Welcome to Montalbo Primary School’s Sport and PE Page.
Here you will find information about recent and forthcoming events and festivals. Over the academic year, we aim to provide all children with the opportunity to participate in fun and competitive sporting activities.
Many of our competitive events are linked to the School Games and lead to other qualifying competitions. We are also part of the Staindrop Academy Sports Alliance.
Recent News and Results:
We have planned some excellent dance and multi skills activities for pupils to the start of the academic year. We will be having a key focus on PSHE and Outdoor Learning to ensure that pupils maintain their active 30+ minutes per day and that they are supported in all areas of wellbeing. Classes have their own designated ‘bubbles’ and they will have access to a range of active playground equipment. Children are welcome to come to school in their PE kit on their timetabled days, this helps to keep us all safe and in the correct learning zones.
We have been awarded the School Games Gold Award for 2019/2020. We are proud to continue the wide range of sporting activities available to our pupils. It has been challenging to provide PE lessons during these tricky times, but our pupils have enjoyed socially distanced activities like dance, fitness and yoga. Well done!
Class 5 are attending Trampolining Lessons at Staindrop Academy on February 11th. Keep a look out for photos coming soon. Year 5 are also attending the Staindrop Academy Partnership Netball competition on Wednesday 12th February at Aycliffe Leisure Centre.
We have 2 Cross Country events coming up soon! Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be selected to take part. We need athletes with excellent levels of stamina and those who are not afraid of mud! Cross Country is a great event that tests the determination of even the fittest young sports people. We look forward to sharing our results with you… in the past, we have even had some Monty winners!
Our School Games Swimming Gala teams have been selected! Look out for letters coming home in children’s bags. The event will take place on 31st January at Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre.
Welcome back to the new academic year. We have a whole range of activities and sports competitions planned for 2019/2020. We already have our football, cheerleading and gymnastics after school clubs up and running!
Our first School Games event will be the swimming gala in January so we will keep you updated with this!
We have 3 Staindrop academy events planned including a multiskills festival and games competitions. We also hope to set up some intra-school competitions in our local area.
Year 6 have been busy completing their Bikeability sessions and are doing well with this. We hope to have as many children as possible receiving their Bike Safety award on Wednesday.
We are looking forward to the new year. We have entered two Sainsbury’s School Games events.
- Wear Valley and Teesdale XC Running Event @ Bishop Auckland College (1st March)
- Key Steps Gymnastics (6th March)
We held a fantastic inter school dance competition this week. All classes took part (that’s 100% of our children performing!) in a ‘dance off’ where each class selected a piece of music linked to time eras. Everyone really enjoyed watching the dances… especially when some of the teachers joined in!
We have been very busy taking part in Reception and EYFS sports festivals and also our local area competitions at Staindrop Academy School.
Yesterday we attended the School Games QuadKids Athletics. We had 24 children taking part and they all did very well. One of our competitors even gained the silver athletics award. Children ran faster and jumped further than others in the past, and it has certainly set some new Montalbo records. Well done to everyone who attended. Hopefully we will have qualified for Level 3 School Games!
Today we went to the Sainsbury’s School Games Swimming Gala at Woodhouse Leisure Centre. The competition was very strong but we had some excellent races! Everyone who attended the gala really tried their best and we even had a winner in Year 6! The children from our school were a real delight to take to the gala. They cheered for their peers and were fantastic, supportive competitors. Mr Foster and I were very impressed with everyone who attended. Well done.
Year 4 successfully took part in the Staindrop Tag Rugby festival held at Staindrop Academy School. They used the good skills that they had learnt over the last 7 weeks. Year 5/6 attended the Staindrop Sports Festival and had a fantastic time on their carousel of activities! They thoroughly enjoyed the team relay races and also the shoot out games in the sports hall.
We had a great time at the Sainsbury’s School Games Tag Rugby Festival! We took 2 teams and Team 1 battled their way to 3rd overall! Team 2 won one of their trickiest matches and held on to 7th place. Well done to everyone who took part. We are now looking forward to the sports hall athletics events in the new year.
We are looking forward to the new Sainsbury’s School Games Year. Our Key Stage 2 Classes have started their tag rugby PE lessons in preparation for the competition in November. Our daily Monty Mile is also up and running! This will help our cross country runners prepare for their up and coming competitions.
Sainsbury’s School Games KS2 Cricket Competition – A mixed team of boys and girls went to compete at Barnard Castle Cricket Club. There was very strong competition but our team managed to win a game! Well done to all those who attended.
Sainsbury’s School Games Girl’s Cricket Competition – a very rainy day! Our Year 6 girls attended the event and participated in a bowling competition due to the poor weather conditions. They did very well and are now looking forward to the mixed team event next week.
Quad Kids Athletics – Another brilliant event for our children to attend. It was a warm day and everyone did really well to compete at their best. We had two race winners including Oscar and Adele who both won their heat in the 600m race. Throughout the day there were many good results for long jump and hurler throw. We hope to have some qualifiers for the County Athletics event next month.
Wow! What a busy day we have had at the Sainsbury’s School Games Tag rugby competition. We were so pleased to play so many schools in one day. We also won 2 of our games too! Montalbo team 1 were 6th overall and Montalbo team 2 were 7th. everyone played brilliantly and should be very proud of themselves. Another big thank you to our School Games Organiser!
July 2016 – Sainsbury’s School Games Sports Day
What a fantastic afternoon we had at our Sports Day. Children were excellent competitors and showed great sportsmanship. ALTIUS BLUE house were the overall winners with 142 points. Fortius Yellow were a close 2nd and Citius Red were 3rd. Children from Fortius and Citius will have their chance to win back the Montalbo Cup in September when we begin our first Intra-School School Games Competition. Thank you to everyone who attended, helped and even raced!! A special thank you to the Young Leaders from Teesdale Secondary School, you were a great help!
Fantastic News… We have just received confirmation of our SILVER AWARD for the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark. A combination of excellent participation in competition, 66% of our children attending an after school club and also the help from our young sports leaders. Super effort!
Several children took part in the School Games Quad Kids Athletics Event held at Shildon Athletics Track. It was a fantastic day and we had some very successful competitors. A huge well done to everyone who took part.
Cricket Competition at Barnard Castle Cricket Club. We had a fantastic day down at the cricket club despite the final match being abandoned due to the heavy rain! The children played competitively and were a real credit to the school. The first team won 2 of their matches and made it through to the final round to play off Montalbo second team!
We took part in a whole school sports day at Teesdale Secondary School. It was a fantastic day and everyone had a great time. Well done to all classes on their participation.
Our School Games Sports Day will be held in the Summer term of 2019.