We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the Gold Award for school games.
To develop the Sainsbury’s school games inclusive approach to PE and school sport we have updated our PE planning to include two new, inclusive sports in each year group. Each year group participates in dance and gymnastics sessions as well as the following newly introduced games:
Year 3 – Boccia and Skipping
Year 4 – Tri-golf and Dodgeball
Year 5 – Handball and Skipping
Year 6 – Volleyball and Dodgeball
As well as an hour quality PE a week our children also get an hours quality games session per week.
Autumn – Football, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Netball
Spring – Football, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Netball
Summer – Tennis, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket
Through ensuring that we provide our children with two hours quality PE and games per week we are encouraging them to lead healthier, more active lifestyles. For those children who enjoy competitive sport we have a healthy year round competition calendar which we are consistently striving to improve. We have strong links with our local secondary school and through this have created a cluster of 12 local primary schools. This in itself provides our children with excellent sporting possibilities and allows them to play competitively.
Over the past two years our children have had the opportunity to compete in the following level 1 and level 2 competitions:
Football (local and national level-level 2 and 3)
Tag Rugby (local – level 2)
Netball (league and level 2)
Cricket (Market Drayton Cricket Club – level 2)
Rounders (league – level 2)
Indoor Athletics (local – level 2)
Swimming gala – (competed at local level – level 2 - and then represented North Shropshire –level 3 competition)
Kevin Mann – level 1
Robert Spiers – level 1
For the children who do not enjoy the traditional competitive sports we have introduced them to a variety of inclusive sports that they can take part in. By improving our PE provision and providing competitions for the children to enter we have increased the percentage of physically active children at our school.
Inclusive competitions that we entered last year:
Dodgeball (local – level 2)
Tri-Golf (Market Drayton Golf Club – level 2)
Boys Dance Project (North Shropshire)
The Boys Dance Project was our biggest achievement of last year. Twenty Two boys took part in a dance project, along with other local Shropshire Primary Schools, led by professional choreographer Mark Anderson. The boys worked hard over seven sessions and then performed to a live audience at the Theatre Seven in Shrewsbury. The show was a huge success and the boys had a fantastic time learning many new and valuable skills. This fantastic opportunity to interest boys in dance was amazing and is something that we will definitely be involved in again next year.
Another hugely successful event that we arranged last year was for the Sports Jam coaches to run a sports morning where all the children in the school took part. The children competed in their house teams in a number of different events both competitive and inclusive to earn points for their house. This was a huge success and all the children thoroughly enjoyed it. Providing inter house competitions for our children on a more regular basis is something that we strive towards for the future.
Football matches – ESFA, county trophies, to be held throughout the season.