Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
Physical Education is a very important part of the curriculum at Stanford Junior and Infants School. Children are encouraged to respond to the challenges to mind and body, to compete and to co-operate with others. At Stanford Junior and Infants School we aim to use sport as a means to build character, embed values of fairness and respect, and give all children the opportunities they need to be fit and healthy.
We are proud that PE teaching at our school enthuses and inspires pupils to fully develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise. We also offer a wide range of ever changing extra-curricular activities for our children, from expert providers, with something available for every age range.
Pupils are encouraged to develop initiative and leadership skills and to acquire positive attitudes towards physical activities. They are helped to make informed decisions concerning a healthy lifestyle. Through this we hope to provide a lasting legacy of sporting enjoyment and success for our pupils both now and in their future lives.
Well done to the pupil voice group in year 5 who led a ‘Toy Appreciation’ assembly this morning to the whole school about sensibly looking after our playground equipment. The group also shared ideas for new games and used role –play to support this. The group will be monitoring and rewarding improvements during break times.
All the members of the breakfast club are having a lot of fun with the healthy activity in the morning – groups had chosen to dribble the football and improve their speed and others had chosen a group skipping activity.
Today we learnt some archery in PE. It was a tricky activity to do, but it wasn't long before we could hit the target.
In P.E. we have worked hard on these yoga poses which are related to African animals. Can you guess which animals we are doing?
Miss Cullen leads a dance club at lunchtime and is supported by Emma and Charlie in their Assistant Dance Teacher role. They even have name cards like all the other staff. They take their responsibility very seriously and encourage all members of the club to have fun and try their best. Well done!
Premier Sports came and worked with Barley class in PE. They took part in Archery and Fencing and developed their skills individually and in groups
Year 5 pupils took part in the Bikeability scheme to develop their skills and knowledge to ensure they are safe on the roads
We are so proud of the sensible play pupils get involved with at breaktimes and lunchtimes. They co-operate well, share equipment and use the resources sensibly. Check out the photos of today’s lunchtime. Our Pupil Voice team have been ordering some new resources this week too and Mr Hawkins will be sharing information about a new lunchtime sports club very soon! Our Play Leaders help organise fun games and today Mr Leach played catch with a group of keen cricketers.
Seedlings class have been outside creating lots of big and little waves with the parachute this week and especially enjoyed going under the parachute.
Pupils worked together to learn how to hold a balance position. They investigated different positions and the techniques they needed to use to ensure a solid balance. Pupils showcased their balances to their peers.
As a part of our PE lesson we had a team race where we had to get from one side of the playground to another but we could only stand in the 3 hoops provided. This needed teamwork as the children had to help each other jump into the hoops, keep each other from 'falling' out of them and pass the hoops along. It also required communication skills as they had to talk through what they were doing and encourage each other. Once they had done this the task was made trickier by only allowing the children 2 hoops. The children really worked well together and had great fun.
Everyone in Sunflower Class tried their hardest to improve their sports skills. Many were awarded 'personal best' stickers and some children even broke Year 1 records! Great throwing, skipping and running skills from everyone. Well done
Barley class took part in the Healing Rounders tournament as part of the transition period between primary and secondary. They competed against other primary schools and showcased their fantastic fielding, catchng and batting skills. A great afternoon was had by all!
Children from Seedlings and Barley classes worked collaboratively to play some outdoor games in preparation for our sports day. The Year 6 pupils supported the younger children by showing them good demonstrations before the younger children practised their throwing, catching and balancing skills.
Callum from Grimsby Aquatics Swimming School led our school assembly today on the theme of ‘Water Safety.’ Keeping yourself and other safe is very important to us at Stanford and this links with the work we do on Internet Safety, Fire Safety and Road Safety etc.
We are so proud of Emily who swam 5Ks for the Marie Curie Charity – she has raised £855! Well done Emily! Thanks to those who supported her too – Alysia was there to cheer her friend on and award the medal!
Our learning question in PE was: Can I develop some new skills and learn to use the equipment with better control?
Jamie- I loved the archery!
Isabella- I could hit the target with my bow and arrow.
Ella M- I liked the soft sword fighting, it was fun.
We invited some PE specialists into school. It looks like Poppy Class is listening very carefully.
Archery was a brand new experience for many of us.
Supporting our friends.
Even though Holly had an injury she was able to get involved in the action.
We all really enjoyed working with the PE specialists and we are hoping that they will return very soon.
In Juniper Class we got the opportunity to try some new skills this morning including fencing and archery. Learning new things is such fun. We all showed good cooperation and team work and were resilient when it was a bit tricky. We certainly improved with practice.
We created a sequence of dance moves imagining we were Rainforest explorers. We thought about height, space, and included a range of fast/slow moves. We thought about how we moved our whole bodies. We evaluated each others performance and from listening to feedback and taking ideas from other groups made improvements to our dance.
We have been learning yoga in PE. We explored African animal poses. Can you demonstrate the different animals at home?
Ella M- It helps you to balance.
Stanley- We all had to concentrate and we all did it!
Joe- Every single person was very very good. Everybody was quiet.
Alfie- It was hard at first, but I got better.
Dexter- My favourite one was the flamingo.
Oscar- I enjoyed doing the snake pose.
Jayden- Everybody did a good job and everybody got better. We all got a team point for good work.