Today, 8th November 2017, six of our Year 4 pupils completed the Playmaker Playground Leader Award. This award is for pupils who are looking to develop the confidence and skills required to deliver fun active lunch activities. The Playmaker Award explores what makes a good team and a good leader along with developing quality communication skills, organisational and motivational skills to get everybody active during lunch times. The children participated in lots of fun practical activities that they could take back to school.PLAYMAKER PLAYGROUND LEADER AWARD - AUTUMN 2017
At Stanningley Primary School we acknowledge that Table Tennis is a very inclusive sport and can be enjoyed by all Primary School aged pupils of varying abilities. It can quite often engage the pupils who are not typically attracted to usual main stream sports. We are proud to continue Table Tennis as part of our weekly club offer and welcome back Rick Gonzalez Table Tennis Coach on behalf of Table Tennis England. Only a few weeks into the new academic year, we were pleased to present children with awards for their newly gained skills in Celebration Assembly.
We are delighted to announce that we, Stanningley Primary School, have achieved the GOLD School Games Mark Award for the 2016/17 academic year. The Schools Game 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. WELL DONE TEAM STANNINGLEY!SCHOOL GAMES MARK - SUMMER 2 - 30/7/17
Over the past two weeks and as part of National Bike Week, ninety five schools have participated in a bicycle baton relay, squiggling across the county from Sheffield to Leeds. We were lucky enough to be one of the schools to take part in this initiative to promote the use of the bicycle as a better means of transport for children to get to school and beyond. Our turn was last Tuesday and ten hardy responsible souls from year five were selected to represent Stanningley.
The weather forecast leading up to the day had not been optimistic, chopping between rain and heavy rain. Now, if there is one thing a cyclist does not want when riding their bike, it is rain. We got rain. Lots of it. Cats and dogs. A proper downpour. However with smiling faces and a bag of spare clothes we prepared ourselves for the arrival of the baton. Enter West SILC, circling our playground on tricycles with a baton to hand over. Official presentations done, we were off, in the rain.
Three schools riding together, in the rain. It was a wonderful sight to see so many hi viz wearing children cycling on the local streets, in the rain. Clearly made easier by the support of the local police - not having to worry about red lights is amazing. Another baton change over, a different group of riding companions and a big steep hill challenge, in the rain. Well done to Anya who, I think, was the only person to make it to the top without pushing! A final group split, a treacherous downhill, one bruised Solomon, a jaunt along the canal, in the rain, and another handover, this time sheltered in a dark, graffitied underpass, escaping the rain. Final baton swaps done and we were on our final leg into town, in the rain.
Through the Dark Arches and on to Millennium Square, in the rain. More traffic navigation made easy with our wonderful support team, considerate drivers and switched on children, in the rain. After a cold wait by the art gallery, in the rain, our hosts at the Civic hall were ready to receive us, in the rain. A celebrity welcome complete with television cameras, politicians and Sir Gary Verity. Yes, him that brought that French bike race to Gods own county] applauded our arrival, in the rain. The children felt like heroes and, with the rain they were still enduring, were heroes. A few TV interviews later, in the rain and we were ushered inside the grand old building which, importantly, was warm and dry.
Ahh the joy of dry clothes. Decked out in suitably yellow tour t shirts we were clapped by a crowd of hundreds as we took our place in the hall itself. Introductions were made, cheers, speeches were made, more cheers, a Grand Depart 2014 film was shown, goose bumps, maybe that was just me, more mentions of the childrens exploits, even more cheers, freebies were grabbed, even bigger cheers, then at last, thought the children, lunch!
A great event to be part of all in all, no doubt made even better by the fact that Oliver won the after lunch competition, winning even more goodies for the year five cycling team. The children represented the school impeccably and more importantly had a great time taking part in a great event that will hopefully act as a spring board to many more children and adults wanting to ride a bike to get about. Also at this event, Leeds Council launched a new cycling initiative aimed at helping people feel safer cycling within the city. All good news.
As for us we now had to get back on our bikes and ride all the way back to school. At least now, at last, the rain had stopped and the sun finally shone.
On Tuesday 16th May, a team of children from Stanningley Primary School attended the Sky Sports Living Event at the John Charles Stadium, LEEDS. Sky Sport Living for Sport Live allows primary school children to take part in sports, skills and challenge sessions led by world-class Sky Sports Living for Sport Athlete Mentors, with the aim of building life skills through sport. Throughout the day, the children participated in 4 sport based activities and a Healthy Living session, all delivered by Athlete Mentors and Volunteers from Sky and Young Leader Mentors. At the end of the day, for achieving the most team points , the children from Stanningley were awarded with a trophy.
