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Spring Term 2017

Well done to all of the Year 5 & 6 children who attended the Hi 5 netball competition at Parkside on Wednesday. Some tough games were played, but all children displayed fantastic spirit and sportsmanship. Well done.

Children in Years 4, 5 & 6 went to The Winding Wheel to take part in the Chesterfield Sports Partnership’s annual dance festival. This year the theme was ‘Dance Through the Ages’. Preparation began in January with the girls dancing a 1920’s Charleston and the boys a 1970’s, John Travolta inspired disco routine to Saturday Night Fever. As well as the dance, all children were involved in the making of their fabulous outfits along with Miss Sidery’s handy needlework skills.  The event was a huge success as always. Well done to all the children – you were absolute shining, dancing stars!

Well done to the Y5/Y6 Sports Hall Athletics team who represented Chesterfield in the County event today. Following a fantastic morning of throwing, running and jumping, which also included some close finishes and some P.B.s, the team finished a very respectable fourth place (only 2 points behind third place). Well done – Mrs Wright and Mrs Hemsley were over the moon with you all – you were a real credit to small and mighty Cutthorpe.

While we are on athletics, well done to Daniel, Oscar and Hannah who have been selected to represent Chesterfield and North Derbyshire in another event next week – fantastic news and another wonderful achievement!

Congratulations go to the Y6 children who prevented the teachers from continuing their winning streak in the now annual Staff v Y6 Boccia match, in aid of Comic Relief. Ex pupils Adam, Oliver and Joel returned to officiate the much anticipated event. The Y6 pupils took control from the start, showing great control and skill in their play. Now the staff wait to hear which dance they will be performing as their forfeit: Saturday Night Fever or Charleston?

Despite the cool temperature, a fantastic time was had when the Y5/Y6 girls took on Barlow in a friendly netball match at Outwood Academy. By the end of 8, 4-minute periods, we won 2-0. Even though we haven’t played since last May, our team did us proud – showing great team spirit and also a massive improvement in confidence and skill as the game progressed. Well done to all involved!!

Cutthorpe took two teams to the Small Schools Sports Hall Athletics competition at Queens Park Sport Centre at the end of February. The children took part in a range of throwing, jumping and relay events throughout the competition – all performing to the absolute best of their ability. PBs were also recorded by some in field events.   The Red Team finished an amazing third, only one point behind the team in second place and Purple Team topped the leader board with an astonishing 24 point lead! They will now go on to represent Chesterfield at the County Finals next month. A huge well done to everyone!

A fantastic couple of hours were spent at Queens Park Sport Centre for the Y3/Y4 Sports Hall Athletics competition on Wednesday. The 14 children that represented the school were exposed to a range of obstacle, hurdle and relay races on the ‘track’ but also jumping and throwing events on the ‘field’. As can be seen from the photos, a great time was had by all – children AND staff!!

On Thursday our new Bronze Ambassadors attended the annual conference held at the EIS in Sheffield. Our new team learnt about their roles as Head Mini Leader; Spirit of the Games Leader; Media and Photographer through a series of workshops. As well as developing the skills needed for their roles, the children took part in games such as boccia, indoor curling and also had the fantastic opportunity to run round the indoor track. Mrs Wright is very excited to work with these leaders and can’t wait to see them in action.

Despite the damp, dreary conditions, spirits were high as we took on Barlow in a friendly game of basketball on Monday evening. Everyone got truly stuck in even though we have had little opportunity to hone our skills. Well done to everyone who took part.