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Cross Country

During our first half term we have been very busy with Cross Country events;

The first saw us travel to Crossley Fields where we took 62 children which included KS1 fun runners!

From that event we had 6 teams qualify for the next round of the competition at Salendine Nook. We had never been to this venue before and it was very busy and exciting!

They all ran really well and we had some children place in the top 10!

We then qualified for the Kirklees Final at Leeds Road Playing fields and had 3 teams competing. Year 4 girls finished as the top team with 76 points in total!

During the half term holiday we found out that all 3 of our teams have now qualified for the West Yorkshire Final which will take place in the new year!

Get lots of running practise in teams!

Mirfield Cross Country Competition 

On Wednesday 2nd October 2019 children attended a cross country competition at Crossley Fields. 


We took 17 fun runners and 45 competition runners from Year 3 - Year 6. 


The children took part in their races and ran their hearts out. We had some amazing finishing positions; Melody came 1st, Isabella 3rd and Charlie 3rd in their Year 6 races. Eleanor came 1st and Mollie 3rd in their race. Sam came 4th in his race. Sam W came 2nd in his race and Archie 4th. 


The results were fantastic and we have 6 qualifying teams through to the next round of the competition which will be taking place on Tuesday 15th October at Salendine Nook High School. 


Great effort everyone! Lets hope that we run as well on the 15th and get through to the West Yorkshire Cross Country final!


KS1 and KS2 Sponsored races –


I would like to start by saying a great big thank you to all the staff and volunteers who made this event possible. I really appreciate all the time and effort that you put in so thank you very much!


Next I want to say a MASSIVE well done to all the children who took part! They were amazing and did myself, Mrs Balbontin, Mr Blakeley and Miss Henderson proud. All the running clubs in the rain, wind and cold were worth it and it really did pay off. Below you can see the results from both races and the photos are available in the photo section.  

West Yorkshire Cross Country Competiton at Temple Newsam

On Wednesday 6th March we attended the West Yorkshire Cross Country final. We took a team of year 3 girls and a team of year 4 boys. 

The children were filled with excitement and anticipation when they arrived and received their “Kirklees” T-shirt, race number, timing chip and saw the course being set up which included a finishing arch. 

Unfortunately the weather worsened as the afternoon went on and when the children were running the heavens opened. 


All the children did really well against some very fast runners, myself (Mrs Parry) and Mr Blakeley were proud watching their hard training in running club paying off.


Netball at Crossley Fields 

Children from year 5 and 6 who have been attending Netball club went to Crossley Fields to take part in a netball competition between the Mirfield Schools. 


It was a very wet and cold evening and by the end of it the children could not feel their hands. This did not dampen their spirits and they carried on playing and giving their all to the very end. 


Although the children played well we were up against some very tough competition and did not make it to the next round of competitions. 


I want to say a MASSIVE well done to all the children who came, carried on and showed great resilience! 

Strictly Mirfield and Strictly Pennine 

This year we were lucky enough to have two groups who attended Strictly Mirfield and Strictly Pennine.


Children from foundation learnt and practiced a dance to the song “Hey Mickey”, they worked with a dance coach called Olivia and did an amazing job at both shows. 


Year 3-6 had a group of 11 children who learnt a dance to the song “Sax” by Fleur East. They worked with a dance coach called Georgia and also added their own touches. 


Every year that we do the strictly shows I am always amazed at the confidence and abilities of the children. 


Well done EVERYONE you were fantastic!!! 

Basketball at MFG

On Monday 4th February children from year 3 and 4 attended a basketball event at MFG.

They started the session by learning some of the fundamental skills of Basketball which included throwing, catching, aiming and passing. They worked well in a group and passed the ball to one another. They then had to practice the skill of dribbling and moving with the ball.

The best part was the games at the end!! We scored a few goals!

Well done everyone that went, you were great!

Gym Mirfield


On Tuesday 23rd October some children from Year 1 attended a Gym festival at Battyeford school. 

They showcased the skills they had been learning in PE at school. 

Children from Battyeford and Crowlees also attended. It was a fantastic show and so good to see the children on the stage with confidence  and skill especially as the children are still so young.    

Well done all!   


Mirfield and Kirklees Cross Country 


The children have attended two cross country events so far this half term. 


The first one was at Crossley Fields on Thursday 27th September where children from Year 1-6 had the opportunity to race against other children from the Mirfield Pyramid of schools. 

