School Games Gold Award

November 23rd, 2017
Today we were awarded our School Games Gold Award! We are really proud of all the hard work the children put in to making our school an active school and this is a great reward.

Gold Award!

Cirencester Primary School Tournament

November 17th, 2017

A squad of football players took part in the Cirencester Primary School 6-a-side tournament against 19 other local teams. The whole team showed excellent levels of effort and perseverance throughout their matches which was reflected in some excellent results. Some great skills were shown all over the pitch during the league matches resulting in 2 wins, a draw and 1 loss. Even the match they lost was very close and they conceded the second goal with the last kick of the match to lose 2-1. This meant they finished second in their league and moved into the Plate Competition.

The semi-final was a really tight and had to go into extra time where they eventually lost after a VERY long match. However, showing great resilience, they picked themselves up to play the 3rd/4th playoff straight afterwards and won 1-0. This meant that they finished a very creditable 7th out of 20 which was a super effort. Well done everyone!

6-a-side team

FGR Vegan Cooking

November 9th, 2017

Our FGR Ambassadors have been busy learning how to cook vegan food with a chef at the football club. Here is Annie’s report which she wrote for the Hoot.

Vegan Cooking at FGR

Forest Green Rovers are famous for being the world’s first vegan football club. On Thursday 2nd November, some of the ambassadors were lucky enough to participate in a vegan cooking session with Head Chef Em.

Em talked about the importance of eating a ‘rainbow diet’. That means that colourful fruits and vegetables are healthy. Then she showed us how to make Quorn Vegetable Skewers. After showing us how to prepare the vegetables safely, she showed us how to make flatbreads. They smelt delicious! Then we went off to cook by ourselves. The food that we cooked was amazing! Here is the very simple recipe:

For the skewers, chop up a selection of rainbow coloured vegetables such as aubergine, courgette, red onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, sweet potato, peppers and quorn fillets, and stick them on the skewer.

Put on a dressing such as soy sauce or lemon, oil and garlic and pop into the oven for about half an hour.

While the skewers are in the oven, make the flatbreads.

Put some flour in a bowl, add a pinch of salt, some olive oil and some warm water.

Mix them together until they form a springy dough, Roll the dough into a circle and cook in a hot frying pan until it’s ready.

Remove the cooked vegetables from the skewer and put them in the flatbread.

Add some houmous and salad, eat and enjoy!

 

A huge thank you to Head Chef Em for a fantastic evening of cooking!

By Annie

Football Tournament

November 3rd, 2017

Two teams of Hawks travelled to Cirencester Arena to represent the school in a football tournament against other local primaries. There was a huge amount of determination on display and it was really pleasing to see everyone demonstrating excellent levels of respect to the other team whatever the result. After all of the games, there were some successful results as well as lots on things to work on in training. One of the teams also managed to finish second overall which was a fantastic effort. Well done everyone!

Year 3/4 football teams

Vegan cooking at FGR

November 2nd, 2017

Forest Green Rovers are famous for being the world’s first vegan football club. On Thursday 2nd November, some of the ambassadors were lucky enough to participate in a vegan cooking session with Head Chef Em.

Em talked about the importance of eating a ‘rainbow diet’. That means that colourful fruits and vegetables are healthy. Then she showed us how to make Quorn Vegetable Skewers. After showing us how to prepare the vegetables safely, she showed us how to make flatbreads. They smelt delicious!

 

Then we went off to cook by ourselves…

 

The food that we cooked was amazing!

Here is the very simple recipe:

For the skewers, chop up a selection of rainbow coloured vegetables such as aubergine, courgette, red onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, sweet potato, peppers and quorn fillets, and stick them on the skewer. Put on a dressing such as soy sauce or lemon, oil and garlic and pop into the oven for about half an hour.

While the skewers are in the oven, make the flatbreads. Put some flour in a bowl, add a pinch of salt, some olive oil and some warm water. Mix them together until they form a springy dough, Roll the dough into a circle and cook in a hot frying pan until it’s ready.

Remove the cooked vegetables from the skewer and put them in the flatbread. Add some hoummus and  salad, eat and enjoy!

A huge thank you to Head Chef Em for a fantastic evening of cooking!

 

By Annie

 

Football Competition for Girls

October 16th, 2017
2 teams represented the school at Kingshill in a tournament against other local schools. Everyone worked really hard and produced performances that improved with every match. The development team, who were playing against older children, managed to score their first ever goal! The other team finished with a record of Won 2, Drawn 2 and lost 1. Their collaborative efforts were rewarded with a bronze medal!

Bronze Medals!

Football Teams

World 5000m Challenge

October 13th, 2017
The whole school took part in the World 5000m Challenge. They collaborated superbly to produce their personal best. Later in the school year, after they have developed their skills, they will try again and see whether they have improved their performance.

Our personal best!

Ready to run!

Aspiring!

Team Avening strikes again!

October 10th, 2017

On Tuesday 10th October, four of the Owls represented Avening in the Team Cross Country Competition. They were competing against teams from many large schools across the Cirencester District and the standard of running was incredibly high. However, our Year 6 boys (and one Year 5!) more than held their own and performed strongly throughout the race, eventually coming in at second place overall. Not only did they all put in fantastic individual performances, they also worked together brilliantly as a team, supporting and encouraging each other throughout the race. Well done boys!

The boys proudly display their silver medals.

Quicksticks Hockey

October 8th, 2017
2 teams went to Deer Park School to take part in a hockey competition. There were some excellent skills and hard work on show which produced some really good results. The Year 5 team were taking part for the first time and were very unlucky in their first few games by hitting the post and having shots cleared off the line! However, great determination from the team allowed Elizabeth to force their first goal over the line and their results improved from that moment. The more experienced Year 6 team were ready from the off and won their first game 6-0! They performed really well throughout the tournament and finished joint top. They have qualified for the tournament later in the year.

Quicksticks Team

School Games Gold Award

September 7th, 2017

What a great start to the school year!

 

Achieving the Gold Award shows all of the hard work everyone put into sport at Avening Primary School last year. Thank you to the Active Council who took such an important role in planning our sports. The new Active Council has been chosen and we will have our first meeting soon.


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