PE is still really important here at Lyminster. The pandemic has had an impact on the activities that we can do with the children, however we have ensured that we have provided the children with as many opportunities to participate with physical activities. We are hopeful that we will be able to return to having two PE sessions per week in the near future, allowing them to learn new skills using the indoor space. We have invited Premier Sports back at lunch time to work along key stage 2 pupils and now have a fantastic Play Leader to work alongside the younger and more vulnerable children to ensure that they are being active and involved during their time outside.
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!
The Future of PE at Lyminster
There is plenty to look forward to over this year. We are excited to eventually get back to 2 hours of PE per week, which will happen as soon as we are allowed! We have lots in the pipeline including sessions from Worthing Hockey Club, Sussex Cricket and the hope of getting back to our LASP competitions. Whilst we are still in these unprecedented times, please make use of the Home Learning links on this page. There are some fantastic activities for your children and all of the family to take part in.