KS2

Pentathlon

The whole of St. Joseph's participated in an Intra School competition on Thursday 30th March. We took part in a pentathlon in the hall and worked in our house teams to earn points. The scores will be published on Monday after the winning house is announced after Collective Worship.  The Y5 Sports Leaders also chose 6 children from every class who displayed the School Games Values: Passion, Teamwork, Determination, Respect, Honesty and Self-Belief. Those children will be notified on Monday in the assembly and they will receive individual stickers and a certificate. It was a brilliant day where the children challenged themselves and had great fun. Well done, St. Joseph's!

Changes to the PE Curriculum

Images from REAL PE, www.createdevelopment.co.uk

Images from REAL PE, www.createdevelopment.co.uk

Changes to how PE is delivered have begun here at St. Joseph's.  All staff have been trained with the new approach to teaching PE in accordance with the Government's drive of focusing on Agility, Balance and Coordination instead of the traditional 'sports' that have been delivered for the history of PE.

All children from across the school completed a questionnaire regarding their feelings towards PE before we started the scheme, of which the results will be published very soon. This will be used as a baseline to compare one aspect of our children's well-being with how they feel at the end of the school year once the new scheme is established.

Now the scheme is being implemented, hopefully the children are coming home as excited about PE as they are in the lessons. Teachers who have started the new REAL PE scheme with their classes have been delighted with the fun and engagement of ALL children.

More information about the scheme we have invested in will be added in the near future.

We are hoping to provide extra-curricular clubs to encourage children to put the skills they are developing in school into a sporting context. Therefore, sport can co-exist with the fundamental PE skills being taught in school.  Of course, we will also be registering for as many festivals and tournaments as we can through the Harrogate School Sports Partnership.

Spring Term Club News

January has seen the cold winds blow but also new clubs have begun for the first half term.

On Mondays, Year 3 and 4 are having a marvelous time with their Dance Coach who is choreographing a routine which will be brilliant to share with the rest of the school.

On Thursdays, Mrs Coates is leading a Change4Life Club for Year 3 and 4 children following the festival they recently went to.  Judging by the beaming faces tonight this club is going to be a hit with everyone.  The Harrogate School Sports Partnership have loaned us great resources to add to the fun so we are very grateful to have this support.

Photos from both clubs will appear on the website shortly to celebrate the inspiring activity happening in our school.

Both clubs have limited spaces to be most effective but there will be opportunity for those interested to sign up for the next half term. Other year groups will also be invited in the remaining half terms.

 

Year 3/4 Mixed Football Tournament 29.11.16

Y3 /Y4 Football Tournament by Sophie and Erin (Y4) As some parents may know, there was a football tournament with some children in Year 3 and Year 4 taking part. It was at Rossett High School on the 29th of November 2016. We played against seven different teams. Year 4 came fourth and year 3 came third. Unexpectedly, some of us got rewards for great teamwork, respect and honesty. The only thing we didn’t like was when we played against each other. But most of all we had fun! 

Year 5/6 Mixed Football Tournament

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Y5 /Y6 Football Tournament by Eva and Josh Last Monday 18 children from Y5 and Y6 played at a football tournament at Harrogate High School. Each team came second in their pool, then Y5 and Y6 played each other for third and fourth places. Two children were chosen for special sporting values: George won a wrist band for displaying the value of passion and Lila for displaying the value of respect. We are very proud of the children and look forward to future sporting success!

Year 5/6 Mixed Football Tournament

Y5 /Y6 Football Tournament by Eva and Josh

Last Monday 18 children from Y5 and Y6 played at a football tournament at Harrogate High School. Each team came second in their pool, then Y5 and Y6 played each other for third and fourth places. Two children were chosen for special sporting values: George won a wrist band for displaying the value of passion and Lila for displaying the value of respect. We are very proud of the children and look forward to future sporting success!

Year 4 and 6 Swimming Gala - October 2016

Congratulations to our year four and year six swimming team who took part in the annual ‘Tolly Richardson Swimming Gala’ last Thursday. Each child competed individually in a race and also participated in a relay race. All children showed great skill and sportsmanship. After a very exciting afternoon we came a very proud fourth place out of sixteen schools. We have now got through to the Harrogate and District Final on 18th October! Thank you also to our many supporters who cheered us on; your support was very much appreciated! 

 

Swimming Gala District Final On Tuesday 18th October our Y4 & Y6 swimming team took part in the Harrogate and District Swimming Final at the Hydro. We competed against sixteen other schools from Ripon, Knaresborough, Nidderdale and Starbeck. After a very exciting afternoon we came a very proud 8th place. Each child swam an individual race and a relay race, showing great determination and skill. Once again we were cheered on by parents and relatives, thank you very much for your continued support, it is very much appreciated. Thank you to Mrs Snowden for organising and supporting our children in all of their swimming efforts! 

Year 3/4 Mixed Football Tournament 29.11.16

Y3 /Y4 Football Tournament by Sophie and Erin (Y4) As some parents may know, there was a football tournament with some children in Year 3 and Year 4 taking part. It was at Rossett High School on the 29th of November 2016. We played against seven different teams. Year 4 came fourth and year 3 came third. Unexpectedly, some of us got rewards for great teamwork, respect and honesty. The only thing we didn’t like was when we played against each other. But most of all we had fun!

Cross Country Event - House Competition

Report written by our Sports Ambassadors in Year 6: Orlaith D and Louis T

On Tuesday 8th November, every class took part in the cross country run. Year 6's ran with Reception and Year 1 to encourage them as this was their first cross country. 

Students from St John Fisher came to support and encourage us in the race. At the end, everyone was tired but enjoyed the afternoon. 

We hope that after this experience we will have helped the little ones run more. 

Look on each individual class page for photos.

Change4Life Target Festival - 10.1.17

Sixteen children attended the Y3/4 Change 4 Life festival today at St. John Fisher. The children were full of excitement as they tried out their skills in throwing, golf and archery. There are certainly some hidden talents among our children and we earned lots of awards for accuracy and distance, as well as a prize for Respect! Well done to everyone!

Y5 and 6 Yoga Club - Autumn Term

Over the Autumn Term, the Yoga Club developed their confidence in exploring the asanas (postures) and independently sequencing them to share with their friends.

 

A report by Sanuthi:

Y5 and Y6 have been doing a Yoga Club with Mrs Keith. We've been practising yoga postures and learning how to be calm. We worked in small groups and did a routine with different movements. We also picked out yoga cards and played 'Yogi Says'.

Yoga Display to the School

The Yoga Club members designed a sequence of asanas (postures) to share with the school. They did a marvelous job and many children were interested in giving it a go following this.

A report by Issy:
In Autumn, our Yoga Club performed for Reception, KS1 and KS2. We prepared in groups of our choice and used our knowledge to present a routine to various songs.