Hollingbourne Primary School
Hollingbourne | Maidstone | ME17 1UA

Kent Teach KS2 Girls Football Tournament

On Friday 30th November a squad of 9 girls went to Greenfields school to play in a 7 a side football tournament. We were looking forward to playing again and had 2 very keen year 3 girls with us. We played 4 matches against other local schools. We drew 2 and lost 2. We played well and gave it our all with most matches being very close. Sadly we did not do well enough to get through to the quarter finals. We had a lovely morning and enjoyed practicing our football skills in a competitive tournament.

Well done to all the girls who participated.

Kent Teach KS2 Boys Football Tournament

On Thursday 29th November a squad of 8 KS2 boys participated in a 7 a side football tournament at Greenfields School. We played 5 matches against other local schools. We did really well with 3 wins and 2 losses. We finished 3rd in our group and went through to the quarter finals as one of the best 3rd place teams along with Westborough School. We played Allington in the quarter final, a team that we had played in our group already. A team that did infact win our group. We lost 2-0 to Allington and this saw us out of the tournament. Allington went on to win overall.

Well done to all the boys! 

Kent Teach KS1 Football Tournament

On Thursday 22nd November 8 Year 1/2 children travelled to Greenfields School to play in a 7 a-side football tournament against other local schools. We played 5 matches which were 10 mins one way. We won 2 matches and lost 3 and scored a total of 4 goals. We ended the group stage 3rd in our group, narrowly missing out on a place in the semi-finals.

We all had fun and learned a lot about playing as a team. Everyone worked hard and did their best. It was a good opportunity to use all the skills we had been learning and practising at football club.

Well done to all those who represented our school at this tournament.

Our team in our new KS1 kit

Our team in our new KS1 kit

It was cold so we had to keep moving

It was cold so we had to keep moving

Waiting for kick off

Waiting for kick off

Maidstone Schools Basketball Tournament

On Wednesday 21st November a squad of 10 Yr 5/6 children went to The Lenham School to compete against other local schools. The top 2 teams would then compete in the Kent Finals  to be the best team in Kent.

There were 8 teams so we played 7 matches. Everybody played well and we won 3 matches, drew 2 matches and lost 2 matches. Overall we came 4th which was a great effort.

Well done to all those who participated!

Team Hollingbourne

Team Hollingbourne

Grab that ball!

Grab that ball!

Trying to score!

Trying to score!

Attacking play

Attacking play

The Lenham School Basketball Tournament

On Tuesday 9th October 17 children from Yrs 3, 4, 5 and 6 participated in a basketball tournament after school at The Lenham School. They had all attended Mrs Cavanagh's after school basketball club and were going to try out the skills they had developed and practised in a tournament against some other local schools. We had 9 Yr 3/4 children which was one team with 4 reserves. We also had 8 Yr 5/6 children. 5 of whom played as a Hollingbourne team and 3 children who joined with 3 children from Platts Heath to compete as Holling-Heath. There were 5 teams competing in each age category and the results were as follows:

Yr 3/4 team came 1st

Yr 5/6 Hollingbourne team came 3rd

Yr 5/6 Holling-Heath team came 1st

Well done to all children who participated and represented Hollingbourne in this competition.

Next term there is a Maidstone Schools Basketball competition for Yr 5/6 children and we plan to enter a team.

Well done Year 3/4

Well done Year 3/4

Year 3/4 team

Year 3/4 team

Year 5/6

Year 5/6

KS2 Girls Football Tournament

On the afternoon of Monday 8th October 7 Year 5/6 girls played in the Maidstone Primary Schools Girls 7 a-side Football tournament at K Sports, Cobdown. We played 5 matches against local schools. We got off to a shaky start losing our first 2 matches. We then had a chance to watch a match and talk about how we could improve our performance. We then drew 2 matches and played much better. All the girls worked hard and played as a team. it was a fun afternoon and an opportunity to dust off our football skill. Well done girls! We look forward to the next tournament in November.

Our lovely team!

Our lovely team!

Attacking!

Attacking!

Winning the ball in midfield

Winning the ball in midfield

Taking a corner

Taking a corner

Playing against Senacre Wood

Playing against Senacre Wood

Can we score another goal!

Can we score another goal!

Small Schools Football Tournament

Today a squad of 9 KS2 boys participated in the Small Schools Football Tournament at Greenfields School. This was our first tournament of the year and the first time this team of boys had played together. With support and encouragement from our football coach James (Noddy) the boys showed us their skills. We played 4 matches. We won 2, drew 1 and lost one leaving us in 2nd place. All the matches were closely fought and all the boys did themselves and our school proud!

