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Keysteps 3 team

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Keystage 2 Gymnastics


Congratulations to both of our gym teams for a superb effort in the keysteps competition held at St Benedicts School Whitehaven.

The teams practiced hard both before and after school leading up to this event, their commitment was rewarded with years 3 and 4 being placed 2nd and years 5 and 6 coming 4th. There were a lot of schools competing at a very high standard. Our positions are deserved and admirable.

KS1 Gymnastic Team

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KS1 Gymnastics Competition

Our gym team performed their routines at Montreal Primary School, competing against 4 other teams in the small school section. Our pupils were very excited about this event and did a great job even though some of them felt very nervous. We were placed 3rd in our category and can be very proud of team and their improved skills.

KS2 Indoor Athletics Competition

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KS2 Indoor Athletic Competition

On Monday 15th January we took part in an indoor athletics competition at West Lakes Academy. Each child had two running events and two field events to complete for either the boys or girls team. Scores were combined to give an overall result for the school.

Sadly our team were placed last in this event but should be proud of themselves for trying their best and having fun chatting to pupils from six other schools.


Skip-a-Thon 2018

On Wednesday 10th January our School Council sports committee organised a skip-a-thon event during playtime. Everyone in the school was invited to join in (it was optional).

Lots of children took part and each competitor had three attempts to skip as many times as they could in one minute. They would be judged on their highest score.

It was great to see lots of pupils skipping for fun, even if they didn't want to compete. Mrs Murray came out during her lunch break to take part, impressing the pupils with her high score!

Well done to the winners, one from each class:

Class1: Emily

Class2: Noah

Class3: Najia

Prizes were presented by the councillors during good work assembly.  


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Wellbeing Lessons


During our P.E, lessons in KS2 this term we are experiencing Wellbeing workshops. Our coach will take us on a journey of discovery using our minds as well as our bodies.

We will understand physical and emotional health and think about making the right choices for our own wellness.

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KS2 Hockey Tournament

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KS2 Hockey Tournament

On Monday 6th November our years five and six pupils took part in a hockey tournament at Cleator Moor. We were placed 6th in this competition but had some very close games. The skills of our team were put to the test when they had to play defensively during some tough games. Their training during P.E, paid dividends throughout the afternoon. The team can be proud of their efforts despite the very cold and wet weather. They were rewarded with a hot chocolate to warm them up afterwards. 

Bag a Breakfast Ambassadors

As part of our healthy schools learning we are using the ambassador scheme taken from the Phunky foods programme to help us understand the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast every day. 

Following an assembly in the KS2 class two ambassadors were chosen to roll out the message to the rest of the school. Mikayla and Alivia are to be our first tutors.

Initially the girls will do a survey on class 2 to get all the information about  who eats breakfast and what they have. from this starting point the girls will then do presentations to both class1 and 2 to give them lots of positive information about healthy options and reasons to eat before school. They will make sure the messages are positive, including what impact eating breakfast has on concentration and learning.

We wish our ambassadors well over the next month with their quest to give out good advice and look forward to hearing about the results taken from a final survey to see if anyone has made any changes to their morning eating routine.

KS1 Multiskills


Our year one and two pupils took part in a multiskills event at West Lakes Academy.

Several schools took part with lots of opportunity to practice ball skills as well as coordination and control.

The children mixed with other pupils and chatted throughout the session giving them a chance to use their social skills too.

The group had a very enjoyable morning and couldn't wait to share their experiences with everyone back at school. 


KS2 Netball Tournament


Our year 6 pupils took part in a netball tournament at West Lakes Academy.

Every child improved their knowledge of the positions using the correct rotation for high five netball.

Each child had the opportunity to play in both attacking and defensive roles.

Well to all of our team for great conduct and effort at this event.

X-Country September. Every child from class 3 took part in this competition, they all tried their very best and did themselves and school proud. Their best efforts paid off and they were runners up on the day and now go forward to the final on October 10th. Getting muddy was as much fun as the running!! congratulations all and good luck for the final.

 We are proud to announce we have once again achieved a GOLD award for our Sports provision for 2016-17!!!

Mrs Temple is our PE Co-ordinator

Mrs Temple is our PE Co-ordinator 1

Thornhill School takes pride in the inclusive and varied nature of our sports' provision. 

We use our money carefully and thoughtfully, to maximise opportunites for pupils and up-skill staff. We also recognise that we live in an area with high levels of poor health and obesity and that good lifestyle habits should be taught and early to become ingrained.

Twice yearly meetings help to co-ordinate funding and highlight areas for development.


The key impact of our funding has been on:

- participation for all

- Early years physical development

- healthy eating

- embracing the outdoors in our locailty

-engaging parents and carers in sport

- helping staff to develop confidence


We believe that by highlighting a range of sports and healthy eating choices, we can provide an alternative to negative attitudes to activity/ healthy lifestyles held in the community. 

From September 2017, we have embraced the 'Phunky foods' initiative as part of this process.


The school has received £4912 for Sport's provision so far in this academic year, we are expecting more funding as the year progresses.