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12.03.20  Year 5 6 QuickSticks Hockey Tournament

18 keen year 6 children travelled to Cambourne to compete in the SCSSP Quicksticks Hockey tournament. We fielded three teams and cam away with two second place finishes and a sixth place.  This was a fantastic achievement for the players. Well done. Some blustery team shots below.


00.03.20  Netball Tournament

Well done to the two CPS teams who competed in the netball tournament at IVC last night.  The weather was foul but this never dampened their spirits.  The A team finished in 3rd place and the B team in 10th.

05:03:20  More Year 3 Football Matches vs Willingham

This week CPS travelled away for a second fixture against Willingham Primary School.   There were so many keen footballers and some trying a competitive match for the first time.  The matches included a phenomenal 6-6 thriller! Take a look at some of the pics below.

01:02:20  Year 3 Football Matches vs Willingham

This week CPS hosted a friendly set of matches against Willingham Primary School.   There were so many keen footballers and some trying a competitive match for the first time.  Take a look at some of the pics below.

12.02.20  Adapted Games 2020

Well done to the four children who represented the school at the 2020 Adapted Games, held at IVC. The children competed in the four events of Polybat, Kurling, Boccia and Table Cricket.  

05.02.20  New Age Kurling Event at Bassingbourn Village College

Well done to the 8 children who attended the recent New Age Kurling event.  The children competed in four different events with over 100 children form other local schools.  Full report here



29.01.20  Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition

Year 1 / 2 Rapid Fire Cricket Tournament 20.02.20

08.01.20  Indoor Multiskills Event with Willingham Primary School
10.12.19 Cambridgeshire Indoor Athletics 

06.11.19  Year 5 Girls' Football Friendly vs Willingham

Congratulations to the six year 5 girls who competed superbly against Willingham this week.  They were worthy 4-1 winners, with goals from Annabelle and Peggy. Pictures below.


18.10.19  Year 6 Inter House Hockey Tournament

To finish off the end of term unit, Year 6 took part in an Inter House Hockey Tournament. Photo below. Results to follow. 

17.10.19 Archery Event with Willingham Primary School

After a few weeks of using the new archery set, a group of keen archers in year 5 and 6 welcomed children from Willingham to a fun after school event.  The children represented the school superbly and enjoyed the opportunity to meet new children and show them how to use the equipment.  A special congratulation goes to Mitch, who won the one arrow final challenge!  Take a look at some pics below. 

17.10.19 Year 6 Girls Football EFSA Tournament at IVC

A huge congratulations to the girls who competed in the recent tournament.  They played superbly throughout and after losing to the eventual winners in the semi final, went on to finish 3rd overall.  A fantastic achievement considering this was the first time that they had played together as a team and for some, the first time in a competitive match.  Some team photos below.

15.10.19 Year 6 FA Football Tournament @ IVC

A keen team of ten Year 6 boys took part in a FA tournament this week at IVC, competing against 18 other schools.  We played five quick matches which saw us win, lose and draw throughout the morning.  The team played really well and were unlucky not to get more goals throughout the matches.  A fantastic team spirit was shown throughout the morning.  Take a look at some of the team photos below. 


10.10.19 Year 4 Outdoor and Adventurous Afternoon

A windy Thursday afternoon was the setting for CPS to host an inter school Sport Partnership event.   Children from many other local schools joined us to take part in a range of outdoor and adventurous activities, including map reading, team challenges and orienteering.  Take a look at some of our year 4 team in action below. 


09.10.19  Year 5 Football Friendly vs Willingham

A team of Year 5 footballers headed over to Willingham after school on Wednesday for a football friendly.  In a very close and entertaining match, with lots of chances for both sides, we came away 2- 1 victors.  This was the first competitive match for some of the children and we look forward to welcoming Willingham back for a rematch later in the term. Take a look at some photos from the event below...


10.07.19 Olympic Inspiration for Year 3 4 Mini Olympics

The Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed a fantastic morning of sports this week, alongside 2012 Olympic bronze medal winning gymnast, Sam Oldham.   As you can see from the photos below, Sam brought his medal with him to share with the children and took part in many of the events throughout the morning. 

1/7/19  Year 5 visit to Grafham Water 

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, all year 5 pupils were transported to Grafham Water to take part in a range of exciting activities.  These included, climbing, raft building, driving a speedboat and the infamous 'Grafham Challenge'.  Take a look at some of the photos below....  

24:06:19 Year 4 Sport Festival at Wilberforce Road Track

On Tuesday 18th June, year 4 pupils attended a brilliant day of sport, along with many other local primary schools. This was hosted on the Cambridge University track at Wilberforce Rd, organised by the Sports Partnership.  Children took part in a range of sports and activities competing against themselves and their peers.  A highlight was the tug or war competition! Photos from the day below.

06.06.19  Year 5 6 Quadkids Athletics Event

Write up and results from South Cambs Website here .

More details to follow.

05.06.19 BMX Visit with Mike Mullen

Details to follow.

04.06.19  Year 5 6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Tournament

Details to follow.

31.05.19  Inter School Netball Finals 2019

Following on from their success at the local finals, the netball team proudly took their place in the county finals held in Chatteris.  The quality of opponents was high and we came away with a fantastic second place, just behind St Albans School.  The team were proud to add another shield to their netball collection for 2018- 2019.  Photos below.

22.05.19 Year 5 6 Kwik Cricket Tournament for Girls


21.05.19 Korfball Finals at Milton Road Primary School

Beautiful sunshine set the scene for a brilliant Korfball tournament on Tuesday afternoon at Milton Road school.  CPS entered three teams and finished the event with impressive 3rd, 4th and 8th placings.  The popularity and enthusiasm for Korfball at CPS is down to the commitment of Zoe DeBarro, who runs a weekly club at school and supports the transition for players into the Cambridge Tigers Korfball setup. There were some excellent matches, goals and skills.  A final head to head match between two of the CPS teams was a fiercely fought battle.  Photos below. 

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. 


03.04.19  CPS are Netball Champions!

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!

27.03.19. Hockey Match vs Willingham 

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!

11.03.19 The children loved trying out the brand new playtime 'paddle boards' today. These are great for your upper body strength, balance and general co-ordination.

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

3rd: Bronte

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:

1st: Hargreaves

2nd = : Sanger and Bronte

4th: Turing



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

16.10.18 E.S.F.A Football Tournament

Nineteen eager year six pupils travelled to the ESFA 7 aside football tournament at Impington Village College. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, the children competed superbly against the other local primary schools.  The boys finished in a commendable 9th position after four closely fought matches. The girls finished in an impressive third place after their five matches, scoring a flurry of excellent goals along the way.  Congratulations also go to Daniel, who was awarded a fair play award by the organisers for his excellent conduct during the tournament.  Thank you to all the parents and carers who supported the school with transport and encouragement from the sidelines.