Sports News (November/December 2019)

Sports Tournaments and Festivals


Y5 Dodgeball Cluster Tournament- Wednesday 6th November 2019

This term KS2 pupils have been working on Dodgeball with Mr Murray in PE lessons and during the after school club, a team of seven Y5 pupils where selected to represented St Joseph’s in the cluster tournament on Wednesday 6th November 2019. All the pupils represented our school in a fantastic manner and played some great dodgeball along the way, the team narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Hartlepool Town finals and finished in 4th place. Well done everyone!


Sports Hall Athletics Cluster Tournament- Wednesday 13th November 2019

A team of Y5/6 pupils attended our cluster Sports Hall Athletics tournament on Wednesday 13th November at English Martyrs School, the team worked extremely hard taking part in a large range of athletics activities including; Long Jump, Triple Jump, Javelin Throw, Chest Push, Speed Bounce, Standing High Jump and many team/individual races. The pupils worked very well as a team and had a great time representing the school, we finished in 4th place overall. Well done to all involved!


Year 5/6 Hartlepool Swimming Gala- Wednesday 27th November 2019

St Joseph’s entered the annual Hartlepool Swimming Gala at Mill House Leisure Centre on Wednesday 27th November 2019, the team were FANTASTIC winning a total of 14 individual and team races, finishing 2nd in 3 races and 3rd place in 7 races. St Joseph’s were crowned Hartlepool Small School Swimming Champions for 2019. Big congratulations to all involved, all the staff at school are extremely proud of you!


Sports Leaders

In PE lessons pupils are given the opportunity to become sports leaders, all pupils have the chance to assist with leading warm up games, stretching activities and small games. Each week different pupils have the chance to lead an activity while supervised by their class teacher along with Mr Murray. After Christmas Y5/6 pupils will be delivering some playtime and lunchtimes activities to keep pupils active in break times, all leaders will be trained up and shown a range of games and activities they can deliver. Here are some of the Y5/6 leaders helping in Nursery and Reception PE lessons. Keep up the great work guys!


Sport and PE News


PE Lessons this term.


Autumn 1

Nursery/Reception: Fundamental movement skills

Y1/2: Multi Skills (Throwing and Catching)

Y3/4: Dodgeball

Y5/6: Dodgeball/Swimming


Autumn 2

Nursery/Reception: Fundamental movement skills and Balance Bikes

Y1/2: Multi Skills/ Sports Hall Athletics

Y3/4: Tri Golf Skills /Dodgeball/Sports Hall Athletics

Y5/6: Sports Hall Athletics/ Dodgeball/ Swimming


All pupils have made fantastic progress in PE this term, it has been great to see so many pupils working hard and improving skills and techniques in PE lessons and sports clubs.


Next Terms Sports Clubs

Spring one (All Clubs will start week beginning Monday 13th January 2020)


Tuesday’s 8am-8.45am- Morning Sports Club- Y1-6

Pupils to arrive at school in full school uniform, pupils do not need to get changed for this club.

Wednesday’s 3.15pm-4.15pm- Football Club Y3-6

Pupils will need the following; Football boots or Trainers, Shin Pads, Both inside and outside clothing.

Thursday’s 3.15pm-4.15pm- Rec-Y3 Short Tennis Skills Club

Pupils will need the following; Trainers/Plimsoles and full PE Kit (Yellow T-shirt and Black Shorts)


Please note a small charge of 20p will be asked from each child per session for all after school clubs.


Active 30:30 Programme

In school we are currently developing an Active 30:30 programme to make our pupils more active, it is now a legal requirement that all school aged children are active for an additional 1 hour each day. Schools are responsible for 30 minutes and parents and family members responsible for the other 30 minutes. All of our pupils are very excited about taking part in extra physically activities in school and we hope all families promote the extra 30 minutes of physical activity each day at home too.


For ideas how you can promote physical activity and sport please visit https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities


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Building God’s kingdom with Jesus our Lord".

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