European Be Active week @ Thornhill Primary School #BEACTIVE

Last week was European Be Active week.  Therefore everyone took part in a range of different activities and learnt about the effect on their heart by taking their pulse. 

Monday – Why movement is important along with physical and mental health benefits.

Tuesday – Run a mile challenge.

Wednesday – Circuit / fitness class challenge.

Thursday – Being active with a disability or impairment.

Friday – Impact on our hearts.

Yearly PE Overview


Thornhill Primary won five sports awards last week along with the Gold Award,
Here they are – for more detail please click on any of the images below..

School Games Day

This year we were able to hold a fantastic School Games Day without it being rained off and cancelled several times!  All children took part in one of the sessions and enjoyed taking part in a range of activites watched by many parents.  

After our initial School Games Day in the blazing sun, the Y3/Y4 children decided to run finals the following week.  Here are the Year 3/4 winners.



The KS2 sports afternoon was a great success. Firstly, the afternoon was dry, and secondly everyone had great fun. The five activities were all competed in with great sportsmanship and lots of cheering and support from their peers. A year 3 girl, a year 3 boy, a year 4 girl, a year 4 boy, a year 5 girl and a year 5 boy were all crowned champion for each activity: the long throw, the javelin, the long jump, the long distance race and the sprint race. Thank you to everyone that competed during the afternoon to make it the success it was.


To celebrate our success at gaining the ‘SOUTH YORKSHIRE SPORT, CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD‘, Mr Little has been working with each class, from Foundation through to Year 6, on our ‘Daily Mile’.  Despite the cool temperatures, each class took part in a series of challenges within their Daily Mile.  The day was designed to incorporate skills that will develop their abilities within sport such as; balance, coordination, stamina, speed, acceleration, mental strength, will power and tactics as well as the fact that if we can have children that are active on a daily basis, their fitness will improve.

‘It was nice to work with all the children throughout school and see the enjoyment on their faces, but even more so, the blushing cheeks and heavy breathing alongside the smiles’. Mr Little

‘I want to do it everyday’ and ‘We get healthy’ – children in Foundation

‘It was amazing and lots of fun learning new activities to make the daily mile even more enjoyable,’ – children in Y3/4

Children’s Rights and Responsibilities Articles 17, 27 and 31.

Golden mile

To shake off the January blues we decided to shake up our Daily Mile by running a different route all the way around the School.  This ‘Golden Mile’ was enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike, some classes literally ‘ran’ over the 15 minutes, as time flies when your having fun!




 RUFC Player visit

We were lucky enough  to receive a visit from 3 Rotherham United first team players on the eve of their trip to Newcastle to take on the league leaders.  Will Vaulks, Jon Taylor and Joe Newell popped in to see our Year 5 and 6 pupils during a Rotherham United Community Sports Trust P.E session.     As luck would have it, the subject of the lesson was Football, so the players got involved in a questions and answer session before joining in the football games themselves to show our pupils how its done.  A big thank you goes to RUFC for arranging this surprise visit.