Autumn Term 2019 has been a busy start to the school year... Football, Cricket, Cross Country, Duathlon, Aqua Festival, Netball, Multi-skills, Athletics.... WATCH this space for Spring events....
Festivals and Competitions
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At Guiseley Primary we are committed to promoting competition for our pupils through a wide range of sports. In addition, we provide many opportunities for less competitive events through festivals and 'come and try' events.
Sports Hall Athletics – North West Leeds Final
We are so proud of the athletics team for qualifying for this event after smashing the preliminary round at Prince Henry’s last month. It is the first time EVER we have qualified for the North West Leeds final and we faced a couple of well-established athletics teams, who have been reaching the Leeds final for many years.
Unfortunately, we lost a few of the team through injury and illness but the rest of the children stepped up and filled in for those missing. In the lead up to the event and during the competition, the children were brilliant – there were excellent performances all round and we are extremely proud of coming 3rd overall.
A HUGE thank you to the parents and family, who loudly supported from the sides and again a MASSIVE well done to all of the children who took part in both this event and the qualifying event.
On Tuesday 22nd October, 23 Y5 and Y6 children took part in an Indoor Athletics event at Prince Henry's Grammar School. It is known as one of the most competitive events of the sporting school calendar but our team of athletes were certainly not fazed. The children took the event extremely seriously and were determined to give their best. Amazingly, we were victorious and saw off competition from local schools to progress to the North West final on Thursday 12th December! The children should be very proud of their hard work and great team spirit. Between now and the final, we will be having extra practises during lunchtimes to make sure we are in top form for the event. A HUGE thanks to the parents who helped transport the children and for cheering them on so enthusiastically from the sides! Also, a big thanks to all of the staff, who gave up their time to support the team.
Y5/6 Netball at St Mary's High
This week, eleven keen netballers took part in an Active Schools 'Come and Try' Netball event at St.Mary's High School in Menston. They were taught different netball skills by sports leaders before playing Hi-5 netball against other schools. It was fantastic to see so many children wanting to take part - some with experience of playing netball before and others who were first timers.
Well done to the team: Sophie W, Brooke, Amelia W, Millie, Alannah G, Sophie P, Jessica, Alana R, Evie and Rosie (Year 6)
Cross Country at Cardinal Heenan
It was another glorious Saturday morning for cross country last weekend. After such a successful first round at Otley Wharfemeadows mid-week, confidence was riding high and our team of runners gave another brilliant performance. Well done to Arthur (9th), Katie P (17th), Jessica P (17th) and Sophie P (13th) for making it into the top 20 places. A special thanks to Vincent, who ran for the first time in the Year 5 and 6 boys event. A great first time effort!
Thank you to all those parents who supported the team throughout the event! It was also lovely to see some of our ex-pupils running for their High School teams.
KS2 Cross Country at Wharfemeadows
This week, 32 runners from across Key Stage 2 took part in a cross country event at Otley Wharfemeadows. This was a qualifying event for the Leeds finals in February at Temple Newsam Park...WATCH this space for any qualifying news!!
It was great to have 4 runners in each event with experienced runners taking part alongside first timers. There were some amazing results with a staggering seven runners finishing in top 10 places!! WOW!
A massive thanks to the parents and grandparents, who helped organise lifts and car sharing and supported from the sides- your support is really appreciated and valued.
REMEMBER - the next cross country event is this Saturday at Cardinal Heenan High School - meet at 9:45am for a 10am prompt start!
We now have a rainbow coloured, Guiseley Primary flag to help locate school staff! You may spot it in some of the pictures....
Twelve Year 5 children took part in an ultra competitive Duathlon event at the Brownlee Centre. They had to run 2 x laps (750 metres), followed by a 2.5km cycle and finish with a final lap of 350 metre run. It was a really great introduction to a multi-sport event and they had to practise speedy transitions and master running off the bike!!
They worked brilliantly as a team and managed to complete the entire circuit in an amazing time of 13 minutes and 28 seconds!!
The facilities at the Brownlee centre are fantastic and they run sessions for all abilities throughout the year. For futher information, please visit:
Cross Country @ Middleton Park
A HUGE well done to all of the children who ran in Saturday's first cross country race of the season. The weather was amazing - certainly not the stereotypical wet, windy and muddy conditions! There were some gritty performances with 2 top 10 and 4 top twenty places. It was great to see so many boys running in the Y3/4 boys' race and a special thanks to Livie, who made it a full team for the Y5/6 girls' team!
Well done TEAM GUISELEY!
We are still hoping for more children to take part so that we have full teams for each of the 4 events (Y3/4 boys and girls, Y5/6 boys and girls). If your child is interested, please speak to Miss Adair or the School Office.
