At Foxdell Infant School, our curriculum is inclusive and allows all pupils to access a range of physical activities which enables our pupils to be physically active. We encourage all pupils to practice and take part in different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, applying skills to achieve high levels of performance. Physical Education at Foxdell will develop pupil’s physical literacy and allows them to learn about themselves, the importance of making healthy lifestyles choices and equally as important embed lifelong values.
PE (Physical Education) is taught in accordance with the Early Years Outcomes and the National Curriculum requirements.
Planned opportunities are provided for all children to develop the fundamental movements and a progression of skills throughout the Early Years and Key Stage 1 in dance, gymnastics, games and athletics. The National Curriculum focuses on key skills of balance, agility and co-ordination. We work on these skills and teach the children to apply these in a range of activities.
Children are taught to balance, travel, rock, roll and jump. They use different parts of their bodies and think about how their body feels and the muscles they are using when moving and balancing. These skills are developed to provide children to refine and link movements throughout key stage one.
Children practise and develop a range of ball skills and techniques to play a range of sporting games. Within year 1 children explore, passing, throwing and kicking a ball and incorporate these skills in mini games. In year 2 the children build on these skills to play more structured games, developing participation in team games and developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
Children are taught to create simple movement patterns incorporating a number of dance elements. Dance elements include travelling, gestures, turns, stillness and jumps. Children are taught to count to the beat of the music when applying and using their movements.
Children develop the skills of running, jumping and throwing in preparation for sports day.
Foxdell Infant School provides a PE curriculum which carefully plans for progression through a series of lessons. In Key Stage 1, pupils take part in two sessions of physical activity each week which provide fun, creative opportunities for the children to self -assess and peer assess to enable themselves to challenge themselves to the best of their ability.
Early Years have one formal PE session a week alongside the continuous physical environment which is open for the children to explore and challenge themselves. This focuses on fundamental movement skills, whereas Key Stage 1 move into more specific skills for sports and apply these in game situations.
Our Midday Supervisors/teaching assistants have received training which enables them to support the provision of games and activities during lunchtimes and playtimes. We also have some playground buddies trained in year 2, their role is to act as ambassadors to demonstrate impeccable behaviour whilst fostering friendships with children that may need some companionship. They also provide a range of equipment for children to play with and try to engage everyone by encouraging less active children to be involved.
Wednesday 9th October 2019
All year 1 and year 2 classes took part in an active maths competition.
Instead of the children sitting down to do their maths, their numeracy skills were tested in a fun and engaging way, as they collected cones, and completed star jumps and running ladders.
All the children worked well and did their best to score points for their team.
Reception had an amazing’ Sports Day’ all of the children tried their best and became quite competitive to improve on personal goals. Well done Reception! All of the children and staff would like to thank all of the parents/carers that came to support the event.
Although it was very close, we would like to share the results;
Well done to Swifts and all of the children that took part.
Meet the Play Leaders. These children have worked with a specialist from ‘Active Luton’ and are keen to support children at playtime with group games. They have also played important roles in the Intra competitions and other key events.
In PE last week, we had a visit from a dance teacher from ‘Perform X’.
We were involved in her fantastic workshop where we learnt to dance to hip-hop music.
We had so much fun!!!
Year 1 and year 2 took part in a Multi Skills competition testing their speed , agility and coordination in the sprint, target throw, quoit balance, speed bounce and obstacle activities. Year 2 leaders did a fantastic job explaining, demonstrating and scoring the activities while encouraging everyone to do their best.
Invasion festival October 2017
Eight children attended the festival which was held at Inspire in Luton. All of the children took part in a range of activities, which developed there techniques to play differing sporting events. All of the children had a fantastic time and where a credit to all!
Spring Term 2
Active Education has delivered a fantastic gymnastic programme for the children in KS1 it has focused on: Being physically active, developing and extending agility, balance and coordination and engaging in increasingly challenging competitive and cooperative physical activities.
The Skill Development has delivered a range of activities which have included traveling around space in different ways, teaching shapes pencil, star, straddle, pike, tuck and squat; demonstrating body tension and stillness as well as Jumps, soft landings and rolls.
Health and safety has been at the heart of the programme. Children and Teachers have learnt new safety techniques (when moving and using apparatus and equipment) which has led to a growing confidence in using and utilising the resources confidently.
The teachers and children have enjoyed these sessions-
KS1 " We hope that the successful partnership which has been created with the Active Education Team continues in the future". Karo aged 6 said " We learnt how to move the benches, in a zig zag pattern, so we do not bump into each other". Rukaiyah aged 6 said " I enjoyed moving, stopping and balancing using my arms to stop me falling".
6th & 7th March 2017
'Dan the Skipping man’ visited the school. All of the children from Reception and Key Stage One had the opportunity to participate in games which developed their skipping skills. We hope that this has given the children an alternative way of staying active and that they will use their new skills at home and during lunchtimes. We would also like to thank the parents that were able to join us to watch the show.
Well done to Foxdell Infant School for raising a fantastic sum of £520.06 by wearing red and white sporty clothes for Sport Relief.
Net and Wall Festival
Children from Key stage one recently attended the net and wall festival at the Inspire Sports Village. The children undertook a range of activities with pupils from other Luton Schools. The festival provided an opportunity for the children to participate in new sports and develop new and existing skills. The children excelled at their new sports and enjoyed the morning immensely.
Year 1 Intra Sports competition
Literacy in Action
For our intra-competition, Year One took part in ‘Literacy in Action’. First, the children warmed up by using their bodies to make different letters and discussing which parts of their bodies they had used. The children were then split into four teams before taking part in the various activities. These included racing each other to find the required vowels, rhyming words and graphemes. The children were very animated and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this competition. We are hoping to use some of these activity ideas in future phonics lessons.
Year 2 Intra Sports competition
Literacy in Action
On Friday 16th January, Year 2 took part in an intra-sports competition. Mrs Alker organised the competition and each class took part.
In their classes, the children worked in four teams and competed against each other to complete Literacy in action activities. They had to listen to statements and decide on words that rhymed with words in the sentences. Then they had to race against each other to pick up the correct letter: A, B or C. They also completed a range of other activities.
The children worked well against each other and enjoyed practising their literacy and PE skills through a competitive event.