The Year 5 Netball matches are now complete and we couldn’t be more proud of our team! We drew 4 matches against Cestria A, Cestria B, St Benet’s and Lumley. We then lost against St Margaret’s and Newker but we won against Red Rose and Ouston. Well done girls!
Bishop Cunningham Cup
The football team played their final match of the season last night (23rd May), facing St. Mary’s Sunderland in the semi-finals of the Bishop Cunningham Cup. The team was made up of Josiah, Oliver, Harry and Alexander from Year 6, and Robert, Nathan S and Seth A from Year 5. The boys played with their usual determination, sportsmanship and team spirit, but faced a 6-0 defeat. St. Mary’s proved to be tough opponents; the boys can hold their heads up high. We wish the boys in Year 6 all the best in their future footballing pursuits, and we look forward to seeing the Year 5 boys in action again next year. Thank you to parents for your support throughout the season.
Year 6 Intra-School Sports Competition
To celebrate the end of SATs week, Year 6 took part in a cricket themed intra-school sports event. They worked in their house groups and rotated around six different activities to earn points for their team. All pupils demonstrated the ‘School Games Values’ of self-belief, determination, honesty, passion, respect and teamwork. However, in the end, only one house group could win. Well done to St. Nicholas house who won with an impressive 290 points!
Year 5 have been keeping fit this week by taking part in an Intra-School Cricket Competition. The pupils worked in their house groups and rotated around six cricket themed activities to earn points for their teams. In addition to earning points, the pupils had to demonstrate the six ‘School Games Values’, which are passion, self-belief, honesty, teamwork, respect and determination. Six pupils received certificates for demonstrating these values. The overall competition was won by St. Bede’s House Group, with an impressive 249 points. Well done!
To kick off the summer term, a number of pupils from Years 4 and 5 have been taking part in an after school cricket club, funded by Sports Premium money. Under the expert guidance of coaches Josie and Will, the children have been practising their throwing, catching and bowling skills, then putting these skills to good use in fun, competitive games. Check out the photos below to see what the pupils have been up to during the sessions.
Year 2 & Year 3 are working with Josie and Will from Durham Cricket Club in their PE lessons learning and developing their throwing and catching skills.
A huge well done to the Year 5/6 footballers who achieved second place in the Chester-le-Street District school football league. The team was made up of Josiah (captain), Alexander, Harry, Oliver and Oscar from Year 6, and Nathan S, Seth A and Robert from Year 5. It was a tough evening of football against four very good teams, but two out of four wins was just enough to clinch the second place trophies. The season began all the way back in September with 22 teams. Throughout the season, the boys have shown commitment, team spirit and sportsmanship; their trophies are very well deserved. Well done, boys. You have made us all very proud.
And a big thank you to parents for supporting our school throughout the season.
The final scores were as follows:
St. Cuthbert’s 0 1 Lumley
St. Cuthbert’s 0 2 St. Margaret’s
St. Cuthbert’s 2 1 Cestria (Oliver scoring both goals for St. Cuthbert’s)
St. Cuthbert’s 3 0 Belmont (Harry scoring two, Oscar scoring one)
Another well done to the football team who will be feeling pretty tired today after playing four matches last night (28th March). They faced Lumley, Red Rose, Ouston and Cestria in a good evening of football. The evening proved to be fairly successful with two wins and two losses. Most importantly, the boys played well as a team and showed good sportsmanship throughout the evening. Scores were as follows:
St. Cuthbert’s 0 2 Lumley
St. Cuthbert’s 1 0 Red Rose (Alexander)
St. Cuthbert’s 1 0 Ouston (Robert)
St. Cuthbert’s 0 1 Cestria
The footballers made a strong start to the District Football season last night (21st March). The team was made up of Josiah, Oliver, Oscar, Harry and Alexander from Year 6, and Seth A, Robert and Nathan S from Year 5. The evening kicked off with a 2-1 victory over Ouston, with goals from Robert and Oliver. In the second match against Newker, the boys clinched a 3-1 victory, with goals from Oliver, Robert and Seth. The final match against Belmont proved a tough game. Alexander managed to add one goal for St. Cuthbert’s to the scoreboard, but Belmont proved strong with three goals for their side. The boys played brilliantly as a team and it looks to be a promising season!
Bishop Cunningham Cup
The football team kicked off the second half of the season last night with a match in the Bishop Cunningham Cup Competition. The team was made up of Josiah, Alexander, Harry, Oscar and Oliver from Year 6, and Seth A, Robert and Nathan S from Year 5. The boys secured a 2-1 victory over St. Charles’, Spennymoor, which means they move into the next round of the competition. Well done, boys!
