Physical Education and links with local clubs/coaches
Both Year 2 classes enjoyed a taster session of Badminton at the start of 2020, when Lesley from Canterbury Racket Pack (supported by Badminton England) came in to introduce them to the sport. The children enjoyed trying something new, and were keen to carry on playing. Lesley has also run a Badminton Club for our KS1 children, where the children have participated in fun, active and engaging sessions which have developed their badminton skills and overall fitness. Mrs Thomas has also worked alongside Lesley to develop her own knowledge and skills in teaching Badminton.
Our Year 2 children all enjoyed participating in a Tag-Rugby workshop with Whitstable RFC Coach Roger Dengate. This kicked off their term of Tag-Rugby lessons. Roger also ran an after-school club for 16 Year 2 children. Hopefully this will inspire some of our children to continue playing rugby at Whitstable RFC!
We would like to extend our thanks to Katrina MacDonald who came to offer us a Street Dance workshop during curriculum time. It was such a wonderful experience for all of those who took part that we have invited Ms MacDonald to offer an after-school 'Street Dance' club. This an extremely popular club for both boys and girls.
Our Year 1 children enjoyed their tennis lessons during Term 1 which were provided by Appeti tennis allowing the children to achieve a beginners' skills certificate when they completed the course.
Our links with 'Football Futures', a locally run academy, continue this term. Football sessions will again be offered to all children in Years 1 and 2 through an after-school club.