Here at East Boldon Junior School we aim to improve our health, fitness and enjoyment through sport and games. Each class has at least 2 hours of quality tuition each week, and a wide rage of lunchtime and after-school sports gives everyone the chance to get involved – even parents and teachers!
Hoops For Health Finals at Sport Central, Newcastle
5th February 2016
Congratulations to the year 5 basketball team who were runners up in the South Tyneside Schools Basketball Tournament. After a thrilling game before the Eagles played, we beat St Alyosious to gain a place in the final.
We played against St Bedes who won by 6points.
Thanks to the coaches, parents and teachers who have supported the team in this event.
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Our Basket ball finalists in their new school strip. Good luck at the finals in February!
Hoops for Health
The Newcastle Eagles came into school to teach us how to play basketball then we took part in a tournament with other schools. We had a great time!
A Massive congratulations to Mr Wilson and the football team who have performed so well this season they have won the League! We are very proud of you.
We have received the Silver School Games Mark for the second year running! This shows acknowledgement for:
*the high quality of P.E curriculum provision
*after school club opportunities
*promotion of competition
*high participation in sport and physical activity
*positive views of health and well being
In the whole of South Tyneside last year the success rate for applications were:
*3 Schools for GOLD
*3 Schools for SILVER (in which we were one of them)
*6 Schools for BRONZE
We are among the best schools in South Tyneside so well done everyone! Keep it up and keep enjoying and promoting sport and activity 🙂
Y6 Tag Rugby Festival
There were 17 teams from 6 schools at the event. In the morning the teams were split into groups and played a round robin. There were some excellent games and all teams worked well together with some excellent tries and passing moves and high scores.
The winners of each group were placed into the Champions League with second placings in the Premiership and so on. These games were played in the afternoon and East Boldon played very well with some excellent team work.
Our East Boldon Junior School Football Matches.
Reporters: Tom and Lewis
The football team all met up at West Boldon to play Marsden and St Josephs .
The squad was: Chad, Harrison, Tom, Ben, Lewis, Adam, Alex, Benjamin , James, Matthew and Ned.
It started off with our first game which was vs Marsden. We went into the game full of confidence and there was one thing on our mind, win. We got kick off and it was a great phase of play and in nine seconds Ned scored a screamer! For the rest of the game it was very hard to keep the one goal difference but with the effort and defending we put in we kept that lead and the final score was 1:0. (Lewis’ view)
East Boldon kicked off against Marsden there was great build up play and within 9 seconds Matthew scored a goal over the keepers head! Marsden had a few chances but East Boldon defended well. Final Score 1-0 (Tom’s view)
This game was one of the most important that we would play because this decided if we could win the league or not. However it was not an easy game because it was Saint Joseph’s and they had already beaten us before. First half it was a rough challenging half where both teams had great chances but sadly they scored right in the nick of half time but we didn’t give up – oh no – and after half time with fresh legs on we had a brilliant counter attack and we set up Alex and he finished. The last ten minutes were the hardest working ten minutes me and the boys did and I think anyone who watched that game would agree on that. In that ten minutes a lot happened but nothing was more important than that final attack where we were playing great passing football and that was when it came to Ned and he smashed the ball into the back of the net and from then onwards nothing got though the solid defence so the final score was 2:1 to us. That game was brilliant and well done to all the team. (Lewis’ view)
The final game that the team played in was against St Josephs – this was a crucial game for the team to win for the league title
They scored early in the game from a header despite a valiant attempt by Harrison to defend, the ball flew in the top corner. The team pulled together and worked hard being rewarded by a goal from Ned and this was followed quickly by a well worked second goal by Ned again – final score 2-1. Well done team! Game on! (Tom’s view)
Managers verdict: What a week it has turned out to be! Last match report I said this would be a week that would tell us how far we had come since the first game of the season. I am delighted to say the team has in fact proved they have come a very long way! After defeating Marsden narrowly we then had the challenge of playing St Josephs who were comfortably at the top of the table. I asked the team if they wanted to challenge them for the league, they said they did, and kept to their word by following the words up with amazing actions in a well fought victory! There was tantalizing football on show but perhaps more importantly was the superb defending right across the pitch, from the goalkeeper and defenders right up to the attackers. The work rate was immense and we now lie deservedly 2nd in the table. Hopefully we can continue our fabulous form as we have now set the standard!!
