Football Year 5/6 - week 4
Yesterday, on the 10th October, the Y5-6 football team went to play the next round of games in the local schools cup vs Turton and Edgeworth and St Edwards. In the first game, although the group started well, the play was quite slow and despite getting better and better the team were leading 2-1 at half time. After some wise words from coach Joel, the team came out lively and scored four unanswered goals really quickly and dominated the game. The team finished off the game by winning 8-3 with some good individual performances.
In the second game against St Edwards, the positive mood created by the first game showed and confidence oozed through the team and the team work started to show. An amazing first half performance led to an 8-0 half time lead. The children played some great football leaving the St Edwards team chasing shadows! The second half was as dominant and apart from some brave defending and superb saves from their keeper, the St James' team scored three more goals and finished victorious by 11 goals to 0!
Well done everyone - there was great support shown for each other throughout the games - well done!
Badminton Festival Report
Four children from year 6 went to a badminton festival at QEGS. They were very nervous and anxious at first (two of them had never played badminton before). They all pilled through and were quite successful. All 4 children were very confident and cheerful towards the end of the festival. They tried their best and enjoyed it very much. All of them had lots of courage and were brilliant. Well done to the 4 children who participated.
Netball League Report
On Tuesday 1st October, 8 girls from year 5/6 and Maisie from Year 4 went to compete in the final 2 netball league matches at Darwen Vale. After losing last week’s matches, we were all prepared and ready to win!
The first match was against St Paul's, we tried our best but unfortunately lost 5:0. We were a little bit afraid for our next game now against Holy Trinity but we were going to do our best to try and win!
The last match against Holy Trinity was a close match! It was end to end netball and the match finished as a 0:0 draw. It was a brilliant team effort girls, well done!
Football 03.10.19 Y5-6 @ Soccerdome
The Y5-6 team rolled up to the Soccerdome for the 3rd week of fixtures in the Blackburn with Darwen Primary Schools Cup. The team were full of confidence following last week's battles & results that rescued four points out of six from losing positions. The team faced a St Peters Primary School team who were also full of confidence following an unbeaten start to the game. From the first whistle the St James' team had to work together from front to back to keep the opponents away from the goal. The skilful and persistent St Peters team were relentless though & after lots of good tackles and last second blocks a deflected shot gave them the lead. The St James' heads did not drop & they continued to work hard but St Peters put in a magnificent & ruthless effort & were winning 4-0 by the half time break. Two minutes with Coach Joel & one or two changes at half time & the St James' team came out fired up to try & get back into the game. The team worked more efficiently & the game remained scoreless in the second half for most of it. Then four minutes from time, St Peters scored a fifth. Then, after a mistake by their goalkeeper leading to a St James' free kick, Jack fired the ball into the top left corner passed a stranded goalkeeper!!! St Peters scored one more before the end to finish with a 6-1 defeat. It was tough for the children but lots of lessons were learned through the experience.
Unfortunately, our second opponents, St Pauls, were unable to take part in the games this week so we were awarded a 1-0 win as they were unable to fulfil the fixture. The team used this as an opportunity for a game between themselves which was a good, fun run around & a chance to show how they can play.
Well done everyone - it was a challenging game today against a very good opposition. This is something to learn from and use as a tool to help get better.
Netball Match Report – 24.9.19
On Tuesday evening, we played our third netball league match at Darwen Vale against St Peters. It was all a bit of a rush as the weather was awful so we had to play inside.
It was a massive improvement on the previous week’s performance. We made sure we were finding space and realised how much better this made the game flow.
Whilst the whole team showed real grit and determination against a team containing 4 boys!! Sude and Evie put in an outstanding performance and are beginning to show a real natural flare for the game.
We returned and practiced hard at school on Thursday and are really looking forward to our final games next week.
Year 5/6 Football Report
On Thursday 26th September, the Y5-6 football team returned to the Soccerdome for the 2nd week of the inter schools competition. On the back of last weeks games, the team had a greater understanding of the expectations.
In the first game against St Cuthbert's, the team were a little slow getting started and by half time found themselves trailing by three goals to one. Although our goal was a cracking long distance strike from Joshua. In the second half, and after some inspiring words from coach Joel, the team were much more alert and positive on the ball. The team dominated and goals from Jack and Mason made the score 3-3. Despite all of the pressure and attempts, the team could not manage a winning goal before the full time whistle so the game finished in a respectable draw. A superb effort despite a slow start.
