Sport @ Fairview
Speed Bounce Challenge
How many times can you jump sideways over a cone, skipping rope or line! You must jump from 2 feet to 2 feet. Count how many you can do in a given time. Year R and KS1 have 20 seconds. Lower and Upper KS2 have 30 seconds.
The winners are:
Year R - Hollie Q - 27 bounces in 20 seconds
KS1 - Fearne L - 54 in 20 seconds
Lower KS2 - William G - 71 in 30 seconds
Upper KS2 - Sophie S - 91 in 30 seconds
Well done everyone.
Throwing and catching challenge
The challenge this week is to see how many catches you can achieve in a given time.
Year R and KS1 - how many can you do in 30 seconds?
KS2 - how many can you do in 1 minute?
Either throw and catch to yourself against a wall, or throw and catch to another member of your household.
Good luck everyone.
The winners are:
KS1 - Henry V - 41 catches
Lower KS2 - Jessica W - 49 catches
Upper KS2 - Madrid F - 74 catches.
Fantastic catching everyone.
Fairview’s Alphabet Challenge
The challenge this week is to spell out your name using the alphabet exercise guide. You can try your first name, full name, favourite sportspersons name....
Well done to everyone that took part.
The 2.6 challenge - Sunday 26th April
This Sunday, 26th April, would have marked the 40th London marathon. Due to Coronavirus it’s obviously cancelled but charities are setting us a different type of challenge to complete. Therefore we are asking you to show us your ideas of how you can incorporate the numbers 2.6 or 26 into your weekend/next week.
Here are some examples to start you off.
We are all loving the videos and photos that are coming through. Thank you.
Mrs Costen held a headstand for 26 seconds.
Mrs Murr and Miss Razzell walked 26000 steps.
Mr Rickersey read 26 pages of his book, did 26 minutes of colouring and went for a 2.6 mile walk.
Mrs Cowdry and Caitlyn had a 26 minute facial.
Miss Lorentson painted 26 stones ready for when we return to school.
Mrs Bennett walked 2.6km.
Miss Ryan climbed 26 trees.
George went on 3 bike rides over 3 days and rode 26 miles!
Isabelle, Sam, Harper, Lucas and Haiden (to name a few) ran 2.6km, 2.6 miles, 26 times round their garden, up and down their stairs and 26 circuits around their houses.
Mimi and Daisy (to name a few) rode their bikes.
Teddy and Jessica completed 26 burpees.
Theo, Ava and Amelia did 26 star jumps.
Anna challenged herself to 26 headstands.
Evie 26 somersaults on her trampoline.
The list goes on and on. Thank you to everyone that took part and sorry I couldn’t put everyone’s videos and pictures online.
Week 3’s physical activity challenge - how many keep ups can you do?
Well done to everyone who took part in the ‘keep up’ challenge. Again it was lovely to see a different group of children take part with some using balls and others balloons.
The winners are:
Year R - William Z - 8 keep ups with a balloon
KS1 - Harrison M - Year 2 - 34 with a ball
Henry V - Year 2 - 70 with a balloon
Lower KS2 - Jude Z - 31
Upper KS2 - Eva P - 22
Even though we aren’t at school we still love hearing about all of your sporting achievements.
Cara (Year 6) Swimming
Cara has been selected for the Swim England talent development pathway for 11 year olds. Each county selects the top 16 girls and boys in their age category based on their performances at the county championships to join the programme. Cara was one of those children selected and will now attend 3 swim camps throughout the year with the top coaches from the county. This is a fantastic achievement as it is the first step of the Swim England podium potential system!!! Wow, wow, wow.
Cara - we are really proud of your achievements and we wish you the best of luck with your upcoming camps. Keep strong and fit during lockdown!!!
Mrs Pegler and Olivia - running
Well done to Mrs Pegler and Olivia who are working hard on their couch to 5km. I know that Mrs Pegler never used to like running but she’s now enjoying it and is feeling ‘great’ after her runs. Well down to both of you. Olivia - I cant wait to see you run the FV mile when we are back.
