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Welcome to our PE page. You will find out all the sporty things that we have been up to. Keep checking back regularly to find updated photos. We will be posting match reports, uploading photos from events and letting you know of future events.

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Sport Relief week

An action packed week was enjoyed by all our children at St Margarets last week starting with our Tuesday Milers being joined by parents to run the mile for charity. The pupils spent the week taking part in active Maths and English and generally getting outdoors at every opportunity! A rotation of events such as Veggie Yoga,cicuits,football skills,dodgeball,skipping skills and trim trail races took place on Thursday. Mrs Newman led sessions of mindfulness. We were very grateful to Morrisons for donating fruit for our children to enjoy at break time. Our Sports Leaders and School Council did an amazing job of running the events. Thank you. I couldn't have done it without you!

Sport Relief week
Judo

Last week we invited a company called Destination Judo into school. The whole school were able to have an introduction to judo lesson. The children really enjoyed the experience and hopefully it is a sport they would like to know more about.

Judo
West Yorkshire Cross Country Final

Today we enjoyed the excitement of the West Yorkshire Cross Country Final held at Templenewsam. We had a fantastic afternoon in the sunshine. Despite the amount of rain we have had recently the course was in a good condition making for some fast times. Gold medals were won by Izzy and Alfie in Year 4. Ben in Year 6 won gold too after a year marred by injuries. Abi came in second seeing her qualify for the Nationals with Ben. A good time was had by all. The children looked fabulous in their new hoodies!

West Yorkshire Cross Country Final
Year 5 Basketball competition

Last Thursday we played basketball in the Sports Arena Hall at Leeds Becketts Park. We played a round robin of matches against local primary schools. The children enjoyed the games immensely but unfortunately were knocked out. However, George was talent-spotted as our star player and was awarded a prize. George will be enjoying a basketball camp during the Easter holidays. Well done to all.

Year 5 Basketball competition
LUFC Girls football

Our year 6, 5 and even year 4 girls played in the next round of the Leeds United Foundation Football Competition. We enjoyed some very competitive matches with St Margaret's finishing second overall. The team are now invited to represent Leeds at the West Yorkshire School Games at Leeds Becketts Park on Wednesday 25th March.

LUFC Girls football
Leeds Cross Country Final

St Margaret's young athletes worked hard in the Leeds Final on Wednesday 5th February at Templenewsam supported by many of our parents and grandparents.Over 1200 young people took part throughout the afternoon. It was quite a spectacle. There were some hard one places gained by individuals. We have been anxiously awaiting the results ( for a whole week!). So ... the year 3's have both full teams through. The year 5 girls team are through. A special mention to Eleanor who stepped in at the last minute and came 2nd! Both year 6 teams have qualified.Finally 2 wildcards from year 4 are through too. Naturally we're delighted.

Leeds Cross Country Final
Y5 girls football tournament

Our girls did us proud last night at Horsforth High School when we played against our local primary schools. Some of the girls were playing for the very first time. Well done St Margaret's.

Y5 girls football tournament
KS1 Participation Event

On Monday ten children took part in a Leeds Primary Schools multi - skills event. The children eagerly took part skipping, ball games, tag and dance, even creating their own routine. Well done Year 2.

KS1 Participation Event
Visually Impaired Sports

We are lucky enough to have visually impaired coaches take cricket sessions in school. The children really enjoy it

Visually Impaired Sports
Indoor Athletics Leeds Semi-Final

How excited we were to have got through to the semi-finals at Leeds Trinity. We have trained hard now for several months, expectations were high! The competition had moved up to the next level and everyone tried their absolute best. We finished in third place by a margin of only 2 points but the children had all played their part and parents and staff alike were very proud.

Indoor Athletics Leeds Semi-Final
LUFC Girls Tournament

Last Thursday a group of our Year 4,5 and 6 girls took part in a football tournament. The 7 a side matches were super competitive with our girls working exceptionally hard. The Leeds United coaches were very impressed by our teams tenacity. We were very proud of the girls.

LUFC Girls Tournament
Indoor Athletics 2nd round heats

Heart pumping ,adrenaline rushing and that's just the adults! What an exciting heat at Ralph Thoresby tonight. Fantastic athletics demonstrated across all events. Finishing 2 points short of first place sees us through to the Semi-finals in January. All that training is paying off children!

Indoor Athletics 2nd round heats
indoor athletics

Last night was the first round of heats in the Sports Hall Athletics Competition. We had a resounding win and now qualify to continue into the wider competition. Super well done children and on with our training!

indoor athletics
LUFC FOUNDATION COMPETITION

Last week some of our Year 3's and 4's impressed us with their tenacity in a round robin style football competition. We all had a fabulous afternoon at Football World. There were some great individual talents on show but crucially we played as a team. Well done boys!

LUFC FOUNDATION COMPETITION
Y5 Football Festival

On Monday after school our Y5 boys played a series of matches against our Horsforth Cluster Schools. The boys played really well and hope to play together again soon.

Y5 Football Festival
Leeds Schools Saturday League Cross Country

Cardinal Heenan High School was the second race venue in this seasons meets. Well done to all our children not only for your performances but for the support you give to each other as team members.

Leeds Schools Saturday League Cross Country
North West Leeds Cross Country Festival

On Wednesday this week we entered the first of the North West Leeds Cross Country races with eight teams from Year 3 through to Year 6. The race course had to be altered slightly due to the very slippery conditions underfoot. Our children proudly representing St Margaret's, many for the first time. Yesterday the results were in. Seven of our eight teams are through to the next round which will be held in February. Well done children you showed real determination

North West Leeds Cross Country Festival
Duathlon

An introduction to Duathlon for St Margaret's today at The Brownlee Centre saw a fired up team of Year 5's enter the cycling track. The children started with a run of 750m, then transitioning to a 2.5k cycle and finally a 350m sprint over the finish line. Well done Bailey for a very strong win!

Duathlon
Y3 CRICKET SKILLS FESTIVAL

We had a lovely morning in the sunshine at Leeds Mods Cricket Club. Young leaders and staff from Yorkshire Cricket Club demonstrated throwing,catching and fielding skills in a fun and engaging way for our children and children from local schools. We ended the morning having a picnic lunch! Well done children we all behaved beautifully.

Y3 CRICKET SKILLS FESTIVAL
Leeds Schools Athletics Association - cross country

On Saturday we had the first race of the season at Middleton Park. We had some brilliant personal bests.Well done children. If only all the meets could be this sunny!

Leeds Schools Athletics Association - cross country
Headingley emerald stadium

Today we were lucky enough to take part in the Grand Opening Ceremony of Headingley Stadium's new south stand. Over 700 children were invited onto the pitch to partake in rugby skills with the qualified coaches. We took our Year 4 and 6 Sport Leaders as a treat for all the hard work they have put in throughout the year culminating in their leading roles on Soprts Days.

