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 How far can we run?
Week 1 The results

Well done to Year 5 who completed the most laps this week.  Can they do it again next week?
Year 6 114
Year 5 125
Year 4 105
Year 3 106
Year 2 97
Total 547

The competition is on!

Despite needing to stay in secure bubbles we are still promoting sporting competition across school.  Over the next two weeks children will be competiting against other classes in our 'How far can you run challenge?'
Each week class hasthe opportunity to complete as many laps of the school playground as they can in 5 minutes.

The winning class after 2 weeks will earn themselves an extra play time. 

As a school we will also be seeing  how far we can walk/run.  Can we cover the distance that would be the equivalent of walking from Leeds to the Seaside at Filey?  Can we make it to our capital city?
We did it! (again!)
Staff and pupils worked hard again this year and, despite school closures and less time in school, we have received the Gold Schoo Games Mark in recognition of the physical activity and sporting opportunities that children have taken part in.
Year 5 have been learning how to play netball on Wednesdays with a coach from Cockburn John Charles.  They have been improving their passing and footwork skills and having lots of fun.
We did it!
Staff and pupils worked hard this year and for the 3rd year in a row we have been award the Gold Sports Games Mark.

Go Run for Fun!

Years 5 & 6 joined schools from across the Catholic Compass to participate in a 2km fun run at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School. Everybody involved had a fantastic time. Well done to all the children (and staff!) who completed the run.

Heathly Week
Healthy week has got off to a good start.  Today Year 5 and 6 took part in mini triathlon event, Years 3 and 4 competed in a benchball competition and Reception class had somebody come and talk to them all about staying safe when walking and crossing the road.

The daily challenge today was 'Drink Plenty' encouraging pupils to drink plenty to stay healthy.  Did you know children
between 5-8 should drink at least 1litre a day, children aged between 9-12 should drink 1.5litres per day and adults should drink at least 2 litres of water per day.

The competition for the first 'Healthy Week' trophy also began today.  Pupils have been put into 5 teams across the school.  They can earn points for their healthy actions, teamwork and sportmanship as well as winning races at sports day.  Each day the points are counted and there is a daily winner.  Well done to the Purple team who are currently in the lead. 
Healthy Week Day 2
Today we have had another busy day as part of healthy week.  Year 3 walked a mile to Pizza Express to learn about food hygiene and how to make healthy pizza.  Year 6, Year 4 and Year 1 had a cricket coach from The Cricket Asylum. They developed their knowledge of the game and had a great time practising skills and applying them to a game situation.  Year 1 have been making fruit kebabs and experiencing different flavours of fruit.

Our daily challenge today is 'Eat Breakfast'.  Children have been learning the importance of eating breakfast and the difference between healthy and unhealthy breaksfast.  It is important for many health reasons to eat breakfast and please encourage your child to do so. 
Active learning
This week Year 5 have been active in both their Literacy lessons (learning about play scripts) and Maths lessons (Learning about perimeter).
Year 5 Tag Rugby
On Tuesday 17th April Year 5 took part in a Tag Rugby event in Hunslet.  There were 7 other local school involved in the competition and pupils put the skills they had been  learning in P.E. lessons into practise in competitive games.  The pupils put in 100% effort in despite the somewhat rainy weather.  Miss Boyles was very impressed with their enthusiam and attitude throughout the afternoon.
Year 5 Tag Rugby competition
Year 5 and 6 Inter-school Bench Ball tournament
On March 15th Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in an inter-school Bench Ball Tournament.  Each team played each other and points were given for goals scored, wins and draws.  Ultimately it was the red team that were the winners but all pupils took part and enjoyed the event displaying excellent team skills and good sportsmanship.

P.E. 2017 - 2018

As part of P.E. at St Joseph’s we aim to give pupils a range of opportunities.  Pupils are able to take part in competitive events and also experience a range of sporting opportunities.

So far this year in P.E....

