School Sports and Being Physically Active
We are very proud of the sporting opportunities and physically active sessions that we offer the children at our school. Children take part in PE lessons, after school clubs, active breaks and lessons, sporting festivals and competitive events. During the week, children complete in over 200 active participations sessions offered to children from Reception to Year 6. We are also very proud and celebrate weekly, sporting achievements as part of school events as well as celebrating personal successes outside of school. Outdoor education is also an important part of our school experience. Each year in Key Stage 2 children are given an opportunity to take part in outdoor activities in school residentials.
It is so important to offer a wide range of activities delivered in our school, which aim to contribute to the overall education, health and well-being of all children, helping them to lead full and valuable lives by engaging in purposeful and high-quality activity. The recommendation of daily physical activity in schools is 30 minutes per day (www.gov.uk)
Across the academic year, we rotate the sports available within the extra-curricular programme, which include the following:
A recent initiative to maximise the opportunity of our break and lunch-times to encourage enjoyable and effective physical activity is our sports crew sessions. The objective is to engage all children in a variety of fun activities that they can easily access. They are supported by enthusiastic and motivating staff and our children who are currently training to become sports leaders.
The children loved our recent experiences of the Daily Mile and the encouraging support of Wolfie to help them understand the importance of enjoying regular physical activity. The Warrington Wolves community coaches delivered an assembly about the importance of leading healthy lifestyles including making healthy food choices.
Our year four children recently enjoyed an active orienteering lesson to explore mastery maths skills as well as geography field work. They used a map of the school to explore different coordinates working collaboratively
We love our weekly celebrations of school event sporting achievements and personal successes outside of school. There is a display board in the school hall that we add to as a collage of achievements.
As part of the schools games awards we hosted two football tournaments for year 3,4,5 and 6 children. This involved neighbouring schools joining us for the afternoon to enjoy healthy participation and competition. Children, parents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the events.
Our annual health week is supported by local community clubs to encourage the children to try new sports and activities that they can continue by accessing the opportunities available to them outside of school.
We also follow up exciting annual events with regular assemblies that support our children's understanding of the importance of making healthy choices. This is a picture below of the fun food check helping the children to understanding how to make enjoyable choices following the eatwell plate