St Bart's Cup
On Wednesday 19th June a team of eight raring to go girls (Sophie L, Jessica H, Jessica P, Rosie, Charlotte, Amelia W, Alana R and Esme C) attended an all girls football tournament at Goals in Kirkstall. We played 4 matches against other schools and had great fun testing our skills. Unfortunately, some of us sustained injuries but we were brave and battled on. We won one match and played really well but unfortunately we did not win although we were proud of our achievements. A special thanks to Mrs Hewitt and Miss Adair for organising and taking us there.
Sport report by Sophie L and Jessica H.
EYFS and KS1 Cross Country
This week, twelve committed children (and families) braved the elements to take part in a cross country event at St Peter and Paul's primary school. the course was wet and long but the children ran brilliantly and were a real credit to the school. Well done to Bea, Aurelien, Mary, Zachary, Vaikha, Theo, Bobbie, Lennon, William, Sasha, Ameila and Logan. A BIG thanks to the parents for cheering from the sidelines and helping with transport
Y2 Dance Festival
This week, twelve children from Years 3 and 4 took part in an orienteering event at Guiseley High School. The event was organised through the Aireborough cluster of schools in partnership with the Airienteers.
The children really enjoyed taking part. They worked brilliantly as a team to race around the different courses and loved using the electronic dibbers at the check-in points.
If your child is interested in orienteering, there is a free event running at Nunroyd Park on Saturday 18th May. Registration is from 1pm and the event will run from 1:30-2:30pm.
Y4/5 Football Tournament
Yesterday, sixteen children from Year 4 and 5 took part in a football tournament at St Mary's High School. Both teams played extremely well and their teamwork, communication and behaviour was fantastic. Amelia was top-tackler in defence and Eddie scored an absolute belter!!
Well done to both teams and a big thank you to the parents who supported positively from the sidelines. Thanks also to Mr Partridge and Mr Ljustina for giving up their time to take the team.
National Cross Country Success
Last weekend, Amelia W in Year 5 represented west Yorkshire in the National Cross Country Finals. It was a fantastic day. Amelia ran really well coming 68th out of 390 runners from across England. She improved on her West Yorkshire standings by beating 3 of the girls who had previously beaten her when finishing 7th for West Yorkshire in early March. What an amazing individual achievement.
The year 5 girls representing West Yorkshire also came away with team GOLD - receiving trophy and medals! Her Mum has said she’s already looking forward to next Seasons cross country competitions! Well done Amelia - you have made us all really proud!
Y5/6 Quick Sticks Competition
Last Friday, 5 pupils from Y5/6 went to Leeds hockey club at Weetwood park to take part in a Quick Sticks hockey skills session. They had the opportunity to play on a full-sized water based hockey pitch and were coached by students from Leeds University on how to dribble, pass and tackle. They played competitive games against other primary school children from Leeds and played very well indeed. All 5 pupils looked so smart in the school kit and represented the school superbly. Katie proved to be solid in defence and Eliza a menace upfront!
West Yorkshire Cross Country Final
On Wednesday afternoon, the Y3 boys team and Amelia in Y5 travelled to Temple Newsam for the West Yorkshire Cross Country Final. As well as representing Guiseley Primary, they were also representing Leeds. The weather couldn't have been much worse... wet, windy and extremely muddy.... EXACTLY what cross country is all about! A huge thank you to the parents who battled the elements and to Mrs Parker for supporting the team.
The Y3 boys team: Arthur, Archie, Thomas, Edward K and Edward C had a fantastic race, with two top 20 places. A super team performance - well done boys!
Amelia had an amazing run with a really strong finish. She finished in 10th place overall, which means she has qualified for the National Schools competition, representing West Yorkshire, on Saturday 23 March 2019 in Loughborough. We are so proud of you Amelia and wish you the best of luck!
On Tuesday, nine Year 5 children went to Benton Park High School for an Aireborough Trust Dodgeball competition. Eight schools were taking part and each game was extremely competitive. There were some great individual performances with some fantastic catches and accurate shots and the children worked incredibly as a team. They were exhausted after playing each team twice in their group and finished in joint 3rd place. Well done: Charlie, Troy, Makai, Jessica P, Brooke, Alanna, Noah, Alex and Dylan.
Netball Festival at Guiseley High
This week, a small group of children took part in a netball festival at Guiseley High. Five other schools from the local area took part and the children played in mixed teams. This meant they made new friends and worked really well as a multi-school team! The children's sportsmanship and fantastic attitudes were praised by the organisers. A HUGE thank you to Mrs Cockerham and Mr Ljustina who went with the team!
