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Sports Awards Success - Innovation Award

Sports Awards Success - Innovation Award 1

Netball Team - KS2 Team of the Year

Netball Team - KS2 Team of the Year 1

Sports Crew

Sports Crew 1

Riley Holness - Contribution to Primary PE

Riley Holness - Contribution to Primary PE 1

Sports Awards Success!

The year ended in brilliant style at the annual sports awards at Canterbury Academy. We were competing against all the other primary schools in the Canterbury Schools Sports Partnership in a variety of categories and we were very successful. The Year 5/6 Netball won KS2 Team of the Year award and our Year 6 Sports Crew were named 'Sports Crew of the Year'. These were both massive achievements and all the children should be very proud of themselves. Furthermore, Riley Holness won an individual award for his contribution to primary school sport. We were also awarded the 'Innovation Award' for our innovative approach to sport and how we report it - via our website and school games blog.


These awards are a recognition of all the hard work and brilliant sporting performances throughout the year. Well done to everyone who has competed in a sporting competition this year and a massive thank you to all the parents who have transported and supported Sheldwich.




Spires Academy

Thursday 13th July 2017


The final event of year saw Sheldwich enter three teams into the rounders competition. There were 14 teams competing overall and everyone played really well. There was clear improvement in all teams batting and fielding as the competition went on. The Year 6 team faced tough first opponents and narrowly lost the first match but won all their others convincingly, finishing in fifth place. The Year 5 team  brilliantly won their group and played a very tough semi-final match against Blean which they lost and valiantly battled to the end finishing fourth. Finally the mixed Year 5 and 6 team won their group with comfortable wins over Hoath and Bridge and went on to win their Semi-Final to set up a final against Blean. They played their best but ended up finishing as brilliant runners up and silver medallists. Well done to everyone and thank you to all the parents for your support. Mrs Fairs

Handball Kent School Games Finals

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Kent School Games Finals - Handball

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Polo Farm


After winning the district handball event earlier on in the year, the Year 6 team were eager to compete in the county finals this week. 15 teams were competing from all over Kent and the standard was high. We played teams from Ashford, Dartford, Maidstone and Mid-Kent and Tonbridge and West Kent. We won two games and narrowly lost the other two 3-2 which resulted in us finishing third in the group. In the afternoon we went on to beat Medway and Shepway which was a brilliant achievement finishing 7th overall. This meant that the team were 7th out of a total of 123 teams which started the competition. Well done. Thank you also to Mr Stoddart, our governor, who stayed to support the team all day. Mrs Fairs

Faversham Schools Cross Country Event

Saturday 24th June 2017


On Saturday, around 40 Sheldwich pupils participated in the second Faversham Schools Cross Country event at the Abbey School. Races varied in distance from 400m for Reception pupils to 2000m for Year 6. There were 14 races and each was hotly contended. Luckily, the weather was far more suitable for running than it had been in the week and the children displayed a superb range of talent, determination and team spirit. We had a vast range of success and every child that had a go and took part should be commended. A few highlights include, Sophie Garabedian winning the Yr R Girls race, Ethan Whelan was second in the Yr 1 Boys race, Jessie Bassett was third in the Yr 2 Girls race, Emmanuel Fisher was third in Yr 2 Boys race, Hope Heward was second in the Yr 3 Girls race, Reuben Linch won the Yr 3 boys race, Martha Lammas stormed to victory in the Yr 4 Girls race and Riley Holness was runner up in the Year 6 Boys race. On top of all these individual successes we were winners of the Year R Girls, Year 4 Girls and Year 5 Girls Team competitions and were Runners up in the whole schools competition. I am sure you will agree that it was a very successful morning for 'Team Sheldwich'! Well done everyone!

Mrs Fairs

Squash Team

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Kent Squash Finals

14th June 2017

After winning the district event a couple of terms ago the children finally got to compete in the county finals at Rodmersham Squash Club on Wednesday. There were lots of good teams there from all over Kent including: Dartford, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Dover. The team competed brilliantly in all the different squash skills games and were excellent ambassadors for Sheldwich. It was a very big achievement to be one of the top 9 schools in Kent. Well done to Ellis, Connor, Oliver C, Margot, Isabella and Martha.

