PE and School Sport play a vital role in the life of students at King’s Hedges Educational Federation. Through our curricular and extra-curricular provision we are dedicated to ensuring that every young person has the opportunity and confidence to participate, lead and perform in PE and Sport, click here to view our Sportsperson Aims.
In Key Stage 2, we have introduced the Daily Mile. This is 20 minutes of running, jogging or walking. Most children will average a mile or more during this time. The Daily Mile aims to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. We have been looking to improve our stamina and we are starting to look at the links between stamina in sport and stamina in other curriculum areas. Every half term, children record how many laps they have completed and in houses, yellow tokens are rewarded for most improved and the best attitude.
The Year 6's have had an amazing time learning the many skills needed to successfully play a round of golf, look at the fun they've been having. They have also been learning different kinds of balances in gymnastics.
In the Autumn Term, the children worked amazingly to produce some wonderful dancing. Linking it with their curriculum topic, The Solar System, the children produced some outstanding moves showing off their use of different techniques. Here is a video of them in action during rehearsal!
Following on from their curriculum topic, The Amazon, the children used dance to explore different music and movements. Here is a video of them in action during their final session!
Applying their knowledge of magnetism, their self-choreographed pieces, and cross-curricular learning, combining science and dance. reflected how much they have been learning in science. Key vocabulary was used to justify why each move was included. Throughout the performances, various levels, turns and forms of travel were carefully strung together to entertain the audience.
Over the last term, Year 6 has been learning, using and applying hockey skills. These include: dribbling - using only the flat side of the stick and using our body to shield the ball away from an opponent; passing – pushing the ball rather than slapping it for more control and accuracy; and tackling – intercepting a pass by as much of the stick as possible by getting as low as possible.
Once learnt, these skills were mastered by applying them in activities invented by the children. Each activity included differentiation (making it harder or easier) and kept all children active at all times. Mastery skills such as: creativity, formulating, organising, critiquing were all applied, showing off a great understanding of hockey. Mr Lander is going to take a few of these activities for himself to use in the future.
The school football team, looking very professional in their school kit, have been very busy this term. Over 25 different children have contributed towards 3 wins and 2 narrow losses, scoring a total of 11 goals. We are looking forward to more fixtures in the future!
We have been very fortunate to go to many multi-skills festivals, where we get to try a variety of different sports and compete against other schools. Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed their last festival.