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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.

Y5 Boys Football League Competition

posted 24 Oct 2018, 09:43 by J Tee

Following on from a really well attended Y5 after school football club, we selected 2 teams to take part in the Y5 football league competition taking place at Stocksbridge Junior School. Teams from Marlcliffe and Malin Bridge both attended with very strong teams on a extremely blustery Autumn evening. Malin Bridge were the eventual winning school and will progress through to the Champions League later in the year however, both Stocksbridge teams performed with courage and determination. Goal of the competition goes to Henley, his first ever competitive goal but it was a real good team effort all round. Well done lads and keep up the good work....Final standings are as follows:

    School                          P  W  L GS PTS
Malin Bridge                 3 3 0 13  9
Stocksbridge B                 3 2 1 8  6
Stocksbridge A                 3 1 2 2  3
Marlcliffe                         3 0 3 2  0

Y6 Football League Competition

posted 22 Oct 2018, 06:28 by J Tee

On Thursday last week, Stocksbridge Junior School hosted the Y6 football competition against teams from Deepcar, Oughtibridge and Grenoside. The standard was extremely high but the boys showed a real strength to come back from a few early losses to win 2 games and score 9 good team goals. The goal of the competition goes to Jake, who's strike into the top corner was his first ever competitive goal. Good luck to Oughtibridge A, who go through to the Champions League later in the year and well done TEAM for a great effort...

Schools P W L GS PTS
Oughtibridge A 5 5 0 21 15
Deepcar A 5 4 1 11 12
Grenoside 5 3 2 12 9
Stocksbridge 5 2 3 9 6
Oughtibridge B 5 1 4 5 3
Deepcar B 5 0 5 2 0

Y6 Rowing Competition

posted 22 Oct 2018, 06:06 by J Tee   [ updated 22 Oct 2018, 07:02 ]

During Healthy week this year, we were lucky enough to have the rowing machines so that our children can have a go at some fun physical activity. From this, we then choose the fastest 8 children to take part in the annual rowing competition against 12 of the top sports schools in Sheffield. The children each pushed themselves to the limit in the individual races and worked hard as a team in the relay. The Stocksbridge team did us all proud, with team A  and B both finishing in 2nd place, but their attitude and togetherness was there for everyone to see. Congratulation TEAM for a fantastic effort...

League Three
1st - Oughtibridge
2nd - Stocksbridge A
3rd - Prince Edward's 
4th - Norfolk
5th - Carterknowle

League Five
1st - St Wilfred's
2nd - Stocksbridge B
3rd - Oughtibridge
4th - Phillimore

South Yorkshire Orienteering 2018-19

posted 18 Oct 2018, 03:29 by J Tee

We have a few amazing children from Stocksbridge Junior School taking part in the South Yorkshire Orienteering events in Sheffield. Thea (and Alice now in Y7) complete the courses and Flynn also in Y5 runs each month and is achieving exceptionally good results. Last Saturday’s event in Meersbrook Park, Flynn was 4th and Thea 50th out of 173 runners on their designated course. Flynn was 2nd in his age category and Thea 9th. At present the events are really well attended overall, but Thea and Flynn are the only two children from SJS competing on behalf of the school and it would be great to spread the word about the events and see some more SJS faces there.


The club is really welcoming and helpful to beginners. The schools’ events offer courses that attract all levels of ability from total beginners, to national level competitors so it is really inclusive and fun to take part. The courses really challenge the children not just to run, but to use the maps to navigate and therefore develop independence and problem solving skills. Courses for this age range are on average between 1-1.5km long. Children can complete the course alone or shadowed by family if not confident and being a SFSS member school the first run of the day is free. Additional course runs are just £2. Maps and electronic dibbers are provided so nothing is needed.


If you would like some great healthy outdoor family fun then the next monthly event is 12.30-3pm. Saturday 24th November and will be in Ecclesall Woods.  The league then resumes in January. If anyone wants to come along, look for the yellow SYO flags and gazebo to find the registration desk. 


SJS Sports Leaders 2018

posted 9 Oct 2018, 09:37 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

posted 9 Oct 2018, 09:23 by J Tee

The new cross country season has started well with good numbers of children from Stocksbridge Junior School attending in race 1 (Bolehills Park) and race 2 (Parkwood Springs). The regular members of the team (Tate; Harry; Lucas; Ava; Isaak; Lexie; Ellie W; Evan; George; Thomas; Rose; Grace; George and Thomas) have all started strong with some exceptional performances from Alfie (42nd), Flynn (45th) and Benji (82nd) who have all made excellent progress from previous races. We are gradually introducing some Y3 children who have impressed in their athletics lessons in P.E and have demonstrated the stamina required to run the difficult courses. Both Molly (51st) and Ellie (30th) both running against children a year older than themselves are shining and we look forward to some more selected Y3 children competing in upcoming race. Well done TEAM and keep up the amazing efforts… 

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