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Sports Blog

A blog of our sporting experiences and achievements

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Upcoming Sporting Events

We have several sporting events and competitions between now and the end of the current academic year and are as follows:

Friday 25th May – Yr 5/6 Girls Football @ Jump Primary School

Tuesday 5th June – Yr 5/6 Rounders @ Netherwood School

Friday 8th June – Yr 5/6 Tag Rugby @ Birdwell Primary School

Monday 11th June – Yr 5/6 Girls Cricket @ Darfield Cricket Club (morning)

Monday 11th June – Yr 5/6 Boys Cricket @ Darfield Cricket Club (afternoon)

Friday 15th June – KS2 Tri Golf @ Hoyland Common

Friday 15th June – Yr 5/6 Athletics @ Dorothy Hyman Stadium

Monday 18th June – KS2 Cycling Event @ Shaw Lane Cricket Club

Friday 29th June – Yr 5/6 Athletics @ Dorothy Hyman Stadium

Wednesday 4th July – Yr 3/4 Athletics @ Dorothy Hyman Stadium

Friday 6th July – Yr 5/6 Rounders @ Birdwell Primary School

Monday 9th July – KS2 Quidditch @ Netherwood


Please note that you are more than welcome to come along and support the children at any of these events and competitions. All of the events take place in the afternoon unless stated. If you would like further details regarding any of the above please speak with Mr Gale.


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Year 3/4 Cricket

Wednesday 9th May


We took 8 year 3/4 children to a cricket competition at Shaw Lane Cricket Club along with 13 other schools in the locality. We were drawn in a group with Wombwell Park Street and The Mill.

In our Opening group game we took on Wombwell Park Street and in a closely fought contest we narrowly lost by just 10 runs. The next match was against The Mill in a must win match in order to qualify for the quarter finals. We managed to progress after a comfortable win.

The afternoon round of matches started with our quarter final match against Laithes. We won the toss and Matty decided to field first. The signs weren’t good when the Laithes batsmen were hitting the ball all over the pitch in the opening over. However, we turned things around and fielded brilliantly and then performed superbly with the bat to win the match comfortably.

In the semi final we took on Hoyland Common. It was a really close match and we managed to win by just 5 runs. Into the final against High View who fielded 3 or 4 players from local cricket clubs. Unfortunately we were unable to beat High View but put in a fantastic performance to get all the way to the final and I was really proud of all the players. A huge well done to Elouise, Josh, Archie, Megan, Chayse, Charlie, Warren and team captain Matty.


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Year 3/4 Dodgeball

During April eight year 3&4 children took part in a dodgeball tournament at Barnsley College, Honeywell Campus.  The children were Elouise Hunt, Megan Bennett, Maisy Fenton, Amelia Riley, Josh Berry, Hayden Oliver, Matty Pieczonka and Archie Riley.

The school team were grouped with 4 other schools and played everyone in the group once. Overall we finished the competition in 3rd place overall and came back with their bronze certificates.

The children really enjoyed the event and put in a superb performance.


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Olympic Day

Monday 12th March

Sixteen KS2 children took part in an Olympic Athletics event at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. Twenty one schools in total from South Yorkshire were involved in the event.

In the morning the schools were split into groups of 7 and took part in heats to determine which pools schools would take part in in the afternoons finals. We had some fantastic successes in the morning session with top three finishes for Harry Oldfield, Elouise Hunt and Abbie Riley.

The afternoon saw us take part in Pool C and again the children were amazing. We managed to finish runners up in Pool C and I was extremely proud of all of the children. A huge congratulations to the children for their efforts and for the way in which they represented the school .

I would like to give a special mention to Archie Riley, Hayden Oliver, Megan Bennett and Elouise Hunt  for taking part in YR 5 events despite being YR 4 children.

Some of our successes:

Abbie Riley 1st in girls YR6 Standing Long Jump

Abbie Riley 1st in girls YR6 100m

Natasha Goulding 2nd in girls YR5 Javelin

Elouise Hunt 2nd in girls YR5 100m

Harry Oldfield 2nd in boys YR6 100m

Abbie Riley, Elouise Hunt , Alicia Davies and Megan Bennett 3rd in girls YR6 relay.

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Yr 1/2 Relay

Monday 5th February

All of the Year 1/2 children took part in a Relay competition at Kirk Balk Secondary School on Monday. The event gave the children the opportunity to take part in several different and varied relay races against other schools in the locality.

The children really loved the event and had a great time as you can see from the photos below:


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School Football Team

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    • January 29, 2018
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Friday 26th January

The school football team took part in the next round of league matches at Jump Primary School. The team made up of Conor Bacon, Harry Oldfield, Coby Bennett, Hayden Oliver, Toby Crowcroft, Kayden Hastie, Rhys Copnell and captain Jack Fenton, took on Hoyland Common and Jump Primary School.


In the first match we played Hoyland Common and started the game really well and raced into a 2 goal lead with Rhys Copnell getting both goals. Half way through the second half and Common managed to pull one back. Common then dominated the game and were pushing for an equaliser but we managed to hold firm with Conor making several miraculous saves in goal. Finally he was beaten late in the game by a wonder strike. Withe the score at 2-2 we were hanging on and again Conor saved our bacon with more great saves. The match finished with the result 2-2.


Into the second game against Jump and we dominated the game from the start, hitting the post twice and creating several other fantastic chances.  Late in the half Jump managed to pitch a goal with their only meaningful attack of the half. Into the second half and again we created more chances, Jump scored a second leaving us with an uphill task. With just 3 minutes remaining Jack scored to bring us back into the game, sadly we ran out of time and lost the game 2-1.


The team have made me extremely proud, the spirit and determination that they have shown as a team is great to see and they have worked tirelessly in every game we have played. We have become a very competitive team and are managing to show what we can really achieve with hard work.

Well done lads.

Next match Friday 9th February at Greenfield


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KS1 Multi Skills

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    • January 23, 2018
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Monday 22nd January 

The children from Lemurs and Kangaroos took part in a multi skills event on Monday at Springwood. The event gave the children the opportunity to try out some new skills which included golf, hockey and cricket.


The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves as you can see from the pictures below:


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Table Cricket

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    • January 22, 2018
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Friday 19th January


Seven children took part in a Table Cricket event at High View Primary on Friday. The event gave the children the opportunity to have a go at an event that they hadn’t experienced previously.


The non competitive event also included children from Shawlands and High View  Primary. The children all really enjoyed themselves and were a credit to the school.


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    • November 27, 2017
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Friday 24th November – School Football Team

On Friday the school football team played its first two fixtures of the season at West Meadows School. The team had to watch the first game as West Meadows beat Birdwell comfortably 6-1.

We then played West Meadows and took an early lead with Jack Fenton scoring we then quickly scored a second and third to lead 3-0. West Meadows then hit back with two quick fire goals just before half time.

Into the second half and West Meadows hit back and led the match 4-3. With just 30 seconds left we were awarded a free kick after a foul on Rhys Copnell. Toby Crowcroft stepped up and with the last kick of the game slotted the free kick away making the final score 4-4.

We then went on to play Birdwell and were beaten 4-0. However, the lads were exhausted after putting so much effort into the West Meadows match. I was hugely impressed with the effort and determination that the lads showed.


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    • November 21, 2017
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Monday 20th November – Curling


Six children took part in a Curling participation event at Worsborough Primary School. The children really loved the event and had a fantastic time.

Check out the photos to see the fun they had:

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