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Healthy Active Children- Participation Letter and Out of School Clubs Available
Over this academic year I’m sure your children have enjoyed participating and competing in various sports and small games, as well as learning within their two hours of PE per week. There is now a huge focus on PE and Sport in all schools, not just to encourage healthy active lifestyles, but also to develop the children’s social and emotional enjoyment, which has been shown to link to success within other areas of the curriculum.

This year, again, primary schools have received funding called Sport Premium, which is ring-fenced and can only be used to specifically develop physical education (PE), sport and physical activity in school. After an evaluation schools have then been awarded a bronze, silver or gold award or nothing at all within the Youth Sports Trust Kite Mark Award, as well as The Sainsburys School Games Quality Mark.

Following our recent assessments, Primrose Lane is very proud to announce that yet again, we achieved the Silver Kite Mark in the Youth Sports Trust Award for 2014/15, as well as Silver for the Sainsburys School Games Quality Mark, which is a fantastic achievement for a second year in a row! We would like to congratulate all staff and children for their efforts and cooperation within PE and Sport and hope it continues to progress further.

If you have any questions or suggestions of ways of further developing the PE and Sport here at Primrose Lane, please come and see Mr Jackson.
Sports Day July 2015
On Tuesday 14th July 2015, Primrose Lane had their annual sports day, which comprised of various sporting activities, where all children competed within their country and tried to score as many points as they could in order to win the trophy.

 

Within the morning events, children from all year groups were assigned to a country (with our chosen focus this year within the Women’s World Cup countries) and the Year 5 children led the sporting activities that the countries moved around. Year 5 have been busy planning the morning events and used their leadership skills in informing the groups how to compete most effectively and safely, tally the scores up, as well as coordinate the children to their next event.

 



The morning was a great success and children got very competitive with their running, skipping, jumping, throwing, catching and many more different activities. We would like to say a huge thank you to Year 5 for organising a great morning of competitive sport.

 

In the afternoon, we continued our Sports Day with class races, including the following races within different classes:
•    Sprints;
•    Teddy bear and hat;
•    Egg and spoon;
•    Beanbag;
•    Sack;
•    Tennis Racquet Volleys;
•    Football dribble;
•    Wheel barrow; and
•    Marathons.



We also had a Parents/Carers  competitive races to add to the fun element of the afternoon, which was cheered by adults and children alike. The atmosphere was fabulous on this glorious day and we would also like to say a big thank you to Parents/Carers for helping make it more memorable. The PTA were kind enough to put on refreshments for the afternoon, which was appreciated by all, thank you!

We finished with announcing the results from the morning for the winning country to collect their trophy, and the winners were Netherlands! Thank you to all children for competing well, trying their best, behaving well and achieving.
 

Football News

Leeds School 9 A-side Football League Results

Strawberry Fields 2 - 4 Primrose Lane (Nov 2014, Player of the match, Joe Rudge, GK).

St Josephs Wetherby 1 - 0 Primrose Lane (Oct 2014, Player of the match, Joe Rudge, GK)

Primrose Lane 0 - 4 St Theresas (Nov 2014, Player of the match, Sam Courtman, MF).

Primrose Lane 6 - 0 Strawberry Fields (Feb 2015, Player of the Match Jacob Batty, Forward)

Primrose Lane 1 - 1 St Joseph's Wetherby (Feb 2015, Player of the match Declan Tasker, Midfielder)

St Theresa's 5 - 2 Primrose Lane (Player of the match- Christian B, Centre Back)
Leeds Cup

Primrose Lane 7 - 1 Bramley St James (Nov 2014, Player of the match, Jacob Batty, Forward)

Athletics

Athletics Competition at Boston Spa High School
Athletics Competition, October 2014

 

On Wednesday 22nd October ten girls and ten boys were chosen to participate in the athletics competition, which was held at Boston spa high school. We competed against schools from: Collingham, Bardsey, Thorpe Arch and Harewood. Altogether we won seven races and for the rest we got second and third. The people who got first were:

Girls:
2 lap race individual - Chloe H
6 lap parlaauf – Layla and Chloe H
4x1 lap hurdle relay –Lily, Chloe H, Trinity and Holly
Bull nosed javelin- Chloe H

Boys:
1 lap race individual –Declan
4x1 lap obstacle relay-Quinn, Declan, Sam f and Lex

