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
Boys U9 County Cup Final
The Year 4 boys team were involved in the final of the County Cup on Saturday 11th May at Shrewsbury Town F.C. The boys played Oakmeadow. Oakmeadow started the game well and were able to create a couple of chances. Antoni, in goal, did magnificently well making a superb double save which heard the crowd roar. HJS battled well and were able to have a couple of breakaways through Ollie and Jacob. But, it was Oakmeadow who scored first a neat move saw them cross and score giving Antoni no chance. It was 1-0 at half time. Second half saw HJS look the better side with some good passing and runs with ball. After some good defending by Sam and Jamie HJS were able to break with Jacob driving with the ball he set Harvey through on goal, he coolly slotted the ball past the keeper to make it 1-1. Harvey then celebrated by taking his shirt off and flying it around his head!! HJS continued to defend well but Oakmeadow managed to get a second goal from long range to make it 2-1. HJS never gave up and continued to make chances but unfortunately couldn’t find the equaliser so the game ended 2-1 to Oakmeadow. The boy were amazing, they fought right until the end and we were all very proud of them! Not bad being the second best team in the County!!
Well done boys!!
Team: Antoni, Sam (C), Jamie, Alfie, Charlie, Jacob, Harvey, Ollie and Liam
Boys U11 Severn Cup Final
The Year 6 boys team were involved in the final of the Severn Cup on Friday 10th May at Shrewsbury Town F.C. The boys played Mereside in an entertaining and eventful final! Mereside were on top for the first 5 minutes having a couple of breakaway chances one of which Jack E made an amazing tackle to stop the Mereside player from shooting. But, HJS soon got into their stride and started playing some really neat football. Dominating possession, the boys created a few chances and scored not long before half time. Lewis collected the ball just outside the box and his shot crept in at the near post to make it 1-0. The second half started well for HJS they continued to pass the ball well with neat moves between Taylor, Jack T and Lewis. Early in the half HJS were awarded a penalty for handball. Taylor stepped up to take it but the Mereside keeper made a good save. He wasn’t so lucky next time though when Lewis played a lovely through ball to Jayden who 1v1 with the keeper slotted the ball home making it 2-0 a well deserved lead. Mereside then had a couple of corners to put some pressure on HJS. A clash of heads resulted in Mereside being asked to play the ball back to Lewis in goal but the ball managed to hit Lewis and go into the net! With the referee unsure what to do he eventually gave the goal to Mereside. This just made HJS more determined to score another goal and they did just that, Jayden again getting onto an excellent through ball this time from Jack T, to coolly finish past the keeper. 3-1. It wasn’t then long until the final whistle – HJS had won The Severn Cup!!!
Well done boys you were amazing!!
Team: Lewis J, Leighton, Kian, Jack E ©, Taylor, Jayden, Jack T, Toby, Jason and Lewis P
Boys U11 Severn Cup
The Year 6 boys team were involved in the Severn Cup on Wednesday 10th April. The boys came up against St Georges, Meole Brace and Radbrook in their group. St Georges were up first and HJS played well. With St Georges having quite a bit of possession HJS were able to hit them on the break with Lewis and Jack E having chances before Jayden scored after good work from Jack T. HJS then defended well winning the game 1-0. In the second game against Meole, HJS again played well keeping it tight at the back they were again able to counter attack. The only goal of the game came from a short corner, Taylor and Leighton cleverly combined for Leighton to smash the ball home. In the next game against Radbrook, HJS dominated the play but struggled to find a goal early on. That changed when Jayden scored with a neat finish to make it 1-0. So HJS won the group with three wins and played the best runner up, which was St Georges, in the semi-final. With the first game against St Georges very close the boys knew it would be a tough game. HJS started slowly but defended well. As the game went on HJS created a few chances through Jayden and Leighton. It was during the second half when HJS were awarded a penalty after a handball, Taylor stepped up and slotted the ball into the corner. HJS held on and booked themselves a place in the final on Friday 10th May at the Shrewsbury Town F.C ground.
Well done boys you were amazing! Four clean sheets too!
Good Luck in the final!!!
