At Greatwood, children have opportunities to take part in a range of sports. We ensure that the children are given chance to try new sports as well as more traditional sports. In addition, we give children more responsibility for sport at school by running the Playmaker and Young Whistler courses each year. Finally, competition is a key element of our focus for sport and we take part in all local competition as well as events further afield! We know the children enjoy sport at Greatwood, this page is to share some of the fantastic sport that the children do.
We were delighted and very lucky to be able to organise a trip to Wimbledon 2017! Seven lucky children in KS2 travelled to London on the train to enjoy a Tennis-filled day where we had tickets for Court 1 and were able to watch Johanna Konta and Rafael Nadal compete. The children were very excited and truly inspired by the world class Tennis on display.
North Yorkshire School Games - Girls Football & Tennis (09.09.17)
After incredible performances in the Craven Sports Partnership finals for both Yr5/6 Tennis and Girls Football we were delighted to be representing Craven at the North Yorkshire School Games. We travelled to Queen Margaret's School in Escrick, York to compete against other representatives in the county finals. The Girls Football team played brilliantly and got as far as the semi-finals; an excellent achievement!. The Tennis team performed fantastically against very strong opponents; the team finished 4th in their group.
Wimbledon Tennis Festival (05.07.17)
To celebrate the start of Wimbledon 2017 we invited children from Carleton Primary School to take part in a friendly Tennis festival. Children in years 4, 5 & 6 took part; playing against other children on the school playground before we enjoyed a break on "Henman Hill" when we enjoyed eating strawberries before re-starting the games.
North Yorkshire PE & Sports Premium Awards (30.06.17)
We were delighted to be invited to the North Yorkshire PE & Sports Premium Awards Celebration at The Pavillions in Harrogate. At the event we collected an award for "Increasing participation in competitive sport" for North Yorkshire; an excellent achievement which we are very proud of. Lewis Hayes-Head and Scarlett Wright were honoured to collect the award on behalf of all staff and pupils.
KS1 Gymnastics Club (29.06.17)
Children in KS1 have thoroughly enjoyed participating in a Gymnastics Club which has been delivered on Thursdays by Olivia from Kanga Sports.
Scarabis Shield Table Tennis Championship (15.06.17)
We launched a very exciting Table Tennis Championship at Greatwood which was very generously sponsored by Steve Gower from Scarabis Computer Support. The event was fantastic with Carleton Primary School coming to Greatwood to compete in the competition. All of the children played very well with some close games. It was Joseph from Carleton who won the competition with Lewis from Greatwood finishing as runner-up.
Craven Sports Partnership Year 3/4 Tennis Finals (13.06.17)
The Year 3/4 tennis team continued their hard work and commitment to tennis and played incredibly well at the tournament. In the end, we came runners up to Cowling, but they all played so well.
Craven Sports Partnership Year 5/6 Tag-Rugby (13.06.17)
The 3 teams took part in the rugby tournament with amazing determination throughout the whole afternoon! It was fantastic to see Greatwood A come out on top and are now going through to the finals.
Craven Sports Partnership Girls Football Tournament (09.06.17)
The Year 5/6 Girls Football team went to Sandylands to compete in the Craven Sports Partnership tournament and performed brilliantly, they went the whole competition unbeaten and therefore won the tournament, qualifying for the North Yorkshire School Games in July.
Tour de Greatwood (26.05.2017)
As part of our charity day to raise money for Martin House Children's Hospice, we have taken part in our very own Tour de Greatwood day! As part of this, the whole school took part in sports activities. As well as this, the staff rode the 72 miles on an exercise bike and our very own Mr Magee took part in the challenge with Gavin Phyllis, our School Games Organiser.
Year 5/6 Cricket (23.05.17)
We entered three teams into the Craven Sports Partnership Cricket competition for children in years 5/6. The children competed against other local schools, all of the children played really well.
Greatwood Cup 2017 (19.05.17)
On 19th May we hosted our annual football competition for children in years 5/6. Eight teams entered the competition including three teams from Greatwood! We competed against other schools in a group format so we enjoyed lots of football.
Year 3/4 Tri-Golf (18.05.17)
A team of Year 3/4 Golfers went to Skipton Golf Club to participate in a Tri-Golf competition against other local primary schools. The children had a fantastic time and some are hoping to start Golf sessions at Skipton Golf Club.
Year 3/4 Athletics (08.05.17)
The Year 3/4 Athletics team went to The Skipton Academy to participate in the Craven Sports Partnership Athletics competition. The children performed excellently and finished in second place.
Year 5/6 Tennis (02.05.17)
We had a fantastic time at the Craven Sports Partnership Tennis tournament! Three teams went to represent Greatwood in the competition and all of them performed brilliantly!
Both the A and B team played incredibly well in the competition winning their respective groups and therefore having to play off against each other in the final of the competition! The final game was closely contested and went down to just two points with the A team winning the competition and receiving Gold medals!
A fantastic achievement for all involved, the A team will now attend the North Yorkshire School Games in July
Leeds Rhinos vs Huddersfield Giants (27.04.17)
Children in Key Stage Two had the very exciting opportunity to go to Headingley Carnegie Stadium to watch Leeds Rhinos vs Huddersfield Giants. The experience also including going onto the pitch at half-time to take part in a flag bearing parade and meet the Leeds Rhinos mascot Ronnie the Rhino. All of the children had a fantastic time watching professional top-flight Rugby.
