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Competition Schedule – Autumn 2020


This term’s intra-school competitions will take place within class bubbles, where they fit with the unit taught, or in the after school multisport clubs for the relevant age group.

Intra/ Inter-school Dance Competition Autumn 2020


All of our class bubbles are being asked to compete in the upcoming dance competition. They will all learn the given dance routine, created by Disney, and be filmed performing it as a class. The best class in each age group will have their video sent into the inter-schools competition. I have provided the link below, so that they (maybe with some assistance from their siblings and you!) can practise at home. Lemurs and Tigers had a go in their PE lesson this week and were very impressive!

Intra/ Inter school Orienteering Competition October 2020


Last week, children from our Y6 and Y5 multi-sports clubs took part in an orienteering competition on our school grounds. They competed in teams of 3 and recorded their times to complete six different courses. They had to follow the mapped route, collecting and adding the numbers as they went. If they had the correct answer, their time was then recorded. The team with the fastest overall time across all six maps was Alice Foster, Louis Neligan and Claudia Marshall, closely followed by a team comprising Oscar Taylor, George Wright and Harry Tanner. Well done to everyone who took part. Their results have now been entered in the Harrogate schools Virtual Orienteering Competition.

Harrogate Town Football Club Active October Challenge

Competition Schedule (Home) Summer 2020


With the help of our Harrogate Schools Sports Partnership, we are pleased to promote a new way of  delivering the Harrogate Schools Games Intra and Inter Competitions. Please see below a number of Intra School festivals below, where our pupils can take part and represent our school with their friends. Individuals complete three independent festival challenges, then submit their results and I will add their scores to produce a team score. I will then submit our best team score for the Harrogate Inter School Competition. Honesty is key for this to be successful and this is another example of how important our sporting values are.


If you would like to represent our school, please email me to let me know and I will confirm your participation with details of the challenge by return. If you wish to agree your own team mates for this, just let me know in the email who is on your team. Alternatively, I will group participants into teams. Practise the skills during the week and then email your scores to me by the Friday. You will each record your own scores but you are also welcome to send me photos or videos of your efforts.

I’m hoping we will have lots of teams taking part!

Competition Schedule 2019-20

Netball Competition


On Wednesday 11th March, we went to a netball tournament at Harrogate Grammar School. We entered 3 teams: an A, B and C team. . The teams included boys and girls from years 5 and 6 – most of them are pictured here! Incredibly, the A team won and is through to the final! We all enjoyed it a lot despite the horrible weather.

Millie Adrian-Horrocks and Isla Reid

Megafest Rugby


Last week we took fifteen children from Y3-4 to a Megafest Rugby festival at Harrogate High School. Here they played a variety of different games including End Ball, Hare and Hounds, Rugby Rounders and Tag Rugby. All of the games are designed to be fun and competitive, while practising movement and ball skills. There were teams from several other schools there. The children all had great fun and we look forward to them representing OJS at sporting competitions in the future.

Mrs King

Hockey Finals


Our successful hockey team attended the area final last week at Rosset High School. They played against all the teams there, finishing 4th out of 7. The standard of hockey was very high and the teams were separated by very narrow margins (even counting goals scored overall and then goals against, to achieve an overall result). Our team worked really well together, guiding and encouraging each other, as well as rotating subs across the matches. 


Well done to both teams from the feeder tournament, where our teams placed 1st and 2nd in their respective pools.

Mrs King

Gymnastics Competition


At the Gymnastics competition OJS A team came 7th, while our B team tried their hardest coming 11th. We did three routines: first Vault, then Body Management and finally the Floor exercise. We think the vault was our best routine because we were full of energy, unlike the other two when we were quite tired.

By Naomi Colvin, Isla Bramley and Lucy Brennan

Sportshall Athletics


On Monday 13th January, OJS Y3s and Y4s went to Rossett Sports Centre to compete against other primary schools. Our teams took part in challenging field and track games such as hurdles, soft javelin throw, standing long jump and sprinting. All the hard work paid off because OJS won 1st and 2nd place! There was lots of good sportsmanship throughout the games because everyone was cheering for each other and congratulating people at the end of their event. A great time was had by all!