Headingley emerald stadium
Engagement Festival

Some children from Y3 had an exciting after school multi-skills session with children from other local schools today. The skill-based activities were run by Y 10 Sports Leaders from St Mary's Menston. We had a fun time in the sun!

Engagement Festival
kwik cricket

Despite being re-scheduled several times due to water-logged conditions we had a brilliant experience at the all girls cricket festival. We finished in joint third after 2 draws a win and a loss.

kwik cricket
ks1 SPORTS DAY

All the children in KS1 enjoyed a sunny morning of sport and physical challenges on Tuesday in Health Week. Even the parents joined in! Well done all.

ks1 SPORTS DAY
VI sports

We were lucky to be visited in school by Visually Impaired Sports who's coaches are funded by Children In Need. The children had a lovely time practising skills adapted for visually impaired athletes.

VI sports
Ks2 Sports Day

The children enjoyed an action-packed day full of sport and physical activity followed by competitive races supported by parents. Well done all.

Ks2 Sports Day
Golf Taster Sessions

The children in Years 4 & 5 were lucky enough to be delivered golf skills by a group of Trinity University student volunteers.

Golf Taster Sessions
Golf Taster Sessions

The children in Years 4 & 5 were lucky enough to be delivered golf skills by a group of Trinity University student volunteers.

Golf Taster Sessions
Yoga & Mindfulness

This week the whole school have experienced the benefits of yoga and mindfulness. The children enjoyed the sessions delivered with their class in the hall. Teachers found their children quiet and reflective after their turn.

Yoga & Mindfulness
St Bart's U11 Girls Cup

With sixty six teams taking part the atmosphere was fantastic at the Under 11's Football Festival this week. The girls started strong with a draw and four wins under their belt before getting through to the final sixteen. After a further two matches which were nail biting to say the least we found ourselves coming third overall. Well done girls, your tenacity and amazing teamwork paid off! Thank you too, to Carolyn for co-coaching.

St Bart's U11 Girls Cup
Ilkley Tennis Tournament

Both Year 6 classes enjoyed a visit to the Ilkley Tennis Tournament to kick off Health Week. The event is an important date for professional and semi-professional tennis players and observers alike. We watched players ranked from 50-100 on the World Rankings. It was an experience to see the game being played at such a high level. The afternoon finished with a range of skill-based activities to whet the appetite of any budding tennis players.

Ilkley Tennis Tournament
Rhino's Take Over Day

Ronnie the Rhino made a guest appearance this week during our Leeds Rhino's Take Over Day. The whole school enjoyed a range of activities led by the brilliant coaches at Leeds Rhino's Foundation. The whole school have been invited to buy discounted tickets to watch the Rhino's play in the near future at Headingley. Have you got yours?

Rhino's Take Over Day
Y4 Summer Smash Cricket

Taking part in the 'Summer' Cricket Festival was a brilliant experience for the many novices in our team. The weather was kind during the first couple of hours at least! Some great individual skills were shown by our children but most importantly a fantastic team developed throughout the matches, with lots of peer praise and coaching. Well done to the Year 4 Cricket Team.

Y4 Summer Smash Cricket
Y2 Skipping Festival

Today our excited skipping team walked up to Trinity University to take part in an inter-schools skipping festival for Y2 children. There were lots of children taking part, we were joined by skippers from seven other local schools. It was a lovely afternoon in which many of our children won team and individual certificates. Well done to our beautifully behaved children!

Y2 Skipping Festival
Brownlee Mini Triathlon

Children from Years 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed a fun packed day at the John Charles Centre for Sport. Against other local schools our children swam, cycled and ran, collecting a medal on the finish line. The children were given a goodie bag and a Brownlee Foundation t-shirt to remember the day by and who knows - be inspired by!

Brownlee Mini Triathlon
Destination Judo

Last week the children enjoyed a visit by a company called Destination Judo. They had a brilliant time and many have been inspired to join the local Judo Club.

Destination Judo
Dance Competition

Tonight we entered into the Active Schools Dance Festival which took place in the Theatre Hall at Ralph Thoresby. The skills being showcased were technical elements, co-ordination, balance, timing , musicality and teamwork amongst other things. We had a fabulous afternoon watching the other Leeds schools perform before taking to the stage ourselves to perform our routine to Icona Pop's 'I dont't care,I love it.' Well done girls and thank you to all our supporters.

Dance Competition
Y4 Skipping Final

Today our Y4 children competed in the skipping festival finals at Leeds Becketts Park. They performed a brilliant skipping routine to the tune of 'Uptown Funk'. Children took part in individual face off events against 9 other schools. We had a fabulous day. Behaviour was superb and the children were a credit to St Margaret's.

Y4 Skipping Final
Hi 5 festival

On the 25th April we took a team to a netball festival held at Abbey Grange. The opposition were very strong but we held our nerve and won our last match 6-0! Well done netballers.

Hi 5 festival
Orienteering

Rain didn't dampen our spirits on 12th March at Nunroyd Park where we enjoyed orienteering for the first time. Well done children some great map reading and brilliant running was seen.

Orienteering
National Cross Country Finals

On Saturday 23rd March, three of our talented cross country runners represented West Yorkshire in the National Cross Country in Loughborough. The children enjoyed this hugely challenging event. Abi only narrowly missed qualifying for the International Final in Denmark. The first 6 went through and Abi came in 7th! Well done children, St Margaret's are very proud of you.

National Cross Country Finals
Tag Rugby

This Tuesday a group of budding rugby players were invited to a festival at Nunroyd Park. We enjoyed a sunny afternoon of tag rugby winning all our games bar one. Well done, you represented our school with pride.

Tag Rugby
Hi5 netball

A group of children enjoyed a mini netball festival at West End Primary against other local schools. We played some competitive matches supported by a number of parents. Well done netballers.

Hi5 netball
West Yorkshire Cross Country Final

On Wednesday 6th March at Templenewsam the cross country team represented St Margaret's in the West Yorkshire Final. We were one of the few schools competing to have four teams qualify to this advanced stage. In addition we had two individual competitors in the Year 4 and Year 6 races. The weather was atrocious but nothing dampened the enthusiasm of our children. Well done to all our talented athletes with special congratulations going to Abi Jones ,Ben Oates and Jacob Palmer for all qualifying through to the National Cross Country Final in Loughborough on 23rd March.

West Yorkshire Cross Country Final
Y5 girls football festival

Last night saw our first matches played as a team representing St Margaret’s Primary. We played on the astro turf at Horsforth High. The girls first match was a draw but subsequent games saw us win convincingly. Abi scored an impressive 6 goals in one match! Well done girls on a magnificent team effort.

