Our vision for PE at Cobden
The funding is aimed at schools to achieve 5 key indicators as set by the DfE. Please have a look at our full breakdown of spending so far this academic year, how we are going to continue spending the funding and how we are working towards achieving these goals by clicking the PDF for the impact of the PE fund below.
Please have a look through our page for sport participation and achievements as well as the premium end of year reports for the impact of the funding within our school each year since being introduced.
Friday 5th October - We've an exciting addition to our grounds this week with our new track which links the two playgrounds. We spent £10,800 on the track using the £2,000 raised from our sponsored event and Summer fair as well as topping the cost up with our sports premium funding. The outcome is exciting and will enable us to access areas of our grounds throughout the entire year with activities such as running, walking and cycling. We have begun the daily mile and, with the weather about to turn, it allows each class to participate in the activity. We are looking forward to trying it out on Monday!
Results from field events and track combined
Amazing performance from the athletics team who travelled to John Charles Centre today for our annual Armley/Farnley Olympic event. On what felt like the hottest day of the year, everyone put in incredible effort in their events. Year 2 participated in rainbow club activities – a rotation of different skill events which test balance, stamina and coordination. They encouraged each other to keep going in the heat and built up some really impressive scores.
On the track and in the field, Y3 and 4 participated in more traditional events such as long jump, javelin, sprints and 400m. The 400m runners did exceptionally well in the heat with the boys finishing 8th and 5th whilst the Jasmine finished 5 and Rayjean finished 3rd in her heat. Ashton then won his 60m sprint followed by London who gave everyone a 2 second head start before deciding to join the race but she still finished 1st!
Lucas and Laci then both matched each other finishing 4th in their races before our Abbi-Lou and Leo performed excellently in the hurdles. In the UKS2 track events, Jake started a successful track run with 2nd in the hurdles followed by Julie-Anne’s 1st place finish. Zak and Riley finished 9th and 7th respectively in their 400m followed by Keevie and Caitlin matching each other in 5th position for their heats. Sam then stormed to victory in the 80m sprint successfully followed by Maddison who won her heat. Rayne then came a close 2nd in the potato race before Grace sprinted through in 1st to win her event. The relays came next with 5 boys and 5 girls for each race. Some excellent baton changeovers saw the boys through to the final 80m before being caught around 3m before the line. The same disciplined performance came from the girls who executed moving baton changeovers perfectly and they raced to victory with 2nd place around 50m back. Amazing effort from the year 2s, year 4s and upper key stage 2 team saw us draw on points with Ryecroft to come an INCREDIBLE THIRD PLACE. So proud of everyone involved on winning those bronze medals! Well done all!
St Barts Cup 2018
A fantastic performance from the girls today. 3 wins, 3 defeats and a whole lot of fun. The first game saw a hat trick for Sienna - amazing start! Unfortunately we were brought back down to Earth with a bump and a 2-0 defeat in the next game. The girls then picked themselves up and roared back with another 3-0 win with goals from Keevie, Grace and Sienna and some great defensive work from Maddison. A further 3 games saw another win but then sadly we finished with 2 defeats and a third place in the group and so our competition ended. Caitlin made some remarkable saves and Topsii and Kenzie also got on the score sheet, helped by some great midfield play from Megan. Well Done girls. A great day with a great attitude from all!
Ten children were chosen from Year 2 to represent Cobden in a Farnley Schools Rainbow Club event, at The Farnley Academy. We competed against 4 other schools from the Farnley area in a range of skills, from skipping to sprints. As you can see from the photos, the children gave it their all and showed excellent enthusiasm and sportsmanship, making it clear why they had been chosen. They were also incredibly well behaved throughout and and were a credit to our school. This event was a run-up event to a larger one that is taking place in a couple of weeks and we definitely stand a chance of doing very well, based on the children’s performance this week. Well done Year 2 athletes!!
