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We are delighted to announce that for the second consecutive time Sheldwich have been awarded the Platinum Sports Kitemark Award. This is the highest level we could achieve and only a few schools in the area have achieved it. It recognises the high level of sporting provision we offer and the wonderful participation of our students in being active and sporty.

Sporting events for the 2023-2024.

Winning Netball Team

The Year 5/6 Netball team were crowned District netball league winners this week after winning all their games. We were awarded gold medals and a trophy which we will proudly display – well done!

Sports Awards

Last week, I was thrilled to be able to host our second Sheldwich Sports Awards evening alongside Mrs Garrett. It was a chance to celebrate our endless sporting successes and give out some shiny awards to some very deserving pupils too. Each class teacher nominated a child in their class to receive the Sports Star of the Year Award and on top of that we gave out a Sportsmanship Award, Most Competitive Appearances Award, KS1 and KS2 Sports Personality of the Year and Team of the Year trophies. Well done to all the award winners.

Sports Stars

Year R – Ruby Gamble

Year 1 – Myla Swayne

Year 2 – Toby Higgins

Year 3 – Roisin Duffy

Year 4 – Ellis McDonald

Year 5 – Tilly Nicholls

Year 6 – Jacques Mount-Cassan

Sportsmanship – Viggo Lumsden

Most Competitive Appearances – Connie Simler

Team of the Year – Year 5/6 Netball Team

KS1 Sports Personality of the Year – Jacob Meyer

KS2 Sports Personality of the Year – Theo Pinnick

Sports Award Winners 2024

Canterbury Academy Sports Awards 2023-2024

I was lucky enough to attend the Canterbury Academy Primary School Sports Awards this week with four wonderful children that I had nominated in different categories for their sporting talent, determination and passion. All of the primary schools in our partnership could nominate four children so the competition was fierce. Jacob was nominated for the KS1 Sports Personality of the Year Award, Connie for Contribution to School Sport, Viggo for Sportsmanship and Theo for the KS2 Sports Personality of the Year Award. We were thrilled to see Theo was crowned the winner in his category and the others received well deserved runners-up goody bags, medals and certificates. After that, they all received an hours beach volleyball coaching.

Sports Day Winners - KS1 Throwley, KS2 Leaveland

Sheldwich Shine (Again) at Cricket


After taking the Cricket Club to the Spitfire Ground on Monday to watch a game, 10 of the club were back at the ground this Thursday to take part in a competition on the outfield. The event was organised by sixth form students from Kent College and present were five members of the senior Kent Squad who gave up their time to help at the event and sign autographs. They were: Tawanda Muyeye, Jack Leaning, Matt Parkinson, Joey Evison and Nathan Gilchrist and what a friendly bunch they were.

Sheldwich were placed in a group of four schools and as is our usual fashion we lost our first game to Petham by a narrow margin. A convincing win followed against St Edwards and in our final group game we were in a losing position until step forward Toby, who proceeded to take a hat trick and the game was ours. We came second in our group based on runs scored (a familiar story) so played Milton Court for third place and were comfortable winners. This was our second podium finish out of the three events that we have taken part in this month.

Every member of the squad played their part, everybody took at least one wicket, one catch and one boundary. Aside from Toby’s hat trick there was some superb work behind the stumps from Harry, some excellent catching from Jake and super hitting from everyone. This was a true squad effort, well done all! Representing Sheldwich were: Connie, Skyla, Felix, Fred, Harry, Toby, Jake, Henry, Leo and Bertie.


Mr Lee/Mr Cork

Kent CCC Schools Day: Kent vs Lancashire

The school cricket club took 18 children to enjoy some County Championship action on Monday for day 2 of the Kent vs Lancashire match. The children enjoyed watching the cricket and collecting autographs of the players, as well as playing some cricket on the sports fields of Simon Langton Girls Grammar School. At lunch time, we went on the cricket field for a big game of catch. We had a great day, but Kent had a torrid time: Lancashire piled on the runs and Kent didn't manage to take a single wicket all day, until after we left at 3.15!