Thursday 25th May 2017


Appeti Tennis Tournament – Year 1 & 2


A HUGE well done to those that came on the tennis tournament with me (Mr Grave) on Thursday. We had two fantastic teams, the Sheldwich Reds and the Sheldwich Blues; they both played fantastically well in their doubles and overall managed to win 18 games out of 20 altogether.


Through our hard work we managed to make it into the semi-finals but we had to play each other! Both teams played very well with some lovely serving and both for and back hands. The Red team just managed to win against the Blues though and made it into the Finals!


In the Finals the Sheldwich Reds played our local neighbour Selling Primary School. The games were again well played on both sides but we came out on top and walked away with first place.


Overall, we were crowned District winners and a valiant 4th place from the tournament and some medals and souvenirs from the experience. An extra well done to both Eli and Thomas for being such good sportsmen and making sure to shake hands after each game and even shaking hands with the referees! Well done Sheldwich!!

Year 1 and 2 Tennis Tournament

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We sent two teams to compete in the Tri-Golf competition at Canterbury Academy last week. They competed in a round robin of golf based games and activities which saw them practise their putting and chipping techniques. There were 12 teams competing and our Year 3 team came 5th and the Year 4 team just pipped them into 4th place, Well done to all that took part.  

Netball Team

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The culmination of the season long netball league were the much anticipated league finals at Simon Langton Girls' School last week. Having qualified top of their group, the team begun the day in high spirits. It was the first time that Sheldwich had made the league finals so the team had automatically performed well. The finals was a round robin set up against four other teams (all who had won their groups). The team showed heart, determination, spirit and true grit and I am extremely proud of them. They played four 24 minute games pretty much back to back. They beat Blean and Bridge, drew against Hampton and narrowly lost to the eventual winners Whitstable Endowed School. The team should be very pleased with the bronze placed finish (narrowly missing out on second place by one goal), showing that they are the third best team in the whole of the Hernebay, Whitstable, Canterbury and Faversham district.

Year 5 Football Team

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Year 5 football team competed in a tournament at the Mount organised by Faversham Strike Force and Gillingham football clubs. They had lots of matches to play and tried their best finishing 5th.

Year 4 Tennis

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Ellis, George, Connor and Margot represented Sheldwich in the district tennis tournament. They played a round robin selection of doubles matches against Selling and Chislet and performed brilliantly scoring 78 points out of a possible 80. This resulted in us topping the group and progressing to the semi-finals where we faced a tough Bridge team. The children continued to fight until the end and were praised by the organisers for displaying the School Games Value of ‘Passion’. Well done to all four children for a fantastic third place result.

Netball Match Vs Davington

Friday 21st April 

The Year 5/6 netball team played their last netball league group game against Davington this afternoon. We made a fast start and took advantage of some accurate scoring by Florence and Riley and raced into a 5-0 lead after the first quarter. The pressure continued throughout the match and we suppressed their attack, only conceding one goal. As usual, we played well as a team and finished with a flourish with contributing goals from everyone. A wonderful 11 - 1 win!! Well done team Sheldwich! 

Hockey Yr 5 and 6

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Hockey Tournament Year 5 and 6


We continued our busy sporting calendar at Polo Farm for the annual hockey tournament. 16 teams took part in the competition and were split into 4 groups. The year 5 team, captained brilliantly by Alfie Culver, played superbly growing in confidence with every game. Firstly, they faced Blean and came back from a goal down to draw 1-1. The next match was a hard fought 0-0 draw in which we had a lot of possession. In the final group game, the team dug deep and produced a great display to win 3-0 against St Johns. These results left us second in the group, narrowly missing out on qualification to the semi-finals by one point. The whole team played brilliantly and they should be very proud of themselves. Simultaneously the Year 6 team, captained strongly by Cameron Sawyer, were playing in another group. They started eagerly and won the first match against Blean 5-0, this was closely followed by another win against Bridge. They confidently went into the last group game against Chartham and were eventual winners 1-0. This meant that they qualified as group winners and progressed into the semi-finals to face Blean. The team were pumped up and keen to show what they could do. A very aggressive first quarter saw them take an early lead, this continued and they won comfortably 4-0. The final beckoned. It was a very competitive and hard fought match but we faced a very tough opposition, who were a very good team. We showed a super effort and perseverance right to the end and came back, proud runners up and silver medallists. Massive thanks to all the fantastic parents who came to support.