Over the past 8 weeks, a group of girls from Year 4 and Year 5 had the opportunity to participate in the Mini Mermaids club each week. This was a fantastic opportunity for the girls to develop their own confidence and self-esteem and they ended the sessions with a 5km run around the school grounds.
We are really proud of all the girls as they all completed the run with massive smiles on their faces throughout! Well done!
The netball team had a fantastic afternoon playing matches against Lower Wortley, Greenhill and Ryecroft. The girls put in 100% effort to each of the matches and managed to score 2 goals in each of their 3 matches! In the first match, against the host team Lower Wortley, the final score was Cobden 2, Lower Wortley 3. We started off the second match really well but Ryecroft took an early lead and the although we managed to pull it back a little, the result was Cobden 2, Ryecroft 6. The final game took place as it was starting to get very cold and although the girls were very brave, it was very clear they were freezing! The score in this match was Cobden 2, Greenhill 5.
Well done to Ryecroft Academy who won all of their matches and have qualified for the next round of the tournament and will play against the other schools in the west of Leeds.
We took part in the West Leeds qualifiers in the national Road to Wembley competition today run by Leeds United. In extremely muddy and rainy circumstances, we played well in the 6 a side tournament, taking a few matches to get going but then linking up really well to score some great goals. Overall we won 3, drew 1 and lost 4 games but all had a great time and came back absolutely filthy!
On Thursday 19th October, 10 pupils went to Ryecroft Academy to participate in a Benchball Tournament against 3 Ryecroft, Lawns Park and Greenhill.
The five year 3s and five year 4s had a fantastic time and all enjoyed the games and had the opportunity to try a new sport that they had not done before. The team needed to use speed and tactics to pass the ball effectively and try to score as many points as they could. Well done to everyone who took part!
Monday 19th June
Another outstanding effort from our athletics team at John Charles centre this year saw us finish fourth in the annual West Leeds Olympic event. A team of 30 (5 boys and 5 girls from each KS1, LKS2 and UKS2) travelled and competed in a variety events on the hottest day of the year so far - making the track difficult to compete on. Everyone worked their socks off and, given the heat, were fantastic ambassadors for Cobden. We had phenomenal effort from the KS1 children who took part in the rainbow club carousel of activities. The competitors on the field gave their all and the track events were rounded off with 2 great performances in the baton relay - a close second for the boys and a scintillating first for the girls in their heats. We were really lucky to meet Rhinos players Jimmy Keinhorst and Jordan Badwinson at the end too. Well done athletes!
Sports Hall Athletics
On Monday we took 18 girls and boys from years 5 and 6 to sports hall athletics at Farnley Academy.
We had a fantastic time and the children all enjoyed themselves. We came first in the boys javelin and had some great results in standing triple and standing long jump too. Everyone there had fantastic sportsmanship and tried their absolute hardest. We came third out of 5 schools, but more than that, we had some great fun!
Monday 7th November
We were lucky enough to be invited to a tennis skills event at John Charles Centre for Sport. Luke, Kenton, Mason and Ben were all really excited to go and show off their skills and had the opportunity to learn new ways to throw and catch in different ways. The boys demonstrated a fantastic attitude throughout the session and although it was freezing cold in the Tennis Centre, they didn't moan once!
We also had an extra treat as we got a sneak preview of some members of the Olympic diving team who were practising in the aquatic centre - they were amazing!
Tuesday 8th November
Our first netball team of the year saw a depleted squad of 5 take part in a cluster tournament at Farnley Academy. The girls performed incredibly well across all games and started to put into practise the skills we have been learning in PE. They passed the ball quickly and moved into spaces to open up opportunities in attack and defended positions well. We started with a positive 4-2 win against Lower Wortley with some really good finishing from Chloe and Sophie. Our second game was a tight one against Lawnspark B losing 2-1 after a slow start. Our third game, against Lawnspark A, saw another quick start with Ruby and Sophie scoring early to take a lead, eventually leading to our second victory - a tireless performance from Ella at centre throughout the game saw some excellent space making and link up play. Our final game was played in the fading light and, after another quick start from Sophie and Ruby scoring, Chloe and Ellie held the defence intercepting well and controlling the ball. Sophie possibly scored the flukiest goal ever seen from a pass, it took everyone by surprise... including her. A fantastic effort from all the girls saw us finish second overall. Excellent achievement and attitude shown throughout the event by the girls - Well done!
