Sports zone

The children at St. Bede's school take part in a variety of PE activities. These include dance, gymnastics, games, swimming, judo and orienteering. We welcome a variety of experienced coaches in to our school to support the teachers and develop the skills of our children.

Throughout the year, the children at St. Bede's School have the opportunity to take part in a variety of competitions. Being part of the Vale Royal School Sports Partnership allows the children to meet and compete against schools in our St. Nicholas Cluster and Vale Royal.

These competitions are for students and run by students. The primary school pupils gain experience of playing in a team, and the secondary school pupils (who help to run many of these events) gain experience of leadership and responsibility through leading and officiating.

You will find competitions that the children can take part in in our calendar.

Miss Reid from St Nicholas School comes to visit us and helps us develop our PE skills. Over the year she gets to work with all classes.

Sports Reports

Y5/6 Netball Competition-St Nicholas Cluster (14th November 2018)

I was delighted to be able to send 3 sides to the competition tonight, well done Years 5 and 6 for being so open to taking part and representing your school. The tournament was Hi5 Netball so 5-a-side omiting wing defence and attack. 

There was mixed success for our teams but despite the majority of 2 of the sides coming entirely from Year 5 both of these sides made the semis finals. One side fell to defeat to St Mary's but our last remaining side won a thrilling penalty shoot out and made the final! Unfortunately the dying light intervened at this point so we are currently looking at options to play the final at a later date with the winners progressing to represent the cluster at the Vale Royal Partnership finals. Watch this space.... 

Y3/4 Football Competition Partnership Finals (12th November 2018)

After successfully qualifying last month our mixed team turned out for a very competitive final on a cold night at Hartford High School. Only 8 teams had reached this point so this was a great achievement already. Two groups of 4, with top 2 qualifying for semi finals. We started well with a 2-1 victory over St. Joseph's thanks to goals from Elano Drys. Next up we played Barnton, unfortunately we found ourselves 2-0 down quickly and despite James Spencer's goal we fell to defeat, 1-2. All on the last match vs Weaverham Forest. A superb start put us 2-0 up thanks to goals from Elano again and from Esmie Roberts. In the second half of the match we stumbled though. A penalty and late strike saw a 2-0 lead end up as a 2-2 draw. We waited for the results to be checked and......we'd done enough! 

Down to the last 4 teams in the area. Our semi-final was vs Hartford who had won the other group. A slow start saw us 2-0 down almost immediately. The team fought back well and we unlucky to not pull at least one goal back but it was not to be. Another late goal saw Hartford win 3-0 and we were out. Hartford went on to win the final and we were pipped to 3rd place by Davenham who beat us 1-0 in a quick 3rd/4th place play off game. 

In the end this was a fantastic achievement. We were one game away from the final (and a place in the county finals) so the 7 children who played should be super proud of their efforts and how well they represented the school!

Y3/4 Girls Football Competition (25th October)

Just 9 days after our mixed boys/girls team qualified for the next stage of their tournament, the girls team travelled to Winsford Academy looking to repeat the success. With sides from all over the Northwich and Winsford area taking part competition was set to be tough but the girls started well with back to back wins to set them up for a push for victory.

Unfortunately this couldn't quite be sustained, and after losing our next 2 matches we had to settle for 3rd place overall behind victors Davenham. Very proud of the team for their effort. After Christmas we will be running a girls football club after school so keep an eye out for the letters coming out just before Christmas.

Y3/4 Football Competition (16th October 2018)

Following our Harvest Service 7 children from Lower Key Stage 2 quickly travelled over to Winsford Academy to represent the school at the Vale Royal Partnership football competition. This was the first phase of the tournament, with each team playing in a small group and the top 2 sides from each group advancing the the partnership finals next month. In a tough group with sides from both Hartford Primary and Winsford High Street, our team recorded 2 wins, one draw and just one defeat, with some quality football from Elano Drys and Esmie Roberts in particular. We are currently awaiting other results to see whether our record will be enough to advance us to the finals. Watch this space!

Y5/6 Football Competition (9rd October 2018)

On a balmy Tuesday evening we travelled back up the road to St Nicholas with two teams for the competition. In a strong tournament our B team played well against some quality opponents but weren't able to make it out of the group stages. Our A team faired better, winning 3 pool games to make it to the semi finals. Unfortunately there they met heart-break losing on penalties after extra-time. Still a great effort though. We'll get there next time! Well done all!