Week 2 - How long can you keep hoola hooping for?
Start with the hoola hoop at your waist. Keep it spinning around your body for as long as you can. Stop the clock when your hoop touches the floor. Good luck everyone.
It’s been lovely to see so many different children take part in this weeks competition. The winners are:
Milo S - Caterpillars - 5 seconds
Haiden A - KS1 - Year 2 - 1 min 56 secs
Imogen A - Lower KS2 - Year 4 - 7 mins 55 secs
Ava S - Upper KS2 - Year 5 - 4 mins 29 secs
A special mention to Alfie B (Year 4) and Chloe W (Year 1) who were a very close 2nd place in their year groups.
Challenge 3 will be set on Monday 20th April. Over the next two weeks, keep practicing your skipping and hooping.
Staying active at home
Every week whilst we are at home we will send you a physical activity challenge. All children and teachers can practice as much as they would like to. Results need to be emailed to the sport@fairview email address by 3:30pm on the Friday of that week. The winners will be announced in Miss Tilley’s newsletter the following Monday. Good luck everyone and STAY ACTIVE.
Week 1 - How many skips can you do without stopping?
Thank you to everyone who took part in the skipping competition, the videos really made us smile!
The winners are:
Ben W - FS - 9 skips
Harrison M - Year 2 - 27 skips
Caitlyn C - Lower KS2 - Year 3 - 30 skips
Luke W - Upper KS2 - Year 5 - a whooping 144 skips
3rd place - Mrs Alcock - 57 skips
2nd place - Miss Powell - 170 skips
1st place - Mrs Byrne - 252 skips
Great work everyone. Look out for activity 2 next week.
Medway Schools Cross Country League
Unfortunately the cross country league for this academic year has now finished (1 race short) but the results have been collated and I'm pleased to tell you......
Boys team 2nd in Medway
Girls team 2nd in Medway
Combined team 2nd in Medway
Most improved team in Medway
Daniel EJ - 3rd best boy runner in Medway
Eva P - 3rd best girl runner in Medway
Sam W - 8th in Medway
Sophie S - 8th in Medway
These results are absolutely fantastic! The girls were very close to winning their league. Well done to everyone that took part and ran so well for their team and the school. You should be very proud of yourselves.
MYG Tag Rugby - Thursday 12th March
What a fantastic day at the MYG Tag Rugby today. We played 8 games in the cold, wet and hail stones but that didn’t stop us. We finished the competition in 4th place, winning 7 games and only losing 1. Well done to Kieran, Joe, Nathaniel, Samuel W, Freddie, Eva, Sophie, Brooke and Cara. A marvellous achievement.
Netball vs Luton Junior School (Wednesday 4th March)
We had a busy night on Wednesday with the Year 3/4 team training for the quick sticks hockey festival, the Year 5/6 team training for the MYG tag rugby competition and two netball teams playing a fixture against Luton Junior School.
Our Year 3/4 team played against one of Luton’s Year 5 teams. With brilliant team work, great passing skills and super defending the team won their game 3-1. A fabulous result for a team playing a year group older. Thank you to Miss Gregory for coaching the team on the evening and Charlotte for umpiring. Well done Isla, Rosie, Nancy, Scarlett, Tom, Harry, Rylie and Dylan P.
Thank you and well done to our Year 5/6 selected team who hadn’t played netball together before the match and only lost by 2 goals. Super attacking by Veer, Freddie and Jack, tireless work by Jessica and Cara and some outstanding defending by Chloe saw the game finish 4-6. Well done team. Thank you to Kayleigh and Emily (ex Fairview pupils) for coaching and umpiring the team and to all the parents for their support in both games.
Year 5/6 Cross Country Team - Race 3 at St Mary’s Island
Some brilliant results tonight from both the boys and girls in hard running conditions. The course was very hilly, wet and muddy but everyone dug in and finished.