Netball League Match Vs Hernehill

After a long afternoon playing hockey, we then faced our second netball league match in a week, this time against very strong opposition, Hernehill. Feeling more confident as a team following our first win, we scored first and showed some great quick thinking netball. We continued to press all over the court and showed a solid defence. Our lead increased to 3-0 thanks to goals from Riley, Ella and Daisy. A tense final quarter followed, but the team supported each other superbly and held on to win 3-2! Well done everyone and thanks to Mrs Linter for reffing the game and all the parental support, we much appreciate it.

Netball League Match Vs Selling


Tuesday 21st March saw the Sheldwich netball team begin this years campaign for netballing success. We played our first league match against Selling and it started quite close with our team just nudging ahead. But once used to the different court size, we got in our stride and worked extremely well as a team. Everyone contributed to the goal tally and some very uniform defending meant that we happily won 11-1. Great leadership was seen by captain Frank Higbee and we are looking forward to the nest match on Thursday 23rd March at home against Hernehill.

District Cross Country

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A 30 strong team of junior children competed in the district cross country event at Chartham Primary School. There were challenging weather conditions to overcome but as usual our pupils did us proud. The Year 2 and 4 competitors completed an 800m course and the Yr 3 boys race was won by Reuben Lynch and William Lucy was a magnificent 3rd place as well. The rest of the boys team, Ciaran and Thiago, were also in the top 10 which resulted in us winning the Year 3 boys team event. A strong performance from the Yr 3 girls team too, saw them also pick up the team winners trophy! Years 5 and 6 had further to run, completing a 1200m circuit and had some stiff opposition but Jack Deighton finished a marvellous 4th place in the Yr 5 boys race and Emilia Kemp was 7th in the Yr 5 girls race. Riley Holness produced a wonderful performance to claim the bronze medal in the Yr 6 boys race and as a team the Yr 6 boys finished in 3rd place. All round a very successful afternoon, well done!

Sheldwich .Vs. Selling (Year 5 Football)

Friday 17th March - Match Report


After School on Friday 17th March, Mr Cork (and some exceedingly helpful parent volunteers) took a year 5 football team to an away game at Selling. After our year 6 team's convincing 6-0 win against Selling's mixed year 5 and 6 team the previous week, our year 5's entered into this match against Selling's mixed Year 3 and 4 team with high expectations. Kick-off was at 4pm. We had another excellent crowd turn out with fantastic parental and staff representation for both teams. It was an overcast afternoon with a biting wind nipping at the extremities of players and spectators alike. From the starting whistle, the game was hard fought and tense. Sheldwich and Selling both put on strong defensive performances but through the entire first half neither team could break the goal-scoring dead lock. As the half-time whistle blew the score remained 0-0. The team entered the second half positively, looking to add that all important goal to the score sheet. Our persistence was rewarded with a goal coolly finished by Adam O'Meara. Sheldwich had secured a 1-0 lead. We continued to battle hard, and Selling certainly put us under pressure, but we couldn't find the back of the net again. Despite a couple of late injuries to Rubin Sait and Alex Lycett we managed to hold out and at the final whistle had just claimed the win with a final scoreline of 1-0. The team was: Ashton Town and Charles Gower (Goalkeepers), Jack Deighton, Johnny Scutt and Alfie Culver (Defence), Rubin Sait, Adam O'Meara and Alex Lycett (Midfield) and Sam Curd (Striker). The team played and conducted themselves commendably. Big thanks to Selling for hosting and to their coach Mr Wood for refereeing. 

