This week it was the turn of our Year 6 hockey team to compete in the virtual Hockey Skills competition. Last year was their first year as a team and following on from their successful campaign their skills were put to the test with a variety of dribbling, shooting and passing games. Once all the scores had been collected our team finished 1st place in Division 2! Bringing home our first winners trophy of the school year!
Under 9's Mini Skills
With the effect and guidelines of Coronavirus still in place we aren’t able to attend competitions in the usual way at the start of this year. But with hard work from a lot of people both in and out of school we are still able to compete against other schools virtually and carry on from our successes last year!
The first competition of the new year was the Under 9 Mini Skills, where our team of 6 Year 4’s completed games based around team work using skills including throwing, catching, running and rolling. Once all the scores had been collected and verified our team finished 3rd in Division 2, collecting our first trophy of the school year!
It was the turn of our swimming team this week who travelled to West View leisure centre to compete in the annual Swimming Gala. All the children put their all into their races with some strong swims meaning the Girls and Boys backstroke finishing 1st place, and the 4x1 front crawl relay team also finishing in 1st place. One of the girls also finished in 3rd place in the Backstroke final on the day.
Year 3/4 Gymnastics
The first week back and 5 of our year 3 and 4 children were picking up where we left off last half term. They visited City of Preston Gymnastics club where they had to perform a Vault and Floor Routine where they were scored and compared against a variety of other primary schools. They all competed to a very good level and demonstrated their abilities for the judges. With all the children scoring over 7/10 for both routines they finished the day in 3rd place in Division 2.
Under 9's Mini Skills
Before half term a team of 6 Year 4 children attended the most recent Mini Skills competition at Preston College, where they competed against a wide variety of other schools from the local area. During the event their running, jumping, throwing, catching, agility and teamwork skills were put to the test and they ended up finishing in 5th position in the Division 2 category. Well done!
Our new Tag Rugby team spent their Thursday afternoon competing against a variety of different primary schools from the area in the annual Tag Rugby competition at UCLan sports arena. Throughout their group they grew in confidence game by game ending up with a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat. This record left them with 8 points, leaving them in a final position of 2nd place for the tournament.
Dick Kerr Ladies Cup
Our girls football team took on Broughton Primary in the Quarter-Finals of the Dick Kerr Ladies Cup. Although they came out on the wrong side of a 3-0 score line, the girls gave a good account of themselves against one of the best teams in the area, with the opposition teacher saying that the score didn’t reflect the game.
Our girls football team played their latest 2 matches in the girls football league last week on the 3G pitch at Ashton Community Science College. Playing 2 matches on the night they beat Holy family 4-0 and then battled hard to beat Fulwood & Cadley 2-1 with the last kick of the game. This leaves the girls team top of the league with a 100% record with one game left to play.
Sir Tom Finney Cup
Our Year 3/4 football team competed in the Sir Tom Finney Cup at PlayFootball this week, against all the other schools form our division. Although the results didn’t go our way in the group stages, all the boys demonstrated their school values during their time out of school and Mr Jackson was very proud of his team.
Our first event after the Christmas holidays was the Indoor Kurling where 8 of our children split into 2 teams to compete against other local primary schools in our division. Considering that we only had the week to practice both teams did exceptionally well with one of them finishing 3rd place in division 2.
Blackpool Tower Dance
Earlier this week 39 of our Key Stage 2 children were given another opportunity to perform at the prestigious Blackpool Tower Ballroom. After only 4 lessons with their dance teacher and a couple of extra lunch time practices with Miss Chandler and Miss Timms, the children stepped out on to the floor confidently to perform their routine the Charleston. As ever we were very proud of the children, and we maintained our record of being the only school to participate in the show on every occasion.
This week our boys and girls football teams competed in league matches against the respective teams from St Augustine's Primary School. In 2 well contested games, in the wind and rain, the girls came out 4-1 winners putting them top of their league after one game. The boys battled hard and came from 3-1 down to finsish with a 3-3 draw to get their first point on the baord this season.
Last night 8 children from Year 5 spent their evening competing against a variety of other schools in a netball skills competition. Over the course of the night they had to compete in various games as a team involving skills such as shooting, passing, catching and running. After all of their efforts during the evening and their determination across all the games, they came away as the WINNERS of Division 2! We are extremely proud of all the children and they were definitely proud of their own performance!
Schools Gotta Dance 2019
Miss Killeen and Miss Biggs’ Dance Crew travelled to Burnley this week to perform in this years ‘Schools Gotta Dance’ show. However this year they stepped it up a level performing 2 different routines on the night. Not only did they perform one of their favourite routines from last year but added a new dance for this year. All the children performed exceptionally well and the teachers will extremely proud of them, with members of the audience picking them out as their favourite performance on the night. We can’t wait to see them perform at Christmas’ Performing Arts Assembly!
