Ouston Primary School has a rich history of sporting success. We aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for children to be active and experience as many new sporting activities as possible during curriculum time and as part of after school clubs.
We regularly take part in a wide range of inter school sports organised by the local Schools Sports Partnership and our local schools associations. These include: Football, Netball, Cross Country, Tag Rugby, Athletics and Tennis.
We also provide a number of after school clubs including: Tennis, Dance, Gymnastics, Netball, Football and Athletics.
Quidditch 2022 (Spring Term)
Something completely different for the children this year – Quidditch! (Without the broomsticks). Quite a complicated game but the children were quick to pick up the rules and had a fantastic afternoon playing the game.
Tag Rugby 2022 (Spring Term)
Unfortunately the Chester-le-Street schools competition was again cancelled due to covid, however our Year 5/6 team went to represent Chester-le-Street at the Durham County Finals.
The children were amazing and although they didn’t manage to secure a win, played some fantastic tag rugby and did the school and Chester-le-Street proud. A very impressive performance.
Cross Country 2022 (Spring Term)
A small but determined group of Year 5/6 children took part in the the Chester-le-Street Schools Cross Country competition again this year. Good weather for cross country (not too cold) but week two, at Ouston very windy! A superb effort given from all involved.
Panathlon Challenge 2021 (Autumn Term)
We took part in a new event this year, the Panathlon SEND Ten Pin Bowling competition. The group of children who attended absolutely loved the competition and came back as champions! We were very proud of them all.
London Marathon 2021 (Autumn Term)
The children in Year 4 took part in the Mini Schools London Marathon where they had to complete at least 2.6 miles (28 laps of the school yard) which we did over a series of sessions. It was a fantastic achievement by the children as most were completed in under 30 minutes.
Gymnastics Festivals 2021 (Autumn Term)
Throughout the Autumn term, Year 5 and Year 4 attended a gymnastics festival where they had the opportunity to try different aspects of gymnastics including trampolining, bars, rolls and vaults and travelling across a tumbling floor. Lots of fun was had by all the children as well as some of the staff who attended.
Ultimate Frisbee & Archery 2021 (Autumn Term)
The children in Key Stage two had the opportunity to have a go at some Ultimate Frisbee activities while Year one and Two children had a go at learning some archery skills. Some fantastic skills were shown.
Tri-Golf 2021 (Autumn Term)
Year Three attended the Tri-Golf festival where they got to learn some new skills and compete against each other in some games and activities. The children had a lovely morning learning new skills, keeping active and having fun.
Summer Fun Run 2021
The children took part in a summer fun run to finish off the year. It was a fantastic event which had the children running, jumping, space hopping, being active and having lots of laughs and fun.
Sports Day 2021 (Summer Term)
It was nice to get back to some normality and be able to hold our School Sports Days again, four separate ones this year. EYFS, KS1, Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6. All four were fantastic and it was great to see the children supporting and encouraging each other. Unfortunately no parents’ race this year but perhaps next year again……
Gymnastics 2020 (Spring Term)
A group of Year 3 and 4 children took part in an after school club during the Spring term. They enjoyed practising balances, rolls, jumps and turns as well as creating sequences. They even managed some partner counter-balances and in the final week had fun on the large apparatus. Some budding gymnasts in the making!
Year 1 also attended a gymnastics festival with other schools from the Chester-le-Street area where they had the opportunity to try out new skills including having a go on a trampoline!
Cross Country 2020 (Spring Term)
Several of our Year 5/6 children took part in the Chester-le-Street Schools Cross Country competition during January and February. The children all showed great determination and resilience as well as commitment to the school. (Giving up their Saturday mornings to take part!) A special mention to Lauren who finished in the top 10 at all three events.
Teams from Year 3/4 and 5/6 also took part in the School Sports Partnership competition. It was some children’s first time representing the school and they did so with commitment and determination – Well done. All teams did their best but a special mention must go to the Boys 5/6 team who finished 3rd team overall, just missing out on a qualifying place at county finals.
Two runners DID qualify for county finals as individual runners. Very well done to both of them ~ Lauren and Rhys
Multi-Skills Festivals 2019 (Autumn Term)
Throughout the Autumn Term Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 have all taken part in a multi-skills festival through the School Sports Partnership. The children learnt new skills and had fun doing so.