Team: Lewis J, Leighton, Kian, Jack E ©, Taylor, Jayden, Lewis and Jason
Girls U11 County Cup
The Year 6 girls team were involved in a District competition on Thursday 28th March at Meole Brace Secondary School. The girls were in a group with Mereside, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury Cathdral and St Georges. First up were St Georges, a very good side, HJS played very well and created a couple of chances, but it was St Georges who scored the only goal of the game to win 1-0. Shrewsbury Cathdral were next, they started well scoring
Team: Libby, Katie, Tegan, Freya ©, Megan, Summer and Eleanor
Boys U10 7 a-side Phil Lewis Trophy
The Year 5 boys team were involved in a competition on Thursday 21st March at Meole Brace Secondary School. The boys came up against Shrewsbury Cathedral and St Winefrides in their group. Shrewsbury Cathdral were up first and HJS played very well, they won the game 2-0 with the first goal from Joe and the second, a free kick, from Hugo. The second game against St Winefrides was a tough game. St Winefrides played very well, and unfortunately, for HJS, they managed to win the game 2-0. So, with one win and one loss it wasn’t enough for HJS to go through to the Semi-Final this time.
Team: Joel, Jamie, Harrison, Joe, Harley, Oscar, Connor and Tom.
Boys U11 Football League Kids Cup 6 a-side Regional Finals
The Year 6 boys team travelled to Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday for the League One Northern Finals. The boys, who were grouped with Rochdale, Scunthorpe, Bradford, Doncaster and Fleetwood. In very cold and wet conditions, the boys, started off, really well. They played Rochdale first and they quickly got into their stride and started playing some good football. It was Town, who scored the first goal of the game Jayden scoring from close range. Town continued to attack during the game and had other chances and it was Jayden again who finished well to make it 2-0. Rochdale got a late goal to make it a bit nervy but the final score was 2-1 to Town. In the second game Town faced, Scunthorpe, again the boys started well Jayden quickly got on the scoresheet turning and finishing well. Town continued to dominate and it was no surprise when Taylor scored after a neat team move. The game ended 2-0 to Town. The third game against Bradford was a really tight game. The boys played some good football and defended very well through Kian and Jack E. Town scored first a screamer from Kian from just outside the box. Town continued to play well and were unfortunate to concede late on. The game ended 1-1. Doncaster, the hosts, were up next. Again Town played well having early chances. In a more physical game, Town stuck to their task and were very unlucky to not go 1-0 up when Leighton’s shot was handballed to stop it heading for the net. Not much seemed to go for them in this game and it ended 0-0 with Town being the better side. In the final game the boys were up against a very good Fleetwood side. They started well but conceded midway through the game. Fleetwood went on to score two more goals but the boys never gave up and continued fighting until the end, showing great resilience.
Unfortunately, even with these excellent results it wasn’t quite enough to see them through to the semi-final missing out by just one point!
Well done boys you were absolutely amazing! You’ve done everyone at school, home and yourselves proud!
Boys U9 7 a-side County Cup
The Year 4 boys team were involved in the second round of the County Cup on Wednesday 6th March. The boys were grouped with Redhill, Mereside and Church Preen. Redhill were up first, HJS played very well they had a lot of the attack but were unable to score and the game ended 0-0. In the second game against Mereside HJS again played very well. They went 1-0 up midway through the game it was Harvey, who scored, sweeping the ball neatly into the corner. HJS continued to create chances but were unable to add to their lead so the game ended 1-0. In the final game HJS knew if they won they would be guaranteed a place in the semi-finals. HJS dominated the game having lots of chances through Charlie, Alfie and Ollie. The breakthrough came in the second half when Charlie crossed the ball into Harvey who played Alfie in to score. HJS continued to create chances but 1-0 was enough to win the game and finish top of the group!
In the Semi-Final HJS faced Condover. In a tight first half HJS defended well but also created their own chances. It was in the second half where HJS began to really dominate the ball. They created chance after chance but couldn’t find the net. With seconds remaining Harvey had the opportunity to score the winner but his shot went just wide! The fulltime whistle went and this meant a penalty shoot-out! After the first 3 penalties the shoot-out then went into sudden death…
Jacob stepped up to take his penalty, slotting the ball home to the right of the keeper. Now it was Condover’s turn, the Condover player took a good penalty with the ball looking to go high into the net when Antoni jumped up and tipped the ball onto the crossbar! HJS were through to the Final!!! The final, will be played, at Shrewsbury Town F.C on Saturday 11th May.
