Women's FA Cup Final Arsenal vs Chelsea trip
A wonderful day out was had by the 90 people who went on our trip to Wembley Stadium for the Women's FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea. We were all very excited to be attending the home of English football many for the first time to watch a high quality match. It was a lively and entertaining match with lots of goals scored. The children and parents cheered enthusiastically and soaked up the wonderful atmosphere and hopefully enjoyed the experience.
Year 5 & 6 Beach Handball - Tuesday 8th May
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, Mr Cork took a group of year 5's and 6's to a beach handball tournament at the Canterbury Academy. With the relentless sun beating down and available shade in scarce supply, competition, like the weather conditions, was fierce. The year 5 and year 6 team had 3 group games each to play - the winner of each of the two groups would progress to play in a final. The year 5 team played with great grit, skill and determination but were not able, on this occasion, to convert their great team play into victories. Fantastic passes were made, there were great saves from those playing in goal and some excellent goals were scored, but the opposing teams prevailed and the year 5 team's journey ended at the group stage. The year 6 team played brilliantly throughout the group stage winning all 3 of their games. They played with flair, accuracy and great skill, beating all their opponents comfortably. The year 6 team won their group and were to play St Stephens in the final. The game was hotly contested with great play (and great goals) on both sides. A wonderful team performance and a particularly solid stint in goal for Charles Gower secured victory for Sheldwich. A fantastic afternoon and big thanks to all the parents that attended to cheer the teams on, especially Mrs Culver who managed the Year 6 team like an absolute pro.
Two teams of tennis players took part in a competition at Appeti tennis in Canterbury. The children played in doubles matches against a variety of schools and did very well. Sheldwich 1 got all the way to the final and finished that match all square so they had to count back on points from previous rounds and they narrowly came very valiant runners up. Well done to Charlotte, Ethan W, Ethan S, Edward, Toby, Adam, Emilia and Ethan H.
The Year 4 Tennis tournament took place at Appeti tennis centre and 16 teams were taking part. We had two teams of players who competed in a round robin group games each playing two doubles matches against another school. I was really impressed with not only the level of skill on display but the support and encouragement the gave each other. Team 1 comfortably beat Hoath Primary and narrowly lost to eventual winners Bridge. Additionally Team 2, won matches against St Christiopher's, St Stephens and Bridge third team. They valiantly and narrowly lost their semi-final and were proud winners of the bronze medals. Well done to Felix, Luca, Sean, Keira, Rafe, Albert, Meg and Thiago.
An extremely hot district netball tournament occurred at Simon Langton Girls School. We had two determined teams entered and all participated with passion and enthusiasm. Sheldwich 1 played two group games against St Peters and St Stephens and comfortably won 7-0 and 9-1 topping there group and progressing to the semi-final. Sheldwich 2 had a tough first game against Blean and then a really close game against Barham narrowly losing 3-0. They showed great improvement and won the last game against Bridge 3-0, finishing third in their group. The semi-final was dominant display and we came out on top 10-1 against St Stephens marching into the final. The final was a very close game, after the first quarter is was 2-2 and that set the tone for the match - we showed such determination and pull back a couple of goals to narrowly miss out losing 6-4! I cannot be prouder of the excellent team spirit shown and am sure that there will be some future Commonwealth gold medallists amongst us. Very well deserving of the silver medals. Well done. Mrs Fairs
Cross Country at Chartham Primary School
The annual district cross country competition at Chartham Primary School occurred last Thursday and we took 28 eager children to compete. The course was soft and muddy after all the rain and the grass was quite long, meaning lots of tired legs by the end. Year 3 and 4 children ran 800m and Year 5 and 6 ran approximately 1500m. There were some fantastic individual top 10 performances from Thomas Elworthy (5th) Myles Padfield (8th), Thiago Ferreira (7th), Martha Lammas (4th), Freya Padfield (9th), Jack Deighton (5th) and Alfie Culver (7th). Furthermore, Jessie Bassett finished second winning the silver medal in the Year 3 race and Reuben Linch ran superbly to win the Year 4 boys race and be awarded the gold medal. Alongside these results, the top 3 results from each race went towards the team results and we did very well. Year 3 boys (Thomas, Myles, Emmanuel and Charlie) = Bronze, Year 4 boys (Reuben, Thiago, Marley and Oli G) = Bronze, Year 5 girls (Martha, Freya, Margot and Gigi)= Bronze and Year 6 Boys (Jack, Alfie, Jonny and Ashton) = Silver. Well done everyone and many thanks to all the parent help and support. Particularly Mrs Linch for driving the Year 4 team from Leeds Castle! Mrs Fairs
Two teams of Year 1 and 2 children competed in the Infant Agility competition at the Canterbury Academy. There were lots of teams competing and the children all tried their best. They had to rotate around a circuit of activities which included speed bouncing, bowling, throwing, jumping and running.
