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PE and Physical Development

Our football team have got off to a brilliant competitive start to the season. The team played brilliantly yesterday! They beat St Josephs 2-0. They beat Easington CofE 2-0 and drew with Howletch 0-0.

Year 4 have been developing their hockey skills and also learning many important social skills.

PE is often really important to enable us to let off energy. After a tricky morning mastering long division, Y6 enjoyed a game of bench ball, which again showed the children's gumption, teamwork and communication skills.

Nursery have had lots of fun making blackberry play dough this week and practising our bike skills

We are so incredibly proud of our tag rugby team who came 2nd in the East Durham Schools Tag Rugby Competition. We received many compliments about how well our team played and the manner in which they played.

Well done to Miss Wilson for organising our sponsored run in aid of Children's Cancer. We decided to run a mile.

We are incredibly proud of Harley. He has won a national kick boxing competition this week and showed off his amazing trophy.

This week the boys and girls have enjoyed exploring our new equipment outside. They worked as a team to carry the large planks and made some fantastic obstacle courses and bridges. They demonstrated great skill as they balanced to walk along it and role played with the construction tools.

Our Reception children have been developing their physical skills. They have been learning how to kick a ball so had a mini football tournament which ended in a penalty shootout and a trophy for the winning team which was England ⚽️

Some of our Year 6 children went to Wellfield School today and played their first game of bocia against Ribbon Academy. Unfortunately we lost 7-1. We then played against Easington and won 10-1. Following this fantastic result, we competed against Wheatley Hill Primary and we won the match 4-2. Our final game was against Ropery Walk Primary and we again did really well, winning 7-2. The final scores were added together to decide who would go through to the next round. There were a further 3 matches against the 4 schools, who had made it through to the quarter-finals, each school playing each other. We were delighted to get through to the semi-finals, playing against Seascape. However we lost 6-1 to them. We were so close to getting to the finals and the boys Luke, Daniel and Dylan deservedly should be so proud of themselves, as they have only had 3 lessons before today to introduce them to the sport of bocia. Keep it up boys, you did an amazing job.

Year 4 had an assessment based on their rolling, balancing and moving performances. They had to remember their routine, pointed toes and holding balances for 5 seconds. Everyone did really well showing the progress they have made in terms of developing their movement skills.

This week Nursery have been getting ready for Christmas. The children have been developing their fine motor skills by making their own wrapping paper and wrapping presents to put under the tree in Santa’s Grotto. The children enjoyed making their own stockings and hanging them up. They have really enjoyed helping Santa and his elves.

Our Santa Fun Run is now a well established tradition of our school year.

Year 4 enjoyed learning some rolls, balances and shapes during their gymnastics lesson this afternoon. They are working with specialist teachers from the Peterlee Sports Partnership..

Class 3/4MF have been developing their gymnastic skills in PE. We played 'mirror, mirror' to practise balancing on one leg in different positions. In pairs, we created sequences of movements and balance, before performing them to the class. Great balancing!

Mrs Tucker and our Reception children have been working hard turning over the mud in the mud kitchen ready to serve up some muddy treats and developing their core muscles and co-ordination.

Nursery have been practicing their fine motor skills by seeing how many conkers they can pick up and put into their cup! We became very good at using our tweezers with control to collect the conkers. Mrs Venner was naughty and made it even tricker by adding masking tape in a web so it was harder to get them!

The children have enjoyed workshops with 'Destination Judo' over the past couple of days. They learnt many new skills like how to throw an opponent safely! Leaflets have been sent home detailing how they can become further involved

July 2019: We have spent the morning celebrating the children's wonderful achievements in assembly. Mrs Evans awarded her Swimming Champion and Most Improved awards for each year group. Well done to the winners!

Thank you to everyone who came to the fayre today, we had a lovely time seeing you all! A huge well done to the children who competed in the finals of our football tournament, it was lovely watching you play. Congratulations to the winning teams, we hope you enjoy showing off your fantastic medals!

Many of our Year 5 children enjoyed the beautiful weather today while they participated in a cricket festival at Seaham Park Cricket Ground. The children behaved impeccably and played some fantastic cricket, with our C Team winning their league!