Mr Jackson said that the team did exceptionally well and behaved impeccably, resulting in WINNING and moving through to the next round, which again will be at Wetherby High School on Wednesday 26th November 2014. The events that the children competed in were individual races (along with hurdles), relay races (again with hurdles also), obstacle relays, standing long jump, standing triple jump, speed bounce, chest push, vertical jump and bull-nosed javelin. The children representing this successful team were: Year 5- Lucy, Violet, Trinity, Jessica, Jacob Batty, Christian and Ben; Year 6- Layla, Casey, Lily, Holly, Yasmin, Chloe Quinn, Freddie, Tom, Lex, Lewis and Sam.

Here’s how the standings finished:
1st- Primrose Lane (118 points)
2nd- Bardsey (96 points)
3rd- Harewood (83 points)
4th- Collingham (77 points)
5th- Thorp Arch (76 points).
Written by Layla and Lily (Year 6)
Athletics Semi Final competition, November 2014



On Wednesday 26th November 2014, Primrose Lane competed in the semi-finals of the athletics competition after the success of last half terms first round.  It was held at Wetherby high school in the sports hall. We competed against schools from: Green Lane, Bardsey, Lady Hastings and Whitlock. Altogether we competed well and achieved some great results. 

Mr Jackson said that the team did brilliantly well and behaved impeccably again. The events that the children competed in were individual races (along with hurdles), relay races (again with hurdles also), obstacle relays, standing long jump, standing triple jump, speed bounce, chest push, vertical jump and bull-nosed javelin. 

Overall, we achieved third place out of the five schools, narrowly missing out to get into the finals by one point! Although this was the case, children enjoyed their time and were very tired at the end! Here were the results:
1st- Green Lane;
2nd- Bardsey;
3rd- Primrose Lane;
4th- Lady Hastings;
5th- Whitlock.

The children representing the team were:
Year 5- Lucy, Violet, Trinity, Jessica, Jacob Batty, Christian and Ben;
Year 6- Layla, Casey, Lily, Holly, Yasmin, Chloe Quinn, Freddie, Lex, Lewis and Sam.
Whole School Skipping Festival, October 2014
On Friday 17th October 2014, each class from Reception-Year 6 participated in a skipping festival hosted by the company Skipping4Schools. The day was fabulous, with all children learning the benefits of skipping to physical activity and health, as well as socially playing in the playground and outside of school. Each class learnt how to safely skip, as well as various different techniques, ranging from ‘double-dutch, hopping, split legs, forward lunge, backward lunge, outwards lunge, skydiving, Irish dancing, side-swing;’ and many more! Children and staff alike found how tiring it can be, as our heart rates raced up quite quickly. We all loved the experience. Here are what some of the classes had to say about the day:

Reception:
Enjoyed playing some rope games, imagining they were balancing on a cliff, as well as avoiding the snake on the floor.

Year 1:

‘I liked it when we went under the rope’ - Cian and Henry M;
‘It was my favourite day’ – Wilson;
‘I got stuck when I did fast skipping, I liked it’ – Imogen;
‘I liked the step and hop’ – Freddie;
‘I couldn't skip but I kept practicing and soon I will be able too’ Max.

Year 2:
Imogen “I though skipping was really fun because I couldn’t do backwards skipping and now I can.”
Benjamin “I learnt how to do skipping with two jumps.”
Hannah “I learnt how to hop on one leg with a skipping rope.”
Toby “I learnt how to skip and turn around with someone holding two ropes.”
Tilly “I thought it was fun because I learnt things that I couldn’t do with a skipping rope before.”
Stanley “I thought it was fantastic because I couldn’t skip and now I can.”
Joel “I learnt how to skip with two skipping ropes.”
Libby “I thought it would be really easy to skip backwards but it wasn’t.”
Jasmine “I learnt that a step and a hop was a skip.”
Kai “I learnt how to skip backwards with a skipping rope.”
Emily “I learnt how to skip backwards and forwards.”

Year 3:

Lucas- ‘It was really fun and a lot better than I though it was going to be!’
Maisy- ‘I liked it because the rope whistled when you went really fast. I loved it that much, I bought a rope!’
Luke- ‘I liked it because there were lots of different ways of skipping’
James- ‘I found it hard but I kept persevering’
Abbi- ‘It was really fun and exciting’.

