Spring 2 - Extracurricular Sport at Lostock Hall
Another really busy half term of sport at Lostock Hal. Years 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 have all had extracurricular cubs this half term and here are some of the things that they have been getting up to:
Both Year 5 and Year 4 have been honing their cricket skills with Mr. Law and Mr. Jardine. Following on from the failings in Australia with the Ashes, the England cricket team could certainly do with adding some of our children in their batting line up. The children have been learning key skills across both batting and fielding and so many games have gone down to the wire, with the final bowl proving decisive. Well done to all involved in both of these clubs.
Coach Charlotte from MiniMantra Yoga has been in school again this half term and she has been working closely with a handful of children from Year 3. Again, the children have been learning some of the key Yoga poses and balances, developing their balance and core strength. In addition to the Yoga poses and balances, Charlotte always manages to incorporate fun games and concludes her sessions with a period of mindfulness and relaxation. Great work Year 3!
Year 6 have been learning all about fencing with Coach Jake from South Ribble Sports Coaching and this is the first time that we have had fencing, as an after school club at Lostock Hall. The children have loved learning all about the rules, wearing the full body kits (including helmets) and using the correct fencing swords, approved by British Fencing, to tag their friends. The Year 6 children have listened excellently throughout and following the instructions of Coach Jake, they have been able to enjoy this sport safely and enjoyably.
Multi Games / Skills
A handful of Year 1 children have been chosen to join Coach Andy from South Ribble Sports Coaching, to develop their multi skills. Across the 5 weeks, Coach Andy has exposed the children to different sports and activities, from tennis to football and dodgeball to athletics, to develop their fundamental movement skills and to improve their general sporting skills that are required in most sport and PE sessions (throwing, catching, running, jumping etc.). Keep up the excellent wok guys and Coach Andy tells us that you have been an absolute joy to teach – well done!
A select group of children from Year 5 and 6 have joined Katie from South Ribble Sports Coaching and Mrs. Mears, in learning a fully choreographed dance routine that has now been filmed and sent to the School Games Organiser for South Ribble, who will decide who progresses to the dance finals in Blackpool later this year. Regardless of the outcome, the children (and Mrs. Mears and Katie!) have been absolutely amazing and the final dance routine was fantastic. The children learnt this dance during their own lunchtimes and they even practice at home using the video we posted online. Amazing work from all involved!
South Ribble Commonwealth Games Baton Relay 2022 -
Thursday 17th March
Miss. Duce, Mr. Law and some of our Sports Leaders from Year 6 carried the South Ribble Commonwealth Games' Baton from Lostock Hall to Walton-Le-Dale Primary School, as part of a baton relay being run amongst primary schools from South Ribble which ultimately extended across Preston and beyond. We had 30 minutes to get there on time and given our unlimited reserves of speed, we made it to Walton-Le-Dale with minutes to spare. We really enjoyed our rapturous applause on arrival from their Year 6 class, as we ran onto their yard and passed on the baton. Well done to our Year 6 children who ran and well done to South Ribble and all of the other primary schools who took part.
Girls Football Day - Wednesday 9th March #LetGirlsPlay
On Wednesday 9th March, the FA arranged a special day with the purpose of trying to raise awareness and increase the participation of girls playing football. On the day, we stressed that this day was for ALL children to celebrate football and participation but the day was set up to allow girls, who may not necessarily have had the same amount of opportunities as others, to participate or football. All the girls from Reception through to Year 6 had at least 30 minutes of football coaching with either Mr. Law, Mr. Jardine or both. Thankfully the weather held up, despite being very windy on the day, and we all managed to go outside and learn some skills and score some goals.
The boys also had the chance to play, officiate, help coach or even complete research about their favourite football teams or players. On the day there was a whole array of different football shirts from Everton to Preston, Blackburn to Manchester United, Liverpool to Chelsea; a couple of Sheffield United and lots of Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG; that said, next time, Mr. Law would like to see considerably more Burnley shirts being worn.
Again, thanks again for all who helped to make the day a real success.
