Category Archives: PE

Pokémon GO!


Pokemon Go

Have you downloaded this free APP yet?

Pokémon Go is a great way of combining technology and some exercise as you walk around trying to find new pokémon to collect, visit a poke stop to get some new items or hatch that 10km.

Remember to Pokémon Go safely – keep your eyes on the road, think about where you are going and when and don’t flatten your phone!

What top tip would you give to someone new to Pokémon Go?  What good websites are there that can read up on Pokémon Go to help you get better at the game or to collect all 142 Pokemon?

Mr Connolly

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Final Calls.


Tuesday saw the Boys football team take to the pitches at Ryton Sports Connection for their version of the indoor football tournament, after last week hearing all about the girls team’s qualification to the finals the boys team had a lot to live up to!

Unfortunately, both Mr Pahal and Mr Connell were unable to attend the matches so I had to take on the role of manager and coach!  After reading the rules the night before and watching Escape to Victory I felt up to the task.


Arriving with time to spare, the team had time to practise and some last minute coaching tips from me before everyone gathered for the clarification of the rules.   With fixture list in hand I saw two names that made him groan as both teams had good reputations in all football competitions and would be tough but the team had no time to worry as first up we played Freddies.  Remembering all the World Cups and Euro Championships I had watch I knew it was important not to lose the first game.  But going 1-0 down I was concerned – giving away the first goal was a common theme with our side as all night the opposition would score before we would gain our focus!  With great insights into the game and stunning substitutions the team came off with a 2-2 draw the game was still on.

The following match was going to be tough – after losing 12-0 back in November to Allseley we knew they were a top quality side, and after going down 2-0 it was easy to have gotten down hearted, however showing BEST the boys dug deep into their reserves and pulled back 2 goals, the match was end to end stuff and before the final whistle a screaming goal between the keepers legs gave us victory.

Manor Park school gave us a wake up call, and the team could never quite get back the soft first goal and lost 3-2.

After checking the tables and doing some mental Maths Mr Connolly knew it was still all to play for in the last match.  We couldn’t afford to lose this match but it was against Finham who had won with ease against all the other teams.  It would be a tough match that was made tougher when an indirect free kick was blasted into the back of the net having been deliberately left by our goal keeper was given by the referee!   Again Stickability came out and the boys got themselves back into the game before the end of play the scores were tied 2-2 not enough to take us automatically through to the play offs, but close.  PENALTY!  Running across the box we gave a penalty away.  It all seemed over, but cat like Ibrahim pounced on the ball to stop the goal that would have put us out!  The final whistle sounded soon after and then our destiny was in the hands of others.  The final match would decide our fate.

Allseley vs Freddies – A victory by Freddies and we were out, anything else and our superior goal difference would carry us through however Allseley had lost every match so far so the team rallied to cheer Allseley.  Our cheering did the job as after a few minutes they were 2 goals to the good.  WIth a point to prove the Allseley team scored a whopping 7 goals to snatch victory, but this wasn’t enough for them.  Holbrook made it through to the play offs!


I would love to make the play offs dramatic, but looking back it is probably good that the match was only 5 minutes as Holbrook team ran riot on the Pitch.  It was like seeing the Brazil team take on Preston North End!  Apart from giving away the first goal the Holbrook boys were solid in defence and looked dangerous up front.  Tactically we got wiser by using the corners to waste time.  The only way Godfred was stopped a hat trick was the referees whistle.


No difficult maths was needed, no golden goal just 2 wins to the good and Holbrook were into the finals on 23rd February!


So well done boys a great few games of football played with BEST.  So with a boys and girls team in the final I feel like I am now the Alex Ferguson of the school football world.  Bring on the final!

Mr Connolly



Welcome to Year 6 Webquest!


Wimbledon has just begun the second week of play, so maybe we need to find out more about this British institution.


Remember to use your safe searching skills that you learnt in past computing lessons to search for the answers.

  1. What are the four different types of tennis court?
  2. There are four tennis Majors – Big/important tournaments – what are they?  What surface is each major played on?
  3. Who has won the most majors? How many have they won?
  4. Before Andy Murray who was the last British Player to win Wimbledon?  What year did this happen?
  5. In 2010 Wimbledon saw the longest tennis game ever!  Who played in that match and how long did it last?
  6. When did the Wimbledon Tournament first start?
  7. How is real tennis different from lawn tennis?
  8. “You cannot be serious.” Is a remark made by which former tennis champion?
  9. How high is the centre of a tennis court net?
  10. Which Brothers and Sisters won Gold Medals in Tennis at the London Olympics?

Post your answers onto the comment section of the blog, make sure you include your name.  Remember I know the answers and might have read the information off the websites already so don’t just copy and paste, write the answers in your own words, in full sentences.

Mr Connolly.

Found in the cloud!


I was certain that this film had been deleted forever and the gymnastic unit of PE work was lost for evermore!  But, as luck would have it, somehow this film had saved itself into my iPad backup account!  So for all to see the rolls, cartwheels and handstands you learnt at the AT7 centre.

Sports Hall Athletics.


All of Year 6 took part in the first round of the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull Sports Hall Athletics competition. We were very lucky and were allowed to have two teams, so we split the year group down the middle – Samba groups.

We took part in lots of different activities some as a small team (obstacle race, relays and the over and under race) some as individuals (standing long jump, vertical jumping and chest push)
We didn’t win, but we had lots of fun and competed fairly showing good sportsmanship to all.



Coventry Schools Cross Country Running Championship.


On Saturday, Seif, Subaan and Kheiser, from Year 6, stood at the start line of the Boys A race after having had a quick walk over the boggy course.

35 other schools from over the city had teams of 6 boys lined up ready to race.

As the hooter sounded off shot all the teams over the soggy ground.


After running the mile over fields and a ditch the boys ran home.



Mud splattered, the boys enjoyed a banana and a much deserved drink.


We may not have won the race but all the boys represented the school well, and I was delighted to take such a friendly happy team to the championship. In February we do it all again, this time with a girls team!

Mr Connolly.