WE DID IT! School Games Gold Mark Award 2018/19
We are delighted to announce that we, Longman’s Hill 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:
- A fantastic group of children qualifying for the cross country event.
- Runners up out of 45 schools in the Selby area for our Year 6 boys’ football team.
- A successful and well organised girls’ football team.
- Successful Intra-school ‘fab family’ competitions including dodgeball.
- A highly successful and fun School Games day.
- Dance workshops, Judo, skipping and rugby taster sessions and workshops.
- A highly dedicated group of games leaders who give up their time to organise playground games.
With a huge amount of 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.
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.
A special thanks to:
All the staff at Longman’s Hill for their hard work, enthusiasm and constant encouragement at our sporting events, especially Mrs Crawford for all her hard work and dedication to sport in our school. A special thanks to all the Longman’s children who have been so enthusiastic and dedicated to sports, physical activity and PE this year! Thank you to our Fit4fun coach Jez who is enthusiastic and encouraging to every single child in the school, also Mr. Jeff who organises a lot of the events we take part in. Finally, a huge thank you to all the parents, carers and other family members that support us in our sporting goals.
Thank you to everyone involved in helping us achieve this award, we are all extremely proud of this achievement and we are really lucky to have children in our school that love and have a passion for sport! The amount of sporting talent in our school is amazing. Please remember to keep sharing with us your achievements for clubs you attend out of school with us!
We look forward to applying once again in 2020!
Welcome to the sports page. Keep checking regularly to keep up to date with all the fantastic events we have going on here at Longman’s Hill and the competitions we regularly take part in against other schools. You will also find information here about extra curricular sports clubs.
This year we are continuing with Sport’s leaders. This children have a passion for sport and want to pass it on to our younger learners. Each break time they will go out into the playground and encourage children to join in with the different activities we have on offer.
Mini-Olympic event at Read School, Drax – Thursday 20th June
Year 6 dance workshop – Thursday 27th June
Year 5 dance workshop – Thursday 11th June
Summer term 2019
Currently we have the following extra curricular sports on offer. If you would like to join any, please call in at the office and see if there is a space.
Summer term 2019 clubs
KS2 Football – Monday 8:00am-8:45am
KS2 Quick Cricket – Monday 3:15pm – 4:15pm
KS2 Golf/Lacrosse – Tuesday 8:00am-8:45am
Year 1/2 Athletics – Tuesday 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Year 5/6 Athletics – Wednesday 8:00am-8:45am – SPACES AVAILABLE
KS1 Football – Friday 8:00am-8:45am
Year 3/4 Athletics – Friday 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Tuesday 11th June – Quad Kids
As part of our School Games commitment, a mixture of children from years 1 – 6 braved the weather forecast and walked to Selby High to take part in an inter school athletics tournament. The children were once again impeccably behaved, put in huge amounts of effort and represented our school brilliantly. Full results are yet to be published but initial feedback from the children tells me it has been a great success! “Can we do it all again?”, “I loved it, thank you for letting me go and take part”, “I enjoyed sprinting as people were cheering me on” and “I enjoyed trying to beat my score in the throwing competition”.
School Games day!
We are all ready for our School Games sports event this afternoon, hope to see you there!
Tuesday 4th June – Selby district football final
Well done Longman’s Hill boys football team! officially the 2nd best team in the Selby district (out of 45 teams). The final match was hard, after a tough first half and conceding 6 goals we approached the second half more confidently, scored one and conceded one, brilliant passing and talking to each other throughout the second half! The weather was tough with heavy rain so thank you once again to all the parents and carers who have supported all the way through the season and especially tonight in the terrible weather. We are immensely proud of the team and I’m sure you are too!
Monday 20th May – Mini tennis tournament
As part of our School Games commitment children from class 4 went to play in a tennis tournament at Staynor. The children were brilliant and came 3rd We are all, once again very proud of how the children conducted themselves whilst representing our school!
Friday 3rd May – Today we were extremely lucky to have an ex-pupil of Longman’s Hill come in and visit us. Ross MacGregor, a professional footballer from America came to speak to us about his journey. He now plays for the St. Louis Ambush team https://www.stlambush.com/home and wanted to come back to his old school to talk to us. Ross told us his story about how he grew up in Selby, the local teams he played for and how he came to our school. He also told us of the highs and lows of his career as a professional footballer which made us all think about how he has used our key values of courage, ambition, creativity and respect. Ross never gave up and has inspired us all to try and achieve our dreams. Thank you so much for coming in to talk to us Ross!