Year 4:

Year 4 did a skipping class with the coach George and we learnt some new tricks like backwards skip, some of us did the Double Dutch and we did side to side skip. Each class did something different.
Double Dutch is where you have two very very long ropes and you have to stand and twirl them, the person that’s jumping the ropes has to stand in front of one of the people that’s twirling and whirling the ropes and jumps!
We all had a very fun day !!!!!!!
Hannah: My favourite part was doing the double dutch because I got to do a twirl!
Olivia: My favourite part was the side to side skip because it was a challenge!
By Hannah and Olivia.

Year 5:

Amelia- ‘I enjoyed the skydive skipping because it was really fun. It was important to work as a team and concentrate really hard’;
Daniel C- ‘I loved the side swing, as firstly you had to swipe twice to the left, then twice to the right, then quickly jump over the rope!’;
Lucy- ‘My favourite skip was the side swing’;
Maisy- ‘ I really enjoyed Double Dutch because I learnt people from Holland made up the style, and that’s why it’s called Double Dutch’;
Sam- ‘My favourite skip was the ‘Pretzel’, because it was very interesting to watch a skipping rope like a pretzel’;
Charlotte- ‘I like the side swing because it was fun and it inspired me to skip’;
Natasha- ‘My favourite part was when you jumped forwards, backwards and outwards with the rope’.

Year 6:
Lucy Morgan – ‘George was a fantastic skipper and he taught us some fantastic tricks. I would definitely do it again!’
Charlie Skelton – ‘I thought skipping was really fun on Friday but challenging because we had to do lots of tricks. I found it hard where you had to put your leg on your elbow’.
Nia – ‘The skipping workshop was fabulous, you got to learn new and different skipping moves’.
Alix – ‘I enjoyed the skipping assembly’.
Josh – ‘On Friday skipping to me was fun and amazing. I learnt new things that were very interesting, like the pretzel. It was brilliant to demonstrate in the assembly’.
Intra Skipping Competition December 2014
Recently, the whole school has been going skipping crazy since our skipping festival day in Autumn 1. Due to this, we decided to have a skipping competition throughout the school starting in Year 1, all the way to Year 6. Each child in every class took part in the competition, where the boy and girl from each class who achieved the highest number of skips (within certain types of skips) competed against somebody from a different class. The following people were in the finals for the following skipping skills:

KS1 (Years 1 and 2)

 

KS1 Boys one bounce competition: Sam v Jacob (KS1 Boys winner - Sam)
KS1 Girls one bounce competition: Tilly v Safina (KS1 Girls winner – Tilly)
KS1 Boys hop competition: Charlie v Benjamin v Sam v Jacob (KS1 Boys winner – Charlie)
KS1 Girls hop competition: Rhiannon v Lauren v Charlotte (KS1 Girls winner – Charlotte)

Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4)

 

Boys one bounce competition: Archie v Bryn (Boys winner – Archie)
Girls one bounce competition: Ava Williams v Imogen (Girls winner – Imogen)
Boys side swing competition: Edward v Bryn v Luke (Boys winner – Edward)
Girls side swing competition: Lily v Maisy (Girls winner – Lily)

Upper KS2 (Years 5 and 6)

 

Boys one bounce competition: Ben v Lex (Boys winner – Ben)
Girls one bounce competition: Lucy v Eleanor (Girls winner – Eleanor)
Boys forwards, backwards, sideways competition: Joe v Josh (Boys winner – Joe)
Girls forwards, backwards, sideways competition: Trinity v Yasmin (Girls winner – Yasmin).

Throughout the school, children have enjoyed participating in the skipping competition, as well as in the playground at lunch and break times. I’d like to thank all the children and staff for their efforts with this competition and I hope everybody continues to practise and enjoy skipping, as it is a fun activity which helps keep us fit…..it’s perfect!
The winners of this competition will form our skipping leaders outside, for helping those attempting to do the skills and get better. They will receive a certificate in an assembly to celebrate their success. Well done!
Mr Jackson
Skipping Festival
Last term Year 2 had a session with Jodi from School Skipping Limited, she taught the class lots of different skipping methods and set us the challenge to learn all of the skills ready for a skipping festival. Since then at playtimes, lunchtimes, in PE lessons and at home, Year 2 have been busy practising and perfecting their skipping skills. 
 