Tonight, Thursday 11th May 2017, Leeds West Academy hosted their 5th Annual Sports Presentation Award Evening. The evening included a section celebrating the achievements of the cluster primaries. As well as showing pictures & videos, the academy also presented a trophy to the boy and girl that the PE Team considered to be our schools 'Sports Performer of the Year.' Mikolaj Oledzki & Cameron Smith (LEEDS RHINOS) presented the children with their awards. Last year Mikolaj Oledzki and Cameron Smith, represented the England Academy squad to tour Australia.
Class Five welcomed Lousia, who is a professional Flamenco dancer from Spain, to Stanningley Primary school. Louisa taught the children a Flamenco routine which was absolutely fantastic! This workshop was in conjunction with the Max Reinhardt Literacy Project that the class are involved in. The children were INCREDIBLE!!Spring 2 2017 - Flamenco Dancing Workshop
Today, Chris Welburn; FA Regional PE & Coaching in Education Coordinator (North East & Yorkshire), visited Stanningley Primary to assess five Bradford City Football Club coaches to ensure that their teaching meets the high expectations that are required by the FA.
Children in Y4 and Y5 had a fantastic time! They enjoyed a range of activities which focussed on spatial awareness, moving through space and ball skills. Thank you to Bradford City for selecting SPS for this!
Today, in our celebration assembly, medals were presented to the School Games winning team = THE BLACK TEAM. It was a very close competition with only 3 points separating 1st and 2nd place. For more information regarding the overall results click on the link, in the entry below.
Click on the document below to view the results from the 2016 School Games Competition. The competition was very close and we were very proud of every individual competitor. A special medal ceremony will take place on 8/7/16.
The opening ceremony of the 2016 Stanningley Primary School Games (Spirit Alive) was a great success. Proudly the children paraded around the playground wearing their team colours. Our female sports personality of the year gave an inspirational speech whilst all the children and adults listened respectfully. The whole school joined in a dance and the 2016 School Games was declared open. Thank you to all who attended the opening ceremony and supported the games. (5/7/16)SCHOOL GAMES OPENING CEREMONY
The children in Y3 enjoyed having their own group archery competition. They learnt that just like in the Olympics when the archer is shooting, other people need to be score keeping. TODAY THE CHILDREN WERE SCORE KEEPERS – A VERY IMPORTANT JOB – very trustworthy. They learnt that to be a score keeper they needed to be good mathematicians – REAL LIFE MATHS.SUMMER 2 - Y3 REAL LIFE MATHS (ARCHERY) - 7/6/16
Tonight, Thursday 19th May, Leeds West Academy hosted their 4th Annual Sports Presentation Award Evening. The evening included a section celebrating the achievements of the cluster primaries. As well as showing pictures & videos, the academy also presented a trophy to the boy and girl that the PE Team considered to be our schools 'Sports Performer of the Year.' Tim Stimpson (former rugby union international) presented the children with their awards.'Sports Performer of the Year' - Thursday 19th May 2016
This term, Leeds West Academy have been working with class five focusing on the game of cricket. In previous lessons, the children have been working on their skills of bowling and batting and in today's session (as the sun was shining!) the children enjoyed their first mini games! Super skills are being developed in preparation for the cricket events this term.LWA SPORTS PARTNERSHIP - CLASS FIVE - SUMMER 1 - 9/5/16
On Thursday 28th April, the PE team at Stanningley attended Hi 5 Netball training at LWA. The 3 hour training event was delivered by England Netball. High 5 is the recommended 5-a-side version of the 7-a-side game for 9-11 year olds. It gives every child the chance to experience and enjoy every position, as well as off-court roles. It boosts fitness and adaptability and provides a great social framework for players to strengthen friendships. The PE team had a very enjoyable evening learning skills and even participating in a few games.HI 5 NETBALL TRAINING - SUMMER 1 - 28/3/16
On Thursday 24th March 2016, representatives from Team Activ came to present the Y6 children certificates. The certificates were awarded for participation in the Sports Relief Orienteering event at Fulneck School in which one of our teams won. The assembly was action packed and the whole school enjoyed the visit.Y6 ORIENTEERING CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION (SPORTS RELIEF) - SPRING 2
On Friday 18th March, Y6 took part in an orienteering competition that was organised by Team Activ and Fulneck School as part of Sport Relief day. The competition was a super opportunity for the children to take part in a fun, adventurous, challenging afternoon of orienteering around the grounds of Fulneck School. The activity linked to many areas of the National CurriculumÍ¾ enhancing social skills, teamwork, decision making, fitness & wellbeing and more. We were very pleased to find out that the winning team was a team from Stanningley!!!Y6 ORIENTEERING (SPORTS RELIEF) - SPRING 2 - 18/3/16
During the February break a group of children from Y5/6 attended a holiday club at Leeds West Academy. The children enjoyed taking part in lots of different sporting activities in a secondary setting.February 2016 Half-Term Holiday Club at LWA
