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Sports Desk

We encourage all children to take part in at least one physical activity everyday during the school closure.  There are lots of apps and online activities to choose from.  A couple are below but also see your child's class page.



Personal Challenge Activities

Bounce about -  A challenge that helps players control the racket and the bounce of the ball.  Like basketball dribbling but using the racket to control the ball.  Start players standing still and set challenges based on time or no. of bounces. Then challenge player to complete the task while walking / jogging.  For the more-able encourage them to practice with both hands.

You v’s Wall – a simple rebound challenge involving repeated hitting a ball against a wall. Depending on ability level: move closer or further from the ball, allow a bounce, vary the height of the shot, introduce alternate forehand and backhand actions.  Set personal challenges based on number of hits without error or number of hits in a set time.



High, middle, low – A simple catching games that will get players used to tracking the ball.  In pairs, players throw the ball back and forth to each other, varying the height of the throw so that the ball travels high, middle or low.  Players can begin by keeping the throws in order, once a pattern of successful catches has been established players can then vary the throwing actions to encourage their partner to track and react to the balls position.

Rally – Set up a basic rally drill where pairs are challenged to keep the ball in motion for as long as possible.   Depending on ability level: work with or without a net, move closer or further from the ball, allow a bounce, introduce forehand and backhand actions.  Set personal challenges based on number of hits without error or number of hits in a set time.

Hit the target – The aim of the activity is to aim for and where possible hit the targets with the ball.  Targets can be tall cones, hoops or markers placed on the ground or team mate(s) positioned on the opposite side of the net.  Game can be played using a serve action or a ball thrown into play by a partner located in the target zone.  Adapt target size to meet individual ability level and lower or remove the net if needed.



Touch Tennis or Mini Tennis Red – Touch Tennis played on compact courts with short rackets and foam balls is a great option for anyone playing indoors.  Mini Tennis Red is the version of tennis used at the Nott’s School Games.  Games are played on a half court and a simplified scoring system is used where points go up in 1s.  Games can be played on a first to 10 / 15 or timed basis.  Use a ladder system to rotate players after each match so that player are matched based on ability in later games.

Mrs Fant looks after this page.  

If you have a sporting achievement that we can mention, just let her know! smiley


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Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics:  A great performance despite being 2 team members down.  They jumped, threw, hurdled and sprinted themselves into 4th place.  Well done to all for their team spirit and sportsmanship.  Mrs Edmond said, ‘What a great event was had by all’.   Thank you to all our spectators for cheering on the team.


Year 5 / 6 Cross Country at Ashfield:  Well done to all our 18 runners on a cold, windy night at Ashfield School.  Over 100 children competed in each of the 4 races.  Huge congratulations to them all for completing the run (especially for our first time competitors).  Special mention to Matilda Gaskin (12th) and Harry Roddis (14th) in their respective races.  Thank you to the children for their excellent behaviour (as always), attitude and sportsmanship.  Also to the parents, grandparents and supporters for their encouragement and transport.


Year 3 / 4 Cross Country at Quarrydale:  A massive ‘thank you’ to those parents and grandparents who were willing to transport the children at the last minute.  Without your help your children wouldn’t be able to attend these valuable educational activities.  


What an exciting evening was had by all!  Fifteen schools took part in the event so lots of excited children!  Fourteen of our children took part; a new event for our Year 3/ 4 children.  Fantastic results by all of the children but special mention to Niamh Smith (10th), Leah Dakers (16th), Rowan Buczkiewicz (17th) and Billy Taylor (1st) (a future Mo Farrah!)  Thank you to you all; you were great!!

A selection of photos from sporting events (2019)

Sports 2018/2019


At our final sports assembly of the year 92 children received certificates for their participation in the various sporting activities during the year, they also got to see lots of photographs of their sporting prowess. Thank you to them all for just ‘having a go’ and ‘enjoying themselves’. We have had an amazing year and had some fantastic wins:


  • KS1 Sportshall Athletics
  • Football tournament
  • Netball tournament
  • Cross country boys and girls team
  • Tennis


2nd - Yr 3/4 handball

3rd - Swimming & District sports


Thanks to Mrs Fant for all her hard work towards this.

Red Sports tops and football kit:  Please can you check at home to see if any items of sports kit are hiding anywhere as we seem to have quite a few items missing and getting short on supplies!  If you do find anything, please give them a wash and iron before returning into school for other sports teams to use.  Thanks.  


A huge ‘thank you’ to all parents and grandparents for their great support and for providing transport to sporting events.

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