Girls Football - The Clarke Shield
8th October 2020On Thursday 8th October the Year 5 and 6 girls football team represented our school at Riverview Junior School. We played for the Clarke Shield. We drew our first game and then won the following three to reach the final. Unfortunately, we lost 1-0 in the final, but we played well as a team. We would like to thank all the parents who came and supported us.Holly, from Year 5 wrote a match report:
On Thursday 8th October, the girls’ football team travelled to Riverview Junior School to take part in the schools tournament to play for the Clarke Shield.
In our first match we played Shorne which was an even game, but despite creating some goal scoring chances the match finished 0-0 thanks to some good defending an goalkeeping.
In our second match we played Riverview A and with some great team work and good performances from Lana and Holly B we scored 3 goals; one of them was a penalty all scored by Holly P so we won 3-0.
In our third match we played Riverview B and we all played very well as a team with some great play by Georgie, Evie and Isabella; we were able to stop them scoring and scored 2 goals both by Holly P to win the match 2-0.
|In the semi-final we played Riverview B; it was a tough game but we battled hard and played great football especially from Freya, Jasmine and Hannah; we did not let a goal in again and scored 3 fantastic goals by Holly P, Freya and Hannah – we won 3-0.
In the final we played Riverview A and had most of the play and created some goal scoring chances including hitting the post, but we were unable to score. Unfortunately, with a minute to go they scored so we lost 0-1. Even though we lost in the final we all had fun and played excellently as a team.
Boys Early 7s Gravesham Football Competition
26th September 2020
On Saturday 26th September, the Year 5and 6 Boys Fottball team took part in their very first Tournament of the year – the Gravesham Early 7s
The boys played six group matches where they won all but one of them; scoring over twelve goals and keeping four clean sheets.
They progressed to the semi-final of the tournament where they narrowly missed out on reaching the final after losing a penalty shoot-out.
The boys showed excellent team spirit, respect and superb skill throughout the morning. This performance is made all the better as training was unable to take place beforehand yet they still managed to perform in the way that they did.
On the day, they were a credit to the school and they should be immensely proud of themselves as the school is of them!
We would like to thank all parents and supporters who came along to cheer us on.
Look at all of our fantastic sporting achievements being accomplished inside and outside of school.
PE Subject Leader
Meopham Community Academy have used a proportion of our Sports Premium Funding to employ Physical Activity and Sports Specialists Ltd (PASS) - a specialist Physical Education (PE) teaching company specifically to support and train our teachers in their delivery of PE.
PASS Ltd. was founded in 2013 by a team of enthusiastic PE and Sport professionals with over 30 years of experience between them.
Here at Meopham, we are lucky enough to have with us from PASS Ltd Mrs Barrett - qualified PE teacher with a range of experience in varying sports and at differing age ranges / Key Stages. As well as supporting teachers in their PE lessons,Mrs Barrett also runs an after-school Sportshall Athletics club once a week, weekly lunchtime aerobic sessions on the playground and co-ordinates our new Personal Challenge scheme.
Sporting achievements in 2019-2020
Boys Early 7s Gravesham Football Competition
On Saturday 29th September 2019, Mr Stevenson took a selection of Year 6 boy to play in the Gravesham Early 7s Football Competition at Riverview Junior School.
The boys played four group games against other schools in the area not losing a single one and only conceded two goals. They then progressed through to the knockout stages of the competition where they unfortunately lost to Hartley in the semi-final. For the first time playing together, the boys showed superb communication and teamwork and their effort levels were outstanding.
Gravesham District U11 Girls Football Competition
On Thursday 3rd October 2019, Mr Filewod took a selection of Year 5 and Year 6 girls to play in the Gravesham District U11 Football Competition at Riverview Junior School.
As our Year 6s were away on their residential visit this week, our team was mostly made up of Year 5 girls (plus two Year 6s) some of whom had never played a competitive match before. The girls won two matches scoring six points which was enough for them to get into the semi-final. In a close fought semi-final, we lost 2-1 to Shorne Primary and came 4th out of 8 teams.
Thank you to all of the parents who came along to support the team. Well done everybody.
Year 6 Intra-Trust Basketball Tournament
On Thursday 14th November 2019, Mr Stevenson escorted a group of Year 6 pupils to Wrotham Road Primary to participate in a four-way indoor basketball competition between The Pathway Trust schools.
