Inter-School Sport (Level 2)

Year 5/6 Olympic Legacy Athletics and Swimming event- 06.07.18

On Thursday 6th July our year 5 and year 6 pupils took part in an indoor athletics event to celebrate the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics. In addition, to celebrate 50 years of the Blyth Sports Centre swimming pool, the Blyth town council organised a swimming gala to be hosted in the morning before the athletics event. Six local primary schools were competing in the two respective events. A Malvin’s team of 8 boys and 8 girls took part in a variety of events in the pool and on the track. After securing two 1st place finishes four 2nd place finishes and two 3rd place finishes in the individual swimming events, Malvin’s were sitting in 2nd place overall at the half way point with just one point separating us from the leaders. The relay events were to follow. The team got off to a great start with two 3rd place finishes and a 2nd place. With fatigue setting in the next two races saw Malvin’s finish out of the top 3 for the first time. With only three races to go the children were focussed on trying to secure a medal position at the end. The medley relays saw Malvin’s finish in 1st in the boys event and 3rd in the girls event with the children showing their ability to remain calm and focussed under pressure. The final race, the body board relay, involved four of the children having to complete a full length of the pool whilst leaning on top of a body board. The Malvin’s team showed brilliant team work and co-operation to finish in 2nd place in the race. The children waited anxiously for the final results to be announced and to their delight they were presented with silver medals for finishing in second place overall! After a short lunch break the afternoon events began in the sports hall athletics. Malvin’s again demonstrated superb focus and determination as they achieved five 1st place finishes and one 2nd place finish in the running events. Each child also completed at least one track event with the results of these events being added up and revealed at the end of the afternoon. The children performed incredibly well in each of the events throughout the day, showing high levels of respect, teamwork and sportsmanship. The children knew that another top 3 finish would see them receive their second medal of the day as they waited for the results to be announced. The children achieved a 2nd place finish overall in the athletics which saw them come back to school with a second silver medal to add to their silver medals from the morning event! Congratulations to the following children for giving 100% effort and demonstrating high levels of resilience and teamwork throughout the day:

 

Roan S

Jake N

Sophie O

Chloe H

Alisha H

Katie M

Connie R

Olivia F

Jessica C

Amelia L

Ryan H

Lewis C

Josh C

Oliver M

James T

Jack P

 

 

School Games Finals Day- 28/06/18
On Thursday 28th June 2018, the year 4 Athletics team and the year 5 hockey team represented the Blyth and Bedlington region at the Northumberland County School Games Finals Day. All year the children have been competing in tournaments across a range of sports against schools from the local area. The winners of each competition go on to represent their local area in the county competition. 
 
Our Year 4 Quad Kids teams worked incredibly hard in the blistering heat in an array of events including the 50m sprint, 400m run, howler throw and long jump. Each child completed each activity and scored points in relation to their time or distance. The final standings saw Malvin's finish in 6th place overall. This is still an amazing achievement to be recognised as the 6th best team of athletes in the whole of Northumberland!
 
The Year 5 team had a very successful afternoon on the hockey pitch as they won two matches, drew two matches and lost one. After securing a solid total of 8 points in the overall group standings they stormed home to second place with their only loss being against the eventual winners! The team are now the second best hockey side in the county!
 
Congratulations to the following children for their outstanding efforts and achievements:
 
Y4 Athletics:
Corbin M
Lewis G
Kayden S
Aiden M
Robbie B 
Taylor C
Katie B
Sophie Y
Ella R
Abbie R
 
Y5 Hockey
Jack P
James T
Oliver M
Connie R
Ruby J
Year 4 Quad Kids Athletics Competition- Summer term 
During Summer 1 term, both of our year 4 classes took part in a virtual athletics competition within PE lessons. In each lesson each child would record their best scores in a range of events including: 400m, 50m, Howler throw, Long Jump. The best 5 boys scores and the best 5 girls scores were then put forward to compete against the best scores from other schools in the Blyth and Bedlington area. The overall standings were as follows:
 
1. Malvin's Close - 1622
2. Bede Academy - 1578
3. West End - 1388
4. Morpeth Road and St Peter and St Paul's - 1258
6. Whitley Memorial - 1247
 
Malvin's Close came out as out right winners and will now represent Blyth and Bedlington in the school games athletics event at Cramlington Learning Village at the end of June. Congratulations to the following children for their efforts:
 
Robbie B
Kayden S
Lewis G
Corbin M
Aiden M
Taylor C
Katie B
Ella R
Sophie Y
Abbie R
Year 5 and 6 Athletics Competition at Monkton Stadium- 6.6.18
On Wednesday 6th June we took a team of 25 year 5 children and 25 year 6 children to compete in the Blyth and Bedlington School Games athletics competition at Monkton Stadium in Jarrow. Both teams took part in a range of events including short distance races, long distance races, jumping events, throwing events and relays. Each child had the opportunity to score points for the team as they competed in at least 2 events each throughout the day. The children have shown fantastic progress within athletic events throughout this academic year and going into the event they were working hard to improve their skills within PE lessons. This hard work really showed as Malvin's finished in the top 3 for most events during the day and the points were beginning to build up. The end scores saw the Year 6 team finish in 2nd place out of 10 schools and the year 5 team also finished in 2nd place out of 11 schools! This shows that our children are performing well above the area average for their age group which is testament to the hard work they have been putting in within PE lessons. Well done to the following children on their outstanding achievements:
 

Year 5:

Jack Patterson

James Towers

Ryan Hardy

Lewis Conroy

Ellis Bestford

Oliver Matthews

Kai Ditchburn

Jonathan Anderson

Alexander Crown

Dru Anderson

Sam Riby

Curtis Todd

Connie Rae

Abi Martin

Millie Cook

Olivia Fairburn

Jessica Cotterill

Brooke White

Abigail Kennedy

Amy Leigh Robinson

Kaitlin Wilson

Charlotte Davison

Natalie Laws

Courtney Devine

Ruby James

 

 

Year 6:

Joshua Chrisp

Kenzie Patterson

Adam Davison

Mason Ayre

Ryan Clark

Jake Needham

Jamie Patterson

Connor Blackburn

Lennon Adams

Conor Mckenzie

Joseph Leonard

Antony Mcmenemy

Amber Walker

Chloe Holland

Sophie Orrick

Delani White

Alisha Hudson

Kara Sinclair

Jean Carr

Katie Martin

Brooke Mitchell

Amelia Lynass

Bethany Fox

Kaci Tomkinson

Year 5 Football Competition- 10.05.18
On Thursday 10th May, 8 year 5 pupils took part in the Blyth and Bedlington School Games football competition at Hirst Welfare. They were placed in a group of 6 and in order to progress to semi finals they needed to secure a top 2 spot. The first game of the afternoon was against the holders, Meadowdale who appeared to look like a strong side from the outset. Both teams worked tirelessly in the defensive third to keep the opponent at bay and as a result the score ended 0-0 at full time. The next match was against Horton Grange. This was another close match which saw very few chances being created but fortunately, Malvin's managed to slot home a lovely goal through James T moments before the end which meant the team notched their first 3 points of the day. The boys carried their confidence forward into their next game against New Deleval. The boys played some attractive, free flowing football and they were rewarded with a fantastic 4-0 win. The next group game saw us play against local rivals, Croftway who also looked to be in very good form. Much like other group matches the game was extremely close with very chances being created but halfway through James T broke away to slot the ball home. Jack P, Kai D and Sam R did exceptionally well to shut out the opposition in the final moments meaning that the score ended 1-0 to Malvin's. The team then knew that a point in their final match against St Bede's would see them through to the semi finals and they managed to deliver by securing are hard earned 0-0 draw against the opposition. The semi final match up was against Mowbray who finished top of group B. A superb solo effort from James T was the difference between the sides as Malvin's came away as 1-0 winners and went on to face Meadowdale again in the final. Despite going down 1-0 early the boys worked so hard as a team to get back into the match and their determination paid off as we equalised with two minutes to spare. With under a minute to go, the Meadowdale striker cut inside and curled a fantastic strike into the top corner, leaving Jack P with no chance. The match finished 2-1 to Meadowdale. The team should be very proud of what they have achieved in finishing in 2nd place out of 13 teams! Well done to the following children for their efforts:
 
