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Tees Valley Dance Festival

Please click HERE to watch our school’s entry in the Tees Valley Let’s Dance 2024 event.

**Music for dance purposes only , no copyright intended **

Rail Safety Workshop – March 2024

Rail Safe Friendly brings schools and the rail industry together to raise rail safety awareness among school-aged children in the UK. Facilitated by Learn Live, a virtual education platform, the programme is educating millions of young people on the dangers of trespassing on the railway.

We are proud to announce that the pupils at Firthmoor Primary School have achieved a Bronze level certificate for their participation in the programme. We did this by watching the rail safety broadcast in class and by signing up to the ‘Switched On Rail Safety’ website to receive rail safety updates from Network Rail. 

Sportshall Athletics Competition – November 2023

A team of 19 children from Year 5 and 6 participated in the Darlington Sportshall Athletics Cluster event on Monday 20th November.  At the event, each child competed in two individual field and two individual / team track events.  Some of the events the children took part in were running relays, obstacle relays, standing long jump, javelin throw and a speed bounce test.  During the whole event the team showed great team work and participated with a great deal of enthusiasm.  While all the children gave 100%, Christopher did particularly well in the speed bounce competition and ….. and ….. ran very well in the 2 + 2 girls’ relay.  Ath the end of the competition the results were announced and Firthmoor Primary scored enough points to come third and qualify for the Darlington Final.  See you all on Wednesday 6th December for the final!

TAG Rugby (Girls) – October 2023

It was great to see a team of Year 5 and 6 girls competing in the Girls’ TAG Rugby competition at Blackwell Meadows this year.  They may have started out a little nervously but after some quick coaching tips from Mr Woodward, they were ready to take on teams from around Darlington.  There were 7 other schools in our group with matches lasting for 15 minutes each.

All the girls worked hard to keeping possession of the ball and aimed to score as many tries as possible.  All the team demonstrated teamwork skills and Mia, Millie and Layla worked tirelessly against their opponents, scoring tries at different points throughout the competition.  A special mention also goes to Mia, who worked exceptionally hard in the final game.

Well done girls, you are a credit to Firthmoor Primary School.

TAG Rugby (Boys) – October 2023

A small team of 10 Year 5 and 6 boys competed in a TAG Rugby competition at Blackwell Meadows.  Schools were divided into three groups and we played games against Skerne Park, High Coniscliffe and Holy Family.  All the boys on the team tried very hard to apply the rugby skills they had learnt in a competitive situation.  The whole team worked well together and tried their best to beat the opposition.  Christopher and Fabian did particularly well and were able to score several tries.

Well done Team Firthmoor.

Quidditch Smile Day – October 2023


Children in Year 5 and 6 were treated to a Quidditch Smile Day on 24th October.  A ‘Smile Day’ encourages children to take part if different types of sporting activities, with the aim that it will make the children smile and encourage pupils to choose to lead an active lifestyle. 

On our Quidditch Day, children were divided into four groups/ teams (just like they are in Harry Potter).  Pupils work as a team to play two different quidditch type games.

All children were fully involved in the activity and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to learn a new type of game.

Judo Taster – Spring 2023

We’ve once again welcomed Dan from ‘Judo Dan’ into our school to deliver a judo taster session to children.  Classes from Y1 to Year 5/6 had the chance to participate in this fun and active session.  Children played a variety of games linked to specific judo skills.  A thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all.

Ready, Steady, Glow! – Spring 2023

Children from Key Stage 1, Miss True’s and Mrs Blagg’s class has the chance to participate in a ‘Ready Steady Glow’ session.  The hall was darkened and special lights were used to create a neon environment.  The children had the chance to work as a team to play a variety of fun games.  Throughout the day there were lots of smiles and some great examples of children working together to complete a task.

Sports hall Athletics

A group of children from Year 5 and 6 were selected to represent the school at the Darlington Sportshall Athletics Competition.

Children took part in track and field events.  Some events they completed as individuals and some as a relay team.  The events included obstacle races, sprints, hurdles, long jump, soft javelin throws and speed bounce to name a few. The team performed very well and made it through to the Darlington Sportshall Athletics final where they positioned 7th.  Children showed determination, self-belief and teamwork in abundance.  Well done Firthmoor.

Fencing – Autumn 2022

Children from Year 3 to Year 6 were given the opportunity to take part in a Fencing taster session.  Children learnt how discipline is a very important element of this sport.  Pupils learnt about the specialist equipment used and wore a special fencing head guard throughout their lesson.  The main skills the children learnt were: how to stand properly in a competitive fencing match and basic skills of attack and defence.  A great learning day was had where the children discovered a new sport.

Dancing star – Autumn 2022

Lucas in Year 5 recently attended a dance competition outside of school and managed to win four different trophies.  He performed a mix of lyrical and modern dances, winning trophies for both his solo and duet attempts.  He managed to achieve 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th place in some of the different competitions.  Well done, Lucas!

Hoopstarz – Autumn 2022

Recently, classes from Year 2 to Year 6 had a special PE day.  Children had the chance to take part in a Hoopstarz lesson, where hoop coach Tracy taught children (and staff) how to hula hoop to music.  Children were then taught a range of tricks they can do whilst hula hooping.  Due to the beaming faces that exited the hall, I think the children of Firthmoor had a fantastic day.

Key Stage 2 Cross Country – September 2022

A team of 23 children from Y3 to Year 6 represented Firthmoor Primary School at the Darlington Cross Country Competition.  To be chosen as a team member, children were invited to compete in cross country trials against other children in their year group, prior to the competition day.

There was a lot of excitement on the bus as the team made their way to the fields behind Eastbourne Sports Complex, and this enthusiasm continued throughout the whole competition.

Depending on the age of the child, they had to run between 1700m and 2300m.  All the children were a credit to the school and gave 100% in their race.  Miss True was so impressed by the children’s determination and positive attitude of all the children who took part. You were ALL fantastic.

There were many impressive runs throughout the afternoon of racing.  However, a special mention should go to Covenant in Year 4 who positioned in the top ten and has won herself a place at the Tees Valley Cross Country Competition. Well done Covenant!

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