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PE and Sports news

Welcome to our PE Page at Deighton Gates!

2020 - 2021
What's happening in the Summer term? 


We have so many exciting physical activities to look forward to in Summer term, including our Year 6 residential to Herd Farm, 'Dance' days with Nicola, an experience day on the Climbing Wall, football workshops to celebrate the upcoming Euros and our favourite sporting event - the Deighton Gates Sports Day! (Friday 16th July)


We also have a really exciting opportunity for our Year 4 and Year 5 children who have began training to gain the Playmaker Award. Keep an eye out for pictures and updates below . . .


Please keep an eye on our PE and Sports News page for all updates. This year has been slightly different for us all but we are looking forward to finding new and creative ways for us to keep active and stay healthy! If you do have any queries about PE, please contact Miss Welsh, who is the PE Coordinator in school. 



Year one sack race

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Year One sports day dance Pump it up

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Meet our Year Five Playmakers . . .

Meet our Year Four Playmakers . . .


Fun Football with Five Stars!

Dance with Nicola!

Wetherby Arts Dance Workshops with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Our amazing improvised dancing

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Look at our amazing new active playground markings!

Letโ€™s exercise!

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Home Learning PE activities:


SPIRALPE - Mr Powell's Garden Olympics

Visit the Spiral PE Youtube channel to access lots of free games, activities and resources.

Zumba Kids!

Get your bodies moving and hearts pumping with some Zumba kids on YouTube! Make sure you search specific Zumba Kids dances to ensure they are at an appropriate level.

Minions Zumba!

I know a lot of you will enjoy this one . . . have fun!

Cosmic Kids Yoga on Youtube

This episode is a Star Wars Yoga Special, but there are over 100 episodes of Cosmic Kids Yoga on their YouTube channel. There's something for every age and stage. This is a brilliant resource for practising strength, balance and also mindfulness.

PE With Joe Wicks | EVERY DAY!

Have fun with Joe in his fantastic daily PE lessons. A new video is uploaded daily! You can join him live or watch later!

Sport Relief Week 2020.

Monday 9th March - Friday 13th March 2020

What a fantastic week we have had for Sport Relief.

On Monday and Tuesday, all children came to school in trainers and Reception and KS1 took part in lunchtime clubs (bowling and tri golf!). On Wednesday, all children accessorized their uniform with the colour of their favourite sports team and KS2 held a netball hoops lunchtime challenge! On Thursday, children came to school wearing sport relief accessories and we held a penalty shoot out - 'beat the goalie' at lunchtime! On Friday, all children came to school dressed in their favourite sports kit, and took part in games, such as pin the O on sport relief, design a Sport relief trophy, a hula hooping challenge and guessing the sports kit on the poster! Please find pictures of some of our activities and the winners below! We had so many donations and we are extremely grateful. Thank you so much for supporting us! Miss Welsh.

Monday 2nd December 2019

Sadly, we missed out on a place at the Leeds school games final. However, myself, Mrs Harrison and Miss Ridge were extremely impressed with the perseverance and performance of the whole team at the semi-finals.

Well done everyone! ๐Ÿ˜„

Miss Welsh

On Monday 18th November, I took a team to Wetherby High to compete against other local schools in the Tri Golf Competition. ๐ŸŒ๏ธ‍โ™‚๏ธ The children had to work their way round different stations, aiming to hit tea ball at certain targets to earn points. The team with the most point qualified to go through to the semi finals. Unfortunately, this time we came fourth. But, I was so impressed with the attitude of the children, they represented the school fantastically. They preserved and bounced back after difficulties, as it is a competition that requires hand eye coordination and serious concentration. Well done all! Miss Welsh๐Ÿ˜Š

Sports Leader Club 

Sports leaders have been bringing to life their ideas for the new sports leaders lunchtime club starting on Monday 18th November running weekly. The club is open to Rec, Y1 and Y2 and focuses on ball skills, this includes kicking, throwing, rolling and catching. additionally a winner who has shown enthusiasm, perseverance and had fun will be chosen each week as the Sports leaders winner and announced in Fridays assemblies. We hope you see there! smiley


On Monday 21st October 2019 we took part in the primary sports hall athletics competition at Wetherby High School. We took along 18 children to compete, along with two members of our sports crew (journalist and commentator) The children have been training over the last six weeks in preparation for the competition, attempting to beat their personal bests and find their talents. It’s safe to say, we were super impressed with the children’s performance! We came first in 8 track events, and the children put 100% effort into all their field events too. Myself and Miss Ridge were also impressed with their attitudes, resilience and sportsman ship.  We are now through to the semi-finals, which will take place in November. Please stay tuned for our sports report, from our sports journalist, coming soon in the newsletter.