Climbing at The Lab in Kirkstall
On Monday, six children took part in a free climbing session at The Climbing Lab in Kirkstall. They had a fantastic time tackling the slanted and straight walls. They overcame their fears and really enjoyed the experience. If you are interested in taking your child climbing, check out their website for times, dates and prices: https://www.climbinglab.co.uk/
We will be on the look out for more opportunities to take children following such a successful visit! A HUGE thank you to Mr Ljustina for supervising the children at The Lab and thank you to the parents for arranging transport.
Cross Country Leeds Final
This week, ten runners from across Key Stage 2 ran in the Leeds Cross Country Final at Temple Newsam Park. It was an extremely competitive race with children competing from schools across Leeds.
All runners ran brilliantly. We had 3 runners in the top 10 and one runner was a last minute substitution. Congratulations to all of the team! Thanks to the parents and Mrs Parker, who came and supported the team.
NEWSFLASH!!! We have just found out that our Year 3 boys' team and Amelia W have made it through to the West Yorkshire Final. This is an amazing achievement, building on the success we had last season where one Guiseley runner made it through to these finals!!
Inclusive Aqua Event
On Monday, seven children from across Key Stage 2 took part in an Aqua festival at John Charles Centre for Sport. It was a fantastic event, which included fun activities such as egg and spoon races, ping pong and water polo as well as body boarding. The children were amazing and represented our school brilliantly. A real credit to Team Guiseley.
A huge thank you to the staff who supported the children at the event.
Y2 Multi skills event at Benton Park
Miss Clark and Mrs Dalton were very proud of the Children from blue and Indigo class that attended the Multi skills event at Benton Park. Alexius in Blue class enjoyed ‘toilet tig’ and Eddie in Indigo class the football dribbling. Always a pleasure to take our children out. Unfortunately no photographs were allowed for this event.
Cross Country Heat at Cardinal Heenan
This Monday, 32 runners took part in a Key Stage 2 cross country event at Cardinal Heenan High School. This event was organised by the Leeds Sports Partnership and successful runners and teams had the opportunity to progress through to the Leeds Final, on Wednesday 6th February 2019, at Temple Newsam. We are extremely proud to announce that our Y3 boys' team and Y5 girls' team are both through to the Leeds Final as well as Sophie L (Y6), who made it through individually. A massive well done to all of the runners taking part and good luck to those who have made it through to the next round!
Thanks to all of the parents and to Mrs Parker, Mrs Cockerham and Mrs Dalton for supporting the team.
A great result for Team Guiseley!
KS2 Athletics at Prince Henry
This week, a team of athletes from Years 4 to 6 took part in an athletics event at Prince Henry's Grammar School. It was an extremely competitive event and consisted of both running and field events. Everyone ran their legs off and did brilliantly at the different throwing and jumping events.
Well done to the team - Jessica P, Sophie P, Rosie, Amelia W, Sophie L, Sydney, Amelia K, Esme L, Elin, Alice, Ben S, Jayden, Oliver C, Caio, Tristan, Reuben C, Owen, Vince and Charlie P.
Match Day event at Nethermoor
On Saturday 11th November, 27 children from Year 2 upwards took part in a Match Day Event at Guiseley Football Ground. It was an exciting opportunity for the children to meet the players, see the dressing rooms, take part in some football drills as well as provide the players with a Guard of Honour before their FA cup game against Cambridge United. The atmosphere was electrifying!! The children were then able to stay and watch the game, with their parents, which resulted in a dramatic 4-3 win to Guiseley. Well done the lions!
A big thank you to Steve Taylor, the community development officer at Nethermoor, to Mrs Parker for supporting the team and to the parents for your ongoing support with sporting events and activities.
We are hoping to repeat this event later on in the academic year - look out for information on the school newsletter!
Leeds Rhinos netball event – 18.10.18
On Thursday, eight children attended a come and try netball event at St Mary’s High School in Menston. They took part in some netball drills run by sports leaders and then 5 friendly matches against other local schools. They played brilliantly winning 3 out of the 5 games and showed great sportsmanship by shaking hands and congratulating the other teams.
Well done- Katie S, Sophie L, Elodie P, Rebecca L, Iris P, Grace V, Sophie W and Millie H.
Cross Country @ Cardinal Heenan
Another super cross country event this weekend at Cardinal Heenan. Well done everyone for turning up and battling the elements... it turned out not as bad as a the forecast!!
Thanks to all of the parents for their continued support and to Mrs Parker and Mrs Schack for supporting the team!! Great performances by all children taking part and a special well done to Barnaby and Isabella, who were late entries and ran their hearts out.
Hurry Over Hawksworth Cross Country
On Wednesday, seven enthusiastic runners went to cross country at Hawksworth CE School. The sun was shining as we ran round the huge loop of the field. The Year 6 runners had to do 2 laps, much to their surprise! Everyone tried their best. Sports Report by: Chloe, Carys and Beatriz.
