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Take a look at our Sporting Achievements from: 2015 - 2016

School Sport 2015-2016

Y4/5 Cricket Competition 6th July 2016

KS1 Mini Olympics 1st July 2016

KS 2 Mini Olympics 29th June 2016

Country Points Achieved Position
Germany 321 Joint 4th
England 321 Joint 4th
Hungary 344 2nd
Wales 299 7th
Ireland 325 3rd
France 310 6th
Ukraine 387 1st


Sports Day - Race Medal Winners

Tri-Golf Festival Year 3 17th June 2016

Change 4 Life Festival 15th June 2016

Durham Dash 15th June 2016

KS 2 Athletics: Y5/6 Durham Schools Outdoor Athletics Competition at Maiden Castle 7/6/16

HOOPSTARZ DAY 10th June 2016

Year 6 Cricket Tournament 9th June 2016

Finchale Fun Run 13th May 2016 - 'Race for Life' in aid of Cancer Research UK



Football Focus April 2016

Year 4 Boys played well all afternoon on 15th April at Meadowfield Leisure Centre. Our team: O; T; A; J; B; R; L; J and A qualified for the quarter- finals, narrowly missing out on getting to the semi-finals which was decided on sudden death penalties. Well done boys!

Year 3 Mixed also played well on 20th April at Meadowfield Leisure Centre. Our team L; I; A; T; O; C; N; M and A participated brilliantly in this non-competitive festival. It put our skills to the test, was good exercise, great fun and a fantastic opportunity to mix with other schools.

Judo in School April 2016

Glynn Fidgeon came in from Destination Judo to teach us some moves and turned our hall into a Dojo. He covered the floor with his safety mats and the excited children were given Gi's (Judo jackets) to wear during their session. The children took part in a general warm up before Glynn showed them some simple games and manoeuvres. Glynn is a coach with the British Judo Association and a very experienced Judo expert. The basic moves of Judo were introduced in an exciting way, incorporating games, partner work and activities involving quick reactions. The children loved it and I'm sure Judo will become a hobby for some of them!

Our children have learnt about appropriate clothing, co-ordination during moves and co-operation with their partners.  We want our children to experience a wide range of sports so they can develop a love of activities to keep them fit and healthy. 

Skipping Festival 16th March 2016 at Framwellgate School Durham

After some intense training, our Year 3s arrived at Framwellgate raring to go. We were up against some tough opposition but it didn’t matter because we came away with numerous bronze and silver certificates. A big thanks to Chris Corcoran and his fellow skippers for organising such a fun filled competition between local schools and well done to our Year 3s!

Summer Soccertots 14th April 2016 at Maiden Castle

School Sports Organising Crew at Soccertots

Our  School  Sports  Partnership Competition  Programme Manager Jennifer Lloyd-Edwards

 visited  Finchale  to  train  our  School Sports Organising Crew (SSOC): J, M, N, R, T, K and L.

They went along to the Soccertots Festival at Maiden Castle and helped with the organisation and running of the event, coaching the Key Stage 1 activities.  They did an amazing job and were all awarded a certificate for their participation. As an added bonus they also met Billy Paynter, who plays football for  Hartlepool United.


All the children had a really great time – the KS1 pupils got the opportunity to take part in a range of activities  where  they could  practise   sports  skills  and our SSOC enjoyed the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

Well done everyone!



Infant Agility - Year 2 on 15th March 2016 at Framwellgate School Durham

Year 2 children took part in the Infant Agility Festival at Framwellgate School Durham, along with children from other local schools. A carousel of athletic activities was set up for them to enjoy including hula- hooping, stepping, balancing, and throwing, all against the clock! The festival is a great introduction to athletics for Key Stage 1 and gives them the chance to develop agility, balance and coordination.

Dance Festival at The Gala Theatre 9th March 2016

TY McGUrk 5-a-side Trophy 29th February 2016

Durham Couty Schools FA

Fantastic news our team finished top of their group to qualify for the County Finals in March.

