HSSP Spring into Action Campaign: Monday 22nd February-Friday 26th March 2021
Hunts SSP are running a 'Spring in Action' Campaign this half term! The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of children getting a minimum of 60 minutes exercise every day and to promote the importance of reducing sedentary behaviour and breaking up screen time with short burst of activity.
We hope you will join the campaign and get active over the coming weeks! You can find information about each week's challenges on the links below:
Cricket East Live Sessions
Cricket East are running live cricket PE sessions every Wednesday!
This week’s session will be on Wednesday 24 February at 2-2.45PM and is called Skilful Scorer. It will support pupils to develop ball-striking techniques to support power and accuracy.
The activities can be completed indoors and to take part this week you will need:
A ball or a rolled up pair of socks
Something to strike with: a bat, a frying pan or a hardback book
4 items to use as markers (cups, tubs, toilet rolls)
A target: a set of stumps or a rubbish bin
There will also be the opportunity to work with a partner but can be completed solo using a wall instead.
The session will be streamed on their YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/8xPnsQfvj7g. Subscribe to their channel to receive alerts when they go live!
Get your trainers at the ready and take part in our Virtual Sports Day 2020! Details of each of the five activities are below on slides and you can also find them on Facebook and via your email. We are inviting the children to take part in an egg and spoon race, the tea towel hurdles, a standing long jump, shot put and an obstacle course.
When you have completed all the activities, with photo evidence, you can submit your evidence via Facebook or email to the school office! Make sure your entries are in by 4pm on Friday so that we can add up all the points and announce a winning house! Point will be awarded for participation!
Year 4 Trust Event- 16th October 2019
The year 4 pupils entered into the Trust Event. They did cup stacking, dodge-ball and bench-ball. They didn't win however they had an amazing time.
The sports crew asked some pupils whether they enjoyed the event:
'Yes I enjoyed dodge-ball.'
'Yes because I like being in a team.'
Written by Autumn
Year 6 trust sports tournament - 14th October 2019
The year 6 pupils of KPA entered a trust sports competition. They competed in cup stacking, dodge-ball and bench-ball. They didn't win, but showed great perseverance, determination and teamwork. They enjoyed this event and here are a couple of children's perspectives;
'I really enjoyed the sports competition because I naturally always like sports and enjoy the competition!'
'It was a good competition and I enjoyed being on a team.'
'I enjoyed the sports event because it allowed me to compete with my friends at dodge-ball.'
Written by Linda, Autumn and Octavia.
Panathlon Sports Competition- 3rd October 2019
KPA and GS entered a joint team into the Panathlon Hunts SSP sporting event on Thursday 3rd October. The children took part in a range of sports activities such as table cricket, boccia and curling. The children worked in two teams completing 7 minutes at each activity to gain as many points as they could. The atmosphere was very calm and the children were so focused. They showed fantastic teamwork, resilience and determination.....and they came first and second place!!
Here's some of the things the children said about the event:
'I've never got a medal before. I'm so proud I'm not even going to take it off for bed.'
'This is the best day of my life.'
'I want to come back next year. It's so much fun!'
'I don't know why I'm happy but I just love being here.'
'Lucky I got silver because I really like silver.'
A huge thank you to Hunts SSP for another well-organised and inspiring event!
Sports Crew Assembly- 27th September 2019
The sports crew have been working hard in our meetings to prepare a short speech for assembly this week. They led the assembly, introducing themselves and the sports they like to play or watch. Some of the children spoke about sports men or women who inspire them and it was a great way for the rest of the school to learn about the role of the KPA Sports Crew!
Meet the KPA Sports Crew 2019/2020!
Our new sports crew are raring to go after our first meeting last week! They have been planning some exciting events and will be leading an assembly on Monday to introduce themselves to the rest of the school! Watch this space!!
Oak Class Athletics festival- July 2019
We have enjoyed lots of PE this week: swimming on Monday followed by an athletics tournament on Tuesday. The children led their own warm ups and worked in teams to measure and record their distances and timings for events such as howlers, 200m sprint, long jump and 800m run. Miss Orakci was so pleased with how well they supported each other and how they ran their events. They also took part in a relay race and worked out their points based on their timings and distances for each event.
Multi-skills Festival run by Rowan Class- 5th June 2019
On the 5th of June Rowan class planned and set up a multi-skills festival for Ash Class. They prepared and set up the activities and led the children in small groups through the different multi-skills tasks. It was great to see Rowan working as leaders, modelling great sporting attitude! Well done to all involved!
Netball County Finals- 23rd May 2019
Our year 6 netball team travelled to Chatteris on Thursday 23rd June to compete in the high fives county netball finals. Following a successful win at the Hunts SSP competition last month they were ready for a tougher challenge! Competing against 20 schools they showed great determination, resilience and teamwork! The tough competition made them work harder as a team and their skills developed with each game. They came 17th in the county and should be very proud of their achievements!
Netball Competition- 30th April 2019
On Tuesday a team of 8 children from year 6 went to the Hunts SSP High Fives Netball Competition. They played really well and all put in 100% effort! They played against some other much larger schools and showed great determination. It payed off because they won and are now through to the county competition! Well done team!!
Macmillan Fun Run- 26th April 2019
On Friday 26th April 2019 our wonderful PTA held a charity fun run for Macmillan. Some of our families have been affected by cancer and therefore this is a cause close to our hearts. It was a wonderful event and is continuing to raise money- if you have any outstanding sponsor money please bring it to the school office.
