Greenhill have been awarded two very prestigious sporting awards recently.
In October 2016, for the second year running we were awarded the Sainsbury's Gold Mark for participation levels and inclusivity in school sport.
On Wednesday 30th November we had the opportunity to take 10 of our wonderful children to the Town Hall to receive the Sheffield Federation for School Sports Primary School Sports Award. We had a great night in very grand surroundings and again, our children were a credit to the school and their parents.
The Federation noted our schools 'outstanding service to our pupils and local community' and once again we felt very proud.
To read more about this award click here:
P.E. and Sport
Our school has a very large playing field on which we are fortunate to have 2 full sized 7 a side football pitches and 2 cut cricket strips. We also have marked out in the summer months an athletics track. Our 2 indoor halls are both fully occupied with sporting activities and clubs every lunchtime and most days after school. Sport is a particular strength of the school and we have had many Sheffield and South Yorkshire Champion teams. Our teams have competed at test match cricket venues, professional football club grounds and training grounds and international swimming and athletics venues. Our representative teams are competitive and often excel in sporting tournaments. However, we recognise that competition is not for all our children and provide many sporting clubs and opportunities for them to take part in.
We are members of the Forge Sports Partnership and regularly compete in their organised events which are often held at the English Institute of Sport. To find out more about the Forge Sports Partnership, click here. Our football and cricket teams each year enter the Sheffield Federation for School Sports events. In 2012, we were awarded the Sheffield Federation for School Sports award. This award recognised 'The outstanding commitment of Greenhill Primary School in providing high quality competitive opportunities for their pupils and achieving success across a range of sports'.
School Sport Premium
The major outcome of this funding for us has been to create a new role of Curriculum Specialist for P.E. and Sport. The Curriculum Specialist works closely with the P.E. Co-ordinator and it is his job to both organise, by creating links with local sports clubs, and deliver high quality sporting coaching sessions. This has greatly extended the number and variety of sports clubs offered to our children and resulted in a large increase in participation. We are also using some of the school sport premium for staff training. To see a full breakdown of how the premium is being spent, click here.
PE is for all at Greenhill and our curriculum encompasses this! It is an extensive curriculum where children learn to develop: fine and gross motor skills, co-ordination, co-operation and how to work as part of a team. The skills they develop can be transferred into gaming situations but also other curricular lessons. Children are taught and encouraged to follow a healthy and active lifestyle, our PE lessons give the children first-hand experience of this so they can continue this lifestyle outside of school. All year groups receive two hours a week of curricular PE where they cover aspects of dance, gymnastics, team games and athletics. Additionally children in Year 4 receive swimming lessons throughout the year. To view the P.E. and School Sport Plan click here. To see an overview of the P.E. curriculum, please click here.
We run girls and boys teams from Y4 up to Y6 and play competitively against other schools in various league and cup competitions. The teams also play friendly matches throughout the season against other local schools.
Coaches from Sheffield Wednesday run after school and lunchtime training sessions at Greenhill school both for KS1 and KS2 children.
During the football season, we also take our children to SWFC for coaching sessions and to see 1st team games. Click here to read the latest news on our football teams.
Chris Dolby of Sheffield FC coaches Futsal to our Key Stage 2 children and we compete in tournaments organised by the Forge Sports Partnership. Click here to read the latest news.
We play competitive cricket in numerous competitions throughout the summer term. We have boys and girls teams from Y4 up to Y6. We have formed close links with Norton Woodseats CC and Sheffield Transport CC and our children receive coaching from these clubs. A highlight of our school year is always the Meadowhead Feeder School Competition for Y5 children. Click here to read more about our cricket teams.
Children in Y4 have swimming lessons booked through Sheffield LA. Each class travels to Seven Hills School by coach for a 40 minute lesson throughout the school year. The children are grouped according to swimming ability. Greenhill staff support trained swimming teachers and the children work towards the National Curriculum expectations for swimming and then beyond to develop further swimming skills and water safety practice and understanding. We also enter a team into the annual Sheffield schools swimming gala at Ponds Forge. Click here to see more.
We have an after school running club have entered a cross country team in the SFSS Saturday morning league. We also enter a team into the SFSS Year 5/6 Primary Athletics event. Both Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 children take part in Sports Hall athletics at the English Institute of Sport. Click here to see more.
We have a table tennis club every Friday lunchtime and enter a team into the annual Sheffield Schools event at the English Institute of Sport. Click here to see more.
There is a trampolining club held every Monday lunchtime with Joanne Crowther.
Coaches from Beauchief Tennis Club have delivered tennis sessions to our children. Our Y4 team were South Yorkshire champions in 2016. Many of our children also play at the club in their own time. Click here to read more.
Vicki Smith from Abbeydale Park Badminton Club coaches our Y5/6 children after school. Our children compete in SFSS organised events at Abbeydale Park Badminton Club. Click here to read the latest news.
We have offered Street Dance clubs at lunchtime to both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. The same external provider also provided Glee and Cheerleading clubs throughout the term. Cheerleading will continue in 2016/17.
We have a gymnastics club at lunchtime and compete in events against other schools organised by the Forge Sports Partnership. Click here to read more.
New for this year has been our very popular Thai boxing club run by Muay Thai World Champion Boxer Lee Chesters. The club is non-contact and focuses on character development and health and fitness with children not actually fighting.
In the summer term, we have previously held a rounders festival for the Meadowhead Feeder schools.
We have previously entered an event organised by the Forge Sports Partnership in this sport that is often played by Paralympians.
We have previously run an orienteering club and entered an event organised by the Forge Sports Partnership.