Addingham Primary School Sports
Well done to our KS2 rounders team in their first match against Ben Rhydding. They all showed a great understanding of the game and demonstrated some amazing batting!
Key Stage 1 House Competitions
Key Stage 1 loved our house competition this term. They took part in a big relay race on the field. They passed the baton round the large circuit and cheered on their house! After that, the Year 6 children helped the Reception, Year 1 and 2 children round a carousel of activities including long jump, bean bag toss and hoola hoop challenges.
1st - Eider
2nd - Muscovy
3rd - Gressingham
4th - Mallard
1st - Gressingham
2nd - Mallard
3rd - Eider
4th - Muscovy
Lower Key Stage 2 House Competitions
In our house competition we took part in a basketball shoot out and had relay races. We loved working together in our houses and having Year 3 and 4 together. Our winners were:
Basketball – Muscovy
Relay Race- Mallard
Upper Key Stage 2 House Competitions
On Friday 25th March we held our House competitions with Year 6. Firstly, everyone took part in a short warm-up series of exercises. We the lined up for our cross-country event which involved completing circuits of the school field and playground. The top 30 in the race earned house points for their house each receiving one.
Then, we completed a basketball tournament which again was organised into teams of the same house. The children played matches which lasted around 10 minutes each and each house played three times. Winning teams again earned house points for their respective houses.
Our winners were:
Cross Country – Eider
Basketball - Gressingham
What have we been doing in PE?
The children have been learning new games this term. They have practised listening to instructions carefully and then following, copying and turn taking so that they can successfully learn new games. They have enjoyed all the different activities that they have taken part in, especially working with the older children in their house competitions.
In PE this half term we have enjoyed doing athletics. We have been learning to run at a sensible pace and think carefully about our technique over different distances. We have practiced different types of jumping- for both height and distance, ensuring that we can land correctly too. We have practiced our target throwing using both under and overarm throws. We have been able to comment on each other’s techniques and improve our personal best.
We have been learning how to play hockey this half term. Children have been learning how to correctly hold the stick and have practiced their dribbling, passing and tackling skills and eventually built this up into games. Year 2 say, “We love our PE lessons, especially the games that we play in the warm-up at the start of the lesson.” The children have made so much progress this term in PE and playing hockey has helped them to develop their coordination and agility.
We have been playing basket ball and football during our PE lessons. We have focused on throwing, catching and getting into spaces. In football, we have practiced dribbling and controlling the ball. We have enjoyed getting the opportunity to put our skills into full games and compete against each other- we have had so much fun this term!
Year 4 have looked at a variety of sports this term including rounders, cricket, short tennis and hockey. The skills which we feel we have developed are bowling, fielding, catching and hand-eye co-ordination in general. We have also improved our knowledge of the rules for different games.
Here is what Year 4 have to say about their PE lessons:
“I liked doing kick rounders and improving my bowling.” Maisie
“I enjoyed playing rounders but with a tennis racket because it gave you more chance to hit the ball further and score more runs.” Bella
“I liked the tennis rounders and kick rounders because you could improve your kicking skills as well as running. Also, using a tennis racket improved our hand eye co-ordination.” Nora
“I liked when we did short tennis because I improved my hand eye co-ordination. I found it fun.” Jacob
Invasion Games - We have been learning use both attacking and defending skills and be able to choose when to successfully use them. Also, to understand when to pass and when to dribble within a game.
Hockey - During this topic we have been learning about keeping possession of the ball and the importance of finding space when competing in a game and finding a player to pass the ball to. Additionally, we have been using different techniques for hitting the ball and learning to dribble with accuracy.
Basketball - The children have also been playing basketball and learning lots of key skills such as throwing and catching. They have also been looking at tactical field positioning and putting themselves in an area to both pass and receive the ball during a game.