“On Monday 21st October 2019, Year 5 and 6 went to Wetherby High to participate in a Sports Hall Athletics Competition. Eighteen pupils took part in races such as Javelin, Hurdles and an Obstacle Course. Thankfully, it ended well with over seven 1st places and an overall win! We are through to the Semi-Finals which will take place in December. Watch this space!” 

Gracie, Journalist, Year 6


The latest Sport letters: 2019 - 2020

For the 4th year running, we are proud to announce that we have achieved the Gold Standard in the School Games Mark. This means that our PE last year was at one of the highest standards, and our children are highly active. We are aiming to achieve the Platinum award next year! Platinum is the highest ranking award and you must have achieved 4 years at the gold standard to be awarded with Platinum! Fingers crossed! 

Well done everyone!

Miss Welsh

Introducing our Sports Leaders (2019 - 2020)

Introducing our Sports Crew


Photographer, journalist and commentator.

Physical Education from 2018 - 2019

On Thursday 18th July we welcomed Alison back to school, who presented us with a cheque for our sponsored mile. We raised £1,113.71 and we are so grateful for all the amazing donations and very proud of all of the children for their fantastic running effort. The money raised will go towards helping very poorly children and we look forward to taking part again next year! We also celebrated a very special person from Year 1 who not only raised lots of money for the charity, but put fantastic effort into running his mile.

Sports News: Termly overview (2018 - 2019)


Summer term is proving itself to be another busy one! Miss Ridge and Mrs Smythe at Wetherby High have spent lots of time and dedication training the children for their Hi 5 netball competitions. We are extremely pleased to say that the children have now made it through to the City Finals which they will play on Monday 10th June 2019. They have worked tirelessly and never gave up, showing great commitment to their training and competitions. We are all very proud of them. Thank you so much to our parent volunteers who have also made travelling to the competitions possible.


Spring term has been another busy term for sport at Deighton Gates. This half term the children have enjoyed taking part in after school quick sticks training and competing in a quick sticks competition against other local schools. We entered two teams into the tournament and we were delighted to have won the entire tournament with a 3-0 win. They showed fantastic sportsmanship and great progression in their quick stick skills. All classes in school, from Reception to Year 6 have enjoyed a day with Kidz Fit in the Spring term, where we learnt all about healthy living. The children were brilliant at the practical and theory side of the sessions, in which they had to work on fitness levels, coordination, balance, mobility and even yoga skills. The children were very excited to share their new facts, tips and skills with their friends and families. Spring term has also seen the start of the mini-tennis season. The children have been training at the mini-tennis after school club at Wetherby High and Year 5 have taken part in a tennis festival and competition. In addition, we have been enjoying playing local schools in the netball league and won many of our matches - we are currently excitedly awaiting for the winning results! Miss Welsh - P.E. Coordinator


Autumn term has been a super busy for sport here at Deighton Gates. One of our main highlights has been the Sports Hall Athletics. We kicked off the new term with after school training sessions for Sports Hall Athletics at a local high school. We then took part in the school games Sports Hall Athletics competition - we won the first round, made it through to the Semi finals, where we once again qualified and finished 3rd place in the cup final! Mrs Thompson, Miss Ridge and I are extremely proud of the children. Their true sportsmanship and fantastic effort hasn’t gone unnoticed. We played against some very tough competition and finished in a very respectable 3rd place! The children should be so proud of themselves. The level of commitment from all children in all of the Sports Hall Athletics sessions has been truly outstanding. Our Football team have also been working hard training with Miss Pickles, the girls team managed to secure a 5-3 win in November in one of our organised matches!  Miss Welsh - P.E. Coordinator

Deighton Gates Annual Sports Day 2019


Wow! What an amazing Sports Day and family picnic we had on Friday 12th July. All of our children took part in some fun and exciting races! We even had gymnastics and dance performances at the interval, and ice pops for the whole school, provided kindly by the PTA. ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿฆ  A huge thank you to all of the parents and families who supported our sports day. We had an amazing turn out and the children loved every minute! 

Healthy Schools Week - Monday 10th June 2019

Introducing our 'Healthy Living Superstars' 2019


These children went above and beyond during Healthy Schools week to become more self-aware about their own choices. They completed their journals and charts, discussing their thoughts and ideas about healthy living with peers, and encouraging them to do the same. They substituted healthy snacks and encouraged the younger children to get into much healthier habits! Well done!

All Around the World Sponsored Mile June 2019
This week (W.B. Monday 3rd June) our amazing children have been getting busy running a mile for the "Forget Me Not" Children's Hospice Charity. Each child got sponsored for running their mile, some children ran the mile all in one and some of our younger children, with little legs, ran this over the course of the week! We would like to thank you so much for your kind donations. These will go towards helping children receive life saving treatment. Our grand total is yet to be counted, but we look forward to sharing this with you!