In the second game against St Barnabas, deja vu struck again and the team found themselves 1-0 and then 2-1 behind. However, a more collective approach and some great perseverance meant that with a hat-trick by Jack, the team won 3-2!
Well done everyone - the games showed some determination and hard work to come back from challenging situations and from this aspect a lot was learned. Well done!!
Netball League Match Report
On Tuesday night, 8 of us from Year 5 and 6 went to Darwen Vale to take part in our first round of netball league matches. We had only had one netball practice after school so were a little nervous but super excited!
After finding our positions and figuring out which areas we were allowed to go in, we were off! Our first match was against St James’ Darwen. It was such a close game! Both teams had plenty of opportunities to score and as the match came close to the end we were tied 2:2. However, a last second goal from super shooter Lacie won us the game!
Our second match was a little different. This was against St Barnabas and during this match we learnt that even though netball is a non-contact sport, it can get quite rough! We began to get a little frustrated but our teachers were so incredibly proud of us for managing to keep our heads up and soldier on! Unfortunately we lost this game but learnt an awful lot about how to keep going when things aren’t quite going your way. We will get them next time!
Bring on next week’s match!
Y5/6 Football @ Soccerdome - DPSSA Thursday Football League
Last night (Thursday 19th September), a group of Y5/6 boys went to the Soccerdome to play in the first week of games in the new league season. The team included Ashton, Mckenzie and Tyler from Y5 and Theo, Josh, Zach, Mason and Jack from Y6. The team arrived in high spirits for this week’s games against Holy Trinity and Ashleigh.
The first game against Holy Trinity didn’t start too well as they took an early lead. However, once the group got used to the new environment and the game format they grew into the game and two goals from Jack made it 2-1 at half time. The pace of the game and the strength of the opposition started to take its toll and at the start of the second half Holy Trinity scored an equaliser past Ashton who made some terrific saves in his first game in goal for the Y5-6 team. This then caused the team to REALLY start playing. All of a sudden, everything clicked into place and there was a greater buzz and urgency about the team, passes were being found more accurately, decisions were being made quicker, tackles were more decisive and shots were more powerful. The St James’ team didn’t look back from this point and four second half goals from Jack and a good strike from Mason made the final score 7-2 to St James’s. There were some good performances from all of the players but Theo put in a composed performance as one of the team’s defenders. He was extremely calm under pressure and made some very good decisions when in possession of the ball.
After winning convincingly, the second game of the evening started after a quick drink. The team played against Ashleigh who also came onto the field confident after an opening victory. From the first whistle, Ashleigh tried to dominate possession and use their physical superiority to their advantage. The skill level and team play was stronger from their team who have had lots of experiences together and this led them to take a 2-0 lead at half time with two fantastic goals. The team regrouped at half time with a teamtalk from coach Joel and started the second half positively. There were some close chances but the ball would not go in the net this time!! As the team tried to score, it meant that there were lots of spaces appearing around the pitch. The Ashleigh team exploited these on occasions and despite some brave defending from Theo, Josh and Zach and some brave saves from Ashton, the final score was 5-0 to Ashleigh. They are a strong team but a benchmark to work towards. After the match handshakes and a little reflection on the evenings games, the team left feeling positive and ready for the next round next week.
If anyone is available and would like to come and support the team. They are playing at the Soccerdome for the next five Thursday evenings from 4.00-5.00pm. Well done everyone – a great start to the season and with practices happening on Monday evenings and follow up games on a Thursday, the team will get better and better!
Thank you to all of the parents, families and friends who turned up to support the children throughout the evening. Thank you.
Sainsburys School Sports - Dodgeball Day
On Tuesday and Wednesday this week all our children took part in our interhouse dodgeball competition. Lots of fun was had by all and our winning teams were:
KS 1 - Mars
Lwr KS2 - Year 3 Jupiter
Up KS2 - Year 6 Mars
KS 1 had a wonderful time and even included a cheerleading group in their afternoon!!
Well done to the winning teams and a huge thank you to all the staff that help make these events possible.
Summer Sports Activity Club
A holiday Club for all pupils will be running from Monday 22nd July -Friday 26th July . If you would like your child to take part, please fill in the form and return to school by the end of next week! The form is available below to print off but you can also ask at the office for a copy. If you have any questions, please call and we will be happy to help!