Well done to the team: Beatriz L, Joshua H, Joe D, Esme C, Ewan B, Chloe D and Carys J. A special mention to Joe D, who came 2nd in his race and to Carys J in Year 3 for coming 4th. Great achievements!
Thanks to Mrs Dalton and for Carys' dad for also coming and supporting the team.
EYFS Herd Farm Teddy Bear's Picnic
Reception visited Herd Farm to take part in an Active Schools Physical Activity event. They took part in activities, which included storytelling, challenges, teamwork and exploration, followed by a Teddy Bear's Picnic.
KS1 Football Tournament at Queensway – 2.10.18
On Tuesday, eight children from Year 2, went to Queensway school to take part in a football festival. They played 3 matches and were a real credit to the school. There were some amazing saves by Oliver, Theo and Mason in goal and they all improved with each game they played.
A super well done to the team: Isabelle, Izabella, Mason, Seren, Oliver, Theo, Kyle and Leah.
Thanks to all of the parents and staff who came to support the event!
Saturday League Cross Country is underway!!
It was the first cross country event of the season on Saturday 29th September at Middleton Park! Eleven energetic runners from across Key Stage 2 took part.
Everyone ran brilliantly, with many children having to run double the distance from last year.
A special mention to: Amelia, Sophie P and Arthur who came in the top 10 for their age group.
Thanks to all the parents and staff who supported the team over the finish line!
Rawdon Cricket Superstars
On Thursday 20th September 2018, eight girls from across Key Stage 2 took part in a cricket festival at Rawdon Cricket Ground. They were taught the skills of cricket by a cricket coach and played against schools in our local area. The children were a real credit to the school - their behaviour and attitudes were fantastic!
Thank you to Mrs Parker who went and supported the team.
KS2 Football at St Oswald's School
This week, the KS2 football team were playing against St.Oswald's year 6 football team. We were putting pressure on our opposition but we conceded 4 very good goals. We still played well as a team and tried our very best.
Report by: Louis and Troy
FS2, KS1 Multi skills event
This week, 12 enthusiastic athletes from FS2, Year 1 and 2 took part in a multi-skills event. Our school hosted the event and children from Queensway School and Yeadon Westfield Infants also took part. It was a great event and the children were all a huge credit to their schools. We definitely have some talented sports people in our local area! A special thanks to Amber class, who helped the younger children with the different activities and to Mrs Buckton for providing refreshments.
Guiseley Primary Girls Go for Goals
Jessica H, Sophie L, Alanna R, Allanah G, Annie-Rose A, Amelia W, Rosie W, Esmae F and Ruby D took part in a girls football tournament at Yeadon Westfield this week. We gave it our all and didn't give up. The sad thing was we didn't go through to the final BUT Rosie scored an amazing goal and we worked brilliantly as a team.
Well done Guiseley Girls!
Report by: Jessica H (Y5)
Total Warrior at Bramham Park
Last Friday, 24 children from across Key Stage 2 took part in a Total Warrior event at Bramham Park. It was a tough, muddy and wet course, requiring great teamwork and determination!
It was a fantastic event and all of the children finished with a HUGE smile on their muddy faces. Thanks to all of the parents who helped out with transport and a special thanks to the School office for all their continued support with the admin which comes with organising all of these sporting opportunities.
A HUGE thank you to all of the parents and friends who came to watch Sports Day this week. The children had a great time running, jumping and throwing whilst scoring points for their team. Congratulations to Italy and Brazil - the winning teams for KS2 and KS1 respectively.
It was our first year with competitive races for Key Stage 2 and we were extremely pleased with how the children put themselves forward for each event and did their personal best. It was great to see so many parents getting involved in the parents events. Thanks again for all your support and good humour!
Year 5 Tri Golf
This week, ten amateur golfers from year 5 took part in a Tri golf competition at Cookridge Hall Golf Club. They were fantastic at both chipping and putting and managed to score a whopping 226 points securing bronze place! Well done to all of the team and a special thanks to parents for helping with transport and supporting from the sides.
On the last day of Summer term 1, 30 lucky children took part in the Brownlee Triathlon at John Charles Centre for Sport. It was a fantastic opportunity for children to experience a swim, bike, run event in a safe environment. Our children had a great time and really enjoyed taking part despite the weather!!
This is an event we hope to attend every year so if your child was unable to take part this year and will be in KS2 from September- Look out for a letter for next year's event!
Year 5 Cricket @ Pool
Year 5 went to Pool-in-Wharfedale cricket club to take part in a Kwik Cricket tournament on Wednesday. Our team of nine cricketers played two matches against some very strong competition. There were some cracking catches, fantastic fours and brilliant bowling. During each match, every player bowled an over and batted (in a pair) to face two overs. We really enjoyed ourselves, winning our first match and then losing our second.
