Latest PE events
On Wednesday 22nd of June the children from Reception and Year 1 were lucky enough to take part in a fantastic Balance Bikes Workshop. The children showed great skills with balance and coordination by controlling the bikes and were even able to navigate around obstacles, they even got to learn about road safety. Everyone had a great time and worked really hard.
Fit 4 Life
During Healthy Schools week, the whole school took part in a Fit4life workshop. Throughout the workshop the children took part in a fitness circuit and looked at the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Each class were able to sort different foods according to their food groups and looked at the amount of fats and sugars in different drinks. Everyone had good fun and learnt something new.
Also on Wednesday, Year 5 took part in an afternoon of Orienteering. They had to read maps, navigate routes and identify ordinance survey symbols. Despite it being a very hot afternoon, everyone had great fun and learnt lots. A big well done to Keira H3 and Nethra H3 who completed the course in the quickest time, followed by Alfie, Daniel and Ronnie H4.
On Monday 27th the Year 5/6 Netball team played a friendly match against Stone St Marys. The weather decided to not be on our side for this and we started with a few games of beachball in the hall. Luckily, the rain soon stopped, and we managed to get outside to play some Netball. Everyone played extremely well for their first match and we won 2-0. Well done to Mia (H3) for scoring both of our goals.
Rapid fire cricket
On Tuesday 21st June, 8 children from Year 1 and 2 took part in the Rapid-Fire cricket competition at Dartford Cricket Club. It was a lovely sunny day and the children had great fun playing cricket against lots of other schools. We saw some fantastic fielding and batting by everyone and the children all worked well together as a team. Well done to the whole team and in particular Pearl RW6 and Charlie RW6 for receiving a medal for showing great sportsmanship.
Saturday 12th March
Our Football Team took part in a football tournament at Riverview Primary School. It was a busy morning for the team who had to play matches against 5 other schools. We were up against some tough competition, but everyone played very well, we drew 2 games and lost 3. A huge well done to the whole team!
At the weekend
The boys’ football team took to the field to compete in the Norris Telling Shield final. We had successfully reached the final by beating Kings Farm 7-0 and then beating Riverview School 5-2 in the semi-finals. We started strongly in the final against Meopham going 1-0 up in the first half, thanks to a goal by Henry (H2). In the second half, Meopham came out fighting and scored two goals in quick succession to see us trailing. However, we did not let this affect our play and shortly after AJ scored to level the match. We began to think we may have to go into extra time and penalties when, with just 3 minutes to go Henry scored another brilliant goal to secure us the win. Huge congratulations to all the team who played amazingly. The shield will have our school added to it and take pride of place alongside the tournament shield the boys won earlier in the academic year. Very well done to both teams for making our school proud!
Wednesday 25th May
Our Year 1 and 2 Football Team took part in the Fast Fives football tournament. It was a fun-filled afternoon and great football was played by everyone. We won three of our matches and drew three, with lots of fantastic goals. A huge well done to all the team but in particular, congratulations to Jax A who was awarded Player of the Tournament. During the morning of Thursday 26th May, our Year 3 and 4 Football Team took part in the Soccer Sixes. It was a very busy morning with two full hours of football played. The team played amazingly well, winning four games, drawing two and losing two. Everyone worked so well as a team. There were some outstanding goals scored. Well done to everyone who took part in both football tournament
Thursday 27th May
A group of 12 children from Year 5 visited Lullingstone Country Park for an exciting morning of orienteering! The children were paired together and tasked with completing a course in the shortest time possible. They had a special tracker that they used to check in to each of the 10 points around the course. All the children did amazingly well – we even won 1st place for the fastest pair in the competition! Congratulations to Jamie S and Vinny K who completed the course in 11 minutes, which was 4 minutes faster than the 2nd place winners! Overall, New Ash Green Primary School came 3rd. What an amazing achievement, well done to everyone involved!
On Wednesday (1st Dec 2021), our girl’s team from Year 5 and 6 played their cup match against Holy Trinity. Despite it being a very cold evening, we got off to a great start with a goal from Lily. It wasn’t long before the game was tied 1-1. With the evening getting darker we needed an overall winner for the game to go onto the next round. This meant the game had to go to penalties. 5 brave girls stepped up to take the penalties but unfortunately, we were beaten in the end.
There was some outstanding football played especially from the girls in defence.
This term has seen a welcome return to school sports events. The amazing response that was received to the opening of the two clubs In Years 5 and 6 shows our children are keen to return to these activities. Both clubs are currently full, with 40 children registered at each.
Our football tournaments kicked off the season with a bumper week of events. On Saturday 9th, we entered two teams into the Gravesham District FA tournament. One team were competing in the Cooke shield, they competed against five different schools, winning all their matches and not conceding a single goal. This then took them through to the quarter-finals. Again, they won their match 2-0 against Copperfield. We then played the final for the trophy against Shears Green school. Thanks to two superb free-kicks by Henry Armstrong the game was won 2-0 and we were awarded the Cooke Shield. Our other team were competing in the Ford Shield. They played four games in their group stages and won three of these and drew the fourth. This also took them through to the quarter-finals where they were unfortunately beaten by Riverview in the last seconds of the game. At the end of the tournament, the winners of both shields play to see who will represent Gravesham District in the county finals and New Ash Green played Shorne. Again, the boys played extremely well and won the game 2-0. This was a wonderful achievement for all the players in both teams.
