Ipswich & South Suffolk School Games U11's Boys Football Event
It has been a very successful start to the season for our Y5/6 Boys Football team. Before half term the boys took part in the Ipswich and South Suffolk School Games U11s Boys 7v7 Football event, which took place at Whitton Sports Centre. Despite it being the first time the boys had played together as a team in a Level 2 (Inter-School event), they showed fantastic teamwork, losing just one of their games. As a result of the boys’ hard work and skilful performances during their games, the boys finished the event as the overall winners!
County Finals Play-off Match
Following on the success of the Ipswich and South Suffolk School Games football event, the boys booked themselves a play-off match against St Pancras for a place in the County Finals this week. The match was a very tense affair with both teams playing some outstanding football. The boys showed real perseverance throughout the match. Having gone 2-0 behind early in the match, the boys brought it back to 2-2. The boys had to come from behind for a second time at 3-2 to level the match at 3-3. Despite this, the boys never gave up and continued to put pressure on St Pancras. Their hard work was rewarded with two late goals to win the match 5-3. The boys football team now progress on to the County Finals! We are all so extremely proud of this fantastic achievement, well done boys!
Ipswich & South Suffolk Cross Country Event
On Tuesday 19th October 2021, Mr Jordan and Mr Bradford took 16 of our Year 6 pupils to the Ipswich & South Suffolk Games Cross Country event. It was held in the stunning grounds of the Royal Hospital School. As a result of previous cancellations, this was the very first time that these children had been able to take part in the event. Despite this, each and every child showed impressive determination and perseverance, with all 16 children completing the 2,200m distance of the race. Mr Jordan and Mr Bradford could not have been prouder of each of our children, not only for their efforts during the race but also the team spirit they showed as they cheered and encouraged each other over the finishing line! A special mention to Hayden for finishing an impressive 15th position in the boys’ race. It was a fantastic event with an amazing group of children. Well done to all who took part in the event.
U11’s Primary Panathlon Event
Last Friday (8th October 2021) Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon took three pupils to Ipswich School Sports Centre in Rushmere to take part in the U11 Primary Panathlon event for the very first time. The Primary Panathlon is a skills-based competition, in which each team rotates around a carousel of fun and inclusive fundamental skills that include sending and receiving activities and striking skills. Each activity lasted seven minutes in duration, and during this time each team aimed to score as many points as possible for their team. Each score from the six different activities were added together to give each team an overall score. The pupils had lots of fun completing each of the activities and as a result of their hard work and perseverance the team finished the event as runners up! An amazing and well-deserved achievement, well done!
Ipswich & South Suffolk School Games U11's Girls Football Event
On Thursday 8th October 2021, eight pupils from Year 5 and 6 attended the Ipswich and South Suffolk School Games U11’s Girls 7v7 Football event, which took place at Whitton Sports Centre. This was the first Level 2 (Inter-school) event since the pandemic and the girls were extremely excited to be able to represent Whitehouse and play sport against other schools once again. A total of sixteen schools took part in the event. Our team were drawn to play in League 1 and faced tough opposition from Cliff Lane, Colneis, Gorseland, Shotley and Causton Primary Schools. The girls showed excellent teamwork and real perseverance throughout each of their matches. The team played four matches, drawing two and losing two. Mr Jordan and Mrs Reddington were extremely proud of the girls’ behaviour and effort throughout the event. A special mention goes to Kaci for receiving the ‘Fair Play Award’ voted by the young leaders at the event.
Suffolk FA U9’s Girls Football Festival
On Wednesday 11th March 2020, six pupils from Year 3/4 attended the Suffolk FA U9’s Girls Football Festival, which took place at Ipswich Town Football Club. The festival was the second festival of its kind run by Suffolk FA at ITFC this year. The aim of the festival was to provide a very relaxed event, which encouraged the players the opportunity to enjoy the game and to make their own decisions during the match. As a result, the games involved minimal coaching from the sidelines, and no referees! Instead both teams worked together to implement the rules of the game. The festival was well run and very much enjoyed by all. The pupils showed fantastic teamwork and effort during each of the games. As a result, the team managed to win 1, draw 2 and narrowly lose 3 of their games. At the end of the festival the girls were excited to also be provided with a mini-tour of the stadium! A fantastic team effort girls, well done!
Ipswich & South Suffolk U11’s Tag Rugby Festival
On Monday 9th March 2020, seven of our Year 5/6 children represented Whitehouse in the School Games U11 Mixed Tag Rugby Festival, which was held at Ransomes Sports Ground. The teams were split into three groups in which each team played five games, each lasting 8 minutes. This was the first time our children had played rugby since the start of the Autumn Term and the first time they had played as a team. They all showed real courage, hard work and perseverance throughout the festival. Miss Manning, who accompanied Ms Salmon to the festival said ‘she was so proud of the children. They played so well together, they took on board the team talks and applied them superbly.’ The team won 3 games, drew 1 and lost 1. Ms Salmon was extremely impressed with the attack and defence skills the children displayed throughout. It was a pleasure to take the children to the festival as each one of them clearly showed the ‘Whitehouse Way’. They were a credit to the school and this was commented on by one of the external coaches on the day. A special well done to Isabel who was awarded the ‘Fair Player Award’. Thank you to all the parents/carers who helped transport the children and stayed to show their support.