On Tuesday 1st May, a group of talented netball players: Rosie, Sophie W, Sophie L, Elodie, Millie, Sydney, Lea and Giovanna went to a netball tournament at St Mary's High School. It was our first netball match and we were very excited. We improved massively with every game and were playing against some HUGE year 5 and 6 opponents!
Sports report by: Lea B
A HUGE thank you to the parents who came along and supported! Miss Adair and Mrs Jordan are extremely proud of the team's performance and can't wait for next year!
Y4 and Y5 Football
This week mixed teams from Year 4 and 5 took part in a football tournament at St Mary's School in Menston. The children played a series of games against schools from across the local area and showed great levels of effort and team work. Both teams played exceptionally well and were fantastic ambassadors for the school. Despite the wet and windy conditions our Year 4 team managed to progress through the tournament unbeaten and secured second place. A big thank you must go to the large number of parents that turned up to support our teams and helped transport the children.
Tag Rugby at Guiseley Rangers RFC
On Thursday, a squad of 9 children from Year 4 and 5, took part in a tag rugby competition at Nunroyd Park. It was a tough competition as the other teams were made up of mostly Year 6 pupils, however our team played some brilliant rugby scoring 3 tries in total and putting in some fantastic defence work to stop the other teams from scoring.
Each game, our children improved and despite the cold weather really enjoyed the experience. Well done to Caio, Jayden, Charlie P and Matlida (Y5) and Jessica P, Esme C, Joe D, Reuben C and Ruben N (Y4).
This week, our second team of gymnasts travelled to John Charles to take part in the Key Steps Gymnastics competition.
First we did the vault, which we had to do a stretch jump off. We practised lots because we didn’t have a springboard at school and we were using one during the competition.
Then we did the floor routine, followed by the body management. Body management was the splits, skipping, front support and making a dish shape and holding it for about 3 seconds each time.
Everyone was brilliant and we came 3rd overall out of 14 schools.
(Sports Report by Ben – Y4)
EYFS and KS1 Cross Country
The children gave 100% during their cross country races at Rufford Park. There was a steep incline which proved no challenge for our brilliant team. We certainly saw some determined runners over taking their competitors. We were awarded 3 medals overall and they went to Matthew Powell who came 1st in his race, Arthur Wilkinson who came 2nd in the Y2 boys race and Esmee Pemberton who came 2nd in the Y1 girls race. Congratulations to all those who took part. What a great team effort!
Thanks so Mrs Bradbury, Mrs Fletcher and all of the parents, who cheered and supported from the sidelines.
Y4 Aqua Festival
On Wednesday 28th, 24 courageous swimmers, went to an aqua festival at Holt Park. There were some short and longer races and we even needed beach balls, body boards and ping pong balls for a number of events. We all enjoyed it greatly and we hope we can go again!
(Reported by Dylan)
While the shorter races were going on, 6 Water polo novices participated in a Water polo event in the deep end. The goalies were amazing and the strikers scored 2 epic goals.
(Reported by Tristan)
Overall our water polo team came joint 2nd and our swimming team came 3rd.
Another great result for Team Guiseley!
Thanks to Mr Ward and Mrs Dobson who came and supported the team.
Y5 Quick Sticks Hockey
On the 22nd of March, five Year 5 children went to Leeds University Weetwood Pavillion to do the Quick sticks hockey tournament. It was against ten other schools. Everybody was competitive and everybody wanted to win. We played six games and everyone played in each game. Every game we got better and better. Sadly though, we didn't win, but we had lots of fun. I really enjoyed it!
(Sports Report by Giovanna)
Gymnastics at John Charles
On Monday the 12th of March 2018, five girls competed in the School Key Steps Gymnastics Competition at The John Charles Centre for Sports in Leeds. Katie, Lea , Ava, Laya and Sydney.
When everyone arrived at 7:45am they set off a while later and Katie and Ava went in Sydney's car and Laya and Lea went in Lea's car, Mrs Shack and Mrs Kendall followed. Finally we met at The John Charles Centre and began the fun experience. The vault was extremely fun and very hard. Everyone tried their best.
Our second activity was the floor routine and we performed a sequence of gymnastics moves. This was the easier routine to remember but we still had lots of fun performing in-front of the judging panel (though it was pretty scary) All of the judges were quite friendly though!
Sports Report by: Lea, Laya and Sydney (Y5)
Saturday League Cross Country final race
The final race of the Saturday League was held at Middleton Park this Wednesday. We had 17 runners in total from Years 3 - 5. Everyone ran brilliantly with most children getting their highest placing of the season. A special mention to Amelia, who despite running earlier in the day, came a commendable 3rd place. Great achievements also to Sophie P (4th), Sophie L (7th) and to all those runners and parents who managed to commit to all 4 races this year. Thanks also to Mrs Parker for supporting the team from the sides!
