KS2 Sports Day

KS2 Sports Day took on a new format this year.  Parents and pupils enjoyed watching Year 3 and 4 boys and girls race over 400m and Year 5 boys and girls race over 600m to gain points for their teams.

There was then the culmination of a week of “Kicky Rounders” with all teams playing for more points.

Tug-of-war completed the morning with parents, teachers and children all being involved.

Thank-you to helpers on: refreshments – Mrs Moore, Mrs Ramshaw and Mrs Dunn; scoring – Mrs Hird and finish line co-ordinator / tug-of-war starter – Sarah from PWA!

Monies donated will go towards kit for next year’s event! Thank-you.

Rugby Rampages Through School!

From our Parent/Pupils After-School Club to Year 3/4’s Sky Try Rugby coaching and tournament to Year 5/6’s PE lessons, rugby has been enjoyed by many pupils this term!

Thank-you to Mr Taylor for fabulous sessions where everyone showed good progress whilst having a giggle!  Thank-you also for your generous gifts of rugby balls for each pupil participant!

Sky Try is all about helping more children enjoy Rugby League nationwide. It’s a ground breaking new partnership initiative between the RFL, Sky and the Rugby League Foundations.

Sky Try is the biggest ever programme of Rugby League opportunities in primary and secondary schools.
Sky Try is helping 700,000 more children and young people have fun, get active, grow in confidence and enjoy Rugby League.

The Sky Try campaign inspires children and young people through professional Rugby League clubs and major Rugby League events. Sky Try is changing the future of Rugby League by giving hundreds of thousands of children and young people a high quality introduction to the sport and helping them to find more playing local opportunities – from school teams to local community clubs and the award-winning talent pathway.

Following on from first place at BCA Championships earlier in the year, our KS2 squad, Dunn Street Diamonds, secured another first place at the South Tyneside competition at Temple Park.

A 6am meet at school meant that 96% of the squad had a really early start and 4% of the squad broke world records for getting out of bed and into school in the shortest time possible!  Warm-up started at 7.30am back stage:

They all worked hard and took to the stage with a confidence that made everyone incredibly proud!

Click here for a downloadable copy of the team’s performance.

Official photos can be found by clicking here and entering the password SUPER18.

Parents and Pupils Tag Rugby (EY-Y3)

We are so pleased that some of our younger students are coming to try rugby with someone from home!

We will be working with the fabulous Mr Taylor who has strong links with our school and a wealth of experience playing and coaching Rugby League.

Please make sure you AND YOUR GROWN-UP have the right kit for getting active!!

You will need PE kit for being inside and outside because, if the sun decides to shine, we will go outside!  This includes appropriate footwear.

A water-bottle might be a good idea as well.

The club will run from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

See you Thursday!

Miss Noble & Mr Taylor


Cheerleading Tournament 2018

BCA Super Classic May 26th 2018

Metro Arena, Newcastle


Tickets are now available for spectators to buy online for BCA, which is advised as its cheaper but also this is a really popular event and has been known to sell out. Please see the link below:


It is the Saturday that you will need to buy tickets for and we are fairly sure that they will be performing in the morning.

Please take heed of the following announcement from the Metro Arena in Newcastle where the BCA Super Classic will be held on May 26 and 27, 2018.  These policies are being upheld at all events which are hosted at the Metro Arena.  The BCA will uphold these standards.

The following bag policy will be in place for the BCA 2018 Super Classic.

No Large Cool Bags or Boxes, Glass, Cans or Alcohol allowed in the venue (Individual packed lunch bags are allowed i.e. child’s school lunch bag size)

No open bottles will be allowed in the venue (they reserve the right to check the integrity of any liquid in sports / drinks bottles)

No Flags on poles

No banners on sticks

No Airhorns

Nothing that may be deemed as a hazard determined by our SIA personnel – all bags will be subject to the search procedure.

Competitors and Coaches ONLY (with ID) – Large Bags/Kit Bags will be allowed in on arrival with squads, these will be subject to the search procedures and need to be tagged (please can you provide wristbands for this purpose)

Spectators – We encourage you to only bring essential items and stress no large bags or Backpacks of any shape size or theme at all will be permitted into venue. There is no storage or cloak room facility available so please make alternative arrangements before arriving to the venue.

 Please refer spectators to our website link http://www.metroradioarena.co.uk/venue-information/venue-safety/ for a full list of restricted items.

 If you have NOT sent proof of your child’s date of birth, please do it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Kind regards

Miss Noble and Kimberly

Cheer and Tumble Camps over Easter

Are you looking for something different to keep the kids busy over the Easter Holidays?

We have some amazing camps on offer for them!

Cheerleading Camps

Open Cheer Camp – South Shields

Wednesday 4th April – 10.00am – 3.00pm

Cost: £12.00pp
Venue: Mortimer Community Centre

This is a fun based camp working on all aspects of cheerleading and is open to all levels of ability.

Open Cheer Camp – Newcastle

Wednesday 4th April – 10.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: £12.00pp

Venue: Ouseburn Community Centre

This is a fun based camp working on all aspects of cheerleading and is open to all levels of ability.

Tumble Camps

Flicks & Tucks Camp

Tuesday 3rd April 10.00am – 3.00pm

Venue: Mortimer Community Centre

Athletes are required to have a minimum of a standing flick or round off flick.

Cartwheels, Round Offs & Flicks Camp

Tuesday 10th April 10.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: £12.00pp
Venue: Mortimer Community Centre

A dedicated tumble camp for beginner level tumblers, who would like to progress onto higher level skills including flicks.

Please Note: Booking is essential, you can do so by following the link below:


If your child is attending a camp, they will need to bring along a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

If you would like any further information or would like help booking, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We hope to see you in camp very soon,

Many Thanks

Gymnastic Success

It is with great pleasure that we can inform you that our Year 6 Gymnastics squad (Emily, Lucy, Keenan, Leo, Demi-Leigh & Millie) came 2nd in the South Tyneside Schools Gymnastics Competition and our Year 5 squad (Bethany, Millie, Morgan, Ben, Lukas & Ellie) won!  Congratulations also to Millie for winning the “Design a Leotard Competition”!

Well done to all squad members for showing such a high level of skill and dedication to improving year on year.  Thank-you to Mr Gilmore, without whom we wouldn’t be able to deliver such high quality performances, and also to Mrs Moore and Mrs Baxter for accompanying the children to the Gymnastics Centre.


Cracking Ceilidh

At the second attempt, the Annual Dunn Street Ceilidh took place on 22nd March.  The children who have attended the Country Dancing Club, this academic year, invited friends and family to join them on the dance floor… some obliged and others were happy just capturing the evening on film.

I would like to thank all the parents and friends for their support and enthusiasm, the children for their dance moves and behaviour, the band for their wonderful music, calling and compliments as well as Mr Atkinson, Mrs Ramshaw and Mr Black for their help in ensuring the smooth running of the evening…

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