Y5 girls football festival
Leeds Schools Cross Country Final

On Wednesday 6th February we competed in the next round of the cross country competition. Our talented children were represented in each and every race on the day. The course was a truly muddy affair especially in the latter races. The children made us very proud, running some p.b's in their finishing positions. Whilst we await the results for teams through to the West Yorkshire Finals we do have some medal winners who will definitely go on to the next race as wildcards. Out of the eight races we came 1st in three of them. Well done Team St Margarets UPDATE- Our Year 3 girls and boys, and our Year 5 girls and boys, plus 2 wildcards have progressed through to the West Yorkshire Finals!!

Leeds Schools Cross Country Final
Year 2 skipping

Year 2 have enjoyed a skipping workshop with The Skipping school. A group of children will be chosen to represent our school in a skipping competition, later in the year.

Year 2 skipping
Cluster Basketball

The children enjoyed the cluster competition, where they could showcase the skills they have developed with Ellis. It was a great event and the children showed great teamwork and determination.

Cluster Basketball
Indoor Athletics Leeds NW Final

We did it!!! Well done to our Y5 and 6 children who came second in the competition, and have now progressed to the Leeds Semi final, the top 10 schools in Leeds.

Indoor Athletics Leeds NW Final
Indoor Athletics round 1

The children did Fantastic job representing our school in the first round of the athletics competition. After taking part in both track and field events, we were delighted to find out we had come first. The children have now progressed to the Leeds NW finals.

Indoor Athletics round 1
Cross Country Race 3

We had a great race on Saturday. This was the third race in the Cross Country League.

Cross Country Race 3
Year 1 FUNs Festival

Our Year 5 Sports Leaders (alongside Ellis) organised and ran an event for the Year 1 children from the local schools. The Year 1 children took part in a range of activities to develop the skills of agility, balance and coordination. What a fantastic event!!

Year 1 FUNs Festival
Ballet Workshop

Some of our KS2 children took part in a ballet workshop, delivered by Northern Ballet. They learnt the importance of listening, body strength and coordination, in order to be a great ballet dancer.

Ballet Workshop
Saturday cross country October

Well done to the children who represented us in the Saturday Cross Country league.

Saturday cross country October
Cross Country at Wharfe Meadow

Well done to the 40 children from Year 3,4,5 and 6 who represented our school in the Cross Country event. Out of the 8 races, our individuals won 5 of the races. 6 out of our 8 teams have progressed through to the Leeds Final, to be held in February. Thank you to all our loyal supporters on the day.

Cross Country at Wharfe Meadow
Phase 2 Sports Day

On Friday Phase 2 had their re-scheduled Sports Day. In the morning all of phase 2 worked their way around 10 different sporting activities run by our Y4 Sports Council Leaders. The children accumulated points and tried to beat their own personal bests on each activity. In the afternoon we all headed out to take part in different races and field events to earn points for our school house. St Andrew's came out on top at the end of the day. A huge thank you and well done to everyone that helped organise and take part.

Phase 2 Sports Day
Long Jump Training

We looked at how far we could jump with no run up, a short run up and a good run up. We also looked at the height of our jumps and discussed how height can assist the length of our jump. Finally we worked on techniques for improving the length and height of our jumps.

Long Jump Training
Airedale and Wharfedale Carnegie Athletics 2018

On Saturday, children from Years 3,4,5 and 6 took part in the Airedale and Wharfedale Athletics Competition at Beckett Park. All the children did fantastically and we even brought back a few medals!

Airedale and Wharfedale Carnegie Athletics 2018
Sports Council

We would like to say a huge thank you and well done to our Y4 and Y6 sports leaders for all their hard work this school year. They have not only worked hard to train and build the skills that they need to become great leaders, they have also ended the year by helping to organise and lead the KS1 and KS2 Sports Days.

Sports Council
Health Week 2018

All of this week we have been celebrating living a healthy lifestyle and doing lots of different activities that link to this. On Wednesday we had a full day of health related activities that we carried out with our buddies.

Health Week 2018
Year 4 PE - Althletics

The Year 4 children are just starting to focus on Athletics in their PE sessions with Ellis. Some of them will be using these skills as they compete at Carnegie in a couple of weeks.Today was all about our sprinting technique

Year 4 PE - Althletics
Netball Match at West End 11.6.18

We travelled to West End and played three netball matches. We lost one match and won the other two. Fantastic job St Margaret's.

Netball Match at West End 11.6.18
Tri Golf

On Thursday evening we visited Cookridge Hall with a group of children from years 4, 5 and 6 to take part in a Tri Golf Competition. It was lots of fun and the weather was rather nice too!

Tri Golf
Year 4 Skipping Competition

30 children from Year 4 took part in the Skipping School Skipping Festival at Trinity. They each had an individual event to perform in and they all also took part in a skip dance. We received many certificates for our efforts and came second for our skip dance.

Year 4 Skipping Competition
Brownlee Triathlon

Despite the rainy weather, a group of 20 children from across years 3, 4 and 5 had a wonderful day out at the John Charles Centre for Sport taking part in the Brownlee Triathlon.

Brownlee Triathlon
Pinnacle under 11 boys football.

Some of our year 5 boys took part in a football competition organised by Pinnacle. They had a great time and represented our school well.

Pinnacle under 11 boys football.
Kwik cricket

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon at Horsforth cricket club, where the Year 5 children enjoyed an afternoon of Kwik cricket, against other Horsforth schools.

Kwik cricket
Tag rugby Festival

On Friday the 25th April we took part in a tag rugby festival in Otley. The sun shone down on our happy team. we thoroughly enjoyed the event coming a respectable third.

Tag rugby Festival
Cross Country

On Wednesday 14th March the Cross Country team had not one but TWO events where they were required to run their socks off. In the morning they were running in the West Yorkshire School Games Competition where they all did exceptionally well. A huge well done to our Y4 girls, who bagged gold, and our Y4 boys who got silver. In the afternoon it was on to the John Charles Centre in South Leeds to take part in the final race of the season for the Leeds Schools Athletics Association. We are still awaiting the result to this event. A big thank you to all the children for coming along and giving their very best and also many thanks to the parents who came along to support.

Cross Country
Netball Match 5.2.18

After school, we travelled to West End Lane with our Netball Squad to play 3 matches. For some of the squad, this was the first ever match they had been to and everyone did a fantastic job. We won one of our matches but the scoreline just doesn't do our performance justice as there were some fantastic passes made and some terrific defending.

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    Leeds North West Basketball Final

    On Friday 2nd February, we took a squad of 12 children to the final of the Leeds North West basketball tournament. They split off into two teams and out of 8 teams, both of our teams came joint 5th. They all worked tremendously hard and had a lot of fun. Holly and Dom even got picked as MVPs!

