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Sports Events

At Round Diamond, we promote and provide a range of opportunities for the children to lead active and healthy lives including intra (competitions and events against others in school) and inter competitions (competitions against other schools). We hold regular clubs both at lunchtime and after school for the children to further their skills and develop self-esteem, resilience and team work.  

Our aim is for children to be enthused by being active and want to take part in in sport and physical activity both in school and out of school.

By holding events during the year such as the mini marathon, workout Wednesday and tennis ball Tuesday the children have opportunities to further develop their physical literacy skills, be active and learn how to be competitive against themselves and others.

 

P.E. Team

Sports Events and Physical Activity 2023-2024

Year 5/6 Netball tournament - Tuesday 25th June 

To round the season off, the team took part in this tournament at Marriotts on an extremely hot day. The performed admirably in the conditions finishing in joint 5th place on the day. 

The league results were announced on the day with the year 5/6 mixed team finishing 4th and the Year 6 girls team also finishing 4th but narrowly missing out on 3rd place on goal difference only. 

Year 3 Active Maths - Thursday 20th June 

Twelve children from year 3 weer selected to take part in this festival at Barnwell Sports centre. The afternoon consisted of a range of challenges and activities that brought the PE and Maths curriculum together and enabled the children to learn Maths in a different way. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 

Year 4 Lacrosse Festival - 19th June 2024

10 Children from year 4 took part in this festival at Barnwell. They played a range of games to improve their skills and learned how to use the lacrosse stick effectively. They then played some short matches and had lots of fun. 

Sports Day 2024 

Well done to all the children - we’ve had a fantastic day competing for points in our houses over a range of activities including sprinting, speed bounce, long jump, javelin, overhead throw, egg and spoon and hockey slalom. 
Overall house winners will be announced on Friday at blue rosette award assembly.

Year 4 Golfway - Wednesday 5th June 2024

Well done to the year 4 children who took part in this tri golf competition at Peartree Spring. 
The children took part in a range of putting and chipping games where they scored points for the team. They had lots of fun. 
 

Stevenage Schools football league presentation - Friday 24th May

Well done to the girls football team who finished runners up in the league for the second season in a row. A very big thank you to Mr Taylor for coaching them. 

Love rugby festival at Datchworth - Tuesday 21st May

12 girls from year 4 travelled to Datchworth Rugby club to play in a range of rugby games and introduce them to rugby at a club. The girls have a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 

Girls netball match - Wednesday 8th May 2024

Well done to the girls netball team who travelled to Woolenwick Juniors. The team played really well and put together a good range of passes. They were rewarded with a 12-1 win. 

Girls Cup Quarter Final cup match vs St Vincents - Friday 3rd May

The girls football team narrowly missed out progressing to the semi finals of the cup, only losing out on penalties. Well done girls, we are really proud of you.

 

Mixed Netball Match vs Ashtree - Wednesday 1st May

In a tough match, the team held their own but unfortunately conceeded a couple of points in the 3rd quarter. Final score: Round Diamond 2 Ashtree 5

 

Year 3/4 Football Match vs Woolenwick - Wednesday 1st May

A very close game, the team dug in and performed well coming out with a 3-3 draw.

Girls netball match vs Roebuck - Friday 26th April 

In a very close match played at home the girls use the space effectively and got the ball down the court well. The girls were rewarded with a 10-9 win. 

Year 3/4 football match vs Aston

The team performed well and scored a couple of goals but the other side were very strong. 
Round Diamond 2 Aston 6 

KS1 Rapid Fire Cricket - Wednesday 24th April 2024

Eight children from Year 2 took part in this competition and had a wonderful time. They used lots of teamwork skills and came 4th on the day. 

Mixed year 5/6 football match vs Woolenwick - Thursday 18th April

The team travelled to Woolenwick to play one of the final games of the season. In a close fought game the children performed well but conceded.

Final Score: Woolenwick 2 Round Diamond 1 

 

Girls football match vs St Nicholas - Wednesday 17th April 2024

In a closely fought match, both teams hit the woodwork on a number of occasions. In the second half, it came together and the girls came away with a win.

Final Score: Round Diamond 3 St Nicholas 0 

Girls football match vs Knebworth - Wednesday 27th March 2024

The girls team took on Knebworth today at home. They played well and were rewarded with the victory. 
Final score: Round Diamond 2 Knebworth 0 

Tri Golf competition - Wednesday 27th March 2024

Eight children from year 4 travelled to Barnwell to take part in this competition. They had a great time and improved their skills to play a range of tri-golf games. 

 

Mixed netball match vs Fairlands - Friday 22nd March 

A new team came together for this match and played well in a tough closely fought match. The team linked passes together and moved the ball down the court quickly. 
Final score: Fairlands 6 Round Diamond 7 

 

Year 5/6 Mixed football match vs The Leys - Wednesday 20th March 

The team travelled to The Leys to play a football match. The team played really well and went 4-0 up in the first half. 

Final score: The Leys 1 Round Diamond 5

 

Girls netball match vs Longmeadow - Wednesday 20th March 

The girls played exceptionally well today and linked passes well to move the ball down the shooters. Exceptional shooting from the GA and GS meant the team went up early on in the first quarter. 

Final score: Round Diamond 17 Longmeadow 2 

 

Year 5/6 mixed netball vs Bedwell - Monday 18th March 

The team travelled to Bedwell. With some new players in the team, they put in a good performance but struggled to score. 

Final score: Bedwell 18 Round Diamond 1

Year 5/6 Girls Football cup match vs Woolenwick - Thursday 14th March 

Well done to the girls football team who put in a fantastic performance in the cup. Travelling to Woolenwick, the girls came away with a convincing win. 
Final score: Woolenwick 0 Round Diamond 4 

 

Year 3/4 football vs Shephalbury Park - Wednesday 13th March 

Well done to the team who played this match. In a close fought contest the boys hit the woodwork on a number of occasions but in the end were rewarded with a 1-0 win. 

Year 5/6 girls netball match vs Trotts Hill - 11th March 

Well done to the girls netball team who put in a strong performance with some of the girls switching out of their normal positions. 
Final score: Round Diamond 23 Trotts Hill 1

Mixed year 5/6 Football vs St. Vincent's - Thursday 7th March 2024 

The team played this rearranged match at home. They played well but unfortunately went down 2 goals. 

Final score: Round Diamond 0 St Vincent's 2 

 

Biggest Girls football tournament - Wednesday 6th March 2024

The girls football team played brilliantly winning their first game 3-0, second game 1-0 and held their own in their 3rd and 4th games drawing both 0-0. 
These performances were enough to win the tournament - Well done girls. 

Year 3/4 Rapid Fire cricket competition - Tuesday 5th March 2024

Eight children from year 3 & 4 travelled to Barnwell school to take part in this competition. They had a fantastic time and finished 8th on the day playing against teams from all around Stevenage. 

Mixed year 5/6 football match vs Peartree - Thursday 29th February 

The team put in a good performance and were unlucky on a few occasions. Final score: Round Diamond 0 Peartree 4 

Mixed Year 5/6 Football - Cup match vs Almond Hill - Wednesday 28th February

A tough match but the children did themselves proud by never giving up. Final score: Round Diamond 0 Almond Hill 7 

Badminton Racket pack festival - Wednesday 14th February 

Eight children from year 4 travelled to Barnwell to take part in a racket pack festival to introduce the children to the game of badminton. They took part in a range of fun activities and had a fantastic time. 

 

Sportshall athletics competition - Tuesday 13th February

16 children travelled to Barnwell to take part in the above event. They took part in a range of events from standing long jump and triple jump to chest push and javelin field events to sprint events and a 6 lap relay. Each child could take part in 2 track and 2 field events and had a wonderful time. The girls finished in joint 3rd and the boys in 3rd place on the day. 

Girls football match versus Giles - Tuesday 13th February

Well done to the girls game who played on this drizzly evening. A excellent performance all round with some great football being played. 
Final score: Round Diamond 5 Giles 3 

Girls netball match versus Bedwell - Friday 9th February 

Well done to the girls who played in this match. It was a very close match where the score could have gone either way but in the end, Bedwell came out triumphant. 
Final score : Round Diamond 5 Bedwell 8

 

Hertfordshire schools Year 5/6 Cross Country Champs - Saturday 3rd February 

Well done to the boys who travelled down to St Margaret’s school, Bushey to compete in the Herts cross country championships. They all ran well competing against others in their school year over a field and woodland course of 1600m.

Girls football match vs St Vincent’s - Friday 2nd February 

The girls travelled to St Vincent’s to play this match. In a close fought contest the girls held their own but unfortunately conceded. 
Final score: St Vincent’s 1 Round Diamond 0 

Girls netball match vs St Vincent’s - Wednesday 31st January 

The girls travelled to St Vincent’s for their second match of the week. After a tight first quarter, St Vincent’s had more opportunities in the second and third quarter putting them ahead. The girls played well against strong opposition. 
Final score: St Vincent’s 13 Round Diamond 3 

Girls netball match vs Shephalbury Park - Monday 29th January

Congratulations to team who travelled down to Shephalbury Park school. After a slow start in their first match of the new year the girls played excellently to take the win 9-2. 

Year 6 basketball match vs St Vincent’s - Friday 26th January

A team of 6 girls and 4 boys travelled to Vincent’s to play in a basketball match. The boys played quarters 2 and 4 and the girls 1 and 3. A few missed shots but the team managed to score 6 points against strong opposition who scored 22. 
 

Sports Crew lead Year R activities - Friday 15th December 

The sports crew led a range of multi-skills and fundamental movement skills for the Year R. They used their leadership skills to demonstrate and adapt activities for the children. All the children had a fantastic time. 

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Archery competition - Thursday 7th December 

Congratulations to the team of archers who qualified (through the virtual SSFT archery competition) to go to the face to face final at Barnwell School. They all had two rounds of  3 arrows each and performed really well, narrowly missing out on the Bronze medal by 1 point. 

 

Year 5/6 mixed football match vs Aston - Tuesday 28th November

The team went 2 ahead early on but Aston fought back to level the score to 2-2. In the second half, Aston managed to edge ahead and then score a couple more. 
Final score: Round Diamond 2 Aston 5 

 

Year 3/4 football match vs Giles - Monday 27th November 

The team played well and had a closely fought contest with Giles. 
Final score: Round Diamond 2 Giles 3 

Year 5/6 girls football vs Woolenwick - Friday 24th November 

Well done to the girls team who played on a very chilly afternoon. The girls played well and were rewarded with a 4-0 win.

