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Y6 Sports Leaders

posted 18 Sep 2017, 23:40 by T Foster

15 Year 6 children have been selected as Sports Leaders, based on their leadership skills in PE. They undertook some training this week with Mrs Foster and Mr Tee to prepare them for the year ahead. This training looked at setting up equipment, safety procedures and how to plan exciting activities. The Sports Leaders will be leading a variety of activities every lunchtime (on a rota basis) for Y3 and 4 children, such as warm ups, skill drills and small sided games, as well as supporting with school events. During the training, all Sports Leaders showed enthusiasm, creativity and an extremely mature attitude. Well done! 

Y5/6 Rounders

posted 6 Jul 2017, 07:59 by T Foster

We took a Y5 and a Y6 rounders team to the Sheffield Schools Rounders Competition on Thursday 6th July. We have been training for this competition since Easter on a Monday night. There were numerous schools in attendance and the preliminary rounds were split into 3 leagues. Both the Y5 and Y6 teams played with great confidence and won both of their leagues to get through to the Championship finals with Wharncliffe Side. In the finals, both the Y5 and Y6 team beat Wharncliffe Side and therefore had to play against each other in the final game! This was such a great game, with both teams giving their all, but the Y5s took first place, with some amazing fielding being played. The children were a credit to the school and thoroughly deserved to win! Well done! 

PE Fundraiser

posted 26 Jun 2017, 06:19 by T Foster

The PE team organised a PE fundraiser event on Monday to raise money for a new PE camera and to replenish sports/play equipment. Children were invited to dress up in their favourite sports kit for the day. At lunchtime, Mrs Foster and Mr Casey ran a 'sponge the teacher' event on the big yard, where children got the chance to wet Mr Casey while he was dressed as banana-man! The total amount raised was £179.62! 

Athletics City Finals

posted 26 Jun 2017, 02:23 by T Foster

Eight children from Stocksbridge Junior School qualified for the Sheffield City Finals Athletics Competition on Thursday 22nd June, based on their event results from a previous competition. The children were an absolute credit to the school and performed fantastically against some of the best athletes in Sheffield. Zak came 3rd overall in his 800m race and Dolly is now the 8th fastest girl in Sheffield at 80m sprint! The other children performed extremely well on the night and should be very proud of themselves! 

Swimming Competition

posted 20 Jun 2017, 08:03 by T Foster   [ updated 22 Jun 2017, 00:03 ]

The swimming team had been training hard with Mrs Proost and Mrs Corns at Stocksbridge Leisure Centre to prepare for the Sheffield Swimming Gala this year. This event was held on the the 25th May at 7pm. We were placed in the A league this year, which meant we were swimming against some of the most competitive schools in Sheffield.  Team Stocksbridge put 100% effort into all of their races and the Y5/6 team especially demonstrated some fantastic strokes. For a lot of our Y3/4 children, this was their first swimming event and we are very proud of their attitude and commitment during the competition. With all of the points added together, Team Stocksbridge came 7th place out of 9 schools in the A league and we have been guaranteed a place in the A league again next year! 

Y5/6 Boys Football City Finals

posted 22 May 2017, 09:17 by J Tee

After winning the Y6 boys football league, Stocksbridge Junior School qualified through to the Sheffield city finals where we played against the winning school from each of the 13 leagues. Just to get to this level is an amazing achievement for the boys, but as always we were looking for the team to step up and perform to their best level. The first game against Byron Wood, we were the better team but failed to convert some good chances to score, drawing 0-0. We won the next game against a good Gleadless team 1-0, thanks to a good attacking move by Callum and Luca, setting up Jack, to head home at the far post. Unfortunately, we lost the last game 1-0, but all the boys gave their all and did themselves proud. Player of the competition was Callum, who played out of position, in defensive role and showed a high level of confidence and skill. Well done to all the boys!

Stocksbridge Rugby Club - Free Training!

posted 22 May 2017, 01:15 by J Tee   [ updated 22 May 2017, 08:36 ]

We would like to congratulate two of our talented Y3's for their player of the year and most improved player awards for rugby. They are members of our local Stocksbridge Rugby Club who train and play their games on Coalpit Lane, just a short walk up the hill from our school. The rugby club are looking to recruit more children for their junior teams, especially years 3 and 4. Training is on a Sunday morning 10am until 11am and is free to practice, with only a £10 registration fee if the children decide they want to play matches. This is a great opportunity for all our children to join a friendly and inclusive club and build upon the skills and game play they have learnt during their school rugby lessons. Rugby is a great form of exercise for our young people and a good opportunity to meet new friends. 

Y5/6 Rugby Competition

posted 18 May 2017, 04:10 by J Tee

Team Stocksbridge was on the road again hoping to emulate last years amazing effort at the 2016 rugby competition, getting to the semi-finals only losing to the overall winners and eventual national champions. 

This years team consisted of 5 year 5's which will stands us in a good place again for next years competition. The games are 8 a side having a minimum of 2 girls on the pitch at any one time. Tag rugby is all about being organised, attacking with speed and agility and defending as a team. We did this really well in the group stages, beating Brunswick, Woodthorpe and Hallam progressing to the knock out stages. We played well again to progress through to the semi-final, playing the tournament favorites and last years winners St. Wilfreds. In a thrilling game we stormed to victory playing some unbelievable rugby and showing some real Stocksbridge determination. Out of 21 school teams from all over the city, some being traditional rugby schools, team Stocksbridge played for the title of Sheffield City Rugby Champions. We were beaten in the final however, we scored 3 fantastic tries, the difference being one up and coming young superstar who scored all of their 5 tries. 

I want to say a big thank you to our children's families who came to support us and a massive congratulation to our Y5/6 rugby team.

Centre of Excellence for Physical Education

posted 12 May 2017, 07:25 by J Tee

We are extremely pleased to announce that Stocksbridge Junior School is now one of nine schools in Yorkshire that has been selected as a Centre of Excellence for Physical Education (PE). The PE department applied for this status in November 2016, showing evidence of high quality PE and learning in lessons, providing an extensive extra-curricular programme (including Y6 sports leaders) and entering a wide range of sporting competitions. Evidence was also linked to a very successful PE network meeting at the start of the academic year, which was held at Stocksbridge Junior School. This event included PE lead teachers from 17 schools from Locality G, with the aim of improving teaching and learning in PE. The PE department have also been providing high quality continued professional development (CPD) for teaching staff at Stocksbridge, which has been extremely rewarding. Furthermore, the PE team have led seminars at Sheffield Hallam University to inspire primary PGCE students. Stocksbridge Junior School will obtain funding linked to this award and Yorkshire Sport will be using our PE team to improve the quality of primary school PE in Yorkshire. We would like to thank all staff and parents for your continued support. 

3SIXTY Display 'Tour de Yorkshire' Week

posted 28 Apr 2017, 04:57 by J Tee

As part of our ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ week, we have had the privilege of having the 3SIXTY display riding team into Stocksbridge Junior School tackling obstacles with precise, calculated and effortless leaps. The two riders never appeared to be out of control delivering the show commentary while performing amazing stunts. The presentation was excellent, talking about the critical safety aspects of cycling. They spoke about where to start with trick development and how these can be progressed as safely as possible to minimise injury. The display was very exciting and delivered in a way that would capture our children’s minds and to push the importance helmet wear. The children really enjoyed the display with the highlight seeing Mr Tee and Mr Carr shaking in fear as the riders did a two metre drop onto a drinks can, precariously placed in-between their legs! 

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