Autumn Term 2015

Reports and photographs from the competitions that pupils from Church Lane took part in during the Autumn term. 

Cross Country

On Thursday 10th December twenty three Church Lane children travelled to PGL in Caythorpe for the annual Cross Country competition. The Year 3 and 4 pupils competed over a distance of 1500m, whilst the Year 5 and 6 children competed over a distance of 2000m.

The course was wet and muddy and all children ran well finishing the race. 

Their final results were as follows:

Year 3 and 4 Girls

Kayley - 18th

Natalie - 37th

Chloe - 60th

Jennifer - 70th

Keeley - 72nd

Lilly - 76th

Year 3 and 4 Boys

Joshua - 22nd

Archie - 39th

Gvins - 40th

Thomas - 41st

Joshua - 44nd

Cameron - 45th

Year 5 and 6 Girls

Katie - 16th

Jennifer - 39th

Karolina - 49th

Kayleigh - 51st

Emma - 61st

Marija - 79th

Year 5 and 6 Boys

Harvey - 11th

Nathan - 43rd

Kristers - 65th

Kieran - 75th

Connor - 80th

Well done to all who took part, in what was a very difficult race. 

Sportshall Athletics

On Friday 20th November, twelve children from Year's 5 and 6 went across to Carre's Grammar School to compete in the Sleaford Small Schools Sportshall Athletics competition. 

The competition involved pupils taking part in track and field events. The track events included; an obstacle relay, a 1 + 1 relay, a 2 + 2 relay and a 4 x 1 relay. The field events included chest push, soft javelin, standing long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump and speed bounce. 

The event started with the obstacle relay, the girls got off to a fantasitc start winning their heat comfortably, followed by the boys who finished in a tight second.

Sportshall Athetics Relay

The girls continued with their track events, finishing 2nd and 1st in their heats of the relays, whilst the boys scored some excellent points in their field events.

The boys then stepped up for their track events, finishing in 4th and 2nd in their heats. The girls followed the boys strong form and competed to a high standard in the field events. 

Relay start 

The javelin throw saw Jennifer and Karolina dominate, throwing the furthest of all the girls. 

The final races of the event were the 4 x 1 relay, both teams working really hard to finish 2nd and 3rd in their heats. 

The team had a good feeling about the event and though that they did really well, but no one was expecting the result. 

1st - Navenby - 830 points

2nd - Rauceby - 796 points

3rd - Church Lane - 780 points

4th - Caythorpe - 770 points

5th - Leasingham - 744 points

6th - Digby - 720 points

7th - Helpringham - 704 points

8th - Our Lady - 698 points

9th - Pointon - 686 points

10th - Tatershall - 646 points

11th - Kirkby la Thorpe - 628 points

12th - Brant Broughton - 610 points

13th - Winchelsea - 593 points

14th - Mareham le fen - 554 points

15th - Billingborough - 530 points

Sportshall Athletics team with medals

Well done to the team of Emma, Jennifer, Karolina, Ranya, Katie, Marija, Kristers, Harvey, Dovydas, Nathan, Darcey and Connor.


Football tournament

On Thursday 12th November the Church Lane Football team went across to Carre's Grammar School for the annual small schools football tournament. Teams from seventeen schools took part and were split into three groups. 

 Church Lane were put in a group with teams from Billingborough, Billinghay, Brant Broughton and Caythorpe. Their first game was against Billingborough. Church Lane quickly took control of the game and forced the Billingborough keeper to make some saves. Church Lane won a corner, Harvey stepped up to take it and scored straight from the corner. Final score 1 - 0. 

The second game was against Caythorpe, a close game with end to end play. Final score 0 - 0.

The third game was aginst Billinghay, Church Lane again dominated having a number of shots, one hitting the cross bar, another being saved by the keeper and one coming off the post. Eventually the goals came, one from Harvey and another from Gvins. 2 - 0.

The final game was against Brant Broughton, another closely fought game, which ended up as  0 - 0.

After the group stages Church Lane finished in second place in their league. The winners of each of the three groups and the best placed runner-up qualified for the semi-final. Church Lane unfortunately missed out by an average points score of 0.2. 

Well done to the team of Lucus, Gvins, Nathan, Karolina, Kristers, Dovydas, Harvey and Joe.

Girls Football tournament

On Tuesday 10th November, the Church Lane Primary school Girls Football team went across to Carre's Grammar School for the annual tournament. Teams from nine different local primary schools took part and were split into two leagues. Church Lane were up against Caythorpe, Cranwell and Digby. 

