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Academic Year 2021-22
PE Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact

Primrose Lane have high standards in preparing children to be physically literate and have a broad range of opportunities to succeed in sport. Please access this link, which shows how we intend to implement a quality, 'spiralling' curriculum that provides a progression of skills throughout school to achieve the best outcomes for our children physically and mentally.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, I’m sure your children have still enjoyed participating and competing in various sports and small games, as well as learning within their two hours of PE per week. There is now a huge focus on PE and Sport in all schools, not just to encourage healthy active lifestyles, but also to develop the children’s social and emotional enjoyment, which has been shown to link to success within other areas of the curriculum.

This year, again, primary schools have received funding called Sport Premium, which is ring-fenced and can only be used to specifically develop Physical Education (PE), sport and physical activity in school. After an evaluation, schools have then been awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold award or nothing at all within the Sainsbury’s School Games Quality Mark. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded again this year.

Primrose Lane is very proud that we achieved the Gold for the Sainsburys School Games Quality Mark in 2018-19 and it that is being extended for a second time to the 2020-21 acedmic year (despite the disruption of Covid-19), maintaining our award from the last five years now, which is a fantastic achievement! We would like to congratulate all staff and children for their efforts and cooperation within PE and Sport and hope it continues to progress further. Congratulations have also been received Partnership Development Manager Shaun Mulhern.

If you have any questions or suggestions of ways of further developing the PE and Sport here at Primrose Lane, please come and see Mr Jackson (PE and Sport Coordinator).

The importance of PE and Sport

Please see this link to read about the importance of PE and Sport (as suggested by AfPE).

Whole School Skipping Festival!

On Friday, each class from Reception-Year 6 participated in a skipping festival hosted by the company Skipping Schools, led by Jodi. The day was fabulous, with all children learning the benefits of skipping for physical activity and health, as well as socially playing in the playground and outside of school. Children also learnt about persevering and if they struggled, carried on giving it a go. Each class learnt how to safely skip, as well as various different techniques, ranging from ‘double-dutch, hopping, split legs, speed skip, side step, back-to-back, change places, side-swing, criss-cross, pretzel’; and many more! Children and staff alike found how tiring it can be, as our heart rates raced up quite quickly. We all loved the experience. Here are what some of the classes had to say about the day:

Reception really enjoyed their skipping workshop with Jodi. We played the train game and took it in turns to run through the tunnel!

Year 1:
Grace - 'I loved the skipping!'
Logan - 'I liked jumping over the skipping rope.'
Martha - 'I liked skipping and I liked running under the skipping rope.'
Lewis - 'I found it tricky when I had to skip over the big skipping rope, but it was also my favourite!'

Year 2:
Luke - 'I did my first jump with a big rope!'
Lucy - 'I liked the game where we took turns.'
Lillie - 'I enjoyed running through the big rope.'
Evan - 'I felt nervous at first and then I did it'
Oliver S - 'I learnt to hold the skipping rope like a smile.'

Year 3:
Lily Ellerby – ‘’I learnt how to hop and swap, and I've got faster at skipping. I'm getting better at skipping with the big rope."
Elie Roberts - "I learnt how to do the double bounce, it was easy and hard at the same time"
Hugo Maidens - "I learnt how to jump over the rope and skip, I liked doing the big skip."
Daniel Downie- "I demonstrated the big skip, and I discovered that I was going to be the happy hopper."

Year 5:
Sophia – ‘I loved skipping with Jodie. It was really fun and boosted up my energy quickly.’
Phoebe – ‘I enjoyed the red arrows (when you jump in). I enjoy the sessions with Jodi as it is really fun!’
Toby – ‘It was really fun trying out different skills – such as the pretzel.’

Skipping Assembly
Cross Country Competition (Years 4, 5 and 6)

On Monday, 29 children from Years 4, 5 and 6 competed in a cross country competition held at Brigshaw High School. The children represented Primrose Lane excellently; showing impeccable behaviour, fabulous sportsmanship and great perseverance.
All the children put in their best efforts and cheered each other through every race! It was fabulous to watch the children striving to achieve a personal best.
We have now received the results and are pleased to share with you that our Year 4 Boys, Year 5 Girls and Year 5 Boys have all qualified to the City Finals in February 2022! Although, Year 4 Girls and Year 6 Boys didn’t make it through, they ran their hearts out and achieved some excellent results, just missing out on qualifying by a small margin. Additionally, we had some wildcards for those that didn’t get through as a team, where Evie from Year 4 will represent herself for the Year 4 Girls and Isaac and Toby from Year 6 will represent the Year 6 Boys due to their individual achievements. Congratulations to all competitors!
There must be particular mentions for both Year 5 Boys and Year 5 Girls who won their groups by a large margin! Additionally, congratulations must go to some fantastic individual performances: Jacob coming first in the Year 4 Boys race, Charlie E coming second in the Year 5 Boys race, Elizabeth coming third in the Year 5 Girls race and Isaac coming third in the Year 6 Boys race; all this with Top 10s for Toby, Elise and Evie.
Thank you to all the Parents/Carers who turned up on the day to show their support and help Mr Jackson with the team. Thank you to Mrs Warnock for the warm up too! We look forward for next round to do it all again, but until then, well done all competitors!
Mr Jackson
(PE and Sport Coordinator)