Katey Sewell

Y5-6 Swimming Competition at Ashville December 2019


In the swimming gala, OJS took 8 people (4 boys and 4 girls). The competition had 4 categories: they were backstroke, front crawl, breaststroke and SEND freestyle/ butterfly. In the girls’ races, we came 2nd in backstroke and 1st in breastroke, while we came 3rd in front crawl and overall the OJS team came 1st! We have now been invited to the County Inclusive Swimming Festival at Queen Margaret's School, Escrick in April.

Girls' Football November 2019


On Friday 29th November Y5 and Y6 took part in a girls football competition and the A team came third and the B team came seventh. They all did well. We were very excited and loved it all. Thanks for everybody who played you did an amazing job.

 By Millie and Amina

OJS were represented by 10 girls form Y5 and 10 from Y6. They played against 10 other teams from the Harrogate area, playing on the Harrogate Town FC pitch. Both teams performed brilliantly; the A team scoring 9 goals across their 4 pool matches. The A team were narrowly beaten 2-1 by St. Mary’s school and just missed out on being one of two schools progressing through to the County Finals by finishing third overall. Both teams played great attacking football and it was very exciting to watch. I’m already looking forward to our Y5 team taking part next year!

Mrs King

Intra-School Competition

On Thursday lunchtimes, some of our Sports Leaders run inter-class competitions in our MUGA area. We have started with Year 4 who are competing in basketball following our PE unit on invasion games. We will maintain a results ladder next to the Sports Crew board for each year group.

Cross Country Competition October 2019


Following the very successful Cross Country Competition on Saturday 5th October 2019, we would like to congratulate all of the OJS pupils who took part to represent our school. There were over 300 young people taking part from schools across the Harrogate School Sports Partnership area, of which 31 were from our school. Only the top 8 in each event made it through to the North Yorkshire County Finals. From our school these were Archie Hutton from Y3; Meg Lister, India Melville, Iona Melville and Oliver Vincent from Y5; and Georgia Murray and Ellis Wilkinson from Y6. A huge well done to you all for this achievement. Y4 and Y5 had 10 and 12 entrants respectively - we had several children just missing out, coming in 9th or 10th – we look forward to next year when you’ll get a chance to improve on your personal bests!

Intra- School Cycling October 2019


On Monday 13th October, 25 students competed against each other to become our champions. The top 8 got a chance to go through to an inter-school final but unluckily because we postponed due to bad weather, we weren’t able to compete against the other schools. Phil Bateman came to our school to help time our PBs and recognise the best of our school at cycling.

Leila Barclay and Ava Peat


During the course of a full day, pupils from years 4, 5 and 6 took part in some cycling coaching by Phil Bateman, an ex-Olympic cyclist. Following some training, they then competed in a series of races, including a time trial, a road race, a circuit and a sprint. There were winners of each race and then overall winners across all the events. All participants had a great day and most returned home wearing a fair amount of mud, due to the cross country nature of our event! Well done to everyone who took part – they all showed great determination and competitive spirit and all picked up some top racing tips.

 Mrs J King

Sporting Success – UCI, Swimming Gala, Tag Rugby 2019


Last week some students from all year groups at Oatlands and some other schools went to the UCI fan park to go cycling. We went round an obstacle course to practice our cycling skills and afterwards we were all really hot and tired but it was still really fun and we all had a fabulous time.  We all had a great time and we would love to do it again. We all showed excellent perseverance.

By Holly Hough


On Thursday 3rd October the selected Y4, Y5 and Y6 pupils went to the Tolly Richardson swimming gala held at the hydro. Everybody got at least 1 race; the races included were backstroke, breastroke and freestyle. Once these races were completed some people took part in the relays. The relays consisted of 2 lengths backstroke, 2 lengths breastroke and finally 2 lengths freestyle each length was swam by a different person. Every team started at 19th place we worked ourselves up to 12th place after the first third, then we jumped up to 11th in the second third and on the final third we moved up to 10th spot. The top six teams got to go to the finals; unfortunately, we missed out by 4 places but everybody swam as best as they could. Everybody showed excellent teamwork and it certainly paid off! The gala provided rewards for everyone, medals for the top three teams and goodie bags for everyone else. We all had a thoroughly amazing time swimming at the gala and we can’t wait for more swimming in the future.

