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Headteacher : James Pynn
Age Range : 4 to 11
Number of Pupils : 24

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October 2017

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March 2017


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Friday Afternoon PE Timetable


Year Group



Fri 12th Oct Yr 1 & 2 Football Ryedale School
Fri 9th Nov    Yr 5 & 6 Basketball Ampleforth
Fri 23rd Nov Yr 3 & 4 Dodgeball Ryedale School
Fri 7th Dec Yr 5 & 6 Christmas Aerobics Ryedale School
Fri 8th Feb Yr 1 & 2 Multiskills Ryedale School
Fri 22nd Feb KS2  Swimming Gala Ampleforth
Fri 8th Mar Yr 3 & 4 Benchball Ryedale School
Fri 15th Mar Yr 5 & 6 High 5 Netball Ryedale School
Fri 3rd May Yr 5 & 6 Cricket Ryedale School
Fri 17th May Yr 3 & 4 Rounders Ryedale School
Fri 21st Jun Yr 1 & 2 Rounders Ryedale School

Friday 22nd June - Year 1/2 Rounders

A huge well done to Y1-Y2 for your efforts at the Rounders Event at Ryedale last Friday! Thank you to Mrs Wood and Mrs O’Donnell for accompanying and encouraging the children. We continue to strive to provide pupils from Y1-Y6 with a termly opportunity to take part in a sporting competition against other schools and see the benefits in sporting terms and also in self-confidence.  Such opportunities don’t occur everywhere.

Friday 4th May - Year 5/6 Cricket

Our Y5-Y6 pupils were amongst nine teams competing in a cricket completion last Friday.  It was an unfamiliar format with quick batting changes, but they enjoyed the completion and supported each other well showing some good bowling, batting and fielding.


Worsley Class Swimming Lessons - Spring Term 2

Next half term we will once again be taking all Worsley Class pupils swimming at Derwent Pool, Norton on a Wednesday morning from 11.00am-11.30am. The dates will be:

Wednesday 21st February

Wednesday 28th February

Wednesday 7th March

Wednesday 14th March

Wednesday 21st March


Friday 2nd February - Year 1/2 Multi-Skills

On Friday 2nd February, the Year 1/2 pupils from both St Hilda’s and Hovingham School will be taking part in the Y1/2 inter primary multi-skills competition at Ryedale School.  




8th December 2017 - Year 5/6 Christmas Aerobics 

The children thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas aerobics at Ryedale School and impressed the judges with their routines. A fun and festive afternoon was had by all.



24th November 2017 - Year 3/4 Dodgeball

Year 3/4 pupils took part in an inter school Dodgeball competition last Friday. They all performed really well and finished runners up of the teams who’d finished either 3rd  or 4th in the initial groups. Well done everybody!


17th November 2017 - Year 5/6 Basketball 

Well done to all the Y5-Y6 pupils who took part in the Basketball competition at Ampleforth College last Friday. You played with great determination and the right sporting attitude. Please click here to view the photographs. 




Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

Thank you to all the parents, their families/friends and local residents who kindly donated Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers which enabled us to purchase new sports equipment. 





2nd October - Pentathlon GB

On Monday 2nd October, we are lucky enough to have 2 coaches from Pentathlon GB coming into school to work with the children. The Modern Pentathlon is an Olympic event and comprises of 5 events – pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running. Worsley Class will get to try laser shooting, and fencing, and Howard Class just fencing (due to the weight of the laser pistol). The activities will all take part in the village hall using age appropriate safe/soft equipment. The children will all get to have a go with the equipment and take part in some mini events. We hope this will be a great opportunity for them to try something completely new and perhaps fire some ambition! 



6th July 2017 - Federation Sports Day

Pupils from both schools spent the day at St Hilda’s enjoying a range of sporting activities. It was lovely to see so many parents who were able to attend in the afternoon to offer their support. We are all extremely proud of the efforts and sportsmanship of all the pupils! Please click here to view the photographs.




28th June 2017 - Rounders Event

Mr Smith is organising a KS2 (Yr 3-6) Rounders event for Slingsby, Hovingham C of E and St. Hilda’s School. This will be on June 28th at 1.15pm on Slingsby Sports Field. All parents are welcome to attend and offer their support to all three schools. It would probably be a good idea to bring plenty of water to drink and sunhats (school does have a plentiful supply of hats but please feel free to bring your own). There will be teams of 10 made up from Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. 


26th May 2017 - Archery Day 

On Friday 26th May all pupils will be taking part in an Archery Day at St Hilda’s. Grey Goose Archery ( will be working with pupils teaching them traditional archery skills. The children will be working in groups and will all receive an hours tuition. Reception to Yr 3 children will be using “safe arrows” children in yr 4-6 will use traditional bows and arrows. Miss Martin will be serving up an appropriately themed packed lunch as we hope the weather will be kind and the two schools can enjoy lunch outside together. If your child/ren does not require a school packed lunch, please can you contact the school office by Wednesday 17th May for ordering purposes (Reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils are entitled to a free school meal). More details will follow closer to the time. Due to our Archery Day we’ve had to cancel the Year 3&4 rounders tournament. This has been replaced by a Tennis tournament on Friday 9th June. Please click here to view the photographs


28th April 2017 - Sports Leader Training

Mrs Carter would like to say that it was a real pleasure taking the Y5/6 children for a session of initial 'sports leader' training on Friday afternoon. The children were full of enthusiasm and great ideas. This training was carried out with the intention that they take responsibility of, and lead, a skills development programme on a lunch time. They will support the younger children in developing their skills but also have the opportunity to access the programme at their own level and support each other. During the session on Friday afternoon the Y5/6 children used their coaching techniques to support the Y1 children in developing their skills in running, balancing, throwing, catching and kicking. Mrs Carter was particularly impressed with the kind words of encouragement that she heard as she observed the children. All of the children said that they had really enjoyed the experience and that they are looking forward to the programme being introduced. Please click here to view some of the work in action.


