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Our Intra-School Challenges continued on Red Nose Day as the children worked in their teams and danced to some of their favourite songs in the hall.

It was great to see our oldest children putting in as much effort as our youngest but there could only be one winning team! Leeds were clear winners in the dance off, with their house captains showing great moves and being great role models for the rest of the school.

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Congratulations Leeds House who danced their socks off and earned themselves an ice lolly each!

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Last week our Year 3 & 4 children were all invited to take part in an Olympic Roadshow delivered by sports coaches who are experts in their fields. The Children were split into 4 groups and taught skills in 4 different sports to give them a taste of sporting success and encourage them to take part in sport outside of school. The four sports included dance, football, basketball and cricket.

The children had great fun and behaved brilliantly throughout the afternoon. Hopefully they have been inspired to carry on with these sports outside of school!

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Football                         Dance                           Cricket

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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!

Shepway Schools Games Newsletter - PDF


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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Year 6 Year 3 Year 1


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 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.

Lympne A Vs Hever A

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Dover A Vs Leeds A

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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.

Lympne B Vs Hever B

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Dover B Vs Leeds B

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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!


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

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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.



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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