Year 5/6 mixed football match vs Knebworth - Wednesday 22nd November 

Well done to the team who played against Knebworth. They played a great match and were rewarded with a 3-1 win. 

Year 5/6 boys futsal competition - Wednesday 22nd November 

A group of boys from year 5/6 travelled to Barnwell Upper school to take part in a futsal competition against 11 other Stevenage schools. 
The boys had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Futsal is an indoor version of football with slightly adapted rules. 

Year 5/6 Mixed netball vs Featherstone Wood - Monday 20th November 

The team travelled to Featherstone wood primary school to play our last netball match of 2023 due to the fading light. The team put together some excellent movement around to court and we’re unlucky not to score early on. Featherstone went ahead in the first quarter 3-0 but into the second quarter, the team fought back to lead 5-4. It was all square after three quarters at 6-6 and then managed to edge ahead in the last quarter. 
Final score: Featherstone wood 6 Round Diamond  8 

Year 5/6 Girls netball vs Codicote - Wednesday 15th November

The girls travelled to Codicote to play their second match of the week. They used their speed and used the space effectively to pass the ball down the court and took an early lead. They continued to use these tactics throughout the match and they were rewarded with a victory. 
Final score: Codicote 4 Round Diamond 10 

Year 5/6 Mixed Football match vs Almond Hill - Wednesday 15th November

Well done to the team who played Almond Hill at home. The team dug in well and were rewarded with a victory. Final score: Round Diamond 5 Almond Hill 0 

Year R - Children in need sports activity afternoon

On Wednesday 15th November - Mrs Burrows from Stevenage Sporting Futures came in to run some fun children in need themed activities for the children in reception. They worked on their fundamental movement skills using ribbons and played games in small teams to collect as much 'treasure' as they could. This game involved taking turns and helping the team they were in. 

Year 5/6 Netball match - Monday 13th November 

The netball team played St Nicholas at home. They had some good passing combinations which saw them take an early lead. However, St Nicholas dominated for the first two quarters and got a sizeable lead. In the third and fourth quarter, the team used the space more effectively and were rewarded by scoring three times in the last quarter.

Final score: Round Diamond 5 St.Nicholas 13 

 

Mixed netball match vs Knebworth - Friday 10th November 

Well done to the team who travelled to Knebworth who won their match 11-5. They played really well, moving the ball down the court quickly and using the space effectively. 

Year 5/6 Girls netball match vs St Margaret’s - Wednesday 8th November 

Well done to the girls netball team who played extremely well, using space effectively and passing the ball down the court well. They were rewarded with a win. 
Final score: Round Diamond 13 St Margaret’s 2 

Year 3/4 football match vs Featherstone Wood - Monday 6th November 

Well done to the team who were away from home at Featherstone Wood. The game had no shortage of goal scoring opportunities with the final score ending Featherstone Wood 6 Round Diamond 7!  

Year 5/6 Girls football match vs Bedwell - Friday 3rd November

In their first full length game, the girls played well and showed off some of the skills they have been practising. They dominated the play and had many attacking opportunities. 
Final score : Round Diamond 0 Bedwell 0 

Year 5/6 Basketball Tournament - Thursday 2nd November 

Well done to the team of 10 children that went to Barnwell Upper school to play in a basketball tournament again 13 other Stevenage schools. They played really well and used tips they had learnt throughout the day. 
They had lots of fun and finished in 5th place. 

Year 5/6 Mixed Netball match vs Woolenwick - Wednesday 1st

November

Well done to the year 5/6 mixed netball team who played really well to win their match 8-4 against Woolenwick Juniors.  

Year 3/4 Boccia festival and competition - Wednesday 18th October 

Twelve children from year 3 and 4 went to Barclay school to take part in some fun games and a competition. They enjoyed a mixtures of aiming games throughout the morning. 

Year 5/6 Mixed Football tournament - Tuesday 17th October 

Well done to the team who played well to make the semi-finals in the tournament. The drew against Knebworth and won against Peartree to get there. 

In the semi final against Aston they had a few chances to go ahead but unfortunately conceded against tough opposition eventually losing 2-0. 

Year 5/6 Girls Football Tournament - Friday 13th October

Well done to the girls football team who played really well to make it through to the semi finals of the Stevenage schools football tournament at Bedwell Primary School narrowly missing out on getting to the final after losing on penalties to St. Vincent’s. 

Year 5/6 Mixed Netball match vs St Ippolyts - Friday 13th October

In their first ever game, the year 5/6 mixed netball team played St Ippolyts at home. A tough match, the team never let their heads drop and were rewarded with 3 points. 
Final score: Round Diamond 3 St Ippolyts 27 

Year 5/6 Table Tennis Competition 

A team of 8 children from year 5/6 competed in the Stevenage table tennis competition at Barclay school. They played brilliantly with the boys finishing in 2nd and the girls finishing 3rd.

Year 5/6 Football Tournament group stage - Monday 2nd October 

Well done to the year 5/6 football team who dug deep in the group round stage of the tournament in torrential rain conditions at times to win 3 games and draw 1 game. 
They now go on to play in the tournament finals this coming Friday at Bedwell Primary School. 

Year 5 & 6 Cross Country Championships - Fairlands Valley Thursday 28th September 

Congratulations to the year 5 and 6 cross country teams who participated in the Stevenage schools cross country championships at Fairlands Valley.

The year 5s were off first at 1pm running 800m. Some really strong performances individually with the boys team finishing in 5th place and the girls team finishing in 11th.

Then, it was onto the year 6 race at 1.30pm. Again, some more really strong performances individually with the girls team finishing in 5th and the boys finishing in 6th place. 

 

SPORTS CREW LEAD ACTIVITIES FOR YEAR 2 - 20th July

YEAR 6 GIRLS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT - Nobel, Monday 17th July 

Congratulations to the year 6 girls football team who won the last tournament of the year at Nobel school. 

KS1 ADAPTED ROUNDERS - Wednesday 12th July 

8 children from year 2 took part in a adapted version of rounders to support teamwork and determination to help each other in a team. They competed against 4 other schools at Barnwell Sports Centre. The idea of the game is to hit the ball and once all players have had their turn they run as a team around an area to score points. The idea of the game is to score as many points as possible before the fielding team gets all the balls back to a specified area. 

RECEPTION SPORTS DAY - WEDNESDAY 28th JUNE

YEAR 5/6 SPORTS DAY - WEDNESDAY 28th JUNE

YEAR 3/4 SPORTS DAY - WEDNESDAY 28th JUNE

YEAR 1/2 SPORTS DAY - WEDNESDAY 28th JUNE

SSFT YEAR 6 NETBALL FESTIVAL - TUESDAY 27th JUNE 

The netball team travelled to Marriotts for a netball festival against 7 other schools. In the group stage, the girls got off to a strong start with a 7-0 win. They lost their 2nd match and then drew their last group game 4-4 against St Nicholas. This meant they finished 3rd in the group and went on to play Woolenwick in the play off stage. They won this game 12-0 and then played Trotts Hill in their final match winning 6-0 . This ensured a 5th place finish. 
The positions of the league were also announced and the team finished in a highly creditable 6th place from 11 teams. The team has improved incredibly throughout the year and we are really proud of them. 

YEAR 4 GOLFWAY FESTIVAL - Wednesday 21st June

Nine children from year 4 travelled to Roebuck to take part in a tri golf festival. They took part in 6 different golf games that practised their chipping and putting and scored points on each station. They had lots of fun and finished in 4th place. 

YEAR 4 & 6 ATHLETICS COMPETITION - RIDLINS TRACK - Thursday 15th June 2023

12 children from year 6 and 8 from year 4 spent the day at Ridlins Track competing in the SSFT Athletics Competition. They competed in 1 track or 1 field event each plus a relay and were against 18 other Stevenage schools. The children had a wonderful day and all performed brilliantly making the finals in the Year 6 girls relay, the Year 6 boys relay and the Year 6 mixed relay. 

A gold medal was won in the Year 4 girls javelin and bronze in the Year 4 boys long jump. In Year 6 bronze medals were won in the boys and girls high jump and the girls 600m. 

NETBALL MATCH VS BEDWELL - Friday 9th June 

The team travelled to Bedwell Prinary school to play in their last match of the season. On an exceptionally hot evening the girls played extremely well in a close fought match and just edged the victory.
Final score: Bedwell 7 Round Diamond 9 

Player of the match (as voted by the opposition) : Hamidah 

YEAR 5/6 BOYS TAG RUGBY FESTIVAL - Friday 9th June

On a very sunny afternoon a group of year 5/6 boys travelled to Giles Junior School to play in a Tag Rugby Festival. The boys worked really well together as a team and had a fun afternoon playing a range of matches against other schools. 

 

YEAR 4/5 LACROSSE FESTIVAL & COMPETITION - Wednesday 7th June 

Children from year 4 took part in skills based stations to improve skills and have an introduction into Lacrosse. The year 5s played in a competition and worked well as a team building on their skills from PE lessons earlier this academic year. 

STEVENAGE SCHOOLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESENTATIONS - Friday 26th May 

Congratulations to the girls team who finished in runners up in the Girls Division 1 League. 

YEAR 3/4 FRIENDLY FOOTBALL MATCH vs WOOLENWICK - Friday 26th May 

Well done to the boys who played in a closely fought match but came away with a 3-2 win. 

NETBALL MATCH VS ST.VINCENT DE PAUL - Wednesday 24th May 

The girls travelled away from home to St Vincent’s. Playing against a strong opposition, e girls held their own. They tried hard to get the ball down to the attacking end but often this was intercepted. Player of the match : Davina 
Final score: St Vincent’s 12 Round Diamond 2 

 

YEAR 5/6 NETBALL MATCH VS CAMPS HILL - Friday 19th May 

Round Diamond hosted Camps Hill for this match. The girls played superbly. They have improved every match and their hard work is paying off as they moved the ball around the court and down to the shooters magnificently. The were rewarded with a 14 - 1 victory. Player of the match as voted by the opposition went to Jodie. 

YEAR 4/5 HIGH 5 NETBALL FESTIVAL - Friday 19th May

Seven girls from year 4 and 5 travelled to Giles Juniors on Friday afternoon to play in a High 5 Netball Tournament. Unlike the traditional game of netball, only 5 players are on court at any one time and the position of WA and WD are not included. The girls really enjoyed the experience. 

ULTIMATE FRISBEE ASPIRE & DEVELOP TOURNAMENT - Thursday 18th May 2023

8 children from year 5 took part in this tournament which saw them self refereeing their own games and using the ‘spirit of the games’ guidelines to score the other teams they played against on how they performed in all areas of the game including honesty and knowing the rules. 
Round Diamond won the school games value of honesty as voted for by the other teams. 

