In our school, we ensure all children have access to high quality, engaging PE sessions, wider sporting opportunities, and encourage an enjoyment and value for all sports. To develop the whole child socially, emotionally and physically and give them the skills to make healthy lifestyle choices in the future.
Across the school we really enjoy PE! We passionately believe in the importance of developing 'Sport and Healthy Lifestyles' amongst our children and local community. Throughout the year we will develop these through a range of sporting activities including games, gymnastics, movement and athletics. '5 a Day' and 'Wakey Shakey' are classroom based exercises we also like to do too!
With a large proportion of the Government PE Funding we have received, staff work with Mr Dave, using his expertise to inspire and develop their skills. This ensures high quality PE for our children and build staff confidence in the delivery of PE.
We have been seeking information from our families about clubs the children currently attend out of school, in order for us to make links with the local community. Mr Dave is building up links with providers in the local area and it is fantastic hearing that so many of our children are attending Nelson Football Club and Seedhill Athletics Track.
What we have been learning
In athletics we have been exploring running. We have been focusing on speed, changing direction, following different pathways and running round and over a variety of obstacles. We have also enjoyed testing different take offs and landings which we have used when participating in relay races. Additionally we have had lots of fun learning about different exciting equipment such as the javelin, hurdles and discus.
In games we have been exploring simple tactics for attacking and defending. We have been developing our spatial awareness skills, working on our reactions and changing direction. Alongside this we are learning the rules and roles of the games. We participate in a variety of games such as hockey, basketball, football and cricket.
In gymnastics we are learning all about different rolls, travels and turns. As a gymnast we know that you always have to be smart, so we are working very hard on our control and body position during each movement we make. We are working towards creating a three step sequence with a clear beginning, middle and end. Ask us to perform our sequence for you at home!
Our friends at St John Southworth
We have been developing links and making friends with the children and staff at St Johns Southworth. Year 2 children came to our school and we had a fantastic time participating in sporting competitions and games. The children showed excellent determination, collaboration and teamwork in all their activities, making us very proud!
We run daily before and after school sports clubs. Click the link below to find out what's on;