  • KS2 took part in the first round of Sports Hall Athletics Competition within the local JESS Cluster.  Pupils enjoyed the event and came 2nd.  This meant they then made it through to the second round where they also competed to the best of their ability - narrowly missing out on placing.
  • Year 2 have taken part in a skipping workshop: this has led them to want to come up with a skipping dance for a local upcoming competition.
  • Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Sports Hall Athletics Competition at the Cockburn John Charles centre along with four other schools.
  • Year 5 had the opportunity to take part in a dance workshop run by Northern Ballet.  Three of the pupils were even given a ‘golden ticket’ to go to Northern Ballet to take part in a dance workshop with pupils from schools across South Leeds.

During the Spring Term, to promote fun and fitness Years 1 and 2 have the opportunity to take part in the Change4Life programme run in conjunction with Leeds Metropolitan University. This helps promote a healthy lifestyle in line with the government’s 30:30 expectation of exercise. For more information about how to promote a healthy lifestyle visit the Change4Life website.


Year 5 and 6 had the opportunity to take part in a Basketball workshop which they all thoroughly enjoyed. (Dec. 5th 2017)

Multi-skills Club

In the Autumn term Year 3 and 4 were able to take part in a multi-skills sports club afterschool.  The club was so popular that we are running it again throughout the Spring Term. 

P.E. 2016 - 2017

12th December 2016

A selection of children from across KS2 were selected to take part in a swimming festival at the John Charles Centre. The 19 pupils were able to compete in races against other schools in events which matched their ability. The events ranged from 10m beach ball races all the way up to 25m races. Although the children wanted to win it was pleasing to see smiling faces at the end of each event. It was also pleasing to see the pupils behaving beautifully through out the event.

Mr Mercer
10th December 3016.

Although the weather was perfect for running and the course was flat, the mud made for a testing time for the boys and girls of St Josephs.  It was pleasing to see that all the children turned up and all of them ran well. The course seemed longer than the usual 1800 metres but this didn’t prevent all of our entrants finishing the race which not all the other schools competitors did. Once again it should be emphasised that this run was for Y6 children and we had 5 children from Y4, 2 from Y5 and only 1 from Y6. We now have a bit of a break with the final run being at Leeds Grammar School.

Year 6 girls choreographing a dance to Nutbush City Limits, by Tina Turner.

All credit must go to the children who turned up for the second race of the series. The morning started off cold and sunny but ended up raining heavily making the already challenging 1800m course even harder as approximately 250 pairs of feet churned up the ground. The course starts off with a steady incline which in itself can tire the limbs out. Then it’s into a wooded area emerging into a long stretch of running which although downhill can sap the energy out of tired legs. This part though showed how the children have come on in judging how to run a longer course. There was no walking at this point and they even lengthened their stride as they approached the finish line.
This was a race for the Year 6 children so for these Year 4, 5 and 6 boys and girls who take on the challenge of running such a hard event a great big “Well-done”
On Thursday 10th November, 8 of our Y4 children had the opportunity to go to South Leeds Academy and try trampolining, this was in partnership with the JESS cluster.

When we went trampolining, it was really fun! Other children and I went in the teacher’s car to get there.  I got to sit at the fount with the teacher.
When we had arrived there, children from South Leeds Academy were going home.  We went into the hall where the trampolines were.
First we went into partners and practiced our routines.  I did things such as pike, tuck and many other things.
I felt proud of myself because I managed to do a back flip!  Not even my sister can do that!
After having a fun time at South Leeds Academy, we came back to school safely and all in one piece.

By Waana Y4

On Thursday some of my class went to a Trampoline taster at South Leeds.  It was fun we did cool moves. I made a routine called Double Mix Up! We were in blue t-shirts. Mr. Mercer had a go it was funny. We went in Mr. Mercer’s car and drove back to school after we went home.

By Aleeya  Y4
Cross Country
On Saturday 15th October 2016, the school's cross country team from years 4,5 and 6 participated in race at Middleton Park

Well done to all those who took part in it!
Anna  Year 6
(School Council)