Well done boys you were magnificent!!
Team: Antoni, Jamie, Liam, Alfie, Sam (C), Jacob, Harvey, Ollie and Charlie
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
Kwik Cricket Year 5 – County Final
The Year 5 Kwik Cricket team took part in the County Final at Shifnal Cricket Club on Monday 8th July. HJS played against Meole Brace, Claverley and Priorslee. They batted well in all three games hitting 4’s and 6’s along the way. They also fielded well learning new skills and techniques during the day. The bowling got better and better and they made a fair few catches too. The teamwork and communication from the whole team was outstanding. It was a fantastic day and the children were lucky enough to receive certificates, stickers, badges and wristbands. They all had great fun and gained good experience and confidence from the day.
Year 5 Team: Harrison (Capt), Harley, Joel, Rhys, Thomas, Michael, Daniel, Jess, Toby and Beth
Area Sports – Thursday 4th July
HJS took part in the Area Sports competition at London Road on Thursday 4th July. The children competed in various running, jumping and throwing events. On a very hot evening, it was great to see so many children taking part. First up were the relay heats, which HJS did extremely well in, with the U12 Boys and Girls getting through to the final as well as the U10 Girls. In the sprint section we also did well with Beth, Tulip and Freya all making it through to the final. Both Jayden and Ceri did well in their long jump event with Jayden coming in an impressive 2nd place. Nyali and Joseph also did well in their throwing event. In the finals Beth and Freya came 2nd in their races whilst Tulip came 4th. Then it was the turn of the relay teams, the Girls and Boys U12 relay teams both ran well in the final but unfortunately didn’t finish in the top 3 this time.
But the Girls U10 team of Beth, Tulip, Carly and Ava were on fire and won the race winning the gold medal and smashing the record for the event!! Wow! Well done girls!
Overall, it was a very successful year for HJS.
Well done to all that took part!
Team: Taylor, Corey, Beth, Freya, Megan, Archie, Ruby, Livvy, Ceri, Jayden, Jason, Alex, Joseph, Nyali, Alfie, Jamie, Crystal, Jack, Harrison, Carly and Ava.
On Thursday 4th July, HJS were very lucky to have a visit from Olympic and Commonwealth games high jump athlete, David Smith. David came into school introducing himself in an assembly before engaging the children in a fitness course. The children were asked to perform 4 different exercises for 4 minutes – a lot harder than it sounds!
The children had really good fun during the activity and David was on hand to answer questions and motivate the children.
At the end children who had raised the most amount of money were able to have their picture taken with David and others received signed posters and postcards for their efforts.
Shropshire Games - New Age Kurling
On Tuesday 2nd July the New Age Kurling ‘A’ team represented Shrewsbury in the Shropshire Games at the Sports Village. The team played well against some tough opposition from all over Shropshire. They were grouped with schools from Telford & Wrekin (2 schools), South Shropshire, East Shropshire, and North Shropshire and managed to win 2, draw 1 and lose 2. These results put them into the 5th/6th place playoff. In their best performance of the afternoon, the team won 7-0 to make it into 5th place in Shropshire. Not a bad achievement considering they had never played kurling before!
Team: Holly, Katie, Jayden and Jack
Shropshire Games Personal Best 2nd July
14 children from Harlescott Junior School were invited to the Shropshire Games at the Sports Village on 2nd July to take part in a Personal Best challenge. The children were put into groups and were set challenges such as bouncing a tennis ball on a racket, keepy uppys and throwing beanbags. They all really enjoyed the challenges and recorded their results so they can attempt to beat their scores at home or at school.
The children also got to try out some new sports whilst they were there. One of their favourites was a game called Kabaddi, which was a kind of team tag game. Hopefully some of the Year 6’s will show others how to play at break and lunchtimes. They also tried climbing, Zumba and played kick it cricket as well as enjoying the giant inflatable race.
