Autumn Term 2023
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. 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 2024!
Creating and Active Schools Framework
This year we have had training to creative an active school framework – this helps us to see where we are as a school and where we need to be, this will then feed into the school development plan for future years.
We have been lucky enough to receive funding from the Well Schools Partnership to have access to the resources on Teach Active. This has had a great impact on the teaching and learning in English and maths. All areas of the curriculum can now be delivered in an active way.
Leeds Rhinos and The Leeds United Foundation
We continue to work with both Leeds Rhinos and The Leeds United Foundation. Leeds Rhinos have been into school to do an assembly and both are coming in next term to work with the children.
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.
Football continues to be really popular at Morley Victoria. Our older children took part in a tournament early this term and enjoyed the experience. Our playgrounds continue to be very busy with different matches taking place. Girls football continues to grow in popularity which is lovely to see.
Ten Pin Bowling
Mrs Bode and Mrs Hardaker (our school governor) 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 some children made it into the Leeds finals! More about this in the new year.
A group of Year 1 boys and Key Stage One 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!
Mrs Grayston and Mrs Britton (our school governor) took a group of year 6 on the bus to the ice rink in Millenium Square. It had a real festive feel and the children represented the school very well and they enjoyed their experience.
A team of Year 2 and 3 children had the opportunity to take part in a Cheer Dance event at Morley Leisure centre – this was a fantastic event with lots of other schools attending.
Our KS1 children had the opportunity to take part in a “come and try dodgeball” event. The children did a great job and enhanced their skills.
Mr Stott took a team of children to a Tri Golf event – the children were coached by a professional golfer – what an experience!
Our children had the opportunity to take part in a multi sports event. This was a chance for the children to work on developing several skills.
A group of our KS2 children participated in a travel event at the Brownlee Centre in Leeds – this was a fantastic experience to develop their cycling skills at such a great venue.
Summer Term 2023
This is always a favourite on the MV calendar for children, staff and parents. It was a highlight for many children, it was lovely to see their determination to have a go and support each other too, despite the mixed weather.
Once again, we have held the Elstub Cup – this is where both Year 6 classes play a football match against one another to see who can be victorious and win the prestigious Elstub Cup. This year as it took place on the same day as the start of the Women’s World Cup we had a girls football match too!
The children in KS2 enjoyed taking part in our annual 10 step challenge where they show case their athletic talents and aim for a score higher than the previous years.
This is always 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 (including the staff), had fun and got very muddy along the way – we think it was even muddier than last year!
A group of children have been working hard to learn a dance with Mrs Smith which they performed on the Leeds Rhinos pitch with hundreds of other school children. This was a fantastic opportunity and they performed so well!
Women’s World Cup
We celebrated the start of this by having our KS2 sports day teams linked to some of the countries of the world cup and having a girl’s football match on Elstub Cup day. We have also designed a holiday homework challenge to encourage our children to watch it!
Leeds United Foundation
Leeds United Foundation have been into a school to run a project with Year 4 around healthy eating – this ended with a tour around Elland Road – something the children and staff loved!
Different year groups have had the opportunity to take part in Rugby tournaments this term – their teamwork was fantastic.
The Leeds Rhinos have been into school on several occasions this term and worked with a range of year groups to raise the profile of Rugby and develop the children’s skills. They also delivered rugby sessions to girls in Year 3 and 4 too.
Mr Dougal took a team to take part in a Triathlon at John Charles Centre – This was something different and enjoyed by all.
A group of children went with Mr Rushfirth to take part in a Panathlon Event. They had such fun. We were very proud!
Aqua Panthalon Event
Mr Rushfirth and Miss Cook took a group of children to this event for the first time. It was amazing and something the children will remember!
This club goes from strength to strength and you can see the improvements the team are making week on week. Miss McCullagh and Mr Precious ran this club – they took part in a day competition and played very well.
PE Partner continues to run their after school clubs which are very popular with a wide range of children.
Miss Shaw has been running a netball club for Year 5 and 6 and have been very impressed with their teamwork and skill development. They have taken part in a tournament and even played against the staff!
Dodgeball remains a firm favourite at MV. Recently, our Year 5 children went to Morley Leisure Centre 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. In our last match of the year the Year 5 and 6 team got the final but sadly lost – great effort though! Thanks to Mr Dougal for coaching the team and taking them to the event.
A team of children went with Miss Cook to try a new game called Pickleball – a cross between tennis, squash and table tennis!
Another group of Key Stage 1 children went to a Rainbow Club event with Miss Smith and Miss Allen 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 for the second year running! Thanks to Mr Stott for organising this successful event.
A group of KS2 children went to the tennis courts in Dartmouth Park to have a tennis lesson and have a go at playing on a full-size court with Miss Sunter and Ms Wood.
A group of children went to the Urban Bike Park with Mrs Smith and Mr Allen to take part in an orienteering activity – this was enjoyed by all!
Mr Precious has taken some teams out to compete in a couple of events this term – he has been impressed with their skills and teamwork.
A group of Year 6 children went to Morley Academy to learn how to play badminton and to have a go at playing a match. They all did incredibly well.
Our Reception children were lucky enough to take part in a circus skills workshop – this was a great experience for the whole year group.
Spring Term 2023
Physical activity in school remains a huge priority. We ensure that out playgrounds are active and that our children get outdoors for as much time as possible in the school day.
The staff have had Commando Joes training this term and we have purchased the resources to deliver this excellent scheme which not only promotes physical activity but also character development and teamwork. Some year groups are trailing this at the moment and we aim to roll it out to all next year.
The year 5 children continue with their crucial role as sports leaders for the younger children – this is an important role and one which is appreciated by the staff and younger children.
We had a local Karate company in to deliver an assembly about martial arts – this was great and enjoyed by all.
The Leeds Rhinos have visited on a number of occasions this term to deliver assemblies and to teach the children some rugby skills.
PE Partner clubs
PE Partner continue to run their after school clubs – please visit their website if you are interested in joining in with these clubs.
This continues to go from strength to strength in school and we have had a couple of events this term. We also have some planned next term too.
Our Year 5 and 6 children have played several matches this year and played very well as a team – they ended up finishing in 4th place out of 12 – well done!
Year 3 and 4 Football
Our Year 3 and 4 children took part in a PE Partner football tournament – both teams did incredibly well and one team made it through to the final.
The White Rose Cheer
A team of key stage one children took part in a fantastic cheerleading dance activity – this was enjoyed by all of the team.
We took a key stage 2 team to an athletics tournament – they represented the school incredibly well.
Cross Country Finals
For the first time in a long time, we managed to get 3 children into the Leeds Final – this was a real challenge and they performed very well.
A group of year 5 children visited the Leeds rink and tried to learn a new skill!
Tag Rugby – Mr Precious took some children to take part in a Tag Rugby event.
Mr Rushfirth took a team to the annual Panathlon event – he was really impressed with the team and how they supported each other.
This is an annual event enjoyed by all; all our swimmers represented the school very well in a number of races.