Spring 1 - Extracurricular Sport at Lostock Hall
Another really busy half term with lots of sports clubs taking place, so a big thank you to all parents and carers who have helped pack sports kits and water bottles and returned slips to ensure that these clubs can go ahead and your child can really get stuck into different forms of sporting participation. Please have a look below at some of the things that we have been getting up to this half term:
Year 3 have been throwing dodgeballs at Mr. Jardine (lots of staff also wanted to join in); in addition to throwing balls at Mr. Jardine, the children have been learning the fundamentals of Dodgeball, from different throwing styles and to catching technique. The children were taught the basic rules of the game and learnt some key tactics and game play skills to ensure they didn’t get hit.
Year 6 learnt a whole host of new Yoga skills, shapes, movements and poses from coach Charlotte Gibson from MiniMantra Yoga. From ‘downward dog’ to ‘cat pose’, the children were able to apply their balance skills and hold their different poses under control. Coach Charlotte also incorporated a mindful element to the sessions and the children had an opportunity to work on their breathing and relaxation techniques.
Year 1 had the opportunity to try various different athletics events with Mr. Law. From running one week to jumping hurdles the next, the children had the opportunity to compete with their friends and get physically active whilst experiencing new events. SpeedBounce proved to be really popular and the children had to count each other to see how many jumps they could complete within 30/60 seconds.
Mrs. Mears has led a group of children from Year 5 and Year 6 to learn and develop their netball skills. From practising their chest pass to discussing movement and travelling, the children became noticeably more confident in applying their skills within small sided games. The children wore different bibs (with their positions labelled on them) and learnt about where they could move on the court and where the best position could be to find space and receive the ball.
SRSSP Football Festival
On Monday, Coach Andy from South Ribble came and led a thirty minute football session, focusing on ball control and management. We played some fun games trying to maintain possession, whilst trying to dispossess our teammates. We looked at turning the ball away from danger, and passing and moving into space- an action packed thirty minutes.
Years 3, 5 6 and Reception had a great time taking part, can you see yourself in action?
Y5 & 6 Boys Football @ PPA
On Tuesday 14th December, our Year 5 & 6 Boys Football Team took part in a mini tournament held at Penwortham Penwortham Priory Academy to decide which school would be chosen to represent the South Ribble district at the regional finals, which are to be held in Fleetwood next term. All matches were fiercely contested and on a small sided pitch, games ebbed and flowed and were very tight.
The three schools chosen to compete were: Brindle Gregson Lane, New Longton and Lostock Hall. Each school competed against the others twice and it was Brindle Gregson Lane who narrowly pipped Lostock Hall to secure top spot and therefore progress to the finals. With one defeat, two draws and one victory, Lostock Hall can be very proud of how they played and with a little bit of luck, they could have easily clinched top spot.
On an evening where all of the children performed well, notable mentions go to Daniel Hodson who scored a wonderful solo goal against Brindle Gregson Lane; Charlie Barton and Harry Green who worked tirelessly without getting the reward their efforts deserved; Corey Smith in goal who made a string of good saves; captain Thomas Marshall who commanded the back line before moving further forward and capping an excellent tournament with two fine goals in the final game defeat of New Longton.
As the Year 6 boys pass on the baton, it will be down to the Year 5 children to step up next year. Zach, Joseph, Ethan, Aaryan, Thomas S and more can all be very proud to represent the school football team as Year 5’s, playing against teams predominantly made up of Year 6 children; this experience will stand them in good stead for next year and hopefully we can pinch top spot ourselves.
SRSSP Inclusion Event @ LHA & our new school sports kit!
On Friday, Children from Y3&4,had the opportunity to take part in an inclusion sports event with South Ribble Sport Partnership’s Coach Andy and some student leaders from Lostock Hall Academy. We then tried our hand at a few games, like boccia, kurling, tennis, dodgeball and goalball.
All the children represented the school marvelously and had a great time and looked fantastic in our new sports kit (a big thank you to the PTFA for purchasing this for us!)
Take a look at our sports stars in action in the photo stream below!
SRSSP Paralympic Festival
On Monday, Coach Andy from the South Ribble School Sports Partnership came in to discuss, and show the children some disability friendly sports, such as Boccia, Kurling and Goalball.
The children from Years 3, 5 and 6 had a 40 minute session with their class experiencing each sport and discussing ways to make sport more inclusive for all.
4J had the opportunity to go to LHA on Friday and have the same experience. The children from years 1, 2 and the other Y4 class will have the opportunity to try the activities out at the Academy in the New Year.
