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Sport at Homerswood

At Homerswood Primary and Nursery School, we believe that physical education is fundamental to children’s learning and well-being. We aim to ensure that the physical education curriculum is inspiring and accessible to all children. We have recently launched our 'Pathway Curriculum' and currently follow the scheme of work 'Get Set 4 PE' to support our teaching, subject knowledge and assessment; allowing us to continually deliver high quality Physical Education. This scheme of work is in accordance with the current National Curriculum guidelines and is adapted to suit the individual needs of children. Please view our 'Curriculum - Sports and PE' page for more information about our PE curriculum. 

 

We use our Sports Premium effectively to enhance the sporting opportunities that we are able to give our children as well as ensure that our staff are able to teach effective lessons based on solid subject knowledge. For example, all teachers have recently carried out online CPD in various areas of PE. In addition, a number of our PE lessons are also taught by 'Premier Sports' who deliver high quality lessons to different year groups across the year. Further details and more information on how we spend this funding can be viewed on our Sports Premium page. 

 

We are fortunate to have a school sports partnership with Monks Walk where young leaders from the school come in to teach our pupils a wide range of sports and activities. Through this partnership, our children are also regularly encouraged, and given the opportunity to take part in inter- school competitions, events and festivals within our local area. We also provide many after school, extra-curricular activities and clubs throughout the year. Alongside this, they also provide special training and inset days for our staff.

 

On this page you can view photographs of our sporting achievements, events, competitions and lessons:

 

Year 5 Monks Walk Running Event - They each competed in two endurance races totalling 3km! We are very proud of their resilience and support for each other during the races! Well done!

Archery Tournament at Mill Green - Well done to this group of Year 5 and 6 children who gave it their all and improved their scores dramatically throughout the tournament!

Playground Kit Equipment Bags

 

It has been lovely to see the children across the school enjoying our new playground kit bags this week. Each bag contains a variety of equipment to encourage the children to be active during playtimes, develop their team-building and problem-solving skills, as well as utilise the skills they have learnt within their PE lessons. The bags also contain an 'Active Lunchtimes' folder from our Get Set 4 PE scheme. These are full of fun games and challenges that they can complete using the equipment. Here are some photos below!

Sports Week 2021

 

Well done to everyone who participated in our sports week! Congratulations to Osborn team who were our overall winners this year!

 

The results were:

1st Place - Osborn - 1613

2nd Place - Howard - 1490

3rd Place - Chambers - 1342

4th Place - de Soissons - 1159

 

Congratulations to the winners of the silly races:

Year 6 - Thomas G

Year 5 - Salvador

Year 4 - Charlie

Year 3 - Kruthi

Year 2 - Aadav

Year 1 - Jaxon

 

 

Year 2 athletics using Get Set 4 PE scheme - developing their rhythm and balance when running over obstacles

Year 2 enjoying their online dance sessions with RK Dance Academy

December Active Advent by Active Kidz

 

With the festive season fast approaching, we are excited to announce we will be taking part in a PE Active Advent this year! Each day, we will be completing a physical activity such as dancing or star jumps to practise our key skills and keep us active! We would love for you to join in with our festive fun at home too! We have attached the advent pictures below. Please send your photos into your class email or add them as a comment on our Facebook post. Have fun!

December Active Advent

Fran, an LTA coach, came to give us a fun tennis lesson!

Welcome to our Virtual Sports Week!

 

Here at Homerswood, we are not going to let a pandemic stop us from having our annual sports day! We do however, need to make sure we are being sensible and safe so we are going to have a virtual sports week instead! Our virtual sports week will be jam packed full of fun challenges for you and your families to complete across the whole week! It will take place on Monday 6th July until Friday 10th.

 

You will have a set of 18 different challenges to complete which will be uploaded on to our website on Monday 6th July (please see below) – I will also post a link to this on Facebook on Monday morning too. For each challenge you complete, you will be awarded 5 points for your house team. Your class teacher will send out details of your child’s house team prior to Virtual Sports Week. Try to complete as many challenges as you can, in any order that you wish. The more you complete, the more points you will score for your house team! It does not matter how many laps you complete or how quickly or slowly you complete it, you will still be awarded 5 points for attempting each challenge. You must send a video or photograph (photos will be easier) of you completing the challenge on your Google Classroom account (Year 2 to 6) or usual year group email to your teachers if you are in Nursery, Reception or Year 1. You will only be awarded your 5 points if you do this!

 

Certificates will be awarded for your participation! Certificates will be –

Bronze – 1 challenge completed

Silver – 2 to 10 challenges completed

Gold – 10 or more challenges completed

 

You won’t be alone in completing these challenges! We are going to be posting ‘Beat the Staff’ videos and pictures on Facebook throughout the week so keep your eyes peeled. See if you and your families can beat them!

 

You have until 12pm on Friday 10th to get your videos and photographs in for the challenges you complete. Scores will be added up and announced by the end of the day on Friday!

