Bucklesham Primary School

'Working Hard, Aiming High'


 We love sport at Bucklesham! In fact we love it so much we have been a GOLD school for    sport Four years in a row!!!! This page will show you what we have been taking part in.smiley

Bucklesham Primary in recognition of your ongoing engagement in the school games and for completing the School Games Framework 


Well done us! 

School Games

School Games U7 Dodgeball Festival.

Thursday 19th May 2022.

Eight children represented Bucklesham in the dodgeball festival at Inspire Suffolk.

The children played 7 games altogether, each game was 2 minutes long and

 3 games per match.

All the children played exceptionally well and throughly enjoyed they time at Inspire.

Thank you to all the parents that came along and watched. 

A special Thank you to Mrs FINCH for her help with the Bucklesham B team. 

School Games U 7 Dodgeball Festival 19/05/2022

Getting ready for walk to school week May 16th - 20th 2022. 

Wlak to School information

After school Dance club 

On Wednesday 4th May, Mrs Garnham went into watch the after school dance club and was very impressed with the children and how well they are learning their dance for the show they are doing in July.

After School Dance Club.

Twilight Run this is the code for sign-ups: DM2022 

Cross Country Royal Hospital School Holbrook 

On Wednesday 30th March 2022, 31 children from Bucklesham travelled by coach to the Royal Hospital School Holbrook to take part in the school games cross country event.

Year 4's had to run 1500m's and year's 5/6 ran 2200m.

The children all ran extremely well and some even enjoyed it! smiley

Special mention to Kolbie who came in 4th out of 96 runners in the year 4 boys race

and won a medal fantastic!

Well done to them all very proud of you all. 

Cross Country 30th March 2022

Under 9's Dodgeball Festival.

On Thursday 17th March seven children from Ash class went to inspire Suffolk to the under 9's dodgeball Festival.

The children played 24 games in all, winner 14 losing 8 and drawing 2. 

the schools that attended the festival were St Joe's, Hadleigh and Woobridge. 

The  children really enjoyed this event and all were very well behaved.

Well done all of you.

Under 9's Dodgeball


Schools' Football Week 7th - 13th February 2022.



Schools' Football Week is an ongoing ESFA initiative designed as an opportunity for schools, Associations, teams and clubs from across the country to embrace schools' football and the wellbeing benefits it provides to pupils and players. It celebrates the importance of schools' football, competitive or otherwise, to pupils across England and provides teachers and coaches with tools and a motivation to further discuss the benefits of schools' football within their educational environment. The main focus for Schools' Football Week 2021 was to provide an opportunity for children to get outside, have fun and enjoy being able to play sport with their school friends, after so much time spent in lockdown. We are sticking to these principles for 2022, but with the schools' football season in full swing for 21/22, the ESFA has received an all-time record number of girls' team entries. SFW presents the perfect opportunity to go one step further to highlight and celebrate girls' football too.

On Wednesday 9th March 2022, seven girls from year 4 went to Portman Road football club

to take part in the under nines girls football festival. 

The girls played seven games, winning 4 drawing 1 and losing 2. 

The girls played very well and enjoyed their afternoon playing football.

The players of the match are Molly Anglin and Lucy Finch.

Well done to everyone that played.

Very proud of them all. 



U9's girls Football.

Squash club, February half term.

Free Tennis sessions.

Park Walks | Ipswich Borough Council

Our Wildlife and Parks teams have created walks around 12 of our parks and open spaces to encourage use of particular paths to avoid disturbance to wildlife, encourage use of under used areas of the parks and improve access to nature for mental health and wellbeing.

Schools Football Week

Childrens Christmas Activities

Cycling course for little ones.

On Wednesday 20th October, eight children from Bucklesham went to Ipswich School Sports center to the Badminton Festival.

Eight other schools attended this event.

The children learnt different skills to help with playing badminton.

Everyone enjoyed the morning.

BSA Colour Run 

15th October 2021 

The whole school took part in the colour run on Friday afternoon.

The weather was kind to us and the children and staff all had a lovely afternoon.

On Thursday 14th October 2021, seven childern in years 5+6 took part in the football tournament at Whitton Sports center.

The children had six games. we won four games and drew two. The  children played extremely well and worked well as a team.

Well done everyone.

Football Whitton Sports Center.

