At Abbotswood, our vision is to provide engaging opportunities for children to experience high quality Physical Education and school sport through personal challenge and competition that will lead to life-long participation.
PE plays a vital role in promoting physical activities and a healthy lifestyle in a positive and enjoyable way for all pupils. Our curriculum aims to develop and challenge pupils’ abilities in a range of physical activities and sports – helping them to develop their personal fitness, understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and learn important life skills such as teamwork, honesty and perseverance.
At Abbotswood, we achieve the target of two hours of taught PE a week. This is split into two parts: REAL PE and Wider Sport.
REAL PE (1 hour per week):
Real PE is, first and foremost, a philosophy and approach which aims to transform how PE is taught in order to include, challenge and support EVERY child. It is a progressive essential skills scheme of work which develops the 12 fundamental skills needed to gain physical and sporting mastery across the 6 key dimensions of: Creative, Cognitive, Physical, Health & Fitness, Social & Personal.
Wider Sports (1 hour per week):
This covers all of the other areas of PE covered in the National Curriculum, including: Games, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics and Swimming to name a few. Children use the fundamental skills developed in REAL PE within all these traditional aspects of PE.
At Abbotswood, we also work in partnership with Bristol Forever Sports, whose specialist sports coaches teach PE sessions for two afternoons a week. This allows the children the opportunity to be exposed to new sports, taught by specialised teachers, as well as providing continued professional development for teachers.
On the 22nd October, we took seventeen children to a tag rugby tournament at Aretians RFC. Some had played in tournaments before, whilst some were playing the game properly for the first time. The children were split into two teams.
Abbotswood A kicked off the tournament in style with a cracking 5-0 win over Little Stoke. Archie and Leo managed to bag two tries each, with Sam running in another for good measure. Millie was also unlucky and had a try overruled! In their second game, the grudge match against Wick, unfortunately the team came out second best, losing 3-2 with a last minute try. Leo and Finley managed to cross the try line for a try each. Phoebe managed to grab a load of tags and Holly Ann made some excellent yards, pushing the team up the field. In the team’s final game, Abbotswood faced up against St Chads. It was a much closer game and fortunately we ran out 5-3 winners. Archie, Sam, Ryley and Harry were the try scorers, whilst Finley was on a tagging mission against the other team.
Abbotswood B had to wait a while to begin the tournament – beating Holy Trinity 7-0. Four tries from Max and one each for Harri, Riley and Corey sealed the victory. Kyra led the team well and the team were ferocious in defence, keeping a rare clean sheet! In our second match against Woodlands, the team were let off early on after an opposition player ran into touch before scoring a try. They bounced back well and ran in an unanswered four tries before Woodlands got on the scoresheet. A further two tries ensured we ran out 6-1 winners. Following the game, Jess said, “I think tag rugby is my favourite sport!” The final game saw Abbotswood B come up against another team from Little Stoke Primary. Blossom managed to tag a number of their players before Mateu grabbed a try in the corner. Further tries from Jess, Riley, Max and Harri ensured we ran out 5-3 winners.
After the tournament, the children decided in their teams who they thought deserved a medal for displaying the values of rugby – teamwork, encouragement and enjoyment. Abbotswood A voted for Phoebe, whilst Abbotswood B voted for Mateu.
A huge thanks to Mr Edwards, Mr Capell and Mrs Olsen for coming along, as well as all the parents who came to support the team!
Abbotswood A – Phoebe, Harry, Sam, Finley, Ryley, Millie, Holly Ann, Leo, Archie
Abbotswood B – Riley, Harri, Mateu, Jess, Kyra, Blossom, Max, Corey
Abbotswood Primary School
Barrs Court Primary School
We played a very intense football match against Barrs Court – they were a tough opponent. We won 4-2 at full time with Corey scoring two in the 1st half, meaning we were 2-0 up at half time. Sam scored one more in the 2nd half taking us 3-0 up. Our team thought we had secured the win, but they made a comeback making it 3-2. With only a couple of minutes left, Harri scored the final goal making it 4-2 at full time. As we all shook hands, their captain cheered us off the pitch.
Goal Keeper: Harry F.
Defence: Oliver, Archie, Dylan.
Midfield: Riley W, Zack, Charlie.
Attack: Corey, Harri, Ronnie, Sam.
Also, Mr Jelf is an awesome coach!
By Harri R and Oliver B.
Year 1, 2 and 3 were lucky enough to have a free Judo taster session from Judo John!
To celebrate National Sports Week, we took part in LOTS of sporting activities throughout the week! We began every day with a whole school Daily Mile with our parents, to count towards our 60 minutes of activity a day! We also dedicated whole afternoons to PE, where we were all given different choices of the sports we'd like to play.
Sports Day was a great success too! Everyone had a great time and showed good team spirit. Well done to team Hutch who were the winning team overall!
To end our week, we were allowed to bring our bikes and scooters into school and spent the afternoon having fun on our wheels!
Have a look at just some of the photos from our week below:
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.
Photo coming soon!
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.