St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

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PE & Sport Activities

School Games Mark

We are delighted to announce that we, St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year include:

  • participating in many inter-school competitions including Hockey, Rugby, Cross-Country, Football, Squash, Swimming and Cricket. 
  • successes in the Year 3/4 Mixed Hockey Tournament, Year 5/6 Girls and Boys Football and the KS2 Mixed Swimming Gala!
  • organising various inter-house competitions in school including Hockey, Football, Rugby, Rounders and Dance.
  • excellent leadership from our Year 5 and 6 students who have been coaching LKS2.

With so many of our young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

We are particularly proud of our Year 6 Sports Captains, who have done a create job of supporting and organising at our Cross-Country event, many inter-school competitions, contributing to the planning of sports week and taking responsibility for promoting good sportsmanship across the school.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. We would like to offer a huge THANK YOU to the parents who have helped transport our children to events (even though some parents didn’t even have children competing in the event!).

Year 5/6 Boys Football Tournament 2019

This week, some of our talented young football stars from Year 5 and 6 attended the Annual Thame Partnership Boys Football Tournament. They had a great time and came 4th overall. Well Done Boys!

Year 3/4 Hockey Tournament 2019

What a fantastic afternoon! Today, some of our Year 3 and 4 children attended a Hockey Tournament to show off the skills they have been learning in coaching sessions. Our Year 3 team showed some real ‘grit’ during their games and really pulled together as a team. A big well done is in order for our Year 4 team, who took on board the challenges they faced at the tournament last year, and pushed through some difficult opponents to finished joint 1st overall!

We have seen a fantastic show of sportsmanship from both teams and couldn’t be prouder of them!

Thank you to Barley Hill for organising a great tournament!

Year 3 and 4 Hockey

This term, Year 3 and 4 have been very fortunate to have been taught by experts for our Hockey lessons. We had a very cautious start, learning how to hold the stick and control the ball but we have improved greatly! We have even built up to learning the skills of a hockey game and are developing our invasion tactics in competitive matches. We have high hopes for the Year 3 and 4 inter-school Hockey tournament next term!

Huge thanks to Mr Jones and Mr Deakin from Ignite Sport for teaching us this term! 

KS2 Leadership 

This term, Year 5 and 6 have been learning all about how to be good sporting leaders. They have witnessed great leadership from their teachers during their leadership lessons and then took on the teacher role themselves. They have worked through the planning stage, thinking about how to keep everyone safe and active, thought about the equipment they need and what they want to younger children to be learning during these sessions. They then put theory into practice by teaching the Year 3 and 4 classes a skill, whilst keeping them fit with an intense obstacle course. Both Years 5 and 6 did a fantastic job of leading LKS2 and are ready to take on a greater role around our school. 

Have a look at how they got on!

Cross country 2018

On Wednesday 7th November, 32 members of our fantastic KS2 team attended the annual Thame Partnership Cross Country event. We competed against 5 other School Games schools within the area. We had a fantastic time and managed to stay positive despite a cold and rainy afternoon. 

Our Year 5/6 girls and Year 3/4 boys teams lead our successes as they both took 3rd place, leading us to an overall 4th place position! 

Well done to all of our amazing runners and thank you to all the parents that came to cheer us on!