On Monday 2nd February it was finally time to put our new skills to the test at a Skipping Festival at Boston Spa High School. Everyone was very excited! Despite the freezing temperatures in the Tennis Centre, spirits were high and everyone put 100% in to doing their best for our team. The children all took part in an event, while the rest of the class cheered them on. The behaviour of the class was impeccable and they all demonstrated brilliant sportsmanship. When it came to the results there were cheers and applause all round because, as well as winning a number of Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in each of the events, we also won the overall prize for the day, scoring a whopping 584 points! This score meant that we have achieved the highest score at all of the Year 2 events so far this year!! Well done Year 2, I am really proud of how hard you have worked, not just at the skipping festival but in the build up to it.
Miss Gregory
 
Here is what Year 2 had to say about the day.

Hannah – I enjoyed it when we all got to do our parts but it was a bit scary going in front of the other schools and teachers.
Sam – It was scary for me because I was the first one up but I tried my best and I won!
Imogen – I tried my best and I was pleased to get bronze.
Henry – I liked it when we got all of our certificates because I wanted to know who had won.
Benjamin – I enjoyed it because in the end I won and I was really pleased with myself.
Lauren – I felt happy because I learnt new skills like jogging with a skipping rope.
Alice – I was a bit scared at first because I did the big rope but I preserved and I got it right.
Daniel – I was scared when I was going to do the big rope because I didn’t think I could do it but I did. I tripped over but I got back up and carried on.
Joel – I was a bit scared of the big rope but once I got started I could do it.
Year 4’s Skipping Competition

 

“On the 24th March Jodi came in from Skipping School and taught
us how to get better at skipping, we had a great time. We practised
and practised for the competition that we were entering on the 8th
June. We were practising all the time and Reception loved watching
our skip dance on the playground. We have been practising for the
competition for 11 weeks, we even did skipping in the holidays!
When Jodi came in we did some weird skips such as pretzel where
you have got to hold your leg up when you are skipping. We all learnt
a new skip, some of us even learnt to skip properly! We all enjoyed
it when Jodi came in.
When we got to the Skipping Competition we all skipped to a song
for five minutes. We all enjoyed it at first but we got really tired.
There were five different schools including us: Harewood, St
Marys, Manston and Lady Hastings. When we saw all the schools in
the sports hall we were a bit nervous because we’ve never entered a
competition with so many people. We met a man called Chris and he
was very funny and he made everyone laugh. Chris was the one that
led the warm ups and he was the one who was calling us up to do our
events. The first event was ‘keep the pot boiling’ with the long rope.
The second event was the individual events and there were a lot of
really good skippers from the other classes.
After that we did our skip dance to Counting Stars that was the
hardest part of the whole competition because it was really hard
when everyone was looking at us. It went really well and we got
Silver! We also did events by ourselves such as double bounce,
speed bounce, side swing, cross over, pretzel, face to face,
butterfly. We all did really well, some of us even got gold. We
didn't win but we came third.
We really enjoyed the competition and I was really proud of myself
and the whole class. Skipping is great exercise and is fun as well.
Some people think skipping is just for girls but it isn't, it’s for
everybody!”
by Isobel, Ben S, Sammy DF
Sponsored Fancy Dress Cross Country Intra Competition (For Comic Relief and School Library)!
 
As you may be aware, last Friday turned out to be a great success! All children, from Nursery to Year 6 joined in the fun run, and we were extremely impressed with the effort put in regarding the number of laps children tried to complete, as well as the behaviour. I’m sure you’ll agree that children expressed a wonderful attitude, to what was a challenging task, as well as representing the school excellently. The whole morning ran smoothly, from the children, right through to the martials and volunteers that helped. School Council would like to express their appreciation to all who took part, all who helped and all who have raised money for Comic Relief and our class library. So far we have raised in excess of £2,000 due to your fabulous efforts, which is an outstanding amount…..with lots more yet to come! This will all go to an amazing cause.

In terms of achievement on the day, congratulations are in order for the following people:
  • Jacob B for achieving the most laps overall;
  • Luke B for achieving the most laps for lower KS2;
  • Charlie C for achieving the most laps for KS1;
  • Daniel T for achieving best fancy dress on the day;
  • Safina B for raising the most amount of money in their sponsorship (£177.50);
  • Nia H, Robie L, Ava H and Bobby H being in the £100 club.
Awards were also given out in classes for the boy and girl in each class who ran the most laps, so congratulations to those too.

Many thanks again, let’s hope next year is as good a success!

School Council and Mr Jackson
 

Foundation and KS1 

Best Fancy Dress
Gems Rounder Competition June 2015

 

On Friday 26th June 2015, KS2 had a Gems Rounders Competition, whereby each Gem group (From Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Amber and Amethyst) played each other in order to be crowned the Gem winners! The preliminary rounds were very exciting, with all teams scoring some great rounders, making good catches and fielding like they were pro’s!
 
Having collected results from the preliminary rounds, the runners up were Amber. In the third place play-off, Ruby and Amethyst had a very competitive game, but Ruby were awarded the bronze medal as third place.
 
We then had an equally enthralling final, where Emerald came up against Sapphire for the second time, which ended in a convincing victory for Emerald, who were crowned champions! Here is a picture of them celebrating below; congratulations go to them for working well as a team.

Skipping Year 2 Inter Competition WINNERS!
Last term Year 2 had a session with Jodi from School Skipping Limited, she taught the class lots of different skipping methods and set us the challenge to learn all of the skills ready for a skipping festival. Since then at playtimes, lunchtimes, in PE lessons and at home, Year 2 have been busy practising and perfecting their skipping skills.  

On Monday 2nd February it was finally time to put our new skills to the test at a Skipping Festival at Boston Spa High School. Everyone was very excited! Despite the freezing temperatures in the Tennis Centre, spirits were high and everyone put 100% in to doing their best for our team. The children all took part in an event, while the rest of the class cheered them on. The behaviour of the class was impeccable and they all demonstrated brilliant sportsmanship. When it came to the results there were cheers and applause all round because, as well as winning a number of Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in each of the events, we also won the overall prize for the day, scoring a whopping 584 points! This score meant that we have achieved the highest score at all of the Year 2 events so far this year!! Well done Year 2, I am really proud of how hard you have worked, not just at the skipping festival but in the build up to it.
Miss Gregory

Here is what Year 2 had to say about the day.

Hannah – I enjoyed it when we all got to do our parts but it was a bit scary going in front of the other schools and teachers.

Sam – It was scary for me because I was the first one up but I tried my best and I won!

Imogen – I tried my best and I was pleased to get bronze.

Henry – I liked it when we got all of our certificates because I wanted to know who had won.

Benjamin – I enjoyed it because in the end I won and I was really pleased with myself.

Lauren – I felt happy because I learnt new skills like jogging with a skipping rope.

Alice – I was a bit scared at first because I did the big rope but I preserved and I got it right.

Daniel – I was scared when I was going to do the big rope because I didn’t think I could do it but I did. I tripped over but I got back up and carried on.

Joel – I was a bit scared of the big rope but once I got started I could do it.
Year 4 and 5 Tennis Competition March 2015
On Monday 9th March, Primrose Lane years 4/5 went to a tennis tournament at Boston Spa high school. They competed against other local schools including Saint Edwards, Harewood and Collingham. We had close and successful scores. Here are some of our best results:
    
Archie   10-0
Ben 10-1
Jessica 10-7
Daniel 10-9
Trinity 10-4
Sam H 9-10
Hannah 10-7
Millie 10-6

We all enjoyed ourselves at the tournament and put on some good tennis for the spectators. The year 4’s came 3rd, just not qualifying to go to the second round, but year 5 came 2nd  and qualified to the second round in two weeks, so good luck to them!

Written by Ben and Archie

   
Tennis Final Competition
 


On Monday 23rd of March, four year 5 pupils went to Boston Spa School for a tennis final. We competed against a few schools, some of which were:
•    St Edwards
•    Colton
•    And many more
We all really enjoyed it.

We did really well, winning some of our games. Overall we came third out of six schools, narrowly missing out on winning, let alone coming second. 

By Daniel T
Years 4, 5 and 6 Cross Country Competition March 2015
On Friday 6th March 2015, 31 children participated in a cross country race, which was held at Brigshaw high school. We all did very well. But unfortunately the Year 4 boys, Year 5 girls and Y6 boys didn’t qualify to the next round. Luckily the Year 4 girls, Year 5 boys and Y6 girls won out of eight schools and will compete in the next round, which is held at Leeds Becketts University on the 25th March 2015.