Both teams had 4 children finish in the top 20 runners. Our fastest girl was Eva (Yr 6) who came 3rd, and Daniel EJ (Yr 6) who came 12th. Special mention to Izabella and Henry for never giving up and always trying your best! Well done everyone.
Year 3 and 4 Multi Skills Festival
12 children showcased their agility, coordination and balance skills yesterday at the Howard School festival. This event wasn’t about competing against other schools but instead challenging themselves to achieve a bronze, silver or gold certificate after completing 12 different activities. Well done to Jake T, Oscar, Lucas, Zachary, Jamie, Caitlin, Ella, Rose, Louis, Teddy and Alex for all achieving a silver award and to Jake W for achieving a gold!
Special mention should go to Rose and Louis for winning the ‘endeavour award’.
Football fixture v Luton Junior School.
8 selected girls and 9 boys played a friendly fixture on Wednesday against Luton Juniors. In the freezing wet weather and with never playing together before they won both their matches. The girls won 17-0 and the boys 11-1. Well done to both teams for representing Fairview and for some fantastic Team work and goals. Thank you to Mr Wiedeholz for leading the team on the day.
Night of Champions Basketball - Tuesday 25th February
After finishing 8th in the MYG comp in November we were invited to the next stage on the competition on Tuesday where the top 8 schools battled it out to be crowned overall Medway winners.
We knew the competition would be tough but with a loss to Hempstead followed by 2 very close games against Lordswood (7-9) and St Thomas More (7-8), the children did themselves and the school proud keeping our 8th place position in Medway.
Well done Brooke, Eva, Chloe, Sophie, Veer, Luke, Freddie L, Jack T and Timi.
Thank you also to Mr Chudha for giving up his time to come and train the children.
Year 5/6 MYG Table Tennis
Well done to Kieran, Joe, Jack T, Brooke, Hannah and Jessica who were all superb representatives of Fairview School at today’s event. Their effort, determination and skill helped the school achieve 5th place (out of 42) and secure a spot in the Night of Champions event. Throughout the day the children between them played 48 games winning 34! Well done you should all be very proud!
Year 4 Netball MYGO Competition
After only 3/4 training sessions with the Year 4 Netball team, they had a brilliant tournament yesterday finishing 3rd. With 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, we missed out on 2nd place by 2 points. Well done to Scarlett, Rosie, Isla, Nancy, Harry, Tom, Ryle and Dylan.
Luke (Year 5 Ravens) - Athletics
On Sunday 26th January I travelled to Ashford Stour Centre to take part in an under 11s Kent trials, for Indoor Athletics Decathlon. We had many good competitive opponents and around 100 boys and girls were there.
We were split into groups to do the events and I had boys from Kent, Ashford and Tonbridge Athletics clubs against me. The competition was very tough but I enjoyed it.
My favourite event was the Triple Jump. The events tested my running, jumping and throwing. Some of the events were javelin, vertical jump, balance test, 10x10m shuttle run, standing long jump, speed bounce, Hi-stepper and chest push.
I am still waiting for the results to find what place I came in the Decathlon.
Well done Luke for representing Fairview and for being so committed to your sport.
Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics
Well done to the Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics team for running, throwing and jumping their way to success today. Everyone took part in two running races and two field events whilst being cheered on by the rest of their team. We finished 9th out of 15 but our best achievement of the day was............. winning the Fair Play Award for being polite, helping each other, supporting their team mates and trying their best at all times.
Congratulations to Jack T, Emma D, Harriet, Eva, Zac, Abbie, Jessica, Michael, Anna, Samuel, Sophie, Izabella M, Izaak, Oliver P, Luke, Jack L, Evie L and Will T.
