Autumn Term 2017

Cross Country

On Friday 15th December thirty two children travelled to the PGL centre at Caythorpe to take part in the annual Cross Country competition. It was a cold day and the ground was squelchy, but this did not dampen the spirits of the Church Lane pupils. 

The children in Years 3 and 4 ran a distance of 1.5km, whilst the Years 5 and 6 ran 2km. 

Well done to all who took part, especially Courtney from Year 4 who finished in 2nd place and Kaci also in Year 4 finished in 6th. 

Please click here to see more pictures from the event. 

New Age Curling

On Friday 8th December, four children from Key Stage Two took part in a New Age Curling event at the Girls High School. 

New Age Kurling is a sport that requires participants to deliver 'stones' from one end of the court to a target at the other end of the court. The target has red, white and blue concentric circles and scoring is determined by the number of stones closest to the centre of this target. 

The children throughly enjoyed themselves and are now pestering Mrs Smith to set up a club!!

Girls Football Tournament 

On Friday 1st December eight girls travelled across to Sleaford Town Football Club to take part in a Girls Football tournament. Due to high demand the competition was split into two groups and Church Lane were up against Billingborough, Caythorpe A and B, Heckington, Helpringham, Kirkby la Thorpe and Winchelsea. 

Church Lanes first game was against Winchelsea and it was Church Lane who scored first with Winchelsea sneaking an equaliser just before the full time whistle. 1-1. 

The second opponents were Caythorpe B, an even game with both teams having opportunities to score. Final score 0-0.

Next up were Heckington, Church Lane played really well scoring two goals, winning their first game of the day 2-0. 

The next game was against Helpringham, another strong perfomance from Church Lane winning 2-0. 

It was getting close the end of the tournament the girls were very cold, however this did not stop them playing to the best of their ability. They managed to finish in a 0-0 draw against Caythorpe A. 

With two games left the next opponents were Kirkby la Thorpe, another close game, ending in a 0-0 draw.

The last game of the day was against Billingborough, the girls finished on a high, winning 1-0. 

With all the games played the results were in:

1st Caythorpe

2nd Church Lane

Well done to all who played. 

Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics

On the afternoon Friday 17th November 12 children from Years 5 and 6 went across to Carre's Grammar School to take part in a Sportshall Athletics event. The children were in high spirits after the Y3 and 4 team finished 3rd earlier in the day. 

There were some excellent Athletes at the event and the competition was fierce. Children took part in track events including; an obstacle relay, a 1+1 relay, a 2+2 relay and finished with a 4 x 1 relay at the end of the event.


They also took part in field events including; Standing Long Jump, Chest push, Vertical Jump, Standing Triple Jump, Soft Javelin and Speed Bounce.

The children worked extremely hard and there were some excellent individual and team perfomances. Well done to all who took part, the team finished in 5th place out of 15 schools. 

To see more pictures of the event please click here



Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics

On the morning of Friday 17th November 12 children from Years 3 and 4 went across to Carre's Grammar School to take part in a Sportshall Athletics event. 

The team consisted of 6 boys and 6 girls, each taking part in two track events and two field events.

The children worked really hard and supported each other really well. This fantastic team perfomance meant they finished in 3rd place, out of 14 schools! Well done to all who took part. 

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Netball tournament

On Friday 10th November the Netball team travelled to Metheringham to take part in the annual Netball tournament. There were four mini tournaments taking place, with the winners from two and the winners and runners up from the other two tournaments qualifying for the finals. 

Church Lane were up against teams from Metheringham, Caythorpe, Our Lady, Digby, Kirkby la Thorpe and Chestnut Street. 

The results were as follows: 

Digby 0 v 1 Church Lane

Our Lady 1 v 0 Church Lane

Church Lane 2 v 1 Chestnut Street

Church Lane 1 v 1 Caythorpe

Kirkby la Thorpe 0 v 3 Church Lane

Church Lane 0 v 1 Metheringham

This meant that the final results were as follows:

1st - Metheringham

2nd - Our Lady

3rd - Church Lane

For more pictures of the tournament please click here

School Games Afternoon

On Friday 20th October, all children in Key Stage 2 took part in a school games afternoon.They competed in their House teams against one another. 