Girls Football 2019 (Autumn Term)
Our Year 5/6 girls football team have made an excellent start and demonstrated a lovely team spirit, despite playing very few matches due to the weather! A number of the team have never played competitive football before and are developing really well so far. We are very proud of their performances so far.
Football League 2019 (Autumn Term)
After 16 matches in the league, the boys Year 5/6 football team have won four, drawn five and lost 7. Performances have improved significantly and culminated with the team qualifying for the final of the CB Watson Cup. Well done to both of our teams!
Tag Rugby 2019 (Autumn Term)
The school Tag Rugby Team played very well within the Chester-le-Street Schools Tag Rugby League, losing only one match. Unfortunately, due to the weather we were unable to complete the league.
We also took part in the Chest-le-Street and Durham School Sports Partnership Rugby competition. Unfortunately, after losing the first match they were unable to make it through to the top tier round robin finals. However, the children played to a high standard, kept their heads held high and went on to be undefeated in all their other matches.
Year 6 Netball 2019 (Autumn Term)
The Year six girls played in the Chester-le-Street Schools league during the Autumn Term. They performed well as a team and improvements in skill and team work can be seen from Year five. The girls played very well and managed to finish 5th overall in the league – 3rd small school.
Street Games 2019 (Autumn Term)
A selection of classes took part in a ‘Street Games’ morning where they had the opportunity to learn and play some outdoor games. Lots of fun was had by all.
Tri-Golf 2019 (Autumn Term)
The children in Year 3 had a fun-filled afternoon playing some Tri-golf games. There were some budding golfers of the future.
Go Run For Fun 2019 (Summer Term)
In the final week, the whole school took part in Go Run For Fun: an international campaign inspiring children to be active through running events. Even some of the teachers joined in!
It was lovely to see the children from different year groups and brothers and sisters running together and encouraging each other to keep going.
Rounders 2019 (Summer Term)
Another Intra-school competition. Another afternoon of fun had by the all the children in Year 3 and 4.
Sports Day 2019 (Summer Term)
Two fantastic sports days were held during the Summer Term. As usual, the children showed great competitive spirit as well as encouraging and supporting each other and showing amazing sportsmanship. It was lovely to have the nursery children join in for their very first sports day. They were amazing!
The EYFS/KS1 Sports Day was won by the Yellow team while KS2 Sports Day was won by Green Team.
Well done to the brave parents who took part in the parent/carers race.
Durham Dash 2019 (Summer Term)
Once again the school took part in the Chester-le-Street and Durham Schools Sports Partnership Durham Dash event, only this time it was held at Beamish Museum. Thirty two children from Years 3 to 6 took part – 16 children in the field events and 16 children in the road races. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t very kind to us but it didn’t stop the children giving it their best effort and having fun competing.
A special well done to Rhys and Matthew for making it through to the finals and finishing in second and third place overall. Amazing achievements.
Coaches from Newcastle United Football Club visited Year 3 to talk to them about healthy eating and keeping fit. They began with a lesson in the classroom where the children learnt about the importance of eating a balanced diet, looking at what food belongs in certain food groups and how much we should eat! The children then took part in an active football session. Lots learnt and lots of fun had by all.
As usual, we were visited by Judo Dan during the Summer Term. All the children in KS1 and KS2 took part in a 30 minute high energy, demo session which they absolutely loved.
Cross Country 2019
The Year 3/4 boys team, Year 5/6 girls team and some individual runners took part in the County Finals Cross Country Competition which were held at Meadowfield. There were some fantastic performances from all the children and a superb battle between two of our individual boys. The Y3/4 boys team did exceptionally well and managed to finish in third place, bringing home the silver team medal.
During the Chester-le-Street Schools Competition, which took place over three Saturday mornings, several children did the school proud, turning up in a variety of weather to compete. Again, they all were all amazing! A particular well done to Matthew for achieving a 1st, 2nd & 4th place during the Saturday cross country running events.