By Mr Cork


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Handball Competition

Two eager teams took part in the district handball competition at the Canterbury Academy. It was a very popular event with 14 teams entered which were split evenly into two groups. Each group played a round robin structure, playing 6 matches in total. The Year 5 team, who had not played too much handball before, played with fight and spirit. All members of the team were determined and showed great spirit. They all improved as the games progressed and at the end of the group stage they had won one, drawn two and lost four ( with some very close games. Simultaneously, the Year 6 team were playing in the other group and kicked things off with a strong 5-1victory. They played very well as a team demonstrating skill, tactical awareness and determination. Their fighting spirit paid off and they continued to win game after game. They won the group and progressed to the final where their opponents were Blean School. A tight final match resulted in Sheldwich being crowned champions and will now go on to represent the Canterbury district in the Kent School Games Finals in July. An absolutely massive well done to all the children who played, they should be very proud of yourselves. A big thank you to Mrs Maw and the parents who came to support the children.

Sheldwich .Vs. Selling - Year 6 Football

Friday 10th March 2017 - Match Report


After school on Friday 10th March 2017, a Year 6 football team played a mixed year 5 and 6 team from Selling Primary in a friendly match. It was a 7-a-side game and the Sheldwich team were: Ed Palmer (Captain), Oliver Rashid, George Wall, Jacob Wynn, Nathan Tremain-Coker, Jake Dobbins, Ethan Hickmott and James Beal. We had a fantastic turn out of parents from Sheldwich and Selling to support both teams; there was a wonderful atmosphere. Things started well for Sheldwich with an early goal for James Beal and a one nil lead. The team continued to play fantastic football, passing well and taking almost every goal scoring opportunity that presented itself. James Beal, supplied brilliantly from the midfield by Ethan, Jake and Oliver, was on great form and ended up scoring five goals in total. With an extra goal picked up by Nathan, the score line ended at six nil to Sheldwich. The boys played brilliantly as a team. Ed Palmer was a dependable presence in goal who distributed the ball well. Jacob, George and Nathan all put in solid defensive performances; marking well and clearing the ball efficiently. Oliver, Jake and Ethan kept up the attacking momentum assisting James reliably, but also dropping back to defend when necessary, and James' finishing was precise and confident. All in all a super victory. This Friday (17th March) sees a Year 5 Sheldwich Team travel to Selling for another friendly match. Kick off is at 4pm, please come along to support the game if you can.


By Mr Cork


Year 5 Dodgeball

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Two teams of Year 5 children participated enthusiastically in a dodgeball competition at the Canterbury Academy. It was a very popular and competitive tournament which had 16 teams entered into it. Each team was sorted into groups of 4 for round robin matches. Sheldwich A team took a while to warm up and won 1 out of their 3 close games. Whereas Sheldwich B got off to a flying start and won 2 of the 3 group games. In the next round of games Sheldwich A won but Sheldwich B lost. All the children showed a great enjoyment and eagerness to compete, displaying some good dodging and throwing skills. A big thankyou to Mr Grave who had to coach two teams whilst Mrs Fairs was roped in to referee all the games! Well done to everyone that competed, Sheldwich A finished 14th and Sheldwich B finished 8th! 

Infant Agility

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On 26th January, 10 children from Key Stage 1 represented Sheldwich at an Infant agility sporting event held at Canterbury Academy.

Franki, Emilia, Lucy, Bea, Sofia, Thomas, Charlie, Myles (Yr 2), Ethan S and Edward (Yr 1), competed as a whole team to complete 5 stations of activities: Bouncer, Bowler, Jumper, Stepper, Thrower. They were fantastic sportsmen and really worked hard as a team, supporting each other; a real credit to Sheldwich. Once all the scores were collected they were positioned 4th out of 10 schools – a magnificent effort.

Well done to whole team! smiley

Year 5 and 6 Sportshall Athletics

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Last Friday, a team of children from Year 5 and 6 and Year 3 and 4 took part in a very competitive Sportshall Athletics competition. In the morning Miss Bird and Mr Grave had taken the younger children and Mrs Fairs and Mrs Hickmott went in the afternoon with the older ones.  Each child had to compete in two track events and two field events and all the scores and results were added together for an overall result. The field events consisted of vertical jump, long jump, triple jump, speed bounce, javelin and chest push and the track was a mix of sprint relays and obstacle races. The children all competed to a high level and showed great teamwork. There were stand out performances from Ellis Holness in the speed bounce and Riley Holness in the sprint relays. Special commendations were awarded by the leaders of the event to Evangeline Whiteley (Yr 5) for her self-belief and Ethan Hickmott (Yr 6) for his determination. All the children did very well and both teams ended up narrowly missing out on a medal, finishing in 4th place.

