Autumn Term 2022
PE and Sports
A huge thank you to Miss Young and Mr Stott who have organised many of the sports competitions this term. It is so lovely to have such a variety of activities on offer for all abilities. So far this year we have taken part in rugby, football, inclusive sports and bowling to name a few! We have many more events planned this academic year too!
Physical activity remains a priority at Morley Victoria. With PE lessons and active breaks, we are striving to move towards to being fitter and healthier – mentally and physically, in 2023!
National Fitness Day
Many classes in school had a star jump challenge to do in their active break on National Fitness Day. This was enjoyed by all and we managed to do over 48,000 star jumps within the school day!
Our year 4 children have started their weekly swimming lessons; they are enjoying them so much and learning a crucial life skill too.
Leeds Well-School Partnership
The school continues to be part of South Leeds Well-Schools Partnership which offers many opportunities for our children and as a school we shape the offer for the children of Morley too.
PE Partner continue to provide a range of after school clubs to children across school – these are enjoyed by all who attend.
Our Year 6 football team have played incredibly well so far this season and have won most matches! They have shown true grit and determination. A big thank you to Mr Dougal for organising and managing the team! We have also taken a year 4 team to a tournament too – they played well and enjoyed the experience. KS1 have also had the opportunity to take part in a competition too.
Our girl’s football team have grown from strength to strength and in numbers too! We have started our training sessions and are developing our skills very well. We have taken part in a tournament and we look forward to seeing how they perform in 2023! A big thank you to Miss McCullagh who coaches the team!
We have had a rugby tournament this term. The children really enjoyed practising their rugby skills.
Inclusive Athletics Competition
We took a wonderful group of children to the inclusive athletics competition this year. They had a great time and showed great teamwork and support for one another.
Ten Pin Bowling
Mr Rushfirth recently took a small group of children bowling – this was a wonderful opportunity and the team were extremely competitive!
For the first time Mrs Wood took a cross country team to a cross country race at Middleton Park. It was extremely competitive and the course was very challenging. The team did a great job and 3 children made it into the Leeds finals!
World cup fever swept through the school this term – the children enjoyed watching England’s first match and following their progress in the competition.
Miss Sunter and Mrs Smith have run a dance club this half term in preparation for the Christmas concerts – the children have really enjoyed working together towards their performance.
Miss Cook has been working hard with her handball team to develop their knowledge of the game and their skills. They will be competing in a competition next term.
A group of Year 2 children had the opportunity to take part in a gymnastic event in Leeds to develop their knowledge and skills in this sport – this was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
Summer Term 2022
We had the Leeds Diving team in this term to scout for any potential at MV. The children took part in gymnastic type activities and quite a few children were invited to John Charles for more trials – one of our Year 2 children is now down to the last 16 out of 1800 children!!!
This was a highlight of the year – such an amazing experience for our year 5 and 6 children. Successful completion of the course required participants to show grit and determination to overcome obstacles. Everyone did so well, had fun and got very muddy along the way.
A group of children have been working hard to learn a dance to be performed on the Leeds Rhinos pitch with lots of other school children. This was a fantastic opportunity and they performed so well!
Football fever has hit the school in the last few weeks. There are flags everywhere of the teams the classes are supporting. Of course we are all rooting for the lionesses.
Leeds United Foundation
Leeds United have been into a school to do some work with our year 6 children around moving onto high school and having more independence and making informed choices.
Miss Young ran some training sessions before our athletics competition – she was very pleased with all who took part.
The children have had the opportunity to take part in a Rugby Club ran by a parent and Mr Precious – thank you so much. The children have really enjoyed themselves and improved their ball and teamwork skills; our Year 4 team even played in competition!
The Leeds Rhinos have been in on a number of occasions this term and worked with a range of year groups to raise the profile of Rugby and develop the children’s skills.
Mr Dougal took a team to take part in a Triathlon at John Charles Centre – it was the first time we had done anything like that and the team loved it!
A group of children went with Miss Cook to take part in a Panathlon Event. They had such fun and won!! We were very proud!
This club goes from strength to strength and you can see the improvements the team are making week on week. Again, a parent and Miss McCullagh ran this club – they took part in a day competition and played very well.
Miss Whitt has continued to run a dance club this term and has enjoyed teaching the children routines to different songs.
Mrs Hughes and Miss Shaw have been running a netball club for year 5 and 6 and have been very impressed with their teamwork and skill development.
Mrs Wood has been training her cross-country team and working towards the annual competition at Morley Academy. It was a gruelling race and they all did very well! Their target was to not stop running and they all smashed that!
Dodgeball remains a firm favourite at MV. Recently, we went to Birchfield Primary to take part in the annual tournament. Although we played very well as a team, we did not quite make the final rounds – fingers crossed for next time!
We had a few football games this term with mixed results. All of the children who played, did so with grit, determination and a good team spirit.
Some of out children went to a tri golf session and absolutely loved having a go at the skills required in this sport.
A team of children went with Miss Cook to try a new game called Pickleball – a cross between tennis, squash and table tennis!
A group of Key Stage 1 children went to have a go at some cheer dancing and loved the experience!
Another group of Key Stage 1 children went to a Rainbow Club event where they had chance to practise lots of different PE based skills.
This was a special event held at John Charles – our team worked very hard and smashed a huge victory!
A group of girls in Year 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 went to the tennis centre at John Charles to have a tennis lesson and have a go at playing on a full size court.
Spring Term 2022
All our Year 5 children have an exciting opportunity to visit the Leeds Rhino’s home ground and watch a Leeds Rhino’s home match free of charge! They even came in to give the year group a taster session.
The Leeds Rhino’s also came in this term to see our year 2 children. They delivered a taster session where the children developed their ball skills.
Our year 5/6 running club has been working hard and increasing their pace and stamina. Mrs Wood has been very impressed with their progress, and we are going to complete after Easter. We can’t wait!
We have a fantastic group of girls who are working hard as a team to improve their football skills- they are now waiting for their first match. We even have a new kit and look extremely professional! Thank you to Mr Poucher who has supported the club.
Our Year 6 children have worked very hard to improve their netball skills with Mrs Hughes this term - they are also waiting for their first match!
Our Year 6 team have now finished the league and have finished in a respectable third place. They have played very well as a team and had a huge amount of success – we are very proud of them.
Year 3 Football Tournament
We took two Year 3 teams to a football tournament. They played very well and one if the teams got to the final and drew! We are now currently sharing the trophy with Asquith Primary School.
A group of Key Stage One children went to try out their volleyball skills at Woodkirk High School – they learnt new skills and then tried their skills in a competitive game!
We were very proud of the team we took to the Panathlon event – they worked very well together as a team and won! They came back with huge smiles on their faces, medals, a trophy and certificates!
A group of Year 2 children went to practise and learn a cheer leading dance with Miss Young – this was a great experience which was enjoyed by all.
A group of Year 5 children were lucky enough to try an ice-skating session and have a lesson – this was great fun and many said they can’t wait to go back!
A team of Year 4 children have been to Hunslet Warriors to take part in a tag rugby tournament. The children learnt new skills and competed too.
It is so lovely to have this key event back in the sporting calendar. We took a great team who competed and supported each other so well!
We now have a girl’s football team who have already had a few training sessions and are developing their skills very well and gelling together as a team! We look forward to seeing how they perform in 2022!
We have had a couple of rugby competitions this term. The children really enjoyed practising their rugby skills.
Inclusive Sports Competition
We took a wonderful group of children to the inclusive sports competition this year. They had a great time and showed great teamwork and support for one another.
A group of Year 6 children visited the Leeds Urban bike park – they had such an amazing time!