The trial of our
Active Lunch Play initiative
is a big success with our pupils.
We have started the second part of the autumn term by trialling our Active Lunch Play.
The School Sports Council and PE Team have introduced physical activity sheds which store equipment which will be used at break times and lunch times to encourage our pupils to become more physical active when in the playground.
We have had brilliant feedback from the midday staff, the sports council members and the PE Team. we are looking forward to this being rolled out across the whole school.
Take a look at our first photos.
Our Young Sports Leader training was another big success. The leaders were selected by their communication skills, how responsible they are, their empathy and understanding towards others, their ability to give and follow instructions and their general behaviour around the school. Each pupil had the first part of their training in the hall, they watched a powerpoint and learned about the importance of fitness, playing together, developing skills and communication.
The young sports leaders then went into the playground where they had to set up an activity, demonstrate and deliver it and the reflect and feedback to the group.
Ultimate Vision Sports coach, Mr Bush said that all the young sports leaders demonstrated excellent leadership skills throughout the training and all pupils had been successful in passing their training. Well Done!!! We look forward to you getting your new timetable for next term.
Physical Activity, school sport and Physical Education
At William Bellamy Primary we worked with our year 4 pupils to find out about their physical activity levels.
84 pupils in year 4 were asked if they knew how many minutes of physical activity they should do everyday. Out of the 84 pupils, 77 of them knew that it was a total of 60 minutes, 30 minutes at out of the school day and 30 minutes during the school day.
Pupils told us ways that they are physically active before school, these included: Walking to school, participating in morning wake and shake, skipping, riding a scooter, running, dancing, jumping as well as other types of activities. Walking was the most popular closely followed by running.
At lunchtimes running was the most popular form of physical activity with football and playing other games the second most popular. Skipping, jogging and our Change 4 Life club was also mentioned.
The pupils also stated the clubs and sports they attend which helps to increase their physical activity levels, this included clubs and sports which they did during our extra-curricular timetable as well as during the evenings and weekends.
Finally, the pupils discussed and recorded the benefits of physical activity, sport and PE. The suggestions were brilliant. Here are a few:
Makes me happy
Helps our heart and muscles
Learn how to encourage others
Get fresh air
Keeps you fit
Helps me make new friends
It gets our heart pumping blood around our bodies faster
Helps us work as a team
It makes you healthy and happy. It lets you meet new people and make friends. It helps my bones. It helps me be responsible.
Learn to Ride
Our Learn to Ride sessions were a big success with all 12 participants learning to ride a bike within one day. At William Bellamy Primary we believe that cycling confidently is a skill all children should be able to do. Therefore, we teamed up with the borough Learn to Ride scheme and identified 12 pupils who could not ride a bike. The experienced cycle coaches worked with the pupils perfecting their balance, coordination and confidence. By the end of the day all 12 pupils were riding their bikes without stabilisers or additional support.
This week, we have identified more pupils who cannot ride a bike. We are looking forward to our next Learn to Ride next month, where 18 other pupils will have the opportunity to attend this session and learn to ride a bike.
What are we doing at William Bellamy Primary to help our pupils become more active?
Midday Assistant physical activity training
Wake and Shake
Sports coaches at lunchtime
Increased morning clubs
Increased lunchtime activity
Increased after school clubs
Weekend football club
Hosting a weekend football team
Change 4 Life
Improving Physical Education lessons
Embedded a talented policy for PE
Providing team training
Attending competitions at inter level
Holding competitions at intra level
Advertising sports clubs within the community
Working with other schools to deliver festivals
Providing training for young sports leaders
Our young sports leaders providing lunchtime activities for our younger pupils
Encouraging walking to school
Bike ability course
Attending Panathlon challenge
Skills to Play
Football, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Tag Rugby, Cricket, Boccia, Gymnastics, New age kurling, Croquet, Dodgeball, Sports hall athletics, outdoor athletics, challenge me club and cross country.
Come to school early every morning and start your day with our Wake and Shake dance routines. All ages can access our easy to learn dances, with music added you will have fun and get your bodies and mind ready for your learning.
See you there! From Mrs Rose, Mr Smith and Miss Maria