PE and Sports
Orienteering Year 5 and 6
As part of their Outdoor Adventure Activities unit in PE this half-term the children in year 5 and 6 have been learning all about orienteering. The children have learned a number of key skills including how to set a map correctly, how to read a map and how to find a control on both star orienteering maps and loop orienteering maps. The children have even designed their own star orienteering maps. How many of the twenty red and white control points can you find around the school grounds?
Biking Road Skills
As part of our commitment to all things biking at Sir John Heron we are planning a number of local cycles. This week in PE Jesse Owens class have been analysing each others performance, looking at key skills such as observation and braking and giving feedback to each other to make sure we are 'road ready' to safely ride on the roads. We look forward to announcing the first of our bike road trips very shortly. Watch this space!
Girls Active Festival
On Friday 31st January, some of our Year 5 and 6 girls travelled to UEL to take part in the second girls active festival of the year. This time the focus was on sports hall athletics, with each girl taking part in five different events. Overall our team highest score came in the 'speedbounce' event which was a test of speed and agility. Well done to all the girls who participated in the competition.
Dr Bike Session
As part of our commitment to biking at Sir John Heron a group of year 5 children received training on how to maintain and upkeep the school bikes. The children were taught skills including fixing a chain, pumping tyres, adjusting saddles and how to use allen keys to make minor adjustments. These children will continue to ensure that all bikes in school are in working order for all the upcoming biking activities in school.
PE and Sport November 2019
At Sir John Heron Primary School we pride ourselves on the range of different opportunities we offer our children to be active learners. Please have a look at the range of activities that took place in November!
Inclusive Sports Festival
On Thursday 14th November some of our pupils took part in an Inclusive sports festival hosted by Sports Tapscott at Newham Leisure Centre. The children participated in a range of activities such as Boccia, New Age Kurling, Seated Volleyball and Balloon Tennis activities. All the children had a fantastic time and came away with smiles on their faces having thoroughly enjoyed the activities.
University of East London School Sports Event
On Wednesday 13th November it was the turn of 15 children from Year 6 to attend the University of East London to take part in a school sports event. The aim of the day was to drive the aspiration of those involved to access Higher Education and an active lifestyle.
The children participated in different sessions such as volleyball and football all facilitated by University of East London elite sports scholars. The children also had an opportunity to question the elite sports scholars on a range of topics such as their university studies, future career choices and what it takes to become an elite athlete. To finish off the day we watched an inter varsity basketball match.
UEL School Sports Event
On Wednesday 6th November 15 children from Year 5 attended the University of East London to take part in a school sports event. The aim of the day was to drive the aspiration of those involved to access Higher Education and an active lifestyle.
The children participated in different sessions such as athletics and football all facilitated by UEL elite sports scholars. The children also had an opportunity to question the elite sports scholars on a range of topics such as their university studies, future career choices and what it takes to become an elite athlete. To finish off the day we watched an inter varsity volleyball match and cheered UEL on to victory!
Year 5 and 6 Boys Tag Rugby Champions
On Friday 1st November, our Boys Tag Rugby teams attended the Sports Tapscott Tag Rugby competition at West Ham United Beckton. Our teams were placed in different groups and played five matches each. After playing all of their games one of our teams finished as the overall champion with a record of four victories and one defeat. Well done to all the squad for their determination and resilience both in their training sessions and in the competition itself, they truly are excellent role models for everyone at our school.
Year 5 and 6 Girls Active Festival Champions
On Friday 11th October, some of our Year 5 and 6 girls took part in the Sports Tapscott Girls Active Festival. The girls played against five different schools in dodgeball matches and won all of their games to ensure that they finished in first position overall. Well done to all the girls for the resilience they showed on the day.
Year 6 Healthy Living Parent Workshop
On Wednesday 2nd October our first parents workshop of the year took place. The workshop focused on healthy living, what it means to be healthy, why it is important to reduce our sugar intake and how to make healthy snack and drink choices. The workshop also finished with all the children and parents making a healthy snack of a watermelon pizza with a range of toppings such as strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.
Year 5 and 6 Boys Inter House Tag Rugby Competition - 02.10.19!
We were all very excited about the return of our House Point Inter-Sport Competitions for this academic year. These memorable competitions provide our pupils with the opportunity to compete against each other whilst representing their house point team. One of the most exciting parts of the competition is the chance to wear our special house point sports kit, which is definitely an honour!
Well done to all the children who took part in the Year 5 and 6 Boys Tag Rugby competition on 2nd October 2019. The standard of rugby was exceptionally high and it was clear to see the improvements the boys have made in their Tag Rugby in their PE lessons this year. A massive thank you to all the parents/carers and siblings who also came to show their support. What a great atmosphere! Congratulations to the Trolls who were the winning team and earned 600 house points for their house.
Year 5 and 6 Girls -Tag Rugby Champions 27.09.19!
Our first inter school sports competition of the year was a Sports Tapscott Girls Tag Rugby competition at West Ham United Beckton. The girls braved the adverse weather conditions to win all of their games and claimed our first winners trophy and medals of the year. Well done to all the squad for their determination and resilience both in their training sessions and in the competition itself, they truly are excellent role models for everyone at our school.
Girls Ambassador Launch
A major goal of the PE and Sports team at Sir John Heron this year is to continue to get as many girls in our school active and participating in the various sports opportunities that are on offer. As part of this some of our Year 5 and 6 girls attended the Sports Tapscott launch of Girls Active on Friday 20th September. The main objective of Girls Active is to allow girls to become role models within their school, setting up leadership groups which focus on how they could make PE and physical activity more appealing to their peers. We are really proud of the girls who took part and look forward to seeing them lead physical activity in our MUGA at lunchtime. See the photos below for a taste of our session at Sports Tapscott!
Girls Tag Rugby
Well done to our Year 5 and 6 Girls Tag Rugby squad who have been training every Tuesday after school for their upcoming Sports Tapscott Girls Tag Rugby competition on 27th September. Their attitude, behaviour, respect and determination stand out and make them excellent role models for the other children in our school.
PE in Year 2
In their first PE lesson of the year the children in Year 2 were focused on improving their static balancing skills. The children played a game called Popping Pirates which required them to balance different pieces of equipment on different body parts. The children really enjoyed the game and are already looking forward to improving on their performance in their next PE lesson.
Year 6 Team Building
This week as part of their PE lesson both Year 6 classes participated in a range of different team building challenges. Some of the activities the children completed included: marble run, shoe tower and around the hoop. Team building activities can help increase pupil motivation and nurture a successful growth mindset throughout their learning. As well as this, they can improve communication skills. Here at Sir John Heron we believe these skills are essential for all children to fulfil their potential.
Year 6 Girls Tennis Competition
Well done to all the children who took part in the Year 6 Girls Inter-house Tennis competition on 3rd April 2019! The Leprechaun house were the winning team and won a total of 600 points for their house! Take a look at the results below and check out the highlights video of the competition!
Year 6 Girls Tennis Competition
Year 6 Boys Inter-house Tennis Competition
Congratulations to the Trolls who won the Year 6 Boys Inter-house Tennis competition on 27th March 2019! Well done to all of the children who took part!
Take a look at the final results below, and view the highlights video of the competition: