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The Mount Junior Infant & Nursery School

Reason ◆ Resilience ◆ Respect

Thornes Road, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire WF2 8QW

01924 371738

Tag Rugby 2018

After a shaky start in the first game, The Mount's rugby team pulled together and performed brilliantly throughout the rest of the tournament.  There were some excellent tries from Kenzie, Ellie, Harry and Alex and the whole team demonstrated their defending skills by  making some fantastic tackles.   All the games were close (with only one or two tries difference in the end score) but despite only winning one game, the team never gave up.  Their resilience was admirable and they should be very  proud of their achievements!


Players of the tournament:  Ellie M and Alex



World Cup Football

Year 3 & 4 Rugby

Years 3 and 4 were invited to a rugby tournament at Wakefield Trinity.  They played brilliantly, had great fun and showed great sportsmanship in all their games. 

After the action-packed friendly tournament the team had the honour of bringing out the Sky Sports flag for all the Wakefield Trinity spectators to see.  They even got to meet some of the players!

Football 2018

Following on from the great work put in by year three and four, Violet Class brought their silky-skills and game-heads to the competition that they've been looking forward to since they started in year 6, and they didn't disappoint! 

The girls put in a great team performance won two of their four games.  They finished 3rd overall.

Goal scorers:  Morgan (3), Millie (2), Kiera (1)

The boys also put in a  fantastic performance showing both incredible individual and team skill.  They won all of their games, scoring 14 goals and only conceding one!

Year 3/4 Football 2018

Eight boys and eight girls from Blue and Green Class headed to the Wakefield Football Centre to take on the other pyramid schools in the 7-aside competition.  

The boys showed skill and worked well as a team.  Winning three of their five games.  They finished third overall.

 The girls were not as confident at the start, but pulled together and showed great resilience and teamwork.  By the end of the tournament their skills began to shine through and they also finished in third place.

Hockey - Level 3a District Qualifying Event

After winning the pyramid competition, the mighty Mount team went to Slazengers Hockey Club to play against the winners of all the other Wakefield pyramid competitions.  All the competitors played brilliantly, but against tough competition we came 5th place.

Hockey 2018

The Mount visited Wakefield Hockey Club at College Grove to play hockey on their fantastic water-based astroturf. (The pitch is so good that the Chinese women's hockey squad trained there for the London Olympics in 2012!)


The Mount put in incredible individual and team performances, and won all of their five games.  The team effort and individual skill was outstanding, so much so that The Mount scored 19 goals in total and only conceded 1! This means that The Mount won the tournament and brought the trophy home.


Goal Scorers:

Leon - 4

Isaac - 6

Greyson - 7

Tyler - 2


Congratulations to everyone who took part! 

Netball 2018

This year's netball was split into two pools.  The Mount came second in their pool - winning, drawing and losing a game.  There were some terrific skills demonstrated by all the players who scored some great goals, defended with passion and worked extremely hard to get the ball to their shooting end.  

In the next round, it was a close match between The Mount and Flanshaw, but The Mount were to lose 4-0.  Congratulations to Flanshaw who were the overall winners of the tournament.


Stand out performances:

Tia: centre court play

Mateusz: defence

Boys' Indoor Athletics 2017

With a mixture of track and field events, The Mount's boys showed off a range of athletic skills in this tournament.  The competitors took part in a range of throwing, jumping and speed challenges.

The event ended with the relay races where all of the athletes pushed themselves and showed fantastic teamwork and sportsmanship.

Overall, The Mount did extremely well and with a combined score of 108 the boys should be very proud of achieving second place (only 8 points behind the winners!)!

1st place in their event:

4x2 relay: Connor, Greyson, Rehan & Isaac

Standing long jump: Greyson

Javelin rocket: Connor 


2nd place in their event:

2x2 relay: Connor & Rehan

Chest push: Connor

Triple jump: Greyson

Vertical jump: Milosz



Congratulations to the 25 children from years 4, 5 and 6 who took part in the Local Schools' Cross Country Tournament.

Overall, The Mount came 2nd due to excellent individual and team performances.


Year 4:  Lia - 1st place!

Qualified for level 2 competition: Lauren, Lia, Eoghan!

Year 5: Jessica - 1st place!
Qualified for level 2 competition:
Jessica, Ellie Mae, Mason!

Year 6: Issac - 1st place, Greyson
2nd place, Rehan - 3rd place!
Qualified for level 2 competition:
Issac, Greyson, Rehan, Millie, Kiera!

Sports Fortnight 2017

Wow! What a fantastic fortnight of sports we have had. We've learnt new skills and tried new sports; we've competed against our class mates, and other year groups; we've used teamwork to challenge our opponents, and created a whole school performance. Violet Class (Year 6) have learned how to be sports leaders, so they could run the KS1 competition. 

Cross Country 2018

The cross country athletes didn't disappoint when they demonstrated excellent stamina in this year's cross country event.  There were great individual and team performances and all the competitors should be very proud of both their performances and the way in which they represented our school.


Winning Teams:

Year 4 boys:  Xavery, Dawson, Liam & Samuel 

Year 5 girls:  Leah, Aramante, Kiara, Zara & Lauren 

Year 6 girls:  Jessica, Emily, Kadie, Ellie & Elizabeth


Individual Winners:

Year 5 girls: Leah -  set a new track record

Year 5 boys: Callum -  set a new track record

Year 6 girls: Jessica - set a new track record (for both boys and girls!)

Sports Fortnight 2018

At The Mount we work hard in P.E to become fit, healthy, talented athletes.  Our Sports Fortnight has been action-packed!