Wednesday 12th October
Our first cross country of the year was a wet but popular event with 31 children from years 4-6 taking part. We were already soggy after walking up to Farnley and managed to get under shelter as we waited for the other schools who were taking part. Over 200 children attended from all across West Leeds and did a fantastic job in negotiating the tricky course which includes a hill into the finish for year 4 or start of the second stage for year 5 and 6. The year 4s started quickly and Keevie kept up the pace taking a fantastic 3rd place medal. Overall our girls year 4 team came 2nd and the boys came 6th.
The year 5 races followed with another quick race. Grace and Caitlin in 6th and 7th place were the top runners leading the girls team through to a 3rd place finish overall. Sam was our first boy across the line and another fantastic effort saw a finish of 4th for the boys team.
Our biggest ever teams for year 6 saw great participation and running from individuals and, with a bit more practise, we will be in good shape ready for the qualifiers in a few months.
Tuesday 4th October
We had a tag rugby cluster participation event after school today and held this on our school site with the leadership of Matt from the Leeds Rhinos. Using our cluster money, each school in the cluster pay for the Rhinos to deliver some curriculum time to the children and we are lucky enough to have Matt who has organised this event for the 2nd year running.
We played fantastically in the first game, our defence was strong and we scored 3 to Ryecroft's 1 try. Our second game, against Greenhill, was another close affair and some quick pace from the opposition saw them run out 3-1 winners. Our 3rd game, vs Lawnspark, saw some miscued passes in the wind give the opposition some free running spaces to score 2 tries which we couldn't return. Our final game against Lower Wortley saw some great, quick passing moves with Lower Wortley scoring 4 tries to our 0. A great event leading up to the Leeds event at Stanningley after half term. Well done everyone who took part and thanks to Matt and Mr Milner for a great event.
Monday 26th September
Our first ever cluster u9s tournament was very soggy this afternoon as a team of 10 went up with Mr K to take part. Some of us were playing in our first ever football matches and we did a fantastic job tackling the other team and getting stuck in. After a 4-0 and 3-0 loss to Lower Wortley and Lawnspark respectively, 2 goals, scored by Zac and Kenzie saw a 2-0 victory against Greenhill. Our final game against Ryecroft was close and a last minute goal saw Ryecroft run out 1-0 winners. All the children who took part did such a fantastic job and kept those smiles on their faces throughout. Well done everyone!
Monday 19th September
Our first football tournament of the year was good fun competing against 3 others from our cluster. Also in attendance were Lawnspark, Lower Wortley and Greenhill. After a tight 1-0 loss in the first game, we made lots of subs to ensure the 12 players all got a go. Some fantastic goals from the opposition saw a 4-0 loss against Lower Wortley. Leading into our final game against Lawnspark, our aim was to leave the day with at least a goal. It took 2 games to get into the swing of things but the boys played a great game, attacking far more and managing to score courtesy of a half volley from Lewis. Everyone showed great enthusiasm and respect for the opposition during the event. Well done boys!
