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Norton-in-Hales C of E Primary School

School Sport

'Be the best you can be'

Congratulations to Millie and Ella 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 2017/2018 we have once again been awarded a GOLD award.

We have been awarded Gold in 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

We can now apply for Platinum!

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



During the Spring and Summer terms, as part of our Platinum Application process, we have also engaged with our Year 5 children regarding our P.E. and Sport provision, as well as our Level 2 competitions entries and the impact on extra-curricular sports clubs.

Sports News

Last Updated: 2nd July (Sports News)

Read our latest newsletter here - April Sports Newsletter

2nd July 2018
Gold for Norton
We are delighted to announce that we have just received confirmation that we have once again been awarded a GOLD award from the School Games board. We are very proud that our sport and P.E. provision has been given such an accolade. 

As we have now achieved this award for the past 4 years we are now able to apply for the prestigious Platinum award. Fingers crossed!

29th June 2018
Race for Life
Well done to everyone - pupils and parents - who braved the sweltering conditions this morning to take part in the Race for Life.

21st May 2018
Cluster Sports
We all had a lovely morning at Woore Primary today to take part in the annual cluster sports day. A fast and furious morning of sporting activity was concluded with the KS1 and KS2 relays, which saw Norton-in-Hales place third in each event. Well done everyone and a huge thank you to Woore for hosting!

14th May 2018
Fun runners at the Market Drayton 10k!
Well done to all of our pupils who have took part in yesterday's Fun Runs at the Market Drayton 10k event! It was a scorching day and you all did brilliantly! 

8th May 2018
Strictly fever hits Norton-in-Hales!
All children in Classes 2, 3 and 4 have been having dance sessions with Carla, our highly enthusiastic dance instructor from the Studio, Shrewsbury. Carla has been really impressed with the effort the children have put in... who knows, maybe one day we'll see one of you being introduced by Tess and Claudia!

24th April 2018
Young cricketers show they are all stars at All Stars!
We were delighted to hear how many of our children have started playing All Stars Cricket at Norton-in-Hales Cricket Club. Due to the huge success of the scheme the club have recently entered an Under 8's team in a local league. The team - featuring lots of our pupils - played their first game last Saturday. If you click here you can read the report of how they did. Well done, children.

20th April 2018
Spring Term School Games Value Winners
Congratulations to the following children who have won the Autumn Term School Games Value Awards:

Determination: Millie P for the determination she displayed during the bleep test.

Honesty: Maya for the honesty and sportsmanship shown during dodgeball.

Respect: Sam for the respect he has shown his peers

Passion: Darcey Ea. for the enthusiasm she displays in all P.E. sessions.

Teamwork: Francesca for the way she encouraged others in her team.

Self belief: Alice for the self belief she showed in having a go.

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 and speed bounce as personal challenges in P.E. Children will do both activities three times over the course of the year, each time trying to better their both result from the previous event, and a new target set based on their earlier score. 

Intra-school (Level 1 Competition) 2017/2018

Class 3 took part in their Level 1 Cricket competition on Thursday 24th June. Some super cricket was played - with lots of excellent teamwork - with the Green team emerging victorious having won all their matches. It's tight at the top!

Team Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Points
Blue 6 2 1 3 17
Green 6 2 1 3 17
Yellow 6 2 1 1 2 15
Red 6 3 1 2 14


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

Wednesday 27th June
KS1 Tennis
A huge well done to Greta, Lilian, Lewis and Isaac who came a brilliant THIRD in the KS1 tennis tournament today. Mrs Alkureishi was very impressed with the way the children played and represented the school - a podium position was very well deserved!

Tuesday 26th June
KS1 Football
Despite the hot conditions a team of 6 footballers gave their all in a KS1 competition today. Although they didn't manage to make it out of the group stages the team impressed with their never give up attitude and ever-present teamwork and sportsmanship. Well done everyone!
Team: Lilian, Wyatt, Francesca, Lewis, Greta and Isaac.

Tuesday 19th June
Swimming Gala
Well done to the 8 children who represented Norton-in-Hales at the Swimming Gala. We had to reshuffle our pack due to illness but all our pupils gave it their all with third places in races for Ethan, George and Ella. Well done everyone!
Team: Addy, Millie, Ella, Kimberley, Jack, George, Maxwell and Ethan

Thursday 14th June
KS2 Kwik Cricket
This morning 8 people went to the Kwik Cricket tournament at Market Drayton Cricket Club. We won our first match by 1 run and lost the second by 6 runs. George hit lots of sixes, Alice took lots of wickets, Zach and Maxwell ran brilliantly between the wickets, Kimberley scored the winning run, Ellie made a super run out, Jack bowled with great pace and Ethan batted really well throughout. Although we didn't make it to the semi finals we played with pride, skill and a mighty dollop of sportsmanship! Well done everyone.
Team: Geroge, Jack, Maxwell, Ethan, Zach, Alice, Ellie and Kimberley.
Report by Maxwell.

Friday 8th June
KS2 Tri-Golf
This morning a team of 10 intrepid golfers went to Ellesmere College to compete in the North Shropshire Final of the Tri-Golf team. After a morning of fast and furious pitching, chipping and putting our team came a brilliant third! Well done everyone - treasure those medals!

Team: Alice, Jack, Dunia, Megan, Amy, Caitlin, Maxwell, Ethan, Neo and Ellie.

Thursday 29th March
KS2 Dodgeball
This morning six of us went to a Dodgeball tournament. We played four games and we tried our very best. There was lots of throwing and dodging action and we all represented the school fantastically.
Report and team: Mackenzie, Caitlin, Ethan, Maya, Lewis and Kimberley

Thursday 22nd March
KS2 New Age Kurling
Today we went to Hinstock Primary School for a New Age Kurling tournament. There were eight school and we played seven games. We won two matches and drew two as well. Overall we earned eight points and we finished 6th. All of us enjoyed the event very much.
Report by Addy, Bethany, Eva and Maxwell

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 Strike and Field (3-4 pm)

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

After School: Key Stage 2 Strike and Field (3-4 pm)

Events / Competition Calendar 2017/18

Market Drayton Area School Sport Partnership Summer School Games Programme


Wednesday 4th July
Year 5 and 6 Tennis

 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