Year 5/6 Handball Festival (18.09.23)
The children in Class 4 all represented the school at our first sporting festival of the year. We played Handball against 4 other schools from our cluster. We split our children into 3 teams. Our first team finished 2nd in their league, while our second team won their league with our third team finishing 4th in the same league. It was a fantastic opportunity for all of the children to practice our teamwork and communication skills in a competitive environment. It also provided a great opportunity to experience winning and losing and how we can deal with those emotions. Festivals are great in getting whole classes involved with practising skills against other children from different schools.
Year 5/6 Netball Level 2 Competition (22.09.23)
Seven of our Year 5/6 children represented the school in the first Level 2 competition of the year. These competitions provide the opportunity to qualify for the County Finals at the end of the year. They are only for the children who really want to compete, and are played at a very high, competitive standard. The children who represented the school did brilliantly in finishing 2nd (winning 4 out of their 5 games), losing out on 1st place by 3 points (one loss). All of our children represented the school fantastically, showing real sportsmanship in victory and defeat.
Tag Rugby Central Venue League (14-28th September 2023)
Our first league of the year was our Tag Rugby League. We competed against five other schools from the area over 3 Wednesday evenings. All of the children who were picked for the school played incredibly well, considering we didn’t have any practice. Unfortunately we did not win any matches but all of the children competed and played brilliantly across all of the matches. They supported each other and represented the school fantastically. They all really enjoyed the experience!
Kurling and Boccia Festival (02.10.23)
Our Year 1 and 2 children all went to Wolsingham Secondary School to take part in a Kurling and Boccia festival. The whole class took part in a little carousel of activities which all worked on Kurling and Boccia skills. Each station was a different activity where children had to work together to earn as many points as they could. At the end of the time, all of the scores were totalled up and compared to the other schools, who were there, to decide who the winners were. We did really well and came 3rd and 6th out of 12 teams. All of the children really enjoyed themselves and used the opportunity to develop some basic skills linked to Kurling and Boccia.
Cross Country Level 2 Event (10.11.23)
Some of our Key Stage 2 children took part in the second Level 2 event of the year at Staindrop Academy. There were four races overall (Year 3/4 Girls, Year 3/4 Boys, Year 5/6 Girls and Year 5/6 Boys). We took 6 children per team and the aim was to finish as high as you could in each race. Each runners positions would be added together to give an overall score for each team. The top three teams (schools) from each category qualified for the County Finals. Despite the muddy and wet conditions we had some great performances and all of the children tried their best and never gave up. They all finished their races but unfortunately did not qualify as one of the the top 3 teams. We had some good finishes (some as high as 23rd out of 150), and all of the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Year 5/6 Football Central Venue League (10th – 24th November)
Twelve of our Year 5/6 children are currently representing the school in the second CVL of the year at Parkside Academy. So far we have played one round of fixtures (10.11.23), where we lost our first league match 4-1 before the floodlights failed and we could not complete any more matches this week. We will have three fixtures next week (17.11.23) and another three during the final week (24.11.23) to finish off our league. The winners from this Friday night league compete in a finals night against the winners of the Wednesday and Thursday night leagues to decide who qualifies for the County Finals.