Jack P
Kai D
Sam R
James T
Ryan H
Oliver M
Ellis B
Curtis T
 
Year 4 Mixed Tag Rugby Competition- 03.05.18
On Thursday 3rd May the 8 year 4 children took part in the Blyth and Bedlington School Sports Partnership tag rugby competition at Blyth Academy. The team were placed in a group with three other teams. There were four groups of of four teams of which the winner of each group would progress to the semi finals. The team started off very brightly against New Deleval. Kayden S took showed initiative by running with ball from kick off and securing an early try. Full of confidence, Kayden then managed to score 3 more tries in the match to ensure Malvin's finished with a comfortable 4-0 victory to open up their account. Next up for the team was a match against a very organised Ringway team. The scores were very close until the final stages with both teams scoring 2 tries each. Lewis G then showed a huge amount of grit and determination to drive through the opposition's defence to score a third try which was closely followed by two more tries from Evan G and Robbie B. The game finish 5-2 to Malvin's. The team knew that a win in their final game against St Bede's would secure a spot in the semi final. The team duly delivered with a very disciplined display, winning 3-0 with tries from Katie B and Taylor C. The semi final match was against West End who won their group comfortably. It was a fantastic spectacle to observe with both teams cancelling out the lead that the opponent had created. The scores were level at 3-3 with 2 minutes to spare when Malvin's had put together an attack. Some resolute defending from West End saw them disperse the attack and create a move of their own which they managed to convert into a try. The score finished in a 4-3 defeat for Malvin's. With a 3rd place play off match to play, the team dusted themselves down and seemed determined to come out with one final win. The managed to comfortably beat Whitley 3-0 to secure 3rd place out of 16 teams overall which was an incredible achievement. Well done to the following pupils for their outstanding efforts:
 
Destiny D
Corbin M
Taylor C
Katie B
Conor A- Player of the tournament for his leadership and positivity 
Lewis G
Kayden S
Robbie B
 
Year 4 Mixed Football Competition- 19.04.18
On Thursday 19th April, the Year 4 football team took part in the Blyth and Bedlington area competition. They were competing against 10 other teams in the local area with 5 teams being placed in our group. The first match of the afternoon was against a much fancied West End team. The game was extremely tense with both teams defending very well to prevent the opponent from creating any clear chances. The game finished 0-0 with both teams getting a share of the points. Malvin's then went on to face a very stubborn Mowbray team who proved equally difficult to break down but as a result of plenty of hard work and resilience the team broke the deadlock through a superb long range effort from Evan G which turned out to be the only goal of the game making it finish 1-0. After securing their first win the team were high in confidence going into the next match against Bedlington Station. This really showed as they put together some lovely team moves to score two early goals. They then consolidated their healthy lead with two more goals, meaning that the final score finished 4-0 to Malvin's. The team knew that a win in their final game against Newsham would see them through to the semi final as group winners and they duly delivered with a very solid team display. Evan produced a brilliant solo effort to make the score end 1-0 to Malvin's. This set up a semi final match up against St Bede's who, like Malvin's, were undefeated so far. There was plenty of quality on show from both teams but with very few opportunities at goal being created both teams knew that one goal would seal it. Fortunately it was Malvin's that managed to create the opening and slot the ball home only minutes before the final whistle which secured their place in the final. The final would see the first match of the day being repeated, Malvin's V West End. Malvin's had to withstand some high level pressure from kick off but the defence of Destiny and Corbin, supported by their goalkeeper, Freddy stood strong and worked tirelessly to keep the opposition at bay. After showing patience, Malvin's broke away and managed to create and slot home a chance through Evan G. With only minutes to spare Malvin's were in the lead. West End had other ideas as they applied more pressure and eventually scored a superb goal to even the scores at 1-1. With tensions high the game now went into to 'golden goal.' Unfortunately West End managed to work an opening and show fantastic composure to score the winning goal, coming out as 2-1 winners. The team did themselves incredibly proud today; their performances and attitudes were first class. Congratulations to the followin children for their achievements:
 
Freddy A- Player of the tournament
Destiny D
Corbin M
Lewis G- Player of the tournament 
Evan G- Top goal scorer
Kayden S
Robbie B
Connor A
Year 6 Hockey Competition- 22.03.18
On Thursday 22nd March the Year 6 Hockey team took part in the school sports area Hockey competition at Blyth Academy. They were placed in a group with 4 other teams. The team started in an extremely positive fashion, coming out as 8-0 winners over Meadowdale, a great confidence booster for the team. The second match was against a very string Meadowdale team who looked like they could challenge for a spot in the final. The game was tight at half-time with both teams scoring 3 first half goals each. The team were extremely motivated in the second half and they stormed to a 6-3 lead and held out for a good win. With Malvin's on a good run they were playing some excellent hockey in their third game. They came out as 10-0 winners over Mowbray School. The final game in the group was against Bede Academy. At this point, both teams had won all three matches so the winner of this match would progress to the final. Bede took an early lead but Malvin's responded immediately with some excellent team play, 1-1 at half time. The second half was played in the middle of the pitch with not much goal mouth activity until the final moments when Bede broke away and slotted the ball home, 2-1 at full-time to Bede. The year 6 team did themselves extremely proud and were so close to securing a place in the final. More importantly they put on some fantastic performances through the competition and their attitude was first class. Well done to the following children:
 
Josh C
Connor M- Player of the competition 
Ryan C
Alisha H
Kara S
Amber W
Year 5 Hockey Competition- 22.03.18
On Thursday 22nd March the Year 5 Hockey team took part in the school sports area Hockey competition at Blyth Academy. They were placed in a group with 4 other teams. The team started with a close match against Station but managed to come through thanks to a brilliant team effort, winning 2-1. The next game was equally close against a much fancied Bede Academy team. With not many chances being created it was not a high scoring game but Bede scored the first goal but Malvin's battled hard to work an opening and score an equaliser before the final whistle making the score end at 1-1. Still undefeated in their group, the team were brimming with confidence and this showed in their third match as they began to score more freely, coming out as 8-0 winners over Bede B team. The team knew that a win in their final match would see them through to the grand final. Despite going 1-0 down the team were resilient and worked their way back into the game equalising on the stroke of half time. After half time Malvin's started applying more pressure which paid off and saw the team finish as 2-1 winners and group leaders overall. The final was set to be a cracker against local rivals, Croftway. The game did not disappoint. It was a tense affair with not much goal action but Croftway broke the deadlock and went into the lead against the run of play. Again, Malvin's dug in and created numerous chances of which one was cleverly put away by Jack P. The scores were at 1-1 but with some resolute defending this deadlock was not to be broken even with game being extended into extra time. The game had to be halted and both teams have agreed to replay the final at a later date to decide on a winner! It was an enthralling competition and the final really provided an excellent showcase of grass roots Hockey at it's best. Congratulations to the following children:
 
Jack P- Player of the competition for his outstanding work rate and determination throughout 
James T
Oliver M
Connie R
McKenzie M
Ruby J
 
28.03.18
The final was replayed and Malvin's came out on top as 3-0 winners! The team performed superbly well as a team with only 4 players no subs in adverse weather conditions! Congratulations to the team who are now Blyth and Bedlington Hockey Champions!
Blyth Quays Inter School PE event- 20.03.18
On Tuesday 20th March, 18 children from years 4, 5 and 6 took part in a range of sporting contests against Croftway and Morpeth Road. These sports included Handball, Basketball, and Hockey. As an attempt to encourage our children to mix with others through sport we decided to mix the teams. Each child got the opportunity to play with someone they have not met before. The children took part in lots of short matches in each sport and showed fantastic signs of progress throughout the evening. Well done to the following children for their outstanding effort and behviour:
 
Year 6 Hockey:

Connor Blackburn

Kara Sinclair 

Alisha Hudson 

Ryan Clark 

Josh Chrisp 

Amber Walker 

 

Year 5 Basketball:

James Towers

Connie Rae

Oliver Matthews

Ruby James

Jack Patterson

Eva Halliday

 

Year 4 Handball:

Destiny Ditchburn

Robbie Bloxham 

Lewis Gregory

Taylor Chrisp 

Evan George 

Corbin Matthewson 

Year 5/6 central venue football league week 5 - 19.03.18

On Monday March 19th the Year 5/6 football team took part in their fourth week of league fixtures at the Northumberland Church of England Academy. The first match was against a mid table Bothal team that were sitting in a similar league position to Malvin's. The boys worked incredibly hard in the first half to to take an early lead making it 1-0 at half time. However, shortly after the break NCEA scored a very good goal to take the lead. The Malvin's boys kept up their performance levels and scored a second goal after the break making it 2-0. Bothal showed resilience by grabbing a goal back but due to some excellent defensive work from Jack P, Adam D and Kai D the boys kept the score at 2-1 meaning they went away with 3 points. The team took a lot of encouragement from their first game and carried this confidence into their second game with a bright start against a powerful New Deleval team. Both teams had good chances in the first half but fortunately Malvin's managed to slot home one of theirs to make it 1-0 at half time. The boys had to dig deep for the win in the second half as New Deleval scored an equaliser against the run of play making it 1-1 with minutes to spare. Moments before the final whistle, an incredible solo effort from Josh C saw the team take a 2-1 lead and go home with two more league wins under their belt! The boys performed well in both matches and they are now looking in a strong position in the league after winning 3 or their last 4 matches! Well done to the following boys for their achievements:

Jack P

Oliver M

Josh C- Player of the night

James T

Kai D

Adam D

Kenzie P

Year 5/6 central venue football league week 4 - 12.03.18

On Monday March 12th the Year 5/6 football team took part in their fourth week of league fixtures at the Northumberland Church of England Academy. The first match was against a high flying NCEA team that were sitting at the top of the table. The boys worked incredibly hard in the first half to keep the score at 0-0 at half time. However, shortly after the break NCEA scored a very good goal to take the lead. The Malvin's boys did not throw in the towel at this point and they began to create some chances on the opposition's goal. Against the run of play NCEA broke away and scored their second of the game. The game ended 2-0 to NCEA. The team took a lot of encouragement from their first game and carried this confidence into their second game with a bright start against a powerful Meadowdale team. Both teams had good chances in the first half but unfortunately Meadowdale managed to slot home one of theirs to make it 1-0 at half time. Despite being in a losing position the team showd huge amount of character and resilience to score an equaliser in the second half through Josh C. Moments before the end Malvin's broke away through James T who threaded a fantastic ball through to Josh C who blasted the ball into the top corner, snatching the victory before the final whistele blew! The boys performed well in both matches and if they keep up the same levels they are sure to experience more success in the near future. Well done to the following boys for their achievements:

Jack P

Jamie P

Josh C

James T

Kai D

Adam D

Jack D- Player of the night for a superb defensive display in both matches

Year 4 Netball competition- 15.03.18
On Thursday 15th March, our Year 4 netball team took part in the Blyth and Bedlington Netball competitions against 13 other local schools. The team were placed in a group of 7 teams and they had to finish in the top two in order to progress into the semi final and final stages. Despite having not played much netball in the past the team immediately gelled together to start the tournament brightly with a 14-0 victory against Mowbray. The team soon showed a fantastic understanding of the rules and the concept of the game. With the bit between their teeth, the girls put on a fantastic display in their second match as they stormed to an 18-0 win. The team now looked like a side full of confidence as they put together some brilliant attacking moves in their third group game. This was a tight contest against a stubborn Bedlington Station team. Thanks to some shooting heroics from Sophie Y the team sealed a good 12-2 win. Malvin's knew they had a very good chance of progressing to the semi final stage if they kept up their form. They delivered the same form in their next two games by securing two victories, winning 12-0 and 13-10. The final group game was a tense, low-scoring affair against Newsham but the girls worked hard as a team to secure a narrow 6-2 win which saw them sail into the semis having won all of their matches. The semi final match was against Newsham B team. Despite being under immense pressure at this stage the girls held their nerve by putting on another faultless display, winning 10-1 to book a place in the final! The final saw the Malvin's girls placed against a very talented St Wilfred's team. The girls went behind early on but showed the determination and team spirit to level the scores at 2-2 going into the final minutes of the match. St Wilfred's turned on the style by scoring some quick points making the score 7-2 which is how the game finished. The girls were extremely proud of themselves for reaching the final in their first ever netball competition. This is a promising sign for exciting things to come from this team! Congratulations to the following girls for their efforts:
 
Sophie Y- Top Goalscorer 
Sasha J- Outstanding effort throughout
Destiny D
Taylor C
Katie B
Hannah R
Alexa T

Year 6 School Sports Partnership Football Competition- 8.3.18

On Thursday 8th March, a mixed Year 5 and Year 6 boys football team took part in the school sports football competition at Hirst Welfare. The first match of the day was against a very talented Croftway team. The Malvin’s boys got off to a very positive start by testing the opposition goalkeeper early in the game. There was an air of confidence about the team and before long the boys put themselves into the lead. A fantastic team display saw us go 2-0 just after half time. The boys had to soak up a lot of pressure by performing as a well organised defensive unit but the full-time whistle sounded meaning the boys began with a well deserved win. The team were able to take lots of positives into the following match against Mowbray and started the game brightly, creating a string of chances. However, last year's champions provided a stern test for our defensive resolve for large parts of the game. Again, the boys worked tirelessly as a team to keep the opposition at bay and went on to apply there own pressure on the opposing goal. The game remained at 0-0 but the boys were happy to come away with a hard earned point. The boys started their third match extremely positively by scoring two quick goals through James T and Josh C meaning that the boys went into half time leading 2-0. Stead Lane came out fighting in the second half and applied lots of pressure on the Malvin’s goal which Jack P responded to with some excellent saves. The continued pressure paid off for the opponents as they scored to make the score 2-1. Instead of panicking the boys showed composure and resilience to score 2 goals in response, making it 4-1. Before the final whistle James T slotted home another goal making the final score 5-1 to Malvin's. This meant that Malvin's finished as group A winners and would play the runner's up in the opposing group. This set up a local derby with Morpeth Road. The boys chose this match to produce their best performance of the day! They began the match at a blistering pace by securing two early goals through James T and Ryan C. Again, the nerves were tested towards the end of the match as Morpeth road snatched a goal. The boys came together as a team and kept calm to see out the victory and secure a place in the final against a srong Meadowdale team. The game was very close leading up to half time with both teams having good chances to make it 1-0. Meadowdale were first to break the deadlock through a superb goal. They consolidated their lead with a second making it 2-0. Most teams would have given up at this point with only minutes to spare but the boys showed the determination they had showed all day to apply pressure on the Meadowdale goal and this nearly paid off when a James T shot was brilliantly stopped! The game ended 2-0 to Meadowdale. I cannot express how proud we are of the team not just for coming runner's up but for the team spirit and fantastic attitude they showed all afternoon! Congratulations to the following pupils for their outstanding efforts:

Kai D- Player of the tournament for his superb attitude and his resilient and resolute defending

Jack P

Joshua C

Jack D

Adam D

Kenzie P

Ryan C- Joint top goalscorer (4 goals)

James T- Joint top goalscorer (4 goals)

Year 5 Hoops 4 Health 'Grand Final' 16/02/18

When we arrived at the match we were all wowed by the size of the stadium and court. Both teams were brimming with excitement. The first match was Malvin’s 1 vs Malvin’s 2; a head to head. The children had been training against each other all week and knew that this was going to be a tight game. After a very tiring game, there were no hoops scored which sent the game into a shoot-out. Eventually Malvin’s 2 were victorious after 3 attempts being taken at the target. Malvin’s 1 were gracious in defeat and everyone was very proud of them. Malvin’s 2 then proceeded to the final where they faced Richard Coates. It was a very good match and both teams gave everything they had to try to win. In the last minute, one player from Richard Coates scored therefore winning the tournament. It was a bitter pill to swallow, but once again, the team took defeat with grace. All team members shook hands. Both Malvin’s team 1 and 2 were presented with a medal and everyone is so proud of what they have achieved. Their 2nd and 3rd place medals have been celebrated throughout the school. Well done to all involved.



Year 6 Netball Competition 08/02/18
On Thursday 8th February our year 6 Netball team took part in the Blyth school sports partnership netball competition. The team were drawn in a group of five teams. The standard of the play was very high from the outset as we played against a very strong Meadowdale team in our first match. The game saw both teams create some great chances through slick passing and movement phases. The girls defended resiliently to stay in the match until Meadowdale broke the deadlock to make it 1-0. With only minutes to spare Meadowdale double their lead to make it 2-0 at full-time. The girls showed brilliant team spirit in their second match against Stead Lane to move on from their early defeat. Alisha, Ruby and Sophie linked together brilliantly to create a superbly opening hoop, making it 1-0 to Malvin's through a composed finished by Ruby. The girls in defence supported the team excellently by keeping the opposition at bay, demonstrating superb marking and blocking skills. The third match in the group was a brillaint spectacle for the spectator between Malvin's and Croftway. Croftway stormed away to an early lead through two excellently worked hoops. The girls did not let their heads drop and kept working hard to unlock the opposition's defence. Malvin's managed to claw their way back into the match with an amazing team hoop. Chloe H started the move with an excellent pass into the centre where Alisha managed to find Sophie in space. Sophie steadied herself and placed the ball in the centre of the hoop, making it 2-1. Unfortunately the girls were unable to score again which meant the game ended in defeat. The final group game was against a very talented St Bede's team. The girls showed incredible team play to keep the scores level for the majority of the match until the opposition scored a late hoop to make it 1-0 to St Bede's. The girls finished 4th overall in their group; this was a good achievement for a team which had 4 year 5 players playing above their own age group which will prove to be a valuable experience in preparation for next year's competition! Congratulations to the following girls for their efforts:
 
Eva H
Sophie O
Ruby J
Jessica C
Amy Leigh R
Delani W
Chloe H
Alisha H
 
Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition 1/2/18
On Thursday 1st February our year 3 and 4 gymnastics team took part in the key steps area competition. The girls had to learn two full routines and perform them in front of a panel of judges. Each of our competitors was given a score for each of their routines and the scores were then put together to form a combined team total at the end. 11 teams took part in the event and the results were as follows:
 
1st West End - 110.6 points
2nd Malvin's Close - 104
3rd Whitley   - 103.4
4th St Peter and St Paul's -99.5
5th Stead Lane  - 99.3
6th New Delaval - 97.8
7th Horton Grange - 97.4
8th Newsham - 95.9
9th Mowbray - 95.7
10th Morpeth Road -91.9
11th Stakeford 85
 
