Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

Living together - Learning together

Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
Tel. 01472 318003
E. office@stanfordschool.co.uk
Contact. Miss King (Business Manager)

PE

Physical Education is a very important part of the curriculum at Stanford Junior and Infants School. Children are encouraged to respond to the challenges to mind and body, to compete and to co-operate with others. At Stanford Junior and Infants School we aim to use sport as a means to build character, embed values of fairness and respect, and give all children the opportunities they need to be fit and healthy.

We are proud that PE teaching at our school enthuses and inspires pupils to fully develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise. We also offer a wide range of ever changing extra-curricular activities for our children, from expert providers, with something available for every age range.

Pupils are encouraged to develop initiative and leadership skills and to acquire positive attitudes towards physical activities. They are helped to make informed decisions concerning a healthy lifestyle. Through this we hope to provide a lasting legacy of sporting enjoyment and success for our pupils both now and in their future lives.

Gradely Cup Football Tournament

A team of 8 of our year 5 pupils performed very well in the Gradely Cup, against 6 other teams, at the beginning of this term. There are several more tournaments coming up across the Summer and we look forward to seeing how well our team continue to work together.

Inter-School Swimming Gala

A team of over 20 eager pupils took part in an Inter-School Swimming Gala event on 25th May (the first that we have attended in several years). The children displayed brilliant perseverance and excellent competitive spirit. We were very proud of how they supported each other in the different races and we had several children achieving first, second and third place in their respective heats. Everyone received a medal and certificate for taking part.

Sponsored Gymnastic Event

We were very excited to take part.

We watched the older children and couldn’t wait to get involved.

It was hard work but we really enjoyed ourselves.

Anthony said “It really was exhausting but I got there in the end! I felt really proud of myself.”

Millie said “I really liked it even when I collapsed on my tummy! I’d like to do it again another day.”

James Kirton – GB Athlete Event

We were fortunate enough to have James Kirton visit our school to lead a sponsored circuit training event and an inspirational assembly. James is an Olympic swimmer who represented GB in the Beijing Olympics. As you can see from the photographs, we all had a fantastic time and felt truly inspired listening to James’ assembly about overcoming injury and never giving up on your dreams. Thank you ‘Sports for Schools’ and to James for the amazing event!

Seedlings Class

James Kirton, an Olympic Swimmer, came to work with Stanford school as part of a sponsored circuit challenge. Take a look at how Seedlings class did!

Sunflower Class

Sunflower Class enjoyed meeting James and finding out how he became an Olympic swimmer. They also enjoyed participating in some very energetic exercises too!

Summer- I liked his video of his swimming. He was a very good swimmer.
Jamie- The exercise was good fun.
Rylea- I liked doing the star jumps.
Layla- James Kirton asked me if I went to gymnastics and then he gave me a sports wristband for my press-ups.

Handball Intra-School Competition

Premier Sports came in to deliver our third Intra School competition- Handball! We worked in our house teams to score as many points, for our team in 30 minutes! We really enjoyed the competition and working against each other to get the highest score!

The winners of our Handball competition were.... GREEN and YELLOW Team! Well done!

Year Group

Red

Blue

Green

Yellow

FS

9

0

3

6

Y1

0

3

9

6

Y2

6

9

3

0

Y3

6

6

0

6

Y4

0

3

7

7

Y5/6

3

0

9

6

Total Points

24

21

31

31

Seedlings

Seedlings class enjoyed playing dodge ball as part of an Intra-school competition. Superb team work everyone!

Sunflower Class

Premier Sports taught the Sunflowers how to play hand ball. The children were enthusiastic and very energetic!

Jack- I liked throwing a ball.
Ronnie- I scored goals. The red team tried hard, but didn't win.
Taylor- Green team were the winners!
Layla- It was fun and very good exercise.
James- I enjoyed it so much, that I am going to ask Mrs. Hackfath if the sports people can come back and do it again with us!

Poppy Class

We worked in house teams during our tournament.

Developing tactics and working as a team.

We all really enjoyed working with the PE specialists and we are looking forward to our next tournament.

Skipping

This terms Seedlings class have been learning to skip in P.E. From exploring the rope, learning to turn the rope over head to our first skip, it has been hard work but we have kept on trying. We can now practise skipping at playtime too!

Dodgeball Intra- School Competition

The winners of our Dodgeball competition were.... Blue Team! Well done!

Position

Team

Played

Won

Drew

Lost

For

Against

Points

1st

Blue

18

10

4

4

17

9

34

2nd

Green

18

6

5

7

15

13

23

3rd

Yellow

18

5

7

6

14

15

22

4th

Red

18

5

4

9

10

18

19

Barley Class

Premier Sports came in to deliver our second Intra School competition- Dodgeball! We worked in our house teams to score as many points, for our team in 30 minutes! We really enjoyed the competition and working against each other to get the highest score!

Seedlings Sports Relief Activities

We have been very busy today completing our Sports Relief fundraising mini circuit activities. From relay running to throwing bean bags into a hoop there were lots of fun things to keep us active! Well done Seedlings class for completing your mini circuit challenge.

Can I be a team player?

Sunflower Class enjoyed an energetic dodge ball session led by Premier Sports. They took part in a competition. Evie- I had to move fast to dodge being hit by the squishy ball. Oscar- I got 'star of the game' for my good team work. Harvey- I enjoyed playing the game, it was fun!

Viking Invasion Dance

Year 5 are very proud of their Viking Invasion Dance and wanted to share with the rest of the school! We are extremely proud of their hard work, creativity and teamwork too! Well Done Star Anise!

