At the start of term, Year 1 were lucky to have a Gymnastics coach come in and teach them some basic Gymnastics skills. The children learnt: how to walk and stand like a Gymnast, a range of balances and had a go at completing a forward roll. All the children enjoyed the session and are keen to continue learning Gymnastics in PE this term.
Just before the holidays, year 1 went over to The Marsh Academy to participate in a Multi-Sports event.
They had to complete a range of activities, testing their: jumping, running, throwing, kicking and hitting skills.
All the children had lots of fun and even got to meet the Shepway Sports Mascot!
Overall there were 12 teams competing and we were lucky enough to have a team come 3rd and 1st. Congratulations to all the children who took part!
Earlier this term some children from year 5 and 6 went over to the Marsh Academy to train as Sports Crew members. The children looked at how to put on mini competitions during lunch times whilst developing children’s sporting skills. All the children had to plan an activity as a small group and then demonstrate and explain it to children from another school, before getting them to complete the activity and scoring them to find a winner! They discussed ways they could make the activity more challenging and less challenging for different ages and abilities.
The children are now keen to implement their new skills and will be supporting children on both KS1 and KS2 playgrounds at lunchtimes in the near future.
Keep an eye for photos of them leading these activities.
We have been awarded the School Games Mark Gold award.
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.