YEAR 3 BOCCIA MATCH VS WOOLENWICK - Wednesday 10th May 

Six children from year 3 travelled to Woolenwick to play some friendly Boccia games. They rotated around six activities ranging from traditional Boccia to aiming to get the Boccia ball in a hoop or knocking a cone over. They scored points at each station. 

YEAR 5/6 GIRLS FOOTBALL MATCH VS ST NICHOLAS - Friday 5th May

Congratulations to the girls football team who played brilliantly against St Nicholas and were rewarded with a 8-0 victory.  

BASKETBALL FRIENDLY VS WOOLENWICK - Wednesday 3rd May 

A team of 5 took part in a basketball friendly at Woolenwick. The team played extremely well, some excellent play using their dribbling and passing skills with fantastic movement off the ball. 
Final score: Woolenwick 12 Round Diamond 22 

YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL MATCH VS ALMOND HILL - Tuesday 2nd May 

A tough match against the team top of the league. The boys performed valiantly. 
Final Score: Round Diamond 1 Almond Hill 5 

YEAR 5/6 QUICKSTICKS HOCKEY FESTIVAL 

Seven children travelled to Nobel school to play in this festival against other teams from the Stevenage area. They played extremely well and finished in a very strong 4th position. The children said they had lots of fun and it was a completely new experience for them. They have been learning about hockey in their PE lessons but this was the first inter competition that any of them have done. We are really proud of them. 

YEAR 4 NETBALL VS WOOLENWICK - Wednesday 26th April

The year 4 children travelled to Woolenwick to play a friendly netball match. Although they lost they grew in confidence throughout the match and made some excellent passes and movements around the court. They were rewarded by scoring two in the last quarter.

KS1 Rapid Fire Cricket Festival - Tuesday 25th April 

Eight children travelled to Barnwell Sports Centre to take part in a rapid fire cricket festival. They played against four other schools and showed fantastic teamwork and determination. They finished 6th overall and had a fantastic time.  

Year 3/4 Football Match vs Shephalbury Park - Monday 24th April 

The team played well and were unlucky not to score more. They hit the cross bar on a number of times. It was a close fought match and the match finished - Round Diamond 2 Shephalbury Park 3 

YEAR 5/6 GIRLS FOOTBALL CUP MATCH VS MARTINSWOOD - Friday 21st April

The girls travelled to Martinswood to play in the next round of the cup. The team played extremely well even on an unfamiliar bumpy pitch and were rewarded with a 4-1 win. They are now through to semi - finals. 

YEAR 5 BOYS FOOTBALL FESTIVAL AT GILES - Friday 21st April

A team of Year 5 boys travelled to Giles school to participate in a friendly football festival against other local schools. The boys put on a brilliant performance across all of their matches displaying great team work, communication skills, and encouragement for each other which showed great sportsmanship. Although the event started off cloudy and rainy the team was not deterred, and their positive attitudes earned them well deserved wins in all of their matches. Goalkeeper Rayan was awarded with the Team Player Award for some amazing saves and supporting his teammates, and as the festival came to an end the sun was shining again.

YEAR 6 NETBALL MATCH VS CODICOTE - Wednesday 19th April

The game played in brilliant sunshine was closely contested. Round Diamond went ahead but Codicote soon equalised. The girls played extremely well with great passing and movement up the court to the shooters. They narrowly stayed ahead and it wasn’t until the fourth quarter that they managed to get a bigger lead. 
 

Final score: Round Diamond 10 Codicote 6 

MIXED YEAR 5/6 CUP MATCH VS TROTTS HILL - Thursday 30th March

A very close fought game. The boys were unlucky to concede in the first half but stuck to their task in the second half and were rewarded with a goal to level the game up. A few chances at either end meant either team could have gone ahead but in the end it stayed level until the full time whistle. We then went into five minutes extra time which also ended 1:1. 
Onto penalties to decide which team would go through to the next round. Also extremely close, Round Diamond marginally edged it scoring 2 to Trotts Hills 1. 

SSFT SPEED STACKING FINAL - Thursday 30th April

The year 4s qualified for the face to face speed stacking final after the virtual competition earlier in the term. The children faced stiff competition against Codicote, Roebuck and Shephalbury Park. They improved their best time as a team of 8 to record 1minute10 for the 3,6,3 relay. Finishing 4th on the day, the children won the Stanley Stevenson school games award for honesty. 

Year 5/6 Girls Football match vs Knebworth - Wednesday 29th March

On a dull grey evening, the girls played a cracking match against Knebworth. They all worked hard and were rewarded with a goal on the first half an£ then a second after the break. They were unlucky not to score more. 
Final score: Round Diamond 2 Knebworth 0 

Year 6 Netball Match vs Shephalbury Park - Friday 24th March

The team played at home for the first time this year. They played extremely well and were rewarded£ by going ahead in the first quarter although the match was extremely close. They managed to score another two in the second quarter to go 3-0 up. The match continued to be very close through the rest of the game but Shephalbury park fought back to score 3 in the third quarter with Round Diamond scoring 1 to make the score 4-3. Into the last quarter, the opposition briefly went ahead but the girls fought back and managed to equalise. 
Final score: Round Diamond 5 Shephalbury Park 5 

Mixed Year 5/6 Football Match vs Martinswood - Wednesday 22nd March 

The team travelled the short distance to Martinswood to play their most recent league game. Although the team lost the match, they all showed great teamwork, determination and sportsmanship.

Final score: Martinswood 4 Round Diamond 0 

YEAR 6 NETBALL MATCH - Tuesday 21st March 

The team travelled to Giles Junior school for our rearranged match. The girls played superbly and are improving in every match. In a close fought match, the team eventually came out on top. 
Final score : Giles 10 Round Diamond 14 

FA GIRLS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT - Monday 20th March

The rearranged tournament took part after having to be cancelled due to snow. Six teams took part and the tournament was played in a round robin style with 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. 
First match was against St Vincent’s. A solid start ended in a 0-0 draw. The girls played superbly winning against Roebuck, Peartree and St Ippolytts and drawing against St Nicholas. 

This was enough to finish top of the table and win the gold medals for the event! 

GIRLS FOOTBALL MATCH VS TROTTS HILL - Friday 17th March 

On a mild evening, the girls played extremely well with a much improved performance as all the girls worked hard for each other and worked well as a team. They went ahead early on in the first half and held their 1-0 lead until half time. Trotts Hill we’re very unlucky not to score in the second half with the ball coming off the post and rolling along the line before being cleared! 
The girls continued to dig in and we’re rewarded with two more goals.

 

Final score : Round Diamond 3 Trotts Hill 0 

YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL MATCH VS CODICOTE - MONDAY 13th MARCH

On a mild evening, Round Diamond took on Codicote at home. They played well and considering they are a newly formed team did brilliantly against strong opposition. 

Final score: Round Diamond 0 Codicote 3

 

Sportshall Athletics Competition - Tuesday 28th February 

Twenty one year 6s took a part in a range of athletics events both on the track and field. They took part in a range of relays as well as chest push, soft javelin, long jump, vertical jump, triple jump and speed bounce. 
The children performed brilliantly with the girls finishing in 1st place and the boys in 4th. They also won the Stanley Stevenson school games value of respect. 

Year 5/6 Football match vs Shephalbury Park 

On Friday 24th February, the team travelled to Shephalbury Park primary school for a league game. The team played well and were rewarded with a win. 
Final score: Shephalbury Park 0 Round Diamond 2 

Year 6 Netball Match vs St Margaret’s - Tuesday 21st February 

On Tuesday 21st February, Round Diamond played a wild and intense game of netball against St Margaret's by a member of SSFT (Stevenage Sporting Futures). The girls showed perseverance and resilience and were rewarded with 5 goals. Although they lost, the tips the member of SSFT gave them provided them with assurance that they would prevail in their next match. Even though they had 3 new players in their team, their playing was something they should be really proud of. 

Player of the match: Jodie 

 

Match report by Daisy F 

Year 3/4 Boccia competition vs Woolenwick - Friday 10th February 

Well done to the children who took for in some fun games at Woolenwick Junior school. They had a go at playing 5 different games using the Boccia balls and scored points. They managed to score the most points in 4 of the 5 games. 

Year 5/6 Girls Football match vs Knebworth - Thursday 9th February 2023

Today, the girls team played Knebworth at home. They put out a good performance and had a few opportunities in the first half but weren’t able to convert. The second half, they continued to press forward and eventually were rewarded with a goal. Knebworth fought back and had a great attempt on goal which our keeper managed to save. 
Final score: Round Diamond 1 Knebworth 0 

Year 3/4 Friendly Netball match vs Woolenwick - Monday 6th February 

Seven children travelled to Woolenwick to take part in their first ever netball match. As each quarter passed, their confidence grew an£ the team put together some fantastic passing. Their opposition had strong shooters and went ahead early on. The teams perseverance and determination was rewarded when they scored 2 in the last quarter. The children are looking forward to their next match. 

Year 6 Hertfordshire County Schools Cross Country Championships - Saturday 4th February 

Well done to the children who ran in the county cross championships at Westminster Lodge, St Albans on Saturday morning.
The Year 6 boys were off first at 9.45am with the Year 6 girls following at 10am. The children all ran brilliantly on an undulating course in fields of well over 100 runners. We are really proud of all of you. 

Year 5/6 Girls Football Match - Friday 3rd February

Well done to the girls football team who won 2-0 against Fairlands at home. The girls played brilliantly, creating many chances and finally went ahead just after half time. They continued to dominate the play in the rest of the second half and secured the win with a second goal. 

YEAR 5/6 MIXED FOOTBALL MATCH VS KNEBWORTH - Wednesday 25th January 

On a drizzly damp evening, the team faced Knebworth Primary at home. The team performed well and played much better as a team. However, against strong opposition they found it hard to break through and score. 
Final score: Round Diamond 0 Knebworth 6

YEAR 5/6 TAG RUGBY MATCH - Monday 23rd January 2023

Well done to the Year 5/6 tag rugby team who played Giles in their very first match. The children were against strong opposition but never the less stuck to their task, had fun and played admirably.

Final Score : Round Diamond 11 Giles 23 

 

GIRLS SHOOTING STARS CLUB 

The year 5 girls have been enjoying keeping active and playing fun games at our shooting stars club. They have been playing games and doing activities to support physical fitness and confidence. All the activities are linked to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the girls have mission manuals to extend their learning at home. 

