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In PE this half term, all pupils will develop the O from SCHOOL BAG, overcomers of challenge and the G growth mindset, through doing three sports that will all test their resilience skills and how they can come together to find a solution.

 

Key Stage 1 will be exploring different ways of ball manipulation while also learning how to increase their flexibility through gymnastics and how to use a map through orienteering.  Pupils will be exploring how they can transfer skills that have been learnt through other sports and apply those skills.  Fundamental ball skills will be applied as pupils aim to progress in basketball.  All pupils in Key Stage 1 will be encouraged to discuss within partners/groups how they can help each other improve and problem solve.

 

In Key Stage 2, all pupils will participate in orienteering, gymnastics and basketball lessons.  Their skills from football and netball will be helpful to make progress in their new sports, as well as their prior learning in dance, which should help with their range of flexibility.  

 

Upper Key Stage 2 will be asked to follow a map and be able to navigate their way through different courses while being able to remember different details testing their memory skills as well as their understanding skills. In gymnastics, they will be tasked with coming up with different routines and asked to think about how they can execute those to different pieces of music.

 

Maths has also been an area of emphasis in PE lessons.  It has been used effectively in Key Stage 1 to help pupils’ counting skills and mental maths calculations.  In Key Stage 2 many of our lessons have featured different aspects of maths to challenge all pupils further.

 

Although Emerald Class will continue with swimming lessons during the first half of the Spring Term, Jasper Class will start their swimming lessons after February half term - please remember they will need a swimming hat and the correct swimming kit with a towel.

As a school, we will continue to send various teams to represent us at different competitions locally across a number of different sports that link into what they have learned at school.  We will build on the success we have already achieved in autumn with many top finishes in competitions.  We offer a range of sports clubs across the week that help reinforce the learning that has been undertaken in lessons as well as to develop pupils personally.

 

Please remember that children should come to school dressed in the correct PE kit on the day of their lessons (please check the Uniform Policy on the website). Their lessons are on the following days:

Monday: Year 2
Tuesday: Year 3 and Year 1
Wednesday: Year 4 and Year 6
Thursday: Year 5

Pupils in Year 4 attending swimming lessons should wear PE kits on Wednesdays and bring their swimming kit to school with them.

The weather is still colder and wetter; please ensure that your child has the option of cold weather PE kit, black or navy jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt/ school jumper.  For further updates, please check back on the website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming Proficiency

There were 58 pupils in Year 6 at the start of 2021-22. At the beginning of the year:

  • 41% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • 42% could use a range of strokes effectively.
  • 44% could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

This was partly as a result of a lack of access to swimming pools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports Premium funding was used to support additional swimming lessons for those pupils who could not achieve these objectives during the Autumn Term 2021. The impact of these additional lessons was that, at the end of 2021-22:

  • 50% of Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • 50% of Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively.
  • 52% of Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

As Sports Premium funding has now been confirmed for 2022-23, lessons have been booked for the pupils who will enter Year 6 in September 2022.

 

 


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