Sport is a strong element of school life at St Ignatius and is an important part of a child’s education. It encourages sportsmanship, self discipline and dedication, and helps children to view sport as an integral part of a happy and healthy life.
In addition to our Physical Education curriculum we aim to provide as many extra-curricular sporting activities as possible for boys and girls. These change term-by-term, and cover a range of sports. The school also takes part in a number of inter school competitions. We strive to do our very best to win and are often very successful but it is even more important to teach the virtues of good grace in victory or defeat and the value of building character as we compete.
Each summer sports days are organised for Early Years, KS1 and KS2 and parents are invited to come along.
Swimming lessons, at Ossett Academy swimming pool, take place once a week for Year 4 and 5 children.
We receive extra sport funding through the Sports Premium. We intend to use the money to improve the confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across school, broadening the range of activities offered to pupils and improving our resources to allow the children to experience a range of new and different sports. We feel that this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of our children within our school. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability, that children are given the opportunity to compete in sporting activities and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
In order to use the funding effectively in our school we are committed to developing Physical Education and competitive sport. In our school we are using this funding by working with a series of professional partners including St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School and Sixth Form College.
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Key Stage 1 were lucky to have Coach Rich coming into to teach them Kindnetics. The children enjoyed taking part in a wide range of activities which covered a range of skills including team work activities. They had important discussions about what they could do to improve their technique and become more accurate in their skills e.g. throwing and aiming for a target.
They really enjoyed using the parachute and the scooters.
Year 2 children will be taking part in a skipping festival at St Wilfrid’s in April. In order to prepare for the festival, we were visited by Leanne from Skipping Schools who taught us some basic skips, such as speed bounce and double bounce.
Once we had mastered these skips, she introduced more complex skips such as hopping and side swing. The children enjoyed learning these and used their growth mind set slogan ‘I can’t do it YET’ whilst trying to improve.
The year 1 children also took part in the training – they are getting ahead of the game for next year!
All children showed a massive improvement with their hand eye co-ordination and rhythm.
We will be continuing to skip regularly in school in order to prepare for our festival but most importantly – to keep fit and active whilst having fun!
As part of Active Learning day, Class Four took part in physical activities such as Finger Fit, Image Scrimmage and Tiggy Triangles to help them recall number facts, generate powerful adjectives and classify solids, liquids and gases. We will be continue to use these games and others to stay active while we learn!
Mr Bartram took 8 girls ranging from Years 4-6 to the annual girls’ football tournament at St Wilfrid’s. They played brilliantly and were worthy winners of the trophy. They played 5 matches in total, only conceding 1 goal throughout the entire tournament. They scored lots of goals and brought the trophy home to St Ignatius School. Well done, girls.
On Tuesday 26th June, Year 1 and Year 2 attended a Potted Sports event at Gawthorpe Community Academy. We joined with lots of Ossett schools and had a great time. Here are some pictures of the Year 2s having lots of fun.
The Year 1 Team 1 came 1st out of 22 teams and Team 2 came 3rd – amazing results!
The Year 2 Team 2 came 2nd out of 21 teams – fantastic
Well done to everyone who took part.