SPORTS AT BIRCH 2018-2019
Welcome back to the new school year. Our sports captains for this year are Dougie, Charlotte, Joss and Eva and, over the coming terms, they will be gradually taking over the 'Sports Reports' page!
The Daily Mile
The Daily Mile has been running for a few years now. We have changed the the organisation for this year. In KS1 the Y2's marshal the run and in KS2 the Y6 children marshal the run. There is now an on-going competition to run the most laps, both for individuals and for classes.
We continue to use 'RealPE' and mix this up with other sportsing activites. The Real PE programme develops core 'fundamental' physical skills, whist also developing other aspects of PE learning: social, personal, cognitive, creative skills as well as knowledge of health and fitness. The children work independently on fundamental physical skills, such as balance, coordination and agility through a set of challenges then apply these and other PE and learning skills in a variety of cooperative and competitive games. It is fun to teach and brings another dimension to the children's experience with sport and PE at Birch. In other lessosn during the week, children have the chance to enjoy a more traditional PE lesson, focused on developing skills in a particular sporting activity or game.
See the clubs page for up-to-date information about sports clubs. Remember, if you like the idea of pursuing a sport outside school, there will usually be a child or parent in the school community who can direct you to a suitable club.
We have already taken part in a wide range of competitions this year. The Y6 had a fantastic time at the Maldon Rugby Club event in September and won the tournament - well done to all our rugby players. We had some very successful results at the cross-country meet, with Joss and Charlotte coming in first and Dougie in a very respectable 5th place.
Our congratulations go to the table tennis team who won the tournament and will now be representing the partnership at table tennis in a competition in Harlow! Watch this space and we will update as we go!