    Leeds North West Basketball Final
    Change 4 Life

    This half term, it is some of the Year 4 children's turn to take part in an afternoon 'Change 4 Life' session on a Tuesday. During the lesson they are not only keeping active but they are also finding out how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Change 4 Life
    Lunchtime Sports Drop In Club

    Every Tuesday we have a different sports club running at lunchtime on the field for anyone that wishes to take part. Today it was football!

    Lunchtime Sports Drop In Club
    Sports Leaders

    Every Tuesday before lunch, Ellis has been working with some Year 5 children on how to become a excellent sports leader. At the end of the half term, the children will have completed the course and will receive their sports leader award.

    Sports Leaders
    Indoor Athletics Leeds Semi Finals

    On Tuesday afternoon the Indoor athletics team only just missed on on qualifying for the Leeds finals (there was 2 points in it!). They all did a fantastic job and we are incredibly proud of their hard work!

    Indoor Athletics Leeds Semi Finals
    Year 3 Multiskills

    This half term Ellis has been working with both year 3 classes, during their indoor PE slot, practising and perfecting a number of physical skills.

    Year 3 Multiskills
    Saturday Morning Cross Country

    A huge well done to all those children who have taken part in the Saturday morning Cross Country races we have had so far this school year. It has been very cold and the routes have not been easy but they have all given it their very best. There is now just one more race in this competition and that is to take place on Wednesday 14th March at Middleton Park. A big thank you also to the parents, who have brought their children along (and washed their incredibly muddy kits afterwards!).

    Saturday Morning Cross Country
    Leeds North West Sports Hall Athletics Competition

    The year 5 and 6 girls and boys worked their socks off and are through to the next round of the competition, after coming first by a whopping 58 points!

    Leeds North West Sports Hall Athletics Competition
    Leeds North West Cross Country Event

    A huge congratulations and well done to all the children that took part in the Leeds Cross Country event at Wharfe Meadows Park. The Year 4 Girls, Year 4 Boys, Year 5 Girls and Year 6 girls all managed to secure a fantastic 1st place in their groups. The Year 6 Boys came in 2nd and the Year 5 Boys came in 4th. We are awaiting details about the next round of the competition but are extremely proud of all the children that trained hard and took part! This week we took all six of our teams who qualified, to the Leeds Cross Country Final. The event took place at Templenewsam Park, on a cold but sunny day. Well done to all the children who represented our school with their exemplary behaviour and attitude.

    Leeds North West Cross Country Event
    Bradford City Penalty Shootout Day

    We were very lucky to receive a visit from Billy Bantam. Every child from Year 1 to 6 had the opportunity to score a penalty against Bradford City's Billy Bantam. The children have raised a lot of money for the Bradford City Foundation, as well as school.

    Bradford City Penalty Shootout Day
    Dodgeball Club

    Children in Y4 /5 and 6 have started their after school Dodgeball club.

    Dodgeball Club
    Indoor Athletics

    The Indoor Athletics Team have now started to prepare for their competition later on in the year.

    Indoor Athletics
    Invasion Games

    Bradford City have now started their Invasion Games Club on Monday evening. The children will be developing skills in a range of different sports.

    Invasion Games
    Creative Play Club

    Year 1/2/3 have started a Creative Play Club. The children will explore team work and problem solving in a range of activities.

    Creative Play Club
    Martial Arts KS1

    A group of children started their Martial Arts training this week. They will be developing skills of Respect, Self discipline and self awareness.

    Martial Arts KS1
    Cross Country Club

    Our Cross Country Club has now started with some children from Years 4, 5 and 6. The children will be developing long distance running techniques, as well as playing games to increase stamina.

    Cross Country Club
    Yorkshire PE awards

    We were invited to the Yorkshire PE awards this year, in recognition of what we have done with our PE and Sport Premium Money. We are delighted to announce that St Margaret's won the West Yorkshire Award for Pupil Engagement.

    Yorkshire PE awards
    Carnegie Summer Athletics Event

    The sun shone down on us at this years Carnegie Athletics Event. We competed against other local school in a range of running, jumping and throwing events. We were delighted to return with 19 gold medals, as well as many silver and bronze places. Well done to all involved, and a big thank you to our spectators.

    Carnegie Summer Athletics Event
    End of season netball

    We played out final match of the year against Westend. We have had a great year playing against them and developing out netball skills. Thank you to all at Westend for a great sporting year.

    End of season netball
    Cardio Wall Competition

    We were lucky to host Leeds first cardio Wall competition this week. Two children from local Primary Schools were invited to come and represent their school on the cardio wall. The children had one minute to react as quickly as they could to score the highest points. We are delighted to announce that St Margaret's were the winning school, and have received £250 to spend on future sporting events. Well done Lizzie and Hamish!

    Cardio Wall Competition
    Healthy rotation day

    The children spent the rotating around different activities with their buddies. They did apple tasting, parachute games, playground games, cricket, skipping and athletics. What a busy day!

    Healthy rotation day
    Apple Tastic assembly

    We has an assembly to showcase what each class had been doing about healthy lifestyles. We have poetry, artwork, maths and even some singing. What a talented bunch St Margaret's are!

    Apple Tastic assembly
    Health Week 2017

    Our Health Week focus this year is 'Apple-tastic' The children have been completing a range of apple based activities, in addition to keeping active. Here are a few examples of what we have been doing.

    Health Week 2017
    Sports leaders event

    We had our Leeds Rhinos Takeover Day on day 2 of Health Week. Each year group took part in Olympic events run by Lori and our Year 5 Sports Leaders. Despite the torrential weather, everyone enjoyed!

    Sports leaders event
    Tri Golf

    We took part in a Tri Golf festival. We has to use both chipping and putting skills in order to earn points for our team. The weather stayed nice and the smiles were aplenty.

    Tri Golf
    Outdoor learning day

    We were very lucky to have a parent come in to deliver an outdoor learning day. The children developed the skills required when 'Geocaching' and had to work in small teams to achieve a goal.

    Outdoor learning day
    Sky Living Event

    Year 3 had a fantastic day at the Sky Living Event. They met different athletes and tried out many new sports. The children worked on various skills such as team work and cooperation.

    Sky Living Event
    Year 6 football

    Our Year 6 children took part in a round robin football event at Ireland Wood. They children played brilliantly, losing the first match 1-0 and drawing the second.

    Year 6 football
    Gaelic Football

    Year 4 have started to receive coaching for Gealic Football this half term. They have enjoyed learning a new sport. Year 5 have continued this as an afterschool club.

    Gaelic Football
    Curriculum golf

    Year 3 have started their outdoor PE lesson on golf. They have developed their putting and chipping skills and have learnt the importance of fair play and teamwork.

