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2017-18 
September 2017 - Year 5/6 football Primary school tournament held at Wetherby High School 
With our first sporting event, we couldn't have asked for a better result! The children attended Wetherby High School where they played a total of 6 teams in their group. We came out 2nd and went through to the semi-finals. We played the winner of the second group and won by 1-0. We made it through to the final and in extra time our superstar Bobby Duncan scored the golden goal. Every memeber of the team put 100% effort into playing and worked fantastically as a team. They showed sheer determination and great sportsmanship with their attitudes towards other teams. Keep it up boys! We cannot wait to share their next football news with you in October.  (Look out for our winning shield in the Reception area at school!) 

September 2017 - National Fitness Day 
As a whole school, all children arrived to school in their PE kit and participated in a number of different activites throughout the day; including our famous 'Whitkirk Mile.' A highlight of the day is from Mrs Walker delievering a whole school wake up shake up as part of #10TEN10. 
 
13th November - Year 5/6 Athletics
Our wonderful children at the top of the school, shone at Temple Moor. Due to illnessness and sickness bugs going round, it resulted into our team being very small! Many of the children had to participate in races after races, leading to a lot of tired children by the end! However, this did not stop them from putting there all into every race and coming out 2nd! We are now through to the Leeds plate semi-finals, which will take place after Christmas. Keep checking back on this page to see how we perfomed.  
         
November 2017 - Leeds City Ride
Year 3/4 - Children who were unable to ride a bike without stabiliers/unable to ride a bike participated in a whole day course, in which instructors taught them key skills, built their confidence and instilled a love of learning for a new way of arriving to school. 
"It really helped because I am more confident riding my bike." Isobel Judge, Polar Bears
Year 6 - All children in year 6 took part in a 'bike fix' module, where they learnt key skills on how to fix parts of a bike. These included, what do do when you have a punctured tyre, how to fix your chain, adjust your seat and check your brakes are working. Each child will be sent home with a tyre puncture fix. Call on our year 6's when you're in need! 

U11's Road to Wembly football tournmanet - November 2017 
As a school, we were lucky to have been accepted for the 2nd year in the ‘Leeds United Foundation’s U11’s - School Champions Tournament. The Kids Cup -  will be one of the prestigious football tournaments hosted in the city of Leeds this year. The Kids Cup – School Champions competition encourages youngsters to be active, healthy, and develop a keen sense of teamwork. Our Year 5/6 children went over to 'Wetherby High School' to play in the first round. Our children showed a great sense of determination through each game. We battled through the cold, which led to rain and later on snow! Unforuntuatly, our team lost out at the semi-finals, but we are extremly proud of their achievements. Onto the next tournament!

Whitkirk wonder's football club - November 2017 
Steve Wales delievered a wonderful assembly to the whole school to introduce the football club that is right on our doorstop. We listened to how a training session would run, watched videos on matches and even saw some funny pictures of our year 6 children when they first started at the club, many years ago! Steve then came back later on in the week with two coaches to deliever a short but packed trial session to give pupils a taste of what is on offer. Steve runs many holidays camps and weekly football sessions. Keep an eye out on the PE notice board (main playground) for posters about these events.
Premier sports - Lunchtime coach; Mr Ruan
We have invested into a lunchtime coach for KS2. Mr Ruan attendeds KS2 lunchtimes to deliever a range of sports each day, to help increase participation and help with the government requirment of being active for 30minutes each schoo day. Look out in the PE notice board to check what Mr Ruan is doing each day with the children. 
January 2018 - Year 1 and 2 Multi skills
Both year groups perfomanced fantasitcaly in the multi skills competition at Temple Moor. Congratulations to Year 1 who came out on top! Look out for their wonderful trophy in our cabinet by the office. 

29th January - Year 2 Skipping festival
Throughout the autumn term, our Year 2 children have had visits from our local skipping school company to help prepare them for their festival. The children travelled over to Temple Moor one Monday afternoon to take part in this festival against other children from our local schools. Miss Gill reports that the children were fantastic and really enjoyed taking part in the event. 
 8th February - U9's Leeds United football tournament  
As a school, we were lucky to have been accepted in the ‘Leeds United Foundation’s U9’s - School Champions Tournament. The Kids Cup -  will be one of the prestigious football tournaments hosted in the city of Leeds this year. The Kids Cup – School Champions competition encourages youngsters to be active, healthy, and develop a keen sense of teamwork. Our U9's went to Football world to qualify for the Leeds City finals. All children showed sheer determination and worked extremely well as a team. As a result, they have made it through to the Leeds City finals at Thorp Arch later this year. Miss Gill & Mr Davy are extremely proud of them.

22nd February - Year 5/6 Athletics
Following on from Novemeber, our athletics team qualified for the Plate Semi-finals at Boston Spa. Every single member of the team pushed themselves and tried their hardest in each activity. As a team, every child supported one another and showed great sportsmanship to their own team members and other schools. We came out 2nd and have progressed to the City finals later in April. We wish them the best of luck! 
 
22nd February - Ice Skating
A one off opportunity rose for us to take a group of 15 children for an ice skating lesson in Leeds. We have decided to choose children, out of a hat, with high attendance across school. This one off opportunity will include children from Reception right up to Year 6. Miss Gill reported that all the children had  a wonderful afternoon (herself included!)

23rd February - Year 1/2 Cricket workshop 
Year 1 and 2 were involved in cricket workshops led by Yorkshire Cricket Board. All pupils were introduced to the sport cricket and taught key skills which can help them in a variety of different sports. After the practicial sessions, an assembly was delievered to KS1 and Year 3 to inform them about what the club offers. If you would like any information on this club, please contact Miss Gill. 

21st March U9's Football competition at Thorp Arch
Semi finals: All children showed sheer determination, perserverance, commitment and great sportsmanship. Unfortunately, we didn't progress through to the City finals but we still had a fantastic time. We even got to meet Kalvin Phillips! 

Sports Relief Week 19th March-23rd March 
We were reall lucky this week to be treated to a range of different activites to help us raise money for an excellent cause. Throughtout the week children took part in:
Archey workshops, Parent vs Pupil fitness class, sponge the teacher, Whitkirk Mile, Penalty shootouts, Fitness circuits led by LUFC, Pupil vs Teacher rounders match, dress up as a favourite sportsperson & wake up shake up. Aswell as participating in a range of sports, each class learnt the meaning behind sports relief and have gained a clearer understanding as to where the money we raised goes. Alttogether we raised £354.72 - well done! Enjoy some of our photos below!