Girls Football Competition (3rd October 2018)

Our first competition of the year saw us visit St. Nicholas for a 6-a-side indoor girls football competition. The team started well gaining a draw against St. Joseph's before coming up against a strong St. Wilfrid's A team who defeated us 1-0 thanks to a late penalty. They would go on to win all their matches and the tournament! The girls bounced back really well from the loss however and were the better side in a draw vs St Wilfrid's B. They then the followed this up with a 1-0 victory against St. Mary's A thanks to Erin Carney's strike. In our final match we were again the stronger side but just couldnt find the net in a 0-0 draw with St. Mary's B. Overall 1 win, 3 draws and 1 lose depsite only conceding 1 goal in all 5 matches! We finished a strong joint second in the competition and the girls should be very proud of their efforts and also the way they supported each other. Well done!

Marvellous Movers Fun Afternoon (17/07)

On Tuesday, me and the marvellous movers got our PE kits on. Soon we went outside, two ladies were waiting for us. First we did our stretches to get our hearts pumping. When we had finished our complex exercise the ladies brought us to the obstacle course. The course was very hard but the Yr4 group won by a small amount. Soon enough we were playing a fun game called dishes and domes. One side has to turn the cones upside down and the other team had to keep them upwards. The next activities were tic tac toe and animal walks. The first one was animal walks where we did bear crawls abd frog leaps plus duck waddles. When we did tic tac toe we had lots of rounds, the point of the game was to got three cones in a row to win. Finally, we did our cooling down stretches to finish. Then we had a race to complete the afternoon. We all enjoyed our time very much.

Hannah W. Y4.

World Cup Finals week Keepy-Uppy contest! (w/c 09/07)

All week the school sports operating crew have been out at break at lunch testing how many keepy-uppies the children can do! The results are now in.

KS1 winner-Caelen (Y2)

KS2 winner-Dominic (Y6)

KS1 winning house-Oscar Romero

KS2 winning house-St. Theresa.

Whole school winning house-St Theresa!!


Tennis County Finals (Y3/4 11th July)

Our Y3/4 tennis team of Neve Hancock, Poppy Evans, Edward Smalley and Charlie Fitzsimmons made the journey to Macclesfield for a full day of tennis. Have finished as runners up in the area competition this qualified them to compete at the county finals. They gave a brilliant account of themselves, eventually finishing up 12th in the whole county. A superb effort. Here are some of their thoughts and memories of their day.

Neve (Y4)--When they announced we came 1st it our group it felt AMAZING! We all got our t-shirts signed and also got some gold medals.

Poppy (Y4)--We were looking at the stage and someone walked on. He said 'Hello, my name is Craig Heap!' He was a gymnast who had won 2 medals at the Commonwealth games. We met him afterwards.

Edward (Y4)---I was very proud of our successes coming 12th our of 128 teams overall.

Charlie (Y4)--It was great to be a part of with, so many other sports going on at the festival too such as tri-golf and gymnastics!

Jenna Downing Masterclass (Hartford High 09th July)

Four KS2 girls were lucky enough to attend a masterclass with inline skating world champion Jenna Downing. The event took place at Hartford High and here is what they had to say:

Megan (Y4)---I enjoyed working in a team skating together because it was easier to develop my skills!

Georgia (Y5)---I persevered at doing the jumps and I'm happy that I did it!

Athena (Y4)---I am inspired to carry on staking thanks to Jenna!

Nadina (Y5)---I didn't make it over the ramp the first time, but I tried again and suceeded which made me feel proud!

Partnership Cricket Finals WPCC (20th June)

A day after the orienteering at Marbury our 9 cricket finalists from Y5/6 visted Winnington Park cricket club for the partnership finals of the Kwik Cricket. Only 8 sides from the area made it this far, and with 3 going through to the regional final all was to play for. 

