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.
Sports Events and Physical Activity 2022-23
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 :
Rose - 13th
Megan - 18th
Tilly - 23rd
Eva - 49th
Emilia - 50th
Abi W - 81st
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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!
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:
4. Standing Long Jump / Sprint race
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.
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?
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?
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
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
**** 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 🙂
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
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!!!)
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:
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 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
Go for a bike or scooter ride (15 minutes minimum)
Play the active noughts and crosses game (see link)
Go for a 1 mile walk or jog with a family member
Play rolling penalties (see link of how to play)– who can score the most from your household?
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 🤞⚽️🤞
RD vs Shephallbury Park School
A very entertaining games with plenty of goals and super goalkeeping on show.
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 ⚽️👍⚽️.
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.
week our year 6 girls football team played a competitive football match v Mossbury. It was a great game to watch as our girls played some very attractive football. Well done to all girls involved.
The Stevenage District Girls' Football match took place last Saturday.
4 members of the team were from Round Diamond and represented Stevenage schools v Wokingham.
Katie captained the girls to a 3-2 win also scoring one of the goals. Well done to all the players and
it is great to see our pupils taking their sports up in their own time.
Great Netball training session with this super group today. Our Netball after school club is gaining confidence and showing great team work and togetherness.
🏆🥇KS2 Table Tennis Champions 🏓🏆🥇
Congratulations to our Key Stage 2 table tennis teams.
We were represented by children from years 3-6 in the Rising Stars Table Tennis competition at Stevenage Leisure Centre.
Both teams played exceptionally well and came away overall winners in their age group.
We are extremely proud of them and were complimented on their performances and sportsmanship by the organisers.
After gruelling trials, 4 of our Year 6 girls football players, were selected to represent Stevenage in the district team. They will play a number of other districts as part of the 14 player squad.
We are very proud of their achievements.
21 / 1 /19
RD year 3 Football match vs Lodge farm School
Our first all Year 3 football match was played this week and what a game it was!
The team were very excited to represent our school and show off their football skills. Both teams played some fantastic football and the level of commitment was outstanding. We were delighted with the response from the team who showed great sportsmanship and their behaviour was exceptional.
The PE staff at Round Diamond School would like to wish everyone a happy new year and welcome back to school. The PE team would like to take this opportunity to ensure everyone that PE will still take place throught the cold weather both inside and outside, and therefore would like to remind you as to what the current PE kit expectations are:
- Pullover jumper (no zips or hoodies)
- Plain white shirt or RD house PE shirt (which can be bought from the office)
- Plain black or navy shorts
- Plain black or navy jogging bottoms
- Trainers (no plimsolls or sandals)
- Waterproof coat
We'd also like to suggest the following for your child, but are NOT complusory:
- Shin pads
- Navy Long/Football socks
- Woolly hat
- Winter gloves (can be worn in lessons but not during activities for safety reasons)
PE kit is required to be in school Monday-Friday. This is so if your child has been selected for a surprise activity, match or an extra-curricular excercise, they will have their kit to take part.
We are due to have a very busy term - filled with a lot of football, netball and basketball league fixtures as well as sporting futures and cluster schools competitions. It is very important for parents/carers to get their childs' permission letter back to school ASAP after recieving it so we can have these competitions and leagues run smoothly.
We thank you all for your cooperation and hope you all have a lovely year.
County Finals Table Tennis
On Friday our boys table tennis team that won the Stevenage tournament travelled to Edge Grove School, Watford to participate and represent Stevenage in the county finals. It was a very challenging competition, with some of the best players in the county taking part. Overall, Round Diamond came 4th out of 7th. It's a very big achievement for the boys, coming 4th in Hertfordshire, and we look forward to seeing if we can improve the result further next year.
County Finals Basketball
On Thursday, our basketball team competed in the county finals basketball tournament. It was a very exciting and competitive afternoon, with many talented players displaying their skills. Round Diamond showed great determination throughout the afternoon, which overall game them 3rd place in Hertfordshire. Well done to the RD Basketball team!
Year 5/6 Football Match v Almond Hill
On Monday, Round Diamond hosted Almond Hill Primary School to a league football match. Almond Hill came out fast and scored 2 goals within the first few minutes of the game. However, the RD boys did not let that distract them as they showed great determination throughout the match to come out of the game victorious with a 3-2 win. Well done boys!