    Curriculum golf
    Table Tennis Gala

    6 children took part in a Table Tennis Gala, where the competed in Table Tennis skills, as well as receiving coaching. The children had a great time. We were delighted when the results were announced, to find that one of our teams had come first!

    Table Tennis Gala
    KS1 Rugby Event

    A group of children from KS1 represented our school in a Rugby Event. They has a great time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

    KS1 Rugby Event
    Leeds final basketball

    We had a great time last Friday at the basketball final. After two wins and a draw at the round stages, we were in the play off for 3rd and 4th place. The children worked as a team and played brilliantly. We came fourth overall. Thank you to out loyal supporters who came to watch and offer words of encouragement throughout.

    Leeds final basketball
    Key Steps Leeds Final

    We took two teams to represent our school at the Gymnastics competition. The competition was at such a high level, it was clear to see a lot of time had been spent on routines. Out of 14 schools, both our teams came in fourth place, narrowly missing out on silver by less than one point each. A special mention goes to Lotty, who scored silver overall, as well as scoring a perfect 10 in one of her routines.

    Key Steps Leeds Final
    Cross Country League

    The children ran the final ace of the cross country league at GSAL. Congratulations to all the children who have taken part throughout the season. For full results, see www.lsaa.org.uk

    Cross Country League
    Cross Country West Yorkshire finals

    Well done to the 12 children who represent our school in the West Yorkshire Cross Country Finals. For once, we had nice weather! The children has a great day and raced well. Our Year 5 girls scored silver, they are the second best team in West Yorkshire. Thank you to all the adults who came to support.

    Cross Country West Yorkshire finals
    Year 2 skipping comptition

    Some of our Year 3 children took part in a skipping competition, showcasing all their skipping skills. The children and adults) had a greatt time

    Year 2 skipping comptition
    Cross Country Leeds Final

    We had a tiring afternoon at Middleton Park this week. Children from Y4,5 and 6 represented us at the Leeds Final.

    Cross Country Leeds Final
    Tennis competition

    Well done to our Y3 and Y5 Tennis Teams who represented us up at Horsforth High this week. They showed great tennis skills.

    Tennis competition
    Tennis Gala

    After tennis coaching, Year 3 went to compete against other children from local schools. We developed our tennis skills and some children went onto compete for us. Well done St Margaret's, we were the winning team.

    Tennis Gala
    Handball Lunchtime Club

    During lunchtime, children have started to take part in a drop in Handball Club. It is a great way to help us keep fit.

    Handball Lunchtime Club
    Tennis Coaching

    Year 3 have been receiving tennis coaching this half term. We have developed a range of skills that we will be using when taking part in a tennis gala later this week.

    Tennis Coaching
    Active mornings

    We have started running an 'Active Morning Club' to get children physically active before the school day. This half term, children in Year 3 have been taking part.

    Active mornings
    Indoor Athletics Leeds Semi Final

    Well done to the Indoor Athletics team who came FIRST in the Leeds Semi Final. They are now through to the final four schools in Leeds. The children competed in track and field events, and performed phenomenally throughout. We are so proud of the team!

    Indoor Athletics Leeds Semi Final
    Basketball Leeds North West competition

    Well done to both our basketball teams, who represented our school so well on Thursday. Both teams played brilliant with St Margaret's B coming 5th, and St Margaret's A team coming first. The winning team has gone through to the next round of the competition.

    Basketball Leeds North West competition
    Elite Sports Club

    Children in Y3 and 4 have now started the Elite Sports Club. They will be developing a range of skills that they can develop for any sporting activity. These are sporting superstars in the making.

    Elite Sports Club
    Change 4 Life Club

    Some of our Y3 children have now started a Change 4 Life Club. In this time, the children will be learning about the importance of keeping a healthy and active lifestyle. The children have all received a wristband to help them to see how much activity they are doing each day.More photos to follow.

    Change 4 Life Club
    Handball Club

    We have now started a handball club on a Tuesday lunchtime. This is a drop in, drop out club available for all of KS2

    Handball Club
    Cross Country race 3

    The weather was on our side at this race at Corpus Christi on Saturday. The children ran well and finished with smiles are around.

    Cross Country race 3
    Indoor Athletics NW final

    Our athletics team competed at the Leeds NW final. They competed in a number of events, which were all of an extremely high standard. The team came second, and have now progressed to the Leeds Semi Final in January. Well done everyone!

    Indoor Athletics NW final
    Indoor Athletics Event

    Well done to our Indoor Athletics team, who competed against local schools on 24.11.16. The children competed in a variety of track and field events and came first! The team have now progressed to the Leeds NW final on 1.12.16

    Indoor Athletics Event
    Cross country 19.11.16

    We had our first race of the cross country. In true cross country style, the rain poured and we got soaked. The children all ran well, with big smiles all around.

    Cross country 19.11.16
    Year 2 Rhinos

    Year Two are receiving coaching from the Rhinos this half term. They will be developing a range of skills to be used in different sports.

    Year 2 Rhinos
    Table Tennis

    3W have enjoyed having a taster session in table tennis. We developed the skills needed in order to play a match.

    Table Tennis
    Orienteering

    Year 3 have enjoyed taking part in orienteering in their outdoor PE lessons. They have developed problem solving and team work to follow given clues, in order to solve a variety of problems. This has linked to their maths work on position and directions.

    Orienteering
    Year 6 football club

    Our Year 6's have now started their after school football club on a Monday

    Year 6 football club
    Netball

    Well done to our Y5 netball team who played another match last night. Two teams played against Westend, team A scoring 2-2 and Team B winning 10-0. What great matches, it has been great to see such an improvement in both skills, and teamwork.

    Netball
    Junior Abbey Dash

    Well done to all of our children who took part in this year's JUnior Abbey Dash. They ran through wind and rain and still completed the race with a big smile!

    Junior Abbey Dash
    Elite Sports Development Club

    We have started to run our Y5/6 Elite Sports club where children develop skill and agility, before incorpoarting this into team games.

    Elite Sports Development Club
    Year 5 netball

    We have now started the new netball season. Last night, we played against Westend. We won 4-1 in the first game and lost 2-0 on the second. All the team played well and continued to dust off the cobwebs as the match continued.

    Year 5 netball
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    Girls curricular football

    Bradford City have been working with girls from year 3 and 4 during school time to boost confidence and engage more girls into competitive sport

    Girls curricular football
    Boys football

    Our boys team have now started competing in our league. We played against Holy Trinity, losing 2-1 after an exciting match.

    Boys football
    Monday Football Club 19.9.16

    Our Football Club has now started for Y3 and 4

    Monday Football Club 19.9.16
    Cross Country 22.9.16

    We competed in a cross country event at Wharfe Meadows. We took 6 teams from Year 4,5 and 6. Out of our six teams, four have progressed to the Leeds final, with two wildcard individuals. Well doe everyone!

