SPORT

Sport is a very important element of the curriculum at Glynwood.  As part of the agreement involving the new sport funding, we have decided to train up more members of staff to help deliver high quality P.E in school.  This should result in them being able to carry out more engaging and effective lessons, as well as run a wider variety of exciting clubs.  We have already undertaken an exciting project in year 5 where the class learned how to play Aussie Rules football and created a manual for children in other countries to use.  The Global sport project was funded with this additional P.E money.

We continue to take part in a wide range of festivals and competitions and have already competed in Football, basketball, tag rugby, athletics and cheerleading this term.  Hopefully we will continue to be successful (see our trophy collection outside of the staff room).

After Christmas we will be taking part in the Hoops for Health project in conjunction with the Newcastles Eagles and also taking part in rowing, netball, football and dance festivals.  Staff will be looking to run a selection of clubs across the school including football for Y3 and 4 on a Monday night and dance for y5 and 6 on Thursdays.

Mr Otterson

Joseph Swan fun!

The year 6 pupils have been experiencing some of the opportunities on offer at Joseph Swan over the past couple of weeks.  The classes got to go to the science laboratories and try to solve a heinous crime of who stole the biscuits!  They did this using a range of...

Football update

The year 5/6 football teams have now got their season well underway.  The boys have managed to win 2 of their 3 matches so far, playing some amazing stuff along the way.  Unfortunately, the girls football due to be played today was cancelled because of bad weather. ...

Y5’s First Fencing Session

Y5 have just started fencing club in preparation for the Mini Fencing tournament at Cardinal Hume on 19th November. They learnt the stance and some of the basic moves used in fencing. We will update you on their progress over the coming weeks. Fencing club will take...

Awesome Athletes

On Friday, 20 children from across key stage 2 took part in the Gateshead Athletics Festival.  It was a lovely day and the pupils were extremely well behaved and a credit to the school.  There were silver medals for Charlie Adamson and Emily Daglish and gold medals...

Sports update

Well done to the year 4 and 5 boys who came runners up in the football summer cup competition - they narrowly missed out on winning the trophy on goal difference by just the one goal.  The boys played well in their 6 matches and remained unbeaten which should stand...

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