Here’s what Year 5 have to say about sport at Addingham Primary School:
“Cross country happens every month or so and I love running in these events, especially if it is muddy”! (Dougie)
“At the football finals it is great fun meeting other people from different schools”. (Finnbar)
“We played lots of different matches against different schools. I really loved playing as part of a team and scored a great free kick”! (William Smith)
“It was a great tournament and really tough playing against some very good teams. I found the whole experience amazing!” (Finlay)
“In PE we have been doing a range of sports. On Mondays we have been practicing passing, dribbling and shooting and then competed in matches as well. On Fridays we have taken part in dodgeball, football and hockey as well as many others.” Ronnie
“Over the course of Year 6, we have done many cross country events and football. We all really enjoy these extra-curricular activities and especially in cross country, all the classes have done so well. We like having these opportunities and I hope that other classes enjoy them as much as I do.” Jacob
The season has come to an end and we have been very successful in winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in many races. We had around 30 runners from Addingham this year and have loved the team spirit. A special mention to Heather who has won almost every race and to the Year 4 boys team who have been in the top 3 in every race. We have battled through wind, rain and ice but always persevered. Well done! Thank you to all who have wonderfully represented Addingham Primary School on (sometimes) cold, wet Saturday mornings. We look forward to the season starting again next year.
We had a great time on Saturday 12th February at our cross country race at Ghyll Royd School. Rosa (Y3) was 2nd in her race and Heather (Y6) was 2nd place in hers too- what an amazing effort! Well done to the Year 2 girls team who were awarded 3rd place and the Year 4 boys team who gained 1st place overall. Thank you to everyone who represented our school and tried their best. We are looking forward to our next race on 5th March.
Year 3 and 4 had their first tag rugby training session with other primary schools in the Wharfe Valley and sports leaders from IGS. I'm sure that it will be a very successful, enjoyable season. Keep up the good work!
Thank you very much to Mr Storton and Kidfit for sponsoring our new kits- they look really smart and they certainly brought us good luck in our most recent match!
Well done to our wonderful girls football team who played against Burley Oaks. The final score was 1-1. Excellent team work from all who played.
Addingham 2-0 Burley Oaks
Wednesay night (26 January) witnessed Addingham take on undefeated Burley Oaks, Addingham had two debuts with Fin W and Will S coming into the team. The game started at a pulsating speed with Burley Oaks on the attack but great defending from Levi, Elliot, Milo and Natty kept them at bay, Will debuting in goal pulled off a great save to keep the score 0-0, with half time looming Oscar slipped in a ball to Fin who managed to connect with the ball only to strike the crossbar.
Half time 0-0
Both teams made a substitution bringing on fresh legs and this time it was Addingham who started strongly with Jacob dominating the midfield zone, accompanied by Toby who made some great runs down the right hand side. It was only a matter of time before either team scored but Addingham looking the more skilled and some quick thinking from Levi allowed him to get the cross in and score the first goal. Burley kept pressing but some great defending from Billy and clearance from Natty kept them out again. Addingham, with 5 minutes left on the clock kept pressing forward for Jacob to cross the ball in with
a fantastic volley from Toby to meet this and send the ball into the back of the net.
It was a great team performance all round with Mr Ewbank complimenting both teams saying he witnessed an amazing game. The boys should be extremely proud of themselves they all worked hard for each other and never stopped. Man of the Match went to Levi. Mr Storton.
Well done to our hockey team in their final match. It has been great to see their skills grow over the past term and they have worked so well as a team. See below for the final results table.
Wharfedale Schools Cross Country League
We have competed in two cross country events so far this year and have been very successful in winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in many races. We have around 30 runners from Addingham and love the team spirit. We are so excited for our next race at Ben Rhydding Primary School on Saturday 29th January. Look out for a letter in January to sign up for the event. It is open to all ages, from Reception up to Year 6. For more details please visit the link below:
What have we been doing in PE?
Reception have loved their PE sessions this term. They have learnt ‘defending’ skills, whilst having fun guarding their hoops from balls and beanbags. They have learnt how to control a ball using a hockey stick and played partner games as they direct and control their hockey ball. A highlight this term was our house competition organised and run by the Year 2 class. They all worked with their fellow House mates to win dojos for their team.
Here's what Reception think of their PE lessons.
“I liked hockey. I kept the ball straight with a stick” Ellie S
“Messy bedroom is very fun game. You throw the ball to the other side really quickly to win.” Lydia H
“We learn games, we have to warm up our whole bodies at the start.” Khadim T
“We play tig games. I really like it. We learn the rules together.” George W
“I am really good at running fast!” Poppy C
“I like learning how to kick the footballs.” Tobi B
In PE this half term we have enjoyed lots of games which help us to warm up our bodies, exercise our muscles and our lungs, and learn to be great team players. We particularly love playing tig, Pirate treasure where we 'steal' the treasure from the other team's base and try to defend our own, and also 'Messy Bedrooms' where we have to clear our area of all the balls and send them into the other team's area. We have been developing our hockey skills, learning how to hold the hockey stick and dribble and pass the ball to one another and into a goal area.