This Girl Can

On Tuesday of this week, I had the pleasure of accompanying 6 Year 6 girls to a transition event at Canterbury Academy called ‘This Girl Can’. Together with a group from another local school, we rotated around the Sports Hall trying a range of sports and activities. We started with Cricket and moved to Cheerleading which was a huge hit! We then moved onto Boccia which was very entertaining - there were some great tactics on display. Then it was onto Self Defence, which was fantasic – everyone had go learning very basic but useful skills. We slowed the pace down with a visit to the studio for Yoga next which I think was one of the highlights for us all. We then finished the day with a very fast paced rugby session. Although slightly apprehensive at the start of the morning, all of the girls enjoyed the activities and we had a really great day.                                                     Mrs Crisp



Several children from Class 3 and 4 had a really enjoyable amazing day at Canterbury Academy last week at the Golfway tournament. All of the teams had to complete 8 challenges around the sports hall. The children were all amazing – being supportive teammates, listening to instructions and represented the school brilliantly. They all improved their golf skills and most of all had lots of fun. Class 4 came second overall and Class 3 came fourth. A huge well done to all of the children who took part, you should all be very proud of yourselves.  Mr Thomas

Olympic Athlete Visit - James Dasaolu

We were lucky enough to have a visit at Sheldwich from the Olympic sprinter, James Dasaolu. He came and did an inspirational talk about his career, the highs and lows and showed us some medals and his running spikes. He demonstrated how flexible and springy he was before running a workout with every class. We completed a circuit of 4 activities including, press ups, star jumps, spotty dogs and burpees.

Netball Teams

Canterbury Academy District Netball Tournament

The sun shone on this year's tournament and we were able to give the opportunity to two teams of children to experience netball match play. 15 teams were entered into the tournament so there were 3 round robin groups. Sheldwich 2 had a tough group and it was there first time playing together. They had a tough game against Blean losing 4-0 then a narrow last minute loss 1-0 to Littlebourne. Next, was a hard fought victory against Wincheap 1-0 and in the final group game Wickhambreaux were too strong for us. It was good to see that the children continued to try there best at all times, even when behind.


Simultaneously, Sheldwich 1 played their group games. Brimming with confidence, they started with a strong 4-0 win against St Stephens and a 3-0 victory against St Stephens. With yet again more sharp shooting we beat Pilgrims Way 4-0 and finally after rotating positions yet again, we won against Bridge 2, 5-0. It was wonderful to see the team spirit and general support of each other as the games progressed. We finished top of the group and went through to the semi-finals as group winners ready to face Blean 1. We expected a tough game and that is what we got. In the tournament we were playing High 5's so we all had to rotate positions at the end of each game, meaning often you were having to play out of position. We took the lead in a very tense contest and unfortunately conceded our first goal of the whole tournament, levelling up the match. Full time came and the game was tied 1-1 so we went into a period of sudden death, first to score a goal wins. Luckily for us, the ball fell to our ace shooter Jacques, who calmly put the ball in the net, taking Sheldwich to the final! The final match was against Bridge 1 and it was clear as soon as we started it was going to be another tight game. This time we conceded first and spent a lot of the game chasing an equaliser. That came in the 5th minute of the game when Nancsi calmly scored. More extra time came and went without a goal so the tournament came down to a penalty shootout. Each person from both teams had to shoot a penalty and the most goals scored out of the 7 players won. Unfortuanately, it wasn't meant to be and we came home with the silver medals and our heads held high. I am extremely proud of the team who played exceptionally well all afternoon and gave their all. Well done! A special thank you to Mrs Davies and Ms Bristow for their help and support. Mrs Fairs

Netball League Match Vs Bridge


As always, matches against Bridge are always closely contested and had fought and this week's league match was no different. We hosted the match and had some great home support. The team started strongly, scoring early on, leading 2-0 after the first quarter. After each rotation of positions, our team continued to look strong, particularly in defence and we stretched our lead. The match finished 6-0 in the end and left Sheldwich at the top of the league with one game left to play.

