Netball Match vs Selling
Sheldwich put on a comprehensive and confident performance in our first game of the season beating Selling 14-0.
Change for Life Conference
Mrs Garrett took 15 children from Yr 5 and 6 to a Healthy Living Conference at the Detling Showground. After winning the Sports Crew of the Year award at the Canterbury Academy Sports Awards last year, we were nominated as the Canterbury district's representatives. This is a prestigious event and we have a great responsibility to disseminate what we learn to other schools. The children learnt all about a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating and keeping active and will be leading whole school assemblies and in school training in the future.
Kent Cross Country Championship - Detling Showground
Saturday 18th November was the annual county cross country championship at Detling Showground. This is an extremely challenging competition which saw approximately 1800 children from all over Kent competing over a challenging cross country course. The Year 3 and 4 races were 1200m and Year 5 and 6 competed over a 2200m course. All the children taking part did brilliantly and everyone finished their race. Each race had about 200 children running in it and our results were as follows: Joshua Byrne (Yr 3) = 102nd, Thomas Elworthy (Yr 3) = 24th, Oli Garrett (Yr 4) = 132nd, Thomas Wall (Yr 5) = 113th, Freya Padfield (Yr 5) = 58th, Martha Lammas (Yr 5) = 72nd, Adam O'Meara (Yr 6) = 131st, Alfie Culver (Yr 6) = 65th, Jack Deighton (Yr 6) = 53rd, Eve Culver (Yr 6) = 101st and Emilia Kemp (Yr 6) = 97th. An extra special mention to Reuben Linch in Class 4 who finished in an extremely impressive 9th position! Well done to all.
Sheldwich v. Selling 1-0 Win
A brilliant day of Tag Rugby was played on Thursday 9th November at the Canterbury Rugby Club. A team of children from Year 6 and one from Year 5 played superbly in the tournament. There were 16 teams and we were all split into groups of 4. We played a round robin format of matches with the Year 5 team losing to Wickhambreux but then having two exciting draws against Blean 2 and Chartham 1. The Year 6 team had a great win against Blean 3 and lost a tight opening game against Selling 4-3 and Canterbury Primary School. The afternoon games saw lots of tries scored and excellent teamwork and encouragement by all. The Year 6 team finished 7th and Year 5 finished 12th. Well done all and thanks to Ms Massey for her help and support.
Another superb Sheldwich performance at the District Handball tournament. We had two Year 6 teams entered and were split into two groups of 7 teams each. Luckily, we were in different groups and didn't have to play each other. So we had 6 matches each to play and the standard was high. Sheldwich 1 had a fantastic string of matches winning them all and finishing with a 13-1 drumming of Blean's team. This was particularly impressive as the matches were only 5 minutes long!! This resulted with them winning their group and progressing to the final! Sheldwich 2 also played brilliantly winning 4 matches, drawing one and losing just the one match to the group winners. There were goals flying in all over the place - but particular note to Adam, Daisy, James and Jack who all scored hatricks throughout the tournament. Therefore, they finished runners up in their group and played in the bronze medal match.
The tension was extremely high with both teams playing their matches at the same time! Sheldwich 2 took an early 3-1 lead against Chartham but unfortunately were pegged back and lost to a last minute goal 4-3. Sheldwich 1 had tough opponents Blean and had a hard fought match narrowly losing 3-2 in the final but proudly winning the silver medals. Both sets of teams should be incredibly proud of their performances - you all played brilliantly. Thank you to the parents who came along to support - it really makes the difference thank you. Mrs Fairs
Gold Kitemark awarded for the fourth consecutive year!
After yet another successful sporting year, Sheldwich has been awarded the Gold Sports Kitemark Award for a superb fourth consecutive year. The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. It analyses the school participation in intra and inter school competitions, the participation and engagement of children in sporting activities, the amount of pupils involved in leadership and links to local sporting clubs.
Two teams from Year 5 and 6 took part in the first Flag Football Tournament at the Canterbury Academy. They spent a session getting some coaching and then put their skills into practice playing against other schools such as Bridge and St Stephens. All the children enjoyed themselves and played brilliantly.
Yr 5 & 6 Sportshall Athletics
A team of eighteen (mixed between Year 5/6) went to Canterbury Academy for an Athletics Tournament. There were eleven schools competing, there were seven track races such as the obstacle relay and the 6 lap relay and there was five field events like the chest push and standing long jump. We came third in most of our races but sometimes narrowly missed out. We finished sixth overall. Daisy Howe was highlighted for her determination and awarded a prize.
By Yazmine and Daisy (Sports Leaders)
Year 3 and 4 Sportshall Athletics