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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

Bramham 0 - 9 Primrose Lane (Player of the match: Luke B; Goal scorers: Luke B, Ben T, Edward T, Luke A, Rhys T)
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
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."