District EFL Trophy Tournament
RD’s Year 5/6 boys football team attended the District EFL Trophy tournament on Friday, and we’re proud to say we were SUCCESSFUL! After a very physical and challenging afternoon, the determination and perseverance from the boys drove them on and they were crowned champions after winning the Final, that was decided on a penalty shootout.
The boys now progress on to their next challenge which is the Regional EFL Trophy Tournament which will be played at Swindon Town FC in March.
It’s a huge achievement for all of the boys who took part and they should all be very proud.
Year 5/6 Football v Roebuck
On Monday, we hosted Roebuck to a year 5/6 football match. It was a challenging match against a good opposition in not the best of weather conditions. The Round Diamond boys showed their great determination and perseverance throughout the match despite the score line. It was an entertaining, high-scoring match. Well done to all of the boys who played.
Year 5/6 Stevenage Basketball Tournament
On Wednesday, our year 5/6 basketball team travelled to Barnwell school to compete in the annual Stevenage Basketball Tournament. Our year 5 and 6's had to play a lot of matches against other schools to get to the knockout stages. It was a very challenging afternoon against many of the best young basketball talents in Stevenage, but for the third year running RD have retained the Stevenage title by beating Bedwell School in the final and now progress on to compete in the county finals representing Stevenage. Congratulations to the basketball team!
Year 5/6 Football v Giles
On Thursday we played a challenging match against the Giles. It turned out to be a very close contest with all players on both teams playing with great determination and perseverance in the weather conditions. The score finished 1-0 to Giles but a performance the RD boys should be proud of. Well done!
SSFT Table Tennis Competition
On Wednesday, the Round Diamond table tennis teams went to Barnwell School to compete for the Stevenage championship. Both the Round Diamond girl and boy team performed extremely well throughout the morning. The girls achieved a very well deserved 3rd place and the Round Diamond boys team retained the Stevenage Table Tennis Championship for the 4th academic year in a row. The boys will now progress on to play in the County Finals and represent Stevenage on December 7th in Watford.
Football v Longmeadow
Monday saw us hold two games against Longmeadow. Both games had a high intensity and a lot of hard work from both RD teams lead to positive outcomes. Our Division 1 team found themselves 3-0 down to then come back to draw 3-3, whilst our division 3 team saw them being 2-0 which they came back to win 3-2. Great perseverance from both sides and deserved the results they got.
Rising Stars Lacrosse Competition
On Thursday some of our Year 6 children participated in the annual Rising Stars Lacrosse Tournament. Our two teams that played were very successful, achieving 2nd and 3rd place overall. Congratulations to all the boys and girls who played.
Virtual Speed Stacking Competition
Today the Sports Crew hosted the time trials to qualify for the SSFT School Games Speed Stacking Competition. The fastest children will be selected to go and compete at the Stevenage competition. Well done to all children who attended and competed and also the RD Sports Crew for running and organising such a brilliant event.
Year 5/6 Football v Moss Bury
On Thursday, Round Diamond hosted a division 2 match v Moss Bury. It was a challenging afternoon, however the boys did well to create the amount of scoring opportunities they did. Another performance we can take a lot of positives out from. Well done boys.
Year 5/6 Speed Stacking Competition
The Round Diamond Sports Crew organised a very fun competition for years 5 and 6. Many children attended and tested their own skills against the clock, trying to improve their times on different kinds of stacking formations. The Sports Crew thank everyone who attended and hope to see you and many more at the next event!
Year 5/6 Football v Peartree
Our division 1 football team showed great team spirit and determination throughout the game against Peartree , despite the challenging opposition we were up against. Mr Wickens was proud of the effort that all of the boys gave for the whole 40 minutes. Well done boys!
2018-2019 Welcome Back
The PE Team would like to welcome back everyone to school for the new academic year. Mr Stephenson, Mr Wickens and Mr Irving have been working very hard over the summer so everyone continues to get their outstanding lessons and opportunities.
Our PE/Sporting clubs are scheduled to start the week commencing the 17th September so please bring back your club choice letters to the school office ASAP!
PE lessons will start on the 5th September so we would like to also remind all parents/carers and children of the PE kit that is expected in school. School PE kit consists of a plain pullover jumper (no hoodies or zips), a plain white shirt or RD badge PE shirt which you can purchase from the school office, plain black or navy shorts, plain black or blue jogging bottoms and trainers (no plimsolls or sandals please). We would also strongly suggest that everyone should have a waterproof coat in school, especially during the Autumn and Spring term as PE will still take place throughout the winter.
