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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.

Canterbury and District football squad 2019-2020

I had the pleasure of receiving this email from Daniel Nye, coach from the Canterbury and District football team a couple of weeks ago. He wanted to share the news of their excellent season. For Sheldwich, this is of extra importance as we have two boys who have been playing in this district team all season Luca and Thiago in Class 6. So well done boys, I now it has been a lot of commitment and you have done exceptionally well. Hopefully you will get to play the finals eventually.


'Well, in close to 10 years of running the District side this is shaping up as the best season in the history of District football within the Canterbury area (Canterbury, Whitstable, Hernebay, Faversham and all surrounding villages)!


Having never won any trophies in over 55 years of participating, the Canterbury District (through the hard work and endeavour of the pupils from your schools) has reached the two main cup finals, the Kent Cup (at Maidstone Utds ground on Friday 27th March 8.30pm ko) and the Gills Shield final (date tbc).


It's a fantastic achievement by the boys, who have all been a credit to their parents and to their schools.' 


Mrs Fairs

Kent Schools Swimming Association Primary Gala

Ten children represented the school at the KSSA Primary Gala at the weekend. All the children did brilliantly in what, for many, was their first competitive swimming event. There were personal best times achieved by some of the more experienced swimmers and a wonderful, supportive team spirit shown by all.  

Year 3 and 4 Hockey Tournament at Polo Farm - Tuesday 10th March

Match Report
Mr Cork and Mr Thomas took 12 Class 3 and 4 pupils to a hockey tournament on Tuesday. The Class 3 team were: Max , Henry T, Sebbie, Sophie , Ilona  and Nayara. They beat Petham four nil in the first game, drew their second match one all and lost a tight third game two one against Aylesham - Max Klosek scoring all six goals for the team. The team played brilliantly but unfortunately did not progress from the group stage. 
The Class 4 team were: Oliver L, Ethan H, Matthew, Bethany, Vashti and Mia. They won all three of their group games two nil with the goal scoring spread across the whole team. They progressed to the semi-final and were defeated in a close game against Bridge. In the third and fourth place play off game, the score remained at full-time and after extra time! Some heroic goal keeping from Bethany in the penalty shoot out saw us emerge victorious taking third place medals in the tournament overall! 




Yr 5/6 Hockey Tournament

Yr 5/6 Hockey Tournament

Yr 5/6 Hockey Tournament

On a very windy afternoon at Polo Farm, two teams of hockey players took part in the annual district tournament. Sheldwich 2 begun strongly with a confident 5-0 win over Littlebourne. They then faced tough opposition, eventual winners Bridge 1 and Blean 3, where they unfortunately lost. Sheldwich 1 had a toght first game against Blean 1 which they won 1-0. Next, we faced a tough game against Chartham (0-0 draw). Our last group game was against Bridge 2 which we had a very comfortable 6-0 win over, including a hat trick by Marley.  Sheldwich 1 topped their group and progressed to the semi-finals, where we faced Blean 2. We were high spirited and determined and started the match strongly, quickly opening up a 2-0 lead. This attitude continued and we comfortably came through 6-0 winners, including a hat trick from Marley. Our defence stayed strong and were yet to concede a goal. Into the final we went, our opponents were Bridge 1. It was a very close game which we narrowly lost 3-1 but all the children played brilliantly and really deserved their silver medals.

Dodgeball Tournament

A team of Year 5's took part in a dodgeball tournament at the Canterbury Academy and performed admirably. It was for some their first experience of dodgeball and they earned 1 draw and a few narrow loses.

Basketball Yr 6

19 teams took part in this year's basketball tournament held at the Canterbury Academy. The teams were split into 4 groups and we each played 3 or 4 group games. Sheldwich 2 won one and narrowly lost two games against Blean 2, Aylesham and Chartham Primary. In another group Sheldwich 1 won three games against Barham, Wickhambreaux 1 and Aylesham and had a very narrow loss against Blean 1 by only one point. However, Sheldwich 1 qualified for the quarter-finals against Wikhambreaux 2 where we played an absolute blinder! Serena was on fire scoring many points and our defence was tight, securing the win. A tough semi-final against Bridge 1 followed seeing us come out second best. But we tried our best finishing in forth position.

Kent Junior Cross Country Championships


This year the cross country was held at Brands Hatch race track for the first time. The course was a challenging one with wet, muddy slippery grass and a couple of hills particularly near the end of the race. There were between 100-160 children competing in each race. All our runners tried extremely hard against some challenging weather conditions and should be commended on their effort.