Some special highlights were:

  • Hayden's many amazing saves
  • Fintan's free kick from the halfway line. It was an amazing goal.
  • James Melrose's two goals
  • George's many near misses (We are expecting a goal next time George!)
  • Ellis' many tackles to win the ball from much bigger opponents

Well done to all the boys. Football training starts this Friday to further improve and develop those skills.

Team Hollingbourne in our new kit

Team Hollingbourne in our new kit

Attacking the Shernold goal!

Attacking the Shernold goal!

Great header!

Great header!

Great skills!

Great skills!

More attacking action!

More attacking action!

Our lucky bibs.

Our lucky bibs.

Cross Country Series in Mote Park

On the 19th and the 26th September a small group of KS2 children from Hollingbourne School took on the Mote Park Cross Country runs. All children ran the whole course with determination to finish and do their very best.

On 19th September James Melrose came 6th in the Yr 3/4 boys race and Fintan came 11th in the Yr 5/6 boys race. A great achievement in the wind and against more than 100 runners from local schools.

Well done to all our runners!

Upcoming Sports Events Sept 2018

Term 1:                 Inter-school competition

19th September      Cross Country Series Mote Park

25th September      Small Schools Boys Football Tournament

26th September      Cross Country Series Mote Park

8th October            Girls Football Tournament

10th October          Local Schools KS2 Basketball tournament (Weds Club)

 

Term 2:                 Inter-School Competition

13th/21st Nov          KS2 Basketball Tournament

22nd November       Kent Teach KS1 Football Tournament at Greenfields

29th November       Kent Teach Boys Football Tournament at Greenfields

30th November       Kent Teach Girls Football Tournament at Greenfields

MUFC Boys U11's Schools National League Cup

On Friday 23rd February a squad of 8 boys competed in a schools football tournament at The Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone. We played 4 group games with the following results:

  • Northborough 0  Hollingbourne 1
  • Hollingbourne 0  Roseacre   3
  • Oaks Primary  0  Hollingbourne 3
  • Mereworth      0  Hollingbourne 0

So with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss we were through to the quarter-finals. The last 8 teams out of 20 starting teams. A great achievement! The boys had played really well and were thrilled to be progressing on in the tournament.

In the quarter finals we played against a young Wateringbury side. The match was very tight and looked to be heading towards golden goal when with 2 minutes to go Wateringbury  found themselves one on one with the keeper and managed to sneak a goal. We tried hard to equalize but just ran out of time. We had an enjoyable and exciting day. Miss Collins and I were really proud of the way the boys played and behaved.

Looking forward to the girls tournament which should be this Friday weather permitting.

Team Hollingbourne

Team Hollingbourne

Warming up

Warming up

Our team in action

Our team in action

MUFC Girls U11's Schools National League Cup

It was lovely weather for the girls football tournament on Friday 16th March. The sun shone and we enjoyed playing at the Gallagher Stadium home of Maidstone United. We played 5 matches in the group stages. We made an impressive start with a 2-0 win over Hunton. We then lost the next two matches 1-0 in very close matches. We then went on to lose 3-0 and 2-0.

The girls played really well showing that they had improved and developed their skills since the tournament that we played in the autumn. For some girls this was their first chance to play in a proper football match and they all played with commitment and enthusiasm. A special mention for Florence and Elizabeth Dixon our two brave goalkeepers, they were brilliant and kept many goals out.

All girls were awarded medals and free tickets to watch Maidstone United play.

Well done girls we are proud of you!

Matches played:

  • Hollingbourne   v  Hunton  2-0                                                                                                    
  • Wateringbury  v   Hollingbourne  1-0                                                                                            
  • Hollingbourne   v  Greenfields  0-1                                                                                                         
  • Allington   v   Hollingbourne   3-0                                                                                                         
  • Senacre Wood   v   Hollingbourne   2-0

 

 

Our girls team

Our girls team

Playing Greenfields

Playing Greenfields

Playing Hunton

Playing Hunton

Goalkeeper action

Goalkeeper action

Goal mouth action

Goal mouth action

Enjoying a sit in the home dugout

Enjoying a sit in the home dugout

Key Steps Gymnastics Competition

Well done to all 4 teams that participated in the Key Steps Gymnastics Competition at Pegasus Gym Club on Monday 26th March 2018. We had 16 children taking part, 2 KS1 teams, 1 Year 3/4 team and 1 Year 5/6 team. All gymnasts had worked really hard practising and remembering the routines and a vault. Everyone performed well and tried their very best. It was an enjoyable morning and I was really proud of them.  

