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With summer fast approaching and nicer weather looming, what better time to start being more active and enjoy all the best the summer has to offer. Spending time outdoors, enjoying the fresh air, the sound of the birds singing, the scent from the flowers blooming and being able to enjoy pleasant conversation with those you’re travelling with.
If you can, leave the car at home and walk, cycle or scoot to school. If you must use the car, why not park and stride? Park the car somewhere in the blue zone in the map below and finish the journey on foot? This will also help ease the congestion on Wades Place during peak pick up and drop off times.
Travelling by bus? Why not get off a stop or too early and finishing your commute to school with a short walk. We have lots of bus stops nearby, some of them even inside our blue and red walking zones around school.

Walking and keeping active is a great way to start the day and to feel fresh and energised for the busy day ahead.
“Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our well-being. Even a short burst of 10 minutes of brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood. Participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can reduce stress and anxiety.”

Active Travel

With summer fast approaching and nicer weather looming, what better time to start being more active and enjoy all the best the summer has to offer. Spending time outdoors, enjoying the fresh air, the sound of the birds singing, the scent from the flowers blooming and being able to enjoy pleasant conversation with those you’re travelling with.
If you can, leave the car at home and walk, cycle or scoot to school. If you must use the car, why not park and stride? Park the car somewhere in the blue zone in the map below and finish the journey on foot? This will also help ease the congestion on Wades Place during peak pick up and drop off times.
Travelling by bus? Why not get off a stop or too early and finishing your commute to school with a short walk. We have lots of bus stops nearby, some of them even inside our blue and red walking zones around school.

Walking and keeping active is a great way to start the day and to feel fresh and energised for the busy day ahead.
“Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our well-being. Even a short burst of 10 minutes of brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood. Participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can reduce stress and anxiety.”

walk to school week

Next week is ‘walk to school week’, and with some lovely weather forecast for the week, what better way than to start your day with some fresh air.¬†Walking is a great way to get some exercise and clear your mind and start your day positively as well as creating cleaner air quality for our community with less cars on the road.
We look forward to seeing lots of you walking to school next week.

What is idling?

What is idling?

Idling means leaving a vehicle’s engine running while it is stationary.

Please consider our children…

It is really important that during drop-off and pick-up times, you turn off your engine.

Why?

Idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel and produces more emissions that contribute to climate change, than stopping and restarting your engine does.
Idling is also extremely dangerous for the health of our children. Please watch the following video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWDOC-QyHrM

PE 2/2/2024

KS1 

This week we looked at games to enhance fundamental skills and the foundation of movement. The children really enjoyed the games and put their best effort into it, they also get a chance to work individually and show their own skills.

KS2 looked at furthering their technical development in the team sports, looking at hockey and basket ball skills. The games this week became more competitive and forced the children to step up in oder to stand a chance at winning for their team.

PE 15/12/23

This week saw year 6 enjoying their final hockey lesson for the term, and they really did save their best efforts for the final games. This week, across the board, the standard of hockey was much higher with children being able to find and create much more space to improve the quality of the game drastically. Well done year 6.

Celebrating excellence

This week, I was absolutely delighted to see Hollie showing me her medal and certificate for her hard work at her gymnastics club. Hollie was awarded for her confidence, artistry, excellent effort, perseverance and for smiling throughout her performances.

Well done Hollie, we are all really proud of you.

PE 8/12/23

This week the children have been brilliant in PE and fully deserve their praise. Year 5 have continued their progress in rugby, in particular their ball carrying skills and ability to drive forward and attack space at speed and still being agile enough to change direction if needed.

Year 6’s hockey lessons are going extremely well and they are showing much higher levels of spatial awareness and the ability to create and find space on the pitch which is making the game flow much better.

Year 3 are continuing to make exceptional progress at swimming with lots of children doing very well with their assessments this week.
The children also learned a lot the previous week during water safety week. The lesson was focused on how the children could be safe in and around water and how they can help someone who is in trouble. Well done everyone.

Year 4 played some small sided football games and showed excellent skill on the ball, great teamwork. Some great goals scored and some ever better saves were the highlight of this week.

Celebrating Excellence

More children at OLSJ have been approaching me, sharing their sporting accolades with me and it is so positive and inspiring seeing our young athletes achieve success early on in their sporting pathway.

Joshua has been showing off his football skills in breakfast club and after school care and it is absolutely no surprise to me that he is achieving great things outside of school too. Congratulations on your trophy for being a Futsal champion.

Sebastiano has been applying his skills, hard work and dedication to his rugby club and winning himself more medals for his efforts. I’m absolutely sure Sebastiano is one of rugby’s rising stars and will go on to have a fantastic career.

PE 27/11/23

This week, children throughout OLSJ have enjoyed evasion games such as stuck in the mud and using different skills to dodge and evade being caught by the taggers. Children will use these skills in the near future to apply attacking principles in game scenarios to evade defenders and create chances to score.

Children thoroughly enjoyed their strength and conditioning game this week, rock paper scissors with a twist. Some excellent squats were on display this week.

Children in year 2 continued their development in handball, learning the skills to the chest pass and using the ‘w’ hand grip to push the ball forward to their team mate. Well done everyone for excellent passing skills.

Year 1 had great fun with another evasion game of ‘take the tail’. This time, not only were they evading others and trying to protect their tail, but also invade others space and trying to take their tail.

Celebrating Excellence

Seeing OLSJ pupils excel in PE at school is always a pleasure to see, but I feel even proud more when they tell me about their sporting achievements outside of school.

The most recent is Connie, who told me about her recent gymnastics competition where she did so amazingly well that she earned a silver award for her floor performance and a gold award for her vault performances, even getting herself a gold medal. Well done Connie!

“I like the bar at gymnastics because you get to go upside down and flip over” – Connie

A future Olympian in the making

“Hard days are the best, because that’s when champions are made.” – Gabby Douglas