Sports day winners 2016
Leeds Rhinos day to remember 12th July
As part of our partnership with Leeds Rhinos, we had a great day where they came in and we sampled some tag games as well as some street dance. Matt, who is in weekly as our partner officer, ran an assembly with Alishia all about resilience and teamwork and how this helped the Rhinos win an incredible treble last year. During the assembly we were joined by Ronnie the rhino who showed us some of his moves. Matt led some tag and tactical activities out in the playground which we all got to have a go at during the day and the games got really competitive within classes. In the morning, key stage 2 had the opportunity to learn a street dance routine with Alishia, one of the Rhinos cheerleaders. We worked on feet movement, hand movements, floor work and created our own freeze positions before putting all our practice into a class routine which was great fun. We were one of the lucky schools who got some of the Leeds Rhinos first team players visit us in the afternoon. Tommy and Ethan became tour guides taking Jordan Baldwinson and Liam Sutcliffe from the Rhinos first team round the classes where children had the chance to ask them lots of questions. As part of the experience we have chance to see Leeds Rhinos vs Wigan at Headingley on Friday and go on the pitch at half time. We know lots of you have bought tickets and look forward to seeing you on Friday.
Change 4 life day
On the 30th June we had our change 4 life day. Year 5 organised lots of stalls and challenges. We had things like: planking, burpees, healthy recipes and trying new fruit. The event was brilliant and all of year 5 worked really hard. Kenny- Lee in reception held plank for 10 minutes and was only beaten by Ethan in year 6. We has some amazing times for the obstacle courses. Everybody loved trying the healthy, homemade, wholemeal bread and lots of people took home the recipe.
Everybody learnt about what else they could do to be a little bit more healthy. Well done year 5!
Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June
All children in KS1 and KS2 had the opportunity to learn how to ride their scooters safely. KS1 stayed on the playground and practised scooting around cones and using their brakes properly while KS2 went out onto the roads. They were taught how to manoeuvre around parked cars, wheelie bins and other potential hazards before learning how to safely cross the road. Everyone had a great time and hopefully we will all be safe on our scooters now!
On Friday afternoon, Year 6 had a special treat as they had the chance to challenge themselves to cycle around a tricky bike course. They had to go over see-saws, around cones, stop for 5 seconds without putting their feet down and also go under a limbo pole! Well done to all those that managed the course!
Monday 20th June
Another fantastic event at John Charles centre for the Armley and Farnley cluster Olympics. A team of 10 (5 boys, 5 girls) from key stage 1, lower key stage 2 and upper key stage 2 competed in a variety of track and field events across the afternoon. Key stage 1 participated in the rainbow club - a variety of tasks which tested throwing, running, skipping, jumping and teamwork. Everyone participated exceptionally well together scoring highly on many of the activities.
Whilst these events happened in the centre of the stadium, Key Stage 2 were taking part in track and field events around the stadium. On the track, we performed exceptionally well with Jack and Jake starting us off with a 2nd and 3rd place finish in the 400m. Archie and Grace came close in the sprint, each finishing 2nd in the 60m whilst Keighan took a similar fate in the hurdles. Rayne did a fantastic job in the potato race, turning sharply and finishing 1st.
Upper key stage 2 took the track next with Addison finishing 4th and Riley finishing 2nd in the 80m hurdles. The 400m was up next with Jacob finishing an excellent 3rd, Adam 6th, Ella 4th and Kayleigh, who timed her finish to perfection, overtaking in a sprint finish in the last 50m. The 80m sprint followed with Ethan finished 0.03 seconds behind the leader with 2nd place and Shannie came 1st with a lead of around 10m. A mix up in the beanbag cost Alfie a top finish but he recovered well to finish 3rd and Lucy followed this up with an excellent first place. The final events were the mixed age relay with the Upper key stage taking the lead. Both the boys team and the girls teams took quick leads and completed excellent baton changes, with both teams winning their heats in the relay.
After a close competition between all 9 schools who took part, we finished a fantastic 4th place! We were very proud of everyone's achievements, attitude and effort throughout the afternoon. Well done everyone!
Wednesday 25th May 2016
I had the pleasure of taking 8 pupils to a KS2 Participation Event this afternoon. Myself, and Mr Lancaster, were so proud of how well the pupils approached all the challenges and how quickly they learnt new skills.
