Littlegarth Cross Country Competition
CBSSP Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics Competition
CBSSP Year 1/2 Football Festival
Littlegarth Five Team Football Matches
Premier League Primary Stars Colchester United Girls Football Competition
CBSSP Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Competition
CBSSP Year 1/2 Cricket Festival
CBSSP Year 5/6 All In Festival
EFL Trust Kids Cup
On 8th December, seven children representing the school took part in a football competition against other local schools. The team continued to play some fantastic football throughout the morning, as they have been all year so far. After winning their qualifying group the team found it trickier in the semi final, controlling the match but unable to score, before conceding a goal which meant they could no longer make the final. The team won the 3rd/4th place match, finishing 3rd.
CBSSP Year 3/4 All In Session
On November 30th, eight children from Year 4 represented the school across a variety of sports at this event where the focus is on developing enjoyment of physical activity and sport. The children enjoyed events ranging from archery to speed stacks, new age kurling to parachute games. The children were very well behaved throughout and enjoyed the afternoon.
CBSSP Year 5/6 Basketball Festival
On November 25th, eleven Year six children took part in a basketball festival. All of the children attending had unfortunately missed out on attending a cross country or dodgeball competition earlier in the month, and were very excited to be representing the school again. The festival started with a skills sessions, led by members of the Essex rebels basketball squad who play their matches at the Essex University arena where the festival was held. Children then had the opportunity to apply those skills, and what they had learned about playing the game, in matches against other schools. The children learned so much during these games, improving all the time and having great fun.
Many thanks to all of the members of the Essex rebels who gave up their time to lead the skills sessions, referee the matches and answer any and all questions the children had about basketball!
CPSL Football match
Queen Boudica 0 - 7 Heathlands
CBSSP Year 3/4 Change for life festival
On November 18th, seven children from Year 3 had the opportunity to represent the school in an event designed to encourage children to live active lifestyles and enjoy taking part in sport. They had a great time working as a group to enjoy a range of sports, all coming back asking when they get to do it all again!
CPSL Football match
Braiswick 2 - 4 Heathlands
Heathlands win CBSSP Year 5/6 Dodgeball Competition
On 10th November, three teams from Heathlands attended a dodgeball competition. All of those taking part were very excited, and a little nervous, to be taking part in this fast paced sport. The teamwork, encouragement and sportsmanship shown by our children attending was excellent throughout. After an exciting morning of play we found that one of our teams had narrowly won the event, qualifying to take part in a County competition in doing so. All of the children that attended should be very proud of how they played. Good luck to those lucky enough to attend the County competition.
CBSSP Year 3/4/5/6 Cross Country Competition
On November 9th, the school took teams from Year 3, 4 and 5 to take part in the cross country competition. Unfortunately due to a Year 6 class isolating we were not able to take a Year 6 team, but three individuals attended to enjoy testing themselves against children from other local schools. All of the children representing Heathlands did so superbly well, running as hard as each individual child could with a smile on their face. This event is split into a team competition and individual race, with the winning team and top three individual finishes qualifying to take part in a County event later in the year. Our results are below, well done Heathlands!
Year 3 girls - 1st place
Year 3 boys - 1st place
Year 4 girls - 1st place
Year 4 boys - 2nd place
Year 5 girls - 2nd place
Year 5 boys - 2nd place
Top 3 individual finishes - Imogen, Inola, Zach W, Sonny, Freya, Zach S, Theo
CBSSP Year 5/6 Football Finals
On November 3rd, our Year 5/6 football team took part in the football finals after previously winning the qualifying event. The team played some fantastic football throughout the morning, only losing in one match against a strong side in the group stage of the event. This meant the team qualified for a 3rd/4th place match, winning that to earn 3rd place on the day. Well done to all of those who played, we are sure we will see more great football from you throughout the year.
Littlegarth Football Festival
On November 1st and November 8th, three football teams from Year 4 took part in the Littlegarth Festival, which was split into an A and B team competition. All of our teams played well throughout the festival, focussing on keeping the ball and looking to then play out with the ball by either dribbling or passing. The side representing Heathlands in the A team event made it through to the final where they were beaten by a very good side. The two teams we had in the B team event, one of which was made up of children with little experience, if any, of competitive football, finished 5th and 6th.
Panathlon Ten Pin Bowling Event
On October 21st, six children enjoyed the opportunity to represent the school at a Ten Pin bowling event. Those attending were very excited to be doing so and at the prospect of a morning of bowling! They bowled well and were encouraging of one another and other teams throughout the event. Well done!
CBSSP Girls Football Competition
On 20th October, our girls football team headed over to Shrub End to take part in their first competition of the year. A team with a mix of experience, some girls who play regularly and some who are just starting out, played well throughout the day, competing in all their matches, denying the opposition opportunities to score but also finding it difficult to score themselves. The girl all had a great day and learned lots about playing together and against other schools. We look forward to seeing them continue to improve in future matches or competitions. Well done girls!
CBSSP Year 2 All In Sports Session
On Thursday 14th October, six very excited (and a little bit nervous) children had their first opportunity to represent Heathlands in a sporting event. This was a festival of sport where children were shown how to perform particular skills before being given the opportunity to have a go themselves and try to improve. All of the children listened amazingly well and then gave their best when it was their turn. It was especially pleasing to see the children smile so much throughout the afternoon while taking part in Sport.
CBSSP Boccia and New Age Kurling Competition
On Tuesday 12th October, eight children had the opportunity to take part in Boccia and New Age Kurling competitions. The children had little opportunity to practice Boccia, and no opportunity to have a go at New Age Kurling prior to attending, but all were excited to learn more about these sports and the opportunity to represent Heathlands. All of the children improved as the afternoon went on and enjoyed playing competitive matches against other schools in both Boccia and New Age Kurling. The children were a credit to the school and should be very proud of themselves.
Heathlands win CBSSP Year 3/4 Archery Competition
Wednesday 6th October, eight children from Year 4 travelled to Thurstable School to take part in an Archery competition. On arrival the children were taught how to fire the bows, as well as how to make sure they were safe when doing so. The competition rules and scoring were then explained before the children had their chance to show what they could do. All of the children's accuracy improved throughout the competition, with every child enjoying the challenge of being as accurate as possible. The Heathlands children had earlier been separated into two teams of four and finished 1st and 2nd, with not a lot between them. It was great to see the children enjoying a different sporting challenge and particularly pleasing that the children were more pleased with how they had improved through their hard work then their final placements.
Heathlands Vs Littlegarth
On 4th October, three Year 3/4 teams from Heathlands travelled to Littlegarth to play in football matches. All of the games were played in an excellent spirit with both schools seeing improvement in their teams throughout the matches. The Heathlands teams won all of their games playing some great football along the way. Many thanks to Littlegarth for inviting us, providing food for all of the children after the game (which the children much appreciated) and providing a coach to enable us to take so many children to enjoy playing football.
Heathlands qualify for the CBSSP Year 5/6 Football Finals
On September 29th, a Heathlands football team travelled to Shrub End to play in a qualifying event for the CBSSP Football Final. Our Year 6 children were unavailable so it fell to a team of Year 5's to attend and try to qualify. The team did more than that. They played fantastic football throughout the event, quickly overcoming nerves and showing they were up to the challenge. They finished top of their qualifying group and should be proud of the way they played and the manner in which they represented the school.