The children had a great time with Coach Andy and trying out all the different activities, take a look at the photo stream below of our sports stars in action.
South Ribble School Sports Dodgeball Tournament
On Tuesday 9th November, our children took part in a Dodgeball tournament held at Lostock Hall Academy. Whilst some of our Year 5 and 6 children played in a friendly football match with St Gerrard's last term, the Dodgeball Tournament held at Lostock Hall Academy saw a return to competitive inter-school competition.
A representative team, comprising only of Year 5 children, saw off competition from Cuerden Church School, St. Aidan's and also St. Leonard's Primary School. The tournament was made up of 3 mini games, counting towards a single match result, and each school competed against each other twice. With lots of mini games fiercely contested, and with plenty of player rotation, Lostock Hall remained undefeated in their 6 matches and duly took home the Gold Medal.
All schools played really well and it was noticeable to see how much better each team played as the competition went on. Not only was the quality of play excellent and the games both tense and well competed, the children played in a great spirit and demonstrated excellent 'Honesty' (particularly when removing themselves from games if they got hit and officials missed it), which was the core value of this specific event. The children represented the school superbly.
South Ribble sports festival - Year 1, 2 & 4 - Rugby
This year, South Ribble is coming to school to introduce our children to a variety of sports across the year.
This week, they delivered a rugby taster session to our Y1, 2, and 4 children. Take a look at the photos below of our sport stars in action!
FA Schools Football Day
On Wednesday 26th May, every child in the school took part in ‘Schools Football Day’. Up and down the country, hundreds and thousands of school children took part in an event organised by the Football Association (FA) to celebrate our national game. The FA hoped to create the ‘world’s biggest football match’ by having children from schools across the UK all playing at the same time.
It was a fantastic day that wasn’t ruined despite the inevitable waterlogged fields and the children all had the opportunity to learn new skills and play small-sided matches against their classmates. Hundreds of goals were scored, several fouls were committed and one or two bumps were endured but all in all, everybody had a great time.
The day was centred on the FA’s desire to push their RESPECT campaign, which is also a core value we uphold here at Lostock Hall. Despite the matches having a ‘competitive edge’, which Inter Milan ultimately won, the most important aspect of the day was that the children had fun and played the game in the correct manner, which they all did! It was also wonderful to see so many different shirts on the day (albeit a shortage of Burnley ones!)!
Thank you for all of your support,
Mr. Law and Mr. Jardine.
Please have a look at some of the photos below:
Virtual Steps Challenge
Friday 26th February to Thursday 4th March
30 Minutes maximum per day.
Take a look at the PowerPoint below to take part in the whole school Virtual Steps Challenge.
Record you daily scores and see how many steps you can climb in a week.
Move on up!
Virtual Sports Hall Pentathlon.
This week, we've been taking part in the virtual pentathlon. Take a look at the pictures below for all your hard work! If you took part at home, send your teachers a few snaps and they may end up in the slideshow below!
Thank you for your hard work!
Mr Jardine and Mr Law & all your teachers!
Inter School Tennis Competition
A group of Year Three and Four children went to South Ribble Tennis Centre. We got into our school teams and had a quick warm up, rallying with each other, before starting the competition. Each team consisted of two boys and two girls. The teams played against each other and the first person who scored eight, won the game. The three groups with the highest scores, played in the semi final. The final match was played and the winner of the competition received a trophy. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the finals- but we had a really good time!
By Alice Walmsley and Piper Hickey-Parkinson
Year Four Athletics
This term we have been learning a variety athletics skills with Dave from the South Ribble Sports Development Team. Some of the skills that we have learnt are: sprinting, speed bounce, triple jump, standing long jump, javelin, chest pass, overarm and underarm throwing. It has been great fun and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
By Daniel Hodson and Ava Barnes 4J
Well Done Lilli-Mai
Congratulations to Lilli-Mai from year 5 who attended the English Bronze Junior Gymnastics Championships in Leicester this weekend. Lilli finished the competition with two medals, finishing in 3rd place on floor and a fantastic 1st place and gold medal for her performance on the bars.
