanship. It was lovely to see the growing amount of children, parents and staff that came to support our Football team.
Third place takes us through to the final!
A massive well done to all who took part!
Super proud of all our little performers!
Rehearsals complete! Everyone working hard! Ready to smash it tonight at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre in The Great Big Dance Off!
22nd October 2018
The game began with a little disappointment as Edwards went down 1-0 very early on. All of the team kept their heads held high and remained positive. This included those on the bench who were cheering alongside staff. When the half time whistle blew the score was yet to change. The children had a positive team talk with the more experienced children coaching alongside Soccer 2000.
The second half was when ALL of the action started, goal after goal began flying into the net. The team were communicating more and playing like part of an established team. Parents, Staff and children watching were excited and extremely enthusiastic as every goal was scored. Edwards finished the game winning 5-1 which is more than impressive!
St Stephen's staff were very quick to thank our school and compliment several of our players.
A continued fantastic start to the season.
Pride! This is the first word that comes to mind after yesterday's football game. The first game of the season was full of excitement. Our boys did themselves and our school proud! After going 1:0 down in the first minute, the boys didn't let their heads go down and dug deep to lead for the majority of the game. The game ended 4 all, with 4 amazing goals scored by our boys - not to mention some mind blowing saves. Fantastic effort made by all and superb sportsmanship shown. A huge thank you to all the support from staff, parents and pupils. Well done Edward The Elder Football squad!
On Thursday 28th June, the school field was officially launched in preparation for sports day. This was a fantastic event with a variety of special visitors to celebrate our official launch. These included:
Councillor Gregg Brackenridge who cut the ribbon to officially open the field, Councillor Gakhal, Len Chair of Trustees for the Elston Hall MAT, Gavin Hawkins, Chair of Edward the Elder primary school, Ray and Dennis from the Rotary club and Simon from Wednesfield magazine.
Year 1 and 2 had a fantastic morning taking part in their Sports Day. They all took part in the different races including the sprint, shuttle run, bat and beanbag or ball, ball dribble and the relay race to finish.
Thank you to all the people who came to put up the shelters for us as the children were able to keep cool and have a drink while waiting for their next race.
Good team support was shown throughout the morning - well done everyone.
The year 6 pupils have been given the opportunity to take part in sessions run by British Cycling. During the sessions, the children have been learning about cycling safety and playing a variety of games. The children have loved the sessions so far and so have the teachers!
Our year 5 & 6 team arrived at St Thomas' full of confidence after the previous weeks win.
After a great start going 1 - 0 up the boys worked extremely hard to defend all of the oppositions attacks, but unfortunately we went in at half time 2 - 1 down.
After conceding another gaol and with an injured Nathan (Y6) electing to go into goal and making some wonder saves, we again lifted our heads and brought the back to within one goal (3-2 to St Thomas'). The boys gave it all they could whist unfortunately conceding another goal . The game finished 4 -2 (to St Thomas').
I think all staff and parents would agree it was a fantastic game from two sets of mature young boys playing with positive attitudes. Great sportsmanship!
It's finally happened, We have won a game!!!
After a long season of disappointments our squad have kept their heads up and risen to the occasion. Yes that's right we have had our first win! The Year 4 and 5 (7 aside team) took a 4-1 win against St Thomas' C of E primary school. With two goals from Owen Edmonds (Y4) and two goals from Nicholas Hough (Y5) both of whom narrowly missing out on hat-trick. The team really pulled together with a fantastic defence and our goal keeper John-Gary Morris (Y5) keeping out several shot on target.
A great team effort all round. We are all so very proud!
Thank you again to all the parents and family who came to support.
Fingers crossed we can do the double next week with our Year 5 & 6 team.
A team of 10 year 5 and 6 visited Ormiston NEW academy to take part in the Indoor Athletics Competition. The team came 5th! The children had to put their skills to the test in 6 events which included; hurdles, throwing and jumping. Every member of the team showed great determination and they were brilliant at cheering each other on!