Holbeach Primary Academy recognises the importance of a high quality teaching and learning and active PE curriculum to encourage children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. High quality teaching enables children to develop competence to achieve, their creativity and imagination, and ability to excel in a wide range of physical activities, as well as participating in physical activity for sustained periods of time. The school is keen to develop a wider participation in competitive sports and activities and continues to promote the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle for all the children. Children across Year Groups 3, 4, 5 and 6 participate in swimming lessons to meet the swimming and water safety requirements.
The Daily Mile challenge
Holbeach Primary Academy have signed up for the Daily Mile challenge joining hundreds of schools across the country. The aim is for all children to walk/jog/run a mile around the school grounds every day as part of their curriculum activities. PE kit is not required to participate but would be beneficial to have in school EVERY DAY. If this proves successful we may even ask parents to join us.
SWIMMING LESSONS SUMMER TERM 2018
April - May half term - Walnut class Mr Cowie
June - end of term - 2 weeks Year 6 water safety and Cherry class Mr Green. The actual dates of these will be decided shortly and permission letters & medical forms will be sent out within the next 2 weeks.
SCHOOL GAMES SPORTS DAY - FRIDAY 18th MAY 2018
Weather permitting our annual sports day is scheduled for the above date, with Key Stage 2 starting at 9:30am and Key Stage 1 at 1:30pm. Children will be in their house colours. Further information about the day will be sent out with the children and updated on this page of the school website.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS FOR SUMMER TERM 2018
Mondays - Year 3/Year 4 - cricket
Wednesdays - Year 3/Year 4/Year 5 - Tri Golf
Thursdays - Year 5/Year 6 - rounders
Thursdays - Year 1/Year 2/Year 3 - football
Fridays - Year 4/Year 5/Year 6 - football
SPORT RELIEF WEEK WC 19th MARCH 2018
Children will be taking part in 'Challenge a Day' activities over the course of the week.
Monday - hoola hoops
Tuesday - skipping
Wednesday - target games in Houses
Thursday - Boogie time in classrooms
Friday - 'circuits' in the Hall
Wristbands will be sold in school in aid of Sport Relief charity. We also have an Olympic athlete visiting us at school on Thursday 22nd March 2018.
SCHOOL GAMES EVENTS UP TO EASTER AND SCHOOL CLUBS UPDATE
27th FEBRUARY - YEAR 5/YEAR 6 SCHOOL GAMES SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS COMPETITION
27th MARCH - YEAR 3/YEAR 4 SCHOOL GAMES FOOTBALL COMPETITION
26th MARCH - PGL half day activity session
To give children opportunities to practise for these events Thursday after school club will be Year 5/Year 6 Sports Hall Athletics and after half term Mondays will be Year 3/Year 4 football. Simon's football will continue on Thursdays and Fridays and he is also starting a Tri-Golf after school club on Wednesdays. Leaflets for these can be obtained from the school office or Mr Green.
SCHOOL GAMES NETBALL COMPETITION
Well done to the children who represented Holbeach Primary Academy at the above competition. In rather cool conditions HPA competed with 8 other teams at Spalding High School. Drawn in 3 group of 3 teams we came up against strong opposition in our group and lost both matches, despite lots of effort we had very few scoring opportunities. After some well deserved lunch the children performed much better winning both their play off matches to finish 7th overall. The children were by now getting more accustomed to changing playing positions every quarter, resulting in most of the team successfully scoring.
On Monday we launched a whole school house points system. Every child has been allocated into one of the 4 houses - Blue - Stukeley, Green - Littlebury, Red - Carter and Yellow - Farmer. We have also placed siblings in the same house. The aim is to recognise, promote and reward children for their, effort, achievement and attitude across all areas of the curriculum and school life. A trophy will be presented to the house captain of the winning house each week in assembly.