The outcome from the event was fantatic! We had 79 children attend the event. Y3 girls, Y3 boys, Y4 boys, Y5 girls, O.Street and E.Greenwood got through to the next round at Leeds Road playing fields. 


On Tuesday 9th October the qualifying children attended the Kirklees Final at Leeds Road playing fields. This event saw the children race children from other school across Kirklees who had qualified through their own cross country competitions. Y3 girls and Y4 boys have qualified for the next round at Temple Newsam on Wednesday 6th March where we will be up against children from across West Yorkshire! It will be the 3rd year we have got through to this level and I could not be prouder of the children. 


West Yorkshire Cross Country Final 


Wednesday 14th March the children from Year 4 and 5 went to Temple Newsam to take part in the West Yorkshire Cross Country final.

There was over 800 other children there from Calderdale, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Kirklees. 

The children who attended from our school have been taking part in running club since January and working really hard on technique, speed and stamina. 

The races were as follows;

Year 4 girls 12noon 

Year 4 boys 12.15pm

Year 5 girls 12.30pm

Year 5 boys 12.50pm 


They did fantastically but the competition from other schools was just too great. 

I was really pleased and proud of all for running the race and running THE WHOLE way around! 

Great work! Keep working hard and see what next year brings!

Gymnastics show at Battyeford


Year 1 children took part in a gymnastics show that was arranged by Pennine Sports Partnership. Children from Hopton, Battyeford, Crowlees and Crossley Fields took part in the event. 

The children chose a song and showcased their gymnastics skills that they had learnt with Mr Goodall during the previous half term. 

They showed skills and confidence when they were up on stage. 

This was a great opportunity for the younger children to be involved in. 

Basketball at MFG 


On Wednesday 24th January and Wednesday 7th February the children from year 5 and 3 took part in a Basketball event at MFG. 

The idea behind the event was to teach the children the basic skills of basketball, to meet new people from other local schools, to be insirpred to become more active and to enjoy sport. 

The sessions started with a warm up. This then led into skills teaching and playing games within a small group. They then had a chance to practice their aim and shooting skills. Finally they finished the session with some friendly games between one another and children from the Mirfield pyramid. 

Sportshall Athletics 


Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th November at MFG


The children took part in a variety of different athletic activities alongside other children from Mirfield schools. Activities included; obstacle course relay, 1:1 relay, 2:2 relay, 4:1 relay, hurdles, speed bounce, long jump, triple jump and chest push.


On Tuesday Year 3 and 4 went to MFG to compete in the above activities, they did a fanatic job and we came 1st with 140 points. Crowlees were 2nd with 136 points and Crossley Fields were 3rd with 130 points. 


On Thursday Year 5 and 6 went to MFG to compete in the above activities. Despite coming 1st and 2nd in many relay races the overall result was 3rd. The competition from the other schools was too great and there were some very fast runners. Crowlees were the winners and Battyeford were 2nd. 

Despite that we did a fantastic job and I was incredibly proud of each and every one of them. 

Football match at Birkby 7th November 2017 



Mr Asbery gathered the boys together to give them a pre-match briefing and to tell them their positions. 

Players in the first half are Jacob, Thomas, Ben, Tyler, Ben P, Ben S and Matthew. 

Rayaan and Aaron were substitutes in the first match. 


There was a coin toss and Birkby were first to kick. 

Matty showed great skill and possession, he passed to Jacob and they got close to the goal. Birkby then gained possession. 

Matty got the ball and shot but Birkby saved. 

Birkby then got to ball back but Thomas saved it. 

Hopton won possession once again, the ball was passed to Jacob and he shot, it was on target and we scored. 

After kicked off once again Birkby got the ball and scored! 

Birkby won possession again and shot on target but Thomas saved it with his shoulder. 

Both teams showed a lot of passing and dribbling skills. Hopton were watching the ball at all times. 

Birkby got a free kick, it was on target but Thomas saved it well, not once but twice. 

Ball went out, ball was awarded to Birkby. 

Both teams were great and showed great skills in passing and tackling. 

After some great passes and attempts on goal we scored! 


First half ended with 2-1 to Hopton


Mr Asbery gave the team a talk at half time, he complimented Thomas for great defending in goal, reminded Jacob to stay back and defend. 

Mr Asbery put Rayaan and Aaron on and took off Tyler and Ben. 


