22 of our Y6 children headed down to Bishop Luffa to compete in the School Games.
The event was broken down into 12 events - 6 track and 6 field events - and the boys competed against boys from other schools, and the girls against girls. Children were allowed to compete in a maximum of 2 track and 2 field events only.
First up was the girls’ obstacle race, then the boys’. In their heat, the girls’ team came third. The boys’ team came second.
The girls then competed in the track events, whilst the boys competed in the field.
The track events comprised of some relays, the “Paarlauf” and the “over/under” relay.
(The Paarlauf is a tactical race where the two runners decide how to divide the 6 laps between them.)
The field events included: chest push, standing long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump, soft javelin and speed bounce.
After all the events were done, the girls and boys swapped over.
It was a noisy, fun and competitive event.
We did very well, nice were delighted to have been awarded third place, out of the seven schools who competed today.
On Tuesday 5th December, our Y6 squash team competed against three other schools in a squash-themed semi-final competition at Chichester Racquet and Squash Club. Showcasing their skills with a racquet and ball, our team excelled at the front hand drive and the paired rally, and competed well in new games such as “squetball” (mixture of squash and netball) and “squicket” (squash and cricket). We did so well in fact, that we are taking the squad back to the club on the 12th for the finals.
Y3/4 Football (23/11/18)
We were one of 6 teams that turned out in the cold to play at Bishop Luffa School today. Our 1st match was against The March's 1st team. An early goal in the first match set us off. A second quickly followed. Substitutions were made to keep legs fresh, and we were lucky that the attacks on our goal were high or wide - until they put one in to make it 2-1 to us. We managed to sneak in a 3rd before the match ended 3-1 to JYS.
In our second match, this time against St Richard’s 1st team, we were more hesitant, but most of the play was around their goal. Joshua B rattled both posts with a shot that was ultimately denied, but it incentivised the team to push harder. Eventually, Ava-Lily crossed the ball across the goal and Joshua B slotted it home. Joshua B then battled a scrappy second goal over the line to take us to 2-0.
In the third game against St Richard's 2nd team, we went 1-0 up after five minutes, pressing against their strong defence. It was the first game where our goal was troubled more than a couple of times, but our keeper held his nerve and read the ball well which allowed his to defend strongly. This game ended 1-0 to us.
Game four saw us facing Mundham School. After 3 minutes, our team broke through theirs and saw Oscar dribble in to the box and thread the ball pass the keeper to take us 1-0 up. After a great corner, Scott got his knee to the ball but again found the post - surely it’s only a matter of time before he finds the back of the net? We ended 2-0.
The March's 2nd team was our last game. We went ahead - Edward dribbling his way past 4 players to slot it home and go 1-0. A second goal meant we ended this game 2-0 too.
The children played well, shook hands with everyone they played against and had a ball!
Multiksills at Bishop Luffa (16/10/18)
We took our Year 2 class down to Bishop Luffa School to compete against other schools in a series of physical activities.
Our Year 2 children walked down to one of our neighbouring High Schools yesterday after lunch, and took part in an inter-school competition. The different events included jumping, ladder runs, hopping over low hurdles, passing a rugby ball and many others.
The children greeted each new task with determination and good spirits, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. When asked about it, they said it was “good”, “fun” and that they would “recommend it to others”! Ava said that she really liked jumping over the little yellow hurdles.
Since returning to school, the Year 2s have already been clamouring for the chance to go out and do more things like that!
We walked down to Portfield School to take part in the inaugural tournament of the Covers Cup. Four other schools attended and we played our games under very black skies. Captained by Stanley from Year 5, we looked forward to our matches.
We drew 0-0 against Kingsham in our first game.
We then rested as the other schools played.
In our next game, Dan scrambled a goal in past two defenders and the keeper after his shot was saved, but nobody was really sure what to do next.
With trepidation, they went out to play Front Lawn School who had just won their game 5-0! Two minutes in, though, and Dan belted the ball in from the edge of the box to take us 1-0 up. We shrugged off some fouls and the ball rattled our goal post in the dying seconds, but we won, 1-0.
We started our last game conceding an early goal, and then a second at the five minute mark. Then a third shortly after.
Having lost 3-0 to Medmerry, we then had to face them again in the final. We lost 2-0.
Year 5 Camp
What an exciting start to the school year! From Wednesday 27th September until Friday 29th, our entire Year 5 class erected tents and slept on the school field.
As part of our "Invaders" topic, we pitched tents, spent the Wednesday doing Forest Schools (making fire, Roman inspired bread, simple weapons, Roman gods out of beeswax, making dens etc). The evening consisted of team building challenges.
Thursday saw us walking the 2 miles to Fishbourne Roman Palace where we were soldiers for the day. We did a treasure hunt on the walk back, before our evening camp fire.
Friday, and after a cooked breakfast, we headed off in to Chichester for a 2 hour walk with our tame historian to learn more about the Roman occupation of our city. Then it was back to school to pack up and head home.
Year 1 & Year 2 Inter-school Football
We were delighted to take a team of 6 Yr2 boys an 4 Y1 girls down to Chichester College today to compete in a football tournament. There were 8 teams, and our children played in teams of 7 aside on the astro-turf. For many of the pupils from JYS, this was their first time playing football outside of the after-school club that they participate in, and they all said how much fun they had.
All of the children took part and, although they didn't win any games, they did get a couple of goal-less draws. But they showed true sportsmanship, ran until they were out of puff and enjoyed themselves. As we walked back to school for lunch, they were already asking when they could play again. It's not always about the winning!