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Year 4/5 football tournament - 19/2/24

Our Year 4/5 football team competed in a tournament held at the Mansfield Town FC academy. This was the first time this group have played together competitively and they performed extremely well. We won 3, drew 2 and lost 1 game, missing out on the finals by just one defeat. Well done boys!

Cricket coaching begins - 19/2/24

This half term coaches from Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club will be in school on Mondays, delivering coaching to Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The children will be covering, catching, throwing, fielding and batting, before putting those skills into practice in games.

Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics - 6/2/24

This afternoon 12 children from Years 5 and 6 represented the school at an indoor athletics competition held at Outwood Academy. The children performed brilliantly in a range of events such as speed bounce, chest push and javelin. We excelled in the track events, winning a number of relay races. The children behaved impeccably and represented Jacksdale wonderfully.

Wollaton Park cross country - 2/2/24

This afternoon we took 24 children from Key Stage 2 to Wollaton Park to take part in a cross country event arranged by Nottingham High School. On a cold day, on a boggy course, the children competed wonderfully. Cross country is the one sporting event we enter that is really demanding physically but our children kept going and all should be really proud of their achievements today.

Girls football finals - 29/1/24

As a result of winning the qualifying round last week, our girls' football team this afternoon played in the finals of a tournament held at the Mansfield Town FC academy. The girls were superb and played to an incredible level. Unfortunately, we missed out an qualifying for the east midlands round of the competition by just one goal. The girls were a credit to the school and we are very proud of them.

Girls football tournament - we won! - 22/1/24

Our girls' football team took part in a tournament at the RH Academy, which is Mansfield Town's training ground. Nine teams took part in the event. We played four games, winning the first three. We drew our final game 0-0. It is wonderful to report that these results meant we won our group and now qualify for the next stage of the competition next Monday. The girls played brilliantly and conducted themselves incredibly well - they were a true credit to our school. Thank you to Miss Place for coaching our team. We can't wait to play again on Monday! Well done girls!

Disability and Diversity Wheelchair Activities - W/C 22nd January

Next week we will have special visitors into school. To raise awareness of disability and diversity, the children will be taking part in a number of wheelchair sporting events. Express Coaching Services will be bringing wheelchairs into school and children from all year groups will be taking part in some of the following activities:


Wheelchair dance/movement

Wheelchair archery

Wheelchair basketball

Wheelchair tag rugby

Wheelchair tennis


We're sure the children will have a fantastic time taking part in familiar sports but with a huge twist. At the same time, they'll learn how people with disabilities can still take part in sporting activities.

KS1 cricket festival - 18/1/24

This morning, 12 of our Key Stage 1 children took part in a cricket festival at the Sutton Community Academy. The children took part in a range of activities to develop their cricket skills. They thoroughly enjoyed the event and played with a smile on their face. Mrs March was delighted at how well our children conducted themselves. Well done children!

Football v Underwood C of E Primary School - 21/11/23

We played our second league game of the season against Underwood C of E Primary School this afternoon. The game was played at Brinsley Primary School on a very soggy pitch. In very difficult conditions, we managed to play some brilliant football, leading 2-0 at the break thanks to an own goal and Harlee Pollard, who finished off and incredible team move. Kicking up hill second half, we found it difficult to clear our lines and spent much of the game bravely defending our goal. We eventually came out 2-1 winners in a 'game of two halves.' Special mention goes to Jozeph Birch, who dragged us through the second half and showed fantastic effort and determination. A great result boys! Many thanks to Brinsley for allowing us to use their pitch.

Year 5/6 Mansfield Town football tournament - 20/11/23

Our football team took part in a tournament held at the Mansfield Town academy this afternoon. We played brilliantly, winning three matches and losing only one game - 1-0. We finished second in our group, missing out on next week's finals by just one goal. We played very well and conceded only one goal all afternoon. Special mention goes to our Year 5 team members who performed brilliantly, with Seb Wilks scoring with a header direct from a long throw.

Eastwood and District football tournament - 15/11/23

Our football team took part in the annual Eastwood and District football tournament today, which was held at The Kimberley School. The standard was very high and our team didn't qualify from our group. We won one game, drew one and lost two games. The boys competed well and in most cases kept their heads up when results were going against us.

Year 5 tag rugby festival - 10/11/23

This afternoon, several of our Year 5 children took part in a tag rugby festival, organised by Nottingham High School. Despite the game being new to lots of our children, they competed very well and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We won one game, drew one and lost one. Well done Year 5s!

Football v Lawrence View Primary School - 7/11/23

Tonight, we played our first league game of the season at Lawrence View Primary School. Looking resplendent in our pink kit (which helped us be seen in the gathering gloom), we dominated the game from start to finish, running out 7-0 winners. We didn't let our standards fall even when in a strong position and played some lovely football. An excellent night's work!

Football v Kimberley Primary School - 16/10/23

We played our second friendly match of the season tonight at Kimberley Primary School. We looked very confident and competitive and came out 5-0 winners. Well done boys!

Football v Priory Academy - 9/10/23

Our school football team played its first game of the new year: a friendly match at the Priory Academy. The first game of a new season is always interesting as players get used to new formations and team mates. We had a difficult first half and early in the second half found ourselves 6-2 down. Incredibly, the children managed to turn the game on its head, winning 7-6! Kayden Coope scored of our second half goals. An incredible turnaround. Well done boys!

Girls football v Priory Academy - 2/10/23

Our girls team played their first friendly match of the season tonight at the Priory Academy. The girls competed extremely well but unfortunately lost 1-0. There were many positives and the girls are looking forward to developing their skills in future games.

KS1 footgolf - 27/9/23

Mrs Clements took several Key Stage 1 children to a footgolf event this afternoon. The children competed brilliantly in a new sport and have a brilliant time!

Jacksdale Primary School football squads - 21/9/23

Following tonight's trials, the school football squad and the girls football squads have been selected. Congratulations to the children who were chosen. Our school team have entered the Eastwood and District league and will also take part in lots of tournaments as well as playing friendly matches throughout the year. Our girls team will play friendly matches and will take part in a number of other competitions.

Year 5 swimming - 11/9/23

Year 5 swimming lessons will begin on Monday the 11th of September through to and including Monday the 5th of February. The children will be transported by coach to Hucknall Leisure Centre straight after lunch and will return in time for the end of the school day.

Orienteering training - 5/9/23

On Wednesday the 5th of September, our staff took part in training, which gave us the skills to teach orienteering to the children. All children from Reception through to Year 6 will now receive orienteering lessons during the course of the year. We have now also got permanent orienteering courses on our playground, the welfare grounds and the nature reserve. Our lessons will take place at some or all of these locations.

New sponsored football kits - July 2023

We are delighted to announce that our school football team has two brand new football kits. We are incredibly grateful to two local companies who have purchased our kits as sponsors. Our blue home kit has been been purchased by Chapple's Construction Ltd; our pink away kit has been purchased by The 3D Clinic. Our new kits are of a high standard and look absolutely brilliant; they will be worn by our school teams for years to come.