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Summer Term 2024 

Tuesday 16th April - What a great way to start the Summer term; a girls' football event and the very first of the Summer term! The Year 1 and Year 2 girls loved travelling in style in the school minibus to Hinchingbrooke school where they got to dress up as a princess or superhero and learn new some new football games! Well done girls, we're very proud of you!

Introducing the future footballers of the England team.⚽️

Spring Term 2024

Spring term has been another busy one for sports. Although the first half term has involved less trust competitions due to the colder weather, KS2 have made up for it in their fun-packed swimming lessons each week. KS1 children have been learning participating in weekly dance lessons and have enjoyed creating simple sequences of body movements. 


Towards the end of term, Years 5 and 6 have been competing in more competitions, all of which involved netball. We were lucky enough to be invited to Kimbolton Prep School again and the both year groups thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon, learning new skills whilst playing competitively against other schools. They also provided refreshments at the end!


The DLPT events have started again this half term and will continue through the Summer term. The first was a netball tournament on Monday 18th March. Despite their efforts, the team weren't victorious this time but their efforts and fantastic teamwork couldn't be matched. 


We look forward to a jam-packed Summer term full of wonderful sports events.



Autumn Term 2023

Wow, what a busy first term back to school we have had! The children have taken part in many competitions across different schools, involving a range of sports. They have worked extremely hard to compete as a team and although they haven't always been victorious, they have shown brilliant sportsmanship and resilience. Well done Team GS - I know you're looking forward to another busy term. 



Competition Winners - Dodgeball Event - Tuesday 3rd October

Sports Crew 2023

Summer Term 2022

Year 3 Trust Sports Event:

A big well done to all the Year 3s today at the trust sports event.

We competed against 5 schools in Athletics, Rounders and Netball. The children worked so hard, and really showed great determination and team work! We had lots of fun and to top it off, we came 2nd! Well done Year 3 :) 

Spring Term 2022

Mars Class



To finish our dance topic in P.E Mars class were taught a barn dance. Over the past week the children have really practised hard to remember the steps and stay in time with the other children. 

We hope you enjoy our dance.

Barn Dance

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Mars Class 



This term we are focusing on dance and using the different seasons as inspiration. This week we were inspired by spring in particular April showers. The children listened to ‘singing in the rain’ and identified the beat of the music. We discussed that it is important to keep to the beat. In pairs the children explored different ways of moving by walking, using arm and leg movements.
The children then had to create a dance in their pairs with 4 parts: walk, arms, legs, walk.

April showers dancing

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April showers dancing

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In PE, for gymnastics, we have been practicing balances and rolls (mainly forward). Mrs. Griffiths had the balance beam and crash mat out for us to roll on. This was especially fun because it was free choice; we could go on any of the equipment. I’m sure you’ll agree that everybody looks like they had fun!


By Mason

Autumn Term

Mars/Jupiter's Gymnastics


This Autumn term Mars and Jupiter have been learning about gymnastics with Mrs Marriott. 

They have had an amazing time learning about the importance of balance and position in gymnastics. They have had the chance to use a variety of equipment to explore balancing on.

It has even inspired many of our children to join a gymnastics club, we have some future gymnasts in our school!

Skipping Week 2021

Saturn class spent part of their PE lesson skipping for ten minutes.  This was a whole school activity that contributed to the National Skipping Week challenge that was set for us as a school.

Spring 2


HSSP Spring into Action Campaign: Monday 22nd February-Friday 26th March 2021

Hunts SSP are running a 'Spring in Action' Campaign this half term! The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of children getting a minimum of 60 minutes exercise every day and to promote the importance of reducing sedentary behaviour and breaking up screen time with short burst of activity.


We hope you will join the campaign and get active over the coming weeks! You can find information about each week's challenges on the links below:

Cricket East Live Sessions

Cricket East are running live cricket PE sessions every Wednesday!

This week’s session will be on Wednesday 24 February at 2-2.45PM and is called Skilful Scorer. It will support pupils to develop ball-striking techniques to support power and accuracy.

The activities can be completed indoors and to take part this week you will need:

  • A ball or a rolled up pair of socks

  • Something to strike with: a bat, a frying pan or a hardback book

  • 4 items to use as markers (cups, tubs, toilet rolls)

  • A target: a set of stumps or a rubbish bin

There will also be the opportunity to work with a partner but can be completed solo using a wall instead.

The session will be streamed on their YouTube channel: Subscribe to their channel to receive alerts when they go live!

Virtual Sports Day 2020

Get your trainers at the ready and take part in our Virtual Sports Day 2020! Details of each of the five activities are below on slides and you can also find them on Facebook and via your email. We are inviting the children to take part in an egg and spoon race, the tea towel hurdles, a standing long jump, shot put and an obstacle course.


When you have completed all the activities, with photo evidence, you can submit your evidence via Facebook or email to the school office! Make sure your entries are in by 4pm on Friday so that we can add up all the points and announce a winning house! Point will be awarded for participation!

Virtual Sports Day Guidance

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Gymnastics Club - Spring Term 
13/02/20 update

Students using the new trampette that arrived this week. Some pupils even managed to land a front somersault. The students have really enjoyed the new equipment that arrived this half term.

11.02.20 - Unfortunately, we had our last dance session with Mrs Litchfield this week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed these sessions on a Tuesday and this week we managed to finish our class dance on machines. The children worked independently, in pairs and in small groups to create a representation of a machine and they have learnt so much in such a short space of time. We were sad to say goodbye to Mrs Litchfield from HSSP but I’m sure she’ll be back again sometime soon!

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Machine Dance

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Spring Term 2020

Jupiter and Mars class are thoroughly enjoying their dance sessions with Hunts coach Mrs Litchfield. The children have been busy creating their own  dance sequences using the three forces: push, pull and twist. Over the furst few weeks, the children worked in pairs to decide how to perform each move before working with Mrs Litchfield to practise and perform a whole class machine dance. These sessions with Mrs Litchfield will take part every Tuesday until February half term.


Saturn class have been working with Mrs Griffiths to improve stamina and endurance through various methods of training. They have taken part in a a couple of gymnastics sessions since coming back after Christmas  and these will continue until Easter. In these sessions, pupils will be  trying to improve forward and backward rolls and different variations of them.


January 2020
The Sports Crew were set a task to write about their experience of being a member of the Sports Crew so far this year. Below are a few comments of what they have recorded so far...



So far in Sports Crew it has been such an experience, I have loved every second of it with challenges and rewards. Helping younger children and watching their skills grow makes me think how much I am helping and providing a fun energetic atmosphere for their future. Although it has been tricky at times, Mrs Leighton's sessions have helped by showing me that not much equipment or none at all is needed to create a 30 minute session that younger and older children enjoy. These sessions also helped with my explanation, games and all round enthusiasm with sports. All children love doing my sports and are always willing to join  in. They may not always listen but being a member of Sports Crew is a responsible role but enjoyable one too. 

                                                                                                  Tilly, Year 6



Being a member of Sports Crew is fun when you and your partner explain, demonstrate  and then everyone can join in. Sometimes it's hard to choose what we want to do  and sometimes it's tricky to agree but we work together to try both ideas out. My sessions with Mrs Leighton really helped to know that you don't need much equipment to make a session fun. During Sports  Crew time we sometimes do activities for just Key Stage two and Key Stage one. Being a part of the Sports Crew is a real honour! 


                                                                                              Megan, Year 6 


I love being a part of the Sports Crew and it is a lot of fun. At times it might be challenging because of managing lots of different children, I still manage to get through it. I always go through a little step by step system first and them give them a warning. I always tell them again and hopefully they have listened and understood the rules. I just love Sports Crew because I get to take on the role of the teacher and teach young children sport in a fun way. I am so grateful to Mrs Leighton as she has inspired me try new games and know that you don't need equipment for all games. So thank you Sports Crew, I can not wait for another adventure. 


                                                                                                                                  Hannah, Year 6


An exciting opportunity for the Christmas holidays - Bedford Blues are offering a one day Rugby camp on Monday 23rd December for just £30! Sharing incase anyone is interested smiley

Friday 1st November 2019
The Sports Crew had a great time this morning with Mrs Leighton from Hunts SSP. They worked on their sport leadership skills and created new games to use outside on the playground with the children at break times and lunch times. They each worked in their daily pairs/small group to demonstrate their ideas and received constructive feedback from their peers to suggest their areas of strength and the ways in which they could improve. It was great to see the children really thinking about how they could promote physical activity outside and I look forward to seeing many more children at GSPA getting involved! 


Well done Team! 