Year 6 played Football, Year 5 Basketball, Year 4 Handball and Year 3 Goalball. Please click here to see the full results through 

All children throughly enjoyed themselves and it was great to see so many children developing their skills and displaying excellent sportsmanship and determination. 

Please click here to view more pictures of the afternoon. 

Football v Helpringham

The Football team travelled to Helpringham on Thursday 19th October for their next league match. Having only played there last week, this time the they were keen for a full game against a team whom they drew against.

The game started with Church Lane quickly going on the attack, Gvins and Jermaine keen to put pressure on the Helpringham defence. The Helpringham keeper was playing well and kept the many chances at bay. 

Determination and perserverance paid off and Jermaine put the Church Lane team on the score sheet. 1-0.

Church Lane continued to play well throughout the first half, but Helpringham did not give up and some excellent attacking play and some poor luck for Tom, the Church Lane keeper it was 1-1 at half time. 

The start of the second half again saw Church Lane start well, Connor had a number of runs down the wing and this enabled Gvins to net a second goal for Church Lane. 


Helprigham continued to press and forced Tom to make some difficult saves. But Church Lane worked well together and continued teamwork gave Gvins, Jermaine and Connor opportunities to score. But it was quick reactions from Gvins that enabled him to score his second of the game. 3-1. 

Both teams battled hard until the final whislte, which gave Church Lane their much deserved first win of the year. Well done to all who played. 


On Wednesday 18th October four children from Year 3 and 4 went across to Carre's Grammar School's gymnasium to take part in a week long Rowing competition. The children were using Concept 3 Rowing machines, each child had a 1 minutes challenge to see how far they could row. They then took part in a team challenge to see which team could complete 500m the quickest. 

Results will be circulated as soon as all schools have taken part throughout the week. 

Football tournament

Friday 13th October was the date for the Football tournament qualifiers. Twenty four schools were taking part across four different venues, each one wanting to finish in the top two to quliaify for the finals after half term. Church Lane headed to Helpringham, where they faced teams from Our Lady, St Gilberts, Nocton, Leasingham and Helpringham. 

Church Lane's first opponents were the hosts Helpringham. Church Lane started strongly but it was Helpringham who scored first, with a bit of help from the Church Lane defence. However this did not last long and some great attacking saw Connor score, taking the score to 1-1 with only a few minutes left to play. Church Lane had a few more chances but the six minutes were up. 


The next opponents were Leasingham, a strong team who had already won their forst game. Church Lane started well and in good spirits after thier draw against Helpringham. Tom, the Church Lane keeper, made some excellent saves to keep a clean sheet, but unfortunately at the other end of the pitch they were unable to score, despite some great chances. Final score 0-0.

Up next were Nocton, Church Lane dominated from the off. A number of chances from Gvins and Jermaine, but again it was not meant to be. 0-0 at full time. 

With two more games yet to play, Church Lane knew they needed a win and it was St Gilberts who they were facing next. Again Church Lane dominated play, some excellent defending from Matthew and Zak and a few chances from the strikers gave Church Lane the edge. But again the ball just would not go into the back of the net, another 0-0 draw. 

The pressure was building with one game left, the final opponents were Our Lady. This was a close game, both teams eager for the win. Some great saves from both goalkeepers kept the score at 0-0 for the majority of the game. But it was Our Lady who were able to grab the vital goal. Final score 0-1. 

This meant that Church Lane finished =4th, missing out on qualifying for the finals. Well done to all who played. Please click here to be taken to our gallery page to see more pictures of the tournament. 

Netball v William Alvey

The Church Lane Netball team played their second match of the league on Monday 9th October. They travelled the short distance to neighboring school William Alvey. 

It was a bit of a shock to some of the Church Lane pupils to see such a big Netball court, this took some adapting! The first quarter was slow and steady, with both teams taking time to find their feet. But it was William Alvey who were first on the scoreboard, Church Lane tried to win it back, but with just one attempt from Archie, it wasn't too be and William Alvey ended the first quarter with a 1-0 lead. 

Church Lane started to find their feet in the second quarter, playing to a better standard. They were able to keep the scoreline the same, 1-0 at half time. However the third quarter saw William Alvey dominate the possession, they had a large number of chances and were able to score three, stretching the lead to 4-0. 