By Penelope McCreanor, Lilly Bramley and Yasmin Lovell.


On Thursday 3rd October year 5/6 did a tag rugby tournament they had a A team and a B team. All the year five were on the B team and all the year 6 were on the A team. The B team won all their matches but drew two. The A won all they matches but drew one. We all had a good time at the tournament. Our A team won overall and will no attend the area Finals.

 By Amina Ndikumana and Elodie Meyer

Kit for Schools Promotion

We are joining in a promotion led by Aldi entitled ‘Get Set to Eat Fresh’. In the lead up to the Olympics in Tokyo, we will be using a Team GB poster to provide healthy challenges, inspire children to eat fresh food, discover new healthy foods and get active. Completing the poster with 300 Team GB stickers from Aldi will give us a new school sports kit and will enter us into a draw to win £20,000. Our poster (which now hangs on the PE board in school) will also show how far towards our goal we are.

Starting today, Aldi will be giving out Team GB stickers to Aldi shoppers who spend £30 in store. If you shop in Aldi, please send these stickers into school for your child to put in a collection box in the reception area. Our Sports Crew (when elected) will be in charge of updating the poster. The promotion will close mid-November. Look out for Sports Crew’s healthy challenges in our weekly newsletter!

Competition Schedule for Autumn and Spring Term 2018

County Y3-4 Tennis Champions!


On Sunday 7th July, Oatlands Junior School Y4 mini tennis team attended the North Yorkshire School Games tennis final at Queen Margaret’s School in York … and won! Over 600 children, who had progressed through finals in different areas, were competing in 5 different sports. Former Olympic Gymnast Craig Heap was the special guest and compere for the day.


Our team consisted of Annabel Washer, Toby Wieland, Immy Hartley and Harry Collyer. They went to the event as the Harrogate area winners. Each of the four children in the team played a singles match against the four other schools in their pool, finishing first overall. They then played a final against the winners of the other pool -  St Mary's C of C Primary in Richmondshire. The Oatlands Junior School team played with great determination and sportsmanship, as did their opponents. OJS were undefeated in all of their matches and Annabel was individually complimented for her sportsmanship.


It was a fantastic event showcasing the skills of primary age children. I hope it was not only a great experience but has also given them the motivation to aspire to even greater success in the future. A huge well done to our team!

Badminton and Table Tennis Tournament

Some children form Y4,5 and 6 went to a badminton and table tennis tournament at Harrogate Racquets Club. We went against two schools: Pannal and Rossett. It was exciting for all of us who went. The table tennis team did very well but unfortunately didn’t win. Happily the badminton team won and they received a trophy. We all loved the experience.    Winnie Mackenzie

Year4 Tennis Success


On the Thursday before half term, Toby, Immy, Harry and Annabel went to the Harrogate area Tennis Final at Ashville school. There were seven schools there and although we didn’t win all our matches, we played really well and we won overall. Now we will go to the county final.

Annabel Washer

Y5/6 Cricket Success

On Wednesday the 5th of June 2019 some selected pupils from year 5 and 6 took part in a cricket tournament. The event was held at Knaresborough Cricket Ground from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm.

We arrived at the Ground by coach (we were a bit late) and started playing right away. We were split into two groups Oatlands A Team (The Boys) and B Team (The Girls).We each played three different schools. Team A won all their matches including their friendly against Pannal A Team; B Team won one.

Luckily A Team managed to win in their pool and progress to the final. Over all we enjoyed the experience even though B Team didn’t do as well it was still a fun time.

By Hannah T and Ruby L


Both teams played really well. Well done to the girls for some excellent boundaries and to Saskia for bowling someone out twice in one over. Good luck to the boys team who will play in the Harrogate area final later this month.

