PE and School Sports at PV, Autumn term 2021

Date: 7th Jan 2022 @ 10:46am

PE, School Sport and Physical Activity at Prospect Vale - Autumn term


It’s been a very busy term at PV. We have made the most of being as
active as possible following a very unsettled time in our world! It was
great to have everyone back in school after the summer holidays..
So what’s been going on across school?
? In Nursery, the children have been working on basic fundamental
skills, focusing on gross motor movement. The children enjoy
regular outdoor sessions, allowing them time to walk, run, climb,
ride bikes and scooters and explore our outside provision.
? In Reception a big focus has been fundamental skills and really
progressing the basics – different ways to move, balance and
climb. The children have had lots of fun exploring ways to travel
using a Jungle theme – there’s been monkeys, snakes, lions and
frogs in Reception!
? Year 1 have been working really hard in gymnastics. They have
learned the basics on the floor and then moved to skills on the
apparatus, including linking different skills together. Year 1 have
also focused on ball skills – ball handling, games and teamwork
and even introduced basic equipment and Orienteering.
? Year 2 have also been working really hard on their gymnastic
skills. They have been linking skills together on the floor and on
apparatus and can choose elements to go into a sequence. Other
areas we have worked on are different ball skills - including using
some equipment and Orienteering.
? Year 3 have been working on advanced gymnastic skills on the
floor and on apparatus. They are able to construct good routines
and sequences and evaluate their own skills with the ability to
improve quality and technique. Year 3 have been busy also
working on different ball skills in netball, tennis and football, and
had Cricket sessions from Cheshire County Cricket Club.
? Year 4 have been attending swimming lessons every Friday at
Cheadle swimming pool and have been progressing well. Year 4
have had cricket coaching from Cheshire CCC.

? Year 5 have worked with Mrs O’Hare and gained many hockey
skills focusing on movement and technique. They have perfected
specialist moves such as the push pass and the pull and spin
around! They have also had cricket coaching.
? Year 6 have also had cricket coaching from Cheshire County
Cricket Club and Mr Dudley has remarked on the amazing
progress made, not only in throwing and catching skills but the
children’s understanding of the game and tactics. Year 6 have also
been learning tag-rugby and worked with Mrs O’Hare on athletics
In the first half term we took part in a whole school, 6 week ‘Smile for a
mile challenge’. Each week every child’s laps were recorded and awards
were given to individual champions, class champions and most
improved performers.
Our overall total as a school was a staggering –
10,780 laps = 768 miles!
The class champions were Year 5 with a total of 2,250 laps = 160.5
Once again ‘Santa Dash’ was a huge success, so far totalling £528.00
for our chosen charity LimbPower.
? Year 5 represented our school at the Year 5/6 Sportshall athletics
competition @ Aquinas College.
? Our Year 6 athletics team competed at The Indoor athletics
transition competition @ SportCity.
Mrs O’Hare has been coming in on a Wednesday and worked with our
Year 5 and 6’s this term. Mrs O’Hare and I have also been team
teaching selected fitness groups across KS2 on a Wednesday
More exciting competitions and activities are planned for the next
Mrs Hall ?

Prospect Vale Community School

Heald Green, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 3RJ