Back to School
We have loved getting back to school and especially starting our PE lessons again!
This year we are really lucky to have two fantastic PE coaches - Miss Dunnabie and Mr Howell.
Reception children have really enjoyed their first PE lessons! They have been exploring balance and different ways of moving.
**Come back soon for photographs of other year groups**
Keeping Active At Home
Physical activity is important for both, children's physical and mental health. The Government recommend 60 active minutes a day (not all in one go though!). Here's some ideas to keeping your child active at home.
The Darlington School Sports Partnership regularly send us links and ideas about how to keep you active at home!
Remember to try and be active for 60 minutes per day (not all in one go!). Here are some activities we thought you might like...
Please click on the links to provide ideas about how to keep active with children at home. The links provide both indoor and outdoor activities.
In our PE lessons we aim to give every child access to progression-based learning, focusing on physical skills.
Alongside this, the children will develop their emotional and thinking skills, which is what our children need to achieve in PE and ultimately life!
We are developing and working on introducing key skills in our lessons that our children can apply to sports and other areas within the curriculum. These skills include:
Creative skills Cognitive skills Physical skills
Social skills Personal skills Health and fitness
Our Sports Crew are busy creating a personal challenge for you to take part in at home!
**Come back soon to find out more!**
We have had a fantastic week! The children:
- participated in a Fit4Kids workshop where they learnt about healthy eating and easy exercises to do at home,
- took part in star-jump/hop and daily mile challenges,
- completed a dance-a-thon,
- and worked with Paralympic Archer, Danielle Brown.
The Daily Mile
Our children have the opportunity to take part in 'The Daily Mile' during their lunch hour. This is to help keep children active and healthy in our school.
Being active for at least 60 minutes a day is linked to better general health, stronger bones and muscles, and higher levels of self-esteem. We aim for children to be active for at least 30 minutes in school per day!
If you would like to find out more infomation, please use the following link:
There are things you can do outside of school to help keep fit and active. Use this website to find out more!
Well done to all those involved! We aim to maintain the silver award this year!
In the Autumn Term our KS2 children took part in a survey. Our children were asked:
‘Do you think when entering competitions, we should:’
- Send our best team to win
- Let a mixture of children go and have the experience.’
Our children voted as follows:
69% - Let a mixture of children go and have the experience
31% - Send our best team to win
This is how we now select our children for sporting events when representing the school.