Spring term 2019
Currently we have the following extra curricular sports on offer. If you would like to join any, please call in at the office and see if there is a space.
Spring term 2019 clubs
KS1 Jumpstart Johnny – Monday 3:15pm – 4:15pm
KS1 Multiskills – Wednesday 8:00am – 8:45am
KS1 Football – Friday 8:00am – 8:45am
Year 3/4 Mini Tennis – Monday 8:00am – 8:45am
KS2 Multi Skills – Tuesday 8:00am – 8:45am
KS2 Football – Tuesday 3:15pm – 4:15pm
KS2 Running club – Thursday 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Year 5/6 Quick Cricket – Friday 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Wednesday 10th April – As part of our School Games commitment a mixture of children from class 5 went to play in a Kwik Cricket festival at Selby Cricket Club. The children played extremely well and were up against some very tough, experienced competition. The team grew in confidence as the games went by and some games were very close indeed. We are all very proud of how the children conducted themselves whilst representing our school!
Thursday 21st March Today we had our much anticipated skipping workshop. It was a fun filled day with every single child (and many adults) learning new skipping skills. We got to showcase our talents in an assembly at the end of the day. Remember there are a limited amount of skipping ropes available to buy at the office if you’d like to practise your skills further (we have adult ropes too!)
Tuesday 12th March This was the final match of the central league games. We have won every game up until now but wasn’t taking anything for granted as we knew the opposition were strong. After a very quick start we scored a fast goal from Connor E, smashed into the back of the net, swiftly followed by another from Connor R and Alfie. They managed to get a great goal back so we went into half time leading 3-1. The second half saw a flurry of goals from both teams. Connor E, Alfie and Alexander all scored with the opposition scoring twice. Final score – 6-3 to us. There were some great selfless passes and great teamwork skills today, which made all the adults immensely proud. That’s all our games played so now we have to wait until the other matches are all finished and we should find out the next games after Easter. Once again, thank you to all that came and supported, transported and generally helped out through all the matches, we really appreciate it! On to the next match!
Friday 8th March We were once again in away action today. The Team played well together again and won emphatically 11-0. Everyone got good game time and it now leads us into our last game (at home on Tuesday) nicely. Many thanks again to all that turned up to support on a very wet and cold afternoon. Your support really is appreciated!
Tuesday 5th March The football team were once again in action away against Barlby CP. These opponents were strong and we had to work hard to gain possession on the pitch. The first half saw a wonderful goal from Alfie but it was soon cancelled out by the opponents. The first half ended 1-1. After a brief team talk we came out fighting in the second half with 2 fantastic goals by Connor E and 1 by Aaron R. The final score ended up with us winning 4-2. This means we have won all four matches played so far with only two to go. Once again, thank you to all that came and supported, it really is much appreciated and helps the atmosphere whilst the match is in action.
Friday 22nd February. The football team were back in action against Barlby Bridge at home. The scene was set on a beautiful sunny evening at Longman’s Hill, the team were raring to go after the last two wins in the league. We had a good rotation of players in this match with all players getting good game time and we are beginning to gel together well as a team now. There were countless opportunities to score but their goalkeeper and defence were proving hard to break down. The team made all the adults proud (including some of teaching staff from school who came to watch and support) with their selfless passing and fantastic teamwork.
Alfie scored 2 fantastic goals in the first half along with Connor E. The second half had lots of goal scoring opportunities for us and included a great cross by Alfie for Aaron to tap in. Kyle also scored two brilliant goals, one of which was set up beautifully and selflessly by Aaron. Overall, a fantastic 6-0 victory! We can’t wait for the next match as we are all feeling confident for another win!
Tuesday 5th February Class 3 and 4 took part in an Intra house competition. The sport was bench ball.
6th Willow, 5th Oak, 4th Maple, 3rd Elm and Rowan, 2nd Cherry, 1st Well done Sycamore!
Monday 4th February. District cross country area finals. The qualifiers from the last round of cross country went on to the next stage and competed at Selby college against some very strong runners. All our children showed the resilience and courage that shines through at every event we take part in. Even though some of the children found it tough they all battled hard and tried their best. Unfortunately we didn’t get anybody through to the next round but Olivia was very close with a 9th place finish. Well done to all those that took part, you make everybody extremely proud of you!
