On 5th July the Fitzmaurice Quadkids team went to the Wiltshire School Games in Marlborough. 20 teams took part and there were 200 individuals. The team was Joe, Toby, Danny-Joe, Freddie, Louis, Maya, Jess, Emily, Freja and Tilly. We all tried our best and everyone achieved a personal best. We finished second overall. There were also some really good individual performances as Maya came 3rd out of the girls, Toby came 3rd out of the boys and Joe 2nd. It was a fantastic performance from Fitzmaurice. Miss Blake was really proud of us.
Written by Joe A and Louis S
Fitzmaurice went to the Kwik Cricket County Finals. It was held at Trowbridge Cricket Club on 3rd July 2017.
In the group stage, Fitzmaurice beat Drove Primary School. They scored 248 runs whilst we got 335. Our next game was against St Barts and they scored 179 runs but we hit 276. In our last game we played Five Lanes. Fitz won scoring 289 runs to their 193.
We got to the semi-finals which was against Mere School where they got 212 but we got 303.
WE WERE IN THE FINAL! – We had to play Greentrees. We won the toss and chose to field first. Once the final was over, there was a nervous wait while they counted the runs scored….they got 254 runs but we got… 312 – WE HAD WON!
Mr Tozer was really proud of the whole team’s efforts.
By Joe A and Freddie R
Team: Freddie, Joe, Toby, Danny-Joe, Noah, Dylan, Louis, Oliver and Thomas
On Tuesday27th June 2017, Fitzmaurice School competed in an athletics competition at St. Laurence School where we faced 3 other teams. There was Winsley School, Christchurch 1 and 2 and Fitz.
When we got started the Year 5/6 did vortex throwing and the Year 3/4 did long jump. Toby L’s throw was massive and Jess P jumped 1.80cm. After we did those events we swapped around so the Y3/4s did vortex throwing and the year 5/6 did long jump. After that we did a 75 metre sprint, then we did a 300 metre race.
The overall results were: 4th place – Winsley with 214 points, 3rd were Christchurch 2 with 260 points, 2nd
were Christchurch 1 with 264 points. So the winners were Fitz with 266 points!
Well done to Evelyn A, Jasper R, Jess P, Thomas F, Freya S, Oliver C, Maya M and Toby L. But we couldn’t do
it without Miss Blake!
Written by Evelyn A and Thomas F
On Tuesday 20th June, we went to Trowbridge Swimming Pool at Clarendon School. There were five teams from the district and each team had a year 3 /4 and a 5/6 team. It was highly competitive.
We got a couple of West Wilts records. Here they are:
Thomas R – breaststroke 22.37 seconds
Thomas F - backstroke 22.17 seconds
Louis W – backstroke 20.18 seconds and butterfly 18.97 seconds.
Overall year 3/4 came 1st and 5/6 came fourth.
Everyone competed brilliantly and we are very proud of our achievements.
By Thomas R, Louis W and George D
On Tuesday 13th June 2017, the Fitzmaurice cricket team played their first tournament of the year. They had a strong squad of players (even without Freddie R who was playing for the county side).
In our first match we played Christchurch and our captain, Noah V chose to field first. Starting at 200 runs, Christchurch ended up on 203 (because you lose 5 runs for each wicket) and Fitz scored 244 runs.
Our second match was against The Manor and again we chose to bowl first. The captain this time was Oliver C. The Manor got 168 and when Fitz came to bat we got an amazing 347 runs!
In our third match we played Churchfields. We bowled first again and they ended up on 206 but we won by 94 runs (which meant we got 300).
After lunch, we played Aloeric. They were the most challenging team but we still managed to beat them by
61 runs, with Dylan A as captain.
Our last match was against Winsley. This was a crucial final to decide who went through as champions. Fitz managed to smash 70 more runs than their opponents which made us unbeaten WINNERS!!!!!
By Noah V and Dylan A
On Monday 22nd May, 2 teams (A and B) went to Bath University for the day. Everyone did sprinting, long distance, jumping and vortex and for fun at the end we did a relay race. Everyone had
so much fun and the end results were amazing. Fitzmaurice Primary School broke the county record by scoring 1708 points! We came 1st.
We are so proud of ourselves and can’t wait for the next tournament at the Wilts School Games on 5th July. Written by Emily W and Jess L
On 18th May, the Fitzmaurice tag rugby team went to the County Tag Rugby tournament, where the best
of the best competed at Devizes rugby club. We played first against Nursteed and then played another three matches.Overall in the first round we won two and lost two games.
In the 3rd place playoffs were all of the people that came 3rd in their pool. They then played against each other. All of these teams are county level, which is very good.
In this play off we came joint 2nd overall.
