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Take a look at our Sporting Achievements from: 2016 - 2017

Circuit Training with an Olympian, July 2017

Reception Festival 12th July 2017

Well done to Reception Class for walking to St Godric's School and participating so well in the festival.

Finchale Fun Run, June 2017

Not only was the run fun, but we raised £73 for charity - Well done everyone!

Mini Olympics KS1 and KS2 June 2016

Well done to all pupils participating, KS1 on 22/6/17 and KS2 on 20/6/17.

Durham Dash 14th June 2017


2017 results

Y3 Mini Tennis at Framwellgate School, 11th May 2017

Year 3 had a fantastic time learning new skills at Framwellgate School. Eight children competed in a singles competition where they played against children from other schools. All of the children completed a number of challenges including throwing then hitting a ball into a target, racket skills included “keeping the ball up on the racket” and “forearm long shots”. Finally all the points were added together from the matches and activities and Year 3 were thrilled to find they had come in fourth. Many thanks to parents Mr Kemp and Mrs Johnson for going on the trip and well done Year 3!

Year 5 and Year 2 have been working together....

Year 5 pupils have been skilling up to become sports leaders and they were helped by our Year 2 pupils.

J and J from Year 5 explained "There were three sports leaders for each group, we had to set up an activity station, practising the activity so that we could show the Year 2 children what to do. We gave them clear instructions and had to be enthusiastic to make sure that they had fun. We had to be even more enthusiastic when it started to rain because we were outdoors! We all learnt different tennis skills and then the sports leaders ran a competition. We really enjoyed the afternoon." 

J from Year 2 said "I loved it when we were hitting balloons up in the air with a tennis racket, it was really good fun and we had lots of exercise which is good for us."

Year 2 Rugby Tots, Maiden Castle 26th April 2017

What a fantastic time our Year 2 children had at Maiden Castle perfecting their rugby skills. The weather was in their favour and a carousel of outdoor activities saw them practising throwing and catching and also playing “stuck in the mud”. The session culminated in Tag Rugby matches which were thoroughly enjoyed by all! Well done Year 2, you were also brilliant ambassadors for our school.

Year1 Outdoor Athletics Activities at Maiden Castle, 4th April 2017

Year 3 Football Festival at Meadowfield, 31st March 2017

Go Ride Competition 2017, Year 5 31st March 2017

Year 3 Skipping at Framwellgate School, 29th March 2017

Year 2 Basketball at Maiden Castle, 29th March 2017

Dance Coach Year 1 , 22nd March 2017

Dance Coach Year 4, 22nd March 2017

County Cross Country Finals, 17th March 2017

Three of our talented pupils qualified for the County Cross Country Finals which were held on 17th  March 2017 at Perterlee. They ran fantastic races and their finish positions were amazing given that there were approximately 100 pupils in each race.

E in Y4 ran in the Y3/4 Girls Race and finished 9th.

J in Y6 ran the Y5/6 Girls Race and finished 15th.

T also in Y6 ran the Y5/6 Boys Race and finished 7th.

Well done indeed!

Y3 Dance Festival Gala Theatre, 16th March 2017

Year 3 gave us a fabulous rendition of Irene Cara's "What a Feeling" from the 1983 movie Flashdance. The leg warmers were a treat to the eyes and brought back happy memories of the 80s, although some of the pupils initially were rather bemused by the socks with no feet! Well done Year 3!   

Y2 Dance Festival Gala Theatre, 16th March 2017

Year 2, the "Together Gang" were winners of the  Most Energetic Routine at the Dance Festival when they performed their High School Musical dance to "We're All In This Together". The American themed costumes were fantastic, pom poms, ra ra skirts and basketball strips Well done Year 2!

Football Pearl League, 15th March 2017

Fantastic news to share:

We are the Pearl League Champions 2017!

We were unbeaten, the team achieved seven wins and one draw, they were first out of 35 primary schools.

Well done to our team.

Year 6 - A, N, F, L, A and T.

Year 5 - O, T, B and R.

There are still games to play in the competition, because we had so many points the remaining teams are playing for their places including second. Good luck to the remaining teams. 


Y4 Mixed Football Cup Tournament, 10th March 2017

The Year 4 mixed football team played well all afternoon in the School Sport Partnership Football Cup Tournament and topped their group to qualify for the semi-finals, finally losing out to Blue Coat.

However there was still a place at county finals up for grabs. The team gave this play off match their all beating Sacriston to qualify for the County Final.

Well done to: A, C, N, T, M, S, A, O and R.    



Gymnastic Core Skills for Year 6 with School Sport Co-ordinator Mr Beveridge, 6th March 2017

Year 6 pupils are working on body shapes and control. They are working towards building a sequence.

Gymnastic Core Tasks for Year 2 with School Sport Co-ordinator Mr Beveridge, 6th March 2017

Year 2 pupils are putting together a sequence, combining balances, jumps and movements with a start and finish position. 

Y5/6 Basketball Maiden Castle 3rd March 2017



Back row left to right: J, L, C, M, J.

Front row left to right: A, T, F, J. 


What a fantastic performance the Year5/6 basketball team gave at Maiden Castle. They finished in second place to winners Pittington. You can clearly see by the look on their faces how much they enjoyed the event and welcomed the opportunity of practising their skills. 

