Tuesday 4th June
Sky Sports MultiSkills Festival!
Children from year 4 attended the sky sports multi skills festival at Leeds Beckett University. 24 schools attended the competition where children competed in a range of sports such as Basketball, Netball, Dodgeball, Martial Arts, Fencing and Yoga. Children competed for points for both performance and also team spirit. WESTWOOD children were incredible and were crowned CHAMPIONS of the whole competition!! A superb accolade for our school! WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Tuesday 3rd June
KS1 & Foundation
Children are working on their hand, eye and feet coordination through a combination of Football skills and Gymnastics. All skills are focused on developing movement patterns and control in order to improve coordination.
Are working on Rounders skills for the next 4 weeks. Year 6 are training hard ready for the Staff Vs Y6 game.
Friday 24th May
Thanks to Premier League Stars for sponsoring our new Westwood KS1 football kit.
Monday 20th May
U11 Drax Cricket Festival
Children from Westwood attended the leeds schools drax cricket festival at Hunslet Nelson. They finished a credible 4th out of 10 schools in their first ever attempt! WELL DONE!
Any children up to u11 wanting to get involved in cricket outside of school please speak to Mr Frankland for more information.
Thursday 16th May
Sport Inspired Workshop
In preparation for their multi sport festival in June sky sports sent a team spirit leader to introduce the programme. The children made banners and team chants ready for the event.
Thursday 16th May
All Stars Cricket
Nick from Yorkshire county cricket club led cricket sessions with year 2 and 3 children. They were then invited to participate in the all stars cricket programme at Hunslet Nelson cricket club. visit https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars or speak to Mr Frankland for more information.
Friday 26th April
U11 Football - Leeds Schools SEMI FINAL
PENALTY HEART BREAK FOR WESTWOOD...
The u11 boys football team lost in the worst way possible (in sudden death penalties). Following a thrilling 0-0 draw against Shadwell primary school. The boys played fantastic and gave their all but were unfortunate to not be able to find that winning goal. They did themselves proud and the school could not be prouder of their efforts! WELL DONE BOYS!
Tuesday 16th April
Foundation & KS1
Children in lower school are continuing to work on their ball control at the start of this half term. Specifically rolling and retrieving skills. All skills learned through our adventure into the woods to help the squirrels find their food for winter.
Monday 15th April
Children in KS2 will focus on their Cricket skills this half term. They will cover all aspects of batting, bowling and fielding. Children who really enjoy it are welcome to attend Hunslet Nelson junior cricket coaching. Speak to Mr Frankland for more details.
Monday 25th March 2019
Leeds and District Cup 1/4 final result Westwood 3 - 0 West End. 2 goals from Reece Haq and 1 from Ibrahim Jatta has seen us progress to the semi final where we will meet either Shadwell Primary or Grymes Dyke primary school at home. Well done boys!
Thursday 20th March
U9 Come and play football.
y3/4 Football club children had the chance to represent Westwood at the under9 festival at Hunslet Club. They played really well finishing 2nd place in their group.
Tuesday 19th March
Westwood 2-0 Middleton
Westwood B 0 - 0 Middleton
Tuesday 12th March 2019
Children from Westwood took part in the Leeds school games orienteering competition at Nunroyd Park, Yeadon. Orienteering combines map reading with distance running to create a race that requires both thinking skills and stamina. Our children performed well with the y3/4 team finishing a credible 7th position and the y5/6 team finishing an excellent 4th. WELL DONE
Monday 11th March
Leeds Rhinos Girls Rugby
Girls from year 5/6 got the opportunity to tryout Rugby with Leeds Rhinos coaches. They have all been invited to South Leeds Spartans for another taster session.
Friday 8th March 2019
Quick Sticks Hockey - Come and Try
Girls from year 5/6 had a great time trying out Hockey for the first time. At sports park Weetwood they got to chance to learn new schools and also experience the amazing facilities of Leeds University. They had a great time and are all keen to try hockey again in the near future.
Monday 25th February
Spring term 2
KS1 & Foundation
Children are progressing their ball control skills towards working with a partner. Throwing and catching, passing and receiving, kicking and rolling.
Ks2 are continuing to work on ball games. All skills are transferable as we study passing and moving, creating space and attacking and defending.
Monday 25th February
Y3/4 Football - Westwood 1 v 0 Clapgate
Children from Clapgate football club came to westwood for a friendly fixture. Both groups of children proved they have been practising their skills. Westwood winning 1-0 in a game that could have gone either way. Ryan Burdon with the goal. Addison Porter with the man of the match! WELL DONE!.
Wednesday 13th February
Basketball V Clapgate
Year 5/6 basketballers visited our partner school for a Basketball fixture. They played extremely well running out 24-2 winners. Well Done!
