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"Growing together; Achieving together"
Happy holidays! Children return to school on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019.


Youth Games Megafest


‘The day at Crystal Palace was lots of fun because we got to do lots of different activities. We did dodgeball, skipping and fitness games.’

Evan, 4S Lewis


‘The day was really amazing and was so much fun. I loved playing all the games and enjoyed every activity. My favourite was dodgeball because it was really energetic.’

Xavier, 5S Morpurgo


Years 3/4 Indoor Athletics


On Thursday, 16th March, Years 3 and 4 went to Southfields Academy for an Athletics Competition. I thought it was really fun because I love sports. The people there were really friendly, they helped us a lot. When we came out of school we were extremely excited. It was about a 5 minute walk from Granard to the bus stop but we got there for the next bus. When we arrived at Southfields Academy, we were the first school there, we had to wait for about 4 minutes before the other schools came. We had loads of exciting obstacles: over and under, 2+1,1+1, long jump, chest push, speed bounce, vertical jump, triple jump and relay races. We were placed 5th out of 6 schools. It was a really fun day and I really enjoyed it!

Mona, 4S Lewis


Skipping Competition


On Wednesday, 15th March children from Years 1 and 2 competed in the house skipping competition during their lunchtime. Children had to skip as many times as they could in 30 seconds. There were some impressive performances from both boys and girls, particularly in Year 1. The winning skipper was Kayla in 1B Seuss who managed 47 skips in the allotted time. Congratulations to all that participated.


PPSSA Football Tournament


Year 5 attended the PPSSA Football tournament on Thursday, 1st March after school at Dover House Road, sporting the schools new football kit. Granard played 4 games, winning one, losing two and drawing the other.


It was many of the children's first experience of school sport and they gave a great account of themselves. There were impressive performances from goalkeeper Milo (5S Morpurgo) and Nouman (5S Morpurgo) as well as a great goal scored by Brendan (5B Wilson). The team await the results of other fixtures to find out if they have made the knock-out stages of the tournament next week.

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House Sports Competition


In the last week of term, Mr Ardrey organised Granard's first House Sports Competition of the year for Years 5 and 6. The football tournament was well contested and there were some great displays of teamwork and sportsmanship on show.


Points were gained from scoring (2), not conceding (2), drawing (5) or winning a game (10). The overall winners of the Year 5 competition were the BLUE house with 30 points, completing the tournament unbeaten. In Year 6, the overall winners were the BLUE house with an impressive 37 points.


More house competitions will be run this half term for children across all the key stages.


Chelsea Foundation Football Tournament


Boys from Year 5 and 6 took part in the Chelsea Foundation Football Tournament on Wednesday, 11th January at Southfields Academy.


The players gave a really good account of themselves and behaved exceptionally at the event. The team managed to win 3 of their 8 games but unfortunately did not make it through to the knock out stages. Player of the tournament was Cameron in 6T Pullman.


Last Friday, 25th November, Mr Ardrey welcomed 21 trainee teachers as part of our on going relationship with Roehampton University. 


RM Rosen and 3M were lucky enough to participate in some exciting PE lessons run by the students where they focused on learning new skills to apply in many sports.


Tag Rugby Team


The Tag Rugby team took part in the Wandsworth Schools Tag Rugby tournament on Tuesday, 8th November at Dover House Road playing fields.  Despite having no previous experience in Tag Rugby the team performed excellently and by the end of tournament were really beginning to show signs of a good rugby team.  Tries were scored throughout the day, with three by Shannon S and one by Rio WR.  There were many stand out performances but the player of the tournament was Callum S from 5B.  Well done to all those who participated.

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Our Sporting achievements so far this term:


Well done to Dwayne in 6A Rowling who came 5th out of 95 Year 6 boys in a Cross Country event which took place at Tooting Bec Common on the 5th October.  The event was for all Wandsworth school children from Years 5/6 and we had 7 children taking part.


Well done to the Year 5/6 Football Team who came 3rd at the Southfields Academy Football Tournament on the 6th October.   Certificates will be distributed shortly.


Well done to the Year 5/6 Football Team for yesterday’s (13th October) results in the PPSSA football league at Dover House Road.  Granard drew 0-0 with St Mary's, and beat West Hill and Heathmere 2-1 to remain top of the league in their group.  Goals came from Shaydon (2), Shannon and Shakur.  Player of the week was Cameron who made some impressive saves throughout the day.

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