A big well done to all the children involved in the handball competition in January. Some excellent goals and brilliant goal keeping skills! A definite improvement on last year, well done!
Well done to: Joseph, Paul, Marcus, Hamid, Curtis, Harry, Isabelle, Aoibhe, Elena, Rosie, Anika and Ella
A FANTASTIC first term for PE this Year.
Year 1 and Year 2 have enjoyed a dance Coach from Arches who taught them dance routines!
The Year 4 Basketball team came second in their competition to reach the South Yorkshire finals in February.
After School clubs were again very popular with nearly half of the school taking part in different clubs.
Dates for Term 2
Year 3/4 Handball Competition - 8th of February
Year 5/6 Handball Competition - 25th of January
A massive well done to the 10 Y4 children who took part in a basketball competition at King Edwards last night. The children played excellently and came 2nd! This means we have made it to the South Yorkshire Finals in February. Well done everyone!
A huge well done to Joseph in Y5 who recently came 7th in the Y5 British Schools Orienteering Championship in the Forest of Dean! Joseph took part with 33 other children and even managed to beat the British champion! Well done Joseph, keep it up!
Delilah in year 1 has obviously had a wonderful experience in both swimming and gymnastics.
A BIG thank you to all the parents and children who recently nominated me for 'PE Coordinator of the Year' through the Arches Partnership.
Last night I went to collect my award! This award tops off a great year for PE at St Mary's. None of this could have happened without the energy and enthusiasm from all the children and their commitment to after school clubs and competitions.
Let's go for a final next year!
A big thank you to Adam and Andy from Arches who have helped support the school throughout the year!
St Mary's Sports Peronality of the Year - Curtis Usen Y4
St Mary's Effort in Sport - Abigail Smith - Y5
St Mary's Play Leader of the Year - Louis Morgan - Y6
St Mary's Team of the Year - Swimming Team - Anika Stephens, Anna Elwell, Shaun Elwell, Brandon Jones, Ella Bolster, Abigail Smith - Y5/6
St Mary's Most Improved Player - Amiellia Thompson Y4
St Mary's Most Valuable Player - Anika Stephens Y5
Nominations opened today for 'St Mary's Most Valuable Player.'
Children in KS2 have been asked to nominate someone they think are valuable team member to our school. Watch this space for the winner!
A big well done to all the children who took part in the Arches Partnership Games yesterday. 40 children were taken to Concord Sports Center to compete against 22 other schools, with 900 children in attendance on the day.
Children took part in all sorts of different events including Swimming, Football, Golf, Handball, Cricket and Tennis.
A special mention goes to the 6 children who represented St Mary's for Swimming - a 1st place result!
It was a great day!
This year the Yorkshire & Humberside Schools Orienteering Championships is being held in Treeton, Sheffield on Sunday 4th June from 11am -1pm.
The competition is open to children in years 3-11. There will be prizes for the first 3 boys and girls in each age class and for the 1st three primary & secondary schools (4 best scores to count). Children can compete in pairs up to year 8. There is no need to register in advance – just turn up on the day.
On Wednesday 23rd of May it is World Orienteering Day. The International Orienteering Federation are aiming to encourage as many people as possible to orienteer on the same day.
As part of this the South Yorkshire Orienteers are organising an event at Bole Hills park in Crookes from 5pm-7pm - this is a public event open to everyone.
Children in Year 3 and Year 4/5 have been enjoying tag rugby sessions from Greg at the RFU. The children have been learning all the rules and skills to play a game of tag rugby. Today they put their skills to the test in games against each other!
A huge well done to the children who went with Miss Davidson and Mrs Norris to the Y3/4 Hockey competition at Goodwin Sports Centre on Wednesday. The children were excellent and played really well as a team. Some excellent saves by Harry (Y4) superb defense by Isabelle (Y4) and brilliant goals by Curtis (Y4) All of the children contributed to the team, Well Done!!
Once again a big thank you to our loyal supporters who come to competitions and cheer on our teams - Thank You!!
A HUGE well done to all our children who performed their dance routine at the Octagon theatre today.
A great day for everyone, the children performed their routine to a busy audience. Once again, the children were a credit to the school. Everyone at St Mary's is very proud!