Fencing- March to April 2019
Ash Class and Oak Class have been taking part in fencing sessions. They have been developing their footwork and technique before having a go at some mini tournaments. It's been great to see the children enjoy this sport!
Archery- March 2019
Ash Class and Oak Class have been taking part in Archery sessions. They have been learning how to use the bow and arrow correctly and have built up to competing against each other. They have been working in small teams to hit a target and then have added up their scores. It's been a great opportunity for the children to get involved in a new sport!
Hockey competition March 2019
Amazing effort today! The KPA team played 6 games in total and won 5. James and Riley both scored a hat trick in 2 separate games. The girls were amazing in defence. It was a real team effort today. We are very proud of you all!
Active 30:30 assembly- Jan 2019
Instead of a sit down assembly Miss Bleakley, along with the sports crew, led an Active 30:30 assembly. The whole school got involved in some team-building activities to get us up and active. The children worked really well together and it was great to see the older children supporting the younger ones. Active 30:30 is an initiative which aims to get children more active with schools aiming to provide a minimum of 30 minutes of activity everyday in addition to curriculum PE. Parents are encourage to support the initiative by providing a minimum of 30 minutes of activity everyday at home too! It was great to hear about all the sports clubs, activities and lessons the children attend outside of school- what an active school we have!!
Year 1/2 Cricket Multiskills Festival with Cricket East- 3rd Dec 2018
A team of ten children from year 1 and year 2 went to St Neots Leisure Centre to take part in a cricket festival organised by Cricket East and Hunts SSP. The children had the opportunity to take part in a variety of cricket based activities to develop throwing, catching and batting skills. They met children from other schools and took part in some mini competitions. It was a fantastic event and the children had so much fun!
Receiving our Gold Plaque!
A huge congratulations to KPA again for achieving another Gold in the School Games Mark! We were presented with our gold plaque on Tuesday by Doug Finlayson who leads Hunts SSP and the School Games Mark for our area. This is a great award which demonstrates our commitment to ensuring all our children (and parents) live an active lifestyle. It also shows our commitment to playing some competitive sport and providing quality clubs and sporting opportunities in addition to PE lessons. Well done KPA!
Tag Rugby Competition- 31st October 2018
Our KPA team were incredible at the tag rugby event this year! They won all but one of the matches in the first round and secured 6th place out of 16 schools! They worked incredibly well as a team by warming themselves up, supporting each other, agreeing tactics and applauding other teams! Well done KPA tag Rugby team!
Meet the Sports Crew 2018-2019
Our new Sports Crew for this academic year got together briefly on Friday to share some ideas of what they would like to achieve this year. The main aim of the Sports Crew is to get everyone active and involved in sport in some way. They are looking forward to running some lunchtime activities and supporting at sports events this year! If you have any suggestions please feel free to chat to Riley, Harry, Jodie, Jess, Olivia, Dylan or James.
KPA are awarded the Gold School Games Mark for the second year!
We did it! I am pleased to announce that Kimbolton Primary Academy has achieved the Gold School Games Mark for the second year. The School Games Mark is a government scheme which rewards schools commitment to developing participation in sports competitions and we are delighted to be recognised for our success. As part of the award we were asked to fill in criteria against the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are very grateful for all the hard work put in by parents, teachers and staff. Special thanks to parents for helping us transport children to some events- this wouldn't have been possible without you. A huge thank you to the children for your enthusiasm, hard work and determination. You have all shown great team spirit as well as aspiring to beat personal bests. Congratulations KPA!
New Reception Taster PE Session- 2nd July 2018
Our new reception children, who will be joining Ash Class in September, took part in a taster PE session with current year 1 and current reception. The new reception children did really well - they even managed to get changed for PE! The rest of Ash Class were fantastic at supporting them in creating their own chalk courses on the school playground. Well done all!
KPA Sports Day 2018
What a fantastic sports day! The children first split into key stages for some multi-skills activities and then spent the rest of the morning supporting each other and watching the track races. It was a huge success with Mandeville taking the cup!
Year 5 DLPT Sports Event
Year 5 emerged victorious from the Trust sports event. They showed fantastic team work and sportsmanship which resulted in a joint win with Great Staughton Primary Academy.
Running club is held on a Monday after school. It is about building fitness, speed and endurance. It has been a popular club this term and the children have been working hard to beat their personal bests!
Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Tournament
We had a lovely evening at Hinchingbrooke School playing in the tri-golf tournament. The children played a selection of games to practise hitting the ball far, over obstacles and close controlled shots. All the Hunts SSP tournaments we attend are led by student sports leaders from Hinchingbrooke School. The events are always well organised and thoroughly enjoyed by our pupils!
Year 3/4 Orienteering Festival- 23rd April 2018
We had a fab afternoon at a Hunts SSP Orienteering Festival with some children from Oak class. They worked their way around a range or activities to challenge their team working, problem solving and maths skills. Thank you to the children for being fab representatives of our school!
All Stars Cricket- 16th April 2018
Ash and Oak had an exciting visit from All Stars Cricket this morning. They shared an assembly with us, challenged the teachers and then provided taster sessions for both classes. All Stars Cricket is a new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and were so engaged! You can find out more information on their website: https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars
Our local centre is the Kimbolton Cricket club and the next course starts on the 18th May. I hope some of you will take up this opportunity and I would love to hear all about it if your children go!
You can find the Kimbolton page here: https://ecb.clubspark.uk/…/86c3d5f9-6989-4ef6-93ed-6a99810a…