Y5 netballers have started preparing, with Miss Kemp and Mrs Loughlin, for the new netball season’s April matches. We wish Lola, Emily F, Emily T, Isobel O, Isabel M, Jasmine H and Sophie the best of luck.
Judo Dan was in school again on Wednesday 6th & 13th March to give each class, first week EYFS and Key Stage 1 and then 2nd week Key Stage 2, a taster of Judo. He came equipped with mats, judo jackets and of course his famous jokes! The children had a half hour session in the hall, with the chance to try out some moves used in Judo. The children thoroughly enjoyed the morning and have a leaflet with more information if they are interested in joining the club. A special well done to Bobby in Year 4, who was presented with his red belt during the session. A great achievement! More photographs and reports can be found on the individual class pages.
On Saturday 2nd March, seven pupils represented St. Cuthbert’s in the final Cross Country race of the season. The race took place at Langley Park, and thankfully this time there was sunshine instead of snow! The girls team was made up of Ava, Eve and Anna from Year 6, and Isobel O, Annabella and Rosie from Year 5. After three races, their points total earned them 7th place in the competition (out of 14 schools). Fantastic! Alexander was our only representative for the boys, finishing in an impressive fifth place. Well done to all of the pupils who took part, and thank you to parents for supporting this important event.
Over the past 5 weeks (January/February), pupils from Years 3 and 4 have been keeping fit and having fun by taking part in a Dodgeball club, led by Darren Curry, a coach from our schools’ sports partnership. They have learnt the rules of the game so that they can play it in a safe and fun way. There has certainly been lots of laughter; I just hope there weren’t too many bruises!
Staying fit and healthy is an essential part of the curriculum here at St. Cuthbert’s Primary School. The staff recognise how important it is for children to be active for at least 30 minutes during the school day, but they know it is just as important for the adults too. We can’t encourage children to lead healthy lifestyles if we don’t do it ourselves! Miss Kemp has been putting staff members through their paces on Thursday and Friday afternoons with Metafit sessions straight after school. If you’ve noticed the staff looking fitter and healthier than usual, you now know why! Thank you, Miss Kemp!
Well done to the football team who gave another impressive performance last night (31st Jan) for the final session of the winter tournament. The team was made up of Josiah and Alexander from Year 6, and Seth, Oliver, Nathan H, Tyler, Luke, Lola and Jacob from Year 5. The first two matches saw defeats against St. Margaret’s A and B teams, but the final match was a 0-0 draw against Newker. All of the team played well and there were a few impressive saves from goalkeeper Seth. They have only just started playing together as a team and have a promising future ahead.
Here at St. Cuthbert’s, we understand the importance of staying fit and healthy. We are aiming to be active for at least 30 minutes each day during school time. To help hit this target, 20 brave pupils have been taking part in a running club on a Tuesday lunch time, in which they run to the Riverside Park to take part in training activities such as the Pyramid, FARTLEK and the infamous Pain Train! Check out the photos of our session this week, which still went ahead despite the cold temperatures and the sleet! Well done runners. You are a tough bunch!
Cross Country – Ouston
It was another successful week at the cross country competition at Ouston on Saturday (26th Jan). Alexander and Vlad represented the boys, and Ava, Jasmine, Ruby, Rosie, Annabella and Anna for the girls. Luckily, the sun was shining and all of the runners put on an impressive performance. A special mention again to Alexander who finished in the top 10. In 8th position, is there any stopping him?! Well done everyone!
On Thursday 24th January, Year 4 took a trip to Durham City Gymnastics Club. Alongside three other schools, they took part in a carousel of gymnastic activities. The children were given the chance to perform different jumps on the trampolines, jump safely over large pieces of apparatus and take part in a range of obstacle courses. It was a fun, action packed morning of physical activity; there were a few sleepy heads on the coach back to school! (Have a look at the class page for more photographs)
The footballers braved the cold again last night (24th Jan) for the second week of winter football matches. This week, the team was made up of Josiah, Alexander and Dylan from Year 6, and Seth A, Nathan H, Vlad, Jacob, Luke and Oliver from Year 5. They played three tough games against St. Margaret’s A, St. Margaret’s B and Cestria. Although no goals were scored by St. Cuthbert’s, the boys defended well and some excellent saves were made against tough opponents. Well done. boys. We look forward to seeing you in action again next week.
