PE is really important here at Lyminster. The pandemic has had an impact on the activities that we could do with the children, however we have ensured that we have provided the children with as many opportunities to participate with physical activities. Now we are able to use more indoor space we are really pushing forward to get the children back to their sporting ways. Premier Sports are working with KS2 pupils at lunch times and now have a fantastic Play Leader, Mrs Kelly, to work alongside the younger and more vulnerable children to ensure that they are being active and involved during their time outside. Some sports clubs have begun (training for upcoming events) and we are hoping to expand this to other sports in the second half of the Summer Term. We are very excited to announce that planning for Sports Day is well underway and details will be sent to parents and carers nearer the time.
Years 5 and 6 were extremely lucky and had visits from Miss Fell and Mr Jones, who very kindly did some sports leader training with them. The children absolutely loved learning new games and understanding how they could be adapted for groups of children - of a similar age or younger. The children are now extremely keen to start their Sport Leader roles - which we know they younger children will really enjoy. Our 2021 Year 6 Sports Leaders will be announced soon so watch this space!
Go Team Lyminster!
The year 3&4 boys' football team brought home a silver medal, from the football tournament at the Angmering School. They all played fantastically as a team - scoring some fantastic goals and doing some excellent passing. Well done boys, we are all really proud of you!
Bringing home the GOLD - AGAIN!
Before half term, Lyminster attended their second LASP event in a week, with years 5 & 6 boys' football. The boys were incredible, with excellent defending and some brilliant shooting skills on display! They did not concede any goals and being the WINNERS means that the boys will also be going through to the Southern Area Championships, to play other teams in the South. We are so proud of the boys and can't wait to see them in action again!
Bringing home the GOLD!
Lyminster attended their first LASP event in over a year, with years 5 & 6 girls' football. The girls were absolutely amazing, conceding no goals at all and scoring a lot! This means that the girls will be going through to the Southern Area Championships on July 8th, to play other teams in the South. This is very exciting, and the girls can't wait!
Platinum Plus Award!
As usual, Lyminster have brought home the trophy! Even during a pandemic, we were able to submit enough evidence to prove that we were worthy of this prestigious award for key stage 1. This is an amazing achievement for a small school and we are so proud of all of the pupils' hard work towards this. A huge thank you and congratulations to the wonderful Mrs Rusbridge for putting in her time and effort to make this award possible.
LASP Running Progress Challenge
Unfortunately, we have been unable to participate in our usual LASP (Littlehampton area sports partnership) competitions due to the current situation. That being said the children have still been competing - against their peers - to earn the 'Most Progress' award, in running. This has been an ongoing challenge which will come to an end on the 30th November. Certificates will be sent from LASP and awarded to the children, depending on who has made the most progress. We hope that you are encouraging your children to practice at home in order to support them with achieving their quickest time! We will Tweet pictures of our winners so please make sure that you follow us on @EventsLyminster on Twitter to see the celebrations.
During PD week (02.11.20-07.11.20) all pupils came to school in their PE kits every day in order to take part in daily circuit training challenges. The children absolutely loved it! They made so much progress over the week and are still asking if we can continue this now. In the afternoons they also carried out some work in class, to learn about the effects of a healthy lifestyle on the body and also what a healthy diet looks like. Please see examples of some of their fantastic work. The children discussed how their bodies felt after completing the circuit challenges and compared this to how they felt after the first session on a Monday.
The Sussex Cricket Foundation Schools' Cup
Year 4 are taking part in our very first virtual cricket cup! Each child has to complete weekly challenges - which can be done at home or at school - in order to improve their cricket skills. We look forward to hearing all about it and seeing their final results!
We have been lucky enough to begin clubs again, with training for upcoming tournaments commencing on the 17th May. these pupils attended, by invite, ready to prepare for the covid secure events that are happening at TLA next week. They all worked really hard during training and we are very excited to see how they perform next week! Come on the Dragons!