We want all of our children to be physically active as well as mentally well. Mindfulness starts in stretch and story in early years from Nursery. We want all to succeed and excel and be physically confident, healthy and fit and realise the health benefits in later life of being active (Active Movement). We intend to build character through sport and also link with our values including fairness and respect.
We include all and our planning from Nursery to Y6 builds on a progression of key skills.
Our rich cross- curriculum offers children the opportunity to explore and take part in a variety of sports and fitness activities.
We are really proud of our Physical Education and School Sports provision here at Queensbridge, and have been actively working to raise the profile and give all children a chance to succeed. We are proactive in using government grants to improve the resources, equipment available and the breadth of sports we provide to our pupils!
We believe that there are many ways of winning in PE and school sport – it’s not just about who comes first. Teachers at Queensbridge encourage and value pupils, who show commitment, take part in different activities, think for themselves, are keen to improve, build up strength, stamina and confidence and most of all enjoy themselves!
Our rich curriculum offers children the opportunity to explore and take part in a wide range of sporting activities; here is a brief outline of the exciting opportunities we offer:
Nursery and reception have weekly Stretch and Story sessions; teachers have mentioned that they notice an improvement in the children’s motor skills and that many of the children, especially those with SEN, find it very relaxing, with breathing techniques.
Malcolm Hill is back for a 5th year of ballroom dancing, teaching Y1, Yr 3 and Yr 5 and preparing children for competitions and grades in his after school club!
Year 2 have weekly tennis lessons with tennis coach Paul in which they develop their hand-eye coordination and practise tennis skills.
Cycling proficiency Y5- riding on the road (Julian Erwin is now a trained cycle support)
We continue to provide exciting cross-curricular opportunities for example dance lessons for Chinese New Year, Holi and Diwali.
We continue our Sport Inspired programme from UBS which features fantastic sports days at Britannia Leisure Centre. Last year, Year 5 won the Team Spirit trophy – hopefully we can do the same this year in 2020!
Also since 2018, Queensbridge has been part of the Active Movement programme. Teachers have been inventively incorporating movement and activity into lessons and encouraging children to be healthy for life.
Queensbridge also offer some super sporty extra-curricular clubs in girls and boys football. Watch out for pictures of our future footballers! We have also just started a running club –hopefully we will be part of the Hackney marathon of fitness in May 2020.
We enjoyed a brilliant sports day last year and look forward to repeating the successes, celebrations and excitement this summer in Haggerston Park!
SEND Boccia Y3/4 ten week trial starts November 2019!