YEAR 3/4 VIRTUAL SPEED STACKING COMPETITION

Year 3 & 4 have been practising their hand eye co-ordination and speed to stack the speed stacks in the 3-3-3 and 3-6-3 formations at lunchtimes. The quickest children will be entered into a competition against other Stevenage schools. 

 

Year 3/4 Football Match vs Peartree - Wednesday 18th January 2023

On an extremely cold evening, the year 3/4 football team faced Peartree in a friendly game. 
The team played well and all dug deep to play their best but unfortunately the score line didn’t do the team justice. 
Final score: Round Diamond 1 Peartree 7 

Year 5/6 Mixed Football Cup Game vs Woolenwick - Monday 16th January 2023

The team travelled to Woolenwick to play a cup game in freezing conditions. The team performed well and was able to hold on for the win after being 4-1 up and Woolenwick closing the gap.

Final score: Woolenwick 3 Round Diamond 5

YEAR 5/6 GIRLS FOOTBALL MATCH VS ST. VINCENTS - 8th DECEMBER 

On a bitterly cold evening, the year 5/6 girls played at home against St. Vincent’s. 
The first half was tough but the girls picked themselves up and played well on the second half. They were thrilled to score in the closing minutes of the game. 
Final score: Round Diamond 1 St. Vincent’s 3 

YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL VS LONGMEADOW- 29th November 2022

With the fading light, Longmeadow’s home fixture was rescheduled to be played under the floodlights at Round Diamond. 
The opposition were very strong and the boys battled hard going against the run of play, Josh H made a decisive break and scored to but the team 1 up. Longmeadow battled back and equalised a few minutes later. Some cracking saves by Aaron kept the score to 1-1. Longmeadow went ahead before half time. In the second half, Round Diamond had a few good chances but unfortunately couldn’t convert them. 
Longmeadow scored goal number 4 in the closing seconds of the game. 
Final score : Round Diamond 1 Longmeadow 4 

 

YEAR 3/4 FOOTBALL MATCH vs GILES - 15th November

The team played extremely well with a good level of possession and great passing. 
Final score: Round Diamond 4 Giles 1 

YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL MATCH vs PEARTREE - 14th November 

A tough match at home on a foggy evening. The team picked up in the second half after a dominant display from Peartree. 
Final Score : Round Diamond 2 Peartree 9 

CHEERLEADING CLUB

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The children in cheerleading club have been practising hard to create routines in groups.

NETBALL MATCH VS ROEBUCK - 11th November 2022

The netball team played a fantastic match this evening. They improved their passing, movement down the court and shooting a were rewarded with a convincing win. 
Player of the match as voted for by Roebuck: Jodie

 

Final score: Round Diamond 10 Roebuck 0

 

SSFT YEAR 5/6 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT - 10th November

10 children (5 girls and 5 boys) travelled to Barnwell Upper school to play in a basketball tournament against other Stevenage schools. The children played extremely well and finished 2nd in their group behind Codicote. They then went forward to the 3rd place play off where they faced Roebuck and managed to secure the win. 

YEAR 3/4 FRIENDLY FOOTBALL MATCH VS CODICOTE - 9th NOVEMBER 2022

The newly formed team played against Codicote at home. With Codicote having much of the early possession, the team defended well and denied any real chances on goal.
In the second half, Codicote’s persistence paid off and they went 1-0 up. After some improved Round Diamond possession, we managed to equalise in the last few minutes of the game and hang on for the draw. 
Final Score: Round Diamond 1 Codicote 1

NETBALL MATCH VS TROTTS HILL - 2nd November

On Wednesday the 2nd of November 2022 the Year 6/5 girl's netball team went to play against Trott's Hill for our second match of the of the year.

 

The match was captained by Hamidah Omisore who played centre. Wing Attack was played by Maya Louis, Wing Defence was played by Samantha Appiah, Goal Defence was played by Davina Dawkins, Goal Attack was Jodie Anane, Goal Keeper was Daisy Folorunso and Goal Shooter was Leah Cripps.

Our player of the match was Davina who played in the GD position.

 

In the second half, Amy-Rae Bostock played as centre. Trotts Hill won 6-0 however the resilient players of Round Diamond demonstrated some spectacular play throughout by improving passing and shooting techniques. They also showed passion, teamwork and self-belief, some of the school games values.

Our player of the match was Davina who played in the GD position.

By Hamidah, Samantha and Maya

YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT - 21st OCTOBER

After qualifying from the group stage the previous week, the team headed to Bedwell Primary School to play in the final round of games against winners and runners up from all the other group stages. 
They played extremely well making it through to the semi final stage, where they narrowly missed out on making the final after a 1-0 defeat against Knebworth. 

We are very proud of the teams achievements. 

VIRTUAL MINI LONDON MARATHON

Well done to everyone that has been taking part in the virtual mini London marathon - children and parents alike. The aim is to do 17 laps of the all weather pitch to run 2.6miles but many of you have exceeded that! One day to go. 
 

NETBALL MATCH VS ST.NICHOLAS - 14th OCTOBER 

In our first match as a newly formed team, the girls fought hard and improved their play as the match went on. Player of the match as voted by St.Nicholas was Davina playing in the Goal Defence position. 
Final score: Round Diamond 1 St. Nicholas 10

YEAR 5/6 MIXED FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT PRELIMINARY ROUND - 11th OCTOBER

Congratulations to the Year 5/6 football team who won three of their games and drew one in this initial tournament of the season. After a tough start, the boys scored against the run of play to win 1-0 against Martinswood in their opening game. The followed this up with a 1-1 draw against The Leys. Their remaining games were against St Nicholas and Camps Hill and they won both of these games meaning they will go onto another tournament on the 21st October against the winners and runners up from the other preliminary rounds. 
 

YEAR 5/6 GIRLS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT - 7th OCTOBER 

Well done to the year 5/6 girls football team who reached the semi finals of this event. The girls played brilliantly throughout the afternoon winning 1-0 against St.Nicholas in their opening game and then drawing 0-0 in their following group games against Codicote and The Leys. This gave them runners up in their group and meant they went onto play St Vincent’s in the semi final. Unfortunately, they went 1-0 down in the first half and narrowly missed out on an equaliser in the second half. All girls gave it their all and should feel very proud of their achievements. 

YEAR 3/4 TENNIS FESTIVAL - 6TH OCTOBER 

Seven children from year 3 took part in a tennis festival at Lister Tennis club where they participated in 8 activities to improve agility, balance and co-ordination. They had lots of fun and improved on their skills throughout the day. 

VIRTUAL LONDON MARATHON

Starts Monday 3rd October at 8.30am on the All weather pitch -Hope to see lots of you there ! 

YEAR 6 CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - FAIRLANDS VALLEY - 29th September

This afternoon, six boys and six girls from year 6 competed in the Stevenage Schools Cross Country Championships. They had to run one big lap of fairlands lakes - 1 mile in total. They all did extremely well and showed great determination and stamina to complete the course. 
Results as follows :

Girls Race

Rose - 13th 

Megan - 18th 

Tilly - 23rd

Eva - 49th 

Emilia - 50th 

Abi W - 81st 

 

Boys Race

Harry - 18th 

Adam - 22nd

Thomas E - 25th 

Evan - 26th

Josh K - 62nd

Jordi - 63rd

 

Well done to everyone 😊

The virtual London Marathon is back and Round Diamond will be taking part! Set yourself the challenge to run/ jog 2.6 miles. Do it your way - can you complete the distance in one go or split up the distance to run over a number of days. 

Watch this space to find out more! 

Sports Events and Physical Activity 2021 - 22

SPORTS CREW ACTIVITIES - Thursday 21st July 2022

What an amazing afternoon the year 2 children had. Sports crew planned and delivered fun sports activities. They adapted the activities during the afternoon to support the children. 

GIRLS FOOTBALL MATCH - 15TH JULY 2022

In a closely fought match.. the Year 6 team just edged the win with a 1-0 victory. Really excellent play from both teams in our last match of the year. 

BEAT THE TEACHER PENALTY SHOOT OUT - Week beginning 11th JULY 

GIRLS FOOTBALL EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE EURO WOMENS CHAMPS - 13th JULY

Girls from Years 4,5. & 6 came to an after school football event run by Mr Taylor to celebrate the European Women's Football champs in England. The girls played an 11 a side game on the whole of the all weather pitch and continued to work on their spacing and passing. 

SSFT SPORTS AWARDS AT ROEBUCK ACADEMY - 12th JULY

Congratulations to Pablo (Year 6) - winner of Primary sports Person of the year and also to Ansh (Year 4) - winner of the overcoming disability award at the SSFT Sports awards. 
The year 6 sports crew were also shortlisted and highly commended in the Sports Crew of the year category. 

DANCE FESTIVAL - 7th JULY

Well done to the dancers who performed at the Stevenage Sporting Futures dance festival at the Gordon Craig theatre. They have been practising hard for months and have shown determination and dedication to learn a new style of dance. Many thanks to Mr Sapsed who choreographed the routine and practised with the children every week before school. 
All their hard work paid off and they performed their dance twice to a big audience showing confidence and had lots of fun in the process. 

YEAR 6 BASKETBALL MATCH VS WOOLENWICK - 5th JULY 2022

The game started slow with both teams only scoring once, the Round Diamond boys were able to control the tempo of the first half with some good passing and spacing. In the second half Round Diamond came out strong pushing the ball and securing a 4point lead, Woolenwick fought right to the end but the boys were able to hold them off with there excellent ball movement, spacing and shooting to take win the game 12-8

YEAR 4 TRI GOLF FESTIVAL - 29th JUNE 2022

10 children from year 4 took part in a tri golf festival at Peartree Spring Primary school. They scored points by playing a range of games and also for showing the life skill of teamwork. The team came a creditable 5th place and were 2nd in the life skills competition. They were amazing at encouraging each other and worked brilliantly as a team. 

YEAR 6 NETBALL FESTIVAL - 28th JUNE 

The netball team took part in a festival to round off the season. Their play throughout the season has improved and they are now creating more spaces and getting the ball down the court quicker. They faced stiff opposition in the first match and then were unlucky not to win their next match. 
The girls have become so much more confident throughout the season and many of them played a range of different positions in the team. 

BASKETBALL MATCH VS GILES - 28th JUNE 

Six year 6 children played a friendly match versus Giles junior school. The boys played magnificently and worked really well as a team. 
 

COMMONWEALTH GAMES LEADER DAY - 24TH JUNE 2022

On Friday 24th June, ten year 5 children had the opportunity to use the inspiration of the Commonwealth Games to try out new activities at Fairlands Valley. Each school was given a different Commonwealth country to represent. Round Diamond were representing South Africa.
The day started off by using teamwork on the Bell boat out on the lake. The children had to work together to get the boat to move and had a great time in doing so. It was then onto aerobics which worked on their co-ordination and timing. 

