Tuesday 14th May - Super weather, super venue, super event and super children at the Tri Golf Festival held in the grounds of Hinchingbrooke House today! Many thanks to Miss Conner and all of the parents who helped with transport and supported the team😊.
13th May - What a super evening for football! This was only the second session, run by St Neots Town Football Club, and already there are new skills on display. Some footballing superstars in the making ...
12th May -We are very much looking forward to the year 3/4 Tri Golf Festival on Tuesday 14th May at Hinchingbrooke School in the House grounds from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Just a gentle reminder, that permission slips should now be returned. If possible, it would be really helpful if you could transport your child to/from the event. If you are able to transport and have not indicated this on the reply slip, please let the school office know. Many thanks.
12th May 2019 - As promised, here are the results of last week's Primay Cross Country Relay Championships - Boys 101/136 and Girls 87/123. This is a fantastic result, considering the number of teams that entered in each category - we are also a very small school and many schools entered A,B and C teams. We are so very, very proud of our teams - well done team GSPA!
2nd May 2019 -So very proud of our cross country team! All of our children ran superb legs in the the 4 x 1200m Cambridgeshire Primary School's Cross Country Relay Championships this afternoon at Priory Park. Remarkably, the children seemed to have just as much energy once they had finished the race, but I suspect that they will sleep well tonight This event just gets bigger and better - this year saw the introduction of chipped relay batons to record accurate electronic timings - I will post results once we receive them. A big thank you to all of the parents who came and provided lots of vocal support and encouragement to our athletes - it was also lovely to see parents and former pupils of the school also came and cheered on our team.
30th April - Super weather for Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) for Mars and Jupiter classes today. The high quality sessions are delivered by Miss Leighton as part of our HSSP subscription. Lots of smiles, fun and teamwork, whilst keeping active!
30th April - So proud of our High Fives netball team today, when they attended the Level 2 tournament at Longsands Academy! This was the first time that the team had played competitively and it was so lovely to see their confidence grow with each match. They acquired new skills and knowledge of the game as well as showing outstanding teamwork. Well Done! A huge thank you also, to the parents who offered transport and came along to support the team.
Monday 29th April - What an exciting week of sporting competition we have this week. Tomorrow (Tuesday), we will be taking a team of yr5/6 netballers to the Level 2 High Fives Netball Tournament at Longsands Academy. On Thursday our Cross Country team will be taking part in the Cambridgeshire Primary School's Cross Country Relay Championship, at Priory Park in St Neots. Good luck to all of our teams.
29th April - Our new football club, run by St Neots Town Football Club started after school today. The smiles on the children's faces, indicated that it was a great success! The coaches said that they had a fantastic time too!
5th April - Over the last half term, the children in Mars class have enjoyed Balanceability sessions with Miss Leighton from the Hunts Schools Sports Partnership. Balanceability is a nationally accredited programme designed to develop a child's co-ordinaation skills, whilst having fun on a balance bike. During their sessions, all the children have improved their balance, coordination and safety awareness, whilst negotiating obstacles. Miss Leighton and Mrs Hampson are very pround of the children, who were all presented with a certificate of achievement in our celebration assembley yesterday.
29th March 2019 - Our Cross Country Club have been working really hard this half term building core strength and stamina. Their hard work and committment is now starting to bring rewards, as they surprise themselves with how far they can now run. We are preparing for the Primary Schoools Cross Country Championships which is held at the beginning of May for Yr5/6 children. However, our main focus is for the children to increase their fitness and have fun! Very proud of everyone!
29th March 2019 - Over the last couple of weeks, we have been revamping our early morning playground activities. Activities include juggling, ribbons and the "squashing machine"! We have also introduced a "flash mob" dance to the Macarena, which is enjoyed by children and staff alike - it would be great to see parents joining in too. Taking part in physical activities before school, is not only beneficial to health and wellbeing, but also helps children settle, ready to learn.
Tuesday 12th March - It was such a pleasure to accompany our year 4 gymnasts to the Key Steps Gymnastics Competition, held at Huntingdon Olympic Gymnastics Club today. Determination, committment, teamwork and smiles were there in abundance today :) The event was attended by 29 teams over two sessions! Thank you to all of our gymnasts - you did GSPA proud. Thank you to Mrs Todd, who helped transport the children and supported the team at the event. A huge thank you too, to Mrs Griffiths, who prepared the children for the event.