Unfortunately, due to a lack of numbers this club will not be running.
Cross Country– Race 3
The third and final race of the year was upon us. 14 children took part and each and every one of them did themselves and St James’ proud.
It was an incredibly hot evening and this would only make the run harder. The year 3/4 children ran first and all bettered their places from the last race with Lacey finishing in an amazing 15th spot. The boys all ran well and gave everything they had.
The year 5/6 teams went last and again gave their very best performances. All of the children finished with their highest placings over the 3 runs. Precious came in 2nd and Rory in 5th.
Although we didn’t win any medals this year (unfortunately Precious missed the first run) Mrs Wilton and Mrs Jacques have been hugely impressed with the runners attitudes and the amount they have learned over the year. We are really looking forward to next year’s cross country events and wish our year 6 children, moving on to their high schools, continued success with their running.
Also a massive thank you to the parents, who have helped with transport and have been with us every step of the way to support the children .
Well done: Daisy, Shannon, Mercedes, Precious,
Tegan, Lacey, Keira, Lily Jo, Poppy, Hsanat, Rory, Louie,
Lewis, Ryley, Ethan, James, Cayden.
Mrs Wilton/Mrs Jacques
Sports Day- 6th June 2019
KS2 Sports day winners were Jupiter with a winning score of 93 Points. Well done!
Wednesday 8th May 2019 - Year 3/4 Mini Tennis Competition
On Wednesday afternoon, Aiden, Stash, Lacey and Keira went to Blackburn Northern Tennis Club for the Year 3/4 Mini Tennis Competition.
When we arrived, we were mesmerized by the giant inflatable ‘bubble’ we were playing in. First up were the group stages and in our group were Lower Darwen, St Thomas and St Albans.
We beat St Thomas 3 matches to 1 and then Lower Darwen beat us 3 matches to 1! Miss Bryan said all four of the children could beat their St Albans opponents and sure enough they did! They smashed it winning the last match 4-0!! We won 8 out of our 12 matches and were runners-up in the group!
Coming second in the group stages meant that we progressed to the quarter finals! Unfortunately we were drawn against Westholme! They were fantastic tennis players and although Keira won her match but sadly we didn’t make it to the semi-finals.
All four children were a pleasure to take to the competition and they represented the school really well. The children showed some great skill and determination and learnt a lot from the competition. Well done guys and thank you for an enjoyable afternoon.
Jamie Knight Freestyle Football Visit
What an amazing day we all had!! We started with an assembly where Jamie shared his experiences and stories with us, along with teaching a couple of the children and Mr Mason some tricky new skills. Moving on from this, to sessions throughout the day across all ks1 and ks2 classes. The children were totally engaged throughout the day and have given some lovely feedback to Mrs Wilton which she will pass on to Jamie.
Orienteering Report- Wednesday 20th March 2019
On a lovely sunny afternoon, Mrs Bibby and Mr Mason took 10 children from Years 5 and 6 to Feniscowles Rec to compete in the orienteering competition. The teams got off to a great start, working together to read the map and sprinting to each point. Each pair worked very well together and showed excellent attitudes and persevered really well. We are waiting to hear on the final results by email but the children should be very proud of their efforts and the way in which they represented our school. Well done to all the orienteering team!
Change 4 Life - Tuesday 12th March 2019
On Tuesday Mrs Wilton took a group of year 3 children to a Change 4 Life Festival at Blackburn College.
The children were a little nervous but also really excited. We had no idea what to expect!
Upon arrival we were shown into an enormous sports hall, filled with lots of exciting looking equipment. The students who would be helping us were very kind and made us all feel very welcome. The hall soon filled up with lots and lots of other children from schools all around Blackburn and Darwen.
We moved off in our group to take part in a circuit of skill based games that included, running, jumping, throwing, catching, balancing, teamwork and having lots of fun.
The session was over before we knew it and all the children had smiling faces and red cheeks. They said it had been "Amazing", "Good fun" and "The best day ever!". The children were an absolute credit to St James' and their determination to take part and give their all with such positive attitudes made Mrs Wilton very proud.
A huge thank you to Mr Mercer and the team at Blackburn College for a fantastic event!
