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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.  

Brain Gym at SJS

posted 18 Jan 2019, 02:09 by J Tee   [ updated 18 Jan 2019, 02:13 ]

As part of the Healthy Body and Minds project taking place at Stocksbridge Juniors, children will have the opportunity to take part in a morning Brain Gym session to help prepare their minds and bodies for the learning challenges ahead. Research suggests that just 20 minutes of moderate physical activity increases learning potential, therefore the hall will be full of music and energy from 8.30am each morning, all children are welcome.

We have had a fantastic first week of Brain Gym! The 4 Sports Leaders have taken a lead on this now and are creating their own dance movements to help stimulate brain activity of your young people. Thank you to the 4 Y6 girls for all your efforts so far, our children are really benefiting from these sessions.

Y6 Sports Leaders

posted 20 Dec 2018, 03:15 by J Tee

We have had a fantastic take up of children wanting to train up to become Sports Leaders this year and work alongside our lunchtime support team to deliver sports activity sessions on the yard. The 16 children selected have all completed the Sports Leader training delivered by Nikki, our Sports Partnership Manager to develop their confidence and subject knowledge.  The aim is to provide our lower school children with more opportunities to take part in physical activity and to develop fundamental skills that will help them in P.E and sport. We look forward to seeing the impact this has on our lower school yard. Good luck TEAM!

Cross Country Race 5 Longley Park

posted 2 Dec 2018, 09:30 by J Tee

On Saturday, race 5 of the cross country season took place at Longley Park on a very wet wintry morning. The runners were greeted with a huge hill right after the start which challenged the children's muscular endurance, then proceeded to run long loops of the park before sprinting to the finish line. We had great numbers of SJS runners in most of the races which is pleasing to see and again they are producing some outstanding performances. 
Results were:

Y3/4 Girls (Sophie 70th; Molly 76th)
Y3/4 Boys (Tommy 145th; Isaak 89th; Benji 53rd) 
Y5/6 Girls (Rose 26th; Emma 76th; Lexie 56th; Ellie 91st)
Y5/6 Boys (Alfie 27th; George 120th; Flynn 28th; Thomas 74th; Lucas 116th)

My SJS team are really starting to make huge progress through their commitment, effort and determination which are fantastic life skills for our children to learn. Well done team, next race is in January 2019. 

Bikeability at SJS

posted 29 Nov 2018, 03:15 by J Tee   [ updated 29 Nov 2018, 03:19 ]

This year our Y6 children have had the opportunity to take part in some Bikeability cycle training. The course gives our young people the skills and confidence to cycle safely by learning and developing basic riding skills on the yard, then progressing onto the quiet roads around Stocksbridge. The cycling continued in some poor weather conditions so the children had to wrap up warm, but it did not dampen their spirits. All of the children said they really enjoyed the sessions and got lots of knowledge about cycling safely on the roads in addition to some good quality physical activity, riding up those Stocky hills. All the children were assessed during the course and will get a certificate and badge to celebrate their achievements. A big thank you to Zoe and Graham for their efforts and well done to all the children taking part.   

Sportshall Athletics Competition @ SHS

posted 20 Nov 2018, 09:52 by J Tee

This week has seen the return of the indoor athletics season. Team Stocksbridge went to the High School to compete in both running and relay races along with field events such as jumping, throwing, speed bounce and target throw.  Other teams from Deepcar and St Anne's also attended the very well organised competition. Year 10 sports leaders from the High School helped run the event so thank you to everyone involved. We are very proud to say that we won both the boys and the girls events which takes us through to the links final in early December. There was a real team spirit among the group who will continue to train at the Leisure centre leading up to the finals. Well done and good luck in the next round.

Cross Country Race 4 @ Bradfield School

posted 20 Nov 2018, 09:38 by J Tee

On Saturday, our cross country team were taking part in race 4 of the season at Bradfield School. This is one of the longest races which really challenges our runners, yet we still had record numbers of children taking part, with some more first timers from Y3. Lincoln and Tommy had a great race for their first effort and hopefully will continue to improve in future races. Thomas is making remarkable progress finishing in the top 50, just behind the consistent Alfie in 48th place. It makes me incredibly proud to see so many of our Stocksbridge children taking part and making progress and really enjoying a healthy morning of sport. Again, many thanks to our parents and family for giving up their time to take our children to the event. Race 5 is at Longley Park on Saturday 1st December.

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