Wednesday 30th January As part of our School Games commitment, 6 lucky children went to Selby Leisure courtesy of Mr Jeff and had an amazing time climbing and bowling. They were all incredibly well behaved and a credit to our school. Well done all of you!
Friday 25th January saw the year 6 boys team take on Staynor Hall in the away fixture of the league match. We also ran a Year 4/5 friendly match alongside it. Both teams played incredibly well and showed some fantastic teamwork skills. Regardless of the outcome of these matches, we are all incredibly proud of the resilience and sportsmanship that all the players showed. A huge thank you to all the spectators/parents/helpers that attended, it really does help you being there supporting the teams.
The year 6 league match was a fantastic match to spectate and we won comfortably 4-0 against a very good Staynor side. Connor R and Aaron scored a goal each and Alfie scored 2 with one of them being a lovely chip over the goalkeepers head. Alexander was player of the match due to his constant running up and down the wing. Fantastic achievement boys!
The friendly match was just as exciting to watch and it was the first time this team had played together. You wouldn’t have known as the team won 6-0! Seth scored 1 goal, Leon scored 1 goal and Josh scored an incredible 4 goals! Charlie produced an amazing save at close range to keep a clean sheet and the player of the match went to Seth for his constant determination and work ethic on the pitch. Well done all of you!
Monday 14th January saw 8 children from class 3 enter the swimming and multiskills competiton at Selby Leisure Centre.
They all had a fantastic time and even though the competition was fierce with some much older and stronger participants there, the Longman’s Hill children showed great resilience and persistence! Well done all of you!
Read the report of what the children experienced here
Autumn term 2018
Thank you to everyone who completed the questionnaire that was sent out, it has been fantastic to find out what talents we have here at Longman’s Hill. It has been lovely to chat to the children about their interests out of school.
Football tournaments – We have been very lucky to take part in many football tournaments this term. Both the boys and girls teams have been in action and all players have tried their best and put in some fantastic efforts to achieve great things. The girls had multiple replays with Staynor Hall which eventually ended in a penalty shootout… which we won! It was then onto the next round to represent Selby in the North Yorkshire round. Unfortunately we didn’t make it through to the next round but it was a valiant effort from all the girls, well done!
14th December – Year 6 braved the elements and had a visit from the Castleford Tigers club and tried a rugby taster session.
4th December – Sportshall Athletics for Year 6. The whole year group took part in an indoor athletics tournament against 10 other schools. Our children, once again, made us proud with their determination in some new events for them and Longman’s Hill came 6th. Well done to all involved!
November – All year groups (even EYFS) had an opportunity to try their hand at judo, I think you’ll agree we all had fun!
8th November – All of KS2 took part in a cross country event which saw Fraser, Leighton, Layla, Willow, Lily, Chloe, Olivia and Kacey qualify for the next round! We are immensely proud of all the children for taking part and giving it their all!
October 2018 – The girls came 2nd out of 8 teams in a cluster match.
5th October – Some children from year 3 and 4 were chosen to take part in Quick sticks hockey tournament, the passion and commitment to keep going in a new sport for some of these children was inspiring.
27th September – Year 4 were excited to take part in a Rugby mega fest.
Currently we have the following extra curricular sports on offer. If you would like to join any call in at the office and see if there is a space.
Autumn term 2018 clubs
KS1 football – Friday after school
KS1 Jumpstart Jonny – Monday after school
KS1 Multi skills – Tuesday after school
KS2 Athletics – Monday before school
KS2 Football – Friday
KS2 Multiskills – Wednesday
KS2 Rugby – Tuesday
In Summer 2016 AND Summer 2017 Longman’s Hill School were successful in achieving the Silver School games, a nationally recognised award.
Another year off to a fantastic start.
This year we are introducing Sport’s leaders. This children have a passion for sport and want to pass it on to our younger learners. Each lunch time they will go out into the playground and encourage children to join in with the different activities we have on offer.
Last year we took part in the Hockey tournament and got to the level 3 final. Sadie, now Year 4, played in this event. She was excited by it and took up the sport weekly at the local club. Read her account of what inspired her to take up the sport. selby-hockey-club-sadie-case-study
Year 4 were very lucky to be taking part in a Rugby festival. This took place on Tuesday 20th at Selby Rugby Club. All the children had the opportunity to learn new skills and took part in mini tournaments.