Blackburn Rovers Free Tickets
Can we say a huge THANK YOU to Miss Bryan for organising free tickets to a Blackburn Rovers Match at the beginning of April. She has worked really hard to get all the letters and details together in order to be able to give our children and their families and amazing experience.
We have been inundated with replies and at the last count we were asking for over 160 tickets!!!
We look forward to hearing all about this after the Easter holidays.
Lower ks2 Multiskills Festival 12.3.19
Mrs Wilton and a number of children from year 3, had an amazing afternoon at Blackburn College. They worked closely with the young leaders on a number of multi skill based activities. There were lots of pink cheeks and smiling faces at end of the event and Mrs Wilton was very proud of the way the children had given it their all.
We have had a great start to the new year with our sports. Our pupil voice team have got stuck in to delivering a new play time sporting challenge and are also going to be helping out the younger children at football club (starting Monday 14th January.)
We have also been very lucky to enlist the help of a professional running coach, Mr Bibby, who will be working with our cross country squad this term. They will be working on the technique and their stamina throughout this term.
Year 5/6 gymnastics club is also underway and the team for this competition, later in the year, will be selected from the children who attend. Our year 3/4 competition date has just been received and team selection for this will be made next week.
Our Boccia team have qualified for the BWD schools finals and Mrs Pratley will be escorting them to this event in a few weeks time. Mrs Pratley will also be selecting a swimming squad for the gala at Darwen Leisure Centre, on the 15th March.
Exciting times for sport at St James'
Gymnastic Competition - 13th February 2019
On Wednesday afternoon, Miss Kelly took 4 children to St Bedes for the Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition. She was very impressed with them and said they showed huge potential. Although we didn’t manage a top 3 place the performances and commitment of the children was outstanding. This, coupled with the amazing performances at J-Factor last night mean that our chances for medals at future competitions look good!
Year 3-4 Sports Hall Athletics - February 2019
On Tuesday 5th February, a group of children from years 3 and 4
attended the Sports Hall Athletics Competition at Darwen Vale.
The children were all super excited and a little nervous. There were 7 schools attending the event and the sports hall was packed! Our team performed to the very best of their ability at all times and were super supportive of each other.
The competition was soon in full flow with events such as running, obstacle relays, over under relays, throwing and jumping. We really could not have asked for any more from the team.
Although we finished in 7th place we were all very proud of the effort,
determination and sporting attitudes of the St James’ children. Well done!
Boccia Report: Friday 1st February 2019
The Boccia team were invited to attend the County Finals after finishing the Primary Schools League in 3rd place. The Finals took place on Friday at the Sports Hall attached to QEG’s, Lammack Road, Blackburn. On a very snowy morning the team arrived at the venue, eager to get started. Unfortunately the start was delayed due to others struggling with the weather conditions. The team used this time to get in some practise.
When one of the opposing teams arrived, St James’ Jets were shocked to say the least. Keira R summed up their reaction by stating “They’re teenagers, we’re playing against teenagers, they’re teenagers!”
In the league, St James’ Jets played, they were the only Primary school but they really tried to keep focused. Their first match resulted in a 14-0 win against Mayfield Allstars, their second against Moor Hey Strikers and third match against Coppice Dynamo’s was very close, but due to some clever last minute tactics lost 3-5 and 2-3 respectively.
Our result of 3rd in the league didn’t achieve a place in the Regional Finals this time so unfortunately this is where our campaign finishes for this year. Well done to the St James’ Jets – Keira R, Ellis C, Owen F and a special thank you to Mercedes H for stepping in at the last minute.
Since the beginning of the school year 7 children from Year 2, 10 children from Year 4 and Year 5 have been attending Splash weekly for swimming lessons. All the children have shown great improvement, impressing both Mrs Robinson and Mrs Pratley.
Within these groups there were two children who stood out for their level of improvement. They are Charlotte and Gabriella from Year 4. Neither of these girls had ever been swimming before so had very little water confidence. Both girls have improved week on week resulting in distance certificates. Well done to you both and all the swimmers.
Dodgeball - 29th November
On Thursday evening, 6 children from year 6 took part in a Dodge Ball Festival at
St Bedes. The sports hall was full of children and buzzing with excitement.
We played 6 matches in all winning 4 and losing 2.
The team performed really well and enjoyed the experience of taking part in a sporting event.
Well done to all involved.
Week Commencing 19.11.18
On Tuesday evening 8 girls from years 4, 5 and 6 went to play football at St Bedes. It was very cold and very wet!
