A report by Jack and Will
Recently, we have been practising very hard for the Harrogate School Sports Partnership Quicksticks competition. It was very challenging because many of the schools had players who played for Harrogate Hockey Club. It was very cold and windy but our teams fought through it. The matches were close and we were unlucky not to get through.
Our team scored some amazing goals and some unfortunate disallowed goals. The match scores were: 6 - 3, we lost; 0-0, we drew; 4 - 1, we lost; 5 - 0, we won.
The teams we played against were respectful and kind, we owe them a big thanks. We also owe massive thanks to the teachers who trained and helped us throughout the competition: Thank you Mrs Coates and Mr Thompson.
The children performed with grace and poise and with smiles throughout the event. They have been great ambassadors for the school as well as working together as an amazing team. It was a pleasure to take them to the old High School today, perhaps for our last competition there before the move to the new Harrogate High School.
Special thanks to our Y5/6 team who helped support the younger pupils.
Report from our pupils to follow.
Before St. Joseph's staff began teaching the new PE curriculum, children's views on PE were collected through a questionnaire. Please click on the link to read both the findings and the report.
We address how we are promoting an enjoyment of physical activity that will increase the chances of being active for life and help our children gain improved physical literacy skills that can be used in all sports.
Here is a link to the REAL PE website should you wish to learn more about this exciting and well researched approach to PE.
On Monday 14th November, some of our Y1 and Y2 children participated in a KS1 Agility Festival run by the Harrogate School Sports Partnership. Their behaviour was exemplary, with Niamh, being noted by the Young Leaders as showing the value of honesty during the activities. All of the children had a wonderful time, enjoying the many activities on offer. Mrs Snowden and Mr Thompson were very impressed by their willingness to try new things and their support of one another.