Well done to the team for finishing in an incredible second place overall! A huge achievement for the children, especially for those children that were competing for the first time! Congratulations to the following girls for their outstanding achievements:
 
Nicole H
Hannah R
Eva R
Brooke S
Kristina C
Ema A
Jennifer T
Holly P
Taylor C
Stella A
Ella May T
 
Year 5 Hoops 4 Health basketball competition 30/1/18
The Year 5 Basketball team were split into 3 teams each competing against each other along with 4 other schools. Altogether there were 21 games each running for 7 minutes, all teams showed fantastic stamina and encouraged each other from the side lines. Team 3 used excellent skills and communication to defend against many opponents. Evie scored lots of hoops for the team whilst Sam and Jonathan used their stealthy dribbling skills to attack the opposition. They all put in a fantastic effort and finished in 7th place! Team 2 were a force to be reckoned with Connie as their super scorer. However, she couldn’t have done this without the rest of the fantastic team who ensured they defended and attacked to just the right amount securing a 2nd place finish! Team 1 were victorious and beat all of the other teams to come in 1st place! This was due to their ability to play to the strengths within their team and putting strategies in place which gave clear and concise direction to team players. James and Jack scored many hoops and worked extremely well with each other whilst Ruby, Eva, Kaitlin and Maddison used their teamwork, defending skills and expert throwing techniques. The final was Team 1 vs Team 2 – both sides played a very strong game but (after many attempts) James finally scored the deciding hoop which secured Team 1 victory. Overall, the behaviour and sportsmanship shown to each other and other teams was exemplary. We are very proud of all 3 teams and cannot wait to play in the grand final event in front of the Newcastle Eagles home crowd on Friday 9Th February. Congratulations to the following children for their outstanding efforts:
 
Maddison M
Ruby J
Eva H
Jack P
James T
Kaitlin W
Jessica C
Connie R
Ellie-Mae N
Ellis B
Dylan M
Oliver M
Amy-Leigh R
Jonathan A
Sam R
Evie B
Kieran W
Curtis T
Kaii D
Mckenzie M
Year 5 Netball Competition 25/1/18
On Thursday January 25th, our year 5 netball team took part in the Blyth School Sports netball competition at Blyth Leisure Centre. 12 Schools were divided into two groups where each team played everyone in their group. The top team from each group was sent through to the final to decide who would be representing Northumberland in the school games area finals in June. The girls started off well with a 1-0 win in a cagey affair against a much fancied Meadowdale team. They then took this confidence into the next two games where they were comfortable 3-0 victors against Croftway and St Wilfrids. The team now knew that they had given themselves a fantastic chance to progress to the final if they kept up their brilliant form going into the final two matches. The penultimate group match was against a hard working, well-organised St Bedes team. The game was close throughout but through sheer determination the girls snatched a late hoop, making it 1-0 to Malvin's. Malvin's then went on to complete the clean sweep and booked their place in the final by securing a 1-0 win against Stead Lane, Newsham were the team they would be playing against for the title in the final. It was an extremely tense final with both teams creating plenty of opportunities but with no score in the 5 minute allocation it went to 'golden score' with the next goal being the winner! After defending hard, Malvin's then broke away towards the Newsham hoop and remained composed to work an opportunity which they took. Malvin's were crowned Blyth schools area champions and will now go on to represent the county in the area finals! Congratulations to the following girls for their achievements:
 
Eva H
Connie R
Amy Leigh R
Kaitlin W
Elle Mae N
Ruby J
Evie B
Jessica C
Year 6 Indoor Athletics Competition 16/11/17
On Thursday November 16th, our Year 6 athletics team took part in the Northumberland schools sports hall athletics competition. The event was divided into two heats with each heat containing 5 schools competing against each other in a range of track and field events. The Malvin's team worked incredibly hard in each event and supported each other tirelessly throughout the duration of the afternoon. The children finished with 6 1st place finishes, 4 second place finishes and 2 4th place finishes across the events. The scores from both of the heats were combined in order to create an overall standings table:
 
1st Meadowdale Academy 402 pts
2nd Malvin's Close Primary Academy 388 pts
3rd Bedlington Station Primary 368 pts
4th St Bede's RC Primary 348 pts
5th Horton Grange Primary 262 pts
6th Stead Lane Primary 228 pts
7th Stakeford Primary 194 pts
8th Morpeth Road primary Academy 160 pts
9th Newsham Primary 152 pts
10th Choppington Primary 148 pts
 
The children did incredibly well to finish in 2nd place for the whole of the Northumberland schools region. Congratulations to the following children that took part and demonstrated an exemplary attitude throughout the event:
 
Alisha H
Chloe H
Jean C
Delani W
Amber W
Sophie O
Kara S
Ellie S
Bethany F
Katie M
Joshua C
Connor B
Jamie P
Kenzie P
Jake N
Adam D
Jack D
Connor M
Lennon A
Roan S
Ryan C
Y5/6 Girls Netball Competition 9/11/17
On Thursday November 9th, our Year 5 and 6 girls netball team took part in the Northumberland schools girls netball competition against 9 other schools. The girls were placed in a group of 5 teams who were all competing for a spot in the top two in their respective leagues in order to progress on to the semi final and final matches. The girls had a solid start, earning two draws in their first two matches against Horton Grange and Mowbray. The girls suffered a narrow 1-0 loss in their third game against Stead Lane. The team did not let their heads drop and went into their final group game full of confidence against St Bedes. It was an extremely close match but Malvin's managed to break the deadlock to make it 1-0. The score stayed at 1-0 until the final whistle which gave the girls their first victory of the event. Unfortunately, after the scores were tallied, Malvin's finished in 3rd place in their group, only missing out on a place in the semi finals on goal difference. They went on to win their final play off game 2-0 which ensured that the girls finished in 5th place overall out of the 10 teams that competed. Congratulations to the following girls for their achievements:
 
Alisha H- Player of the competition for her outstanding attitude and performance throughout
Jessica C
Eva H
Connie R
Chloe H
Abigail K
Ruby J
Delani W
Amber W
Y5/6 Girls Football Competition 2/11/17
On Thursday November 2nd our Year 5 and 6 girls football team took part in the Northumberland schools girs football competition against 11 other schools. The girls were placed in a group of 6 teams who were all competing for a spot in the top two in their respective leagues in order to progress on to the semi final and final matches. The girls started extremely well with a well deserved victory against Mowbray school. The girls scored early in the game and kept things tight at the back to ensure they came away with a 1-0 win thanks to a Chloe H goal. The second match was a hard fought battle against a Newsham team that had won their first game comfortably. Malvin's had a string of good opportunities to go in front but were denied by the heroics of the opposing goalkeeper. In the dying moments Newsham created their first chance of the match which they slotted home to make it a 1-0 loss for our girls. Despite experiencing their first loss the girls remained positive and this paid off with a good 1-0 win against Bedlington Station in their third game. The following match was against New Deleval School who were sitting equal on points and goals with Malvin's at this stage. Malvin's made a blistering start by scoring an early goal through Kacey B. The team went on to dominate proceedings untill the very last minute where the opposition managed to convert their only chance into a goal. The game finished even at 1-1. The final group match was against a high flying Meadowdale team who had not lost yet. The girls defended very well throughout the game and the scores were level at 0-0 until Malvin's were awarded a penalty. The ball was well struck but it was denied by a superb save from the Meadowdale keeper. With 2 minutes to go Meadowdale broke away and scored a stunning goal which meant the game ended 1-0. The girls finished in joint 3rd position in their group out of 6 teams. Congratulations to the following girls for their achievements:
 
Alisha H
Jessica C- Player of the competition for her outstanding defensive display
Kacey B
Mckenzie M
Maddison M
Chloe H
Abigail K
Jean C
Brooke M
New Age Bowling competition 19.10.17
On Thursday October 19th, six of our year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a new age bowling competition at Blyth Sports Centre. The children competed against 11 other schools from the Northumberland area. It was a brand new sporting experience for all of the Malvin's team but they embraced the challenge and their determination throughout the event paid off as they were semi finalists and finished in third place overall! Well done to the following children for their brilliant attitude and performance throughout the day:
 
Chloe S
Megan B
Rebekka W
Dylan M
Thomas S
Dylan C 

Year 5/6 central venue football league week 3 - 16.10.17

On Monday October 16th the Year 5/6 football team took part in their third week of league fixtures at the Northumberland Church of England Academy. The first match was against a St Aidan's team that were sitting in a very similar league position to Malvin's. The boys started brightly with a superb opening goal from Adam D. The St Aidan's team responded well with a nice team goal to level the scores at 1-1 before half time. In the second half Malvin's were determined to push into the lead and the pressure they were applying paid off as they scored two goals in quick succession making it 3-1. The team made sure that there was no way back for the opposition with a 4th goal making the final score a 4-1 win for Malvin's. The second game of the night was against the hosts, NCEA. It was a superb match to watch as it was end to end from kick off but neither side could take advantage of some good chances meaning that it was 0-0 at half time. NCEA struck first in the match just after half time but Malvin's responded straight away with a great team move from the restart to make it level at 1-1. In the dying minutes of the match NCEA broke away with an impressive counter and slotted the ball home which made it 2-1 at the final whistle. The behaviour and attitude of each child was exemplary throughout both matches. Congratulations to the following boys:

Jack P

Kai D

Oliver M

Ryan C

Kenzie P

Adam D

Jake N- player of the night for his tremendous work rate 

Jack D

Y5/6 Tag Rugby Competition - 12.10.17

What a rollercoaster of emotions for the Malvin’s Close tag rugby team on Thursday 12th October.  After the disappointment of losing their first game to Meadowdale, our players showed great resilience to bounce back beating St Wilfrid’s and drawing, in a thrilling game, with Bedlington Station, 4-4, to finish second in the group.The quarter final, against Mowbray, was full of tension and nerves, turnovers, disallowed trys and stoppages.  But Malvin’s were victorious once more, 2-1. Confidence was now high, as the semi-finals saw us facing local rivals, Croftway.  We had almost beaten them in a warm-up tournament earlier in the week, this time the tables were turned.  With seconds to go, Malvin’s took control of the ball and scored the winning try – winning 5-4. The nerves returned once more for the final.  A chance to beat Meadowdale and be crowned champions.  The first game was forgotten, our confidence had grown.  The game was tight throughout.  It ended in a 2-2 draw. Sudden death – a golden try to choose the victors. After much excitement and good rugby from both sides, Meadowdale broke through the Malvin’s defence.  We were devastated to lose in the final, but so proud of our achievements. Congratulations to the whole team.

Blyth Quays Trust PE festival at Malvin's Close 10.10.17
On Tuesday 10th October, Malvin's Close welcomed Morpeth Road School and Croftway Academy to take part in a PE festival which included Y5/6 Tag Rugby, Y5/6 Netball and Y3/4 Football. Each team played two matches in their respective sports. The football was an extremely entertaining spectacle to observe with lots of goals being scored by all three teams. The first match was a brilliantly tight affair between Malvin's Close and Croftway which saw the scores stay stay within one goal throughout. The game ended as a 3-3 draw with both teams earning a well deserved point. The second match was again neck and neck throughout but saw Morpeth Road being triumphant with a 2-1 win. This therefore meant that the winner of the final match between Morpeth Road and Malvin's Close would finish as the overall winner of the football competition. Due to a brilliant defensive display from both teams it was a low scoring match with Morpeth Road snatching the win late on with a splendid strike which meant that they finished as overall winners. 
 
The tag rugby was a brilliant learning experience for all of the children involved with this being a brand new sporting experience for many of the children involved. The first match of the evening was between Malvin's Close and Croftway. Croftway stormed into a comfortable early lead and despite a late Malvin's comeback Croftway finished up as eventual winners. In the second game Croftway again got off to a blistering start against Morpeth Road which put them out of reach from their opponents and ensuring they finished the game as winners. The last game was a very close match between Malvin's and Morpeth Road with both team scoring some early tries. However, the pressure applied by Malvin's in the second was enough to open up the Morpeth Road defence and secure a win for the Malvin's team. 
 
The netball competition began with a fixture between Croftway and Morpeth Road and with no score until very late in the match it was an extremely close game. Croftway managed to score two late hoops to secure a victory. The next match saw Malvin's take on Croftway. Malvin's started with confidence and created a host of opportunities which they were able to dispatch. Croftway began to make a comeback but the game eventually finished 4-1 to Malvin's. Malvin's knew that another win would ensure that they finished top of the group standings. The Malvin's team started the second game in a similar positive fashion to the previous fixture leading to them scoring 2 early points. Morpeth Road gained more confidence as the match progressed and they created some good chances. Malvin's finished the game as 3-0 winners. 
 
It was fantastic to see so many children taking part in a variation of competitive sports. Congratulations to each child for demonstrating impeccable attitude and behaviour throughout the evening. 

Year 5/6 central venue football league week 2 - 09.10.17

On Monday October 9th the Year 5/6 football team took part in their second week of league fixtures at the Northumberland Church of England Academy. The first match was against a high flying Whytrig team that were sitting at the top of the table. The boys worked incredibly hard in the first half to keep the score at 0-0 at half time. However, shortly after the break Whytrig scored a very good goal to take the lead. The Malvin's boys did not throw in the towel at this point and they began to create some chances on the opposition's goal. Against the run of play Whytrig broke away and scored their second of the game. The game ended 2-0 to Whytrig. The team took a lot of encouragement from their first game and carried this confidence into their second game with a bright start against a powerful St Bede team. Both teams had good chances in the first half but unfortunately St Bede managed to slot home one of theirs to make it 1-0 at half time. The team never really got going in the second half and St Bede's went on to take advantage by scoring two goals in quick succession meaning that the match ended 3-0 to St Bede's. The boys performed well in both matches and if they keep up the same levels they are sure to experience more success in the near future. Well done to the following boys for their achievements:

Jack P

Jamie P

Josh C

James T

Kai D- player of the night for his tenacity and resilience throughout.

Oliver M

Connor M- player of the night for high levels of determination and teamwork. 

Ryan C

Year 5/6 central venue football league week 1 - 02.10.17

On Monday October 2nd the Year 5/6 football team took part in their first league fixtures of the season at Northumberland Church of England Academy as part of a central venue Northumberland schools league with 8 teams involved. The first match of the night was a local derby with Malvin's playing against Morpeth Road. The teams were very evenly matched with both sides having lots of possession early on but it was Malvin's who struck first with a fantastic strike from James T. The boys grew in confidence after this point and midway through the second half they scored a second through a well-worked Ryan C goal. The team worked hard in the dying moments to keep the opposition at bay and managed to keep a clean sheet with the game finishing 2-0 to Malvin's. The second match was against a Newminster team that had won their first match comfortably. The boys started the match very brightly by creating a string of chances but they could not find a way past a talented Newminster goalkeeper. With the scores staying at 0-0 until the final moments the game was evenly poised. Malvin's hit the post with a fantastic effort from Josh C but Newminster then broke away to score a superb long range goal which meant the game ended in a 1-0 defeat for Malvin's. The boys performed excellently in both matches and they are showing huge promise for the season ahead. Well done to the following boys for their achievements:

Jack P

Adam D

Jack D

Jamie P

Josh C

James T

Jake N

Ryan C- Player of the night for showing a positive attitude and working hard throughout

Year 5/6 Olympic Legacy Athletics and Swimming event- 06.07.17

On Thursday 6th July our year 5 and year 6 pupils took part in an indoor athletics event to celebrate the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics. In addition, to celebrate 50 years of the Blyth Sports Centre swimming pool, the Blyth town council organised a swimming gala to be hosted in the morning before the athletics event. Six local primary schools were competing in the two respective events. A Malvin’s team of 8 boys and 8 girls took part in a variety of events in the pool and on the track. After securing two 1st place finishes four 2nd place finishes and two 3rd place finishes in the individual swimming events, Malvin’s were sitting in 2nd place overall at the half way point with just one point separating us from the leaders. The relay events were to follow. The team got off to a great start with two 3rd place finishes and a 2nd place. With fatigue setting in the next two races saw Malvin’s finish out of the top 3 for the first time. With only three races to go the children were focussed on trying to secure a medal position at the end. The medley relays saw Malvin’s finish in 2nd in the boys event and 3rd in the girls event with the children showing their ability to remain calm and focussed under pressure. The final race, the body board relay, involved all of the children having to complete a full length of the pool whilst leaning on top of a body board. The Malvin’s team showed brilliant team work and co-operation to finish in 3rd place in the race. The children waited anxiously for the final results to be announced and to their delight they were presented with silver medals for finishing in second place overall! After a short lunch break the afternoon events began in the sports hall athletics. Malvin’s again demonstrated superb focus and determination as they achieved five 2nd place finishes and one 3rd place finish in the running events. Each child also completed at least one track event with the results of these events being added up and revealed at the end of the afternoon. The children performed incredibly well in each of the events throughout the day, showing high levels of respect, teamwork and sportsmanship. The children knew that another top 3 finish would see them receive their second medal of the day as they waited for the results to be announced. The children achieved a 3rd place finish overall in the athletics which saw them come back to school with a bronze medal to add to their silver medals from the morning event! Congratulations to the following children for giving 100% effort and demonstrating high levels of resilience and teamwork throughout the day:

 

