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Spring Term 2018

At the end of the Spring term, a team of eight Year 5s took to the netball courts at St Mary’s for the Hi 5 Netball Festival. With only three teams attending in total, the children had plenty of opportunity to work on their footwork, shooting and passing skills before hitting the court. Well done to everyone. There are lots of complicated rules and the children were starting to get their head around these and play some good netball. As we have entered this, we will now be able to turn our attention to the 7 sided event to be held in July.

On Wednesday 14th March, all of KS2 took to the stage at the Winding Wheel to perform in the Sports Partnership’s Dance Festival. This year, the theme was stage and screen. The girls were first up with their dazzling performance to ‘This is me’ from The Greatest Showman and the boys performed to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. As always, the children shone and were a real credit to the school. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this event.

In early March, we took 20 Year 5 & 6 children (two teams) to the Chesterfield Small Schools Sports Hall Athletics competition at Queens Park Sport Centre. Throughout the afternoon, the children ran, jumped and threw in a range of events. All of them gave 100% and were a real credit to the school. Congratulations to both teams as we came away with first and third place. The first place team will now represent Chesterfield at the county finals in April. Good luck to all!

Well done once again to the Y6 Basketball team who competed at the Chesterfield finals at Netherthorpe Secondary School on 13 February. The team of 7 played in three games against Brampton, Brimington and Hollingwood in a round robin before playing a second Brimington team in a play off. The children gave it everything and were a real credit to the school. They were rewarded with an invitation to the County Final for Small Schools which takes place in March. Well done!!

On Monday 5 February, the majority of Y6 children attended the first round of the Mini-Basketball event at Outwood Academy. On arrival, the children were split into two teams and they got underway. Despite little structured training, the children worked really hard as a team and soon found their natural role within the team: taking the ball down the court, intercepting and of course shooting. Out of eight teams in total, we came a phenomenal second and third place! Well done everyone. You were absolute superstars. A second round of competition now awaits the second place team…GOOD LUCK!

In January 2018, the Bronze Ambassadors decided to take on the role of organising and running Wake and Shake. They decided to move away from the aerobic nature and steered the session towards running a range of small physical activities. These included Tunnel Ball and Hoop Agility, obstacle races and ankle skipping. Well done to the Ambassadors for organising a really enjoyable session.