Find out about all the activities our pupils do to keep fit, build skills, grow in confidence, have fun and learn to be good sports.
Sports Day 2022
Due to Covid this was the first NHI Sports Day our children had experienced. Looking back, it is amazing the normal things in life that have been missed. Things that we just take for granted. Thankfully the sun shone and everyone had a great experience and loads of fun.
Gala Dance Festival
Class 2 have been working so very hard to perfect their dance routine for the Gala Dance Festival. Dancing to “Surface Pressure” from the film Encanto, the pupils looked fabulous in their dress rehearsal to the whole school. We hear the performance at the Gala went really well too and parents were SO proud of them and also incredibly impressed.
Well done Class 2. Hopefully we will have some performance pictures when the dvd is released by the SSP. Meanwhile, here is a photograph of Class 2 looking fabulous and just a little bit excited (and nervous) for their trip to the Gala theatre.
Skip into Spring
Spring is here and little lambs are skipping around the fields. It’s the time of year when we get springy and skippy too and the lovely Gail comes to brush up our skills using a skipping rope.
She gave Year 2s some tips on improving their skipping and also to showed them some tricky steps to try.
Year 1 and Reception were taught to make a smile with the rope before skipping and listen for the click…it really helps.
We really enjoy skipping and you will never guess what Gail said…we are better than the Year 4 children she was teaching the day before! Must admit, we are pretty awesome.
Getting ready to skip.
Some of us were chosen to give demonstrations…
Durham City Gymnastics Club
Due to Covid our Year 1 youngsters have missed out on school outings so our trip to Sherburn to visit Durham City Gymnastics club was a double delight. The equipment was incredible and the children had tremendous fun while working out. As well as being fun, the activities really tested out the children’s strength, stamina and co-ordination. We noticed some very able gymnasts among our year group but regardless everyone achieved more than they ever thought possible. The Gymnastics Club is a terrific way to teach the children so many life skills. Check out their web page for further information https://www.durhamcitygymnastics.co.uk/ . Our thanks to the SSP for organising this event.
Christmas Fun Run #1
On a very chilly day in December, children ran around a muddy field to complete the Santa Fun Run organised by our SSP. Many thanks to them for bringing Lapland to Newton Hall.
Hoopstarz Day 2021
The whole school took turns to be active with Hoopstarz. From Reception to Year 2 everyone had a really good go and amazingly managed to keep their hoop going … or very nearly. We learned how to improve our hula-hooping, to skip with a hoop, even build an igloo with our hoops. We enjoy hula-hooping so much we have nagged the teachers to let us have them at playtimes.
Here are a few pictures from Year 1.
Sports Day 2021
Sadly our parents weren’t allowed to join us for Sports Day this year but the good news was it stayed fine and we enjoyed it. Reverting to old time running races, as again we couldn’t share equipment for obstacle courses and the like, it wasn’t always the fastest runners that came in first. Various techniques came to the fore when competing in the egg and spoon, the sack (pillowcase) race and the three legged races. Enjoy our pictures…
Skipping with Gail
Gail the skipping coach came to visit our school to see how we got on with Skip into Spring. Gail was very impressed with our progress and instead of teaching us to skip, she was able to show us tips and tricks to improve and make our skipping more impressive. At one point, Gail couldn’t believe she was showing us one of the skipping steps to try – usually reserved for year 4 pupils! As always, we enjoyed our skipping day with Gail and hope she comes back again and again and again. Thank you, Gail.