Well done to everyone who came to the event!
Holly, Katie, Jayden, Taylor, Jack E, Kian, Ceri, Tegan, Jason, Jack T, Joseph, Crystal, Kobi and Leighton
The Rounders team took part in a School Games competition at Prestfelde on Friday 21st June. HJS were grouped with, Prestfelde, Mereside, Greenacres and Coleham. In the first game against Prestfelde they played very well but in a very tight match they unfortunately lost by just 6½ - 6. Next up were Mereside fielding first HJS played well managing to get a few out and scoring 5 rounders but it wasn’t enough and lost 8-5. Coleham were our next opponents, HJS elected to field first again which worked well with HJS restricting Coleham to just 4½ rounders whilst scoring 6½ a well deserved win. HJS then played Greenacres where they scored their most rounders of the day it finished up 9-5 with Taylor, Jayden, Adam, Beth, Summer, Megan, Joe and Kobi all getting rounders!! Finishing in 3rd place in the group meant they faced Trinity in the 5th/6th place play-off. Trinity were a good side and managed to beat HJS 8-3½ so they finished in 6th place overall. The team played very well throughout the day and scored 30 rounders during the tournament, which was a great achievement!
Team: Beth, Summer, Holly, Megan, Joe, Kobi, Harrison, Hugo, Jayden, Taylor (Capt) and Adam.
Two teams of four children from Year 3 & 4 took part in a School Games Mini Tennis competition on Friday 14th June at The Shrewsbury Club. They all played a lot of matches against other schools. Everyone in both teams managed to win at least one game during the afternoon which was fantastic, with George managing to win all four of his!! They all played really well and enjoyed the afternoon.
Well done guys!
Team A: Joe, George, Chloe and Poppy
Team B: Alex, Riley, Isabel and Kerry
A Year 3 & 4 Tri Golf team took part in a School Games competition at The Sports Village on Friday 14th June. It was a great competition to be involved in with the team taking part in six different games, scoring points towards a final total. The children scored points by hitting cones, chipping for distance and aiming for other targets. The children all really enjoyed the morning. After a great start, the children really got into the swing of the competition and scored lots of points and managed to come in 5th place overall.
Well done Guys!!
Team: Joe, Layla, Ruby, Mason, Hattie, Carly, Hayden, Alfie, Robert and Jess
New Age Kurling
Mrs Owen and Miss Edwardes took three New Age Kurling teams to the Sports Village on Thursday 13th June for a School Games competition. HJS ‘A’ were grouped with Minsterley ‘B’, Severndale and Hanwood ‘A’. The team played very well winning 3 games and losing just 1, finishing winners in the group. HJS ‘B’ had a tough group with Meole ‘A’, Greenfields ‘A’ and Minsterley ‘A’. They also played well finishing third in their group. HJS ‘C’ were grouped with Crowmoor, Meole ‘B’ and Hanwood ‘B’. They played very well drawing 1 game and winning the others.
So it came to the Semi-Finals where the HJS ’A’ and HJS ’C’ teams played each other. In a very tense semi-final it was the ‘A’ team who won on the last stone of the game! HJS ‘C’ then played Minsterley ‘A’ for the 3rd/4th place playoff. They did a great job and won the match to come in 3rd place overall. The ‘A’ team went into the final against a very good Meole ‘A’ team. The games were very close and tense. But, it was Meole who twice knocked HJS stones out of the way to win the match. All of the HJS teams did really well on the day and HJS ‘A’ will now represent Shrewsbury in the Shropshire games on 2nd July after finishing runners-up.
Well done to all of those children who took part!
‘A’ Team: Taylor, Holly M, Katie and Jayden
‘B’ Team: Apral, Megan, Joel and Harley
‘C’ Team: Hugo, Livvy, Harrison and Joe
Mrs Owen and Mrs Edwardes took two Dodgeball teams to the Sports Village on Wednesday 12th June for a School Games competition. HJS ‘A’ were grouped with Longden and Crowmoor. The team played well, finishing runners up in the group. HJS ‘B’ also played really well they were grouped with Greenfields and Oakmeadow. They also played well finishing third in their group. Overall HJS ‘A’ came in 7th place with the ‘B’ team coming 10th. It was a very enjoyable afternoon with the children working very hard and having fun!
