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PE & Sports Premium

PE & Sport Premium is funding provided to primary schools, in additional to main school funding. This funding is ringfenced and therefore, can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to enhance the provision for PE in school. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.

Quad Kids 2017

On Saturday 13th May a team of Year ¾ and a team of Year 5/6 went to take part in an interschool Athletics competition, with 500 participants at the event there was a lot of competition! Before the competition commenced the organiser from Park House explained to the children that this event is about having fun, achieving your personal best and being proud of what you have achieved. All our competitors most certainly lived up to these expectations, with many of them coming 1st , 2nd or 3rd in their events. Our Y3/4 team came 8th out of 25 teams and our Y5/6 team came 17th out of 25 teams. This is a fantastic achievement for all the children.

Sports for Schools

On Wednesday 22nd February we welcomed Luke Delahunty into school.Luke told us he was a soldier in the airforce travelling the world making lots of friends. Unfortunately he was in an accident that paralysed him from the chest down 20 years ago. As a need to be independent and fit again he took up sport, from water sking to scuba diving, he told us ‘’no matter what happens in life there is always a way’’ He later took up cycling to keep fit, which started as a way to make new friends and keep fit but resulted in him qualifying and taking part in the Invictus Games in two sports Rowing and Cycling, also meeting Prince Harry, Luke has used Sport to overcome his injuries. His goal was to be stronger and better than he was. The children and staff took part in a morning of high energy fun activities;  star jumps, spotty dogs, press ups and leg drives.

Mattee (Y2) - ‘’Awsome I loved it so much, I was sweating more than anyone!’’

The following children received a
special wristband as Luke felt they had worked really hard Alex, Hannah, Izzy, Betsie

Luke was a truly inspirational visitor whose advice to the children was;

‘’ Do the best you can in whatever you do.’’

His aim is to complete in The Invitus Games 2017 competing in Wheelchair rugby in addition to cycling and rowing.

We wish Luke luck with qualifying for The Invictus games 2017, and thank him for coming into our school.



Y1 & Y2 Football Festival

Well done to Year 1 / Year 2 Football team who competed in the KS1 Football festival at Park House on Monday 27th March. The children all represented our school very well and were commended on the spirit in which they took part in the competition. All the games were closely fought affairs and lots of fun was had by everyone! Highlights included a superb defensive tackle by Michal, two amazing goals by Jack and a quite extraordinary triple save sequence by goalkeeper Noah (one save with his face, one save with his shins and a third save with his hands!), with fearless Jessica and nimble Nico also taking turns in goal.  Dean, Bartosz and Oliver M showed fantastic team and ball skills with their attacking and defense.Well done to all the team, and congratulations on your medals.



Year 3/4 FA Skills

On Monday 27th March, our Year 3 / Year 4 football team took part in the FA Skills West Berkshire Finals night with the winning team going through to county finals.

They faced tough competition from Falkland at the start losing 2-0,but rallied for subsequent matches against Aldermaston and St Nic’s with a 0-0 draw against each.

Many thanks to Mr Gill for his time who has undertaken some additional coaching with the team in preparation.

Although the team didn’t proceed to the Country Finals they should be very proud of themselves for getting to the Finals stage.

Well done Franklin, Jimmy, Archie, Henry, Bobby , Oscar , Oliver K ,Rohan



NDPSFA Indoor 5 a-side tournament

Congratulations to the Year 3 / 4 boys team on making it to the NDPSFA Final on Wednesday 29th March, this is a fantastic achievement. There were some brilliant performances , amazing goals by Bobby and Henry, fantastic saves by Archie and Micah in goal, Oli and Franklin completing the teams fantastic performance with powerful tackles. Congratulations to St Finians who won overall, however our St Josephs team were awarded a special trophy, ‘’ NDPSFA Referees Team of the tournament ‘’ , this is a fantastic achievement and well deserved…well done boys!



Year 5/6 TAG Rugby

8 of our Year 5 / 6’s braved the cold and wind on Thursday 2nd March to take part in a TAG Rugby Festival. The team played fantastically.

Well done to Imogen, Issy , Eva, Kirstin, Haydn, Henry, Oliver and Lewis


Year 4 , Year 5 and Year 6 - NDPSFA 6 a-side football Tournament – 4th April 2017

24 schools took part in the NDPSFA 6 aside football tournament on Tuesday 4th April. This competition was open to boys from Year 4 , 5 and 6 and representatives were selected from across these 3 years for St Josephs.

It was immediate from the kick off that St Joseph’s were the stronger team as they dominated this first game against Inkpen, the game ended 1-0 to us. ‘’Brilliant assist from Bobby left me to do a simple dribble past the goalie’’ Thomas Henry Y6.

The second game against Hermitage highlighted the skills of the team, great goal keeping by Eddie aided by superb defending by Franklin and Ethan. A great run of the pitch by Cody and good shots at goal by Franklin and Lewis. The match ended 1-0 to us from a brilliant goal by Bobby. ‘’ Lewis did a quick roll in and it went to my feet and I scored’’ Bobby Y4

Our final match to qualify for the final was against Woolton Hill. This nail biting game would decide who would go through to the final from our league. The boys worked perfectly together as a team to secure a 0-0 result meaning we were through to the final against Downsway.  Despite losing this game 1-0, the boys kept at it to try and equalise but unfortunately it wasn't to be, but each and every player deserved their place in the final. ‘’ It was really good to get through to the final. I think our team put the effort in and it paid off’’ Franklin Y4