The Academy has embraced the additional government PE and Sports funding – It has given us the chance to allow our children to experience both their favourite sports and also introduce those activities they may have been less familiar with.
Hockey for Year five and Six has proved to be extremely popular – Our link with Slazengers Hockey Club is now in its second season – 35 children take part in our after school hockey club and a further 10 children have joined Slazengers Hockey Club in their own time.
After the whole school was introduced to Karate in an emersion day, Years 3 and 4 had the opportunity to take part in an after school club 25 children took part.
After the initial difficulty of fitting the equipment through the school gates; The Climbing Wall taster day proved to be a tremendous success with every child from years 3 & 4 having the chance to scale the lofty heights of the 30 foot wall!
By far the most popular of our Sporting activities proved to be our canoe sessions at Pugneys Country park – the excellent weather helped as our Year 4 and 5 pupils launched themselves into this fantastic new activity.
Year 2 Pupils were extremely excited to take part in a county wide handball completion at Sheffield Institute for Sport. After training for weeks after school they were very proud of their efforts at the event.
Years 1 & 2 were introduced to the world of bush craft and camping as our school grounds became areas of outdoor adventures for two days – children were involved in hands on problem solving activities, bush craft and camping skills.
Foundation Stage were able to bring in their own Sports Captains who introduced a variety of sporting skills, mini games and competitions through the summer term.
Cricket was the focus for Upper Key Stage 2 in the summer term – again the corresponding after school club proved very popular with 40 children taking part.
The link with Outwood Grange Academy has meant that: older children have been trained in Sports Coach roles , inter-school competitions involving numerous sports and all year groups in KS1 & 2 have taken place.
This year the Academy hopes to continue with these successes while incorporating new activities and Sports such as Archery and Orienteering.