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Infant Agility 1st February 2019

Last week we took 20 children from Classes 1 and 2 to Canterbury Academy to take part in an inter- school Infant Agility competition. The children participated in all 7 events including bouncing, stepping, balancing, rolling and throwing. Everyone tried really hard and improved their skill set as the afternoon progressed. Despite the odd stumble all completed every event and thoroughly enjoyed taking part. Well Done KS1!

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Kent County Cross Country Championships

On Saturday 17th November, in the sunshine, 14 Sheldwich runners geared up to take part in the county cross country championships. This is a highly competitive event which sees the best runners in Kent compete over a hilly, grassy course. Ethan W, Edward from Year 3 and Myles, Emmanuel and Jessie from Class 4 ran over 1200m and then Marley, Thiago, Reuben from Class 5 and William, Connor, Thomas, Freya, Margot and Martha competed over 2200m. On average there were about 150 runners in each race but in some cases this extended to 200! The children were brilliant, as they always are, and the majority finished in the top half of their races. A stand out performance from Reuben in Class 5 saw him finish in 6th place, this secured him a place in the National Championships in the Spring representing Kent! Well done to everyone and thank you to all the parents who came out to support in the cold! Mrs Fairs

Year 6 Basketball Team

Year 6 Basketball Team 1
Year 6 Basketball Team 2
Year 6 Basketball Team 3

Year 5/6 Basketball Tournament


Two teams from Year 6 went to the district basketball tournament at Canterbury Academy. 16 teams took part, they were all split into 4 groups of 4. Luckily, both Sheldwich teams were in different groups so did not have to play each other! Sheldwich 1 faced some tough opposition but got off to a winning start against Wincheap School. Next up was a very tough encounter against St Stephens which we narrowly lost by just 1 point! Finally, we finished the group stage with another win against Bridge 2, where the team really grew in confidence.  This resulted in us topping our group! Sheldwich 2 had a very tough group and showed real progress and improvement as the games went on. Unfortunately , we didn't progress from the group but the team tried very hard.

Sheldwich 1 went into the quarter finals and faced St Peters, who were a well organised and tough team. We played well but did not manage to get past them. Finally, we had one more game against Blean, that decided whether we finished 5th or 6th. The team started very brightly and scored 6 quick points which put the pressure on the opposition. The deservedly ended the day with a win and came out 5th out of 16 teams well done to William, Oliver W, George, Connor, Margot, Tia, Anna, Olivia, Hester, Gigi, Ted, Arthur, Zak and Henry. Mrs Fairs smiley

Yr 3/4 Sportshall Athletics

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Yr 3/4 Sportshall Athletics 2

Sportshall Athletics

Well done to both the Yr 3 and 4 and Yr 5 and 6 Sportshall athletics teams which competed in the district competition last Thursday. It was a highly competitive event and all the children tried their absolute best in all the events, doing Sheldwich proud. Each child had to take part in two track events from sprint relays to obstacle races and then two field events from (speed bounce, vertical jump, triple jump, javelin, chest push or long jump.)

Yr 5/6 Sportshall Athletics

Handball - Year 5 and 6

Handball - Year 5 and 6 1
Handball - Year 5 and 6 2

The annual handball tournament was as popular as ever with sixteen teams entered. Sheldwich had two teams itching to take part. Each team was sorted into a group with 7 other teams so there were lots of group games to play. The matches however, were only 5 minutes a game so it was essential that we made a quick start. Both teams played well, growing in confidence with each game. The results were a mixed bag with both teams winning two, drawing two and losing three group games. Freya captained the first team with authority and leadership and similarly Thiago was captain of the Sheldwich 2 side. Highlights were a wonderful 7-0 victory for Sheldwich 1 and a marvellous set of goals from Rafe for the other team. As always team spirit was high and the children admirably for Sheldwich. Thank you to Ms Bristow, Mrs White and Ms Burr for their support.  

Mrs Fairs smiley

Tag Rugby Tournament Year 5/6

Two teams represented Sheldwich at the Rugby Festival on Thursday 4th October. Both played some fantastic rugby and were a credit to Sheldwich with their conduct and sportsmanship. Sheldwich 1 were in a very tough group and played some very close matches. Sheldwich 2 also had some challenging opposition but managed a very convincing win against Blean 2. Reuben, George, William, Connor, Freya, Izzy, Oliver C, Oliver W, Cissy, Luca, Spencer and Thiago all scored at least 1 try for their teams. Sheldwich 2 came first in their group and 4 th overall in the competition. All players worked amazingly well in their teams and supported each other.

District Small Schools Football Tournament - Monday 8th October - Team Photo

District Small Schools Football Tournament - Monday 8th October - Team Photo 1

Small Schools District Football Tournament – Monday 8th October – MATCH REPORT

On Monday 8th October, Mr Cork and Mrs Garrett took 9 year 5 and 6 football players to the small schools district football tournament at the University of Kent in Canterbury. In all 3 group games we played very well but were unable to convert our super team play into victories.

We led 1-0 against Chislet thanks to a lovely goal from Oliver White, only to lose 2-1 after a defensive mix up and a penalty awarded against us.

In our second match against Luddenham, we held them to 0-0 until the final two minutes when they hit two home in quick succession before Luca Simler smashed in a late consolation goal right before the final whistle.

In our final group match against Bysing Wood we led 1-0 for most of the game thanks to another wonderful strike from Luca Simler before conceding late in the game to end with a 1-1 draw.

The team played brilliantly and were genuinely unlucky not to progress further in the tournament.

The team were: Connor B, Oliver W, Luca S, Thiago F, Arthur W, Oli P, Oli G, Finley GH and Ethan L.

Class 5 and 6 Hockey trip highlights!

Yesterday (Tuesday 2nd October) Classes 5 and 6 travelled by coach to Stratford to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to watch a men’s hockey match. The match was between Great Britain and Belgium; it was an anniversary match as it is 20 years since GB beat Belgium in the Seoul Olympics in 1988. The weather was cloudy with occasional glimpses of sunshine (but no rain – woohoo). Everyone was exciting and cheering the teams along; waving their free union jack flags. It was a fair, fast-paced and physical game but unfortunately England were defeated 3-2 by a strong Belgian team. Some of us were even lucky enough to get some GB players autographs. A great day was had by all.

By Martha L and Isabella N (Sports Leaders – with a little help from Mr C)

Sheldwich awarded highest Kitemark award for sport

Sheldwich awarded highest Kitemark award for sport 1

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!

Sports Leaders 2018-2019

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Sports Leader Training

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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