Four members of the Leeds West Academy Cheerleading squad came to Stanningley on work experience today to teach Y3 a dance/cheerleading routine. Following a quick warm up, the children first learnt a dance routine before learning a few stunts that required a combination of balance, strength and flexibility. At the end of the session Y3 performed to a small audience. It was a great performance and the children in year 3 wowed everyone. We would like to thank the students from LWA who made this all possible.Y3 CHEERLEADING (WORK EXPERIENCE) - SPRING 1 - 9/2/16
This term, the children in Class Five are enjoying weekly dance sessions led by Year 12 performance students from Leeds West Academy. The Year 12 students have devised a dance piece for the forthcoming 'Lion King' show at the academy, and have invited our students to audition for the show.WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEEDS WEST ACADEMY - SPRING 1 - DANCE
The children in Year 5 enjoyed a sports session at Leeds West Academy. The session was organised and delivered by Year 12 PE students who are aspiring PE teachers and coaches. The focus of the session was TAG RUGBY. The children enjoyed taking part in a range of drills that developed skillsWORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LWA - AUTUMN 2 - 4/12/15
As part of European Mobility Week, ten children rode into Leeds City centre, and back, to take part in various activities to promote cycling. They were escorted by members of the Leeds Road Safety Team and a policeman. It was a wet day but everyone really enjoyed the ride.European Mobility Week
The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Today, we received confirmation that Stanningley Primary School had achieved GOLD MARK for the 2014/15 academic year. Well done to all!Sainsbury's School Games - Monday 21st September 2015
To say thank you for all the submissions, to the 20mph Design a Sign competition, a visit from Dr Bike was arranged. Dr Bike is a qualified and DBS checked bicycle mechanic who visited Stanningley Primary School to carry out a free safety check and basic repairs to pupil’s bikes.Dr Bike - Friday 3rd July 2015
Today, Friday 26th June, Steve and Danni, from Academic Appointments, came into our Celebration Assembly to present the 'Academic Appointments Sportsmanship Award.' The PE team had been asked to select one child, to receive the award, who had represented Stanningley at the Bramley Olympic Event. Bramley Olympics is an outdoor track and field event that is held at the John Charles Stadium Leeds and involves the children participating in athletics events against the other 8 schools in our cluster. This year Academic Appointments sponsored this event. We were very proud to present the award to one of our Y6 girls who ran the 400m race with such control and precision. Well done to all of our team and thank you to Academic Appointments for the trophy and voucher.'The Academic Appointments Sportsmanship Award' - Friday 26th June 2015
Tonight, Thursday 14th May, Leeds West Academy hosted their 3rd Annual Sports Presentation Award Evening. This year LWA decided to open the invite to their cluster primary schools, which included Stanningley Primary. Therefore, this year the evening also included a section celebrating the achievements of our children! As well as showing pictures & videos, the academy also presented a trophy to the boy and girl that the PE Team considered to be our schools 'Sports Performer of the Year.' Rachael MacKenzie (World Thai-Boxing Champion) presented the children with their awards.'Sports Performer of the Year' - Thursday 14th May 2015
On Thursday 30th April the PE team from Stanningley attended a tchoukball training session at Leeds West Academy. Tchoukball is a fast-paced spectacular sport for people of all ages, genders and abilities. A major aspect of Tchoukball UK's work is, and will remain, with schools where the game is steadily becoming an accepted part of the curriculum. This appears to coincide with the professions move away from practice of aggressive type games, to skill orientation. Tchoukball is compatible with the demands of Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 and is an excellent alternative to traditional sports for encouraging team play and sportsmanship.Tchoukball Training - Thursday 30th April 2015
On Wednesday 29th April, our very own Mr Nathan played for the GB Teachers, Rugby League Team. Mr Nathan had his very own support group from Stanningley Primary who went to the match at Stanningley Rugby Club and to cheer him on. We were all very proud!GB TEACHERS - Wednesday 29th April 2015
During the February break a group of children from Y6 attended a holiday club at Leeds West Academy. The children enjoyed taking part in lots of different sporting activities in a secondary setting.February Half-Term Holiday Club at LWA
On Thursday 5th February the PE team from Stanningley attended a skipping training session. The training was delivered by Chris and Jodi Corcoran who run the family business, 'Skipping School.' The training workshop showed the staff how skipping skills learnt will last a lifetime and lay the foundations for better health, fitness and improved self-esteem.Skipping Training - Thursday 5th February 2015
Mrs Stott-Moore was asked to speak at the Leeds Active Schools Conference and Exhibition 2014 at New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries. Mrs Stott-Moore agreed, however she decided that since her presentation would be about, 'Working in Collaboration,' the whole PE team would speak too. The team included Miss Soanes, Mr Nathan, Gareth Davis (PE Coach) and Paul Anderson (Community Sports Coordinator.) Feedback from Jill Wilkinson (Active Schools Operational Lead) to Mrs Stott-Moore following the event was, "I thought that your presentation was perfect and reiterated some very pertinent points."Stanningley speak at the Leeds Active School Conference 18/09/14
