Health Week 2019
We have had an amazing week enjoying lots of different activities as a whole school.
We have learnt to dance in a Zumba class and about personal space and safety with Karate Colin. The children have enjoyed musical theatre and have performed a dance from different films. We have focused on relaxation too through yoga, mindfulnmess and peer massage.
The children have learnt about health and fitness, enjoying lots of physical activity and cooking.
We have focused on mental health too with art, music and various play sessions to relax both body and mind.
We finished our week with a walk around our local area enjoying nature at its best.
Year 1 & 2 Cross Country Event
What a fabulous effort by some of our Year 1 and 2 children at the Shelley Pyramid Cross Country event on Tuesday 12th February.
After a fun-packed day of Zumba and Karate, these children still managed to run 1 mile and all come in the top 20 in their races with 148 children taking part in total!
All the children received a medal for their efforts, with Meredith Thomas being the 1st girl in the Year 2 race and Charlie Earnshaw being the 3rd boy back.
Well done to all of you. We are very proud of the effort and determination you all put in!
Shelley College would like to thank all parents and friends who donated at the event to Cancer Research.
If your child enjoys running, why not take them along to the Shelley Junior Park Run, which is held every Sunday, 9.00am at Shelley College for children aged 4-14 year old. More information can be found here
HTFC Football Competition 2019
A team from our federation played in a football competition organised by Huddersfield Town this week. The event took place at Soccer City at Waterloo and was a day long session of games played against other local school teams.
The boys worked well together as a team and played great, especially seeing as the teams they played against were mainly made up of Year 6 boys (one year older).
Our team held their own and won 2 matches, drew 1 match and lost 2 matches.
Well done to all those who participated - you did us proud!
Dance Festival 2018
A group of 9 girls from classes 2/3 and 4/5 performed their dance routine 'Shake It Off' at the recent Dance Festival hosted by Shelley College.
The feedback was fantastic from parents who attended and class teacher Mrs McFarlane reported:
"A brilliant performance by some of our Year 2 and Year 4 girls at the Dance Festival at Shelley College last night. The Year 4s had choreographed the dance themselves and taught it to the rest of the girls during their playtime dance group. A truly brilliant effort! Well done to all involved."
Sports Hall Athletics
A brilliant performance by some of our Year 4/5 children at the School Games KS2 Sports Hall Athletics Competition, achieving 3rd place!
Well done all of you!
Year 4/5 Cross Country
We saw brilliant performances by all of our Year 4/5 team at the #School Games Yr 4/5 Cross Country Competition on Tuesday 11th September.
Well done to all who took part – you showed true grit and enthusiasm and we are very proud of you.
The Year 4 Boys team came 1st and individuals who made it through to the next round, which took place at Newsome High School on Monday 24th September, were Evan R (1st place), Felix E (2nd place), Annabel B (5th place), Marni R (4th place) ** 5th place.
Year 2/3 Cross Country
There was a huge turnout at the #School games Yr 2/3 Cross Country Competition at Shepley First School on Tuesday 18th September and the Thurstonland team did not disappoint. All the children showed a great deal of enthusiasm and determination and completed very tough courses.
Well done to all of the children who took part – we are very proud of you all.
Kirklees Cross Country Final entry round
What fantastic results from our runners who made it through to the next round of the Cross country championships which were held at Newsome High School on Monday 24th September. All our runners came in the top 10 in all races out of more than 250 runners!
Sam M – 2nd place in the Year 3 Boys race
Annable B – 9th place in the Year 4 Girls race
Felix E – 1st place in the Year 4 Boys race
Evan R – 3rd place in the Year 4 Boys race
** – 7th in the Year 5 Girls race
Well done again to all of these children. We are very proud of you all.
Sam, Felix and Evan have made it through to the Kirklees Final which will take place at Leeds Road playing fields on Tuesday 9th October.
Good luck boys!
Games Mark Gold Award
We are delighted to announce that we, Thurstonland Endowed (VC) First School, have achieved the Schools Games Gold Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include:
- After School Clubs
- Active Mornings
- Rounders Tournament
- The Neiley Races
- Cross Country Events
- Football Tournaments
- An Obstacle Course Challenge
- 1km run a day
- Activities with the Sports Coaches at lunchtimes
- Playleaders organising activities within school
- Sports Crew organising activities and events
- Links with many sports and fitness clubs
With lots of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sports, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfill criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to:
- Shelley Pyramids' Jenny Hughes and Andrew Morris
- Project Sport
- Linda Stacey
We look forward to applying once again in 2019!