Results were as follows:

Ilona (Yr3) - 22nd / 98

Max (Yr3) - 30th / 128

Seth (Yr3) - 106th / 128

Edward (Yr4) - 47th /136

Myles (Yr5) - 72nd / 131

Manu (Yr5) - 94th / 131

Jessie (Yr5) - 73rd / 106

Reuben (Yr6) - 24th / 160

Luca (Yr6) - 134th / 160

Hope (Yr6) - 75th / 88

County Cross Country

Sportshall Athletics Yr 5/6

The children competed in the annual Sportshall athletics tournament. Every child had to take part in two track events and 2 field events. The track events consisted of team relays, obstacle races, sprints and under and over relays. The field events were: triple jump, javelin, speed bounce, long jump, chest push and vertical jump. 

Sportshall Athletics Yr 3/4

The Sheldwich Sporting Year

2018 – 2019


2018/2019 has been another busy year with the diary packed full of sporting fixtures.


We started the year off by training our Sports Crew who were encouraged to come back to school and promote a healthy and active lifestyle.  They made some promotional videos in order to highlight the damage too much salt and sugar in a diet can do and then went on to organise and deliver the Virtual League across the school.  They have recently won the Sports Crew of the year award at the Canterbury Partnership annual sports recognition awards.


Over the course of the year, Classes 5 and 6 have taken part in District Football, Tag Rugby, Handball, Sportshall Athletics, Basketball, Inclusive Day, Cross County, Quicksticks, Netball, and Cricket.  They have also had the opportunity to represent the school in two new sports that we as a school have not entered before, Gymnastics and Swimming.  Our Gymnasts got through to the Kent School Games finals as did our golfers.   We also had children identified as particularly talented with a great sporting ethos that got invited to join the Kent Crusaders Basketball squad.


The rest of the school have also been busy with Classes 3 and 4 taking part in the Sportshall Athletics, Quicksticks, Tri Golf, Tennis, Handball and the Change4Life conference.  Classes 1 and 2 have taken part in Mini Basketball, Infant Agility Gymnastics and Multi Skills.


The annual Faversham Running Club event that took place in June was very well supported by Sheldwich Primary School.  This year we had two teams entered into each category.  We won a multitude of individual races as well as 7 of our teams winning too.  This meant our school won the shield as overall winning school. 


Our Gymnasts and Golfers got through to KSG finals and the Class 5/6 footballers also won the District League. 


Over the course of the year we have had staff from the Canterbury partnership delivering dance, gymnastics, and athletics lessons across the school.  We have also had lessons and clubs supplied by Total Sports, Faversham Tennis Club, Kent Cricket Club, and Appeti Tennis. These have enriched the skills of the children and have helped the staff to develop and progress their teaching in these areas.


Our year was finished off with the Canterbury Partnership Annual Sports awards.  We have several children nominated, Tia, Freya, Margot and Luca from Class 6 and Max (Class 2) joined the sports crew by winning his category.



District Football Tournament


A team of Yr 5/6 children competed in the annual district football tournament at the University of Kent on a very wet Monday morning. It was a joint tournament with the Hernebay and Whitstable sports partnership and 10 teams were entered. We got off to a flying start with 3 wins from 3 matches, we then lost to the eventual winners Hernehill but progressed to the semi-finals. A narrow 1-0 loss to Luddenham saw us competing for the third and fourth place game which unfortunately we lost again 1-0. The team played brilliantly, all trying their best and enjoying themselves. To finish fourth in their first tournament playing as a team is great and a very big thank you to Mr Risley for his continued coaching of the team and management at the tournament.

Handball Tournament

We competed in the District Handball tournament at Canterbury Academy where 18 teams took part. We played 8 group games in a round robin format, which saw Sheldwich 1 team win 7 and lose only 1 so finished top of their group and Sheldwich 2 had mixed success winning a couple drawing a few and losing a few finishing mid table. What was great to see was the improvement both teams made as the tournament progressed. Our semi-final was against Blean and we narrowly lost by one goal and then history repeated itself in the third and fourth place match against Bridge, resulting in us being in that awful position of fourth! Super effort was seen by all the children and thank you for the parental support.

The Daily Mile

The children have all been enjoying taking part in our daily mile before school - weather permitting!

Sports Leaders

Sheldwich awarded highest Kitemark award for sport

Sporting Success

After securing the Gold Sports Kitemark Award for a superb fourth consecutive year we were awarded the highest accolade of the Platinum award. 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.

To be awarded the Platinum Award ( only one of two schools in the district) shows our commitment to making sure that the children at Sheldwich have the highest quality of P.E and sporting opportunities both inside and outside of school. This is a real achievement and should be celebrated greatly - well done everyone!

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