Next half started with a Hopton ball. They started strong with lots of defending, the ball went out of play and was Hoptons ball. Ben threw it into our half and attempted to get near goal. 

We had lots of shots on target but they were saved by Birkbys goalie. 

Ben had a great touch and shot on target but it was saved. 

The ball went high and the children were able to get it back by heading the ball. 

Birkby are doing a lot of defending this half and not much attacking. 

Ball then returned to Birkby end, Thomas did a great save showing how he was keeping his eye on the ball at all times. 

Birkby got possession of the ball and made the score equal at 2-2. 

Birkby worked hard on attacking but Hopton continued to defend. 

Birkby then got possession again and the score became 3-2 to Birkby. 

Hopton fought back and Jacob scored another goal and it became 3-3. 

They got the fighting spirit and had another shot on target and it became 4-3 to Hopton. 

Just before the final whistle was blown Birkby scored and levelled the score to 4-4. 


The match was over and the final score was 4-4 to Hopton. 


Both teams showed great football skills and team work. Hopton need to work on talking and communicating with each other in our next match! 


Well done team! 

Tuesday 10th October 2017


We attended the cross country Kirklees finals at Leeds Road Playing fields. 

We took 4 teams from year 4 and 5, these consisted of 2 teams of girls and 2 teams of boys. All the children had been successful in the cross country event at Crossley Fields. 


All the children tried their best and they did fantastically. 

The results were as follows; 

Year 4 girls qualified with 117 points and were 5th. Melody came 11th in her race- what an achievement!

Year 4 boys qualified with 108 points and were 2nd. Charlie came 6th and Bobby was 11th! Great!!

Year 5 girls qualified with 91 points and were 3rd. Thea came 13th and Erin came 20th - well done!

Year 5 boys qualified with 115 points and were 4th. 


Children are now in training for the West Yorkshire finals that will be held on Thursday 8th March at Temple Newsam. The children that qualified for the race will be taking part in an after school running club with Mr Blakeley, Miss Charlston and Miss Dunford. 



Thursday 28th September 2017

We attended the cross country at Crossley Fields School.

We had a great turn out with teams from Year 4-6 and fun runners from Year 1-3.

We did fantastically, the results were as follows;

Year 4 girls team won

Year 4 boys team won

Year 5 girls team won

Year 5 boys team won


Unfortunately the competition was too much for year 6 and we were the second best team overall.

We also had some children win or come in the top 5 from year 1, 2 and 3.


We will now be attending the cross country Kirklees final at Leeds Road Playing Fields on Tuesday 10th October in the hope to go through to the West Yorkshire final. We got there last year lets hope we have the same success this year!!



There are many upcoming events that the children of Hopton Primary School will attend. 


Here are the results from the competitions we have been to so far this year. 


Cross Country and Fun run - 28th September 2016

Children from Years 3,4,5 and 6 attended and took part in the cross country final for the Mirfield area at Crossley Fields. 

The results were as follows;

Year 3 Girls won

Year 4 Girls won

Year 4 Boys won

Y5 Ruby and Lilly came 2nd and 3rd

Y6 Ava came 2nd

These fantastic results meant that the above children were invited to the Kirklees final at Leeds road playing fields.


Year 1 and 2 children were invited to take part in a 'fun run' which they did and thoroughly enjoyed.


Cross Country finals – 12th October 2016

The children from the above cross country final were invited to Leeds Road playing fields to take part in the Kirklees School final where they were against all the other children from around Kirklees.

It was a tough afternoon with very heavy rain and extremely muddy grass but the children did very well and battled through the weather.

The results were;

Thea 7th automatically qualified

Year 4 girls team qualified on points

Year 4 boys team qualified on points

Ruby 7th automatically qualified

Lilly 9th  automatically qualified


These fantastic results mean that the above children and groups will be invited to attend the Yorkshire final in 2017!

Both myself (Miss Charlston) and Mr Blakeley were extremely proud of the children and the work they put into their races. Well done!



Sportshall athletics 29th and 30th November

The children recently attended a Sportshall athletics competition between the other 3 Mirfield Schools.

Year 3 and 4 attended on Tuesday 29th November and were fantastic in all disciplines and came 2nd overall!!

Year 5 and 6 attended on Wednesday 30th November. The competition was very tough and the children were excellent, overall we came 3rd.

The children had the chance to showcase their new sports t-shirts and we all looked brilliant.

Great effort from everyone!



Sportshall Athletics

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