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Catchgate Primary School


PE Lessons


We provide two hours of high quality Physical Education in all classes across the school and are committed to ensuring that our staff are constantly developing their skills to do this.

We have a great team across the school; Mrs Carlyon in Reception, Mr Shaw and Sports Apprentice, Miss Mitchell throughout the school. Mr Smith and Mr Simpson look after the boys football team. Mrs Temple and Mrs Errington look after the girls netball. Mr Shaw and Mrs Hodgson look after the girls football team. Mr Shaw and Mrs Temple look after the gymnastics and Mr Shaw looks after the athletics teams.


Adventure P.E.

 Adventure P.E is an opportunity that we are offering to our Year 4 Class and both of our Year 5 Classes . We will be offering this every Friday for the whole of the school year, we will be giving the children the opportunity to try a range of outdoor sports. Paddlesports, climbing, navigation, archery, coastal activity, river exploration and underground exploration will provide a wider PE offer to include both Physical and Skills development. A link to Outdoor PE to cross curricular opportunities and liaise with subject leads to ensure learning is progressed into functional application.  

Years 3 and 4 Indoor Athletics competition


Children from years 3 and 4 took part in the Lesiureworks Indoor Athletics Festival. They finished in first place, congratulations to everyone who took part, well done!

Year 5 and 6 Indoor Athletics


Children from years 5 and 6 took part in the Level 2 Indoor Athletics competition and represented our school. They finished in third place, well done!

Football Leauge

The football league was ran by Mr Smith and Mr Simpson. They played in the Derwenside Leauge and at the half way point, they are currently lying fourth! Well Done.

Girls Football League

The Girls Football League was ran by Mr Shaw and Mrs Hodgson. The girls took part in the Derwenside Girls Football League and finished sixth! Well done.

Year 2 Football

In the Autumn Term 1, children from Y2B took part in an after school football club with Mr Shaw and Miss Mitchell. They developed their football technique, teamwork and knowledge. They had great fun!

Cross Country


We had a strong cross country team who were dedicated and trained for the upcoming races. They all tried really hard and it was some of the children's first time doing cross country, so this was an excellent experience for them. Overall, the boys finished in second place and the girls finished in fourth! Well done everyone.

Dance Festival - 24th January 2019 at Consett Empire.


On Thursday 24th January Miss Cookes class and both Y6F and Y6S performed at the Consett Empire. Miss Cookes Reception class performed a dance piece to 'Jungle Boogie' and was taught by Mrs Carlyon. This was a great experience for the younger ones and they had a great time! Y6F and Y6S performed Michael Jacksons 'Thriller'. This routine was taught by Miss Mitchell over 8 weeks. Well done Year 6, you done an amazing job!

Level 2 Gymnastics Festival - Northern Hope Gymnastics Club

Our Year 3/4 and 5/6 teams entered the Level 2 Gymnastics Festival at the Northern Hope gymnastics club at Birtley Leisure Centre. The team have been preparing for this competition for a long time and tried really hard to better themselves. The team was supported by Mr Shaw and Mrs Temple, who also led a gymnastics after school club once a week. Year 5 and 6 pupils finished in third place and 3 and 4 finished in first place! Well done to all pupils who took part and for your dedication. Also, well done to Kieron McKee who competed in the individual event and finished in third place! Kieron is now going to the Level 3 Winter Games in Spennymoor in a few months time! We look forward to continuing the gymnastics club after half term.

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