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KS1 Run

On Wednesday 28th September, Reception and Year 1 had a visitor from Saffron Walden County High, Mrs Coleman. We did lots of running around the playground and all surprised ourselves with how far we could run - the motivational music helped us! Every so often we stopped and did different exercise such as star jumps, lunges and skipping on the spot. The children all had great fun!



Wow, what a fantastic first sporting event! A huge well done to our Year 5 football team for stepping up whilst the Year 6s were away and representing Elsenham in our local football league on Thursday (15/09)! They certainly did the school proud by winning a huge 9 – 0! Big well done to Forrest, Georgie, Riley, Alife P, Alfie C, Henry, Teddy and Diego. Lots of fantastic goals scored, great team work and brilliant passes. A great start to the league ahead! (see picture)


On Thursday night (29th September) our Year 6 football team were up against Henham Primary school, a local rival! They all played fantastically well, marking players, passing and shooting! Big well done to Sammy, Frankie, Jack G, Coady, Matteo, Harry D, Harry B, Charlie, Arthur and Harley! Huge thank you to all parents for coming to support us and a big thank you to Mrs Drake for organising the team and Mrs Walton for half time oranges. 

On Thursday night (13.10.22) we played an away match against Chrishall Primary School. Elsenham did incredibly well and won 9-0. They spaced out, read the game well, assisted goals brilliantly, encouraged one another and scored some fantastic goals! Well done to Coady, Harley, Frankie, Harry D, Jack G, Harry B, Arthur, Matteo, Sammy and Charlie, you did us proud!

KS2 Kurling and Boccia

Huge well done to Holly, Ben, Elijah and Riley who entered into a Kurling and Boccia Competition this week. They came 2nd in Boccia and 3rd in Kurling. They all had a fantastic time and were a credit to our school!



Huge well done to our wonderful golfers who entered a golf tournament on Thursday afternoon at Saffron Walden Golf Club. They had a wonderful time competing, meeting different golfers, making friends, learning new tips and improving their skills! Well done to Ryan for coming 2nd, well done to Betsy for coming 3rd and well done to Peyton for coming 3rd too!




Elsenham A showed great strength of character and sportsmanship, performing well in each game. Overall they came second which means that they are through to the next round, representing the school and the Newport consortium of schools.

Elsenham B were keen to learn more tactics, work on their skills and put it all to use. This certainly worked as they came joint first in the competition. 

Tag Rugby 5 and 6

This week our Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby team went to Joyce Frankland Academy to compete in a Tag Rugby competition.

They were all absolutely fantastic! They played 5 matches during the heats and won all of them. We then played in the semi-finals and finished third overall, a brilliant result! They worked really well as a team, cheered on their friends and got very muddy.

Massive thank you to Mrs Walton and Mrs Drake for supporting the team.

Well done to Jack, Coady, Toby, Harley, Arthur, Henry, Teddy, Florence, Scarlett and Cicely.



On Wednesday morning, Elsenham Primary school competed in a swimming gala at Lord Butler Leisure Centre. Everybody swam incredibly well and enjoyed cheering each other on, loudly, from the sideline. Most of the children that attended the event had never competed in a swimming gala before so this was a fantastic experience for them. Well done to all the children from KS2 who took part - you were a joy to watch and an absolute credit to the school!


Dodgeball Final 5 and 6

As we won the Newport family dodgeball competition, we were entered into the Uttlesford dodgeball competition, which was held at Lord Butler on the 8th of December. It was an extremely difficult tournament, we came second in the first group and then went onto play four more teams and overall out of 16 schools we came seventh! Our amazing team tried their very best, they worked together as a team, cheered each other on and had fun taking part. A big well done to Jack, Coady, Arthur, Scarlett, Georgie, Alfie P, Forrest and Henry - we are all very proud of you.


Santa Dash

We have been blown away and truly stunned this week by the generosity of our school community. A total of £1610.60 was raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital in sponsorship money through the Santa Dash. We will be donating that money with such gratitude and pride in our children and families, knowing that we are making a difference to the lives of other children, in need of help.

All of our children took part and whether they were able to raise sponsorship money or not, they have all learnt of the importance of the charity and the life-saving work that they do. A super time was had by all with some great deely boppers on display, jiggling their way around the hall.


Cross Country

Our cross country club took part in the Newport family cross country competition, at Chrishall Primary School. Every single runner did incredibly well not only during their race but on the side-lines too, they encouraged their fellow Elsenham runners by cheering them on and giving them lots of praise as they crossed the finish line. All of our runners paced themselves around the track and sprinted to the finish line. All staff were extremely proud of their efforts, sportsmanship and behaviour. Well done everyone and a big thank you to our wonderful parent helpers, Mrs Walton and Mrs Drake.


Sports Challenge:

This half term we have been competing in a P.E. challenge against local schools. We all did the challenge in one of our P.E. lessons and then collected our results. Then, our results were submitted to compete against those of all the nearby schools. We did amazingly well. Congratulations to everyone who took part and to everyone who received a medal. Well done!

Reception and Year 1’s challenge: The children had to run between two chairs, 2m apart, as quickly as they could, dotting a piece of paper on each chair. Their aim was to dot the piece of paper as many times as they could in 30 seconds!

Year 2’s challenge: The skipping challenge, the children had to do as many skips as they could in a minute.

Year 3 and 4’s challenge: The figure of 8 challenge, the children had to side step in a figure of 8 motion around 2 cones as quickly as they could in a minute.

Year 5 and 6 challenge: The tennis ball challenge, the children had to stand 1m away from a wall, throw a tennis ball at the wall with one hand and catch it in the other. They had to do this as many times as they could in a minute.

Tag Rugby - Yrs 5 & 6

On Wednesday 1st March, a group of children from Yrs 5 and 6 took part in a Tag Rugby Competition at Carver Barracks. We did exceptionally well in our first few games and qualified into Group A for the deciding matches. We faced some very tough opposition in these games but never gave up and ended up in a respectable 7th out of 37 eligible teams. I was very proud of the determination, sportsmanship and teamwork which all of our pupils displayed. A huge thank you to Mr Walton for his expertise in coaching and refereeing and Mrs Drake in her coaching and management of players.

- Mrs McCraith

On Thursday 25th May, 8 children from Year 3 and 4 represented Elsenham at a rapid-fire cricket tournament. Elsie, Peyton, Reggie, Rose, Jude, Bluebelle, Seb and Mason showed off their excellent batting and fielding skills by winning both of their matches. The children are very excited to have progressed in to the next stage of the competition. A big well done to them for their excellent behaviour on the day too- they represented our school brilliantly. Thank you to Jude’s mum and Peyton’s mum for your help and support on the day too.