The girls played really well and a huge thank you to Poppy for stepping in at the last minute to cover for one of the year 5 girls who was unwell. There was a super team spirit despite the cold and wet.
We Won 4 matches and drew 1 finishing with 10 points. This meant we had finished second on the night and qualified for the finals night.
Thank you to Daisy’s mum for help with transport and to Mrs Wilton and Joel for taking us.
On Wednesday afternoon, 16 year 5 and 6 boys attended a football tournament at Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre.
Our two teams played a number of games throughout the afternoon and performed really well. Attitudes were good at all times and effort was brilliant.
Red team finished 3rd and yellow team finished 6th.
There were some outstanding performances from both our goal keepers along with some spectacular goals.
Well done everyone.
And finally, our KS2 children have been taking part in our first sporting challenge – speed bounce – over the last few weeks. Our winner was Millie from Year 6 with 76 bounces in 30 seconds! Next week’s challenge will be skipping – how many skips in 30 seconds. Well done to everyone who has taken part.
Reports by Pupil Voice Coordinators – Daisy, Tegan and Hsanat
Last night Mrs Wilton and Mrs Bryan took 6 girls and boys to a dodgeball festival. They played 14 games, drew a couple and won the rest!
Excellent sportsmanship was shown by all children taking part.
Football – 8.11.18
Last night, 7 boys attended a football match and won 7 - 4! Jack was in goal and did some awesome saves. Louie and George both scored one goal each and Jude scored 5 goals. All together the team placed 7th in the league. Thank you Mrs Wilton, Joel and Mr T for taking us to Soccerdome.
The football team.
Football – 1.11.18
On Thursday our football team – made up of all year 5 children played two more fixtures at DW.
The children had not played together as a team before but were full of enthusiasm. We arrived early and warmed up whilst waiting for the other teams to arrive.
Our first match was against St Barnabas. It was a very close match with some brilliant opportunities for both sides. Unfortunately we lost to an unexpected shot from the half way line that took everyone by surprise!
Our second match was against Avondale who are currently sitting very close to the top of the league. We had a change of goalkeeper for this match and set off with the same enthusiasm as before. The team tried really hard but Avondale were just too strong for our young, inexperienced team and we lost 5-1.
One more match to go next week!
The Boccia Team (Keira R, Ellis C and Owen F) attended the first round Boccia tournament on Thursday 4th October. At this tournament they achieved two wins out of the three games played, putting them in second place in league 6.
The team attended the second round on Thursday 18th October, feeling very confident. Their first match was cancelled as Wensleyfold School pulled out giving our team 6points. Our second match, lead to our 13 -2 win against Lammack School and our final match in league 6 was a 7 - 3 win against St. Mary and St. Joseph’s.
We then moved up to play in the Quarter Finals, we won 9 – 6 against St. Thomas’ resulting in a place in the Semi-Final. In the Semi-Final we lost 5 – 7 to St. Matthews. As one of the higher scoring runners – up we were put in to the play – off for third place against St. Barnabus and St. Pauls. The team took the defeat in the Semi-Final and put it to one side, not letting it affect their playing. They went on to win the third place with a score of 9 – 1, they were ecstatic with their win which they richly deserved after fantastic teamwork over both tournaments. Well done J
Cross Country Event 1
Our first cross country race of the year took place at The Millennium Green, Hoddlesden on Tuesday. Mrs Jacques and Mrs Wilton escorted 16 Ks2 children from school to the event.
The course was as close to a real cross country course as the children will get and they were all super excited and ready to go.
Our Year 3/4 children raced one lap of the course whilst the year 5/6 children had to run two laps. All of the runners showed great determination and resilience during their races, with a number of them finishing in the top ten.
A huge thank you to Tegan who stepped in at the last minute to fill one of the girls places.
The next two races take place after Christmas and the children will no doubt continue to work hard in their 15 minute runs each day to build their stamina.
Mrs Wilton/Mrs Jacques
KS 1 Multi Skills Event
On Friday 12th October, Mrs Wilton and Miss Pratt took 10 year 2 children to QEGs to take part in a multi skills festival with lots of other schools. This was also the first outing for our new Sports Ambassadors, Jack and Hsanat, who would be required to help run the event.
