Led by Mr Summers
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
PE Achievements and Events
Sandown Primary School
Written by Sydney
On Wednesday the 1st of March the mixed A team went down to the school field and played a closely fought match against Sandown. When the whistle blew for the end of the first half, it was a clean sheet. Although, when kick off restarted, Sandown Primary scored, making it 1-0. Later, it was the end of the game and it was 1-0 to them. The team was: Cameron, Loki, Sydney, Noah, Stanley, Finley, Flint, Monty, and Lucas.
Girls Football vs Sandown Primary School
Written by Arabella
On Wednesday the 1st of March the Girls Team played a football match against Sandown Primary School on our school field. When the first half started, about 5 minutes in Sydney scored the first goal. Sydney took a corner which hit one of the opposing players and they scored an own goal. Half way through the second half, Arabella scored a goal. The whistle blew and the final score was 3-0. The team was: Etta, Freya, Harriet, Katelyn, Sydney, Hollie, Cadence, and Arabella.
Dover School Games Girls Football Tournament
Written by Emma
On Tuesday the 28th of February the girls B team played in a football tournament at Goodwin Academy. We played six games and in total and we won two, drew three and lost one game. Ella and Emma scored one goal each. The team was: Lily, Brooke, Eva, Olivia, Amelie, Mia, Ella, and Emma.
Northbourne Park Cross Country Relay
Written by Ella
On Tuesday the 7th of March me, Mia, Sydney, Gareth, Emma, Harvey, Wilf, Rod, Freya, Cadence, Lucas and Roy went to Northbourne Park for a cross country tournament and competed against 23 teams from 11 schools. The race consisted of 3 laps of one and a half kilometres and each member of the team had to run half of a lap, either through the woods or up a hill. Our teams came 6th and 13th place.
Dover School Swimming Gala
Written by Evelyn
On the third of March our swimming team competed in the Dover school’s gala. Evelyn, Ella, Dan, Lucas, Maddie, Noah, Monty, Olivia and Florence all took part in individual and team races. We ended up with seven medals and a gold medal for Evelyn in the backstroke. Over all we came third out of the eleven teams who went. It was an amazing team effort.
TEAM SUPER SCHOOLS CHALLENGE – INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION, February 2023
The promotional material promised the provision of a ‘fun, inspirational and exciting way of raising funds for primary schools using the power of sport and on Thursday 2nd February Ryan Scott (Commonwealth Games 100 metre relay gold medallist, Delhi 2010) did exactly that for the pupils at our school.
After a sports session, where the children were taught some simple warm up exercises (press ups, sit ups) Ryan gave a presentation to the whole school followed by a Q&A and a ‘bounding’ exercise in which both pupils and staff participated (thank you Mr Rose, Mrs Baker, and Mr Summers)
Ryan’s message was that to ‘chase your dream’, in his case to be in the top three sprinters in England, you need to work hard, believe in yourself, stay healthy (diet matters) and make sacrifices to improve your performance. If you ‘don’t give up’ when there are setbacks, ‘anything is possible’. Ryan was disqualified when he false started in the European Championships indoor final in 2007 and he had to wait three more years before his dream came true in Delhi. He ‘got back up’ when he could have ‘given up’ and was ultimately successful.
In the Q&A Ryan was asked how fast could he run? (cheetah 70mph, Usain Bolt 34mph, Ryan Scott 27mph); how many medals had he won in his athletics career? (over 200), whether he was cat or a dog man? (neither), how much gold was there in his medal? (16% apparently).
In passing on his ‘expertise. experience and enthusiasm’ Ryan certainly inspired his audience and left to rousing applause. ‘Never give up’ was a message we could all appreciate and strive to achieve.
Written by Ian Stephen (Governor)
Football Update – written by Sydney
League match against Hornbeam
On Tuesday the 31st of January, the football A team played against Hornbeam. During the first half, two goals were scored, one by Lucas, and one by Finley, then the whistle blew and it was 2-0 to us for the first half. In the second half, a goal was scored by Lucas and Finley again, and a penalty was given to us, which Stanley took and scored. The final score was 5-0.
Team: Sydney, Stanley, Finley, Lucas, Cameron, Riley, Monty, Flint, Loki.
