PE and Sport at CJS

Updated: 3/12/18 (photos below)

Year 5/6 Gymnastics

On Thursday the 29 November 2018 six children from Year 5 and 6 went along to Mickleover Gymnastic Club to take part in the Year 5/6 Gymnastic competition. All the children had to complete three different tasks: Body management, floor exercise and the vault. Each routine required them to use certain skills. The children were given points for each routine and these were combined to give a team total. All the children performed fantastically with precision and elegance, I was amazed by every one of their performances. Overall we were awarded second place for the team. Well done to all the gymnasts that took part.

There was also an award for the best individual scores. One of the pupils from our school managed to achieve third place, well done Shyla!

Once again it was a pleasure to take all the children from our school as they all behaved impeccably. They managed to sit silently throughout all the routines and support each other afterwards.

Year 4/5 Futsal

Our Y5 team recently took part in Futsal tournament hosted at Noel Baker by Derby SSP. Futsal is based on the 5-a-side aspect of football and has been influential in developing the skills and technique of players like Ronaldo and Messi. The ball used is smaller, harder and low-bounce to encourage ball control and passing in small spaces with emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique.

We started extremely positively, winning our mini-league comfortably, scoring 13 goals without conceding. We met a competitive Dale team in the semi-finals but our accurate passing and creativity meant we went through to the final with 1-0 victory. We met a familiar 'foe' in the final - Silverhill Primary - who our girls' teams have narrowly lost out to in recent competitions. Despite having much of the possession and the most shots on target, an inspired goal-keeping performance by the Silverhill 'keeper prevented us from lifting the trophy when they scored halfway through the match. The boys should be extremely proud of their professionalism throughout the tournament and they have a very bright future ahead of them! Well done to all involved!

Football Festivals

23 children (across 3 teams) from CJS visited Willows Sports Centre for football festivals both in the morning and afternoon on Tuesday. Our morning team played extremely well and showed great sportsmanship throughout - with some children even offering to play for the opposition when they were a few players short! Our 2 girls' teams did equally as well in the afternoon, especially as many of those involved were in Year 5 and playing against some competitive Year 6 teams from across Derby City. Well done to all those involved and we hope to see you at many more events in the future!


Six children took part in the Cyclo-Cross event at Markeaton Park last week. The event was held in partnership with Derby City SSP and Cycle Derby who provided all the bikes and helmets. Children were required to cycle over grass terrain, around a number of sharp turns on bumps.

All 6 children represented the school brilliantly, cheering each other on and supporting one another.

Basketball Plus

On Tuesday 23rd of October, Miss McGinty took a fantastic group of enthusiastic children from Year 5 and 6 to participate in the Basketball Plus festival. All the children listened carefully to the coaches during the warm up and skill drills and supported each other well as a team. They played several games against lots of different schools and managed to win every single game. The children played well together and included everyone, demonstrating a great team spirit. Although there was not an overall winner announced at the end of the festival, we think we could safely say Chellaston Junior School were the overall winners. Well done!


Updated 11/11/18

Futsal (photo below)

Our boys and girls' teams have taken part in the Y6/7 Futsal competitions either side of half term. Despite some strong (and tall!) competition, both teams did extremely well, especially as some teams were from secondary schools! Futsal is based on the 5-a-side aspect of football and has been influential in developing the skills and

technique of players like Ronaldo and Messi. The ball used is smaller, harder and low-bounce to encourage ball control and passing in small spaces with emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique.

Our boys' team finished 2nd in their group and drew with a competitive St Benedicts team in their final round. Our girls (pictured below) topped their group, winning all their group matches. Unfortunately, we met a strong Derby Cathedral secondary school team in the semi-final and lost 2-0. The girls quickly picked themselves up to face Oakwood in the 3rd place play-off match. After both sides leading at different stages throughout the match, we managed to win 4-3 meaning we were crowned Bronze medalists. Well done to both teams!

Benchball  (photo below)

On Tuesday morning 10 Y5 children went along to Derby Arena to compete in a Benchball competition against other primary schools in the city. All the children from CJS had lots of fun and showed great sportsmanship. The children were a pleasure to be with and as usual, were a credit to CJS!


Tag Rugby

The Tag Rugby team played against Cavendish Close Junior on Monday 22 October. We lost the first game 10 – 7, where some handling errors cost us several tries. During the second game we worked together much more effectively and eventually won 11 – 10. A special mention to Luke Burton and Josh Wilmott in Y4 who played their first game for the school and aquitted themselves very well. Two Y5 boys - Kirk Hall and Dylan Faulkner - demonstrated great pace to score 3 fantastic tries. The girls also played extremely well. Bronwen Page, Harriet Couchman and April Perry, in particular, with April scoring 5 tries over 2 games. The Y6 boys – Samuel Tidmas, Miles Bell-Wooley, George Cornforth, Henry Calverley and Luke Mulcahy - all played with increasing maturity, passing well and supporting at pace. Well done to all!


