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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

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Sports and Activities (Archive)

Peter O' Brien Memorial Tournament- Christ the King School


Year 6 were invited to attend a multisports day organised by Cardiff Sport and Lloyds TSB, at Tal-y-Bont. All children had the opportunity to take part in various activities. There were 24 teams of 10 competing during the day. The activities included Football, hockey, Athletics, judo, gymnastics and a healthy relay.


The children had a fantastic day, one they deserved after their hard work in the last fortnight with their tests. Some of the activities were a completely new to experience but they all tried their best.. At the end of the day all the children received medals from Lloyds TSB to commemorate their achievements during the day.

Hockey Festival Year 4, 5, 6

Live Your Goals……….

Football goals of course!!!


Last Friday the Year 3 and Year 4 girls participated in ‘FIFA Live Your Goal.’ This was a girls’ only invitation football skills event.

It was a day to give the girls a taster of football and to encourage them to take up the sport.

The taster session took place at Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens. SportCardiff were the organisers.

The warm up began and everybody was taken by  surprise because it involved music, dance or Zumba Football.  The moves that were performed were all designed to improve our fitness, skills, coordination and enjoyment so as to make us better footballers.

Everybody was split into groups and rotated around each section, some had matches against one another and others were trying out football skills and ball control.

In the afternoon session the girls had a go at Power Shot………How hard can you kick the ball?

We were all disappointed when we had to leave at the end of the afternoon because we had had so much fun and learned so many new football skills.

We want to thank everybody from SportCardiff for inviting us and for making our day a great experience.

We all hope we will be able to go again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Multi Sports Year 5 February 2016



A group of Year 5 children were invited to take part in a Multiskills Day organised by Sport Cardiff, at Tal-y-Bont, Cardiff University. The competition was against eight schools from across Cardiff.

he children were split into groups of two or three, and had to participate in five different activities. They had 20 minutes on each event.



Wheelchair Race


The children were introduced to judo, a sport that none of the children had ever tried.

he children put in a lot of effort into all the activities and everybody produced some excellent performances. They all worked well as a team and encouraged one another throughout the morning. The last event of the day was a whole team relay (10 Children), again the children encouraged each other and were the victorious in the relay. Well done some great sprinting and baton changing At the end of the session all the points that the children had gained in the events were added up and the pupils in Year 5 were placed 3rd . Well done Shannon Wider, Xantippe Corrigan, Emily Donovan, Elisha Capulso . Cerys Townsend, Osian Page-Maunder, Aaron Dornan, Joel Williams, Lexi Micallef, Samuel Parker, Sina Aula, Doniya Philip, Marcello Kemble. Look on our website and see some more photographs showing what a fun day we had. Thanks to Mrs Kemble for helping us on the day.

Spring Term Activities


Year 4

By the end of the unit pupils should be able to

 Respond imaginatively when working on more complex apparatus.

Perform an individual sequence that demonstrates variety and contrast to include Asymmetry and Symmetry.

Consolidate changes in speed

Perform the sequence with accuracy and consistency focussing on increasing effectiveness to achieve precision.

Move apparatus safely and carefully.

Year 5

By the end of the unit pupils should be able to

Practise a range of progressions for a forward roll

Practise a range of symmetrical and Asymmetrical movements

Create and perform an individual sequence that demonstrates improved coordination and control.

Make simple judgements about their own and others’ performances

Use key words and ask relevant questions in order to improve the quality of work

Begin to take responsibility for their own actins and begin to undertake associate d risks.

Year 6

By the end of the unit pupils should be able to

Practise a range of progressions for the Handstand

Identify what makes a skill, idea or action successful

Create and perform a combined individual and paired sequence that demonstrate a variety of Choreographic devices

Perform with greater accuracy and sustain over appropriate periods of time

Describe how repetition can improve variety and add complexity to a sequence

Make simple Judgements about their own and others’ performances

Recognise the importance of rules and safety procedures and apply them consistently

Use ICT to improve the impact of their work

Games for Year 2, 3 4, 5, 6,

This term we will be practising the game of cricket.

We will be improving our hand eye coordination when we are catching, throwing, and batting.

We will Cricket rover and Kwik cricket

Yoga for Wellbeing


Year 5 experienced a taster session of Yoga for Wellbeing.  The class lesson was led by Sinead – a yoga instructor who shared her time with us to

help us understand what Yoga is.

