We celebrate the many achievements of our children at Finchale and this page gives a picture of their sporting achievements in school . We also celebrate out of school achievements too so follow the link below to see more...
A group of children from Y3, enjoyed competing at a football tournament, 13.5.19.
3SIXTY Bicycle Stunt Team, 29/4/19
We were delighted to have been chosen by the School Sports Partnership to trial a cycling event with 3SIXTY Bicycle Stunt Team. The display, including a safety commentary, was very exciting. Key Stage 2 children went on to participate in skill based workshops in the afternoon.
Zumba Workshops 1/4/19
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National NO GI Championships 30.3.19
National Champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
His category- male, white belt, under 40kg, age 11
Go Ride 22.3.19
Y5 & Y6 Basketball, 8/3/19
Bikeability Year 5, 4/3/19
Bikeability for Year 5 will help keep our children safe whilst cycling. The pictures show them having a safety briefing, checking the fit of their helmets and checking their bikes including saddle height. They then moved onto work on their cycling skills, balance, looking behind, stopping, signalling and manoeuvring.
Triathlon Success at Freemans Quay, 15/2/19
Y5 Girls Silver Medal, Maya
Y6 Girls Gold Medal, Isabelle
Y6 Girls Bronze Medal, Evie
Y6 Boys Silver Medal, Matt
Congratulations to our Y5/6 pupils who competed in the School Sports Partnership KS2 Triathlon. We entered two teams at Freemans Quay who both gave their all at the event which involved swimming, running and cycling. Their combined performance was superb and I am delighted to let you know that Group A won a silver medal. We also received four individual medals, Maya won the Y5 Girls Silver, Matt won Y6 Boys Bronze, Evie won Y6 Girls Bronze and Isabelle won Y6 Girls Gold. Well done children!
Y4 & Y5 Health and Fitness Programme, 6/2/19
Pupils from Years 4 & 5 are taking part in a 12-week coaching programme focused on Health and Fitness led by Leanne and Sammy. Over the 12 weeks they take part in a number of different activities emphasising the importance of regular exercise, what happens to their bodies during exercise and the impact on their health. This is aimed at encouraging pupils to increase their own personal level of activity. At the start the children assessed their own fitness levels by completing a range of different exercises such as: plank, sit ups, star jumps, squats and skipping within a set amount of time. At the end of the programme they will then repeat these exercises to see what improvements have been made to their own stamina and fitness.
Morning Fitness Club, 6/2/19
The KS2 children are enjoying Fitness Club which takes place on Wednesday morning - here you can see them playing bench ball which is good exercise and great fun!
Olympic Modern Pentathlon Training, 25/1/19
Year 6 were given the opportunity to experience part of an Olympic Modern Pentathlon when they were challenged to use a laser pistol to hit a perfect 5 in 50 seconds – a requirement of the event. Through Pentathlon GB North they received training from Lead Shooting Trainer and athlete Andrew who, after a full safety briefing, taught them how to accurately stand, aim and shoot at an electronic target. After taking time to practise and improve their skills they then had the chance to see how many hits they could achieve, if any, in the 50 seconds. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and showed an improvement in their aiming skills.
Swimming Gala, Freemans Quay, 16/1/19
We joined 14 other schools at a Swimming Gala at Freeman’s Quay in Durham organised by the School Sports Partnership. We entered two teams a Y3/4 team and a Y5/6 team. It was an action packed afternoon with approximately 17 events and 3 heats in every event. There were individual races and relay team races split by age group with boy, girl and mixed groups. All the children swam their very best and the group were brilliant ambassadors for our school. We finished in 6th place overall and a little bit of unofficial timing leads us to believe our Y5/6 Girls relay team were the fastest in their race. This is a major achievement given that some of the children had also just finished two fitness sessions in school. Well done children!
Y4 Attended the Durham University Girls Football Festival, 7/12/18
Y4 Bikeability 19.11.18
Year 4 pupils have participated in Level 1 Bikeability which is designed to enhance their riding skills and improve their road safety awareness, also known as road craft. As you can see from the pictures their emergency stops and looking behind whist riding improved dramatically - well done Year 4!
Football Team Y5/6 Girls 19.11.18
School Sports Organising Crew Training, 19/11/18
Introducing our new SSOC ( School Sports Organising Crew) who went to Langley Park to recieve their training. They looked at leadership qualities, identified their own personal strengths and were given a specific role and responsibility within the crew based on their personal strengths.
Good luck to the new crew, they are all from Year 5 - Edward, Oliver, Holly and Jenny!
Couch to 5K Participants 2/11/18
Y5/6 Tag Rugby, 19/10/18
Y4 Quicksticks Hockey Festival 18/10/18
Y5/6 Boys Football, October 2018
Well done to the Y5/6 Football Team who finished 6th in the Durham Johnston Football League. They will now move on to a middle league.
The girls took part in the Northern Regional Biathlon Championships (U10, 11 and 12) on Sunday 7th October at Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham.
Bobbi Y4 came 2nd in the U10 girls.
Isabelle Y6 came 1st in the U11 girls.
Evie Y6 came 5th in the U12 girls.
This is a fantastic news - Great going girls!
Cross Country 3/10/18
Well done to the Finchale Cross Country Team!
Y3/4 Girls Team won their race
Y3/4 Boys Team came second in their race
Evie Y6 won the Y5/6 race
Our Cross Country winners have qualified for the County Finals. The provisional date for this is Friday 15/3/19.
Year 5 Dance Coach, 1/10/18
Dance Coach Gemma came into school to put us through our paces, we enjoyed learning the skills to perform Bollywood, Line Dancing, Street Dance and Salsa!
Year 3 Tri-Golf at Belmont, 28/9/18
Year 2 Multisports at Framwellgate School Durham, 26/9/18