Written by Marshall, Danny-Joe and Freddie
On Monday 3rd April, Fitzmaurice Rugby Team went to Trowbridge rugby club for a tag rugby tournament. After a long wait, we played our first game against Crockerton. They were extremely good; however we still won 6-5. Our next game was against St George’s. We played very well and we won 7-3. Later on we came across Wylye Valley and won 7-3 again. Our final game in our pool stage was against Paxcroft. They challenged us a lot but we still won 6-4.
Deservedly, we were through to the knockout stages. We were against Winsley. We won 6-3 and we were through to the semi-finals. Again we were against Christchurch. It was a very close game but we still won 5-4. We were through to the finals!
In the final we were against Paxcroft. They put on a good fight but we managed to win 7-5. We were the champions! We are now through to the county finals on Thursday 18th May and we can’t wait!
By Toby L and Freddie
On Wednesday 29th March, Fitzmaurice Gymnastics teams went to the Wiltshire School of Gymnastics and performed brilliantly. There were 26 teams altogether. Fitz had 3 teams. Results are as follow:
Fitz A – 2nd
Fitz C – 4th
Fitz B – 9th
Armand 1st – Elite overall, 1st Vault, 1st Floor
Jess/Clem – Joint 5th overall
Jess – 2nd Vault
Danny-Joe/Elsie B – 1st Vault
Tilly – 3rd Vault
Danny-Joe – 2nd overall in beginners
Mollie – 3rd overall in beginners
Everyone who took part should be congratulated as they all did their best and worked well as a team. Thank you to all the parent helpers who came along to support us.
By Armand W-H
West Wiltshire Netball Finals
On the 13th March 2017, the Fitzmaurice netball team, (Maya, Tilly, Emily, Jess-L, Freja, Toby, Danny-Joe, Freddie and Miss Blake as the Coach), went to Kingdown to play in the West Wilts Netball finals. We won every match we played in our pool and got through to the semi-finals. We were all very nervous to play the last 2 teams but luckily we got a golden ticket for an access to the county finals – on Wednesday 5th April.
Everyone enjoyed the amazing experience of coming 2nd overall. Well done!
By Jess L, Tilly, Maya and Emily
Jessica P recently competed at the Miss Quatro Angel of the North gymnastics competition in Liverpool and came 3rd in her regional age group. There were lots of girls competing on the day and so congratulations to Jessica for an amazing result!
On Wednesday 1st March, Fitzmaurice hosted the cluster netball tournament, – Churchfields, Winsley and Christchurch schools also participated. Fitzmaurice C came 2nd and Fitz B won their pool. Fitz A won all their matches convincingly and are now going through to the West Wilts finals on Monday 13th March at Kingdown School to represent Bradford on Avon. All the teams played extremely well and the school us very proud of everyone who took part.
By Toby L and Danny Joe M.
On Tuesday 21st February Puffin class took part in the Wiltshire Schools Dance Festival at the Forum in Bath.
On 18th January, the Fitz football team went to Chippenham to play in the Wiltshire Finals. Our first match was cancelled because the team didn’t turn up, then we played Monkton Park. They were a good side. We scored first but they equalised with a lucky late goal. In the end the score was 1-1. Our second game was against Broadchalke. We played well as a team and won 1-0. Our last game in the pool stage was against St. Peters. They were a strong team so we unfortunately drew 2-2. That team went on to win the tournament.
We found out that we had got through to the semi-finals. We were against Clarendon Juniors. They were a really good team and we played extremely well but we lost 2-1. We all played amazingly well and we are the 3rd best team in Wiltshire!
Our team was Freddie R, Joe A, Milo M, Finlay H, Dougie B, Toby L, Harry L, Toby P, Dylan A, Noah V.
By Toby and Freddie.
Congratulations to Joe A, who competed in the Tri Cross Country Championships last weekend. Competitors are from Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset and we are very pleased to report that Joe won! Well done Joe from all of us at Fitz!
On Saturday 10th December, West Wilts Force 5’s swimmers including Thomas F, and Louis W swam at Bristol pool and our team came 3rd out of 8 Counties. But that was only just the beginning.
On Sunday 11th December, it was the Bradford on Avon Club Championship finals. Thomas F got 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal. Louis W got 4 gold medals and his time for freestyle was 18.06 seconds and a personal best. Evelyn A got bronze; it was her first medal for swimming.
It was amazing and 6 people took part from our school altogether (Faith, Harry L, Sam C, Evelyn A, Louis W and Thomas F).
By Thomas F and Louis W.
Well done to all our super swimmers from Fitz! Brilliant achievements by all.
On Monday 14th November 2016, the Fitzmaurice football team went to Kingdown School to a 7-a-side tournament. We started off with a good 3-0 win over Christchurch B; then we beat Grove 2-0, St. George’s 3-0, Westbury Leigh 4-0, and finally in the group stage Forest and Sandridge 4-0.
