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

Year 1 enjoy judo!!

The children from Mrs Alloms / Commons class enjoyed a judo session in school just before the Easter holidays. Everyone worked really hard practising moves and had great fun. Well done Year 1.

Fantastic football

A team of year 5 and 6 pupils managed to qualify top of their group for the Gateshead schools' 5 a side tournament.  They played well as a team beating Roman Road, St Peter's and Windy Nook to the top spot in the group.  Glynwood have now qualified for the finals...

Dancing with the stars!

Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Webber' s dancing superstars performed for the whole school with their routine they will use at the Dance Festival.  The girls were fabulous and the routines looked great - well done everyone and thanks to the staff for all their hard work.

Year 4 Fencing Lessons

Year 4 are really enjoying their fencing lessons every Wednesday, with Mr Murphy from the Schools Sports Partnership. Today's lesson was the second of 5. The children already know how to stand correctly, salute each other, and lunge. The lessons are great fun!

Year 3 / 4 Football Club

A group of 21 pupils had been attending Mr Otterson's football club for 6 weeks to develop their skills and techniques.  At the end of the coaching all the children got a chance to represent the school at a tournament at J.Swan school.  Our pupils were well-behaved...

Little Ninjas!

Reception have been enjoying karate club on Tuesday's after school. First we make sure we take off our shoes and bow before we go into our 'dojo' (hall) to show respect. Then we need to warm our bodies up. We do push-ups,sit-ups, star jumps and squats - Sensei Hancock...

Basketball success!

In the last couple of weeks the year 6 basketball team have performed extremely well.  They managed to win their School Cluster tournament defeating all other schools at Joseph Swan on Thursday night.  They will now progress to Gateshead finals later this term.  In...

Basketball glory!

Year 6 travelled to the annual Hoops for Health Tournament at Gateshead Stadium and one team duly triumphed, qualifying for the Gateshead finals taking place on January 24th at Sport Central - home of the Newcastle Eagles.  As a result the school will play a semi...

Rowing with style in year 5 and 6

On Thursday 8th January, Mr Davidson came from Joseph Swan with some rowing machines in preparation for a Regatta later this term.  All of year 5 and 6 had an opportunity to row over a distance of 300 metres to find out who would represent Glynwood in the cluster...

Eagles fly into Glynwood

Years 5 and 6 received some expert coaching from the Newcastle Eagles as part of their annual Hoops 4 Health project.  The classes had great fun learning some dribbling passing and shooting techniques that they hope to put into good practise for their forthcoming...

Tag Rugby Tournament

Nearly all of year 6 and a couple of year 5 pupils attended a Tag Rugby tournament at Gateshead Fell Rugby Club this week.  The pupils were a credit to the school, coming runners-up in one of the groups and managing to achieve a very special RESPECT award for their...

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