The Daily Mile – RESULTS

Even after 4 weeks, it is so amazing to still see so many children turning up on a regular basis, before school starts to run a mile.

If anyone else would like to start attending, there is no need to sign up, just make sure you arrive at school by the South Gate (bike shed), the gate opens at 8:25 and closes at 8:35.

We’ve had over 20 children already receive their 10 mile award and are well on their way to their 25 mile award. Well done and keep working hard!

Job and Judith classes are joint 3rd with a total of 69 miles for each class.
Jonah class are in second place with an impressive 83 miles.
But top of the leader board, with a total of 84 miles, are Isaiah and Jeremiah classes!


What fun we’ve had this half-term in Mr Hicklin’s BoxFit class. We’ve learnt lots of different types of boxing moves, all whilst dancing along to some of the best workout music. Who knew exercising could be so much fun? —– Who’s joining in the fun next half-term?!

The Daily Mile

The fantastic children at OLSJ have been participating in the daily mile. Children have been turning up to school early to run a mile (14 laps of the MUGA) each morning.

After nearly 2 weeks of the scheme starting, we’ve had an average of 48 children running each day. WOW!!

OLSJ would like to thank the parents for supporting the scheme and bringing the children on a regular basis.

So far, year 3 have run a total of 101 miles in the first 9 days. Well done year 3 🙂

Jonah class have run 47 miles.
Job class have run 49 miles.
But our current leaders, with a total of 52 miles, is Isaiah class.

Well done everyone and keep up your amazing efforts!

Cross the swamp

During a year 2 PE lesson, the children were set a challenge to ‘cross the swamp’ together as a team using 5 hula hoops.

The aim of the challenge was to get their whole team from one side of the MUGA to the other, without stepping outside of their hula hoops.

The rules were:
1. Must not stand outside of a hula hoop
2. Must not move a hoop if someone is standing inside it
3. Must cross the swamp together and not leave a team member behind.

Year 2 were absolutely fantastic at communicating their ideas and devising strategies that would get them across the swamp without breaking any of the rules.

Well done year 2!!!

Super Hero Vs Super Human

In years 1 and 2, we have been discussing some of our favourite Super Heroes and highlighting their strengths and what it is that makes them so “super”. Using the information the children had shared, we then decided on some sports that these super heroes might be quite good at and found some top level athletes to compare them too.

We decided that the Hulk was very big, strong and powerful and might be good at Rugby, just like Maro Itoje, an England international rugby player.

The flash is extremely fast and we thought that would make him a good short distance sprinter, just like Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter and current world record holder (9.58 seconds) for the 100m race.

Spiderman can jump and leap over large distances and we decided that would make him very successful at the long jump event in the Olympics, just like Greg Rutherford who holds the British record of 8.51 metres in the event.

Finally, we discussed Wonder Woman and decided that she had all round attributes and was good at running, jumping and throwing, just like Jessica Ennis-Hill, a British, gold medal winning, Olympic Heptathlete. The winner of a Heptathlon is the person with the most points after 7 events (110metre hurdles, 200metre sprint, 800 metre race, shot put, javelin, long jump and high jump).


Do you know of any other super heroes that you can compare to a sporting super human?

We will remember them

For the Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain

Sports Person of the year 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Sports Person of the year!

This young star has been an integral part of almost every team OLSJ has had.

She was phenomenal as our hockey team finished third in the borough championships, losing just one game throughout the qualifier and finals tournaments.

She has been key member of OLSJ’s first ever girls football team, which has also been the most successful football team OLSJ has ever had. They reached the final stages of the region phase of the Premier League Primary Schools Cup, just a few games away from qualifying for the national phase of the competition.

Her sporting abilities all stem from her hard working attitude, determination and enthusiasm for sport. These qualities are always on show during every single PE lesson and even during break and lunch time activities.

A huge achievement for her, was representing the Tower Hamlets district hockey team, playing with the best players within Tower Hamlets and competing against the best from other boroughs.

Despite all of her success, I am most proud to say that this young sports star is incredibly humble, a great sports person, a fierce competitor and an amazing team mate.

Well done and keep up the hard work in your new school!!

Well done England!

I hope you will all join me in congratulating the England football team after all the hard work during the World Cup this summer.
Even though we haven’t won the world cup, we should still all be proud of what they have achieved.

This is the first time in nearly 30 years that England have made it to the Semi-Final of the world cup.
The win against Colombia was the first win on penalties for over 20 years.

Congratulations to France and Croatia for making it to the final.
But, please remember, England still have one more game to play. Tomorrow (14/7/2018) is the third place play-off, and I hope we will all be supporting the three lions one last time during this tournament.




Persistence Pays Off

At OLSJ, we’re always extremely proud of those who make the extra effort to take part in activities outside of school. We have many students across all year groups that take part in a wide variety of activities, with football being the most popular.

This particular student has been working to her full potential all season long, always trying her best, progressing technically and tactically to be the best player she can be.
All her hard work has paid off as she has been awarded the ‘Most Persistent’ player award by her club.

Well done, and keep working hard!

OLSJ World Cup Sweepstake

I’m sure you’ve all been keeping your eyes on what has been such an exciting World Cup in Russia.
As you would have all seen before, each class chose 2 countries at random for the school sweepstake and here is how the final 4 line up for the semi finals this week.

France/Isaiah vs Belgium/Joshua

England/Joshua vs Croatia/Malachi

Well done to Joshua, Isaiah and Malachi for getting this far in the tournament and good luck for the remaining games.