It is important that PE kit is brought in to school on Monday morning, and does not leave school until Friday afternoon at the end of the day. This is so your child will not potentially miss out on any PE time and/or events due to emergency changes.
Even though the following is not essential, we additionally have put together a list that we recommend children to have so they are ready for all different types of lessons:
- Shin pads (if your child is taking part in football club, then it is compulsory that your child wears shin pads)
- Football socks
- Woolly hat
- Winter gloves
Finally, the PE Team would like to wish everyone a successful year of learning ahead.
Early Year Sports Day
Friday morning, the nursery and reception children participated in their sports day. The children were challenged with skill-based activities and a flat race for the finale. Many thanks to all of the parents and carers who came to support.
Our Year 3/4 tennis team who were successful and won the Stevenage tournament earlier in the year, made their way to represent Stevenage in the tennis county finals. It proved to be an exciting day with lots of tennis talent from around the county and a lot of close, competitive matches. Our Round Diamond team made it to the final which resulted in RD finishing 2nd in Hertfordshire! An achievement our team should be very proud of indeed.
Today Round Diamond School hosted a year 3/4 football friendly against Trotts Hill. For many players on both teams, it was their first time to play for the school so it was a great time to showcase their skills on both teams. All players from Round Diamond School played some very determined, quality football, which led to RD being victorious with a 6-1 win. Well done to all boys who took part.
22 - 6 - 18
Today we held our Round Diamond School World Cup tournament. We held the tournament to close our cross curricular days, which were enjoyed by all. After many hours of football being played, the overall winners of the World Cup were Iran! Well done to the Iran players and all of the children who took part, showing your superb school values.
Today we had our PE house event. The house event was based around the commonwealth games and every child showed great elements of the school values. A very enjoyable afternoon for all.
On Thursday our year 6's attended the annual dragon boating tournament. It was a very long, tiring day but our year 6's showed great determination in every race they took part in. We reached the quarter finals and lost in an extremely close race, however our year 6's showed brilliant sportsmanship and congratulated the other team who went on to win the competition. Well done Year 6 dragon boaters!
2 - 5 - 18
On the 2nd of May we attended a hockey quicksticks festival. Our two year 6 teams showed all of the skills they had been learning with their hockey coach in the last half term and performed very well. One of our teams got to the final with some excellent results and performances, and came 2nd place out of 14 schools. A very successful afternoon for our two Round Diamond hockey teams.
1 - 5 - 18
WE MADE IT TO THE FIANL OF THE BOYS CUP.
Our football team were overjoyed in making it to the final of the boys cup competition this week. In a very competitive semi final RD won the match 1 - 0 to reach the final. The match was against Longmeadow School who are a strong team with District players and a competitive team too. Our team stood up to everything that our opposition had to throw at us. We played some great football at times and deservedly got the winning goal through some brilliant passing and moving skills. I am delighted with our team and their dedication to perform well for Round Diamond School. Many thanks go to our parents for their support throughout this cup run. We look forward to the final now on 18th May.
This week our football team travelled to Shephallbury Park School for a football match. Our team played creative football and worked extremely hard as a team. The final result was 8-1 to Round Diamond. There were some outstanding individual performances which contributed to us winning the game. Thank you to all parents for your support.
Our girls football team played against Peartree Spring in a highly contested game. Both teams gave their all and showed great determination to get a positive result. RD ran out 3-0 winners and again we had some fantastic individual performances. As a team we are getting stronger and have a great work ethic to work together.
Up and coming events:
- Hockey quicksticks festival
- Boys football semi-final
- Netball match v Bedwell
- Netball match v Knebworth
- Football match v Broom Barns
23 - 3 - 18
The Quarter finals of the Football Girls cup was played this week at Round Diamond School. RD VS ST. VINCENT.
With great support from both sets of parents cheering their Girls on both teams gave their everything to win the match. A very contested game with battles all over the pitch. The score finished 3 -2 to St. Vincent after extra time. I am proud of the girls for getting this far and looking forward to finishing the league in a strong position.
