Sporting News

Other sporting news from Mrs Rowntree…

A huge well done to the netball teams that went to Joseph Rowntree School before the Easter break. The children representing Dunnington demonstrated some excellent skills against strong opposition from across the York schools. Miss Dickenson and I were very proud of them all finishing in 3rd and 8th place. Thanks to the parents for their support with transport and support!

We also had success with another Y3/4 Dodgeball competition last night and the team won all of their games so watch this space for more details! A great performance and thank you to Mr Sellers for accompanying the team. Please can any Y4 parents who have not returned their slip and payment for swimming do so as soon as possible. Thank you!Mrs Rowntree

Dance Workshops

This week, Mrs Rowntree used some of our sports premium budget to arrange a Dance Day, which was delivered by the amazing York Dance Space. York Dance Space currently run or incredibly popular after school club, which is already full for this half-term! Mrs Rowntree was keen to give all the children the opportunity to experience a dance workshop and give the teachers the chance to observe really effective dance teaching.

The pupils had great fun experimenting with different styles of dance, performing lifts and dancing to fabulous music whilst developing their rhythmical skills. The teachers deepened their understanding of curriculum dance and it has been wonderful to hear the children so excited about their workshops!

York Dance Space run adult and child classes so if you fancy getting involved or trying something
new then please follow the link and get in touch with Drew or Hannah:

Our hockey teams have made the finals!

A huge well done to both of our hockey teams,who made it through the finals, which will take place on the 19th April. Thank you again to the staff for all the brilliant coaching and to everyone who transported the children to the competition.

Good luck to our netball teams, who are competing tonight.

Mr Sellers’ Holiday Football Camp

Families may be interested in the following information about the DS20 Easter Holiday Football Camp.

Come and join us on our fun Holiday football camp organised and led by UEFA B qualified coaches and qualified teachers with over 20 years experience in Football and Primary School PE.

  • Monday 25th March-Wednesday 27th March
  • Huntington Hopgrove Playing Fields
  • 10am – 3pm
  • Girls & Boys From 5 Years Old
  • £15 for the day or £40 for 3 days

To book a place use the link:

Limited places available

Football News

We had two football teams in action on a very wet and cold Monday evening this week.

Both teams played against Easingwold Primary School and battled hard to demonstrate some superb football and great team work.

One team drew 3-3 and the other team lost 3-1. They made Mr Sellers incredibly proud. A huge thank you to the parents who provided lifts and stood in the pouring rain! One team has progressed through to the East York Schools finals on Tuesday 19th December so watch out for more scores coming through! Good luck to the boys in this event.

Cross Country Race News

We had over 22 children taking part in the York Schools Cross Country races last week. These took place at Askham Bryan College and they are always very well attended by many children from across the city.

A huge well done to all those children who took part and especially Darcey in Y1 who ran the girls Y1 race, Lucas and Otis in year 2 who came 1st and 3rd in their race, and Lance and Jimmy in year 4 who came joint 8th in their age group.

The KS2 boys will go onto a race to represent York in the North Yorkshire Schools event at Giggleswick School on the 23rd November. Many thanks to the parents for providing the children with lifts to this event. It is much appreciated.Mrs Rowntree

School Games Gold!

We are delighted to say that we have again been successful in our submission for the School Games Gold award!

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

Schools need to demonstrate how they are/have:

  • maintaining and growing your school’s engagement in the School Games and your delivery of 60 active minutes for every child
  • create positive experiences by ensuring physical activity and competition provision is designed to reflect the motivation, competence and confidence of your young people and has a clear intent
  • a clear focus on transition points and how secondary schools engage in the School Games
  • create positive experiences to support character development of targeted young people
  • advocated to key stakeholders how the School Games makes a meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people, including engaging and educating parents.

School Games

Mr Sellars Summer Football Camps

Mr Sellars will be running some football camps in the summer holidays. Please find details below:

⚽️DS20 Summer Camp⚽️

☀️Come and join us on our fun summer football camps organised and led by UEFA B qualified coaches and qualified teachers with over 20 years’ experience in Football and Primary School PE ⚽️
📆 Week 1 – Wednesday 26th July – Thursday 27th July. £15 per day or £25 for both days
📆 Week 2 – Monday 31st July- Wednesday 2nd August. £15 per day or £40 for all 3 days
📆 Week 3 – Monday 7th August – Tuesday 8th August. £15 per day or £25 for both days
🏟 Huntington Hopgrove Playing Fields,
440 Malton Rd,
YO32 9TD
⏰10am – 3pm
🚨Girls & Boys From 5 Years Old
📱To book a place use the link:

❗️Limited places available❗️

Mr Sellars