Latest Sports News

September 2019
We are currently collecting the Aldi Team GB stickers in school. If you would like to help please send them into school with your child. Thank you for your support..
March / April 2019
A group of our year 5 and 6 rugby players competed in the Wakefield Tag Rugby Competition at Castleford Rugby Union Club against 31 other schools. Facing tough opposition, we managed to finish second in our group, narrowly missing out on the knockout stages. Our children represented the school fantastically well!
At a recent Basketball Festival, some of our Year 3 and 4 children competed against a number of other schools, eventually seeing us reach the quarter finals! Throughout the day, we learned new skills, looked at leadership skills and took part in a number of competitive games against teams who were much bigger than us!
Our year 5 and 6 children took part in a competition to find out who is the fittest primary school in Yorkshire. Our coach, Mr Goddard, put our athletes through a gruelling test which included a 400 metre sprint and countless burpees, speed bounces and sit ups. We await to see where we have placed!
January/February 2019
Forest School
Forest school is an outdoor education in which students visit natural spaces to learn personal, social and technical skills.
This is what Sophie (Y5) wrote about the fire session:
"I really enjoyed it because it was extremely fun and we made fire and toasted some marshmallows. I learned how to make a fire safely and keep it contained. We also learned the safety position when lighting the fire and that lighters are dangerous because the two chemicals are in tubes but if they leak then it will explode. It was great fun!"
Daniel (Y5) wrote this about the using tools safely session:
"I loved Forest Schools because we learned how to carve with a potato peeler and a knife and how to be safe with them. I had the most fun when we learned how to make a fire safely with flint and steel as we made popcorn over it. It was all a lot of good fun!"
December 2018
Some of our year 4 athletes took part in a Dodgeball Competition against 12 other schools. In the morning, we practised our skills and took part in a teamwork activity. We then finished in fifth place during the afternoon games (narrowly missing out on a place in the semi finals). The children were a credit to our school!
For the first time in our school's history, we have been awarded the Sainsbury's Gold Mark for our sporting offers and achievements. A huge thank you must go to our specialist coaches, lunchtime leaders, club attendees and all the children who have taken part in competitive sporting events over the past twelve months.
November 2018
Year 5 and Year 6 competed in a Sports Hall Athletics competition for boys!
Some of our year 5 and 6 girls recently took part in a Sports Hall Athletics competition at Middleton Leisure Centre.
We recently challenged our children out of their comfort zone at a functional fitness day hosted by Elite Kids Coaching. Activities included tyre flipping, agility races, strength challenges and endurance events.
October 2018
Some of our year 5 children took part in a Kingball competition at Outwood Grange. We learned new skills and competed against other schools.
A group of our year 5 girls competed in a ten-school dodgeball competition in Rothwell.

July 2018

We are delighted to announce that we, Newton Hill Community School, have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in
2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year include:
Providing a range of high-quality lunchtime and afterschool clubs for all ages.
Sucess in competitions against other schools.
Ensuring our sporting offers and inclusive for all.
Allowing all children the opportunity to improve their sporting skills through through quality PE teaching.
Giving children the opportunity to lead different sports and activities throughout school.

With a total of young people competing in local inter-school
competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to:
Xcite Services
Leapfrog Services
Elite Kids Coaching
Ace Lunchtime Clubs
All the individual coaches and volunteers who gave up thetheir tume to allow our children to experience different sporting activities.

We look forward to applying once again in 2019! Thank you for all your support!

June 2018
Around the World - For The Forget Me Not Hospice
Children have been running sponsored miles to support the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice which cares for local children with life-shortening conditions and there families.
June 2018
Newton Hill Community School Year 5 - Tri Golf
Some of our year 5 children took part in a tri golf competition against 7 others schools. The day was great fun and our chipping, putting and driving skills were put to the test in 8 different activities at the city of Wakefield golf course.

