PE and Sport Blog
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PE and Sport subject leader - Miss Robinson
Karate Club at Greenside
We still have availability for our Karate Club on Monday's. Please see the flyer below for more information.
The Commonwealth Games - Birmingham 2022!
The 2022 Commonweath Games are set to take place in Birmingham this summer! 141 days exactly until the big event!
To mark the occasion, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have launched free resources for primary schools, themed around the Queen's Baton Relay.
The Queens Baton relay is a tradition that celebrates, connects and excited communities from across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. It officially began on the 7th October, where the Queen placed her message into the Commonwealth Baton. The Queens Baton is now embarking on an incredible journey, visiting all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth before returning to the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on the 28th July 2022.
KS1 and year 4 took park in a skipping workshop today with Jodi from the Skipping School! Jodi is a regular visitor at Greenside and works alongside our PE subject leader to encourage all children to engage in physical activity regularly. KS1 thoroughly enjoyed learning new skips and we can't wait to implement these into our daily quick skips, whilst year four are practising their skipping for the skipping festival which will be taking place next month! They will be competing against other schools in the area. We can't wait to see how they get on!
Leeds Cross Country Finals - 10.2.22
We are so proud of our Year 4 and 6 girls who took part in the Leeds Cross Country finals on Tuesday. Despite the challenging course, all the girls finished with huge smiles on their faces! Well done girls!
We are a REAL Legacy School
Greenside Primary School is a Real Legacy School.
Real Legacy allows us to bring the school, home and the community together to enable cultural change. Our journey commenced with real PE teacher training to support our PE provision to develop the whole child.
The school is supported with teacher training, school based support, enrichment and competitive opportunities and supporting resources from Create Development all through a holistic approach to develop children's physical, personal, social and emotional skills.
Not only are we on a mission to get our children more active by developing the fundamental physical skills that are so often overlooked, our PE lessons are centered around the child to enable them to be successful in the classroom and in later life.
School Games Week -
Monday 15th - Friday 19th March
A key motivator for children taking part in PE & Sport is having fun experiences, and socialising with friends. We know that since lockdown the children have really missed socialising with their friends, and this has negatively impacted mental health.
This week it is School Games Week! The Yorkshire Sport Foundation and School Games have developed a fabulous initiate in an attempt to encourage all young people to take part in and enjoy sport and physical activity. There are a series of lessons and a variety of fun cross curricular activities to get children active and engaged in physical activity. We will be taking part at school... will you be taking part at home?
Sport Relief Mile 11.3.2020
An exciting morning last Wednesday at Greenside .... we ran the Sport Relief Mile!!
In order to raise money for Sport Relief, children came into school dressed in sports clothes and an item of red in order to raise money for the cause. I've got to say, I was more than impressed as everyone displayed such positive attitudes towards the mile. Children showed good understanding for the cause and it was clear that everyone gave it a good go!
The mile entailed 8 laps around both of the playgrounds, which some children ran, some walked and I even saw some skipping there too. The best part was that each and every one of the children had a huge smile on their faces!
Thanks to all your donations, we managed to raise an amazing £135. A massive thanks to all the children and staff who took part.
Well done to our school Netball team, who represented us in very challenging weather conditions, in a tournament at Grangefield. The wind made all aspects of the game extremely tricky but the girls maintained a fantastic attitude, despite freezing fingers, throughout all of the games. The girls won 2 and drew one of their matches.
After a challenging Maths lesson this morning, Year 2 were straight on the playground taking part in the 'Quick Skip'. The aim of the 'Quick Skip' is to increase physical activity during curriculum time and improve children's overall physical health, enhance mental well-being and increase self esteem as well as boost confidence.
As soon as the children came back into class, they were engaged and ready to continue with their learning. Keep it up year 2!
Cross Country District Finals - 11.3.2020
This afternoon, Libby and Hazel took part in the Yorkshire Sport Foundation Cross Country district finals. What an exciting afternoon it was watching both girls run and represent the school so well! Both girls were amazing and everyone at Greenside is very proud of their achievements. Keep it up girls!!
Results still to follow.
Year 5/6 Football Tournament - 5.3.20
Well done to our Year 5/6 'A team' footballers who represented Greenside at a Pudsey Schools qualifier this week. The boys did excellently, winning their first match, unluckily drawing their second match (due to some fantastic saves by the opposition goal keeper) and unfortunately losing the third. The boys were so unfortunate not to proceed to the next round, narrowly missing out on second place on goal difference.
Greenside 2 - 1 Waterloo (Harry, Josh)
Greenside 0 - 0 Calverley
Greenside 0 - 3 Lowtown
Leeds Cross Country Finals UPDATE
Again a massive well done to everyone who competed at the Leeds Cross country finals at Temple Newsam earlier this month. There was outstanding effort and teamwork displayed by everyone who competed!
Unfortunately Greenside did not qualify for the next round, but what an achievement by each and every one of our runners for making it this far. A massive well done!
However, a huge shout out to Libby and Hazel who have both qualified as wildcards and will be competing as individual runners against West Yorkshire schools in the next round! We are all very proud of their achievements and wish them the best of luck for their races next week!
Year 5/6 Football Tournament - 13.02.20
Well done to our team of Year 5 pupils who represented Greenside at a Pudsey Schools 'B team' football tournament. Playing against many children older than them, the boys did brilliantly to win 2 games and finished the tournament undefeated without conceding a goal.
Greenside 2 - 0 Southroyd (Alfie, Oliver)
Greenside 1 - 0 Lowtown (Oscar)
Greenside 0 - 0 Calverley Parkside
Greenside 0 - 0 Park Spring
Cross Country Finals - 05.02.20
Following great Success at the Cross Country Event at Stanningley RC in November, 30 children from across KS2 went on to represent Greenside at the Leeds finals at Temple Newsam.
Every child ran their race with great effort and determination and we are really proud of all the children running for Greenside. We had lots of great results, well done to everyone!
Whole School Skipping
Last week (15.1.2020) the whole school had a fantastic time taking part in skipping workshops to introduce the 'Quick Skip' initiative at Greenside. The aim of the 'Quick Skip' is to increase physical activity during curriculum time and improve children's overall physical health, enhance mental well-being and increase self esteem as well as boost confidence. All classes will aim to take part in the 'Quick Skip' at least 3 times a week in order to promote physical activity across the school.
The Government sets the expectation that all children should have access to at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, with at least 30 minutes taking place in schools and the remaining 30 minutes taking place outside of school. This is a different and exciting way to increase physical activity during curriculum time.
The children had an amazing time learning new skills and skips, with some showcasing their newly acquired skills to the rest of the school! We hope to see lots of classes taking part in this exciting skipping initiative!
Greenside Girl's Football tournament - Road to Wembley 16.1.2020
The Greenside girls year 5/6 football team started the year with an outstanding performance last Thursday at the road to Wembley tournament. The girls won their first game, followed by a close loss meaning just missing out qualifying for the next round. It was great to see the girls demonstrating great teamwork and sportsmanship. A massive well done to the team and a big thank you to Mr Lockwood for supporting and coaching the girls through the tournament!
Cross Country Qualifiers - Finals!
A massive well done to all those that took part in the Cross Country at Stanningley RC back in November last year. After a long wait, it is a great pleasure to announce that the school has qualified for the finals where we will compete against children from across the city.
The teams that qualified are:
- Year 3 Girls
- Year 4 Girls
- Year 4 Boys
- Year 5 Girls
- Year 5 Boys
- Year 6 Girls
Again, well done to all the children that took part and good luck to those taking part in the next round of the competition!