Matthew W

Roan S

Jake N

Adam D

Connor M

Jamie B

Felix S

Sophie O

Sophia F

Chloe H

Angel H

Ellie R

Alisha H

Lily R

Lara C

Year 5 and Year 6 Athletics Competition- 07.06.17

On Wednesday 7th June the Year 5 and Year 6 pupils took part in the annual school sports partnership Athletics competition at Monkton Stadium. Over 600 children were at the event taking part in a range of activities on the track and on the field. At the end of each event the children were placed, earning points for their position with 1 point being awarded for 11th place and a maximum of 11 points for 1st place. Each child took part in a minimum of two events throughout the day. The field events included shot putt, howler javelin, cricket ball throw, long jump, standing jump and coit throw. The track events included 60m, 80m, 400m, 600m and a selection of relays. Throughout the day the pupils worked incredibly hard to secure as many points as they could for their school. There were some fantastic performances on the track including several 1st place finishes. Malvin’s also impressed in the field with wins in the howler throw, long jump and coit throw. Both year groups went into the relay events with plenty of confidence and belief that they could rank highly in the overall standings. All of the relay teams worked together brilliantly to finish highly in the majority of the races. The children were duly rewarded for their outstanding efforts throughout the day as the year 6 team finished in 4th place overall out of 11 schools and the year 5 team finished in 2nd place, narrowly missing out on 1st by 45 points! Congratulations to all of the pupils for showing a positive attitude throughout the day and for demonstrating team spirit by cheering their peers on from the first event to the very last event:

 

Jamie Harryman

Jamie Bramley

Logan James

Eithan Marshall

Callum Clifton

Felix Stokoe

Greg Waugh

Mathew Wakefield

Dylan Denton

Dylan Worsfold

Sean Wood

Oliver Grey

Lara Clark

Natasha Kennedy

Kayla Devine

Sophia Fleming

Ashleigh Clark

Alisha Hickson

Shahrin Reza

Hannah Morley

Angel Hunter

Ella Conroy

Brooke Danielson

Kelsey Downing

Joshua Chrisp

Kenzie Patterson

Adam Davison

Mason Ayre

Ryan Clark

Jake Needham

Roan Sanderson

Connor Blackburn

Dylan Merilo

Conor Mckenzie

Antony McMenemy

Jack Danielson

Amber Walker

Chloe Holland

Sophie Orrick

Delani White

Alisha Hudson

Kara Sinclair

Ellie Scantlebury

Katie Martin

Brooke Mitchell

Amelia Lynass

Bethany Fox

Talia Atkinson

 

Year 5 and Year 6 Small Schools Cup round robin- 27.4.17

On Thursday 27th March, the Year 5 and Year 6 boys football team took part in the Small Schools Cup competition at Croftway Primary School. The three schools competing were Croftway, St Wilfred’s and Malvin’s Close. The first match of the night was against St Wilfred’s who had lost their first fixture narrowly to Croftway. The game was tense throughout with both teams having an array of chances at the opposing goal. Both goalkeepers put on a stunning show with some great saves to keep the scores level at 0-0. With some heroic defending from both teams in the final moments the game finished at 0-0, a hard earned 2 points were shared by both teams. The second game of the night was against a very talented Croftway team who were looking for their second victory of the night. It was another very entertaining game with both teams having plenty of chances. Greg W put on another man of the match display by making a string of brilliant saves to keep the scores level. The match was extremely close until the final whistle but it ended 0-0 with both teams again earning two points. The final standings saw Malvin’s finish as runners up with 4 points only 1 point behind the winners, Croftway, who finished on 5 points. The boys have come a very long way this year from when their season began in October. They are showing signs of becoming very accomplished footballers and the Year 5 boys are proving that they have what it takes to win some silverware next season! Congratulations to the following pupils for showing a positive attitude throughout the evening and for showing commitment to the football team throughout the year:

Kenzie P

Ryan C

Jake N

Logan J

Jamie H

Jamie P

Joshua C

Greg W- Player of the tournament 

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Year 4 School Sports Partnership Football Competition- 6.4.17

On Thursday 6th April, our year 4 boys football team took part in the school sports football competition at Hirst Welfare. The first match, against Mowbray School, was very close from the off with both teams struggling to create chances. With both sides failing to create any clear chances in the first half the score was level at the break. The Malvin’s boys battled hard in the second half but two superb strikes from Mowbray saw us go down 2-0 but the boys refused to be beaten as they clawed their way back to 2-1 through a James T goal. Unfortunately there was not enough time to snatch an equaliser so the game ended in defeat for Malvin's. The team were able to take lots of positives into the following match against Whitley Memorial and started the game brightly, creating a string of chances. The early pressure paid off as the boys stormed to a 2-0 lead before half time through two James T goals. Malvin's now began to play with lots of confidence and freedom and as a result demonstrated some excellent team play resulting in a third goal scored by Dylan M. Whitley kept battling hard and got what they deserved as they slotted home from close range making the score 3-1. Moments before the end James T weaved in and out of the Whitley defence to make the final score 4-1, an impressive victory. The boys took this confidence into the next game as they started at a blistering pace, blowing away the opposition in the first half by taking a 7-0 lead through goals from James T, Kaii D and Dylan M. The confident display continued in the second half which saw 4 more goals being scored by James T. The penultimate game in the group was against a strong Bede Academy team who were currently sitting top of the table. The boys did not let this affect them as they started very positively by testing the opposing goalkeeper early on. Bede then began to apply pressure and tested Jack P several times in quick succession which forced some splendid saves from our goalkeeper! Just before half time Bede found the net twice to make it 2-0. Malvin's started the second half very well by hitting the post from a long range James T effort. With only moments left in the match Bede scored a third goal making the full-time score 3-0. The boys were currently sitting in joint third place in the group with one match to play against the team who were level on points, Bedlington Station. The teams were very well matched and the game was very entertaining to watch as a result with some resolute defending being shown by both teams. Sam R and Alexander C put in a marvellous defensive display to keep the score level at 0-0 going into the final moments. Just before the final whistle Malvin's received a free-kick within close range and James T struck the ball sweetly to make it 1-0 at full time. After this result, the team finished 3rd in their group meaning that they would play in the 3rd place play-off match against Croftway who finished third in the other group. The teams were very well matched and it was another exciting match to watch with both teams having lots of chances. Jack P was again superb with his work between the posts to keep the score at 0-0 at half time. Eventually the deadlock was broken as Malvin's took the lead and eventually added to this with a second goal, the match ended 2-0 to Malvin's. This result meant that the team finished in 5th place overall out of the 12 teams competing. Congratulations to the following pupils for their outstanding effort and attitude throughout the afternoon:

Jack P

James T- Golden boot for top goal scorer with an amazing 14 goals!

Curtis T

Kaii D

Dylan M

Sam R- player of the tournament for his outstanding defensive play, showing determination and resilience throughout the afternoon.

Alexander C

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Year 5 and Year 6 Football League- 20.3.17

On Monday 20th March, the Year 5 and Year 6 boys football team took part in their final three league fixtures against St Bede’s, Morpeth Road and Chantry Middle School. The Malvin’s boys have demonstrated huge signs of progress from when their league fixtures began in October. Their ability to stay strong in defence and battle until the final whistle really shone through in the final three fixtures. The first match of the night was against St Bede's who, along with Malvin’s, were battling for a place in the top two in the league. The game was tense throughout with both teams having very few chances to take the lead. It finished 0-0 which proved to be a valuable point against a talented opponent. The next match was against Morpeth Road who again were positioned around us in the league. It was a game of two halves with Malvin’s dominating the first 10 minutes and Morpeth Road taking the initiative in the final 10 minutes. The game again finished locked at 0-0 which meant the boys had kept another clean sheet and highlighted their ability to stay organised in defence. To stand any chance of qualifying into the league finals day, by finishing in the top two positions, the boys knew they had to win their final game convincingly. Sure enough the team delivered by starting the game at a tremendous pace catching the opposition off guard and taking an early 1-0 lead through Logan J. The lead was soon doubled through Joshua C. In the final minutes of the game Jamie P added to the scoreline with a fantastic strike making it 3-0 to Malvin’s at full time. The final table standings saw Malvin’s Close and St Bede’s tied for 2nd place on the same points. This therefore meant that we would be playing one more match to decide who would be going through to the finals day. The game was extremely close with both teams creating some early openings at goal. Unfortunately, St Bede’s were the first team to break the deadlock and they doubled their lead soon after with only minutes to go. The score finished 2-0 to St Bede’s. The boys can be extremely proud of what they have achieved in the league competition this year. Finishing 2nd in a league of 10 teams is a fantastic achievement and with many of our players being able to compete in this league again, we have high hopes of making the finals day next year! Congratulations to the following pupils for showing a positive attitude throughout the evening and for coming back to school with a smile on their faces:

Kenzie P

Ryan C- Joint player of the night for fantastic work rate and determination

Jake N- Joint player of the night for fantastic work rate and determination

Logan J

Jamie H

Jamie P

Joshua C

Greg W

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Year 4 netball – Thursday 16th March

16 teams from the Blyth and Bedlington School Sport partnership played in the annual netball tournament for Year 4 girls. Throughout the afternoon, the teams all played each other in two leagues, whilst learning the rules and tactics as they went along. The games were officiated by a team of sport leaders from Bedlington Community High School and Blyth Academy.  During the league games, the Malvin’s Close team won all of their 8 games and finished top of the league!

