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Sports Blog

It has been a busy couple of weeks for sport. Firstly a team of children from Year 1 and 2 took part in a benchball competition at West Kingsdown Primary School. They competed in a number of games against both West Kingsdown and Fawkham.  Everyone had great fun.

On Monday the Year 5 and 6 football team played their league game against Temple Hill. The match was played at Dartford Football pitch.  Everyone played extremely well and we won the match 4-1, having also scored a penalty to help us.

Lastly, On Wednesday our Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics team went to Medway Park to compete in the Kent School Games Finals. After previously winning our Dartford area competition, the team went on to represent the area in the finals.  It was a great day and everyone showed great resilience. We finished in 12th place.

Next week we look forward to seeing how the Year 1/2 get on at the infant agility.

Remember together everyone achieves more.

Boccia competition

Rece​ntly two children from Year 4 and one from Year 6 competed in a Boccia competition against other Dartford Schools. They participated in a number of games each consisting of three ends. At the end of the afternoon they were awarded medals for coming first as they won three out of their four games.

The Year 5 and 6 took part in an away football match against Knockhall School. Unfortunately, after a very close game we lost 3-2 although all players gave it their all. 

A Year 3 & 4 team competed in a Futsal competition (indoor football) they first of all played 4 group matches. At the end of this session we had won all our matches, scored 18 goals and not conceded any. We were then put into the final against Fleetdown School. It was a hard match and although we missed a penalty we still managed to score and beat them. It was a wonderful team effort, especially as our goal keeper was unable to be there, due to illness. Well done boys.

Sportshall Athletics Tournament

Three teams of athletes went to compete in the recent tournament at NKC. Each team was made up of 9 boys and 9 girls. All 54 children competed in two running events (including relays and obstacles) and two field events (like javelin, speed bounce and long jump) each.

Our first Year 3 and 4 team put in a super performance and achieved 2nd place.

Then on the same day our Year 5 and 6 team, who had been inspired by the earlier success worked to support each other in the team races. The hard work paid off and they came 1st out of 13 schools. This team will now go on to represent the school at the Kent Schools final.

A second team from Year 3 and 4 were our final team to compete. Many of these children had never competed before and challenged themselves to try some new experiences. They all had a great time and were proud to represent their school. 

Congratulations to all our athletes

Rugby tournament

This week Year 5 and 6 went to the Rugby tournament held at the Dartford Valley Rugby Club. We were the first people to ever use these pitches. We won 2 games and drew one. We had a great time and everyone played really well.
Next week we are looking forward to the Athletics tournament.

Remember together everyone achieves more!

Quicksticks

Over the last week we have being competing in sports events such as hockey and football. To start off the week on Monday the year 5/6 had a football tournament in Dartford. In the group stages they drew 1 game and won 3games they made it to the semi- finals but lost. Throughout the tournament all the players played very well.

The next day the on Tuesday the Year 3 and 4 had their hockey tournament in Dartford winning 3 of their matches they made it through to the finals winning 5-1 against Sedley’s school it was a great performance as some of the players have never played hockey.

Finally to end the week of sport the Year 5 and 6 played in another hockey tournament at the same venue as the Year 3 and 4 pupils. After winning all our group games we also made it through to the final winning 3-0 against last year’s winners Gateway, also the Years 5 and 6 did not concede a goal throughout the tournament. This now means both teams are going to be representing Dartford at the Kent school games in June.

Rugby

This week Year 5 and 6 took part in their end of term Rugby competition. The children competed against each other in mini games for their houses. This was the first experience for some of the children in a competitive game of rugby. Every child took part and developed the skills they have been learning in PE this term.

he scores from both year 5 and 6 were put together and the winners from this tournament were Dover who will be awarded 100 house points. 2nd place was Leeds who will receive 75 house points, 3rd place was Rochester with 50 house points and 4th place was Hever with 25 house points.

In a few weeks time a chosen team of players will be representing our school in the Dartford Rugby competition.

Football

It has been a busy couple of weeks for our school football teams.
To start with some children from Year 1 and 2 took part in the Fast 5s at Dartford Football Ground. The children played particularly well winning 4 of their games.

The following day a group of Year 3/4s took part in in the Soccer sixes tournament also at Dartford Football Ground. Excellent football was played all around and some great goals were scored.

Lastly on Saturday 28th September children from Years 5 and 6 represented the school in the Early 7s tournament. We drew 2, lost 2 and won 1.
In the next few weeks we have KS1 cross country and Quick sticks hockey to look forward to.

Remember Together everyone achieves more