KS1 NUFC Football Festival
All of brilliant year 1 and year 2 children went along to the NUFC Football Festival at Redheugh to demonstrate all of the fantastic football skills they have been learning. They took part in lots of different activities including: shooting, passing and dribbling. They also had the chance to play football games against other primary school children from Gateshead where they always worked as a team and showed respect to their opponents by shaking everyone’s hand at the end of each game – the NUFC coaches were very impressed!
Year 5/6 5–a–side Football
A selection of year 5/6 children went along to compete against other schools in Gateshead in the year 5/6 5-a-side cup. They played brilliantly throughout demonstrating excellent individual skill and teamwork. Overall, they finished second narrowly missing out on progressing to the next stage of the cup.
Year 5/6 Basketball Festival
A selection of Year 5/6 children (two squads of eight) went along to take part in a basketball tournament against other Thomas Hepburn cluster schools. Both teams demonstrated great skill, teamwork and determination and in every game the children worked tirelessly. One team won every single game to reach the final. The final was very competitive, however sadly this time the children were narrowly defeated by South Street 4 – 2 with the winning basket coming in the dying seconds. Nevertheless, it was fantastic to see the children so enthused and inspired – we can’t wait for next year and I’m sure we will go one better!
A selection of pupils went along to take part in a Boccia Festival with children from other primary schools in Gateshead. It was the first time many of the children had represented the school and although they were a little bit nervous, they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As one child said, “It was awesome ! We finished in third place and even got a medal. I was so proud!” Throughout, the children displayed a fantastic attitude and always showed respect to their opponents – we can’t wait to take part next year!
Key Stage 1 Multi-Sport Festival
A selection of talented KS1 children went along to Gateshead Leisure Centre to take part in KS1 multi-sport festival. The children showed excellent teamwork and encouraged each other throughout. They demonstrated fantastic skills including dribbling, passing and fencing and they all had a fabulous time!!
Year 3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Festival
Two Year 3/4 hockey teams went along to Cardinal Hume to take part in a hockey festival against other Gateshead Primary Schools. All of the children demonstrated excellent skill, teamwork and determination. The B Team, which was mainly year 3, finished a fabulous fourth in their group and no doubt with the experienced gained this year, will be very competitive next year. Superbly, the A Team, which was year 4 children, progressed to the quarter finals as group winners with 100% record having won the games: 8 – 0, 8 – 0 and 6 – 0. They made it all the way to the semi-final, where they came up against the eventually tournament winner (Portobello), narrowly being beaten 4 – 2 in a closely contested game. We can’t wait to take part next year and go all the way to the final!
Hoops 4 Health Basketball Competition
The Year 5 children took part in a basketball competition against other primary schools in Gateshead. We worked really hard; had great fun and showed excellent sporting values. Best of all, we qualified to play in the final that will take place on 20th March, 2015 at Northumbria University Sport Central – during a professional basketball match!
Year 2 Multi Skills
Year 2 visited Thomas Hepburn and took part in Multi Skills Festival where we had the opportunity to develop skills such as running and jumping. Two schools took part in the festival and children were in mixed teams from both schools. We all had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Key Stage 1 Indoor Athletics
Selected year 2 children went along to Gateshead Leisure Centre to take part in athletic challenges including running, jumping and throwing. From start to finish, it was non-stop and the fabulous Falla Park athletes had a wonderful time. Everyone improved; they encouraged one another, and they showed real determination and never gave up – they were a credit to Falla Park!!
Key Stage 1 Boccia Festival
A selection of talented sports people from year 2 went along to the first ever annual Thomas Hepburn Boccia Festival. The purpose was to have fun, make friends and try something new (one of the schools Secrets of Success). It was a fantastic morning and the children had a wonderful time. As Quinn stated, “I thought it was absolutely great!” With Maddison adding, “It was really nice to try something different and make new friends!”
Year 5/6 Intra-Rowing Regatta
The year 5 and year 6 children had a great time participating in an intra-rowing regatta festival, which was run by the Thompson Hepburn SSCO (Lee Rankin). The children in each year group competed against one another to see who could row the furthest distance in one minute. Displayed on the overhead projector in the hall, the children were able to see a computerised version of the rowing race. The children were both encouraging and competitive – I know Mr Rankin was very impressed with the respect the children demonstrated towards one another. From this, the top three children were then selected to go along to compete against other schools with the Thomas Hepburn cluster in the annual rowing regatta. They represented the school fantastically well and we can’t wait to take part next year!!
Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics Festival
A group of selected year 5 and year 6 athletes went along to compete against other primary cluster schools in the local area. Events included: sprinting, hurdles, speed bounce and javelin, as well as many other athletic events. The children had a brilliant time and you could see how much the children’s confidence improved and from start to finish they all encouraged each other – well done Falla Park!!
The Excellent Eagles (Year 6) and (Year 5) went along to Gateshead RFC to compete against other Gateshead schools in a tag rugby. Altogether, Falla Park had five teams taking part in the competition and from the start to the finish everyone involved had a brilliant time. For many it was the first time they had been to a sports competition and represented the school. Though many were nervous, they ALL displayed excellent skills and teamwork. Two of the teams finished second in their respective leagues and just narrowly missed out on progressing to the quarter finals. The staff and children can’t wait to return next year and who knows what might happen!
If any pupils are interested in taking up rugby outside of school, Gateshead RFC Under 11’s train on Sunday mornings 10:00-12:00pm @ Gateshead RFC. Everyone is more than welcome!
Primary Cross Country @ Watergate Forest Park – Autumn Term 2014
A selection of talented Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 athletes went along to compete against other Gateshead primary schools in the annual cross country festival. Year 3/4 had to complete a course approximately 1400m and Year 5/6 approximately 1600m, which involved many challenging and steep climbs and descents. They all had a fantastic time and represented the school well. As Elle our Year 6 Active Ambassador said “It was really fun and challenging and it wasn’t just for brilliant runners as it was all about taking part and getting active!
Blazing the Trail
Due to the outstanding hard work and commitment to sustaining a legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic, Falla Park Community Primary School over the course of the academic year 2013 / 2014 earned the 7 ‘BTT’ values and thus achieved the GOLD KITEMARK, one of only 20 schools in Gateshead, as part of the Gateshead School Sports Partnership’s London 2012 Legacy Programme: “Blazing the Trail”
Sport Relief 2014