Tag Rugby

Last week the Tag Rugby team played their first 2 matches against St John Fisher. On a very blustery Friday night after school, we played some excellent running rugby, but lost 9-5 and 7-5 respectively. Some children were playing their first ever game of Tag Rugby, so did really well to learn the game and represent the school in such a short space of time.

Year 5 and 6 Cross Country relay event – 17 October

On Wednesday night the Year 5 and 6 Cross- Country Team competed in the Derby Primary Schools’ Cross Country Relay event competition at Moorways, in the beautiful autumn sunshine! This week the children ran as teams of 4, running a lap each before handing the baton to the next runner. In the

boys’ race our A and B teams came a brilliant 4th and 5th. The girls’ B team finished in the top 10, but as yet we are unsure of the exact position; the girls’ A team ran an amazing race to finish in first place.

We are also delighted to announce that the first four boys last week gained silver in the team event, and the girls also gained silver, missing out on first place by an agonising 1 point! I am so proud of all of the children, and their positive, more-than-just-me attitudes. They have been a pleasure to be with over the last 3 weeks and their behaviour has been a credit to the school. I would also like to thank all parents for their support. (Mrs Holmes)


Updated 17/10/18

Handball Festival

On Tuesday afternoon, Mrs Reader had the pleasure of taking 10 Y6 pupils to a Handball Festival. Despite this being the first time many of the group had played the game, they picked up the rules quickly and showed great skill and teamwork. The game was fast paced and resulted in lots of goals even though each match only lasted 5 minutes. The festival was just for fun and designed to introduce the game to the children, however we still kept an eye on the scores and we won the majority of our matches convincingly. All the children showed great sporting attitudes and encouraged each other throughout the afternoon; they should be very proud of how well they represented our school.

Y5 and 6 Cross Country team event

On Wednesday night the Y 5 and 6 Cross Country team competed in the Derby Primary Schools Cross Country Team event competition at Moorways in the beautiful Autumn sunshine! Again there were over 100 girls and 100 boys competing. We did really well in both races and most children improved greatly on last week’s positions.

In the girls’ race Olivia T was an excellent 3rd, closely followed by brilliant runs by Millie K (4th), Alicia B (9th) and April P (22nd).

In the boys’ race there were also some great performances with Jamal S in 7th place, Connor B in 10th, Sam B 19th and Marcus C 23rd. We are awaiting the actual team results which will be sent out in the next few days. Next week we look forward to the Relays.


Updated: 5/10/18 (photos below)

Y5/6 Girls' Football

This week we have taken part in another competition hosted at Merrill Academy in which 10 girls made Mr Gadsby extremely proud! Our first 2 matches were won comfortably - 4-0 and 7-0 respectively. We knew our final game of the group would be tough as we played Silverhill. Both the CJS team and Silverhill team boasted girls who play for Derby County and both sides were well organised. After chances for both sides, the match finished 0-0 and meant we both progressed to the semi-finals. In a close encounter in the semis, we beat a strong Oakwood side 3-2 which meant we would meet Siverhill again in the final. The final was once again a close-run affair with both teams coming close to breaking the deadlock. After full time and extra time finishing 0-0, it had to be decided on penalties. Unfortunately, Silverhill were the better penalty takers on the day. Despite some initial heartbreak the girls were able to reflect on their amazing performance and left with their heads held high. A massive well done to all the girls involved as they gave everything throughout the whole competition!


Brownlee Mini-Triathlon

Last week we took 10 children from Y6 to compete in a triathlon event at Allestree Woodlands School. For many it was their first experience of combining the 3 disciplines of swimming, cycling and running. All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and their behaviour was excellent throughout. Unfortunately we didn't meet the Brownlee brothers although we were rewarded with an Aldi goodie bag, swim cap, t-shirt and medal.


Y5/6 Mixed Football

Last week 2 teams from CJS took part in the Mixed Football event held at Merrill Academy. Due to the abundance of talent at CJS we entered both a Year 5 team and Year 6 team. Both teams performed exceptionally well in their league matches with both teams finishing 3rd in their leagues. Unfortunately this meant we didn't qualify for the semi-finals but it did mean we had to return to school to play each other - a result that finished 2-2! We also took 7 girls in a squad of 17 which outnumbered all of the other schools involved. Congratulations to all involved and hopefully our Y5 team will be able to use their experience in next year's competition!


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