Warming up

Warming up

KS1 vault

KS1 vault

KS1 Body Management routine

KS1 Body Management routine

Year 3/4 vault

Year 3/4 vault

Year 3/4 vault

Year 3/4 vault

Year 5/6 Body Management routine

Year 5/6 Body Management routine

The results of the Key Steps Gymnastics Competition are as follows:

  • KS1 Year 2 team  1st
  • KS1 Year 1 team  5th
  • KS2 Year 3/4 team  4th
  • KS2 Year 5/6 team  2nd                                                                                                                                                                                                

Well done everyone! Hollingbourne has 2 teams through to the Kent Finals in June. A fantastic result!

 

Premier Sport Cricket Tournament

On Tuesday we had a cricket tournament to finish the Premier Sport Cricket Club. We were supposed to be competing against Platts Heath but they were unable to raise a team. So we had a competition between ourselves instead. The children were competing against each other as a pair when batting. They had 2 innings to score as many runs as they could. The children all did well and showed off the skills that they had learned during the course of the club. Thank you to Bradley and James for organising this competition.

All the children received a medal for competing and James Melrose and Oscar were the winning pair. Well done!

Keep your eye on the ball!

Keep your eye on the ball!

Great shot!

Great shot!

Well done to our winners!

Well done to our winners!

Handball Competition

On Monday 23rd April a  squad of 10 KS2 children played handball against other local schools at Greenfields Primary School in Maidstone. There were 14 teams representing 10 schools.

We played 6 matches that were only 5mins long. We improved the more we played and learned a lot about playing handball.

Well done to all those children who represented Hollingbourne School in this tournament.

Our handball squad

Our handball squad

SVPS Orchard Run

On Friday 27th April 22 KS2 children set off to participate in this cross country run. The weather was chilly and deteriorated into a wet and windy afternoon. In spite of the weather the children ran with enthusiasm and determination and all did their best. We were very proud of all the children's efforts and achievements.

A few notable performances are James in Year 3, Fintan in Year 4, Eden and Colette in Year 6.

At the start Yr 4

At the start Yr 4

And they're off - Yr 4

And they're off - Yr 4

At the finish

At the finish

Year 5 at the start

Year 5 at the start

Off they go!

Off they go!

Here come the Yr 6 girls!

Here come the Yr 6 girls!

Upcoming events

We have lots of different competitions and events coming up. Which ones will you take part in?

24th May Premier Sport Rounders Tournament

11th June KS1 Football tournament and KS2 Netball tournament

13th June KS2 Girls Football tournament

14th June KS2 Boys Football tournament

15th June KS2 Girls Cricket Festival and opportunity to watch England vs South Africa ODI in Canterbury

19th June Key Steps Gymnastics Kent Finals

2nd July KS1 Sports Event

9th July Sports Day

19th July Premier Sports Athletics Competition

Watch out for pictures and reports about these events!

Premier Sport Rounders Tournament

Congratulations to our Rounders team who won this rounders competition. It was a closely fought match until the third innings when we scored a flurry of rounders to leap ahead. There were some amazing catches from Jasmine, James and William which prevented the other team from scoring points. All in all a great team performance. They really used all the skills they had learned during rounders club.

Well done!

Good bowling!

Good bowling!

Ready to hit and run

Ready to hit and run

Ready in the field?

Ready in the field?

Running between posts

Running between posts

Great shot!

Great shot!

Fielding action!

Fielding action!

Greenfields Summer Tournaments

During the week commencing 11/6/18 we took part in lots of tournaments at Greenfields School. All the children that participated enjoyed the events. They worked hard, did their very best and learned a lot.

KS1 Football Tournament

A team of 7 KS1 children went to this tournament. We were expecting it to be 5-a-side but when we arrived we found out that it was 7-a-side so the children had to play every game as we had no substitutes. Well done to all those who took part. For some it was their first experience of playing a competitive match of football. The team showed great determination.

Taking a goal kick

Taking a goal kick

Getting back to defend

Getting back to defend

Attacking to score!

Attacking to score!