Zumba Workshop 2019
Year 1 and Year 3 took part in a very lively, very active zumba workshop. Each group took part in a 45 minute session where they learnt a variety of moves and dances. Fun was had be everyone ~ even a couple of teachers joined in and got dancing.
Gymnastics Festival 2019
Year 4 and Year 1 took part in a gymnastics festival at Durham City Gymnastics Festival where they had the opportunity to have a go at a range of activities. They also got to watch some amazing tumbling by some local Durham gymnasts. Two children impressed the coaches so much, they were invited to join the gymnastics club!
Winter League Football 2019
A group of Year 5/6 boys took part in the Chester-le-Street Schools Winter League during the Spring Term. They played nine games over three weeks and secured some good results. It was lovely to see their skills improve week by week and their teamwork pay off.
The Year 3 children took part in a tennis festival organised by The School Sports Partnership, while a group of Year 4 children took part in a mini tennis tournament. A fun morning was had by all and the Year 4 tennis team went on to win the competition!
The Tennis team went on to represent Chester-le-Street at the county finals at Barnard Castle. Once again, they were a credit to the school. Well done!
The boys· football team have been busy and playing well getting through to the Grimes County Cup Semi-finals and the CB Watson Cup Final where they placed third- a result to be proud of with excellent team performances.
Well done to all our footballers!
Olympian Visitor…..Take Two
We had another Olympian, Rugby Player Katy McClean, visit the school this year and share her inspirational story with the children. Each class then enjoyed a Rugby taster session led by Katy herself.
During the term we were very fortunate to be visited by the Olympian athlete, Peter Bakare. The whole school took part in a fitness session with Peter before he led an inspirational assembly about his career. Peter started life as a basketball player before becoming an Olympic Volleyball player and representing Team GB in the London 2012 Olympic Games. The children were amazed at his skills and watched and listened intently as he shared his story.
All classes had the opportunity to have a go at some Bollywood dancing during the Spring term. Each class took part in a 30 minute session where they learnt a variety of moves and hand gestures.
Girls Football 2018
The Year 5/6 Girls Football team have made a particularly strong start to the season where they have not
conceded a single goal in nine matches! They will go on to represent Chester-Le-Street in the Durham County Girls Cup. An amazing achievement.
Gymnastics Festival 2018
The children in Year 4 enjoyed a gymnastics festival at The Louisa Centre, Stanley where they were able to have a go at a range of activities including trampolining, rolls and balances and even trying the high bars.
Skipping Workshops 2017
The whole school took part in a skipping workshop, which took place over two days. A woman called Gail taught us different skipping skills, including: The Pretzel, The Butterfly, Crossover, Paired skipping and a whole lot more!! In the afternoon we showed of our skills to the rest of the school. Gail taught each class different skills that were all amazing. Thank you Gail.
Football League 2016
The year 5/6 football team played exceptionally well in the tough games, for the first round of the season. They were the first team to play in our amazing new kits (Thanks to Frankie and Benny’s for the sponsor), which looked extremely smart. Some of the matches were against local schools including: Lumley, Pelton, St. Margaret’s and Hetton Lyons. After working hard in the games played so far they have qualified for the A league.
Year 6 Gifted & Talented
Four year 6 pupils attended the a session in Durham called ‘Gifted and Talented’, a set of workshops to be held over the year for children noted to be outstanding in sport and fitness. During the first session they did fitness activities: fitness cardio, athletics circuits, fitness psycholigigy and mental fitness. The children enjoyed their activities and are looking forward to their next visits.
Year 6 Tag Rugby 2016
The 2016 tag rugby team did very well in the 2016/17 league at Hermitage Academy. They improved week on week with their teamwork skills and performed very well. They managed to get in to the top 4 round-robin. Unfortunately they finished second after a tough rematch with Cestria . Ouston won a silver medal.
Our team also attended a tournament held at maiden castle (organised by Durham & Chester-Le-Street Schools Sports Partnership) along with a B team. The B team did very well but sadly didn’t make it through for a chance of a medal. The A team played well too and after just making it through to the next round finished in third place, bringing home the bronze medal.
Year 6 Netball 2016
The year 6 netball team played in the Chester-Le-Street league and overall they came 4th . They had some tough matches but they fought through it. The girls played extremely well but unfortunately didn’t come out on top. Brilliant effort girls!