Mrs King

Quadkids Athletics Tournament


On Tuesday 21st May, some of the OJS pupils visited Harrogate Grammar school. We all took part in an athletics tournament which we all enjoyed very much. Year 3 and 4 were one team, year 5 and 6 were the other. We all did sprinting, long distance running, javelin and standing jump. Year 5 and 6 did a 75 metre sprint and a long distance of 600metres. Year 3 and 4 did a 50 metre sprint and a long distance of 400 metres. We came 2nd in the Y5/6 competition and 6th in the Y3/4.

Annabel Vincent and Grace Brierley

Cheetahs play Table Tennis

Cheetahs class has made six trips to Harrogate Racquets Club over the last few weeks to develop their table tennis skills. They have improved their ball control, their forehand and backhand technique and some matchplay skills. They have enjoyed the chance to play in a club environment on quality tables with specialist coaches. Thank you to the HRC coaches Vanessa, George and Dale. It is now the turn of Flamingos class.    Mrs King

Tennis Y5/6 Tournament

On Monday 20th may, eight year 5/6 children went to compete in a tennis tournament. It took place at St John Fisher School, we walked there with Mrs King. There were two OJS teams (Team A and Team B). The A team came second out of three in their court and the B team came third out of four. We all really enjoyed the competition and had lots of fun. We would like to thank Mrs King for taking us to the tournament.

Elodia and Anna (Cheetahs Class)

Y3-4 Tennis Tournament

Some of our Y4 students entered a tennis competition on Monday afternoon which was held at St John Fisher. We split our pupils into two different teams and we all got three matches each against St Josephs A and B team and our other team. We all tried very hard but eventually we had to have winners. The Oatlands A team won and the B team were runners up. At the end of the day, we were all very tired and happy. The next round is the Harrogate finals. Toby and Claudia were also awarded sports values awards, Toby for teamwork and Claudia for honesty. Well done Oatlands Juniors!

Toby and Arran

Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Tournament

Last term, we did a Tri-Golf tournament against 15 other schools. We sadly didn’t win but we made it into the top ten. We had lots of fun and don’t care that we didn’t win because we are happy with what we gotJ.This tournament was at  Harrogate Golf Club and we are so thankful for them letting us use their golf course for this reason. There were 8 different stations and they were things to do with chipping and putting. We tried our best and we are very proud of ourselves. 

Maggie Snodgrass and Olivia Moyser

Hockey Competition

On Tuesday 5th March, some of the children from Year 5 and Year 6 took part in a Hockey Tournament at St Aidan’s. There were 18 teams in total with OJS taking three teams to the tournament. All of the teams played 5 matches each against opposing teams. There were 3 leagues; team A won their league; team B finished in 4th place and team C came 6th. Team A were undefeated and will attend the finals in a few weeks. Well done to all the players and good luck to the A team for the finals!


Last Friday, our boys’ football team went to York to play in the National League Cup representing Harrogate Town FC. This followed their success in the Harrogate Area Finals. The team played against the club representatives form Hartlepool, Guiseley, Halifax, Bradford, York and Gateshead football clubs. The standard was high and the pace was quick. Well done to Sam, Lucas, Jamie, Zach, Alfie, Henry, Alasdair and Kuba (who stood in for Ollie at the last minute) for an impressive performance. Sadly, we didn’t make the final this time but not for want of trying! Well done boys – no pressure Y5 but it’d be great to go again next year!

Gymnastics Competition

On Thursday last week, two teams of children attended a gymnastics competition at Rossett School. They all performed in floor routines, body management routines and a vault routine. Despite some excellent performances, we didn’t make it through to the finals this year. Thank you to Annabel (who was in the winning team last year) and to Ruby and Iona for spending some of their lunch hours coaching – I hope to use you again next year!

Athletics Tournament

On Tuesday, 9 pupils from Y3 and Y4 participated in an Athletics Tournament at Harrogate High School. They competed against 11 other Primary Schools in the Harrogate area, in a number of differernt track and field events. I was immensely proud of the team spirit and individual efforts given by all the pupils, each performing at their very best and representing Oatlands Juniors superbly. It was a tough competition and top placings were very close. We came 5th overall out of the 11 teams, which is a great achievement. A huge thank you to Mrs Williams who come along to support and help get the children to each of their events. Well done! 

