Physical Education at Deighton Gates
2019 - 2020
Keep an eye out on the school blog, the school newsletter and on this page for PE and Sports News!
If you have any queries about PE or sport in school, please contact Miss Welsh.
School closures: April and May 2020
Below I have attached some useful links to PE activities which you may wish to complete during this time! Keeping active is super important and we hope you can make use of them to keep yourselves fit and healthy. Challenge yourself and try to get outdoors! Please send us your pictures to blog. You can send them to your class teacher via your class email address or to me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun! Miss Welsh :-)
Below I have attached the Leeds United Foundation 'Joy of Moving' Festival!
The Leeds United Foundation have put together a booklet of activity ideas and games you can play at home, as well as a recommended timetable to create your own back garden movement festival, aimed at Primary School children. This is something we were hoping to take part in this academic year in person, however I'm grateful that we are able to share this great online resource with you! There are a variety of super fun activities for children and families to participate in. All the activities & information is in the booklet below. Don't forget to send us in your pictures if you do take part! Miss Welsh :-)
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! 😄
On Monday 18th November, I took a team to Wetherby High to compete against other local schools in the Tri Golf Competition. 🏌️♂️ 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 Welsh😊
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!
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
Autumn Term Updates:
Sports Leader & Crew meeting:
On Monday 14th October 2019, the Sports Leaders and Crew held a planning meeting. We mapped out what this year was going to look like for our school in terms of Sport. The children had some great ideas for lunchtime clubs, which we will start in the Spring Term. The whole school laps are well underway on our outdoor running track and we are planning for our "Freak out 5" too! We decided that all classes would run 2 laps at the end of lunchtime on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and that on a Monday and Friday we would begin a new wake up shake up concept, called the "Freak out 5" - we are really looking forward to starting this with the whole school!
Primary Football Tournament
On Wednesday 25th September, our Year 5 and 6’s played in the Primary Football Tournament at Wetherby High. Sadly, we missed out on making it to the semi-finals by just 1 point! It was a fantastic tournament and we want to say a huge thank you to our parent volunteers, who helped us run the team. We were super impressed with the performance and the sportsmanship shown by our players. We also want to say a huge thank you to Mrs Smyth at Wetherby High for organising such a brilliant tournament. The children all received a certificate in our achievement assembly.
Sports Hall Athletics News:
Our Come & Try sessions for Sports Hall Athletics are well underway. These happen every Monday from 4-5pm at Wetherby High School. The children are working on their athletic skills in preparation for the competition on the 21st October. The children have a score card, on which they record their scores. The children are all aiming to beat their personal bests.
We are delighted to announce that we have entered both a boys and girls team into the football league this year. Each team will play around 10 matches this year against other local schools. Please keep an eye out for football news in our school newsletter.
Sport Relief is back between 9th and 13th of March next year (2020). We have already pre-ordered our school wristbands to sell and we will be providing lots of different sporting opportunities and activities throughout the week. Please check back nearer the time for full details!
Please check back in the Spring and Summer term for our Netball News.
To view our long term curriculum plan and read about our sport premium please visit the page below:
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!
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. 🏅 🍦 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!
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!