Events Included:

  • Year 3/4 rounders tournament
  • Fencing
  • Year 3/4 athletics led by Cathedral Academy's sports leaders 
  • Year 5/6 athletics led by Cathedral Academy's sports leaders 
  • 'Beat the headteacher' daily mile challenge
  • Jedi Challenges
  • World Cup Football Tournament against local schools. We won the trophy, playing as Brazil!
  • DanceXplosion Day of Dance
  • Mini Archery
  • Year 5/6 rounders tournament
  • KS2 finals
  • Fencing

What a fortnight it's been! We've tried (and loved!) some new sports; competed against others; performed a whole-school dance; and challenged ourselves to make sure we perform at our best.  Well done to every single one of you!  

  • Still to come...WHOLE SCHOOL SPORTS DAY on Friday 6th.

Dance Explosion

Who knew skipping could be so much fun?

On the 24th January, the whole school took part in skipping workshops.  We learned new skills; realised how fit it could make us; and above all, had loads of fun!

All the staff had a workshop after school too.  Hopefully we'll see everyone out skipping on the playground at some point!

Tag Rugby Oct 2017

This year's tag rugby competition was hosted by The Mount; what a treat it was for the spectators!

Every player on the 10-person squad showed skill, enthusiasm and a desire to win.  It was a real team effort with everyone making fantastic tackles and preventing the opposition from scoring.  But The Mount didn't stop at defending, they also scored plenty of tries - resulting in four wins and a draw.

Well done!

Top scorers:  Greyson and Issac


Year 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 athletics

Everyone competed to the best of their ability; there were some outstanding performances.  Well done Key Stage 2!

Thank you to Cathedral Academy for lending us some of their sports leaders to help the competitions run smoothly.

KS2 athletics finals

What fantastic performances! The finals began with the sprint races; followed by distance; then hurdles; and finished off with the relay. Each finalist demonstrated determination, athleticism and sportsmanship in their event.  Everyone should be extremely proud of their efforts!

Thank you to the athletes' parents and guardians for your support in this event.

Sports Hall Athletics 2018

The competition began with the boys event.  They demonstrated a range of athletic abilities in both the field and running events.  

Team:  Harry, TJ, Sam, Alex, Kenzie, Ahmed, Selemon, Haris and Mason

All the boys did incredibly well and showed a true determination to win.  Highlights included two of the boys       ( Mason and Haris) jumping over 5 metres (!) in the triple jump, and the 6 lap parlauf race which we drew with St Michaels.

This part of the competition was incredibly close: The Mount boys came in second place, just after St Michaels...

But it wasn't all over, as the second part of the competition was still to come...

The girls competed in the same events against the 5 other schools the following day.  Like the boys, the girls showed grit and determination and performed brilliantly in their events.  Highlights for the girls included some very springy actions on the jumping events, and a clear win in the 6 lap parlauf (Jessica and Ellie ran like pros!)

Team:  Kadie, Kathryn, Aliza, Ellie, Millie, Jessica, Emily, Alexis and Elizabeth

The girls also finished in second place; but with The Mount School's combined boys' and girls' scores we finished joint first place with St Michaels!!

Well done to everyone who competed!

Athletes qualifying for the next round of the cross country competition:

Year 4:  Nicole

Xavery, Dawson, Liam & Samuel

Year 5:  Leah, Aramante, 

Kiara, Zara & Lauren 

Owen & Callum

Year 6:  Jessica, Emily, Kadie,

Ellie and Elizabeth

Haris & Harry


KS2 Finals


Jessica was against the best in the country when she competed at Loughborough and she did an amazing job of representing her school and young female athletes.  We are all so proud of your achievements Jessica!   Could she one day make it to the Olympics? Watch this space...  

Cross Country - West Yorkshire Finals

Due to a residential trip, not all qualifying athletes from the district competition could attend this round.   But our Year 5 stars travelled to Temple Newsam to compete against the best runners in the county.  

Jessica put in an incredible performance and came 7th in her heat - she will now compete in the ENGLAND(!) finals in Loughborough.


Wakefield District Cross Country 2018

On a cold, snowy February afternoon, ten brave athletes travelled to Outwood Grange Academy for the Wakefield District Cross Country Competition.  All the competitors showed brilliant resilience as they were running not only a long distance race, but were battling against the elements too!

Each athlete demonstrated stamina and skill as they powered around the slippery course.  Some of the races had 50 runners, and The Mount did a fantastic job at keeping up with, and in some cases, leading the pack.



Year 4: Lauren - 19th      Lia - 20th

Year 5:  Jessica - 1st (!)  Emily - 12th

             Mason - 22nd

Year 6: Millie - 8th    Kiera - 12th

           Isaac - 4th   Rehan - 10th    Greyson - 12th


All the children who finished between 1st and 10th place have qualified for the West Yorkshire round of the competiton.

Girls' Indoor Athletics 2017

Following on from the boys' success, The Mount's girls demonstrated how they've developed as athletes over the year.  Every competitor put 100% effort into their events and demonstrated fantastic determination to do their best for their team.


The girls' combined scores put them in fourth place. 

1st place in their event:

Triple jump: Millie


Dodgeball Oct 2017

It was Year 4 representing The Mount at this year's dodgeball tournament - and what a fantastic job they did!

Winning four out of their five games, Blue Class should be extremely proud of their performance.


Stand out performances by: Sonny, Habeel, Aramante and Max

Dance Explosion, Wakefield Trinity and Nactics Martial Arts

Each year was able to experience three different sports during the fortnight: dance, rugby and martial arts.  Some of us loved the experience so much that we are going to see if we can join these clubs!

KS1 athletics and skills tournament

Orange and Yellow Class showed energy, enthusiasm and skill when they were treated to a fantastic afternoon of sport, planned and run by Violet Class.