SCHOOL GAMES QUICKSTICKS COMPETITION
What looked like being a postponed event due to overnight rain actually turned out to be very successful. Fortunately, the Astroturf at the Peele Leisure Centre (the home of Long Sutton Hockey Club) drained quickly enough and once all the teams had arrived the children were given a 45 minute coaching and practise game run by Sports Leaders. This was followed by a series of matches in 2 Round Robin groups of 4 teams. HPA won 2 games and dramatically came back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 in their 3rdrd match, finishing 2ndnd on goal difference in their group. The B team performed brilliantly to win all their 3 games to top their group. This did however, mean that they played each other in the semi-final, where the A team just came out on top 3-2. The B team then had a play off game which they won 1-0 to finish in 3rdrd place overall and Bronze medal winners. The A team lost 3-0 in the final but finished worthy Silver medal winners. The lady captain from Long Sutton Hockey Club spoke to the children about the club junior coaching and teams at the presentation. The event was again smoothly organised by Agilitas Sports and despite the afternoon rain was thoroughly enjoyed by all the children, who in a short time demonstrated growing levels of skill and entertainment.
SPRING TERM 2018 SPORTING EVENTS
SWIMMING - Class 9 - Mrs Mcdonnell - will be swimming from Tuesday 9th January - Tuesday 6th February 2018.
SCHOOL GAMES QUICKSTICKS - Year 5/Year 6 - Monday 15th January 2018 at Peele School - 2 squads of 6 entered.
SCHOOL GAMES HIGH 5 NETBALL - Year 5/Year 6 - Monday 22nd January 2018 at Spalding High School - 1 team of 7 entered
YEAR 5/YEAR 6 SCHOOL GAMES FOOTBALL FINALS COMPETITION
3 highly competitive round robin matches resolved who would represent Lincs SE at the County Finals in January. Unfortunately HPA narrowly missed out. Despite a slowish start HPA largely outplayed Spalding Parish School in their first match, but with smaller than normal size 7-a-side goals chances were hard to come by and the game finished 0-0. Bourne Westfield then beat Spalding 1-0 in the second match. Needing to win by more than 1 goal to go through the HPA goal led a charmed life in the first half, but they played much better in the 2nd half and finished with a very creditable 0-0 draw. This did however mean that Bourne Westfield progress to the finals, so well done to them. Well done to the HPA squad who can be very proud of their performances.
Following their success today in the local area competition the HPA 'A' team are now playing in the schools finals competition. The venue is yet to be confirmed but is likely to be in Spalding on Monday 20th November 2017. I appreciate this is short notice. The matches are scheduled to start at 1pm. The children will travel by bus to the venue and will have an early lunch, so either a packed lunch or hot school meal (if this has been ordered). Football Kit will be provided, but they will need drink, shin guards and football boots.
Year 5/Year 6 School Games Football Competition - Wednesday 15th November 2017 at UAH
Letters will be going out early next week inviting up to 20 children to represent HPA at the above event. The competition starts at 10am and finishes by 2pm. Children will need a packed lunch on this day. HPA football kit will be provided, the children will need football boots and shinguards and suitable clothing to go over the kit for walking to and from the UAH and while they are not playing. Please remember there is NO JEWELLERY policy at these events.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 'A' TEAM who won the local round of the above competition today! They squeezed home by winning 2 matches and drawing one. Well done! A VERY BIG WELL DONE to our 'B' team who despite losing all their 3 matches played brilliantly, showing true Olympic values of determination, respect and honesty in all their efforts, you did yourselves and the school proud today.
SCHOOL GAMES DAY - FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER 2017
Key Stages 1 and 2 took part in our School Games Day on Friday. The day kicked off with an Opening Ceremony in the school hall where Mr Rupert Gibson from Agilitas Sports outlined the day's events and declared the day officially open. Year 3 and Year 4 took part in the 1st session with all the children either participating in Tag Rugby, Netball or Boccia house competitions. This was followed by KS1 children competing in a range of multi skills events in houses. After lunch Years 5 and 6 children took part in Volleyball, Quicksticks and Boccia house competitions. The day was rounded off with presentations and closing ceremony in the school hall where ALL the children were congratulated for their participation and demonstration of the Olympic values that were the focus of the whole event. This year's winners were the YELLOW house, so a special well done to them.