In our group we opened ip strongly with a win over Cuddington, restricting them to a low score before batting sensily and chasing down the win. In our next 2 games however we came up against strong sides from Wincham and Davenham and unfortunately fell to back to back defeats. This left us with 1 win and 2 defeats from our 3 games. With the other results though both Wincham and Cuddington had the same set of results so it all came down to runs scored. The team with the most would go through 2nd in the group with Davenham and have a shot at county finals! On this day though it wasn't to be us. We did finish on a high with a solid victory over St.Joseph's though in the 7th/8th play off. Well done to all the team for their consistent positive attitude and for representing the school so well!

Orienteering @Marbury Park (19th June)

Twelve lucky Y6 children represented the school this week at the Northwich and Winsford schools orienteering competiton. With a later time slot we were able to enjoy a packed lunch at the park before competing. Altogether 2 teams of boys and 2 of girls completed the course.

Overall the boys finished 14th and 17th out of 28 teams,and the girls 11th and 14th out of 29 teams. The scores were very close with small margins separating lots of the teams at the top. Weill done everyone!

Y3/4 VRSSP Tennis Tournament (13th June)

This was hosted by Hartford Tennis club and saw 29 different teams compete for the overall victory. Our team of Edward Smalley, Charlie Fitzsimmons, Poppy Evans and Neve Hancock all contributed and played superbly. Ultimately they were unlucky to be defeated in the final by just a few points but 2nd place in a tough competition is still a fantastic achievement! Well done all of you!

Northwich Schools Swimming Gala (9th June)

We arrived at the pool with 8 fantastic swimmers from years 4,5 and 6. The team of 4 boys and 4 girls took part in a total of 13 races including individual heats for freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke, meldey events, relay events and a cannon event for the whole team. 

There were 10 teams in total, split into 2 heats of 5 schools. The schools were then awarded points on how quickly they swam against all the other schools. This meant that even if you won your heat, if all the schools in the other heat were quickest you would only be 6th out of 10 for that event. 

The children exhibited great strength in depth and were never out of the top 2 positions in any race in their heats (apart from 2 races at the start). The highlight win being the girls freestyle relay which was won by a fingertip in the last stroke! This consistence meant that we remained in the top 3 positions throught the whole tournament. In the end we finished joint 3rd with Delamere (we share the trophy, 6 months each!), with us only 2 points behind Norley in 2nd place, so very close. 

A huge well done to the 8 children who attended. Megan Pritchard, Cherry Gillett, Constance Scurry, Rachel Harrison, Daniel Harrison, Lukasz Koloziejski, Jacob Cliffe and JJ McManus. Their support and team work throughout was brilliant, also, with 6 of these children in years 4/5 the future looks promising for a strong performance again next year! Well done!

Y5/6 Kwik Cricket Competition 23rd May

On a lovely sunny afternoon we walked down from school to Weaverham Cricket Club to take part in the first stage of the Vale Royal School Sports Partnership competition. The game is played 8-a-side with all players bowling 1 over and all players batting in pairs for 2 overs. 

In our initial group we first came up against Hartford Primary. After a strong start we lost a few late wickets and finished with a score of 244. Hartford however had strong batters all through their line up and posted 271. A defeat to start, but it would improve. Next up we played one of the 2 Cuddington sides who had entered. A much better bowling performance saw us keep their score low, then, lead by some big shots from Charlie Bird, we scored 278 to record a big victory. After all the group games had finished the top 3 sides plus best 2nd placed team advanced to the semi finals. Our high scoring in game 2 secured us the best runner up spot and so we took on Cuddingtons 1st team in our semi-final. With 2 sides qualifying from the event to go through to the partnership finals this meant a win here would see us through. 

The team showed straight away they had learned from their first two games. Batting first our running was better as was our ability not to give away our wickets. Following some brilliant batting, including 4 sixes in an over from Cameron, we posted 269. Cuddington set about the chase well but our bowlers were consistent and it was close throughout. After we finished the final over it turned out they had also posted 269! It was a tie! As the sides couldn't be split both were allowed to progress to the partnership final in June where we will look to advance further again! Well done everyone!

Y3/4 Diamond Cricket Tournament at WPCC!

In glorious sunshire 11 children from years 3 and 4 travelled to Winnington Park Cricket club to take park in a tournament. There were 18 team taking part in total and the tournament was formatted to give the children lots of short games however there was no pathway to county or regional final for the winner.

