Year 5 and 6 Hockey - Mini Hockey Tournament, Gravesend
28th March 2018
On a very wet Wednesday 28th March, Mr Stevenson and Mr Gilby took seventeen pupils from the Year 5 and 6 school hockey club to compete in a Mini Hockey Tournament at Gravesend Hockey Club astroturf facility.
We fielded two teams (one mixed and one boys) and they were placed into two separate leagues each containing another four schools from the Gravesham area. Following some great open play, super stick control and top team work, both of our teams won their opening two matches with ease.
However, due to the poor weather conditions and two games in for everybody, the organisers stopped the tournament at this point. They have made a decision to reschedule the remainder of the competition to a later date in more favourable conditions. Again, Meopham will be involved and we will field the same teams that took part this morning. Despite the rain and cold, the girls and boys left in high spirits feeling very proud of their super efforts.
At present, we do not know the date set for the remainder of the tournament, but we will keep you posted on all the details as soon as we hear.
Year 5 and 6 Mixed Football - Easter 7s Competition
24th March 2018
On Saturday 24th March, the school took a mixed girls/boys team to the Easter 7s Competition, organised through the Gravesham Schools Primary Football Association. See below for the full report written by some of the players:
Year 5 and 6 Netball - High 5 Netball Tournament Finals
22nd March 2018
After coming first in their group during the heats last week, our netball team took part in the High 5 finals which were held at Cobham Hall School for Girls. The competition was very strong and we played 4 matches during the final play-offs. We drew 2, lost 1 and won 1 match. After the points were tallied up, we came in 3rd. A total of 18 teams entered this tournament, so our team should be very proud of their achievement. Our team battled hard and played some amazing netball - very well done to Luke, Kieran, Erin, Lottie, Daisy, Poppy, Sophie and Zach.
Year 5 and 6 Netball - High 5 Netball Tournament
15th March 2018
On Thursday 15th March, two teams from Years 5 and 6 attended the High 5 Netball Tournament at Cobham Hall School for Girls.
Both our teams were drawn in the same league of nine teams and each team played eight matches. There was plenty of exciting netball played and the children represented our school superbly.
For many, it was their first taste of a competition atmosphere and everyone involved had a great morning. Meopham 2 did very well, coming 6th in the league. Meopham 1 came out as winners of the league and will now go forward to the finals of the High 5 Tournament being held shortly.
Year 5 and 6 Boys Football - Norris-Telling Shield
8th February 2018
On Thursday 8th February, the boys football team played a match in the Norris-Telling Shield competition against Copperfield Academy. See below for the full report written by the boys in Year 6:
Year 5 and 6 Netball - U10s Festival
26th January 2018
On Friday 26th January, Mrs Johnson (Netball coach) accompanied our Year 5/6 netball team to the U10s Netball Festival at King's Rochester Sports Centre.
Fourteen teams from local primary schools attended and we played six matches - winning four, losing one and drawing one. It was a fun and friendly tournament with no overall winner. Instead, qualities such as ambition, passion, resilience and work-rate were praised and encouraged.
Our team, most of whom had never played a competitive match before, represented the school wonderfully showing all of these qualities.
A fantastic afternoon of netball for all involved and many thanks to all the parents, friends and family who came to support us.
See the gallery below for a photo of our team on the day.
Year 6 Boys Football - Norris-Telling Shield
25th January 2018
On Thursday 25th January, the boys football team played a match in the Norris Telling Shield cup competition against Cecil Road Primary School. See below for the full report written by three of our Year 6 boys:
Kent School Games Football Tournament - Girls Football
20th January 2018
On Saturday 20th January, Meopham Community Academy's girls football team took part in the Kent School Games Football Tournament held at Thamesmead Sports Club. See the full report written by the girls:
On Saturday 20th January 2018 Hannah, Lois, Poppy, Ellie, Daisy, Hollie, Nessia, Lottie and Jessie arrived at Kent School Games Football Tournament at Thamesmead Sports Club. The weather wasn’t the best and it was pouring with rain!
Our first match was against White Cliffs and although we tried our best they scored and we had lost 1-0.
