Sainsbury’s Games Platinum Award
The Platinum Award was launched 2017 as an extension of the School Games Mark to reward schools who have maintained consistently high standards with their school sport provision. As part of the extended application, which was submitted by Mrs Aspinall, the eligible candidates, who had achieved five successive gold awards, were asked to submit a detailed case study along with a supporting paragraph from their School Games Organiser (SGO).
We’re delighted to today announce our that we have been given the Platinum Award and would like to thank our Sports Leaders, School Organising Sports Crew, Children, Staff, Parents and Governors for their hard work and commitment to PE in our school.
We have amazing news to share! We have received an email confirming that we have been awarded the AfPE quality teaching mark for PE for 2018 – 2021. We are so proud of all of the amazing and hard work that goes on in PE in school and are delighted that our hard work has been recognised.
Massive thanks to all of the staff for their continued hard work and of course to the parents and pupils, without you we really couldn’t do it. Special thanks to the parents / carers that took the time to come into school to speak to, Mr Rhodes, our assessor. Huge well done to all of the children in school for continually working hard. Last but not least our SSOC’s crew, Leaders and Buddies. They literally run our school PE.
As part of our work with the School Sports Partnership all children were able to take part in a taster session. All of the children had fun.
In class 1 Farren was so excited to introduce us to his new coaches; Bobby and Pete in our session this morning! We were practising our core movements and the way we respect our partners in the art of Jujitsu and we all had so much fun!
The Climbing Wall
To end a fantastic week of sporting treats we had the climbing wall visit our school for a full day!
This year we have used part of our Sports Premium money to ensure that all children throughout school get a taster of a variety of new and unusual sports. This is in the hope that the children find a sport that they enjoy and want to take up as a hobby at home.
Today all children had the chance to climb up a 25ft high climbing wall!
Everyone was very brave and had a blast – even some of the adults had a go! 🙂
KS1 & EYFS Hamsterley Forest Visit
Today we had a fantastic visit to the wonderful wilderness of Hamsterley Forest! It was lovely to have all of KS1 & EYFS together enjoying one another’s company. Years 1 and 2 had a fabulous time working as part of a team; orienteering and map making, whilst class 1 were den building and trail following to find the Green man. We even found a secret Fairy Door on our travels and due to our amazing behaviour and attitude we had time to play on the wonderful wooden trim trails with our friends before heading back to school! 🙂
Well Done Alex
Well done to Alex, who has won a trophy for his football skills and his performance in his team at Waldridge Park
A massive Congratulations to all of the Athletics team from class 4 that took part in the Athletics festival at Riverside yesterday. You all worked really hard and made us proud of how you represented our school. You all tried your best and showed such good determination in the events you took part in.
We are especially proud of Alexander who managed to come 2nd in two of his races and has been chosen to represent Chester le Street at the County Finals later in the month. This is brilliant news Alexander! Congratulations and good luck! We know you will do us proud!
Outdoor Adventurous Activities
Today we visited Park View School to take part in a carousel of Outdoor Adventurous Activities led by the Year 9 children. We had lots of fun and were really good at persevering, working as a team and solve problems. We got a fantastic certificate for taking part and trying our best in all of the activities. 🙂
Year 2 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Year 2 went to Maiden Castle and took part in problem solving, team building activities. Thankyou to Erin, our sports leader for helping with the event.
Well done to Isabelle, Peyton and Lacie-Mae, who have received awards for cheerleading, tap and stage.
More secondary fun…
Class 4’s Year 5 members were given another chance to sample what learning life is going to be like at secondary school, when they visited Framwellgate Moor School.
They had the chance to show off their “spider skills” and their “head for heights” on the fantastic climb wall. This was then followed up with another Science lesson, where they were asked to design a space nappy for Tim Peake.
Go Team Nettlesworth!
8 members of Class 4 have this week competed in the first ever Durham Schools Triathlon. They ran, swam and cycled as much as they could – WELL DONE!