Match scores:

Bloemfontein (Derwentside PSFA) 1-1 draw

St Mary's RC (Sunderland PSFA) 0-0 draw

Winlaton West Lane (Blaydon PSFA) 1-0 won


Well done to the team E, C, O, L, T, L, F and Coach Lez!

Finchale Primary School are winners of the

Year 5/6 Ty McGurk 5-A-Side Competition.

The team played eight matches. Winning six of their games to qualify for the semi-finals, winning 3: 1 against Nevilles Cross. Winning the final against Framwellgate Moor with a score of 3:2.

Well done to the team:

E, L, F, C, O, T & L

Swimming Gala 13th January 2016

Eight of our pupils attended the Key Stage 2 Swimming Gala at Freeman's Quay. They worked well as a team and as individuals, giving one hundred percent to each of their swims. With their exemplary behaviour they were a credit to school as both swimmers and representatives of Finchale - WELL DONE to J, J, J, O, C, N, H and K.      

Sportshall Athletics Final 3rd December 2015

Y5/6 Tag Rugby Competition 30th November 2015

Sportshall Athletics 25th November 2015

We attended an indoor athletics competition at Framwellgate School Durham.  From the start of the competition we made our presence known with some excellent running in the obstacle races. From that point on we led the competition into the field events where all our practising before the event really started to pay off. We finished with some strong performances in the relay events to come through as the overall winners of the competition! 

This puts us through to the finals in early December. Well done to everyone who took part - this is yet another excellent sporting performance for Finchale.

Gymnastics Showcase Year 3 on 19th November 2015

Year 3 gave a fantastic performance at the Gymnastics Showcase Event at Deerness Leisure Centre. They performed a beautifully timed and carefully executed routine to the haunting music of “The Writing’s On The Wall” by Sam Smith.

The event ended well with us bringing home an award for having the Best Costumes – Well done Year 3!

Swimming November 2015

N, K and C from Year 6 are members of Durham Amateur Swimming Club.  They swam at Durham's Winter Gala and managed to bring home ten medals between them! We celebrated their fantastic performance during assembly, well done and keep up the good work/swimming!  

Come Dancing Festival 22nd October 2015

Learning, exercise and great fun, which describes the event perfectly when Year 1 attended the Come Dancing Festival at Meadowfield Leisure Centre. The children attended four workshops run by coaches who were experts in their particular field of dance.  The music was fantastic and the children were totally engaged in all of the activities.  Well done Year 1, you were a credit to our school!    

KS2 Cross Country for Durham Schools on 7th October 2015

This event is the County Cross Country Qualifier for teams and individuals.

We had a fabulous time, but it rained, so taking photos was almost impossible!

However we still have fabulous news to report...

Y3/4 Girls Race

E (Y3) was one of the top individual performers, who finished in 6th place and has qualified for the County finals. WELL DONE E!

Y5/6 Girls Race

J (Y5) was one of the top individual performers, who finished in 6th place and has qualified for the County finals. WELL DONE J!


Winter Soccertots Festival for Year 2 on 30th September 2015

Durham City Primary Schools Football District Team 2015-2016

September 2015

After performing brilliantly in difficult trials, I am delighted to report two of our boys have been selected for this Season's team.  WELL DONE to C and O from Year 6. 

Great North Run Participants September 2015

The Durham Bike Ride September 2015

Karate September 2015

L won a trophy at Karate Club for doing her best - Well Done!

Have a look at our activities from last year!

School Sport 2014-2015

We are very proud of the achievements of our pupils in this area of the curriculum.

