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September 2013-July 2014 - Our most succesful year ever!


The year of 2013-2014 will go down in sporting history at Arnold Mill as the most successful EVER. We have had more pupils than ever representing the school, more teams than any other previous year and more COMPETITION WINNERS than ever before.




The Double 'Invincibles'

A huge well done to BOTH school football teams who have managed to finish their league season without losing a game. The boys have played 6 games, winning 5 and drawing 1. The girls have played 7 games and won  all 7. An amazing achievement by both teams!


Both teams were recently confirmed as LEAGUE CHAMPIONS and will now play in the quarter finals of the play offs - good luck to both teams


Gedling Champions

After a long hard season the girls were crowned champions of Gedling after a narrow victory against Mapperley Plains. The girls continued there hard work and excellent league form into the play offs, defeating Stanhope and Woodborough Woods on the way to the final.


A wonderful season that has made everyone at AMPS extremely proud of the entire team




The Basketball Team Win Local tournament

An excellent squad performance allowed the Basketball team to secure FIRST place at the recent primary school tournament. WELL DONE


Boccia Team WINS

Well done to our KS2 boccia team for winning the Gedling district competition on Wednesday 7th May. The 6 players were divided into 2 teams and competed against local schools during the event. Both teams performed brilliantly in their respective leagues.


Team A managed to go unbeaten during the competition and were crowned winners after a very close final with Robert Mellors.


Year 5 Quad Athletics

Once again the sun was shining as the Year 5 athletic team headed to Carlton Le Willows to compete in the very first Gedling Quad Kids. The 10 children competed in 5 different events & accumulated points along the way. The team finished with a points total of over 1500, which was 200 more than the next place team, to secure 1st place.


Yet again another fantastic achievement by the pupils of A.M.P.S. - WELL DONE 


Year 5&6 Sportshall Athletics

During the Autumn term we competed in the annual Sportshall Athletics event at Redhill. All the 10 children involved tried their very best at the competition where we finished 6th against some very tough opposition.


An individual well done to Ben Nightingale, he managed to achieve 1st place on the sit and ball throw event with a distance of 8m. This was the furthest throw during our heat and the 2nd furthest over the 3 heats where around 20 schools competed. A wonderful personal achievement!


Year 5/6 Cross Country


The very first Gedling Cross Country Competition took place at Carlton Le Willows at the end of the November. Our school was represented by 4 girls and 4 boys from our year 5/6. All 8 pupils enjoyed the afternoon and performed to their very best. The boys team came a very commendable 5th place overall and the girls team came a wonderful 2nd  (out of 10 schools). A special mention must go to all the girls as they all finished in the top 12 and from this were chosen to represent Gedling at the county finals in February – the girls were Eithne Murray, Rachel Jacks, Olivia Hotchkiss and Olivia Greentree. A huge well done also to Thomas York from Year 5, he ran excellently and finished 5th – he was also chosen to represent Gedling in February.


Cross Country District Competition

On February 1st 2014 the 5 runners mentioned above competed in atrocious conditions at Sutton Lawn. Although it wasn't raining on the day, there had been heavy pours prior to the event so it was very 'boggy' under foot. All our 5 runners tried their very best and all agreed it was an excellent experience for them.


Finishing positions (out of approximately 100 runners)

Olivia Hotchkiss - 46th  

Rachel Jacks - 47th

Olivia Greentree - 56th


Thomas York - 25th


Year 6 Pop Lacrosse - A first for AMP

After selecting a team of 10 year 6 pupils to compete at a Pop Lacrosse tournament in November we were all very disappointed that the event had to be cancelled due to bad weather. However, the event was rescheduled for January, which allowed the team to get in some additional practice before the event. During the competition the team played 4 games; winning 2 and losing 2. The team definitely grew in confidence as the event progressed and once again the pupils did themselves proud.


Year 3&4 Sportshall Athletics

After being selected to represent their school, 5 boys & 5 girls from our Year 4 attended the annual Sportshall Athletics event that took place on Tuesday 11th February.  Each pupil competed in 5 field events and 2 relays. For a lot of the pupils it was their first time representing Arnold Mill. The team were given the privilege of showcasing the schools brand new sports kit and it was lovely to see their beaming smiles and there sense of pride in wearing the kit. The pupils worked very hard whilst at the event and finished overall in a very commendable 5th place against some excellent competition.


A special mention to the boy’s team for their achievement during the afternoon as they finished in 2nd place against the other 7 schools, and were just 4 points off top spot.


Swimming Gala

On Thursday 13th February we took 11 very excited pupils to the Notts Schools Swimming Gala for Gedling and District. All the pupils did themselves proud and as a school we were immensely proud of their effort, behaviour and the way they encouraged each other throughout the event. Overall we finished 4th, missing out on 3rd place (and a medal) by just two points. A fantastic achievement by all our pupils – WELL DONE!!!


A special mention to the following pupils on their achievements during the gala:

1st place – Jak Bodycott (Year 5) Boys 25m backstroke

1st place – Olivia Greentree (Year 5) Girls 25m backstroke

1st place – Isaac Gilbert (Year 3) Boys 25m backstroke


Year 5&6 Cricket Team

On Wednesday 5th March 8 boys from our year 5&6 played at an indoor tournament at Trent Bridge. The boys had an extremely difficult draw against 2 schools that we knew had excellent cricket players and certainly would've had lots of practice in preparation. The boys all did themselves proud on the night and loved the whole experience of attending and playing cricket against tough opposition. The team lost both of their games but all 8 players played extremely well and are certainly looking forward to their next cricket tournament.


