After a good September of physical activity and sporting opportunities, let’s have a look at everything PESSPA related in October!
06/10/20 – Year 5 Sports Leaders training
On Tuesday 6th October, ten children from year 5 took part in an afternoon of Bronze Ambassador Sports Leaders training which was delivered by Sam Cox, Poole School Games Organiser and Carter PE teacher. This training was the initial start for their roles as Sports Leaders, which will involve them promoting physical activity and school sport as much as possible throughout the year. Well done to the 10 children involved, you came up with some great ideas and we’re excited to see you being mini teachers. In the near future, there will be an opportunity for all children in years 5 and 6 to apply to become a Sports Leaders. All details will be released via parentmail.
Throughout October, Years 3 and 4 continued to enjoy their sending and receiving, gymnastics and tag-rugby. Teachers and teaching assistants were impressed with the children’s excellent behaviour and effort. Years 3 and 4 should be proud of the improvements they have made with their throwing, rolling, catching and spatial awareness skills from the first to last lesson. In the final week of half term, all children competed for their school house in our first House Cup of the year.
Just like lower key stage 2, Years 5 and 6 also continued to impressed with their PE lessons throughout October. Their efforts each week culminated in representing their school house in either an OAA or sending and receiving House Cup. The level of skill and accuracy shown during the OAA House Cup was particularly strong with very few mistakes made. Well done Years 5 and 6.
Dorset School Games – Virtual Competition (Athletics)
In the last two weeks of half-term, some children from years 4,5 and 6 competed in the Dorset School Games Virtual Athletics Competition. Whilst traditional intra school competitions can’t take place, it was lovely to see the children presenting their school by attempting to score as many points as possible in five different running, throwing and jumping challenging. The determination and enjoyment shown was through the roof!