Sainsbury’s School Games – a great new opportunity to get more young people than ever before enjoying the benefits of playing competitive sport.
Cambo First School’s vision for PE
The whole staff at Cambo First School believe that:
Physical Education is unique. It involves a variety of physical activities including sports,
dance, athletics, gymnastics, swimming and outdoor activities. These activities are
culturally valued and play a significant role in social life. Physical Education, educates
young people in and through the use and knowledge of the body and it’s movement.
Through PE we aim to develop physical competence so that pupils are able to move
efficiently , effectively and safely understanding what and how they are doing. We
believe that every child is entitled to a broad, balanced, and progressive curriculum which
is planned and differentiated to address and meet the needs of each individual.
We wish to develop sport for all young people from an early age as we believe the adoption of healthy lifestyles at first school will embed good behaviour for further well being. Such behaviours will then move through from early childhood to adolescence and into adulthood.
At the centre of our vision is the aspiration for all young people to partake in a minimum of two hours organised school sport per week.
At Cambo First School:
1. We offer a broad, balanced, progressive physical education program which is linked to the
National Curriculum Programmes of Study supported by the key skills/NC objectives,
and the EYFS Framework.
2. We provide the children in our care with an environment that encourages
3. We teach children the importance of staying active within their everyday life,
Cambo First School is part of the Castle Federation which aims to deliver a high quality programme of PE and School Sport for young people in our First schools.
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Swimming/Gymnastics festival – February 17
The whole school visited Willowburn Leisure Centre on February 13th 2017 to take part in a swimming competition and Gymnastic Festival with our friends from Longhorsley First and Whalton Primary. What a fantastic time we had. The journey was long and the road was very windey! We arrived 10 minutes late but ready to go! There were tee shirts, skirts, trousers, shoes and all sorts of clothing all over the place as we hurriedly got ready for the events. Sam Dronesfield led the festival which showcased all of our special moves and the staff at the leisure centre led the swimming
Cambo came 3rd in the deep end swimming events, [With Longhorsley taking 1st place],
and first and second in the shallow end swimming events. They were overjoyed with the trophy which was presented in assembly as well as at the leisure centre!
Specific children were given medals for their super effort
Well done everyone, we were absolutely exhausted on the way home and for the rest of the day BUT surprisingly, we lost only a few items of clothing!
School Games Football November 16
We were only able to enter Y4 children into the School Games which seems/ed very unfair for small schools,with small numbers. I have argued this point on many occasions but to no avail. Thus we entered one team into the competition. The children played beautifully. They began the tournament as mice and ended like lions, coming second on their pitch! Well done everyone!
Tag Rugby/Multi skills Festival October 16
Well done to all of the teams who took part in the Federation rugby festival / Multi Skills Festival. Once again we were so close to winning, getting through to the semi finals, but it was not to be on this occasion. Well done everyone!
Football Tournament October 16
Well done to everyone who took part in the Cambo School Tournament held alongside our Autumn Fayre! We entered two teams alongside Whalton, Stannington and Belsay. Team one got through to the final and were beaten on penalties!!!!!!! Oooh, such an awful way to lose, but both of our teams played brilliantly!
Intra/Football/Cricket 18th and 19th July
Two very hot days but lots of good sportsmanship! well done everyone and many thanks to Matthew Senior and Robert Hodgson. Fabulous coaching!
Well done everyone a silver award for sport and PE across Cambo. Fingers crossed gold next time!
Well done to everyone in school. Teachers, Governors, Parents and children alike! Today we were successful in gaining our School Games Silver Award for PE in schools. Hopefully we will manage gold next year! To do this we need to train more pupil leaders and set up a school games committee, aims for 2016/17 for our School Improvement Plan!
Well ladies and gentlemen how proud are we! how proud am i, and how proud are your parents, and more importantly how proud are you of yourselves and each other. FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE!
Well done everyone a super performance, you didn’t win the trophy, but you worked so hard for each other. Some super crosses and tackles. Donald was very impressed as was Mrs. Patterson. You are getting better and better!
Fantastic effort Y3/4 you won some, drew some and lost some but you never gave up! well done! and Well done to Cragside Primary who took the trophy!
Orienteering festival June 17th 2016
What a wonderful venue to have our orienteering festival at. And although not hot and summery what fun. 9 pairs of children running around looking for the markers! Well done everyone and some very fast times! [and dare I say medals!!!!!]
