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West Yorkshire Semi-Final Cross Country Competition

On Wednesday 21st February 2018, 18 children from Years 4, 5 and 6 competed in the semi-finals of the West Yorkshire cross country competition at Temple Newsam, after their success from the previous round. Again, the children represented Primrose Lane excellently; showing wonderful, supporting behaviour, fabulous sportsmanship and great perseverance.

As you can see above, our Year 4 boys team competed again, Year 5 girls, Year 6 Boys; then individuals competed from Years 4 and 5 as a result of their success from the previous round.

All competitors achieved very well, persevering in the difficult terrain, where the mud at certain parts of the course was slippery and difficult to run on. We even had some top 10 finishers who are already through to the finals as individuals at the least (Charlie C coming first; Luke A third; Sam A second; and Jacob T seventh). Congratulations must go to all, who were competing against over 100 other children of their age group, we wish them luck for getting through, and to the top 10 who are already through!

Thanks must also go to the Parents and Carers who supported on the day on the sidelines.

Mr Jackson
(PE and Sport Coordinator)

Sainsburys School Games Quality Mark

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 Sainsbury’s School Games Quality Mark. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in

2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment

to the development of competition across their school and into the

community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of

participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that

the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded again this year.


Following our recent application, Primrose Lane is very proud to announce that we achieved the Gold for the Sainsburys School Games Quality Mark, maintaining our award from last year, which is a fantastic achievement! 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. Congratulations have also been received from SSCos Jon Lynsky from Boston Spa High School and Julie Smyth from Wetherby High School, as well as Partnership Development Manager Shaun Mulhern.


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 (PE and Sport Coordinator).

Football League Results

  • Primrose Lane 2 - 2 St Joseph's (Player of the Match: Ben; Goalscorers: Luke A, own goal)

Leeds City Final

On the 24th January 2018, the Primrose Lane School Football Team played in the Leeds Schools Final (at Leeds United’s Thorp Arch training ground), where the 10 best school teams in Leeds competed, in the hope that they would make it through to Wembley. Whoever won this tournament, would go through to represent Leeds in the North of England Finals.
Primrose Lane’s first match, was against Gildersome, where it was a close game, but a run down the wing from Luke and a tap in for Benjamin sealed the win for Primrose.

In the second Match against Immaculate Heart of St Mary, it was a close game ending in a 0-0 draw.

In the next match, Primrose nicked a late goal against Tranmere Park, Luke A with a great run though the centre of the pitch and a finish into the far left hand corner.

The last match of the group stage, Primrose scored two good goals (one by Luke B and Lucas got the winner). Benjamin was on the wing and a cross came into the back post where Luke fired a volley into the near post top corner. Lucas did a great run and finished the ball past the keeper.

Semi Final
In the Semi-final, Primrose had a close match against Meanwood, where Meanwood took the lead , but we pulled the game back. It went to a nerve racking penalty shootout, where Primrose won 4-3.

Primrose met Immaculate Heart of St Mary again in the final. In was another close battle, ending in a nervy penalty shoot-out again! Luckily, our training with Mr Jackson paid off, with all of our penalties being scored and Immaculate Heart of St Mary’s missing one of theirs. We were delighted winners and are looking forward to the North of England Finals!

Written by Thomas A and Luke B
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Road to Wembley Football Competition 2017

On Friday 24th November, Primrose Lane Primary School competed in the Road to Wembley Football Competition at Wetherby High School. There were various other teams throughout Leeds entered, and we were drawn in a group with St Theresa’s and St Mary’s.

Luke A, Luke B, Edward T, Lucas P, Thomas A, Joe Butterfield and Ben Thornton.

The results were brilliant, as follows:

Primrose Lane 1 – 0 St Theresa’s
Primrose Lane 3 – St Mary’s
Primrose Lane 2 – 0 St Theresa’s
Primrose Lane 3 – 0 St Mary’s
Primrose Lane 1 – 1 St Theresa’s
Primrose Lane 2 – 0 St Mary’s.

We therefore got into the semi-finals against Whittkirk, who we beat 1 – 0 with an excellent goal by Lucas (Shown above in the picture – Thanks for capturing this Mrs Thornton!). The weather – as you can see above - was horrendous, therefore the final was decided that both teams were to go through to the next round, which was to be the case anyway. Primrose Lane went through unbeaten with wonderful performances by all players, who showed excellent teamwork, gamesmanship and determination. Congratulations must go to everyone. We’d also like to thank the adults who supported on the day and persevered with the conditions!

Mr Jackson (PE and Sport Coordinator) 
Cross Country Competition

On 11th October 2017, 29 children from Years 4, 5 and 6 participated in a cross country competition held at Brigshaw High School. The children represented Primrose Lane excellently; showing impeccable behaviour, fabulous sportsmanship and great perseverance.

Even through the weather was temperamental, all the children put in their best efforts and cheered each other through every race!


We have now received results to suggest that our Year 4 Boys, Year 5 Girls and Year 6 Boys have all qualified to the City Finals in March 2018! Although, Year 4 girls and Year 5 boys didn’t make it through, Zara, Charlie C and Joel B all made it through due to their individual achievements. Congratulations to all competitors! There must be particular mentions for Year 6 Boys who won their group by a large margin! Additionally, congratulations must go to Luke A, Charlie C and Sam A individually for coming first in the race for their whole age group! Thank you to all the parents/carers who turned up on the day to show their support and help Mr Jackson with the team. We look forward for March to do it all again, but until then, well done competitors!

Year 2 Skipping Final Video from Summer!
Athletics Competition, October 2017 Years 5-6

On Thursday 19th October 2017, pupils from Years 5 and 6 represented the school and competed against four other schools (Thorp Arch, Harewood, Bardsey and St Edwards). The events involved girls competing against each other and the boys competing against each other, then the results combined to give an overall score. The team did exceptionally well and behaved impeccably, resulting in going through to the Plate Final! 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.

Congratulations to the whole team and good luck in the Plate Final!
Intra Competitions and Participation
Intra Skipping Competition December 2017

Recently, children have been going skipping crazy since our skipping festival day in Autumn 1. Due to this, we decided to have a skipping competition throughout Key Stage 2 (KS2). Each child throughout KS2 took part in the competition, where the boy and girl from each class who achieved the highest number of skips competed to get into the finals. The following people were class winners:

Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4)

Year 3: Boy (Lewis), Girl (Evie)

Year 4: Boy (Sam A) Girl (Edie)

Overall Lower KS2 Winner: Boy (Sam A), Girl (Edie)


Upper KS2 (Years 5 and 6)

Year 5: Boy (Sam F), Girl (Eve O’B)

Year 6: Boy (Lucas) Girl (Ava)

Overall Upper KS2 Winner: Boy (Sam F), Girl (Ava)


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…’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 to celebrate their success. Well done!

Mr Jackson (PE and Sport Coordinator)
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Year Two Skipping

Last Friday, Year Two had a skipping morning in preparation for the Skipping Festival in February. All the children were shown and had the chance to practise a range of skills, including the double bounce, side swing and face to face pair skipping. I was really impressed with how all the children persevered with their skipping skills and tried their best and we are looking forward to taking part in the competition.

It was very fun and we learnt different skipping skills.- Honour
I really enjoyed it but I found it quite difficult- Cameron
I found skipping a bit hard but I am learning it- Erin
It was quite hard but I am getting the hang of it – Ella
It was so fun my favourite skip was the side swing- Thomas T
It was really good and I liked the big skipping rope – Zack
I liked doing face to face in partners – Anum


Year 5 Sports leader training 2017!
Eleven Year 5 children volunteered to become our new Sports Leaders. They spent a day at Boston Spa High School, along with seven other local primary schools, learning how to become good Sports Leaders for Primrose Lane.

They learnt how to organise participants, how to communicate, how to define an area suitable for an activity and finally how to be organised with the correct equipment.

‘I really enjoyed the day, because I learnt how to get people’s attention.’ Georgina

‘I really enjoyed training to be a Sports Leader, because I learnt lots of new cricket skills. Also we paired up with Collingham, so it was really good for our teamwork. My favourite part was the cricket section.’ Toby

‘I really enjoyed it, because not only did we learn about Sports Leaders, we also got to interact with other schools. It was a good day.’ Sam F

‘I liked the Sports Leader training, because they taught us different games that we can teach to everyone in school.’ Rhys

Whole School Skipping day, October 2017

On Friday 13th October 2017, each class from Reception-Year 6 participated in a skipping festival hosted by the company Skipping Schools, led by Jodi. The day was fabulous, with all children learning the benefits of skipping for physical activity and health, as well as socially playing in the playground and outside of school. Children also learnt about persevering and if they struggled, carried on giving it a go. Each class learnt how to safely skip, as well as various different techniques, ranging from ‘double-dutch, hopping, split legs, speed skip, side step, back-to-back, change places, side-swing, pretzel;’ 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: Year 1:

Year 1:

Susie – ‘It was quite tricky but fun!
Elliot – ‘You have to do lots of jumping.’
Toby – ‘I was a bit nervous but I found out I'm really good!’

Year 3:

Kodee Niviri Haines – ‘I really enjoyed doing cross skip but I need some practise’.
Kara Dunford – ‘I have really enjoyed the criss cross and I have got better’.
Hannah Wise – ‘I really enjoyed the skipping because we did lots of different moves, my favourite was the double bounce’.
Freya Eteen – ‘I improved on my cross over because Jodi taught us to do it step by step’.

Year 4:

Henry E – ‘I really liked the skipping day because I learnt new skills.’
Henry M – ‘I found it quite enjoyable, at first some of the new things were tricky but I kept going until I got it.’
Beth – ‘I really enjoyed the day, it was lots of fun. I found the long rope jumping hard but I didn't give up.’

Year 5:

Toby- ‘I really liked how you got to focus on the backward steps for each skill, rather than just the forward steps’.
Hannah – ‘I really enjoyed skipping through the ‘Texas Star’, because I thought I’d get whacked with the rope and tangled up, but I didn’t!’
Imogen – ‘I enjoyed the ‘Texas Star’, because I didn’t think I’d be able to do it.’
Tilly – ‘I enjoyed watching people jump through the ‘Texas Star’, because it looked impossible initially.’
Jay – ‘I liked going through the ‘Texas Star’, because I didn’t think I could do it.’
Lauren – ‘I really enjoyed the skipping session, because I learnt how to do the backwards cross over, as well as the ‘Texas Star’.’

Year 6:

Evie - "Skipping was really enjoyable because it gave everyone the opportunity to have a go. It also taught me a new skill: playing 'Red arrows'."
Maisy - "I really liked it when we were doing the 'Red arrows' and long rope games because it is fun and a real challenge."
Liam - "I loved doing the long rope challenges."
Commando Fitness.


Commando Fitness is yet again very popular with children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

All the children are eager to start the exercises each week, with the majority surprising themselves with how much fun rolling in mud can be. The main aims of the club are to improve fitness and to encourage teamwork, however this year we are doing something a little bit different. Children are being given the opportunity to lead the training sessions in an effort to build their confidence in leadership rolls. The children taking part are learning that improving fitness requires commitment and determination. The exercises include: running, tyre runs, log and core bag carrying, press-ups, sit-ups and many more.

All the children have realised that a major bonus of all the exercise is that it involves getting dirty and the dirtier the better!!!

‘I’m really enjoying Commando Fitness. Mr Simpson really pushes us hard and teaches us new skills. I get a bit muddy, but it’s really FUN! We get to carry logs and tires, YOU HAVE TO JOIN!’ - Lucy Harper.

‘I love Commando Fitness because it gets your heart pumping, I also like it because you get to do Fireman’s lift, Piggy back races, lifting 15kg bags and so much more.’ - Libby Philpott.

PE Curriculum
PE- Dance

Year 5 were very lucky to receive dance sessions in PE from Leeds Rhinos Foundation specialist Nic Booth. She has taught us lots from various movement skills (gross and fine), sequences, creativity and active learning. We have been learning about World War Two, therefore did a series of lessons as ‘dancing evacuees’. Nic was excellent at helping it be cross curricular. Take a look from our videos, you’ll see the excellent learning we’ve done!

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Have a look at some of our pictures from our gymnastics lessons. We are really enjoying learning (and inventing our own) gymnastic skills! We know how to perform sequences that include pike, tuck, straddle, straight, stag and wolf shapes. We have also been adding in flight elements and turns. Our balancing is improving and our sequences are getting better each week!