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 has been recognised for our ongoing commitment and achievement in the school games programme during Autumn and spring terms 2019/2020.

Well done us! 

School Games award

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

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