P.E and School Sport

Welcome to P.E and School Sport at Lark Hill Primary School

This is where we celebrate the amazing achievement of our pupils in PE lessons and in  competition.

Children will get 2 hours of P.E a week either in lessons with Mr Quigley or our amazing coaches that come into school to give our children the opportunity to try something new.

 

Although we try to make our day as active as possible to reach the required 1 hour of physical activity a day, which is recommended by the government, it is still massively important that children live active lifestyles outside of school. This could be anything from a just dance in front of the TV, football on the park, swimming, cycling, jogging or even playing tig. 

Remember! Active children turn into active adults.

 

 

Inspiring Athlete Visits Lark Hill

Key Stage 2 were incredibly lucky on Wednesday 13th October when Sean Gaffney came to visit our children and lead them in a fun and active fitness circuit.

 

Sean spent his early life in the marines and after a freak accident involving a cannon he had to have his leg removed. But Sean didn't let that hold him back! Instead he decided to become an athlete where he represented Great Britain in a whole variety of competitions. 

•In 2016, Sean was selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games in Orlando where he earned 2 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze in powerlifting, indoor rowing and on the track in the 400m relay.
•In 2018, Sean represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast as a Para-Powerlifter and Indoor Rower.
•Sean has held or holds nearly 30 World records in indoor rowing and skiing.
•In 2016, Sean was selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games in Orlando where he earned 2 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze in powerlifting, indoor rowing and on the track in the 400m relay.
•In 2018, Sean represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast as a Para-Powerlifter and Indoor Rower.
•Sean has held or holds nearly 30 World records in indoor rowing and skiing.
 

 Before the event, the children raised lots of money for school sports equipment and for the charity 'Sports for Schools'. They then took part in a fitness session lead by Sean. After that, Sean gave an inspiring assembly where he detailed his life story and explained how he overcame the obstacles which he has faced. The children asked some amazing questions which Sean answered honestly and openly. 

 

Thank you Sean for an amazing day and good luck at your next power lifting competition in February.

Step Up 2 [Lark Hill PE]

We are back! and so is dance. Thank you to the lovely coaches from Ed Start who have been in this week to teach our year 2 and 6 year groups street dance. I am really looking forward to seeing the progress that the children make and I can't wait to see the final performances!

A Magical Day of Quiddich

Our year 3 and 4 children were extremely lucky to have a visit from some quiddich coaches. Quiddich is a sport played by wizards and witches in the fantasy books by JK Rowling. The coaches came to visit our pupils with all of the equipment, including a sorting hat! The hat decided which house the children would be representing. Children earned points for their house by showing good listening skills, good sportsmanship, trying their best and winning games. The magical day was exciting and we may even introduce a quiddich after school club!

Have a look at the pictures and videos below to see how much fun we had!

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Lancashire Cricket Coaching

Throughout the Autumn 2 half term our year 2 and year 5 children have been receiving expert coaching from Lancashire Cricket Club. The children have had an amazing time learning to bat, bowl and catch in a stimulating environment. Rory (our coach) has been excellent at providing an engaging lessons for our children so we would like to say a huge thank you, to him and everyone at Lancashire Cricket. We hope that you can come back soon.

Salford Reds Tag Rugby

Throughout the Autumn 2 term our year 3's are being visited by expert coaches from Salford Reds in the community. They will be taking part in tag rugby sessions every Friday morning learning lots of different skills related to invasion games. This morning was out first session where the children focused on handling and movement skills. I'm looking foward to see how our children progress over the next 6 weeks!

Gymnastics

In PE this half term our children have been learning all about gymnastics.

We have been exploring the different shapes our body can make (wide, straight, tuck, straddle and pike) and we have discovered and practiced the different gymnastics skills that we can do whilst in those body shapes. Over the next few weeks we will learn to perfect and link the gymnastics skills to create routines which we can perform for the rest of the class.

 

Sports Hall Athletics

Its is difficult this year for competitive sport for so many reason. However that isn't going to stop us from entering competitions. In the Autumn term our year 6 entered the virtual pentathlon. A Salford wide athletics tournament where the children took part in 5 disciplines. Their scores were recorded by our amazing sports leaders who and were then sent off to Salford Schools Sports Partnership. The children were brilliants and took part with an amazing spirit of competition.

We are currently waiting for the results. Good luck Year 6