Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School

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School Games Gold Award

We are proud to announce that we have earned the GOLD Sports Award for a 4th successive year!! The award recognises our efforts to provide opportunities for children to take part in Extra Curricular Sports and Activities. The children become very engaged in Sport coaching, learning new skills, experiences and competitions. Thank you must go to Miss Branagh, Mrs Odell, Mr Cadwallader and all our wonderful sports personalities who are keen participants!! We are now working towards PLATINUM!! Watch this space!

Bhangra Active

On Monday 9th March 2020, Sohan from Bhangra Active came into school to get all of the children active and learning about the traditional dance of Bhangra. We started the day with a whole school wake and shake with Sohan and then throughout the day each year group took part in a session.

Everyone had a fantastic day and learnt new skills!

October Half Term Football Course

The children had a great time at Hartlebury CofE Primary School’s first ever football course with Mr Cadwallader.

Over the two days during October half term, Mr Cadwallader led the children through lots of skills and game based activities. They were able to develop their skills in passing, shooting, defending and controlling. These skills were then put to use in matches and competitions during the afternoon.

Lots of fun was had by all developing sporting and social skills. Please see more photos of the football course in our Gallery.

We had lots of positive feedback from some of our football stars who attended the course.

These reviews can be seen below:

“It was really fun, I enjoyed it alot” – Jacob

“The best part was playing lots of matches” – Oliver

“Seeing your friends over the holiday and playing football was great” – Emma

“I liked winning prizes” – Zac

“The games were brilliant like shark attack” – Aaron



Quicksticks Hockey Festival

On Friday 13th March 2020, a team of Year 4’s and a team of Year 5/6 entered the local school’s hockey festival. Children took part in order to increase and succeed in competitive school sports and also to take part in an alternative sporting activity.

The children had a great morning, improving their self-esteem, perseverance, confidence and teamwork skills. A special well done to the Year 4 team who finished second in their tournament.

Well done teams!

National League Girls Football Tournament

On Thursday 6th November the Year 4/5/6 girls football team entered the National League Girls tournament at the Wyre Forest Leisure Centre. The girls played 6 matches in a row so they were very tired afterwards! Overall, Hartlebury had a great day and won 2, drew 2 and lost 2 games.

Well done girls!

Active Challenges

During April 2020, we have been taking part in active challenges set by the Wyre Forest Sports Partnership. Every photo or video submitted to the partnership via their social media platforms counted as a point for Hartlebury.

As a result of all of your hard work, Hartlebury had the most posts/interactions over the last month and have WON £175 of equipment vouchers for schools.

Well done everyone that took part!

Keep submitting your videos throughout May for our chance to win some more vouchers!

Please look out for more photos in our Gallery.

Stellissa Fitness

On Wednesday 20th November 2019, Years 4 and 5 had the opportunity of a free taster session with Stellissa Fitness.

The children took part in some aerobic movement to dance fitness sessions and also took part in some cool down yoga at the end of the session. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to see Stellissa Fitness in school again soon!

Melissa, the lady who taught the fitness session, gave our school a lovely compliment.
“Your children are a credit to your school. It was the nicest trial I have ever done. All the children were very polite and listened really well. You are a lovely village school and I am really pleased the children all enjoyed it today. I hope to be able to come back soon!

Worcestershire Virtual School Games

Well done to everyone who has taken part in the Worcestershire Virtual School Games so far this term. We have already completed 2 challenges, the ‘Speed bounce challenge’ and then we have had children taking part in the ‘Hit the Mark’ challenge.

This week’s challenge is a throwing challenge. Check your emails for more details from Miss Perry. You have until Friday at 5pm to get the entries in for this week! Keep an eye on your emails each week from Miss Perry for further information about the weekly challenges!

You can also represent the school by taking part in the ‘Design a School Games Flag/Poster’ OR by taking part in the ‘Worcestershire’s Got Talent Showcase.’

For further details go to  www.activehw.co.uk/worcestershire-school-games  or email Miss Perry.

ESFA Girls Football Tournament

On Thursday 21st November 2019, Hartlebury Key Stage 2 girls football team went to Stourport High school to take part in the ESFA Girls Football tournament.

The girls were in a group with other local schools and managed to finish top of this group. The girls won 2 games and drew 1 at the group stage. A great team effort in the group stages with excellent defending from Martha, Chloe and Suran as well as excellent goalkeeping from Imogen. Also, great attacking from Emma, Georgia, Daisy and Sienna.

In the semi-final, Hartlebury played Franche Primary School and won a close game 1-0 after extra time with Laila scoring the only goal!

We were through to the final where we were against Hagley Primary School whom we had previously drawn with in the group stage. It was a very close fought match with a free kick from Laila making the game 1-1 with 4 minutes to go. Unfortunately, Hagley scored the winning goal with the last kick of the game, not giving Hartlebury a chance to respond. A special mention to Imogen, who kept 4 clean sheets and only conceding 2 goals all tournament.

Well done Hartlebury on a great team performance! We are very proud of you all.

Worcestershire Virtual School Games Week

We just wanted to say thank you to everybody who submitted results during the Worcestershire Virtual School Games competition over the last month. We had children enter in every single competition! What fantastic support.

