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Finmere Church Of England Primary School

‘Challenging all to shine’

Primary Physical Education News

 

Congratulations from North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership to Finmere Primary School, the first @YourSchoolGamesMark GOLD of 2017

The smallest school doing BIG brilliant things!’

  

  

We found in June that we have been presented with a top sport award in recognition of our PE and Sport provision at Finmere School: The School Games GOLD Award!

The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is a Government led scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are assessed across bronze, silver and gold levels of the quality mark.

Only the top 5% of schools achieve GOLD and can demonstrate that pupils have the widest range of clubs and activities in which to participate.  This award also recognises how we have embraced external sporting opportunities and established strong pupil sport leadership programmes.

As you can imagine we are over the moon to receive this and all feel extremely proud to be part of such a wonderful school.

Thank you to all the parents and carers who have supported PE and Games this year, helping us to achieve this fantastic award.

Thank you to North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership (NOSSP), for the festivals and competitions we have had the opportunity to participate in this year and to Mrs Sargent and Mrs Kirkwood for supporting staff and pupils here so well.

Thank you to all the staff and children; Finmere pupils always excel at PE and sport, no matter what their abilities and talents. They always show real determination and passion whatever they take part in and are a real credit to the school when we compete against partnership schools.

Finally, I would like to say a special thank you to Mrs Formby, who is the school PE lead.

  

Sporting Events 2017 - 2018

Girls' Inclusion Festival

On Wednesday the girls in year 2, 3, 4 & 5 took part in the Girl’s Inclusion Festival at Cooper School. The purpose of the festival was to give girls the opportunity to learn new skills and take part in activities not normally done at school and to work with leaders and children from other schools.

The events on offered were:

  • Trampolining
  • Yoga
  • Cheerleading
  • Hula Hoops.

The girls had a wonderful morning taking part in the exciting activities, they all joined in and enjoyed working with pupils from other schools.  The value for the festival was “Self Belief” and two of our Yr2 pupils, Maddie and Ivy were awarded certificates for this.  Well done to all of our girls.

 Multi Skills Festival

On Wednesday pupils from Year 2 and Year 3 attended a Multi-Skills partnership PE Festival at Cooper School in Bicester.

 We had a fantastic morning where all the children were able to participate in a range of PE activities using all their PE skills.

 The event was extremely well attended and we competed against pupils from Fringford, Launton and other Bicester schools.

 The children enjoyed activities which used their jumping, skipping, throwing, passing and running skills as well as needing good hand-eye coordination to score points on each event. 

The event encouraged everyone to participate and to increase their confidence at PE. The Games Value of the festival was Teamwork and we awarded two Teamwork certificates to Owen and Kaelan for demonstrating team spirit through sharing equipment; letting others have a go; encouraging others and saying well done to others.

 Well done Year 2 and Year 3. We had a fantastic morning with you and were very proud of your achievements.

 

Congratulations

Following our recent Quality Mark submission, we are delighted to confirm that Finmere School has been awarded the Youth Sport Trust Silver Quality Mark. 

Thank you to all our staff and Mrs Sargant (our Primary PE Mentor) and a special thank you to Mrs Formby, who is the school PE lead.  They have all worked incredibly  hard to achieve this level of award.

Gymnastics and Yoga Club Dates

The club will be held on a Tuesday from 3.05pm – 4.00pm for 8 weeks commencing on Tuesday 16 January.  The dates are below:-

  1. Tuesday 16 January
  2. Tuesday 23 January
  3. Tuesday 30 January
  4. Tuesday 6 February

Half term week

  1. Monday 26 February
  2. Monday 5 March
  3. Monday 12 March
  4. Monday 19 March
  5. Monday 26 March

 Athlete Visit

On the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics 2020, we were recently joined by Gerald Matthew, a TEAM GB sprinter.

Gerald gave an inspirational assembly to all the children and then worked with each class to deliver an exciting PE lesson. All the children and staff were excited to meet Gerald and we enjoyed hearing him answer all the children’s questions, including who his favourite football team is and what his favourite colour is?

Some pupils were lucky enough to wear some of Gerald’s medals and all the children were especially excited to learn how to officially start a sprint race with Gerald teaching us the correct foot and hand positions for Ready, Set, Go…

Gerald shared with us his journey from school sport to local and national recognition, including his recent selection for Team GB. Gerald’s message promoting ‘constant application’ was a really important one for us all; even when things become hard and we feel like giving up, working hard every day to get a little bit better at a skill or task, really will bring rich rewards.

Thank you Gerald for an inspirational morning!

See the photographs from the day at the top of this page.

Girl’s Inclusion Festival

On Wednesday the girls in year 2, 3, 4 & 5 took part in the Girl’s Inclusion Festival at Cooper School. The purpose of the festival was to give girls the opportunity to learn new skills and take part in activities not normally done at school and to work with leaders and children from other schools.

The events on offered were:

  • Trampolining
  • Yoga
  • Cheerleading
  • Hula Hoops.

 The girls had a wonderful morning taking part in the exciting activities, they all joined in and enjoyed working with pupils from other schools.  The value for the festival was “Self Belief” and two of our Yr2 pupils, Maddie and Ivy were awarded certificates for this.  Well done to all of our girls. See photos below.

The Daily Mile

Improving our Finmere CE Primary School fitness with North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership ! Enjoying The Daily Mile in the autumn sunshine...

 

Games Club

During the autumn term Mrs Sargent (our PE Mentor) will be running an after-school games club for pupils in Redwood Class.

The club will be held on a Tuesday from 3.05pm – 4.00pm for 8 weeks commencing on Tuesday 3 October.

Move It!

Finmere School joined the BBC Radio Oxford Move It! campaign and took part in a special dance routine project.

The aim of the campaign was to increase physical activity across the county and to promote the many health benefits that can be had from fitting more movement into our days.

A special dance routine was created for Oxfordshire children to learn in school which the schools then filmed and sent to Radio Oxford.

Today Radio Oxford interviewed two of our pupils, Tessa and Jemima Ayres, on the David Prever slot at 7.20am. Well done to Tessa and Jemima they answered David Prever’s questions brilliantly and were a real credit to Finmere School!

Congratulations to all of our pupils for doing such a great job and thank you to Mrs Sargent for her wonderful coaching!

 Listen to Tessa and Jemima being interviewed on Radio Oxford using this link - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04xms48 (scroll down to Move It! link)

 

Mere Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 4AR

01280848459

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