The Chester-Le-Street District Cross Country began on Saturday (18th Jan), with the first of three runs held at Bullion Lane. Six brave pupils from Years 5 and 6 faced an early start in the cold to race around the tough course. The girls were represented by Ava and Anna from Year 6, and Isobel, Annabella and Rosie from Year 5. Alexander from Year 6 was our only representative in the boys race, but this didn’t put him off, and he ran his way into 3rd place in a field of 75 runners! Well done to all of the pupils who took part and thank you to parents for supporting this event.
The footballers were back in action last night (17th Jan) for the first round of the Winter Football Tournament. The team was made up of Josiah, Alexander and Dylan from Year 6, and Seth A, Oliver, Tyler, Jacob and Luke from Year 5. For many of the boys, it was their first opportunity to represent the school team, and they certainly did us proud. Despite the cold and the snow, the matches went ahead as planned and all of the boys played with determination and good team spirit. The final scores were 1-0 to Cestria, 3-0 to St Margaret’s and a 1-1 draw against Newker (goal scored by Alexander).
Well done to all of the boys, we look forward to seeing you in action again next week.
Our Year 6 Playground Leaders
Bishop Cunningham Cup
The football team were in action last night (30th October) for the first round of the Bishop Cunningham Cup. The team was made up of Josiah (captain), Alexander, Oscar, Harry and Oliver from Year 6, and Nathan S and Robert from Year 5. Despite the long journey, the cold and the rain, the spirit of the team certainly wasn’t dampened. They put on two impressive performances to achieve a 4-0 victory over St. Charles’ and a 3-0 victory over St. Agnes’, securing their place in the next round of the tournament. A huge well done to all of the boys involved, and a big thank you to the parents/grandparents who came along and showed their support.
The Tag Rugby team put on an impressive performance on Friday night (12th October) for their final matches of the season. The team consisted of Year 6 pupils Alexander (captain), Joseph, Oscar, Alex, Amy, Aoife, Ruby, Ava and Isabella. They had their first match three weeks ago, which was the first time they had ever played the game before! Since then, their skills and confidence have improved with each game. On Friday, they faced a tough game against Newker, with an 8-2 defeat. However, the team spirit didn’t dwindle, and they fought a close match against Lumley, with Lumley clinching victory by one point at the end. A huge well done to all members of the team for their commitment, dedication and enthusiasm throughout the season. They have been a true credit to St. Cuthbert’s!
The netball season is now over. Amy, Ava, Aoife, Lucy, Eve, Isabella, Mia, Ella, Ruby and Rebecca have played 9 matches over 3 weeks. We have had a successful season, winning 4 matches, drawing 1 and losing 4. The girls have played with great team spirit and passion. Well done girls.
The football team were in action again last night (11th October) for the final night of league football until the season picks up again next spring. The team was made up of Josiah (captain), Alexander, Oscar, Joseph, Ruby, Amy, Dylan, Oliver and Harry from Year 6. The night started with a 1-0 defeat against C of E, but things soon started to pick up. The next match saw a 2-1 victory over Lumley Juniors, followed by a 4-0 victory over Stanley St. Joseph’s. Well done to everyone who represented our school last night, and a special mention to Oliver, Harry and Amy who managed to score goals for the team. Here’s to a successful second half of the season next year!
Over the past six weeks, Year 4 have been receiving tennis coaching from Darren Curry, one of our School Sports Partnership coaches. At the beginning of the term, many children found it difficult to bounce a ball up and down on their tennis rackets. However, after weeks of training, they are now able to hold rallies and win points in tennis matches. The progress has been fantastic! Check out their skills in the photos below.
Netball season has started for our Year 6 girls. Our team includes Ava, Ella, Mia, Eve, Amy, Isabella, Lucy, Ruby, Rebecca and Aoife. We will be playing a total of 9 matches over 3 Wednesdays. We are so proud of the team’s enthusiasm, dedication and hard work.
The football season started again last Thursday (13th September) for our Year 5 and 6 footballers, and what an impressive start it was! The team consisted of Josiah, Oscar, Alexander, Harry, Jack and Oliver from Year 6, with Robert, Vlad and Nathan S from Year 5. The evening kicked off with a 2-0 victory over Stanley St. Joseph’s, followed by a 2-0 victory over Pelton. Excellent team spirit and skilful passing, alongside goals from Alexander, Harry and Oliver, helped to clinch these victories. In the final match, a tremendous save from goalkeeper and team captain Josiah meant that the team remained unbeaten, with a 1-1 draw against Ouston. It looks like the boys have a promising season ahead!
Have a look back at what we did last year.