Sporting Events

Acle Cluster KS2 Football Tournament 23rd May 2024

At this event, seven schools from the Acle Cluster took part in our annual Football Tournament held at Lingwood Primary School!  Each school brought between 8 and 10 enthusiastic and energetic children for a Year 3/4 team and the same for a Year 5/6 team.  On a pleasantly warm and dry day, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the competition against children of their own ages from the other schools.  They were able to show their football skills such as running, dribbling, communicating, passing and shooting.

The event was really well organised and the results can be seen below:

Year 3/4Year 5/6
Freethorpe (28)Acle (24)Lingwood (22)Fairhaven (20)Reedham (16)= Fleggburgh/Reedham (8)Acle (28)Lingwood (26)Reedham (24)Freethorpe (18)= Fairhaven/Cantley (12)Fleggburgh (6)

The children from Fairhaven, a few which hadn’t been involved in a competitive match before, competed well and had a great time within every match that was played!  Well done to all involved and thank you for the support given by families and supporters on the day!

Norwich East Tennis Competition 20th May
Schools from around Norwich East attended this combined festival/competitive tennis event at Thorpe St Andrew High School. Twenty children from Fairhaven took part in numerous skill-based challenges and 4 children entered the competition. Fairhaven came 1st place in the competition group and therefore qualified as one of 4 teams to take part in the final on 1st July. Well done everybody!

Sportshall Athletics 

Norwich East School Sports Partnership

23rd April 2024

On the 23rd April 2024, children from Beech and Oak Class took part in the Norwich East School Sports Partnership Sportshall Athletics Competitions at the UEA, the Year 3/4 children in the morning and the Y5/6 children in the afternoon.

This fantastic team event allowed the children to compete in a number of different indoor athletics disciplines linked to running, jumping and throwing!  Every competitor took part in either 3 or 4 different events, 1 or 2 on the track along with 1 or 2 in the field!  Their scores were then collected and added to the team total

All the children had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the music and the overall atmosphere that was created in this fast paced competition!  The results can be seen below:

Year 3/4Year 5/6
White Woman LaneColtishallOld CattonFairhavenHemblingtonDussindaleWhite Woman LaneColtishallOld CattonFairhavenDussindaleHemblington

Thank you for all the parental support from the gallery above and after speaking to everyone, it sounds like they had a super time too!

Disney Inspired Girls Football Festival

21st March 2024

The 12 girls in the photo above from Chestnut Class attended a Disney-themed football session at Thorpe St. Andrew High School on Thursday 21st March 2024.

They developed their football skills on six different stations run by leaders from the school.  Throughout the fortunately dry afternoon, the girls worked hard and especially liked the 3 v 3 games!  They  all engaged well, were enthusiastic and motivated each other to achieve!

When it was time to return back to school, the girls didn’t want to leave!  A sign of a great day!

Mrs Seaman 

Acle Cluster KS2 Rugby Competition

Well done to all the children that took part in the annual TAG rugby competition at Redmayne Fields (8th March 2024). Our Year 3/4 team came second and Year 5/6 4th.

Cluster KS1 Football Skills Tournament

Yesterday afternoon (15th February), we took part in the Acle Cluster Key Stage 1 football skills tournament. Seven schools participated; seven activity stations tested their dribbling, throwing, shooting and passing skills.

Our Year 5 group supported the event by giving instructions and scoring each activity. All the teachers from visiting schools commented on how well they led their skills test and we received a lovely email from one of them, which I have included below.

Please pass my thanks onto your Sports Leaders today. They were very good with the younger children, organised and polite.

(Mrs George, Freethorpe Primary School)

PL Primary Stars U11 Girls Football Tournament @ The Nest

On 26th January 2024, 8 year 5 and 6 girls from Fairhaven competed in the Premier League Primary Stars U11 football tournament at the Nest against 21 other teams from across Norfolk.  The girl’s team had an enjoyable morning in the sunshine playing 12 minute games against the other 6 teams in their group:

Game 1: 0 – 0 Draw vs Taverham

Game 2: 2 – 1 Win vs Horsford

Game 3: 1 – 0 Win vs Stoke Holy Cross

Game 4: 5 – 1 Win vs Wymondham

Game 5: 1 – 0 Win vs North Denes

Game 6: 1 – 1 Draw vs Avenue Junior

They finished 2nd in group 3 which put them through to the quarter finals against Queen Hill Primary.  Sadly, it went to penalties with Queens Hill getting a goal in ‘sudden death’.  Alyse, Malaika, Polly, Florence, Elsie, Kya and Talia played tremendously well with fantastic teamwork and sportspersonship!  Polly scored six times, Talia twice and Elsie and Kya scored once each. A special mention goes to Eleanor who played in goal and in every game, she made crucial saves and was outstanding!