Swale District Cross Country Race

On a cold Saturday morning, a group of Year 5 and 6 runners lined up against other budding athletes from Swale schools in a 2km cross country race. It was a mix of boys and girls running at the same time and everyone tried their best and finished the race. It was a tough field with some very talented runners but as always, Sheldwich held their own and excelled. We had some super individual results; Leo finished 3rd overall and Mollie was the first girl to finish. The first four finishers for each school got added together to give us a team score. Our contributors in the team competition were Leo (Yr 5) 3rd, Ethan (Yr 5) 6th, George (Yr 6) 10th and Harry(Yr 5) 11th which meant that Sheldwich came second in the team competition. A fantastic result and a big thank you to Mrs Crisp and the parents that attended and cheered on the children.   Mrs Fairs

Yr 5/6 Netball Team

Netball League Match Vs St Peter's

The second of our netball league matches was against St Peter's Methodist Primary School in Canterbury, we had to get used to playing on a smaller sized pitch. But after the first quarter, we took the lead and never looked back - the team played brilliantly all playing well, scoring lots of goals. The final score was 22 - 2, a convincing and dominating win. Well done all and thank you to the parents who helped drive and support the team - Mrs Warren, Ms Bristow and Mrs Simler. 

Year 5/6 Netball Team

Yr 5/6 Netball Match Vs Wickhambreaux


We hosted the first of our netball league matches at Sheldwich this week against Wickhambreaux Primary School. This was the first match the team played and we were rather nervous to start with. However, excellent team spirit and determination saw us take the lead and never relinquish it. We were playing High 5’s netball whereby you rotate the players positions after every quarter, therefore we had a mixture of goal scorers and required everyone to play their best – which we did. We ended up 8-3 victors, a great start to the league and we look forward to the remaining matches after the Easter break.

Mrs Fairs

Canterbury Academy Dance Competition

Canterbury Sports Partnership Dance Competition


After holding our own virtual dance competition, I submitted some entries to take part in the district dance competition. We had entries all in the KS2 novice category and had some wonderful success. Claudine in Year 3 came 5th in the KS2 Novice Girls category and was sent this wonderful feedback from the judges.

“Wow Claudine, what a great routine you performed here. You showed a variety of different street dance steps and performed them with energy and confidence. It was nice to see you singing to the song and enjoying yourself. I particularly liked the cartwheel at the end to finish. Well done”.

Then Rex also from Class 3, came 4th in the KS2 Novice Boys category receiving this feedback:

“Wow Rex, what a great song choice. You performed with lots of energy and emotion which was very enjoyable to watch. You should be very proud of yourself. Well done”

Finally, Elliot from Year 6 came 2nd winning the Silver medal - “Elliot- What a great street dance routine you performed here. Your timing was brilliant throughout and you had some very energetic moves in there too. I liked the fact you were smiling which showed you were enjoying yourself! Well done”

Well done to all three – shining brightly for team Sheldwich. Mrs Fairs

Quicksticks Hockey Tournament

Year 3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Tournament

Taking place at the HerneBay Hub for the second year, Sheldwich entered two teams into the Quicksticks hockey tournament which had 24 teams competing. The Year 3 had a lot of players new to hockey but that did not stop their enthusiasm and determination - with three group games they narrowly lost the first 3-2 and then ground out two tight 0-0 draws. Unfortunately, this meant that they did not quite do enough to get through to the knockout rounds. The Year 4 team showed skill and echoed the determination any Sheldwich team has. They won all their games comfortably, with notable defence and attacking performances from Joey. We ended as group winners and progressed to the quarterfinals. We faced local team Davington and took an early lead. It was a tight game and ended with a late winner against us to make the score 3-2 to Davington. Although the team were very disappointed, they should be very proud of themselves as they played very well.


Year 5/6 Tournament

We had two mixed Year 5/6 teams entered into the tournament of 20 teams. It was hugely competitive and there was some tough opposition. Sheldwich B team, left in Mrs Simler's capable hands, did very well playing four group games, a range of goalscorers and they ended up finishing second and qualifying for the quarterfinals. Sheldwich A, were lucky to have a few players who play hockey for clubs outside school and they were the backbone of our team. Tilly, Harry and Viggo all instilled confidence and support in their team members and we won 3 games comfortably against: Herne Juniors, Chartham and Aylesham clocking up over 20 goals and narrowly lost 1-0 against Davington. This meant that three teams all had the same amount of points after the group games and luckily it went to goal difference which ours was exceptional so we finished group winners and progressed to the quarterfinal against St Mary's in Whitstable. Sheldwich B played a very strong Blean team and unfortunately got knocked out but the A team showed grit, passion and teamwork and secured a 1-0 victory thanks to a goal by Captain Harry Klosek. The semi-final awaited but unfortunately we faced tough opposition and lost that game. Picking ourselves up, we played the bronze medal match against the Blean team that had knocked out our other team. After a close start where we took the lead and then got pegged back we came agonisingly fourth. The team played superbly and I was proud to coach them, they definitely deserved some silverware for their efforts. Thank you to both Mrs Mount and Mrs Simler for their help and assistance during the tournaments.