The first game was against Caythorpe and the Church Lane team dominated from the start. There was only one goal scored and this came from Jennifer, who dribbled from the half way line to score past the keeper. 

The second game was against Cranwell, Church Lane started well, with some excellent passing. Again only one goal was scored and this came from an excellent pass from Sophie into Katie, who managed to swerve her shot round the keeper. 

The third and final league game was against Digby, this was a closely fought game which ended up as 0 - 0.

After the group stage the Church Lane team finished in first place in their league, which meant they qualified for the final. They were up against St Botolph's which we all new would be a difficult game. Karolina was forced to make a large number of saves but unfortunately two slipped through the net. Final score 0 - 2, which meant Church Lane had finished in 2nd place.


Well done to all who played. 

Football v Our Lady

On Thursday 22nd October, Church Lane Primary School hosted Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary in their final mini league match. 

After a disappointing defeat earlier in the week the team were determined to win the game. The game got off to a poor start for Church Lane, with Our Lady quickly breaking through the defence and scoring past Kieran. 0 - 1. This very quickly woke the Church Lane team up! The defence worked hard making some great tackles and managed to get the ball through to Kristers who made it 1 - 1. 

The whole team continued to work hard and this paid off, Kristers was able to score two more before half time. 3 - 1.

The start of the second half saw Our Lady come out strong, scoring an excellent goal early on, followed by a defensive error and an own goal the score was tied 3 - 3. Both teams were tiring and a foul in the box gave Church Lane the chance to take the win. Kristers stepped up to take the penatly, easily putting the ball in the back of the net, 4 - 3. 

Church Lane were beginning to look stronger in the final few minutes of the game, and a defensive error and own goal from Our Lady had given Church Lane a nice cushion, 5 - 3. But they didn't stop there, Our Lady showed great determination and continued to work hard, but Harvey managed to get a shot on goal, making the final score 6 - 3. 

Well done to the team of Kieran, Lucus, Joe, Karolina, Nathan, Gvins, Kristers and Harvey. 

Football v Heckington

On Monday 19th October the Church Lane football team hosted Heckington Primary School for a football league match. 

The game started well with strong attacking play from both teams, great defensive tackles kept the game close. A great cross from Kristers enabled Gvins to tap the ball in the back of the net. 1 - 0.

Heckington showed excellent determination and attacked well quickly equalising. 1 - 1. Church Lane bounced back into action, some great passing from Nathan up to Kristers forced the keeper to stop the ball, but Harvey was there and tapped the ball into the back of the net. 2 - 1. Heckington again battled hard to pull back the goal, forcing Lucus to make some great saves, unfortunately one was unstoppable and Heckington equalised just before half time.

The second half was underway and both teams again started well, a free kick was awarded to Church Lane and Kristers stepped up to take it, he hit the ball low and hard and it manged to sneak past the Heckington keeper. 3 - 2. Again Heckington showed fantastic determination and quickly equalised. 

The game looked set to stay as a draw, but the tired Church Lane legs could not hang on anymore and Heckington grabbed the winning goal with minutes left to play. Church Lane worked hard in the last few seconds but could not get the winning goal.

Final score 3 - 4. Well done to the team of Lucus, Joe, Nathan, Karolina, Dovydas, Gvins, Kristers and Harvey. 

Lincoln City Football tournament

On Saturday 17th October the Church Lane football team travelled to Sincil Bank for the qualifying round of the Dominos Cup. 

Twenty two schools from the Lincolnshire area took part in the tournament and were split into large schools and small schools. Church Lane were in the small schools competition and were set to play four fixtures. 

Their first match was against St Peter at Gowts. Church Lane were unfortunately at a disadvantage from the off with only six players in their team to the others teams seven players. The team battled hard and Kristers was able to score a quick goal. St Peters battled hard and made the Church Lane defence put in some fantastic tackles and forced Kieran to make some excellent saves, but this wasn't enough and St Peters scored two more goals. Final score 2 - 1. 

The second game was against Scampton Primary School, Church Lane were determined to win a game and with excellent attacking play Kristers was able to score two goals. Final score 2 - 0.

The third game was against South Hykeham Primary School, a tough game for Church Lane as South Hykeham dominated from the off. They worked hard and manged to only let in two goals, final score 2 - 0.