IPSSA U11’s Boys Football League
On Tuesday 3rd March 2020, the Boys Football Team turn their attention back to the league, as they travelled to an unbeaten Gusford Primary School. The boys started the first half with some pleasing defence work as Gusford put our team under pressure. An excellent goalkeeping display, with some amazing saves from our Goalkeeper Max kept Gusford out for large parts of the first half. Eventually, Gusford were able to convert one of their chances, but despite going a goal behind, the boys showed real perseverance. Their hard work paid off with a very well taken goal from Jemira just before half time. The second half was played at the same high tempo and despite the boy’s fantastic teamwork and efforts, they were unlucky to concede goals, eventually losing the game 5-1. At the end of the match the opposition’s teacher commended the boys on their sheer determination and perseverance throughout the match. Thank you to all the parents/carers for transporting and supporting the team during the match.
IPSSA U11’s Netball League
On Wednesday 12th February 2020, our Year 5/6 Girls Netball Team went to their first league game of the season. They faced some tough opposition in Britannia Primary School who are one of the strongest teams in the league. As predicted, Britannia started quickly, playing some very netball, and took the lead. However, our girls were not deterred and showed excellent teamwork. As a result, the girls produced a number of opportunities to score, but were unfortunately unable to capitalise on their hard work. Despite this, the girls did not give up, showing exceptional perseverance right through to the final whistle. The team that represented the school consisted of Lexi, Ava, Enioluwafe, Sonjela, Imogen, Grace and Karen. A particular well done to Sonjela who was given Player of the Match.
Ipswich & South Suffolk U11’s Basketball Event
On Tuesday 11th February 2020, Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon took twelve Year 5/6 pupils to take part in Schools Games U11 Basketball Event, which took place at Inspire Suffolk. The U11 Basketball Event proved to be a very popular event, with a large number of schools taking part. As a result, the team participated in the third event of the day. Each game was split into two halves, with the girls playing the first half and the boys playing the second half. This was the first time the team had played as a team. Despite this, both the girls and boys showed some excellent teamwork and some brilliant basketball skills in what were very high intensity games. Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon were extremely proud of the team’s effort and their exceptional behaviour throughout. Special mentions goes to Ryley and Miha for representing the school for the first time. An additional well done to Ryley who was awarded the ‘Fair Play Award’.
IPSSA U11’s Boys Knockout Cup – Round 2 (Last 16)
On Tuesday 28th January 2020, the Year 5/6 Boys Football Team were back in action hosting Castle Hill Junior School in their second round of the IPSSA Knockout Cup Tie. With the winners progressing through to the quarter finals stage, the match was set to be a closely contested affair. This was certainly the case with both teams enjoying spells of possession and creating many opportunities in front of the goals. An earlier first half goal from Frankie, who captained the team, was cancelled out by an equalising foal from Castle Hill just before half time. Castle Hill struck first in the second half, however a skillful chop over the goalkeeper from Jemira brought the score level once again. With the full time score at two all, the game moved into extra time. Despite chances from both teams to finish the game, extra time finished goalless, forcing the match into penalties. Both teams felt the pressure of the shoot out and after five spot kicks each, Castle Hill finished on top winning the shoot-out 1-0. Mr Jordan was extremely proud of the competitiveness shown by the entire team throughout the match. The boys should feel very pleased with the efforts during this year’s cup run to finish in the last 16!
IPSSA U11’s Girls Knockout Football League
On Wednesday 22nd January 2020, our Year 5/6 Girls’ Football team played a Quarter Final Cup Match against St Mary’s Primary School. The girls were 3-0 down at half time but worked extra hard and managed to make a 3 goal comeback! Unfortunately, they lost 4-3 but they gave it their very best and never gave up. Well done to Ruby for taking part in her first game and to Tilly, Talia and Isabel for scoring a goal each. Players of the match went to Darcy and Grace. Thank you for all parents/carers who supported the team. Miss Horne and Mrs Reddington were very proud of all of the girls.
Ipswich & South Suffolk U11’s Dodgeball Festival
On Thursday 16th January, six pupils from Year 6 attended the School Games U11 Dodgeball Festival which took place at Inspire Suffolk. The team were part of Group B and played against Hillside, The Oaks, St Margarets, Ravenswood and Shotley Primary Schools. Our team consisted of William, Tilly, Preston, Jessica, Sebastian and Isobel who all showed outstanding teamwork and effort as well as great Dodgeball skills and tactics throughout each of their games. Ms Salmon and Mrs Zantboer thoroughly enjoyed watching the talented Whitehouse children work together and support each other as a team to win all of their high energy and fast paced games. Well done to all!
Ipswich & South Suffolk U9’s Dodgeball Festival
On Thursday 9th January, Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon took six Year 4 children to Inspire Suffolk to compete in the School Games U9 Dodgeball Festival. As with previous years, the festival format consisted of a round robin style event in which our team competed against five other schools within their group. With each match consisting of three 2 minute games, each match was played at a fast pace and was an exciting affair. The team played brilliantly and put 100% effort into every game. As a result of their efforts, the team managed to win 2 of their matches, drew 2 and lost 2. As well as showing some impressive Dodgeball skills and most excellent teamwork. Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon were incredibly proud of the spirit in which the team played throughout the festival. The team showed the Whitehouse Way as they took time to shake hands with their opponents and the umpires after every game. Well done everyone!
