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2021 - 2022

A new year, a new hope and plenty to look forward to. We are looking forward to venturing back out into the world to compete in Inter School competitions and also build on Intra School sports events for every year group. 

Follow the events on this page to see how our children are getting on in Physical Activity lessons and any forthcoming competitions or events.

PE Lessons

In here you will see what your child has been doing in PE this term. We have an indoor and an outdoor slot timetabled to provide a broad and balanced curriculum.

Our children come to school in their PE kits on their PE days to ensure they can fully utilise the sessions with no time being lost changing.

Tag Rugby - 24.5.22

Orienteering - 20.5.22

We have been incredibly lucky to have the Get Ahead team in again this week to deliver an orienteering opportunity for our year 5 and 6 pupils. Sarah Burdett brought in all the electronic equipment for the children to use and they then had the chance to work in pairs to complete a 10 or 15 marker course. An exhausting but amazing experience.

 

Appfrod Football Tournament

KS2 Swimming Gala

I was very proud to take our swimming team to the KS2 Swimming Gala at the Pods.  All ten children swam their hearts out taking part in a 10 different events.  The events included individual races and three different team relay races.    

 

We are fortunate to have some very talented swimmers at our school and we really did well in our races.  Overall our children came first with 208 points (49 more points than the school that came second).  

 

As always, our children showed real team spirit, good sportsmanship and cheered on all the other schools as well as our own.  Well done everyone.

Sporthall Athletics Year 3/4

A superb performance from our year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics team who were crowned champions today. A fabulous team effort from everyone involved, especially as this is the first time they have ever participated in such an event due to the pandemic over the past 2 years. This makes it 6 in a row. Can we continue this streak? 

Cross Country Relays

4 Holly - Performance Dance unit

In PE, we have been creating our own performance dance routines. These take the shape of aerobic style dances where the children are constantly active. Children were shown a range of different moves you might see in different workout videos and then combined these with some moves of their own design, to create 2 minute routines. You can see that they had planned the moves using a count of 8 on large sheets of sugar paper.

Future Stars - EIS Visit 4.2.22

Four of our children had the opportunity to visit the EIS (English Institute of Sport) in Sheffield. They had the chance to partake in different workshops, meet potential future stars and then run on the track which has been used as a training facility for global stars such as Jessica Ennis. How cool is that!

Cross Country Championships 1.2.22

Y5/6 Football - SUFC Tournament 21.1.22

Inclusive Boccia 18.1.22

Our PE award winners for the Autumn term

Well done to all children who were nominated for this award by their teachers. Keep up the good work, it has clearly paid off.

Sports Leader training (Get Ahead Partnership) 14.12.21

The Get Ahead Partnership have been working with 20 children from Year 4 to 6 training them up to be Sports Leaders. Our children will now be visible on the playground (in red hoodies) delivering games for children to participate in during breaktimes. Our buddies were also involved and will be delivering similar games to our KS1 children as well. Well done guys.

Year 4 have been swimming at The PODs

Intra School Cross Country 27.9.21

After the success of the first Cross Country race of the season it was a tough ask to replicate the performances going into week 2. However, not only did they manage this, in each of the four races, a child from our school crossed the finishing line first. What an incredible performance not only by those children but from the team as a whole. 

Although we won't be able to attend the 3rd and final event of this series, I think we can all agree that our children are all champions (we don't need a medal to prove that). 

We now eagerly await the 'big one', the Schools Cross Country Championships held at Central Park on December 1st. We plan to take 40 children to participate in this event.

Some pictures from the Cross Country

What an incredible first event back for our Berkeley athletes. A brilliant display of running from all the children who participated down at Appfrod on Thursday 7th November.

Such a proud feeling to see all the children wearing the Berkeley colours again and representing the school in such a fabulous manner. I cannot wait for the next one. GO BERKELEY!

Our race winners from each year group

On the 27th September, we held our annual intra school cross country event for each year group in KS2. The whole of KS2 had the opportunity to run, jog, run/jog or walk the course to compete for their house team.

Take a look at the results from each year group.