Mrs Fairs

Sheldwich Dance Competition 2024

Our dance competition closes on Monday 11th March. Please send in the videos of your dances to Mrs Fairs at Remember to film your dance in landscape mode.

Please read the specific details above before entering.

Good luck, I look forward to seeing your dances.

Mrs Fairs

Quick-Fire Cricket - March 2024

Sheldwich: A Hit at the Cricket


Monday the 11th March Sheldwich take two teams of Year 2 children to a KS1 Rapid Fire Cricket competition held at Canterbury Academy, competing against various schools across the area. Rapid Fire Cricket is a fast-moving version of the game, which tests batting, fielding and teamwork skills.  A round-robin tournament, which meant at some stage our two teams would have to play each other. By the time our two sides met, Sheldwich A had won both their games and Sheldwich B had won one and lost won. After a close match, Sheldwich B were the victors giving both sides an identical record. After two more rounds of matches where the A team won one and drew one and the B team won one and lost one - The A team’s record was slightly better but would it be enough to win the competition?


The answer was yes! Sheldwich A’s came 1st by virtue of more runs scored over all the matches after having equal points with Wickhambreaux. Sheldwich B’s came 3rd - overall a great result!


Representing the A team were: Harper, Willow, Roxy, Luca, Alex, Rory, Jacob and Fred while the B team members were: Phoebe, Olivia, Darcy, Flora, Alexa Toby, Evan and William. Congratulations to you all not only on your performances but also your splendid attitude and behaviour.

Cross Country - March 2024

Canterbury District Cross Country

35 excited and eager Key Stage 2 runners, took part in the annual district cross country competition at Chartham Primary School. The weather was surprisingly dry for the race but the heavy rain before hand meant that the course was very muddy and slippery. Each race had about 25-35 competitors, Years 3 and 4 had to run 1000m and Years 5 and 6 1500m. Each race was highly competitive and every one of our runners gave their all, showing courage and determination! We had both team and individual success, special mentions to Leo and Mollie in Year 5 who won their races and were awarded the gold medals, Ella in Year 4 won the silver medal and Taylor in Year 3 won bronze smiley  The Year 5 girls team consisting of Mollie, Tilly, Violet and Sophie won, the Year 6 girls, Year 5 boys and the Year 3 girls all came second and the Year 6 Boys, Year 4 boys and girls teams all came third! A fantastic afternoon for Sheldwich, well done everyone and a special thank you to Mr Lee, Mrs Crisp, Mrs Simler, Mrs Weaver and Mrs Davies who all came to help and support!

Mrs Fairs

Yr 5 Cross Country Team Winners

Yr 5/6 Badminton

Year 5 and 6 Badminton Festival


Sheldwich took 12 children, six from each year group to the above event held at Canterbury Academy this Tuesday. This was a non-competitive event with the idea that the children access Badminton skills via a carousel of six training drills. It was a pleasure to watch the children taking part and seeing their skills grow during the event. There was some spare time at the end of the activity for schools to play games if they wished and we took advantage of this by having a series of short mixed doubles games where we saw some competitive rallies, a testament to the skills absorbed during the day. Taking part from Year 5 were: Emily, Charlotte, Nancsi, Leo, Bertie and Monty, while Year 6 were represented by: Isabelle, Helena, Ella, Henry, Theo and Jake. Well done to you all and thank you Mrs Weaver for helping us. Mr Lee

Yr 5/6 Girls Football

Yr 5/6 Girls Football League Matches

For the first time, Sheldwich entered the girls football league, run by Canterbury Sports Partnership. There were 4 teams entered and we played each other in 30 minute, 7-a-side matches on Monday afternoon. We played against a very strong Bridge team, losing 6-0, then drew our matches against Selling and Aylesham. This was the girls first experience of competitive games as a team and they did exceptionally well showing good resilience and teamwork. Well done and thank you to Mr Wilson for coaching the team and Mr Wallace for assisting him on the day.