SPORTS DAY 29th June 2015
What a fantastic day of fabulous sporting activities and great weather. 
The results were very close indeed:
1st   France              288 points
2nd  Netherlands      282 points
3rd  Spain                278 points
4th  Brazil                272 points
5th  Nigeria              263 points
6th  Italy                  262 points

Here are some of the Class, Parent and Toddler Sprint Winners

Durham County Primary Schools Athletics Final 

26th June 2015

Four of our pupils represented Durham City School Sports Partnership at Shildon Stadium 2000.
R – 80m Sprint & Relay
Z – 60m Sprint & Relay
H – Triple Jump & Relay
O – 800m
I am delighted to report Durham City SSP were overall 2nd in the Competition to Wear Valley & Teasdale SSP.  Durham Boys were 1st in their events.
H was 3rd in the Triple Jump.

Well done to H, R, Z and O, it was a huge accomplishment to win a place at the final after qualifying against all other Durham schools!

24/06/15 Mini Olympics Y3, Y4, Y5 went to Maiden Castle

19/06/15 Mini Olympics Y1 and Y2 went to Durham Sixth Form Centre

16/06/15 Multi-Skill Reception Class went to Framwellgate School Durham

11/06/15 Year 6 went to the Tri-Golf Event at Ramside Golf Driving Range

10/06/15 Pupils participated in the DURHAM DASH Event

04/06/15 Pupils went to a Cricket Tournament at Durham City Cricket Club

Cricket Tornament

03/06/15 Pupils from Y5 and Y6 went to an outdoor Athletics Competition at Maiden Castle where they competed to represent our Durham City School Sports Partnership in the County competition.

Athletics at Maiden Castle


12/05/15  Year 3 attended a Tennis Festival  at Riverside, Chester Le Street

23/04/15 Girls Football League DCBC Ushaw Moor

22/04/15 Y3 Football Cup Durham Johnston - 7 a side mixed team

14/04/15 Y4 Trophy - 7 a side mixed team

26/03/15 Y5/6 Football Cup at Meadowfield

26/03/15 Basketball Festival at Maiden Castle for Y1

Year 1 visited Maiden Castle to join other local Primary Schools at the Key Stage 1 Basketball Festival.  The aim of the event, to give our children a fun introduction to basketball through exciting activities and match play, was certainly achieved! 

We learnt how to bounce and control the ball, how to shoot, how to mark a partner and finally how to play a real game, moving up and down the court at speed and scoring too.  The children had a fabulous morning and came back asking to play basketball again.  We said a huge thank you at the end to all of the Sports Leaders who made the event a success.

18/03/15 Year 3 took part in a Skipping Festival at Framwellgate School, Durham

17/03/15 Football County Trophy took place at DCBC, Ushaw Moor 

11/03/15 Dance 4 Life Festival  at the Gala Theatre 

We attended the Durham and Chester-Le-Street School Sport Partnership “dance 4 life” Festival at the Gala Theatre.  With a theme of Superheroes, Year 4 opened the show with a fantastic James Bond routine which they performed to the music “Skyfall” by Adele.  The atmosphere was electric, the performance was stunning and the audience were totally enthralled.  We certainly followed the theme in Year 2 with a monumental performance to “I Can Be Your Hero” by Enrique Iglesias, their energy and enthusiasm shone through and they coped admirably with all of the backstage happenings too.

This was a great opportunity for our children to learn how to perform in a very professional way on a full size stage in a large theatre.  Well done to Year 4 and Year 2! 

06/03/15 Basketball Competition, Parkview School

12/03/15 Spring Football League

22/01/15 Bikeabilty Year 5

20/01/15 DCBC, Ushaw Moor 5 a side Football Competition

20/11/14 Gymnastics Festival Y1 and Y2, Deerness Leisure Centre

Year 1 and 2 performed a dance at Deerness Leisure Centre on Thursday 20th November. It included gymnastics skills and moves. They will also perform it in school on Friday 21st November at 9.15am.
19/11/14 Year 5 children will attend the Sportshall Athletics event at Framwellgate school. It will include field and track events.
Look out for the results!

19/11/14 ESFA Football Cup

 03/09/14 Mini Olympics – Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6
Maiden Castle