A big thank you to all the parents, carers, grandparents and friends that turned up to support the children. It is fantastic to see so much support at our sport events.
We do have a video of the full routine and this will be on the website as soon as possible.
A special thank you to Miss Hancock who has made our new St Mary's banner
Arches Primary PE School of the Year - Nominate St Mary's!
Please nominate St Mary's as Arches Primary PE School of the Year.
There have been lots of things going on in PE at St Mary's this year, we have run more after school clubs, entered more competitions, changed the curriculum within school and more coaches have come into school to teach lessons. We have also created a Change 4 Life club to engage more children in sport and celebrated our Gifted and Talented PE students by sending them to an activity day at Forge Valley.
This is the beginning of an exciting journey for PE at St Mary's and we hope to develop even more next year.
Please help to acknowledge everything that has happened by nominating us as 'Primary PE School'
See Miss Davidson or Mrs Hutchinson in the office for a nomination form.
Thanks for all your support, Miss Davidson.
A huge well done to Joseph from Year 4 who competed in the South Yorkshire Orienteers Middle Race Championship. Joseph came 3rd overall and was the 1st boy finished aged under 10. Joseph's brother Freddie came 5th overall too! Well done boys!
If you would like to know more about Orienteering, please come and speak to Miss Davidson or Mrs Guy (children in Y4 and Y1)
World Orienteering day is coming up soon and it is an excellent way to have fun and be active for all the family!
Well done Sophia!
Congratulations to Sophia in Year 5 who won Merit in Primary Jazz and a DISTINCTION in Primary Tap at the Middlewood Dance and Musical Theatre. Well Done Sophia!
Events Coming Up
Arches Dance Competition - 27th April 2.30 @ Octagon.
Y3/4 Hockey - 3rd May 4pm @ Goodwin Sports Centre
Y5/6 Netball - 15th May 4pm @ King Edward Vii Lower School Site
Children from Y4 and 5 have been enjoying cricket sessions with Sam and Jonny these past few weeks. They have been learning to catch, bat and field.
South Yorkshire Finals
Children from our Change 4 Life club were invited to attend the South Yorkshire Finals at the EIS in Sheffield. There was over 1000 children there from schools in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster.
The children took part in a Change 4 Life festival, got the chance to watch some of the finals and went the demonstration zone to try out lots of ways to keep active. A great day!
Today was our last handball club for the Y5/6's. They have improved over the half term and developed their skills.....well done!
Louis gets ready to shoot and Tom makes an excellent save!
Practicing our throwing and catching.
KS1 Athletics @ Ponds Forge
Children from Year 1 and 2 have been to Ponds Forge to take part in different athletics events. They did obstacle courses, javelin and much more!
Balancing a bean bag as part of an obstacle course.
Target shooting with beanbags and penalty shoot outs.
Brothers Louis and Micah enjoy the day. A big thanks to our 'Young Leaders' Louis and Shamiso who helped the children during the day!
Year 5/6 Handball Competition
Well done to all the children who took part in the Y5/6 handball competition last night at Forge Valley. The children played against some brilliant teams and tried their best! We made improvements over the competition and had lots of fun. Well done everyone!
Year 3 /4 Handball Competition
Well done to the Year 3 and 4 children that went to Forge Valley for their handball competition last night. The children were excellent and played superbly! Overall, they came 4th out of 12 teams - Well done! Miss Davidson was very proud :)
If you would like to join a local handball team, come and speak to Miss Davidson.
Spring 1 Extra Curricular Clubs
Tuesdays 3.15 - 4.15 - Year 5 /6 Handball
Wednesdays 3.15 - 4.15 - Year 3/4 Handball
Thursdays 3.15 - 4.15 - Year 4/5/6 Dance
Spring 1 Competitions
Year 3/4 Handball - Thursday 19th of January - Forge Valley School.
Year 5/6 Handball - Thursday 26th of January - Forge Valley School.
Year 2 PE
The Year 2's enjoyed a lesson with Rachel from Arches this week!
Year 4 Basketball
A huge congratulations to the Year 4 children that took part in our basketball competition at King Edward's last night. They were fantastic and made us all very proud!