The Y3/4 children from Squirrels class took part in a Multi-Skills event at Newmarket Academy on Thursday 22 June, along with nine other schools from the local area. Before the competition began all the schools took part in a group warm-up led by sports leaders from Newmarket Academy. Then each school rotated around the twelve activity stations, again run by the very capable and helpful sports leaders.
Certificates were awarded to the school winning each of the activity stations and Squirrels class won the racquet shuttle. Newmarket Rotary Club had kindly sponsored the event and provided an overall trophy for the team showing the best ethos, which Squirrels class were delighted to take home with them. Go Squirrels!
Kettlefields Primary School entered two teams of four children in the Yrs 3&4 Mini Tennis Red Competition at Newmarket Tennis Club on Wednesday 14th June. There were 12 teams in the event and both the Kettlefields teams conducted themselves in exemplary fashion. Unfortunately, the two teams had to play each other for a place in the final. The A team managed a top two finish, whilst the B team were runners up, which is amazing.
The top two teams from the event met in a play-off with the top schools from the Mildenhall competition at Newmarket Academy on Monday 19th June. The qualifying teams were as follows:
Each player had three matches to play, and the competition was fierce. Exning School have won the event for the last two years, so they definitely had their eye on retaining the trophy. All the children from each school played incredibly well on what was a very hot afternoon, and showed great sportsmanship. It was really nerve wracking, with Kettlefields winning their last game 10-9 and coming out as the overall winners!
As the winners of the Final Fours, Kettlefields will now represent the Forest Heath Sports Partnership at the county finals, which will take place as part of the Suffolk School Games festival in Ipswich on Tuesday 4 July.
Mrs Mallyon would like to thank everyone who entered the 'Food for Life' poster competition. It was extremely hard to choose winners given that the entries were so good. However, a big congratulations to Sam Heald in Fieldmice, Finlay Havers in Hedgehogs, Charlie Corbett in Squirrels and last but not least Toby Milner in Badgers for winning the competition. All posters will be displayed in the hall for all to see. A big thank you to Jane and Amy Courteney Moore for their help judging the competition and for their prize donations.
Tuesday 28th March saw the Kettlefields KS2 Choir compete in a choral competition held at Burwell School, Circle Schools Choir festival 2017. The children sung together with and competed against 8 other schools. The students sang beautifully and certainly held their own against much larger choirs. It is a credit to the student’s effort and commitment, as well as our brilliant music teacher Mrs Todd. Many thanks to Mrs Brearley for helping out on the day.
The day the Squirrels invaded Stibbington
On Friday the 27 h March the Squirrels went to experience the recreation of children being evacuated from London in 1940. All the children were dressed in period costumes and all looked a treat- good enough to evacuate! Congratulations to the Squirrel Mums; Mrs Ward, Mrs Rothwell-Green and Mrs White who dressed to impress with their curly hair and flowing skirts. Thanks also to Mr Robertson and Miss Courtney-Moore who were a great help. The day comprised of a walk from the train station through the village, stopping at the beautiful church, with our billeting officer and teacher Mrs Smith, showing the kids where they would be staying. The re-enactment continued with time in a 1940 classroom complete with quill ink pens, ink wells, spelling, maths and even a radio address from a young Princess Elizabeth. The highlight was a trip to the air raid shelter complete with exploding bombs and sirens (all audio of course) which caused a few tears and worried looks.
Congratulations to the Squirrels for their excellent behaviour. A great day was had by all.
The Squirrel Team
Mr Lucas, Miss Bell, Miss Lee
We had two teams take part in a Quick Sticks hockey tournament on Thursday in Cambridge. All of the children did exceptionally well, behaviour as always was exemplary. The children have learnt key team-working skills and work together to form strategies excellently. Our ‘A’ team came 3rd out of 23 teams, which is a marvellous achievement for a small school with no club players in year 5/6!