Ipswich & South Suffolk U11’s Sportshall Athletics
On Thursday 12th December 2019, Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon took twenty seven of our Year 5/6 pupils to compete in the School Games Sportshall Athletics Competition, which took place at Westbourne Academy. Just like the previous year, the competition saw the boys and girls team compete in six adapted indoor track and field events. With each of the events taking place in the same space, at the same time, the atmosphere was again very exciting and extremely loud! Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon were extremely proud of all of the pupils. Their efforts, determination and team spirit during each of the events was truly admirable. As a result of the team’s efforts, they finished a respectable 8th place. Well done to everyone who took part.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U9’s Boys Futsal Festival
On Tuesday 3rd December, our Year 3/4 boys represented Whitehouse in the School Games U9’s Futsal Festival held at Inspire. Due to the popularity of the event, the festival was split into two leagues in which six schools played against each other in matches that lasted seven minutes. This was the first time the boys had played as a team and they showed some excellent teamwork and some fantastic footballing skills in both attack and defence. As a result, the boys won 3, drew 1 and lost just 1 of their games. Mr Jordan and Mr Bradford were extremely proud of the boy’s effort and their exceptional behaviour throughout. A special mention to our goal scorers Theo and to Hayden who scored an impressive 7 goals! Well done to Logan who was awarded the ‘Fair Play Award.’ Thank you to all parents/carers who helped to transport the boys and stayed to show their support.
IPSSA U11’s Boys Football League
The Year 5/6 Boys Football Team have recently hosted two league matches against Sidegate (Thursday 7th Novenber 2019) and Britannia (Thursday 21st November 2019) Primary Schools. Both teams proved to be the toughest matches so far this year. As predicted, both the opposition teams started the matches with a high tempo, which paid off as both teams scored before half time. In spite of this and in true ‘Whitehouse Way’ the boys showed real courage, hard work and perseverance and played a great second half. Unfortunately, both games ended in a win for our opponents. Nevertheless, Mr Jordan was, as always, extremely proud of the boy’s effort and behaviour throughout. Special mentions go to Archie and Reese who were playing their first matches representing Whitehouse and to Frankie for scoring yet another well-taken goal against Sidegate Primary.
Suffolk FA (4v4) U9’s Girls Football Festival
On Tuesday 19th November 2019, Ms Salmon took six Year 3/4 girls to a Suffolk FA (4 v 4) Football Festival at Ipswich Town Football Club. The girls competed against six other schools and all played extremely well. Their hard work paid off and the girls won 2, drew 2 and lost 2 of their matches. This was the first time some of the girls had represented the school and Ms Salmon was extremely impressed with their behaviour on and off the pitch. Well done to Ellie, Eleanor, Mariana, Evie, Isla and Sophie for making up the team that represented WHCPS. An extra well done goes to Ellie who received the Fair Play Award. This award is presented to individuals that show the true spirit of the School Games ethos of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U11’s Girls Futsal Competition
On Thursday 14th November 2019, Ms Salmon and Mrs Zantboer took a group of six Year 5/6 girls to the School Games Futsal Competition at Inspire, Ipswich. The girls played five matches. They won 1, drew 3 and lost 1. The girls all played extremely well, showing great teamwork and some fantastic football. Jessica, Tilly and Talia all scored goals, Darcy showed great defending and Hermione and Grace were excellent goalkeepers. Well done girls. A big well done to Darcy who also received the ‘Fair Player’ award.
Following on from their successful start in the cup, on Wednesday 30th October 2019 the Year 5/6 Boys' Football Team continued their impressive form with a win in their first league game of the season against Springfield Primary School. Previous fixtures between the teams have always been very closely contested so the boys were keen to do well this year. They started the game extremely well, showing excellent organisation and quick passing. At half time, thanks to Jemira, they were 1-0 up. As expected, the start of the second half was tense and very competitive. Despite some excellent defensive work, the boys found themselves behind as Springfield scored two goals. However, the team were not deterred and continued to work hard. Their perseverance paid off and a header from Preston and two goals from ‘Man of the Match’ Frankie was enough to win the game 4-2. Mr Jordan was extremely proud of the attitude and perseverance shown by the whole team. A very well-deserved win!
On Thursday 17th October 2019, the girls’ football team played their rescheduled first round IPSSA Knockout Cup match against Rushmere Primary School. The girls played extremely well, in what was their second match in the same week! The girls were very excited to play their first home match, and definitely did not show any tired legs. Instead, the girls really took the match to Rushmere, showing some really good passages of play. As a result, the girls created chance after chance and could have easily scored a number of goals in each half of the match. Despite Rushmere’s best efforts, the girls went on to win the 3-0! Well done to Hermione and Tilly who scored the goals to secure the win and set up a second round match away to St. Mary’s Primary School. Each of the girls represented the school fantastically, showing all aspects of the Whitehouse Way. A special well done goes to Talia for being awarded ‘Player of the Match’. As always a big thank you to all parents/carers who came along to support the girls.
Ipswich & South Suffolk School Games U11's Girls Football Tournament
On Tuesday 15th October 2019, it was the turn of a group of our Year 5/6 girls to participate in the School Games 7-a-side Girls Football Tournament, again held at Whitton Sports Centre. In a very similar format to the boys tournament the week before, the team played four matches; winning 1, drawing 2 and losing just 1 of their games. The girls all played well as a team; particularly as this was the first time, they had played together. Every child represented the school extremely well and Miss Horne and Mrs Zantboer were impressed with their hard work. A special well done to Hermione for scoring a goal and to Talia who received the ‘Fair Player’ award.