These are the children, who came in the top ten:
Ava 1st (Y4)
Oliver 3rd (Y4)
Jacob 1st (Y5)
Chloe H 2nd (Y6)
Christian 7th (Y5)
Mathew F 2nd (Y5)
Lucy K 4th (Y5)
Trinity 8th (Y5)
“I thought it was very tiring but I was glad that I crossed the finish line” Lily B (Y4)
“I thought it was very challenging but I am very proud of myself” Trinity (Y5)
Everybody did very well. 
Thank you too all the teachers, who got us there and back. We can’t wait till next year to take part again.

By Layla Noble and Chloe Hall
 

Year 4 Girls

Year 4 Boys

Year 5 Girls

Year 5 Boys

Year 6 Girls

Year 6 Boys

On this lovely Friday afternoon, it was a pleasure to take a fabulous group of Primrose Lane children to the cross country competition, who represented the school impeccably, with great behaviour, support and effort. Spectators there were asking the question ‘Who are this Primrose Lane?’ and commenting ‘They’re doing brilliant aren’t they?!’. The children put in their best efforts, and eventhough they were tired, they persevered and made it through to the end being proud of their achievements, irrespective of their position. The children arrived back at school celebrating with their positions overall and as a school getting through to the next round, where they will represent ‘Leeds’, as opposed to Primrose Lane, which is an excellent opportunity for these individuals who excelled. I’d also like to thank the parents who helped on the day, who were also a great support.

Mr Jackson

  
Cross Country Finals March 2015
On the 25th March 2015, 15 children went to Leeds Becketts University to represent ‘Leeds’ in the finals of the cross country competition. There were five girls from Year 4, five boys from Year 5 and five girls from Year 6, all of which got through from the preliminary rounds. Again, they all did brilliantly and ran their socks off!
Overall, the Year 5 boys collectively won the silver medal as a team overall, which as a fantastic achievement! In each of the races there were over 150 children racing, so all of the children not only achieved well, but enjoyed the opportunity to represent their city too!
They all behaved excellently too, well done to them all!

 
Tag Rugby Competition April 2015
On April 1st 2015, the whole of Year 5 competed in a Tag Rugby Competition organised by Leeds Rhinos. There were lots of Leeds schools involved, three of which were Primrose A Team, Primrose B Team and Primrose C Team. Other local schools involved included the following which you may be aware of:
  • Shadwell;
  • Bramham;
  • Strawberry Fields;
  • Thorp Arch;
  • Deighton Gates;
  • Collingham;
  • Bardsey;
  • Crossley Street, etc.
All children thoroughly enjoyed a morning of carousel activities led by Leeds Rhinos coaches, before embarking on a fantastic competition. The children in Year 5 all represented the school brilliantly and behaved very well, even when decisions didn’t go their way. Everybody showed excellent gamesmanship by shaking hands and wishing each other the best for the next game.
Primrose A team did amazingly well, winning all of their games and have therefore gone through to the finals which are to be played at the South Leeds Stadium in Summer, so we wish them well. Unfortunately B and C teams didn’t make it through, but competed very well and scored a number of great try’s. 

 
Tag Rugby Final May 2015
On Thursday 21st May 2015, the Year 5 Primrose Lane Team A competed in the Tag Rugby City Finals at South Leeds Stadium. It was a lovely day, perfect for competing and spectating. Some of the class (who also competed in the previous round) came along to support the team, help them out with tactics and complete activities throughout the day. The team had four games and did exceptionally well, convincingly winning one of their games and narrowly missing out on the others. Everybody was really proud of the team, especially since all the other teams were a year older than them. They did excellently to get through to the city finals and represented Primrose Lane impeccably, as good role models. Congratulations!
We were also lucky enough to meet Leeds Rhinos Rugby player Andy Yates, who signed our Rugby balls and congratulated our captain Matthew.

 
 
The Kirk Deighton Schools Cup football tournament.
On Saturday Years 2, 3, 5, and 6 (two teams) took part in the Kirk Deighton Schools Cup football tournament at Grange Park in Wetherby.
All teams and players were amazing! The team spirit and the way that they approached each match was outstanding. Each and every player gave it their all; they never stopped running, kept a positive outlook on the games, even when things were not going their way. Each player supported the other members of their team, giving them encouragement when they inevitably became tied. 

