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Year 5 Hotshots Basketball Competition

posted 26 Mar 2019, 10:31 by J Tee

The local cluster year 5 basketball competition took place this week down at Stocksbridge High School with the opportunity to qualify for the Partnership finals. The team had an opportunity to take part in some mini skills sessions led by the Y10 Sports Leader to get ready for the main event against Deepcar.  Both the boys and girls teams demonstrated a maturity in their play, attacking with fast passing and movement to create lots of opportunities to score. We know we still have to work on our shooting and defence but both teams won their respective games to progress to the finals. Extremely pleased with the progress the team have made from last year and we look forward to seeing how they shape up against some of the Cities strongest basketball schools in the next round. Thank you to all our amazing parents for your support. 


posted 18 Mar 2019, 04:02 by J Tee

Jordan from Xcite Sport and Fitness was in school this week to see if we are the fittest Primary School in South Yorkshire. We choose Y5 children to be the sample group and represent the school in this physically demanding challenge. The session had some exiting games to get the children in the mood and get their bodies ready for the competition. The event consisted of body exercises such as burpees, speed bounce, sit ups etc. with a 100 meter sprint in between each set of exercises. This really tests the cardio vascular system and you could see the muscle burn on the children's faces. As a group, we were our traditionally competitive selves with some outstanding individual times notably Louie and Ava's. Well done to everyone who took part and you really gave everything for the cause.

Cross Country Race 8 - Graves Park

posted 15 Mar 2019, 04:56 by J Tee

Full credit to the cross country team and their amazingly supportive parents for turning out in numbers again at Race 8 of the season. Graves Park is always looked upon at the finals where all the top schools and club runners compete for the chance to go to the South Yorkshire Champs. The hills are steep and the distances are increased to really challenge the athletes. Well done to every child that has taken part in any of the 8 races on some very cold Saturday mornings and we look forward to starting it all over again in the winter of the next school year. A massive thank you from me for all our parent who took time out of their Weekend to support our team. Amazing effort!

Keysteps Gymnastics Competition

posted 8 Mar 2019, 02:55 by J Tee

Stocksbridge is developing a real culture of producing excellent gymnasts and this year has been no exception, with the addition of some talented Y3's. Every Monday after school, we have been running a dance and gymnastics club where children got to practice dance routines through cheerleading, learn key movement skills and practice routines and vaulting that would give them a chance to be selected for the gymnastics competition. This year, the competition was at Concord Sports Centre and Stocksbridge took 4 teams, 2 in the Foundation category and 2 in the Advanced. Each competitor had to demonstrate a routine with control and strength and also complete a 'Squat on' or 'Squat through' vault for a chance to compete in the South Yorkshire Games. Last year, we had 3 teams go through, so the we were very optimistic however, the standards from other schools were extremely high. We fell just short of that illusive top spot however, we could not have performed any better on the day, which is all i every ask of my children. Well done everyone and we look forward to more success in the future...   

Minimermaids Physical Activity Club

posted 8 Mar 2019, 02:18 by J Tee

Children from Stocksbridge Junior School have began an eight-week programme called Minimermaids, which is designed to boost confidence and self esteem for girls. They take part in talk sessions which encourages mindfulness in addition to enjoying some fun physical activities. The first few sessions have gone so well that we have had the Sheffield Telegraph into school this week to write an article about the success of the programme. Check out the article:

Y6 Girls Football Competition

posted 1 Mar 2019, 02:25 by J Tee

The girls year 6 football team played in a round robin competition this week against teams from Shooters, Oughtibridge and Deepcar. The team have been working hard under the coaching of Mrs Foster and are really starting to make progress, with some of the girls now playing for teams outside of school. We had two players drop out on the day so we had to call up the amazing Jenny from the Y5 team to play in her first ever game. She was amazing, as were the rest of the team and improved in every game. We came up against some really good teams and the standard of girls football in the local area is incredibly high. We started with a well battled 1-0 win against Deepcar but both the other two school proved too strong on the day. The player of the competition was Olivia for her tough tackling strong play but every member of the team did themselves proud. Well done team!

Cross Country Race 7 - Concord Park

posted 13 Feb 2019, 01:46 by J Tee

Race 7 at Concord Park proved tough with sideways rain, heavy winds and hills that would challenge any adult. Our Stocky team turned up, wrapped up warm, ready to face the elements and they all did themselves very proud. George, Ellie and Lucas all came around 100th, both Rose and Alfie are consistently finishing in the top 40s along with Lexie again improving and finishing strong. The Y3 girls team really impressed all finishing in the top 70, racing a year below all the other runners. Well done team. The next race is on Saturday 2nd March, at Graves Park. All children are welcome.

Inclusive Sports Festival

posted 12 Feb 2019, 09:59 by J Tee

Team Stocksbridge was in action this week in the inclusive sports competition taking place at the High School. This event is always enjoyable and rewarding for all the children taking part which included teams from all of the local schools. The activities included boccia and curling with seated volleyball, which was an exciting new event for this year. We had an amazing evening of sports with lots of fun and laughter along the way. Thank you to the Y10 Sports Leaders from the High School for all their hard work in putting on the festival and a massive well done to every child that took part. You should be very proud of your efforts! Go team Stocksbridge!

Y4 Hotshots Basketball finals

posted 31 Jan 2019, 07:37 by J Tee

Last night, our Y4 basketball team was competing in the finals of the Hotshots competition at All Saints School. Six of the best schools from each Sports Partnership all competed to see which team will represent Sheffield at the upcoming South Yorkshire Games. Team Stocksbridge have been working so hard to improve their skills and game play in the after-school club and their hard work really paid off. The only game we lost was against the overall winners St. Wilfreds, winning all the other four schools to finish Runners Up! Player of the competition was Isaak, for his willingness to get stuck in and really play to the best of his ability, but it was a real team effort that we are all very proud of. Keep working hard and maybe we can go one better in next years competition. Well done TEAM!

Cross Country Race 6

posted 29 Jan 2019, 02:10 by J Tee   [ updated 31 Jan 2019, 02:36 ]

After a 2 month lay off, the cross country season started again on Saturday which took place at Brunswick School. This race is always a cold one with some difficult terrain for the runners to deal with however, our Stocksbridge team did their school and themselves very proud. Ellie and Sophia both running a year up came a remarkable 39th and 48th place out of 180 children. Rose continues to shine in all sports, came an impressive 38th. The ever present Flynn, Lexi, Lucas, Ellie and Emma all had impressive runs with a season best for Alfie, with an amazing 35th position.  

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