Well done team Fairview for some fantastic individual and team results at yesterday’s MYG swimming competition. A special mention should go to Cara who finished her 3 races in 2nd, 3rd and 6th place and Emily in 7th, 9th and 21st out of 119 swimmers! Toby, Atay, Harrison N, Harrison C, Cara, Emily F, Jessica and Izabella, you should be very proud of yourselves. You encouraged and supported each other throughout the day and swam like there was no tomorrow! Thank you to Mr Neal also who has given up a lot of his time to help coach the children during school swimming lessons.
Oliver R - Cross Country
Report by Oliver (Year 3).
I decided to take part in the cross country run with the school which was going to be a challenge for me as I don't find running easy. So over the last few weeks I have been doing lots of training with my Dad and he has helped me to go a bit further and a bit faster each time. I decided to give myself something to aim for, I would try and raise some money for Children in Need by taking part in this run. I am a lucky boy and I have a nice home and lovely family but I know not everyone is as lucky as me, which makes me sad. I thought if I could raise a bit of money it would help to put a smile on their faces too. The challenge was hard for me but I feel proud that I completed it with lots of my friends, but most of all I am really pleased that I beat my target of £100 and in total raised £245 for the charity.
Oliver, this is a fabulous achievement!! Well done. £245 is a fantastic amount of money to raise for charity. You should be very proud of yourself for completing the race and in a good time.
Kent Schools Cross Country Championships - Saturday 23rd November
We were very proud of all the children on Saturday at the Kent Schools Cross Country Championships. It was very wet, muddy and cold but every child completed the course and never gave up! We had tears and laughter at the finish line but most of the children seemed to enjoy the experience. The competition is always very high but we achieved some fantastic results.
Well done to Brooke RN, Ruby, Aaron, Freddie N, Jamie R, Jayden, Anna, Izabella, Jessica, Sophie, Luke, Oliver P, Samuel W, Amira, Eleanor, Jasmine, Melody, Nancy, Rosie, Alex W, Alfie, Anil, Dylan P, Freddie S, Haroon, Harrison D, Harry T, Jonny, Liam S, Noah, Rylie, Seb, Sonny, Will, Kitty, Sophia, Victoria, Alfie G, Hudson, Jake T, Louis R, Max S, Oliver R, Ollie, Oscar, Samuel S, Tate, Teddy, Thomas S, Joshua F, Luca, Harry N and Ethan.
A special mention to the top 3 fastest girl runners - Nancy (Year 4 position 49), Kitty (Year 3 position 49) and Sophie (Year 5 position 64)
Top 3 fastest boys - Samuel (Year 3 position 10), Tate (Year 3 position 24) and Luke (Year 5 position 24)
Highest placed team - the fastest 3 runners in each group get a combined score to put towards a team placing. Well done to Samuel, Tate and Louis for finishing as a team in 5th place! A brilliant achievement!
Here’s the results if you would like to have a look at where your children came.
Winners of Gillingham FC tickets - Saturday 16th November
Our children enjoying the Gills game on Saturday.
Year 1 and 2 Girls Football
Some girls in Years 1 and 2 have been developing their football skills with Katie Startup (England U21 and Charlton FC) and Millie Waud (Gillingham FC).
Cara - Swimming Achievements - October 2019
Last month I competed at the Kent Development Gala. I swam several different strokes over various distances earning 1st place in the 200m Breastroke and the 200m IM, 5th place in the 100m Freestyle and 6th place in 200m Backstroke. I also achieved qualifying times for the County Championships in 200m Breastroke and 200m IM.
I finished the weekend in 3rd place overall earning an invitation to the Kent Development Camp in 2020.
This is fabulous news Cara - really well done and good luck for your next competition!
Cara was also very fortunate to attend a swim camp with Adam Peaty. We hope you learnt lots?
MYG Basketball - Tuesday 5th November
What a fantastic day we had yesterday at the MYG Basketball event. The highlight of our day was winning the first game against Brompton Westbrook 21-0. With 5 wins and 3 losses we ended up finishing the tournament in 8th place. Well done to Chloe, Eva, Brooke, Sophie, Timi, Jack T, Luke, Veer and Freddie L. Night of Champions here we come!!!
