Churchfields Primary School made a concerted effort to participate in this Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week by carrying out the following activities, in addition to normal P.E. lessons.
The Year 4’s were taken to Chesterton High School ’s Sports Centre for basketball and five-a-side football.
Later that day Year 5’s, in association with numerous schools in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent , took part in the Guinness Book of World Records attempt at skipping. There were two independent witnesses who joined us to sign that they had seen 12 of our children pass the specified amount of time required to continuously skip.
Year 5’s used the High School’s tennis courts to play various sets of mixed doubles which provided an added dimension to the skills they had been practising back at school.An inter-school rounders tournament took place at the High School. We also invited Friarswood Primary School to join us for an extra-curricular basketball game.
There was a lunchtime intra-school soccer competition which the ‘Yellow Tigers’ won.
There was aerobic activity for Year 3’s presented by former pupil Fay Braxton.
An inter-school swimming gala was organised by Sarah Jackson (Chesterton Primary) and Sarah Beech, attended by three schools.
Key stage One would be targeted the following week with the following sessions :
multi-skills session for Year 2’s
a streetdance session for Years 1 and 2
a family ‘mothers and toddlers’ swim for Reception children.
The scheme definitely raised the profile of sport in our school and gave some children the opportunity to ‘try out’ some sports they might not normally be exposed to. There ought to be one more often !!
Phil and the Class 4 – Churchfields Primary School – Chesterton, Newcastle-under- Lyme – UK