Miss Weir

Tag Rugby at Harrogate Rugby Ground

Football Finals

On Wednesday 14th of November Oatlands Junior School attended the football finals for both the girls and boys respectively, at Harrogate Town Football club. The girls’ team did really well and were competitive in every match. We hope that reaching the finals will inspire more girls to be part of our school football teams. Well done to Ashton for receiving a special award for determination.

The boys (led by Mr Bray) managed to win all their games and won the whole tournament. They received the shield for the Harrogate Schools area and will now represent Harrogate Town in a club tournament. Well done boys and good luck with the next stage!

Mrs King, Zach Rawes and Lucas Harrison          

On Wednesday 14th November, 2018, children from Year 5 went to a table tennis tournament at Rossett High School. After our table tennis lessons at Harrogate Racquets club, we got the opportunity to take part in a tournament. Five boys and five girls were chosen from Year 5 Macaws class. We did a warm up by playing doubles to practise our skills before finding out who we were playing against. The boys played against Pannal and Ashville; the girls played against John Fishers. The other teams had lots of experience but we tried our best and did ourselves and the school proud. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed getting to play in a competition.     Finn Poyser-Senior and Yasmin Lovell (Macaws)

Boys Football Tournament

On Monday 5th November, the  Year 5 & 6 Football Teams took part in the Harrogate Schools Football Competition at St John Fisher School, entering three teams from Oatlands.  Over five games, nine goals were scored with no conceded goals, thanks to the skills of our defence and goal keeper. We played an attacking game with the shape of our team, with many boys scoring goals, our defence was like a brick wall.  The attack was fierce and everyone played really well. One team has reached the finals next Wednesday at Harrogate Town Football Club.

By Ollie Holdsworth and Alfie Bray

Girls' Football Team

Our girls' football team have been training during some of their lunchtimes. A big thank you to Finn Poyser-Senior and Finn Swallow who have been helping to referee their training matches and give a little coaching.

Cross Country

Last weekend’s Cross Country event results were fantastic - Grace Brierley came third in the Year 6 girls, Ted Crossland qualified in the Year 5 boys, and there were great performances across the boys events, as a whole.  In the Year 4 girls, the top three were all from Oatlands! India came 1st, Martha 2nd and Iona 3rd – pictured with their coach from the Young Athletes Club, Jon Ireland. Mrs Kennerley

Swimming Gala

On Thursday 27th September, 19 children went to the Hydro by coach for a swimming competition. During the competition, there were races for girls and boys in Y3/4 and Y5/6 for backstroke, front crawl and breastroke. Oatlands Juniors came in 8th place out of 16. This was our first time taking part in this particular competition There was a trophy for 1st place and medals for 2nd and 3rd. A huge thank you to Mrs King and Mrs Snodgrass for accompanying us to the swimming gala.

By Eve Snodgrass

Y5/6 Girls Football Tournament

On Wednesday the 26 of September, the girls’ football team played in a tournament and got through to the finals. We played 6 matches, swapping the team captain to make it fair and goalie between Elodie, Leila and Ashton. We had a lot of fun practicing and it paid off in the game. Our first football game was against Willow Tree. Millie enjoyed playing attack with Amina and Yasmin playing midfield with Brooke.

By Millie Adrian-Horrocks

Y3/4 Archery and Y5/6 Cycling Festival

Six children from Y4 took part in an archery festival and eight from Y5/6 in a cycling festival this week. The Y4s had a chance to try archery and compete in 4 different archery challenges, while Y5/6 competed in cycling races. Five other schools from Harrogate attended the event.

Two of our attendees were awarded wristbands – Charlie Chapman-Wilsher for team work and Edward Evans for determination.

Badminton Success

This Wednesday, Y4, Y5 and Y6 went to a Badminton tournament at Harrogate Racquets Club. We played against two schools: Rossett Acre and Pannal who were very good teams. But we like a challenge so we went in with a positive attitude and took it in our stride. What a fantastic afternoon! Everyone tried their very best. It was tense; we were waiting for the scores and… WE WON!