These virtual events will culminate in the Worcestershire Virtual School Games Week taking place between Monday 6th – Friday 10th July during which results will be announced and highlights shared. Fingers crossed we have some Hartlebury winners, I will keep you updated as to how you can see the highlights.

Once again, thank you for your support!

Miss Perry

Wyre Forest School Sport Partnership Cross Country

On Friday 15th November 2019, some of our Key Stage 2 children went to the Wyre Forest School Sport Partnership cross country which took place at Stourport Memorial Park.

The day started with the Under 10 girls who ran a strong race, Martha finished in 16th, Emma 21st, Georgia 27th, Daisy 40th, Sophie was 50th, Lottie was 91st and Eleanor finished 108th. This strong start meant that overall the girls Under 10 team finished 1st in their age group!

The day continued with the Under 10 boys’ race, where our top runner was Josh finishing in 39th place. We then moved onto the Under 11 girls race where again the girls put their all into it and finally the Under 11 boys’ race where our top runners were Owen who finished 49th and Ellis R who finished 50th.

This strong overall performance meant that in the small school’s category (out of 13 schools) Hartlebury finished 3rd!

Well done to all of out super star cross country runners!

Please look at more of our fabulous photos in our gallery.

Kho Kho Festival

On Friday 6th December, Year 3 and 4 children took part in a Kho Kho Festival – an Indian Tag game.

Teams played each other in 4 mini-leagues. The children were supported by Young Leaders from The Bewdley School and Wolverley CE Secondary School, the children developed their teamwork skills, as well as tactics for playing the game.

Each school was given Spirit of the Games stickers to award individuals that demonstrated self-belief, honesty, passion, teamwork, determination and respect. Lots of our children came back with Spirit of the Games stickers which was fantastic!

Well done team!


Dodgeball Competition

On Wednesday 18th December 2019, the Year 5/6 children were organised into teams and played an intra-school dodgeball competition.

The Happy Heptathletes and Proud Pole Vaulters came 3rd, the Serious Sprinters 2nd and the Daring Decathletes and the Rapid Relay Runners came joint 1st.

Well done everyone!

Bench Ball Tournament

On Monday 16th December 2019, 5 teams made up of Year 3’s and 4’s played a bench ball tournament in the hall.

The Serious Sprinters ended up winning the tournament with 10 points, the Rapid Relay Runners and the Happy Heptathletes came joint second with 9 points with the Daring Decathletes coming third (7 points) and the Proud Pole Vaulters coming 4th.

All of the children showed great enthusiasm and teamwork skills.

Well done Year’s 3 and 4!

Key Stage 1 Multi Skills Festival

On Friday 24th January 2020, our Year 2’s had the opportunity to go to a multi skills festival at the Stourport High School Dome. Young leaders from local schools ran the activities and the children were given the opportunity to have fun and enjoy trying new activities and games. The Year 2’s really took pride in representing the school which had a positive impact on children’s self-esteem and confidence.

Well done Year 2!

Boccia, New Age Kurling and Archery Festival

On Monday 27th January 2020, a group of children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 attended a Boccia, New Age Kurling and Archery Festival at the Wyre Forest Leisure Centre.  It was great for the children to be able to take part in some new sports, developing and applying new skills.

The children that attended the festival enjoyed themselves and requested that we could try out some of the new sports at school. Look out for more photos in our gallery.

Well done team Hartlebury!

Minute Silence

One of our current after school activities is Basketball on a Wednesday. The children who attend this club asked if we could hold a minute silence to remember basketball legend Kobe Bryant who passed away on Sunday in a terrible helicopter crash.

The children respected the minutes silence beautifully and had a really great session afterwards shooting great shots, improving their passing and dribbling skills and more importantly having fun. Please look out for more pictures in our gallery.

May Kobe rest in peace.

Dodgeball Festival

On Friday 7th February 2020, a group of children from Years 4, 5 and 6 went to the Stourport dome for a dodgeball festival. The children had a fantastic afternoon of being active and even managed to finish first in their group which was a huge self-esteem and confidence boost.

Well done team!

Years 3/4 Football Match

The Year 3/4 football team played its first match of the season on Thursday 13th February 2020 against Offmore primary school. In a close encounter Hartlebury came out winners 7-6 in a very entertaining game. In muddy conditions the team kept hold of the ball well with some very nice passing between the midfield and attack. The goals were well taken with Emma, Oliver, Josh and Spencer all getting on the score-sheet. Martha and Sydney stayed strong in defence as Hartlebury hung on to the victory.

Well played everyone what a great first game!

Year 6 Football Match

On Saturday 8th February 2020, our Year 6 football team travelled to Wyre Forest leisure centre to play against Wyre Forest Phoenix. An exciting game ended up finishing in a 3-3 draw. Hartlebury managed to come back from 3-1 down with Leo grabbing two excellent goals towards the end of the match. Player of the match went to Thomas, who was exceptional in defence heading away danger and stopping opposition attacks.

Well done team Hartlebury another great performance!

Jump Rope UK

On Wednesday 11th March 2020, Jump Rope UK came into school to deliver skipping workshops. All the children that took part had an absolutely fantastic time whilst learning new skills along the way! Year 5 learned forward straddle and speed step.

Please look out for more photos in our gallery.