 
Year 2 won all four of their matches scoring a total of 29 goals, I don’t think they realised that their games were non-competitive!

 

Unfortunately one of the Year 5/6 teams did not manage to proceed to the second round; however they did win two of their four matches. The second year 5/6 team went through to the second round and eventually came third in their year group.



Year 3 were like Gladiators, they never gave the opposition an inch. They ran for every ball closing the other teams down, preventing any opportunity for the oppositions to score. Year 3 were eventually the runners up in their group. Having played normal time, extra time and then ten minutes golden goal time in the final, the only way that a winner could be found was to resort to penalties, which unfortunately went the opposition’s way
 All the school should be so proud of the children that took part, as they were a credit to us all. As a member of the school staff watching the different teams play, I was proud to know that they all attended Primrose Lane.
Well Done.
Mr Simpson,  
Nursery Tour de Primrose
“Nursery welcomed lots of visitors yesterday to our amazing Tour de Primrose! The weather was
beautiful, and so many children arrived with an amazing selection of bikes and scooters. We all went
outside and had some exciting races, our children are super-sporty!
We had a picnic lunch in our playground, and then a quiet ten minutes relaxing before our visitors
arrived and the afternoon activities began. Just as in the Tour de France, we had five stages: a sprint
to start, followed by the tricky hill climb, and a winding path down the slopes. At this point we had to
stop to refresh ourselves with water and delicious energy bars, which the children had designed and
made earlier in the week. A race to the gate was followed by the marathon ride all the way back to
Nursery. It was tough going, but everybody managed to dig deep and find a last drop of energy to make
it back to Nursery.
Our playground looked beautiful, with bunting and picnic tables groaning with delicious home baking, as one Mummy said, better than Betty's! Everybody tucked into cakes, scones with jam and cream and fresh strawberries, washed down with tea for the adults and juice for the children. The day was rounded off by a demonstration of Nursery children's lovely singing, with two songs that they had made up the verses to themselves, followed by a well deserved huge round of applause!
Nursery staff would like to thank everybody for coming, and for all their help, it is greatly appreciated.
Here are some of the comments made on the day:
Fantastic event. Really well organised.
Lovely to see the children having so much fun. Nice cake too!"
"Afternoon tea finished off a perfect afternoon"
"An exciting, exhausting afternoon of cycling and scooting.
Delicious afternoon tea chez Primrose, the hottest ticket in Boston Spa.
Have suspicions Mrs Dowson, Mrs Sketchley and co are trying to fatten us up for Christmas!"
"The best bit was riding my bike without Mummy helping me!"
Year 6 Level 3 Bikeability
Year 5 Level 2 Bikeability



Last week, Year 5 did their Bikeability course. The groups completed activities throughout the week to ensure proficiency in riding a bike, checking the safety, as well as riding safely and competently along the road.
Jacob explained that:
‘Firstly, we did the ABCD checks (A=Air; B= Breaks; C= Chain; and D= Drop). Secondly, we learnt how to turn in from a major and minor road. Also,  we went on a bike-ride on the side-roads to put our practise into action. There were many other things that we learnt, but ultimately we now feel confident on the roads. Here are a few quotes from people in our class:
Amelia- ‘I enjoyed Bikeability because I enjoy learning new things’
Daniel J- ‘I learnt how to indicate’
Charlotte- ‘I learnt how to turn at a junction’
Matthew A- ‘I have learnt what to do when you start pedalling (pedal ‘ready’, look behind you and if it’s safe, set off!)’
Will- ‘I learnt how to brake safely on gravel’.
All children successfully passed, achieved their certificates and badges and loved the experience! The class would like to thank the instructors very much for their help (Mrs Gaunt, Carl).
Year 4 Level 1 Bikeability

