St Kentigern's R C Primary School have been getting involved in a range of sporting events in and out of school this term. Children from reception up to Year 6 have been taking part in exciting sporting activities to develop skills and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
What have we been getting up to?
All year 6 children were taken to Sport City to partake in athletic events which included chest push, javelin, high jump, long jump and speed bounce. The children all enjoyed taking part in these events and gave children the opportunity to share their talents with staff and their peers. It was an excellent chance for children to visit the Sport City site and challenge themselves to a range of activities. All children really tried their best in each event and some children excelled in a particular activity which shows great promise for future competitions.
Four children in Year 6 have represented the school at cross country in extracurricular time. They worked well supporting each other to complete races. In total all children completed three different cross country races on three different days showing their commitment to the school. Two out of the four children have been scouted and now attend Manchester Academy for running. Well done!
Boys in Year 5 and 6 have been representing St Kentigern's in a football tournament at William Hulmes for three evenings. They have worked incredibly well as part of a team, playing against other local schools and showing their football skills. This was supported by family and friends who encouraged the children and gave them motivation to try their hardest. All the boys have given a positive contribution to the school and should be very proud of themselves.
Year 6 were given the opportunity to visit the Velodrome and take part in cycling on the track. The coaching sessions consisted of the children practicing balancing techniques, how to attach their feet to the pedals, pedaling on the flat and then progressing to riding on the Velodrome track. Children really enjoyed their experience and represented the school brilliantly with their good behaviour. The children were also very lucky as when we arrived at the venue Victoria Pendleton was training! Some of the children got to talk to her and she gave them some advice on how to progress in cycling, dedication and determination!
Key Stage 1/2 have been raising money for school by taking part in fun sporting activities which include football, dodge ball, cricket and long jump. These challenges are developing children's skills and giving then the opportunity to work as an individual and as part of a whole school. Children are awarded prizes for their effort in collecting sponsor money and taking part in activities. An exciting couple of days for children to have fun with sport and meet some Super Heroes!
Learning Through Football
Manchester City Football Club has been visiting Year 6 over a course of a few weeks. They have had to complete cross curricular tasks linking to Football, in subjects such as ICT, Science, Literacy and Math's. All children have worked well independently to complete challenges and move their learning forward in a new exciting way.
Reception classes had an afternoon of tennis coaching. Children practiced their skills and learnt how to use a tennis racket correctly. They worked as a class to move their learning forward and learn new skills that will aid their development in Key Stage 1/2.
The Year 2 children went to Loreto High School for a mini Olympics session run by Sports Leaders from the high school. Children took part in a range of different sporting events and competed against each other. It provided children with a chance to work as a team and with other local schools. It was an exciting day for the children and staff.
Olympic Basketball Visit
Julie Page one of the Olympic Basketball players from London 2012 has visited the Year 5/6 pupils to talk to them about the Olympics and her training programme. A once in a life time chance for all children to meet a true athlete!
After School Clubs
There have been a range of sporting clubs this term available for different ages of children.
All have been well attended and children have developed their teamwork and skills within the areas of their chosen sport.
Lunch time/Break time Clubs
Athletics practice and dance club have been part of the sporting curriculum at lunch times. Both have been well attended and have proven a great way for children to develop in athletics and dance. Through the dance sessions children have been able to express themselves and work with peers to choreograph dances.
Children in Year 5/6 have been representing our school at Loreto in the Athletics Competition against other central Manchester schools. We won the first round and went through to the CityWide finals at Sport City where we came second and got through to the Manchester Finals! In the finals the children performed brilliantly and came third! This is fantastic news for the school and children. Thank you for all the support from the parents and staff! Well done our Athletics Champions!
Year 6 took part in a Basketball competition at Whalley Range against other local Manchester Schools. They worked brilliantly as a team to use their basketball skills in games. Well done to all the children who took part!
Some children in Year 5 took part in a swimming competition against other local schools. They represented the school excellently and came third overall, therefore have got through to the Manchester finals at the Aquatics Centre in Manchester! Well done our swimmers!
The Year 4 boys football team have been taking part in friendly football matches against Wilbraham Primary School. They have shown great teamwork and skills which have meant they have won and drawn their matches. Great effort!
The St. Kentigern's girls have been showing off their skills in Year 4/5/6. They have been playing friendly matches against Wilbraham Primary School and have done brilliantly winning both games! Well done!
The Year 6 hockey team worked brilliantly together, taking part in two different sessions at Trinity High School, playing three matches in each session! They showed determination and excellent team work so well done to those children!