Whalton Tournament 10/6/16
What a wonderful day today! We celebrated the queens birthday at 2pm and by 4pm we were at the Whalton tournament. The weather wasn’t brilliant but our children, as always, gave 100%!
Our little ones from Reception, Y1 and Y2 worked hard and played hard winning some matches but they were unable to gain a place in the final this time! Some excellent performances and those girls in their pink socks and yellow trainers! The fashionistas of the football team! Well done all.
Unfortunately on this occasion our KS2 team were runners up in the final. Ironically we beat the team who won in the previous game e.g. Longhorsley. The children were a little down hearted as they really wanted to win, but they recovered quickly. Again some super football and goal keeping! 2.5 hours of football. Phew not sure any of us could do that!
Well done to Jack Johnson the managers man of the team!
Well done to Owen Glass the man of the tournament!
Skipping Festival 24th May 2016
All of the children at Cambo took part in the Castle Federation Skipping Festival with children from Stannington, Whalton and Longhorsley. There were over 150 children and there were several different elements in the competition: criss cross, speed bounce, double bounce, side step and many many more. What fun we had and how many elements of the competition we either won or were runners up in! What a fabulous day of sport!
Longhorsley First School Tournament 20th May 2016
Well done to our fantastic footballers who really did us all proud at the Longhorsley Football Tournament Team 1 topped the tournament while KS1 were runners up in their games. How proud are we. Excellent behaviour, excellent support and excellent performance! well done everyone!
10th May 2016
It was a glorious, sunny day armed with packed lunches and pe kits the children from Cambo headed to Morpeth Chantry Middle School to take part in the Tag Rugby Tournament with several other schools in the Morpeth Partnership. The children were so excited and very much up for the challenge! Mrs. Barron and Kate were so proud of them. They worked as a team, were very supportive of each other and as Eva said everyone took on a role without being asked so the play was a very natural! Our A team came 2nd on their pitch being beaten on number of tries e.g. they were unbeaten! Our B team came first on their pitch again unbeaten! How proud did we all feel! WELL DONE EVERYONE!
14th March 2016
The whole school visited Willowburn Leisure Centre to take part in our Federation Swimming Gala. There were children from Longhorsley and Whalton. We had team competitive swimming in Y3/4. Back stroke, Front Crawl and breast stroke were just a few of the races! Although we had several children placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The point were totaled and On this occasion Whalton First School came first. Children in Y1/2 took part in fun races whilst Reception had the opportunity to take part in a fun swimming session. What an excellent day we all had. So much fun, competition and good sportsmanship!
well done everyone!
22nd October – School Games tournament at Ponteland Middle School.
The school games tournaments never feel really fair, namely because we aren’t allowed to enter our Y3 children if we want to get to the actual school games. In a small school this is really difficult as we don’t have the numbers… but still we enter. Our Y4s were on a residential on 19th,20th and 21st October. They came back shattered but knew they had a tournament to compete in! They dragged themselves into school and traveled to Ponteland Middle School and rallied themselves for a fantastic morning. There were 11 schools taking part in the tournament some large, some very large and some small! In true David and Golliath style they took to the pitch and gave their all! I am pleased to say that they came third in the event which is just brilliant! A big well done everyone. Morpeth First School took first place and Morpeth Stobhillgate took second. Once again, well done everyone, it was a real team effort!
15th October -Tag Rugby tournament/Multi Skills tournament for KS1/EYFS
What a lovely time we had at Morpeth Rugby Club, where we took part in a tournament with Longhorsley, Whalton and Stannington. Like the other schools we were able to have three teams A,B,C and they all played very well. Their skills were put to the test and there was a great deal of good sportsmanship! Cambo A team came second and Whalton won on this occasion. Well done everyone!
Whilst the older children were playing tag rugby the younger ones were developing their multi skills at Morpeth Riverside with children from the same schools, in a festival environment. Once again well done to all! We can really see where our budding athletes are coming from!
Cambo School Tournament 26th September 2015
It was a lovely Autumn day, the sun was shining and there was many a hopeful face on the field. Would this be Cambo’s year? The teams arrived from Belsay and Whalton. Cambo had two teams so we called one of them Scots Gap and one Cambo. Tony Glass was our Ref and he did a sterling job. The tournament ran like clockwork. Cambo were runners up in the tournament but I am pleased to say Scots Gap were the overall winners. They were all so proud of themselves! As one proud mum said. They have been waiting for so long to hold up that trophy! Photos galore! lots of skill and such excellent sporting attitudes. Well done everyone! You were all fabulous!
