Our Sporting Values are:
On Tuesday 18th January, a group of Year 5 and 6 children went to Canterbury Academy to compete in a dodgeball competition. There were 20 teams and each team played 7 matches. Mr Wallace and Mrs Hilden went with them and they were very impressed with their attitude and behaviour. They all had lots of fun and played really well. Everyone was very impressed with how they did.
A special well done to some of our team who were highlighted for demonstrating a school games value throughout the tournament and were awarded a sticker. Freya (honesty), James (passion) Isaac (determination) from Year 5 and Eleonore (teamwork) from Year 6.
By Mia and Eleonore (Yr 6)
As you may know, we are a part of the Canterbury Sports Partnership and after the success of last year’s Virtual Dance Competition they are pleased to add it to their competition calendar for this year. As Sheldwich did so well last year, it would be wonderful to yet again send some fantastic entries to represent Sheldwich.
THEREFORE, I AM LAUNCHING OUR OWN SHELDWICH DANCE COMPETITION TO FIND OUR WINNING ENTRIES. CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 11th February 2022 (Last day of Term 3)
It is a solo dance competition but is open to any male or female student in our school. There are some event requirements. As a school, we can only enter one entry in each of the following categories.
Novice: for beginner dancers only who have little or no experience competing.
Competitive: for experienced dancers or those who do not wish to enter into the novice level.
KS1 = a child in Year R, 1 or 2
KS2 = a child in Year 3, 4, 5, 6
Here are the requirements for the dance routine.
Movement - The movement can be any style or genre but must be original in concept.
Time - Students should choreograph and perform between 30 and 60 seconds of movement.
Music - The music must be commercially available with no explicit content.
Costume - Any appropriate costume may be worn with appropriate footwear.
No props are to be used.
Filming - The dance must be filmed in landscape mode and can either be filmed at home or if you would prefer at school.
Once you have sent in your video, I will be looking at them all and will be judging them alongside Mrs Garrett and Miss Whorlow, using the guidance below. Certificates will be awarded to the 3rd, 2nd and 1st place entries with the winner in each of the categories going forward as the Sheldwich entry to the Canterbury Academy competition.
If you do not want your child’s video entered into the Canterbury Academy competition, please let me know when you send it in. I will then just enter it to the Sheldwich judging.
All entries need to be emailed to email@example.com for me to look at by Friday 11th February so that we have time to judge them and send our winning entries to the Canterbury Academy on time.
Movement pieces will be scored by the judges on the following:
Overall performance of the dancer, including facial expressions, connection with the music, connection with the audience/judges.
Formations are interesting/clear, includes different levels and variation, choreography is appropriate for the dancer based on age and experience.
The level of technical proficiency for the specific dance category. Use of footwork and arms, and the correct execution of movements.
The music adheres to the time limit requirements for the entry type. Music is appropriate for the age of the dancer and contains no explicit content.
Rhythmic interpretation and movement of the dancer.
Year 5 and 6 Virtual Sportshall Athletics
Year 5/6 all participated in the Canterbury Academy's Virtual Sportshall Atheltics competition whereby they participated in a pentathlon. Events included standing long jump, speed bounce, vertical jump, chest push and a shuttle run. The scores for each event were recorded, converted to points and given an overall pentathlon score. Everybody participated brilliantly but a special mention to Susie in Class 6 for achieving a Silver Award, Ethan S (Class 6), Sophie, Ilona and Max from Class 5 for achieving a Bronze Award.
Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics
On Wednesday, Class 3 and 4 went over to Canterbury Academy to participate against 7 other schools in an athletics tournament. This involved a wide variety of both track and field events. Throughout the session the children performed magnificently, making sure to give it their all, holding nothing back. It was fantastic to also see how supportive they were of each other, especially at one point during a relay, our school were up on their feet, jumping and screaming in encouragement at the racing team. Overall, we came 5th place, considering the competition there, the children did very well. A great outing from both Class 3 and 4. Well done!
Year 6 Basketball
This week, two teams of Year 6 basketballers went to Canterbury Academy to play in the district tournament. 12 teams were entered and the standard was very high. The Sheldwich teams did really well both winning two out of three of their group games facing schools such as; Wickhambreux, Chartham, Blean, and Canterbury Primary School. Having progressed to the next round the A team played Wickhambreux’s A team and won 9-1. The children, as always, represented Sheldwich with pride and determination finishing 6th and 8th, well done everyone. Mrs Fairs
We also played in a football tournament run by Total Sports on Friday whereby a Year 5 team and a Year 6 team took part. The Year 5’s had some tough opponents drawing one and losing the other two group games. Mr Hickford sent me these wonderful words after coaching the Year 6 team
‘I can honestly say they were an absolute credit to the school from beginning to end. Their behaviour was impeccable, they cheered each other on, they congratulated the other teams on a good game whatever the score was, and most importantly, they finished the day with the biggest smiles and laughter.
We'll done to all of them. You had 8 players of the match out their today! Superb!’
Well done to everyone playing!
Yr 5 and 6 Tag Rugby tournament Report
On Tuesday 12th October 2021 Mr Wallace and Mrs Hilden took a group of children from year 5 and 6 to a tag rugby tournament at Canterbury rugby club. There were a whopping 20 teams taking place (including teams from Bridge, Barham, Blean and Canterbury Primary) separated in to 5 groups of 4. Each of our teams played 3 matches in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. Our year 6 team finished second in their group during the group stage and the year 5 team finished 3rd in theirs. Both teams exhibited great skill levels whilst competing but also displayed great team play and good sportsmanship.
Football League Match vs St Peters
The Year 6 football team played their first league match last week against St Peter's School. We had a gloriously sunny Autumn evening for a very exciting but tense match. Our opposition played well, with a couple of very nifty players they took an early lead. However, Sheldwich showed great teamwork and perseverance and made a wonderful comeback taking a well deserved lead after wonderful goals from Edward, Oliver and two from Erin. We utilised our bench and although they fought back we ended up winning 5-4! Huge thanks to Mr Hickford and Mr Ladd who coached and reffed the game! Well done everyone.Mrs Fairs
I was so excited to get back to competitive sports action this week and what a wonderful competition to start with. Two teams from Year 6 attended the District Handball tournament at Canterbury Academy on Tuesday and the excitement was palpable. 14 school teams were in attendance and the teams were split into two groups of 7. Our teams were in different groups and we faced some strong opposition. Sheldwich 2 made a tentative start but their confidence grew and the teamwork got better and better. There were some outstanding contributions from Ethan S and Vashti. The team finished the group stages in 6th position. Sheldwich 1 made a blistering start, winning the first game 5-1 and their outstanding form continued throughout the tournament. They displayed exceptional talent and wonderful camaraderie and won all of their group games, topping the group and proceeding to the final! In the final, we faced the winning team from Group 2, Canterbury Primary School and as expected it was a very close fought encounter. We went a goal down early on but showed great resilience to fight back and drew level at 2-2. Into extra time we went, narrowly loosing eventually 3-2. However, the children thoroughly deserved their silver medals and for Sheldwich to return with some silverware in the first competition brought a big smile to my face.
Our Sports Leaders from Year 6, under went some training at the Canterbury Academy to undertake the role effectively. They had a wonderful afternoon, completing team building activities and learning about the different roles and responsibilities required to be a good sports leader.
As part of National Fitness Day, the whole school took part in as many 1 minute challenges as they could. We flapped arms like a bird, did lunges, hula hooping, hopscotching, played tag, squats, head, shoulders knees and toes and even drew letters with our bodies.
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
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. 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.
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.