Thursday 11th October
Key Stage 1
For the second focus this half term, children in key stage 1 are learning to balance on 1 leg. The skills get progressively harder to challenge children to develop their balance. All these skills will help children in their physical development and teach them skills transferable to key stage 2 PE.
Parents - Follow the links below to help your children with their balance.
Tuesday 9th October
The children have spent lots of this half term working on ball familiarisation skills, getting used to controlling the ball and moving it in different directions. It is clear to see the progress they have made by how comfortable they now look when applying their skills into games.
Sunday 7th October
Hunslet 5 - 2 Wortley
Mr Frankland enjoyed his sunday morning watching Etinosa Omorogbe & Reece Haq from year 6 playing for Hunslet Club u11's. The boys played fantasic with Reece scoring a goal and Eti getting the man of the match! Keep it up boys. Any other children wanting to get involved out of school contact Imran Haq on 07779 787 059 for details.
Thursday 4th October
Children attending the 'come and play u11' festival of football at Hunslet Club. The children put in some fantastic effort against other schools and did themselves and Westwood proud in what was some of their first ever football matches. Well done boys!
Thursday 4th October
Dance a thon
Children enjoying the new music player to increase physical activity on a lunchtime. Creating their own dance routines and partying to some well known classics.
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Foundation & Key Stage 1
Children!! Don't forget to keep practising your floor patterns. Your progress has been fantastic! We are going to need all these skills as we develop our PE into Key Stage 2!
Parents - Ask your children to show you their amazing bike riding skills!
Monday 1st October 2018
Parents - Did you know today marks the start of 'National Walk to School Month'?
Why not join the fun and encourage your children to be active!
Monday 1st October
In preparation for the upcoming Sportshall Athletics competition (Cockburn - 15th October) year 5&6 have been working on their running, jumping and throwing techniques. They have been competing against themselves to set personal bests and challenge themselves to improve.
Thursday 27th September 2018
Has been at the Active Schools PE Leader day sharing good practice with all the other PE teachers from around Leeds. Not only that he made friends with Destination Judo and they've agreed to come into Westwood for 3 mornings 3rd-5th December so all our children can try out something new!
Wednesday 26th September 2018
NATIONAL FITNESS DAY
Today we celebrated national fitness day at Westwood. Children learnt about the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle as well as taking part in some fun exercise challenges of their own. Children - Don't forget to continue to exercise on your own. If you want another copy of Mr Frankland's exercise challenge just ask your teacher!
Recommendations for a healthy lifestyle:
60 minutes exercise a day
A balanced diet
5 fruit and veg
8 hours sleep
8 glasses of water
Monday 17th September 2018
We are GOLD!!
For the 4th consecutive year!! This means we continue to offer the highest quality PE provision for all our children at Westwood. Creating opportunities for them to participate and compete in a range of physical activity both inside and outside of school. If we can continue to develop our offer in 2018/19 we will achieve PLATINUM recognition for sustained quality of Physical Education.
Wednesday 12th September 2018
Key Stage 2
In half term 1 ks2 children are focusing on Tag Rugby. So far we have focused on passing technique when stationary and then on the move, before looking at applying them into small passing focused games.
We've also forged links with Hunslet Community Club to encourage any children who wish to particpate in Rugby outside of school. If that is for you - contact Michael Nuttall on email@example.com
Tuesday 11th September 2018
Football Club is now up and running for ks2 children. 50 places have been made available and children will be coached by Mr Frankland and Mr Haq. The new equipment has arrived in school and we have bought a ball for every child attending which means they will have lots of chance to learn new skills.
There will be a heavy focus on skill development during football club we will be encouraging children to continue to practice the skills at home in order to progress even quicker.
The aim this year is to ensure all children attending football club get the chance to represent Westwood in competitive games or friendlies against other schools.
Parents - if your child has any old football boots that would do for other children at school to borrow - please send them with your child to pass on to Mr Frankland.
*Note that due to staffing ratios football club is now full, there is a reserve list if you wish to join. If your child is no longer attending football club please notify the office. If any child misses 3 consecutive sessions or 6 within a year they will be taken from the register and their place offered to another child.
Monday 10th September 2018
Children from year 4 have started their weekly Swimming lessons at John Charles Centre for Sport. Children will gain water confidence and develop stroke technique to improve the swimming ability of all children.
Monday 3rd September 2018
Foundation & Key Stage 1
In term 1 - key stage 1 children are focusing on developing their coordination skills by practising progressively challenging footwork patterns that they can even practice at home. Children - Use the links before to challenge your children to continue to develop their skills (you can even try them yourselves!!)