At Ightenhill, we aim to improve participation in physical activity, alongside discussing the health benefits children receive from regular exercise. We work closely with the PSHE co-ordinator in order to establish and discuss the link between healthy eating and exercise. In Key Stage 1, we focus on developing fundamental movement skills including running, throwing and catching. Within Key Stage 2, we continue to develop the skills acquired in previous years and introduce children to competition. Children develop their strength, agility and flexibility in dance and gymnastic activities. We also spend time encouraging health and well being through yoga and circuit training.
Please find our 2017-2018 curriculum map below.
At Ightenhill, we have a range of extra-curricular clubs which run alongside our competition calendar. Please look at the 'School Clubs' area under 'Parents' to see photographs of our clubs and teams.
For 2016-2017, we have been awarded the Silver Games Mark.
For 2015 - 2016, we were awarded the Bronze Games Mark.
To enhance our opportunities for active learning, we have invested in the 'Maths of the Day' initiative, supported by the Youth Sports Trust. Maths of the Day is a program which uses PE and active learning as a vehicle to raise attainment in mathematics. Here are our year 6 children in action!
For five weeks, our year 6 children have been allocated a Tag Rugby professional coach funded through our Sports Partnership agreement. Professional coaches are used throughout school to share their knowledge with children and teachers and to create school and club links. The children in year 6 have a good understanding of the game and are looking forward to working with coach Phil, who will take our game to the next level.
Throughout this academic year, we will be working with FUNDA to create new ways of encouraging children to take part in physical activity. The specialist coaches will work alongside our teachers, developing their continued professional development. Below are some exciting pictures of the sessions that have taken place in years 1, 2 and 5.