Lancashire School Games Finals
After some successful competitions during the early part of the term 20 children from Year 4 qualified to represent South Ribble at the Lancashire School Games at Stanley Park in Blackpool. They were joined by teams from all over the county and participated brilliantly in both Tri-golf and athletics. Well done to all who competed.
High 5 Netball
During the first part of the summer term the netball team attended the high 5 netball tournament which was run over 3 evenings at Lostock Hall Academy. The team played well and although we didn't finish as high up the table as we had hoped we still enjoyed all of our games and displayed excellent sportsmanship and teamwork throughout.
Well done everyone!
More Success for the Year 3-4 Athletics Team
Back in the Autumn, you may remember that the lower key stage 2 athletics team won silver medals at the sports hall athletics competition. Well the good news is that outdoors the team were able to go one better by winning gold at the 'Quadkids' competition, securing their place at the Lancashire School Games finals in July.
Well done to all athletes! A fantastic achievement!
South Ribble 'Quicksticks' Tournament (2)
Well done to the team who attended the second 'Quicksticks' event of the year, at Walton le Dale High School, on Tuesday 7th May. The team played very well against some tough opposition. We grew in confidence in each and every game and managed to score a super goal in the final game of the tournament. Well Done!
Well done to Liam from year 5 who recently won the Mid Lancashire Cup with his team, Lostock Hall Stripes. The final was a tense affair ending in a penalty shoot out.
South Ribble Schools Quicksticks Tournament
On Tuesday 2nd April a team of six KS2 children took part in the South Ribble quicksticks tournament at Walton-le-Dale High School. The children worked really hard as a team and tried hard in all of their games. They had very little experience of hockey (especially on astroturf) and grew in confidence as we got further into the tournament, we saved our best performance for the final game, earning a 1-1 draw.
Well done to all players!
Dance from the Heart Leader Training
This year's Dance from the heart event is quickly approaching, this years theme is space. In preparation for the event a group of Year 6 leaders were selected to help the whole school to learn the dance. The leaders attended an afternoon of training at Cuerden Church School and were much more competent than Miss Bell when performing the routine! We look forward to seeing the leaders assisting the younger children.
Celebration of Girls Football
On Wednesday 27th March the girls football team were given a real treat. They were invited to spectate at the National Schools Cup Final at Mill Farm Sport Village, home to AFC Fylde. We had a lovely afternoon watching some inspirational performances from both teams. In the end the team from Thomas Telford School were crowned National Champions, much to the delight of their very loud supports.
The girls behaved impeccably and were, once again, a credit to the school!
Year 2 Dodgeball
Afterschool on Thursdays this term, 20 children across Year 2 took part in dodgeball club. The children had great fun in firing balls at each other and subsequently trying to dodge them. They also enjoyed pelting Mr Law at every opportunity and any other misfortunate members of staff who entered the hall whilst they were mid-game. Here are some photos of our Year 2 dodgeballers in action:
South Ribble Gymnastics Festival
On Tuesday 19th March a team of 6 gymnasts from Years 3 and 4 took part in a festival of gymnastics at Walton-le-Dale High School.
The girls were able to take part in a range of different gymnastics related challenged including trampolining, vaulting and balancing. The final part of the morning was a display of routines from each of the schools in attendance. Our girls performed brilliantly and some of the skills on show were incredible!
Well Done girls.
South Ribble School Games Tennis
On Friday 1st March four pupils from Years 3 and 4 took part in the South Ribble School Games Tennis Event. The event took place at South Ribble Tennis Centre and in all 19 teams competed.
The children played well and were excellent representatives of our school, displaying our values of sportsmanship and determination throughout. Unfortunately we missed out on a place in the semi-finals but had a fantastic afternoon of tennis.
Well done to all four children who took part.
Silver Medals for Lostock Hall Athletes
On Tuesday 15th January 20 children from Years 3 and 4 competed in a sports hall athletics competition at Lostock Hall Academy.
The children took part in a range of track and field events including; speed bounce, javelin, standing long jump, standing triple jump and a range of relay races. The children showed high levels of determination, whilst remembering that good sportsmanship is always important.
Some impressive performances were on display as schools battled it out in 3 different heats. Once the competition was over it was time for the, all important, results. We are pleased to say that we finished a very impressive second out of 14 schools from South Ribble.
Well done to all of our athletes, you did the school proud.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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