Our second game was against Brampton it was a tough match. Unfortunately Hollie took an injury to her knee and was carried off the pitch. It was a big setback. The whistle blew and we had drew 0-0.
Our third and final match was against St.peters hollie and Nessia were off for the first half. We all played as well as we could but drew again 0-0.
We would like to give our thanks to Miss Hyland and Miss Atack for giving up their Saturday to support us throughout the tournament. We couldn’t have got this far without them.
We would also like to give a big thanks to Jessie’s dad for coaching us and Mr Stevenson for organising it. We all had so much fun.
Congratulations to all the girls for an excellent team effort.
Gravesham Area Athletics Festival - Year 5 and 6
11th January 2018
On Thursday 11th January a team of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils , attended the Gravesham Schools Sportshall Athletics Festival at Cobham Hall, Cobham. See below for a report written by the children:
On Thursday the 11th of January Hannah, Lois, Lottie, Daisy, Hollie, Charlotte, Harrison, Oliver, Henry, Ben, Max and Josh arrived at Cobham hall, fit and ready.
We started off with the girls’ obstacle relay. We were in the 4th heat against some very good teams. Lottie, Daisy, Charlotte and Hannah came second but that was a good start for Meopham.
The boys were now ready to go and so we went into the waiting area ready to race. After a long wait, we were now up and after a lot of effort put in by the 4 boys; Ollie, Ben, Harrison and Henry we won and got 1st place.
While the boys were doing the field events, Hannah and Hollie were getting ready for their next race, the 2*1 lap hurdles. We started off well and ended up 2nd again. This was still a good result for our team.
While the boys were still doing their fielding activities, Hollie and Daisy were next to race and we were doing the 2*2 lap race. We did really well and once again we came second and the boys had done really well in the fielding too.
The girls went away and Henry and Max prepared for the 2*1 lap hurdles. When we were called to race, we were ready to win. In the end we won even though it was very close. It was great was Meopham.
While the girls were still doing their field activities, Josh and Ollie were getting ready for our next race, the 2*2 lap relay. When we got into our starting positions, we knew that we were going to win no matter what. We won that race and Meopham were in a good position now.
Then the boys went back to the fielding events and Lottie and Lois got ready to do their next race, the 6 lap parlouf and it took a long time but when we got our turn we did really well and got second again.
After the girls had done really well in their race and now were doing the fielding events it was Ben and Josh that were now ready to do the 6 lap parlouf ourselves. We made sure that we were ready and unbelievably we got 1st once again! This was great for Meopham.
After that great win for Meopham we had very high spirits and so when Daisy, Hollie, Lois and Charlotte were getting ready for the under over relay we did really well and got second once again. It was going really well for Meopham.
Next it was the boys turn to do the under over relay and it was Josh, Max, Henry and Harrison and we were not going to lose our winning streak for the boys. It was a great win and we were all extremely happy about it.
Now was the last race for the girls, 4*1 lap relay and we really wanted to do really well in our last race. We did really well and with Meopham cheering, Charlotte, Hannah, Lois and Lottie came second once again. We did really well.
Now it was the boys turn to do the 4*1 lap relay and if we won this then the boys wouldn’t have lost a race. We were doing really well and won that race and beat every other team. After that Mr Stevenson joined in the adults race and tried his best even though he lost.
Meopham came 5th overall out of the whole Gravesham area with a score 524 points the team were extremely pleased with that.
Congratulations to all the children for an excellent team effort.
Boys Football Friendly vs. Copperfield Academy
13th October 2017
On Thursday 12th October, the Boys Football team played their first match of the season. It was a friendly organised by our school against Copperfield Academy.
The match gave the boys a chance to play together as a team for the first time competitively this new academic year. Given that this was their fist game of the year, the boys played very well and ended up beating Copperfield Academy 8-2.
Congratulations to all the boys for an excellent team effort and a well-deserved win.
Early Season 7s Tournament
5th October 2017
On Thursday 5th October the girl’s football team competed in the Early Season 7s Tournament. It was the first time the girls had played competitive matches as a team, but it didn't show as they confidently won the first game. The confidence continued throughout and saw the girls win all their group games to finish top. The winning streak didn't stop there and the girls continued with their excellent play through the quarter final, semi-final and final game to win the tournament without losing a game.
