Friends of Court Fields School

Friends of Court Fields School wish to invite you and your family to:

  1. Spectacular Family Barn Dance with wonderful duo ‘’The Life of Riley’ – food and drink on sale – Brilliant fun for all the family on Friday 26th February – band and dancing start at 7pm, doors open 6.15pm.  Come along – you will love the music, dancing, food and fun.
  2. Our Easter Bingo Night on Friday 18th March – come and win wonderful Chocolate goodies, raffle and drinks – great family fun to end the term.

All events at Court Fields School:  School Hall.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Sports Leaders

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On Friday 22 January Court Fields hosted a Year 5 Sports Festival. There were over 170 Year 5 students from our feeder primary schools in attendance and all were very keen to take part in the ‘Leadership and Teamwork’ themed activities. Approximately 30 Court fields Sports Leaders organized and lead the activities and worked hard all afternoon. The feedback from the Year 5 children and staff was very positive and every one had a great time. The children took part in team activities where their communication skills were put to the test and also had the chance to work together in teams using tactics to solve challenges. Primary staff were very complimentary of the way the sports leaders encouraged and interacted with the year 5 children.

Year 6 Central Venue League Netball Tournament

primary festival 214 Sports Leaders from Years 7-11 gave their time and expertise in umpiring the Year 6 CVL  Netball Tournament on Thursday 28th January. 7 Primary schools attended including Sampford Arundel, St Johns and Stawley. This was the first Netball tournament this season and we had some new leaders developing their umpiring skills alongside some experienced Sports Leaders. They were in charge of scoring and officiating all games and did a fantastic job.

Cross country results

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The annual Court Fields cross country championship took place in the final  week of the autumn term 2015. Even though the rain had produced a wet and muddy course, several new school records were set on both the full and short courses. Six new records were set showing the range of running talent that we have throughout the school. (NSR = New School Record)

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Staff Panto

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Aladdin with Princess Jasmine and Abu.

On Wednesday 16th December the students were treated to a one off performance of the annual staff panto. This year Mrs Cummins had adapted the story of Aladdin and persuaded many of the teachers to get on stage for some Christmas fun.

Mr Latchford and Mr Woodward made their annual appearances as Pantomime dames resplendent in new frocks and wigs bought especially for the performance.

The show also featured Mr Selway and Mr Williams as the Pantomime villains and the audience were keen to shout “it’s behind you” every time the spider (Mrs Westwood) appeared from behind the stage curtain.

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Pantomime villans Widow Twanky

Ms James narrated the whole show and kept everything running smoothly and Mr Seaton made a convincing genie with his assistant Miss Swannack.  Thank you to all those who took part both on stage and behind the scenes.

 

DT Snowman Competition

The Design Technology department at Court Fields School ran their annual inter house Christmas competition.  Students in tutor groups worked together to create a free standing ‘Snowperson’ made out of recycled materials.   The creations were judged against the set criteria with additional points for creativity.  Special thanks go to the student leaders in year 11 who judged; Becky Gatling, Bethany Channon, Megan Beale and Lottie Radford “We had great fun going round all the tutor rooms to see the wonderful creations they had made, some ideas were really original, I liked the melted snowman, but unfortunately it didn’t meet the set criteria to win”

Entries included; several made from plastic drinking cups, a melted snowman with his twig arms and nose left on a white paper chain, and Gerald the car tyre stack riding a sledge mounted on a skate board!

The individual winners were announced at the Christmas assembly with points added to house totals. Congratulations to Mrs Miles and her tutor group Sa6 whose winning creation is pictured below.

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Merry Christmas

Year 8 Computing students have been making annimated gif images using Serif Draw Plus. This one has been produced by Zaira Cordero.

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Choir busy with Christmas performances

The Court Fields school choir have been very busy over the last few days.  On Saturday over 50 choir members went to the Skylark for their Christmas festivities where they entertained a packed house with a variety of traditional Christmas Carols and seasonal songs.

On Monday 55 choir members and 4 staff went to Wells Cathedral to take part in the Somerset County Christmas Celebration.  This involved an afternoon rehearsal and evening performance.  The choir sang a solo item “By Candlelight” and also joined in the massed choir items with singers from all over the county.  The Cathedral was absolutely full with some standing at the back – our biggest audience yet!

Tuesday saw us walking to Popham Court Nursing Home to sing to the residents.  This was a smaller choir of 30 as our year 11’s are busy with exams and room was also limited.   The residents enjoyed the performance and enjoyed meeting our students.

Monday is our Christmas Extravaganza in the school hall which this year is preceded by carols and mulled wine around our Christmas tree courtesy of the Friends of Court Fields.  All are welcome. On Tuesday the 15th we are holding our annual Carol Service at St. Johns Church at 11.45am.  Again you are welcome to come along and join us.

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The photo shows the choir rehearsing at Wells Cathedral for our solo item.

Court Fields win 43-0

Court Fields Year 11 boys have possibly played their final rugby game in school colours with an emphatic 43-0 win over Bishop Fox’s.  With Fox’s only able to field 12 players the game was played as a 12 aside affair which gave the Court Fields boys more space than they needed. Court Fields scored 7 tries and 4 conversions. Tries came from captain Matt Huggett with 4, and single try each from Liam Hayman, Bradley Rowlandson and Dan Graham.

Primary festival

On Friday 20th November, Court Fields Sport Leaders held a Year 1 Multi-sport Festival, for 190 primary children. The primary schools involved were, Beech Grove, St John’s, Wellesley Park, Stawley, Langford Budville, West Buckland and Rockwell Green. primary festival

When the Year 1s arrived they were split into 16 groups, those groups then participated in a range of activities. The activities varied from football, running and throwing. All of the primary children really enjoyed their time, saying they didn’t know what the best bit was as they loved it all. My personal highlights were seeing the children being so enthusiastic and enjoying sports.

One of the activities was to have races against each other while bouncing a ball, another was going through tunnels, playing football, throwing at a target and many more.

As sport leaders we grew confidence and became better team leaders.  Any sports leader would recommend it strongly so when an opportunity comes up, take it!

Kelly Poole (Yr 9 Sports Leader)

YEAR 9 – Post 16 Options Carousel

On Thursday the 19th of November Year 9 were treated to a carousel of Post 16 options. Short presentations were given by Somerset College, Bridgwater College and Richard Huish College. Our own careers coordinator Paul Cowling also delivered a session on apprenticeships.  There was ample opportunity to ask questions and plenty of freebies given out, to the delight of students. 

With Year 9 options fast approaching students need to be thinking about their long term plans. There is a wealth of information available on the school website, in addition they can visit websites of local post 16 providers. 

Pictured are Miss Murphy’s group enjoying the Bridgwater College presentation. 

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