IPSSA U11's Boys Football Knock Out Cup - Round 1
On Wednesday 9th October 2019, the Year 5/6 Boys' Football Team turned their attention back to the IPSSA Knockout cup. The boys faced very tough opposition in St. Matthew’s C of E Primary School, however quickly picked up from where their left off with yet another well deserved win. The boys again showed excellent teamwork, and some impressive defensive work to keep out the oppositions attacks. Equally very impressive was the boys attacking play. Excellent movement on and off the ball, and quality link-up play saw the boys create a number of chances throughout the game. An excellent through ball from Preston, finished off with an very skilful and well taken goal from ‘Man of the Match’ Frankie just before half time was enough to see the boys’ progress through to the next round of the cup. Mr Jordan was extremely proud of the work rate and effort shown by all of the boys throughout the entire match. Mr Jordan would also like to thank all parents/carers that watched the game for their support. The boys will now face either Castle Hill or Hanford Hall in the next round.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U11's Boys Football Tournament
On Thursday 3rd October 2019, the Year 5/6 Boys’ Football Team took part in the School Games 7-a-side Football Tournament, which was held at Whitton Sports Centre. A total of twenty schools took part in the event. Four separate leagues determined which teams would progress from the group stages to the quarterfinals of the tournament. With only one team progressing to the quarterfinal, the matches were closely contested and very competitive. The boys were drawn to play in League 2 and faced tough opposition in Rendlesham, Kingsfleet, East Bergholt and Castle Hill Primary Schools. After their four matches, the boys managed to draw two matches and lost two matches. Unfortunately this was not enough for the boys to progress to the knockout stages of the tournament. However, both Mr Jordan and Mrs Zantboer were extremely pleased with the boys’ behaviour and effort throughout the event. A special mention goes to Carnell for receiving the ‘Fair Player Award’ voted by the young leaders of the event.
IPSSA U11's Boys Football Knock Out Cup - Preliminary Round
On Thursday 26th September 2019, the Year 5/6 Boys' Football Team made an impressive start to their IPSSA Knockout Cup campaign, with a 6-2 win against Hillside Primary School. This was the first time the boys have played as a team this year and they looked very smart in their brand new WHCPS football kit and team jackets. After conceding a very early goal after a defensive mix up, the boys showed excellent teamwork and dominated large periods of the match. Two goals from Preston, who captained the match and another from Jemira saw the boys enter half time with a comfortable lead, 3-1. This was followed by three more goals in the second half, scored by Connor, Kian and Preston. Mr Jordan was very impressed with the team effort throughout the game. Special mentions go to Connor and Mohamed as they represented the school for the first time, and to Preston for scoring a hat-trick. The next game will be against St Matthews Primary School.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U11’s Netball County Finals
The Yr5/6 Netball Team were surprised with a last minute phone call inviting the team to take part in the School Games County Netball Final. The girls were very obviously very excited to take part in the finals held at Westbourne Academy on Monday 8th July 2019! To celebrate the Netball World Cup, being held in Liverpool, each team was given a country to represent. As a result, the team were allocated to represent Trinidad and Tobago. The team were also drawn in a group with St Joseph’s Catholic, Abbot’s Green and Woodbridge Primary Schools. Unfortunately the team were knocked out at the round robin stage but showed excellent enthusiasm, perseverance and determination throughout the group stages of the finals. Ms Salmon was extremely proud of all of the team and their behaviour and is hopeful that the Year 6 children will carry on with their netball at High School. She will very much miss working with them.
IPSSA U11’s Girls Football League
On Monday 1st July 2019, the Y5/6 Girls' Football Team welcomed Rushmere Primary School for their last home match of the season. The girls played some great football, and were unlucky to be trailing 2-0 at half time. The girls began the second half with some wonderful play, working hard as a team. Unfortunately they were not able to catch up and the game ended in a 3-0 victory to Rushmere.
The very next day (Tuesday 2nd July 2019) the girls were again back in action to play their final match of the season, an away match against Hillside Primary School. The girls gave 100% effort and persevered throughout but found themselves 3-0 down at half time. Going into the second half, the girls continued to fight hard and were rewarded with two superb goals from Tayla. The match finished with a 6-2 win to Hillside. Well done to all the girls who have played in the football team this season and thank you to all those who have supported them, it is very much appreciated.
IPSSA U11’s Girls Football League
On Thursday 14th June 2019, the Year 5/6 team played a home game against Cedarwood Primary School. From the first whistle the girls worked very hard. Their hard work paid off as the girls recorded their first win of the season, with a well deserved 3-1 win. A special mention to Jessica, Tilly and Darcy who all scored during the match. Jessica also received Player of the Match as she played very well throughout.
IPSSA U11’s Girls Football League
On Tuesday 11th June 2019, the Yr5/6 Girls' Football Team travelled to Sidegate Primary School for their next league match. The girls worked extremely hard from the first whistle. Unfortunately, Sidegate took the lead despite some great saves from our Goalkeeper. Just when the girls were feeling defeated, Che took the ball from the halfway line, performing an amazing run past numerous Sidegate players and without hesitation, shot and scored our first goal of the match. Well done to the whole team, again you made Mrs Reddington and Miss Horne very proud.
IPSSA U11’s Girls Football League
On Wednesday 5th June 2019, the Year 5/6 Girls' Football Team hosted a league match against Gusford Primary School. The girls played a very solid first half where no goals were conceded. The second half of the game was a bit more challenging and the team lost 3-0. The girls all played extremely well and Miss Horne was proud of all of the team. A special well done to Che who was awarded player of the match for her excellent determination to win every ball!
