Competitive Sport

"In Key Stage 1 pupils should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations."
"In Key Stage 2 pupils should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success."
National curriculum in England: physical education programmes of study, 2013
At Blakehill our pupils are provided with opportunities to compete within their PE lessons, at after school clubs and at competitions against other schools from our Local Area Partnership and across Bradford.  
As part of our link with Sports UK, each year group in school takes part in a competition against children from 8 other Primary schools in our LAP. The children prepare for these competitions in their PE time and with a dedicated after school club during that half term.  
Children across Key Stage 2 are also given the opportunity to represent Blakehill at the following competitions held by Sports UK for more able pupils from 12 schools across the Local Area Partnership:
  • Cross Country
  • Tag Rugby 
  • Football
  • Rounders
  • Athletics  
In addition to this Blakehill have also started to compete in the School Games competitions held at Hanson Academy where our pupils are able to compete against pupils from schools outside of our Local Area Partnership. 
House Five-A-Side Football Competition 
Mr Simmons has been running a house five-a-side football competition on a lunchtime for Years 5 and 6. This has allowed children to play in teams across the phase and represent their house in competitive sports. There was a real buzz created on playground over the lunch times that the football matches were being played and we are looking forwards to this carrying on once we start the Year 3 and 4 competition! 
Well done to Jupiter and Javelin for reaching the finals! It was a close game with lots of skill on display. Javelin were able to take and sustain a lead in the game, winning the final match, and the competition overall! Great work team Javelin! 
School Games

High Five Netball Qualifying Rounds

On Thursday 4th April we took 9 children from our Netball After school Club to Hanson Academy to compete in the qualifying rounds for Bradford School’s high Five Netball event. For some of our children this was the first time they had represented Blakehill at a sports competition and they were very excited! 

There were 16 teams playing in the qualifying rounds of the Netball, split into two groups. The winner of each group will then go on to represent Bradford at The Summer School Games for West Yorkshire.

Our team played four games, each of which was fast paced and very windy! We won each of the four games and only conceded one goal! Well done Blakehill!

An umpire commented on the sportsmanship and team work that our children displayed across the competition.

Bradford East One – Football Championships Finals

On Friday 29th March our Lower Keystage 2 and Upper Keystage 2 football teams travelled to Woodhouse Grove to compete in the Bradford
East One Football Championships Finals.  After qualifying for group1 in both of their age ranges our teams were excited to show everyone what they could do!

After a football filled morning, our children, along with the pupils from the 12 other local schools, were exhausted but they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves. All children from Blakehill once again showed fantastic sportsmanship, teamwork and communication skills during all of their matches.

Two children from Blakehill stood out to the referees during the competition. Noah was awarded a medal for outstanding performance due to an amazing goal scored their group semi-finals and Mollie, for the third year running, was presented with female player of the competition.


Bradford East One – Football Championships Qualifying rounds

On Tuesday 26th March we hosted the qualifying rounds for the Bradford
East One Football Championships. Four other primary schools travelled to Blakehill to take part in one of the five qualifying events that were being held prior to the finals later on that week. Teams from Parkland, Cavendish and St Luke came to represent their key stage at the qualifying event.   

Both our Lower Keystage 2 team (Years 3 and 4) and our Upper Keystage 2 team (Years 5 and 6) put on a great display of sportsmanship, communication and teamwork throughout the qualifying rounds. The commitment and focus our children put into each and every game played was reflected in their qualifying positions – both teams qualified for group 1 of their keystage in the finals which will be held at Woodhouse Grove on Friday.

Well done teams!


School Games

West Yorkshire Cross Country Finals

On Wednesday 6th March we took 6 runners to Temple Newsam, Leeds to compete in the West Yorkshire Primary School’s Cross Country finals. With over 1000 children representing the districts of Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield this was an exciting event to be part of and we are extremely proud our runners for representing Blakehill and Bradford! 

The weather on the day was awful and runners did well to even stay on their feet due to the wet, muddy ground conditions. All runners ran a distance of 1,350m and completed their race with the following times:

James: 5.55

Lois: 6.10

Mollie: 6.31

Hollie: 6.35

Gracie: 7.26

Neve: 7.28

Well done especially to Neve who stepped up at the last minute to represent Blakehill due to the illness of another team member. To see Neve and Gracie running, holding hands to get each other through the race truly re-enforced our school moto Together we can!

School Games

Bradford Cross Country Finals

On Wednesday 23rd January we took 14 runners to Cliffe Castle, Keighley to compete in the Bradford Primary School’s Cross Country finals. With a field of over 600 runners this was an exciting event to attend and our runners represented Blakehill amazingly! 

Elana, our year 4 runner, ran 1000m, placing 26 out of 80 runners.

The year 5 and 6 runners ran a distance of ran 1650m.

Our Year 5 girls, Taylor and Ellie, placed 23 and 38th out of 64 runners.

Marcus, Jacob and Lucas our Year 5 runners, placed 49th, 52nd and 55th out of 71 runners.

Our Year 6 girls, Lois, Mollie, Hollie, Gracie and Chloe placed 16th, 25th, 33rd and 57th out of 78 runners.

James, Archie, Oliver, Alex and Ishraj, our Year 6 boys, placed 11th, 31st, 33rd and 60th out of 74 runners.

We are so pleased to announce that our year 6 girls team have all qualified to compete at the West Yorkshire Cross Country Finals, as has James! Good luck! 

School Games

Bradford Cross Country Qualifying rounds

On Monday 14th January we took 4 teams and an individual runner to Hanson Academy to compete in the qualifying rounds for Bradford School’s cross country event. This is the first time Blakehill have competed in a district wide cross country event but our pupils were a credit to the school. 

Running 900m to achieve individual and team points our runners were a credit to Blakehill.

From this event our Year 4 runner, Elana, two of our Year 5 girls, Ellie and Taylor, three of our Year 5 boys, Marcus, Lucas and Jacob and both of our Year 6 teams qualified for the Bradford Primary Schools competition. We wish them lots of luck in the next round.