Bob Alexander Memorial Triathlon
6 of our Year 5 children took part in the Bob Alexander Memorial Triathlon on Monday where they were required to complete a variety of gym exercises, along with a timed swim and an 800m run. All the children put in determined performances to complete the activities to the best of their ability and represented the school with pride.
Preston City Indoor Games
This week the whole of Year 6 went to the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre at UCLan to take part in the annual Preston City Indoor Games against 30 other school from Preston. These games are best described as a mini Olympics where the children all competed in a track and a field event throughout the day. All the children put on fantastic displays when it came to their event and demonstrated what our school is all about.
Year 5/6 Gymnastics
This week a group of 8 girls from Year 5 and 6 took part in a gymnastics competition help at the City of Preston Gymnastics Club, competing against a variety of other schools from the area. All the girls had to perform a vault routine and a floor routine where the scores were then added up to give an overall team score. The girls performed excellently finish in 3rd place for the girls team competition in Division 2. Well done girls!
Dick Kerr Ladies Cup
Our girls football team competed in the 2nd round of the Dick Kerr Ladies Cup this week, away against Sherwood Primary School, after getting a bye in the 1st round. After a closely contested game in which either team could have come away with the win we finished normal time level at 1-1. The battle continued into a penalty shootout with the girls winning 2-0 to progress to the next round. The Quarter Final tie will be played after the Christmas holidays.
Under 7's Mini Skills
6 of our Year 2 children attended the first of this year's Under 7's Mini Skills competition this week. These competitions give the children a chance to put into action some of the skills that they learn in their PE lessons throughout the year. With games that involve throwing, catching, running and passing it was a great way for the children to show off how well they can work as a team. All of them performed superbly across all the events and showed great pride in representing our school. And to top it all off they even came home with individual medals and a trophy for finishing 3rd place in Division 2!
Olympic Athlete Visit
Recently we had former Olympic athlete, Daniel Purvis, pay a visit to school thanks to Sports for Champions. Ever class was given the chance to complete a circuit training session with Dan throughout the morning consisting of a variety of different exercises. Then he spoke to all of the children about his sporting career, what sports he did as a child, how he got in to gymnastics, his school life, how he lives a healthy lifestyle and most importantly enjoying taking part in sport. He also took some time to demonstrate some of his impressive gymnastics moves to the whole school.
After a successful first experience at the Hockey League a few weeks ago, our still new hockey team set off for the hockey festival this week. With 6 matches for them to play overall they were full of positivity and expectation ahead of their first game. You definitely couldn’t doubt their commitment to the team as they all put in an afternoon of battling team performances to try and get the win in every game. Eventually we finished with a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats which helped us to a 2nd Place finish in the Division 2 competition and another trophy to display at the school with pride! Well done team!
Under 9's Mini Skills
This week it was the turn of Year 4 to represent our school at the latest competition as they attended the Under 9’s Mini Skills at Preston College. The 6 children had to compete in different events involving throwing, catching, running and agility to score points for the team. Finishing with a total of 120 points, and it was safe to say they all had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
Harold Slater Shield
This half term our football team played their first round match against Highfield in the Harold Slater Shield. The boys put in a strong team performance, playing all the way to the final whistle but unfortunately coming out on the wrong side of the result. Now their attention turns to the league!
After the success in the EFL cup a couple of weeks ago it was now the turn of the girls, as they set off for the Girls Cup. With the winner of each of the 6 groups qualifying for the round robin finals group the girls got off to a flying start with 5-0 win in their first game, they then followed this up with a 5-1 win in their second of three group games. With the last game a winner takes all situation the girls powered their way to a 4-1 victory to book their place in the finals. With the best teams now competing against each other, the girls upped their performance levels finishing with 3 draws and 2 defeats taking them to a 5th place finish overall. And with over 25 schools in attendance on the day I say they can consider the competition a success!
Over the last few weeks our new school hockey team have been competing in their league for the first time. With most of them only having 2/3 weeks hockey experience their was definitely a learn as you play element to the games. Having said this the first week they put in some good team performances coming out on the wrong side of 2 defeats. But determined to come back stronger the following week, they ended up winning their next match 3-0 and battling out a 0-0 draw in their final game. Leaving them with a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 2 defeats in their first ever season. And excitement is definitely high in anticipation of the hockey festival in a couple of weeks.
Our school football team got their first chance of the year to compete at the kids EFL cup where they put in a series of battling performances. Qualifying from the groups with a record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats they progressed onto the semi finals where victory in a penalty shoot out after a late equaliser in normal time saw them through to the finals. Then in the round robin final the team ended up placing 3rd overall in the division 2 tournament after a draw and a defeat. They even got the chance to meet some players from Preston North End while they were there and cam home with a pretty impressive trophy!