After this, the children had a go at martial arts in the ‘Ninja Academy’ which again tested their co-ordination but also their agility and balance. It was then onto the cycle hub and finally a first aid workshop where they learnt about CPR and how to use a defibrillator. 

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National School Sports Week - 20th -24th June 2022

As part of National School Sports Week the children (and parents) were invited to take part in a 1 a day challenge every morning before school. Our intention was to promote keeping fit and healthy, encourage competition against yourself and others and help to improve agility, balance and co-ordination. Monday saw an around the world challenge, Tuesday was speed bouncing, Wednesday a clap and catch challenge as well as a fun game of head, shoulders, knees, ball, Thursday tap up tennis and Friday a fast feet challenge. 

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GIRLS FOOTBALL FRIENDLY VS ROEBUCK - 22ND JUNE

Fantastic play by the girls this evening. They put some great combination of passes together and were rewarded with a win. Brilliant communication and use of space by the girls. Final score: Round Diamond 3 Roebuck 1

 

NETBALL MATCH VS ST MARGARETS - 15TH JUNE

Lots of great play by the girls. Some good combination of passes and movement around the court. Determination and resilience throughout the match shown by the whole team.
Player of the match voted by St Margaret’s : Leah

Final score: St Margaret’s 11 Round Diamond 1

LUNCHTIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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YEAR 5/6 NETBALL MATCH VS ROEBUCK 

The girls played well and had lots of chances hitting the rim on many occasions but unfortunately not converting. Evie stepped into GK role magnificently and Isabelle scored our 2 in the GS position.

Final score: Round Diamond 2 Roebuck 12

YEAR 5/6 GIRLS FOOTBALL MATCH - 25th MAY 2022

A close game, the girls played well and kept going throughout the match. They went one down but there perseverance paid off and were rewarded with an equaliser in the last few minutes . Final score: Round Diamond 1Ashtree 1 

 

START ARCHERY EVENT - MAY 2022

We were lucky enough to win a competition from GB Archery - this entitled us to some archery equipment. Both KS1 and KS2 children enjoyed trying out archery at lunchtime events.

YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL MATCH VS WOOLENWICK - 24th MAY 2022

A close fought match, the team played extremely well, slotting together so very good passes. It took nearly until half time for a goal to be scored. Into the second half, the team had more opportunities. Woolenwick also had a good range of chances with new goalkeeper, Reece making some great saves.

Final score: Round Diamond 3 Woolenwick 0

YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL VS ASHTREE

HERTS SCHOOLS PRIMARY PANATHLON - 18TH MAY 2022

The children took part in a range of sports such as curling, polybat and bowling. They had a wonderful time and showed determination and sportsmanship throughout the event. 

GIRLS FOOTBALL MATCH VS THE LEYS - 13TH MAY 

A tough game but the girls gave it their all and fought until the very end. Superb performance from Abbie Whitehead on her first match in goal making some brilliant saves. 

NETBALL MATCH VS ST VINCENT DE PAUL - 13TH MAY

Our first home netball match was a tough one but the girls fought hard and even though they didn’t score, they never let their heads drop and kept going to the very end. Player of the match as awarded by St Vincent’s : Farren  - well deserved for excellent dodging and finding spaces that weren’t there in order to get the ball down the court. 
 

NETBALL MATCH VS TROTTS HILL - WEDNESDAY 4TH MAY

Congratulations to the netball team who won their netball match today at Trotts Hill. The final score was 10-3 and the girls played really well. Trotts Hill awarded player of the match to Emily who was playing in the Goal shooter (GS) position. 
 

YEAR 3/4 FRIENDLY FOOTBALL MATCH VS WOOLENWICK 

On Tuesday 3rd May, Round Diamond hosted Woolenwick Juniors to a football match. In a close fought game, the boys performed well and were unfortunate not to come away with the win.

Final score: Round Diamond 5 Woolenwick 6 

U11 QUICKSTICKS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT - 28th APRIL

Congratulations to the Year 6 quicksticks hockey team who came 3rd in the U11 hockey tournament. They played extremely well and showed determination and passion throughout the tournament

GIRLS FOOTBALL MATCH VS MARTINSWOOD - 27th APRIL 2022

On Wednesday 27th April, the girls football team made the journey to Martinswood. 
Excellent play and teamwork from all the girls coupled with improved communication led to a well deserved win. 
Final Score: Martinswood 3 Round Diamond 5

NETBALL MATCH VS ST.NICHOLAS - 21st APRIL

In a very close fought match, the team were unlucky not to come away with a win. They built upon previous matches and moved the ball down the court well moving into spaces and using some excellent passing. 
St. Nicholas awarded player of the match to Sofia in the GA position. 
Final Score: St Nicholas 5 Round Diamond 4

GIRLS FOOTBALL MATCH VS WOOLENWICK - 30TH MARCH 2022

The girls played magnificently showing great play and had lots of opportunities to score. Brilliant sportsmanship throughout the game, they were unlucky to concede. 
Final score: Round Diamond 1 Woolenwick 3

NETBALL MATCH VS BEDWELL - Thursday 24th March 2022

A hard fought match, the girls had some brilliant play using the space and sending the ball down court quickly. They were unlucky to miss a couple of shots. 
Final score: Bedwell 5 Round Diamond 3 

YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL MATCH VS ROEBUCK - 23RD MARCH 2022

YEAR 5 TAG RUGBY FESTIVAL AT STEVENAGE RUGBY CLUB - 17th March 2022

The children enjoyed a range of tag rugby activities that tested their speed, co-ordination and agility. 
 

# Letgirlsplay Football Tournament - Monday 14th March 2022

The girls played 7 minute games against teams from around Stevenage. The girls showed determination, resilience throughout e tournament. They also showed respect for the other sides and were rewarded at the end of the tournament with Perry the commonwealth games certificate for respect. 

YEAR 3/4 FOOTBALL VS SHEPHALBURY PARK-Friday 11th March 2022

On Friday 11th March, our year 3/4 team visited Shephalbury Park. It was a very close game and the team dig deep to play some excellent football. 
 

Final Score:

Shephalbury Park 1 Round Diamond 3 

#LetGirlsPlay Football - 9th March 2022

19 girls from KS2 came along to our after school girls football event as part of a national event to encourage ad many girls as possible to try playing football. Thanks to Mr Taylor for helping to make it happen. 

YEAR 5/6 SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS - 9th March 2022

A team of 8 girls and 10 boys travelled to Barnwell Upper school to compete in the Stevenage Sportshall Athletics Competition. Each member of the team could compete in upto 2 track and 2 field events. Track races included a range of relays of varying distances. Field events were speed bounce, chest push, javelin throw, vertical, long and triple jump. 
All members of the team showed determination and passion in the events they competed in. 
We were rewarded with Perry the Commonwealth Games mascot who was awarded to the team that showed the school games value of passion throughout the event. We will get to keep him for a week and he will come to sports clubs and PE lessons at school in this time. 

MIXED YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL vs GILES - 8th March 2022

Tuesday 8th March saw the team travel to Giles. Playing on a smaller pitch, the boys played a great game with Ethan H, Josh, Kevwe and Tylor all scoring. 
Final score: Giles 2 Round Diamond 9 

YEAR 5/6 NETBALL MATCH vs CODICOTE - Friday 4th March 

Netball fixtures have finally resumed 😊 In our first fixture, we travelled to Codicote. The girls were really excited to be playing in a match and performed admirably for their first ever competitive netball match in far from ideal conditions (cold and drizzly). Codicote scored very quickly in the first quarter and had a lot of the initial play. Some great movement down the court and increased possession throughout the game from Round Diamond saw us score. 
Final score: Codicote 10 Round Diamond 2 

All smiles at the end of the match even in the cold - the girls are looking forward to the next match. 
Thanks to all the parents for transporting the girls and supporting them. 

YEAR 3/4 SPEED STACKING COMPETITION - Thursday 3rd March 2022

On Thursday 3rd March, 8 children from year 3 & 4 went to the Roebuck Academy for a Speed Stacking competition.

After competing in a virtual competition at school, the team finished in the top 4 Stevenage schools so were invited to a face to face competition. 
The children competed in an individual timed event, a girls relay, boys relay and a mixed team relay completing 3-3-3 and 3-6-3 stacks as quickly as possible. 
They finished in 3rd place in all the relays and had lots of fun, 

 

 

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YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL (CUP) vs CODICOTE - Friday 25th February 

Year 5/6 travelled to Codicote for a cup match (thank you to all the parents for transporting the boys). 
Playing on a smaller pitch than we are used to, the boys played some really good football. Codicote got a few early chances and went ahead. The boys dug in and although we were down 3-0 by the end of the first half they kept their heads up and kept pushing on looking for chances. 

In Thomas E’s first game for the team, he performed magnificently and won a number of challenges in the air despite being the smallest player on the pitch. Special mention to Ethan W who stepped into the goal keeper role. 
A couple of unfortunate moments in the closing 5 minutes of the second half meant we conceded 3 more goals. 
The final score didn’t do the boys justice for their performance. Well played to all of them. 
Player of the match : Kevwe 

SHOOTING STARS CLUB - KS1 

During the last half term, a group of KS1 girls took part in a 6 week Active Play through storytelling based on the film the Incredibles. The club involved using fundamental movement skills and working together in teams. Lots of fun was had by all. 

Learning & Discovery - Winter Olympics - February 2022

During lunchtimes at the end of February, KS2 children have been experiencing some different sports adapted from Winter Olympics Sports. They have tried slalom, bench hockey, curling and  new age curling. 

Well being Wednesday - 23rd February 2022

KS2 children experienced a range of inclusive sports including some adapted Winter Olympic Sports during the day. The year 6 children played quidditch, Boccia and goal ball and experienced having to rely on their other senses instead of sight when playing goal ball, Lots of fun was had by all! 

YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL MATCH vs CODICOTE - Friday 11th February 2022

Round Diamond played a really good game and it was very close for most of the match. Both teams had lots of chances.
Ethan W scored a cracking goal from within our own half. All players gave their best but in the end Codicote just had slightly

more stamina in the closing minutes. 
Final score: Round Diamond 1 Codicote 4 

Player of the match: Mark 

YEAR 6 FIT KIDZ ROW - 9th February 2022
Year 6 enjoyed an afternoon trying out and learning how to use Concept 2 Rowers. 

FA Shooting Stars Club - Active play through Storytelling KS1

This half term, we have been running a Disney inspired club for girls. Each week, we have been following a story about ‘The incredibles’ and having active adventures. 

