Kingsthorne believes in giving all of our pupils a sporting start. We provide the children with high quality physical education and sporting opportunities through curriculum, coaching, out of school hours learning, lunchtime provision and competitions.
At Kingsthorne Primary School we strive to offer the best physical education and school sport opportunities for our pupils. Through sport we encourage the children to develop positive attitudes to themselves, to others and to the community. We aim to achieve this by having high expectations of all our pupils and continually encourage them to be independent, confident learners in physical education and encourage them to make the most of opportunities provided for them.
All pupils take part in two hours of physical activity per week, but have opportunities to develop this and take part in lunchtime activities, after school and lunchtime clubs and inter house competitions.
In addition to this, all children across Key Stage 2 are given the opportunity to attend a residential in the summer term. Here they are given the chance to take part in real hands on experiences and increase their independence and resilience.
Through physical education and school sport we aim to develop the following in our pupils:
- Greater knowledge and understanding of games play.
- Opportunities to express themselves creatively.
- To enjoy being physically active.
- To have personal achievement and increased self-esteem and confidence.
- To have opportunities to solve problems, think independently and make decisions.
- An environment of consideration and care for others.
- The contribution of all pupils is valued and valuable whatever their ability or attainment.
- An understanding of fair play and sportsmanship.
- Recognise that competition is natural, inevitable and a valuable life skill.
- Knowledge of safe practice and how to achieve this.
We are a Partner school with Aston Villa and receive support from Aspire Sports as well as our own in house sports coach Miss Slater. These specialists work alongside our children and teachers to ensure that they receive high quality PE sessions every week. Our coaches also deliver a range of exciting clubs at lunchtimes and after school for our KS1 and KS2 children.
Our children have taken part in a range of sporting competitions this year through the School Sports Games and our partnership with Aston Villa.
The children participated in a hockey tournament at Erdington Academy on Tuesday 8th October 2019. The following children represented Kingsthorne: Alicia, Affra, Harrison and Eduardo from Year 6 and Khushnoor from Year 5. The children stormed their group, winning two and drawing one, meaning they progress to the finals on 22nd October.
On Monday the 18th November, children from Years 3 and 4 took part in a Gymnastics competition. The children had to perform a full routine including jumps, half turns arabesques and cartwheels. They were also required to perform a vault and were given the opportunity to practice on the trampolines and pit. The children were an absolute credit and were awarded a special award for teamwork.
A team of Year 3 and 4 children participated in a Dodgeball tournament against local schools. The children showed excellent teamwork and resilience against some excellent teams, but most importantly they had fun. The children were fantastic ambassadors for the school, with Isabelle being given an award for being a good team player and Ava being awarded for showing respect.
In the final tournament of the Year, 20 children from Years 5 and 6 represented the school in an Athletics competition. There were some fantastic performances, with plenty of victories across the board. All the children gave 100% effort in every event and were excellent at encouraging their team mates. This superb effort resulted in the children achieving second place overall and the children were ecstatic to receive their silver medals!
We took eight Year 4, 5 and 6 children to Edmund Campion Secondary School for the Birmingham Cluster Basketball Competition. We had 9 games to play against a variety of schools and the children did brilliantly. Expectations were high after much practice in the weeks leading up to the day and we were all very excited to get started. We won 1 of our games as well as drawing 2 which placed us 5th in the standings at the end of the night. Unfortunately, this meant that we did not progress through to the finals, but we were commended by several of the officials for our teamwork, our off-the-ball movement and our spirit. The officials were so impressed with Tyler-James from Year 4 that they gave him a City of Birmingham basketball training shirt for his effort and determination.
To say that I was proud of them doesn’t even come close to it. They were a shining example of teamwork, as well as behaviour outside the school. Well done guys. If you’re interested in more basketball practice with the City of Birmingham team, visit: https://cobbasketball.co.uk/.
Y3/4 Megafest Rugby on Wednesday 4th March 2020
Y5/6 Basketball on Thursday 12th March 2020
Y5/6 Tennis on Thursday 7th May 2020
Y3/4 Tennis on Thursday 14th May 2020
Y3/4 Super Athletics on Wednesday 20th May 2020
Y5/6 Rounders on Thursday 4th June 2020
Y5 Cricket on Wednesday 10th June 2020
Y5/6 Netball on Thursday 18th June 2020
Children are required to wear: black shorts, white top and black pumps.
The children now have new climbing frames on each of the playgrounds to enjoy, perfect for the children to improve their strength and stamina.