Celebration of Sport Festival
On Monday, some of Year 5 took part in a Festival of Sport at Ashton Gate stadium, which was organised by the Bristol Sport coaches. The children took part in a huge number of sports against hundreds of other children from in and around Bristol, ranging from football to handball to gymnastics! It was a great day and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
Bristol Flyers Basketball
Throughout term 4, Year 5/6 have been given to opportunity to participate in basketball training with the Bristol Flyers. Bristol Flyers Women's player Mai Zilbeti has been putting the classes through their paces. The morning is split into two halves, the first - a practical session with Mai, the second - a classroom based session with one of the club's community coaches. In the classroom based session, the children have been building on what they learnt last term in topic - the circulatory system - as well as how to lead a healthy, active life.
A group of year 5/6 girls took part in a netball tournament at Brimsham School. The competition was tough, but the girls showed great teamwork and perseverance throughout. They didn’t even let a fire drill phase them! They should all be really proud of themselves as we have only had a few practise sessions!
This week, the sports council and Miss Jolliffe organised an end of term netball tournament for key stage 2. Despite the freezing conditions, the turnout was huge! All teams played really well and demonstrated good teamwork. Lots of the matches were really close but the eventual winners were team Shaun! Well done to everyone who took part!
Last week, a team of year 4s took part in a local Jailbreak competition, organised by Bristol Sport. The children had an amazing morning where they represented the school brilliantly and showed strong teamwork and determination. They did not lose a single match, despite the zero degree weather! Well done to all!
Our Sports Council for 2018-19 have the responsibility of promoting PE and physical activity across the school, through organising intra-level competitions between our school houses. In term 2, the Sports Council will be helping run a lunchtime netball club and will end the term with intra-school netball tournament! The council is comprised of children from across Key Stage 2 who have a keen interest in sport both inside and outside of school.
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Part of our PE and Sports Premium funding looks to equip staff with the skills and confidence to teach a wide range of sports within PE sessions. To enable this, we have dedicated a portion of the funding to employing in-house sports coaches from Forever Sport, who run after school clubs, as well as mentoring staff within timetabled PE sessions. Forever Sport utilises the breadth of coaching expertise and experience available from the Bristol Sport stable of sports, their partner charities and external sporting bodies to provide a unique and comprehensive primary school physical education and sports coaching programme.
The after school clubs are led by our head coach, Josh, alongside sport specialist coaches. This term's after school clubs are:
Thursday - Year 1 - 3 football
Friday - Year 1 - 3 basketball