Change4Life Festival (04.04.17)
Children in Year 3 had the opportunity to attend a Change4Life Festival at Queen Margaret's School in Escrick. The children had a fantastic time taking part in a wide range of sporting activities and learning more about enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
Handball Friendly (03.04.17)
A group of children in school years 3/4 hosted a friendly game with Carleton Primary School. The children put into practice what they have been learning during lunchtime Handball sessions. All of the children really enjoyed the friendly match and had the expertise of Year 6 Playmaker, Alfie, to help them with developing their skills.
Basketball Festival (03.04.17)
Greatwood entered two teams into a Basketball festival at Embsay Primary School. Children in years 3, 4 & 5 who have attended Basketball clubs after school and at lunchtimes took part and performed brilliantly.
KS2 Basketball Club (30.03.17)
Children in KS2 enjoyed taking part in a Basketball club with local coach Mark Gunn this half-term.
High5Netball Competition (27.03.17)
The Year 6 Netball team went to The Skipton Academy to participate in the Craven Sports Partnership Netball competition. The children performed brilliantly and put the skills they've been developing at lunchtimes into practice.
North Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Finals (23.03.17)
Eight children in Key Stage Two who were successful at the Craven Schools Cross Country Finals at Giggleswick earlier this year travelled to Dalby Forest to represent Craven in the North Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Finals. The children performed incredibly well with Lana Priestley (Year 3) achieving a top 20 position, Lyla Rosier (Year 5) finished in the top 30, Eibhlis Price (Year 6) finished 10th while Hannah Robinson (Year 5) finished in 6th place. Alexander Barker (Year 5) achieved a Gold medal after his incredible performance led to him finishing 1st in his race whilst Andrew Horton-Wilson (Year 5), Teghan Happs (Year 6) and Kayleigh Atkinson (Year 5) all achieved top 20 positions.
Skipping Club (21.03.17)
Children in Key Stage Two are taking part in a Skipping club on Tuesdays after school. The sessions are being led by Michael (Year 6 Playmaker), the children are enjoying learning new skills.
Children in years 5 & 6 went to Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club to take part in a Squash session. The children first took part in a multi-skills session at school with Stuart, a coach from the club, before going to Ilkley to utilise their facilities. We all had a fantastic time trying a new sport.
Swimming Gala Finals (07.03.17)
Year 5 pupils Hannah and Alexander qualified to represent Skipton schools at the swimming gala finals. Both pupils performed incredibly well. Hannah achieved two Bronze medals and Alexander achieved two Gold medals.
Children in years 5/6 took part in a Squash session with Stuart, a coach from Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash club. We learnt lots of new skills and are looking forward to going to Ilkley on the 16th March where we can put our new skills into practice on the Squash courts.
Manchester United vs Saint Etienne (16.02.17)
Children in Key Stage Two had the opportunity to go to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United vs Saint Etienne in the EUROPA league. We all had an amazing time, Manchester United won the game 3-0. We really enjoyed the experience of being at Old Trafford and soaking up the atmosphere at the Theatre of Dreams.
Handball Friendly (13.02.17)
During lunchtime sport this half term children in Key Stage Two have had the opportunity to play Handball. The children have been learning the rules of Handball as it is a new sport at Greatwood. We've been enjoying it so much that we decided to invite Carleton School to come and play some friendly games. The Year 5/6 team are pictured below playing the games whilst the Year 3/4 children will have an opportunity to play a friendly game after half-term.
Year 5/6 children Teghan, Andrew, Alexander and Kayleigh had the opportunity to represent Greatwood at a Panathlon event. The children travelled to Sandylands Sports Centre to compete in the Panathlon which involved playing Boccia, Curling, Table Cricket, Polybat and various Athletics activities. All of the children really enjoyed taking part and trying sports they hadn't played before.
Leeds Force vs Newcastle Eagles (27.01.17)
Children in years 5/6 went to Leeds Beckett University to watch Leeds Force vs Newcastle Eagles. The match was very exciting and after the game the children got to meet some players from the Leeds squad.
New Age Kurling and Boccia (25.01.17)
Change4Life club thoroughly enjoyed a visit to Ings Primary School to try New Age Kurling and Boccia. All of the children enjoyed making new friends and trying sports they haven't played before.
KS1 Basketball Club (24.01.17)
Children in Key Stage One have the opportunity to take part in after-school Basketball coaching sessions with local coach Mark Gunn.
Year 5/6 Athletics Competition (23.01.17)
A team of Year 5/6 children went to Sandylands to compete in an Athletics competition organised by Craven Sports Partnership. The children competed against other schools in a variety of running races, javelin, long jump, chest puch, high jump, triple jump and speed bounce.
Swimming Galas (20.01.17)
35 children in Key Stage Two took part in swimming galas organised by Craven Sports Partnership.
Children in Year 6 have the opportunity to take part in Playmaker, a Sports Leaders programme, which involves taking part in a series of workshops throughout the year developing their leadership skills.
The Playmakers deliver a wide range of sporting activities to children throughout the school.
12 children in Years 3 and 4 have enjoyed taking part in Change4Life club since the start of the academic year. The club has been led by Year 6 Playmakers Anna and Alfie who have done a fantastic job delivering activities. The children have had the opportunity to play a range of sports including Cricket, Tag Rugby, Skipping, Orienteering and Tennis. The club will continue for the rest of the academic year.