Tuesday 5th February 2019
Wetherby Deighton Gates 0 v 4 Westwood Primary
Westwood progressed to the quarter finals of the Leeds and District Cup with a hard fought 4-0 win away at Wetherby Deighton Gates. A Hat trick from Ibrahim Jatta and a goal from Timothy Kakunguwo put us through to the next round. Well Done!
Monday 28th February
Ks1 & Foundation
Are moving onto ball skills in their PE lessons through a circus adventure theme. This includes ball control and Throwing and catching. Experimenting with various size equipment.
Friday 25th January
Come and Try - Badminton
15 children from ks2 were invited to come and try badminton at Garforth Leisure Centre. The children learnt new skills as well as trying something new. They all had lots of fun and can't wait to do some Badminton back at school.
Monday 14th January
Football club is still very popular with 24 children attending y3/4 football club and 20 children attending y5/6 every week! We are seeing a real improvement in skills learnt and the children are enjoying the challenge!
Tuesday 8th January
Children in ks2 are working on Ball games up until Easter. These will include Netball, Basketball and Handball games and the skills involved.
Monday 7th January 2019
KS1 & Foundation
For the next 3 weeks children in ks1 and foundation are working on their seated balance and core stability. Ask your children to show you their balance skills.
Monday 17 -21st December
Inglebrough Hall - Year 6 Residential Week
Children from year 6 have been on a week of outdoor and adventurous activities. During this week they have covered team building, walking, caving, gorge scrambling and so much more. The children have learnt to become more independent, working as part of a group and supporting each other. They have had a fantastic time!!!
Wednesday 5th - 7th December
ALL children from Westwood were involved with some taster sessions with GB Judo. Children loved learning the basic Judo moves and all received a leaflet with details about Judo sessions at the local club
Monday 26th November
Road To Wembley... u11 7 a side Football
Westwoods hopes of reaching the national finals at Wembley stadium came crashing to an end in the Semi Finals of the Leeds Finals. A last minute goal from Woodlesford primary was the fatal blow that knocked us out of the competition. The boys however did themselves proud qualifying from their group and keeping going right until the end! WELL DONE!
Friday 16th November
This half term children in ks2 are focusing on Gymnastics. Skills include Jumping and Landing, Rotation and Rolling, Balance and Performance. Stay tuned for some of the childrens' work shared on this thread.
Thursday 13th November 2018
Foundation & KS1
This half term children in KS1 and Foundation are working on their jumping and landing skills. Parents please work with your children in order to help them progress even quicker!
Wednesday 7th November 2018
The year 5/6 football club members went with Mr Frankland to watch Manchester City Vs Shakthar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City were comfortable 6-0 winners meaning we got to see lots of goals - WHAT AN UNFORGETABLE EXPERIENCE for all the children who attended!
Wednesday 7th November 2018
Cross Country Festival
Runners from year 4, 5 and 6 competed in the South Leeds heat of the Leeds cross country championships in Middleton Park. Each race had over 100 runners and our children from Westwood showed excellent resilience to complete a challenging course in even more challenging conditions. Well done to all runners
Year 4 Boys
Ryan Burdon - 39th
Noah Rhodes - 58th
Riley Fitzsimmons - 59th
Jayden Lupton - 77th
Riley Sutcliffe - 82nd
Year 4 Girls
Chloe Woodhead - 22nd
Summer Oxley - 24th
Gabriella Bell - 40th
Jessica Sutcliffe - 59th
Gracie Batley Hewitt - 61st
Year 5 Boys
Archie Lynn - 41st
Timothy Kakuwugo - 59th
Luca Ellis - 65th
Dylan Jenkins - 66th
Year 5 Girls
Evie Fletcher - 36th
Chloe Adamson-West - 46th
Ruby May Bradford - 47th
Maddison Cummings - 58th
Year 6 Boys
Alfie O Toole - 33rd
Kaiden Walder - 39th
Billy Richardson - 40th
Ibrahim Jatta - 45th
Reece Haq - 46th
Year 6 Girls
Hanna Krac - 29th
Alice Birley - 36th
Georgia Campbell - 40th
Talia Spence - 41st
Olivia Popplewell - 42nd
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Year 2 & 3
The year 2 and 3 children are being taught Rugby skills by professional Rugby player Michael Nuttall from Hunslet Hawks. The coaching is designed to develop school and club links and increase the number of children taking part in sport outside of school. Lookout for leaflets coming home with children on how they can get involved!
Tuesday 23rd October 2017
Westwood 2 - 0 St Phillips
Goals from Reece Haq and Ibrahim Jatta saw us run out 2-0 winners against St Phillips.
Westwood 1 - 0 Hunslet St Mary's
Timothy Kakunguwa scored the winning goal and claimed Man of the match in a closely fought game with Hunslet St Marys.