23 - 3 - 18
Our Gymnastics team competed in the county finals this week at Marriott's School. Our pupils represented our school impeccably well and this was recognised by other schools too. Our year 2 group finished 6th out of 9 teams. This was a outstanding achievement for our ks1 children, They worked very hard and now learned how to perfect Gymnastics moves with skill and balance in a long sequence. I would like to express my delight for all the efforts by our ks1. Well done.
The Ks 2 Gymnastics group finished 4th out of 9 teams. An amazing amount of confidence and skill was shown by this group of Gymnasts. The ability the Children showed was exceptional and the effort from them all was outstanding. This was a real competitive competition and the standards are very high at this level. Our team took on that challenge and only missed out on achieving 3rd place by 2 points. This groups attitude and commitment was fantastic and Mr Stephenson is very proud of them.
Our division 2 football team travelled to Moss Bury on Thursday. All of our boys persevered throughout the 40 minutes despite being 2 players down for the majority of the match which was a real challenge for the Round Diamond players. Congratulations to Moss Bury as the the final result finished 9-1 to Moss Bury school. Although the result was not in our favour, Mr Wickens is proud of the teams consistent effort and determination until the final whistle.
12 -3 - 18
Last Friday our boys from years 3/4 played in a Football tournament held at Giles school. It was a fantastic opportunity for these young stars to show us their football skills and express themselves. With special awards for individual players to be won for outstanding play and sportsmanship. Our teams played some great football and impressed all the staff.
Our division 1 team played football against Trotts Hill School on Friday in match that had everything. A thrilling match that kept all the supporters entertained. Some very high levels of skills on show from both sets of players. The team work and work ethic was outstanding. We lost the match 2 - 0. However the score line didn't stop us from giving 100%. The team played very well and I was delighted with the boys. Thank you to all the parents for their support.
Our year 1 boys football team hosted Bedwell Rangers. Both teams displayed their great football skills which made the match exciting for all supporters watching. The match finished 5-3 to Bedwell Rangers. Thank you to all parents and carers for their support.
Our year 3 boys football team hosted Bedwell Rangers. The game turned out to be very entertaining with both sides showing outstanding teamwork and ability. The final score was 6-2 to Bedwell Rangers. Well done to all who participated.
Our Girls team played a top of the table football match against Martins Wood School this week. In a 6 goal thriller Martins Wood won the match 4 - 2. The match was full of entertainment and was end to end throughout the game. The amount of chances we created but didn't take was amazing. Well done to Martins Wood.
Some of our year 5 & 6's athletics team went to compete in the Stevenage indoor athletics competition at Barnwell School. Both the girls and boys team showed great determination throughout the afternoon. Our girls team finished 6th in Stevenage and our boys team finished 5th. Well done to all of the children who competed.
|Week 1||Rugby skills|
|Week 2||Rugby skills||Week 1||Tag Rugby|
|Week 3||Rugby skills||Week 2||Tag Rugby|
|Week 4||Football||Week 3||Tag Rugby|
|Week 5||Football||Week 4||Hockey|
|Week 6||Football||Week 5||Hockey|
|YEAR 1||YEAR 4|
|Spring 2||Spring 2|
|Week 1||Rugby Skills||Week 1||Dance|
|Week 2||Rugby Skills||Week 2||Dance|
|Week 3||Rugby Skills||Week 3||Dance|
|Week 4||Basketball||Week 4||Basketball/NB|
|Week 5||Basketball||Week 5||Basketball/NB|
|Week 6||Basketball||Week 6||Basketball/NB|
|YEAR 2||YEAR 5|
|Spring 2||Spring 2|
|Week 1||Basketball||Week 1||Football|
|Week 2||Basketball||Week 2||Football|
|Week 3||Basketball||Week 3||Football|
|Week 4||Football||Week 4||Basketball/NB|
|Week 5||Football||Week 5||Basketball/NB|
|Week 6||Football||Week 6||Basketball/NB|
Friday 9th Feb 2018
Our School competed in the Sporting Futures Gymnastics competition this week. After weeks of practicing the routines at lunch times our hard work and dedication paid off as we won both the KS1 & KS2 competition. The commitment from the children was outstanding and they were delighted to tell the whole school of their achievements. We now go into the finals on the 21st March. Our team will continue to work hard and give it everything they can. I'm extremely pleased with out Gymnastics team and very proud of how they represented our school. Thank you to our parents for their support.
