Physical Education at Deighton Gates 2019 - 2020
Welcome back to school.
Shortly, the Sports Hall Athletics season will begin! Keep your eyes peeled for letters and information regarding the come and try sessions in September 2019, and the competition, which usually happens around October time.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our newly appointed Sports Crew and Sports Leaders for 2019/2020.
Pound Fit club is a Monday lunchtime - see Miss Welsh for more details 😊
Sports News: Termly overview
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!
We have now played all of our matches as part of the Leeds Netball League, winning 4 out of the 5 matches. We are waiting to hear our final position in the league table but fingers crossed for a top result! We have had a fantastic turn out at training this year with over 20 children attending each week which Miss Ridge and I are extremely proud of :)
Well done to all children who have attended training and represented the school in the league matches. Also, thank you to the members of our Sports Crew who accompanied us to the matches as part of their roles as a photographer or a journalist. The Netball season isn't over yet though, so watch this space!
On Monday 25th March, Deighton Gates played against Shadwell, who had their first match. Deighton Gates hosted the match. Shadwell won 7-4, even though Deighton Gates were confident and tried well.
Gracie Nixon, Journalist
What a team we have this year, not only have we won the local rounds and the semi finals but we are now through to the finals on Monday 3rd December...good luck everyone :)
This Monday (26th November), boys and girls from Years 5 & 6 participated in the semi - finals of the Sports Hall Athletics competition that was held at Wetherby High School. They went against four other schools and came 2nd place, which means they have got through to the next round. The course involved hurdles, relays in twos and fours, an obstacle track, javelin, chest push, stand longjumps, stand triplejumps, speed bounce and the vertical jump. Sucessfully, they came 5th only three times, and made a team effort by achieving lots of 1st and 2nd places. All the teachers and pupils at Deighton Gates hope you do as good as you did this time on your next round!
By Gracie Nixon (Year 5), Journalist.
This year, we entered a squad in to the Leeds Netball League. We have played 5 matches over the year, winning 4 of them!! Well done to the whole squad, you have all played brilliantly :)
Sport Relief 2018
Everyone had a fantastic week raising money for Sport Relief. Thank you for your donations, we have raised £404.14 which is brilliant!!
Our Sports Leaders attended a day of training at Boston Spa High School with 5 other schools from the cluster. The children were trained in how to run activities and clubs, including how to ensure all children are listening and how to plan activities with various pieces of equipment. The children will be putting all their training in to action after Christmas with their lunchtime clubs.
In November, we played a friendly Netball Match against Bardsey Primary School. It was our first Netball Match this year and we hit it off with a great start winning the match, 12-2! Well done to everyone who took part and to those who scored the goals. You all played very well as a team, especially with the new High 5 rules and positions.
We took park in the Semi - Finals of the Sports Hall Athletics Competition in November. We competed against 4 other competitive schools and it was a tough competition. Unfortunately, we ended in 5th position but everyone who took part tried their best and ended the evening with smiles on their faces!
Sports hall athletics fun
We had lots of fun at the amazing Sports Hall Athletics competition run by Mrs. Smyth and the sports leaders at Wetherby High on Monday. Well done to all of the teams who took part in this spectacular event, but someone obviously had to win. In 4th place was St James’, in 3rd place was St Mary’s, in 2nd place was Collingham and in 1st place was Deighton Gates who will be going through to the semi final of the challenge cup! J
By Chloe Watts and George Mansfield, Yr6 at Deighton Gates.
Football News It has been a busy start to the football season as we have played three matches recently: - On the 5th October, Deighton Gates boys’ football team played a home match VS Bramham Primary School. It was a very exciting game, where we won 7-0, which gives us two clean sheets in a row, as last Friday we won 4-0 against St Josephs. Our first goal (by Zayn) boosted our confidence, which gave us a further four goals within the first half. We then received a penalty from a definite handball and Ben went up to take it. Unfortunately, the keeper pulled of a fantastic save but we still went on to win 7-0, as you already know. We’d like to say a big thank you to Miss Pickles for coaching us....... And Mr Bilton for refereeing.....Also, another thank you, to the whole team who put in the time and effort to win our first two games!
By Jack Mc and Zack L (Captain and Vice Captain).
On Wednesday 11th October, Deighton Gates girls’ team played their first match of the season – it was an away match versus Bramham Primary School. It was a tough match but we eventually won 6-2. Lily scored the first goal of the match whilst Maja scored a hat trick. Holly and Cassie also scored as well. The match was a really good start to our season; we hope we can play as well next week. Squad: Veselmoy, Esmee, Evie, Erin, Chloe, Lily, Maja, Jessica, Holly, Cassie, Blossom and Brooke.
By Esmee R and Cassie T (Captain and Vice Captain)