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Summer Term 2017

Fortunately the weather was kind to us and School Games Day 2017 went ahead first time! The morning was jammed packed for Green, Blue and Purple Classes as they took part in 10 Base Rounders, Boccia and Tri Golf. The afternoon consisted of the whole school taking part in team games and races. For the third year in a row, the Respectful Rainbow Fish won the day but everyone was a winner and left school covered in Spirit of the Games stickers, smiles on their faces and ice creams in their hands! Thanks to everyone who helped make this a success.

Bikeability – Group 2.

Last but not least, Friday’s group took to the roads. Despite the shorter time frame, they managed to cram all of the requirements into the day and were even described by Dave as being ‘the best group ever’. Well done to everyone who passed this year.

Over one and a half days, the first group from Purple Class took part in their Bikeability Level 2. After learning how to check their bikes, the children took part in playground activities to test many skills before going onto the road: riding slowly, signalling, turning safely and looking behind. The children then went out into the village. Here they learnt how to do U-turns, a variety of turns in and out of the side roads and also how to be safe and confident on the road. It is always a fantastic experience and this time was no exception. Thanks again to Dave, DW, Jacob and Simon. Roll on group 2!!

On Saturday, the Women’s Tour of Britain cycle race came to Chesterfield – both hosting the start and finish of the race. As part of the event, Alistair and his team at Wheely Fun Wheels, ran a day of cycling activities which three of our UKS2 girls were part of.

This started with a cycle from Holmebrook Valley Park into town, where the children cycled through the start of the race. They then watched the start of the race before following the cyclists out. The team then ran a range of races and events in Queens Park: riding a smoothie making bike; slow races and whizzing round the old velodrome circuit.

At lunch time, the group headed back into town, riding through town, over the cobbles and through the finish line to an increasing crowd of spectators prior to watching the finale of the race. It was a truly spectacular and eventful day.

Thank you to Alistair and his team for putting together a truly memorable day.

For the last term, pupils in Years 5 & 6 have had the opportunity to attend cricket session lead by foreign cricketers Josh (from South Africa) and Azzar (from Pakistan). The children have worked on their throwing, catching, bowling and batting skills and had a great time in the process. Thanks to Cutthorpe Cricket Club for their support.

We took two teams to Cutthorpe Cricket Club to take part in the Sports Partnership first round of tournaments –  a girls and boys team. Despite the raging heat, spirits were high and both teams improved as the day went on. The boys came a respectable third and the girls finished in the top two – giving them a pass to the next round. ll done everyone under really tough conditions.

In preparation for Chesterfield hosting the penultimate stage of the OVO Energy Woman’s Cycling Tour on Saturday 10th June, we were invited to decorate a pink bike to go on display in the town centre. With the help of our Year 6 pupils, we created a flag, wheel plates and turned the bike from pink to multi-coloured. Our bike will be in a shop window or at another local venue along the route so keep a look out for it! Good luck to the riders from Cutthorpe Primary School J

Enjoying the Year 3 & 4 Hockey Festival.

On Wednesday 3rd May the children from Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 went to Queens Park Sports Centre to take part in Infant Agility with other schools in the local area. The children worked in teams to practise a range of skills including long jumping, aiming rockets and balls, speed jumping from side to side, throwing beanbags, skipping through hoops and balancing. A fun time was had by all.

A small team of Y5 & Y6 children took their bikes to Barlow for a Cyclo-Cross taster. Despite the long grass (which made the cycling a lot harder) the children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in velodrome style races and longer endurance events. A massive thanks to Alistair and his Bikeability team for supporting this event.

Our Y3 children took part in the Fun2Run final at Holmebrook Valley Park. We did some fun warm up games, then ran for 1km against about 100 children. Jasmine was the first girl over the line! Well done to all who took part.