How fabulous, a silver School Games award. Yehehehhhh! well done everyone for a super year of PE, games and festivals both children and adults alike this year’s sport has been fabulous! And what super coaching! Well done everyone again! AND to cap it all we had a fabulous visit by Katy Storie, international rugby star! The children were thrilled, enthralled and inspired by her talk! INSPIRATIONAL!
What a fabulous performance our KS2 children put in! wow 2nd with seven teams playing. Well done everyone
Orienteering festival 19th June 2015
What a fabulous time we had at the orienteering festival. we were all raring to go as we stood at the time station in our pairs. We had 7 pairs in total, which isnt a lot when you consider how many children and schools were taking part! Everyone tried their best and we were well rewarded with a first, second and third place in the small schools section! Well done everyone!
Stannington Tournament 13th June 2015/11th July 2015
Well how many teams were at this tournament! Many we had never played before there were meant to be 9 but two dropped out because of the weather. We didnt win but boy oh boy we were close. We are getting better and better every time we play!
Whalton Tournament 12th June
Well didnt we all do well with our Older and our younger children! Thank goodness it was a warmer evening than the Longhorsley tournament! There were three pitches set up for the football. We thought there was only going to be Whalton, Longhorsley and Cambo but OH NO … there was also Stannington and Belsay there too! Once again we won some, drew some and lost some! Everyone played with such vigour. Longhorsley A team took the cup for the older ones and Whalton came in first this time with the little ones. Cambo came second! AND Joe Moll got player of the tournament. Well done everyone. You did us proud!
Longhorsley Tournament 15th May 15
The evening was cold, the rain fell heavily but the children were so excited to be playing in a tournament. The venue the village greens in Longhorsley. What fun we had, what lovely food and what wonderful football. I was never so proud! The behavour was excellent whether winning or being defeated. Fantastic sportsmanship all aroun. Our older children came third and our younger team came first. Well done everyone . You were so deserving of that trophy! And if I could have moved from the frozen position I would have danced all the way down the field! BE VERY PROUD OF YOURSELVES!
Swimming Festival at Willowburn Leisure Centre 12th May 2015
The day was windy and showery and we arrived slightly late to Willowburn after a very windy windey journey. The children were all raring to go! Along with the children from our federation schools: Whalton and Lonhorsley. There were over 100 children some in the little pool, some in the shallow end of the pool and some in the big pool. We worked in teams to complete loads of fun activities! Our friends cheered us on and we swam for England, like little, silvery fish! Who won?No idea! We think team 1? But did it matter…No as we were all winners! And what a fantastic swimming centre, brilliant life guards and swimming instructors! Some of our little ones in Reception -Y2 found it difficult at first e.g. the water was choppy and deep, but they persevered no matter what! WELL DONE EVERYONE !
Tag Rugby Tournament 17th October 14
What fabulous coaching we have had this year re Tag Rugby. The children across the school have thoroughly enjoyed it! Several have been signposted to clubs to carry on this brilliant sport even in Reception! Who would have thought when William [y4] and his Dad [coach/governor] delivered those sessions at school would have inspired so many to play. Unfortunately Class 1 had to settle with a tournament in school but class 2 extended this at Morpeth Rugby Club where girls and boys alike took part in a festival with our federation schools. We didnt win but boy were we close with both of our teams!
Football at Cambo
We are so fortunate to have Dave Hooper from the FA Skills Program working in school at the moment. Dave works with all of the children for 2 hours to develop football skills and the game of football! The first session occurred on Tuesday 14/4/15 and the children were raring to go! As were the teachers who are also learning on the job! So enthusuastic all around and we have five more sessions to go! Parents are even going to get the chance to see us in action
AND we have several football tournaments to take part in this summer both within and outside of school so honing our skills is the name and football is the game!
Tournaments at : Longhorsley, Whalton, Stannington, Belsay,Cambo Village Fete and Cambo throughout the summer.
Skipping Festival February 15
Cambo, Whalton, Longhorsley and Stannington First Schools developed their skipping skills via Chris Cochoran and his staff, who came into each school for half a term for 2 hours. The sessions culminated in a fabulous festival where all of the children took part.
