Cross Country Finals
On Monday 23rd April, Holly Dent and Dylan Cook took part in the level 3 County Durham cross country finals. The event took place at East Durham College. They had qualified as individuals after doing so well in the level 2 event. Dylan finished 19th out of around 90 runners and Holly finished 3rd, receiving a bronze medal for her acheivement.
Well done to both runners, they have done amazingly and should be extremely proud.
All Stars Cricket
The children from reception and key stage 1 had an exciting taster session with Darren this week. The children experienced some of the fun games and activities from All Stars Cricket. This a brand-new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. The children had lots of fun whilst keeping active!
Children from across key stage 2 took part in a cross country event at Bishop Auckland College on 12th March 2018. The Year 3 & 4 team ran a distance of 800m and the Year 5 & 6 ran a distance of 1000m. They all did a fantastic job during the event. Well done to Holly who finished 2nd out of 100 children and Dylan who finished 3rd out of 100 children. Both Holly and Dylan have qualified for the cross country finals at East Durham College.
Level 2 Rugby Final
Well done to everyone who represented the school at the rugby finals held at Bishop Barrington School. The children won 3 out of 5 games and came 3rd overall. They just missed out to qualifying so what an amazing effort. The team showcased excellent teamwork throughout the day!
Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award
Congratulations to everyone in school for the excellent contribution they have made to sport in the academic year 2016-2017. We have been recognised by Sainsbury’s School Games and received our second gold award, due to our commitment in PE, after school clubs and sport leaders to name a few. The children also received an inspirational speech from James Oldfield after he recently represented Great Britain in Canada.
Class 2 took part in a gymnastics festival at Spennymoor Leisure Centre on Tuesday 28th November 2017. The children completed an amazing routine with the support of Mrs Callan. The children enjoyed a routine completed by South Durham Gymnastics and even had their picture taken with the girls.
Bishop Auckland Rugby Club
On Wednesday 18th October 2017, a mixed team of boys and girls competed with 20 other teams in a rugby competition held at Bishop Auckland Rugby Club. Congratulations to the team who played and won all 3 games, this now means that all first place teams go through to the final. Mrs Callan and Mr Plews were impressed with the excellent teamwork throughout the day.
Bradley commented on the day ‘It was good and the team faced many challenges. We felt very nervous and excited before the deciding game, but we were able to pull through to get through to the finals! I enjoyed the responsibility of being captain and organising the team when they were attacking and defending!’
Sports Day 2017
We held our annual sports day on Tuesday 18th July 2017. The children from all year groups did an amazing job, they competed in a range of events from Javelin to the Egg and Spoon race. Well done to Mr Plews who was our acting goalkeeper in the penalty shoot out! Thank you to everyone who came along on the day, it was wonderful to see so many adults supporting the children. Well done to all of the preschool children for taking part in the toddler race! We had glorious weather which added to the success of the day.
Year 3 Tennis Final
Well done to the children in Year 3 who won the level 3 games tennis final on Friday 7th July 2017. The team have grown in confidence over the weeks and have done themselves and the school proud! A huge congratulations and good luck at the Challenge Cup Grand Final in Sunderland on the 14th July 2017.
National Curriculum Swimming
Well done to the children across Key Stage Two for taking part in swimming boaster. They have achieved their National Curriculum level for Water Skills. All of the children have impressed Miss Warnes with their positive and resilient attitude throughout the term.
Amazing effort from the Year 4 children who played in the cricket final held at the Spectrum, Willington on Wednesday 5th July 2017.
Inter Sport Festival
Children from Copeland Road and Oakley Cross took part in an inter sport festival on Tuesday 4th July 2017. The event was organised for the children in both reception classes and ran by our sports leaders from Class 6. The children in reception had a great afternoon completing the activities and the Class 6 leaders were excellent at guiding the younger children through the different events.
Year 3 Tennis Competition
Children from Year 3 attended the second round of the tennis competition on Friday 9th June 2017 at Bishop Barrington School. Well done to all of the children from Year 3 who represented the school brilliantly throughout the day and are now through to the final in July. The team have shown that hard work and excellent coaching from both Mrs Callan and Mr Plews really does pay off.
Quad Kids Athletics
Friday 26th May 2017 saw children from across key stage two competing in a variety events throughout the day at the Athletics Track in Shildon. The children have been working hard back in school ready for the competition and Mrs Callan and Mr Plews commented on how hard everyone had tried throughout the day. The children all represented the school brilliantly.
Level 3 Gymnastics Competition
A huge congratulations to the Year 5 children who competed at the level 3 gymnastics competition at Spennymoor Leisure Centre on the 24th March 2017. They came first in the event and each received a gold medal! The medals were presented by the retired Commonwealth Games gold medalist Craig Heap. This was an excellent achievement for the team and Mrs Callan so well done!
Key Stage Two Gymnastics Competition
Well done to the children from Year’s 4 and 5 who represented the school at the Wear Valley Gymnastics Competition. The event was held at Bishop Barrington School on Thursday 9th March 2017, where the children had to perform a specific routine along side other schools from the area. Great news for the Year 5 children, they will go through to the Level 3 competition later this month.
Wear Valley Cross Country
Well done to the children from Year’s 3, 4, 5 and 6 who represented the school at the Wear Valley Cross Country event on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at Bishop Auckland College. It is a huge achievement for every child, as they were running with over 30 schools from the county. Mrs Callan and Mr Plews were impressed by everyone’s positive attitude.
The whole school took part in Hoop Starz, they really enjoyed it and had lots of fun!
The children took part in a Tri-Golf Festival at Bishop Auckland Golf Club. They were taught new skills and had a great morning trying something new.
The children in Class 3 recently used a maths lesson to get active. The children worked in teams, using their times table knowledge to complete a variety of tasks.
Key Stage Two – Orienteering (OAA) Event.
The whole of Key Stage 2 took part in an OAA event in the grounds of the school. The children were in teams and asked to use their OAA skills to find the questions and then use their times-table knowledge to answer questions in the quickest time.