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Olympic Legacy

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013

Here at Carr Hill, we’re still talking about the fantastic events during our Olympic summer. Listen to some of our children, keeping those memories alive. Calibans...

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Year 4′s visit to Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012

Our class photo on the Millennium Bridge We walked across the bridge and stopped, in the middle, to look at the other bridges. We stopped to sketch some of the bridges. Wow! Who...

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Ofsted Parent View

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013

Ofsted’s Parent View website can be accessed at: http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

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School Meals Menu

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014

Please find below Gateshead Council’s School Meals Menu:- school meals menu...

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Hoops 4 Health

Hoops 4 Health

Apr 3, 2014

hoops for health

The School Sports Premium money which we were awarded this year has allowed us to develop links with the Newcastle Eagles and participate in their ‘Hoops for Health’ programme. The key to the programme is in the utilisation of Eagles players to push forward a primary message of physical activity and eating healthily to stay alive.

Basketball is promoted as an easy way to keep fit and enjoy yourself. The initial work of the players then feeds into the work of the club’s basketball development scheme – giving children extended opportunities to play basketball.

The following details the project aims and delivery mechanism:

Programme Aim
To provide a healthy living programme with professional sporting role models, using basketball as an activity to convey a range of positive health messages to young people in primary schools, including the importance of keeping physically active and eating healthy.

Programme Objectives
• To encourage young people to look at how their lifestyle choices affect their health in both the long and short term.
• To promote and discuss the following healthy living issues:-
- Nutrition
- Smoking Cessation
- The importance of keeping fit and its link to a healthy heart
- Introduction to basketball as a healthy sporting activity
• To promote sport, and in particular basketball, as a diversionary activity.
• To encourage young people to become physically active.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
• Stage 1 Roadshows
• Stage 2 Coaching in schools
• Stage 3 Regional tournaments
• Stage 4 Tournament Finals

Programme Stage 1 – Roadshows
The Hoops for Health roadshow afternoon incorporates four themed sessions delivered by Eagles players. The afternoon of fun educational activity focuses on healthy eating, no smoking, fitness and learning to play basketball.

  • Healthy Eating
    The aim of the station is to discuss the different food groups based around a balanced diet, highlighting the correct number of portions to consume daily. The stations finish with a game with the children placing food items in to the correct groups using a giant food map.
  • Smoking Cessation
    The aim of the station is to deliver information to the children with facts on the number of people and children smoking in the United Kingdom and the percentage that would like to stop. The players then lead a group discussion on reasons not to smoke.
  • Fitness
    The aim of the station is to talk about the heart and what it’s function within the body is. The player then discusses with the children the importance of exercise and the children are encourage to suggest ways this can be done. The sessions ends with a fun fitness session.
  • Basketball
    An introduction to the game of basketball. The children are introduced to the chest pass, bounce pass, shooting technique and dribbling. An enjoyable and fun station with the emphasis on participating.

Programme Stage 2 – Coaching
Each school receives 4 hours of basketball coaching delivered by Eagles Community Foundation basketball coaches

Programme Stage 3 – Regional Tournaments
Schools enter a tournament held at a local facility, tournaments on average host 300 participants in a a one day competition.

Programme Stage 4 – Tournamental Finals
Tournament semi – finals and finals are held at Eagles home venue, Northumbria University Sport Central, during pre game and half-time of an Eagles home game.

Energy Club

Energy Club

Apr 3, 2014

energy clubFollowing our review of the quality of our extra-curricular provision, we established that we needed to extend the range of activities offered, to ensure  the enhancement and extension of our curriculum provision.

Following staff CPD, an Energy Club was set up for children in years 1 and 2. The club is well attended and promotes active, healthy lifestyle choices.

Destination Judo

Destination Judo

Apr 3, 2014

destination judo

Through our work with the Gateshead School Sports Partnership, we worked alongside Destination Judo offering taster sessions to every child in school and then feeding them into the local club.

This was an excellent experience for the staff and pupils involved. It helped to increase staff knowledge and understanding of alternative sporting opportunities; it increased the range of opportunities which we could offer to our pupils; it increased pupil awareness of opportunities available in the local community.

NUFC Girls’ Football

NUFC Girls’ Football

Apr 3, 2014

nufc girls football

Our Sports Premium funding this year has helped us to establish firm relationships with Newcastle United FC Foundation. Dedicated coaches deliver weekly sessions for our girls in year 4-6. This has resulted in a girls’ football team being established. They have participated in several girls’ leagues so far this year. There are definitely some future female versions of David Beckham there. Well done girls. This programme has helped develop positive attitudes to health and well-being; it has improved behaviour and allowed the girls to understand the importance of fair play; it has also helped to improve pupil attitudes towards PE and School Sport.

Through our partnership with the NUFC Foundation, we have been afforded the opportunity to participate in the Premier League Schools Sports Programme. This is an exciting new opportunity for children in years 1 and 2. Further updates will be available in the summer term once the programme starts.