Sports @ Spire

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. 

Sports Hall Athletics 2022

We are now through to the finals of Sports Hall Athletics and our children have been working tirelessly to improve and fine tune their skills ready for the big competition on Friday 11th February. We wish all our students the best of luck. 

The Cube 09.02.2022

Year 5 and 6 children had a great morning taking part in 'The Cube' an event ran by School Games. 


08.02.2021 Mini Leader Training 

20 Year 4 children received mini leader training today ready to start delivering games on the playground and at the infants school. We are very proud of how mature and proactive the children at Spire are. 

Derbyshire Cricket Coaching January 2022

Our Year 4 and Year 6 Children have been enjoying cricket coaching from Derbyshire Cricket Foundation. They have been developing their striking, fielding and bowling techniques to build up to playing a game. 

Street Dance UK January and February 2022

A group of our year 6 children have been learning a street dance routine ready for a competition against local schools. A huge thank you to Dance Daze UK who have been helping choreoraph our routinue. 

Space Invasion 13.01.2022

Some Year 3 and Year 4 children really enjoyed these invasion games. There was lots of fun and laughter. 

Y3/4 Winterfest 08.12.2021

Y5/6 Strategy Island 02.12.2021

Y5/6 Mini Soccer Final 19.10.2021

Eight fantastic boys in both Y5 and Y6 participated in a mini soccer final tournament playing 4 games overall. They worked exceptionally well as a team and showed fantastic sportsmanship, winning two games and drawing two games - making them undefeated. They looked like they had a truly fantastic time and beamed from ear to ear the entire time. Thank you to Mr Shaw and Mr Davis for taking the children to the event and SHAPE for organising.

Y3 Level 1 Bike ability 13.10.2021

20 children received fantastic training from the team at Wheely Fun Wheels. Many already knew how to ride on two wheels therefore they working on safety checks of their bike and helmet and further developing their knowledge and skills on the playground. For those that hadn't yet rode on two wheels before their main focus was developing this skill, which they did with fantastic confidence and determination. Well done Year 3 and thank you Wheely Fun Wheels.

Y4 FunFest 06.10.2021

Mr Smithson and Mr James had the pleasure of taking some lovely Year 4's to FunFest at Outwood Academy, Hasland. Children participated in a variety of events focusing on a range of skills. Some of these included: balancing on one leg, balancing on one leg with a bean bag on their head, throwing and catching, passing with control and sprinting therefore looking at our fitness. Fun had by all, thank you SHAPE.

Sports Day at Spire 2021 

Sports Day has looked very differently this year at Spire, due to the restrictions in place as a result of the Covid pandemic. Although there were no spectators and year groups could not mix, the children still had a fabulous morning competing in many events to gain points for their coloured team. Events included: sprint and relay races, tug of war, three-legged race and javelin. 


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. 
Ignite Movement

31.03.2021 - In order to get the children moving more after the long lockdown, India from SHAPE came into school and delivered a fun and exciting session where the children were constantly on the go for half an hour and learnt to work nicely as a team. The children completed a variety of exercises and activities which they thoroughly enjoyed. The children in every class completed this activity and the feedback was excellent.

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!!

SHAPE Learning Partnership

20.08.2020 - Crowned the district winners for @YourSchoolGames virtual challenges. We are incredibly proud of ourselves and won a £200 voucher to spend on new equipment.

Beat the street!

The fun has begun! We had Libby in from Beat the Street for assembly on 26.02.2020 to explain to our great children how Beat the Street will work. All children seemed energised and excited to get started which is amazing.

How to play:

  1. Use the Beat the Street map to find the beat boxes.
  2. Tap the box using your fob or card, it will make a noise or light up (one is right by the top gate of school).
  3. In order to get your points you have to make it to another box within the hour.

POINTS MEAN PRIZES! As this is being released, we are at number 28, so we need to step it up (literally). Get yourselves active, get out and about, get finding all the beat boxes.

Parents - the cards need registering online using the website that is on the front of the card. You’ve got to fill in all the details - link it to:


In order for us and you to gain extra points, there is a health survey that needs completing - you will earn yourself 100 POINTS! The survey is simple and takes a matter of minutes (I promise).

Get yourselves active, get out and about around Chesterfield.

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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