IPSSA U11’s Girls Football League
On Monday 20th May 2019, the Year 5/6 Girls' Football Team travelled away to Cliff Lane Primary School. As always, the girls showed perseverance, hard work and determination throughout the match. As a result, this was by far the girls’ best match. The match ended as a draw, which was not a true reflection of the way the girls played. Codie and Darcy made some excellent plays and Sophie did a great defensive job in goal. The player of the match was given to Darcy. It was her first football match and she gave an excellent performance. Well done! Miss Horne and Mr Bradford were very proud of the team.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U11’s Netball Tournament
On Tuesday 21st May 2019, fourteen Year 5/6 pupils took part in an Ipswich and South Suffolk School Games U11’s Netball Tournament held at Ipswich School Sports Centre. Whitehouse entered both an ‘A’ and ‘B’ team into the tournament. The teams played against four other schools, Dale Hall, St Mark’s, The Oaks and Witnesham Primary. For most of the ‘B’ team this was the first time they had ever played in a netball match. Great perseverance and teamwork was shown by all of the team. The ‘A’ team showed some outstanding quality netball. As a result, the team finished the tournament runners up in second place! overall the ‘B’ team in a pleasing eighth place. Throughout the tournament, one player in each team was selected by the umpires to receive the Fair Player Award. This award is presented to pupils that show excellent team spirit, sportsmanship, a positive attitude and good behaviour. A special well done to Tuhana from the ‘A’ team and Nicolas from the ‘B’ team for winning this award. It was a pleasure for Ms Salmon and Miss Horne to accompany a group of children who consistently showed the ‘Whitehouse Ways’, and followed the 'Golden Rules'!
IPSSA U11’s Girls Football League
On Wednesday 1st May 2019, the Girls' Football Team played their second league match against Britannia Primary School. It was a great match and the girls all worked very hard and gave their best efforts throughout. It was a tough match with a single goal separating the teams. Unfortunately, the signal goal went in the favour of Britannia, whom held on to narrowly win the match 1-0. Miss Horne and Mr Bradford were extremely proud of the girls for their efforts. Player of the match was Sophie who played in goal and made some great saves in throughout the match. Well done to all the team.
IPSSA U11’s Girls Football League
On Tuesday 23rd April 2019, the Year 5/6 Girls' Football Team kicked off this year’s league with an away game at Broke Hall Primary School. At half time the score was even at 0-0 and the girls had played very well. Just a few minutes into the second half Broke Hall scored the first goal. The girls didn’t give up and showed perseverance and courage to the end whistle! Ms Reddington and Miss Horne would like to thank the girls for all their hard work.
IPSSA U11’s Boys Football League
A huge well done to the Year 5/6 Boys' Football Team! On Thursday 21st March 2019, the boys won their first league game of the year against a very strong Hillside Team. A goal in the first half from Reuben was enough to seal the win for the boys in what was a very competitive match. The boys worked really hard defensively to keep out the mounting pressure from Hillside. A thunderbolt strike from Kian’s free kick towards the end of the match very nearly increased the boys lead, however a good stop from the Hillside goalkeeper kept the final score 1-0 to Whitehouse. A very good performance by all the boys throughout the match. Well done on a very well deserved win!
Year 5/6 Boys ‘B’ Team Football Friendly
On Thursday 14th March 2019, the Year 5/6 ‘B’ Team played in their very first friendly match against Sidegate Primary Schools ‘B’ Team. Both teams worked extremely hard to keep the ball under control due to some very windy conditions! The first half of the game was evenly matched with both sides showing some good passing and spells of possession. Unfortunately a spectacular own goal, (helped by the wind!) and an unlucky rebound, saw Sidegate take a 2-0 lead by half time. The boys’ enthusiasm was not dampened and they went on to control the second half and enjoyed a lot of possession of the ball and chances at goals. Carnell scored two very good goals, putting the score at 2-2. This was followed by a goal from Jemira putting Whitehouse into the lead and then another goal from Tommy, which gave the boys a 4-2 victory. Mr Jordan was extremely proud of the team’s hard work and enthusiasm throughout the match. A very well deserved win!
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U7’s Dodgeball Festival
On Thursday 7th March 2019, it was the turn of Year 1/2 to take part in the School Games U7 Dodgeball Festival, which again took place at Inspire Suffolk. Each match consisted of three 2 minute games. The team, comprising of pupils from Year 1 and 2, competed against nine other schools. It was very tiring but the team performed brilliantly and put 100% effort into every game. Despite most other teams comprising of just Year 2 children, the team were not put off and went on to win four of their matches, drawing three and losing just one. As well as showing some great dodgeball skills, the team also displayed excellent teamwork throughout the festival. Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon were extremely proud of the effort shown by all of the children and their excellent behaviour throughout the festival. They represented the school very well!
IPSSA U11 Girls Netball League
Tuesday 27th February 2019, saw the Year 5/6 Netball Team play their last IPSSA League match against Broke Hall Primary School. The girls started the first quarter with some solid defensive work. Despite going a goal behind, the girls showed great perseverance. Broke Hall continued to push the game with long spells of possession, resulting in a half-time score of 5-0 to the opposition team. After a half-time team talk, the girls continued the match with great positivity and increased confidence and played some outstanding netball. They were rewarded with two fantastic goals in the third quarter by Tuhana. The girls continued to keep the pressure on and the netball shown in the second half was of a high-school standard. Despite their hardwork and effort, the girls unfortunately lost the match 7-2. Ms Salmon has been extremely impressed with the progress the team have made throughout the year and hope they will continue to play when they move on to high school.
