Starbeck Primary School

Starbeck Community Primary School Provision 2017/18

Autumn Term 2

As you can see from the gallery below, two groups are currently working with Mr McTernan with our Sports Numeracy project. Both groups have been fabulous so far and embraced challenge in both a mathematical sense and physically.

In our pictures, ten Year 2 children are identifying odd and even numbers with a partner whist practising their football dribbling skills. In our second group, twelve Year 6 children are ‘planking’ their answers in finding 15 and 20 per cent of any number.

Autumn Term 1

The Sporting Influence year is well under way at Starbeck Community Primary as Mr McTernan is two weeks into a block of tennis with two classes. Mrs Willans’ Year 2 and Mrs Pitts’ Year 3 class have been working hard on our hand-eye coordination, introducing racket skills and learning the importance of agility, body position and reaction time.

As well as looking at these physical skills, we are looking at our five key socials skills. The young children at Starbeck are a determined bunch and have shown a great attitude towards all their challenges so far. The Year 3 class must get this from their class teacher as Mrs Pitts did the Great North Run on September 9!


"Great ideas for team building skills and reasoning... Great fun and generally an enjoyable experience."

Mr Stratford, Y5 teacher, CPD block on OAA. Spring 2017.

"Well taught and super resources... the CPD opportunity is very good because it involves teaching children."

Mrs Watson, Y3 teacher, CPD block on OAA. Spring 2017.

Improving social skills through sport