I am very proud of these girls for all their hard work, determination, resilience and positive attitudes.  It gives me great pride to have watched them all blossom into future Lionesses!

Well done, Mrs Seaman!

Norfolk School Games Finals Cross Country
High Lodge, Thetford Forest

On Wednesday 22nd November, Aaron, Florence, Polly, Harriett, Effie and Erin were very excited to be representing the Norwich East region in the Norfolk School Games Cross Country Finals. Over 600 children from KS2 attended the event. The course was muddy, gravelly, uneven and grassy! The results were:

Aaron 26/100
Florence 15/100
Polly 42/100
Harriet 34/82
Effie 54/82
Erin 42/82

Amazing, well done!

Norwich East School Sports Partnership Cross Country 

On Monday 13th November 2023, the rescheduled Partnership Cross Country took place at UEA rather than North Walsham Rugby Club in order to select a team to represent Norwich East at the Norfolk School Games finals at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.  In total, 24 children from Key Stage 2 went along to run on the UEA track against a wider range of schools from our area, many of which were much larger!  They all enjoyed taking part and supporting their friends throughout the morning and were pleased that we didn’t get wet or blown away!  All the participants did their very best and can be proud of their performances.  A special congratulations to Florence, Polly, Aaron, Effie and Erin who successfully qualified for Norwich East SSP and will be representing them on Wednesday 22nd November!  Good luck!

Acle Cluster Cross Country at Fairhaven Primary

On Friday 10th November 2023, the Acle Cluster of schools came together for the annual cross country event held at Fairhaven CE VA Primary.  Thankfully, the weather was very good to us and the rain didn’t fall while we were all on the field!  Enthusiasm (and a few nerves) was evident throughout the event and everyone tried their very best, many running with huge smiles on their faces.  All the children from Fairhaven were amazing and as a result were very successful, winning a number of medals and the trophy for the Year 5/6 girl’s race.  Freethorpe and Acle shared the remaining trophies.  Finally, thank you to all the parents and staff for their wonderful support during the event.

Sports Day 12th July 2023

Congratulations to the Robin House Team for winning this year’s sports day. Collectively they collected the most points from the nine events.

Our individual winners for each year group were:

Reception Girl – Edith
Reception Boy – Jack
Year 1 Girl – Tamika
Year 1 Boy – Oscar
Year 2 Girl – Scarlett
Year 2 Boy – Bradley
Year 3 Girl – Alana
Year 3 Boy – Charlie Cook
Year 4 Girl – Eleanor and Kya
Year 4 Boy – Lennon
Year 5 Girl – Talia
Year 5 Boy – Jacob
Year 6 Girl – Rose
Year 6 Boy – Harry

Congratulations to all of them!

Many thanks to all of you who came to support, we hope you enjoyed watching the children participate.

Norwich East SSP

Y3/4 Tennis Festival 22nd June 2023

Seventeen lucky children from Beech Class were given the opportunity to spend a wonderful morning at Thorpe High School competing or just having a go at playing Tennis!

Children were split into 2 groups, 4 children competed in mini-tennis for a place in the Norfolk Partnership finals and 13 children engaged in a range of different tennis skills based activities using excellent high school facilities including blue courts and proper nets!

In total there were about 80 pupils from 4 schools and it was clear that the opportunity to spend some time in the sunshine, playing some tennis was clearly embraced by all!

Acle Cluster Athletics @ the UEA

22nd June 2023

Seven schools from the Acle Cluster took part in our annual Athletics Competition  held at the UEA Sportspark!  Each school brought teams of up to nearly 40 enthusiastic and energetic children to compete in a range of throwing, jumping and running events.  Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the competition against children of their own ages from the other schools.  Pupils from Acle Academy supported the event brilliantly.

The children from Fairhaven competed extremely well and came away with some individual medals!  Well done to all involved and thank you for the support given by families on the day!

The Southgate Shield (points accumulated from the sporting events throughout the year) was also decided on this day and was successfully retained by Acle St Edmund Primary School!

Acle Cluster KS2 Cricket Tournament

14th June 2023

At this event, six schools from the Acle Cluster took part in our annual Cricket Tournament held at Freethorpe Primary School. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the competition against children of their own ages from the other schools.  They were able to show their cricketing skills such as running, throwing, communicating, batting and of course bowling, improving with every match they played!

The event was really well supported by members of staff from all of the cluster schools and without this teamwork, it would not have been successful! 

The children from Fairhaven, a few who hadn’t played a competitive match before, competed extremely well and grew in confidence as the activities progressed!  Well done to all involved and thank you for the support given by families on the day!

Norwich East SSP

 KS2 Tri-Golf Festival 18th May 2023

Thirty lucky children from Beech and Oak Class were given the opportunity to spend a wonderful morning at Thorpe High School having a go at playing Tri-Golf!