IPSSA U11 Boys Football League
On Wednesday 13th February 2019, the Y5/6 Football Team finished off a busy run of fixtures with a home match against Springfield Junior Primary School. The game was evenly matched, with both sides enjoying good spells of possession and both coming close to opening the score. Max made some excellent saves and showed confident goalkeeping, keeping out the opposition for the majority of the first half. However, a goal from Springfield’s corner just before half time saw the team behind 1-0. The boys started the second half brightly, showing some well worked link-up play. A late handball and penalty against the boys allowed Springfield to score goal second goal and ending the match with a 2-0 defeat. Despite the score, Mr Jordan and Miss Horne were very impressed with their hard work and effort throughout the match.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U11’s Boys Futsal Competition
Following the success of the U11 Boys Futsal event, an additional competition was added for the U11 boys. As a result, on Friday 8th February 2019, Mr Jordan and Miss Horne took seven of our Y6 boys to compete against five other schools. The boys played very hard, showing excellent teamwork and quick passing, resulting in a very high tempo games throughout the competition. The boys’ hard work paid off, winning two games, drawing one and losing one. Narrowly missing out on the runners up position, the team finished the competition in an impressive third place! An extra well done to Ritchie for receiving the Fair Play Award – an award presented to individuals that show the true spirit of the School Games ethos of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.
IPSSA U11’s Girls Netball League
On Wednesday 6th February 2019, the Year 5/6 Netball Team played their sixth league game of the season against Cliff Lane Primary School. The team had yet another great game. Chloe scored a very early goal just two minutes into the game. The girls continued to show great teamwork, which resulted in Lauren scoring her second goal of the match. In the third quarter the teams good passing resulted in Tuhana scoring five more goals! The match finished with a rather convincing 7-1 win for the girls. Ms Salmon and Miss Horne were very proud and impressed with the quality of netball being played by the team.
IPSSA U11’s Boys Football League
On Tuesday 5th February 2019, the boys turned their attention back to league with a home match against Broke Hall Primary School. The boys had a positive start, playing some excellent football and putting pressure on their opponents. A fantastic strike from just outside the box by Reuben gave the boys an early 1-0 lead. Despite some fantastic passages of play, increased pressure from Broke Hall saw the boys trailing 2-1 at half time. The match ended with a 5-1 defeat, a score that did not reflect the quality of football or hard work shown by the boys throughout the game. A special mention to Leo for representing the school in his first football fixture this year, Also to Dennis and Ritchie for playing in their first football matches for Whitehouse. As always, Mr Jordan and Miss Horne were very impressed with the effort, behaviour and perseverance shown by the boys during both games.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U11’s Girls Futsal Festival
On Thursday 31st January 2019, six Year 5/6 girls took part in the U11’s Girls Futsal Festival held at Inspire Suffolk. Twelve schools took part in the event. The girls were grouped to play against, The Oaks, St Margaret’s and The Willows Primary Schools. The girls were unlucky to draw their first game against The Willows and then lose the next two matches; however, they showed excellent teamwork and perseverance throughout the festival. Ms Salmon and Miss Horne were very proud of the girls. A special mention goes to Codie for receiving the Fair Player Award for Whitehouse, well done!
IPSSA U11’s Boys Football Knockout Cup – Round 2
On Tuesday 31st January 2019, the Year 5/6 Boys Football were in action against Gorseland Primary School in the Owain Rihards Knockout Cup. With the winners progressing through to the quarter-finals, the game was a tough and very competitive affair. Battling the freezing conditions both teams worked hard for possession for the ball. Unfortunately the match ended 4-1 to Gorseland, sadly ending the cup run for the boys.
IPSSA U11's Netball League
On Tuesday 29th January 2019, the Year 5/6 Netball Team played yet another league game this time against Gusford Primary School. The girls had a great start and were showing good teamwork and skill. In the first quarter of the game Julia scored two goals, giving the team a boost of confidence. This was shortly followed by a further goal from Chloe. Entering the third quarter, the girls continued to show excellent determination which soon paid off with another two more goals, one from Tuhana and another from Julia. The final score was a 5-2 win for the girls. Ms Salmon and Miss Horne were extremely impressed with all of the girls and the skill and teamwork they showed.
IPSSA U11's Girl Netball League
On Monday 21st January 2019, The Year 5/6 Netball Team were back in action against Cedarwood Primary School. The standard of netball played by the girls was outstanding throughout the match. Dea scored an early goal just two minutes into the game followed by three superb goals scored by Lauren. In the third quarter, the girls threaten their opponents goal with an impressive eleven shots. During this dominant pressure, Tuhana managed to convert yet another goal. The game finally finished with a 5-1 win. Ms Salmon was impressed at their play and extremely proud of the skill and teamwork shown. Well done to Che for receiving the Player of the Match award.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U9’s Futsal Festival
On Thursday 17th January 2019, Ms Salmon and Miss Horne took six children to an U9’s Futsal Festival held at Inspire Suffolk. Twelve schools took part in the event. Within their group, the team had to play against St Johns, Bucklesham, Trimley St Mary, The Oaks and Sproughton Primary Schools. The team played extremely well, especially when taking into consideration that this was the first time they had played together as a team. Throughout their games, the team impressively managed to win three of their games and draw two. Well done to Theo who received the Fair Player Award for showing a good attitude, good teamwork and fair play.