Monday 15th October
Year 5&6 children represented Westwood at the Sportshall athletics South Leeds qualifying round at Cockburn today. The children competed against schools from our local area and eventually finishing in 4th Place! They did themselves and Westwood proud with stand out performances from the boys relay team (Ibrahim Jatta, Etinosa Omorogbe, Lewis Martin and Reece Haq) and Hanna Krac, Olivia Popplewell and Talia Spence in the girls events. WELL DONE!
Thursday 11th October
Key Stage 1
For the second focus this half term, children in key stage 1 are learning to balance on 1 leg. The skills get progressively harder to challenge children to develop their balance. All these skills will help children in their physical development and teach them skills transferable to key stage 2 PE.
Parents - Follow the links below to help your children with their balance.
Tuesday 9th October
The children have spent lots of this half term working on ball familiarisation skills, getting used to controlling the ball and moving it in different directions. It is clear to see the progress they have made by how comfortable they now look when applying their skills into games.
Sunday 7th October
Hunslet 5 - 2 Wortley
Mr Frankland enjoyed his sunday morning watching Etinosa Omorogbe & Reece Haq from year 6 playing for Hunslet Club u11's. The boys played fantasic with Reece scoring a goal and Eti getting the man of the match! Keep it up boys. Any other children wanting to get involved out of school contact Imran Haq on 07779 787 059 for details.
Thursday 4th October
Children attending the 'come and play u11' festival of football at Hunslet Club. The children put in some fantastic effort against other schools and did themselves and Westwood proud in what was some of their first ever football matches. Well done boys!
Thursday 4th October
Dance a thon
Children enjoying the new music player to increase physical activity on a lunchtime. Creating their own dance routines and partying to some well known classics.
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Foundation & Key Stage 1
Children!! Don't forget to keep practising your floor patterns. Your progress has been fantastic! We are going to need all these skills as we develop our PE into Key Stage 2!
Parents - Ask your children to show you their amazing bike riding skills!
Monday 1st October 2018
Parents - Did you know today marks the start of 'National Walk to School Month'?
Why not join the fun and encourage your children to be active!
Monday 1st October
In preparation for the upcoming Sportshall Athletics competition (Cockburn - 15th October) year 5&6 have been working on their running, jumping and throwing techniques. They have been competing against themselves to set personal bests and challenge themselves to improve.
Thursday 27th September 2018
Has been at the Active Schools PE Leader day sharing good practice with all the other PE teachers from around Leeds. Not only that he made friends with Destination Judo and they've agreed to come into Westwood for 3 mornings 3rd-5th December so all our children can try out something new!
Wednesday 26th September 2018
NATIONAL FITNESS DAY
Today we celebrated national fitness day at Westwood. Children learnt about the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle as well as taking part in some fun exercise challenges of their own. Children - Don't forget to continue to exercise on your own. If you want another copy of Mr Frankland's exercise challenge just ask your teacher!
Recommendations for a healthy lifestyle:
60 minutes exercise a day
A balanced diet
5 fruit and veg
8 hours sleep
8 glasses of water
Monday 17th September 2018
We are GOLD!!
For the 4th consecutive year!! This means we continue to offer the highest quality PE provision for all our children at Westwood. Creating opportunities for them to participate and compete in a range of physical activity both inside and outside of school. If we can continue to develop our offer in 2018/19 we will achieve PLATINUM recognition for sustained quality of Physical Education.
Wednesday 12th September 2018
Key Stage 2
In half term 1 ks2 children are focusing on Tag Rugby. So far we have focused on passing technique when stationary and then on the move, before looking at applying them into small passing focused games.
We've also forged links with Hunslet Community Club to encourage any children who wish to particpate in Rugby outside of school. If that is for you - contact Michael Nuttall on email@example.com
Tuesday 11th September 2018
Football Club is now up and running for ks2 children. 50 places have been made available and children will be coached by Mr Frankland and Mr Haq. The new equipment has arrived in school and we have bought a ball for every child attending which means they will have lots of chance to learn new skills.
There will be a heavy focus on skill development during football club we will be encouraging children to continue to practice the skills at home in order to progress even quicker.
The aim this year is to ensure all children attending football club get the chance to represent Westwood in competitive games or friendlies against other schools.
Parents - if your child has any old football boots that would do for other children at school to borrow - please send them with your child to pass on to Mr Frankland.
*Note that due to staffing ratios football club is now full, there is a reserve list if you wish to join. If your child is no longer attending football club please notify the office. If any child misses 3 consecutive sessions or 6 within a year they will be taken from the register and their place offered to another child.
Monday 10th September 2018
Children from year 4 have started their weekly Swimming lessons at John Charles Centre for Sport. Children will gain water confidence and develop stroke technique to improve the swimming ability of all children.
Monday 3rd September 2018
Foundation & Key Stage 1
In term 1 - key stage 1 children are focusing on developing their coordination skills by practising progressively challenging footwork patterns that they can even practice at home. Children - Use the links before to challenge your children to continue to develop their skills (you can even try them yourselves!!)