Graham Stabbs Cup match against St. Richards
On Thursday the 2nd of February, the A team went to play a match against St. Richards in the second round of the Graham Stabbs Cup. A brilliant team performance gave us the score of 9-2, this included 4 goals from Finley. This put us through to next round, and we will either play against The Downs or Cartwright and Kelsey.
Team: Sydney, Stanley, Finley, Lucas, Cameron, Riley, Monty, Loki
Year 5-6 Dover School Games Cross Country
On Friday 27th January, we took part in the Dover School Games cross country event at Duke of York’s School. We took two Year 5 teams and two Year 6 teams of 4 runners, with each runner running one mile before handing the baton over to the next runner. The course set out was very challenging with some very tricky areas.
We performed really well, with our Year 5 teams finishing 4th and 6th out of 17 teams and our Year 6 teams finishing 5th and 6th out of 19 teams. A fantastic effort by everyone.
Team: Rod, Wild, Stanley, Lucas, Sam, Emma, Mia, Ella, Gareth, Holly, Freya, Cadence, Harriet, Sydney, Roy, Harvey
Year 5 Kwik Cricket - October 2022
On Tuesday 18th October, our Year 5 Kwik Cricket team took part in a tournament at Deal Parochial. There were four other teams at the tournament: two from Deal Parochial, St Mary’s and St. Margaret’s.
We a started the tournament with a defeat against St Mary’s by 15 runs. In our 2nd match against a very strong St. Margaret’s team, some big hitting from Lucas helped us to a 12-run victory. Next, we lost to eventual winners Deal Parochial, despite some tight bowling. Our final game against Deal Parochial B team came down to the last ball, but we fell just short and lost by 2 runs.
We ended up finishing a respectable 3rd place. Well done to the team, who got better and better with every match.
Team - Harriet, Cadence, Holly, Emily, Rod, Wilf, Stanley, Lucas
McCarthy Cup - Deal Zone Qualifier
On Tuesday 18th October our Year 5/6 Football Team took part in the McCarthy Cup Deal Zone qualifier. This was a round robin tournament of 6 teams: Deal Parochial, Warden House, Sandwich Juniors, St. Mary’s, The Downs and Kingsdown. Each school played 5 matches.
We started our tournament with a 0-0 draw against Sandwich Juniors, playing well and creating plenty of chances. In our 2nd game, we were 1-0 winners against The Downs thanks to a great finish from Flint. Our next match was a 3-0 win against St Mary’s, with goals from Flint, Finley and Stanley, who scored directly from a corner! In our 4th game against a very strong Warden House team we lost a close game 2-0. Our final match was against Deal Parochial, with a goal from Finley clinching a 1-1 draw.
After our 5 games we has 8 points, meaning a well-deserved 2nd place finish. This means we have qualified for the district final after half term! Well done to the team for this fantastic achievement!
Team – Sydney, Stanley, Riley, Noah, Finley, Lucas, Cameron, Monty and Flint
Year 3 and 4 Kwik Cricket - September 2022
On Wednesday 29th September, ten members of the Year 3 and 4 classes took part in a Kwik Cricket tournament at Deal Parochial School. The tournament was a round-robin format, with the top two from each league qualifying for the semi-finals.
Batting first in our first group game against Deal Parochial, we posted a strong score of 245, thanks to an excellent opening partnership from Monty and Olivia. Tight bowling from Samuel and William, as well as two late wickets from Isabella meant the game was extremely close. Unfortunately, Deal Parochial scored the winning runs off the last ball to beat us by 2 runs.
In our 2nd game versus Sholden we fielded first. A fantastic team performance in the field, including some very economical bowling from Flint, Sophie and Milly in the middle overs, meant that we restricted Sholden to 225 runs. An excellent partnership from Gisѐle and Milly helped us to a mammoth winning score of 268. Finishing second in the group meant we qualified for the semi-final.
The semi-final against St. Margaret’s was another extremely close game, coming down to the last ball of the match. Batting first, we posted a strong total of 239 thanks to some extraordinary power hitting by Monty, who hit the most boundaries of any player in the tournament, including 4 sixes. Despite a great last over from Loki, St. Margaret’s scored the winning runs from the last ball.
Congratulations to Monty, Olivia, Loki, Samuel, Isabella, Gisѐle, Milly, Sophie, Flint and William for a superb effort and coming so close.