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Summer Term 2018

On Monday of the last week of term, eight of the Year 6s went to Outwood to take part in the 7 a side netball competition. Despite limited practice, the children were amazing as a team, winning two games, drawing another and only losing one. Well done to everyone involved; it was a pleasure taking you.

On Friday 29th June, all of KS2 made the journey to Mount St Marys to take part in the Y3/Y4 and Y5/Y6 Quad Kids event run by the Sports Partnership. As you can see it was a glorious day and the facilities were amazing. All children competed in throwing the howler, standing long jump, a 50m or 75m sprint and a 400m or 600m run.

Every child gave 100% and we were rewarded with some fantastic successes: Cameron came second in the Y3/Y4 competition; the Y3/Y4 team called The Cutthorpe Marathoners came third; Jack was awarded Spirit of the Games and four Year 5/6 pupils (Jasmine, Eleanor, Oliver and Hannah) were in the top twenty across Chesterfield and have been selected to attend a further event at Tupton this Thursday.

Well done everyone on an amazing day.


On Monday 25th June, before the heat got too much, the Year 3 & 4 children had their first taster of Quad Kids before this Friday’s event at Mount St Marys. The children had to sprint 60 metres, throw a howler as far as they could, perform standing long lump and then finish with a 400m run. The children were brilliant and are more than ready for Friday’s event.

On Thursday 21st June, the Y5/Y6 After School Club were treated to a Cardio Tennis session with Andy from Chesterfield Tennis Club. The focus was on keeping moving and having fun to music…this was achieved!

Mid June and the non-swimming PE group comprising of a mix of Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a Level 1 Rounders competition. The children were split into four mixed teams and played a round robin tournament. The Year 5 and 6 leaders were involved in the coaching and supporting of their teams and also had timing and scoring responsibilities. Everyone taking part gave their all and lots of evidence of the sporting values of determination, team work, passion, honesty, self-belief and respect was seen. Well done to Purple team who were overall victors, but also well done to everyone for a fantastic morning of sport.

On 14th June, Diamond Class ran their Level 1 Quad Kids event. This was in preparation for the Sports Partnership event to be attended at the end of June. The children were involved in sprinting 75m, running 600m, standing long jump and throwing the howler. Well done to everyone on their fantastic efforts – everyone really gave their all.

On 12th June, 18 pupils from Y5/Y6 made the short trip down to Cutthorpe Cricket Ground for the Kwik Cricket tournament. This followed on from coaching sessions with Josh and lunchtime games run by Mrs Wright.

The Cutthorpe Cobras had an amazing tournament, only losing one game by 6 runs and finishing an impressive second and the Cutthorpe Panthers finished just behind in third place. On top of that, we were thrilled that three of the children were awarded with Spirit of the Games awards for displays of great sportsmanship.

Well done on an amazing display of cricket and sporting values.

For the last couple of weeks, the Mini Leaders and Bronze Ambassadors have been having a big push on Level 0 playground challenges.

These have given the children the opportunity to challenge and better themselves in the following:

  • The number of jumps over a speed bounce in 20 seconds.

  • The number of skips / ankle skips in 20 seconds.

  • How quickly the traverse wall be completed.

  • How quickly the infant trim trail can be completed.

It has been great to see the whole school having a go and also demonstrating lots of the school games values of self-belief, determination, passion, honesty, teamwork and respect along the way.

Well done!!

Just before the half term break, Y5 and Y6 pupils headed to the field at Barlow Village Hall to take part in a friendly cyclo cross event run by Wheely Fun Wheels. The children took part in relays, team pursuits and mass races around the field. It was a glorious evening and the children performed brilliantly in the heat. Well done.

On 19th April ,a group of our Year 3 children represented the school at the Fun To Run event at Holmebrook Valley Park. The children showed amazing team spirit and determination despite the fact it was a very hot day. We were very proud of everyone especially one of our girls who came first in the girls race!  Well done!

On Wednesday 18th April, our team of eleven Y5/Y6 pupils made the journey to Derby University to represent Chesterfield in the Small Schools County Final for Sports Hall Athletics. Despite losing a key member of the team through illness, the team rallied together and gave their absolute everything in their running, throwing and jumping events. It was such a joy to take them out for the day and they were a real credit to Cutthorpe. We had a feeling that we had performed well, with several first and second places on the track; it is harder to judge what happens on the field events. We finished second place in the county – a marvellous achievement. Well done to everyone who took part. You were absolutely amazing.