Our second tournament was the Dartford District Annual 7’s for boys. We played four matches during the afternoon. We got off to a great start winning our first two matches 4-0. We then won our third match. In the final match were had to play Fleetdown, this was a very close match finishing 1-1. At the end of the day, we came joint top of our group with Fleetdown but sadly, for us, they went through to the final on a better goal difference.
It was then the girls turn to take to the field. This is the first year that New Ash Green has entered a girls team into any of the football tournaments. For some of our players, this was their first experience of playing competitive football and for all our players the first time they had ever played as a team. Our first tournament was the Dartford District 7’s where we played three matches in the group stages. We won two of our matches and like the boys drew against Fleetdown. However, this time we topped the group. This should have taken us through to the finals but unfortunately, it clashed with our school trip and we were unable to attend.
On Thursday evening we returned to the Gravesham District for the Clarke shield. We had five matches for the group stages, we won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. This took us through to the semi-final where we had to play Shorne. The game was very close and after full time the score was still tied. We then went into extra time with a golden goal situation. With outstanding work from the whole team, we managed to score the winning goal. It was now getting dark, and we had to go straight into the final against Riverview School. It was a hard-fought game and unfortunately, we were beaten 2-0.
We are so proud of all the children that played in these matches during this busy week. They all did a fantastic job and we look forward to the rest of the season.
Following the success of our Tri-golf tournament, which all of Bramleyham took part in. Ten children from Year 4 were chosen to represent the Dartford schools area at the Kent Finals. They had to complete a number of different golfing challenges including pitching and putting skills. The scores, were then collated and compared with the other eight schools representing the different areas of Kent. We are pleased to announce that New Ash Green came third in the competition and medals will be arriving shortly for our team.
Royal St. Georges Golf Course is in Sandwich, it was hosting the 149th British Open and the children were given the opportunity to visit the course and watch some of the professionals practising. The children had a great day and represented the school very well.
Certificates have been awarded to those children who came 1st, 2nd or 3rd in our school cross country event.
These times were then compared with the other Dartford Schools and we congratulate Matilda Holliday in Year 5 who will receive the Bronze medal for coming third overall in the whole of the Dartford area.
District Football Team
Gravesham District have forwarded medals, certificates and photographs to Lewis Miller-Wills, George Houlding and Albert Armstrong for their contribution to this year’s team. Despite the disruption caused by COVID the coach was extremely pleased with the commitment the children showed.
To end this term we had an amazing workshop from Fit4kids where we all learnt about the importance of a balanced diet and keeping active.
We had great fun learning about the different food groups and taking part in the fitness circuit. It has inspired us to keep a healthy lifestyle.
School Games Day 2021
This term we saw the whole school take to the field for their School Games Day. During the morning children took part in their field events. These comprised of penalty shots, basketball hoops, golf and badminton. Everybody gave it their all to score as many points as possible for their house. The afternoon saw all year groups heading to the track for the racing events of skipping, running, egg and spoon and obstacle. All children had a fun time with many of them coming away feeling very proud of themselves.
KS1 also had their sports day to show their athletic skills competing in a number of different races on the track. Despite the very warm weather, they all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The winning house were Dover with 1,461 points, followed by joint second place for Hever and Rochester with 1303 points, Leeds achieved 1108 points. Very well done everyone for such a fantastic event!
This term has been very busy for PE activities not only are all classes still participating in our Daily Mile Destinations – travelling around the world visiting 15 countries on their route. They have also all been taking part in this terms competitions.
The children in Year 1 and 2 started off the term competing in their Infant Agility which involved running, throwing and jumping. All children enjoyed the activities. The results were sent to our School Games Organiser and compared with the other Dartford Schools. Overall we came 6th and children who were placed within the top five distances/times for each event will be receiving a School Games certificate.
Next was the turn of our Year 3 and 4 children who took part in the Tri-Golf competition. This showcased their pitching and putting skills. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day despite the very strong winds. We definitely have some budding golfers amongst us. Again the scores were sent off to our School Games Organiser to be collated and we await the results.
Outdoor Adventure Activities
Year 5 and 6 were eager to join in their day of activities, including map reading and orienteering, obstacle course and the ultra web. The children took part in their house groups earning house points for each activity for listening, co-operation, teamwork and encouragement. At the end of the two sessions the winning house was Leeds with 275 points.
Normally New Ash Green School would host the Cross Country for all the Dartford Schools but due to the restrictions this is not possible this year and therefore we are running the competition virtually with all schools completing the courses in their own grounds and then times being collated by New Ash Green. Pupils in Year 3 and 4 ran 1km and Year 5 and 6 ran 1.5km. The fastest three boys and girls in each year group will then be placed within the Dartford Schools group. Everybody gave the distance a go and tried their best with all children feeling very proud of their achievement at the end.