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 Boysplayed well all afternoon on 15th April at Meadowfield Leisure Centre. Our team: Oliver; Thomas; Aidy; Jack; Ben; Robert; Leyton; John and Ashton 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 Mixedalso played well on 20th April at Meadowfield Leisure Centre. Our team Lily Buxton; Isabelle; Alex; Thomas; Oliver; Caelan; Nathan; Marcus and Ashton 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 duringmoves 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 fitand 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): Jessica, Maddie,
Nicole, Rachel, Taylor, Kobe and Lewis.
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
Throwing the Javelin
On Target - Throwing Bean Bags into Hoops
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.
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 Ewan, Callum, Owen, Lewis, Taylor, Lewis, Finn 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:
Ewan Mac Feggan
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 Jake, Jessica, Josh, Owen, Callum, Nicole, Holly and Katie.
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
Nicole, Katy and Callum 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
Evie Peart (Y3) was one of the top individual performers, who finished in 6th place and has qualified for the County finals. WELL DONE Evie!
Y5/6 Girls Race
Jessica Peart (Y5) was one of the top individual performers, who finished in 6th place and has qualified for the County finals. WELL DONE Jessica!
Winter Soccertots Festival for Year 2 on 30th September 2015
We learnt about ball skills!
Good ball control.
Taking turns trying to score goals!
We learnt to dribble!
Shooting goals was fun.
We used our skills to play mini-matches.
Durham City Primary Schools Football District Team 2015-2016
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 Callum and Owen Davison from Year 6.
Great North Run Participants September 2015
Finn, Josh, Fergus, Jessica, Millie and Oisin.
The Durham Bike Ride September 2015
Ross, Y2, cycled 3 miles to win his medal.
Willaim, Y2, cycled 3 miles to win his medal.
Karate September 2015
Lillyanne 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.
Rachel Dann – 80m Sprint & Relay
Zeyna Gaye – 60m Sprint & Relay
Harry Moss – Triple Jump & Relay
Owen Davison – 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.
Harry Moss was 3rd in the Triple Jump. Well done to Harry, Rachel, Zeyna and Owen, 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
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
15/05/15 FINCHALE FUN RUN
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.
"I loved balancing!" the children said.
We have to count to 8 as we go around the circle.
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