Physical Education at Deighton Gates 2018 - 2019
Spring term has been another busy term for sport at Deighton Gates. This half term the children have enjoyed taking part in after school quick sticks training and competing in a quick sticks competition against other local schools. We entered two teams into the tournament and we were delighted to have won the entire tournament with a 3-0 win. They showed fantastic sportsmanship and great progression in their quick stick skills. All classes in school, from Reception to Year 6 have enjoyed a day with Kidz Fit in the Spring term, where we learnt all about healthy living. The children were brilliant at the practical and theory side of the sessions, in which they had to work on fitness levels, coordination, balance, mobility and even yoga skills. The children were very excited to share their new facts, tips and skills with their friends and families. Spring term has also seen the start of the mini-tennis season. The children have been training at the mini-tennis after school club at Wetherby High and Year 5 have taken part in a tennis festival and competition. In addition, we have been enjoying playing local schools in the netball league and won many of our matches - we are currently excitedly awaiting for the winning results! Miss Welsh - P.E. Coordinator
Autumn term has been a super busy for sport here at Deighton Gates. One of our main highlights has been the Sports Hall Athletics. We kicked off the new term with after school training sessions for Sports Hall Athletics at a local high school. We then took part in the school games Sports Hall Athletics competition - we won the first round, made it through to the Semi finals, where we once again qualified and finished 3rd place in the cup final! Mrs Thompson, Miss Ridge and I are extremely proud of the children. Their true sportsmanship and fantastic effort hasn’t gone unnoticed. We played against some very tough competition and finished in a very respectable 3rd place! The children should be so proud of themselves. The level of commitment from all children in all of the Sports Hall Athletics sessions has been truly outstanding. Our Football team have also been working hard training with Miss Pickles, the girls team managed to secure a 5-3 win in November in one of our organised matches! Miss Welsh - P.E. Coordinator
Please see below the report from one of our DG Sports journalists:
"This Monday (26th November), boys and girls from Years 5 & 6 participated in the semi - finals of the Sports Hall Athletics competition that was held at Wetherby High School. They went against four other schools and came 2nd place, which means they have got through to the next round. The course involved hurdles, relays in twos and fours, an obstacle track, javelin, chest push, stand long jumps, stand triple jumps, speed bounce and the vertical jump. Successfully, they came 5th only three times, and made a team effort by achieving lots of 1st and 2nd places. All the teachers and pupils at Deighton Gates hope you do as good as you did this time on your next round!"
By Gracie (Year 5), Journalist.
Deighton Gates’ P.E Vision and Mission:
Our P.E vision for across the school is to be ACTIVE:
Energetic... and fun for all!
We ensure progression for all pupils and have high expectations across the key skills, and children take ownership of their own learning.
We support children to learn to take risks without being afraid to fail.
We will encourage pupils to work collaboratively to meet goals and overcome challenges.
We inspire our pupils through fun, purposeful and engaging lessons.
We develop each child’s feeling of self worth and help them to support and encourage each other.
We will encourage children to be active and to understand the need for a fit and healthy lifestyle.
PE Premium 2018 - 19
From September 2013, Deighton Gates has been in receipt of an annual grant dedicated to PE and Sport in school. This is funded jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport
In order to achieve sustainability of high quality provision, the majority of the grant is being invested in staff development. Over the first three years the grant has been used in the following ways to enhance the provision and achievement in Sport and PE
As a result of ongoing financial investment and dedication by staff we were delighted to have been awarded first in 2015 the Silver Award by Sainsbury’s School Sports which recognises excellence in PE and Sport, Gold in 2016, 2017 and Gold again in 2018. Higher percentages of children are taking part in active sport and competitions, progress and attainment for pupils in PE are higher, equipment and provision are of a very high standard supporting high quality teaching.
Planned spend for next year includes:
Reception and Year 1
Children go swimming in the Autumn and Spring Terms of Year 4. There are also opportunities in subsequent years for children who have not met the minimum National Curriculum Standard of swimming 25m unaided.
Year 6 30/31 have met the minimum standard of 25m,can self rescue from water and can use a range of strokes.