    Cross Country 22.9.16
    Daily Mile

    This year we are continuing with our daily mile, in our bid to be active for 60 minutes a day.

    Daily Mile
    Paralympic event

    A group of children from Year 3 ad 4 took part in a Paralympic event. They competed in wheelchair activities and played games whilst blindfolded.

    Paralympic event
    Maths of The Day- Active Maths

    As a school, we are all now taking part in weekly active maths sessions. In our aim to be active for 60 minutes a day, doing our maths work whilst keeping active, has proven to be a success.

    Maths of The Day- Active Maths
    Jane Tomlinson Junior Run

    We had a group of children who represented our school in the Junior Jane Tomlinson run. Even when running against the elements, they all did us proud!

    Jane Tomlinson Junior Run
    Olympic Event and Samba Band

    We had a fabulous day taking part in an Olympic Event at the John Charles Centre. We split into three teams and competed in Football, Handball, Athletics and Rugby. Our Athletics Team came in first place and the Rugby Team narrowly missed out in the finals. We competed as part of a 720 piece Samba Band in the closing ceremony.

    Olympic Event and Samba Band
    West Yorkshire Summer Games

    We had a fabulous day representing Leeds in Golf, at the West Yorkshire Games. We completed a variety of activities, and showed great team work and determination.

    West Yorkshire Summer Games
    Health Week 2016

    We held our Health week, the week beginning Monday 20th June. The children and staff, took part in a number a physical activities to help to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Monday- KS2 Sports Day Tuesday- Activities run by teachers- Fruit station, Keep Fit, Skipping, Football, Rugby and playground games. Wednesday- KS1 Sports Day Thursday- Spirit Alive activities - Rio Skills Drills, Gaelic Football and Leeds Rhino's Rugby Skills. Friday- MSSC day- Olympic maths, art, and physical acitivity link to the Paralympics.

    Health Week 2016
    KS2 Participation

    A group of children from Y3 and Y4 took part in a participation event. We completed skills and activities in Football, Gaelic Football and Cycling. Its was great to see so many smiles.

    KS2 Participation
    KS1 Participation Festival

    A group of our Y2 children enjoyed a participation event at the John Charles Centre. They tried many new sporting activities and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

    KS1 Participation Festival
    Gaelic Football

    Year 5 have now begun their curriculum lesson delivered by the Gaelic Football coach. Year 3 are taking part in a Gaelic Football Club after school. We are thoroughly enjoying it.

    Gaelic Football
    Brownlee Triathlon

    We had a fabulous morning at the John Charles Centre competing in the Brownlee Triathlon Event. We had to swin, cycle, and run in the glorious weather. We could certainly give the Brownlee's a run for their money!

    Brownlee Triathlon
    Golf taster

    Year three took part in a golf tatser session run by Cookridge Golf Club. We enjoyed learning a little bit about golf.

    Golf taster
    Leeds Rhinos Takeover Day

    We had a fabulous day when Leeds Rhinos took over our school. The day started with an assembly, where we got to meet Ronnie the Rhino and witnessed his dance moves. Throughout the day, each class worked with one of the Rhinos to develop our skills in Rugby. We went on to support the Rhinos in the Leeds v's Wakefield match on Easter Monday, with one of our children taking on the role at Kit Manager for the day!

    Leeds Rhinos Takeover Day
    Leeds Force basketball Day

    We took 180 children from Y 3,4 and 5 to Leeds Becketts for an action packet event with Leeds Force Basketball. The children developed their skills in basketball, before applying these skills in matches. It was a fantastic event which got to see our children competing in mixed year group teams.

    Leeds Force basketball Day
    Sports Relief 2016

    After a cold start to the day, the children quickly warmed up doing our Sports Relief activities. The children worked with their buddies to complete a range of Olympic inspired events, as well as taking part in the Sports Relief Mile. It was a delight to see how well our children support and encourage each other. A special thank you goes to our Sports Council Team, who despite the cold, they delivered a fantastic morning for all of our children.

    Sports Relief 2016
    Year 5 badminton

    Year 5 have enjoyed having a coach to come and teach them the skills of badminton.

    Year 5 badminton
    West Yorksire Winter Games

    Due to our individual wins at the Cross Country race, we entered the West Yorkshire Winter Games as wild card runners. After a fantastic opening ceremony, we took to the start line. The children had a wonderful experience with three children coming top 30 in Yorkshire, and one of our runners making the top 20. They showed great determination throughout and represented our City well.

    West Yorksire Winter Games
    Y3 Come and try Tennis

    A group of our Y3 children attended a 'Come and Try' event at Trinity. We went around five different stations developing our tennis skills. We had a great afternoon.

    Y3 Come and try Tennis
    Cross Country at Wharfe Meadow

    Children from years 4, 5 and 6 represented our school at the local Cross Country Event. After a sloppy and muddy start, we got all children over the finish line with a smile. Out of our six teams, three of our runners came first in their race. Well done!

    Cross Country at Wharfe Meadow
    Tri Golf

    We took a team of 5 girls and 5 boys to a Tri Golf festival. Many of these children were trying golf for the first time. After rotating around 8 different events, the scores were added up. We were delighted to have come in 1st place and we will now be representing Leeds in the West Yorkshire Finals in July.

    Tri Golf
    Key Steps Gymnastics

    After months of learning these routines, it was finally time to showcase our skills at the gymnastics competition. 10 children represented our school in three different disciplines, Body Management, Floor Routine and Vault. All the children have worked so hard on perfecting their routines. Our advanced team scored bronze overall and well done to Lotty who score silver for the individual overall scoring.

    Key Steps Gymnastics
    Y 3/4 and Y5 Tennis Competition

    We took 4 children from Y4, and 4 children from Y5 to compete against other local schools in a round robin format. At the end of a tiring event we were pleased that both teams were placed in Bronze.

    Y 3/4 and Y5 Tennis Competition
    Cross Country Race 4

    After a cold, wet, snowy Cross Country season, the final race finally approached us. The children have represented us so well throughout the winter and have turned up in all weather conditions. A bit thank you to the parents who have come to support our school. To see the final results please see www.lsaa.org.uk

    Cross Country Race 4
    Indoor Athletics Leeds Final

    What a team of superstars!! After numerous competitions, we made it to the Leeds Final. We worked hard as a team and we were please to find that we had come in at bronze position. Thank you to all our loyal supporters, who have come to watch us at various stages along the way.

    Indoor Athletics Leeds Final
    Basketball Final

    Last week, we competed against other schools at the Leeds Final. We were very proud of our children who showed great teamwork and determination. Our hard word paid off with our bronze award.

