I hope you will all join me in congratulating the England football team after all the hard work during the World Cup this summer.
Even though we haven’t won the world cup, we should still all be proud of what they have achieved.
This is the first time in nearly 30 years that England have made it to the Semi-Final of the world cup.
The win against Colombia was the first win on penalties for over 20 years.
Congratulations to France and Croatia for making it to the final.
But, please remember, England still have one more game to play. Tomorrow (14/7/2018) is the third place play-off, and I hope we will all be supporting the three lions one last time during this tournament.
COME ON ENGLAND!!!
At OLSJ, we’re always extremely proud of those who make the extra effort to take part in activities outside of school. We have many students across all year groups that take part in a wide variety of activities, with football being the most popular.
This particular student has been working to her full potential all season long, always trying her best, progressing technically and tactically to be the best player she can be.
All her hard work has paid off as she has been awarded the ‘Most Persistent’ player award by her club.
Well done, and keep working hard!
I’m sure you’ve all been keeping your eyes on what has been such an exciting World Cup in Russia.
As you would have all seen before, each class chose 2 countries at random for the school sweepstake and here is how the final 4 line up for the semi finals this week.
France/Isaiah vs Belgium/Joshua
England/Joshua vs Croatia/Malachi
Well done to Joshua, Isaiah and Malachi for getting this far in the tournament and good luck for the remaining games.
Everyone here at OLSJ is hugely excited about the football World Cup this year, hosted by Russia and begins on Thursday the 14th of June.
The whole school is taking part in a sweepstake, with the 32 competing nations divided equally amongst the 16 classes. Each class were given the opportunity to select their countries at random, and the class with the winning nation will receive a prize before the end of the summer term.
Genisis – Morocco and Mexico
Joshua – Belgium and England
Ruth – Poland and Sweden
Samuel – Panama and Russia
Ezra – Tunisia and Saudi Arabia
Tobit – Peru and Costa Rica
Esther – Argentina and Iceland
Judith – Portugal and Senegal
Job – Japan and Iran
Isaiah – Denmark and France
Daniel – Australia and Nigeria
Jeremiah – Brazil and Colombia
Jonah – South Korea and Egypt
Amos – Spain and Uruguay
Malachi – Germany and Croatia
Zechariah – Serbia and Switzerland
Over the past year, Yiannis has developed a real passion for table tennis and has dedicated a vast amount of time practicing. Yiannis plays at every opportunity, during breakfast club, after school care and even attends training sessions for a club outside of school.
Yiannis spends the majority of his time training and competing with children in the under 15’s category, however, he also trains once a week with the under 18’s.
Keep working hard Yiannis, you’re doing fantastic!!
On Thursday the 22nd of February, 10 children from year 6 went on a trip to the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park at Stratford to watch the opening day of the ITTF Table Tennis World Cup.
Teams from all over the world such as England, USA, Australia, Korea, China, Germany and any more, all competing to be world champions at the end of the tournament.
The level of competition was absolutely brilliant and it was fantastic to see some of the huge stars in table tennis, such as current world number 1, Dimitrij Ovtcharov. Another name worth mentioning, is Tomokazu Harimoto from Japan, who is just 14 years old and competing in a world cup.
Our children were given the opportunity to show some of their own table tennis skills on some of the practice tables and put on a real display of skill. OLSJ set a record of 22 consecutive shots during a round the table game, a score which saw them beat several secondary schools too.
Some children were even lucky enough to meet some of the stars from the England Ladies team.
A fantastic day all round, thoroughly enjoyable and a huge thank you to Mr Bond for organising the trip and getting the tickets.
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The OLSJ girls football team returned to the West Ham United Foundation site in Beckton for the second phase of the Premier League Primary Stars tournament, which is a national competition.
Having won the previous round, OLSJ were invited back with winners and runners-up from tournaments hosted by the West Ham United Foundation across east London and Essex.
The tournament last Tuesday (20th February) was of an exceptionally high standard, with all teams showing they were worthy of a place at this tournament.
Our girls were absolutely brilliant throughout, with fantastic skills, great work rate and an amazing team spirit. Despite playing so well, we were very unfortunate not to get the results we needed to progress to the next stage of the competition.
I am very proud of all the girls who took part, they have been fantastic throughout both tournaments and they should be proud of themselves. They are the first OLSJ team to reach this stage of Premier League Primary Stars tournament.
Well done girls!!
On Saturday the 27th of February, I was lucky enough to be invited to watch these footballing superstars in an inclusive football tournament. The tournament was hosted by the West Ham United Foundation in Beckton.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable tournament to watch with all teams playing to the best of their ability.
These boys regularly attend training sessions to develop their skills, agility, balance, co-ordination, speed and awareness.
It is brilliant to see children being active and engaging in sport outside of school.
Well done boys, I am really proud of you.