14.05.19 Year 3 4 Short Tennis Competition - Melbourn
On a beautifully sunny afternoon, four excited Year 4 pupils travelled over to Melbourn to represent the school in a short tennis competition against other Cambridgeshire primary schools. This was the first time that all of the children had played a competitive tennis match and also the first time of representing the school at a sporting fixture. Once the nerves had settled the children played superbly and progressed to a play off final for third and fourth place. After some tough final matches, we came away with an amazing fourth place and big smiles all round. Take a look at the pictures below.
08.05.19 Inter School Netball A Champions 2019
A massive congratulations to the CPS A Netball team, who won the A team finals this week and will now progress to the county finals. This is an amazing achievement and the first time that CPS have had their name on the trophy shield. To hold the shields for both A and B teams in the same year is an incredible achievement.
9.5.19 Cambridgeshire Primary Cross Country Championships 2019 - Priory Park St Neots
32 children from Years 5 and 6 travelled over to St Neots to compete in the annual inter school cross country championships. The course takes the children on an unforgiving loop of Priory park. After several months of hard work at cross country club, all of the children competed superbly with both impressive team and individual placings. Photos and results below. Notably, the Boy A team earnt a fantastic 3rd placing out of well over 100 schools. The Girl C team also earnt a medal for their 'first place C team ' finish.
03.04.19 CPS Host Cross County Competition
The weather could not have been kinder to us on Wednesday afternoon as we hosted Willingham, Histon and Milton for a fantastic Year 3 4 cross country competition. Over 130 children ran with incredible enthusiasm, resulting in all four schools achieving a top three finish in at least one of the four categories. Results and photos below.
What an absolutely incredible afternoon of netball! Cottenham B netball team are now the proud winners of the SCSSP "B Team High Five Netball League Final" shield trophy.
All seven children played fantastically well and were a true credit to both themselves and Cottenham Primary School. They were unbeaten in the entire tournament, winning 3 and drawing 1 of their first round matches. Then, qualifying as winners of their division, they went on to win 2 further matches and draw one in the final round which meant they came out on top.
Not only did they play with team spirit, grit and determination, they were nominated as a team for their sportsmanship across the whole tournament and Caitlin Leach was also awarded a "Spirit of the Games" award for her contribution.
All credit should go to Lisa Beeson, Sue Bumpstead, Sarah Bye and Sarah Tyler for their dedication to improving the netball provision for our children and their generous volunteering to run the school netball club.
All in all, it was a brilliant afternoon in the sunshine at Impington Village College and we are all extremely proud of the children's teamwork and achievement - Go CPS!
20.03.19 Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby Tournament and Skills Festival - Cambridge Rugby Club
Congratulations to the 12 children who competed superbly against twelve other schools in the Tag Rugby tournament, hosted by Cambridge Rugby Club. Under Mr Kilsby's wise and experienced guidance they finished in third position, having crafted three wins, a draw and only one defeat ( to the eventual winners).
13.03.19 Archery Competition vs Willingham Primary School
After school on Wednesday, ten keen archers from CPS and WPS went head to head in an indoor archery tournament. With ten arrows each, the aim was to score more than your partner. There were lots of bullseyes, many near misses and smiles all round. At the end of the session, the scores were added up and CPS just stole the victory with 9 wins over 7 wins. Since starting archery at school, some children have now joined archery clubs out of school and are improving their skills at a rapid pace!
06:03:19 Inter School Quicksticks Hockey Tournament - Silver Medal for CPS!
On Wednesday afternoon, six fantastic CPS hockey players, travelled over to Comberton Village College to compete against other schools from the area. We played five exciting matches and came away with four victories and only one defeat to the eventual winners of the tournament. Overall, we ended the tournament in second place. Well done to everyone involved. Photos below.
14:02:19 Year 4 Orienteering Event
On Thursday afternoon, twelve excited Year 4 pupils travelled over to Linton Village College to take part in the Sport Partnership Orienteering afternoon. The sun was shining as we arrived and continued into what was a fantastic afternoon. The children competed against other schools in a range of orienteering activities, taking first place in the Orienteering Tag Task and also being awarded a 'Sprit Of The Games' certificate. Take a look at some of the pictures below.
13:02:19 Year 3 Inter House Uni Hoc
Class 3RC ended their Unihoc unit with an exciting Inter House tournament, playing each different House once. The matches were close with some great goals, saves and dribbles. Well done to Sanger who came out eventual winners, with Hargreaves close behind in second.
07:02:19 Year 5 Inter - House Quicksticks Hockey Tournament
On a cold and blustery afternoon, 5LW competed against eachother in an Inter - House tournament. The games were very close, with Sanger stealing overall victory with a goal in the final moments of their last match. A penalty shootout followed, ending with Bronte and Turing sharing second spot and Hargreaves in fourth. Well done to everyone involved as all the matches were played in an incredible spirit.
06.02.19 Inter School Cross Country Relay Event
We hosted our first ever Inter School Cross Country relay this week, involving 98 Year 5/6 children from Cottenham, Willingham, Histon and Milton schools. The weather was kind to us and a fantastic race ensued on a carefully crafted route, taking in every nook and cranny of the CPS playing fields. Smiles were plentiful and teams of 4 worked together to move their baton around the course as swiftly as possible. PTCA hot chocolate and biscuits also proved to be a strong motivational force for the children! Thanks to everyone involved to make this event a real success. The first boy team home was our home grown team, pictured below with their trophy. The first CPS girls team home came in a fantastic third place. Full results attached.