Thank you to Mrs Adrian and Mrs King for helping out with the tournament. We all enjoyed it very much.

By Eleanor Adrian-Horrocks and Harry Leach

Triathlon Stars!

Conor Lister, Iona Melville, Leila Barclay and Georgia Murray all competed in the Ripon Junior triathlon on Sunday 1st July. This involved 150m open water swim (in a lake), 2k cycle and then 1.2k run. As it was so warm, they didn’t have to wear wetsuits - all very brave to get in that water. For some of them, it was their first open water triathlon and they had to overcome some nerve to do it. They were all amazing and did the Harrogate Junior triathlon club proud! Well done! Mrs Murray

Year 5 and 6 Rounders Tournament

On Monday 25th June, 12 pupils who attend Rounders Club on Friday afternoons, took part in a tournament at Rossett Sports Centre against twelve other schools. It was a very hot day meaning we had to drink lots of water. We were split into pools of three, in our pool were: Rossett Acre and Follifoot. We played 4 matches and won two of them, both of them against Rossett Acre. In our pool we came second, Follifoot winning. Thank you to Mr McIntyre for taking us. We would recommend that any future Year 5 and 6’s take part.

Jack Brierley and Georgia Homer 6M Cheetahs

Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Tournament

Y3/4 – Tri Golf Tournament

Students were selected to represent the school at the Harrogate and Craven Tri-Golf tournament, there was great enthusiasm, effort and resilience shown by the students as half of the team had never played golf before. Overall, the team came sixth out of ten schools and were all happy in what they achieved. Mr Nixon and myself couldn’t believe how quickly they had improved their skill over the tournament and were a real credit to the school. Mr McIntyre

Year 5/6 Cricket Tournament

Year 5 and 6 cricket team took part in the Harrogate and District cricket tournament, it was a great day for the team as they only lost one fixture throughout the day and came second in their group. Overall, they were placed 4th within the tournament narrowly missing out on qualifying for the finals. Player of the tournament was Ollie Holdsworth he showed an attacking flair with the bat and had control on his bowling mixing the bowling up with spin and pace bowling. Well done boys it was a fantastic day and a great team effort.  Mr McIntyre

Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament

On Thursday 29th March 2018, 10 children from Year 5 and 6 travelled to Harrogate Rugby Club to take part in a Tag Rugby Competition. We played eight teams and went undefeated. We won the tournament using bagel power! Well done to Lucas Moyser, Charlie Whewell, Ollie Holdsworth, Eleanor Robson, Alasdair Davidson, Lucas Harrison, Molly Wainwright, Aimee Suddaby Zach Rawes and Josh Morales-Macias.

School Games Cross Country Finals

Schools from all over North Yorkshire descended on Dalby Forest last week for the Level 3 School Games Cross Country Finals. Congratulations to Harry Collyer, Martha Kennerley, Ted Crossland, Georgia Murray, Emma Trayford and Henry Neligan, all of whom not only qualified for the finals but finished in a range of positions from 23rd to 55th. With over 600 primary school competitors in total, they did very well.

Year 5/6 Hockey Tournament

On Thursday 22nd March, 12 Oatlands Junior School pupils took part in a Quicksticks Hockey Tournament (four players a side) at St. Aidans COE High School. We played four matches against: Sutton, Pannal and Willow Tree, there were eight teams in total, who all played very well.

We took three teams, the A team, B team and C team. The A team came 2nd overall, receiving a place in the Final at Harrogate Hockey Club. The B team came 3rd and the C team played very well too. We really enjoyed this Sporting Event as we enjoyed representing our School and working in a team. Mr McIntyre gave Elsa player of the tournament.