Collaboration Fitness Fun

Sunflower and Juniper class learnt how to do aerobics together. They worked hard to follow the routine, keep in time to the music and develop new skills. It was great to see the different age groups exercising for fun!

Archery Competition

The winners of our first Intra School Archery competition was... Stanford with 562 Points!

Our Team Captains Evie and Drew collected the trophy! Who will win our next competition?

Class Yellow (Knight) Green (Field) Red (Whitgift) Blue (Stanford)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Total

Position

Sunflower Class

Sunflower class took part in our school's archery competition.

James: I noticed that people were improving their archery skills.
Oscar: I was hitting the target.
Mollie: I scored 5 twice.
Libby: I thought it was good fun.

Here are our scores. Well done everyone!

4th place: Blue Team with 23 points
3rd place: Yellow Team with 29 points
2nd place: Green Team with 35 points
1st place: Red Team with 38 points

Poppy Class

First we received expert instruction. We listened very carefully.

Then we had time to practise and develop our skills.

It didn’t take long for us to become experts.

We used a different target for the competition. We worked hard and tried to get the best score we could.

We added up everyone’s score and then the winners were announced.

In 4th place was Field who scored 78 points.

In 3rd place were Knight with 88 points.

In second place with a massive score of 114 points was Whitgift.

In first place with a grand total of 121 points was Stanford. Well done.

Pumpkin Class

In Pumpkin class Knight came first with 103 points, then Field with 91, Whitgift had 88 points and Stanford scored 71 points. The children really enjoyed the archery and working together in their houses

Barley Class

Premier Sports came in to deliver our first ever Intra School Archery competition! We worked in our house teams to score as many points, by hitting the target, for our team in 30 minutes! We really enjoyed the competition and working against each other to get the highest score!

Viking Invasion!

Year 5 have been learning about Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. We have researched how they came to England on longboats and pillaged their way through different villages and towns, taking wealth and land. Our PE focus this term is dance, so we decided to perform a Viking invasion! We have really enjoyed working as a team and choreographing our dance routines. In fact, we have enjoyed it so much that we even made props at home to use in our routines!

Toy Appreciation Assembly

Well done to the pupil voice group in year 5 who led a ‘Toy Appreciation’ assembly this morning to the whole school about sensibly looking after our playground equipment. The group also shared ideas for new games and used role –play to support this.  The group will be monitoring and rewarding improvements during break times.

Breakfast Club

All the members of the breakfast club are having a lot of fun with the healthy activity in the morning – groups had chosen to dribble the football and improve their speed and others had chosen a group skipping activity.

Can I learn a new skill in PE?

Today we learnt some archery in PE. It was a tricky activity to do, but it wasn't long before we could hit the target.

Can I develop my balance, agility and co-ordination?

In P.E. we have worked hard on these yoga poses which are related to African animals. Can you guess which animals we are doing?

Dance Club

Miss Cullen leads a dance club at lunchtime and is supported by Emma and Charlie in their Assistant Dance Teacher role. They even have name cards like all the other  staff.  They take their responsibility very seriously and encourage all members of the club to have fun and try their best. Well done!

Can I use a range of PE skills in different physical activities?

Premier Sports came and worked with Barley class in PE. They took part in Archery and Fencing and developed their skills individually and in groups

Bikeability

Year 5 pupils took part in the Bikeability scheme to develop their  skills and knowledge to ensure they are safe on the roads

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Breaktimes and Lunchtimes

We are so proud of the sensible play pupils get involved with at breaktimes and lunchtimes. They co-operate well, share equipment and use the resources sensibly. Check out the photos of today’s lunchtime. Our Pupil Voice team have been ordering some new resources this week too and Mr Hawkins will be sharing information about a new lunchtime sports club very soon! Our Play Leaders help organise fun games and today Mr Leach played catch with a group of keen cricketers.

Parachute Games

Seedlings class have been outside creating lots of big and little waves with the parachute this week and especially enjoyed going under the parachute.

Can I combine and perform gymnastic actions, shapes and balances?

Pupils worked together to learn how to hold a balance position. They investigated different positions and the techniques they needed to use to ensure a solid balance. Pupils showcased their balances to their peers.

Can I work as a part of a team?

As a part of our PE lesson we had a team race where we had to get from one side of the playground to another but we could only stand in the 3 hoops provided. This needed teamwork as the children had to help each other jump into the hoops, keep each other from 'falling' out of them and pass the hoops along. It also required communication skills as they had to talk through what they were doing and encourage each other. Once they had done this the task was made trickier by only allowing the children 2 hoops. The children really worked well together and had great fun.

Can Year 1 children improve their skills on Sport's Day?

Everyone in Sunflower Class tried their hardest to improve their sports skills. Many were awarded 'personal best' stickers and some children even broke Year 1 records! Great throwing, skipping and running skills from everyone. Well done

Rounders Competition

Barley class took part in the Healing Rounders tournament as part of the transition period between primary and secondary. They competed against other primary schools and showcased their fantastic fielding, catchng and batting skills. A great afternoon was had by all!

Preparing for Sports Day

Children from Seedlings and Barley classes worked collaboratively to play some outdoor games in preparation for our sports day. The Year 6 pupils supported the younger children by showing them good demonstrations before the younger children practised their throwing, catching and balancing skills.

Water Safety

Callum from Grimsby Aquatics Swimming School led our school assembly today on the theme of ‘Water Safety.’ Keeping yourself and other safe is very important to us at Stanford and this links with the work we do on Internet Safety, Fire Safety and Road Safety etc.

Well Done Emily!

We are so proud of Emily who swam 5Ks for the Marie Curie Charity – she has raised £855! Well done Emily! Thanks to those who supported her too – Alysia was there to cheer her friend on and award the medal!