 

At the end of the league games the top 2 teams from each section played against each other in closely fought semi-finals, which saw Malvin’s Close beat Horton Grange 7-0. After an excellent Malvin’s Close vs Croftway final, where lots of points were scored, Malvin’s Close came out in top with an impressive 18-9 win! This was a very well deserved win as the team had not lost a game all afternoon. Well done to all of the girls in the team:

  •          Jessica C
  •          Amy-Leigh R
  •          Abigail K
  •          Abi-Gayle M
  •          Connie R

Player of the tournament – Abigail K

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Year 6 School Sports Partnership Football Competition- 9.3.17

 

On Thursday 9th March, a mixed Year 5 and Year 6 boys football team took part in the school sports football competition at Hirst Welfare. The first match of the day was against a very talented Croftway team. The Malvin’s boys got off to a very positive start by testing the opposition goalkeeper early in the game. With both sides failing to create any clear chances in the remainder of the half the score was level at the break. The Malvin’s boys battled hard in the second half but two superb strikes from Croftway meant that the game ended in a 2-0 defeat. The team were able to take lots of positives into the following match against Mowbray and started the game brightly, creating a string of chances. However, Mowbray were extremely clinical in putting away their chances and before half time they score two quick goals making it 2-0. The team showed high levels of determination in the second half and were rewarded as they managed to pull a goal back making it 2-1 going into the final stages of the match. The team were pressing high up the pitch in search for an equaliser and in the dying moments Mowbray broke away on the counter attack to score a third with the game ending 3-1. The boys started their third match extremely positively by scoring two quick goals through Adam D and Jamie H meaning that the boys went into half time leading 2-0. Newsham came out fighting in the second half and applied lots of pressure on the Malvin’s goal which Jack D responded to with some excellent saves. The continued pressure paid off for the opponents as they scored to make the score 2-1 with only 3 minutes to play. From kick off Newsham applied more pressure and scored again to make the score level at 2-2 and this is how the game finished. The team finished 3rd in their group meaning that they would play in the 3rd place play-off match against Horton Grange who finished third in the other group. The teams were very well matched and it was an exciting match to watch with both teams having lots of chances. Jack D was again superb with his work between the posts to keep the score at 0-0. Eventually the deadlock was broken as Horton Grange took the lead and eventually added to this with a second goal. Despite the efforts of the Malvin’s boys they could not find a way to beat the opposition goalkeeper was meant the game ended in a 2-0 defeat. This result meant that the team finished in 8th place overall out of the 10 teams competing. Congratulations to the following pupils for their outstanding effort and attitude throughout the afternoon:

Jack D- Player of the tournament for his superb attitude and his ability to motivate and encourage the team during every match.

Jake N

Joshua C

Logan J

Adam D

Greg W

James H

Jamie H

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Year 5 and Year 6 Football League- 06.03.17

 

On Monday 6th March, the Year 5 and Year 6 boys football team took part in their fourth and fifth league fixtures at Chantry Middle School in Morpeth. The first match of the evening was against an Elington team that are currently sitting at the top of the league table. The game started at a blistering pace with both teams having early chances at goal. Ellington began to apply more pressure which was matched by resolute defending by the Malvin’s boys. Just before half time the deadlock was broken through a stunning goal from Ellington making it 1-0 at the break. Malvin’s started well after the break creating two very good opportunities to level the score. Unfortunately, Ellington then score two counter attacking goals to make the score 3-0 going into the dying minutes. Despite our late efforts to get back into the match the scoreline finished at 4-0 to Ellington. The boys dusted themselves down to take on a Chantry Middle School side that were sitting in a similar league position to ourselves, it was a must win game in order to climb up the league table. It was a very tense match with not many chances being created early in the game however after 10 minutes of the first half Malvin’s broke through the opposition defence to slot the ball home making it 1-0 going into the half time break. The boys carried this momentum into the second half as they stormed into a 2-0 lead through a fantastic team goal which resulted from a Jamie H cross and a delicate Greg W finish. Chantry kept battling and they were rewarded immediately with a splendid goal making the score 2-1. The game was end to end in the final five minutes and with the final attack of the match Chantry won a penalty. The penalty was hit very well but the kept rising over the cross bar which meant that the score ended 2-1 to Malvin’s, a fantastic match and a brilliant win for the team. Congratulations to the following pupils for showing a positive attitude throughout the evening and for coming back to school with a well-deserved win under their belts:

Jack D

Jamie H

Greg W

James H

Adam D

Jake N

Logan J- Player of the evening for his fantastic work rate and good quality on the ball

Joshua C

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Year 5 School Sports Partnership Football Competition- 2.3.17

 

On Thursday 2nd March, the Year 5 boys football team took part in the school sports football competition at Hirst Welfare. The winners of the competition go on to represent Northumberland at the North East school games event in the summer. The first match of the day was against a very talented Bede Academy team. The Malvin’s boys got off to a very positive start by testing the opposition goalkeeper early in the game. Bede gained an advantage in the game by snatching an early lead. The Malvin’s boys showed great character and determination throughout the dying minutes to get back into the game. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of the team, they were unable to create a clear opening and failed to equalise before the final whistle with the result finishing at 2-0 to Bede Academy. The team were able to take lots of positives into the following match against Newsham and started the game brightly, creating a string of chances. This theme continued throughout the entirety of the game with Malvin’s dominating the possession. The team were only denied by an outstanding display from the opposition goalkeeper who made some splendid saves to keep the scores level. The game finished 0-0 with both teams taking a share of the spoils.  Our third match was a must win game in order to stand any chance of going through to the semi-finals. The boys started at a blistering pace scoring two quick goals through Jamie P and Joshua C. The defensive trio of Adam D and Kenzie P and Jack D stood firm to keep out Stead Lane and the game finished 2-0 to Malvin’s. The final match of the group was against Morpeth Road. It was a tightly contested affair throughout and with Morpeth Road having the majority of possession the team had to concentrate and defend well as a team. It was a superb defensive display from the Malvin’s boys which enabled them to come away with a hard fought 0-0 draw. The two teams were joint 2nd going into the game with the same amount of points but unfortunately for the team Morpeth Road progressed to the semi-finals due to a superior goal difference. The final match of the day was the 3rd place play-off against Cambois, from the other group. An excellent display from the captain, Joshua C, saw Malvin’s storm to a 2-0 lead. This was consolidated with a superb goal from Jamie P, his second of the day, resulting in the game ending 3-0 to Malvin’s. This result meant that the team finished in 5th place overall out of the 12 teams competing. Congratulations to the following pupils for their outstanding effort and attitude throughout the afternoon:

Kenzie P

Joshua C- Player of the tournament for his determination and drive to lead the team

Ryan C

Jake N

Adam D

Jamie P

Jack D

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Year 5&6 Tag Rugby - 16.2.17
 
On Thursday 16th February, 12 children from Years 5 and 6 attended a rugby tournament at Blyth Academy.

Our first match was against a strong Bede Academy side, who scored 4 unanswered tries from some very fast running and good game awareness.
 
Our second match was against Newsham. Newsham scored the first try, then Malvin's scored their first try of the tournament when Sophia crossed the line after some excellent team work. Newsham scored twice more.
 
Our third game, against Bedlington Station, was an evenly matched one with tries coming in from Derren and a second from Sophia. Bedlington scored two to bring the scores level, then snuck in a third right at the end to beat us 3-2.
 
Another evenly matched game against St Peter's saw tries from Dylan M, Jake, and another for Derren. Final score 3-3.
 
We finished the afternoon with a friendly game against New Delaval. Tries came in from Sophia, Jake x 2 and Eithan.
 
