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The Open Golf Championships

On Wednesday, I took a group of Year 5 students to experience ‘The Open Golf Championships’ at Sandwich. This was an absolutely wonderful experience and the children had a fantastic day. We were able to test out some brand new golf equipment and do some teeing off, putting and chipping. We even had some coaching from female professional Nicola Bennett. Luckily, we saw some of the world’s best golfers play and it was amazing to see them play first hand.

Swimming Ability of the current Year 6 (2020-2021)

34 children in the class


% able to swim over 25m

% able to use a range of strokes

% confident/able to use self-rescue

% non-swimmers









We took advantage of some sunny and cool weather and held our Infant Sports Day. The children were excellently behaved and all took part with enthusiasm and determination. After competing in events such as: the egg and spoon race, sack race, scarecrow race, long distance, sprint and the team relay, the overall winners were crowned. Well done to Badlesmere! yes Throwley = 2nd, Leaveland = 3rd and Sheldwich =4th


A big thank you goes out to the PTA for supplying all the children with yummy ice lollies as a reward for all their efforts.

Badlesmere KS1 Sports Day Winners


After making a wonderful, very hot start to our sports day during Sports Week, we have now managed to complete the event. The children completed in a range of activities including: sack race, skipping race, house team under and over race, house team scarecrow race, long distance, sprint and team relay! All the children passionately participated and cheered each other on. Even some of the staff joined their house for the relay!

Well done to our champions Leaveland! Runners up were Throwley, 3rd place was Sheldwich and 4th place was Badlesmere.


Year 6 Sprint champions were Jessie Bassett and Myles Padfield, well done!

Leaveland KS2 Sports Day Winners

Travel to Tokyo Results

Squirrels Class were the winners of our Travel to Tokyo challenge making it from London to Paris, to Athens, to Atlanta and were on their way to Rio de Janiero. A massive well done to all the classes for taking part and Squirrels will be awarded their prize soon.

Travel to Tokyo Challenge

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The Travel to Tokyo Challenge

Ahead of our Olympic themed Sports Week this year, I would like to introduce a challenge for the whole school to take part in. The Travel to Tokyo challenge is all about getting young people active together with their families. The challenge from Team GB, ParalympicsGB and Sport England uses the inspiration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to get 5–11s and their families moving, aiming to build lasting active habits.

The idea is that you get active and have fun with your families and you can log all your efforts which contribute towards a virtual journey to Tokyo. Firstly, all you need to do is go to website and start logging any activity you have completed and it goes towards your class team which will help them gain kilometres on the virtual journey to Tokyo. Do activities on your own or with your family to gain more distance and get to Tokyo faster. Teams will be taking the tourist route and visiting different cities which have previously hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games (or will soon!). You can follow the progress to Tokyo using the Team and School Dashboards. Furthermore, families who log activity are in with the chance of winning prizes, including fitness trackers, skipping ropes and speakers.

I have created a class team for each class including Little Hedgehogs so when you go to log your activities on the website, make sure you select your class team so that your efforts contribute to your class total. The aim is to see which class can travel the furthest by the end of Sports Week, Friday 18th June, the winning class will receive a prize!

Please look on the Sports page of the school website for more information and guidance.

Get active, have fun and get logging!

Mrs Fairs

Year 1 and 2 Infant Agility


Butterflies and Dragonflies classes took part in 5 events which tested out their throwing, running and jumping skills in an Infant Agility Competition. We held a intra-school competition and below are the class results. A special mention to Sophie Wilson Smith in Class 2 who had the best score for the girls and narrowly placed fourth in the class.


                 Class 1Class 2
1st           MargotEzra
2nd         Sienna & JackHamish
3rd          BettyBertie


Sportshall Athletics Competition


In the sportshall athletics intra-school competition, the children competed in 5 events where their scores were combined and converted into points and the top three results are below. We competed in chest push, standing long jump, shuttle runs, vertical jump and speed bounce. 


 Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6
3rd JakeIlonaVashtiJosh


Virtual League Results


Year 1-6 have been taking part in a set of four sport competitions this term and the results are in for the first two. Here are the winning boys and girls for each class in the speed bounce and clap and catch competitions. They all received certificates in assembly today. Well done to everyone who took part.