Year 3   
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Year 4   
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Year 5   
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Year 6   
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Total   
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This is the first time we have ever had each of the houses win an event across the 4 year groups (see underlined scores - lowest score wins as it goes on finishing positions).

Congratulations to all the children who have produced the closest ever set of result. However, after the dust had settled, it was JUPITER who claimed the house trophy and were crowned as this years winners.

2020 - 2021

Virtual events & Competitions

This year we have taken part in a range of different 'virtual' sporting events. Some of these have been whole school challenges whereas others have allowed our children to compete against other schools in a series of inter school events hosted/led by the Get Ahead Partnership.

These are the events we as a school have been a part of:

Autumn Term

 

Lapland - Completing as many laps of a 300m course over a 2 week time period. Our KS2 children won this virtual challenge, you can see our trophy in the images below. Well done everyone, this was an brilliant effort from all involved.

Speedbounce - How many speed bounces could each child complete in 20 seconds. This is much harder than you'd think. We had some excellent scores and several top 3 finishers ,in their year group, once all schools had submitted there results.

Map Magic - An Orienteering challenge which saw our children trying to find as many objects, in a given location, starting with the 26 letters of the alphabet. This was great fun and the children were very creative when matching certain objects to letters.

 

Summer Term - Virtual Challenge League

 

20.4.21 - 30.4.21 - Step Challenge - Provided with pedometers, the challenge was to get in as many steps as possible during the school day. Every day, 2 children from a year group were handed the Fitbits and the challenge was afoot. Unfortunately due to the bad weather, our step count wasn't as high as it could have been but well done to all those who were chosen and gave this one a try. Let's hope we have better weather for the next challenge.

 

3.5.21 - 14.5.21 - Bee Netball - For these 2 weeks we were set a passing challenge. Set 2 metres apart, the children had to make as many chest passes as possible without dropping the ball. This challenge involved the whole class and tensions ran high as children across the school readied themselves for what ultimately was just a catching activity. But....it proved much more challenging than we ever thought.

Here are a few of our results.

6 Beech 462 passes (Wow!!!)

5 Beech 262 passes

4 Beech 36 passes

Reception - Holly - 6 passes

                  Oak - 10 passes

                  Beech - 3 passes

 

17.5.21 - 28.5.21 - Cricket - Well, if you thought catching was easy, throwing a ball at a set of stumps shouldn't be too bad either. But what if you had to try and hit the stumps from as far away as you possibly could? This was our next challenge. 

Year 6 - 

Year 5 - 22m & 27m from Mrs Heaney

Year 4 - 18.8m

Year 3 - 25m

Year 2 - 5.7m

Some fabulous distances here from our children and a big well done to Mrs Heaney who had the furthest distance achieved by a member of staff. Sign her up for a rounders team!

 

7.6.21 - 18.6.21 - Athletics (How far can you jump?) - Our latest challenge is all about jumping. In teams of 12 our classes had to see how far they could jump in one continuous line. So, team member one would jump, place a cone down and the second team member jumps from this point and so on. We clearly have some very springy children in our school and achieved some impressive results.

6 Oak - 21.6m

6 Beech - 21.2m

6 Holly - 22.5m

5 Oak - 19.3m

5 Beech - 18.7m

4 Beech - 20.25m

3 Oak - 19.1m

1 Oak - 14.8m

Congratulations to 6 Beech on a mammoth total, they do have a lot of our Sportshall Athletics jumpers from when we last competed in this event in Year 4.

I wonder what we would manage as a staff?

 

Some action shots from the various challenges

What is the purpose of the PE and Sport Premium?

The PE and sport premium is a predetermined amount which the government has agreed to allocate every school. The funding is used to help provide additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils.

 

At Berkeley Primary School, we are driven to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles within all our pupils. Through this funding, we are able to offer an ever increasing range of sporting opportunities through clubs and at an inter school level.

 

It is for schools to decide how the PE and sports premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess areas for improvement. Audits of teacher skills and confidence, current PE provision and resources as well as results from pupil voice surveys are used to most effectively decide upon areas for future spending.

 

Please click on the documents below to see how we spend our funding.

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