What a hugely talented and creative bunch of children we have at Fir Tree! To kick off the World cup fever, Fir Tree children were asked to bake a cake to represent a country taking part. Can you recognise the countries in the picture below? Japan, Germany, Sweden, Mexico and Portugal.
A huge well done to Evie Taylor and Maia Bridgeman-Hughes for winning first place for upper and lower school. Money raised will be used to purchase P.E resources. Special thanks to some of our Sportsleaders who stayed behind after school to sell the cakes.
In anticipation of all the mince pies we might eat over the festive period, Year 6 took part in a ‘Jingle Jog’- a 3k run/ walk around the school field. We calculated that 3K was 1.8 miles and 7.2 laps of our field. In freezing conditions, with plenty of festive cheer, Year 6 had a brilliant run chasing Santa and the naughty elf around the track- well done Year 6 for great festive spirit!
Here at Fir Tree, our aim for PE is to promote a love of sport and encourage life-long participation.
Our PE curriculum and provision aims to develop children's competence and confidence by engaging them in a range of physical activities which can become a central part of their lives; both in and out of school.
Within their PE lessons, students develop a wide range of skills and the ability to apply them in competitive game situations. They reflect on their own and other's performances and find ways to improve them and learn the value of healthy, active lifestyles.
At Fir Tree, we strongly believe that PE helps pupils to develop personally and socially by working as individuals, in groups and in teams; developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating.
During their time at Fir Tree, our children follow a varied programme which includes opportunities to represent the school competitively at various sports, including: football, hockey, tag rugby, netball, cricket, swimming and athletics.
Examples of PE within lessons
Ash Class have been enjoying Dance lessons with the Sports Leaders from Wallingford School. We have learned to choreograph dance routines and enjoyed moving to the music.
We have also been learning hockey with Mr Gair. We started by holding the hockey stick correctly and progressed to stopping the ball and controlling it along a line.
Fir Tree School would like to say a big thank you to Mark Brett of Haynes Car Care Centre who helped fund the new football kit for the school. Speaking to the children and hearing some of their responses about giving a sense of belonging and pride to represent the school make all the hard work and effort to participate in competitions, worth it.