Last week our EYFS and KS1 children were lucky enough to have a visit from CATCH, who delivered a fantastic sports session to our youngest children.
The classes were each taught ball handling skills including moving with the ball, passing the ball, picking up the ball and thinking tactically in a game situation.
All of the children were involved in a fast paced session for a full 50 minutes and then took it upon themselves to practise the skills they had learned from CATCH during their lunchtime play.
Even our teachers picked up some super ideas so that they could deliver the sessions during their own PE time.
A great start to the SST Elite & Development Basketball Leagues in Folkestone this evening!
The elite league proved to be extremely tough with every team giving it their all! Dymchurch 1 currently have 1 point and 4 baskets in their league & Dymchurch 2 have 9 points after winning each of their fixtures!
Dymchurch 1 put in one of the best performances of the evening against Churchill Primary with both teams fighting right up until the final whistle - an exciting game for all the spectators and both teams receiving a huge round of applause from the crowd..
In addition to our regular sports players making up the teams, we have also had an influx of new sports players giving it their all as well as 4 girls taking part in the leagues - keep it up Dymchurch.
The final fixtures will take place in two weeks time where we will find out the final positions.
Well done to both teams so far - superb teamwork and effort from every player!
#GO TEAM DYMCHURCH
Last week our Year 1 & Year 6 children were lucky enough to receive hockey coaching from Ross Gilham-Jones, a professional hockey player who has represented Great Britain in the Youth Olympics as vice captain in addition to many other high profile roles in the sport.
He taught the children passing, dribbling the ball and shooting during their coaching hour. We saw some excellent skills from our children - maybe they'll be representing GB in a few years time!
DON'T FORGET, YOU CAN GET 3 FREE COACHING SESSIONS FROM FOLKESTONE OPTIMISTS HOCKEY CLUB ON SATURDAY MORNINGS, 8.45-10AM USING YOUR SHEPWAY SPORTS TRUST DISCOUNT CARD!
Next week, our Year 5 children will also recieve coaching from Ross.
Last week we took 30 children from across Year 1 & 2 to the Marsh Academy to compete in the Sainsury's School Games Mini Athletics tournament.
The three teams had to work together to build up a high score on each of the stations which tested their agility, strength, speed, power and balance.
Our teams worked incredibly hard and came in 3rd, 5th and 6th out of 12 teams.
At the end of January we took 22 children from Y4, 5 & 6 to Pent Valley to take part in the Kent School Games Basketball Qualifiers.
Each of our teams put in fantastic performances and gave it their all. Dymchurch 2 even had one of the best results of the tournament with a 23-2 win against St Augustines.
Our teams finished 3rd in each of their groups and left the tournament with their heads held high after meeting some tough competition!
Good luck to our teams who will be competing again in February!
Well done to Roxie, Tia, Sophie, Kacy, Max P, Zac, Jack, Max F, Ben, Billy P, Billy H, Tom, Kalina, Zoe & Lilly.
This week we took 2 teams from Year 5 & 6 to take part in the Shepway Sports Trust Netball Elite & Development Leagues at the Three Hills Sports Park.
Both teams played 4 games and will play the remaining 3 games next Tuesday in the final week. Every player worked extremely hard but found it tricky to shoot in the 9ft goals! The Elite team drew all of their games and the Development team won 1 game and drew 3, putting them in 2nd Place!
A huge congratulations to both teams who played so well in the wind and rain & never moaned at all!
Well done to Roxie, Sophie, Tia, Kacy, Zac, Jack, Max P, Lilly, Kalina, Zoe, Billy H, Max F, Thomas & Billy P for your determination and teamwork!
On Wednesday we travelled to Strood to take part in the Gillingham FC 'Kids Cup Tournament'. Freddie & Zac have written a match report for the tournament below:
Once we arrived, we were training, most of the other teams were working their socks off in the games. Finally, the whistle was blown and it was our turn to play. We played St Thomas, but they scored in the first minute. After, we were annoyed, but we weren't going to give up because we were determined to win. Unluckily, we walked off the pitch with a loss, but we all know we tried our hardest. (1-0)
The next game was against Churchill, we all knew it was going to be a tough match , we all tried out hardest. Soon in the game Ben scored from a distance , and what a goal it was too! We pulled out a fantastic win. (3-2)
Next up we had St Helens, we had an outstanding performance but unluckily they scored the first goal. During the match, Zac pulled back a stunning goal for a draw. (1-1)
Our forth match was against West Borough and saw us successfully securing another victory. We won 3-2 with goals scored by Max and Zac (2).
Our final match was against Featherby, and unfortunately we lost, but to an incrediby good team. To show good sportsmanship we shook hands after every match, overall in our group we came 3rd. We also thank Miss Lloyd-Prest for taking us!
By Zac & Freddie - Year 5
Congratulations to Billy H, Max, Ben, Billy P, Freddie, Zac, Jack and Thomas for great teamwork and sportsmanship.
It is with great pleasure that we have awarded one of our Year 5 pupils with the award for excellent respect and teamwork in sport.
Thomas in Year 5 has entered many inter-house tournaments in school in addition to representing our school in a huge range of sports teams against other schools.
It is so important to show great respect for your teammates, referees and teachers who all help you to be successful in sport, and Thomas always shows superb respect and teamwork.
We will be looking to award more prizes for children who demonstrate the 'School Games Values' in PE lessons, inter-house tournaments and inter-school competitions which are not only important in sport, but in all aspects of life.