We are extremely proud to announce we have been recognised by the RBSGP for our continued online and in school work in PE throughout the Spring, Autumn and Summer terms of 2019/20. We would also like to take the time to say a huge thank you to the children and parents of St James’ for their support and effort in these terms. Without you this would not be possible. Thank you!
We are delighted to announce that we have successfully extended our Platinum Award for the School Games Mark 2020/2021.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
With a large number of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been awarded this year.
We hope we are able to compete once again in face to face events by the end of the academic year and look to achieve this award for many more years to come. Thank you to all staff and especially parents, as without you the children wouldn’t be able to take part. Mr J Wilkinson and Mrs S Hanson
Reception children have settled into PE really well, they have adapted brilliant listening skills and show great understanding of each activity. At the moment we are looking at finding our own space, different types of movement but above all having fun!! Some children are still working hard to grasp the challenging task of changing on their own! We have changing cards to follow which are displayed on the board in a step by step explanation.
Year 1 and 2 have been working really hard to get back into the swing of things and have now made a full return to their PE curriculum. We have introduced a brand new range of games for the children to play whilst keeping others safe and i couldn’t be happier with their attitude towards a very different style of PE! Across the two classes we are now looking to develop our cricket skills and knowledge. This is going to be a full school theme in PE to work alongside with the RBSGP virtual events who have provided us with lots of resources.
Our new year 3 have become accustomed to the challenge of PE in the juniors. Especially as they are now taking part in Cross Country! This is brand new to the children and they have adapted really well to the daunting task of running up and around our yards and field. It looks like we have some really strong runners. The children have also achieved their Bronze and Silver ASDA Kwik Cricket Awards and are now looking to achieve their Gold! Keep up the great work.
Year 4 children have settled very well and are showing a very positive attitude to Cross Country! Again we have some very strong runners in this class, keep up the hard work and you may be chosen to represent school very soon! They have also achieved their Bronze and Silver certificates for the ASDA Kwik Cricket! Well done to you all and thank you for the hard work!
Year 5 have come back into school with a can do attitude. The children are used to Cross Country however, this term they have been challenged with completing 3 laps and will be moving to four! This is to prepare them for the Virtual Cross Country event! So far they have completed their Bronze ASDA Kwik Cricket award! Involving a range of activities to develop knowledge and skills! Well done this term year 5 and continue the hard work.
Year 6 are now in their final year at St James’ it has been a long journey for them but they are continuing to work hard and grasp each lesson with the correct attitude to perform extremely well! Along with year 5 the children have begun running 3 laps of our Cross Country course ready for the competition and are making my job very hard with the number of strong runners! Children and parents will be notified if chosen. Year 6 have also achieved their Bronze ASDA Kwik Cricket award and are going to be working very hard to achieve that Gold!! Thank you and well done this term year 6.
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