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PE uniform

 

A new school year is upon us and we have started our PE lessons this term. Please can I remind you that all children need both indoor and outdoor kits:

Indoor PE kit                            

  • coloured PE tshirt
  • black shorts

 

Outdoor PE kit

  • coloured PE tshirt
  • tracksuit trousers
  • warm jumper/zip top
  • trainers
  • socks for girls (if wearing tights)

 

Warm clothing is essential as your child will definitely have 1 outdoor PE session a week.

 

On PE days please ensure girls hair is tied back and no jewellery is worn. Earrings must be able to be removed by the child. We can not tape earrings so they have to be removed prior to all sporting activities.

Thank you

 

PE at Highfields

Following our recent Ofsted Inspection, the report has praised the quality and impact that PE has had on the school/children this year:

 

The very effective physical education (PE) coordinator ensures that the PE and sport premium is used imaginatively. For example, coaches lead additional tennis, football, dance and cricket sessions for pupils. Teachers are provided with specialist training in the teaching of dance, gymnastics and athletics. Pupils also have the opportunity to participate in sports that are new to them, such as lacrosse and orienteering. Inspection report: Highfields Primary School 5–6 July 2016 4 of 10 As a result, PE teaching is of a high quality and greater numbers of pupils than in the past take part in sports clubs. School leaders are rightly proud that all of the 130 pupils who undertook externally run fitness tests were accredited with having achieved ‘full fitness’. 

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Highfields House Teams

 

THE TEAMS:

              

Swans - blue             Herons - green

 

Godwits - yellow      Egrets - red

 

 

Please make sure your child has their house colour t-shirt in their pe bag for every PE lesson - thank you!

 

Every half term, the school competes in a chosen sport to win the House Team cup! We are eagerly looking forward to the October Rugby Challenge!

 

The current Team Cup holders are The Godwits,  who won the cup on Sports Day in July!

 

 

Physical Education at Highfields

 

All children have the opportunity to participate in a range of  physical activities during their time at Highfields. The PE lessons and extra curricular activities that the children have access to are planned to give them the chance to learn and develop new skills. They are taught the value of working as part of a team and have opportunity to feel what it is like to be involved in competitive activities.

All children in the school have a minimum of 2 hours of PE a week with additional opportunities throughout the year to extend this time. Specialist coaches are used alongside the staff to support and enhance the curriculum.

The school runs a range of clubs throughout the school year and these can be used alongside curriculum lessons to help identify and promote opportunities for children to develop their skills in local community teams and clubs.

The school has good links with the High school and local primary schools and engages regularly in inter school competitions and sporting matches against other schools.

PE Curriculum map 2016-2017

Swimming

 

Children are expected to leave Primary school being able to swim at least 25m. As our school is situated close to a water environment we strongly believe it is a necessity to provide children with an opportunity to learn to swim. We are therefore helping to fund swimming lessons at Colchester Leisure on a weekly basis for the Autumn and Spring terms. Year 5 will go throughout the Autumn Term and Year 3 during the Spring Term.

 

Year 1 splashing in the pool!!!

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Year 1 splashing in the pool!!! 2
Year 1 splashing in the pool!!! 3

Year 3 splashing in the pool

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Year 3 splashing in the pool 2
Year 3 splashing in the pool 3
Year 3 splashing in the pool 4
Year 3 splashing in the pool 5
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Year 3 splashing in the pool 7

Dance

 

Children will have the opportunity of dance throughout the year. This will be delivered by the class teacher or Mrs Billings. We are hoping to hold the dance festival again with other local schools.

Year 3 dancing with Miss Debbie

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Year 3 dancing with Miss Debbie 2

Year 6 dance 'The Haka!'

Year 6 dance 'The Haka!' 1
Year 6 dance 'The Haka!' 2
Year 6 dance 'The Haka!' 3

Year 5 Country Dancing

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Gymnastics

 

Children across the school are experiencing gymnastics lessons either with Mrs Billings or their class teacher.

They will have the opportunity to use small and large equipment practising and developing different sequences.

Football Fun

Throughout the year, every year group will have the opportunity to develop their football skills with Haz (Go4Goals). This half term, Year 5 and 6 have a session every Thursday afternoon.

Haz also offers a  football club every Monday after school for Years 1,2 and 3 and a Year4-6 football club every Thursday after school.

Foundation fun at football!!!!

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Foundation fun at football!!!! 2

Rugby

Year 3 and 4 have been very lucky to practise their rugby skills this autumn half term with Simon Carter, the Mistley Rugby Club coach. Come rain, snow or shine they will be out enjoying a game of tag rugby!!!

Year 5 and 6 will enjoy this opportunity after the half term break. They will need to be prepared for the colder weather!!

Year 5 !! Rough and tough at rugby!!!!

Year 5 !! Rough and tough at rugby!!!! 1
Year 5 !! Rough and tough at rugby!!!! 2
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