SWIMMING AUTUMN TERM 2 - CLASS 11 SYCAMORE
Mrs Shepherd's class will be swimming after the October half term starting on Tuesday 31st October. Please make sure your child has their swimming kit in school on Tuesdays. There will be NO SESSIONS on Tuesdays 12th and 19th December 2017.
School Games Year 3/Year 4 Tag Rugby Festival - Tuesday 17th October 2017
18 Year 3 children from Cherry Class represented HPA at the above festival at the Spalding Grammar School and Spalding Rugby Club fields on Tuesday 17th October. The children had small group coaching in the morning session to give them the opportunity to learn the basic rules and have some playing practise. After a well earned lunch they played a series of short 'tag rugby' matches in a mini competition. All the children got themselves fully involved and their smiles as they tagged opponents and scored tries showed how much they enjoyed the day. Many asked if they could go again next week!
A big thank you to Rupert Gibson from Agilitas Sports for his organisation of these events and the Grammar School sports leaders for making sure the children had an enjoyable day. If any children are interested in becoming involved or finding out more about mini rugby please speak to Mr Green who has details of who to contact at Spalding Rugby Club.
SCHOOL GAMES CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITION - WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2017
34 children from Year Groups 3/4/5/6 took part in the above event at Spalding Grammar School and Spalding Rugby Club fields. The event was organised by Agilitas and Nene Valley Harriers athletics club. All the children performed brilliantly and it was great to see them encouraging each other, especially near the finishing line. Unfortunately we didn't manage to secure any medal success in any of the age groups, but the Year 3/Year 4 boys and girls both respectively finished 4th in the medium schools event. In the Year 5/6 boys race Bailey Taylor finished 23. In the Year 5/6 girls race Lilly Warren finished in 53rd. In the Year 3/4 boys race Finlay Clayton finished in 17th place. In the Year 3/4 girls race Isobelle Holmes finished in 10th place and Lily Bennett finished in 12th place. Although these are brilliant individual performances it is a team event so EVERYONE deserves credit for doing their best and representing HPA so well. Well Done!!!
SPORTS CLUBS AUTUMN TERM 2017/2018
Monday lunchtime - Cross Country for Year 5/Year 6
Monday after school - Football for Year 5/Year 6
Tuesday after school - Multi Sports for Year 4/5/6
Thursday lunchtime - Cross Country for Year 3/4
Thursday after school - Tag Rugby for Year 3/4
Thursday after school - Simon's football for Year 1/2/3
Friday after school - Simon's football for Year 4/5/6
SWIMMING LESSONS Autumn Term 2017/2018
Willow class will be the first class to attend swimming lessons at our new pool time of 10-10:30am on Tuesdays. They will have lessons until the October half term holiday.
CHERRY CLASS SWIMMING LESSONS
Cherry class WILL be having a swimming session on Monday 26th June 2017.
SCHOOL GAMES ROUNDERS COMPETITION at SPALDING HIGH SCHOOL on TUESDAY 27th JUNE 2017
Well done to all those who took part. Sadly we didn't make the final but did however, just about manage to avoid getting soaked by the afternoon rain!!
KEY STAGE 1 SPORTS DAY is on MONDAY 3rd JULY AM
Thank you to all parents, carers, relations and friends for supporting our KS1 Sports Day. Thank you also to Laddies for attending and the PTFA ladies for providing drinks.
SCHOOL SPORTS DAY
A BIG thank you to all the parents, carers, family and friends of children at Holbeach Primary Academy for taking the time to attend our annual Sports Day. Thank you also to the PTFA ladies for providing refreshments and to the teaching staff, support staff and lunchtime staff for helping to make the event a success.
