Sports at Hillstone

Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others.

Our Sporting Values

At Hillstone Primary school we believe that a child, who is physically active, is a happier child. The early years of a child’s life builds the paving blocks to fundamental skills for future activity, developing agility, balance, coordination and sport specific skills. Sport and Physical Education promotes health and exercise and means our children will be more likely to be active adults. Not only does sport have physical benefits but it also develops their social attributes, improving their confidence, teamwork and communication skills. Sport helps to install a ‘growth mind set’ in children, helping them to deal with failure and mistakes and to understand that these are needed to improve and should be celebrated. Sport gives children a practical way of experiencing this.


Sports Hall Athletics

On Tuesday 23rd of November, twenty three of our year 5 and 6 children took part in a sports hall athletics competition at Nechells Leisure Centre. This is a School Games Level 2 event, in which you compete against teams in your local partnership. If you win the event you then get the chance to represent your partnership in a School Games Finals after Christmas.

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If you win the event you then get the chance to represent your partnership in a School Games Finals after Christmas.

Bringing a large amount of children to an event like this for the first time in 18 months, our children were understandably nervous. The majority of them had never represented our school or any form of sports team. Our children competed against 7 other schools shared between our partnership and another. They performed brilliantly. Our girls won every race and were also brilliant in the field events, with our boys winning the majority of their races and also excelling in the field events. 

We were named the overall winners of the event scoring a huge 308 points. Well done to all of our children who have worked incredibly hard in preparing for these events. They will now go onto the School Games Finals in March next year.


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Basketball

On Tuesday 16th November, we took 2 basketball teams to a School Games Event. Our B team played 6 games, winning 4 and losing 2. Our A team played 6 games, winning 5 and drawing 1 game. Well done to all of our children who took part. they had a On Tuesday 12th October our boys played in their first football league game in the best part of 18 months great morning and did themselves proud.

Panathlon

On Friday 5th November, eight children took part in a Panathlon event. This is where children rotate in their teams around different games trying to score as many points as possible. Our children had a great time and even managed to pick up certificates and medals!!!

Boys Football League

On Tuesday 12th October our boys played in their first football league game in the best part of 18 months. We won the game 2-0 playing against Featherstone. Well done to Charlie and Maryam who both were awarded ‘players of the match’.

Cricket

Well done to our year 5 cricket team who took part in the first face to face sports event in the best part of 18 months. All children had a great time and performed brilliantly winning 2 out of the 3 games they took part in.

Boys Football League Update

On Monday 9th March our boys football team played against Timberly School in a league fixture. Our children won the game 9-1, maintaining their 100% record in the league.

Girls Football at AVFC

On Monday 3rd February our girls football team took part in 6 aside competition at Aston Villa F.C. Our girls went undefeated, winning 4 and drawing 2 games. Well done to all of our girls who participated.

HMS Cup

On Monday 20th January our boys football team took part in the first round of the 9 aside format HMS Cup. Our boys won the game, beating Lyndon Green 4-2. They now qualify for the next round.

Gymnastics

On Monday 13th January, nine girls from year 3/4 represented Hillstone in a School Games level 2 event. After performing our vault and floor routine, we were given some fantastic feedback from the judges and were named winners of the event. We now go through to the School Games Finals in March.

ESPSFA Cup Winners

On Monday 2nd December our boys football team won the ESPSFA cup. Click here to read about our great success.

Girls Football

On Wednesday 20th November our girls football team competed in their first four league fixtures of the season. We won all of our games and sit at the top of the table.

Indoor Athletics

On Wednesday 20th November twenty three KS2 children competed in an indoor athletics level 2 competition. Our children performed brilliantly scoring a massive 636 points winning the event and qualifying for the School Games Finals next year.

Para Football

On Wednesday 13th November 7 children took part in a SEND football competition at Nechells Leisure Centre. They won all but one game. They will now go onto the Winter Games Finals in March to represent our partnership.

ESPSFA Cup

On Monday 14th October 10 children from year 3 & 4 took part in a football event at Aston Villa. Our children drew 2 games and won 3. Well done to all of our children who took part.

Year 3 & 4 Football

On Tuesday 5th November our boys football team competed in the espsfa cup qualifiers. We won every game without conceding and now go onto the finals on Wednesday 13th November.

ESPSFA League Fixtures

On Tuesday 8th October, our boys played there first two league games. We won both games. A fantastic start to the new season.

Basketball

On Monday 7th October, six children from KS2 took part in a year 5/6 basketball tournament. We won every game, and were named overall winners of our school partnership. We now go onto the School Games Finals in March, where we will be representing our partnership.