Y1 Gymnastics Carousel Louisa Centre Stanley, 16th February 2017

Y4 Gymnastics Carousel Louisa Centre Stanley, 15th February 2017

Year 1 and Year 4 had a fantastic day each practising and extending their gymnastic skills. Balances, low beams, high beams, trampolines and vaults, to name but a few of the activities undertaken and thoroughly enjoyed. Well done to all pupils who participated, they did so well many of whom pushed themselves and extended their comfort zones!

Ty McGurk 5 a-side Football Trophy, 17th January 2017

Well Done Team!

A, N, A, F, T and L played 5 games and were unbeaten until the final. Unfortunately Pittington won the final, but Lez (Coach and Caretaker at Finchale) said he was proud of the boys and the performance they gave was excellent, mentioning their team work in particular. They were runners up, but were also a credit to Finchale.

Year 6 Gifted & Talented Day, Hild/Bede Durham University on 13th January

A huge well done to E, F, J and L who attended the Gifted & Talented day at Hild/Bede College which is part of Durham University. They took part in a number of activities including; balance test, speed bounce, hi-stepper, standing long jump and target throw. Their performances were timed/measured and they all received a certificate showing their results. Finn said it was good to use the University facilities which were great! Once again well done !

KS2 Swimming Gala 11th January 2017

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KS2 Swimming Gala at Freemans Quay

11th January 2017


Year 3 Children: J, E and E.

Year 4 Children: C, E, I and B.

Year 6 Children: J, S, T, E, J, M, L, C and L

Y3/4 Platinum Sportshall Athletics 6th January 2017 at Belmont School

Fantastic news, Y4 came first in the Platinum Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics at Belmont School on 6th January 2017.

Well done to all children taking part, including Y3 who were great ambassadors for Finchale.

Y6 Sportshall Athletics, Framwellgate School Durham, 7th November 2016

Year 6 TAG Rugby 20th October 2016

Bikeability 2016-2017

Pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 are working hard to learn the skills and gain the confidence required to ride their bikes safely on today’s roads.

Bike maintenance and safety are high up on the agenda, practising riding their bikes in the school yard before they venture out onto the roads.

Cycling is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy, environmentally is a good way to travel and this programme really is cycling proficiency for the 21st Century.

Well done children and keep up the good work/cycling!

School Sports Organising Crew 2016-2017

The whole crew...

Back row, left to right: E Y5, C Y5,

J Y5, A Y5, T Y6, L Y6.

Front row left to right: M Y6, J Y6.

Quicksticks Hockey Festival, Maiden Castle 18th October 2016

Year 3 had lots of exercise learning how to play quicksticks hockey at Maiden Castle. The session started with hockey tuition, practising hitting and moving the ball safely and accurately. Coaching about team skills followed and included appointing captains and substitutes. The session ended with 3 matches which the children thoroughly enjoyed playing! Huge thanks to parent helpers Mrs Dibb, Mrs Neal and Mrs Hamill for coming along too.     

Brandon Football Cup 17th October 2016

A, N, O, L, F, T, T, B, J and R played well all afternoon and qualified for the semi-finals. They came up against and lost to a very strong team from Tanfield Lea who actually went on to win the cup. Well done boys, a superb effort! 

Y2 Multi-Skills Festival with School Sports Leaders 7th October 2016 at New College

Multi-Skills & Fantastic Leadership Skills!

Year 2 spent a day at New College undertaking a carousel of sports activities, honing their throwing, jumping  dribbling, balancing  and other sports skills. Well done to Year 2, you worked well and were great ambassadors for our school. They were helped by our new School Sports Organising Crew who acted as Sports Leaders for the event. Jen from the School Sports contacted school specifically to say how well they had done showing exceptional leadership skills.

Year 6 Sports Leaders are: T, L, J and M. Year 5 Sports Leaders are: A, J, E and C.

Durham Schools KS2 Cross Country 5th October 2016

What a fantastic day, twenty four of our pupils from Key Stage 2 attended the Durham Schools Cross Country event at Meadowfield Leisure Centre. The weather was kind and our pupils ran well. They proved themselves to be excellent ambassadors for our school. Four of the children ran exceptionally well and qualified for the County finals which will be held in March 2017.


County Final Qualifiers - These children will run again in March 2017

Year 4 Tri-Golf 30th September 2016

Alan Grimes Memorial Trophy 21st September 2016


The team played well to qualify for the semi-final of this County trophy. Coach Lez said he had seen a great improvement in their skill and teamwork from the previous week. Keep up the good work boys!

Winter Soccertots Festival 27th September 2016

Year 2 children went along to the Festival at Meadowfield Leisure Centre on 27th September 2017 to learn new skills. They learnt how to control a ball, dribble with it and also how to shoot penalties. The day ended with an opportunity to put all of the skills into practice playing mini football matches. Well done Year 2 you participated brilliantly!  

Hoopstarz Day 21st September 2016

Daniel O'Hare Trophy 14th September 2016


The new team played well, they narrowly missed out on going to the final. There was only one point in it and considering this was the first time the team had played together Coach Lez was delighted with the performance - WELL DONE boys! 

Football Team September 2016

Y5/6 Team 2016-2017

Back row left to right: O Y5; N Y6; L Y6; F Y6 and T Y6.

Front row left to right: R Y5; A Y6; A Y6; T Y5 and B Y5.