Church Lane's final game was against Navenby Primary School. Church Lane were determined to score a few goals and started off well. The whole team had a revitalised energy and Kristers and Gvins had a number of shots. Kieran made some fantastic saves at the other end and after a few minutes Church Lane took the lead. For a while it looked like they were going to keep the lead until Navenby scored past Kieran. A draw would be nice but Navenby were not giving up, the six tired pairs of legs against the seven pairs of legs from Navenby was no match and Navenby scored just before the final whistle. 2 - 1.

After the tournament the children went to watch Lincoln City versus Braintree. Before the game kicked off some of the children had the opportunity to do the guard of honour, waving the flags as the teams walked onto the pitch. 


Friendly Netball Match

On Thursday 15th October the Church Lane Netball team travelled to Waddington for a friendly Netball match against Redwood Primary School. This was an opportunity to play against a different team and improve the teams Netball. 

The court was very big compared to what the team were used to, and this took them by surprise. In the first quarter they settled down well scoring three goals to Redwoods two. Kristers scored two and Karolina scored one. 

The second quarter saw Karolina and Kristers switch ends and into defence, their strong interceptions with hard work from Marija in the centre enabled Emma to score two goals and Redwood none. Half time 2 - 5. 

The third quarter saw Jess move into centre, again working hard to get the ball to the shooter Marija and Harvey. Both had a number of shots, but Marija was only able to score one to Redwoods two. 4 - 6. 

With one quarter left to play it was becoming a close match, some fantastic defending from Harvey and Marija and Karolina passing well as centre the ball was efficiently moved up to Kristers who was unstoppable, scoring at every opportunity, another three goals for Kristers and one for Jess took the final score line to 4 - 10. 

Well done to all who took played. 

Netball v Cranwell

On Monday 12th October the Church Lane Netball team travelled to Cranwell Primary School for their second league match of the season. The team were in high spirits after their fantastic win last week. 

The game started well with Karolina and Kristers shooting, some excellent balls into the circle by Jess enabled Kristers to score two and Karolina to score one. A great first quarter 0 - 3. 

The second quarter saw Joe and Jess shooting, a few nervous attempts at goal eventually saw Joe grow in confidence, scoring two excellent goals from the edge of the shooting circle. 0 - 5.

The third quarter saw Cranwell make a come back, Harvey and Marija worked well together scoring one goal, while Joe and Jess had a difficult time defending at the other end. 3 - 6.

The comfortable lead that Church Lane had was starting to slip away, but the team were still as determined as ever to keep the win. Karolina worked hard as Centre, intercepting a large number of passes and enabling Kristers to score two more goals. Cranwell were dominating and even with great defending from Marija and Harvey, still managed to score three goals.

Final score: Cranwell 6 v 8 Church Lane.

Judo Competition

On Wednesday 7th October three children from Church Lane took part in their first Judo competition. The children have been attending Judo club at Church Lane for about six months and this was their first chance to try out the skills they have learnt. 

Children from eleven different schools came to Church Lane for the competition and were split into three groups. Each school would play in two or three matches, fighting against a player of a similar ability and size. 

Church Lane were in a group with Cranwell, Rauceby and Our Lady of Good Counsel. Their first fight was against Cranwell. Dovydas loosing his contest but Jennifer and Jessica winning theirs. The second was against Our Lady, with all three fighters winning their contests. The final contest in the group stage was against Rauceby, Dovydas had a tough fight and was held down but Jennifer and Jessica were again sucessful. 

This meant that Church Lane had topped their group with 7 points, Cranwell 2nd with 5 points and Rauceby 3rd with 4 points and Our Lady 4th with 2 points. 

The semi-final contests saw Church Lane up against Navenby and Winchelsea against Cranwell. 

The Church Lane team were able to beat Navenby 2 v 1 and Winchelsea beat Cranwell 2 v 1.  This meant that Church Lane were through to the final to fight Winchelsea. 

Dovydas stepped up first and faught hard, he was able to throw his opponent and win his contest. Jennifer's contest was very closely faught and went to a line judge descision, which went with the Winchelsea fighter. The score was 1 v 1 going into the final, with only Jessica left to fight. She worked hard to keep off the floor but was held down in the last few minutes. 

Final position: Winchelsea 1st, Church Lane 2nd. 

Well done to all players who took part.