W.C. 28.10.19
Both Year 3 and Year 5 had a fantastic time playing team games at the DLPT sports event this week. All of the children demonstrated excellent teamwork and determination in their games of football, dodgeball and netball. The members of staff that went with both groups commented on the children's fantastic behaviour and it was fantastic to hear such positive feedback. Well done Team! smiley


We had two special visitors in celebration assembly this morning… Mr Finlayson and Mrs Bullimore. Mr Finlayson of the Hunts Schools came in two present two special awards. First, he presented the trophy to the children who competed in the panathlon event at the beginning of October. He commented on the fantastic effort from both the children at Great Staughton and KPA and was thrilled to present them with both the 1st and 2nd place certificates and trophy. Well done team!

Also, we were lucky enough to welcome back Mrs Bullimore this morning who, along with Mr Finlayson, presented the children with the GOLD level School Games Mark award for 2018-2019. 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, Mrs Bullimore for all her hard work last year and of course our amazing children. Well done team Great Staughton.


The rota for the Sports Crew started this week and they have been trying their best to get everyone active and involved in sport in some way during lunchtime and breaktimes. They will be working hard to help us all have active, fun lunchtimes by organising different activities to keep our minds and bodies busy. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to chat to any of the Sports Crew and they will be happy to help.

Panathlon Sports Competition- 3rd October 2019

KPA and GS entered a joint team into the Panathlon Hunts SSP sporting event on Thursday 3rd October. The children took part in a range of sports activities such as table cricket, boccia and curling. The children worked in two teams completing 7 minutes at each activity to gain as many points as they could. The atmosphere was very calm and the children were so focused. They showed fantastic teamwork, resilience and determination.....and they came first and second place!!

Here's some of the things the children said about the event:

'I've never got a medal before. I'm so proud I'm not even going to take it off for bed.'

'This is the best day of my life.'

'I want to come back next year. It's so much fun!'

'I don't know why I'm happy but I just love being here.'

'Lucky I got silver because I really like silver.'

A huge thank you to Hunts SSP for another well-organised and inspiring event!

Meet the Sports Crew 2019-2020

Our new Sports Crew for this academic year got together briefly on Monday to share some ideas of what they would like to achieve this year. The main aim of the Sports Crew is to get everyone active and involved in sport in some way. They will be working hard to help us all have active, fun lunchtimes by organising different activities. If you have any suggestions please feel free to chat to Emily, Imogen, Hannah, Katy, Ruby, Tilly, Braydon, Daniel, Rosie Megan or Thomas.  Brownie points for whoever can spot their first job from the picture! smiley


Oh, and of course Clark wanted to get involved too!

W.C. 09/09/19

Jupiter and Mars class had a brilliant PE lesson on Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Wisbey from Hunts SSP! They worked hard on their balancing skills during their first multi skills session!

**Watch this space... our new Sports Crew will be announced next week for this academic year. I'm excited to see who is up for leading some fantastic sports activities this year! 

16th July - Quad Kids level 2 event. What a super finale to a busy year of sport here at GSPA! I never fail to be surprised at the sheer determination and commitment of our children - very proud of you all.

5th July 2019 - We had an amazing School Games Morning last Friday! The children showed all of the Olympic and Paralympic values in bucketfulls - very proud of you all! The weather was perfect, music was great and the refreshments delicious - but of course, and most importantly, we all had fun! Thank you to everyone who came along to support and cheer our teams on. A special thank you to all of the children, staff and of course our wonderful sports crew who have worked so hard throughout the the year.

5th July 2019 - I am so excited and proud to announce that we have been awarded the GOLD School Games Mark Award 2018-2019, for the third year running! The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the develpment of high quality sport and competition across their school and into the wider sporting community. Participation in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in develping an action plan for the future. A HUGE thank you to all of our staff, parents, supporters and wider community clubs who work so hard to to ensure that our children are provided with the opportunities that they all deserve. Most of all I would like to thank the children who are always so enthusiastic, displaying the School Games Values, and make the most of the opportunities we offer. 🤩😄😁

27th June - Year 4 joined year 3 for the final DLPT event of the year! Our children competed very well over 3 events - cricket, rounders and athletics. The Olympic and Paralympic values, which we learnt about in our assembly on Tuesday, were evident in abundance. Looking forward to seeing these values being shown again at our School Games Day tomorrow. Very, very well done Years 3 and 4!