GIRLS FOOTBALL MATCH - 2nd February 2022

Round Diamond 2 Trotts Hill 3 

A really good performance from the girls. Unfortunate to go 1-0 down in the first half but there was nothing stopping a long range shot from  Trotts Hill. Going into the second half, Trotts Hill initially had more possession of the ball and they made it 2. 
Excellent play and opportunities made by Matilda and Sienna were rewarded by a super cross into Abbie to put Round Diamond on the score sheet. 
Trotts Hill then added to their tally, making it 3. Another fantastic passing combination in the last few minutes saw Abbie score for the second time. 
Final Score: Round Diamond 2 Trotts Hill 3 

Virtual Speed Stacking competition - January 2022

Children in year 3 & 4 have had fun trying out and practising the 3-3-3 and 3-6-3 stacks. Lots of perseverance has been shown and commitment to improve how fast they can stack. 
The fastest 4 girls and 4 boys competed as a team in a relay event combining all their times. 

Sports Crew Multi-Skills for Year 1- 17th December 2021 

On 17th December, the Sports Crew helped deliver multi skills events for Year 1. 
Brilliant leading from them all, they adapted their activities to suit the children and everyone had lots of fun. 

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PERSONAL CHALLENGE KS2 AUTUMN 2021

This term we have run an intra school competition at lunchtime to promote improvement and perseverance.

In KS2, the personal challenge was to do a standing long jump, then go away and practise. On the children’s next attempt a few weeks later, we were looking to see who had improved the most by improving technique. 

MIXED YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL vs THE LEYS

On Tuesday 30th November we travelled to the Leys to play our 2nd league match. 
A tough game saw The Leys pile on the pressure from early on. Harrison made some sensational saves in goal and everyone dug in hard but in the end we conceded a goal before half time. 
Some good attacking play in the second half with Micah and Ryan creating chances in attack but a string counter attack saw The Leys score their 2nd. Final score The Leys 2 - Round Diamond 0
 

MIXED YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL vs MARTINS WOOD

On Friday 26th November our Year 5/6 team played Martin’s Wood at home. The first half saw us score 2 after some good attacking play and Harrison save some very good attempts from Martin’s Wood. 
Into the second half and the pressure mounted with some excellent attacking from the opposition which resulted in 2 goals from them. 
A cracking save from Harrison near the end of the second half and at the final whistle it was all square at 2-2. 

YEAR 3/4 FOOTBALL MATCH vs CODICOTE

Friday 19th November saw the first friendly fixture for the Year 3&4 football team. Playing at home against Codicote, we got off to a great start going 1-0 up in the first couple of minutes. Super play from the whole team with great work rate and positioning helped the team go 2 up soon after. Codicote responded and by half time they had closed the gap and it was all level at 2-2. 
Into the second half - brilliant play by Arti in defence and Bill in the midfield to push the ball upfield to the strikers.. Ethan scored and it was 3-2 to Round Diamond. The whole team dug in and pushed the Codicote team into their half. By the end it was 6-3 to Round Diamond with Ethan scoring a hat-trick. 

VRTUAL ARCHERY COMPETITION - NOVEMBER 2021

YEAR 5/6 GIRLS FOOTBALL vs GILES

MATCH REPORT by Leah (Year 6)

 

On Thursday 11th November, me and a few others were invited to play a football match on the Giles Junior School premises.

It was very fun.

We played a 40 minute match with a half-time break in between. The initial goal was scored by them...1-0, but then one of our team members, Ruby in Year 6 scored, we had equalised - 1-1! 

By the end of the 40 minutes it was 6-1 to them. During the match we were subbed off and on. 

I enjoyed every minute of the blood rushing through my veins, the energy pulled a smile on my face. 

In the end we did lose the match, but we enjoyed every minute of it. 

 

YEAR 5/6 MIXED FOOTBALL FESTIVAL - 12th & 15th October 2021

MATCH REPORT - By Joshua (Year 6) 

When we arrived at Marriott's we knew that our first game was against Giles. When kick off started, we were the better side as we kept pushing, then eventually Micah scored to put us ahead. Giles weren't going to give up and they pushed but couldn't get past our goalkeeper Harrison. We won that match 1-0. Our next game was to be a difficult one against Martins Wood. 

When kick off started, Martins would were the better side as we couldn't get the ball out of our half. Then we conceded a goal and knew we had to score as the match was drawing to a close. We got the ball as their keeper miss kicked it and w had a great chance to draw level, but the shot missed wide. Our next opponent was Codicote, we had to win or we were out. They were the toughest opponents yet because they had not lost. As they got kick off, one of their players pinged the ball to their winger who sent a dangerous cross that resulted in a goal.

We fought to get back but failed and we were out of the tournament. 

All players enjoyed themselves and were happy representing the school . 

Y5/6 GIRLS FOOTBALL FESTIVAL - 8th October 2021

MATCH REPORT - By Leah (Year 6) 

On Friday 8th October, me and multiple others in year 5 and 6 went to a football tournament held at Marriots astro turf. 

We played around 4-6 matches, and even though we drew most of the games 0-0, we had lots of fun! Some of the teams we played against were: The Leys, Trotts Hill and St Nicholas.

On our way there, we went on the school minibus and when we got theere lots of the teams were already practicing, so we played this passing game. We all had to stand in a circle, then one of us had to pass, then we had to pass it to another person.

Each of the matches we played lasted 10 minutes and the first one we played, none of us won - the score was 0-0.

That was the same for most of the other matches but we really enjoyed it. 

To conclude, we had lots of fun and although we didn't win and I think I speak for everyone, it was an experience all of us will keep with us forever! 

NETBALL CLUB

LUNCHTIME GIRLS FOOTBALL CLUB

Autumn 2021

 

National Fitness Day – Wednesday 22nd September

 

 

Before school at 8.30am and after school at 3.30pm on Wednesday 22nd September there will be a fitness session similar to workout Wednesday held last term.

How do you get involved? Come to the all-weather pitch at either 8.30am or 3.30pm (or both!) for 10-15 minutes of fitness fun!

At the end of the session return to your grown up on the KS2 playground. 

 

YEAR 4 VIRTUAL RAPID FIRE CRICKET TEAM WIN COUNTY GOLD!

The team from O'Keefe class won the SSFT competition and have now won the county gold medal scoring the most amount of points from all schools in Hertfordshire!  - Well done! 

SSFT Year 6 Girls Netball Festival

Thursday 15th July saw the return to face to face competition 😊. Year 6 girls did Round Diamond proud at Marriotts school finishing in 3rd place. 
 

SSFT Virtual Tri Golf Competition - Year 4

Congratulations to Year 4’s - they have won the virtual Tri Golf competition with 180 points  

STEVENAGE SPORTING FUTURES VIRTUAL REPID FIRE CRICKET COMPETITION - JUNE 2021

Congratulations to year 3 and year 4 who took part in a virtual rapid fire cricket competition during the last few weeks. 

Year 3 finished in 11th and 12th place.

Year 4 finished 1st and 2nd with 251 and 248 points respectively. 

TRAVEL TO TOKYO ACTIVE CHALLENGE 

Well done to everyone who has taken part so far - we are now into our second week of virtually travelling to Tokyo. If you haven't had a go yet, there is still time - the challenge goes on until Friday 9th July. 

Motivating Mondays - walk/run challenge 

Tennis ball Tuesdays - lots of activities with a tennis ball

Workout Wednesdays - Fitness exercises 

Thinking Thursdays - Yoga

Fun Fridays - Dance / aerobic activities 

 

OLYMPIC / PARALYMPIC INTRA HOUSE COMPETITION RESULTS 

Congratulations to St. George who won the overall competition (from year R- year 6) with 3919 points narrowly winning from St Patrick with 3909 points!! 

 

VIRTUAL GOLF COMPETITION - YEAR 4 - June 2021

Year 4 had great fun taking part in a virtual tri golf competition. The children worked in teams of 10 to achieve as many points as possible in 3 different golf challenges. These activities helped the children learn personal qualities such as co-operation, honesty and respect. Each team scored themselves and had to work as a team to retrieve the ball after every shot so that they could get as many goes as possible in 5 minutes. 

TRAVEL TO TOKYO ACTIVE CHALLENGE - Week commencing 14th June 2021

Well done to everyone that has taken part this week. We have now completed 5 out of the 20 days to virtually travel to Tokyo for the start of the Olympic and Paralympic games. More activity on the all-weather pitch every morning at 8.30am next week.

 

CROSS CURRICULAR OLYMPIC/ PARALYMPIC EVENTS - 14th & 15th JUNE 2021

 

During our cross curricular days, the children experienced a range of sports and activities based around Olympic and Paralympic sports.

There were 6 activities that helped to improve agility, balance and co-ordination. The children scored points for how quick they ran, how far they jumped, points individually and as a team to score for their house. 

The activities were: 

1. Judo/Wrestling 

2. Shooting

3. Canoeing 

4. Standing Long Jump / Sprint race

5. Triathlon

6. Badminton

The children had lots of fun - take a look at the photos and videos below to see how each activity worked.

The winning house will be announced shortly.

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YEAR 3

YEAR 6

YEAR R OLYMPIC / PARALYMPIC EVENT

Children in year R enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of activities. They took part in a sprint, hurdles and agility ladders race, practiced their dribbling, balancing and aiming skills. 

Most of the activities were designed by the Year 6 sports crew and they also led these activities for the children.

TRAVEL TO TOKYO CHALLENGE - MONDAY 14TH JUNE - FRIDAY 9TH JULY

 

From Monday 14th June, we will be doing a Travel to Tokyo active challenge to promote being active and travel virtually to Tokyo in Japan where the Olympics/ Paralympics are due to take place in July this year.

Every day for 4 weeks at 8.30am there will be activities on the all-weather pitch for the children to join in with. Please send them down to the all-weather pitch as soon as you arrive and wait on the KS2 playground. At the end of the activity, all children will return to you before going in to their classes.

Your child can join in for as many days as they would like to. If you can’t make this before school event, your child can still take part by doing 15 minutes of physical activity at home.

For more information see the attached document below - maps can be printed at home or ask your class teacher if you would like one 

 

FRIDAY 30th APRIL 2021 - ROUND DIAMOND DOES THE 1 MILE CHALLENGE

Great to see so many children getting active this morning and joining in with the 1 mile challenge on the KS1 field. Really well done to everyone. 

Stevenage Twin Towns Challenge

How active are you?

Why not take part in the Stevenage Twin Towns challenge to find out how far you can travel in 6 weeks? 

