PE and Sport

 

PE at St. Joseph’s

 At St Joseph's, we are passionate about sport and we ensure that the Physical Education provision is broad and balanced throughout both Key Stages.  The children have access to 2 hours of high quality Physical Education weekly, following the national curriculum and covering the four main areas of PE: games, dance, gymnastics and athletics. Within PE lessons, there is a focus on the 3 Fundamental Movement Skills; agility, balance and co-ordination.  Year 3 also attend weekly swimming lessons for the whole academic year.  In addition to this, we offer a range of after school sports clubs, including: Dodgeball, Athletics, Multi-skills, Football, Dance, Taekwondo, Netball and Cricket.

Being a Leeds Active School and a member of the Leeds North West School Sport Partnership provides the school with opportunities to take part in a variety of inter-school festivals and city wide competitions as part of the Sainsbury’s School Games programme.  As well as this, each class in Key Stage 1 and 2 takes part in a festival at the local Secondary School, Prince Henry’s Grammar School during the academic year.

We believe that Physical Education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence providing them with opportunities to be creative as individuals, encouraging healthy lifestyles, while supporting their emotional well-being. We were proud to have been awarded Silver for the Leeds Quality Physical Education Award in 2014 and Gold for the School Games Mark in July 2016.

Since 2013, every primary school has been given extra money in their budget to spend exclusively on PE.  The following documents explain how the money has been spent at St. Joseph’s and the impact it has had.

Sports Premium - Impact and Expenditure Statement 2016 - 2017

Sports Premium – Impact and Expenditure Statement 2015 – 2016

Sports Premium – Impact and Expenditure Statement 2013 – 2015

 PE and Sport 2016 – 2017

This year, we have extended our links with Prince Henry’s Grammar School and in addition to the children attending festivals, each class will also receive coaching from a specialised Secondary School PE teacher.  This year, classes will also receive coaching from a specialist PE coach provided by Inspiration Tree.

Provisional dates for some of the remaining events this year, are:

Year 2 Multi-skills Festival – Tuesday 28th March

Year 3 Tennis Festival – Tuesday 2nd May

Year 4 Cricket Festival – Thursday 25th May

Year 1 Multi-Skills Festival – Monday 10th July

PE & SPORT 2016 - 2017

On Thursday 22nd September children from Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Active School Cross Country event at Wharfe Meadows, Otley. In the sunshine, the children performed extremely well and we had lots of success. Our Year 4 and Year 6 girls teams, along with the Year 5 boys team have qualified for the next round. In addition, Jessica Rawstron (Y4), Ned Gallagher-Thompson (Y3), Sadie Bentham (Y6) and Charlotte Rawstron (Y6) all qualify individually. The next round will be held on Thursday 2nd March at Middleton Park, 1pm - 3pm.

On Thursday 2nd March many amazing children from yr6,yr5 and yr4 took part in the qualification cross country for the winter games . all the children ran exceptionally especially in the harsh weather, the first runners were year 4 girls including Jessica Rawstron, Edie Stokey and Niamh Casey. The year4 boys were represented by Ned Gallagher- Thompson. Yr5 boys were represented by Ciaran diamond, Daniel Hornby, Thomas reavey,William morgan and jack stokey, lastly the year 6 girls , amber teale , charlotte rawstron , paris Sutcliffe and Sadie bentham .

 

NATIONALS!!

Year6 girls, Charlotte Rawstron and Sadie Bentham have made it to the cross country finals were they will be representing west Yorkshire.

Indoor athletics festival at Ralph Thoresby School

Thursday 1st December saw some of our St Joseph's athletes compete in the final of the Indoor Athletics Plate competition. We had qualified for this competition as we had competed so well in a previous meet. Therefore, we were up against some very good schools.

As the events began, it was clear that our children were well 'up for it' and determined to do well. All of the children performed magnificently and competed in the right spirit.

In a really tight contest, we finished the events in a superb second place and therefore qualify for the Leeds semi-final which will take place after Christmas.

A massive well done to all the children who took part and a big thank you to the parents who came to show their support.

Year 5 Basketball Festival at Prince Henry's Grammar School

On Monday 23rd January, 9 of our Year 5 children took part in a basketball festival at Prince Henry's Grammar School. Our children played 4 games, winning 3 and drawing 1. The children were fantastic, played like a team and won praise from many of the other coaches and parents. Due to their superb performances, our children have qualified for the Leeds schools basketball finals in March. Well done!

Leeds Schools Cross Country League

Since October, 15 of our cross country runners have been taking part in the Leeds Schools Cross Country League. There have been a number of race meets taking place across the city on various Saturday mornings. Here is a link to the official website;

http://www.lsaa.org.uk/CCResults2016.htm (select race and follow the tabs on the bottom of the screen)

Here are some photos from the races so far;

 

PE & SPORT 2015 – 2016

Summer Term

Mini Olympic Event at John Charles Centre for Sport

On Thursday 14th, 10 of our best athletes attended a mini Olympic event at The John Charles Centre for Sport. The children were from Year 5 and took part in a 7's rugby tournament and an afternoon of athletics.