Year 5 Hockey 2016
The pupils in year 5 were taught hockey in P.E during the Autumn term. At the end of the unit their skills were put to the test. We entered 6 teams to a year 5 Durham & Chester-Le-Street School Partnership hockey festival. The children all had a fantastic time where 2 teams won their group and 3 teams came in second place.
Cross Country 2016
During the Autumn term we held our intra-school cross country competition. All children in KS2 competed against each other to see which school team would win. We had some super races which resulted in the Yellow team winning 3 out of the 4 races. Blue team won the Y5/6 boys race.
Teams from Y3/4 and Y5/6 took part in the Chester-Le-Street Schools Partnership Cross Country competition in October. The children all did fantastic and did the school proud. It was great to see so many smiles as the children ran! Again, some fantastic running was seen and we had some excellent results. The Y3/4 girls team won the team race as did Y5/6 boys. We also some great individual runners: Deanna and Jonah both finished their races in first place.
Year 2 had an excellent morning at the Riverside, taking part in football based skills and activities. The children all loved the activities and had fun competing against each other.
Netball: Summer 2015
The Year 5 girls took part in the Chester-le-Street Year 5 league. They worked well as a team and it was great to watch them improve week by week. We look forward to watching them play again in the Year 6 league in September.
Tag Rugby: Spring 2015
The tag rugby team had a fantastic season, improving week on week. We enjoyed watching some close, competitive matches throughout the season. The team showed excellent team-spirit and went on to win the league. A great result, well done.
The team also competed at the County Finals, finishing in third place.
Cross Country: Spring 2015
Once again there was a fantastic effort made by the children of Year 5 and 6 in the Chester-le-Street Schools Cross Country competition. It was a very close competition, taking place over the three races but the children showed true determination to come through and take the overall winners trophy. Both the girls and boys teams finished as runners up too.
A group of children also attended the county cross county finals. Year 5/6 boys came third, while the 5/6 girls finished winning the gold medals.
Indoor Athletics 2014/15
The Year 5/6 athletics team took part in one of the Chester-le-Street Schools Indoor Athletics competitions in November. Although only a small competition the children worked hard and managed to win this first round. They will go on to the Chester-le-Street Schools finals in December.
Hoopstarz: Autumn 2014
Hoopstarz visited the school in December and gave every class in KS1 and KS2 a quick hoola hoop lesson. The children (and some teachers!) all had fun learning some new skills and keeping fit and healthy.
Netball: Autumn 2014
The Year 6 girls took part in the Chester-le-Street Schools Year 6 league. The girls played some fantastic netball and kept battling when they came up against some exceptionally good teams. They managed to finish as small school runners up. A great effort girls.
Netball: Summer 2014
At the beginning of the term our Year 5 girls took part in the Chester-le-Street Y5 League. They played exceptionally well and went on to win the small school league. We look forward to the girls playing in the Year 6 league in September. Well done girls!!
The Year 6 girls also played again this term, in the American tournament. Unfortunately their winning streak came to an end and they were knocked out in the semi-finals. The girls should still be very proud of their achievements. I hope they continue to play as they move to their secondary school.
Quadkids: Summer 2014
For the third year running the school qualified for the Quadkids competition at the Durham County School Games. This time both a Year 3/4 and 5/6 team went along to represent Chester-le-Street. We had a fantastic day (mostly in the sun) and once again, the children were a credit to the school. Both teams went on to win Gold medals. We also had two individual winners. Abigail gaining the highest points for a Yr3/4 girl and Daniel gaining the highest points for a Yr5/6 boy. Two outstanding achievements.
Durham Dash: Summer 2014
This year we returned to Durham for the Durham Dash. The Durham Dash was an urban athletics event which took part in the streets of Durham City. Children from across the across the school took part in the competition. The dash itself was a 550m run up the cobbles from the Market Place to Palace Green. Ouston were represented in the finals by several children. Daniel and Abigail went on to win Gold, while Dylan won Bronze. Leah also won Silver in the Y6 girls field events and Damien won Gold in the Y3 field events. It was great evening, enjoyed by all who took part and some outstanding performances.