Schools Race for Life for Cancer research. 15th/16th July 2021

On 15th/16th July all the children and staff 

took part in the race for life.

The children and staff ran, walked and jogged 3k, 5k and some did more!

Well done everyone. 


Brick History

Badminton Summer Camp

Football at Inspire Suffolk Ipswich 

On Thursday 29th June 2021, 12 children from years 5+6 took part in the U11 football tournament at Inspire Suffolk.

We were very lucky to take part in this tournament as a lot of schools pulled out. 

The children all played very very well and really enjoyed the afternoon.

The behaviour of the children was exemplary smiley.

Well done everyone.

U11 Football

Football at Inspire Suffolk 

Some children from Ash class took part in the football tournament today at Inspire Suffolk Ipswich.

The children were very lucky to go as a lot of schools pulled out because of covid.

The children had five games and played very, very well.

Some excellent goals scored, especially by Kolbie almost as good as Ronaldo!

Well done everyone who played.


Football years 3+4

Race for Life

We are delighted to be taking part in a whole school race for life on the

15th of July in the morning.

All the children will be taking part and will be completing their run on the field. We would like the children to come into schools dressed in bright clothes and can be in these all day. The children will be coming home with a sponsorship form where you can donate to the online school platform. Alternatively the link can be accessed here. This is a cause that is very close to our heart and we hope you will get involved. All children will get speech bubble sign as they are running and these will be given out on the day.


The link to donate is here

Teacher Training.

On Thursday 22nd April 2021, some of the staff at Bucklesham took part in cricket training.

The training was taking by Ben and Andrew from chance to shine.

We learnt how to teach a cricket lesson to the children.

This involved learning how to bat, bowl throw and catch.


Staff Training.

Active Lunchtimes.

After School Clubs

Netball Club in half term.

Bucklesham Primary are once again taking in part in walk to school week.

This is the week of 17th - 21st May 2021.

More information to follow in May.

New P.E equipment 

School Games Sports Crew 

Today 24th March 2021, the School Games crew have been helping organise the new P.E equipment.

This equipment has been brought with the sport premium money and everything that was brought will be used in P.E lessons and School Games sports day. 


New P.E Equipment

School Games Sports Crew.

School Games Fitness Challenages

Ash Class taking part in the School Games Fitness Challenages

Ash Class Fitness!


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Chance to Shine LIVE!
Session 7: Confident Cricketer

Chance to Shine


Chance to Shine LIVE!
Session 6: Skilful Scorer

Chance to Shine

Half Term Challenge

    Have a look at the grid of 50 active challenges.  


Can you complete a line of activities from top to bottom and left to right over the Half term??


How many activities can you do and which are the most fun and why?


Can you involve others in your household as well

please send us in your photos of you doing your challenge’s.

Please see challenge sheet below.

Half Term Challenge.

Lets get Skipping!

Some the children at school have been taking part in the school games skipping event.

We have some very good skippers at Bucklesham.

Chance to Shine 

 England v India being shown on Channel 4, there’s never been a better time to get young people inspired by cricket! We hope that you and your pupils can join us to get active and build those cricketing skills.

This week’s session will be on Wednesday 10 February at 2-2.45PM and is called Ferocious Fielder. It will support pupils to develop overarm throwing techniques to support power and accuracy.

The activities can be completed indoors and to take part you will need:

  • A ball or a rolled up pair of socks

  • 5 pieces of paper (a pen and some blue tack)

  • A wall to rebound against

  • 4 items to use as targets (cups, tubs, toilet rolls)

Chance to Shine LIVE! Session 5: Ferocious Fielder

After hearing the sad news about sir captain Tom, sad this morning the children at Bucklesham walk one hundred steps each in his memory.

The staff joined in as well.


Walking for Sir Captain Tom.


Keep Moving Suffolk website here -


Whilst the website is full of great resources, I’d specifically like to draw your attention to ‘Dance with Millie’ and ‘PE with Johnny Lee’. ‘Dance with Millie’ offers on-demand weekly dance tutorials from professional Suffolk dancer Millie Mayhew whilst ‘PE with Johnny Lee’ provides access to a library of over 50 exercise videos, shot by Mr Lee, a teacher at Red Oak Primary School

in Lowestoft, for anybody to access.