Historically yoga was more than just a method of teaching; it was a way of life. You dedicated yourself to a lifestyle and culture that surpassed meditation techniques and included healthy eating habits, bathing habits, social interaction and work. Its philosophy is rooted in a physical culture of health and well-being that is still emphasised today and explains why over 15 million people in the world now practise this ancient tradition.Every yoga asana (pose) has a different name and includes standing postures, seated twists backbends, arm balances, inversions and core holds. The practise of yoga as a whole gives many more benefits than you might think…

8 reasons why yoga is so good for you:

  • Lowers stress and improves mood
  • Boost confidence
  • Lowers the risk of injury
  • Helps lose weight
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves muscle tone and strength
  • Benefits breathing and lowers blood pressure
  • Improves heatlth
  • At the end of the session the children had a cool down, relaxing and breathing and thinking about the session they had just experienced.
  • Have a look at some of the photographs we took during the session




Multi Sports December 2015  Year 4


Year 4 boys and girls had the opportunity with Sport Cardiff to partake in a Multi Sports Event at Tal-y- Bont on Thursday December 10th  
The team consisted of Harriet, Agnes, Mikalya, Sofia, Scarlet, Sienna, Isabel, Sianna, Oliver, Jayden, David, Jos, Denil, Max, Glen, James, Darragh .
The children were spilt into mixed teams of three and had to rotate and try out seven different sports: - tennis, football, netball, skipping, athletics, wheelchair race and golf.
On arrival, the children were excited to see the variety of stations that they would be participating and learning about the different sports. The day started at 9.45 and the children were on the go until 12.30. Everybody participated and encouraged each other all the time. 
During the last activity the pupils had to do a ‘whole team’ relay which was thoroughly enjoyed and everybody achieved their best.
At the end of the event the results were verified. Our school were fortunate to have individual winners including James who won the tennis section – hitting the ball up and down (his score was over 200) ….. A superb effort!!!!!!  Next was the standing jump and the smallest child Jos came second - definitely a mighty atom!!!!
Mikayla collected the certificate for the whole school and we triumphantly achieved second place! Well Done St Joes!



FIFA Football  ’Beat It’

On Friday November  20th 2015   Year 5 and 6 girls were invited to attend a football festival day, organised by Sport Cardiff with FIFA as the main sponsor at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

The main event was to encourage girls to learn skills and play football. On arrival at the sports centre all the girls were given a tee shirt with the logo with ‘Live your Goals’ written on. 

In the morning session the girls had 5 different activities  take part in. There was  also a question an answer session where they could ask Welsh Ladies footballers anything about their career.

The morning began with a Zumba  warm up. The  next  four  activities they were doing different ball skills,  controlling the ball with their hands and feet and using their eye hand coordination.

The last activity of the morning was to design your own football kit.  A well deserved rest and some very classy designs.

The afternoon session began with ‘Football Beat It’ –  the girls had to perform a dance while using the football. Definitely, an exercise to get yourself fit and improve the football skills.

The last event was to see how hard you can kit a football. Our winner was Neha Sunny who hit the target at 36mph.  Well Done!!!!!!

The girls had a most enjoyable day experiencing something  completely new. Maybe some of the girls will be inspired to carry on and play football either at school or in a club. 

Sky Sports Living for Sport


Year 6 children were invited to take part in Sky Sports Living for sport this week. Sky Sport Living is a part of Sky Academy: a set of initiatives to use the power of TV, creativity and sport to help young people build practical skills and experiences to unlock their potential.

Throughout the day year 6 participated in

Football and Rugby – the sessions were delivered by athlete mentors who had achieved their goal and represented Wales, England and GB in, European, World and  Olympic championships.

A healthy Living session introducing choices based around the Change4Life programme.

An athlete Mentor story, Philippa, who played rugby union and rugby sevens for Wales and Great Britain, shared her sporting journey with us.

Each of the sessions focused on key skills

Mental Toughness- Never giving up Face a challenge/Think you can

Hunger to achieve -Trying your very best/ being determined

People skill – Working in a team /working together/talking to each other

Sports/Life Knowledge – right and wrong/ good and bad /Knowing the rules

Planning for success- Thinking how to do something/ working things out

Breaking barriers – Trying new things/ Trying harder/ Doing something different

The event was extremely successful and each one of the children received a medal  for participating and while walking back to school the children were talking about the day and how it could inspire them to become better people and why it is important to keep practising at whatever you are doing.


October 2015


A team of boys and girls from Year 3 had the opportunity to participate in a Multi Sports event organised by SportCardiff.  This was there first competitive activity against other schools. There were a lot of very excited children all eager to have a go. They had to compete in 6 different activities badminton, football, athletics,tennis, netball and a team relay race. The children were split into groups of four - two girls and two boys and spent 10 minutes on each activity. All the children tried extremely hard and were trying activities which were very new to them. The morning was completed with a team relay race,  where the team of 20 children were all involved and they won the race.

The school gained points in the Cardiff Games  league table. Well done to all involved. A great effort! 

Multi Skills October 2015