Yr 5/6 Football

Yr 5/6 Small Schools Football League Matches

Similar to the girls, a mixed team of Year 5 and 6 boys played their league matches on Tuesday afternoon at the Canterbury Academy. They faced three other teams: Wickhambreaux, St Peter’s and Petham. We played with belief and gave some gutsy performances, beating Petham and narrowly losing the other two. Thank you to Mrs Hilden for going with the boys.

Yr 5/6 Girls Football friendly against Selling

Tag Rugby at Canterbury Rugby Club 10th October 2023

Cross Country 2k

On Saturday 8th July an excited group of runners took part in a 2km run at Tunstall Primary School.  It was an incredibly hot day but that did not deter our runners.  They all performed brilliantly and we came 2nd in the team event (narrowly missing out on 1st place by just 4 points).  Leo finished 3rd overall and Violet T was the fastest girl and won a special medal.  Mrs Garrett and Mrs Crisp were very proud of the children – great teamwork and determination was shown by all. 

Sports week 2023

The theme for this year’s Sports Week (3rd July – 7th July) was Healthy Me with a focus on mental health and wellbeing.  During the week all classes took part in a Yoga session with Sarah from Once Upon a Mat, a team building session with Liam from The Problem Solving Company and children peddled for a smoothie on a smoothie bike.  Classes 3 – 6 took part in some golf lessons with Barry from Faversham Golf Course and we had Sports Days for Little Hedgehogs, Keys Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Congratulations to Throwley who were Key Stage 1 Winning House and Badlemere, the Key Stage 2 Winning House


Fastest Year 6 girl sprinter Sophie G

Fastest Year 6 boy sprinter Max K


Tuesday 13th June - Year 5 & 6 Cricket Tournament - Polo Farm

Today Mr Cork and Mr Lee took 16 year 5's and 6's to Polo Farm for a cricket tournament. They were split into two teams of 8. Sheldwich 1: Max C, Edward, George, Max K, Harlow, Oliver, Daniel and Skyler. Sheldwich 2: Seth, Theo, Henrietta, Maria, Henry, Zach, Frank and Ethan. Sheldwich 1 won all three of their group games and Sheldwich 2 lost the first but won games 2 and 3 advancing both teams to the quarter finals. Sheldwich 2 had a tough quarter and lost to Bridge 1. Sheldwich 1 beat Bridge 2 and advanced to the semi-final. The semi against Wincheap was such a tight game and we lost by only 5 runs! We came up against Bridge 1 in the 3rd and fourth place play off and lost another close game. Sheldwich 1 came 4th overall out of 16 teams and Sheldwich 2 finished I'm the top 8 of the 16. Mr Cork and Mr Lee couldn't have been prouder of their playing skill, encouragement,  sportsmanship and behaviour. All 16 showed super skill in all three game areas  but to identify particular strengths... Max C, Edward, George, Henrietta, Zach, Henry and Maria bowled fantastically with great economy, taking important wickets. Theo, Max K, Oliver and Daniel batted beautifully clearing the boundary with regular 4's and 6's. Harlow, Ethan, Seth, Frank and Skyler fielded with precision, awareness and bravery - chasing the ball down, throwing and catching effectively. What an effort and what a day. 

Monday 12th June - Kent County Cricket Club - Schools Day - Kent Vs Surrey Day Two

Football Tournament 3rd May 2023

Mr Grave took a small group of girls and boys over to the Kent Uni astro pitches to take part in a football tournament against a number of other small schools such as ourselves. Once placed into our group, we played our first round which we drew, then we got our heads into the game and won the next two rounds putting us into the semi-finals. The playing from our side was fantastic, we defended really well, keeping the ball out of our area and took full advantage of the opportunities when they presented themselves. Unfortunately, it wasn't quite enough in our last two rounds.  We lost the first round of our semi-final. However, the fight they put up in the second round was AMAZING, whilst there was some close calls, they kept pushing the opposition back time and time again and unfortunately losing on penalties. Overall though, the team did fantastic, they played incredibly well and with great sportsmanship.