 

THE STEVENAGE TWIN TOWNS ACTIVE TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2021

We would like to invite you all to join us on an active travel challenge, clocking up 13,945 km it would take to travel point to point from Stevenage to each of our 4 Twin Towns across the world: Autun in France, Ingelheim in Germany, Shymkent in Kazakhstan and Kadoma in Zimbabwe.  Stevenage Sporting Futures Team are working in collaboration with Stevenage Borough Council and the Young People’s Healthy Hub and it would be amazing to see all of our Stevenage Schools and the community taking part in any way they can.

Each of the Stevenage Twin Town Challengers would take part by completing as many km of active travel as possible. This could include walking, running, cycling, scooting, skating etc and the km will be totalled up to see if it is possible to travel the complete distance to all 4 towns. 

There will be certificates awarded to the schools for each stage reached in kilometres:

·         Stage 1 will be the Bronze award if you travel from Stevenage in the UK and reach Autun in France – 940km.

·         Stage 2 will be the Silver award if you travel from Autun in France on to Ingelheim in Germany – 436km.

·         Stage 3 will be the Gold award if you then travel from Ingelheim in Germany on to Shymkent in Kazakhstan – 4,683km.

·         Stage 4 will be the Platinum award if you travel from Shymkent in Kazakhstan on to the 4th Twin Town, Kadoma in Zimbabwe – 7,886km.

There will be prize vouchers awarded to the top 3 schools whose pupils have actively travelled the furthest, so the more people who take part, the more chance your school has of winning. These prizes have generously been given by Councillor Richard Henry and Councillor Jackie Hollywell from Stevenage Borough Council and we would like to thank them both for their contributions. 

Stevenage Borough Council- Cycle paths

As part of the Twin Town challenge, you may choose to cycle to different destinations within Stevenage. On the Stevenage Borough Council website below, there are several maps that can be used which highlight all the cycle routes within Stevenage.  Can you plan your own route and challenge yourself to cycle to different areas of Stevenage?

https://www.stevenage.gov.uk/leisure-culture-and-wellbeing/sport-and-leisure-services/cycling/cycling-in-stevenage

 

STOOP

STOOP offer different walking opportunities that you can complete while partaking in the Stevenage Twin Towns Walking challenge. On their website they offer different walking challenges and routes that you can take part in. How many of the challenges can you complete?

https://nhrg.org.uk/stoop-stevenage-outer-orbital-path.html

 

Each week - write down how many kilometres you have travelled by walking, jogging, running, cycling or scooting. Let Miss Hall know your scores - How far can Round Diamond travel altogether? 

 

KS1 VIRTUAL SPEED STACKS COMPETITION - March 2021

Year 1 and 2 are currently taking part in a virtual speed stacks competition organised by Stevenage Sporting Futures. Each child has a go to do four different challenges 

1) Build a tower

2) The 3-3-3 stack

3) Bowling 

4) Agility stack

The children score points for each activity and these are added up to see who has the best score for all four activities. The winning year 1 girl and boy and the winning year 2 girl and boy will represent the school in the competition. 

See photos of some of the challenges below: 

KS2 LEARNING AND DISCOVERY DAYS - March 2021

As part of our learning in school and online the KS2 children have been learning about a range of inclusive sports such as goalball, boccia, badminton, sitting volleyball and new age kurling. 

These activities required the children to think about how to change their technique and begin to appreciate the disadvantages faced by others when taking part in a range of sports.

Here are the year 4 children enjoying boccia, goalball and badminton.

** YEARS 3,4,5,6 VIRTUAL FITNESS CHALLENGE** - February 2021

Well done to everyone that took part in this competition as part of your PE lessons/ at home or at school.

You all did brilliantly and showed lots of determination and perseverance to improve your scores.

Congratulations to the following who were the 'most improved' with their scores over the 5 fitness exercises.

Year 3 - Indiana-Mae / Ethan

Year 4 - Abi W / Jenson

Year 5 - Emma / Ethan H

Year 6 - Imaan/ Ayodeji

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**** FEBRUARY HALF TERM ACTIVITY BATTLE***

Well done to everyone who logged their activity and got out to exercise - the results are below:

Year 1 - 1086 mins (18hours06) Year 2 - 122 mins (2hours 02) Year 3 - 793 mins (13hours13) Year 4 -459 mins (7hours39) Year 5 - 0 mins Year 6 - 382 mins (6 hours27)

KS1 winners - Year 1

KS2 winners - Year 3

Amazing amount of exercise from all of you - but our activity champions (doing the most time exercising are George (Year 1) with an amazing 8hours 07..and Elizabeth P in KS2 with 10hours! Runners up were very close with Thomas B (Year 4) achieving 6hours09 and Leo (Year 3) achieving 6hours 05.

LIVE PE with Mr Donkin 

Hi everyone .. the links have had to change 
Please find the links below for the Live PE Lessons during half term below. Hope lots of you can join Mr Donkin keeping active. 
10am start every day. 

Monday - https://youtu.be/4SPt0wQV_iU
Tuesday - https://youtu.be/sM28BHpSCaM 
Wednesday - https://youtu.be/GLwnFM7F_w0 
Thursday - https://youtu.be/kd7pZO1RSWs 
Friday - https://youtu.be/40hPMLwr_4E 

Your fitness battle will go live from 8 am Monday morning on your year group page 🙂

FEBRUARY HALF TERM BATTLE - Who will win?

HERFORDSHIRE 100 CHALLENGE 

MR DONKIN GOES LIVE!!!

Every weekday during February half term - join Mr Donkin for live PE on https://youtu.be/-58Ew-Ar30k at 10am.

 

FEBRUARY HALF TERM ACTIVITY BATTLE

Each day you will have chance to earn 'minutes' for your year group in a battle to see which year group will come out on top

To earn minutes, your time starts when you leave the house and finishes when you get back home completing one of the listed exercises below
- Walk
- Run
- Cycle
- Scooter

When you have completed your form of exercise, you need to go on to your spreadsheet (on your year group classwork page - google classrooms)  and add your number of minutes under your name and day you have completed on.

Example, if on Monday I cycled for 35 minutes, I would load up the spreadsheet, find Mr.Donkin and type 35.

You are only allowed to enter numbers in your name (we can see who's typed!!!)

Good luck

 

Who will be crowned the most active year group in school?

 

MR DONKIN GOES LIVE!!!

Over February half term you can join Mr Donkin for Live PE every week day at 10am. Details of how to join to follow

 

VIRTUAL INTER SCHOOL COMPETITIONS - January/ February 2021

Well done to everyone that has taken part in the Stevenage Sporting Futures Virtual competitions this term. We have entered teams in the following:

  • Year 4 & Year 5 Virtual Basketball skills competition
  • Year 3 & Year 4 Virtual Multi-Skills challenge
  • Years 3 - 6 - Virtual Fitness challenge - This challenge is all about how much you can improve your score over a period of time (personal best). There is still time to complete this challenge - send your scores through to Miss Hall by the end of the half term.

 

We will find out the results for all these competitions after half term.

 

TRAVEL TO TOKYO CHALLENGE 

Well done to Year 5 cheetahs - they have logged lots of physical activity and they have virtually reached Paris!! Can the other teams (year groups) catch them up?

To log any form of exercise that you have done - visit https://www.getset.co.uk/travel-tokyo/log-activity
Select you team (year group) and log what you did. 

Which team will be the first to reach Athens in Greece? 

PE HOME CHALLENGES - BOWLING

PE HOME CHALLENGES - ACTIVE NOUGHTS AND CROSSES

Lots of fun and family competition playing active noughts and crosses. One of last weeks PE challenges - well done to everyone that got active.

PE LOCKDOWN CHALLENGES - Week beginning 18th January

Bronze Award = 1 challenge completed

Silver Award = 3 challenges completed 

Gold Award = 5 challenges completed 

Platinum Award = 5 challenges completed in 5 weeks

 

 

Activity 

Completed

Challenge 1 

Go for a bike or scooter ride (15 minutes minimum)

 

Challenge 2 

Play the active noughts and crosses game (see link)

 

Challenge 3 

Go for a 1 mile walk or jog with a family member 

 

Challenge 4 

Play rolling penalties (see link of how to play)– who can score the most from your household?

 

Challenge 5 

Play ‘balance time’ or ‘sequence champions’ – Get creative, can you make your own gymnastics routine to perform to your household – Remember to be safe and make sure you have a large area free from furniture or objects before you start

 

 

Please ensure you have typed ‘done’ in the checkbox when you have completed a challenge, and you have submitted your sheet at the end of the week so we can give out awards accordingly. 

Links for the games will appear in your google classroom on Monday morning. Year 5 Lockdown challenges will be in your afternoon learning page this week.

Hope you have lots of fun - Keep active, stay safe.

 

Round Diamond Primary School PE Weekly Challenges 
 
Each week, we will set 5 challenges for you to complete to help you keep you active and feeling good during this lockdown period. You can find these challenges every Monday in your Google Classrooms under PE Lockdown Challenges. Years R, 2, 3 you will find these on your year group pages. All other year groups, these will be in your class pages. When you have completed the challenge, you need to mark ‘done’ in the checkbox in the document, and make sure your form is submitted at the end of the week.  
 
Bronze Award = 1 challenge completed 
Silver Award = 3 challenges completed  
Gold Award = 5 challenges completed  
Platinum Award = 5 challenges completed in 5 weeks 
 
Tokyo Challenge 

You can also log any activity you do on the Travel to Tokyo page:
 
Which year group can be the most active? Have fun !
 
Activity Packs
 
We have created some activity packs with different exercises and tasks for children to do should they wish to further learning. 
 

INTRA HOUSE BASKETBALL & TAG RUGBY COMPETITIONS

To finish our learning in Basketball and Tag Rugby we played an intra house competition. The children showed good sportsmanship by scoring their own matches and working together as a team.

The winners were:

Year 4 Basketball - St George

Year 5 Basketball - St. Patrick

Year 6 Basketball - St. Andrew 

Year 6 Tag Rugby - St. David

Well done to all the children.

NATIONAL SCHOOL GAMES SANTA DASH - 11th DECEMBER 2020

The children took part in a Santa Dash round our all weather pitch joining children up and down the whole country taking part at the same time.

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VIRTUAL INTER SCHOOLS KS1 CHALLNGES

During the second half of the Autumn term, children in year 1 & 2 took part in 4 personal challenges as part of Stevenage Sporting Futures Inter School virtual competitions.

Thanks to the Sports Crew, who helped to count and record the children’s scores.

