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A blog of our sporting experiences and achievements

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YR 3/4 Cross Country

Friday 5th October

Eight children took part in the Year 3/4 Cross Country at Birdwell Primary School.  All the children ran a tough two lap course and performed really well.

The girls team was made up of Amelia Riley and Maisy Fenton from Year 4 and Ola Pieczonka and Tulisa Galfsky from Year 3. The girls finished 5th place overall out of nine schools.

The boys team was made up of Josh Berry and Chase Chipchase from Year 4 and Riley Wigley and Ewan Ibbotson from Year 3 and the boys finished 6th place overall.

Well done to all the children.

The next Sports Event will be the Year 3/4 Hockey held at Springwood on Friday 19th October.


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KS2 Cross Country Locke Park

Wednesday 3rd October

We took six children to Locke Park for the KS2 Barnsley Cross Country qualifying event. There were over 100 children in each race. To qualify for the Barnsley Cross Country Finals children needed to finish in the top ten

All of the children performed brilliantly on the date despite their nerves and finished in the following positions:

Riley Wigley 12th

Ewan Ibbotson 56th

Josh Berry 14th

Amelia Riley 1st

Hayden Oliver 8th

Elouise Hunt 2nd


Amelia , Elouise and Hayden have now qualified for the Barnsley Finals which will take place in November.


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KS1 Cross Country

Friday 29th September

We welcomed six schools from the Kirk Balk Sports Partnership to take part in the KS1 Cross Country at Hoyland Springwood. The schools that attended were, Birdwell, Ward Green, Tankersley, Greenfield, West Meadows and Jump.

This year the children were pushed that little bit harder as we asked them to run two laps of the course (1/2 a mile). The course was really challenging with a couple of steep, tricky hills including running through the forest.

Our children were brilliant, tried really hard and enjoyed themselves. Overall the girls  finished 4th and the boys 5th in their competitions.

Individually their results were as follows:

Poppy Needham 11th

Edie Moss 10th

Georgie Merritt 14th

Lily Oliver 4th

Jenson Boocock 12th

Blake Copnell 14th

Harrison Wigley 7th

Deaken Jubb 11th

Lucas Prest 12th



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Walk, Jog, Run!

The whole school had a great time running around the KS1 cross county track!

Well done to those who did four laps. Today you’ve walked, jogged or ran a MILE!

Can you do the same tomorrow?

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KS2 Cross Country

Friday 14th September 

Year 5/6 Cross Country

We took a team of eight children to the year 5/6 Cross Country at Birdwell Primary School. Six schools took part in the event, Birdwell, Tankersley, West Meadows, Greenfield, Ward Green and ourselves.

All of our children ran brilliantly and overall we finished 3rd in the Girls competitions and 4th in the Boys. The individual results were as follows:

Year 5

Elouise Hunt 1st

Megan Hastie 11th

Hayden Oliver 6th

Archie Riley 8th


Year 6

Georgia Bailey 11th

Lauren Shipp 12th

Kayden Hastie 8th

Ethan Liversidge 14th


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Year 5/6 Girls & Boys Cricket

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    • June 12, 2018
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Monday 11th June

We took separate boys and girls teams to Darfield cricket club. The girls team took part in the morning tournament and were drawn in a group with Churchfield, Park Street and High View. 

In the first match the girls comfortably beat Chruchfield and followed this up with a closely fought victory against High View. The final group game was against Park Street and we narrowly got beaten. This was enough for us to qualify for the Barnsley finals which are taking place on Tuesday 19th June. 


The boys played in the afternoon and were drawn in a group with Churchfield, The Ellis and High View. Again we beat Churchfield and then The Ellis and a win in the last game against High View would see us win the group. After bowling first we managed to keep High View down to their lowest  batting total so far. However, High View fielded superbly and managed to beat us. We finished as runners up in our group and this was enough to qualify for the Barnsley Finals later in the month.


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Year 6 Residential

Wednesday 6th June – Friday 8th June

What a fantastic couple of days spent at Edale YHA. The children enjoyed plenty of challenging activities over the course of the few days including, canoeing, crate stacking, archery and abseiling off a 70ft bridge.

It was amazing to see the way everyone supported and reassured each other during the activities. Children were happy to challenge themselves and push themselves outside of their comfort zone and the way they helped each other was fantastic.

They were an absolute credit to the school and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of such a special time in which they have strengthened friendships, bonds and made memories for life.

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Year 5/6 Rounders

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    • June 8, 2018
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Tuesday 5th June

We took 10 children (5 boys and 5 girls) to a Rounders tournament at Netherwood School. Eleven other schools took place in the event and we were placed in a group with Brierley, Ladywood and Birkwood.

The winners of each group would go forward to participate at the Barnsley Finals. After a close opening match we managed to beat Brierley 12-8. We followed this up with a 4-1 victory against  Birkwood. We knew that a win in the last game against Ladywood would secure a place at the Barnsley Finals.


Ladywood batted first and and managed to score 2 1/2 rounders, we comfortably best this scoring 7 1/2 to secure a place at the finals, which will take  place on Tuesday 19th June.

A huge well done to the following children: Rhys, Toby, Coby, Jack, Jacob, Abbie, Jessica, Natasha, Elouise and Ellie.


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Upcoming Sporting Events

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    • May 21, 2018
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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

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    • May 14, 2018
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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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