8th November 2021

In the Loop 
A weekly information sheet updating you about PE and Sport Developments in our schools.  

Week Commencing 8th November 2021

Welcome back – we hope that you all had a lovely half term break. 

Yr2 Basketball Development Festival

Many thanks to all those who attended the KS1 Basketball development festival at HBHS before half term. We hope the children enjoyed learning some of the skills involved in the game.

Yr5/6 Basketball Competition

We look forward to seeing participating teams at Herne Bay High School next Wednesday 17th November. Please arrive from 1.10pm onwards for a 1.30pm start. 

Entries: Davington, Hampton, Joy Lane, Luddenham, Bysing Wood, Hernhill, Boughton, Ethelbert Road, Herne Bay Juniors, Briary, Herne Juniors, Whitstable Jnrs, Swalecliffe, St Thomas’, Whitstable Endowed, St Mary’s Catholic

KS1 & KS2 Wake up and Shake up Festival/Competition
Date: Wednesday 8th December    
Venue: Boughton Village Hall
Time: KS1 Festival: 10.00-11.30am
         KS2 Competition: 12.45-2.15pm
Entry deadline: Friday 12th November

KS1 entries: Herne Infants, Joy Lane, Bysing Wood, Boughton, Ethelbert Road, Westmeads
KS2 entries: Joy Lane, Bysing Wood, Boughton, Ethelbert Road, Herne Juniors (and teams from the Dover partnership)

We are delighted to announce that we have now secured Boughton Village Hall for the whole day. Please note the time change above for KS1 and KS2 events. 
We can now confirm that due to us ensuring that we are as covid safe as possible, we are unfortunately going to have to say no to Spectators this year but hope to bring them back next year. 


Going forward, we have been asked to collect SEND and ethnicity information for all children who attend our competitions. Where possible, please can you ensure that you complete both columns on the Team Sheets that are attached to the Competition information – thank you very much in advance for your help with this!!


Kent Sport are promoting the following initiative that gives you access to a range of resources and activities about the Commonwealth Games that can be used in conjunction with your teaching. Please see below: 

This schools resource from The British Council, working in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, is designed to celebrate the Commonwealth Games of 2022 and the ongoing work that the Commonwealth is doing to improve the lives of its citizens. 

It is a cross-curricular programme designed for pupils aged 7-11 across the whole Commonwealth, developing their knowledge and understanding of what the Commonwealth stands for, the people and countries that make it up, and the work it is doing to improve access to high quality education for all of its young citizens, especially girls and young women.

It includes a variety of activities based around the theme of the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth Games, to promote thinking, leadership, communication, collaboration and creativity. There are opportunities to partner with other schools across the Commonwealth to exchange ideas, promote tolerance and work together to address common challenges such as access to education and equality.

Activities can be used as part of the Art, English, Geography, History, Personal and Social Education and Physical Education curriculum, and have been designed to allow teachers to adapt them for the needs of their pupils. They are supported by a series of videos from a group of elite athletes who use their own experiences to bring the topics to life.

You can download the resource here https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/commonwealth-connections


Thank you to everyone who has sent in their football results so far. Please can you remember to send in your scores to Anna after the game. We will be sending out updated league tables over the next few weeks.


Hannah will be sending out further information of our Term 3&4 competitions this week and entries will open next week via In the Loop.

Other things happening this week: 

Monday 8th November:
D Packer - PE support in Briary Primary School (All day)
C Steele - Hampton Sports Crew Training (AM) / PE support in Briary Primary School (PM)

Wednesday 10th November:
C Steele/D Packer – Davington Sports Crew Training (PM)

Thursday 11th November:
H Small – Davington (PM)

Hannah & the Sports Partnership Team
Working together to improve PE and School Sport!