31st March 2017 - Quicksticks Hockey Year 5-6 

Many congratulations to the team, coached by Mrs Carter, who finished 3rd on Friday at the tournament held at Ryedale. All teams played very well and tried their best. There were some excellent saves made and clever attacking moves. I was especially impressed with the excellent teamwork. Mrs Carter was very proud of all involved. Thank you to Mrs Wood for accompanying pupils to the recent tournaments. Please click here to view the photographs

March 2017 - Quicksticks Hockey Year 3-4

Huge congratulations as the team, coached by Mrs Martindale, finished 2nd last Friday afternoon in a competition consisting of 16 teams. Well done everyone!!



27th Feb - 3rd March 2017 - Rowing Competition for all Primary Schools

It's almost time for the rowing competition to start again. This annual rowing competition has been running for the last 5 years, with the exception of one year. The schools that take part are; Gillamoor, Hovingham, St Hilda's, Kirbymoorside, St Ben's, Helsmley, Nawton, Sinnington. Key stage 2 row for 3 minutes and Key stage 1 row for 1 minute and the distance rowed is recorded. All the results are put together in a database from all schools and are then sorted from highest to lowest. The top 3 in each year group will received a certificate. The rowing machines will arrive in school on Friday 17th February ready for the children to start rowing on the first week back after half term. 


10th February 2017 - Swimming Gala

I'd like to celebrate the achievements of all the pupils who took part in the Swimming Gala last Friday. I am impressed by your efforts, your behaviour and your support for other pupils who took part. I'd like to thank Mrs Martindale and Mrs Dodds-Aston for staffing this event and to all those parents who kindly volunteered transport and supported the children. - Mr Pynn


6th February 2017 - Box2bfit

Following on from the success of our Skip2bfit day last year, on Monday 6th February we had a Box2bfit day in school. Children took part in boxing fitness training. The exercises were incorporated into a number of circuits which are all set to music. Pupils really enjoyed the 'Box2bfit' workshops and completed a variety of circuit training style activities. This event was funded from our Sport Premium money and continues our plan to have a headline event each term designed to motivate and inspire. Such events have included the visit of the Climbing Wall last summer and the visit of Chris Tomlinson, Olympic long jumper in the autumn. Pupil feedback about all these events has been very positive and pupils were again complimented on their willingness to have a go and their manners. Well done everyone!

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20th January 2017 - Youth Sport Trust Bronze Quality Mark

I am delighted to announce that very recently both Hovingham and St Hilda's, Ampleforth CE VC Primary Schools have been awarded the Youth Sport Trust Bronze Quality Mark for their commitment to physical education (PE) and school sport. The Youth Sport Trust is a national charity that is building a brighter future for young people through the power of sport. The Quality Mark is an online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised award for the quality of their PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for their development. Mr Pynn


30th September 2016 - Year 5/6 Football at Ryedale School

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27th September 2016 - Olympian Chris Tomlinson visit 

A huge thank you to Chris Tomlinson, a long jumper who has competed at 3 games including London 2012, visited us on 27th September. The two schools will come together at Hovingham Village Hall for an afternoon of fitness activities and the chance to be inspired by a top sportsman. We all enjoyed the circuit training he did with us and the answers he gave to our questions. His advice was truly motivational, everything we do deserves 100% effort and nobody can ask for any more than that! There can be little more inspiring than a top sporting star spending time working with our children. Please click here to view the photographs 



1st July 2016 - Year 3 and 4 Rounders at Ryedale School

Last Friday the children in Y3 and Y4 displayed great sporting skills in the competition at Ryedale last Friday. Play was of a high standard and got better as the games went on. Overall the two teams came second and third which was a fantastic result as we played with two smaller teams rather than having lots of extras. Well done Y3 and Y4!


24th June 2016 - Year 1 and 2 Rounders at Ryedale School 

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Friday 27th May 2016 - Climbing Wall

On the last day of term, the pupils from Hovingham School joined the pupils at St. Hilda’s for the whole day. A climbing wall had been organised for the children and everyone (R-Y6) got a session on the wall at some point during the day. The children had a fantastic time and we were very proud of them all. Please see below a note from justClimb praising the children. To view all the photographs from the day, please click here.


"Many thanks for the opportunity to bring the climbing wall to your school today. It was great to see all the children giving the wall a go, even if they initially had reservations. Their enthusiasm and support for their classmates also had to be admired, as too were their great manners - all the children were a real credit to your school. Great to see several of the staff trying out their skills on the climbing wall too!!"  - JustClimb



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