Congratulations to ALL the children who competed and supported each other so well.
Well done to the RED HOUSE (CARTER) on winning this year!
SCHOOL GAMES DAY - THURSDAY 8TH JUNE 2017 - postponed until SEPTEMBER
Children across the whole school will take part in a range of sports activities that will be run by Agilitas staff. This follows on from last years' successful event. Children will be in houses competing against each other in the events, with opening and closing ceremonies to start and finish the day. Please make sure your child/children has/have PE kits in school that day and are NOT wearing any jewellery that cannot be removed.
SUMMER TERM CLUBS
Mondays - Year 3/4/5 Multi Skills 3:20-4:20
Tuesdays - Chance to Shine Cricket - Years 4/5/6 - 3:20-4:30
Tuesdays - Gymnastics - Year 1/Year 2 3:20-4:20
Thursdays - Years 5/6 Basketball Club 3:20-4:20
Thursdays - Simon's Football - Years 1/2/3 3:20-4:20
Fridays - Simon's Football - Years 4/5/6 3:20-4:20
lunchtime clubs - Change 4 Life. Rounders club and Inter house competitions will be starting soon.
CHANCE TO SHINE CRICKET COACHING - TUESDAYS 3.20-4.30PM
A local cricket coach will be delivering after school cricket sessions on Tuesdays starting Tuesday 18th April 2017. Please make sure you have suitable PE kit available in school. There is NO CHARGE for this club. This session at present is for Year Groups 4-6 (classes 6-11). This will be followed by curriculum time cricket sessions during term 6.
CLASS 7 CHERRY - MR GREEN
Class 7 will begin swimming lessons starting Monday 24th April 2017. They will have sessions on Monday 8th May and Monday 15th May prior to the half term holiday and then again after the holiday on the 5th June, 12th June and 19th June2017.
There will be NO SESSIONS on Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday) or Monday 22nd May (Holt Hall residential).
MONDAY 3Oth JANUARY 2017 - SCHOOL GAMES QUICKSTICKS COMPETITION
Well done to all the children who took part in the Quicksticks competition. The cold weather meant that the event moved into the Sports Hall, but had an excellent turnout. All 4 of our school teams produced some excellent skills and competed brilliantly, with one of the teams achieving 3rd place Bronze medals, narrowly missing out on a place in the final and entry to the Regional Finals.
TUESDAY 31st JANUARY 2017 SCHOOL GAMES NETBALL 'HIGH FIVE' COMPETITION
An amazing entry of 33 teams, both large and small school competitions, on a truly cold day!! Sadly this event couldn't be taken inside!! Again our children performed brilliantly, having their first taste of High Five netball, a fast flowing game to get younger children into netball. Both our school teams tasted victories in their pool games, but unfortunately not enough to see them reach the latter stages of the knockout event. They were however a credit to the school and were treated to a well deserved, and much needed, hot chocolate back at school for their efforts. Well done everyone!!
YEAR 5/YEAR 6 SCHOOL GAMES CROSS COUNTRY EVENT TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER 2016
Well done to all the children who competed in the Cross Country event. Everyone finished the course and are still enthusiastically attending the lunchtime cross country club!
Holbeach Primary Academy have now achieved the Silver Kitemark!
School Games Sports Day - Friday 15th July 2016
Our whole school sports event took place on the Friday with KS2 competing in running, throwing and various relay races in houses, with KS1 children taking part in 8 station multi skills activities. Many thanks to all parents, grandparents, families, friends who came to support their children. A fantastic event with all the children competing with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship. Thank you to all the staff and helpers for making the event run so well and for all their help and support setting up equipment etc. Well done to yellow house who successfully defended their winners trophy. But a BIG WELL DONE to ALL the children for making the event so enjoyable and exciting.
