PE and School Sport Impact 2018/19
It has been another successful year for PE and School Sport at Dovelands with lots of activity going on throughout the academic year. I would like to start with some real success stories which are listed below:
- The school being awarded for a third year in a row the School Games Mark Gold Award for our commitment to developing competition across the school.
- The dance team winning best dance at this year’s school competition and going on to perform their dance at the King Power Stadium.
- The year 6 girls’ football team going unbeaten throughout the entire season and being crowned school champions at the King Power Stadium.
- The year 3/4 inclusive football team being crowned Leicester City Champions.
- The year 3/4 SEND New Age Kurling team being crowned West Leicester Champions and going on to represent Leicester City at the inaugural SEND games at Loughborough University.
This year the children have had the opportunity to compete against other schools in many inter competitions as part of our membership of the Leicester School Sport and Physical Activity Network (SSPAN). We have competed in the following activities:
- Mixed Quick Cricket
- New Age Kurling
- Cross Country
- Table Tennis
- Sports hall athletics
- Area Athletics
The children have also taken part in some intra team activities during playtimes at Dovelands:
- New Age Kurling
- Ten pin Bowling
- Ninja warrior course
The Wednesday dance sessions have once again been a big hit with the children. Every child in the school from reception through to year 6 have taken part in a block of dance activities. It was delightful to see lots of parents and carers join us for their child’s dance performance and of course join in the fun. Mrs Christmas lunch time dance club was once again very popular with the children and this year was no different with the club being oversubscribed. The children who were lucky enough to be selected have created some exceptional dance routines that have been showcased in the playground, assemblies, dance competitions and stadiums.
The emotional health and well-being of our children is something we take very seriously. Selected groups of children in both KS1 and KS2 have taken part in health and well-being festivals where they got to learn about looking after their bodies, make healthy smoothies, take part in yoga and play different games. We were also selected by the SSPAN to run a pilot club for KS1 children called SPARKS. The club was aimed at developing children's self-esteem and confidence. The club focused on elements such as nutrition, physical activity, rest and relaxation.
We pride ourselves on having good sporting links with other local school and have played competitive fixtures this academic year against Taylor Road Primary, Inglehurst, Parks, Forest Lodge and Stokes Wood. This inter team competition against other schools is something we will be continuing in 2019/20.
At break time and lunch time 204 children in KS2 have regularly taken part in activities such as skipping, football, spider web, trim trail and huff and puff. 100% of children identified as SEND, PP or EAL in KS2 have taken part in at least one sporting activity this academic year and all children from KS2 have taken part in at least one sporting activity. In KS1 85% of PP, 88% SEND and 76% of EAL children have taken part in at least one sporting activity and 74% of all children in KS1 have taken part in at least one sporting activity.
Finally, the children at Dovelands really enjoy sessions that are delivered by ex-students, local coaches and clubs. This year the children have taken part in cricket, football and dance with these sessions having sustainable exit routes for the children to continue participating.
We look forward to another action-packed year of PE and school sport in 2019/20.