Written by Jack Brierley and Elsa Gordon

Year 3/4 Gymnastics Final

On Thursday the 22nd of February we went to Harrogate high for the gym finals. When we got there we went to floor warm up. On floor warm up we practiced very hard on the routine, and our smiles. After working very hard we went to compete in floor. We thought we were going in a bad direction until the judge smiled at us. After doing an incredible floor routine we headed to vault and had our two practices. We all remembered to do a tuck jump instead of a summer jump. Yeh we did great in vault! Body management was are strongest event but our scariest event there. We came the fifth best in North Yorkshire. By Ruby, Iona and Yasmin

Year 5/6 Hockey

On Thursday 22nd March, 12 Oatlands Junior School pupils took part in a Quicksticks Hockey Tournament (four players a side) at St. Aidans COE High School. We played four matches against: Sutton, Pannal and Willow Tree, there were eight teams in total, who all played very well.
We took three teams, the A team, B team and C team. The A team came 2nd overall, receiving a place in the Final at Harrogate Hockey Club. The B team came 3rd and the C team played very well too. We really enjoyed this Sporting Event as we enjoyed representing our School and working in a team. Mr McIntyre gave Elsa player of the tournament.

Written by Jack Brierley and Elsa Gordon


Year 5/6 Rugby Champions

On Thursday 29th March 2018, 10 children from Year 5 and 6 travelled to Harrogate Rugby Club to take part in a Tag Rugby Competition. We played eight teams and went undefeated. Well done to Lucas Moyser, Charlie Whewell, Ollie Holdsworth, Eleanor Robson, Alasdair Davidson, Lucas Harrison, Molly Wainwright, Aimee Suddaby Zach Rawes and Josh Morales-Macias. Charlie Whewell and Lucas Moyser


The Year 5 and 6 rugby team represented Oatlands Junior School at the Harrogate and Craven rugby competition, all students who competed showed dedication, determination and enthusiasm to come out winners overall without losing a game! It was a fantastic to put into practice all the skills they have learnt at the rugby club and to finish the term on a massive positive. Mr McIntyre





The Gymnastics Final

On Thursday the 22nd of February we went to Harrogate high for the gym finals. When we got there we went to floor warm up. On floor warm up we practiced very hard on the routine, and our smiles. After working very hard we went to compete in floor. We thought we were going in a bad direction until the judge smiled at us. After doing an incredible floor routine we headed to vault and had our two practices. We all remembered to do a tuck jump instead of a summer jump. Yeh we did great in vault! Body management was are strongest event but our scariest event there. We came the fifth best in North Yorkshire.

By Ruby, Iona and Yasmin

Harrogate U9s cricket success

A huge well done to Harrogate U9’s Cricket team, whose indoor team recently topped the league table by winning all seven of their games. Oatland Year 4s, Ted Crossland, Joseph Kell, Rafi Leslie, Joe Kinnear and Ben Summerson all play for the U9s.

The squad, which practices at Ashville Sports Centre, were presented with their medals by Stowe Family Law CEO Charles Hartwell, at a ceremony attended by parents.

Their final game is a play-off against the team in second place, Studley Royal. We wish the team the very best of luck!

Gymnastics Success!

We went to a Y3-4 gym competition at 3:15pm on Thursday 1st February at Rossett sport centre. The schools competing were Pannal, Rossett Acre, St. Peters and us. Our team consisted of Iona, Yasmin, Ruby, India and Annabel. All of us were very nervous but excited at the same time. We were the first contestants there, so we got the best seats. Our first event was floor and we did it very well. Some of us were a little hesitant at first but we got the hang of it in the end. We also forgot to smile at times, because we were so serious about winning! Then we headed towards vault. We all managed to do the high vault but the other team didn’t. Body management was our strongest event but we also liked it because it had skipping and we all like skipping! After that we were very tired, so we all got our snacks and drinks out and had a little rest. This is the time we had all been waiting for… The top two got into the finals and WE CAME FIRST!

By Iona, Yasmin and Ruby


Five girls, year 3/4’s, entered into the Harrogate and Craven Gymnastics and came out as winners. It was an incredibly tight competition, with Oatlands winning by 0.9 of a point. The Oatlands girls performed a floor routine, body management and vaulting: they showed control, athleticism and determination, to remember their routines and perform them at such a high standard. The girls will be back to hard work as they have progressed onto Harrogate Finals on Thursday 22nd February. Well done girls on such a great achievement!

Mr McIntyre

Cross Country School Games Event

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