    Basketball Final
    Multi Skills Club

    Year 3 and 4 enjoyed a 5 week Multi Sports Club. They developed a range of skills and have grow in confidence throughout.

    Multi Skills Club
    Sports Council

    After a rigorous application process, we have now appointed our 2015/2016 Sports Council team. The team consists of children from Y5/6 and we have had our first meeting to discuss our duties throught the year. Keep looking back for updates.

    Sports Council
    Basketball

    Congratualtions to our Baksetball Team who topped their group and have progressed to the next round of the competitions. They showed great teamwork and determination.

    Basketball
    Leeds Semi-Finals

    A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes to our Indoor Athletics Team who came first in the Leeds Semi Finals. They have now progressed to represent our school at the Leeds Finals.

    Leeds Semi-Finals
    REAL PE

    Year 3 and Year 5 are trialling the REAL PE scheme of work. This holistic approach to PE has proven to be a success with the children.

    REAL PE
    Year 3 gymnastics

    Year 3 have begun their gymnastics sessions and have been enjoying learning new shapes, balances, and finding different ways to travel.

    Year 3 gymnastics
    Swimming Gala

    We had a great time at the swimming gala. Children of all swimming abilities were able to take part. From running races in the shallow end, to water polo in the deep end. Everyone had a great day. Well don't water polo team for coming first!

    Swimming Gala
    Horsforth cluster trials

    YR1 children, YR5 and YR6 girls and YR6 boys trialling out with some drills for the Horsforth Cluster Team with LSA. Thanks to Kyle for coming in to lead the session

    Horsforth cluster trials
    5 a day

    As part of our pledge to be an 'Active School' we are now taking part in a dance routine for 5 minutes a day, twice a day. This increases our activity levels by an extra 10 minutes a day and is helping us to achieve our 60 minutes every day. This is one of our many routines that we do throughout school, '5 a day pirates'

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    Monday Milers

    Our Monday Milers Club has been growing in popularity since the start of the year. We run a mile on our rim trail and have a 15 minute limit to complete it. KS1 have followed suit, and are doing their own Milers Club too.

    Monday Milers
    Martial Arts Anti Bullying workshop

    All the children have taken part in an Anti Bullying workshop run by Aegis Martial Arts.

    Martial Arts Anti Bullying workshop
    Indoor Athletics round 1

    We done to our athletics team who did us proud at the competition. We narrowly missed out on first place coming in at second. The children were amazing and have now progressed to the second round of the competition which will be held next month.

    Indoor Athletics round 1
    Junior Abbey Dash

    Well done to all the children who represented our school in this year's Abbey Dash. They completed a 2k run for Age UK.

    Junior Abbey Dash
    Skipping Club

    It is great to see how much our Year 4 skippers have progressed. The have been skipping after school on a Friday, developing different skipping techniques.

    Skipping Club
    Cross Country race 2 November 2015

    Despite the miserable weather, we had a great turnout for the second race of the league. Well done to Charlotte for a St Margaret's best of 2nd place!

    Cross Country race 2 November 2015
    Girls football

    First league match of the season, a storming victory against our local rivals.

    Girls football
    .Cross Country Saturday 10th October

    We had a great start to the Cross Country season on a damp Saturday morning

    .Cross Country Saturday 10th October
    Table Tennis Festival

    We had a great time at the Table Tennis Festival. We showcased our skills and had the opportunity to play a game or two. Well done to all of our team and the winning pair who won the competition!

    Table Tennis Festival
    Brownlee Triathon 2015

    We had an amazing time at the 2015 Brownlee Triathlon this week. The children got to experience life as a triathlete with a swim, cycle and run, all whist wet. The highlight of our day was meeting the Bronwlees. Both Jonathan and Alistair were there to greet us at the end to sign our medals!!

    Brownlee Triathon 2015
    Leeds Force Basketball 29.9.15

    Leeds Force Basketball came in for the day to work with children in Y3,4 and 5. The children had a fantastic day and got a taster of what basketball is about.

    Leeds Force Basketball 29.9.15
    Leeds Rhinos Street Dance

    We have been busy strutting our moves with the Leeds Rhinos.

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    Airedale and Wharfedale Athletics 4th July

    After a damp start to the day, we were ready and raring to go. Children from Year 3,4,5 and 6 took part in a range of events: Sprinting, relay races, hurdles, javelin, long jump and long distance. The children performed exceptionally, as always, and we returned with a bag full of certificates and medals. Well done to all the children who represented our school so well.

    Airedale and Wharfedale Athletics 4th July
    Year 4 golf coaching.

    We enjoyed some expert golf coaching.

    Year 4 golf coaching.
    St Bart's Cup

    After coming 3rd last year, the girls had a lot to live up to! They didn't disappoint, and mid the rain we took three teams and had lots of fun.

    St Bart's Cup
    Rugby Fest

    Some children from year 3 took part in a 'Rugby Fest' at the John Charles Centre. We had a fab day in the glorious weather learning new skills and taking part in a new sport.

    Rugby Fest
    Mini Tennis

    Four representatives from Y5, took part in the Leeds North West Finals at St Marys. The children showed great skills and superb sportsmanship. Well done!

    Mini Tennis
    High 5 Netball

    Well done to the Y5 children who played in a High 5 Netball Competition. We had great fun, rotating around the different positions, and definitely increased our skills throughout the matches.

    High 5 Netball
    Key Steps Gymnastics

    After weeks and week of learning the three routines, we were finally ready to showcase our flexibility and strength at the Key Steps Competition at the John Charles Centre. We all has a fantastic days, topped of nicely by great results. Out intermediate team came fourth overall, and our advanced team came first. The advanced team will ow represent Leeds in The Sainsburys West Yorkshire Summer Games in July.

    Key Steps Gymnastics
    YR6 Football

    After a narrow defeat to local rivals Newlaithes in their first fixture of the year, the boys rallied tremendously to win 2 consecutive games on Monday. They beat Newlaithes 2-1 and Broadgate 3-1. Were it not for some fancy but equally unsuccessful finishing, they could have had more. Well done to all the players and thanks to parents for lending their support.

    YR6 Football
    Leeds Rhinos Rugby

    We had a fantastic afternoon in the sunshine, competing in Tag Rugby games run by Leeds Rhinos. A round robin format was played with teams then competing in knock out stages. The children worked well as team, getting knocked out at the quarter finals. The weather made our defeat much more bearable!

    Leeds Rhinos Rugby
    Year 3 Gymnastics

    Year 3 had a fabulous morning taking part in a carousel of gymnastics activities. We worked alongside other local schools to showcase what we have been working on.

    Year 3 Gymnastics
    Cross Country

    Well done to our runners from Years 4,5 and 6, who competed against 11 other schools in a Cross Country Race. All 6 teams made it onto the podium, with three teams coming first. The winning teams have now progressed to the West Yorkshire Winter Games on 25th March, where they will be representing Leeds.

