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Physical Fitness and Wellbeing in PE 


This term in our PE lessons across KS2 we have developed our understanding of our personal physical fitness and wellbeing. We at The Federation of Newent Schools place huge value and importance on physical and mental health and through our PE curriculum want to give the children an opportunity to discuss their mental wellbeing, implement activity time outside of school and identify changes they could make in their lifestyle to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing. 


It has been amazing to see the children set goals and reach them, to talk openly about how physical activity has a positive effect on their wellbeing through the day, taking part in fitness activities and challenges and to develop their understanding of their personal physical activity journey. 

Welcome back to a new year! 


In what seems to be a very long time since our last PE update we are delighted to be back delivering high quality PE to the children at Picklenash and Glebe! Although things are very different right now in terms of competitions that has not stopped us working incredibly hard in our PE lessons to develop and progress through the schools. 


Reception - Our brand new reception children have been working incredibly hard in their PE lessons since September focusing on their fundamental movements. This terms DUO has been running and jumping and they have been fantastic and showed a great understanding of these movements. Keep up the great work Reception!


Year 1/2 - Again, like our reception classes the focus this term with Mr Fowler has been fundamental movements with a in depth look at Sprinting, leaping and jumping!. Both classes are shown great understanding of their sprinting and jumping movement patterns and through our activities in PE have shown they can perform these skills both individually and when working as part of a team. Year 1/2 have also been developing their gymnastic skills this term focusing on body shapes, jumping, balances, travelling and group performances. We have placed huge value on gymnastics and it is amazing to see the children develop and grow in confidence in this activity. 


Year 3/4 - In year 3 and 4 we have got the rugby tag belts out and developed our understanding of the game of Tag Rugby. The weather has been extremely kind to us meaning we can get on the grass much more which is fantastic and we learnt about ball handling, short range passing, attacking/defending and scoring a try. Year 3 and 4 have shown great perseverance with this activity and it has shown in their development and progression through this subject, well done all year 3/4 children. Alongside Tag Rugby, year 3/4 have also had the opportunity to develop their understanding of Hockey and Football with their class teachers.


Year 5/6 - In year 5/6 the children have also been developing their understanding of Tag Rugby learning about support play, defending and attacking both with more players and when outnumbered, types of passes and game play where they put all the skills learnt into practice! The enthusiasm and perseverance shown was absolutely marvellous and the game play was of a very high standard! Well done to all year 5/6 children! Alongside Tag Rugby the year 5/6 children have also been developing their understanding of Hockey and Football with their class teachers. 

On a very wet and windy morning, our year 5/6 football team took part in the local schools Prostars Football Tournament at Steam Mills Primary School in Cinderford and we are delighted to share that we finished in 2nd place, runners up to Mitcheldean who defeated us narrowly by 1-0 in the final! 


Mr Fowler is very proud of how the team showed our school values, especially respect, perseverance, friendship and trust and how they worked as part of a team to play some incredible football! 


Thank you once again to all who came to support, we really do value your support and the children loved having you watch! 

Well done to our year 5/6 Hockey teams who recently represented the school in the Primary School Hockey Competition and Newent Community School! 


This year we took two teams which is fantastic and shows the interest from our pupils and we also took 10 children who had never represented the school at a sports competition which again is amazing. Overall the two teams came 3rd and 4th which is an incredible finish and one we are very proud of! 


Thank you to all the parents who came to watch, it was an extremely cold night but the support you shown really did help the teams go that extra yard and we had a lot of fun whilst playing Hockey which is what it is all about. 

The children's voice about PE

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