Kent and Medway Primary P.E. Conference 2021
It was a slightly different P.E. conference this year, held virtually for the first time. Mrs Thomas attended the conference, finding the presentations on P.E. and School Sports during Covid times and Promoting Wellbeing through P.E. particularly useful.
School Sports Partnership Yoga Training
As part of the first P.E. Coordinator meeting of 2020/2021, Mrs Thomas took part in Yoga training. There were lots of good ideas to use in the classroom during our Yoga sessions!
Badminton Racket Pack Training
Mrs Thomas has been working with Lesley Uphill, from Canterbury Racket Pack, during Badminton Club to develop her skills and knowledge in teaching Badminton to 4-7 year olds.
Kent and Medway Primary P.E. Conference 2020
The 2020 Primary P.E. Conference was an inspirational day, culminating in a talk from Ben Smith, who ran 401 marathons in 401 days. Ben is now embarking on another challenge to cycle across the United States, running marathons in each state, all the while raising money and awareness for mental health and wellbeing charities. The event also featured head teacher James Kendall from Riverview Junior School, who discussed ways of bringing about whole school improvement through the power of PE & Sport, and Steve Caldecott, the lead PE Ofsted Inspector who discussed what PE should look like under the revised Ofsted framework.
School Games Partnership Meeting
Mrs Thomas, our new PE leader, attended the recent School Games partnership meeting which was held at Herne Bay High School. This was an invaluable meeting which provided a great deal of information regarding the forthcoming competitions that we will be entering, as we continue to offer all Year 2 children the opportunity to participate in inter-school competitions and festivals.
Additional Staff Training
In addition, our teaching assistants have been trained in the teaching of Fizzy, for children who may have gross motor difficulties. This is an established part of our provision for any child who needs support in this area.