Player of the Tournament - with the most tries, most sensible attitude and best sportsmanship - Sophia!
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Year 6 School Sports Partnership Netball Competition- 09.02.17

On Thursday 9th February our year 6 girls took part in the school sports netball competition against teams from the Blyth and Bedlington area in a bid to secure a place at the school games festival this summer. The girls took part in a very exciting first encounter with Horton Grange. The match was played at a blistering pace which saw early goals being scored by both teams. With only 2 minutes left Malvin’s went 2-1 down. The girls had to show immense spirit and determination in order to avoid defeat but with some high quality finishing from Rhianna G the team earned a well-deserved 2-2 draw. Up next were a confident Meadowdale team who won their first match very comfortably. The girls had to show solidarity and team spirit throughout the match, with Meadowdale having several chances and the majority of possession. Thanks to fabulous efforts from our defensive players, Ella C and Sophia F, the team managed to come away with a 0-0 draw. During our next match against Bede Academy we went a goal down very early into the game. Again, the girls worked together as a team to equalise through a Brooke D goal which made the final score 1-1. In the final two games we were very dominant, resulting in the girls creating a string of chances. In the penultimate match against Morpeth Road the team sailed to a comfortable 3-0 victory with Rhianna G striking twice and Brooke D scoring once. The group standings were tight going into the final match and the girls were aware that a win was the only option in order to stand any chance of progressing to the semi-finals. The Malvin’s girls produced their strongest performance of the day to beat Mowbray School 2-0 to maintain their outstanding unbeaten streak. The group stage finished with Malvin’s and Bede Academy tied on 12 points in joint 2nd place. Unfortunately, the girls missed out on a place in the semi-final due to Bede Academy having a higher goal difference. Despite their disappointment the girls were extremely proud of what they achieved on the day and the attitude they displayed was exemplary. Congratulations to the following pupils for showing extremely high levels of effort and determination throughout the afternoon:

Ella C

Sophia F

Brooke D

Kayla D

Kelsey D

Rhianna G- player of the tournament

Aimee J

Angel B

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Year 5/6 English Football League cup competition- 26.01.17

On Thursday 26th January our year 5 and year 6 boys football team took part in the EFL cup competition. 32 teams were involved in the event with sides competing from an array of regions in the North East including Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland and Gateshead. Malvin’s were placed in a group with 3 other teams from the Northumberland region. Although the temperatures dropped below freezing the boys did not let this affect their start as they put on an assured performance against a very physical Cambois team in their first match. A string of well worked passes created an opening for the Malvin’s boys early on which Adam D put away with confidence making the score 1-0. Two more goals in quick succession saw the team taking a commanding lead going into the final 3 minutes and despite a late Cambois onslaught Malvin’s got over the line as 3-1 winners. The toughest fixture of the group was next against a team who had won their first match 11-0. The boys went into the match with great confidence and worked very hard as a team to keep the opponents at bay until the 4th minute when Burnside slotted home a fantastic strike to make it 1-0. Malvin’s showed incredible resilience to peg the opponents back immediately through a lovely team goal finished off by Logan J. Despite the efforts of our boys, the sheer quality and power of Burnside began to shine through as the opponents finished the game as 5-2 winners. The children dusted themselves down to face Kelvin Grove in the final fixture of the group phase. Again, the boys showed incredibly high levels of effort and determination which proved too much for the opponents to handle as the boys cruised to a 5-1 lead. The match was finished in emphatic style with Malvin’s scoring the ultimate team goal with every player on the field touching the ball within a string of passes which resulted in Greg W slotting the ball home from close range to make the final score 6-1 to Malvin’s. The boys finished 2nd in their regional group which was an outstanding achievement. Congratulations to the following pupils for showing an exemplary attitude throughout the morning and for coming back to school with their heads held high:

Jamie H

Greg W

Adam D

Joshua C

Ryan C

Logan J

Jack D- Player of the tournament

Jake N

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Year 5 and Year 6 Girls Football Competition- 03.11.16

On Thursday 3rd October, the Year 5 and Year 6 girls football team took part in a level 2 inter school competition at Hirst Welfare Centre in Ashington. The Malvin’s girls did not have an easy start against the reigning champions, Bede Academy. The game was very even from the start with both teams having chances at goal. Just before the half time whistle the Malvin’s girls got a breakthrough from a well worked corner which resulted in Hannah M slotting home from close range. In the second half the girls went on to dominate proceedings and scored a second goal through Kayla D ensuring that the team got off to the best possible start with 3 points. The girls took their early form into the next game against Bedlington Station where they performed superbly from start to finish showing no signs of conceding a goal. The game finished 3-0 to Malvin’s with Hannah notching her second goal of the competition and a further two goals going to Kayla D. 

Things were looking bright as the girls were sat at the top of the group table after two games. Our third game was a very hard fought affair with a strong and determined Morpeth Road team. Both teams worked hard defensively to shut out the opposition and the match finished at 0-0 with both teams having a share of the spoils with 2 points each. In their final group match the team stormed to a confident 3-0 victory against Mowbray courtesy of a Kayla D hat-trick. The girls qualified through to the semi-final stage as group winners and as a result were up against Horton Grange who finished runners-up in group B. It was a very tense match with very few chances for either team. The game went into extra time after finishing 0-0 and the first team to score at this point would automatically secure their place in the final. After 5 more minutes with the score at deadlock, unfortunately, Horton Grange managed to find the net which sent them through to the final. 

The girls finished in 3rd place overall out of the 11 teams that competed in the competition which was a fantastic achievement. Further to this, Malvin’s finished with the best defensive record of the day and Kayla D came out as the tournament’s top goal-scorer. Congratulations to the following pupils for showing a positive attitude throughout the afternoon and for coming back to school with huge smiles on their faces:

Shahrin R: Most clean sheets in the tournament

Brooke D

Ella C: Player of the tournament for showing great leadership skills in defence

Hannah M

Sophie O

Amber W

Chloe H

Kayla D: Top goal scorer

Lily R

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Year 5 and Year 6 Football League- 17.10.16

On Monday 17th October, the Year 5 and Year 6 boys football team took part in their third league fixture at Chantry Middle School in Morpeth against Bothal Primary School. The Malvin’s boys started the game very well and dominated proceedings from the first kick. It wasn’t long before we got the breakthrough that we deserved through a good strike from Logan J which made it 1-0 to Malvin’s. After further dominance throughout the half the team went in to the half time team talk 1-0 up. Bothal managed to start the second half very well and as a result they snatched an early goal to make the scoreline level at 1-1. The Malvin’s boys showed great character and determination throughout the second half to make an attempt to get back in front of the opposition. After creating several opportunities the ball fell kindly to Jamie H who confidently smashed the ball home into the bottom corner, making it 2-1 to Malvin’s with only three minutes to play. After seeing out the remainder of the match without any threat of conceding another goal, the team were elated to secure their first league win of the season. Congratulations to the following pupils for showing a positive attitude throughout the evening and for coming back to school with a well-deserved win under their belts:

Kenzie P

Ryan C

Jake N

Logan J

Jamie H- Player of the night for showing determination and leadership to drive the team forward

Adam D

Sean W

Jack D

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Year 5 and Year 6 Football League- 10.10.16

On Monday 10th October, the Year 5 and Year 6 boys football team took part in their first league fixtures at Chantry Middle School in Morpeth. The first match of the evening was against a very talented St Bedes team. The Malvin’s boys got off to a very positive start by testing the opposition goalkeeper early in the game. After a hard fought first half, with very few chances, the team went in to the half time team talk at 0-0 with nothing to separate the two sides. St Bedes managed to start the second half brighter by snatching an early lead. The Malvin’s boys showed great character and determination throughout the second half to make an attempt to get back into the game. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of the team, we were unable to create a clear opening and failed to equalise before the final whistle which resulted in the match ending 1-0 to St Bedes. The team were able to take lots of positives into the following match against Newminster school and started the game brightly by taking a well-deserved lead through Ryan C. The team continued their domination throughout the first half by creating numerous chances at the Newminster goal. After failing to put away some good goal scoring opportunities Newminster managed to score an equalising goal to make it 1-1 at half time. With a new air of confidence the Newminster pupils scored a second goal shortly after half time. Malvin’s responded well and again showed a huge amount of character to attempt to get back on level terms but unfortunately could not find the back of the net and the match finished 2-1 to Newminster. Despite losing the first two fixtures the boys were able to take lots of positives from their performances and are looking forward to their remaining fixtures. Congratulations to the following pupils for showing a positive attitude throughout the evening:

Kenzie P

Joshua C- Player of the night for his fantastic work rate and never giving up

Ryan C

Jake N

Logan J

Jamie H

Adam D

Greg W 

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Year 3 and Year 4 Blyth Quays Trust football competition

On Tuesday 4th October 2016, our Year 3 and Year 4 football team took part in a round robin competition against teams from the Blyth Quays Trust including Morpeth Road School and Croftway School. The boys started off in a positive manner in the first match by cancelling out an early lead gained from a fabulous Croftway goal going in at 1-1 at half-time. The team then adapted well to numerous substitutions being made at half time but unfortunately conceded a second goal making it 2-1 to Croftway. Moments before the final whistle, Croftway scored two late goals which resulted in the game ending 4-1 to Croftway.  Malvin’s dusted themselves down and were ready to face a tough Morpeth Road team in their final match. The team got off to a great start thanks to a very well worked goal which made it 1-0 until just before half-time when Morpeth Road grabbed an equaliser. With the score locked at 1-1, both teams were battling hard to score the winning goal. With only three minutes left on the clock, Malvin’s managed to score the third goal of the game. To the elation of the boys, the match finished 2-1 to Malvin’s. Congratulations to the following pupils for their outstanding attitude, behaviour and performance:

Curtis T

Alexander C

Frederick C

Connor A

Josh W

Thomas S

Kenzie C

James T

Ellis B

Kaii D

Jonathon A

Sam R

Freddy A

Aiden C

Jack P

Man of the Match - James T