Here you will be able to find all the latest PE and sport news from Kirkstall St Stephens!
We have kicked off the year with Sports Hall Athletics. We came first in our Leeds West heat and made it through to the quarter finals. In the quarter finals we came third so unfortunately we did not make it through to the semi-finals. However, the children have done so well and we are all very proud of them. Here are our fabulous Year 5 and 6 (+ one Year 4) Athletics team!
As our team managed to come third in Leeds North West we had a medal ceremony for them in school where each child recieved a bronze medal.
If you would ever like to take a look at all the sports competitions available to the children then you can find them here https://www.leedsnorthwestssp.org/
The change4life website also has some fantastic resources and links for staying active and healthy out of school. If you would like to find out more information then please visit https://www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta/be-food-smart
This half term our after schools clubs are Basketball (Year 4 and 5) on a Tuesday and Archery (Year 3 and 4) on a Thursday.
Wednesday 27th December was national fitness day across the UK! The aim of the day was to raise the awareness of fitness & a healthy lifestyle and to persuade everyone to move a little more each day. Their aim was to get 10,000 schools moving for ten minutes at 10am. So at KSS each class held their own dance off in the morning, take a look at see what happened throughout school! Can you decide who looks like they're being the most active?
Through government funding, which began in September 2013 schools receive an additional funding to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE), sport and physical activity in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health, Culture, Media and Sport, is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and Sport in School. At Kirkstall St Stephens, we have identified several areas which we aim to improve and enhance through the use of sport premium funding, in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils in PE, sport and physical activity. The tables below show the investments we have made using Sport Premium money and their outcomes so far from the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic years.
This document details what we hope to spend the funding on in the current academic year and its expected outcome and impact.
PE Vision Statement:
At Kirkstall St Stephens Primary, we believe that PE and sport have a vital role in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children.
PE promotes teamwork, imagination and personal health and fitness in a fun and encouraging environment. Children of all abilities develop, achieve and are given a chance to shine.
Through PE and sport our pupils develop their knowledge and understanding and gain the necessary tools to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being.
In physical education children take part in a wide variety of activities. They learn that being active is fun and that it is important to lead an active lifestyle. At the beginning of their school life children learn and explore basic movement skills, they then develop these fundamental movement skills throughout their time at Kirkstall St Stephen’s.
At Key Stage one children experience dance, games, gymnastics and athletics. At Key Stage two in addition to those taught earlier, pupils also have lesson in swimming and outdoor/adventurous activities. We follow the 'REAL PE' scheme of work across school for one of our two lessons a week, which uses a multi-cog approach to give children the opportunity to develop their fundamental movement skills as they move through school. The children first start this scheme in reception so they are able to continue to build on these skills as they move through school.
We use a range of equipment to develop gross motor skills (climbing, jumping, balance etc) and we play a variety of team games which develop children’s fine motor skills, such as throwing, catching and hand/eye coordination.
Year 4 attend swimming lessons at Kirkstall Leisure Centre throughout the year, taking part in half hourly sessions taught by trained instructors. The programme they undertake includes water confidence, safety and stroke technique, plans and guidance for which are provided by Active Schools.
The school runs a variety of afterschool clubs including football, athletics, netball, multi sports, tennis and basketball. We participate in matches and competitions against other schools where we encourage children to do their best and be gracious in victory and defeat.