Click to read Freya’s repor of the day. rugby-megafest
10 lucky children from Year 3 were the first to represent the school in this year’s handball competition, on Thursday 22nd September. This was a new sport for them. Brayton Academy’s sport’s leaders led the event, teaching the children all about the game before leading them in a mini competition. Click to read Iris’s recount of the event.handball-recount-is
Extra-Curricular Sports opportunities
Currently we have the following sports on offer. If you would like to join any call in at the office and see if there is a space.
Multi skills _ Monday pm
Athletics – Tuesday pm
Jumpstart Jonny – Thursday pm (Year 1 /2)
Football – Friday pm (Year 5/6)
- 17th October KS2 Cross country event – Brayton Academy.
- 30th November Sports Hall Athletics (Class TBC)
Your School Games Day
This year our School Games Day will take place on Thursday 22nd June. This is a celebration of our learning and competition across the year. I hope you can join us to celebrate this event.
We have started this year with a bang! There is so much going on with PE at school.
Thank you to everyone who filled in the forms to let me know what your child does out of school. This information is really valuable as it shows those hidden talents your children have.
In school this year the children have the opportunity to take part in; Yoga, running, dance, netball, football, multi sports and athletics, extra curricular clubs.
This year we still have Fit4fun coming in to teach children across school. This is a great opportunity for the children to learn from a specialised PE coach.
We are only 8 weeks into the term and so far the whole school have participated in an Intra school competition and all of KS2 have taken part in an Inter school competition. Details of these events are below.
On Friday 23rd we had our School Dodgeball event. This was to raise money for British Heart Foundation and also promote fitness within school. The children loved joining in. The winning teams received a special certificate, but as a Year 5 child said, “The real winners of the day are the children who the British Heart Foundation will save.
Cross Country Final
3 of our children Swimmingqualified for the cross country final at Dalby forest. It was a tough event with children from all over North York who had won their heats competiting. Well done to Chris and Alfie. A special well done to Freya who came 8th! We are so proud of you.
The quick sticks tournament this year has been changed. Usually it was a Year 5 and 6 event however this year it was Year 3 and 4’s turn to compete. They played with fantastic team spirit and came 2nd. Qualifying them for the Level 2 final in May. Well done.
I am so proud of our gymnastics team. Children in Years 2,3 and 4 took part in the competition with over 9 schools. They had to learn 2 routines and perform a vault. The Key Stage 1 group came and amazing 3rd and the Key Stage 2 group came a fantastic 2nd. They showed amazing manners and exemplary behaviour. There ability to take on board feedback meant that they really showed off their abilities. Well done! A special thank you to Mr Miller for all his help coaching the team, we couldn’t have done it without your help.
On Wednesday 13th January, 8 Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a swimming gala. Not only did they come a fantastic 3rd out of the 8 schools who took part, but they were amazing sports people too. Not only cheering on each other, but cheering on the other schools too. A special well done to Phoebe in Year 5 and Millie in year 6, who won their races, their additional hard work and practice each week clearly paid off.
Sports Hall Athletics
On Wednesday Sports Hall Athletics4th November, Year 6 participated in the areas Sports Hall Athletics competition. The children were able to use a lot of the skills they have been learning in their PE sessions, competing alongside other schools from the areas.
On Monday 9th November, Year 3 to 5 took part in a cross country event at Brayton High School. There was some fantastic results and the top 5 from each year group will go on to compete at Tadcaster Grammer on the 25th January
We have that many amazing footballers in Year 5 and 6 we have had to set up 2 teams. The A team have had a tremendous start. They played their first games in the ESFA cup. Winning 2 out of the 3 games. However, for me this wasn’t the significant part; the team spirit they showed and sportsmanship was amazing. I am so proud of them.
On Wednesday 4th November, the ‘B’ team made their debut. It was a challenging match, and although the team lost, there was a lot learnt and I was proud of the way the children thought about moving forward with their skills.
The “A” team went on to play against Kellington both home and away. They have won both of their games. I was delighted to see the sportsmanship of all the players, whether they are skilled footballers who play for a local team or they are new to the game. Well done.
Our “B” team played at home against Camblesforth and also won their game. I am looking forward to the return match away on Wednesday 2nd December.
We had lots of fun at Sports day today! Here are just a few of the pictures. Well done to Cherry Tree family for winning the events.