Diamond cricket is played 8 a side with 4 players batting at once who run altogether in a diamond to the next set of stumps to score a run. Each set of 4 batsmen would face 14 balls then swap and the other 4 players on the team would face 14 balls. The opposition would then have the same 28 balls to try and score more runs whilst our 8 players fielded.

In our 1st match against Forest Street we batted first and there was plenty of strong hitting and quick running as we made 58 runs from our 28 balls. The opposition only managed 12 runs in their 28 balls so we secured a solid victory.

Game 2 was versus Little Leigh. We batted 1st again this time made 35 runs in our innings. Little Leigh made a slow start but unfortunately a few over throws late in their innings meant that they also managed to make 35 runs and we drew.

Game 3 we played St. Wilfrids. More strong batting and confident running saw us post 57 runs and coupled with some excellent catching we restricted the opposition to just 11 runs and recorded victory number 2.

Our last game was against Davenham. Batting first yet again we posted 36 runs from our 28 balls. Although not our best of the day it was a score that would have won all our previous games. It was not to be however as some late bit hitting saw Davenham creep over the line with a score of 38 and condemn us to our only defeat. 

I was very impressed with the cricket skills on show and some of the communication and leadership from the older boys. It was also great to have several supportive and positively enthusiastic parents watching from the sidelines cheering us on. I will be putting some flyers in the school foyer so if your child in interested in taking up cricket this summer please ask them to take one.

School Sports Operating Crew---Activity week!

This week (April 30th until May 4th) the SSOC held their first event. The Crew, made up of Erin, Martha, Joe and Joseph from Year 6 and Rachel and Ryan from Year 5, set up hoola hooping and skipping stations every day at break and lunchtime for anyone to attempt. The challenge, to see how many you could do in 1 minute. 

After a week of activity (and good weather) we had well over 100 children take part and the winners were!

EYFS/KS1 most skips=Caelen (Y2)

KS2 most skips=Yvonne (Y6)

EYFS/KS1 most hoola hoops=Makysmilian (Y2)

KS2 most hoola hoops=Charlie (Y5)

Most active class EYFS/KS1=Y2 (607 skips/hoops)

Most active class KS2=Y4 (1799 skips/hoops).

Most active house EYFS/KS1=St. Bernadette (256 hoops/skips)

Most active house KS2=St John Paul (1973 hoops/skips)

Most active house overall=St John Paul (2220 hoops/skips)

WELL DONE TO ALL INVOLVED! We look forward to running the event next half-term to see if children can better their own scores and to see if we can be more active as a school!

Cluster Dodgeball Competition - 02nd May 2018

Sixteen children from Years 5/6 travelled to represent the school in the cluster dodgeball competition at St. Nicholas. The tournament was very quick fire with each team playing 3 short matches against their opponents and then adding up the scores from the 3 contests to see who won had overall.

We had two teams compete. One team in each of the pools. Both sides had victories and defeats across their games and in the end we finished 3rd and 5th in our respective pools. Congratulations to all the children who represented the school, especially those who were trying the sport for the first time. As always your behaviour and attitude was exemplary!

Partnership Cross-Country Finals - 19th April 2018

After school on Thursday 10 runners from KS2 made the short journey to Winsford Academy to compete in the Vale Royal school partnership cross country final. Have qualified 2nd in our cluster to reach the final our 10 runners; Lana Booth, Cameron Oakes, Rachel Harrison, Erin Carney, Neve Hancock, Charlie Lawson, Charlie Bird, Edward Smalley, Charlie Crump and Kyran Higginbotham travelled in hope of success.

The weather was scorching but after several previous days of rain the ground under foot was boggy. This combination made the running condition very tricky. The girls ran first and were superb, with Lana claiming 2nd, Erin 6th and Cameron 7th. The boys were fantastic too with Kyran claiming 12th place overall despite only being in year 4 and competing against much older children.

Once the overall scores were adding up we ended up a brilliant 3rd out of all the schools that had qualified. Amazing effort from all involved. Well done!