KS2 Netball Tournament

This is the first netball tournament that we have played in. 20 KS2 children have been coming to netball club since the Easter break. They have learned a lot and now had a chance to put what they had learned into practise in some competitive matches. 10 children went to this tournament. It was an enjoyable experience. We had fun and learned a lot.

KS2 Girls Football Tournament

Due to illness and injuries we only just managed to have enough girls to play in this tournament. Luckily we had 7 girls turn up on the morning of the tournament so we played. It was a very hot morning but the girls played their socks off and gave their all. We came 6th out of 9 teams which was very respectable. Well done girls!

KS2 Boys Football Tournament

A fantastic performance by our squad of 9 boys. We reached the quarter-final stage in this tournament. So we were in the top 8 teams out of 18 teams which is quite an achievement. The quarter-final was a tense match against the host side Greenfields. We went 2-0 down and fought back to 2-2 by full-time. We had an extra 5mins to hopefully decide the game with a golden goal but there were no goals scored so we had to have a penalty shoot out. It was very close but we lost on penalties in the end. We were a bit down-hearted as we felt that we could have won the match and progressed to the semi-final. However all the boys worked hard for each other and played brilliantly as a team. We would like to thank James (Noddy) our MUFC coach for managing the team on the day. He really got the best out of the boys.

Our fantastic team!

Our fantastic team!

Hollingbourne vs Brunswick

Hollingbourne vs Brunswick

Quarter-final action

Quarter-final action

Penalty shoot out

Penalty shoot out

Key Steps Gymnastics Final

On Tuesday 19th June our Yr 2 Gym team and our Yr 5/6 Gym team competed in the Kent Finals at Pegasus Gymnastics Club. They earned a place at the finals after coming 1st and 2nd respectively in the Maidstone District Competition earlier in the year. There were teams from schools all over Kent competing throughout the day and we are still awaiting the results. Our teams had been practising hard and represented themselves and the school admirably. We are so proud to have 2 teams from our school in this competition. Well done!

Results:

Yr 5/6 team competing at L3 came 5th out of 16 teams from all over Kent. Team score of 78.85

Yr 1/2 team competing at L1 came 13th out of 25 teams from all over Kent. Team score of 81.10

Well done to both teams. We are really proud of your performance and your achievements.

 

KS1 Floor routine

KS1 Floor routine

KS1 vault

KS1 vault

KS1 Body management routine

KS1 Body management routine

A lovely back support

A lovely back support

A well executed bridge

A well executed bridge

Great presenting!

Great presenting!

Our teams

Our teams

Meeting a gold medal winning Commonwealth Gymnast!

Meeting a gold medal winning Commonwealth Gymnast!

Tag Rugby Festival

After practising during terms 1, 2, 4 and 5 with Matt from Maidstone Rugby Club we finally got invited to the Aylesford Bulls Tag Rugby Festival. So on Wednesday 20th June 10 KS2 children went with Mrs Bradley-Wyatt to Aylesford to compete against other Maidstone schools. They played 8 matches. We won 2, drew 1 and lost 5. A great morning was had by all and it was wonderful to have a chance to use all the skills we had learned earlier in the year. Well done to all those who participated.

 

Our rugby team

Our rugby team

In action!

In action!

England Ladies One Day International

On Friday 15th June we were due to be taking a group of 10 girls to Canterbury to play in a cricket festival and then to watch England women play in a one day international match against South Africa. Sadly we were unable to go but some of our girls still went with their parents. It was great for them to see this match. Later on this term we are also going to watch Kent vs Surrey (mens cricket) play in a T20 match. We are looking forward to this opportunity.

Batting

Batting

Bowling

Bowling

Enjoying the match

Enjoying the match

Maidstone Infant Games Day

On Monday 2nd July a group of 9 children from Beech Class enjoyed a very hot day experiencing lots of different sports activities at Greenfields School. They took part in 10 sports activities, provided and led by local Maidstone sports clubs. There was karate, tri-golf, gymnastics, football, dance, cricket, squash, dance and nerf wars. It was a great day enjoyed by our children and children from 21 other Maidstone schools.

Karate

Karate

Tri-golf

Tri-golf

Football with MUFC

Football with MUFC

Gymnastics with Pegasus

Gymnastics with Pegasus

Can we swap places and balance?

Can we swap places and balance?

Dancing with Flair Dance School

Dancing with Flair Dance School

Football skills with Rondos

Football skills with Rondos

Nerf wars

Nerf wars

Our sporting values medal winners

Our sporting values medal winners