Cross Country Competition 1st November 2018

23 children put their waterproofs on and braved a day of cross country in the pouring rain! To prepare for our trip we practised running longer distances around our school field, although nothing could prepare us for the wet and horrible weather when we arrived!

Every single child showed a fantastic attitude and were excellent role models throughout the day. We were so proud to have them representing our school. We had lots of trips and falls along the way and each child stopped to check other people were OK and they offered encouragement throughout. They were all very supportive of each other and proud of each other.

We always strive to achieve our best, but this trip has taught us the importance of resilience, perseverance, determination and a positive attitude!

Adapted Sports Day October 2018

On Tuesday, 16th October 2018, a total of 15 boys and girls attended the Adapted Sports Day at the UEA Sportspark. There was a total of seven different activities which the children tried in rotation, in a non-competitive way and in a fun environment. These included boxing, tennis, table cricket, karate, rugby, dodgeball and table tennis. Sports were adapted to enable the children to participate inclusively, regardless of their ability. They all agreed that the best fun activities were karate and dodgeball. Overall, a great day was had by all!

Tag Rugby Tournament 4th October 2018

On the 4th October, 12 pupils from years 4-6 entered in to a West Norwich and Dereham Schools Partnership Tag Rugby Tournament. Sports Leaders from Northgate High School led activities to build up our skills, such as passing the ball correctly, catching tags and dodging our opponents.

We entered mini challenges with another school to develop our intercepting and passing of the ball. Which team could keep the ball for the most numbers of passes? We soon learnt to intercept the ball and look for the easiest team member to pass to whilst moving the ball forward. Next we were shown how to score a try.

The afternoon was spent competing against other schools in 8 minute matches.

Our team showed that they listened well and were quick and eager to learn and develop new skills.  They were a credit to our school, demonstrating great all-round sportsmanship.

Toftwood Infant School Tennis Festival

Summer 2 2018

On Tuesday, 10th July, 10 children from our Reception classes took part in a Tennis Festival at the Easton Tennis Centre.

The children worked together with children from other schools in the area to take part in a range of activities designed to develop the skills needed to play tennis. During the day children tried balancing a ball on their racket, playing floor tennis, took part in various throwing and catching games, completed relay games, had a go at bouncing a ball with a racket, and hitting a target. Some of these activities were quite tricky but the children all worked hard and had a fantastic time.

One member of the school team was then praised for showing excellent determination in their work.

KS1 World Cup Football Festival

On Tuesday 26th June, children from year 1 and 2 went to Bowthorpe Football Development Centre to represent our federation in a football festival. It started with the children completing different activities including practicing their passing and dribbling skills. Later on in the morning, the children played some friendly matches against other schools in a mini tournament.

All the children thoroughly enjoyed being outside and active. For many children it was their first time playing football and they really enjoyed the sessions and giving it a go. They worked hard on the skill activities and this meant that they were able to apply their skills during the games.

Well done to everyone that took part!

Year 5 and 6 Kwik Cricket competitions – Summer 2 2018

On the 12th and 14th of June, 8 Year 5-6 boys and 8 Year 5-6 girls took part in the West Norfolk and Dereham (School Sports Partnership) Kwik Cricket Competition.

On Tuesday morning, the boys played against Saint Augustine’s and Saint Peter’s. Each team won one game so Mr Mann had to calculate the score based on how runs were scored. Toftwood came 3rd with a very impressive total of 488 points!

In the second part of the afternoon, Toftwood played against Scarning and Thomas Bullock and won both games.

Throughout the day, Miss Parsons noticed a great improvement in the fielding ability of three of our boys.  Congratulations to all the boys who represented our federation and for coming 7th.

On Thursday, it was the girls turn to take part in the competition. In the morning, the girls played against Reepham, Saint Peter’s and Costessey B team.

As the day progressed, the fielding and bowling ability improved and some of the opposing team were caught out.

Toftwood had a rematch against Costessey B to decide who was to come 6th place. With an incredible amount of determination and skill, Toftwood won by catching their opponents out and scoring multiple ‘4s’.

“Our captain was really a good at supporting us as at team captain. Today was an amazing experience and I loved it! ”

”The day was exciting and fun.  The other teams were very supportive towards us. Although we came 6th, we all tried our best and worked hard as a team” ”It was really enjoyable to spend the day doing something we love.”

Congratulations to all of our girls for amazing effort and superb sportsmanship.

Key Stage 1 Outdoor Adventure Activity Morning – May 2018

On Tuesday 22nd May a group of children from Year 1 and Year 2 at Toftwood Infant School took part in an Outdoor Adventure activity morning at Taverham High School. The children thoroughly enjoyed working with children from different schools in Norfolk and represented the school very well.

The children had to work in teams to solve problems and complete a range of outdoor adventure activities such as orienteering. During the morning the children were able to develop their skills of being a good team member and various PE skills as they were coached by Sport Leaders from Taverham High School.

The children had a fantastic day!


Year 4 Mini Tennis May 2018

Despite some initial nerves, the children played some terrific tennis at the competition held at Easton College. All the children were fantastic and showed great sportsmanship regardless of whether they won or lost. Out of the 14 schools that participated in the competition, Toftwood Junior had two teams in the top seven. Amazingly, Toftwood Junior B came 7th and the A team were the overall winners, which means they qualify for the county school’s play offs to be held in June. Mrs Bowes-Mulligan and Miss Parsons were very impressed with the children’s behaviour and proud of the way in which they represented the school.

After the event, Mrs Bowes-Mulligan asked all the children their thoughts about the day. This is what they had to say:

“I had so much fun and was really shocked that we won,” Brayden, CH4.

“I had a great day since I put my skills to the test,” Maddison, AF4.

“We used our maths skills of being accurate. I also made a new friend,” Eva, RB4.

“I enjoyed the day as I won all my matches and fun playing tennis,” Sam, RB4.

“I had an amazing day as my team came 7th out of 14,” Oliver, AF4.

“I had a great day because I won all my matches and had lots of fun,” Toby, RB4.

“I thought it was a great day because everyone had fun,” Willow, AF4.

“I had an awesome day because we were the overall winners and have made it through to the county play offs,” Dani, AF4.

Norfolk Cricket Festival May 2018

On Thursday 10th May Mrs Chapman and Mrs Hartley took a group of Year 1 children to the Norfolk Chance to Shine Cricket Festival. The children had a chance to try some of the activities from the All Stars Cricket Programme which is available for children aged 5-8 years.

We got to complete 4 different activities led by cricket coaches and supported by leaders from Northgate High School. The activities helped the children to practise some of the skills needed to play cricket such as bowling, fielding and batting.

All the children had great fun. Isabella said “This is the best cricket ever!” And Bailey said “I’ve never tried that way of throwing the ball before” after they had been introduced to using an over arm throw by starting in a star shape.

KS1 Cross Country April 2018

On Thursday 19th April, 15 pupils from Years 1 and 2, went to the West Norwich and Dereham Schools Partnership, KS1 Cross Country Competition. The children had attended a club at school to understand what a cross country competition would be like too. The children enjoyed their day at Taverham High School and did their very best at the competition. There were 4 races; Year 1 girls, Year 1 boys, Year 2 girls and Year 2 boys.

The children said that they really liked the trip and Lily was given a certificate and sticker for ‘determination’ as she lost her shoe at the very beginning but that did not stop her!

Well done to all of the children who competed!

As a group we came 11th out of 26 teams!

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