We started with a cycling session which was run by a trainer from British Cycling. We had to navigate a tricky course on the mountain bikes, which was hard enough, but when we were challenged to go against the clock it got even harder as we knew we would get penalty points added on if we knocked down any cones or put our feet down at any time!
Next we had a football session with Leeds United Federation staff. We learnt different ways of moving around the pitch, with the aim of creating enough space between us all to allow the ball to be passed successfully. Megan was presented with a trophy at the end of the session for being the pupil who showed the most focus.
Our final activity was something that not only had none of us tried, but we weren't even sure what it was! Two trainers from the Yorkshire Gaelic Athletic Association gave us an introduction to Gaelic Football. This was great fun and we decided it was like a combination of football, rugby and basketball all in one. We learnt how to pass the ball in different ways, how to score goals and how to move around the court to keep away from the other team. I would definitely recommend people to have a go at playing Gaelic football if they get the chance.
Tuesday 24th May
We were so proud of the girls tonight at what was, unbelievably, our first all girls football match for years. Only 2 teams turned up to the tournament - us and Ryecroft - so we had a longer game of 15 minutes each half. The game started really well and each team had their chances but the defenders were excellent. Shannie scored the opener after an impressive dribble through on goal, something which we saw throughout the match. We conceded 2 quick goals with some excellent finishing from the Ryecroft girls whilse Chyna went close with some long range efforts. The match became a midfield battle with Riley and Lucy getting stuck in, winning possession and Courtney and Chloe at the back clearing the ball each time it came close. Mia made some fantastic saves, matching the opposing keeper. Rhiann pulled a goal back to make it 2-2 in the final 5 minutes and, whilst pushing for a winner, Ryecroft broke and scored a third. Final score 3-2 Ryecroft.
The girls from both teams were fantastic throughout the match and had great fun whilst competing exceptionally well. Well done all!
Friday 20th May
Well done to our U11 cricket team that played at Farsley Cricket Club. They performed at a high standard all day, loosing only once to the eventual winners. Some amazing team work and enthusiasm all day!
Tuesday 17th May
We went to Priesthorpe school to compete in the hi5 netball tournament this afternoon. In this tournament, boys and girls make a squad and we played a round robin tournament in a league of 4 other schools. First game was a slow start and we conceded quickly before pulling a goal back. A quick double score to our opponents saw our first game 3-1 to them. Our second game was against a brutal attacking force who took control of the game from the off, scoring 4 goals to our none. Our final game was where we started to get into a bit of rhythm and fluency in our play. We scored 1 goal and stopped our opponents scoring. Everyone played fantastically well and were resilient throughout each game, even after conceding. Well done everyone!
U9 Drax Cricket Competition - 6th May 2016
The children (and Mr Cattermoul and Miss Nolan) had a fantastic day in the lovely sunshine at Farnley Cricket Club. The children represented the school brilliantly. They won 4 games and lost 3, finishing in a very respectable 3rd place. There were some fine bowling performances from Keighan, Sam, Jake and Archie and some great batting from Sienna, Caitlin, Ben and Jack. We even managed to hit a few sixes !
So well done to all the team for their great team spirit.
KS1 Sports Festival
28th April 2016
I had a fantastic time with 10 KS1 children at the festival. They took part in cheerleading, tri-golf and "Tagtiv8" and really represented the school well. In cheerleading they practised their gymnastics skills and the coach was very impressed that we were the first school that day where all 10 children could do a perfect forward roll. Tri-golf was great fun and the children really enjoyed aiming the ball at a target and then putting gently for closer shots. Staff were asked to join the team event at the end and I was very proud (and a bit surprised) of my own accurate putting! We finished with a great activity called "Tagtiv8" that combined running and spelling. Not only were our children fast, they were the only group who could use all the tags to make words.
Every child who went to the festival took part positively, behaved brilliantly and gave 100%, I was very proud to be with them!
