FESTIVAL OF SPORT
You will no doubt remember that, due to Covid 19 protocols, the school was unable to hold its annual sports day along the traditional lines. Instead, the event saw the children taking part in the various competitions in their own PE “bubble” groups.
This year, the school is aiming to hold a new format event, whilst still ensuring that all safety and Covid measures are still observed. The new-look event is planned as a two-day “Festival of Sport”, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22nd and 23rd.
Day One will commence with the KS1 field events in the morning. They will operate on a rota basis around 10 stations. A picnic lunch will be held on the field from around mid-day before the track events for both EYFS & KS1 take place in the afternoon.
The afternoon will conclude with the festival’s half-way point celebrations. Parents and guardians should pick up their children from their classrooms.
Day Two will open with the KS2 field events in the morning. They will also take place on a rota basis around 10 and will include competition in the discus, javelin, shot put, long jump etc.
There will also be a picnic lunch again on the field from around mid-day.
Parents are invited to attend from around mid-day to lunch and watch the track events. Track events for KS2 will start early afternoon and go on until towards the end of the day before the afternoon concludes with a whole-school celebration at 2.50pm to reveal the identity of winning house team.
All children should be picked up from their classrooms as normal by their parents or guardians at the end of the school day.
All timings and further information will be relayed nearer to the date of the Sports Festival.
PLEASE NOTE: Should it not be possible to hold the festival, due to poor weather, the alternative dates of Monday and Tuesday, July 12th and 13th, have been pencilled in as back-up alternatives.
Spring Term 1
PE has been continuing to take place this term both in school and at home. Today Snowy and Tawny Owls have had a go at some of the home PE challenge videos.
I’ve had some amazing pictures and videos shared of you all taking part at home.
Brilliant keep up the good work!!!
Autumn Term 1 Update
As you will all no doubt appreciate, the world of sport has taken on a whole new face since March of this year. However, with Covid-19, lockdown and all the events surrounding them, I think it can be said that the fitness and well-being of our children has never been more important.
To this end, a full and active programme of sport and physical education has been devised for children throughout the year groups at West Monkton School over the Autumn Term.
The KS2 Curriculum for Autumn 1 will place the focus on a drive to Get Fit, Get Active! With the emphasis on circuits, cross-country (baseline), healthy living and teamwork.
KS1 pupils will be given a re-introduction to fundamentals of PE, again with the aim to Get Fit, Get Active!, while Early Years children will receive a development introduction into PE.
Active and competitive school sport may return after half term with outside sports being introduced from November. These may initially involve football, tag rugby, handball and cross-country. Of course, all this is subject to change with changing events of the world.
Sports Day for the last school year was completed within class groups with the green team winning and Samuel and Holly receiving the trophy from Mr Blackmore and myself, at the last golden assembly of the year.
A Return To PE Kits
A quick reminder to parents that children must come equipped with full kit for PE lessons from Monday, September 14th.
Please note that PE kit comprises:
Pair of trainers (daps should be avoided as the children are outside quite a lot).
Also, as it is planned to initially hold lessons outdoors in most weathers, please ensure a waterproof jacket is available.