Netball v William Alvey 'B'

On Tuesday 6th October the Church Lane Netball team went across to William Alvey School for their first Netball league match of the season. The team was newly formed with only one player from last years team. 

The game started well with Karolina and Kristers dominating the attack, Karolina scoring two goals and Kristers scoring four. Harvey and Emma defended well preventing William Alvey scoring any goals. 0 - 6.

The second quarter saw a change of positions, Karolina and Kristers, now defending, worked hard as William Alvey pushed to bring the score level. They struggled to get through only scoring one goal. At the other end Connor and Jess kept possession of the ball well and had a number of chances to score, but unfortunately were unsucessful. 1 - 6. 

At half time the children rotated positions again, Emma was strong as Centre and worked hard to get the ball to Harvey and Marija. They had a number of chances and were able to score three goals each. Connor and Jess were strong in defence and were able to stop William Alvey from scoring. 1 - 12. 

The final quarter saw high sprits from the Church Lane team, who had grown in confidence. The dominating play from the whole team enabled Kristers to score another four goals and Emma to score two. Final score 1 -18. 

Well done to the team of Connor, Karolina, Emma, Marija, Jess, Kristers and Harvey.

Friendly Football Match

On Friday 2nd October the Church Lane Football team played a friendly football match against Redwood Primary School from Waddington. The Church Lane team were excited to play against some new faces and see some old ones!

The game started well and from the off was end to end. Both teams displaying some excellent football. Church Lane conceeded a penalty early on, but Lucus made a fantastic save, this was then quickly followed by Kristers winning a penatly, taking the score line to 1 - 0. Redwood did not sit back and take defeat and quickly equalised. 1 - 1. Gvins, Kristers and Harvey battled hard and managed to score past the keeper, 2 - 1. But before they had time to enjoy that winning feeling Redwood equalised again. 2 - 2. Just when everyone thought the game had settled down Church Lane scored again, surely they would take the win into half time! But yet again Redwood were strong and snuck in an equaliser just before half time. 3 - 3.

The second half saw Redwood dominate, scoring 5 more goals. Final score 3 - 8.

Well done to the team of Kristers, Harvey, Gvins, Connor, Karolina, Joe, Dovydas, Nathan, Lucus and Kieran. A great team effort and learning curve.

Badminton tournament

On Friday 2nd October four Year 6 children went across to Carre's Grammar School to take part in a Badminton tournament.

A number of different schools took part and they were split up into small groups. Church Lane were up against children from Caythorpe, Cranwell and William Alvey. 

The competition was mixed doubles and the children each played three games. Emma and Kieran won all three of their games. Kristers and Karolina scored a very high number of points in each game and only lost one game which was by one point.


Football v Helpringham

The new Football leagues are now underway with a slightly new format to keep in line with the FA guidlines. Schools are now put into mini leagues, of four or five teams, to be played over a six week period. After these are completed, teams will move up or down a league depending upon their finishing position. 

Church Lane have been selected to be in a league with teams from Helpringham, Heckington and Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School. The teams first match was played on Thursday 1st October, away at Helpringham. 

The game kicked off with a shakey start for Church Lane, Helpringham quickly dominated the attack and had a number of shots on target, this was quickly converted to a goal. Church Lane did not allow this to get them down and their determination paid off, with Harvey scoring an equaliser. The defence of Karolina, Nathan and Joe were strong and were able to get the ball up to the midfield easily, Harvey and Kristers were able to make more attempts on target, only to be stopped by the Helpringham keeper. Eventually Harvey made a great run and was able to give Church Lane the lead. 


With only a few minutes left in the first half Church Lane were up 2 - 1 and were confident in their play, a great pass from Gvins gave Kristers the chance to score just before the half time whistle. 3 - 1 at half time. 

At the half time break Church Lane changed goalkeepers, allowing Lucus to play out of goal. Helpringham again started the half well scoring quickly against the change of keeper. 3 - 2. But the Church Lane team were not going to let this slip and quickly pulled back a great goal, giving Harvey his hatrick. 4 - 2. The game was very close, with shots and chances at boths ends of the pitch. Some suberb tackles from Karolina and Nathan prevented too many shots on goal, but unfortunately one sneaked in past Kieran, 4 - 3. Kristers kept up the team spirits and was able to motivate them to keep going. Harvey and Kristers both had numerous shots, one hit the cross bar, another saved by the keeper and one going wide, but eventually Harvey managed to sink the final goal of the game, taking the final score to 5 - 3.