School Games Day - Friday 10th June 2016
Despite the early morning downpour the whole school will took part in our 1st School Games Day on Friday. Agilitas Sports staff ran the whole day brilliantly. Following the opening assembly, where Mr Gibson from Agilitas Sports explained the Olympic values that underpinned the day's events, all the children competed in their houses in their respective activities: multi skills throwing, jumping and movement challenges, hockey, netball, rounders, cricket and New Age Kurling. At the closing assembly, children winning their respected activities were presented with medals and the RED HOUSE were presented with the winning house trophy. A hugely successful event that was enjoyed by children and staff, and looks set to become an annual event!
Congratulations to all the Year 6 children who took part in this year's Bikeability Training on passing both their Level 1 and Level 2 activities and for also being commended by the instructors for their excellent behaviour and attitude to the training, instructors and the positive encouragement they gave each other. I hope you ALL feel very proud of yourselves.
HOLT HALL RESIDENTIAL VISIT MONDAY 23rd MAY to WEDNESDAY 25TH MAY 2016
Well Done to all the children who went on the above Residential Visit. Lots of tired children by the time we got back to school but they represented Holbeach Primary Academy fantastically and hopefully had an exciting and enjoyable 3 days learning in a fabulous venue, with excellent food.
SWIMMING SUMMER TERM 2
Year 4 children in Classes 5, 6 and 7 will be going swimming after the May Holiday. They will have sessions on Mondays 13th June, 27th June, 4th July, and 11th July 2016.
Sports For Schools
Wow, a very hectic afternoon as ALL the children, AND TEACHERS!! were put through a 4 minute activity workout, involving star jumps, leg drives, spotty dogs and press ups. This was followed by a talk from Roy Turnham, Paralympic visually impaired footballer, about his life and experiences as an athlete, then footballer, and his special memories of representing Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympics. Many thanks to parents who have already enthusiastically sent in sponsor forms and money. Please can any remaining sponsor forms be sent back during wc 2nd May 2016 to the school office, preferably in a sealed and named envelope. Thank you again for all your support. The session was great fun, although the teachers may be aching a little in the morning!
SCHOOL GAMES INTER HOUSE COMPETITIONS
Mr Lincoln, with the help of the School Sports Crew, has started the Inter House competitions on Monday and Thursday lunchtimes. These involve children in Years 3 to Years 6 in a variety of different sports. We kicked off with football and have followed this with netball and as ever these have been keenly contested. Well done to all the children taking part and also a big thank you to the organisers and Year 5/Year 6 leaders who have officiated the matches.
A BIG THANK YOU to children, parents and staff for all your support on our school Sport Relief Mile Run day on Friday 18th March 2016. Despite the dreary weather, it was great to see all the children (and staff!) rising to the challenge of completing a mile walk, jog or run around the school grounds. There were some very entertaining sprint finishes!! As soon as the monies have been counted we will let you know the final total raised. Many thanks again.
Class 8, Miss Pegg's, will continue their swimming sessions this term. However, due to school trips and residential visits there will be NO SWIMMING SESSIONS on Monday 16th May and Monday 23rd May 2016. Please note that Monday 2nd May is a Bank Holiday. This means that they will have sessions on Monday 25th April and their final session will be on Monday 9th May 2016.
Arrangements are now being made for the remaining Year 4 children in Classes 5, 6 and 7 to go during the final term. There will NOT be a session on Monday 20th June 2016 due to the Year 6 residential visit.
SAINSBURY VOUCHERS FOR SCHOOL
School are collecting vouchers for school so if you are able to help us please send any vouchers you collect into school. There is a box in our school reception area that the children can use. The vouchers will be put towards sport and/or cookery equipment.
School Games Quicksticks Competition
Well done to the 4 teams of Year 6 children who took part in the local area Schools' Quicksticks competition on Friday 29th January 2016 in the University Academy of Holbeach sports hall. In all 20 teams representing local schools participated. All the Holbeach Primary teams won at least one match and TEAM 2 won through from their group to play in the semi-final knockout. They successfully won this 2-0 before narrowly losing the final 1-0 to Fleetwood Lane School. Great to see how smart the children looked in our new sports kit and they were a credit to the school. Well done to the leaders from UAH who umpired and helped organise the children.