The children played three group matches where some superb skills were put on display and enthusiasm to match.
Having only trained together once, the children, from start to finish, showed tremendous resilience and perseverance eventually playing off for third place against Culverstone in the final stages where they were victorious!
KS2 Intra-Trust Four-Square Festival
On Thursday 21st November 2019, Mr Stevenson and Miss Dean took two teams (one from Y3 and Y4 and one from Y5 and Y6) to Culverstone Primary to take part in the inaugural indoor four-square tournament.
Both teams competed against their peers from schools in The Pathway Trust and played 5 games each trying to outwit their opponents in the four-square arena. All of our children showed great teamwork and communication, which this game needs, and played with the right sporting spirit throughout. A lot of fun was had and are looking forward to our rematches next year.
Kent Primary Schools Cross-Country Finals
On Saturday 23rd November 2019, Mrs Barrett (Pass Ltd) escorted twenty one KS2 pupils (some form the running club that ran last year) to the Kent Junior Schools Cross Country Running Championships at Brands Hatch.
This was a busy event with over 700 children taking part. Our Year 3s and Year 4s took part in a 1200m race and our Year 5s and Year 6s ran a 2200m race. Our children battled the wind, rain and mud setting plenty of personal best times leaving them feeling proud, but also very tired as a result of their great efforts.
Well done to all that ran and thank you to all of the parents that brought their children along to this huge event.
Year 5 and Year 6 Sportshall Athletics Competition
On Thursday 23rd January 2020, Mr Stevenson (PE Subject Lead) took twelve Year 5 and 6 pupils to an indoor Sportshall Athletics Competition at Cobham Hall School.
Sixteen teams competed (192 children) in this popular event organised by Take Pride Ltd. Teams were made up from primary schools across Gravesham and they all took part in a series of field and running/relay events. The children showed great resilience and enjoyment at the event and represented the school admirably. We came 9th out of the 16 teams - a great achievement considering the size of our school compared to others in the area.
Well done to all that competed.
Year 6 Annual Festival of Netball
On Friday 24th January, Mrs Johnson escorted a team of eight Year 6 girls to the Annual Festival of Netball held at King's Rochester Sports Centre.
The girls had the opportunity to play lots of netball where the focus was on having fun and developing their skills. We had an exciting afternoon and the girls became more confident with each match, eventually winning four out of five games.
Medway Youth Games Netball Tournament - Year 6 Netball
The Year 6 boys and girls netball teams took part in the Medway Youth Games Netball Tournament held at Medway Park in Gillingham.
Our two teams played sixteen very tense and exciting games throughout the day. We had some great wins and some losses and all the children played with great determination and spirit. We were very proud to be awarded the Fair Play Trophy which recognised our sportsmanship, respect and teamwork during the day. This award was voted for by all eighteen participating t3eams, the umpires and event organisers.
Thank you to all the parents who came along to support us. Well done everybody.
Year 6 Boys Football - Norris Telling Shield
On Wednesday 12th February, the boys Year 6 football team took part in a cup game against Kings Farm Primary School.
We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game, but we were all up to the task. As Kings Farm kicked off, they kept possession well and were testing our defence, but Oliver,, John and Oscar were keeping it tight at the back. As Oliver passed the ball to Oscar, Oscar played a nice through ball up to Freddie who made a great run and played the ball into the back of the net: 1-0 Meopham are leading. After that Freddie bagged three more goals making it 4-0. Soon after Ronnie sent the goalie the other way and packed another: 6-0. Before half time Jake got the ball from Freddie and cheekily passed it into the back of the net giving us 7-0 advantage at half time.
At the start of the second-half we were well into this game with Rhys getting an early goal and shortly after nicking another making it 9-0. Then Jake banged one in the back of the net to make it 10-0. Minutes later Frankie made it 11-0 to Meopham sending us through to the next round.
Year 6 Boys
On Wednesday 26th February after school, ten girls from the football team went to play a match against Shears Green Primary School.
In the first half Shears Green scored a goal and then nearly scored another one, but our goal keeper (Freya) saved it . Straight after, Hana scored and we went back to centre and Helaina was so close to scoring, but their goalkeeper saved it.
As the game went on, Shears Green scored five more goals. We nearly scored two, but the goal keeper saved them again. We lost 6 -1, but we tried our best and had fun and that is what matters. Next time, we will be stronger because we will work on our mistakes.