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As part of the Shepway Sports Trust Package we have bought into, we are lucky enough to experience different sports which are delivered to our children by experts, providing children with opportunities to gain a taste of sports outside of what we may usually offer in school.

This week our YR, 1, 2 & 3 children took part in dance and fitness sessions with a dance instructor. The children danced to may different genres of music and were encouraged to learn new moves as well as show off their own freestyle moves.

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Year 2 enjoying the dance session

 

Check out all the fantastic sport our children have been taking part in recently in the Winter edition of the Shepway Schools Newsletter - Amazing!

Well done everyone!

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Last week we started the first of our whole-school sport challenges. The children were given the challenge of scoring as many baskets in 1 minute with the support and encouragement of their house captains and house team mates.

The house captains showed great leadership skills throughout the afternoon, running the competition, modelling the task, feeding the basketballs and collecting the scores for each child.

The challenge was a great success with every child in the school completing the task, cheering on their team mates and receiving a certificate with their personal score.

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The top scorers from each class received a basketball to keep as their prize for achieving the highest number of baskets and an incentive to carry on!

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Well done to Grace - 17 baskets, Dylan - 18 baskets, Aydin - 22 baskets, Tiana - 25 baskets, Ben - 33 baskets, Megan - 35 baskets & Keeley - 34 baskets.

After entering into the Kent basketball qualifiers in January, we were invited to enter 2 teams of children into the two week Basketball Elite & Development League at Pent Valley.

Both the Elite & the Development teams took 3rd place in the league out of 10 teams and showed excellent sportsmanship yet again throughout the tournament. The boys and girls worked extremely hard to develop their basketball & teamwork skills and made us proud.

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This was a great opportunity for the children to be invited to a festival with an excellent atmosphere and local club coaches helping the children to develop their skills in between games.

Well done to Max C, Andy, Rhys, Harry, Ellie, Macey, Faye, Ben, Max F, Billy, Blakeney, Tom, Connie, Megan & Amelia for your commitment!

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Last week (Feb 3rd) we entered two teams of Year 1 & 2 children to take part in a football tournament. The children played against 7 other teams/ schools at the Marsh Academy and demonstrated good skills on the pitch.
The teams played well together and even managed to impress the organisers with their skills.

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"It was tricky because the ball was very light but we scored some goals and worked well!" - Aiden-James & Louis

After a long afternoon and 7 matches each, the teams took
1st and 3rd Place in the tournament!

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Well done to Joshua, Daniel, Sophie, Ruby, Dylan, Kai, Bailee, Will, Louis, Alfie, Emma, Lisa, Nathan, Harrison & Aiden-James.

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Last week the children signed up to represent their house team for basketball in our new Inter-House sport tournament.

Week 1: The Year 4/5/6 teams took to the court to practice their skills and apply them to a game situation.

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All of the teams seemed quite evenly matched but Hever team just managed to beat Lympne with a free throw, resulting in a 1-0 victory!

Dover and Leeds played very well with Dover creating great opportunities, however, both teams were unable to turn shots into points, finishing 0-0.

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Week 2: This week it was time for Year 2 & 3 to step up and show off their skills. Year 2 have been learning basketball in PE and were keen to apply their basketball skills to a competition.

Lympne B played Hever B in an exciting match with Charlie in Y3 showing great accuracy when shooting. Will in Y2 also scored an excellent basket, leading Lympne to a superb victory.
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Dover B took on Leeds B for game number two. Both teams showed great skill and developed their confidence throughout the game, resulting in an exciting spectacle for the other teams watching! Joshua in Y2 showed great skill and teamwork, leading his team to win the game.

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Dover B Vs Leeds B

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At the end of December we took our super dance club members to Pent Valley School to compete in a dance competition against 8 other schools.

The girls composed a winter/ Christmas themed dance with Mrs Goodburn and Mrs Andrews over the term and then performed it to the judges at PV.

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Our team performed superbly and overcame many barriers along the way such as the music failing to play!

Well done to Tia, Jenna, Charlotte, Connie, Mia, Paige & Roxie for your performance!

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This week (20th January) we took 3 teams of Y5/6 children to the Marsh Academy to take part in the Shepway Basketball Quarter Finals.

The teams played five 5 a-side matches against St Nicholas's 1 & 2, Hythe Bay & our own teams.

It was a tough competition but Dymchurch played extremely well, playing by the rules and showing excellent sportsmanship throughout the tournament.
Well done to all of the teams who took a respectable 3rd, 4th and 5th place out of 6 teams.

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Congratulations to Amelia, Blakeney, Connie, Jenny, Keeley, Macey, Ellie, Megan, Faye, Marley, Ben P, Max F, Billy, Andy, Aaron, Wyl, Harry, Max, Dan, Owen & Rhys.

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This week (January 15th) we took 2 teams of Year 4/5/6 children to the Marsh Academy to compete in the Shepway Pop Lacrosse Tournament against other Marsh schools.

The teams have been working hard to learn this new sport, giving up their lunchtimes to practice the skills and applying them to attack & defence situations.

Both teams played extremely well against the 3 other teams in the tournament with Dymchurch 1 & Dymchurch 2 leading on points until the final head-to-head game.

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Dymchurch 1 & 2 displayed fantastic teamwork and effort in the final game leading them to take
1st & 2nd Place in the tournament!
This means that our 1st place team have made it through to the Kent County Finals!

Congratulations to Thomas, Freddie, Max P, Ben, Billy, Max F, Megan, Ellie B, Amelia, Blakeney, Andy, Max C, Rhys & Jack R-M.

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** Thank you to parents for transporting children to the tournament!**

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