Hooray not silver but bronze, which is excellent for a small school. Silver next year, to achieve it we need to enter more level 2 competitions. 😆
Hula Hooping Festival
Our little ones had a lovely time at the hula hoop festival in Morpeth on the 15th July 2014. We took 22 children including Reception, Y1 and Y2 to the event. What super hula hoopers they were when working with Debbie and Hoopstarz! They had completed a 6x1hr after school class and it showed! Hula on the move, hula on the ankle, hula on the neck … Hula everywhere! what fun the children had. They could all hula hoop regardless of their age! WELL DONE TO ALL!
The children have worked with John Crosby to develop orienteering skills. The children entered into an orienteering competition at Wallington on the 20th June 14. There were over 200 children in attendance. Most were year 4s. However at Cambo we dont have enough children to just send Y4s. We included Y3/4 and even a couple of Y2s! We had 9 paired teams.
It was good to see the boys coming third overall and two of our youngest children got a highest commendation! So well done to all!
School Games -Sports Day
What fun we had three teams, RED, GREEN AND BLUE, and only one point between them after the swimming festival! The children were revved up to go, the community turned out in force to watch them and cheer them on! There was no fuss only excellent sportsman ship! Everyone was a winner but on this occasion Coquet the blue team won and received the Calverly cup [everyone else got a medal and the evening was rounded off by a community barbeque! The sun shone and everyone was happy.. what more could we ask for?
We were meant to attend the Morpeth/Ponteland Cricket tournament at Blagdon Cricket Club on the 8th July 2014. However the heavens opened and all was lost. We had a small cricket tournament at school some days later, but we will have to wait until next year to play in the big tournament!
External: Dance, Gymnastics, Assessment in PE, Skipping
Internal: Teachers have worked alongside a PE specialist for one afternoon per week for 20 weeks to develop rugby/football/tennis/skipping delivery/differentiation and Assessment
TAs’s: skipping, multikskills
Children: Youngs Sport Leaders 6x2hour sessions Autumn 1
Annual Competitions linked to School Games/federation/small schools cluster
Gymnastics, football, trigolf, dance, tag rugby, dance
football,cricket, multiskills, dance,
We also play in football tournaments with Belsay, Stannington, Longhorsley, Whalton. Each of us taking our turns to host over the year. KS1 and KS2
Extra Curricular PE Activities program for the year [All children in school are welcome to attend]
Football – Autumn 1st half term, softball -Autumn 2nd half term, Dance -Spring 1st half term, Tri-Golf-Spring 2nd half Rugby -Summer 1st half term, Athletics – Summer 2nd half term
Hula Hooping -Hoopstarz plus 6×1 hour sessions across the school Summer term 1
1 day Bikeability Y3/4 Summer term 1
1/2 day Orienteering linked to festival of Morpeth/Ponteland Schools
Taster Sessions: Fencing, archery, judo.
Outcomes of PE questionnaire 2014-15 [carried out biannually]
Links to clubs
This section contains links to external websites for local sports providers.
We try to ensure that all of these links are correct, however, they do have knack of changing, we cannot accept responsibility for the contents of third party websites. If you find a link that has ceased to function, or discover an issue with the content of one of these websites please draw it to the attention of a member of the school’s staff immediately.
Judo Club – Morpeth http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/destinationbritishjudo
Creative Dance North East – Cheryl Day http://creativedancene.wordpress.com/
Skipping – Chris Corcoran http://www.skippingschool.co.uk
Gymnastics – Sam Dronsfield (offers clubs at Willowburn Leisure Centre)
|Ponteland Rugby Club||http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/ponteland/|
|Morpeth Rugby Club||http://www.morpethrfc.co.uk/|
|Ponteland Tennis Club||http://www.pontelandtennisclub.co.uk/|
|Morpeth Tennis Club||http://www.morpethchtc.com|
Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick
Mondays 4-5 5-6:45
Fridays 4-5 5-6:15 6:15-7:30
Saturdays 9-10 10-11 11-12
|Morpeth Leisure Centre||
|Ponteland Leisure Centre||01661 825441 http://www.activenorthumberland.org.uk/leisure-facilities/ponteland-leisure-centre. Children from Reception to Year 4 have either Ashlee or Zelah.|