Year 5 vs Year 6
After a successful year with the girl's football team, we thought we'd cap it all off with a Year 5 vs Year 6 football match. This would give all the girls that participated throughout the year the opportunity to play before summer. After a competitive game it was the Year 6 team that came out on top!
Our rounders team recently competed in their annual round robin tournament with the aim of progressing through to the grand final. All the children demonstrated a good level of skill and determination throughout the night and gave a good account of themselves. They competed in 3 closely contested games against Ashton, St Andrew's and St Bernard's, unfortunately coming out on the wrong side of the results.
Over the last 3 weeks our cricket team have been competing in their division against a variety of other school at St Teresa's Primary School. The children demonstrated their fielding, bowling and batting skills during all the games in an attempt to get the win for the team. They put in some good performances and with a variety of year 5 children in the team they will be ready to go again with this experience under their belts when the time comes next year.
Reception Mini Skills
6 of our youngest children from Reception attended their first competition as Lea CP pupils, recently attending the first ever Under 5's Mini skills competition. They competed against over 20 other schools in a variety of games involving skills such as running, jumping, throwing, catching and passing. After watching them demonstrate their skills on the day, it definitely won't be the last time they represent the school throughout the years to come. They definitely did themselves proud!
Schools Gotta Dance
After their 'warm up' performance at the Dance Festival in February Miss Biggs' dance crew went away and perfected their choreography ready for the big performance at the Charter Theater in the Guild Hall. Among a variety of other acts our children put on an amazing performance wowing members of the public and the dancers from UCLan, they even had the crowd clapping along with them during the performance. We can't wait to find out what they have planned for us at the next performing arts assembly!
Blackpool Tower Dance
Our children were yet again given a fantastic opportunity to perform at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom before the Easter holidays. They took what they had learnt from the professional dance teacher during their lessons at school to the big stage and put on another fantastic performance for the many in attendance. We were also informed that we are the only school who have performed at every event that they have run at the Ballroom.
Our netball team played 3 more league matches against St Anthony’s, Fulwood and Cadley and Roebuck Primary Schools. The girls put in a fantastic performance and finished the night with 2 victories and 1 defeat to leave them in the promotion places of Division 3 with the end of the season in sight.
Year 3/4 Gymnastics
5 of our year 3 and 4 children participated in the recent gymnastics competition. All the children had to perform a set routine and were scored by coaches from City of Preston gymnastics club. All of them put in fantastic performances with some of the individual scores breaking the 9/10 barrier.
2019 Dance Festival
Miss Biggs’ dance crew took part in the Dance festival at Ashton Community Science College against a variety of other schools. They performed their routine they have been working on for the ‘Schools Gotta Dance’ competition before the Easter holidays. The children did a great job considering it was their first performance in front of a live audience.
Our swimming team recently competed in the annual Preston schools swimming gala. All the children did themselves proud during their races with a variety of finishing positions and some of them placing in the top 3 in their individual races.
Girls Football Match vs St Bernards
Football match vs St Ignatius
Our football team won their first league game of the season last night, beating St Ignatius 4-0 to put them joint top of the league. The boys played some great football as a team, and it was great to see them celebrating with each other when they were successful. Well done Boys!
Year 3/4 Football Tournament
Well done to our Year 3/4 football team who competed in a tournament against a variety of other schools at PlayFootball. Mr Jackson was extremely proud of his side who won 2, drew 1 and lost 1 of their group games finishing 3rd in their group, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the knockout stages by a point.
Girls Football Tournament
Well done to our Year 5 and 6 girls football team who competed in a mini tournament against a host of other schools from the Preston area. They were involved in 3 extremely close games, unlucky not to come out on the better side of some of the score lines. They then had a great time participating in some fun activities after their matches hosted by Sir Tom Finney wildcat centre coaches.
Blackpool Tower Dance
Girls Football Match
As you can tell from the picture it went a bit dark, but our girls football team showed great team spirit and played some excellent football to win their first two league matches of the season vs Goosnargh and Holy Family Primary Schools 2-0 and 3-0 to put them top of the table early on in the season. It was great to see them all celebrating with each other after scoring goals and winning the matches. Well done girls!
We recently received a trophy in school after last year’s netball team finished top of their league for the 2017/18 season. Mrs Giles and some of the girls from last year’s team were on hand to celebrate their success and pose with the trophy.
Our netball team played their first matches of the new season last night vs Ashton and Whitechapel Primary schools, winning one match 1-0 and losing the other 3-1. The girls showed great team spirit it two closely contested matches and were unlucky to not get more points out of the games.
Premier League Primary Stars
Year 5/6 Gymnastics
Bob Alexander Memorial Triathlon
Girls Football vs Brockholes
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