PE @ Spire
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At Spire Junior School, we have recently invested in the fabulous RealPE program. This program is designed to help children focus on a variety of different areas and skills necessary to become successful in a variety of different sports as well as helping children to have an active lifestyle for the rest of their lives. Children have been working on their own personal targets and learning how to be social again. Looking at encouraging and supporting one another as well as persevering with challenging skills and tasks. The program is allowing the children and teachers the opportunity to develop their knowledge in a variety of different areas and have fun whilst doing it. The children have been introduced to a variety of new games which they have taken with them onto the playground during breaks and lunch times making them more active throughout the day.
We are delighted to announce that Spire Junior School have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased thatthe hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
The Summer Term in RealPE works on the children's physical skills as well as their health and fitness. In physical skills they have been working together to work on their reaction times, collecting the ball with two hands, dominant one hand, non-dominant hand and ensuring that they are moving their bodies. They have been working to perform a variety of movements and skills with good body tension as well as linking actions together so that they flow. In health and fitness they have been been chasing after the ball from a lying or seated position, collect the ball in a balanced position from the opposite position, chasing after the ball and allowing it to go through their legs and learning to stop the ball with different body parts such as knee or head. They have been working on describing basic fitness components, knowing how long and how often they should exercise to remain healthy as well as record and monitor how hard they are working.
The Summer Term in RealPE works on the children's physical skills as well as their health and fitness. In physical skills they can explain how individuals need different types and levels of fitness to be more effective in their activity/role/event; they can plan and follow my own basic fitness programme; they can self select and perform appropriate warm-up and cool down activities and they can identify possible dangers when planning an activity. They will be learning applying their learnt skills through beanbag raid game and dodgeball and developing their skills through a variety of stance and footskills activities. In health and fitness they can create my own learning plan and revise that plan when necessary; they can accept critical feedback and make changes; they can see all new challenges as opportunities to learn and develop and recognise their strengths and weaknesses and can set themselves appropriate targets.
Year 3 have been thoroughly enjoying 'Tennis Tuesdays' throughout the Summer Term.
Home learning ideas
If you are ever struggling for ideas at home and want something to get you and your children moving, please click here for videos by the awesome SHAPE.
Academic Year 2020/2021 - No data due to closure of swimming lessons (Covid restrictions).
Academic Year 2019/2020 - 12 out of 45 Year 6 children (27%) can confidently swim the 25m standard.