Cross Country at Chartham Primary

Tuesday 26th April 2023

With coach load of very eager children, the sunshine and beautiful blue skies we had perfect running conditions for the Cross Country event at Chartham Primary School this week.  The year 3 and 4 runners competed in a 1km race and year 5and 6 had an additional lap of the field to complete 1.5km.  Each of the races had approximately 30 - 40 children in it and as usual, all of our runners showed great determination and resolve.   Our individual medal winners who deserve a special mention were Ethan, Mollie and Violet in Year 4 who finshed in 3rd and 2nd & 3rd respectively in their races. Also Helena in Year 5 who finished 3rd  in her race.  The combined team efforts in all races meant it was hugely exciting at the end of the event to see Sheldwich receive five team podium finishes!  Year 3 girls came 3rd, Year 4 boys were 2nd, Year 4 girls finished joint 2nd,  Year 5 girls were 3rd and the Year 6 girls finished in 3rd. 


Huge congratulations to everyone for competing and finishing the race and a big thank you to Mrs Weeks and Mr Keshavarz for their help.

Sheldwich Compete in Herne Bay and East Kent Coastal SSP Hockey Tournament


On a breezy and drizzly day Sheldwich took four teams to the above competition covering Year 3 up to Year 6. The morning had Years 3 and 4 competing and with a change over at lunch time Years 5 and 6 took part in the afternoon. The competition was well organised and umpired and enjoyed by all the children. Over 30 teams took part and there were some skilled players across all year groups. Each competition started with a mini league to on display decide who would proceed to the knockout stage.

Starting with our younger children, Year 3 found their competition tough but never gave up and while they were not able to win a match, in most of their games the result was in doubt until towards the end. Representing Sheldwich in their pairs were: Sienna/Ellis, Margot/Felix and Ella/Josh. Year 4 fared slightly better with a convincing win to begin with but then two narrow defeats. Good hockey skills were shown by all the children both in defence and attack. The squad in their pairs were: Caitlin/Harry, Tilly/ Viggo and Mollie/Felix.

In the afternoon Year 5 again were at the wrong end of some narrow defeats, the margin for error here being very slight, a few chances either way could have resulted in a different outcome. Playing for us here were: Edward/Esme, Max/Connie, Henry/ Skyla and Theo/ Safi. Finally, Year 6 almost qualified for the quarter finals but lost out on goals scored, having the same number of points and goal difference as another team. Taking part for us here were: Frank/Ilona, Seth/Harlow, Henry/ Sophie and Sebbie/Nayara.

Well done to all of you and thank you for representing the school so well. Thanks also to Mrs Simler and Mr Stacey for helping and supporting and to Max for his coaching and encouragement.

Sheldwich Hockey Teams

Indoor Wall Climbing Yr 5/6


Last week, at the Chimera Climbing Centre, some children from Year 5 and 6 had the chance to attend the first indoor climbing event. The session was an amazing success with 7 schools attending. The children had the opportunity to compete against themselves, climbing all areas of the fantastic indoor facility. The reaction and enjoyment from all the children who took part was clear to see and demonstrated how climbing can be inclusive for all.

Mrs Fairs

Yr 3/4 Sportshall Athletics

Sportshall Athletics Yr 3/4


A team of children from Year 3 and 4 competed in the district sportshall athletics. Each child took part in two track races and two field events. Track races consisted of sprints, hurdles, obstacle courses and under and over relays. The field events were speed bounce, javelin, long jump, vertical jump, chest push and three step jump. The children all competed well and represented Sheldwich excellently.

Rapid Fire - Indoor Cricket

Rapid Fire – Cricket Competition

Pupils from both Year 2 and Year 4 attended a brand new event this year at the Kent Cricket Ground in Canterbury. The sessions had 9 schools attending and encouraged the skills and rules needed to play cricket. The children enjoyed skills sessions and games against other schools.

Infant Agility Yr 1/2

On Monday 20th January, a group of children from Years 1 and 2 travelled to Canterbury Academy to take part in Infant Agility. The children worked their way round 9 stations that each required a different skill such as jumping, balancing, running and bowling. The children were able to have more than one attempt, allowing them to improve on their previous score. The children had a brilliant time and it was great to see them supporting and cheering each other on! 

