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PE and School Sport Newsletter 04/2016

St Cuthbert’s Triumphant at Competitions!

January 2016

The Year 5 and 6 football team qualified for the premier cup competition at Seaton sports domes (Hubert, Ryan, JD, Jay, Thomas, Lewie, Nathan, Lennon, Riley, and Jamie). All participated well, and rounded off a fantastic winter of league titles and promotion. They are now preparing for the annual varsity 2 legged tie between St Cuthbert’s RC primary school and St Aidan’s CE primary school later on in the term (DTBC), where they hope to re claim the Saint’s Cup.

February 2016

Twelve Year 2 pupils became cluster winners of the multi sports competition at English Martyrs School (Ebony, Jaxon, Grace, Grace, Connor, Marcin, Amelia, Safron, Maddison, Corey, Jay, and Ella). They qualified for the town finals, competed against seven other Hartlepool primary schools and finished with a bronze medal. Well done Year 2!

The Year 5 football team made their competitive debut in the football league, at Seaton sports domes. 1 win, 3 draws and 1 defeat booked their place in the championship league to take place on Friday 15th April. Awesome effort Year 5! (Owen, Riley, Lennon, Dion, Jack, Josh, Joseph, Jamie, Nathan).

March 2016

Thirteen X country runners (Brooke, Ellen, Alice, Sophie, Shannon, Maya, Jamie, Jay, Jack, Leighton, Megan, Nicole, and Charlie) attended the cluster running competition. All completed their course in difficult weather conditions, well done guys! Megan, Charlie, Jamie, Shannon, Jay and Alice qualified for the town finals due to top 8 finishes. At the town finals, they again showed strong, resilient, hardworking performances! Jamie qualified for the tees valley finals, however couldn’t participate due to injury.

Two Year 6 netball teams headed to English Martyrs School to compete in the annual cluster competition (Team A - Kacey, Hubert, Ellen, Ellie, Sophie, Lucas. Team B – Rene, Molly, Stephen, Aria, Brooke, JD). Both teams came out on top! Qualifying as cluster winners for the netball town finals! A feat never achieved by St Cuthbert’s netball teams. At the town finals, they participated with the same positivity and focus, and were nearly rewarded with a podium finish! Great job Year 6! The Year 6 netballers will now be preparing for the annual varsity competition between St Cuthbert’s RC primary school and St Aidan’s CE primary school later on in the term (DTBC), where they hope to win the Saint’s Cup.

The Year 5 dodgeball team came out as cluster winners at the newly developed dodgeball competition at English Martyrs School. 4 wins and 1 draw! Well done Shannon, Riley, Jamie, Joseph, Lewie, Nathan, Maya, and Michael.

To conclude the packed fixture list! 8 Year 3 pupils attended the annual tennis cluster competition (Millie, Ava, Emily, Olivia, Noah, Travis, Maddox, and Jack). They were close to winning the competition! Well done on your third place finish Year 3!

Summer term fixtures


Year 5 football league (15/04/2016)

Year 6 St Cuthbert’s V Sacred Heart netball friendly (20/04/2016)

Year 4 skipping festival (27/04/2016)

June/July (DTBC)

The Saint’s Cup V St Aidan’s CE primary school (Y5/6 netball and football)

Year 5 and 6 cluster athletics competition

Year 5 Kwik cricket cluster competition

St Cuthbert’s sports day

After school sport

After school sport this half term is as follows;

Monday Y3 and 4 multi sports

Tuesday Y1 and 2 multi skills

Wednesday Y3, 4 and 5 girls’ multi sports

Thursday Y5 and 6 netball, handball, and basketball

Friday Y5 and 6 football

If your child is interested in after school sports, please return letter to class teacher as soon as possible to ensure a place!

PE this half term, Olympic athletics fever hits St Cuthbert’s!

Year 1 and 2 children will be participating in PE lessons based on agility, balance, coordination, running, jumping and throwing!

Year 3, 4, 5, and 6 will undergo physical assessment in week 1 and 7 this half term (30m, 200m, 400m, triple jump, standing long jump and the chest push!). They will all aim to develop their skills in running, jumping and throwing. Year 3 and 4 will also be learning about the muscular system (e.g., hamstrings, trapezius, and muscle contractions). Year 5 and 6 will also be learning about components of fitness required for sports (e.g., agility, speed, reaction time).

Emphasis on ‘’We’re not trying to be the best; we’re trying to improve on our personal bests!’


Whilst this letter informs on our recent sporting triumphs, at St Cuthbert’s we are strong believers in ‘healthy active children, have happy hearts and achieve more’. PE is consistently planned, delivered and assessed. After school sport is going from strength to strength, last term 48% of our school were after school sport members. Of the pupils who attended, 48.3% are girls and 51.6% are boys. Reminder to parents, the correct PE kit must be in school for PE and school sport. Black shorts/black, grey or navy bottoms/leggings, plain white t-shirt, sweatshirt/hoodie and PE trainers (e.g., plimsolls, trainers, running trainers).

Thank you for your support!

Mrs Thomas PE Coordinator

Mr Barrass PE and School Sports Coach


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