Over the holidays, our new trim trails have arrived in school. The house captains and school council were very lucky to receive a budget from Mrs Head and took it upon themselves to choose trim trails to replace our old, broken ones. Not only did we replace the 2 old ones, but we also have an amazing new trail on the key stage 2 field as well!
After deciding the trails, Kiera and Kayleigh spent lots of their own time planning the designs and where to place them. They wrote a letter to Mrs Head and met with the contractors who installed the trails to give them their plans.
It's been a very exciting day today where every class got to have a go on the new equipment and test it out. It's fantastic!
Tuesday 22nd March
Our football team took part in a tournament at Farnley today with 3 other teams from the cluster in attendance. Our first game against Lawnspark was a tight game with superb defensive displays from both teams. After taking a corner, the ball was deflected in by the opposition into their own net leaving the final score 1-0 Cobden. Our second game, against Ryecroft, saw another good defensive display. After going 1-0 down, the team pushed for an equaliser only to get caught on the counter. Final score 2-0 Ryecroft. Our final game was against Lower Wortley, who were leading the goal tally in the tournament. They started the game quickly but our defence stood resolute and there were some fantastic interceptions and blocks from the boys. After going 1-0 down, we pushed for an equaliser and it almost came straight from a corner, but Spencer's cross was blocked just on the line. The follow up was another effort blocked on the line, Archie taking on 2 defenders before placing it past the keeper. Great effort from all involved today. Well done boys!
We have invested £595 of the PE funding for Maths of the day, an initiative to get children physically active whilst learning maths. The programme offers lesson ideas and resources across all curriculum areas from years 1-6. We received our membership details this week so why not look at our maths page to see some pictures of our learning?
Tuesday 15th March
We held a tag rugby tournament at Cobden today attended by the whole cluster. It was a fantastic event run in partnership with Leeds Rhinos foundation with Matt and Rich refereeing with the support of Mr Milner - who is our new SSCO based up at Farnley.
We started our matches against Ryecroft and it was a very close game with some good defence from both teams keeping scores low. Some great solo efforts from Ethan and Alfie, we ran out winners 6-5.
Our second game against Greenhill saw another close game with Greenhill outscoring us by 1 try. Our third game was won by Lower Wortley 5-2. Our final game against Lawns Park was another close one with some fantastic individual plays which we won 4-2.
A great event and a huge thankyou to Leeds Rhinos foundation, everyone who took part and everyone who attended and cheered the players on.
Tuesday 8th March
We took a team of netballers up to Farnley Academy today in the second cluster tournament for the year. With 5 teams taking part in the tournament, we finished a superb 2nd place in the league only losing to 1 team during the competition.
Tuesday 1st March
Braving the icy wind, we travelled over to Priesthorpe this afternoon for cross country. We took 16 runners with us this time with 3 teams and a couple of independent runners. The event was attended by over a hundred children from schools around West Leeds.
We started with the year 4 girls and Jayda and Caitlin ran fantastic races. Jayda set a good pace from the start and ended the race in 3rd place with Caitlin not long behind in 7th. The year 4 boys were next up with a team of 5. We had some fantastic runners and they came 4th as a team score.
Next came the year 5 girls with Ella leading the team and all finishing in good times. Collectively, they placed 5th out of all the schools teams. On the muddying track, the boys had tricky circumstances to race in. Adam led the boys team placing 14th with the remaining members following soon after. Their total score placed 9th.
Our final racer was Kayleigh who has been a fantastic member of the cross country team over the past few years. She took the race to the other participants at the start, coming round the first part in 1st place before tiring near the end.
We were incredibly cold but hugely proud of all the children who took part. Well done everyone!
Friday 26th February
A hockey team travelled to Weetwood sports pitches today to take part in the annual quick sticks hockey tournament. They did a fantastic job winning several matches and scoring lots of goals. Look out for a report next week!