Chance to shine Info

This week’s session will be on Wednesday 3 February at 2-2.45PM. It will be a Brilliant Bowler session and will support pupils to improve throwing skills linked to bowling, improving accuracy.

The activities can be completed indoors and to take part you will need:

  • 9 items to use as targets, something that won't break like plastic cups or empty tubs, drink coasters

  • A ball or a rolled up pair of socks

  • A target. A set of stumps or a rubbish bin

Ideally, those taking part will have a space of around 3 metres to bowl across.


Chance to shine

Chance to Shine LIVE! Session 3: Super Striker

Click here for the link to this week’s session

Thanks once again to all of those who joined our live session this week. We’ve had nearly 20,000 schools and households join in across the two sessions so far! You can catch up below if you weren’t able to join us on Wednesday.

This week’s session will be on Wednesday 27 January at 2-2.45PM. It will be a Super Striker session, improving pupils' ball-striking skills.

The activities can be completed indoors and to take part you will need:

  • Something to hit with, like a bat, a frying pan or a hardback book

  • 4 items to use as targets, something that won't break like plastic cups or empty tubs

  • A ball or a rolled up pair of socks

  • A wall to rebound your ball against with safe space around it

This week’s session will also feature the opportunity to do some pairs work as well if there is another person to do so with (but this isn’t a requirement and the activities can all be completed solo).

The session will be streamed on our YouTube channel: Subscribe to our channel to receive alerts when we go live in the future by clicking here.

If pupils aren’t able to join in live, the session will be available to watch back in the same place.

Yorkshire Tea School of the Week


If you joined us last week you’ll have seen that Delamere Primary School in Cheshire joined the live broadcast as our School of the Week. Every week we’ll be looking to invite one school, who are taking part with key worker and vulnerable pupils, to join us and we’re delighted that our partners Yorkshire Tea will be supporting our school by sending them a bumper supply of tea bags!

To be considered for our Yorkshire Tea School of the Week, please tag us in your social media posts and tag @YorkshireTea as well. We’ll get in contact with the chosen school each to sort out the details.


Muliti Skills Virtual Challenge.

Youth Sport Trust

YST afterschool sessions (Tuesday and Thursdays at 5pm)



P.E with Bluey

In conjunction with Ipswich town Football club 

The links are below.


Our third episode of P.E with Bluey on the Club’s YouTube channel and Facebook page


YouTube link:

Facebook link:


Chance To Shine

Chance to Shine LIVE!
Session 2: Cool Catcher

Information for everyone to help with keeping your child active. 


This week’s session will be on Wednesday 20 January at 2-2.45PM. It will be a Cool Catcher session, improving pupils' throwing and catching skills and helping them to track an object in flight. 

The activities can be completed indoors and to take part you will need:

A ball or a rolled up pair of socks

A wall to rebound the ball off, with enough space around (2 metres) to complete the activity safely

This week’s session will also feature the opportunity to do some pairs work as well if there is another person to do so with (but this isn’t a requirement and the activities can all be completed solo).

The session will be streamed via YouTube and be accessible by going to or on our YouTube channel at this link:

Skipping Event 

You can chose your level from bronze, silver or gold.

Skip for the correct number of seconds:

Bronze = 20 seconds

Sliver = 30 seconds 

Gold = 40 seconds 

Get skipping and count the number of skips completed.

Record your level and score.

Try and improve your score each week and move up to the next level for a harder challenge.

Good Luck Everyone! 

                                                         Here we go again! 

Please keep an eye on this page I will update it with sport activities to help keep you and child/children active. 

P.E with Joe Wicks teachers have put a link on Dojo for you.

bbc super movers 

CBeebies on the bbc or iplayer. 


Five girls from year 5+6 won the virtual football event for their age group. 

Fantastic achievement well done girls.

Football win!

Girls Football

We Did It!

Bucklesham Primary walked to Lapland this week!

A total of 3,400,000! wow! That's a lot of steps.

Well done to everyone who took part, all the children and the staff. 


Fantastic Results For Buckleshams Football Teams.

Santa Dash

Each year group went out to walk or run the School games Santa Dash event. The first group of children got pretty wet as it was raining heavily, but they persevered and carried on. The staff also took part and it was lovely for the children to walk or run with them. They all enjoy this event!

Santa Dash

B.S.A Walk to Lapland Event.

