PE and Sport

Rotherham United's Show Racism The Red Card Day

A group of Year 5 children recently went to Rotherham United's ground to take part in a special 'Show Racism The Red Card' day. They learnt lots about what racism is, what a hate crime is and how this can affect footballers in the sport. They also got to meet some of the special guests on the day. Mrs Long-Melton said how fantastic the children were throughout the day - well done everyone!

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Bikes and Scooters

Our Junior Road Safety Officers - Tano, Freya, Emily and Aimee - have been busy promoting the use of bikes and scooters to travel to school recently. They have been keeping a count of how many scooters and bikes are in the bike shed each week as well as organising our first Halloween themed Bling Your Wheels! See the photos below of this fantastic morning - they all looked amazing and it must have been SO tricky for the JRSOs to pick winners. Well done everyone and thank you for taking part!

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We have also brought back The Golden Padlock which has been appearing on a lucky person's handlebars once a week - see the Golden Padlock page for more information and to see the winners so far!

Fantastic Footballers

Recently 6 amazing Year 6 children took part in the Rotherham United Half Time Cup competition playing a fast paced game against East Dene Primary on the main pitch in front of hundreds of supporters! They very unluckily missed out on a 1-0 win as a goal wasn't allowed as the referee said it was after the final whistle. Unfortunately we then lost on penalties which was so disappointing but the players were a credit to our school in their reactions, accepting the controversial and difficult result. Regardless of the score, we are SO proud of you all and think you are incredibly brave playing on the pitch in front of all those people! Well done to you all!

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Please see below (Files to Download) for lots of ideas for active challenges and games to complete at home. There are also the 11 Weekly Challenges from last year that some children completed - why not have a go at one you didn't try or choose one you want to try for the first time?

There are also many different websites offering fun active challenges; here are a few:
Joe Wicks 'The Body Coach' Joe Wicks Youtube
Cosmic Yoga Cosmic Yoga Youtube
Go Noodle Go Noodle Youtube
10 Minute Shake Ups NHS 10 Min Shake Ups
'After School Sport Club' run by the Youth Sport Trust Youth Sport Trust After School Sport Club



Rotherham Hospice Santa Dash

On the 17th December, Wales Primary children and staff got into the Christmas spirit and dressed in red and white to dash, jog, skip, walk, dance and run around the yard to raise money for Rotherham Hospice! There were some rosy cheeks and big smiles as everyone gave 100% to keep moving to the Christmas tunes. Well done everyone - we managed to raise a huge £317! Thank you very much to everyone who donated to this very worthwhile, local cause. Overall 23 schools took part and £17,265 was raised which will no doubt make a huge difference to the hospice and their community. It was fantastic to give something back at this difficult time. Well done everyone - you were smashing Santas! 


School Sports Premium

Funded by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sports, they have given this money directly to schools to be spent on PE and sports provision. The money is ring fenced and was initially for two years which has now been extended. It is up to schools how they spend this money however it must be used with the following vision in mind:

“ALL pupils leaving primary school are physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective:

"To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools."


How should the money be spent?
The money should be used to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that a school already offers, and make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school
Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport



Wales Primary School recognises that one of the key contributing tools for our children to succeed is high quality P.E and competitive sport. We believe that through sport, our children begin to develop the important life skills of: discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition; qualities that they are then able to use in their learning within the classroom and beyond. The discipline demanded of the children in sport impacts upon behaviour within the classroom.

In order to achieve our aims Wales Primary School provides a tiered approach to P.E and school sport:

From an early age competitive sport is nurtured and encouraged, with EYFS pupils participating in high quality P.E sessions and the outdoor environment to develop core skills and then applying them in competitive intra-school competitions and after school clubs. This continues into KS1 along with opportunities for pupils to participate in inter-school events and local competitions.

This practice is continued into KS2, where there are more opportunities for pupils to participate in events, go on an outdoor adventurous residential visit and compete in competitive competitions that lead into local then regional finals.  In addition to this, Wales endeavours for every child to take part in at least one after school club and participate in a competitive event (intra or inter).

Gifted and Talented pupils are identified by staff and are sign posted to school clubs and competitions, local clubs in the community and specialist elite clubs within the region. Provision is also enriched through athlete and specialist coach visits and positive role models being invited into school to share their experiences and stories of dedication and determination to succeed in their sport.

In order to deliver this structured approach, an enthusaistic and skilled team consisiting of teachers, teaching assistants and specialist coaches ensure that P.E and school sport is enjoyed by all pupils. Teaching assistants also work alongside teachers to deliver the P.E. curriculum, after school clubs and competitions to pupils within the school day.  This diet of sport builds strong relationships of trust between pupils and support staff, and impacts positively upon the engagement and trust between them in the classroom.

Wales Primary School firmly believes in the development of a child’s character through high quality P.E and competitive school sport. We believe wholeheartedly that a child who learns to be resilient, disciplined, respectful and determined in the sports field will apply the same skills within the classroom, in the community and in later life.

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