On Wednesday 14th March, Newton Hill Community School’s year 6 class went to St. John’s for a hockey tournament. As year 6 were looking towards getting their 9th success, they overcame St. John’s and won by an 8 point margin. The end score was St. John’s 12 – 20 Newton Hill. All of year 6 were delighted that they had kept their unbeaten streak and they didn’t get cocky. They all shook hands without being asked and in the end it was a thrilling game. There were multiple people who stood out and they were: Jamie Adkin with his excellent save, Joseph Hoole with his immense dribbling, Yasmin Jones with her slick close-range shots and Mr Duce and Mr Sharp for encouragement on and off the pitch. We have to say a great big thanks to all the staff who came and organised the tournament for us.


By Emmett Fearn Year 6

Year 5 Tag Rugby Competition
Year 5 and 6 fittest primary school competition
February 2018
For our Aspirations Week – Day 1

Newton Hill Community School welcomed Elliott Ward and Kate Offord

On day one of our Aspirations week Monday 26th March 2018, Mr Sharp introduced Kate Offord and Elliott Ward in the school in assembly. Mr Sharp invited the children to guess what sports Kate and Elliott did. After guessing their sports, the students asked various questions regarding the sports, training kit and lifestyles of Kate and Elliott. Following assembly Kate and Elliott visited Year 5 and KS1 (Nursery to Year 2). The students asked Kate and Elliott various questions about how they came to do the sports they now love and what kinds of food they eat and their training regime. The children also discussed the sports they did which included football, horse-riding, gymnastics, karate, dancing, rugby to name a few. Kate and Elliott encouraged the children to participate in and take up all sports offered to them both in school and by local clubs. They told the children that playing sports was a great way to meet new friends as well as gaining a love for a particular sport, keeping healthy and having fun along the way. They explained to the children how many of the friends they had made doing their various sports, where still their friends to this day. Proving that through sport you can also make lifelong friendships. They also spoke to the children about the different food types and what benefits healthy eating and exercise can have to keep everyone fit and well! The children were enthusiastic in their questioning and discussions. Kate and Elliott really enjoyed their visit to Newton Hill and said how they really enjoyed meeting all the wonderful children and enjoyed the warm welcome they received. Thank you Kate and Elliott for giving up your time to visit our school and inspire our children.

Lunch Time Clubs
Year 5 have been trained up to become lunchtime leaders alongside the current year 6 children. They have learned a number of different games and how to lead them, practiced their leadership skills and thought of new ideas for our lunchtimes.
 December 2017
A group of our year 4 children took part in a dodgeball day last week along with 14 other schools. Out of 120 children we got to the quarter finals! The morning consisted of skill work, team work and then dodgeball practise before an afternoon of competitive games against schools from across West Yorkshire.
Children across school took part in a number of table cricket sessions on Tuesday 5th December. This sport is inclusive for all. The children had to use their maths skills, communication and team work to allow the games to flow - the children loved it!
November 2017
Congratulations to Summer Watson for winning the after school club certificate and medal for KS2 multi sports. Summer was chosen for showing determination, playing fairly and being a superb team player. Well done!
Congratulations to some of our year 5 children for taking part in and passing the Bikeability Road Safety Course.

Bikeability is based on the government approved National Standards for Cycle Training, which teaches trainees the necessary skills to ride confidently on today's roads.

It is a life-long skill that can be instilled at a young age or developed for the first time in adulthood, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, boosting confidence and developing independence.

Bikeability is the public face of National Standard Cycle Training and is used by schemes and instructors who have registered to deliver Bikeability by meeting certain minimum standards. Scheme registration is part of the quality-assurance process to help ensure organisations are delivering best-practice cycle training.

There are three award levels for Bikeability, with a level to suit all abilities, from beginner to experienced commuter or rider:


  • Level 1 teaches basic bike-handling skills in a controlled traffic-free environment.
  • Level 2 teaches trainees to cycle planned routes on minor roads, offering a real cycling experience.
  • Level 3 ensures trainees are able to manage a variety of traffic conditions and is delivered on busier roads with advanced features and layouts.