Fairhaven children were split into 3 groups of 10 and worked their way round the cycle of activities which included putting, chipping and aiming at targets!  These activities, with names such as ‘Finders and Keepers’ and ‘Bullseye’ thoroughly engaged the children who liked the chance to develop their skills rather than be too competitive!

In total there were about 80 pupils from three schools and it was clear that the opportunity to spend some time in the sunshine was clearly embraced by all!

Thank you to Isla and the Norwich East School Sports Partnership for setting up this event!

Acle Cluster KS2 Football Tournament

17th May 2023

At this event, seven schools from the Acle Cluster took part in our annual Football Tournament held at Lingwood Primary School!  Each school brought between 8 and 10 enthusiastic and energetic children for a Year 3/4 team and the same for a Year 5/6 team.  On a lovely warm and  sunny day, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the competition against children of their own ages from the other schools.  They were able to show their football skills such as running, dribbling, communicating, passing and shooting supported/refereed brilliantly by pupils from Acle High.

Acle Cluster KS1 Multi Skills Competition

26th April 2023

At this event, six schools from the Acle Cluster took part in our annual KS1 multi skills competition held at Acle Recreation Centre!  Each school brought 6 enthusiastic and energetic children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  They took part in a range of activities including bouncing balls, throwing at targets, running, jumping and bean bag collection and thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

Sportshall Athletics

On the 29th March 2023, children from Beech and Oak Class took part in the Norwich East School Sports Partnership Sportshall Athletics Competitions at the UEA, the Year 3/4 children in the morning and the Y5/6 children in the afternoon.

This fantastic team event allowed the children to compete in a number of different indoor athletics disciplines linked to running, jumping and throwing!  Every competitor took part in either 3 or 4 different events, 1 or 2 on the track along with 1 or 2 in the field!  Their scores were then collected and added to the team total.

All the children had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the music and the overall atmosphere that was created in this fast-paced competition!  Fairhaven scored a total of 606 points and came 5th out of 10 schools.

Acle Cluster KS2 TAG Rugby Competition

13th March 2023

At this event, six schools from the Acle Cluster took part in our annual TAG Rugby competition held at Norwich School’s Redmayne Fields!  Each school brought between 8 and 10 enthusiastic and energetic children for a Year 3/4 team and the same for a Year 5/6 team.  On an overcast and fairly blustery day, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the competition against children of their own ages from the other schools.  They were able to show their rugby skills such as running, dodging, weaving, tagging and  passing supported and timed brilliantly by pupils from Norwich School.

The children from Fairhaven, a number of which hadn’t played a competitive match before, competed extremely well and grew in confidence as the activities progressed!  Well done to all involved and thank you for the support given by families on the day!

Acle Cluster KS1 Football Festival

23rd February 2023

This was a rather memorable event, seven schools from the Acle Cluster took part in our annual football skills festival tournament held at Fairhaven Primary School!  Each school brought six enthusiastic and energetic children from Year 1/2.  On a overcast but no cold February day, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the competition against children of their own ages from the other schools.  They were able to practise dribbling, passing, throwing and shooting all supported and timed brilliantly by Year 6 pupils from Fairhaven School.

The children from Fairhaven, a number of which hadn’t played a competitive match before, competed extremely well and grew in confidence as the activities progressed!  Well done to all involved and thank you for the support given by families on the day!

Wellbeing Week 6-12th February 2022

Although Wellbeing Week wasn’t a sporting event, we understand how leading a healthy active lifestyle can benefit our mental wellbeing. During Wellbeing Week all children had the opportunity to take part in a professionally led yoga class with Hannah from Calm Cats. It gave the children a chance to be present in the moment and connect mind and body.

Acle Cluster Cross Country 2022

On Friday 4th November 2022, the Acle Cluster of schools came together for the annual cross country event held at Fairhaven CE VA Primary. Thankfully, the weather was excellent and at times the sun shone down upon us! Enthusiasm (and a few nerves) was evident throughout the event and everyone tried their very best, many running with huge smiles on their faces. It was great to see four schools winning trophies! As for Fairhaven, all the children were amazing and as a result were very successful, winning a number of medals and the trophy for the Year 5/6 girl’s race. Finally, thank you to all the parents for their wonderful support during the event.

Netball at Acle Academy 6th October 2022

We had an excellent afternoon of Netball, it was friendly yet competitive and the standard of play was excellent. The winners were Acle with Reedham taking the Silver and Fairhaven the Bronze. 

Acle Cluster UEA Athletics Competition

22nd June 2022

Over the course of a very warm and sunny Wednesday morning, six of the Acle Cluster of Schools attended the annual athletics competition, taking place for the first time since 2019!

