PE at Great Linford Primary School
Great Linford Primary School believes that sport and physical education (P.E) can contribute to not only a child’s physicality, but their health and well being also. Here at Great Linford Primary School, we aim to provide a broad P.E curriculum in order to increase the chances of all children in P.E lessons. We encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle that, alongside physical exercise, enables them to live healthy and happy lives. We provide many opportunities for the children to thrive, achieve and reach their full potential in competitive and non-competitive sports.
Sports Teams at Great Linford Primary School
At Great Linford we actively take part in a range of sporting events across the year. From football to rounders, multi-skills to athletics, we think it is a fantastic way of encouraging camaraderie within school and providing children with the opportunity to take part in fun events. We run a wide range of after school clubs each half term to help pupils build new friendship groups and enhance their sports skills.
Events so far:
Basketball with MK Scorpions
Well done to all the Year 5's and Year 6's who have participated in basketball sessions with Bobby. The children learnt lots of different passing and dribbling skills and they had to use these skills in a competitive way. One trial they had was when in pairs to pass the ball to each other and seeing how many passes they could make in 20 seconds then this was made more difficult when they had to start using two balls. Well done to everyone involved again and a big thanks to Bobby from MK Scorpions.
The district cross country event took place on Saturday 20th October at the MK Bowl. Our team had been training for several weeks and were well prepared for the event. We are extremely proud of their achievements.
Inspired Through Sport
Through Inspired Through Sport we had the opportunity to meet boxer Jordan Reynolds, who hopefully will be representing Team GB at the next Olympic games. He gave a moving speech about how he got into boxing before giving out children sporting activities.
As a school we then raised money to help fund British athletes achieve their dreams by representing our country. We are proud to say that as a school we raised over £1000 which is amazing. This also meant that Mrs Jenkins and Mr Shipton got to spend £650 on new sports equipment, so make sure you keep an eye out for this in your PE lessons.
Well done to all the children who helped raise money for the school.
Next Sports Event: Table Tennis At Great Linford Years 5/6 . On Monday 23rd March
Sports Premium Funding
The government is providing additional funding to enhance and improve the provision of P.E and sport across primary schools. This has been funded jointly by the Departments for Education; Health and Culture, Media and Sport. This money can only be spent on P.E and sport provision. Each school receives £8000, plus £5 per child in KS2.
For more information, see our Sports Premium Funding Document
Today was sports with Mr Lines. We all did some archery and some baseball catching and throwing. This was a great opportunity for all the children to try something new as none of them had ever played baseball and some had not done archery before either. After we had worked out how to get our hands into the very new and stiff leather baseball gloves, we all had a go at catching with them in groups of 2 or 3. One of us found out how hard baseballs are as well (I’ll name no names but no red letter was required!) The children took turns shooting arrows from the bow at the target and I think we might have some budding Robin Hoods or Hawkeyes. Not me though, I’m special in other ways apparently. We finished off by playing some football and throwing a Nerf rocket about which was the best of fun! I look forward to next week’s session.
This week the boys were introduced to another new sport...French skipping! Which combines the development of physical strength with sequencing and timing. The boys were all really good at it too, considering most had never played it before. We then moved onto a bit of frisbee, now who doesn’t like a game of frisbee? That was really good fun too. Lastly we got the archery set out again and had a competition between 2 teams. We didn’t just take the scores off the board, oh no! For an extra twist we had to add them together and multiply by 10! There was some marked improvement from last week in the boys performance in archery. Not me though, nevermind!