School Sport

'Be the best you can be'

Congratulations to Sam for winning this week's PE Award!

Help our children to

'Be the best they can be'

Norton In Hales currently hold the following awards:

A Youth Sport Trust scheme to reward a school for the quality of their PE and School Sport practice.

A Government led scheme to reward a school for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.

We are delighted that in 2016/17 we retained our GOLD status!

This completes a 'hat-trick' of Gold awards, in 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and now in 2016-2017.

Click the School Games Logo below to link to our sporting blog and latest photos from events

See our Physical Education & Sport Development Plan for the academic year 2016/17: PE & Sport Development Plan

To help young people in our school enjoy their PE and School Sport we have selected a number of pupils to hold roles within our school sports.

Play Leaders: Megan, Lilie, Dunia, Ellie, Jack, Lewis, Neo, Eva

Media Leaders: George, Ethan TE, Ella, Addy, Millie, Mackenzie, Maya

Officials: Maxwell, Bethany, Caitlin, Ethan, Zach, Alice, Kimberley

Sports News

Last Updated: 16th February 2018 (New Sports Letter)

Read our latest newsletter here - February Sports Newsletter

2nd February 2018
Norton Cricketers get Chance 2 Shine
Classes 2 and 4 started working with Cricket Shropshire and Chance 2 Shine today. They have spent an hour working with coach James, looking at the laws and basics of the game. Next week it's catching!

25th January 2018
Archery fun with Robin Arrows!
We were delighted to welcome Darren from Robin Arrows to our school today. Darren worked with all the children throughout the school and gave them an introduction to archery. It was a super day for everyone and all the children enjoyed themselves!

16th January 2018
Twitter Feed
We are now on Twitter! Follow us @nihschoolsport to keep up with our latest sporting news!

12th January 2018
School Games Value Winners
Congratulations to the following children who have won the Autumn Term School Games Value Awards:

Determination: Joshua for the determination he showed to
improve his swimming skills.

Honesty: Zach for the honesty he displayed during the L2
Quicksticks Hockey tournament.

Respect: Caitlin for the respect she always shows to both
her peers and adults during games.

Passion: Lilian for the enthusiasm she shows for all aspects
of the P.E curriculum.

Teamwork: Zeb for the way he plays as part of a team.

Self belief: Rio for the self belief he has shown whilst

Celebrating our children's

sporting achievements

Below are the results and reports from a range of competitions our children have taken part in during 2017/18. These include competitions within school (Intra-school), those where the children have competed for school (Inter-school) and also external competitions.

Personal Challenge (Level 0 Competition) 2017/2018

This year we have introduced the bleep test as a personal challenge in P.E. Children will do the test three times over the course of the year, each time trying to better their result from the previous event.  

Intra-school (Level 1 Competition) 2017/2018

Hot on the heels of the Dodgeball tournament, Key Stage 2 children have been battling it out at Boccia. The Blue team emerged victorious in class 4, pipping the Yellow team 3-1 in the final. However the Yellow team took the spoils in class 3, beating the Green team with the score finishing 3-1 again. Well done to everyone, particularly our Year 5/6 officials who umpired and scored the class 3 tournament. After two competitions the Level 1 competition table looks like this:

Team Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Points
Blue 4 2 2 12
Green 4 1 1 2 11
Yellow 4 1 1 1 1 10
Red 4 2 2 8


Market Drayton Area School Sport Partnership:
Inter-School (Level 2 Competition)

Thursday 25th January
KS2 Basketball

This morning four of us—Alice, Mackenzie, Zach and I—went to a basketball tournament. We played five games and very well, scoring lots of baskets. Mackenzie recovered well from a nosebleed, Alice was a super sub, Zach never stopped running and I scored plenty of goals and won ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ lots too! Well done everyone.
Report by George

Thursday 25th January
Sportshall Athletics
We had a great morning at the athletics tournament and I hope we go to another one soon! We all tried really hard and enjoyed ourselves. George even won the javelin! Well done to everyone who took part.
Team: Millie, Ella, Caitlin, Megan, Ellie, George, Jack, Mackenzie, Lewis and Zach
Report by Ella

Thursday 30th November
Quicksticks Hockey
Norton-in Hales took part in a Quicksticks Hockey tournament today. We played four games and came equal 4th in our group. George scored two goals and I nearly scored one too! We all tried our best and had a great morning.
Team: Millie, Ellie, George, Neo and Zach.
Report by Zach.

Thursday 12th October
Cross Country
Norton-In-Hales School was represented by 31 children at the annual Cross Country competition at the Grove in October. A team of eight KS1 and twenty-three KS2 children ran their hearts out across the school fields. At the finish there was plenty of rosy cheeks and tired people. A huge well done to everyone who took part!

Thursday 5th October
KS2 Hi-5 Netball
Well done to the seven children - George, Ellie, Millie, Zach, Zeb, Ella and Caitlin - who represented the school at a Hi-5 netball tournament. The children gave it their best shot, demonstrating excellent teamwork and tactical awareness. All the children were impeccably behaved and, win, lose or draw, showed wonderful sportsmanship. Well done everyone.

What's On

Sports Club

For 2017-2018 Spring term we will be offering the following sports clubs:

After School: Key Stage 1 Multi-Sports (3-4 pm)

After School: KS2 Tennis with Zak Williams from Nick Williams Tennis (3-4 pm)

After School: Key Stage 2 Invasion Games (3-4 pm)

Events / Competition Calendar 2017/18

Market Drayton Area School Sport Partnership Summer School Games Programme

Wednesday 21st March
KS2 Archery

Thursday 22nd March
KS2 New Age Kurling
and KS2 Orienteering

Thursday 29th March
KS2 Dodgeball

Thursday 19th April
KS2 Tri-Golf

Tuesday 15th May
Year 3/4 Mini Red Tennis

Tuesday 8th or Wednesday 9th May
KS2 Rounders

Tuesday 19th June
KS2 Swimming Gala

June (Date TBC)
KS2 Cricket

Wednesday 4th July
KS2 Football

July (Date TBC)
KS2 Football
KS1 Multi Skills Festival

 Photos of some of our activities and sporting teams

Accessing Local Clubs

If your child enjoys a sport they may wish to pursue it through a local club.  Through our children we have brought together details of local clubs which your children may be interested in joining.

Simply click here to access information and contact details for local sports clubs