    Clap and Catch


Class 1



Class 2



Class 3

Connie & Summer


Class 4



Class 5


Ethan S

Class 6




    Speed Bounce


Class 1



Class 2



Class 3



Class 4



Class 5



Class 6






Class 1



Class 2



Class 3



Class 4



Class 5



Class 6

Amelia C





Class 1


Class 2

Sophie Felix

Class 3


Class 4


Class 5

MiaWilliam & Toby
Class 6Esme Archie


Home Learning P.E. at Sheldwich


During our time at home, we have all been trying to remain as active as possible. Although, it has been challenging to maintain our P.E. sessions whilst not being at school; every class has been taking part in a range of superb activities from virtual cricket sessions, active bingo, walking as far as they can and completing a host of 60sec challenges. Have a look at the super things we have been up to below.

 Class R Ladybirds have been working on ball skills this term - throwing and catching, bouncing and aiming the ball. We have also focussed on keeping moving to keep healthy by doing some yoga, the 'bean game', 'give me ten', bike riding, walking and having fun in the snow.

Ladybirds are active!

PE Home Learning Class 1


Class 1 have been very active in PE this term. We have made obstacle courses including particular movements such as under and over, balancing, hopping and jumping. We have also taken part in yoga following the gingerbread man story.

P.E Home Learning: Class 2

For our P.E this term, we have been joining with some of the cricket lessons from 'chance to shine' - working on our batting and our bowling skills, while also working on some of our athletics skills, working on our standing two-footed long jump and the standing vertical jump. We even got some practice jumping in the snow too!

Class 2: P.E Home Learning

Class 2: Amelie's standing long jump (in the snow!)

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P.E. Home Learning - Class 3

Class 3 have been very busy each week in their P.E. lessons. We started Term 3 looking at dance and explored movements, routines and rhythm. The children had to copy dance routines as well as make up their own dance. We linked the dance to our Topic 'Ancient Egypt'. As well as dance, we have had a walking challenge in Class 3. The children started walking and recording how far they had walked using a variety of fitness apps and technology. They really enjoyed measuring the distances, so we decided to make it a focus and record our distances in kms. In one week the children walked over 200km, enjoying the focus and drive it gave them. Parents and children were keen for this to carry on so we set ourselves a new target of walking 1000km in February. We are currently doing an amazing job. 

Class 3 P.E.

Class 4 - Henry's Activity Scavenger Hunt

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In Class 5, we have competed in our own home pentathlon, taken part in virtual cricket sessions with 'Chance to Shine' , completed physical bingo and done some fun 60 second challenges. 

Class 5 - PE Home Learning

Ethan H completing in the active bingo

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Class 5's Home Pentathlon

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Class 6 Home Learning P.E. (Cricket)

Dance Competition Update

It is with great delight that I can share the results of the district dance competition. Having sent in our winning entries, I was delighted to hear that Vashti (Cl 5) came fourth and Margot (Cl 1) and Sebastian (Cl 3) won the bronze medals in their respective categories. Furthermore, Nayara won the silver medal in the KS2 Girls Novice Category.

A huge well done to all the people who entered the Virtual Dance Competition - Mrs Garrett and I really enjoyed watching all your dances. Enjoy watching the winning videos below.


Virtual Dance Winner - KS1 Novice Female - Margot Class 1

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Virtual Dance Winner - KS2 Competitive Female - Vashti Class 5

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Virtual Dance Winner - KS2 Novice Female - Nayara Class 4

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Virtual Dance Winner - KS2 Male Novice - Sebastian Class 3

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Sports Awards

After nominating Sheldwich in a few categories for the annual district sports awards organised by the Canterbury Academy. I am pleased to announce that we won some of them. smiley We have been awarded the Sports partnership award for 'Contribution to Active 30 Award', our Yr 5/6 Hockey Team won KS2 Team of the Year. A few individuals were also successful, Serena for the 'Most Competitive Appearances 2019/2020', Thiago was 'KS2 Sports Personality of the Year 2019-20' and Luca (Yr 6) won the Sportsmanship Award 2019-20. Well done to everyone - I am very proud of you all.

Mrs Fairs

Personal Bests yes


At Sheldwich, we encourage the pupils to follow all the School Games values whenever we participate in any sporting activity. We pride ourselves on showing this values whether we are competing at school or against another school. Most importantly, at Sheldwich we want the children to try their best and endeavour to improve it. The idea of their personal best and striving to beat it, is held highly and praised, celebrated and encouraged.

Sheldwich awarded highest Kitemark award for sport

Swimming Ability of Current Year 6 (2018/19)

34 children in the Class

% able to swim over 25M

% able to use a range of strokes

% confident/able to self- rescue

% non-swimmers