Monday 25th January
A team of netballers took part in a friendly match away at Swinnow today. It was the first time we had played in a while and the girls got into quick passing and moving from the start to take a quick lead. After the first half, Cobden were leading 6-0 with a huge improvement from the Swinnow girls' tactics and movement. In the second half the opposing team played fantastically well and began to get into the game, scoring 3 times to Cobden's 3. Final score Cobden 9 Swinnow 3. Well done girls!
Thursday 21st January
We are lucky enough to have Matt from Leeds Rhinos foundation in year 2 again for the next 4 weeks. We started our lessons today and played lots of different games. We looked at control of a rugby ball whilst running with it and touching it down safely on the ground, just like you need to do when scoring a try. We can't wait for next weeks lesson!
Friday 15th January
We managed to get outside for our PE session today in the glorious sunshine for this time of year (although it was freezing cold). Year 1 and 6 have coaches from Leeds Beckett University teaching them on Fridays of this half term. Year 6's topic is net games and we continued developing our skills today.
Thank you Miss Monaghan!
Miss Monaghan has organised our competitions, and events worked closely in staff development and assisted in coaching children over the past few years in her role as SSCO. We are sad to see Miss Monaghan leave Farnley Academy but wish her well in her new primary position and hope to see her at competitions in the future.
Thursday 26th November
Today was the sports hall athletics competition at Farnley Academy attended by Cobden, Lawnspark, Ryecroft, Lower Wortley and Stanningley.
With our teams ready to go, the action was relentless with races going on across the hall whilst the field events commenced at the back of the hall. It was an incredibly close competition and everyone did a fantastic job representing school in their chosen events and did so with a great attitude.
There were several races where we finished top 3 and individuals succeeded in the field events. The final event of javelin saw Alfie throw a phenomenal distance down the hall. Well done to everyone who took part
Tuesday 24th November
A team of year 4s went to Farnley Academy after school today to have a go at sports hall athletics activities. We got chance to practice all the different field events whilst getting to meet children from other schools. After we had completed the field events, we had a relay obstacle race for both the boys and girls. It was really fun getting to use the sports hall and the reverse a boards to bounce off in our race. We had a great time and represented school really well, supporting each other as well as the other participants.
Friday 6th November
An outstanding performance from all involved saw us finish 4th out of 25 teams in the West Leeds tag rugby tournament today.
From the off, our quick attack and defence play resulted in winning 2 and drawing 1 of our pool games. Our first game was a victory of 3 tries to 2 with some fancy spins and evasion taking place to get to the line. After a close second game, and conceding in the final 30 seconds of the match, it was hard to come back and we lost 3-2. A magnificent defensive display in our 3rd game saw no tries conceded to 3 tries scored in our favour. Our fourth was another close match with each team scoring 2 tries.
After points had been tallied, we finished as runners up in our group table. Going through to the quarter finals were the winners of each group and the 3 best runners up. We finished as the 3rd best runner up and ended up playing the best winner...Lower Wortley. A very tight game saw some fantastic quick attacking play, a hat trick for Jacob W and incredible defensive tackles from Chloe and Riley to keep us in the game. A disallowed try in the final second resulted in the score of Cobden 3 - Lower Wortley 2.
The semi-final was another close game and a few defensive lapses saw the opposition score 2 tries to our 1. In the 3rd and 4th place playoff, the game was 0-0 after the final whistle and the next try won the game. With the opposition in possession, a great piece of evasion saw them score the final try.
An incredible afternoon at Stanningley rugby league club and the whole team did a fantastic job. Our best ever performance at a rugby tournament and well deserved from the hard work put in! Well done everyone involved.
Tuesday 3rd November
Our first netball event of the year took part at Farnley Academy after school and we had another full cluster entry with Ryecroft, Lower Wortley, Greenhill and Lawnspark all in attendance. Playing on the outdoor courts, the darkness was setting in as we began our first game. After some excellent quick passing and moving and accuracy in shooting, as well as some comical defence techniques, we won our first game with Kiera scoring several points.