Today a group of six children from Upper KS2 started the Sports Leaders UK young sports leaders 'Playmakers' course. Led by PE Coach Gareth Davis, over the next 6 weeks, the children will take part in a range of activities which will help them to develop leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork. The children involved in the award will also be given the opportunity to be involved in planning and delivering lunchtime activities.INTRODUCING OUR PLAYMAKERS - 11.09.14
On Tuesday 8th July the children of Stanningley Primary School came together for a special assembly. During the assembly a selection of children from each class presented information about a country they had learnt about. The countries were based on flag colours and will represent the different team colours for this years sports day competition.Spirit Alive Assembly 08/07/14
Stanningley is set for a major boost after it was successful in gaining £29,900 to develop new outdoor sports facilities. The school was one of the 601 schools to be awarded National Lottery Primary Spaces Funding. The funding is part of Sport England’s £18m National Lottery funded Primary School Facilities Fund which is helping more schools to provide outdoor multi-activity play areas across the country. Fingers crossed, the work will be scheduled to begin during the half-term break.SCHOOL GIVEN FUNDING BOOST TO IMPROVE OUTDOOR SPORTS FACILITIES
Today we received a poster from Gail Palmer-Smeaton for being a part of Active Schools this year, what a year it's been!!
The sun was shining on the children of Stanningley Primary as they came together for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Spirit Alive. The chair of school council introduced the day followed by CC from Y6 confidently delivering the opening speech. Thank you to all the adults at home who came to support this event.Opening Ceremony - Spirit Alive 09/07/14
On Wednesday 19th March a team of children competed in the Local Schools Basketball Conference League. The competition was held at Priesthorpe School and run by Claude Bandawe. The team from Stanningley won the competition. WELL DONE STANNINGLEY!! Following on from the Basketball win Claude came into school on 22nd June with the Leeds Tigers Kit. The winning team were able to pose wearing it.West Leeds Mini Champion Winners
During the May break a group of children from Y5/6 attended a holiday club at Leeds West Academy. The club that primarily focused on the development of football skills was named, 'Train like a Pro' and was run by external coachesMay Holiday Club at LWA
On Tuesday 25th March 2014 Mrs Stott-Moore, Mr Nathan and a small group of boys from Y5/6 attended a Sports Literacy Course. The course was held at Yorkshire CCC at Headingley Cricket Ground. Lend Me Your Literacy, in partnership with Sporting Influence presented an inspirational programme that aims to improve Literacy through sport. Throughout the day the children attended workshops as well as having a full tour of the ground.Sport Literacy - 25th March 2014
On Monday 24th March a group of Y6 children took place in the sports relief challenge at Leeds West Academy. This was a super opportunity to work with other schools from our cluster whilst raising money for charity. With the Tour de France quickly approaching, The challenge was to cycle the distance from Leeds to Paris using the Keiser bikes in the fitness suite. On the 12/5/14 Mr Anderson deposited £360.49 into the Sport Relief 2014 appeal. Well done cyclists!Y6 Raise Money for Sports Relief
Stanningley Primary School have applied for,'The Primary Spaces fund'. If successful, the school could receive up to £30,000 of National Lottery funding to spend on a range of specially created packages to develop the outdoor sport space. The Primary Spaces fund aims to provide outdoor, multi-sport areas which can be used both within the curriculum and out of school hours. As well as helping provide sports facilities, staff and volunteers at the school will receive information on how best to use the new facilities and equipment to help children get active. Primary Spaces opened to applications on 24 February 2014 and closed on 24 March 2014. Watch the sports news page to find out whether Stanningley will be successful with the application.March 2014 - Stanningley apply for Primary Spaces Funding
On Wednesday 19th March the PE team from Stanningley attended a Tri-Golf Activators Course. The Tri-Golf Activators course is designed to familiarise individuals with the Tri-Golf equipment, the game cards and associated resources. Teachers receive a manual containing 5 lesson plans linked to the Key Stage 2 curriculum, resources for running a skills festival, posters and information about Tri-Golf Skills Award scheme. Following the course an order was made to purchase the Tri-Golf Kit Bag Pack once the new PE budget arrives.Tri-Golf Training - 19th March 2014
On THURSDAY 30th JANUARY 2014, Y6 visited the Ice Cube in Millennium Square, Leeds. The children participated in an hour long skating session where they completed the First Steps to Skating programme. The sessions were delivered by qualified coaches and all the children received a certificate.First Steps to Skating Programme - January 2014