 They performed well in the rugby, winning the 6 group games. However, they were very unlucky to finish runners-up, losing to Drighlington in the final.

 In the afternoon our children used their rugby disappointment as athletic motivation. The children performed magnificently and were victorious in many of the events. The children's talent in the running events was clear for all to see and even attracted media coverage. The children were fantastic throughout the whole day and represented our school beautifully.  

Year 4 Cricket Festival

On Wednesday 13th July, all of Year 4 took part in a Cricket Festival at Old Mods Cricket Club.  The children enjoyed receiving coaching and playing matches against other teams.

School Swimming Gala

On Saturday 9th July, the school held its first school swimming gala at Aireborough Leisure Centre.  There were a variety of different races and activities so that all children could take part in the event.  The eventual winners were the red team.  A big “Thank you” to everyone who helped organise the event.

Sports Day

Our annual Sports Day, took place on Wednesday 22nd June.  There were a variety of races: sprint, obstacle, hurdles, egg and spoon to name a few.  Well done to the green team who were the overall winners this year.

Ilkley Tennis Festival

Year 3 had a lovely time at Ilkley tennis tournament last Thursday.  They enjoyed practising their tennis skills first before watching some ladies doubles and finished off the trip by seeing the Davies Cup Trophy. 

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Olympics Week

Our theme week for the summer term was the “Olympics”.  Our week started with an Opening Ceremony with each class representing a country from a different continent.  We also assembled our Olympic flame.   

During the week, the children took part in lots of different sporting events and coaching including:  cycle racing, triathlon, archery, taekwondo and Samba dancing.  At the end of the week we then had a closing ceremony celebrating the children’s achievements. 

Hockey and Cricket Coaching

In the summer term, Year 5 and Year 6 received hockey coaching from a local club, which the children enjoyed.  Year 3 and Year 4 received cricket coaching during the term as well.

Football Tournaments

During the summer term, there were several football events for children in Key Stage two, including: 5-a-side tournaments at Pool School, St. Bart’s Cup for girls and the Year 6 Catholic 7-a-side tournament. 

Cricket Festival

On Friday 13th May, we entered the under 11 cricket festival at Pool Cricket Club, winning the competition and qualifying for the next round. 

Spring Term

Rugby Festival

Just before the Easter holidays, all of Year 5 took part in a Rugby Festival at Guiseley Rangers Rugby Club.  All the children enjoyed practising their skills and played really well.

Cross Country

On Tuesday 8th March, a group of children from all classes in Key Stage Two took part in a Cross Country event at Wharfe Meadows with the Year 5 Girls and Year 4 Boys teams qualifying for the West Yorkshire School Games. 

Year 4 Skipping Festival

On Wednesday 2nd March, after weeks of practising, Year 4 took part in a skipping festival at Trinity University where they won the Gold for their skipping dance routine. 

Hockey Festival

On Friday 26th February, two teams from Year 5 and Year 6 went to the sports park at Weetwood to play in a hockey festival.  Both teams did really well and developed their skills. 

Tennis Festivals

Children in Years 3 – 5 took part in two different tennis competitions this term.  The first was where they played mini matches against other children and the second event was where they had practised their skills at different activity stations.

Basketball Festival

Children from Year 4 and Year 5 took part in a Basketball Festival at PHGS which they won and qualified for the Finals.  After the finals, some of the children stayed behind to watch Leeds Force Basketball team play a match.

Leeds Cross Country League

For the first time this year, we entered the Leeds School Cross Country League which is a series of races taking place on Saturday mornings over the autumn and spring term.  The girls' team finished 8th out of 22 schools and the boys' team finished 15th out of 24.   

Autumn Term

Sportshall Athletics

 In November, a group of children from Key Stage 2 took part in the Sportshall Athletics Competition and qualified for the next round of the competition.

Key Stage 2 Table Tennis Festivals

In October, children from all classes in Key Stage 2 took part in two table tennis festivals trying a new sport.

Brownlee Triathlon

 A group of children from Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Brownlee Triathlon on Monday 28th September.  The children absolutely loved it and got to meet both Jonny and Alistair. 

Rugby World Cup

 Our school was lucky enough to win Rugby World tickets for 3 children to go to see Italy vs Canada at Elland Road.  Some of our children were also able to take part in the Rugby Roadshow event in Millennium Square.


PE and Sport 2015–16

At St Joseph's, the Physical Education provision is broad and balanced throughout both Key Stages. The children have access to 2 hours of high quality Physical Education weekly, following the national curriculum and covering the four main areas of PE: games, dance, gymnastics and athletics.  We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities throughout the school day. 

Being a Leeds Active School and a member of the Leeds North West School Sport Partnership provides the school with opportunities to take part in inter-school festivals and city wide competitions.  

We believe that Physical Education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and provides opportunities for them to be creative as individuals, encouraging healthy lifestyles, while supporting their emotional well being. We were proud to have been awarded Silver for the Leeds Quality Physical Education Award in 2014 and Bronze for the Sainsbury's School Games for the past two years.


