Many curriculum enhancement days have been taking place throughout the year. These days have allowed pupils to participate in more physical activity outside their P.E slots, and continue to help pupils improve on fundamental skills such as balance, coordination, stamina, agility and more. Please see below at some of the curriculum enhancement days that have taken place so far.
Balance Bike Day!
Reception and Year 1 took part in Balance Bike Day led by former Olympian, Phil Bateman. The pupils spent much of their time learning the basic skills of how to ride a bike, and by the end, the majority of pupils could ride a balance bike, with all making exceptional progress.
"All pupils made excellent progress and you could see them becoming more confident as time passed." (Phil Bateman)
"This is the best school day ever!" (Year 1 pupil)
"It was amazing to see how well the pupils performed. One of the pupils was nervous before they started and y the end, they were gliding around and not wanting the session to finish." (Year 1 Teacher)
"All of my pupils picked up some valuble skills from Phil. They were riding over platrorms and ducking under obstacles on their bikes. I also picked up some valuble caoching techniques for when we use our new balance bikes in Reception." (Reception Teacher)
Circus Skills Day!
All pupils at school took part in a Circus Skills Day. There were many workshops that took place throughout the day, with each class being dedicated to at least 45 minutes. Workshops included: walking tight ropes, spinning plates, dance routines, hoop movements and juggling. The aim of the Circus Skills Day was to enhance and develop pupils fundamental skills such as: balance, coordination and stamina. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed it and it was clear to see progression in their skills throughout the workshops.
Our Energy Boosters pupil voice work alongside pupils and teachers to promote a physically active lifestyle. Some of their jobs include ensuring playground equipment is out and ready during break times, encouraging pupils to join in activities such as skipping, looking at ways to enhance the school grounds to make it more physically accessible and keeping an eye out for those pupils being physically active. They have also introduced their own Energy Booster cards, which they give to a Key Stage 1 and 2 pupil who have been physically active during the week. Please take a look at the cards that pupils can be awarded during achievement assembly.
We are now official partners with Leeds Trinity University through their Children's University Scheme. This scheme gives recognition to pupils who are learning through a variety of out-of-school hours clubs and visits. Pupils can buy a Children's University Passport from the school office for a reduced rate of £2.50. Stamps are collected for each after-school club or external visits to different learning destinations. Please see the letters attached below for more information!
Sporting Spirit Certificates have been introduced into our Friday Achievement Assembly. A pupil in each cohort has the opportunity to win an award in recognition in regards to their participation in physical activity. The participation may be recognised in: P.E lessons, Active Learning Lessons, Break Time and Lunch Times or After School Clubs.
The certificates focus on 6 key areas, which are: Honesty, Determination, Passion, Respect, Self-Belief and Teamwork. Since the introduction of the certificates, pupils and staff have noticed an increase in pupils regularly taking part in physical activity and a sporting profile is continued to be developed throughout the school. Take a look at the certificated below with a brief description.
Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and the self discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working every day to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!
With others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing. Be truthful and promote fairness in every situation.
Giving it 100%, putting your heart and soul into whatever you are doing and never giving up. Care about what you do and the people around you, and approach each opportunity with enthusiasm and positivity.
Treating others politely and with understanding. Accepting life’s ‘ups and downs’ with grace. Respect everyday, in everything you do and for everyone around you.
You've got to believe to achieve. Have the self belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best.
Treat everyone equally, support each other’s and work together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each others’ success. Be a good friend and a positive team player in school, sport and life.