KS2 had a go at fencing on Wednesday. This was a very different sport to any the children had ever tried before but they all had a fantastic time! En garde!


For their next activity KS1 had a go at street dancing! They had a fantastic time, have a look to see what they got up to.


For their second activity some of the classes got to have a go at practising their golf skills! They used a putter and driver to see how accurate they could be, take a look at our pictures!

Sports Week

From the 19th June it is Sports Week in school! We kick started the week by getting two Team GB athletes into school to give an inspirational assembly and then do a 1 hour PE lesson with each class. We had Sarah Davies who is a weightlifter and Daniel Gardiner who competes in heptathlon and long jump. Have a look at our pictures to see what a great time the children had!

PE and KSS Sport News 2016/17!

Here you will be able to find all the latest PE and sport news from Kirkstall St Stephens!

In September both the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 football teams played a competitive football match against Beecroft Primary School. Both teams won their matches and we would like to say a fantastic well done to all the children who took part in those matches!

In November we kicked off our Netball tournament, over the course of the year we will playing 5 different schools. In November we played Lawnspark where we won 6-2 and Cookridge Primary School where we also won 10-3. Congratulations to all the Year 5 and 6 pupils involved. 

In late November we competed in the school sports athletics tournament. We came 3rd on this occassion and therefore didn't qualify to the next round. However, all the Year 5 and 6 children that competed were fantastic! A big well done to them and they should be very proud of themselves. 

On 26th January we competed in the first round of the Leeds North West Basketball Tournament run by Leeds Force Basketball Team up at Ralph Thorsby High School. 4 Year 5 boys and 2 Year 5 girls took part. They drew their first match but won their next three! Overall the team finished 2nd out of the 6 schools that competed and we are through to the next round! A huge congratulations to the 6 children that took part, you can see their before and after shots below. 

In February, four of our Year 3 and 4 pupils: Joe, Jack, Nora and Tilly, were chosen to represent our school in a tournament held at Horsforth High School.
We were really proud of their performance and we came second overall.
Well done to all four of them! 

On March 13th we had our Rhinos takeover day! Ronnie the Rhino came in to visit the children in assembly and also joined in with a wake up shake up session! Throughout the morning every class took part in either a Multi-sports session with Tom or a KS1 dance class with Nichola, our fantastic Leeds Rhinos coaches! The children had a great time. 


Following on from our great result at January's Basketball tournament Year 5 were invited to the final on Friday 17th March at Leeds Beckett University hosted by Leeds Force Basketball Team. The children had a fantastic time and played some excellent Basketball, coming 3rd overall! A huge congratulations to Kaeden, Alfie, George, Charlie, Harlum, Ellie and Brooke. You can see some pictures below of the children with their medals. 

In April our netball team made it through to the final of Leeds North West. We took part in this final in May and managed to come second! This is the furthest our Netball team has ever made it so we are extremely proud of them. We also took part in the local final as the result of netball macthes we had played throughout the year. Out of 22 schools competing in this tournament we came 4th overall. A huge congratulations to our Year 5/6 netball team: Harry, Isaac, George, Grace, Skye, Sabriya and Ellie. 

If you would ever like to take a look at all the sports competitions available to the children then you can find them here https://www.leedsnorthwestssp.org/ 

The change4life website also has some fantastic resources and links for staying active and healthy out of school. If you would like to find out more information then please visit https://www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta/be-food-smart 

Sports Premium Funding

Sports Premium Through government funding, which began in September 2013 schools recieve an additional funding to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE), sport and physical activity in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health, Culture, Media and Sport, is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and Sport in School. At Kirkstall St Stephens, we have identified several areas which we aim to improve and enhance through the use of sport premium funding, in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils in PE, sport and physical activity. The tables below show the investments we have made using Sport Premium money and their outcomes so far from the 2014/15 and 2015/16 academic years. We have also attached a document which shows our planned projection for 2016/17 and expected outcomes.   

2016-17 Sports Premium Funding Report

Total paid: £8864
£5177 paid October 2016
£3687 paid April 2017





Leeds Rhinos Rugby Partnership


Delivered lessons in school PE time alongside teachers.  Rhinos takeover day – whole school assembly followed by all KS1 & KS2 classes having a PE lesson.
Headingly experience for children to go onto pitch at half time at a rhinos match

Active Schools Partnership


Links to competitions for North West Leeds. Resources to support PE teaching in school and 3 CPD sessions for PE subject leader.

Leeds Force Basketball coach


A coach provided by Leeds Force basketball team came in to coach the children in the 6 week run up to the basketball tournament.

Professional tennis coach


A professional tennis coach came in to deliver 6 weeks of after school club to Y3/4 children in the run up to the tennis tournament.

Athletics Hall Hire


Kirkstall Leisure centre sports hall was hired for two afternoon sessions to play netball tournament matches against 4 other schools.

Sports Week - Olympic Athletes to visit school


During sports week 2 Olympic athletes will visit school for a whole school assembly followed by PE lessons for every class in school.

Sports Week – Bradford golf club


Golf activity as part of sports week for children to try.

Sports Week – Rubicon scooters


Scooter activity as part of sports week for children to try

Sports Week – Martial arts


Martial arts activity as part of sports week for children to try

Sports Week - Fencing


Fencing activity as part of sports week for children to try

Sports Week – DAZL dance company


Dance activity as part of sports week for children to try

Tennis Balls


New tennis equipment for teaching PE

Quick sticks hockey class set


New hockey equipment for teaching PE

New PE resources



































Line & Floor Markers class set


Improve the resources within school and provide correct equipment to teach REAL PE

Total: £6292.44
Balance: £2571.56

Sports Premium Projection 2016/17

This document details what we hope to spend the funding on in the current academic year and its expected outcome.

Kirkstall St Stephens Primary School
PE Vision Statement:
At Kirkstall St Stephens Primary, we believe that PE and sport have a vital role in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children.
PE promotes teamwork, imagination and personal health and fitness in a fun and encouraging environment. Children of all abilities develop, achieve and are given a chance to shine.
Through PE and sport our pupils develop their knowledge and understanding and gain the necessary tools to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being.
PE curriculum
In physical education children take part in a wide variety of activities. They learn that being active is fun and that it is important to lead an active lifestyle. At the beginning of their school life children learn and explore basic movement skills, they then develop these fundamental movement skills throughout their time at Kirkstall St Stephen’s.
At Key Stage one children experience dance, games, gymnastics and athletics. At Key Stage two in addition to those taught earlier, pupils also have lesson in swimming and outdoor/adventurous activities. We follow the 'REAL PE' scheme of work across school which gives children the opportunity to develop their fundamental movement skills as they move through school. The children first start this scheme in reception so they are able to continue to build on these skills as they move through school. 
We use a range of equipment to develop gross motor skills (climbing, jumping, balance etc) and we play a variety of team games which develop children’s fine motor skills, such as throwing, catching and hand/eye coordination.
Year 4 attend swimming lessons at Kirkstall Leisure Centre throughout the year, taking part in half hourly sessions taught by trained instructors. The programme they undertake includes water confidence, safety and stroke technique, plans and guidance for which are provided by Active Schools.
The school runs a variety of afterschool clubs including football, athletics, dodge ball, multi sports, tennis and basketball. We participate in matches and competitions against other schools where we encourage children to do their best and be gracious in victory and defeat.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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