School Games Football Matches v Holbeach St Marks/Gedney Drove End on Thursday 12th November
Well done to all the children who played in the matches tonight. Despite losing both the matches, Year 5 (3-0) and Year 6 (4-0) the children never gave up and kept pushing to get the goals their efforts deserved. Thank you to Mr Lincoln for organising the matches and refereeing them and also many thanks to the parents who came along to support the children.
SCHOOL GAMES YEAR 3/YEAR 4 TAG RUGBY FESTIVAL - TUESDAY 20th OCTOBER
On Tuesday 20th October 2015 children from Holbeach Primary Academy took part in the Year 3/Year 4 School Games Tag Rugby festival at the Spalding Grammar School/Spalding Rugby Club venues. On a pleasant sunny day the children took part in coaching drills led by Spalding Grammar School Year 10 sports leaders during the morning, and after a short refuel at lunchtime, then played several 'friendly competitive' matches of 10 minutes each. The children were all mixed up with children from other schools and had a great time, with some excellent rugby being played. Well done to everyone!!! The children were given certificates and also stickers showing how they had demonstrated the Olympic values in how they played and responded to the leaders and their peers.
QUICKSTICKS SCHOOL GAMES MATCHES
On Thursday 15th October 2015 Holbeach Primary Academy played 2 friendly school games quicksticks match against Holbeach St Marks/Gedney Drove End affiliated schools. Many thanks to parents from home and visiting schools for supporting your children. Despite the rain all children performed with great enthusiasm and enjoyment to produce 2 close fought and entertaining games which Holbeach Academy B team lost 3-1 and The A team won 3-2.
Holbeach Primary Academy are proud to announce that they have achieved the School Games Bronze Kitemark for 2014/2015.
SCHOOL GAMES SPORTS DAYS 2015
Key Stage 1 Sports Day is on WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY 2015 starting at 9.30am.
Key Stage 2 Sports Day is on THURSDAY 16TH JULY 2015 starting at 9.30pm. A big THANK YOU to all staff, PTFA helpers and parents for making our whole school School Games Sports Day an exciting and enjoyable event.
Well done to the 8 children who took part in their Bikeability training in July 2015 and successfully passed their Level 1 and Level 2 awards. Your effort, attitude and level of interest and responsiveness to the instructors was great to hear.
Many thanks to all the parents who collected Sainsbury's sports vouchers for the school recently. We have ordered some small pieces of equipment for the children across the whole school to use at lunchtimes.
THE LEGACY CHALLENGE 2014/2015
This Summer Term we are launching the Legacy Challenges to Keystage 1 and Keystage 2 children. Keystage 1 children have 4 challenges and Keystage 2 have 6 challenges. These follow on from the London 2012 Olympics where the children completed challenge logs based on the Olympic and Paralympic values. The Legacy Challenge is totally bespoke and designed to encourage our young people to be inspired towards a lifetime of sport, culture and healthy living.
The children will be given their own individual challenge log to record their achievements, many of which will be completed in school, but some can be completed through out of school, home and sports/other clubs activities.
The above are links to the Inspireplus website, who are the people who have organised and review schools who have entered the Legacy Challenge.
We hope you will help encourage our young children to enjoy sport, healthy lifestyles and develop into aspirational and inspirational young people.
MULTI SKILLS AT UAH
Children from classes 6 and 9 took part in a multi skills session at the University Academy Holbeach on Friday 5th June 2015. The session was led by PE staff and some of their Sports Leaders.
YEAR 5 SWIMMING
Year 5 will attend swimming sessions from Monday 20th April 2015 to the end of the summer term. The final session will be on Monday 13th July 2015.