We were all very impressed by their effort and determination 🙂
Sport Relief 23.3.18
Big well done to our SSOCS crew and Sports Leaders who planned differentiated warm ups, cool downs and a game of dodge ball for each class in school. The children had lots of fun and together raised money for a fantastic cause!
Class 1 went to Framwellgate Moor School and took part in a range of agility skills.
Class 3 went to Maiden Castle and took part in a wide range of multi sports in a inter-school festival. A wide range of Sainsbury’s School Values were shown by our pupils including: Teamwork, Passion, Honesty and Determination.
Games Leadership Session
Today 9 children from class 4 came to class 3 to test out their leadership skills. They worked with Mr Beveridge to set up a range of games to develop lots of different skills. They planned a warm up, main game and cool down.
Class 3 children had lots of fun playing all the different activities that were set up. Class 4 children did an amazing job and were especially fantastic at telling the younger children what they had done well and how they could improve next time.
Well done to all!
Sports News: 15.3.18
Well done to Lewis and Praim for earning a Sainsbury’s Games stickers. You both did an amazing job of dancing in sequences, both with partners and teams. Well done 🙂
Sports News: 8.3.18
Well done to Lucie and Ryan in class 1 for earning a Sainsbury’s Games sticker for ‘Teamwork’.
You both did an amazing job of leading your lines in the clown travelling and balancing dance!
Fully Trained Sports Leaders and Buddies
Our new Sports Leaders and Buddies are now fully trained. They deliver high quality PE at lunchtime and breaktime.
Our New School Sport Organising Crew
We would like to introduce to you our new School Sport Organising Crew, who will be arranging sporting events in our school.
Sports News: 22.2.18
Well done to Marcus for earning a Sainsbury’s Games sticker for ‘Respect’.
You always have respect for your opponent/s and set a good example for the EYFS children in your class.
Well done to Amelia for earning a Sainsbury’s Games sticker for ‘Determination’ – You put 100% into your dance, ensuring you had 2 movements joined together for 8 beats!
Well done Connor for achieving so many football awards from your football club
Sports News: 6.2.18
Well done to Charley for earning a Sainsbury’s Games sticker for ‘Self Belief’. Just when she thought she couldn’t throw the beanbag with one hand and catch it with both hands, she tried again and managed to achieve! Well done to George for earning a Sainsbury’s Games sticker for ‘Teamwork’ – You were super at the team game and deserved to be on the winning side with such a fantastic attitude.
New members join our Sports Crew
We are delighted to announce that Ford, Shannen and Caitlin have joined our School Sports Organising Crew.
Nomination for Primary School of the Year Award
We are pleased to announce that we have received a letter from Durham County Council informing us that we have been nominated for the Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary School of the Year Award.
This is due to the contribution that we make to sport and physical activity within our community and we are overwhelmed that this has been acknowledged.
A panel will judge and select a winner from the nominations and this will be announced on 25th September.
We will keep you informed!
UPDATE! – We were successful in our nomination and are now the Chester-le-Street and Durham Partnership Primary School of the Year.
Sainsbury’s Gold Mark Award
Schools that apply for the Government led programme are assessed on their approach to developing competitive sports across the school and the community. Gold is the highest mark that a school can achieve.
Rock-it Climbing operate the only 5 climber 25 feet high mobile rock climbing wall in the North East of England. The wall came to our school today for the children to try out rock climbing in a stimulating, safe and controlled way. It was also a treat for the children for all their hard work this year. The children and staff had a great time trying out the wall.
UNCRC (Article 6) Governments should ensure that children survive and develop healthily
Sainsbury’s Games Day
Thank you to everyone who came to our Sainsburys School Games Day and well done yellow team (UNCRC Article 6)
Sainsbury’s School Sports Games
Sainsbury’s School Sports Games Announcement by SSOC’s roving Reporters Ana Lee, Mitchell Gray, Devin Creighton and Dylan Milburn. On Wednesday 9th July at 2pm we are holding our Sainsbury’s School Sports Games on the school field. The events we are hosting are themed on WWI as it is the Centenary. They will include:
- Run for your life – as the running race
- Land mine – as the blindfold race
- Bouncing bombs – as the space hopper race
- Carry the bomb – as the egg and spoon
We hope that you can make it and support our school in this sporting event.
