Emma in Y6 has been selected by the Yorkshire Cricket Board to take part in their girls winter training programme. A fantastic achievement and a great reward for all her hard work. Well Done!
A talented group of Year 2 children attended the Rapid Fire cricket festival held at Fulford Secondary School this week. They played 4 games beating Badger Hill, Osbaldwick (2 teams) and Elvington. It is a very fast paced game which requires strong teamwork and decisive batting to succeed. The children all performed brilliantly. Well done!
18 of our Year 6 children took part in an Indoor Athletics event at Fulford Secondary school this week. They put a brilliant sporting display of talent competing in both team and individual challenges ranging from obstacle courses to standing triple jump. Dunnington came a very impressive 2nd place for their hard work and were an absolute pleasure to accompany to this exciting festival. Well done!
Recently, another of our talented Year 6 pupils played in the Yorkshire Closed Girls U11s Squash Championship in Pontefract. She fought off stiff opposition, against seeded players who are nationally ranked and with determination and skill, went onto win the finals and took the title. Ruby’s coach said “she is a credit to both her parents and Dunnington School”. Well done Ruby!
We are celebrating after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars equipment pack!
The pack contains 15 Nike size 4 footballs, a new Nike football bag, 16 bibs, 6 hoops, 10 numbered cones, alphabet floor markers, a ball pump, 5 large bouncy dice and resource cards to use in delivering fun, cross curricular games lessons.
The Kit and Equipment Scheme forms part of the Premier League Primary Stars offer to primary schools in England and Wales. This is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Delivered by the Football Foundation, the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme gives teachers a range of equipment that can be used across different curriculum areas to get children active.
Also available is a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. The easy-to-use materials have been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.
Mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman also helped to create the teaching packs, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant and engaging context for children.
We initially heard about this opportunity through our links with York City and I put a bid together based on us aiming to raise activity levels both within curriculum PE time and at playtimes. I used some of the new equipment with a group of Y1 children this week and it provided a great warm up game, encouraging them to raise their heart rates whilst finding letters of the alphabet and doing simple maths to find the correct number marker to stand on. Hopefully all your children will find some cross curricular PE lessons just as fun!
A fantastic start to the year with 12 cross country runners taking part in the York Schools event in September. A massive well done to Will C in Year 6 who came 6th and qualified for the North Yorkshire School finals in March at Dalby Forest.
A big well done to the Y5/6 football team on their triumphant success in coming top of the York Schools league. A fantastic achievement!
We had 8 runners in KS2 who all took part in the cross country North Yorkshire finals at Dalby Forest in March. Superb efforts from all involved and thank you to the parents for taking time out to get them…