 

Will your house team win? Good luck and most importantly, have lots of fun!

 

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Mrs Penny

Virtual Sports Week Challenges List

Virtual Sports Week - How to upload a photo to Google Classroom help guide

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Mrs Bailey has kindly put together a short video help guide if you require some guidance on how to upload a photograph or video to your child's Google Classroom account.

Year 5 Inter-School Dance Competition at Campus West

District Sports

Year 5 Hockey Team Competition

Year 1 Multi-sports with Monks Walk Young Leaders

Football Fixtures

 

Match report from Mr Scully - Yesterday, our football team played in a tournament at Monks Walk. We came up against a familiar rival in Brookmans Park School, always a tough match. We have been working on teamwork and communication in training and this has shown in our football recently. Yesterday, Homerswood put on their best display which led to them winning the match 1-0! We are very proud of their hard work! Well done team!

Year 3 Throwing, catching and aiming for a target

U11 Basketball Qualifiers at Stanborough

Reception and KS1 Multi-sports session with Monkswalk Students

Netball fixture against Our Lady

Year 1 Sports Session with MW Sports Leaders

School Games Award 2017-18

Year 4 indoor athletics

Year 6 Mixed Badminton competition

Year 5 tackling numbers with rugby

Year 4 Saracens Tag Rugby

Award Winning School

We hold the Sainsbury's School Games Bronze Award. This award recognizes the great work that the school has completed in order to improve the PE and Sports provision. What an achievement! Many thanks to our PE and Sports leader, Mrs Bennett who wrote the application and organizes the sports events with the teachers.

Monks Walk Leaders : Multi Sports Sessions

Netball Match Versus Templewood 5-0

Year 6 Basketball Team

A fantastic tournament and it was lovely to see lots of our wonderful parents there too supporting the team!
Swimming at Homerswood
Homerswood Primary and Nursery School have signed up to 'The ASA Schools Swimming Manifesto' to ensure all children can swim 25 metres before they leave us in Year 6. Currently 51% of the nation's Year 6 pupils can do this. Homerswood currently has 96%. To find out more please follow the link below and look in our newsletters/websites for updates. http://www.swimming.org/assets/uploads/library/School_Swimming_Census_2013.pdf

FA Girls Football Festival

Thursday 2nd July

 

Ten girls from Year 3 and 4 attended a fantastic football festival at Monks Walk today to celebrate the Women's Football World Cup and to encourage girls to participate in football.  They had an amazing time and even came home with a goodie bag!

District Sports

10th June

Children from Year 3 to Year 6 competed in the annual District Athletics event at Gosling this afternoon.  They took part in a range of track and field events and were a credit to Homerswood with their attitude and support for each other.

Premier Sports Athletics Sessions

 

During the Summer Term 2015 all classes are receiving one hour of Athletics coaching from Premier Sports each week.  This not only ensure that the children have expert coaching but also enables the teaching staff to learn different ways of teaching sport. 

Welwyn and Hatfield Schools Football Tournament

Wednesday 25th March

 

Our Year 5 and 6 girls and boys football teams attended the tournament on Wednesday at Monks Walk and were a credit to the school as always.  Although they didn't come out as winners of their groups, they gave fantastic performances showing high level of skill and team work.  A really enjoyable afternoon despite the results.

Year 4 Indoor Athletics at Gosling Sports Centre

Year 3 participate in a Rugby Festival at Monks Walk
Year 4 take part in a Tag Rugby Interschool Tournament
Congratulations to Year 4 who competed well against other school in the local area.
Basketball Competition at Stanborough School : Friday 10 October 2014
Congratulations to the eight Year 6 pupils who took part in an inter-school basketball competition at Stanborough School.  Lots of fun had and the team came fourth.
Year 4 have a Tag Rugby Masterclass with Premier Sports
Year 5 take part in an inter-school running festival
Year 3 visit St Mary's for Inter-School Multi Sports Event
Year 3 had a fabulous day at St Mary's competing in an inter-school multi-sports event.  Many children gained certificates for sporting achievements! 
Premier Sports Dance Sessions
Premier Sports are delivering weekly dance sessions from today in Years 1 to Years 6.  Sports Premium money is being used to fun this.
District Sports
On Wednesday 11 June selected KS2 pupils took part in the Welwyn District Sports at Gosling Park Stadium.  We had a fabulous day showing lots of sportsmanship.  Two of our pupils reached the finals too.
On Wednesday 30 April, Year 3 took part in an Inter-School Competition at Gosling Sports Park.  We did exceptionally well and one Amy's mum wrote to say "Amy absolutely loved it and now wants to join Athletics club!"  This is the exact reason we attended the event, to inspire and capture talent.
On Thursday 3 April, the Year 5/6 football team took part in an Inter School Competition.
Our Netball Team, supported by Mrs Humm and Mrs Young, took part in an inter-school competition on Tuesday 1 April at Stanborough School.  They did so well!
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