4th March - Keeping fit whilst having fun at Mrs Hampson's Just Dance club. Think I may have to join :)
1st March 2019 - So very proud of our Quicksticks hockey team who travelled to St Ives One Leisur Oudoor Centre today, to compete in the Level 2 Quicksticks hockey tournament. This was the first time that the team had played together and it was lovely to watch them grow in confidence and skill level as the tournament progressed. I think they all came away with a new love of the Quicksticks game - one comment that I overheard was, "I just want to do it all over again!" Huge thanks go to Mrs Griffiths who was there coaching the team and to Mr Taylor who helped to transport the team and support them at the event.
Thursday 28th February - What a wonderful evening we had yesterday for our return to cross country club. I think that they were tired at the end :)
PE in Saturn and Jupiter class - Thursday 7th February
Another week of gymnastics and pupils are self and peer assessing each other to tick off gymnastics skills on assessment sheets. Amazing effort from both classes and pupils are so motivated and have a very mature attitude to having the freedom to practise new and existing skills.
Big thank you to the leaders at gym club on Thursday. Mrs Griffiths
1st February 2019 - Exercising, keeping warm and having fun at KS2 Ribbons club today ...
Thursday 31st January 2019 - Both Jupiter and Saturn classes had curriculum gymnastics sessions with Mrs Griffiths yesterday afternoon. They were consolidating existing skills and learning new ones. This week they were using the vault and were tryng out different ways of dismounting - they included, tuck, straddle, pike, half and full turn. The gymnastics club also had fun learning new skills too ...
News from Mrs Griffiths - 24th January
Year 4 completed an interval training session on the playground. They are mastering warm ups and are doing them independently which is excellent to see.
Jupiter class had an hour of gymnastics with year 4 and all the children worked very hard on core skills. I hope they enjoyed it.
18th January 2019 - It may be cold in the morning, but we keep warm by staying active on the playground before school ...
18th January 2019 - Our new gymnastics club got off to a great start yesterday. The children benefitted from new equipment including, crash mats and wedges, which allowed them to practice forward and backward rolls in a safe environment. Mrs Griffiths was assisted by our year 5 and 6 young leaders; it is so good to see them volunteering their time to help our younger pupils.
Saturn PE - Spring 2019 This term Saturn class will be learning lots of different training methods to improve cardio vascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, agility and more. They are also doing gymnastics. Last week we were using some new equipment to perform backward rolls into handstand, straddle and front support. More equipment will be arriving shortly to allow children to try more new skills.
Don’t forget that jewellery is not allowed to be worn in PE.
Great News! This term (Spring), Mrs Griffiths will be running an exciting new Gymnastics club on Thursdays after school. The club is open to years 3 and 4 as they will be preparing for a year 3/4 competition which will be held at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club in March. However, if numbers allow, it may be possible for other years to join in too. If your child is interested please return the club reply slip as soon as possible as places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Year 6 children are also invited to apply to for the role of gymnastics leaders at the club.
13th December - A few photos from Saturn's curriculum PE netball sessions this half term.
13th December - The Cross Country Club would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy Christmas holiday!
13th December - We have had a fantastic half term in Cross Country club. It always amazes me how enthusiastic and committed the children are to their sport, whatever the weather. Well done team - I look forward to successful 2019 season.
13th December - Over the last half term, Saturn have been concentrating on Netball skills and Dance with Mrs Griffiths. Over the last few weeks they have been creating routines with a Jazz, Charlston and Jive influence. They have been focussing on partnering activities, including mirroring, matching and canon skills. Today they had such a lot of fun with the bell belts (which gave it a real seasonal feel) and they even managed to incorporate some lifts into their choreography. Well done Saturn Class and Mrs Griffiths.
12th December - As part of our PE provision this term, Mars and Jupiter have been concentrating on Dance, and we are really lucky to have our own dance teacher, Miss Jones. To showcase some of the new skills they have learnt this term, the rest of the school and many parents and friends were treated to a super
23rd November - Such a cold evening for our Cross Country club yesterday! However, our hardy athletes still wanted to train. We did succumb to the weather about half way through the session though and were invited to join Mrs Griffiths Table Tennis club, who were enjoying Cardio Table Tennis! We soon got warm and doubled the fun! Thank you Mrs Griffiths.