Well done boys!


High 5 Team

On Tuesday 11th March our Year 5&6 High 5 team played 6 matches at a tournament held at Carlton Academy. In these 6 matches, they drew 4 games and lost 2 - unfortunately this meant that they didn't qualify for the next round of games but the pupils definitely gained a lot from the experience. The team performed really well and the players thoroughly enjoyed the competition. Miss Najuk was extremely proud of all the players and their performances.


Girls Netball Team

After getting to grips with positional play in training the team headed off to Carlton Academy to take part in a tournament for the afternoon. The girls played 3 matches, winning 2 and losing the third. These results provided the team with a 2nd place finish - a brilliant achievement for their first Netball competition.  


Year 5 football team

On Wednesday 23rd April we took a slightly depleted squad to compete at the annual Notts Forest Football Tournament,  which was held at their academy. The boys got off to a slow start unfortunately and lost their first two games. However, once the boys had found their form they played really well and managed to win their two remaining games, this meant the team finished in 5th place - missing out on qualification to the next stage by one place.  


Tag rugby
After a few weeks of training with Mrs Reed, the team took part in a local rugby tournament that was held at Mellish Rugby Club. The team played some excellent rugby during the tournament, winning one game and narrowly losing their other three games. 


Year 3&4 Tennis Festival

A huge well done to the lower key stage 2 tennis team for qualifying for the finals next Tuesday. The 4 players played some difficult opponents during the festival but played really well and are now looking forward to next week.


Good Luck to all of you!


Year 3&4 Tennis finals

The players were very excited to be returning to the finals today & certainly played with a lot more confidence. The pupil all played fantastic, and like their are always asked they tried their best!! The team finished 5th against some very talented tennis players. 


All though it was definitely a team effort, a special mention must go to Tommy Jacks - he managed to win all 5 of his games!


Pop Lacrosse (hosted at AMPS)

The team were very excited about being able to pop lacrosse once again & although they hadn't had much practice since last time, we were confident going into the event.


Unfortunately 2 teams did not manage to make it to the event but the teams that were present were divided into smaller teams & the competition took place. All 4 teams played some excellent lacrosse and both AMP team managed to remain unbeaten throughout the competition.


Pop lacrosse has definitely proved to be very popular with the upper KS2 pupils and we will be looking to build it into the lessons during next year.

Tri-Schools running league

On Monday 16th June Arnold Mill played host to the very first running league meeting between Arnbrook Primary, Southwark Primary and Arnold Mill Primary.


The event had been eagerly anticipated by all 3 schools, with lots of training taking place prior to the event. Each team consisted of a squad of 10 runners, 5 boys & 5 girls. The meeting itself consisted of 3 events


- a long distance run (approx. 1500m)

- a short distance sprint (approx. 70m)

- a team sprint relay


Each school competed in all of the events and accumulated points along the way.  As with all sports events they had to be a winner and after the final scores were calculated it was SOUTHWARK PRIMARY that were the proud recipients of the winners medals.  


A massive well done to them but also a huge congratulations to all of the children that attended and took part, they were fantastic and showed real determination, team spirit and enthusiasm throughout the event.


The next meeting will hopefully take place in the Autumn Term so please look out for further information.


Year 5/6 Mixed Cricket Team

After being cancelled from early June the team travelled to Gedling Cricket Club on Friday 20th June with confidence. The afternoon was perfect for cricket and the players began with 2 outstanding victories, this meant that they topped their league and progressed through to the semi-final. The team unfortunately came across a very good team in the semi-final and were defeated. However due to their fantastic start to the afternoon the team were awarded 3rd place. Well done to all 10 players.


Year 5&6 Tennis festival

It was the turn of our year 5&6s to compete at the tennis festival held at Woodthorpe. All the players played very well and came away from the event having tried they best which is what we ask from every pupil at Arnold Mill. The team managed to secure a 3rd place finish.


Year 4&5 Mixed Cricket

Once again the sun was shining as Arnold Mill took 10 pupils to compete in the final sporting competition of this academic year at the Notts & Arnold Cricket ground. The team played 3 league games, winning one and losing the other 2 which game them a finishing position of  third in their league. This meant that they played third from the other league in a 5th & 6th play off. The team managed to secure a convincing win meaning they finished 5th overall. Once again it was a pleasure to see the pupils competing and also enjoying themselves whilst taking part in sport.


Well done to all 10 players


Year 4 Football Team

On Thursday 26th June 9 boys from year 4 were given the opportunity to play in the school football team against Arnbrook Primary. The boys were all very excited and it was a chance for them to show case the talents in preparation for the year 5&6 team in September. The team got off to a really good start and went two goals up before half time with Tommy Jacks scoring both goals. In the second half it was a different story with Arnbrook making 7 subs, they put on a lot of pressure on and managed to score 3 goals in the space of 5 minutes. This game them the victory but it was an excellent performance by our team - well done year 4 boys.