School Sports

Firework dancing with Little Movers 

Reception had lots of fun thinking about the way fireworks move in the sky, the different colours and all the noises they make. Then with the help of Melanie we turned them into a dance.               

KS1 Athletics Festival

Some of the children from Year 1 and 2 had the exciting opportunity to take part in the Gateshead KS1 Athletics Festival at Gateshead Leisure Center. They took part in a range of activities including running, jumping and throwing. All who took part had a fantastic...


This half term Year One have been developing their tennis skills through weekly sessions delivered by tennis coach  — Ian.In doing so, the children have been able to acquire various skills and techniques that are required when participating in a tennis match.  Some of...

Football Tournament

The football team took part in their second tournament of the year last Thursday. I want to congratulate them once again on their fantastic attitudes and sportsmanship throughout. Their determination and team work is outstanding. With fantastic goal and spectacular...

Football Tournament

  Last Thursday our Year 5/6 football team played their first tournament of the year. The boys did us very proud and displayed some outstanding goals, saves and all round skills. I also want to praise the boys for their fantastic attitudes and sportsmanship....


Year 6 are enjoying their football coaching lessons this term with Newcastle United. Mr Blackburn has taught them many skills to use in school tournaments and in their own games of football both inside and outside of school.  

Sports Day

Everyone had a fantastic sports day Thorp Academy. On behalf of all of the children, staff and parents we would like to thank the fantastic sports leaders for running the event so smoothly.

Thorpe Academy: Football training

Thorpe Academy organised for some of us to visit Redheaugh Football club for some football training with Michael Hill. We all had a great time on their 3G pitch and had lots of fun!

Year 4 Netball

This term Year 4 have a visiting netball coach who is teaching them netball skills. So far they have learnt different passes - overhead, bounce pass and chest pass. Year 4 are also beginning to understand defence and attack tactics.

Outdoor athletic coaching: long distance running.

This is week we have been practising our long distance running skills- we had to make sure we didn't sprint at the start so that we had energy to keep going for the whole race! It was extremely hot and sunny up at the oasis today so we made sure we drank plenty of...

Sailing on the Tyne!

Last week some of us from Year 6 took the opportunity to go sailing with The Ocean Youth Trust. We set sail from the Royal Quays in North Shields and headed along the Tyne river to the Newcastle Quayside. While on the boat, we were shown around and had to help with...

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