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Autumn Term 2016

Well done to the Y5/Y6 football team who represented Chesterfield at the Small Schools County Final on Tuesday 15th November in Belper. The team (despite little time playing together) won 2 of their 4 games – a fantastic achievement. Well done to all who took part.

On Friday 4th November, all of the Y4, Y5 & Y6 pupils made their way to Mount St Marys to take part in the cross country event. The weather was cool but very kind, which helped keep everyone upbeat. The Year 4s ran 1km, the Year 5s ran 1.2km and the Year 6s completed 1.5km on tough, hilly terrain. Everyone made it to the end of their race and managed to do so with a final surge and a smile on their face. We had a couple of Y6 runners who finished in the top 5 within their event, which was an amazing feat. In addition to this the Y6 pupils scooped the silver team prize. Well done to all of the runners – you did Cutthorpe proud!

Despite the cold, wet weather, a fantastic time was had by the Y3-Y6 girls who attended the Girls’ Football Festival at Outwood Academy, Newbold. The festival started with a Q&A session with the goalkeeper from Birmingham Ladies & England U20s  -  Sophie Baggaley. The girls then took part in lots of skill drills, mini games and Beat the Goalie.

On Tuesday 4th October, children from Y3/Y4 and Y5/Y6 played friendly football matches against Barlow Primary. The matches were played in great spirit with success for Cutthorpe on both pitches. It was great to have super support from the parents and also former pupils involved in the running of the matches.

On Tuesday 4th October, all classes took part in skipping workshops. The children learnt how to skip in a variety of ways, including individually and in teams. The Y6 even had a go at some Double Dutch – although more practice is definitely required there! It was great to see lots of children purchasing ropes on the day. I look forward to seeing you all in action at break times!

Fantastic 4s & Terrific 3s

Some of our Y3 & Y4 children took part in the football festival at Brookfield Community School in September.

During each match, all of the team showed fantastic team work and spirit by encouraging each other, taking turns as goalkeeper as well as praising good defensive and attacking play. With only one substitute, our players had to be tenacious and strong. After each game our players congratulated the opposition and shook hands. This hard work, politeness and teamwork earned them the Spirit of the Games award.

On Thursday 29th September, last year’s Sports Hall Athletics Team attended the Active Chesterfield Award ceremony at the Winding Wheel. They were nominated for the Primary School Team Achievement award and came away victorious. It was lovely to have the team together one more time to celebrate their fantastic achievement from last year – the super 3rd position in the County Finals.

The grim weather didn’t stop the mini leader training from going ahead. Sarah Evans from Chesterfield Sports Partnership delivered the training to 22 of the Year 5 and 6 children in the hall. Children worked on their communication and teamwork skills before moving onto delivering small scale games.  The mini leaders will start their lunchtime sessions next week. Good luck!