P.E. and Sports
Year 3/4 perfecting their throwing and catching skills
I am very proud to inform you all that last year we gained the SILVER School Games Mark.
We were extremely close to the Gold so hopefully with a bit more work we will gain it this year.
The School Games Mark is run over the school year and has different levels of criteria for each award. Some of the criteria is different number of competitions (against other schools), inhouse competitions, school clubs and many other things.
Going for GOLD!
Here at Ickworth Park we are very lucky to have an equestrian team.
Below is a note from Mrs Livall, explaining what it entails;
Our school team has been in place since 2017. We train with a local professional rider and attend unaffiliated training shows, as well as official NSEA competitions.
Last season saw our team of three girls; Mia Ashton, Tia Wynne-Rogerson and Olivia Livall qualify for and compete at the East of England Regional Show Jumping finals. The girls rode exceptionally well against schools from all over the Eastern region to place second overall in the team final. Olivia Livall also picked up a sixth place in the individual finals against a strong field of entries.
We also attended County dressage qualifiers with two individual entries; Tia Wynne-Rogerson, who placed 6th and Olivia Livall, who placed 4th. Sadly we missed out on qualifying for the County Championships, but it was great to have a shot at the more prestigious classes.
We also attended a number of unaffiliated competitions and training sessions throughout the year.
This season we are aiming for Regional Champs once again, as well as County qualifiers and will also be trying some arena eventing qualifiers for the first time. Training sessions will start at the end of September. We are always open to new members joining or fellow students coming along to support us and see what the NSEA is all about.
Purple House won our Sports Day
Practising for Sports Day
Children enjoyed the racket skills taster session today
Fantastic Tag Rugby Tournament
A fantastic morning was had by all when 10 year 3/4 competed in this years Tag Rugby tournament.
A little disheartened after loosing the 1st game by just 2 points the children picked themselves up, dusted themselves off and went on to win the rest of their games very convincingly resulting in the team coming 2nd overall for the whole tournament. This was an outstanding improvement on previous years.
A big thank you to the parents who came to cheer them on and encourage them all.
Girls only sports event
On Tuesday 6 girls from yr 5 had the opportunity to go on a girls only sports event. We first met the people who we were spending the day with . We met an athlete called Nolli Waterman who is a rugby player that has been in the World Cup 4 times!!
The first activity we did was in a circle and putting a hulohoop over ourselves. Next we watched a video of Nolli playing rugby. After that we got into groups and played slopes and hills. Right at the end of the day my friends and I done a routine that we made up to get more girls into sports.
BSP Cross Country 5th November
It was a chilly , dark early evening when 27 KS2 children competed against 8 other schools within the Bury Schools Partnership on a mile and a half course around the grounds of King Edwards Secondary School.
The children were exceptional, not only with their running skills but behaviour and team man ship resulting in a fabulous result.
The races were split into Yr 3/4 and Yr 5/6.
Both of the races were well represented with an average of 70/80 competitors in each race.
I'm very excited to report that both age groups came 2nd overall
Well done Ickworth Park Primary.
Hazel Class have focused on the defensive part of team games
Some posters that I hope will encourage everyone to enjoy their PE
The children in Keystage 2 are all working on stamina and agility.
They all run at least 3 laps of the field before taking part in a circuit training session. In each session the children work in pairs, taking it in turns do the station they are at for 30 seconds while their partner counts how many reps they do. By working in pairs it encourages healthy competition.
To start off with children in Elm class master movement so for their first PE lesson they played a mixture of jumping through the hoops and the old playtime favourite of Rock, paper, scissors. This helps them develop team building skills, hand eye coordination and physical movement all in one fun filled game.