As we had won all our games we went into the semifinals against The Mead and won 3-0! Then we went to the final against Christchurch A and won 1-0. They were a very good team as they were all year sixes. We won the tournament and were the best team in West Wiltshire! Mr Tozer was very proud of our efforts. In the tournament we scored 20 goals and conceded none!
The team are: Freddie (Captain), Joe, Harry, Dylan, Toby L, Toby P, Finley, Dougie, Noah and Milo. We are going to Stanley Park in Chippenham in January to play in the county finals.
By Freddie and Harry.
On 14th October 2016, 9 Fitzmaurice pupils went to the Bradford on Avon schools cluster football tournament, where we played 5 games against schools in our area.
In our team we had Dougie B, Milo M, Toby L, Finlay H, Toby P, Harry L, Joe A, Noah V and Freddie R (Captain).
We won our first game against Winsley 1-0. The next game was against Christchurch B, which we won 1-0 again. Our 3rd game, against Christchurch A, we lost 3-0 (unfortunately). Our second to last game was against Westwood and luckily we won 2-0. Our last game was against Churchfields; they were a good team and scored first, but we pulled it back for a 4-1 victory !
Overall we came 2nd. It was an amazing afternoon.
by Noah V.
Year 5/6 Girls came 2nd and year 5/6 boys were the West Wilts Champions. Fabulous teamwork ! Well done.
On Friday 7th October four boys from Fitzmaurice took part in a Biathlon in Bath and did brilliantly. Thomas F, Louis W, and George D had never competed in one before, but that didn’t show in the results. A fantastic effort from Fitz again !
Thomas came 11th (in the higher age group because of his birthday), Louis came 9th (2nd in the swim), George came 16th and Joe A came 1st.
A massive well done to them all!
On Wednesday 5th October, Fitzmaurice’s Cross Country team went to Stonar School.
We tool a quick look around the course and soon after the year 3/4 girls ran. After the girls ran year 3/4 boys ran. They did very well. Later on the year 5/6 girls ran then the boys did their race.
We had a very successful day – Y5/6 Girls were 2nd and Y5/6 Boys were the West Wilts Champions!
By Freddie and Toby L.
Individual results are as follows:
Y3/4 Girls – Jess 5th, Iris 7th, Meg 22nd
Y3/4 Boys – Thomas 7th, Stanley 10th, Will V 11th
Y5/6 Girls – Maya 3rd, Sofia 6th, Lily E 15th, Jess 19th
Y5/6 Boys – Joe 1st, Oliver 8th, Toby 9th, Thomas R 13th, Freddie 15th, Dylan 16th
Fabulous teamwork. Well done to all!!! And a big THANK YOU to our parent helpers too.
Iris K – yr 3/4 girls – 1st
Stanley L – yr 3/4 boys – 2nd
Sofia F – yr 5/6 girls – 3rd
Tom R – yr 5/6 boys – 3rd
All teams came 2nd overall in the team events so huge congratulations to all!
Congratulations to our newly elected members of the Sports Leaders Team :
Sofia F, Mollie M, Lily S, Toby P and Noah V!
Sports Day – Tuesday 28th June
Congratulations to everyone who took part and to all those who came to support.
Results are as follows: 1st Oak, 2nd Poplar, 3rd Pine and 4th Willow.
Cricket Festival – 27th June 2016
On 27th June 9 people went to Trowbridge cricket club to play 4 games in the West-Wilts cricket finals. On the first game we won by 37 runs against St Josephs. On the 2nd game we played The Mead but as they were a good team we lost quite heavily. Then came the third game which we won by some runs. On the 4th game we drew. Thanks to Mr Tozer, Miss Blake and all the umpires! By Freddie and Toby.
Y3/4 Swimming Gala 23rd June 2016
Congratulations to all the children that took part in the Year 3/4 swimming gala. Well done for doing your best and showing good team spirit. Thank you also to the parents/carers who helped on poolside and came to support.
Results are as follows: 1st Willow, 2nd Poplar, 3rd Oak and 4th Pine!
Quad Kids 23rd May 2016
On Monday 23rd May, 10 children represented Fitzmaurice at a Quad Kids competition at Bath Uni. Each of us had to do four different events: 75 metre sprint, standing long jump, throwing a vortex and 600 metre long distance run.
There were 220 children from 22 nearby schools, we all enjoyed the experience and the atmosphere was great.
We were all excited to find out that we had won the whole competition by 250 points and that Joe A and Carys M were individual winners too……………….absolutely BRILLIANT!! We now have to go to Marlborough to take part in the West Wilts Quad Kids final in July. Well done everyone! Written by Toby and Jess L
Fitzmaurice QuadKids Team 2016
Wiltshire County Netball Finals – 26th April 2016
After winning the West Wiltshire finals, we were really happy to be going to the County finals. Despite the crazy weather, we played amazingly well and worked incredibly as a team. Even though we didn’t win, we are really proud of how we did and it was an experience to remember.
