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Cross Country Season Finale

Here is Rosie’s final race report of the Cross Country season. A massive thank you to her for all of the entertaining articles for the website and to her mum, Rachel, for helping us to establish a cross country team at Totley Primary this season. They have been absolute stars and we are very grateful for all their efforts!

Graves Park was the venue for the Sheffield Primary schools cross country championships on Saturday 27 February. It followed a series of seven fantastic races that took place all across the city from Bradfield to Brunswick. This was the last race in the season and once again Totley’s runners were out in force to take on the challenging and technical course. Conditions were good with no wind or rain (for a change!). The course was slightly longer than in previous races, with just one lap, which started and finished in front of Graves Park pavilion.

Very well done to Daniel Bates in Y4 who was a first time runner for Team Totley at the weekend. Here are the rest of the results:

Boys Y4 race:

Luke Craine  – 38

Daniel Bates – 46

Girls Y5/6 race:

Sophie Taylor – 63

Boys Y5/6 race:

Douggie Nuttall – 4

Olly Wynne – 127

Thank you to all the children who have taken part in these races and to the parents for standing in the cold, cheering them on! Good luck to Sophie, Douggie, Freddie and Greg as they leave Totley Primary and hopefully continue running, this time in the secondary schools cross country series.

We hope to welcome back the rest of the team in September as well as encourage some new recruits too!

Rosie Biggin (Y6)

Race reporter

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Cross Country Team’s First Race!

Totley Primary’s team of runners (Luke Craine Y4, Ollie Wynn Y5, Sophie Taylor Y6, Freddie Cressey Y6 and Douggie Nuttall Y6) did the school proud on Saturday 7th of November in their first run in the Sheffield Primary Schools Cross Country Race Series. The venue of the run was Limpsfield School and it was typical cross-country weather, pouring it down with rain but everyone had a great time.

The course they were running was very difficult starting with a flat strait then a turn down on to a steep hill. The path they were following sometimes got a bit uneven and slippery which resulted in a lot of muddy children!!! At the end was a hugely testing hill that challenged even the strongest runners, but everyone did their very best! Most of the team, if they weren’t covered in mud were soaking wet!! Our team spirit really showed today, especially in our Y5/6 boys’ race where Freddie (Y6) stayed behind to help Ollie (Y5) at the start of the race.

Despite a few nerves the team did amazing and our high spirits shone through even if the sun didn’t. We are all looking forward to the next race at Bradfield on Saturday 27th November. WELL DONE TEAM TOTLEY!!!!

Race reporter / photographer – Rosie Biggin (Y6)

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Y6 Thornbridge trip

Y6 had a fantastic time on their residential to Thornbridge last week.

During their trip they had the opportunity to participate in numerous activities such as the high ropes, zip wire and the ‘Thornbridge challenge!’ They faced their fears and supported each other. A big thank you to many of the staff who came out to see the children and help with cooking – and shopping!!!

Take a look at our animoto to find out more…


National Sports Week!

Last week was National Sports Week. To celebrate this, there was lots of different activities and events throughout the week from competitions, inter-class competitions, and the dream mile.
The week was kicked off with an assembly in which we discussed the Sainsbury’s Sports Games values of:

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We were very proud to see the children showing these values during all the different activities that they took part in.

Have a look at our photos to see what else went on..

Timed hula hoop and obstacle competition

Y3 and Y5 Mixed Cricket Competition

   Y2 and Y4 Mini Olympics Competition

Y5 and Y6 Mixed Rounders Tournament and Relay Races

Bike it Breakfast

KS2 Girls Football Match

Y3 Inter-school Competition with Totley All Saints

FS2 and Y1 Mixed Football Rounders


Bike It Breakfast

Our brilliant Y5/Y6 Bike It officers arrived at school early this morning to help prepare a delicious breakfast for children who came to school by bike or scooter. Fruity pancakes went down an absolute treat (with a dollop or two of Golden Syrup!) Thank you also to Amy, our official Bike It rep, who was in school today promoting cycling/scooting as a healthy way to travel, as well as doing a few running repairs to bikes and scooters in our bike park, during her Dr Bike session. She counted over 50 bikes and scooters in total – a super effort!


Dream Mile!!

The annual Dream Mile took place at Totley Primary School today with our Y5’s and Y6’s competing against each other for the best ‘dream mile’ time. It was a glorious day and with the whole school looking on, the children put 100% effort into their run and everyone completed it in under 15 minutes. Arran, Ben and Douggie took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the boys, all running it in just over 7 minutes, while Olivia, Bronwyn and Sophie took 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the girls. It was an amazing race and we are so proud of them all!


Athletes do us proud in City Finals

Well done to our Y5 and Y6 athletes who all turned in super performances at last night’s event at Woodbourn Road stadium. Having done extremely well to qualify from the heats a fortnight ago, we had representation in the following events:

Y5 – mixed relay, girls walk, girls 60m sprint

Y6 – mixed relay, girls 80m sprint, girls 800m, girls long jump

As ever, our team gave their all, supported each other and thoroughly enjoyed the thrilling atmosphere of the event!

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Athletes feel the heat!

Well done to our Y5/Y6 Athletics Squad, who performed brilliantly in their Primary Athletics heat at Woodbourn Road Stadium. In scorching conditions, the children competed strongly but fairly throughout the afternoon and cheered each other on with great enthusiasm. A special congratulations must go to the 9 children who qualified for the City Finals in a couple of weeks time!

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Lant Trophy Final 2015

Following numerous matches between numerous teams in our Lant Trophy tournament, on Thursday we saw our two Lant Trophy finalists, Gilifield United and FC Main , battle it out for the cup, and what a fantastic final it was!! With Charlie captaining Gilifield Utd, and Arran as captain for FC Main, the two teams played until the bitter end, with some great ‘crosses’ by Douggie, and a hit post by Arran! The winning goal was scored by our Man of the Match, Bozza (Will)! This led Gilifield Utd to a 1-0 victory, and meant that Charlie Woollen had the pleasure of rising the trophy for his team.

A special thanks goes to Mr P and Mr Colton (who has refereed the majority of the matches over the year).

During the presentation after the match, Mrs Wileman also presented Mr Stewart with a special trophy as a thanks for his 8 years of running the Lant Trophy, with this being his last one.

Well done both teams for getting into the final and for such a fantastic match!


Swimming squad give their all at Ponds Forge

Well done to our KS2 swimming team, who competed in the annual Sheffield Schools Swimming Gala at Ponds Forge last night. In spite of the dauntingly large crowds watching the event, our team overcame their nerves to give super individual performances, whilst supporting and encouraging each other as a team. The highlight of the evening was the Y5/6 girls medley race, which we won! Thanks to all the staff and parents who came along and cheered each and every length of the pool that we swam!