Match 1 vs Cleadon Primary School
The football team all met up at Marsden to play Cleadon then the derby against West Boldon.
The team played Cleadon first. The squad was: Chad, Harrison, Tom, Ben, Lewis, Adam, Alex, Benjamin, James, Matthew and Ned.
East Boldon kicked off the first half followed by great forward play and an early goal by Benjamin. This led to another passing movement and great dribbles by Benjamin as he put one in the corner after a great run. But East Boldon didn’t stop there as they scored another goal before the second half with great movement by Ben and James. Then Cleadon had a good attack which led to a penalty, despite a good dive by Chad, Cleadon nicked one before the break, half time score 3:1.
In the second half East Boldon made three substitutions Harrison for Chad who had a great game Lewis on instead of Benjamin who is the top scorer. In the second half there was great build up play from Lewis that led to a corner, a good ball in from Adam to Ben who headed it in the right far corner, a great finish. Then Cleadon created a good attacking move, a great effort by Harrison but led to a good goal that meant the score was 4:2. Great defending by Tom and Ben late on in the game, James headed it onto Ned who scored a brilliant finish and ended the game at 5:2 a great win as all the players will agree.
Match 2 vs West Boldon Primary School
The final game that the team played in was the derby against West Boldon!
We got forward early on and that ended in a corner, it was a great cross but West Boldon defended it well and got it up field to create a break but great defence by Ben Willis to help clear the lines. Then Ned booted the ball up field to create yet another break for East Boldon this time defended by West Boldon. West Boldon then came back with an attack but only resulting in a brilliant save by Chad Bullock and with that save East Boldon got themselves into a goal scoring opportunity, well defended by West Boldon. West Boldon came back, this time with a brilliant finish which Chad had no chance with getting to. East Boldon attacked once again but attack after attack East Boldon still couldn’t find the back of the net. The last attack of the first half for East Boldon ended with that goal that they were chasing, this one finished by Alex. Half time 1:1.
The second half consisted of great football from both teams but to no avail, still I think East Boldon will definitely take a draw with a team with as good quality of football as West Boldon.
Managers verdict: The football on show today was of the highest quality – it was a joy to watch! The team are beginning to understand one another and play as a unit and so we are going from strength to strength. Four points from the two games was a pleasing achievement. We need to continue the great performances shown recently as we try to inflict revenge on top of the table St Josephs in our next round of games. This will be a great indication of how far we have come since the first game of the season.
Match 1 of the Girls Football League was played on 6th October at Boldon School.
Mr Levey, School Games Co-ordinator for South Tyneside wrote: ‘All games were played in a fantastic spirit and no little skill. There were some fantastic performances and plenty to look forward to for the rest of the season!
This was a great start to the league and we now look ahead to Matchday 2 that is taking place at Hebburn Comprehensive School on Monday 16th November (3:45-5:15pm).’
East Boldon girls were successful in 2 of their 3 matches. Well done girls!
Our East Boldon Junior School Football Matches.
Reporter: Alex (Y5)
Our first East Boldon football matches were on Thursday 1st October. Let me tell you more about them.
Match 1 vs St Josephs RC Primary School
Our first match was a tough game. We had a few chances in the first half but we couldn’t get a goal. We were strong at the back and conceded few clear-cut chances. At half time the score was 0-0. In the second half we kept the strong performance going, however they slipped through and scored a goal. Nevertheless we kept our heads up and tried to get an equaliser but unfortunately they also pushed and bagged a second goal to beat us 2-0.
Match 2 vs Hedworth Lane Primary School
We pushed away the first match and were determined to win the next game. We dominated the game but couldn’t get a goal. We kept attacking seeking to score a goal but in the first half that didn’t happen. We kicked off knowing that if we kept attacking we would finally get a goal. Finally we got a goal when Ned hit a sweet strike into the bottom left corner of the net. The other team started to pile on the pressure to try and get an equaliser but we were able to break on the counter attack and Benjamin finished it off with a left footer into the bottom right. The final score was a 2-0 win for East Boldon.
Managers verdict: This was a fantastic start to what I am sure will be a very successful season this year. I have high hopes for the team and hopefully if we play like we did today and continue to create lots of chances it is a matter of time before we bag numerous goals. Every single player played superbly and once we get used to playing with each other I think a title challenge may be on the cards! My fingers are crossed.