Well done to all of those children who took part!
‘A’ Team: Taylor, Jack E, Liam, Adam, Joseph, Holly M, Katie and Summer
‘B’ Team: Archie O, Tyler, Lewis P, Josh, Ceri, Tegan, Libby and Ben
On Friday 24th May, the whole school took part in Sports Day. The day went very well with all the children and adults enjoying themselves!
The children all earned points for their teams with the Sports Day results as follows:
1st place – Wolves - 127
2nd place – Tigers - 118
3rd place – Panthers – 98
4th place – Lions - 97
So a huge well done to Wolves who were this year’s winners!!
For the second year, the staff had a relay race at the end of Sports Day. The race provided entertainment for both the children and the adults at Sports Day. In a very competitive and close race the winners were – Miss Beard, Mr Norman, Mrs Owen and Mr Tombleson
Well done to all the staff who were brave enough to take part!!
Level 1 Athletics Competition
On Monday 20th May all classes took part in an Athletics competition. All children were able to show off their skills in running, jumping and throwing activities. The children had races against their classmates, threw a tennis ball for distance and competed in the long jump. Their scores were recorded, this then gave them a personal best after three tries. The results were then used towards the selection of the Area Sports team. It was a fantastic day organised and lead by the Year 5 Sports Leaders who were magnificient!!
Well done to all the children who part!!
Shrewsbury High Prep School Year 5 & 6 Cross Country
On Monday 1st April the year 5 and 6 cross country team took part in the Shrewsbury High Prep School Cross Country competition. With over 100 children taking part in each race the children did very well.
In the girls race the placings were as follows:
Crystal – 43rd
Megan – 53rd
Ruby – 64th
Ceri – 68th
Ciara – 76th
Libby – 88th
Girls team were 13th overall.
Girls relay race results were:
Crystal, Megan and Ruby – 7th
Ceri, Ciara and Libby – 18th
In the boys race the placings were as follows:
Archie – 19th
Taylor – 20th
Leighton – 28th
Joel – 31st
Harrison – 49th
Joe – 62nd
Boys team were 6th overall
Boys relay race results were:
Archie, Taylor and Leighton – 3rd
Joel, Harrison and Joe – 15th
Well done guys you were great!
Orienteering – Level one competition (Spring 2)
On Friday 29th March Year 3 took part in an Orienteering competition. All three classes took part with 10 teams competing against one another in each class. The Year 5 Sports Leaders were on hand recording results and giving instructions. They all competed well and gained house points for their houses. The results were as follows:
On Wednesday20th March, Mrs Edwardes and Mrs Jones took three teams to take part in an Orienteering competition at the Sports Village.
The children were split into pairs and then competed against other schools. The aim of the competition was to read a map and find markers. They then needed to get back to base as soon as they could. The Teams A1 (Katie and Summer), A2 (Kian and Jack), B1 (Livvy and Roxie) B2 (Archie and Lewis P), C1 (Toby and Kobi) and C2 (Joe and Hugo) went out at different times. When they had completed their card they returned to the base to get their time. Pairs Kian and Jack and Lewis and Archie had excellent times. Overall the A team were 3rd, B team were 10th and C team were 6th. The children all did really well and had great fun!!
Well done to all who took part!
A Team: Kian, Jack, Katie and Summer
B Team: Archie, Lewis, Livvy and Roxie
C Team: Toby, Kobi, Joe and Hugo
Multisports Event – Shrewsbury Town F.C – 5th March
Mrs Owen and Mrs Jones took a group of children to a Multisports event held by Shrewsbury Town in the Community. The children took part in a number of activities and games along with The Grange School. The children were then lucky enough to go on a tour of the Stadium, they saw the brand new changing rooms as well as walking out of the tunnel like the Shrewsbury Town players do on matchdays. All of the group had an amazing afternoon and really enjoyed the activities.
Well done guys you were fab!!