Congratulations to all the girls for an excellent team effort and a well-deserved win.
The girls will now go on to represent Gravesham in the Kent schools tournament.
Sporting achievements in 2016-2017
Kwik Cricket Tournament
On Tuesday 20th June, in the bright sunshine, a team of year 5 and Year 6 children from Meopham Community Academy took part in the annual Gravesham District Kwik Cricket Tournament. It was held at the Bat and Ball cricket ground Gravesend.
We played in a league of 11 schools and played 4 games. We won 3 games and lost one game, which gave us a total of 16 points: a very respectable score. Overall, we finished 4th on runs scored. We had a fantastic afternoon. Thanks to all the parents who came along to support and help. Well done Meopham!
Year 4 QuickSticks Gravesham Hockey Tournament
On Thursday 25th May 2017, a selection of Year 4 children represented the school in the Gravesham QuickSticks Hockey Tournament. The children were accompanied by Mr Webb and Mr Lee of Premier Education.
Our team were the runners-up having made it all the way through to the final. We lost just 1-0 to St. Josephs who we had beaten 2-1 in a previous match on the way to the final. A super effort by all given the heat and the back-to-back games we played. Well done Meopham!
Year 5/Year 6 Netball Match - Friendly
A group of year 5/6 pupils competed against other schools in the Gravesham area. The team won and lost games, making their way to the semi-finals, where they were then knocked out.
KS1 Infant Agility Competition
On Thursday ten Year 1 and Year 2 children (five from each year group) represented our school at the Gravesham Infant Agility Competition at Legends, Gravesend. Every child performed well with a variety of jumping, throwing, and bowling activities concluding with an obstacle race. We came 4th out of 10 teams doing themselves, and the school, proud. Super effort!
Sevenoaks School Primary Cricket Tournament
On Friday 12th May, eleven children from Years 5 and 6 took part in the Sevenoaks School Primary Cricket Tournament. The team and I were lucky enough to meet retired Kent and England batsman Chris Tavare (husband of one of our ex-teachers Mrs Tavare!). We played in mixed teams using adapted cricket rules. We won two games and lost one to the eventual winners. We finished 3rd overall and everybody had a great time.
Norris-Telling Shield - Year 6 Football FINAL
On Monday 27th March the Year 6 Boy’s Football Team had the final of the Norris-Telling shield, against Shears Green. With two excellent teams competing against each other, the game was going to be close.
The first half was very tense with both teams playing well, but neither team could find a way past the goalkeepers especially Joe McManus who made some excellent saves.
After half-time Meopham started the better team and got the goal they deserved through an excellent volley from Massi Perry to make the score 1-0. The boys didn’t stop working hard and with some excellent play and got their second goal of the game with Jonny Mahoney scoring. However, Shears Green did come back into the game and scored a penalty to make it 2-1. The boys defended excellently and with the last kick of the game Joe made another unbelievable save to keep the score at 2-1 at the final whistle.
We have now won the Norris-Telling Shield two years in a row! Congratulations to the boys on their excellent win and all their hard work!! Well Done Boys.
Year 5 Football Tournament
On Saturday 25th March the Year 5 boy’s football team had their first tournament together. These were the first matches the boys had played as a team and coming up against Year 6 children was always going to be tough. This was good experience for the boys and will put them in good stead for next year. Well done boys
High 5 Netball Festival
On Wednesday 15th March, our Year5/6 netball team attended the Gravesham 'High 5' Netball Festival held at Northfleet School for Girls. There were sixteen teams competing, split into two leagues. Meopham played brilliantly winning five out of seven matches and we progressed to the semi-final. It was a very exciting game which we won 2-0.
The final, against St Joseph's, was next and, again, it was a close match ending 1-1 at the final whistle. The game went into extra-time where we were unlucky to lose.
Our team proudly came away with Runners-Up medals and some great memories of a super day of netball. Well done.
Athletics - Indoor Athletics Tournament
Congratulations to the year 5/6 boys and girls who competed in this year’s indoor athletics tournament. All the children showed great talent and worked extremely hard in all the events and despite being one person down, they finished in a respectable 8th place out of 16.