Bucklesham School Association 

Sponsored Walk to Lapland 

The school community will be running a sponsored walk to Lapland, which will take place over the course of a school week (Monday 7th December – Friday 11th December), and it would be amazing if they could achieve the journey back to Bucklesham too! 

We have calculated Bucklesham to Lapland to be 1,782 miles which is the equivalent to approximately 3,564,000 steps – this give an approximate step count for each participant of 35,000. 

We hope this challenge will provide the children with a reason to get up and move at what we know is a difficult time with many changes and restrictions on their normal routines due to Covid. A huge benefit to both their physical and mental health whilst also raising much needed funds for the school. 

If the children can collect some sponsors, we then ask that all forms and sponsor money are returned to school in a sealed envelope no later than Thursday 17th December. We request any BACS sponsor payments to be made by Monday 14th December. Please ensure these deadlines are met so that we are able to confirm in the final assembly before Christmas Break.

How It Will Work: 

· On Monday 7th December the children will each be given a brand new pedometer, which will then be there’s to keep. (Please do ensure they have it on them for the duration of the challenge) 

· Every morning when the children come into school they will provide their step count which will be recorded by staff and then they will reset the pedometer with the button on the front to begin the next day. 

· If for any reason a child’s pedometer accidentally resets between daily readings they will automatically be credited with a pre agreed number of steps. 

· On Friday 11th December no step count will be taken in the morning but instead before they leave to go home. At this point all steps will be tallied up and announcements will come in the week to follow. 

So… Ready, set, go!!! 

And don’t forget to have some fun with it too! 

Don’t forget to join ‘Bucklesham School Association’ on Facebook to keep up to date. Updates will also be posted on Class Dojo and Parentmail.


Virtual Basketball 

Over the past two weeks some children from years 3 + 4 and 5 + 6 have been taking part in the virtual basketball event.

This is part of the school games program. The children had six events to complete.

These included,

1. Quick Dribble

2. Figure of 8

3.Chest Pass


5.Shuttle Runs

6.Dribble and Shoot dash.

The children all enjoyed the basketball and done very well. 




On the week of the 16th November 2020, 15 children from year 5 took part in bikeability. This is run by Suffolk county council in conjunction with Suffolk Roadsafe.
The Children bring in their own bikes which are checked to make sure they are roadworthy first before anyone can take part.
The children then do an introduction on the playground, then they go down to the village to carry on.
The children all passed their level 2 in bikeability.

                                                YST After School Sport Club

The Youth Sport Trust have taken the step to deliver a free virtual after school club as part of a national response to the second lockdown.

The 30-minute club will take place at 5pm each weekday and be led by a different member of the YST’s athlete mentor network, starting on Thursday 12 November with world no.1 female inline skater and 10-time British Champion Jenna Downing. 

Aimed mainly at primary-aged children, a different theme has been assigned for each day of the club - Adventure Monday, Tuesday Play, Wild Wednesday, Thinking Thursday and Fun Friday. The YST hope that this will provide support, capacity and inspiration to the School Games network and sit alongside the other great work and offers that are available for schools and children and young people to engage in.

This can be accessed on their website and are YouTube clips of the activities.

website is:

This afternoon 11th November 2020 Children from both Ash and Yew took part in the virtual football.

This event is part of the school games program.

The children had five skills based events to do which included:

1. Penguin feet: passing the ball from their left foot to their right using the side of their foot only.

2. Target passing: kicking the ball to knock footballs off the cones.

3. Control passing:How many passes in the time limit.

4. Football shuttle run: How many shuttle runs can you do with the ball in the time limit.

5. Dribble and shoot: Children dribble the ball and shoot to score a goal.

All these events had a thirty second time limit on them.

The children all did very well and enjoyed taking part. 

Virtual Football

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On Wednesday 21st October 2020, some children from 5+6 took part in the

virtual cricket.

This was a skill based event. The events included Bat tap, throwing at the stumps, batting skills.

All the children that took part did very well.


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New P.E. Equipment for each class to use in their bubbles at playtimes and lunchtimes. Brought using our sport premium money.

Well done every one who took part in the Virtual cross country on

Wednesday 7th October 2020.

Some very good times were set. Years 3+4 had to do 1200m which was 6 laps of our field and years 5+6 had to run 1600m which was 8 laps of our field. Thank you to Freddie and Jonah in years 5+6 for measuring the field with trundle wheels.