At the start of the year we learnt how to correctly hold a tennis racquet and position our bodies for accurate batting. We practiced different types of throws to various targets to develop our hand-eye coordination, eventually beginning to play team matches. We moved on to athletics and practiced running at different speeds, jumping for both height and distance and bowling/throwing at targets. We developed our speed, stamina and agility throughout this unit.
Year 3 have been doing bat and ball activities in our PE lessons and have used tennis racquets and hockey sticks. For our inter-house competitions we had a cross-country race won by Eider and a football tournament won by Gressingham.
Here’s what we think of our PE lessons:
Louis R -I've loved cross-country running and I can tell that I am fitter.
Tilly- I have loved our warm-up, in particular, ball-tig.
Lily- I have liked learning to use a hockey stick.
Year 4 have been doing invasion games, focusing on teamwork and skill development. The sports we’ve focussed on are football, bench ball and basketball. We have been learning many different skills which can be applied to different games for example tactical strategies but also more specific skills e.g. bounce passes, chest passes, dribbling in football and basketball, shooting and passing with the inside of the foot.
Hockey – During this topic we have been using different techniques for hitting the ball and learning to dribble with accuracy. Also, we have been learning about keeping possession of the ball and the importance of finding space when competing in a game.
Basketball – We have been learning use both attacking and defending skills and be able to choose when to successfully use them. Also, to understand when to pass and when to dribble within a game.
On Mondays this half term we have been looking at Gymnastics and Dance. We have been looking at different jumps, rolls and balencing and how these can be sequenced to music. We have also looked at the dance styles; Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Contmpoary, Jazz and Latin American.
Here’s what Year 6 think of their lessons:
I have enjoyed being able to choose what we can do in PE on Fridays. My particualr favourite is Dodgeball. Seb
I enjoyed doing a mile run against the other hourse and in Year 5. It was great fun! Raff
All the houses worked hard during the mile run and we also competed in a football tournament. We all had fun and enjoyed the competition – Well done Eider! Ronnie
I have enjoyed doing the different styles of dance in PE. Jacob
I really enjoyed doing a dance routine with Freya as I could do it in time to the music and choose my choice of moves. Heather
We have been so excited to host our first house competitions at Addingham.
Key Stage 1 House Competitions
A cold, crisp, sunny winter morning- Perfect weather for cross country. We loved our first house competition of the year. Year 1 and Year 2 raced half a mile with and here are the results.
1st Place- Muscovy
2nd Place- Eider
3rd Place- Gressingham
4th Place- Mallard
Year 2 helped to set up a carousel of activities for reception to work in teams within our houses. Year 2 were excellent role models and showed the younger children how to do each activity. We competed for different sporting awards.
Best Teamwork- Eider
Best Sharing- Gressingham
Best Attitude- Mallard
Best Effort- Muscovy
Lower Key Stage 2 House Competitions
There were two parts to the Year 3/4 first house competition- a cross country race and a football match. The winners were:
Cross Country: Eider
Upper Key Stage 2 House Competitions
On Friday 3rd December we held our Year 5 and 6 House competitions. Firstly, everyone took part in a short warm-up series of exercises. We the lined up for our cross-country event which involved completing four circuits of the school field and playground. The top 30 in the race earned house points for their house each receiving one.
Then, we completed a football tournament which again was organised into teams of the same house. The children played matches which lasted around 15 minutes each and each house played three times. Winning teams again earned house points for their respective houses.
Our Year 4/5 Hockey Team
Well done to our Year 6 girls football team who played against Menston. The score was 0-0 but it's great to see our team improving each week. We saw some excellent defending and everyone had fun.
A huge well done to our Year 6 boys football team who won 5-2 against All Saints. Keep it up! :)
This week Year 5 played hockey against Ashlands and All Saints Primary Schools at Ben Rhydding Hockey Club. We learnt how to hold and use a real hockey stick and which side of the stick to strike the ball. We played lots of fun games including capture the flag. We also began to learn some skills such as passing and dribbling and moving into space. It was great fun!
Henry P and Dougie H