Our second game, against Lawnspark was another close game. After conceding 2 quick points in the first half, we tightened up our formation and defence and dominated the second half, scoring 1 point in return and making numerous other chances.
Our final game, against Ryecroft, saw another quick point conceded. However, some fantastic counter attacking and defence in our attacking third, resulted in 4 points scored. The final score 4-2.
After several air passes, missed catches and head shots, the darkness took over and we were unable to play Lower Wortley who finished top. The girls performances were rewarded with a fantastic second place in our first tournament together as a team. We had great fun taking the team up and every game was played in good spirit. Well done netballers!
Tuesday 20th October
Our second football cluster tournament took place at Farnley Academy this afternoon. After a short warm up, the 5 teams attending took part in a round robin tournament.
First up were Lawnspark who beat us 2-0. Second up, we played Lower Wortley who scored 3 fantastic goals with one being celebrated LuaLua style with backflips. Our third game, against Greenhill saw another shut out from the opposition against 4 conceded. Our final game saw our first point picked up with a 0-0 draw. The boys communicated well and represented the school excellently. We had two boys making their debuts and Spencer made some outstanding saves in goal throughout his time in the position.
Wednesday 7th October
The first cross country event of the year was held at Farnley Academy this afternoon. With a total of 28 children taking part, we had several full teams to score in both the girls and boys races (a minimum of 4 scorers is needed for a team result).
The girls of year 4 were up first and did a fantastic job in their pace setting and finished well after an initial slip (on the way to the start line! Woops!) Caitlin finished an outstanding 4th place on her first try at this event. The boys of year 4 were next and a combined score left a team effort of 3rd place for the year 4 boys which was a fantastic achievement.
Year 5 were fantastic and really took to the competition. Both boys and girls teams finished 3rd out of the attending schools and we had a few top 10 finishes.
Year 6's event is always strong and on the muddying field, after lots of pre races, the boys and girls taking part did a great job in getting around the course with Kayleigh finishing in the top 10 and Jacob finishing in the top 15. A great afternoon was had and everyone did a fantastic job showing resilience and pride in their achievements. Well done cross country runners!
Tuesday 22nd September
Our first football tournament of the new year was played at Farnley Academy after school today. Upon arrival, a quick warm up led into our first game against Lower Wortley. After a slow start and some excellent long range efforts from the opposition, it was 4-0 before half time. A couple more goals with no replay saw Wortley run out comfortable winners. Our second game was a much closer affair with the team beginning to play and pass together. An unlucky own goal after a long range strike - off the post and off of the goalkeepers head after a fantastic effort for a fingertip save from Spencer - was the only goal in the match with the Ryecroft keeper making some great saves to keep it at 1-0. Our final game saw a couple of excellent goals - 1 individual run from Adam and another great team goal along with an own goal in our favour this time. Two quick goals from the opposition saw a nervy few seconds but we ran out 3-2 winners. Overall 3rd out of the 4 teams competing. A huge improvement in skills was seen from the first whistle to the final. Well done boys!
We have been awarded the silver Sainsbury's schools games award, improving on last years award of Bronze. This demonstrates our commitment to improving the attitudes towards and participation of sport as well as maintaining healthy lifestyles. A fantastic achievement!
Remember to read our PE update from last year on how we spent our funding and the achievements for the academic year. The new newsletter for information about the sports premium funding and developments for this year can be found at the top of this page.
PE kit September 2015
Using the sports premium funding, we have ordered every child in KS1 and KS2 a PE t-shirt. Reception class are now in houses and we will measure up sizes the first couple of days back therefore these children will need a t-shirt for PE until this time. These shirts are in the colour of the school houses and will be handed out on the first day back in September. If you have purchased PE T-shirts, these can be used in extra curricular opportunities. The annual PE newsletter will be handed out on the first day and more information will be given in this.