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Thurstonland First School

Marsh Hall Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD4 6XD

01484 666480

Dance Festival 2020

Our Year 3 pupils and two of our Year 5 pupils have taken part in the Shelley Pyramid schools “Creative arts virtual festival”.
The event has been organised by Shelley Sports Partnership and is aimed at celebrating the many varied talents of our young people and creating an opportunity in which they can share their work virtually within their school and with their family.
The children have created, choreographed and pre-recorded their performances in school. Mr Morris at Shelley College has then grouped our performances together with Farnley Tyas and Denby as part of our Greenhills Federation.
Please click here to view these dances - I am sure you will agree that they are brilliant. It is lovely to see the children working creatively together.

WYSG Virtual Sports Day

On Tuesday 7th July, the children in school had lots of fun completing different activities in the West Yorkshire School Games Virtual Sports Day. How did you get on at home?

School Games Cross Country Final


Congratulations to our six boys who ran in the West Yorkshire School Games Cross Country at Temple Newsam on Wednesday 11th March.

Evan, Daniel, Sam, Lucca, Sonny and Charlie had all competed brilliantly in three previous Cross Country races to make it through to this Final.

They were running as part of the Kirklees team and were competing against children from schools across Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Calderdale.

We are so proud of them to have made it through and they all ran brilliantly. In the Year 3 boys’ and Year 4 boys’ races there were 148 runners in total and in the Year 5 boys’ race there were 150 runners!

Charlie came 8th and was the first runner back for Kirklees! In the Year 4 boys’ race, Dan came 15th, Sam 24th, Lucca 76th and Sonny 99th and for Kirklees were 3rd, 6th, 17th, and 23rd. Evan came in the top 30 overall and was in the top 10 runners for Kirklees.

Absolutely brilliant results boys – well done to all of you!

Year 3 Football Tournament


We are very proud of the children who played in the Year 3 Football tournament at Shelley College on Tuesday 10th March. We had a mixed team of Year 2 and Year 3 children competing against full Year 3 teams.

The children demonstrated great determination playing against some very tough competition, and they never gave up or complained – even when the weather turned against us. They continued to battle through the hailstones and driving rain and winds!

Well done all of you!

Sports Festival

Some of our pupils were invited to attend a sports festival at Shelley College on 25th February.

 The initiative fits into the ‘Playground to Podium’ framework which is a national strategy developed by the Youth Sport Trust. This is a means of supporting and developing performers from KS1, 2 and 3 in order to achieve their full potential through sport.

 During the afternoon, children took part in a range of multi-skill fitness activities which help to develop fundamental movement and basic skills, alongside turn-taking skills.

School Games Gold Award

Linda Stacey, the School Games Organiser came into school to present us with our School Games Gold Award for the 2nd year running! She was very impressed with how active our children are.

Thank you for your support in this.

Sports Hall Athletics

Well done to our Sports Hall Athletics Team who were amazing at Shelley College on Tuesday 19th November, coming 4th with a total of 146 points! Brilliant efforts all round, demonstrating lots of fabulous running, jumping and throwing skills.

Dance Festival

Our Dance Group performed excellently at the Shelley Pyramid Dance Festival. The Year 5 girls choreographed the dance themselves and the girls have been using playtimes to practise.

Well done girls – we are very proud of you.

Check out our performance!

After School Sports Club

Our after-school Sports club children have enjoyed ‘hitting the target’ in Archery. So far they have developed skills in football, rugby, hula hoop, hockey and archery. Next week – netball and basketball.

2nd Round of School Games Cross Country


Our cross country runners were out in force again at the 2nd round at Newsome High School last Tuesday 8th October. Yet again, all our runners did us proud showing real grit and determination to do their best. Well done all of you!

A special congratulations to some of our runners who have now made it through to the Cross Country Final which will be held at Leeds Road Playing Fields on Tuesday 22nd October. Charlie came 3rd in the Y3 boys, Dan came 2nd and Sam came 4th in the Year 4 boys race and Evan came 2nd in his race so these boys qualify for individual places. Because of another excellent effort by Lucca and Sonny, they helped our Year 4 boys finish as the winning team so they will also join the others at the Final.

Good luck all of you!

Year 2 Multi Skills 

The Year 2s had a brilliant morning at the Year 2 Multi-Skills event at Shelley College. They all had so much fun!

Year 1 & 2 Cross Country Event


A brilliant effort from our Year 1 and 2 Cross Country runners at Shepley First School yesterday.

Everyone ran their best and finished with a smile on their faces!

Well done all of you!

Games Mark Gold Award

We are delighted to announce that we, Thurstonland Endowed (VC) First School, have achieved the Schools Games Gold Mark Award for the 2018/19 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:

  • After School Clubs
  • Active Mornings
  • Girls Netball
  • Cricket Tournament
  • The Neiley Races
  • Cross Country Events
  • Football Tournaments
  • 1km run a day
  • Activities with the Sports Coaches at lunchtimes
  • Playleaders organising activities within school
  • Sports Crew organising activities and events
  • Links with many sports and fitness clubs

With lots 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 sports, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfill 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:

  • Shelley Pyramids' Jenny Hughes and Andrew Morris
  • Project Sport
  • Linda Stacey

We look forward to applying once again in 2020!