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Basketball – Kent School Games Qualifiers

Tonight we took 13 children to FSC to take part in the Kent School Games Basketball Qualifiers – it was our first trip out in our school mini bus!

The children worked really hard, with lots of our girls showing that they’re made out of tough stuff! They had to learn the importance of working as a team and scored several baskets throughout the evening, Team 2 took 2nd place in their group and Team 1 took 3rd place in their group which meant that both teams just missed out on the semi-finals!

Well done to all the children, especially the girls for working so hard!

Special mention to Freddie and Tegan, our players of the tournament!

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Multi Skills Competition

In December, we took all of Year 2 and some Year 1 children to the Marsh Academy to take part in the Shepway Multi Skills competition. The children had to take part in 10 different events that tested their power, strength, balance, speed, agility and accuracy in different ways. It was a long afternoon and the children had a fantastic afternoon out. We even took 3rd Place out of 12 teams!

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School Games Crew

In November 16 of our Y5 & 6 pupils trained to be playmakers as part of the ‘School Games Crew’. They had to devise games and activities for children from YR up to Y6. They had to share ideas and understand the values of the school games (Respect, Determination, Teamwork, Honesty, Self-Belief & Passion. The School Games Crew will be leading events for the younger children throughout the year. They have already led and refereed the inter-house sports for Y2 & 3 at the beginning of 2017 and have shown excellent leadership skills while doing this.

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Basketball Leagues

Our Y4, 5 & 6 children took part in the Shepway Sports Trust Elite & Development Basketball Leagues at the local sports centre in December. They had to work in teams to win as many games as possible and understand the value of teamwork as we were playing some very talented teams!

Team A took a well-earned 3rd Place in League 1 with Team B taking 4th Place in League 2.

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Last week ten of our Year 4 children took to the fields of Brockhill School to run in the Shepway Cross Country Competition. The children had to run a 1000m track in their year groups, in much cooler conditions than the Y5 & 6 children in previous weeks.

The boys ran a very competitive race, with Dan, Josh and Louis in 1st, 2nd and 3rd for 3/4 of the course. The girls ran well against the other schools, claiming 12th, 21st, 24th and 25th positions out of 35. In the end, the boys took 2nd, 5th, 6th and 12th place out of 40 runners - an admirable effort all round!

Well done to our runners - we are very proud of you!

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An extra congratulations to Louis who claimed 2nd place in the Y4 race. 

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Over the last few weeks, our Year 4 and 6 children have had the opportunity to take part in the bikeability scheme. Level 1 allows the children the chance to show that they are safe on their bikes and know how to ride them. Level 2a & b is road based and allows the children to demonstrate that they can be safe on the road while riding their bikes.

Well done to all the children who took this fantastic opportunity and to those children who passed their Level 1 and Level 2!

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This term KS1 pupils and staff have been fortunate enough to receive professional coaching in gymnastics. Over the last four weeks, they have been learning to use different equipment to help them jump, climb, cartwheel, complete forward and backward rolls as well as handstands.

This week, Year 2 were challenged to see how far up the rope they could climb and to use growth mindset to get a bit further each time.

Well done to Gemma, Blake and Jack who all worked incredibly hard to improve their efforts each time. A huge congratulations to Gemma who managed to reach the top 3 times! These children were awarded their Dymchurch 'Believe' stickers and their School Games 'Determination' wristbands.

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Last week we took 13 children to the Marsh Academy to take part in the FA football skills afternoon. The children were given the opportunity to play several fun but competitive games against other schools and were given advise on how to improve their performance inbetween games.

Well done to all of the children that took part and to our girls who showed that they are budding footballers in the making!

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Congratulations to Will who received player of the tournament for excellent effort and showing superb skills throughout the afternoon.

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Last week was our first sports competition of the new academic year. We took 10 children from Y5 and 6 to represent Dymchurch Primary at the Shepway School Games Cross Country event.

The children had to run a gruelling 1600m course, following the hare around each of the bends until they finally reached the finish line.

Our team were amazing and gave the best mixed team performance that we have seen in a long time in this sport.

Congratulations to Zac in Year 6 who took 2nd place in his race, narrowly missing out on 1st in the last few metres!

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Well done to Zac, Jack, Jed, Luke, Callum, Tatjana, Katie, Faye, Grace & Ben (from Bodsham who joined our team) for a fantastic performance - we are very proud of you!

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