By Orla and Carys
On Wednesday 20th April we went to the Gym competition. When we got there we were SO excited. After we put our things upstairs, we went to do the warm up. There were 17 other schools. (That’s a lot don’t you think?!) Then we went around the gym and did lots of fun activities such as: jumping into the foam pit, bouncing on the trampoline and doing battle beam. Finally we started the competition for real. Everybody did their best and there were no mistakes. We are all very proud of ourselves, here’s how we did.
By Ibby and Scarlett
Individual Champions: Violet (Elite); Armand (Advanced); Danny-Joe (Beginners)
Individual results: Gabriella 2nd, Olivia 3rd (Advanced), Ibby 3rd (Beginners)
Apparatus Champions: Danny-Joe (Floor), Armand (Floor/Vault), Ibby (Vault), Thomas (Vault)
Apparatus results: Gabriella 2nd (Floor/Vault), Maya 2nd (Vault)
Overall Team Champions: Fitz A – Fitz B were third.
A fantastic result for Fitzmaurice! A massive well done to all who took part and thank you to those parents who helped out on the day.
On the 21st March 2016, Fitzmaurice Primary School rugby team went to BOA RFC (Bradford on Avon rugby football club) for the West Wilts tournament. We arrived at 9.45 checking out the other teams whilst they warmed up. We drew the first game 5-5, lost the second game 6-4, won the last two games, 6-4, then 7-0. Then we moved on to the quarter finals and lost against Christ Church 6-4. Overall we came joint 5th out of 32 teams!
By Finlay, Freddie and Eddy
For Sports Relief day this year, the whole school (children and staff) ran a mile around the top field. Y5/6 started first with the other year groups setting off in 5 minute intervals. FS1, KS1 and Y3/4 children could come dressed as their favourite sporting hero for a contribution of £1 towards Sports Relief, and a puzzle sheet, designed by one of the pupils was on sale for 10p.
On Monday 7th March 2016 at Kingdown School, ten teams, all district winners, competed in the West Wilts netball finals. Five teams were in our pool and we won all four matches. We went through to the semi-finals against Bitham Brook. We won convincingly. WE WERE THROUGH TO THE FINALS!!
In the final, we played against St. Johns; they were really tough but we won 4-2! FAB FAB FAB!! We are now going through to the Wiltshire County finals in April. We hope we can do the same next time.
We are all very proud of ourselves and excited to play in the county finals.
Toby, Danny-Joe and Freddie
On Thursday 25th February 2016, Puffin Class took part in West Wilts Dance festival at the Forum in Bath. There were 830 people watching and 17 different groups performed. Everybody had so much fun. We were so amazing.
Puffins are so grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of the dance festival. We got a huge round of applause when we finished and compliments from parents and teachers from other schools.
A big thank you to Miss Blake for all the work she put into our dance. If you were lucky enough to see our performance we hope you enjoyed it.
Gabriella, Freja and Martha.
Success in the Cluster Netball Tournament 09.02.2016
“On Tuesday 9th February, our school netball teams went to Christ Church School to play in the Bradford cluster tournament. We had great team involvement, with everyone scoring. Despite the freezing cold, we did amazingly well, with the A team coming 1st in the whole tournament and the B team coming 6th. We are really looking forward to the West Wiltshire Finals in March where we will be representing Bradford on Avon along with 2nd place, Christ Church A.” By Carys and Orla
“We are the Sports Peer Leaders – (Danny-Joe, Joe, Ned, Toby, Maya, Jess, Tilly, Talia, Orla, Carys and Armand) and we are part of a new leadership scheme in school which helps younger children become more active at playtime and before school. We help out at Huff and Puff, Breakfast Club, Sports Festivals and PE. You can identify us by our turquoise hoodies on the days we help support others”. (By Ned and Orla, Merlins Class)
Well done to our football team who came third in the Cluster football tournament at Bradford on Avon RFC on 19th October!
Well done to all the children who took part in the Cross Country Festival at Stonar School, each showing determination & ‘stickability’ to the end!
Congratulations to the Girls ‘A Team’, Talia F, Maya M, Jess L & Leala May R who came 1st overall in the Cross Country Competition at Stonar School. They are now Wiltshire champions! Well done also to the Boys ‘A Team’, Joe A, Toby L, Danny-Joe McG & Freddie R who came 3rd overall.
Congratulations also to Talia F who was 1st overall for Y5/6 girls, Maya M who was 2nd overall for Y5/6 girls and Joe A who was 2nd overall for Y5/6 boys.
Welcome to our Young Peer Sports Leaders whose goal is to get EVERYBODY active in school over the next 12 weeks. Details of their successes to follow…
Toby, Carys, Talia, Maya, Joe