Cross Country 7th October 2020

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Well done to everyone who took part in the walk to school week and filled out their booklets

Fynnley from Ash class proudly showing his man of the match medal which he won playing football for Martlesham square football team.

New P.E Equipment

Hi everyone, 

hope you are all well.

see below for all the information on National Cricket week 22nd/26th June 2020.

National Cricket Week

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well.

I have a challenge for you to do at home. Next week 20th -26th June is


Tuesday 23rd June we are taking part in a social distance School Games Sports day and we would like you to do the same at home.  


School Games Sports Challenge

3/06/2020 This weeks P.E Links From Ali Furlong School Games Organiser.



12/05/2020  This weeks P.E Links from Ai Furlong School Games Organiser.

Hope you are all staying active. 

Physical Education and Physical Activity 


Keep Moving Suffolk 

This is a new project launched by Suffolk County Council to Support Suffolk Most Active County work. The website gives new resources, videos to keep the whole family Active. 


Funetics – Health and Well Being tips and activities 

England Athletics and funetics have been creating new opportunities for families with ideas – wider than just children as well and there are 2 links below to copy the hyperlink to 


This is PE 

Yorkshire Sport Foundation and leading national organisations are working with Physical Educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at home. 

A new lesson will be added at 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 



Imoves have re-purposed our 'imovement' resources to enable active learning at home as well as in the classroom. The imovement is free, and always will be, for you to use with your children aged 4- to 11-years old. 



This Girl Can (Disney Dance along) 

Disney Dance Alongs - This Girl Can & Disney have teamed up to create dance routines that all the family can do to get active together 


Change 4 Life - 10 min Shake Up / Sporting Activities Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From our fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, there is everything here that you need to get your family moving.


This weeks P.E links for you all to have a go at.

Stay active, stay safe.

Active Suffolk Challenges 


Suitability: Primary & Secondary 

Series of weekly challenge videos. The aim is to encourage young people to improve their skill in a particular challenge. We want people to send us a video of their first attempt of a particular challenge on Monday, followed by their improved attempt on Friday (with the hope that they have been practicing all week, and personal improvement has been achieved). We will also be releasing a series of ‘sporting memories’ videos, 

recreating iconic sporting moments and encouraging others to do the same.

Youth Sport Trust Home Learning: 

Access: via 

Suitability: Mainly Primary 

YST would like teachers, parents and carers to consider setting fun challenges & PE activities that enable young people to plan, do and review. General physical activity can also provide valuable, fun breaks in the day and support wider learning. Activities can be adapted to suit the home environment. Activities have been grouped in four sections: PE Home Learning, Active Breaks, 60 Second Challenges and Active Learning.

#ThisisPE (Videos) 

Access: via Youtube 

Suitability: Primary & Secondary 

Various bodies have compiled videos to support parents to teach PE at home. Short two-minute videos will be posted that will show parents (and teachers) free, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together. Each #ThisIsPE video will focus on a different aspect of the National Curriculum. The videos, delivered by PE teachers, will help children and young people to continue their skill development. Videos will be posted at 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All of the videos will use things that you can find around the home.

Hi everyone,

I hope you are managing to stay safe and well during these uncertain times. I've added some useful P.E links below for you all to help you stay active while at home. Some of these websites have already been put on the Bucklesham twitter page. Stay safe everyone!  smiley

These links are from Ali Furlong/ school games organisner.

1. Sportshall Athletics Home Pentathlon

The Home Pentathlon is a fun way for families to take part in adapted Sportshall Athletics events within their home environment. The full details can be found at - . The guidance notes and online score system are supported by a set of Youtube clips which have  been narrated by Olympic medallist Katharine Merry.

2. Youth Sport Trust Resources

The YST have developed a significant number of resources and the links, below, will take you to two activities that can be done indoors or outdoors, individually or in pairs, and they are suitable for KS1 and KS2.


3. Chance to Shine ideas for cricket  


An activity pack for all the children to have a go at.

PE links & resources:

PE With Joe - Workout videos with Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) Mon-Fri 9am.  

The Body Coach TV  - These are Joe Wicks workout videos which also include challenges such as, the 7 day sweat challenge.   

Cosmic Kids - Yoga videos through story themes.  