We are already looking forward to next season! If your child is interested in running the first race will be around mid-October.
West Yorkshire Cross Country Final
On Wednesday 14th March, Amelia and her cheerleaders (Esmae, Edith and Rosie) travelled to Temple Newsam (again) for the West Yorkshire Cross Country final. She aced it and finished in the top 15 runners. We were all astonished by her amazing achievement and hoped the banners we made her helped her along to victory!!
Thank you to Mrs Buckton and Mrs Bell for letting us go and support Amelia.
Sports report by: The Y4 Guiseley Girls Cross Country Team
Y4 and Y5 Girl's Cross Country Final at Temple Newsam
On Wednesday 21st February, 8 girls set off for a cross country final at Temple Newsam. We have to mention Lea B who unfortunately could not attend due to illness but the girls who did raced amazingly. It was super sunny but extremely muddy. Despite having her shoes laced up tight, Giovanna lost a shoe (again) and had a very muddy sock! We did extremely well in the races with many girls achieving their personal best and trying their hardest.
Thank you to all of the parents who came along to support the team!
By Rosie, Amelia and Grace
Well done to all of the girls for qualifying for this event back in the Autumn Term at Otley Wharfemeadows. A HUGE well done for Amelia W, who has qualified for the West Yorkshire final, on Thursday 8th March. What an incredible achievement!
Y3,4,5 Tennis Competition
This week, 8 children from Key Stage 2 took part in a tennis competition at St Mary's High School in Menston. It was an extremely competitive tournament and the children played brilliantly, remaining positive and focused for all three of their matches. Both teams came 3rd overall which is an amazing achievement.
Thank you to all of the parents for coming to support the team and a special mention to Mrs Clarke who coached the team last half term and during the competition.
FA Football Tournament
This week, a dedicated and talented team of footballers travelled to St Peter and Paul's school for a football tournament organised through the FA.
Mr Partridge accompanied the team and was impressed by the positivity and excellent team work throughout the afternoon.
Our football highlights were Joe saving a penalty and the rebound for a corner; lots of great defending;drawing one game;playing on the pitch that was like a bog but trying our hardest and coming 3rd place overall.
Sports Highlights written by Oliver C and William E (Year 5)
A huge congratulations to the team who were again playing against many Year 6 opponents - great preparation for next year!
KS2 Athletics Event
A group of enthusiastic and energetic athletes visited John Charles Centre for Sport last week and took part in an inclusive athletics event. It was great fun and the children were able to work with pupils from other schools in running, jumping and throwing events. A special mention for Freddie, who excelled at the javelin and for Bradley who showed great team work during the relay race.
The children represented our school exceptionally well and are looking forward to other similar events! Well done Amelia, Harrison, Freddie, Daniel, Daisy, Summer, Bradley, Jessica and Luke.
This week, a team of Guiseley athletes took part in a basketball competition at Prince Henry's Grammar School. It was the first time many of the children had played a competitive game of basketball and their commitment and sportsmanship was fantastic. A super team effort - well done everyone!
Saturday Cross Country League
On Saturday 13th of January, 20 runners took part in cross country - otherwise known as muddy mayhem because 3 people lost their shoes in the mud! Although Amelia's white socks turned to black socks she still came 3rd - Yay! That's a lot of washing for the parents to do!
As you may have gathered, the course was extremely muddy and larger than we imagined so lots of people were huffing and puffing, but with the crowd cheering them on, they kept going. Everyone kept going until the end. The whole team were amazing and have a lot of talent. Maybe one day the children in the cross country team will be in the Olympics.
(Reported by Charlie and Amelia W - Y4)
Once again a huge thank you to the parents for supporting the team. It was fantastic to have 12 girls running in the Y3/4 race. Everyone ran brilliantly but the Y3/4 girls team came 2nd overall out of 17 schools. What an achievement! The last cross country event in this league will be on Wednesday 14th March at Middleton Park from 4pm. More details will be sent out after half term.
This week, a group of children from Years 3-5 went to an inclusive Goalball event at Huddersfield Leisure Centre. It was great fun joining in with lots of different activities with other schools. We found out that Goalball is a game played with a ball that has bells inside, so you can hear it if you are visually impaired or blind. We played games using a blindfold so we couldn't see - it was really hard!
The children: Amelia, Daisy, Summer, Daniel, Freddie, Rebecca, Jessica, Luke and Harrison worked brilliantly as a team and their behaviour was OUTSTANDING. Well done everyone and a big thank-you to Mrs Jeffrey who came and supported us.