8th November - Mr Finlayson of the Hunts Schools Sports Partnership was a very special visitor to our Celebration Assembly this morning. We learnt in July, that we had been award the GOLD level School Games Mark Award for 2017-2018. The School games Mark is a government led awards scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of sports in school and the community. Our wonderful sports crew accepted the award on behalf of the school. HUGE thanks to staff, parents and the wider community who support us, and of course our amazing children, whose ethusiasm for the opportunities provided, makes it all worthwhile. Well done team Great Staughton.
6th November - Sshh! Mars class are dancing to Christmas music today!
1st November - Well, what terrible weather for our first cross country session! However, we did keep active (warm and dry), as we joined our new Table Tennis club run by Mrs Griffiths. Lots of fun was had be all!
1st November - WOW! Jupiter class had a super successful time at the DLPT year 3 sports event this morning. Along with year 3 children from KPA, they competed in dodgeball, netball and football - when all of the points were added up, our joint teams were rewarded with 1st place! They have a very smart shield, which they will share with KPA. I know that Miss Connor is so proud and impressed - the chidren supported each other and showed outstanding teamwork, at the same time as developing skills and having fun! Well done year 3.
31st October - A huge WELL DONE to our year 5/6 rugby team who competed in the level 2 small schools rugby tournament at Hinchingbrooke School today. This was the first time that the team had played together in a competitive setting and as the tournament progressed their team spirit, confidence and skill level grew with each match. Everyone agreed that they had so much fun and they look forward to more tournaments in the future.
9th October - A great big THANK YOU to Mrs Hampson and the Grand Union Vineyard Church in Milton Keynes, who have kindly donated a full size table tennis table to our school. An equally big THANK YOU also, to Mr Nairn who arranged collection and delivery of the table. We hope to arrange a table tennis club in the near future.
19th September - Meet our new Sports Organising Crew! They will be busy organising fun activities with our children at lunchtime and helping generally with all things sporty!
14th September - A perfect day for Saturn's first Tag Rugby coaching session yesterday ...
12th September - It was a pleasure to be able to join Year 1 for part of their dance lesson in PE yesterday.
12th September - Jupiter class have been learning some seriously cool new moves in dance ...
I am very excited to announce that I have just found out that we have been awarded the GOLD School Games Mark Award for 2017-2018. The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress. A HUGE thank you to all of our staff, parents and wider community clubs who always work so hard to enable this to happen and provide our children with the sporting opportunities that they deserve. Most of all I would like to thank our children who are always enthusiastic and make the most of the opportunities on offer. I look forward to a great sporting 2018-2019. Happy holidays!
20th July 2018
Here at GSPA we are constantly looking to provide our children with new sporting opportunities and forge links with sports clubs. We are so very proud of two children who have been attending the the junior squad at St Neots Table Tennis Club following a taster session organised by Mrs Di Gutteridge a HUNTSSP and St Neots Table Tennis Coach. The awards were made jointly by HUNTSSP and St Neots Table Tennis Club, prior to National Table Tennis Day on Wednesday, for the commitment and achievement of this talented duo! Mrs Gutteridge is looking to organise more taster sessions in September.
Tuesday July 17th
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to our year 6 Sports Organising Crew for 2017/18, who have worked tirelessly (and without complaint) during lunchtimes, organising and supporting fun sports based activities for the rest of the school. Thank you also, to those members of the Sports Organising Crew, who helped to organise and run the C4L club - your help has been invaluable. It has been a privilege to work with such a motivated and enthusiastic group of young sports leaders.
Wednesday 27th June - The whole school have been busy this afternoon, preparing for Sports Day on Friday. The children learnt about the Olympic and Paralympic values of Excellence, Friendship, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality before splitting into their house groups. Each house is named after a sporting icon (Jessica Ennis, Bradley Wiggins and Lee Pearson) and the children spent time researching their athletes. The afternoon also had a cultural element, with each house being given a country that has significant importance in the sporting world calendar: South Korea (2018 Winter Olympics), Brazil (2016 Olympics) and Japan (2020 Olympics). Be sure to be there on Friday morning to see the work that they have produced for the opening of our Sports Day!
On Monday, year 6 travelled to Winhills School to compete in the year 6 DLPT sports event. We entered a combined team with KPA which rotated around multi-skills, rounders and dodgeball activities. The GSPA/KPA team worked so well together and had lots of fun! They were rewarded with being awarded joint 2nd place. Well done!