This week Year 4 each had an afternoon of Level 1 Bikeability training with Angela Gaunt. Bikeability is a group session where you learn new skills, road safety and how to control your bike without falling off. We used the top playground to do all our activities. Despite it being very cold we all persevered and really enjoyed it.
One of our favourite activities was where we had to go round a roundabout and into the Valley of Doom without squashing any chickens! If we did, it meant we were a chicken slayer! (We didn't use real chickens, they were really cones!) This taught us how to be aware of other people on the roads.
In another activity we practised how to brake safely. We rode as fast as we could and when Angela shouted, "Hedgehog!" we had to stop straightaway.
At the end we had a race but instead of going really fast we had to go really slow. This helped us to practise how to control our speed. The winner was the person who came last.
We learnt how to check behind your right shoulder before you put your bike in the road.
We learnt how to do the 'M' check where you check the main things on your bike such as brakes, wheels (spokes and bolts), handlebars, saddle, pedals and the cranks.
We also learnt how to do hand signals when you're turning a corner.
We all had great fun learning and practising our new Bikeability skills.

Year 2 Bikeability June 2015

Year 2 Bikeability session



On Tuesday Year 2 were lucky enough to have a Bikeability session. The class were split into groups of 10 and went out on to the playground with Angela Gaunt, who commented on the fantastic behaviour of the class. Although I was not able to join them it was clear that Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed it as it inspired some fabulous writing. Below is Toby's piece of writing but they were all excellent.

Bikeability

Introduction

On Tuesday 9th June 2015 Year 2 had a Bikeability session on the top playground to learn how to ride a balance bike.

Year 2 Bikeabilty session

First we got a colourful balance bike and a helmet. Angela tested the wonderful weight of our balance bikes. Then we got to ride our fascinating balance bikes. First we had to ride on the outside of the cones in the way of a scoter, Bunny Rabbit, Kangaroo, Astronaut and someone walking or you could even stand up! Then Angela added a little short cut instead of going straight around. At one point I fell over but I was very brave and I didn’t cry. Then we had a game of cups and saucers. One team was monkeys which was my team.  Benjamin turned over all of the cones that I tuned over!

Conclusion

I learnt that it isn’t always easy on something that toddlers use. I liked the fact that you could take a short cut instead of going all the way around and it was more fun.
 
Hannah – The Bikeability session was really fun because I didn’t know what was going to happen. We had to go in and out of the cones, it was wiggly and exciting.
Lauren – My favourite part of the Bikeability was at the end because we played a game called Cups and Saucers and we got to go in and out of the cones. It was really fun.
Stanley – I liked that you could do any type of skills.
Benjamin – I liked that you could choose your own bike and see if it was the right size for you.
Tilly – I learnt that your helmet has to be tight or it might fall off.
Imogen – I liked it when we did the zig zags through the cones because you could ride your bike however you want.
Kai – I liked it that you could stand up on your bike.
Jasmine – I enjoyed gliding and riding really fast.
 
Leeds Rhino's Health Assembly



Yesterday we were treated to a whole school assembly led by the Leeds Rhinos which included a special visit from Ronnie the Rhino. During the assembly the school learnt about the three key principles of having a healthy lifestyle: food, sleep and hygiene. They talked about the importance of a good breakfast and a good night’s sleep (8-10 hours) to ensure that children’s brains are alert and ready for learning in school each day. They showed the Healthy Eating Plate and explained the importance of eating three balanced meals to ensure that our bodies are getting everything they need. Finally, they talked about the importance of exercise and doing at least 1 hour of activity per day (computer games not included!). Following this assembly, Year 2 will be having a weekly session with Matt from Leeds Rhinos to encourage the children to be active, learn different rugby skills and hopefully take up the sport as one of their extra-curricular activities. Our local team the Wetherby Bulldogs are currently recruiting new players and details on this will be sent out to the relevant year groups in the coming weeks. 

Lauren – I thought it was really good because I liked the bit where Ronnie the Rhino did a belly slide on the floor. 
Joel – I thought it was really funny because Ronnie the Rhino wanted to marry Miss Kalyan.
Benjamin – I learnt that you need to work as a team to win a game.
Temple Newsam Junior Park Run Opportunity
If your child enjoys running, why not ask them to take up the opportunity to run 2km weekly for free?! Every Sunday at 10am, Temple Newsam Junior Park Run offers juniors aged 4-14, the opportunity to run for fun! All that is required, is that you register online at: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/templenewsam-juniors/ and turn up! I hope that some of your children take up this opportunity, not just for the health benefits, but for social and enjoyment benefits.
Thanks for your interest. 

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