IPSSA U11’s Girls Netball League
On Tuesday 15th January 2019, the Year 5/6 Netball Team were back in action against Britannia Primary School. The girls approached the game with a positive attitude and full of confidence, which soon paid off as Che scored the first goal of the match in the second quarter. The girls continued to show some outstanding netball and although Britannia had many chances to score, they were unable to convert. Lauren scored a second goal for the team, followed quickly by two further goals from Chloe and Dea. The girls managed to see the match out, winning the match 4-1. A special well done to Tuhana who was named player of the match.
IPSSA U11's Boys Football League
On Wednesday 12th December 2018, the Year 5/6 Boys' Football Team travel to Gusford Primary School in search of their first league win of the season. The boys started the first half with some solid defence work. With some very good spells of football, and some excellent link-up play of their own, the boys put pressure on the Gusford team. Despite going a goal behind from a well worked cross, the boys showed real perseverance. The hard work paid off with a very well taken goal from Callum just before half time. The second half was played at the same high tempo as the first and another goal from Gusford was equalled by a very classy goal from Alonso. Excellent link up play between Kian and Preston allowed the team to enjoy large spells of possession throughout the second half. Kian went close to putting Whitehouse ahead with a fantastic long-range free kick, which forced a good save from the Gusford goalkeeper. Despite the boys’ fantastic teamwork and hard work, and with the light quickly fading, they were unlucky to concede two goals late on in the match, eventually losing the game 4-2. After the game, the opposition’s teacher commended the boys on their performance.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U11's Sports Hall Athletics
On Thursday 6th December 2018, Twenty-four of our Year 5/6 pupils took part in the School Games U11's Sports Hall Athletics competition, held at Westbourne Academy. The event consisted of eighteen adapted indoor track and field events in which the pupils competed against ten other schools. With so many pupils, competing in the same space, the atmosphere was very exciting and extremely loud as each school cheered their teams from the sidelines! Both the girls’ and boys’ teams performed superbly throughout the events, particularly on the track where both teams won a number of their races. Mr Jordan and Miss Salmon were immensely proud of their efforts and the competitiveness shown by the entire team. As a result, the team finished in an impressive 4th place, just 30 points behind the team in 3rd place. Well done to everyone who took part!
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U11's Dodgeball Festival
Following the recent efforts of our Year 3/4 Dodgeball Team, Thursday 22nd November 2018 saw the turn of the Year 5/6 team. Six of our pupils attended the School Games U11 Dodgeball Festival, which took place at Inspire Suffolk. The festival was delivered in the same way as the previous U9 festival, with ten teams competing against each other across nine rounds of games in a round robin format. The team quickly got into the swing of things, showing excellent teamwork and tactics to try and outwit their opponents. Everyone showed fantastic work throughout each of the high energy and fast paced matches. As a result, the team managed to win 4, draw 1 and lose 3 of their games. In addition, at the end of the festival the team were awarded with the ‘fair play’ award. This is awarded to teams that show the true spirit of the School Games ethos of teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play and above all having fun! Mr Jordan and Miss Horne are extremely proud of the team’s efforts.
IPSSA U11's Boys Football League
On Monday 19th November 2018, the Year 5/6 Boys' Football Team played their second league match in as many weeks again against tough opposition as they hosted last year’s league winners, Sidegate Primary School. As expected, Sidegate enjoyed large spells of possession throughout the game, however our team showed good defensive work to break down the Sidegate attacks. Despite their best efforts, and after some good passages of play of their own, the boys found themselves 2-0 down at half time. Undeterred the boys started the second half on the front foot. Their positivity and increased confidence created two very good attempts on goal from both Edi and Preston. As the light began to fade, Sidegate finished the game the stronger of the two teams and scored several times to finish the game 7-0 winners. Despite being behind throughout the game, the boys never gave up and continued to play right up to the final whistle.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U9’s Dodgeball Festival
On Thursday 15th November 2018, six pupils from Year 3/4 attended the School Games U9 Dodgeball Festival, which took place at Inspire Suffolk. The festivals provide the opportunity to play against each of the teams at the event in a round robin format, without the emphasis of an overall winner. The festival was well run and very much enjoyed by all. The pupils showed fantastic teamwork and effort, along with some excellent dodgeball skills and tactics during each of the games. As a result, the team managed to win 4, draw 1 and lose 3 of their games. An excellent effort by all the team, well done!
IPSSA U11's Girls Netball League
On Tuesday 13th November 2018, the Year 5/6 Netball Team had their first league game of the season, against Springfield Junior School. The girls started the game with a very positive, determined attitude and their passing was impressive. In the 3rd quarter, Springfield managed to slip through the team’s strong defence and score the first goal of the match. The girls continued to press into the final quarter, and their hard work paid off when Dea scored the team’s first goal making it 1-1. This gave the girls a huge boost and Dea went on to score a further 3 outstanding goals for Whitehouse, making the girls first league match a very successful one with a 4-1 win! Ms Salmon was extremely proud of the girls’ determination and standard of play. A special mention to Che who received Player of the Match.
IPSSA U11's Boys Football League
After a successful start to the season in the cup, it was time for the Year 5/6 Football Team to turn their attention to the league games. On Tuesday 8th November 2018, the boys played host to Britannia Primary School, arguably one of the strongest teams in the league. As predicted, Britannia started quickly, which led to an early first half goal. However, the boys were not deterred and showed some excellent teamwork to set up a number of goal attempts. Britannia scored again just before half time, making it 2- 0. The boys started the second half well and their persistence paid off with a well taken goal by Kyle. With an increase in confidence the boys piled on the pressure and went close to equalising on numerous occasions. Britannia caught the boys on the counter attack, adding 3 more goals to their tally and eventually winning the game 5- 1. Mr Jordan and Miss Horne were extremely proud of the boys’ determination to continue to work hard as a team right up to the final whistle. A very gritty performance!