PE PROVISION AT OUR SCHOOL
We believe that providing a wealth of opportunities for children to participate in a range of physical activity, both competitive and otherwise, is essential. For this reason, we offer a range of sporting after school clubs. We also pay for specialist coaches to teach weekly PE lessons to ALL of the children in school. Class teachers actively participate in this so that their own skills develop alongside the children and the whole quality of provision for PE is improved.
The feedback from our children about their PE lessons is very positive.
For information on how our school use the government sports funding download our PE FUNDING 2013-2014 document
EVENTS AND COMPETITION NEWS
to see our details of upcoming competitions and reports from the games we have attended.
Jump Rope for the Heart -British Heart Foundation 3rd June 2015
What a fantastic day was had by all. The children really enjoyed their class skipping sessions and to add to the fun their was even a jump off at the end of the day with staff and children joining in. Skipping is an excellent way to get fit and what’s great is it’s fun too!
Year 5 played in a Cricket tournament on Monday the 1st June. They played against 4 other schools, mostly of year 6 pupils. Their sportsmanship was highly commended by all there and they put up a good battle. Well done boys!
Early Years and Year 3 are taking part in some football coaching during the summer term. This is from the Football Assosiation and is based on improving their invasion games skills
Year 4 football against St Marys at home 21st April 15
What an amazing team our Year 4 are! They played their first game against St Marys and drew 3 all. There was some excellent work by the defence and some outstanding dribbling skills. I look forward to the away match!
15 children attended the gymnastics competition at Carlton Holy Family. The children were in Years 1-6. They had to complete 3 routines; floor, conditioning and vault. I was really impressed with the progress the children made. Out of the 8 schools competing our Key Steps 1 and 3 teams came 3rd! with the Key step 2 team coming a close 4th. Well done!
Football against Barlby Bridge at home 9th February 15
Barlby Bridge were one man down without a goalie so Thomas went in net for Barlby.
Barlby got the kick off. Soon after Jack scored one nil to Longmans Hill.
Josh(6) subbed for Billy while Josh (5) subbed with Kieran.
Half time 1 nil to Longmans Hill.
Billy and Thomas swapped, Billy is in net for Barlby.
Jack has a shot and misses by inches. Own goal 2 nil to Longmans Hill. Barlby has a corner and misses- great clearance.
Brilliant tackle from Thomas. Kieran misses by inches, unlucky.
Callum scores 3 nil. Josh scores a tremendous goal, 4 nil. Kieran scores another amazing goal, 5 nil to Longmans Hill. Tremendous defending by Coran. Extremely good save by Luke. Fantastic goal by Kieran 6 nil.Josh scores 7 nil.
The match is over 7 nil to Longmans Hill.
Report by Joe and Oliver (Year 5)
Football against St Marys at home 23rd January 15
Again the boys did fantastically. At half time they were down 1-0 however they didn’t let this get them down. They clubbed together and after goals by Jack and Kieran, we won 2-1. Well done boys! Our next match is against Barlby Bridge on Thursday 5th January at home, please come along and support the team.
Football again St Marys away 21st January 15
What an amazing first match for our Football team. It was a really great atmosphere at the match. St Marys put up a good challenge however our team did really well and worked fantastically as a team, resulting in a 2-0 win to us for the away leg.
GIRLS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 29th September 14
Our Y5 and Y6 girls did a fantastic job in the football tournament. Although they didn’t win any of the games, their skills improved throughout the games. They had fantastic team spirit and came back with beaming smiles. Hopefully, we have inspired them to keep playing.
HANDBALL TOURNAMENT 15th September 14
Well done to all of our Y3 and Y4 pupils who represented the school in the handball competition. It was a tough competition with lots of local schools participating and despite a hard won tournament, we didn’t win this time. However, I am pleased to report that our children showed great sportsmanship, playing fairly and following all of the rules. They didn’t let their heads fall even when it was difficult and fought right up until the end! Well done children. We are really proud of you!
CRICKET 1st July 2014
Children from Year 5 & 6 took part in a Kwik Cricket competition on another glorious day.Although we haven’t played too much cricket within school, we all know that we tried our best and everyone enjoyed trying the different roles within the game.
QUAD KIDS 12th June 2014
On a sunny Thursday morning, 24 children from across the year groups competed against schools from around the area in the Quad Kids competition.
Quad Kids athletics is a team event where every athlete competes in a jump, a throw, a shorter and longer run. The scores are combined and the highest combined team score is declared the winner.
All the children were a credit to the school. The Year 1 and 2 combined group were fantastic and won against the other schools in that age range!