We arrived to a packed sports hall with an amazing array of equipment set up ready. After a short briefing for the Sports Ambassadors, the children were told where to start from and were off!!
Lots of fun was had, running, jumping, throwing, catching, crawling, balancing and the children even had their response times measured on a computerised, light up game.
Our two older representatives led the younger children with enthusiasm and set a great example at all times even helping to clear up the equipment at the end of the event when the others had gone.
Due to the amazing performance of all the children involved, Mr Mercer decided everyone deserved a medal! It was a very enjoyable morning for all involved.
Netball Match Report – 9/10/18
On Tuesday the netball team played their final game at Darwen Vale.
We played St Joseph’s and although we had the vast majority of possession, the game resulted in a 0-0 draw. It was a great performance from the girls and Miss Bryan was extremely proud of them.
The girls passed the ball well and were really good at getting into a space to receive a pass. Daisy injured her fingers just a few minutes into the game and carried on like a trooper!
It was great to see lots of parents and
grandparents supporting us this week and a big shout out goes to Maddison’s grandad and
Daisy’s mum who have watched all of our
matches in the league!
Well done girls and thanks for your hard work this half term.
Miss Bryan x
Exciting football news …..
Following on from last week’s football game, 4 of our boys, Harry, Jack, Mason and Ace have been invited to attend trials for the Blackburn with Darwen Town Team
on 16th October!
A fantastic start to our year at St. James’!!!
Boccia Report - 4.10.18
We had the 1st round games of Boccia this week. Our amazing team—Owen, Ellis, Kiera won 2 games and lost one - what a super effort! Well done. Mrs Pratley.
Football Report - 4.10.18
The year 5/6 football team were in action at DW last night. Our first match was cancelled due to the other team not being able to attend - 3 points for us! Our second match was against St. Pauls and we played brilliantly (we were 4-0 up by half time!) The game finished at 5-1 to St. James’. What amazing performances, well done!
Badminton Report - 2.10.18
On Tuesday, Millie from Y6 & Mason from Y5, went with Mrs Robinson to a badminton festival. They had a great time, learning new skills and having fun. As it was a festival and not a competition, the matches were not competitive but if they were, we would definitely have won!
Netball Report- 2.10.18
On Tuesday, the netball team played two matches at Darwen Vale. We played St Pauls and Holy Trinity and they were both very tough sides to play. We lost both of our games but the team showed great spirit, never giving up! Next week is our last match in the league. Well done girls and thanks for all the effort you have put into playing
netball with very few practices. Miss Bryan.
Netball Report – 25.9.18
The netball team played two matches on Tuesday at Darwen Vale.
The girls were in great spirits and once again enjoyed the match experience.
We played Sudell first and unfortunately they beat us 2 – 0. We then went on to play St Peters and it was a great game to watch. We beat them 4 – 1 thanks to excellent team work and Daisy’s super shooting! Well done girls and thanks to Mr T for coming to support us.
Daisy, Maddison, Porcha, Evie, Poppy, Precious, Hannah, Beth.
Football Report – 28.9.18
It’s been a tough start to this year’s football league, with only 1 win out of 4 games. We have faced some very strong opposition but continued to play with determination throughout.
A super team effort with some exceptional goal keeping from Jack!
Keep working hard.
Netball Match Report - 18.9.18
On Tuesday Miss Bryan took eight year fives and sixes to the first Netball league games at Darwen Vale.
The girls were very excited to represent the school and this showed throughout the games. We had only had two practices and most of the girls had never played in a netball match before. Once they realised that it’s not like basketball and you don’t bounce the ball we were away!
Our first game was against St James’ Darwen and we beat them 2-0. The girls were very enthusiastic and got stuck in! We had possession for the majority of the game and the smiles on the girl’s faces at the end were lovely to see.
Next, we played St Barnabus who beat us. The girls remained positive even though they were a very physical side and they had clearly been playing together for a long time.
The girls were a pleasure to take and we look forward to our three matches next Tuesday and another chance to represent the school again.
Well done to Porcha, Beth, Poppy Y, Evie S, Maddison, Daisy, Precious and Mercedes.
Miss B x
We believe that sport plays a vital role in the development of children. The values and attitudes that can be acquired through improving personal performance or working as part of a team are values for life. All our children have the opportunity to experience a wide range of sporting games and activities at individual and team level through our PE curriculum and extra-curricular clubs.