IPSSA U11's Netball Knock Out Cup – Round 1
On Wednesday 31st November 2018, the Year 5/6 Netball Team played Dale Hall in the first round of the IPSSA Knock out Cup. They started extremely well, showing some very impressive attacking skills. Unfortunately, Dale Hall managed to slip through our defence and scored the first goal of the match. The team turned the game around in the 2nd quarter, with 2 goals coming from Tuhana and Julia, made the score 2-1 at half time. The team continued to show amazing netball skills and Ms Salmon was extremely proud of the teams efforts, behaviour and perseverance throughout. Despite their best efforts, the match resulted in a 7-2 win to Dale Hall. The final result did not reflect how closely contested the match was, or how well the team played. Great effort everyone!
U9's Girls Football Festival
On Thursday 18th October 2018, five Year 3/4 girls represented Whitehouse in a 4v4 Football Festival held at the Ipswich Town Football Club. A total of 21 schools entered the festival, so the girls knew that they needed to show some excellent football skills! The girls soon found their feet after a draw in the first two matches. They then went on to lose one, which was very unfortunate, and then won the last two games, 3-1 and 2-0 with goals from Hermione, Talia and Grace. Both Ms Salmon and Miss Horne were extremely impressed with how the girls performed and praised the girls on their wonderful sportsmanship and behaviour throughout the duration of the Festival. Well done girls! A special thank you to Mr Parker, our Chair of Governors, and the parents who came along to support and cheer on the team.
IPSSA U11's Boys Football Knockout Cup – Round 1
On Tuesday 16th October 2018, The Year 5/6 Boys' Football Team continued their impressive start to the season with a 2-0 win against tough opposition in Cliff Lane Primary School. The boys started the game confidently and after a closely contested start to the game, enjoyed some excellent spells of possession. After creating some fantastic attacking football, which threatened the opposition’s goal on numerous occasions, the boys were rewarded with a well deserved goal from Preston just before half time. The second half proved to be just as competitive as the first, with both teams creating scoring opportunities. However a well worked through ball, set Preston on his way late on to score his second of the match and wrap up the win for Whitehouse. The boys continue their cup run by booking their place into the second round, to play the winners of either Birchwood or Gorseland Primary School. Mr Jordan and Miss Horne, were again extremely proud of the team’s performance. Special mentions go to both Charlie and Rhys for their excellent performances during their first match for the school.
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U11's Girls Football Tournament
On Thursday 11th October 2018, Mrs Reddington and Ms Salmon took 9 girls, from Years 4, 5 and 6, to represent Whitehouse in the Suffolk School Games Girls 7-a-side Football Tournament, held at Whitton Sports Centre. With the girl’s league not starting until the Spring Term, this was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to come together and enjoy an afternoon of football. The girls quickly found their feet and after a total of 6 matches, they managed to win 1, draw 3 and lose 2 of their matches. After finishing a respectful fourth in their league, the girls unfortunately did not progress to the knockout stages of the tournament. However, the team’s aim for the tournament was to gain valuable experience playing as a team, learn from the games and most importantly, to have fun. Both Mrs Reddington and Ms Salmon commented that the girls were a pleasure to coach, and praised them for their ability to listen to and take on advice, and for showing wonderful sportsmanship throughout the afternoon. Well done girls!
Ipswich & Suffolk School Games U11's Boys Football Tournament
On Thursday 4th October 2018, the Year 5/6 Boys' Football Team took part in the Suffolk School Games 7-a-side Football Tournament, held at Whitton Sports Centre. A total of 32 schools took part in the event. The tournament began with initial group stage matches to determine which two teams from each group would be successful in progressing to the quarter finals. The boys faced strong opposition within their group and despite losing their opening match to Dale Hall 2-0, showed excellent teamwork and perseverance to battle through the rest of their games. The boys quickly bounced back with a 1-0 win over Bawdsey Primary School, 0-0 draws against both Hillside, Shotley and finally a 1-1 draw with Hadleigh Primary School. Unfortunately, the boys only just missed out on a place in the knockout stages of the tournament. However, both Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon were extremely pleased with the boys’ behaviour, effort and positive attitude throughout the event. A special mention goes to Kyle for receiving the ‘Fair Player Award’, voted by the young leaders at the event.
IPSSA U11's Boys Football Knockout Cup - Preliminary Round
On Thursday 27th September 2018, The Year 5/6 Boys' Football Team made a very impressive start to the season, beating Bramford Primary School 10-0 in the preliminary round of the IPSSA Knockout Cup. The boys started the game brightly and quickly dominated possession. After some fantastic passing and attacking football from the team, the goals began to flow. A hat trick for Kyle and two goals from Callum saw the team leading 5-0 at half time. Despite the flattering score line, the boys kept their concentration and began the second half equally as dominantly as the first, again showing excellent team work. Five more goals followed in the second half, an additional two goals from Kyle, and two more from Preston finished the game off in fantastic style. Mr Jordan and Miss Horne were extremely proud of the boys’ teamwork and attitude throughout the game. Both were also very impressed with the level of skill and tactical understanding shown. The team have now booked their place in the first round of the cup and will play Clifford Lane Primary School. Lastly, it was nice to see so many parents/carers at the match. As always, we would like to thank you all for your continued support.