Eastlea Sports News

Year 3 attended the Cramlington and Seaton Valley Sports Partnership Hoopstarz Festival where the children thoroughly enjoyed not only showing off their fantastic hooping skills but also learning some new moves and tricks. The children had a great time and Miss Fox was really impressed with their enthusiasm  and behaviour.
Our Year 5/6 Girls Football Team were in action at the School Games Football Tournament at the Sporting Club where they were undefeated and won the Shield for the second year running. An amazing achievement. They won every game and did not let one goal in past them them. They all played really well with some amazing skill and goal scoring. Well done girls.
This Friday 3 teams took part in the Thunder in the Valley Basketball tournament at the Eagles Stadium in Newcastle. The teams all did really well, winning many of their matches and scoring lots of baskets. All three teams worked well together and showed incredible skill and team spirit. One of our teams only narrowly missed out from competing in the final! After the tournament the teams were joined by more children, staff and parents to watch the Eagles win their home match against the Manchester Giants. A fantastic night was had.
Our Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed the Multi-skills festival led by our Year 6 Sports Leaders up at Alexander Park. They took part in a range of different activities to develop a range f sporting skills. Both the Year 2 children and the 9 Sports Leaders were extremely well behaved and the leadership skills of our Sports Leaders was commented on by several members of the other schools staff.
Our Key Stage 2 Street Dancers and Year 2 children performed at the Cramlington and Seaton Valley Sports partnership Dance Show. The Best of British Dance Show was held at the Eagles Arena. The children were outstanding with dances to Don't Stop Me Now and Mr Blue Sky.  Two of our children also performed with the Cramlington Dance Academy. They have been attending the Academy for the past year and their standard of dance was incredible. Well done Holly Hughes and Maddox Binney.
Year 6 ended their badminton sessions with a visit to Concordia to play on the full size courts. the improvement in their badminton skills has been amazing over the sessions and they have really enjoyed working with the badminton coach. 
46 children, staff, parents and past pupils took part in the Greggs' Cancer Run. They completed a 5 mile course around Gosforth Racecourse and the surrounding woodland. The children all completed the 5 miles successfully and were awarded their medals at the finish line. They all then celebrated with Mrs Scott's famous chocolate cake!
Our Year 4/5 football team have taken part in the School games football tournament. After some coaching by Mr Rhodes, the children were all very enthusiastic and eager to play. They started out the tournament with a 7-0 win! Their winning streak continued and they remained undefeated throughout the competition with some amazing skills and teamwork on show. The team were joint first but unfortunately they lost the title on goal difference! This was a fantastic achievement.
Our Year 6 hockey teams were in action at the Sporting Club. After enjoying some hockey coaching within their lessons they were keen to put them into action. Both teams played well, winning some of their games and displaying some great skill. They all displayed the Sporting Values and enjoyed the tournament.
Congratulations to our Year 5 children who have had a great morning taking part in the skipping festival at Killingworth Sports Centre. They have worked really hard to learn new skills and a complex routine.  Their hard work was rewarded with a fantastic performance of their class routine. they also returned with certificates in many of the skills including:
* Gold and Silver in the Butterfly
*Silver and Bronze in the Sideswing
* Silver and Bronze in the Speed Bounce.
Well done everyone.
The Year 5/6 Bike Club have braved the elements over the past four weeks to complete their different rides around the Cramlington Cycle tracks. Their last ride was to Azure Garden Centre where they enjoyed hot chocolate and fed the reindeer. All the children have done amazingly well and it was impressive seeing them all riding confidently in the dark with their lights on. They are now looking forward to the next sessions in the Summer.
The Cramlington and Seaton Valley sports award ceremony took place on Wednesday 21st November and was a fantastic celebration of the partnership's sporting year. It was amazing hearing about all the different sports, events and achievements that the schools within the partnership have been doing. 
Eastlea were delighted to be presented with an unbelievable 3 awards. 
The School Games Platinum Award for 2017-18 which came as a result of securing GOLD for 5 years in a row! We are one of 7 schools in Northumberland to secure this award and the only school within Cramlington. This is a fantastic achievement.
There were also 6 special awards awarded - we won TWO!
Developing Leadership and Volunteering, this special award recognised the work done within school to involve pupils in leading sports and activities, such as our Brainwaves team, playground leaders, sports leaders, digital leaders, nursery assistants and librarians
Promoting and Demonstrating the school games values, this is the most prestigious award and one that we have retained for the second year running! The School Games Values focus on personal excellence through PE and Sport.  The 6 values are Passion, Self-Belief, Respect, Honesty, Determination and Teamwork. This award goes to the school whose pupils and staff embrace these values not only in PE, school sport and competition, but in all aspects of school life. What an achievement and a privilege for us to win this. 


Our Early Years have been learning to ride a bike. Cycle Experience have been running sessions all week using the balance bikes. The children have loved the sessions and will soon be riding their own bikes.
Our Year 5/6 basketball teams played really well in the Thunder in the Valley Tournament held at Sports Central, the Newcastle Eagles home court. They not only scored many baskets and won their last games but they also showed great team spirit throughout the tournament. We were really impressed with their teamwork and enthusiasm. It was also great to see so many parents supporting the teams. We were then joined by more staff, parents and children to watch the Newcastle Eagles play an exciting, fast-paced game against the Wolverhampton Wolves. They didn't let us down and won 97-89. A great way to end the evening.
Year 3 attended the Cramlington and Seaton Valley Sports Partnership Hula Hooping Festival held at the Lakeside Centre in KillingworthThis was a fun festival event, comprising of all pupils taking part in different hula hoop activities led by coaches from KidzRFit. It was fantastic to see pupils try some new fun activities designed to get them active and develop their hula hoop skills as well as show off just how great they are at hooping. Well done Year 3.
Our Year 4 Football team played really well. They won a couple, drew a couple and lost one! There was a fantastic team spirit from every player and Mrs Barratt was really proud of their determination to play well and enjoy themselves. 
Congratulations to our Year 5/6 Girls Football Team who won the Cramlington and Seaton Valley Girls football Shield. All 10 girls played really well and we won all four games without one goal being scored against us. A fantastic team who showed superb team spirit and all thoroughly deserved their medals.
Our Hoopstarz Day was a huge success. The whole school from Nursery through to Year 6 have enjoyed  fun but very active sessions practising their hooping skills and learning new ones. The Hoopstarz coach was amazed at the level of skill shown in every session. 
22 children from Year 5 and 6 took part in their Bikeability training this week. The instructors from Cycle Experience were very complimentary about their behaviour and positive attitude. All of the children achieved their level 1 and the majority went on to achieve their level 2. We now hope to see them cycling to school and joining the Cycle Club, which will start after half term.