Physical Education

Sports Week

Dear Parents/Carers,

Next week is our Amwell View School Sports Week (15-19th June). This year’s Sports Week is going to be a little different as we are not altogether, but this doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy getting active through a Virtual Sports Week.  .  

Please find below a Sports Week pack with lots of resources to give you things to do during Sports Week. Within the pack there is a Sports Week activity checklist, on which we would like children to tick off activities as they complete them. There are 15 activities on the list, but you do not have to complete all of them. With every activity there is video link to show you how to complete the activity. In addition, there are animal playing cards attached to this email, with which you can play card games like snap, copy the actions or pairs. At the end of the week, we will be asking children to upload their completed checklist to Tapestry so that I can issue your certificates for all your hard work. Certificates will be given based on participation.

  • Complete 3 activities to achieve a Bronze certificate
  • Complete 6 activities to achieve a Silver certificate 
  • Complete 10 activities to achieve a Gold certificate

The deadline for uploading your Sports Week Activity Checklist to Tapestry will be Friday 19th June at 2pm.

Staff in school are also taking part so look out for their efforts on Tapestry. Each day next week we will be sharing a sports themed song with you that you could play at the start of the day before completing the activities. We also have a special Sports Week Assembly to share with you on Monday.   

Hope you have fun over the next week participating in Sports Week and I look forward to seeing videos and photos of your efforts on Tapestry. 

Many Thanks,

Alex Cloona
PE Teacher
Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been another exciting and packed year within the PE department with pupils experiencing new and different activities throughout the year.

Amwell View continues to participate in the SLD school festivals whereby pupils are selected to represent the school and compete against the other 5 SLD schools in Hertfordshire. Boccia, Football, Cricket, Athletics, Swimming and the Panathlon Challenge all feature in the fixtures calendar of which Amwell View have finished in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.

This year pupils have been able to widen their experiences of OAA through off-site visits to the Young Mariners Base in Cheshunt. Pupils from classes 4, 7, 8 and 9 were encouraged to develop their Orienteering skills by working together as a team to find objects, pictures and were introduced to basic map reading. Classes 8, 9 and 10 also experienced Bellbottom Boating, taking part in the Regatta for the first time. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and conquered new fears whilst doing so.

Alongside learning how to play games through practical application pupils from Key stage 3 have also been learning the rules of competitive game play through spectating. Pupils were invited to watch the Wheelchair Tennis World Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Park and a Champions Trophy Cricket Match at Essex Cricket Ground. All pupils benefitted greatly from the experience and were able to travel using the trains and public buses in order to get to and from these venues.

Once again pupils from “Happy Feet” and “Unique” Dance clubs performed at the Hertford and Ware and County Dance Festivals with themes based on “What a Beautiful World” and “Read All About It”. Pupils from class 10 also took part in the Saracens’ Cheerleading competition for the first time. They performed a two minute sequence in front of other schools from Hertfordshire along with an audience of friends and family. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are keen to take part again next year.

The Upper School swimming team were invited to participate in the Secondary Panathlon Swimming Gala consisting of 7 SLD schools from Hertfordshire and the surrounding shires. Pupils travelled to the Olympic pool, Stratford and were given an insight into what it would have been like for Athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Post 16 pupils continue to work towards their ASDAN award through PE. Pupils have been busy learning new outdoor sports including Archery and Lawn Bowls. Pupils have been learning the rules involved in each activity and transferring these skills into different off-site environments in preparation for life after Amwell View.

The Building Bridges scheme continues to grow with a total of 12 mainstream primary schools from the Hertford and Ware district coming to Amwell View to join in with PE and Dance lessons. Pupils from the Lower School have enjoyed playing alongside others and have developed their social skills whilst doing so. The scheme continues to build awareness of people with learning difficulties among primary school children in the Hertford and Ware district.

Pupils continue to receive P.E, Dance and Swimming lessons which contributes to their physical, social and emotional development from Nursery up to Students 2.

 

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Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College
Station Road,
Stanstead Abbotts,
Hertfordshire,
SG12 8EH

01920 870027

Headteacher
Mrs J. S. Liversage B. ED., Dip., B. Phil. (MSI)
admin@amwell.herts.sch.uk