In PE this half term, all pupils will develop their resilience. The aim of this
unit of learning is to use PE to develop skills that will assist pupils in succeeding in sport and in the real world.
Key Stage 1 will have the opportunity to try a variety of Athletic events combining running races, throwing and jumping. Pupils will be encouraged to support each other to try their best in events and congratulate others on their successes. These are important aspects of participation in sport as well as in life in general. In the units on striking and fielding sports, pupils will develop their hand-eye co-ordination through a variety of ball striking and catching games. They will also begin to learn some basic rules of games like cricket and rounders.
In Key Stage 2, pupils will also have the opportunity participate in athletics events. These will be tailored to traditional athletic events including sprinting, a variety of jumps and throwing events. Pupils will be encouraged to take a holistic view of how their bodies move, and strategies they can use to improve their performance. In the units on striking and fielding sports, they will continue to build on what they have learned previously to improve their gameplay knowledge of cricket and rounders. In upper Key Stage 2, pupils will have the chance to create their own striking and fielding game and share this with their peers.
In Year 4, Jasper Class will continue with swimming lessons until the end of the school year.
The school will continue to send teams to represent us at different competitions locally in a variety of sports and there will be several clubs run after school to support pupils in building on their sporting skills and general fitness including tennis/badminton, cricket, multiskills and running. We are also looking forward to the return of sports days across the school!
Please remember that pupils in Reception - Year 6 should come to school dressed in appropriate PE kit on the day of their lesson. Lessons are on the following days:
Mondays: Year 3
Tuesdays: Year 2
Wednesdays: Year 1 and Year 4
Thursday: Year 5
Friday: Reception and Year 6
Pupils in Year 4 attending swimming lessons should wear PE kit on Wednesdays and bring their swimming kit to school with them.
As the weather is turning colder, please ensure that your child has navy or black jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt in the same colours, or their school jumper.
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There were 56 pupils in Year 6 during 2020-21. At the beginning of the year:
- 46% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 55% could use a range of strokes effectively.
- 68% could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Sports Premium funding was used to support additional swimming lessons for those pupils who could not achieve these objectives at the start of the year. Due to restrictions in place relating to COVID-19, swimming lessons could only take place during the Summer term. The impact of this was that, at the end of 2020-21:
- 50% of Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 61% of Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively.
- 77% of Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.