Saturday Cross Country League
Last Saturday, there was the biggest turn out yet for the 2nd cross country event in the Saturday league at Otley Wharfemeadows Park. All of the athletes ran brilliantly despite the muddy, slippery and at times hazardous conditions! It was great to see 7 runners in the Y3/4 girls event; 4 runners in both the Y3/4 boys and Y5/6 girls event and 3 runners in the Y5 boys event. It would be amazing to have at least 4 runners in each event, at the next race on Saturday 13th January at Corpus Christi High School. Any enthusiastic runners from key stage 2 are welcome to take part!
A special well done for Amelia (Y4) for coming 4th in her event - WOW!!
Once again, a huge thanks to all of the parents for their continued support and to Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Parker for giving up their time to help coordinate the team!
KS2 Sportshall Athletics
On Thursday 16th November, 18 super athletes from years 4 and 5, took part in an extremely competitive athletics competition at Prince Henry's Grammar School. There were lots of track and field events and the atmosphere was electric. Our team did incredibly well, particularly as they were competing against lots of Year 6 children from other schools. We will definitely be back and ready for action at next year's event!
A special mention to Mrs Clarke, who has been training the team this term. Thank you for all your hard work!
A huge congratulations to: Jessica P, Sophie P, Rosemary W, Amelia W, Tristan K, Reuben C, Ben S, Oliver S-E, Sophie L, Eleanor T, Sydney P, Emma H, Natalie S, Jayden F, Oliver C, Edward E, Joshua H and William E.
Y2 Multi Skills
Year 2 went to Benton Park High School for a multi skills festival. I did lots of games with my friends. We played a game called 'Farmer' where the farmer had to try and get the tails off our trousers. My favourite game was 'Toilet Tig' because it was fun!
Sports Report by: Carys - Indigo class
Well done to Carys, Archie, Rhys, Max and Rachel! And a huge thanks to all of the parents for their support during the event.
On Saturday 4th November, some runners from Key Stage 2 took part in the first Saturday morning cross country event organised by the Leeds Schools Partnership. It was a chilly morning in Middleton Park and the course was a tough 900m for Years 3 and 4 and 1500m for Year 5. However, the children sporting their brand new Guiseley running vests, were up for the challenge!
Freya, Esmae, Rosie and Charlie took part in the first race and all put in a great performance. Next up was Ben S and Ben CLC who both ran their legs off in the boys race. Last to run for Guiseley were the Y5 girls, Sydney, Sophie and Grace, who despite the longer distance, ran brilliantly. Unfortunately, we had no runners in the year 5 boys race.
Well done to all of the children who took part and a huge thank you to all of the parents who helped support and encourage the team from the sides.
A special thank you to Chris, at Select Uniforms (https://www.selectuniforms.co.uk/) for donating our kit. The children loved wearing them and we looked very professional!
If your child is interested in running, the other race dates are Saturday 25th November, Saturday 13th January and Wednesday 14th March.
This week, our Y 3, 4 and 5 runners went to Hawksworth CE Primary School for an Aireborough cluster cross country competition. It was blustery on the tops and the course was challenging with uneven ground, numerous cow pats and hills. The children did brilliantly despite the conditions and were a real credit to our fantastic school.
Huge congratulations to Ben D (Y3) and Esme Lynch (Y3) for winning silver medals and Amelia Kavanagh (Y3) for receiving a bronze. GREAT effort and determination - well done TEAM GUISELEY!!
Y3, 4 and 5 Cross Country
First we went on a mini-bus, taxi or Miss Adair’s car to get to Hawksworth Primary School. We had to cross the road with four other schools and went up a steep track to get to the field. The Y3 boys set off running, then Y3 girls, Y4 girls then Y4 boys and finally Y5 girls and boys. There was also a Y6 race but we didn’t have anyone to enter that race! Next, we went back to Hawksworth primary School to have a presentation for the people who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Finally our parents came for us.
Y4 and 5 Football tournament
This week our Key Stage 2 team travelled to Queensway Primary School to take on other teams from the local area. Every member of the team played exceptionally well particularly when you bear in mind they were playing teams older and bigger than them. The boys improved drastically throughout the tournament and managed to score a couple of brilliant goals. William proved to be an unbeatable goal keeper while Troy and Ben were fantastic in defence. An energetic midfield of the two Joes, Oliver and Liam helped set up plenty of chances for our lone striker Kieran. A big thank you must also go to all of the parents that turned up to support the team and give them that extra boost in confidence.
Match report by Mr Ward
Y4/5 Football Match Report
The first game our players were giving the opposition too much space so we lost 4-0.
In the second game, we picked up a bit but lost 2-1. The reason why was because they were a very good opposition. The third game we drew because we put pressure on the opposition, passed the ball nicely and tackled!