Football League Winners 2017/18
Sheldwich were declared the 2017/18 small schools football league winners and were awarded their medals and trophy by Gemma from Canterbury Academy and Dean from Gillingham Football in Assembly today. Earlier on in the year they won all their league games against Selling, St Peters and Wickhambreaux. Well done
Luckily we ran the cross country trials on Monday lunchtime but the children still had to face cold temperatures and snow showers.Year 3 and 4 ran approximately 800m and Year 5 and 6 approx 1200m and a big well done to all those took part and these children were the winners of each class race!
Year 3 - Thomas Elworthy & Lucy Derbyshire
Year 4 - Reuben Linch & Eeva Payne
Year 5 - Thomas Wall & Martha Lammas
Year 6 - Jack Deighton & Isabella Simler
Gemma from Impact Dance came into school today (Friday 9th February) to do a workshop with children from Class 1 to 6. The children learnt a street dance routine with some fast, energetic and fun moves including body popping and the helicopter. Some of the children will now be selected by Gemma to attend a dance after school club on Monday (3:30 - 4:30pm) at school in Term 4 to rehearse a routine for a competition later on in the year.
Dodgeball tournament for Year 5 and 6 took place at Canterbury Academy last week. This was highly competitive and a great chance for us to test out our skills. 16 teams from the Canterbury Sports Partnership took part and we really enjoyed the chance to play games against other schools. A big well done to all the children who attended and tried their best!
Fit and Fun Challenge Day
The Fit and Fun Challenge Day was a new competition this year for Year 3 and 4 and it was not for the faint hearted. It was a circuit of many different activities including, skipping, burpees, sit ups, bear crawls, sprints and many more. All the children in each team had to compete in all the events and then the top 3 scores from each team were added together. There was a total of 11 teams there and Sheldwich teams did amazingly well as we have come to expect. The year 3 team came 4th and the Year 4 team won the silver medals. Well done to everyone and a big thank you to those parents that came and supported, coached and cheered the children on - it makes a big difference. Mrs Fairs
England vs Australia Netball Trip
Monday evening was an exciting after hours school trip to the Copper Box Arena at the Olympic Park in London. 57 children and a whole host of excited adults took the train to watch the hotly anticipated match up of the world number one side Australia and the world number three side England in the netball quad series. Everyone was keen to see the action and enjoy an evening of sport. A fun time was had by all and the children and parents relished the opportunity to watch some live international sport and they weren't let down. A very fast and close game but Australia held off a valiant England fight back in the third quarter to come out victors 50 - 46. Thank you to all who accompanied us, it was much appreciated. Mrs Fairs
Last week, saw the return of the speed stacking competition having been away from the competition calendar for a few years. We took a team of Year 6’s and a team of Year 3/ 4’s who entered against 7 other schools. This sport involves, speed, dexterity and nerves of steel and our children as usual performed brilliantly. After showing a lot of commitment by practising both at home and at school in the week leading up to the tournament they were ready for battle. Each of them competed in set combinations of stacking, both individually, as a pair and as a relay team against the clock. They were awarded points for each event depending on their speed. The Year 3/ 4 team ended up coming a valiant 4th place and the Year 6 team came 3rd winning the bronze medals. Well done to Sofia, Kiera, Jim from Class 4, Myles from Class 3 and Eve, Jemima, Rafael and Jack from Class 6.
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