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:
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.
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!
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.
The results of the Key Steps Gymnastics Competition are as follows:
Well done everyone! Hollingbourne has 2 teams through to the Kent Finals in June. A fantastic result!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.