Blu, Alfie, Bobby, Krystal, McKenzie, Summer, Nyali, and Lexi
Kwik Cricket 4th March
The Year 4 cricket team took part in a Kwik Cricket tournament at the Sports Village on Monday. The team played very well playing against four other schools. In the first game HJS played Meole Brace and lost by just 5 runs, a great effort considering none of the team had played before. They then came up against Greenfields and again played very well this time coming out winners by 18 runs. Highley were up next and HJS batted first scoring lots of runs and came out eventual winners by just 1 run! In the last game against, unbeaten Pontesbury HJS played well but not well enough to beat a very good side, losing by over 20 runs.
A huge well done to the whole team coming in joint second place overall.
Team: Toby, Tulip, Violet, Alfie, Jamie, Junior, Jacob G, William, Liam and Ollie
On Thursday 14th February, two Year 5/6 Hockey teams took part in a School Games Hockey Tournament at Meole Brace Secondary School.
The A team were grouped with Radbrook, Coleham, St Georges and Mereside. The children played very well throughout the group games and were unlucky to finish 2nd missing out on top spot by two goals! Overall the team finished in 6th place out of a total of 18 schools so a really good achievement.
The B Team in a group of six schools where they all played each other. They played Martin Wilson, Oakmeadow, Radbrook, Coleham, and Longden. The children played fantastically well, managing to win four games and draw one game. This meant that they had the best record overall and were winners of the B Team tournament!
v St Georges won 1-0 (Ceri)
v Mereside won 4-0 (Ceri 2, Taylor, Jayden)
v Radbrook drew 2-2 (Ceri, Jayden)
v Coleham won 4-0 (Ceri 2, Jayden 2)
v Longden lost 2-1
v Meole drew 2-2
v Martin Wilson won 5-0
v Longden won 2-1
v Coleham won 2-1
v Radbrook drew 1-1
Year 5 and 6 Cross Country
On Monday 11th February the year 5 and 6 cross country team took part in the School Games competition at the Sports Village. The children all did very well and enjoyed the event. Special mention to Taylor who finished an impressive 5th in the year 6 boys race and will now represent Shrewsbury in the Shropshire Games on 5th March. Also, Joel who finished in 8th place in the boys Year 5 race, a fantastic achievement and may also have the chance to represent Shrewsbury at the same competition.
Overall team results were:
Year 5 Girls finished in a magnificent 3rd place
Year 5 boys finished in 5th place
Year 6 girls finished in 9th place
Year 6 boys finished in 4th place
These were amazing results with up to 11 schools competing in each race.
Well done to all who took part!
Year 5 Girls: Livvy, Megan, Ruby, Ciara, Sophie-Jade
Year 5 Boys: Harrison, Joel, TJ, Joe, Hugo
Year 6 Girls: Crystal, Joanne, Libby, Bethany, Alice
Year 6 Boys: Taylor, Jayden, Archie, Jack E, Leighton, Jason
The Year 6 cricket team took part in a Kwik Cricket tournament at the Sports Village on Monday. The team played very well playing against four other schools. In the first game HJS played Highley and won by 37 runs, they then came up against Oxon, the reigning champions, and narrowly lost by 6 runs. Greenfields were up next and HJS played very well in a very tight game, they were unlucky to lose by just 1 run! In the last game against Meole the HJS team were outstanding, batting first they scored 84 runs, which proved a tough score to beat, with HJS winning the match.
A huge well done to the whole team and very very close to making the finals!
Team: Jayden, Taylor, Kian, Jack E, Kobi, Katie, Freya, Adam and Lewis P.
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.....
House points so far...
Lions - 579
Tigers - 588
Wolves - 548
Panthers - 441
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!
Sports Leaders update...
On Friday 29th March, six leaders, Joe, Megan, Livvy, Ava, Rhys and Lewis, recorded results and gave instructions in the Year 3 Orienteering Level one competition. The feedback from the Year 3 teachers was excellent. Well done guys, good job!
On Monday 1st April Rhys, Olivia, Grace, Ciara and Lauren created useful powerpoint about respect. They presented it in an assembly asking the children questions and giving out information. Feedback was really good from Mrs Hill who took the the assembly.