Girl's Football - 5th October 2016

On Wednesday night, Ashleigh, Eliza, Holly, Scarlett, Annabel, Abbi, Sofia, Lucy and Megan were the GIRLS FOOTBALL team winners of the tournament. As we all gathered around Mrs Langton (our coach), we discussed our tactics and our starting formation. As the whistle blew, we stared the match off with excitement. BANG! The match had started and Ashleigh had booted the ball towards Scarlett then passed to Eliza back to Ashleigh. She shot at the goal and BOOM! We all ran over to Ashleigh to celebrate our first goal! At the end of the match we ended up with 4-0 with Ashleigh the captain with 3 goals and Scarlett with 1 goal. What a match that we won.

The next match began. We started off really well with our excellent defenders tackling everyone who came past and booted the ball up the pitch and with a brilliant strike by Ashleigh we scored another goal. The ball got kicked to the defenders again and Holly slipped and BOOM she was on the floor. Scurrying quickly over to her in shock, we took her off. Carrying on with the game we ran up the pitch and the ball was struck to the back of the net, what a goal. The results were in.  It ended up 2-1 to us. What a tournament this had been. We then went over and sat down to find out the results from Mrs Reid -the person who organised it - and she announced the winners. With all of us trembling in fear she said:

“The winners are… St Bede’s!” We all ran over to Mrs Langton and we all shouted “WE WON! YAY!” And found out we were going through to the finals.


High 5 Netball - 9th November 2016

On Wednesday the 9th of October, year 6 attended a netball tournament at St Nicholas Catholic High School. There were some death-defying matches from 5-0 wins to 2-0 loses, since some of the other teams were quite good. As well as this, we came a close second place with St Mary’s beating us at 2-1 on golden goal! And we’re here to tell you all about it…

First up was St Bede’s B winning a massive 4-0 win against St Joseph’s. It was an amazing game. Next was St Bede’s A losing an unfortunate game 2-0 to St Mary’s A as they had great tactics and strategy. After a long wait, St Bede’s B were back on again winning another match smashing St Wilfred’s B 5-0.  Up next were St Bede’s A winning huge 5-2 against St Wilfred A.

As the points rolled in it turned out St Bede’s B were going to the finals with St Marys! The first goal came from the opposing team-St Marys just before quarter time. The next two quarters there were no goals, and then in the last minutes St Bede’s SCORED!!! The game was done but there could only be one winner. So, it came to the first goal wins.  Sadly, Mary’s scored and the game was over but we had an amazing experience and can’t wait to play again!  


Sportshall Athletics - 11th January 2017

A team of 24 children took part in this event. Competiting in both track and field events, the children showed great sporting ability. Our overall placing was 2nd with a total of 122 points. However, we had some children that finished as overall winners:

Speed Bounce - Honor - 54 jumps

Chest Push - Ben & Toby - 7m

Javelin - Haydn - 22m

Well done!

Quicksticks Hockey - 25th January 2016

The children did really well this afternoon and behaviour, as always, was impeccable. The two teams were split into two pools and played 3 games each.

The year 5s games went as follows:

1:1 v St Mary's 

0:0 v St. Wilfrid's 

0:1 v St Joseph's

The year 6 games went as follows:

1:0 v St. Wilfrid's 

0:0 v St. Joseph's 

0:1 v St. Wilfrid's 

Year 6 got through to the semi-finals on goal difference (coming 2nd in their pool) but lost 0:1 to St. Wilfrid's 1. The tournament was won by St. Joseph's 1 who beat St. Wilfrid's 1 2:0 in the final. Miss Reid said the overall standard of the Hockey was superb with some really good skills and play.

Cross Country - 8th February 2017

A team of athletes from Years 3 - 6 took part in a cross country competition at St Nicholas High School. The standard was fantastic! Our top four girls were placed 1st, 2nd, 5th and 14th.Our top four boys were placed 3rd, 10th, 13th and 24th. With our combined total of 72 points we finished in second place overall. We have now been invited to take place in the Level 2 cross country competition in the Summer term.

Dodgeball - 3rd May 2017

A fantastic team of 8 year 5 and 6 children took part in a dodgeball competition at St Nicholas Catholic High School. Together, they showed fantastic team work and determination! They missed out on getting to the semi-finals by only a few points, drawing or winning all but 1 game.

Kwik Cricket - 24th May 2017

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St Bede's Catholic Primary School

Keepers Lane

Main Contact: Ms Conlon

Tel: 01606 852149