Children took part in both track and field events and whether sprinting, hurdling, throwing the javelin or jumping in the sand, they all did their very best, cheered along at all times from the sidelines by family and friends!

Through great teamwork, the event ran smoothly and everyone had a wonderful time!

Acle Cluster Kwik Cricket Competitions 13th & 15th June 2022

Over the course of these two warm and sunny days, a huge amount of cricket was played by children from Key Stage 2 in the Acle Cluster. 

The children from Beech & Oak Classes played against teams from Cantley, Freethorpe, Reedham and Acle Primary Schools.

On Monday, the Year 5/6 children played 4 matches and scored a number of runs, ending up in silver medal position.  On Wednesday, it was the turn of the Year 3/4 children who also played extremely well, and they ended up in bronze medal position.

The children from Fairhaven, some of which hadn’t played a competitive match before, competed extremely well and grew in confidence as the games progressed!  Well done to all involved and thank you for the support given by families on the day!

Acle Cluster KS2 football tournament
at Lingwood Primary Academy School 18th May 2022

This was a rather memorable event, six schools from the Acle Cluster took part in our annual football tournament!  Each school brought a Year 3/4 team and a Year 5/6 team.  On a beautifully sunny day at Lingwood Primary, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the competition against children of their own ages from other schools.                                                       

The children from Fairhaven, many of which hadn’t played a competitive match before, competed extremely well and grew in confidence as the games progressed!  Well done to all involved and thank you for the support given by families on the day!

Quidditch Day – 28th April 2022

What a brilliant day everybody (including the adults) had!  We started our day by gathering in the school hall in our house teams, to find out what we were going to be doing.  The captain of each team had to wear the sorting hat in order to find out which Hogwart’s House they would be part of; the Red Robins were Gryffindor, the Blue Kingfishers were Ravenclaw, the Yellowhammers were Hufflepuff and the Green Woodpeckers were Slytherin!

During the day, each class then went out onto the field to play the game of Quidditch!  They learnt the different roles within the team including the beater, the chaser, the seeker and the keeper (as well as a separate person who was the golden snitch).  

They also found out about the equipment used including the hoops, a bludger and a Quaffle!  The game was fast moving, energetic and very exciting and we all walked away incredibly enthused and happy that we’d had the opportunity to feel like a wizard or witch from Hogwarts!

At the end of the day, we gathered together again in the school hall where certificates were presented and the winning trophy was given to Ravenclaw for their excellent performance during the day!

Church Schools Cross Country Event

31st March 2022

It was very cold!

We took 21 children to the Inaugural  Church Schools Cross Country held at North Walsham High School and WOW, what an afternoon we had!   The children from Oak Class and Beech Class took part in their own category of races, the older children running 1800m and the younger children running 1500m.  They competed against children from 8 other church schools and they not only performed amazingly well but also showed superb care and support of each other,
which was absolutely wonderful to see!

Capoeira

30th March 2022

Today the children in Sycamore, Chestnut and Beech Class learnt all about Capoeira, a dance created by African slaves who lived in Brazil under Portugese rule.  They would use kicks, cartwheels, ducks and dodging accompanied by musical instruments and singing!  This dance was a way to practise fighting in order to prepare for an escape from slavery.

Joe and Ashley from Capoeira Communities in Norwich visited for the morning and the knowledge they shared really engaged the children, capturing their interest as they had the opportunity to learn so many different moves, actions and words!

Acle Cluster TAG Rugby Tournament

11th February 2022

These two teams from Fairhaven CE VA Primary attended the Cluster rugby tournament at Redmayne fields to compete against schools from our local area!

They not only played extremely well and showed incredible respect and sportsperson-like behaviours but also both teams won silver medals, scoring a vast number of tries in the process!

The Results

Year 3/4Year 5/6
Fairhaven 6 – 0 Reedham
Cantley 0 – 4 Fairhaven
Freethorpe 6 – 5 Fairhaven
Freethorpe 6 – 5 Fairhaven
Fairhaven 10 – 0 Reedham

Thank you to all the family members for taking the time to come along and support, the children and adults from school really appreciated the extra encouragement!

Acle Cluster Cross Country 2021

On Friday 15th October 2021, almost 60 children from Fairhaven took part in the Acle Cluster Cross Country alongside Freethorpe, Acle, Reedham and Fleggburgh.  It was a bright and sunny afternoon which pleased everyone involved!  Over the course of the afternoon there were 6 races (2 from each of the following age groups; KS1, LKS2 and UKS2) and within all of them, the children showed excellent enthusiasm and determination to do their very best!

As for team Fairhaven, they were excellent!  Not only did they successfully win two trophies (KS1 boys and LKS2 girls), they also supported every runner and successfully received a number of medals!

  They should be extremely proud of both their achievements and attitude!