Football - Woodhead Girls' Shield
The girl’s football team had their first cup match of the season and came up against Singlewell School. The game was very close and tense but Meopham started very well and took a deserved lead with a goal from Anna. However, Singlewell grew into the game and scored 2 goals to take a 2-1 lead and despite great effort from the Meopham girls they couldn’t find a way past the Singlewell Goalkeeper and the game finished 2-1. Although a loss is disappointing, all the girls should hold their heads high as for many of them it was their first ever football match. Well done girls!!
Gravesham Basketball Tournament
8th December 2016
On 8th December the Year 5 and 6 Basketball team attended the Gravesham Basketball Tournament. The team started off well winning 3 games, scoring 16 points in total with the stand-out game being a 8-2 win. The next 2 games ended as a draw against a strong St Johns team and an unfortunate loss against Wrotham Road. This saw the team finish in joint second in the group with Wrotham Road. However, as Wrotham Road had scored more points during the tournament they progressed into the semi-finals ahead of us. A promising start to the basketball team. Well done.
Girl's Netball Friendly
On 25th November, the Year 6 Girl's Netball Team travelled to Yalding Primary School at the end of the school day. This was the first match the girls had played this year, but it didn't seem like it! What a great team effort it was and the result? 13-8 to Meopham. The girls represented the school in an excellent manner and the rest of the season looks promising!
Sporting achievements in 2015-2016
Boys Football Tournament
On 26 September, the boys took part in the Gravesham Tournament. The first match was a draw, with the boys going on to win the next 2 games 2-0 and 3-1 one player scoring 4 (including a first half hatrick). After topping the group, Meopham won the quarter final 2-0. The semi-final was against favourites Hartley and after the game finished 0-0 the teams went to extra time golden goal! Inside the first minute of extra time Hartley scored a free kick that even Meopham’s keeper could do nothing about! Meopham were extremely unlucky, but the boys represented the school in an excellent manner and the rest of the season looks promising!
Girls Football Tournament
On 7 October, the girls took part in the Gravesham Primary Schools Girls’ Football Tournament and won their first game 2-1. The second game was won 5-0 and they went on to win the final two group games. In the semi-final they played against Shorne and won 6-0! The girls went on to play St John's in the final and won 1-0.
Year 5/6 Basketball Tournament
A group of year 5/6 pupils competed against other schools in the Gravesham area. The team won and lost games, making their way to the semi-finals, where they were then knocked out.
Girls Football Final competition
Following the football tournament in October, the girl’s team made it to the final competition on Saturday 16th January. The team played 3 matches in all. The first match was against St Faiths where the game was lost 2-1, despite a great goal from Hannah Cleary. The second game was against Oak Lodge where the oppositions keeper continually tipped shots over the bar, leading to a 1-0 loss for our team. The girls final game was against Loose where the girls had their first 1-0 win! Overall, the team came second in their group so didn’t make it through to the next stage in the competition.
Girls Football match
The girl’s team played in the quarter finals against Shear’s Green Primary School and won 7-0. They will now go on to play against Shorne Primary school in the semi finals week beg. 22nd Feb.
Cobham Hall Netball Tournament
The girls played 7 games and unfortunately only drew one, and lost the rest.
Year 6 mixed football match
A team of year 6 boys (and Ella Houghton) competed against St John’s and won 2-1, they will now go on to compete against Cecil Road Primary on Weds 23rd March. It is a home game.
Year 5/6 High Fives
Mrs Tavare took a group of children to the High Fives tournament, the team did not make the Semi Finals but they played very well as a team throughout the tournament!
The girls team won the cup!
Mixed Team Final
The mixed team won the cup!
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Quick Sticks Festival
Both teams won the festival and will now represent the Academy in the Kent Schools Games on Tuesday 28th June!
The team made it through to the semi finals but unfortunately lost out to St John’s.
Year 3/4 Futsal
As all of the year 4 children were on the residential trip in Swattenden, our team was made up of year 3 children only – it didn’t matter though as they won the festival and have qualified for the Kent Schools Games!
Year 3/4 Athletics
A selection of year 3 and 4 children went to an athletics tournament ion May 19 at Legends Cascades. The team did incredibly well in the very popular festival to come in 2nd place overall!