Just Dance - Dance videos.   

Additionally, I received an email from Ali Furlong (Ipswich & South Suffolk School Games Organiser) with a forwarded email from Active Suffolk. Active Suffolk have pulled together a number of links & resources for pupils and their families to access whilst at home using the following web address:   

I was also sent a link to the imoves website which again provides active videos and resources that are completely FREE. Parents simply need to sign up once on the website, and they will receive daily emails with themed Active Blasts. The Active Blasts are not just workout videos, they are also linked to topics such as active maths dances etc.      

imoves -  








     What A Fantastic Year of sport!

Well done to all the children that have taken part in the activities from the schools games events to tournaments

in school and out of school.  Some really fabulous achievements!

                                    So very proud of you all! smiley                              

On Tuesday 4th February 2020, 10 children from Bucklesham took part in the school games U11 basketball tournament at Inspire Suffolk Ipswich.

There should have been eight schools taking part but unfortunately four schools pulled out.

Never the less Bucklesham children played extremely. They had to play as a team of ten, five girls, five boys.

Girls going on first followed by the boys. The girls won their first two games, eventually Clifford Road School winning the tournament overall.

Well Done Everyone!



On Thursday 9th January 2020, Ether Andrews [ superstar runner] took part in the next round of the cross country championships.

Esther improved on her last event and came in 20th and has progressed though the to next round which is in BOSTON LINCOLNSHIRE!

Which is an amazing achievement! 



On Saturday 30th November 2019, Esther Andrews took part in the Suffolk Schools Cross Country Championships second round.

Esther came 23rd out over 150 girls! There were only three year six girls taking part in this race the other girls were in year 7 and older.

This is a fantastic, massive achievement for Esther. So very proud of her. 

Esther now goes onto the next round at Woodbridge School in January 2020. We are looking forward to see how Esther gets on in this round. 

Congratulations Well Done Esther! smiley


On Friday 22nd November 2019, 14 children from Bucklesham went to the Football and Netball tournament at Martlesham Primary Academy. The children played against different schools from the FOSS [family of small schools]. The boys played very well winning one and losing one. The girls played extreme well winning both their  matches [one 15-0!] and WINNING the CUP! Fantastic achievement from them.

Congratulations girls well done boys!  smiley 

On the 21st and 28th November 2019, 10 children from Bucklesham  played in the Futsal Festival at Inspire Suffolk. They competed against different schools within the pyramid. The Boys played well winning one drawing one and losing two. The girls were on fire winning three, losing one.

Well done to everyone that took part.

5th November 2019, Yew class had their first lesson of four of Iyengar Yoga today This concentrates on the eight limbs This form of yoga is more intense and the children learn to move at a faster pace.

Iyengar Yoga

On the 4th November 2019, eight children took part in the Tag Rugby Festival held at Ransomes Sports Club.Twenty four schools took part all together each school playing five games. Bucklesham won four out of their five games! brilliant effort from all that played with Ben Wan winning the fair play award.

Well done to all the children!  

Tag Rugby

On Wednesday 30th October 2019, 9 children represented Bucklesham at the Badminton Festival. This took place at Ipswich Schools Sports Centre. 129 children took part and everyone got a free t-shirt and water bottle! everyone enjoyed the afternoon.  

On Thursday 10th October 2019, Esther Andrews took part in the Suffolk Cross Country Area Trials at the Royal Hospital School Holbrook.

Esther ran for the Ipswich and south Suffolk School Games Team, competing against Year 7 students! 

Esther came in the top 50, in fact she came 22nd out of over 200 girls!  Esther has progressed to the next round on Saturday 30th November 2019 at Ipswich High School. Fabulous achievement for Esther and Bucklesham!

Well Done Esther!

Superstar Runner!

On Monday 7th October 2019 year 5 children took part in bikebility. This is run by Suffolk Highways and is over two days.

The children learn how to use a bike correctly on and off the road.

I'm pleased to say all the children passed their level 2


On Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 18 children from Bucklesham represented us in the  cross country at Kesgrave High School.

Other schools that also attended were Birchwood, Health, Cedarwood, Gorseland and Waldringfield. Our children did very well with some exceptional performances! Esther Andrews coming 3rd in the year 6 girls race. The year 6 girls team coming 3rd overall!