This didn't dampen the Church Lane teams spirits and they continued to work hard in the last quarter. Archie and Olivia had a number of shots between them, but were unsucessful. But thanks to some excellent defending from Erica and Gvins the scoreline remained the same. 

Final score 4-0. Well done to all who played, to see more pictures from the game please click here to be taken to our gallery page. 


On Friday 6th October, five children from Key Stage 2 walked across to William Alvey school to take part in a Boccia competiton. Boccia is a precision ball sport, similar to bocce, and related to bowls and pétanque, it is an inclusive sport. 

The children played against teams from four different local schools, including William Alvey, Navenby, Heckington and Winchelsea. The Church Lane team won two of their games, drew two and lost one, finishing in third position. 

Well done to all who took part. 


Netball v Cranwell

Monday 2nd October saw the first Netball match of the new seaon. The team consisted of mainly new players with only two players from last years team. 

The games started well with both teams dispaying some excellent Netball skills. Church Lane quickly dominated the possession and were able to have five shots, Jack scoring one. Cranwell made some good interceptions and also scored one goal before quarter time was up. 1-1. 

The second quarter was very close, with both teams sharing the majority of possession. Both teams had one chance on goal and both teams scored, the Church Lane goal coming from Archie. 2-2 at half time. 

The third qurter was the strongest fro the Church Lane team, Gvins and Olivia were shooting and with some excellent support from Natalie were able to score three goals in quick sucession. Cranwell tried to pull it back but only managed one goal. 3-5 with one quarter left to play.

The final quarter saw a switch in play and it was Cranwell who dominated. They kept the ball in their attacking third for the majority of the game, only giving Jack one chance on goal. The Church Lane team defended as well as they could but it wasn't enough to stop the four goals from Cranwell. Final score 7-5. 

Well done to all who played. 


On Friday 29th September, seven Church Lane pupils had the opportunity to try Handball. They travelled to Osbournby where they quickly learnt how to play the game, with some coaching and tips from Alex. 

After this they played against teams from Osbournby, Billingborough, Helpringham and William Alvey. The children throughly enjoyed themselves and had the opportunity to try a new sport in a competitive situation. Well done to all who played. 

Football v Kirkby La Thorpe

Tuesday 26th September saw the first Football match of the year. The Church Lane team travelled to Kirkby la Thorpe for the game, which saw a change of colour for the Church Lane!


The game started well with both teams displaying some excellent football skills. The Church Lane keeper, Tom, was forced to make a some amazing saves to keep the score at 0-0 through to half time. 

The second half of the game saw the pace quicken, both teams were eager to get that first goal! But it was Church Lane who were dominating, with a number of shots from Jermaine and Gvins. A corner kick was awarded, Gvins managed to whip the ball through to Archie who score with his 'shin pad'! The right place at the right time!!

This lifted the Church Lane teams spirits and they grew in confidence, more chances were taken, but the Kirkby La Thorpe keeper kept them all out. Then Kirkby broke free and were on te attack, the ball was played passed two Church Lane defenders and slotted neatly in the back of the net. 1-1.

As the time was ticking away, both teams were pushing for the win...however it was not to be. Final score 1 -1. Well done to all who played,  fantastic game of Football.

For more pictures, please click here to be taken to our gallery page.  


Water Polo

On Friday 22nd September, four Church Lane pupils travelled to Nocton to take part in a Water Polo competition. Only eight schools from the Sleaford area were entered, taking part in two spereate round robin competitions. 

The Church Lane team were up against teams from Nocton, Kirkby la Thorpe and Leasingham. They played really well, developing their ball skills in the water. A fantastic opportunity to try a new sport. 


KS1 Dodgeball

Friday 15th September saw the first sports event of the year. Six year 2 children took part in a Dodgeball festival against pupils from four other local schools, William Alvey, Leasingham, Rauceby and St Botolph's. 

Each school played all the others in a round robin format, this enabled them to develop their throwing and catching skills as well as thier dodging and movment on a court. 

Well done to all children who took part. To view more pictures, please click here to be taken to our gallery page.