Dudley Performing Arts will again be offering an After School Drumming & Percussion Group on Friday evenings 3.15pm to 3.45pm in the school hall. The dates for this will run from Friday 10th May 2019 and every Friday evening during term time during the Summer 2019 Term. There will be no charge for this activity but a commitment is required that sessions will be attended regularly.
If your son/daughter would like to attend this group, please contact the school office for a letter and consent slip for you to complete.
PROVIDED BY ACE COACHING - Held on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd May & 5th June
This club is open to Boys & Girls from Years 1,2,3,4,5 & 6
Weekly skills, drills, shootouts, matches and loads of FUN
Player Awards every week - not just because you're the best but because you try harder than the rest!
Letters & payment slips are available from our school office
PROVIDED BY ACE COACHING - Held on Tuesdays 30th April & 7th, 14th, 21st May & 4th June
This half term's theme : Chart Toppers
This club is open to boys and girls in Years 1,2,3,4,5 & 6
Weekly styles of street dance, movies, themes songs and loads of FUN.
Dancers Weekly Awards, not just because you have the best moves but because you try harder to improve your groove!
Letters & payment slips available from the school office.
Thursday 9th May.
Four lucky children were selected to compete in a local schools mini-tennis event. Teams consisted of two boys and two girls from Years 3 or 4.
A big well done to these four tennis aces! They improved their tennis skills as the games went on and despite being so new to tennis, managed to snag a few victories!
Mr Mason was very impressed.
Hopefully we can get more teams entered next year, and after a bit of tennis practise we can do even better in the competition.
After the competition was over, we played some friendly rounds agaisnt another school and had a lot of fun - we barely stopped playing tennis all afternoon! Thankfully the rain didn't stop us as we swapped venue to the David Lloyd Leisure Centre where we played on indoor courts.
On Tuesday 9th April, ten children from years 3 and 4 took part in a fun sporting afternoon at Roberts Primary School.
There was '9 square', two different games of dodgeball and an unusual game that involved working as a team to pass and throw a ball, get it to the other side of the court and throw it off a boucey board so that a member of your team can catch it to score a point!
The children played marvelously and throughly enjoyed their time playing the games. Mr Mason was very proud of everybody's sportsmanship and polite attitudes. The children met new people from the other schools involved, and overall it was a brilliant afternoon. A massive thank you to Roberts Primary School for hosting this event!
A massive well done to pupils from Years 5 and 6 who took part in a football competition, playing agaisnt other Dudley schools at the WBA Academy dome on the 27th of March.
9 Children were selected, who were not already part of a football team, and they played a total of 6 tournament games against four other schools. The competition was held for pupils who are not as confident as their football-playing peers and aimed to increase the sporting population of students.
We are very proud of these young boys and girls, who for some, this was their first ever sporting competition!
A fantastic well done to our school's cross country running representatives who took part in a fantastic race at Himley County Park in Dudley on Saturday the 8th of March. This was on a weekend too so a massive thank you to the parents and siblings who also came along for the day!
The track went around the lake and the bank leading back towards the house, and overall was a distance of 1.5 km- a long way to run for anybody! Great job, you two, you've made the school very proud.
On Friday the 1st of March, our school competed in a local tag rugby tournament with Maidensbridge, St. Mary's CE and Roberts Primary School.
A huge congratulations to our two school tag rugby teams, the 'Badgers' and the 'Foxes'. Both teams competed brilliantly and showed excellent rugby sportsmanship.
And the 'Foxes' won their division, playing in the 'Alliance' league! They drew one game and won their other 2! They were awarded with a trophy and individual medals- which will be handed out during next Friday's achievement assembly. Well done everyone involved!
Friday the 8th of February saw the St Mark's boys football take to Wolverhampton for a day of rain-drenched football! The boys played on in the bitter downpour and did their best to try and win. Unfortunately, we lost three games and didn't qualify for the quarter finals stage, but we won one of our matches and had a fun time, improving our footballing talents. Well done to all the boys who took part!
And, on Friday the 15th of February, it was the girls' turn to shine! This time the weather was sunny and plenty warm enough for a good round of football. The girls played excellent, only having had 4 lunchtime training sessions before the tournament! It is brilliant to see so many girls getting into sports and competitions, keep it up girls!
A big well done to all the Year 5 children who attended the indoor athletics competition this half-term!
The event was held at Ellowes Hall and all the children ran brilliantly well, despite being rather nervous!
Check the sports display in the school corridor for more pictures and information!
(Friday 25th January 2019)
Please visit FootieMag.net for the latest scores and fixtures from the Brierley Hill and Dudley Schools Football Association. Follow the link below, and select 'Mixed - Primary Leagues 18-19 Mixed' from the drop down menu. We are in District 5.
|Mixed Primary Leagues 18-19 Mixed
|1||Wren's Nest Primary School||5||4||0||1||13|
|2||Priory Primary School||4||4||0||0||12|
|3||Kate's Hill Primary School||3||3||0||0||9|
|4||Christ Church Primary School||3||1||0||2||5|
|5||Hurst Hill Primary School||3||0||0||3||3|
|=||St Mark's C E Primary School||3||0||0||3||3|
|7||Foxyards Primary School||2||0||0||2||2|
|8||Bramford Primary School||1||0||0||1||1|
After going 2 - 0 up, Kate's Hill fought back to win a cracking match 3 - 2 by the final whistle. Both teams played hard and put in the extra mile to win the ball, make tackles and cover yards across the pitch. It was a fantastic match for both teams to improve their confidence and sportsmanship skills.
A well played match, both teams played hard for the ball and despite losing, St Mark's never gave up. We got two goals back and only allowed two goals in during the second half. Another step on our way to becoming a better team, and better players! Well done, boys.
A big well done to the school football team. Everyone played exceptionally well for their first school football match after only four training sessions as a team. After a shaky start (where Christ Church netted three goals in the first ten minutes) our team quickly adapted and settled into the match. Everyone enjoyed the game and we look forward to our next football event, playing at the West Bromwich Albion Academy Dome football competition, on the 12th of December!
The school football team trains on a Thursday evening from 3:15 to 4:15.
Trails were held earlier in the school year and 14 pupils have been selected to represent St Mark's Primary School to play for our football team. The team competes in the BHDSFA league (see above) in District 5 and takes part in various football competitions as and when they come up.
If you have any questions, please speak to Mr Mason anytime at the end of the school day.
The team have attended a football competition (12/12/18) at WBA academy dome, where we played against 4 other schools in games that lasted 8 minutes. The team did brilliantly, winning 3 games, drawing 2 and losing none. Everyone played superbly and respected the other teams, they put on their finest display of sportsmanship and footballing talent to date! Well done, team.
Game 1: St Marks vs Church of Ascension 1 - 1 Draw
Game 2: St Marks vs Eaton Valley 1 - 0 Win
Game 3: St Marks vs Crestwood 0 - 0 Draw
Game 4: St Marks vs Church of Ascension 2 - 1 Win
Game 5: St Marks vs Eaton Valley 1 - 0 Win
In the first half-term of the year, Mr Mason and Mr Woods started a tag rugby club to run alongside the P.E. curriculum for Years 5 and 6 in school. The club has had its first official competition in the Autumn 1 half-term (on the 4th of October), hosted by Dudley Kingswinford RFC, where the team competed brilliantly and had a load of fun playing against other schools!
If you have any questions about the club, please feel free to ask to speak to Mr Mason or Mr Woods anytime, usually they can be found at the front of the school at the end of the school day.