Sports Premium - Impact and Expenditure Statement

Sports Premium - Impact and Expenditure Statement 2013-2015 (PDF)

Mini Olympic Event at John Charles Centre for Sport

On Thursday 14th, 10 of our best athletes attended a mini Olympic event at The John Charles Centre for Sport. The children were from Year 5 and took part in a 7's rugby tournament and an afternoon of athletics.

They performed well in the rugby, winning the 6 group games. However, they were very unlucky to finish runners-up, loosing to Drighlington in the final.

In the afternoon our children used their rugby disappointment as athletic motivation. The children performed magnificently and were victorious in many of the events. The children's talent in the running events was clear for all to see and even attracted media coverage. The children were fantastic throughout the whole day and represented our school beautifully. 


PE and SPort 2014-15

Brownlee Triathlon at the John Charles Centre for Sport

Children from Year 5 and Year 6 took part in the Brownlee Triathlon at the John Charles Centre for sport on 1 October 2014. Johnny Brownlee started the children off in the swimming and Alistair Brownlee presented the children with a medal at the end of the event.


PE and Sport 2013–14

Sports Day 2014

What a competitive day! Red, Green, Blue and Yellow competed in a variety of races - obstacle course, egg (really a potato) and spoon, hurdles etc to be the winners of this year's sports day. There were tense moments at the finish line. Once all the points were totaled, Blue were the overall winners with Yellow coming in second; there were only a few points in it. Green were in third place followed by Red. 

As always we finish with the most competitive race of all: the Mums and Dads! No one likes to lose...

Sainsbury’s Your School Games Competition Day 2014

On Tuesday 3 June 2014, Mrs Murphy held a Sainsburys Your School Games intra-school sports competition for Key Stage 2. Years 3 and 4 competed in Hockey, Football and Basketball and year 5 and 6 competed in Basketball, Rounders and Boccia. Year 10 Sports Leaders from St Mary’s Menston came to help score and officiate on the day. The overall winners on the day were the Blue Team.

Well done to everyone who participated.

Tennis Coach

Reception had a visit from a tennis coach who introduced them to playing tennis. They practised their racket and ball skills.

Mrs Murphy Summer Term 2014

St Joseph’s has used its PE and Sport funding to appoint Mrs Murphy (a specialist PE teacher from St Mary’s Menston) to spend a full day in school on Tuesdays.  This term she has been teaching years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and they have been doing the following activities:

Summer Half Term 1

  • Year 2: Strike and Fielding
  • Year 3: Cricket
  • Year 4: Cricket
  • Year 5: Rounders
  • Year 6: Rounders

Summer Half Term 2

  • Year 2: Strike and Fielding
  • Year 3: Tennis
  • Year 4: Tennis
  • Year 5: Cricket
  • Year 6: Cricket

Photo: Year 6 practising their leadership skills:

Mrs Murphy Spring Term 2014

Spring Half Term 1

  • Year 1: Gymnastics
  • Year 3: Gymnastics
  • Year 4: Gymnastics
  • Year 5: Gymnastics
  • Year 6: Gymnastics

Spring Half Term 2

  • Year 1: Ball Skills
  • Year 3: Hockey
  • Year 4: Hockey
  • Year 5: Basketball
  • Year 6: Rugby

Intra School Competition

On Tuesday 11 February 2014, Mrs Murphy held an intra-school sports day. Each year group took part in a Gymnastics competition. Year 10 Sports Leaders from St Mary’s came to help score and officiate on the day. The overall winners on the day were the Green Team. Well done to everyone who participated.

Inter School Competition

During the Spring Term 2014 St Joseph’s have competed in the following sports competitions at St Mary’s School:

  • Year 4/5 Basketball
  • Year 5/6 Tri Golf Competition

Staff Inset Training

Amanda Murphy and Helena Harvey (PE Co-ordinator) has attended a CPD workshop on Ofsted and applying for Kitemark and Qualitymark awards.

Mrs Murphy Autumn Term 2013

St Joseph’s has used its PE and Sport funding to appoint Mrs Murphy (a specialist PE teacher from St Mary’s) to spend a full day in school on Tuesdays.  This term she has been teaching years 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 and they have been doing the following activities:

Autumn Half Term 1

  • Year 2: Athletics
  • Year 3: Athletics
  • Year 4: Athletics
  • Year 5: Dance
  • Year 6: Sports Leadership

Autumn Half Term 2

  • Year 2: Dance
  • Year 3: Dance
  • Year 4: Dance
  • Year 5: Dance
  • Year 6: Dance

Intra School Competition

On Tuesday 22 October 2013, Mrs Murphy held an intra-school sports day. Each year group took part in a range of competitive athletics and bench ball activities. Year 10 Sports Leaders from St Mary’s Menston came to help score and officiate on the day. The overall winners on the day were the Blue Team. Well done to everyone who participated.

Inter School Competition

During the Autumn term 2013, St Joseph’s have competed in the following sports competitions at St Mary’s School:

  • Year 5 and 6 High 5 Netball Tournament
  • Year 3 and 4 Football Competition
  • Year 5 and 6 Sports Hall Athletics Competition

Staff Inset Training

Staff from St Joseph’s have attended CPD training in Tag Rugby and Gymnastics organized by staff at St Mary’s Menston.