Thursday 8th February
Our division 2 Round Diamond football team hosted Ashtree School on Thursday. Both sides displayed a very high quality, exciting and eventful football match. The Round Diamond boys showed brilliant determination, focus and quality against an extremely strong Ashtree side which contained many talented individuals with the final result of the match being a 2-0 win in favour of Round Diamond. All boys who participated should be really proud of their efforts. Once again, a big thank you to the parents and carers for their continued support.
Wednesday 7th Feb 2018
Our Junior football team played against a very strong Walkern team this week in a game that was very entertaining. The game was end to end throughout the match. Both sides had some excellent individual players that really showed their qualities and both sets of parents were entertained. The match finished 7 - 2 to Wakern School. Thank you to all the parents for their support.
1st February 2818
Our boys football team played against Giles school this week in a match that I gave the team a licence to go all out attack. Right from KO the team were moving the ball from left to right with speed and power on their passes. The composure on the ball to be creative was outstanding. Giles are a good strong side who gave as good as the got against us. The creative play was allowing us to make chances to shoot for goal and shoot for goal we did. We scored 6 conceded none and hit the post four times. Giles goalkeeper made some fantastic saves too. Thank you to all the parents for their support.
30th January 2018
Last week our Girls netball team played in a netball festival at Nobel School. Playing four games and winning four games. This was a friendly festival to give all the girls a chance to show their netballing ability. The festival was well managed and ran smoothly and all schools that participated had a fun and had an enjoyable afternoon of netball. Our girls represented our school very well. Showing great sportsmanship and fair play. Thank you to the parents for their support.
26th January 2018
Our boys team played against Trotts Hill school in a fascinating match that had everything. From great passing, super attacking play and commitment from both teams. The game was end to end throughout the match and was very entertaining. Some outstanding goalkeeping too. Round Diamond finished the match 5-3 winners. I was delighted with the teams effort and commitment to work hard, dig deep and not give up even when we went behind three times. The team represented our school magnificently.
Huge thank you to all the parents for their support.
25th January 2018
This week out 3/4 football teams played a home match against Almond Hill. Two very entertaining games played with real commitment. I was delighted with the efforts of the players and very pleased with some individual performances. The Boys played some fantastic football and represented our school very well. The scores ended up 2 - 1 and 2 - 1 to RD.
23rd January 2018
Our Girls team played against Almond Hill this week in a match that the team went from strength to strength.. Both teams played some super football but I was greater pleased with the attitude and determination from our girls to perform at their highest levels. In this game we saw some super individual performances. Our passing was strong and our positional play was outstanding. The score finished 8 - 1 to RD.
18th January 2018
Our boys football match against Peartree Spring was a very rewarding game. We had a game plan that the boys responded to very well and maintained throughout the game. Our defence was solid and started most of our attacks, which allowed our wide players to find spaces and create chances to score. RD came out 4 - 2 Winners against a good Peartree team. Thank you to all the parents that supported us.
PE Update 17th January 2018
A great start to our new year of sports. Last week we had three games of Football. Our girls’ team played an entertaining game against Knebworth School. We gave the girls new challenges on the pitch and the girls work extremely hard in their new roles. We had some good movement off the ball as well as affective positive play on the ball which gave us an 8 – 1 victory.
Our second game in two days was very different. We played in the cup against a strong Lodge Farm team who battled and made it competitive right from the start. We scored the only goal of the game putting us through to the next round. Our girls did fantastically well to get this far and the support from the parents is greatly appreciated. Thank you
Our boys team played against Roebuck in a 4 – 3 thriller of a game in difficult weather conditions. The team gave everything to stay in the match and some outstanding individual performances was a delight to see. The boys can held their heads up high as they gave all they had in this game representing our school very well.
Round Diamond vs Peartree 15/1/18 (Home) Boys
Round Diamond vs Almond Hill 22/1/18 (Home) Girls
Round Diamond Vs Almond Hill 24/1/18 (Home) 3/4 Boys
Our boys fixtures are going well. We entered into three divisions to give as many boys as possible a chance
to represent our school. We are still going well in cup competitions also.
On the 6th November our girls football team played against Woolenwick School. We have been training for a while now however
Woolenwick only a couple of weeks before this fixture had to be played. We won 10 - 1. Both teams gave everything in this match and showed great sportsmanship throughout the game.