Dodgeball Yr 5/6

Dodgeball Tournament

On 17th January, Sheldwich took two teams, one from Year 5 and one from Year 6 to the Canterbury Academy run dodgeball tournament. There were 14 teams altogether and we were placed in different groups in the first stage of the competition. Each of our teams had six games in these round robin leagues. The Year 5 team got off to a splendid start winning their first three games without a player being eliminated in any them. After that start, the competition got fiercer, and they lost their remaining three games to end the league 3-3. All the players contributed with Daniel and Eadie performing bravely on their own in matches against several other players. The Year 6 team had a more competitive league and while many of their games were close they managed to win one and were defeated in the others. Again, it was a team effort, but Oscar’s defending and dodging were outstanding.

By a quirk of the scoring, we found ourselves both sixth in our respective leagues and thus had to play each other for 11th and 12th place. It was a tense start with nobody wishing to take too many chances but after a while Daniel in Year 5 was faced with three opponents and managed to make a direct hit on each of them in turn meaning victory for Year 5 and 11th place and 12th place for Year 6. Congratulations to all those who took part, representing Sheldwich admirably.

Mr Lee

Skip2bfit Workshop

This week, we welcomed John from into school to run a skipping workshops for the whole school. Each class had a 30 minute session with him, whereby he taught them how to skip and then they had a go at seeing how many skips they could complete in 2 minutes. All the children were fantastic and gave it a really good go – with so many of them improving on their second attempt. The lead skipper in each class got a prize and everyone took home a box of fresh Waitrose blueberries and there was even a staff competition too.

Following this workshop, the whole school will be taking part in a 6 week skipping challenge and the progress of every child will be plotted and celebrated. We have purchased a skipping rope for every child to use and practise with in school so that they can continue to get fitter and better. I hope there will be a real buzz in school surrounding this challenge and if your child would like their own rope to use at home then they can purchase them from the school office (Professional rope £8, Rope £6 and the Blueberry Ball £5).

Take a look at some of the photos from the session on the sports page of the school website.

Mrs Fairs

Platinum Kitemark Award

Golf at Canterbury Golf Club

At the lovely setting of Canterbury Golf Club a very enthusiastic and committed group of Class 6 children took part in a number of golf themed events. Everyone had a great time (wearing some lovely red caps that we were given). Putting, chipping and driving were all accomplished with aplomb and everyone returned with a medal. Great job.

Tag Rugby Yr 5/6

On a beautiful sunny day two teams of Sheldwich rugby players from Classes 5 and 6 took to the field at Canterbury Rugby Club. With excellent attitude, endeavour and skill both teams rapidly gained in confidence and noticeably improved over the course of the competition. Eventually the teams finished 8th and 9th with the deciding factor being a wonderful match where the teams played each other. Well done to all who took part.

Sheldwich Compete in Canterbury Academy Handball Competition


On Tuesday 4th October, Sheldwich sent two teams to Canterbury Academy to take part in a Year 5/6 Handball Tournament. We sent teams from Year 5 and Year 6 to compete against 11 others, in three groups. Our Year 6 team were drawn in a group of three other schools and in a high scoring round of games won two and lost one (to the eventual group winners) for second place in the group. Their progress to the semi-final was dependent on their goal difference as the winners from each group and the team with the best goal difference would progress to the semi-finals. Alas it was not to be as we were edged out by a team from Wincheap. All our squad acquitted themselves well on the court with Harlow being singled out for her sportsmanship. Our Year 5 team had a tough group of four other schools, which all sent along Year 6 children. However, in a very close group we had a chance to also finish second if we won our last match but were narrowly beaten by a team from Aylesham, leaving us with a record of won one and lost three, two of which were by a single goal. Once again everybody contributed to the team and gave 100% in every game.

Representing Year 6 were: Harlow, Nayara, Sophie, Sebbie, Seth, Frank and Max, while the Year 5 squad were: Isabelle, Connie, Skyla, Jake, Jacques, Theo and Max. Well done to everyone and thanks to Mrs Weeks for her help on the day.

Mr Lee

Yr 5/6 Handball

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