Squash Festival Year 4

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On the 18th January 2017, Mrs Maw and six children from Class 4 took part in a squash festival at Rodmersham Squash Club. The children participated in a range of team activities and skills based games and they showed their skill. Comfortably beating the other schools they now go through to the next round of the competition to represent the district. Well done to Ellis, Oliver C, Connor, Margot, Martha and Isabella.smiley

Class 4 Squash Coaching

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Class 4 had a go at Squash last week. A couple of coaches from local squash clubs came in to Sheldwich and gave Class 4 the opportunity to experience some of the skills needed to play squash. They played a variety of different team games testing out and improving their hand eye coordination.

Year 6 Basketball Team

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Year 5/6 Basketball Tournament Match Report by Frank Higbee


On Thursday 17th November, Mrs Fairs and Mrs Martin (Maeve’s mum) took 8 pupils from Year 6 to a basketball tournament at Canterbury Academy. It all began with a chat with the organisers and after that the competition started. The scoring is as follows: one point for hitting the rim of the basket; two points for scoring from close range and finally three points for scoring long range. We waited a little bit until we needed to play and whilst we found out who was in our group, we had Bridge A and St Peters. Our first match was against the tough opponents, Bridge A. We scored first and after that we led for the rest of the match, the final score was 10-2 to Sheldwich. The next group match was against St Peters, we went into the match with high spirits. It was short lived though as we conceded first but we brought it back in a short amount of time. The final score was 8-1 to us.  We then found out that we were through to the semi-finals as group winners and that we were going to play Blean A. The match began in a matter of minutes and Blean were off to a good start scoring already. Sheldwich tried hard to pull it back but we just couldn’t do it, the final score was 5-3 to Blean. We then had to compete in the third and fourth place play off against Blean B. At the start of the match both teams were playing well but eventually Blean scored. Sheldwich weren’t going down without a fight though and got it back to 8-3 to Sheldwich, resulting in us finishing third out of twelve schools. We were awarded a bronze medal and were over the moon. smiley

County Cross Country Championships – Saturday 12th November 2016


On Saturday 12th of November a group of brave and determined runners took part in the annual county cross country championships at Detling Showground. The weather could have been kinder, with howling winds and torrential rain 8 children from Years 4-6 ran amongst 1500 other children. Martha, Thomas and Ellis competed over a distance of 800m and each had about 170 children to compete against in their race. All the children did exceptionally well just to complete the race but they also achieved great results. Ellis finished 102nd, Thomas 66th and Martha superb 34th . The Year 5 and 6 runners had a distance of 1600m to complete and they also put in a stellar performance. Jack and Alfie finished 45th and 66th respectively. Finally, in a very competitive final Year 6 boys race Camilo and Riley ran well to finish 136th and 54th respectively. Well done to all who competed and lets hope for some better weather next year!

Last Year, we took every opportunity to take part in as many different sports as possible whilst remembering the Olympic and Paralympic values as follows:








The values underpin the Games as a set of universal principles, but they can be applied to education and our lives, as well as to sport itself.



Pupils at Sheldwich Primary School benefit from two hours of high quality PE each week with their class.   Collaboration with other local schools provides the opportunities for many sporting fixtures in athletics, football, netball, hockey and golf, as well as gaining access to free coaching from professionals, such as Football Association trained football coaches. Through the use of these coaches we are able to offer a wider range of sporting activities such as: tri-golf, American football, kick boxing, tag rugby,  gymnastics, tennis and speed stacking. Competitive as well as non-competitive team sports are encouraged throughout the school with sports days held in the summer each year. 






During the last academic year we enjoyed fantastic success in many different areas of sport e.g. cross-country running, golf, hockey, football and athletics. We are very proud to have been awarded the Sainsbury's 'School Games Gold Award' which is in recognition of our participation in a wide range of sporting events, the encouragement of sport within the school community and our success.