Round Diamond School hosted a Girls Football Tournament.
S.S.F.T. Table Tennis Tournament held at Barnwell Middle School. RD Boys Team Won, RD Girls Team came 3rd.
Football match vs. Lodge Farm School at home. Drew 2-2.
Football match vs. Longmeadow School at home. Round Diamond lost 7-2.
Bedwell Autumn Cup Tournament Football Final - Round Diamond came 3rd.
Football Tournament at Bedwell School (Autumn Cup Tournament 1st Round). Round Diamond through to finals.
Football match vs. Peartree Spring School at home. Drew 0-0.
Football match vs. Shaphalbury Park School away. Round Diamond won 5-1.
Football Tournament hosted by Round Diamond for Years 5/6. Almond Hill School won overall.
Rugby Development Festival run by Stevenage Sporting Futures Team at King George playing fields for Years 3/4.
Football match vs. Woolenwick School away. Round Diamond won 7-1.
Girls Football match vs. Peartree Spring School away. Round Diamond won 8-0.
Football match vs. The Leys School away. Round Diamond lost 5-0.
Football match vs. Almond Hill School away. Round Diamond won 6-1.
Stevenage Sporting Futures Award Ceremony - 3.07.17
Round Diamond staff and children were delighted to achieve the following awards in last night's ceremony:
On Monday, 13th March we had an opportunity to play a football match against the Hertfordshire District Squad. This was a step up from all normal league games that we play. The quality of football was exceptional and the effort they put in was too. Every player worked hard to impress and be noticed. Mr Stephenson was delighted for our team and thankful to the District coaches for the opportunity for us to play against them. Thank you to the parents for your support.
On Friday, 3rd March we played the long awaited Cup football match against Shephalbury Park School. This game was entertaining from start to finish. A game with goals, great saves from both goalies, outstanding team work and commitment from both schools. With the score at 2-2 at the end of 40mins we had to play extra time. Both sets of players gave everything they had and from a deflective cross the ball went into our net 3-2. With time not on our side now and tiredness settling in our players gave everything they had until the final whistle. This game was tough and we still kept going, the players deserve all the credit for this Cup run. Very proud of all that came to support our School. Thank you from Mr Stephenson.
Netball Match v Lodge Farm
Our Netball girls showed some tremendous efforts against Lodge Farm School on Monday, 20th February. There were lots of good teamwork and communication skills on display throughout the match especially at the start of the game which saw Round Diamond School take a 2-0 lead. Lodge Farm came back in the second half with strong efforts leaving the final score 2-2. Good effort to our netball girls!
Football Match v The Leys
Our friendly match against the The Leys School on Tuesday, 21st February turned out to be a very exciting game. Round Diamond showed a dominating performance at the start of the game and our hard work was rewarded with a goal from Reece Wilson with a fantastic header. The second half of the game was end to end with some exciting football skills on display from both schools. The final score in the end was 2-1 in favour of The Leys but all boys who participated in the match should be proud of the efforts they gave.
Girls' Table Tennis Tournament
The Table Tennis Tournament on Friday, 24th February was a fun afternoon for all who participated. There were a lot of age groups at the tournament with some fantastic skills on display from all schools and all girls at the event enjoyed themselves. At the end of the afternoon there was a ceremony which announced Round Diamond finished 7th and 8th, a result which our Year 4 and 5 girls should be proud of.
On Thursday, 23rd February we competed in the Stevenage Sporting Futures Indoor Athletics event at Barnwell sports centre. Our children taking part had a fantastic time competing against 9 other schools. We finished in 6th place. Our children enjoyed the challenge and all said that they would like to come back next year! Well done team RD.
We played a great football match against Longmeadow School on Monday, 20th February. A competitive game with some outstanding football being played by both schools. Our first goal came from a corner with a super ball delivered and an even better attacking header from us to score. Longmeadow came straight back at us and levelled the scoring at 1 -1 with only 5mins gone. It was a battle with both teams giving everything, tackles, passing, shooting and some great saves by both Goalkeepers. We ended the game 7 -1 winners. Mr Stephenson was delighted with the team's effort and attitude. Now we move on to the next game.
We played a football league match against Camps Hill School on Wednesday, 1st February. Our team switched their formation around, tried some different tactics and did their best to play to their strengths. The game was played at a fast pace from end to end with some outstanding football from both schools. We ran out 11 - 0 winners! Well done. Also thank you for the great support from our parents this week.
