In preparation for the Olympics, children in Red Class had the opportunity to be athletes at a Sports Partnership event held at St Marys High School. The children worked in teams of 8 to show off their skills. Events included: the agility ladder, boccia, aiming and ball control games. Everyone had a great time as the photographs show. Out of all the schools that attended we were delighted to be given the ‘Spirit of the Games’ Award for our team spirit.
Fortunately the weather was kind to us and allowed School Games Day to take place as planned. As with last year, we had the following teams competing: Respectful Rainbowfish, Teamworking Turtles, Determined Dolphins and Honest Octopi. The morning consisted of Boccia, Tri-Golf and 10 base rounders, followed by an afternoon of team games and more traditional (and very competitive) races. After a lot of calculation, for the second year running, the Respectful Rainbowfish were victorious. A massive thank you to the brilliant Y6 leaders for running events and leading their teams and also to all the staff for helping the day be a great success.
On Friday 17th June the plan had been for Blue and Purple Class to meet Barlow for an afternoon of rounders and cricket. Unfortunately, this didn’t go ahead due to waterlogged pitches. However we still ventured into the village to observe the Aviva Ladies Cycle Race. It was an exciting spectacle, not only the cyclists, which were zooming through at incredible speeds, but also police sirens and low flying helicopters! Keep a look out to see if we end up on telly!!
On Wednesday 8th June, we took three teams (two boys and one girls) to Cutthorpe Cricket Club to take part in the Chesterfield Kwik Cricket tournament. The weather was perfect – just warm and a fantastic day was had by all. The purple boys’ team played fantastically, despite some of the Y4s only just having their first cricket experience and won one of their games – they finished joint 4th in their pool. The girls won one game also and came second in their competition and the red boys’ team won all of their games and topped their pool. Congratulations and good luck to the girls and also the red team as they will now represent the school at the Chesterfield finals later in the month.
The 10 T5/Y6 pupils who made up the Purple Sportshall Athletics team made the journey to Derby University for the County Final. Competing against 7 other teams from the county, all children completely threw themselves into their events and came a fantastic third place. Well done to all of the pupils and thank you to all of the supporters who also made the journey.
The Y4, 5 & 6 girls definitely continued the party with their upbeat and energetic dance to Spice up your Life by the Spice Girls. The entire time they looked like they were having an amazing time and you couldn’t help but tap your feet and shimmy along. You did fantastic job girls and we are all really proud of you.
The Y4, 5 & 6 boys were first to brace the stage at the annual Chesterfield SSP Dance Festival at the Winding Wheel. They were absolutely amazing, bringing tears to Mrs Wright’s eyes. Throughout the whole process of putting the dance and costumes together they have been really focussed and dedicated. During the performance, they gave it their all. Well done boys, you did yourself and Cutthorpe proud.
On Monday 29th February, 20 children from Y5 & Y6 attended the Small Schools Sports Hall Athletics event at Queens Park Leisure Centre. Both teams ran, jumped, threw and also cheered to the very best of their ability throughout the event. The Reds came 3rd overall, with the Purples coming first. This means that they will now represent Chesterfield at the County Final on Tuesday 22nd of March at Derby University.
SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS
18 of our Y3/Y4 children had a fantastic evening at Springwell Community School competing in a range of track and field events. Team morale was high and we finished a very impressive third. Well done to all.
On Wednesday 27th January, our new Bronze Ambassadors had a fantastic, fun-filled day at The English Institute of Sport. They spent the day learning about their new roles, meeting and interviewing Team GB basketball player Ben Pipes and playing a range of sports. The Bronze Ambassadors are now planning an event for the Y2 & Y3 children in May.