The fourth game we drew 0 - 0 (not to forget my header). We played well and should have won 2-1. A nice clean sheet for one of our goalkeepers!
At the end of the match, we shook hands. We did well for our first tournament and the matches were fair.
Troy R (Y4)
On Tuesday 10th October, 16 junior athletes set off with Daring Adair and Marvellous Maud on a muddy mission to Wharfe Meadows Park, in Otley. This mission was a once in a term-time opportunity!
Year 4 girls were first to race, followed by Y4 boys and then Y5. Everybody put in 100% effort showing great grit and determination to complete the course.
Reported by Rosie, Tristan, Charlie, Edith & Esmae.
A huge thank you to all of the parents who came and supported and a special thanks to Queensway Primary for loaning their bus and a driver.
Our Key Stage 1 football team took part in their first ever matches this week at Queensway Primary School. Every member of the team had a fantastic time and we came back from the afternoon unbeaten! In four games against other schools from the Guiseley and Yeadon area the team managed to rack up an amazing 11 goals. Jacob showed us some incredible goalkeeping skills, whilst Archie, Ava and Thomas were solid in defence. Arthur was our midfield maestro whilst goal machine Edward kept the scoreboard ticking over nicely. If this week is anything to go by football at Guiseley Primary has got a very bright future.
Many thanks to Mr Ward and Miss Dryden-Jones who supported the team from the sidelines!
On Tuesday 18th September, some Y5 children took part in a cricket festival at Yeadon Cricket Club. During the morning, the children worked on their throwing and catching skills in a carousel of activities and in the afternoon they played in three competitive matches.
They won their match against Yeadon Westfield's B team by 84 runs and their game against Adel by 34 runs. Unfortunately they lost their final match against Yeadon Westfield A team by only 4 runs.
Katie (Y5) said: Today we had such fun but the mud made it fabulous! In the morning, we had a game where we had to dive onto a mattress. William and Katie both did a dramatic fall and got really muddy.
A huge congratulations to the children involved, who performed brilliantly and worked excellently as a team. A special mention to William for being nominated as Player of the Match by Mrs Clarke.
Year 3 Table Tennis
A group of Year 3 children were selected to take part in a table tennis festival in the Autumn term. They practised beforehand for a number of weeks after having some coaching from Sally and Peter who are both table tennis development officers and the event took place at Benton Park High School. The children had the chance to practise and enhance some of the skills they had learnt and continue to practise these skills at a table tennis lunchtime club which runs weekly.
KS1 Sportshall Athletics - Spring 1 2017
Well done to all of the Year 2 pupils that took part in the KS1 Sportshall Athletics event at Farsley Celtic FC. It was a wonderful morning and the children took part in a number of athletics activities including hurdles, standing long jump, chest push and vertical jump to name but a few! A special well done to Alice Lupton who claimed a medal for doing especially well at this event.
KS2 Mini Tennis
After attending a mini tennis club for half a term, Jayden, Lexy, Oliver and Rebekah took part in a festival at St Mary's High School. They competed in short matches against children from other local schools and used the skills they had learnt to play. All of the children did fantastically well, with Oliver in particular winning all but one match! Well done to all of you.
Cross Country at Rawdon Littlemoor - 14.3.17
A group of children from FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 recently took part in a cross-country race at Rawdon Littlemoor Primary School. They raced against children in their year group from three other local schools, and the event was a big success and hugely enjoyed by all the children. We were fortunate enough to have lots of parents supporting and cheering on our pupils (thank you to all those that could make it). A huge well done to all of the children who participated. We are very proud of all of you for each completing the race and an extra well done to Isabel Smith in Orange Class who came 1st in the FS2 Girls race, Barnaby Kavanagh in Red Class who came 3rd in the FS2 Boys race, and Amelia Kavanagh who came 3rd in the Year 2 Girls Race.
Key Steps Gymnastics Competition - 27.3.17
Five children from Year 3 and Year 4 have been training for six weeks to compete in the Key Steps Foundation Gymnastics competition today at The John Charles Centre for Sport. Sydney Pemberton, Eleanor Torrence, Clara Page, Esmae Fahy and Ben Smith performed and competed in three events - the vault, body management and a floor routine, and each child was scored individually for each event. The children's attitude, self-composure, performance and skill in all of these events was quite outstanding, and this led to them gaining a BRONZE medal and therefore ranking in third place out of fifteen schools from all over Leeds! To say that Mrs Schack and Mrs Jordan were proud of them would be an understatement, and the feeling was mutual from the parents and grandparents that came to support them!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you...a very well deserved achievement, and a big thank you goes to Mrs Schack for her superb gymnastics coaching.