Mr Levett (Head of PE and Healthy Lifestyles)
Welcome back to the new academic year 2023-24! We start the new term in brilliant sunshine and we look forward to the year ahead with an action packed year of sport. Over the course of the year we'll be focusing on developing the pupils skills across a range of sports, developing their fitness and continuing to be competitive in competitions across the year groups. We'll also welcome back in our external providers who support both in curriculum and at afterschool clubs. I look forward to working with all the pupils who have moved up a year group whilst making their PE fun and enjoyable, as well as competitive and challenging!
Please keep an eye on the termly sports fixtures that we build into the school year and follow the results and pictures of pupils as they take part in competitions and activities by 'clicking' on the yellow sports stars below.
We've got another action packed year with lots of competitions during the academic school year 2023-2024. Over the course of the year pupils will be taking part in a number of different inter and intra school competitions as well as Kent School Games events. See below for Southborough's sports and fixtures.
In term 2 we continue to develop our ability to move with a ball, change direction whilst developing awareness and keeping team shape. Pupils in Key stage 1 having been developing the ability to throw both underarm and overarm with a degree of accuracy whilst using the correct technique. Pupils are understanding the importance of strength and balance when directing the ball with accuracy. All pupils continue to lean how to pass and move into space but also identify the correct pass at the right moment to maximise possession. This have been evident in Basketball and Handball during lessons and we continue to develop these in Tag-Rugby, Football and Netball club. We've also started our Dance scheme for lower Key stage 2 and pupils are working in groups to build a sequence of movements to develop a routine to a set piece of music.
Over the course of the year the pupils will follow a longer term curriculum plan, specific high quality sports schemes allowing them to engage in a range of sports during curriculum time taught by both Mr Levett and class teachers. The aim is to give a broad range of sports so every pupil has the opportunity to flourish with their skills and fitness and develop an understanding of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.
Sports are usually taught in advance of upcoming competitions to give pupils the opportunity to develop their skills and at certain times we'll provide a lunchtime preparation club run by the PE lead or external provider. Clubs also form part of the training for these competitions and allow us to select teams ready for the events.