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The values of Physical Activity and Physical Education

 

Physical Activities have important health values. They are essential for the growing child and stimulate growth.

 

Physical Education (PE) lessons are valuable because they contribute a child’s cardiovascular health and helps promote the development of strong muscles and bones. Exercising regularly also combats obesity in children, which can reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other common illnesses. PE not only helps keep children strong, but it can also increase their concentration and focus, improve their classroom behaviour and attitude to learning. It can boost their overall academic performance. Through PE, children come to understand the value of being physically active, which increases their likelihood of developing healthy habits which will continue into adulthood.

 

PE also fosters healthy social interactions allowing children to engage in activities that encourage them to support one another and to work effectively in teams. As children develop these positive character traits and boost their confidence, they are more likely to want to try out for a school team sport or to engage in community activities that require a certain degree of fitness, such as football, martial arts, swimming etc.

 

In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children are given the opportunity to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and extend the physical qualities such as agility, balance and coordination, individually as well as with others. Opportunities are provided for participation in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities in progressively challenging situations. Children are taught to:

 

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

In Key Stage 2 children continue to be given opportunities to apply and also develop a broader range of skills and link them to make sequences of movement and actions. Also at this stage they participate in activities which give opportunities to develop skills of communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They are encouraged to self-evaluate e.g. think of ideas of how to improve their performance in physical activities and sports and recognise their own success.

 

Pupils are taught to:

 

  • use basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination, as well as develop the physical abilities, such as, flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

 

Swimming and water safety

 

We also provide swimming lessons in key stage 2, and Year 2.

 

During swimming lessons children are taught to:

 

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently (with the aim to swim over a distance of at least 25 metres)
  • use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Gymnastics Competition March 2017

In March 2017 we took three teams to take part in the city games gymnastics competition, one for each key step. The competition was held at the renowned New College Gymnastics Centre where about ten different schools brought teams to compete in the Leicester West Division.

 

The children had been attending specific gymnastics training sessions for several weeks and were really excited, yet nervous, at the prospect of competing.

 

Each team had to compete in three exercises:

  • Body management – demonstrating their flexibility and strength

  • Vault – harnessing a strong run up to power off the spring board

  • Floor exercise – showing off their grace and poise in a series of rolls, balances and leaps

 

After competing in all the three areas, the scores from the teams were added together to give an overall total. The standard of competition was very high. The key steps 1 team came 7th, Key Steps 2 came 6th out of 9 teams and the Key Steps 3 team came 8th out of 11.

 

The children did really well on their body management pieces and were strong on their vault but the floor exercise proved tricky. That is something they definitely want to work on for next year!

Picture 1 Wolsey House Gymnasts 2017
Picture 2 Wolsey House Gymnasts 2017

What the Gymnasts thought

 

“I liked showing off my flexibility in the body management but I found the vault a little hard. I enjoyed watching the medal ceremony at the end of the competition.”

 

                                                                

 

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“I felt the most confident at body management because I felt I learnt it the best but I found floor the hardest. The vault was really fun.”

 

                                                               

 

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“It was fun during the training sessions with Miss Trivedi as I learnt new actions in gymnastics. I enjoyed the competition – especially the vault. The judges were really nice and not as scary as I thought. It was nice to see other children as they were really flexible when doing their splits.”

 

                                                             

 

 

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“I enjoyed the vault because we got to have lots of turns. After that, the judges saw me compete and I improved every time. I was proud of myself. I enjoyed watching the children compete because they were very flexible and I’d like to be like them.”

 

                                                             

 

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The Gymnastics Team 2017

The Gymnastics Team 2017 1 Gymnastics 2017
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The Gymnastics Team 2017 5 Gymnastics 2017
The Gymnastics Team 2017 6 Gymnastics 2017
The Gymnastics Team 2017 7 Gymnastics 2017
The Gymnastics Team 2017 8 Gymnastics 2017

Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House

Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 1 PE in Key Stage 2
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 2 PE in Key Stage 2
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 3 PE in Key Stage 2
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 4 PE in Key Stage 2
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 5 PE in Key Stage 2
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 6 PE in Key Stage 2
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 7 PE in Key Stage 2
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 8 PE in Key Stage 2
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 9 PE in Key Stage 2
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 10 Physical Development in Reception
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Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 12 Physical Development in Reception
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Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 20 Physical Development in Reception
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 21 Physical Development in Reception
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 22 Physical Development in Reception
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 23 Sports Coaches in Key Stage 1
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 24 Sports Coaches in Key Stage 1
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 25 Sports Coaches in Key Stage 1
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 26 Sports Coaches in Key Stage 1
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 27 Sports Coaches in Key Stage 1
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 28 Sports Coaches in Key Stage 1
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 29 After School Club
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 30 After School Club
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 31 After School Club
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 32 Succes in the Cross Country Running, Silver Medal
Photos of Physical Activites at Wolsey House 33 Succes in the Cross Country Running, Silver Medal
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