On Thursday 19th September 2019, Years 3,4,5 and 6 took part in a badminton taster session.

The children had 50 minute sessions with Katie Hooper from community Badminton.

The children enjoyed their sessions.   

Badminton information letter

Foss Day 5th July 2019. Each class travelled to a different school apart from reception, within the Foss. [family of small schools].

All the children took part in different activities from circus skills, golf, football and street dance. Also meeting new friends at the different schools.

As a result of winner the athletics at Kesgrave High School Bucklesham were invited to Bury St Edmunds to take part in the invitational Quadkids competition. The children competed against different from Suffolk. We came 7th out of 10 schools, great achievement for Bucklesham. Events included 600m, 75m, standing long jump, vortex throw and then because we finished early they added a shuttle relay! Fabulous day! 
On Wednesday 3rd July 2019,nine girls represented  Bucklesham Ptimary in the county cricket final at Copdock Cricket Club. The girls showed some really good cricketing skills, beating some stiff competition coming 7th out of 13 schools. Well done to all the girls. 

On the 28th June 2019, ten children represented Bcklesham Primary in the school games Quadkids event at inspire Suffolk Ipswich.

This is an event that consists of four athletic events. 4000m, standing long jump, vortex howler and the 60m. We have never taken part in this before so it was a first for Bucklesham. The team did very well in all these events. Bucklesham coming 5th in our group.

Well done us! 



On Thursday 27th June 10 children represented Bucklesham in the Rounders tournament at Ipswich High School Woolverstone.

The team played extremely well and had a good experience of a very big school!

On Wednesday 26th June 12 children represented Bucklesham in the Athletics event at Kesgrave High School. The events included: 60m, 200m, 400m, vortex throw, javelin, standing long jump, long jump, quoit throw. The children were excellent in all event

  WE WON THE EVENT! smiley 

On Tuesday 25th June eight children represented Bucklesham in the Tennis tournament at Kesgrave High School. They competed against other school from the pyramid. They all played extremely well coming 5th and 6th. Well done to all the children. 

Tennis Kesgrave High School.

Sports Day/School games day 


1ST HAITI 2ND MEXICO AND 3RD AUSTRAILIA. Well done to all the teams.

On Tuesday 18th June the whole school took part in Sports Day/ School games day. A combination of all the sports that Bucklesham has taken part in within the school games program and in school. Everyone did a fantastic job and tried their best in all the events including the running. smiley 


Cricket St Joes's College

On Friday 14th June 2019 in the afternoon eight girls from years 5 + 6 represented Bucklesham in the U11 girls cricket. at St Joe's College. They played against Sidegate and Cedarwood in their first two matches. They lost one and won one. The girls then went on to play St Joe's in the final winning this game to take them into the COUNTY FINAL in July!!! They also won the fair play team award 

Beating all the other teams! Very emotional afternoon, so so proud of all the girls and their hard work and commitment.

BRING ON THE FINAL!!!!! smiley

On Wednesday 8th May 2019, 16 children from Bucklesham took part in a swimming gala at Ipswich High School Woolverstone.

Ten schools took part in this special event all the children swam exceptionally well and we were very proud of them.  

Swimming Gala

 On Thursday 4th April 2019, Oak and Ash Classes took part in a special event. This was to do with Suffolk cricket.

 All Stars cricket programme which as been running for three years, with centres based at cricket clubs.

 The children had an half hour session showing them warming up skills and bowling techniques.

 All the children really enjoyed learning about cricket. 

 On Wednesday 3rd April 2019 22 children represented Bucklesham in the School Games Cross Country event at the Royal Hospital School Holbrook. This is a special event and we are very lucky to be able to take part.   

 The children all ran exceptionally well with good pace and determination. We are very proud of them all. Particularly Esther Andrews who came 7th in the year 5 girls race, which had over 180 participance.     

Football and Netball Tournament Kesgrave High School.


  On Wednesday 20th March 2019, 15 children represented Bucklesham School in the football and netball tournament at Kesgrave     High School. This is a pyramid schools event, which included Cederwood, Gorseland, Heath, Birchwood, Waldringfield,  


  All the children played extremely well with enthusiasm and team sprit. The football team came 6th overall.

  The netball team coming SECOND overall a marvelous achievement for Bucklesham, so proud of all the girls. smiley