Sports @ Spire

Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament 

Following in the Year 5 and 6 footsteps, our Y¾ team took on their first tournament for Spire and were victorious- lifting the cup with exceptional pide. I think we need a new trophy cabinet at this rate! Well done! 

Treble Winners 

Our Y5/6 Football team have done the unthinkable and won their 3rd competition of the year. Now treble winners just like Manchester City. 


Tennis Festival

All of Year 4 walked up to Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club for a morning of a variety of activities. The activities were run by some wonderful Year 6s. Everything was very well run, thank you SHAPE. All the children loved it, even if they were a little tired by lunch time. 

Dance Daze Competition 

Well done to our Year 5s who came 3rd place in the Dance Daze competition against 10 other schools. They are now through to the Nationals after their impressive routine which showed great perseverance and team work. 

Girl's Football Team 

Our girls football team found victory at their first ever tournament as they lifted the trophy to be crowned overall champions. We couldn't be more proud. Are we looking at any future lionesses? 

Football Victory 

A huge well done to our Year 5/6 football team who won their recent tournament at Stavely and are now through to the National Finals. 

CFC Mascots

Some of our children were really fortunate to be able represent Chesterfield FC as mascots for the home game last weekend. The day included a tour of the stadium and an opportunity to meet and chat with the players. 


Chesterfield Writing Project 

A selection of Year 5 chilren visited the Proact Stadium recently for a guided tour andthe opportunity to interview some players. The children will be using this visit as a stimulus for a writing project organsied by Chesterfield FC. 

Bike Ability 

Well done to our Year 6 children who completed their Level 1 and 2 Bikeability training. They were able to successfully and safely complete the programme, which included riding on roads and indicating direction with one arm whilst balancing the bike with the other. 

Derbyshire Cricket 

We were very fortunate to get tickets for the recent Derbyshire cricket match at Queens Park. Some of our children had a fantastic day and even got to be part of the 'Guard of Honour' when greeting the players onto the field. 

Year 6 Cricket Tournament 

Well done to our Year 6 children who represented Spire at the quick cricket tournament held at Queens Park.  You all played very well and showcased your excellent teamwork skills, espeically when fielding. 


Bronze Ambassador Training 

Well done to these fabulous Year 5 children who attended a training day at Sheffield Institue of Sport. 

Let Girls Play

Every girl in school had chance to be involved in Let Girls Play initiative with help from school leaders from Parkside. 

Cross Country 

Some of our Year 6 children represented the school at Mount St Marys this morning for cross country. 

Street Dance Competition at The England Institute of Sport 

On Wednesday 2nd March, 16 Year 6 children made their way to the EIS Sheffield to take part in the street dance compeition. There were 12 schools there competing and the standard was really high- with backflips, cartwheels and a lot of energy. There were 3 guest judges on the day, one of which was a backing dancer for Rita Ora. The children were nervous to perform in front of such a large crowd, but overcome the nerves and put on a fabulous show! The results were finally announced and Spire Juniors won school of the day for their efforts and attitudes! A great day was had by all. 


Health and Well-being with Liam from SHAPE

 The children had the opportunity to develop on previous knowledge as well as find out some interesting facts all related to our health and well-being with Liam from SHAPE. The children completed a variety of activities to get them moving and then they were questioned on what had happened during the exercise. They looked at what food they need in order to remain healthy and to help them after exercising. All children in Spire accessed this fabulous learning opportunity. Thank you, Liam.


Bikeability - Level 2


This year’s Level 2 Bikeability was a major success. We had 36 children from both Year 5 and 6 participate. They completed a range of tasks on the playground before eventually being invited to complete their training on the roads around the school to learn how to ride their bikes safely. The feedback was brilliant, and all of the children looked fantastic! We hope you use your training whilst out on your bikes!

Bikeability - Level 1

21.04.2021/22.04.2021 - Year 3 children participated in Level 1 bikeability on Wednesday and Thursday morning. The children learnt how to carefully control their bike (without stabilisers), signal, look behind them and go between small areas. The children were praised by Inclusive Pedals (who run the session) for their maturity, listening skills and control. 

Y3/4 Hockeyfest

Throughout the day, and in their class bubbles, the children were taught a variety of skills related to hockey. They had the opportunity to use hockey sticks, and learnt how to hold them correctly. They participated in a variety of games that assisted to learn how to dribble, change direction with the ball and how to pass amongst their peers with control and ease. 

Y5/6 Racketfest
In classes children worked on learning how to control the ball with a racket. They learnt how to bounce a ball on the racket, control it whilst bouncing it on the floor and learning how to gently hit the ball with aim. 
Y5/6 Hockeyfest

In class bubbles, children completed tasks around hockey. They learnt how to dribble with the stick, controlled passing and having control whilst moving. They learnt these skills through a variety of games and learnt how to work nicely as a team.

Y3/4 Funfest

Funfest was as it says in the title, pure FUN! In groups we learnt how to work together successfully whilst playing games. We worked together as a team and encouraged each other in how to be successful at the game. We also added a little bit of competition to develop the game and their skills. The children thoroughly enjoyed all the activities that Liam from SHAPE offered them. The best thing was they were learning to catch, bounce and pass without even knowing it!!



Springfest (Y4/5/6)

On 07.02.2020, 18 Y4/5/6 children took a little trek up to Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club where we took part in an amazing event full of great activities. The children did things from archery to blind fold leading, shuttle runs to bullseye launching. There were so many great activities ran by selected children from Parkside (who were very good at their roles). All the children taken to the event represented the school brilliantly and even won 42 teamwork tokens! So proud. Well done everyone.

Santa Dash

Thursday 12th December we completed a mad Santa Dash around our school. The children were encouraged to dress in festive clothes and complete either a 3km or 5km run. The children were excellent at encouraging one another and setting challenges to complete in the time that we were outside in the cold. All staff members joined in too either running, walking or supporting children all the way. It was an excellent event that was well received by the children. BRAVO everyone!

Sportshall Athletics Competition

Tuesday 10th December saw our first inter competition where the three Year 3/4 classes went up against each other in sportshall athletics. We have been working on our athletic skills throughout the term and it was time to put it to the test against one another, where we cheered on our team mates regardless if they were in our class or not. The events that we participated in were: the balancer - Concentration, control, stability – who can last the longest, speed bouncer – how many jumps could they do in 30 seconds, launcher - How far can throw a javelin, Runner - Rapid runs down the hall – how many shuttle runs can do in 30 seconds, Striker - How many pins can knock down in 1 go, Pitcher - Testing hand eye coordination, throw 4 bean bags into hoops where you could score either 25, 50, 75 or 100 points per bean bag, Hurdles - How many can get over in 30 seconds without knocking any down and finally tag relay – quick sprints down the hall to a team mate. It was a brilliant event and even though we had 90 children in the hall, they were EXCELLENT! 


Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November saw the Ruggereds team join Spire Junior for two whole mornings. During this time the children participated in lots of fun games to assist with learning all about Rugby. They had to dodge balls, dodge each other during tag rugby, learn how to find a space so they weren't tagged and caught out by their opponents. All children loved the mornings with many wondering if they would be able to participate more. The team were great with the children and we want to thank them for taking their time to come and teach us.



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