    Cross Country
    Basketball

    Well done to the Basketball Team who eared Bronze at the Basketball Final. They showed great teamwork and super sportsmanship.

    Basketball
    Leeds Finalists.

    Well done to our Indoor Athletics team who came fourth in the Indoor Athletics Competition, coming fourth in the whole of Leeds. They showed great determination and team work through several rounds of the competition.

    Leeds Finalists.
    Cross Country 28.2.15

    In the final cross country all of our runners did brilliant! After four races throughout the winter, we finally made it to the last one. The children have performed fantastic, with the boys coming 4th overall out of all the schools, and the girls coming 8th. Well done Team St Margaret's.

    Cross Country 28.2.15
    Basketball Competition

    Well done Y5 for a fantastic Basketball Competition last night. The children played superbly as a team, showing determination and great teamwork. After our victory, the team have progressed to the Finals, which will be held in March.

    Basketball Competition
    Leeds Semi-Finals

    Our Indoor Athletics Teams took part in the Leeds Semi final this week. After a nail biting performance, we were trilled to come 2nd. The team have now progressed through to the Leeds Finals. Well done team, you have worked so hard. Thank you to all the parents who came and supported them.

    Leeds Semi-Finals
    Indoor Athletics NW final

    Well done to our Indoor Athletic Team who won their competition at St Marys High School. They have now progressed to the Leeds Semi-Finals, which will be held on Tuesday 27th January.

    Indoor Athletics NW final
    Swimming gala

    In the last week of term, we took part in a swimming gala at Aireborough pool. We took part in different races from beginners hopping races, to advance water polo matches. We all had a fantastic day and all the children were very successful. Well done!

    Swimming gala
    Indoor Athletics competitions

    Well done to Team St Margaret's, who have come 1st in the two Indoor Athletics Competitions they have competed in. They have shown dedication, resilience and excellent team work. After winning the Horsforth Final, we have now progressed to the Leeds North West Final, which will take place on the 7th January. Good luck in the next round!

    Indoor Athletics competitions
    Age UK Dash - 16.11.14

    Well done to all the children who took part in this years Abbey Dash. After completing the 2K run the children were rewarded with a medal and a t-shirt. Thanks to all the parents for your support. It was a very busy day with lots of activity (and thankfully minimal rain) and it made for a great experience for all involved.

    Age UK Dash - 16.11.14
    Girls football - 20.11.14

    Congratulations to the KS2 girls that took part in the football this week. Amid chilly conditions they were able to take part in a short skills session followed by a game, thanks to the support from parents. If you would like any further information on girl's football in the Horsforth area follow the link below to see when and where they train. http://www.hsmafc.com/

    Girls football - 20.11.14
    Cross-country: 29.11.14

    Another super effort from all the boys and girls that went to Carnegie this weekend to complete another cross country event. Amid muddy conditions both groups of children improved on previous times and demonstrated a great attitude to running through mud and fields! One girl ran through the pain barrier and one boy ran the course with only one shoe after losing it in the mud near the start! It was excellent to see a good mix of regulars and first timers, long may this continue. Thanks to parents for getting your children there and back and also to the teaching staff to help coordinate this brilliant event.

    Cross-country: 29.11.14
    Cross Country - November 15th 2014

    Amidst a foggy, chilly morning on the running battle ground that was Middleton Park, hundreds of children and parents turned out for the running. It was another super event and the children did really well. Thanks to all the parents for their support.

    Cross Country - November 15th 2014
    Martial Arts

    We welcome our latest recruits for the Martial Arts Club. The children have begun their five week training.

    Martial Arts
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    Monday Milers

    We have been running our mile (one and a half, actually) on a Monday lunchtime. This is a drop in event for all of KS2. This is a great way to keep fit, but it is giving us plenty of practise before our races.

    Monday Milers
    Leeds United Football

    Year 3 have begun their training with the Leeds United coach. They will be developing their skills in a variety of different invasion games.

    Leeds United Football
    Northern Ballet

    Northern Ballet delivered a workshop to YR5 in November to children that wanted to attend. It was a fantastic event and the children had a lot of fun practising a different sport, in which they worked on common techniques and stretches and were able to produce a small routine by the end. Some children were also selected to attend further sessions. Well done to all the children that were involved and the instructors. If you would like to find out more about Northern Ballet you can visit their web page here: http://northernballet.com/

    Northern Ballet
    Dance taster

    3M had a dance taster session led by Leeds Rhinos. We had fun, gaining an insight into different areas of dance. Year 4 will be receiving this dance coaching in their PE lessons this half term.

    Dance taster
    Our Sports Council 2014-2015

    Our Sports Council were elected after they were asked to apply for their role. When all applications had been received, the team got together to elect different roles for each other. The team consists of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Photographer, as well as many other roles. These children have worked tirelessly to organise the Scootathon. They will be organising many other events throughout the year.

    Our Sports Council 2014-2015
    Skip, scoot and hoop-a-thon

    News Report by Ella and Lily, year 6. On Wednesday 22nd October 2014 the children took part in a skip scoot and hoop-a-thon, to raise money for several childrens charities. With help from the Rotary club, the Sports council planned and ran the event which included over 400 children. Despite the weather, each and every child received a medal on completion of the challenge. Every child was involved in the activities .Even the ones that arent as keen to join in! It was great to see that everyone enjoyed it and left with a smile on their face. Everything went well!!! Ella (the sports council captain) I enjoyed organizing and participating in the event even if the weather wasnt on our side Lily (secretary of the sports council) Go Team go!!!!!!!!!!

    Skip, scoot and hoop-a-thon
    Year 5 football

    What a great turn out for our Year 5 footballers. The mixed girls and boys teams played against each other tonight, wearing out the referees Mr Wickett and Mr Briggs!

    Year 5 football
    Brownlee Triathlon

    We had a fantastic day at the John Charles Centre competing in a Triathlon event. We had to swim, cycle, and run, all in wet clothes. We were lucky to meet the Brownlee brothers, they even signed our medals for us.

    Brownlee Triathlon
    Martial Arts

    Children from Years 3, 4 and 5 have been taking part in an after school Martial Arts club. The children have been working in and out of school, achieving their badges in Courtesy, Respect, Persistence, Gratitude and Self-discipline. The children have been invited to attend the Martial Arts Centre during half term, to be awarded their first belt.

    Martial Arts
    Cross Country Competition October

    Well done to the children who represented our school in our first Cross Country race, on Saturday 11th October. You did us proud! Thank you to all the parents who gave up their Saturday mornings to bring the children. The next race will be on Saturday 15th November.

    Cross Country Competition October