Thank you to Mr Hare and Mr Chudha (Veer's Dad) for training the team before the competition. We will need to continue practicing ready for the 25th February where we will face the other top 7 teams in Medway.
20 Year 6's have completed their training in the 'Play Maker Award' and are now playing games with the children in Years R, 1 and 2 every lunchtime. They play a variety of games every day to keep the children active during their lunch hour.
Olivia in Year R said, 'I like it when they give us stickers.'
Bella in Year R said, 'It's lots of fun because we play Hide and Seek.'
Thank you Joe, Isabel, Owen, Kendra, Libby, Katy, Tia, Grace, Maddy, Barbara, Abigail, Lily, Matilda, Hannah, Hattie, Ruby, Jamie, Max P, Lois and Sulyaman for giving up your time to help the younger years.
13 Year 6's have also been trained as Sports Ambassadors. They play sports specific games with the Year 3 and 4 children at lunchtimes on the KS2 playground.
Tate and Callum gave me their views, 'it's fun learning new sports at lunchtime. The Sports ambassadors keep us fit and healthy.'
Thank you Brooke, Eva, Nathaniel, Kieran, Olly, Jayden, Jack T, Ethan, Jack M, Daniel, Timi, Chloe and Cara for giving up your time to help the Year 3/4's have fun and active lunchtimes.
Medway Schools Cross Country League
The first race of the league saw us at Kingfisher Primary School. With a very hilly course we ran our socks off and finished with some fantastic results. Daniel finished 3rd, Luke 4th and Samuel 9th - 3 boys in the top 10 is absolutely brilliant. And in the girls race - Eva finished 4th, Sophie 13th, Anna 19th and Jessica 20th - 4 girls in the top 20 is a marvellous achievement too. Thank you and well done to everyone that took part.
I will see you at Thamesview next Wednesday for race 2.
PTFA Thank You.
Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Festival - 3rd October
Our Tri-Golf team participated in the first Tri Golf festival of the year on Thursday, they did fantastically well and came 11th overall.
Report by Teddy:
On Thursday I took place in the Tri-Golf Festival at the Howard School. We got to compete against other schools in Medway.
My favourite part was chipping the ball over the bench and into the bucket.
Everyone tried their best throughout the morning.
I really enjoyed going to the Tri-Golf after school after school club and learning different skills about golf.
Medway Football Team Squad Members
What a successful year for Fairview - 5 children have been selected to represent Medway - what an achievement!!
Well done to Brooke (Year 5) and Eva (Year 6) who have been selected to play for the Medway Under 11's girls team.
And to Daniel, Joshua and Kieran who have been selected to represent Medway Under 11's boys teams
Mrs Sheppard - Run Disney Experience - October 2019
Thank you Fairview Mile - part 3
Just last month I was lucky enough to go on my 3rd run Disney weekend at Disneyland Paris, where, along with my husband, I enjoyed taking part in their Friday night 5k, the Saturday morning 10k, and the Sunday morning half marathon (21k). What a privilege to run through the theme parks (and for the half marathon also into the local community) with about 9,000 runners in each race.
3 years ago when the Fairview Mile was introduced I was a reluctant participant, who along with many in my class, needed to run/walk the mile until I gradually built up my stamina to be able to run the whole mile. I then discovered I enjoyed running, joined the local parkrun … and kept running. This year training didn’t go as smoothly as I’d hoped, but working through injuries to complete the 3 races and the 36k Challenge left me with a greater sense of achievement, as I’d experienced bad times as well as good times.
Thank you again Fairview Mile for helping me to become fitter and healthier; and for the new memories I made that weekend.
Mrs Sheppard, you are a superstar!!
Fairview is the first school in Medway to sign up to a commitment for every child to walk / run a mile each week. Here are some pictures from our first week.
Read about it at Kent Online: