Gold Award Again - 4th Year running
Harlescott Junior are very pleased to announce they have achieved the School Games Gold Kitemark Award. The school has continued to improve their commitment to sport. Entering more competitions than ever and increasing participation over the whole school. Well done HJS!!!
Football Competitions - Reports and Pictures
Girls U9 7 a-side County Cup
The Year 4 girls team were involved in their first competition on Wednesday 9th January. The girls came up against, Telford schools, Redhill and Meadows in their group. Redhill were up first HJS defended well and got more and more into the game as it went on. The game ended 0-0 with Tulip making some important tackles during the game. In the second game HJS started well with Jess working very hard in midfield. At half time Violet went in goal, which allowed Beth to come out. Again, HJS played well having lots of attacks through Beth and Jess. But in the end the team just ran out of time to score and the game ended 0-0. But the good news was they had made it into round 2!
Overall, it was a great experience for all of the girls. It was also the first time most of the girls had played in a team and they should be very proud of themselves.
Well done girls you were amazing!!
Team: Beth, Tulip, Violet, Jess, Layla S, Layla P, Ofelia and Ruby.
Year 6 STFC Competition
The Year 6 team were involved in a competition run by Shrewsbury Town in the Community on Friday 7th December. The team came up against Wilfred Owen A, Wilfred Owen B, Grange and Greenacres. Wilfred Owen A were up first and HJS played very well. It was Taylor, who scored the only goal of the game to make it 1-0. In the next game against Grange HJS dominated and scored goals through Jayden (3), Taylor (2), Leighton and Jack, to make the final score 7-0. Greenacres were next the final score was 13-1 with goals from Lewis (4), Jack (3), Taylor (3), Kian, Leighton and Katie. In the final game against Wilfred Owen B HJS again played very and with Freya the only player not to have scored the team were determined to get her on the scoresheet. After going 1-0 up through Taylor it was Freya’s turn to smash the ball home much to the delight of her teammates!! Leighton then added another three to make it 5-0. HJS were the overall winners of the competition and received medals and certificates. The team did very well and played with a great spirit as did the other teams taking part.
Well done guys!!
Team: Lewis P, Leighton, Kian, Jack E ©, Taylor, Jayden, Freya and Katie.
Girls U11 County Cup
The Year 6 girls team were involved in a County competition on Wednesday 28th November. The girls were in a group with John Fletcher and St Georges (Telford), where they played each team twice. John Fletcher were up first, HJS battled well in the game and had lots of chances to score through, Summer, Freya and Livvy but the game ended 0-0. In the next game against St Georges, HJS again played very well. They dominated most of the game and were unlucky not to score from Megan’s excellent corners during the game. Again, the game ended 0-0. John Fletcher were up again next but unfortunately HJS went 1-0 down to a long range shot. They continued to play well but just couldn’t get that equaliser, so the game finished 1-0. In the final game against St Georges the girls played really well. But it was St Georges who scored first only for Freya to make it 1-1 soon after. The girls again dominated but it was St Georges who scored the winner to make the score 2-1.
Special mention to Libby who played for the school team for the first time.
Team: Libby, Katie, Tegan, Livvy, Freya ©, Megan, Summer and Eleanor
Boys U9 7 a-side County Cup
The Year 4 boys team were involved in their first competition on Wednesday 21st November. The boys came up against HLC, Highley, and Grange Park in their group. HLC were up first, HJS played very well and scored early on through Jacob, with a neat left footed strike. HJS were soon 2-0 up, a corner from Jacob was headed in at the far post by Harvey. They continued to dominate and made it 3-0 after a great run and cross from Jacob, was deflected in by a HLC player. In the second game against Highley, HJS again played very well. They went 1-0 up through Alfie who scored directly from a corner! It was then Ollie’s turn to score, calmly slotting the ball past the keeper to make it 2-0. Highley then had a rare attack, Antoni made a great save only for the ball to be cleared to a Highley player who looped the ball over Antoni’s head to make the score 2-1. The final game against Grange Park was the hardest of the three. Again, HJS played really well and had lots of chances with the Grange Park keeper making saves from Alfie, Ollie and Harvey. Along with Jamie and Liam making good defensive clearances, the game ended 0-0. HJS topped the group and can now look forward to the second round in the new year.
Well done boys you were magnificent!!
Team: Antoni, Jamie, Liam, Alfie, Sam (C), Jacob, Harvey, Ollie and Charlie
Girls U10 ESFA 7 a-side
The Year 5 girls team were involved in their first competition of the school year on Wednesday 14th November. The girls were in a group with Priorslee and Greenfields, where they played each team twice. Greenfields were up first HJS battled very well in the game but unfortunately lost 2-1 with Livvy scoring from Megan’s throw in. In the next game against Priorslee HJS again played very well. They were unlucky to go 1-0 down straightaway. But, the girls showed resilience and scored a goal of their own, a penalty scored by Livvy. Unfortunately, Prioslee scored a winning goal late on in a game which saw HJS dominate at times. In the second game against Greenfields HJS played well they defended well, with Grace and Tulip both making important blocks. Beth did a fantastic job in goal and Livvy caused Greenfields a lot of problems going forward. The game ended 0-0. In the final game against Priorslee again HJS battled very hard but lost the game 2-0.
Special mention to Beth, Tulip and Layla who stepped into the Year 5 team from Year 4. They all played very well.
Well done girls!!
Team: Beth, Tulip, Layla, Megan, Livvy ©, Olivia, Grace and Lexi.
Boys U10 7 a-side Trophy
The Year 5 boys team were involved in their first competition on Wednesday 7th November. The boys came up against Greenfields, Priorslee, and Prees in their group. Greenfields were up first and HJS defended very well against a good Greenfields side and came out with a 0-0 draw. In the second game against Priorslee HJS again defended very well. Joel made some excellent saves whilst the rest of the team blocked shots and got their tackles in. The game ended 0-0, which was a great result against a very good team. In the final game against Prees, the boys dominated possession and created lots of chances through Harley, Joe and Connor. They continued to put the pressure on Prees and almost scored in the dying seconds when Harrison had his shot kicked off the line and then Oscar had his shot blocked on the line by the defender and goalkeeper. The game ended 0-0. We are now waiting to hear whether we are through to the next round. Fingers crossed!
Well done boys!!
Team: Joel, Jamie, Harrison, Joe, Harley, Oscar, Connor © and Tom.
Boys U11 7 a-side Lloyd Burton County Plate
The Year 6 boys team were involved in the County Plate first round on Wednesday 17th October. The boys were in a group with Oakmeadow, Highley and Whitchurch. Highley were up first and in a very even game with few chances for either side it ended 0-0. In the second game against Oakmeadow the boys started well. Again, a very even game HJS showed some good skills and passing. Oakmeadow scored first but HJS quickly replied with Jack T racing onto a through ball, neatly slotting the ball past the keeper. It was then Oakmeadow who scored next, a goal, which proved to be the winner. It was a tough score to take after the boys had worked really hard. HJS went into the final game knowing they could not make it into the next round, Whitchurch were the opponents. The boys battled hard but it was Whitchurch, who scored the only goal to win the game. It just wasn’t HJS’ night but there will be more competitions to look forward to.
Well done boys!
Team: Lewis J, Leighton, Kian, Jack E ©, Taylor, Jayden, Lewis P, Jack T and Jason
Girls U11 ESFA 7 a-side Trophy
The Year 6 girls team were involved in their first competition of the school year on Wednesday 10th October. The girls were in a group with Redhill and Longden, where they played each team twice. Redhill, a strong side, were up first, HJS battled well in the game but unfortunately lost 1-0 to a long range shot. In the next game against Longden, HJS played very well. They dominated parts of the game and were rewarded with a goal from Megan, after good play from Livvy. Redhill were up again next this time HJS were ready for them. They all played very well and drew the game 0-0. In the second game against Longden HJS were excellent. The game finished 1-0. Livvy scored, after a great shot from Tegan was saved by the goalkeeper on the line. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough to see them through to the next round, missing out by just one goal!
Special mention to both Tegan and Summer who played for the school team for the first time.
Well done girls!
Team: Holly, Katie, Tegan, Livvy, Freya ©, Megan, Summer and Eleanor
Boys U11 ESFA 7 a-side Trophy
The Year 6 boys team were involved in the second round of the ESFA Trophy on Wednesday 3rd October. The boys were in a tough group against Priorslee, John Fletcher, and Oakmeadow. Priorslee were up first and HJS had a slow start. Priorslee were on the front foot and scored early in the game. The game carried on in the same way and HJS unfortunately lost the game. In the second game against Oakmeadow the boys started much better. They created a few chances in a very even game. The game ended 0-0. In the next game against John Fletcher, who they had played the previous week and lost, HJS were determined to get the win. The boys played very well with some neat passing moves and good defending. With few chances in the game it was Jayden who scored the all important goal, placing his shot neatly into the corner from outside the box. The boys deserved the win but unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough to see them through to the final.
Well done boys!
Team: Lewis J, Leighton, Kian, Jack E ©, Taylor, Jayden, Toby, Jack T and Jason
Boys U11 ESFA 7 a-side Trophy
The Year 6 boys team were involved in another competition on Wednesday 26th September. The boys came up against Condover, John Fletcher, Meole Brace and Redhill in their group. Meole were up first and HJS played very well with some excellent passing moves. They controlled the game and scored through good reactions from Toby at the far post. The second came soon after, Jack E and Taylor exchanging passes before Taylor placed his shot neatly past the keeper. The second game against Condover was a tough game. The boys defended well and had a few opportunities to score, the game finished 0-0. In the next game against John Fletcher, they came up against a very good side. In a hard fought match, HJS lost narrowly 1-0. A win in the final game against Redhill would mean that HJS would make it through to the next round. The boys started off well dominating possession and after hitting the bar and post HJS finally went 1-0 up. Jack E finished off a neat move with a confident finish into the bottom corner. HJS continued to put pressure on the Redhill defence and scored their second goal, a lovely shot from Leighton. A special mention to Jason who stepped into the team at the last minute to help the boys out!
Good luck boys and well done for getting through!
Team: Lewis J, Leighton, Kian, Jack E ©, Taylor, Jayden, Toby and Jason
Boys U11 Football League Kids Cup 6 a-side Finals
The Year 6 boys team were involved in the finals of the Shrewsbury Town Cup on Wednesday 19th September. The boys were up against Mereside, Oxon and Grange Park in their group. Mereside were up first and HJS played very well with Jack E scoring early on, from long range. HJS continued to dominate and Taylor finished, cleverly, from a tight angle to make it 2-0. In the next game against Oxon the boys started well with some really neat passing moves. They scored, again through Jack E, an amazing shot from just outside the box giving the keeper no chance. In final game of the group, HJS played Grange Park, knowing they were already in the final. The boys didn’t start well conceding in the first minute! But they got better and it was Taylor who scored the equaliser after a great exchange of passes between, Jayden Jack E and Taylor. So on to the final… Greenfields were the opponents. The boys started really well, dominating possession and creating chances. And it was HJS who scored first, Jack E scoring his 3rd goal of the night, latching on to a corner from Jayden. In the second half Greenfields got more into the game, HJS defended well and still had opportunities though Jack E and Taylor. But, it was Greenfields who got an equaliser, a long distance shot found the back of the net. Both teams tried for a winner but it ended 1-1.
So it all came down to penalties… Greenfields went first and scored, then Jayden, Leighton and Taylor all scored to put it into sudden death. With Greenfields scoring, Kian and Jack T stepped up for HJS and scored. The next penalty from Greenfields hit the post so the boys knew if they scored they would win. Jack E put the ball on the spot and stroked the ball home with confidence. HJS had won the Shrewsbury Town cup!!
HJS will now represent Shrewsbury Town in the Football League Cup in Doncaster next year, when they will play all of the Northern League One teams, with a chance to play at Wembley!!
Team: Lewis J, Leighton, Kian, Jack E ©, Taylor, Jayden, Jack T, Toby.
Boys U11 Football League Kids Cup 6 a-side
The Year 6 boys team were involved in their first competition of the new year on Wednesday 12th September. The boys came up against Oakmeadow and Condover in their group and played them both twice. Condover were up first and HJS played well with Jack E having a good shot well saved by the impressive Condover keeper, the game finished 0-0. In the next game against Oakmeadow the boys started well with some really neat passing moves. They scored the winner late on in the match through a clever left footed strike from Jack E. In the second game against Condover the boys were a lot stronger and quicker, they played very well with good link up play and created chances. Again, they left it late though, this time it was Taylor’s turn to score a fantastic strike from outside the area, sealed the 1-0 win. Oakmeadow were up next, they scored first, an unfortunate goal directly from a corner caught Lewis out at the front post. That didn’t stop the boys playing well, they moved the ball well and created chances which finally paid off in the dying minutes when Toby smashed the ball home from a tight angle to make it 1-1. HJS won the group and will now take part in the last eight next week. This will see who represents Shrewsbury Town in the Football League Cup.
Good luck boys and well done for getting through!
Team: Lewis J, Leighton, Kian, Jack E ©, Taylor, Jayden, Jack T, Toby and Lewis P.
Level 1 and Level 2 Competitions - Reports and Pictures
On Wednesday 30th January Mrs Owen took five children to the School Games Gymnastics competition at Severndale School. The girls performed a floor routine and vault and did very well at both. They all received certificates for their amazing efforts.
Team: Jess, Caitlin, Violet, Tulip and Beth
Sportsability Sportshall Athletics
Mrs Owen and Mrs Milward took a Sportsability team to the Sports Village on Wednesday 23rd January to take part in an Athletics competition. The children all took part in a range of events including running, jumping and throwing. They all did very well and enjoyed the afternoon.
Well done guys!
Team: Suzanna, Rhys, Lilly, Imogen, Harry, Fynnley, Zack and Amelia
On Thursday 16th January 17 children took part in a Sportshall Athletics competition at the Sports Village. The children all did very well and took part in a range of indoor athletics field and track events. Overall, the girls team came 10th and the boys team came 9th. A great effort from both teams with 16 other schools competing against them.
Well done to all of those children who took part.
Team: Taylor, Alice, Leighton, Crystal, Livvy, Ruby, Megan, Harrison, Joel, Kian, Jayden, Jack, Jason, Bethany, Katie, Caprice, and TJ.
A massive well done to all of the Basketball teams. The A team were Runners up, the B team were overall winners and the C team came in third place. So a very successful competition for all involved!!
A big thank you to Mr Price for coaching and refereeing the games!!
A – Jayden, Taylor, Jack, Katie, Ceri, Harrison
B – Katie, Kian, Lewis P, Archie, Rhys, Libby
C – Lewis J, Toby, Joseph, Martyna, Tegan, Kobi
Year 3 and 4 Cross Country
On Monday 19th November the year 3 and 4 cross country team took part in a competition at Mereside Primary School. The children all did very well and enjoyed the event. Special mention to Alfie B who finished an impressive 9th in the year 4 boys race.
Team results were: Year 3 Girls finished in 11th place, Year 3 boys finished in 7th place, Year 4 girls finished in 10th place and the Year 4 boys finished in a magnificent 4th place overall. These were great results with up to 15 schools competing in each race.
Well done to all who took part!
Year 3 Girls: Isabel, Lily, Lilly, Amber, Cora, Ella
Year 3 Boys: Ethan, Leighton, Harry, Ashton, Decan, George
Year 4 Girls: Kerry, Grace, Tulip, Lauren, Jessica, Violet Year 4 Boys: Toby, Jamie, Alfie, Charlie, Junior, Liam
School Games Tag Rugby
On Monday 12th November the school Tag Rugby team took part in a School Games competition at Prestfelde. The team played well and were unlucky not to win a couple of games. Jason and Jack played particularly well during the afternoon. All of the team enjoyed the event and had lots of fun!
Special mention to Tegan who stepped into the team at the last minute.
Well done guys!!
Team: Charlie, Jayden, Taylor, Michael, Jason, Jack, Katie, Holly, Tegan
Invasion Games – Level one competition (Autumn 1)
In week beginning 22nd October Year 3 classes and Year 4 classes took part in an Invasion Games Level one competition. The children played a Targetball/Netball competition. The Year 4 children were split into 4 teams and played games against each other in a round robin. Whereas the Year 3 children played 4 v 2 games. They all competed well and gained house points for their houses. The results were as follows:
Lions - 80
Tigers - 170
Wolves - 165
Panthers - 125
High 5 Netball
On Thursday 18th October the girls Netball team took part in a High 5 tournament at Shrewsbury High School.
The team all worked together well and were very supportive of one another. The girls created good moves with quick passing. They managed to put the skills they have been learning in the development league into practice. A very big thank you from Mrs Edwardes and Miss Edwardes for an excellent effort. Well done girls!
Team: Ella, Holly, Ceri, Livvy, Maisie, Chloe, Alice and Katie.
On Wednesday 17th October six children went to the Sports Village, with Mrs Milward, to take part in a Sportsability event. The children took part in a carousel of activities including Tri-Golf, New Age Curling, Boccia and Arrows Archery. The children were awarded certificates for their participation. They all had great fun and enjoyed learning new skills.
Well done guys!
Team: Preston, Paddy, Zack, Jennie, Lacey and Suzanna
Level 1 Whole School Cross Country Competition
On Monday 15th October, the children took part in a level 1 Cross Country at Harlescott Junior School. All of the children did really well in the event and showed a high level of resilience. The points from this event will be added to the house points for 2018-2019. Children who finished in the top 6 in their age group will be invited to a training session and may then have the opportunity to represent the school in the School Games Level 2 cross country competition in November.
Individual winners were
Year 3 Boys – Ethan (5.40 mins)
Year 3 Girls – Isabel (7.45 mins)
Year 4 Boys – Toby (4.55 mins)
Year 4 Girls – Grace (5.55 mins)
Year 5 Boys – Harrison (6.38 mins)
Year 5 Girls – Livvy (7.54 mins)
Year 6 Boys – Taylor (6.22 mins)
Year 6 Girls - Crystal (8.15 mins)
Tigers - 100
Panthers - 50
Lions - 20
What's coming up.....
Kwik Cricket - 11th February - Sports Village
Cross Country - 11th February - Sports Village
Hockey - 14th February - Meole Brace School
House points so far...
Lions - 100
Tigers - 270
Wolves - 175
Panthers - 175
Links with Clubs
Dance with Miss Frederick
Miss Frederick from Shrewsbury Academy has been coming into school to teach Class 5. She has been teaching them a dance routine, which they may well perform at Shrewsbury Academy later this year. The children have really enjoyed the lessons so far and have been very enthusiastic learning lots of new moves. Some children have also had the chance to add some of their own moves to the dance. It is coming together nicely and we are all looking forward to seeing the final routine.
Cricket – Chance to Shine
During this Autumn term, Cricket coach, Antony Duffy, has been coming into school to provide some sessions for one class in Year 5 and one class in Year 4. The children have been taking part in some fun cricket activities and games. They have also been learning new skills. The children have all been having fun and enjoying the sessions.
On Thursday 4th October HJS were lucky enough to have a visit from Shrewsbury Town F.C. The Womens and Girls officer, Sian Jones, came in to take a session with the school’s girl footballers. The girls were very keen and really enjoyed the session. They did some fun activities and then enjoyed a match. Shrewsbury Town hold sessions for girls every Wednesday at Severndale School.
Well done to all of those girls who took part.
12 Year 5 children were chosen to become Sports Leaders. The children had to apply to become a leader completing an application form showing why they think would make a good leader. The children will now have 7 weeks training with Mrs Owen. They will learn how to become a good leader and they will also have a chance to create their own games and deliver these to other children.
We look forward to seeing how they get on!