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Cross Country Race 5 - Longley Park

posted 21 Dec 2017, 02:26 by J Tee

On a very cold and snowy Saturday morning, race 5 took place at Longley Park. The course has been changed from last year, now featuring some extremely difficult hills and terrain. Stocksbridge yet again had an amazing turnout of runners with some more first timers such as Caleb who ran incredibly well finishing 88th and Josh (Y3) who showed real talent in his first race – 75th. More personal bests from nearly everyone taking part with Alice finishing in 9th, Grace and Rose, an amazing 41st and 26th for the Y4 Girls team in-addition to some very good individual results from Alfie, Lucas (91st) Flynn (60th), Tate (73rd) for the boys and Ellie (92nd) Erin (75th) and Lexie (76th) for the girls… Well done team Stocksbridge! Very proud of your efforts!!

Cross Country Race 4 - Graves Park

posted 15 Dec 2017, 08:21 by J Tee

Another cold Saturday morning did not put our cross country team off with another full team of Y4 girls all running so well. Alice (14th) Rose (26th) Grace (46th) and Lexi (27th) achieved very good points with Flynn, Lucas and Tate running well for the Y4 boys. We are still looking for that 4th member to make up the team so we can be competitive and challenge for the championship. Emma, Erin, Lexi, Ellie Alfie and Mason all demonstrating some Stocksbridge determination putting good runs in. Well done team!

Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics Finals

posted 15 Dec 2017, 08:05 by J Tee

This week, our Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics team were in action in the Partnership Finals with a chance to progress through to the City Championships. SJS have a tradition of excellent athletes and success in this competition and this year our team did us all very proud. In the field events Jack H won his event with a perfect score of 12 points in the target throw which I have never seen achieved before in the 7 years I have been at this competition. Marley won his speed-bounce event and Mason had the longest jump of the evening with a massive 1m 95cm. In the running and relay we had some great 2nd and 3rd place finishes with really good baton change-overs and strong running which gave us a fantastic 4th place in the end. We done to everyone who has been involved and thank you for all our parents who came to support our team efforts.

British Cycling Bike Loan at SJS

posted 11 Dec 2017, 04:33 by J Tee

This week at SJS, we have had some welcome additions to our PE equipment. Thanks to British Cycling we now have the use of BMX and mountain bikes that can be integrated into our Y5 & Y6 PE provision. We are currently looking at how best to use the bikes in our school day but it will certainly increase the physical activity levels of our young people. Mr Tee will be coordinating the sessions to help children build their confidence and skill of riding in-addition to understanding the role of safety and bike maintenance. This will include the 11 step ‘M’ check for their bikes which all children should learn for their own bikes at home.  This is a pilot scheme that British Cycling are hoping to roll out to more schools in the city thus using our feedback to help put the right support in place. We will keep you updated how the scheme is getting on…If you would like any further information on bike safety please go to

Y4 Hotshots Basketball Finals

posted 30 Nov 2017, 08:39 by J Tee

On Wednesday this week, our Y4 basketball team of 4 boys and 4 girls took park in the Hotshots finals with a chance to go to the South Yorkshire Games if they win. Team Stocksbridge started very well in their first game winning 20-0 and only missing out by one basket in the following two games against very strong schools. It was a really good learning experience for the team and one that will stand us in good stead for the following year. Lady of the match was Isobel for her excellent direct play and 5 baskets and for the boys, Daniel who tried hard in his attacking and defensive play. Well done team!

Sportshall Athletics Competition

posted 21 Nov 2017, 09:43 by J Tee   [ updated 21 Nov 2017, 09:49 ]

On Tuesday this week, team Stocksbridge took part in the Y6 Sports Hall Athletics competition at the High School. Deepcar and St. Ann’s also had well organised teams which made for an exciting evening. The sports leaders from the High School ran the event and did a very good job along with Nikki, our Sports Partnership Manager. This is one of my favourite events of the year which see’s children running in individual, hurdle and relay races together with a variety of field events, such as a jump, throw, target and speed bounce. We won the competition and progressed through to the partnership final. Well done team Stocksbridge!

Y6 Boys Football Fixture against Marlcliffe

posted 20 Nov 2017, 09:46 by J Tee   [ updated 21 Nov 2017, 09:55 ]

On Monday 20th November both our Y6 Football teams were in action against Marlcliffe. Stocksbridge White played first giving another epic performance against a good Marlcliffe team. They drew 1-1 with an amazing team goal finally finished off with a great strike by Oliver D. Stocksbridge Blue started well in their game going 3 goals in the lead but towards the end of the match they lost concentration and gave away 2 goals. It was a nervous last few minutes but we managed to hold out for a 3 - 2 victory. Stocksbridge Blue will progress through to the Champions league finals later in the school year. Well done everyone involved!

Centre of Excellence Training

posted 20 Nov 2017, 01:14 by T Foster

Now Stocksbridge Junior School is a Centre of Excellence for PE, Mrs Foster and Mr Tee led a CPD training event for teachers from all over Yorkshire on Monday 13th November. The training was designed to help classroom teachers improve their knowledge and understanding of teaching PE and develop creativity in the PE curriculum. This involved a presentation and a practical workshop, specifically focusing on outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA). All staff who attended found the training event extremely useful and rewarding. A big thank you to Evie Wilkinson and Daniel Fawcett in Y4 who helped demonstrate stretches and practical activities to the attendees. 

Cross Country Race 3 @ Bradfield

posted 12 Nov 2017, 10:13 by J Tee

Race 3 of the cross country season took place this weekend at Bradfield Secondary School. It was unusually mild for this time of year but the course as always, was muddy and challenging. It is one of the longest races of the year which requires lots of stamina and muscular endurance. Again, Stocksbridge had a fantastic number of children attending with some more first time runners. Our year 4 girl’s team of Grace (42nd), Rose (26th) and Alice (20th) who all ran extremely well, had a new member this week. Lexie (Y3!) who has demonstrated real talent in athletics lessons during PE finished in an amazing 19th place out of 130 Y4’s. Our regular runners such as Flynn (44th), Emma (77th), Alfie (65th) to name a few, are all making really good improvements in their individual places. However, it has been a real team effort with every member of the Stocksbridge cross country team making valuable contribution to our overall score and engaging in a healthy and active morning of sport. Well done team Stocksbrdge!

Y4 Hotshots Basketball

posted 8 Nov 2017, 00:31 by T Foster

The Y4 hotshots basketball team took part in the Stocksbridge cluster competition this week at Stocksbridge High School. The team took part in some skill drills with the Y10 sports leaders and then played some mixed games. It was an extremely enjoyable evening and the team have progressed through to the next round of the competition. Well done team Stocksbridge! 

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