On Tuesday, 31st January our Year 3/4 football team continued its unbeaten run with a 9-0 win against Almond Hill School. Although the score line was high, the players had to keep their concentration and focus for the whole game. Mr Stephenson was delighted with the team and the commitment they showed to each other. Well done.
On Monday, 30th January our division 2 team played a football match against St. Margaret Clitherow School. Our team scored eight goals and conceded none, a fantastic result and well deserved.
On Monday, 23rd January the Year 5/6 netball team played an away match against Codicote Primary School. Overall result was Codicote 12-6 Round Diamond. Well Done girls.
Table Tennis Competition - Friday, 9th December
18 schools competed in this year's Table Tennis competition in Watford. This was a fantastic event to be part of and 2 schools from Stevenage took part, Round Diamond and The Giles School. Our team consisted of Tomisin Oladiran (Turner Class), Demi Oladiran (Lowry Class), Sam Reynolds (Cliff Class) and Finley Bettles (Cliff Class) . The boys showed great individual skill and discipline to stay focused and concentrated when under pressure. Well done boys.
Netball - Thursday 8th December
Our Netball team played a league game against Roebuck School at home. The girls were off to a flying start being 2-0 up in the first half. They stayed determined and played extremely well to have a finishing score of 6-1 win to Round Diamond. We are extremely proud of how far the girls have progressed with their skills, team tactics and outstanding teamwork this year. Superb work girls, well done!
On Wednesday, 30th November our girls' football team played against Giles school. The team showed great football skills with a controlled performance, scoring 11 goals, conceding none. The girls made a great effort to keep the ball under control and pass the ball around. Well done girls.
Round Up for Week Commencing 7th November
Round Diamond competed in a Tag Rugby Festival, a Sporting Futures event alongside Stevenage Rugby Club. Our players showed courage, determination and great sportsmanship and we were voted 'team of the day'.
On Tuesday we played football against Woolenwick School. The game finished 2-1 to Woolenwick and although the team were disappointed, they gave a great performance.
At Giles School on Wednesday, our Year 3/4 football team played their first game of the season. They played with real confidence with players moving around the pitch creating space and working together. The game finished 12-4 to Round Diamond, a great start to the junior league season.
On Thursday, we took part in a football cluster fixture against Trotts Hill School. The team played some fantastic football, with great tackles and super goals being scored; some of the saves made in difficult windy and cold conditions were outstanding. Thank you to all the parent support.
Also on Thursday, our Netball team played a match against Peartree Spring School. The girls played extremely well scoring 4-2 to Round Diamond in the first half and then continued to show outstanding play in the second half. Overall score was a win of 8-2. Well done girls, we are very proud.
Match report from Thursdays Football match vs Roebuck School.
There's a saying in football that formations don't win you games, Players do. This is something we have been working on at Round Diamond, A team work ethic. Being part of that team means we all play a part to the best we can. This happened against Roebuck School. The coming together as a team from each player was fantastic to see. The work rate from start to finish from every player showed grit, determination and courage. Running out 6 - 0 winners by the end of the game shows how hard these boys work for each other. I was delighted with the team and hold very high hopes for our season. Thank you to all parents who came to support our school.
10th October 2016
Round Diamond have had the privilege of having a link with Arsenal Ladies Football Club working along side our PE Department together we have built up the girls' football skills and also hosted a girls only football festival. This was an opportunity for parents to come and watch some super football skills carried out by not just our girls but others from the surrounding area. The Girls had a fantastic time and with the incentive of playing the game outside of school so they can progress and enjoy playing all the time.
10th October 2016
Our Netball game against St.Vincent was a tough game for our girls to start with but never the less every player gave their all and enjoyed playing. We have more Netball games book for the near future. We thank you for your support on the day.
5th October 2016
We played in a Basketball festival through Sporting Futures finishing in 3rd place. Our staff were very proud of the team and its commitment to work together and show sportsmanship and a desire to play well.
30th September 2016
We were delighted to be involved in the Pixmore Football tournament. Some outstanding football from all the schools involved and although sportsmanship was shown throughout the competitiveness was fantastic to see. We finished the tournament in second place and the efforts the team showed was great. Thank you to the parents who came and showed their support.