01.02.19 Year 6 Orienteering
On a cold Friday afternoon, Year 6 kept warm by completing teamwork games and then an orienteering challenge on the school grounds. This involved using maps to match symbols and letters.
31.01.19 Year 5 Quicksticks Hockey
The children in Year 5 have been impressing us with their skills in Hockey. After learning the Indian dribble, push pass and safe tackling, we had a go at some matches this afternoon. Well done everyone.
23.01.19 Adapted Games Festival at IVC
Well done to the 8 children who represented the school today at the Adapted Games Festival. The children really enjoyed the four activities of Kurling, Boccia, Polybat and Table Cricket. They represented the school superbly, met new children from other schools and listened carefully to the instructors. Pictures below.
22.01.19 Year 3 Unihoc
Year 3 have been learning the skills involved in playing Unihoc this term. They are making excellent progress and having lots of fun along the way.
13.12.18 6LW Inter House Netball Tournament
On a very chilly afternoon, 6LW drew their netball unit to a close with an inter house tournament. They children have made so much progress in their skills this term and had a great time. The results were as follows:
1st =: Sanger and Hargreaves
4th : Turing
13.12.18 Year 6 Inter House Tag Rugby Tournament
On a cold Wednesday afternoon, 6LS and 6 HS battled it out in an inter house tag rugby tournament. This was a culmination of the fantastic progress the children have made this term in their rugby skills. The results were as follows:
2nd = : Sanger and Bronte
11.12.18 - Cambridgeshire Athletics Association Sportshall Athletics
Over 30 CPS children took part in the Cambs Sportshall Athletics Event this weekend. A massive thanks to Mrs Faben for supporting the team and making this a possibility. 29 out of the 32 children were awarded certificates and individual placings are as follows:
1st Place Awards
Lucas - 4x 1 relay
Maggie - Speed bounce
Tom - Circuit Relay
Tom R - Speed bounce
Jack - 4 x 1 Relay
Mabel - Balance Test
Reuben - Vertical Jump
George - 4 x 1 relay
Remi - Circuit Relay
6.12.18 Wimpole Inter School Cross Country - Second Place for CPS!!!!!
A fantastic morning of cross country took place this week at Wimpole Hall. Over 800 children competed in races across the year groups. The children performed incredibly well in tough conditions and achieved a second place overall in the Year 5/6 combined category. Results posted here soon.
22.11.18 Inter School Netball Tournament Round 1
Well done to all of the Year 5 and 6 pupils who competed this week for the school in the first stages of the Inter School Netball Tournament. On a cold a blustery evening, the children won their games and are looking forward to the next stages in 2019.
The Green team won 10-0 against Willingham and then 9-0 against Histon and Impington - some amazing netball played and we completely dominated both matches.
The Red team won 6-1 against Willingham and then 8-0 against Histon and Impington. This was a newly put together team of many players new to netball and they played fantastically well.
All children should be extremely proud of their performances and the way in which they represented the school.
22.11.18 Multiskills Indoor Athletics event vs Willingham Primary
On Thursday afternoon the school hall was transformed into an exciting sporting arena. We were pleased to welcome a group of children from Willingham Primary to compete in a range of multi skills events. Thank you to Mrs Faben for organising this event. The scores were very close after all the events had taken place, with Cottenham boy and girl teams just taking victory with 50 points to 40 points. Well done to everyone who was involved.
15.11.18 Inter House Cross Country
The weekly cross country club hosted an exciting inter house race this week. The event was the first to take place on our new running track. Congratulations to Turing House, who came away victorious this time. The event was a great warm up for the inter school competition at Wimpole in a few weeks.
8.11.18 Adapted Kurling Competition vs Willingham
A massive well done to all the children from Cottenham and WIllingham Primary Schools who took part in our first ever Kurling competition. This was an enjoyable afternoon and a wonderful opportunity to try a new sport in school. Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to attend, support and even take part.
Willingham came away as victors, scoring 12 stones overall against the 6 achieved by Cottenham.
7.11.18 Boy and Girl Year 6 Football friendlies vs Willingham
On a wet and windy Wednesday, 19 year sixes competed superbly in two football matches. The girls match saw Cottenham win 7- 2. In the boys match, Willingham were eventually the victors with a closely fought 3-1 scoreline. The children were extremely excited to wear their new football kits!
9.11.18 The new running track is ready to use!
Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the P.T.C.A., our fantastic black and red all weather running track was completed this week. The 320m running surface can be used all year and links up our new fitness stations. The children have already been making great use of this exciting facility and aiming to complete their 5 laps for a mile challenge!
2.11.18 Inter House Year 6 QuickSticks Hockey Competition
To finish a fantastic PE unit of Quicktsticks Hockey, on Friday afternoon, year 6 were given the opportunity to compete in School Games Format inter house tournament. Each house formed two teams and played a series of matches on two pitches. Turing House were the eventual winners in a closely fought event. Well done to everyone who was involved and able to test their skills in a competitive environment.
Photos and scores to follow.
October 2018 : Year 5 Sports Festival