Sainsbury’s Small Schools Games
Report by our SSOCs Roving Reporter Ana Lee & Grace Lee, Alex Pallister and Leah Debrick Class 1.
Sainsbury’s Small Schools Games 26 June 2014 Report by our SSOCs Roving Reporter Ana Lee
We travelled by bus to Maiden Castle for the Sainsbury’s small school games. When we arrived we all sat down together and awaited instructions.
We went to watch the football first. The football players from our school lost their first game but won the second – it was great to watch and there was a lovely team spirit. Ben Nicholson was the team captain and the players showed respect for the captain and the rest of the team which was lovely to see.
We then went to see the infants who were at the games and they were doing multi skills. They looked like they were having fun and they had lots of activities like hula hooping and tennis.
It was then time for lunch and we all sat together in the sunshine. Once lunch was over we were instructed to make our way to the field where we were about to take part in the athletics competition.
We completed and long distance run and we are pleased to announce that I came second and Samuel Sweeney came 3rd which we were really pleased about. The next event was the short distance run, four of us had to race each other and someone was noting our times. Once we had done our run we went to the part of the field where the javelin was taking place. Harry Render from Class 2 got the highest score out of everyone who took part in the competition – we were very proud of Harry!
The long jump was the next event, there was a mat on the floor where we were measured and the results were all noted down too. The next part was where we all got together (the infants joined us too) and waited for the results. We could not believe it we were so excited WE WON!!!!!!! We were really proud of each other and we all had a brilliant day as we always do at Maiden Castle – we can’t wait for the next event!
Roving Report by Grace Lee, Alex Pallister and Leah Debrick Class 1
We went to Maiden Castle on Thursday 26th March. We went with Mrs Hill, Mrs Lee, Mrs Aspinall and Mrs Ruth. We went on the bus and when we got off the bus we walked to the grass. Then we walked to the things that we were going to do. First we played tennis, Rhianna liked playing tennis. Then we played football, Alfie liked the football and Keira liked the football. We had lunch on the grass. After that we jumped the long jump, you had to jump to 10. Nettlesworth won a trophy and there was a walking trophy. Our favourite part was hula hooping. Eryna liked the hula hoops.
My VIP experience at Spennymoor Leisure Centre by Class 3’s Ana Lee
When we went to Spennymoor Leisure Centre we had the good fortune to speak Amy Tinkler’s mam who told us all about Amy and how she trained 25 hours a week and she has been doing this since she was 2 years old.
I was so lucky as I later found out not only did I have a signed photograph of Amy but I was given the opportunity to be a VIP guest to an evening of celebration and reflection following Great Britain’s historic medal winning performances at the recent European Championships. Amy Tinkler was going to be there as she is a triple European Medalist.
I felt really excited to see her as I love gymnastics and train every Saturday and have done since I was a baby. I really enjoy the vault work but my floor displays and bar work are by far my favourite.
I was looking forward to seeing how she trains and to see if there is any help and guidance she can give me.
I hope to go to University in the future and become a gymnast, the visit to the celebration evening was a look at what I could achieve if I work hard and keep challenging myself.
Link to Amy Tinkler’s Official Website
Cross Country Final by Mitchell Gray
Along with about 600 people our Ellie Bates from Year 6 was there running for us!! Not only was Ellie running for us, she was running for Durham Sports Partnership!! Ellie’s team mates were: Eboni Wilson and Naomi Erlevach, both from Shincliffe School. With a very successful run Ellie finished 42nd out of 150!!!! We are very proud of Ellie!
We are very proud to have achieved the accreditation of the Sainsbury’s Games Bronze Award and to be a proud member of the ‘Sainsbury’s School Games’ network (part of the ‘Youth Sport Trust’). Within our school we have adopted the ‘Ethos of the Games’ by using the values: Passion. Self Belief. Respect. Honesty. Teamwork. Determination.