'Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is strong and healthy'
John F. Kennedy
"We actually have football teams. I'm looking forward to being in the team"
"I love that we get to do fun things like playing 'crazy it' to warm up"
"I love the clubs. I do netball and football. I keeps me fit"
At Trotts Hill Primary School we believe that the teaching of Physical Education (P.E) is crucial to building healthy lives for all of members of our school community. We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum to ensure that all children:
(National Curriculum, 2014)
Therefore as well as reaching for high standards in our PE provision, we also aim for our children to be active learners across the curriculum, and provide opportunities for children to be physically active throughout the entire school day, including break, lunchtime and before / after school.
Year 6 have been active during their rehearsals and end of year performance of 'Olivia,' by singing, dancing and acting.
After finessing our balances, jumps and rolls, Year 4 moved on to inverted shapes. They practised shoulder stands, supported and unsupported bridges.
This term we have been making different shapes with our bodies, then using these shapes to travel, jump and roll in different ways.
The children had great fun taking part in the weekly Fit Kidz sessions. They used different equipment to help build their strength and stamina.
Year 3 linked their dance to their science learning, Animals including humans. They created a dance which focused upon the characterisation of animals.
LI: To develop the straight, barrel, forward and straddle roll.
After practising the different rolls, the children put them together with balances and jumps to make a routine and performed them to the class.
In athletics, Year 5 pupils were learning techniques to throw a shot and discus.
The Year 6 children worked towards achieving their Level 1 and Level 2 Bikeability certificate where they had to learn to ride their bikes safely on the road.
Year 6 participated in a Rowing Session organised by Fit Kidz through Stevenage Sporting Futures. The children completed a 4 minute rowing game and did a 1 minute speed sprint at the end. Alanna said, "It was extremely challenging but I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop."
In PE this term, the children have participated in a range of games where they had to use critical thinking to overcome a task and work together to discuss possible solutions. They had great fun playing 'Hot Coal' where they had to lift a playground ball off the ground using only hockey sticks and transport it from one hoop to another hoop 8km away.
On Thursday 30th June, Mrs Gallagher-Smith delivered an assembly, to the whole school, on the Commonwealth Games 2022. The children were very knowledgeable about the countries in the commonwealth and learned lots about the events including; where it will be held this year and how the commonwealth started. This year each Stevenage Sporting Futures Team Partner school has been allocated a country and for Trotts Hill it is Malta. All left enthused about watching the games and looking out for Perry, the mascot, when the games begin on the 27th July.
During athletics the Year 4's have been practising for Sports Day. This is them practising the relay race. One student said "its more complex now because, in Year 2, we just practised passing the baton but now we have to do it backwards".
In gymnastics this term, Year 5 are focussing on flight, spinning and turning with the use of apparatus.
Year 3 have been taking part in FitKidz which enables them to develop their fitness through a series of different activities. It has been great fun and the children are definitely becoming fitter.
In nursery we enjoyed yoga sessions with Susie. We had great fun, balancing on different parts of our bodies and feeling calm and relaxed.
This term Reception, Year 1 and Year 4 have all spent time doing Yoga with Uma from Happy Little Yogi. The children learn to self regulate, breathe, tune in with their body and self regulate. The photo's show Reception learning poses such as flamingo, tree, snake and downward dog.