On Tuesday 29th October, 7 children from Year 5 and 6 attended the first game of the High Five Netball league at Knole Academy. They played 1 game against Lady Boswells as the other one was unfortunately cancelled. This was the first time the children had played competitive Netball and getting to grips with the High Five rotation rules was very tricky. What they lacked in experience they more than made up for in enthusiasm! Unfortunately we lost the first game.
Well done to all those who played and thank you to the parents for transporting and supporting them: Freya S, Isla V, Daisy W, Neve D, Phoebe W, Jack MC, Osten F.
I took 24 children from years 3 to 6 to the Cross Country at Radnor House. All of the children were so well behaved and represented the school beautifully. They pulled together and supported each other throughout all of the races and I was extremely impressed and proud of how the children encouraged each other. All of the children did themselves proud with James B doing particularly well by coming first in the years 5 and 6 boys race.
A massive well done to all of the children:- Ted V, Lawrie I, Aaron P, Aaliyah D, Freya W, Mia S, Angus B, Freddie G, Daniel P, Isabella H, Meghan H, Emma W, Oliver T, Osten F, Charlie I-W, Amy H, Lydia W-B, Libby M, James B, Aaron P, Eleanor H, Koco B and Amy A.
Sevenoaks District Schools Tag Rugby Tournament
Three teams of children from Years 5 and 6 have received Tag Rugby coaching from Sevenoaks Rugby Club for the past 4 weeks, culminating in the Sevenoaks District schools Tag Rugby Tournament yesterday , Thursday 10th October.
There were 3 groups and each of our teams played in a different group against 1st and 2nd teams of other schools. Each player in each team gave it their best and demonstrated outstanding teamwork, putting into practise all they had learned from the coaches. They all showed respect for each other, the other team and the referees, with each team gaining fair play points in each game they played. At the end of the Tournament, our 2nd Team won their group and received a silver plate to add to the trophy cabinet.
Well done to all the following children who took part. We were extremely proud of you all. Thank you also to the parents for transporting the children to all the training sessions as well as supporting them on the day:-
Georgia H, Daisy W, Neve D, Amy H, Aaron P, William Y, Teddy M, Ben O, Archie B, Arthur E, Myla H, Libby M, Eleanor H, Jessica C, Harry K, Archie W, Phoebe W, Freya S, Isaac S, Ashton S, Charlie IW, Maddie J, Oscar O and Lili-Mae U.
Mrs Balcombe, Mrs Owen and Miss Kilminster
The Year 6 Cricket team won the Primary schools Cricket tournament at Sevenoaks School on Friday 11th May. We were the only team to win all of our matches out of 4 schools and they were awarded with a lovely trophy to keep. Thank you to James F, Lulu, Max PJ, George B (Captain), George F, Tom S, Serena P, Martha B, Harrison E.
Please find action photos from the cricket tournament on the following link.
They played well and showed great sportsmanship, finishing 4th after a close play off match.
Children involved were:
Sonny Marnie Leon Freddie Elizabeth Teddy Osten Jack Myla Eleanor Izaak James Amy Annie
Well done to everyone.
Mr Landais and myself were very impressed with their behaviour.
24 children from KS2 represented the school in the District Cross Country Event at Radnor House on Wednesday 18th October. There were 4 races, Year 3/4 girls, Year 34 Boys, Year 5/6 girls and Year 5/6 Boys with about 100 children in each race. The Year 3/4 race was about 800ms and the Year 5/6 race was about 1600m long. All children tried the best, running extremely well and encouraged and supported each other. Special mention to Eleanor Harrison who came 2nd in her race and The Year 3/4 girl Team who came 2nd over all.
A huge well done to the following children who took part and to the parents for their support at this event.
Cricket tournament 7/6/17 at Solefields
The team worked well together through the afternoon and encouraged each other. Some good catches and super bowling from Otford.
They should be very proud to have got to the final against Sevenoaks A team.
Just pipped to second place by 4 runs!!
Great effort. Thank you to Mrs Balcombe
Well done Otford.
Regards, Lucy Booth
Hockey Tournament – 7th March
A hockey tournament for years 3&4 took place at Knole academy on Tuesday 7th March. Only six students were selected for their effort, performance and determined attitude during their PE lessons to represent Otford Primary School. It was only four a side with two substitutes off and Otford would face four other schools in their group.
Otford started their first group match with a loss, despite having no previous competitive playing experience they only lost 1-0. Conceded an early goal and grew as the match went on with late chances to equalise.
Otford won the second match 2-1 showing fantastic determination to hold out for the win. Unfortunately, Otford would play two more matches after this against teams who have children playing for local hockey clubs, they lost 2-0 in both matches.
The selected children were unfortunate to only come away with one win out of four. They all played really well together demonstrating good teamwork and sportsmanship. A special mention will go to their defending as several comments from other schools parents and coaches about how tough they were to score against. Overall for their first times playing in a competitive hockey match against experienced players they performed very well indeed. Well done!
Hockey Team representatives Year 3&4
Year 5/6 Sevenoaks Hockey Festival (written by George Landis- Active Primary Coach)
On Tuesday 28th February, six students from Year 5 and 6 competed at the Sevenoaks Hockey Festival. The tournament started off with a 2-0 defeat to Sevenoaks Primary, with the team nervous and working out a system on how to succeed as a team. From this point on, the players grew from individuals to a team extremely quickly, with all players playing a key part in the success that was to follow. Nine games were played in total by the team, with 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats, with the win of the tournament coming in the very last game, a hard fought victory in the last moments of the match against the eventual tournament runners up. Otford finished in an outstanding fourth place in the table, out of thirteen teams. Today was the first time the team had ever played together along with introduction of new rules on the day of the event. Being there watching the team compete was very pleasing to see and we can all be very proud of their achievements. I would also like to say a huge thank you to the parents who attended for their continued support throughout, even during the rain.
On a blustery Thursday afternoon, 7 children from Year 3 and 4 represented our school in a Handball
tournament against 6 other schools at Knole Academy. We played 5 games outside in some very strong
winds , many of which were against some very tall Year 5 and 6 children. All the children played very well,
trying their very best in difficult circumstances. Unfortunately, we did not make it through to the next round
but I would like to congratulate all the following players for their effort and team spirit:-
Year 4: Woody , Phoebe and Jack
Year 3 - Isla , Emil , Aaron and Eleanor
Many thanks to the parents for transporting the children and for their support.