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Phase 2 Expansion – Architect’s Flyaround

Our very clever architect Derek Statham has created this 3D visualisation of the next stage of our proposed expansion.

The planning consultation closed on Friday 13th October and we will make you aware of any decisions from the planning committee as soon as we are informed.

Cross Country Autumn Update

The first Sheffield Federation of School Sport Schools (SFSS) Primary cross country race of the season was held at Norfolk Park on a mild and sunny Saturday in September. This was the team’s first outing in our new cross country t-shirts, which were very kindly paid for by the PTA. As you can see they are perfect for sport and look fantastic, so a huge thanks to the PTA!

It has been absolutely brilliant to have lots of first-timers join in the fun this year. Erin, Flo, Betsy, Felix and Arthur were amongst our new runners. The Y5/6 boys even managed to make up two teams, with 8 runners turning up to represent the school.

The second cross country race took place on 14 October at Parkwood Springs. A huge well done to all of our runners as this was a long, tough course with a couple of good climbs. The results are below:

Y4 Girls
Betsy 29
Flo 58

Y4 Boys
Arthur 143

Y5/6 Girls
Hattie 23
Erin 80
Lily 133

Y5/6 Boys
Daniel B 16 (PB!)
Jack B 83
Ollie 128
Eddie 147
Felix 152
James 168
Tom D 174
Sonny 176

If you’d like to come along to one of the school’s practice runs or to a race, please contact Mr. Paxman.

Rachel Biggin (Cross Country Co-ordinator)

Y1… New year, fresh start!

Y1 Potters and Murphys have had an amazing start to the school year!

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From Miss Goodbody and Mr Flevill

Those shoes were made for walking…

Following our BikeIt day on Tuesday, we celebrated our very first Funky Shoes Friday today as children and parents put on their fanciest footwear and walked as much of the school journey as they could. Spangly wellies, flashing soles, luminous laces and glittery stickers galore were all on show. Thank you to everyone for getting into the spirit and supporting our active travel campaign to reduce congestion around the local roads. There were noticeably fewer cars at the bottom of the drive today and lots of smiles on faces so please keep walking!!

Bike It Bonanza!

We celebrated our most successful ever BikeIt breakfast today as an incredible 67 children cycled to school, while 39 came on their scooters! The promise of a free breakfast tempted many to get on two wheels this morning and the hall was packed with people enjoying toast, juice and crumpets before school began. Well done to our new Bike It crew, who wore their Sustrans t-shirts with pride and helped the event to run smoothly.

Sustrans officers, Amy and Paula then began the huge task of carrying out basic safety checks on everyone’s’ bikes and making tweaks to tyres and brakes where needed. A massive thank you to them – it took them all day!!

Keep your eye out for more Active Travel events and awards coming up soon – the Golden Lock competition is about to start and just wait ’til you hear about October’s BikeIt frenzy…

The Totley Show

It was an absolute pleasure to hold the 32nd annual Totley Show at our school again this year. It was a fantastic event and great to see that many of our school children had entered varied pieces. The Totley Show ambassadors, Evie and Archie, made us proud. What a great afternoon!

Sponsored fitness circuit!

As our Sports week hook, everyone from FS2 to year 5 took part in a sponsored fitness circuit. James Kirton- former UK Olympic swimmer- led the sessions.

He shared his experiences of how he got into swimming during assembly. His message of giving 100% in everything you do, even the things you don’t like, was very well received!

Check out the time lapse video below to see us all in action!



Father’s Day Lunch

The sun shone yesterday as the children welcomed into school their dads, grandads and other special menfolk for a special lunch to celebrate Father’s Day. In our busiest event to date, Amy and her fabulous kitchen team served around 350 covers and, as always, put on a mouthwatering spread. Fishfingers, cheese pie, chips and beans followed by chocolate pudding went down a storm and there were clean plates galore!

Year 5 celebrate electoral success!

Year 5 were in a celebratory mood this afternoon as we announced the winners of the House Captain election for 2017.

Everyone who took part did a fantastic job in persuading people to vote for them. Everyone received votes and did brilliantly in changing the minds of the electorate.

The street party this afternoon was a lot of fun! We ate jam sandwiches and jammy dodgers in the sunshine, before hearing victory speeches on the classroom steps.

Stewart Cup Final Thrills Crowd

Following a grey and rainy morning, the skies cleared for our annual finale to the football season in school – the Stewart Cup Final!  This season has been a cracker, with 60 boys and girls from Y3 – Y6 having taken part in regular lunchtime league games since September. Sunnyvale City and Green Oak Rovers finished top of the pile this time, with only 1 point separating them in the table. In keeping with Totley tradition, both teams paraded out to applause from the crowd and the National Anthem was sung with great passion. The scene was set for a thrilling encounter…we were not disappointed!

Right from the kick off, both teams had plenty of chances, with the ball being moved about quickly on the greasy surface. Sunnyvale had the better of the early chances, with only some heroic goalkeeping from James plus the intervention of the post and crossbar denying them a halftime lead. Green Oak kept their heads and fought back at the start of the second half, before a spell of sustained pressure once again from Sunnyvale led to the game’s only goal – a great header by Gabe. With only a few minutes remaining, Green Oak were unable to find the equaliser but kept battling until the final whistle blew.

Great credit must go to Isaac and Tom, who captained their teams admirably, and to all the players who  played the game in the right spirit and enjoyed the occasion. Thank you also to Mr Larson for handcrafting the players’ trophies and to Qualitas for providing medals and the referee, Niall! Congratulations to Sunnyvale City – it was your year! See you all again in September for more thrills and spills…