The challenges were:

  1. Speed Bounce – how many bounces can you do in 20 seconds?
  2. Stork challenge – how long can you balance on each leg (upto 15 seconds)?
  3. Standing Long Jump – how far can you jump?
  4. Colour Targets challenge – how many points can you score by throwing under arm onto numbered targets?

CHANCE TO SHINE CRICKET - TASTER DAYS - YEAR R

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The children had lots of fun learning cricket skills and playing fun games.

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PLAYGROUND BOXES

The children are keeping fit and healthy at break times using the new playground equipment and improving their balance and hand-eye co-ordination.

FIT KIDZ GO - Year 4 

As part of Year 4s PE this half term they will be taking part in a range of fitness challenges to improve balance, agility, co-ordination, speed and strength. 

STEVENAGE SPORTING FUTURES VIRTUAL FOOTBALL

Week commencing 2/11/20 - This week the Year 5s took part in the second part of the Virtual football competition. This was a passing challenge. The children passed the ball as many times as they could in pairs in 30 seconds and this score was recorded. These scores will then be added to the agility dribbling challenge scores. 

STEVENAGE SPORTING FUTURES VIRTUAL FOOTBALL

Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd October - The year 5s and 6s took part in the first part of the virtual football competition. Each player dribbled round a 7 x 7 x7 triangle as fast as they could. The fastest 4 girls and 4 boys will be entered into the virtual competition with SSFT.

Next part of the competition is to make as many passes as possible in 30 seconds.

Thank you to members of the sports crew who helped to time and run this competition.

INTRA HOUSE FOOTBALL - YEAR 4

Thursday 22nd October 2020 - It was Year 4s turn to take part in an intra house football tournament. The children enjoyed being competitive and took part with lots of enthusiasm. The winning house on this occasion was St. Patrick's with St. George's in second place.

INTRA HOUSE FOOTBALL - YEAR 5

It was another close competition in the year 5 Intra house football, with St Patrick narrowly defeating St David's by 1 point. Well done to all the children for great teamwork and sportsmanship.

INTRA HOUSE FOOTBALL - Year 6

Week commencing 19/10/20

This week to finish our invasion games learning on football, years 4,5 and 6 are taking part in an intra house competition. Houses score 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. In year 6, St. David's narrowly came out on top beating St. Andrew's by 1 point! Well done to all the children, great determination and sportsmanship from all the teams. 

Mini Marathon 2020

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September 2020

What a brilliant week it's been. Many children have started and some have already finished the virtual Mini London marathon running 2.6miles around our school all weather pitch. Well done everyone, keep it up. A fantastic achievement.

 

Mini London Marathon

March 2020

In a hugely entertaining cup match against Martins Wood School our girls played some super football with a lot of passion and commitment. With the support from parents and staff RD went ahead in just a couple of minutes. Holding on to a 1 - 0 lead is never an easy thing to do and with MW piling on the pressure they equalised with 10secs to go. Extra Time Now. Both schools had chance to win the match at this stage but the Goal keepers from both teams kept denying all chance going towards goal. Penalties WOW - Our girls have never experienced this before and were nervous. Not a nice way to finish a match but cup competitions needs a winner on the day. Brave girls from both schools steps up a takes their shot. Goals, Saves, Off the post, Off  the crossbar this shootout had everything. Then tension from the parents was intense but the roar from everyone when RD came through as WINNERS was electric.   

March 2020

Schools Football report

Our boys teams played in some very difficult football matches lately. Not because of the opposition but against mother nature (The weather) In powerful winds that blew the football right off the pitch and rain that hit us hard the boys battled on to complete their matches. Although theses games for the teachers and parents was toucher the boys loved every minute of it. RD are playing well and continuing to get positive performances and results. All are looking forwards to the next lot of fixtures.   

February 2020

Community sports links with Stevenage Town Fc 

Our year 5 classes have the privilege of Stevenage Town FC Coaches visiting every Monday for a period of six weeks to deliver the Pass and Move programme. In this programme the children will learn how to lead a healthy active lifestyle along with many fun ways to be active at break/lunchtimes and also at home. 

 

 

 

6th December 2019

School Games Table Tennis County Finals

Today, our table tennis team who won the Stevenage finals, traveled to Edge Grove School, Watford for the county finals. It was a very challenging afternoon, with the champions from multiple areas in the county all desperate to be crowned county champion. Round Diamond had a very good start to the morning, going 12 wins - 0 losses in the group stage. We then progressed on to the semi-final which saw RD win 3-1. In the final we were up against Edge Grove school who have been county champions for the past 5 years running, but we are delighted to announce that Round Diamond are Hertfordshire champions for the under 11 age group!! We now go on to represent Hertfordshire in the zone finals which are held in Tower Hamlets on the 18th January.

 

Congratulations and well done to all of the table tennis players at Round Diamond for this great achievement. 

 

19th November 2019

Football v The Leys

Today, we hosted our first round of the Stevenage Cup against The Leys. Our cup run hopes shined throughout the game, which spurred us on through the game alongside our consistent determination and perseverance. It turned out to be a high scoring match with RD scoring SIX goals which led us to win the match 6-1 and progress to the next round of the cup which is to be announced soon. Well done to the boys for their fantastic team work and togetherness.

8th November 2019

Girls Football v Giles

Our year 5/6 girls football team traveled to the Giles for a friendly match today.  For some of our girls, it was their first time representing Round Diamond, so a very well done to those girls for the achievement. It was a close match throughout the whole 40 minutes, but Round Diamond came out victorious, winning the match 3-2. Well done to all of the girls who took part and thank you to the adults for their continued support.

7th November 2019

Table Tennis Festival

Today, one of our Round Diamond TT teams went to the Barclay School to play in the Stevenage Finals. Most school's from Stevenage were in attendance to take RD's crown that they have held for the past 4 years in a row. It was a challenging afternoon which resulted in a playoff final between Round Diamond and Giles to be crowned champion of Stevenage. Round Diamond won the final 4-0 and were crowned champion of Stevenage for the 5th year running! 

 

Round Diamond now advance to the county finals (6th December), representing Stevenage, and look to progress in the competition further than they ever have before and hold hopes of progressing to the national finals representing Hertfordshire.

6th November 2019

Football v Codicote 

After school, we traveled away to Codicote for our Division 1 football match. It was our opening game of the season so it was vital that we left the game with at least a point. It was a very challenging match, in poor conditions, so it was a big challenge for RD. It was a cagey match with both teams desperately trying to score, but Round Diamond got themselves a 1-0 lead and held it for the majority of the match. Codicote then fired back in the last few minutes of the game to grab themselves a point. The match finished 1-1 and the points were shared. Thank you to all of the adults for their support this evening.

24th October 2019

Table Tennis v Giles

Today, we hosted a table tennis friendly match against the Giles. Some brilliant table tennis skills were on display, and it showed in the close and exciting matches that were played. At the end of the event, we tallied up the scores and found that Round Diamond were successful and won the friendly. Well done to all of the boys who took part!

18th October 2019

Basketball Match v Giles

This afternoon, Round Diamond School hosted the Giles to a very competitive basketball match. It was the first time that either team had played this season, so both teams were raring to go. Round Diamond got off to a quick start, finishing the first half 18-6 ahead. However, the second half, Giles came out very determined to win the match. The final result ended 26-22 to the Giles, a very entertaining match. Congratulations to Giles and well done to all of the RD children for their efforts.

3rd October 2019

Tag Rugby v Giles

Today, we hosted the Giles to a friendly tag rugby match. Both teams showed great amounts of determination and perseverance to keep on scoring try's. Both matches ended with a very high scoring scoreline. Well done to all children who participated!

 

14th June 2019

Girls Football (Year 4/5) v Giles School

 

On Friday, some of our year 4 and 5 girls went to The Giles for a football match. For most of the girls, it was their first time representing RD's football team but that did not show at all. With some superb team togetherness, and team play, we managed to be successful with a 1-0 win. Well done and congratulations to all of the girls who were involved. Thank you to the parents and carers for their continued support.

 

 

 

    ⚽️⚽️ COMMITMENT- PASSION - PRIDE - DETERMINATION - DEDICATION - RESILIENCE ⚽️⚽️

What a cup final to be apart of. Our team played against Bedwell School in the final of the schools cup last week taking the lead in the match within 10 seconds ⚽️😃⚽️ Wow what a start. This game was always going to be tough as Bedwell haven’t lost a football match in 2 years. The match was end to end with some outstanding performances from both teams. At half time the teams were level at 1-1. One half of football to go, one more final effort from our team, one more final push to keep competing in this final. Our team gave everything and everyone at Round Diamond School was delighted with the girls and there efforts. We lost the match 2-1 unfortunately but to everyone at RD the way these girls have applied themselves and contually showed a positive attuide towards football was amazing. 

23/5/19

GOAL BALL - Our year 2 children participating in the Rising Stars GOAL BALL festival

Friday 10th May

On Friday some of our year 3 boys participated in a football tournament at Bedwell School. The boys showed great determination and fair play, alongside their skills and abilities on show. Well done to the boys and thank you to the parents for their continued support.

10th May 2019

 

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WE DID IT 😄😃😀 We won the school girls football league 👍 An amazing achievement by the our girls 👌

Everyone at the school is delighted with the team and also looking forwards to the cup final on Friday 17th May at Bedwell School from 3:45pm - All are welcome to come and support the girls in the final 🤞⚽️🤞

20/3/19

RD vs Shephallbury Park School 

A very entertaining games with plenty of goals and super goalkeeping on show. 

19/3/19

Competing in the Schools Hockey Festival at Nobel School

Our team had a fantastic experience and enjoyed trying something new. 

Thursday 14th March 

WHAT A WEEK OF FOOTBALL ITS BEEN ⚽️😀⚽️

After a very entertaining 2-2 draw with Fairlands School on Monday in the league our Girls team have had an incredible week of Football and yesterday's 18 - 0 win in the cup was outstanding. The team played some great Football at times and some very good individual performance were on show. Here's to the next round ⚽️👍⚽️.

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Thursday 7th March

WINNERS WINNERS WINNERS 

RD are the WINNERS of the Sporting Futures Tag Rugby competition. This is the first ever Rugby event we have won in the schools history. Everyone at school is extremely proud with our Rugby team but more so with the way our team conducted themselves. Excellent levels of sportsmanship and appreciation towards officials and oppersition teams. 

Wednesday 6th March 

 

A great win on Monday vs The Leys School. Both teams played extremely well and all the Girls and Staff would like to thank you for your support. 

 

The games are coming thick and fast now we are heading towards the end of the season. Round Diamond are currently top of the league and in the quarter final of the cup against Camps Hill School on Wednesday 13th March at RD. All your support is welcome.