Welcome to our PE page, where you can keep up to date with all things sports and physical activity in our school.
This year in PE, we are continuing to build on the fantastic levels of participation and engagement from our children in sport and physical activity. We have once again entered a wide range of competitions with local primary school’s being held at Carr Hill High School. This have given children across Key Stage 2 the chance to represent their school and participate in competitive sport. On top of this, we have introduced inter-house competitions each term to complement Sports Day and ensure every child across school has multiple opportunities to compete against other children.
We have all been working very hard to improve our fitness so far this year by using the Golden Mile program, whereby we run a pre-measured course and record our laps to track our fitness and distances ran every week! We have weekly updates in assembly every Friday; something the children are very competitive about! Last year we managed to run over 15’000 miles as a school, well over half way around the world – we are aiming to match that figure again this year. We have seen a great increase in both the children’s engagement and ability in fitness activities since introducing The Golden Mile at The Willows.
We will keep you posted about our school sport competitions at Carr Hill below, as well as updating with the exciting opportunities we have had in P.E throughout the year!
The Golden Mile is a safe, simple and measurable health & physical activity initiative accessible to all our pupils regardless of age or ability. We aim to inspire and encourage our school community through physical activity with the focus on fun, rewarding personal achievement, raising money and school competition.
We reinforce the message from the Department of Health that children should engage in regular daily physical activity habits across the week, every week all year round.
The Golden Mile is an ALL YEAR ROUND initiative whereby pupils and staff can get involved. We can either walk, jog or run around our Golden Mile track and then use the Golden Mile website to track the number of laps our pupil’s achieve.
The website then converts laps into miles and displays the pupil’s progress via graphs and league tables.
Sports & Competitions
Year 5 and 6 Girl’s Football Tournament 2018
8 girls from Year 5 and 6 took part in the Year 5 and 6 Girl’s Football competition this Year at Carr Hill. The teamwork and participation was excellent throughout and despite our low place in the final rankings, the girls all enjoyed themselves and scored a few goals in the process. Well done girls!
Primary Football League 2018/19
Taking place over three consecutive Mondays in October and early November, a number of different children took part in the Primary Football League hosted at Carr Hill after school. We played 2 / 3 fixtures each evening and played all of the local schools near to us, before the final results were announced on the final evening. With Year 6 being at Tower Wood while the first fixture was being played, Year 5 had their chance to get us off to a good start and for some children it was their first opportunity to represent the school. Despite defeats on the first night, a win and a draw on the second night and two wins on the third night ensured we finished in 4th place overall. Well done to all of those children involved.
Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby 2018
With rugby not playing much of a role in most children’s hobbies in Year 5 and 6, the children were very optimistic about their chances heading into this competition. They did however do really well and had a great afternoon at Carr Hill with Mrs Spacey and Mr Carroll who were both very impressed at the team spirit and resilience of the children who quickly improved as the afternoon went on.
Year 3 and 4 Indoor Athletics 2018
With 30 children from Year 3 and 4 being selected to represent The Willows, this event is the largest in the sporting calendar. The afternoon was split into track events and field events, with each child taking part in at least one track event and one field event. Standing long jump, high jump, medicine ball throw, javelin and speed bounce were some of the field activities the children took part in, while the field events were all relay based – obstacle relay, sprint relay, 6 lap long distance parlauf and hurdle relay to name but a few. The children had a wonderful afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to represent their school, despite not finishing inside the top 3.
Year 5 and 6 Indoor Athletics 2018
Similar to the Year 3 and 4 event two weeks earlier, it was now the Year 5 and 6 children’s turn to compete in the Indoor Athletics competition. The squad of 30 children competed in the track and field events against 13 other schools in the area, eventually finishing 6th in the large school category.
Year 5 and 6 Dodgeball 2019
Early February means only one thing – Dodgeball! After winning the event last year, the squad of 6 children attended this competition with high confidence. After going undefeated in the vast majority of group games, we were through to the semi final, and before we knew it the final! After some cartwheels and audacious handstands to dodge balls in the final, we won and once again are crowned the Dodgeball Competition champions.
Year 6 Orienteering Festival 2019
On Tuesday 26th March, 12 Year 6’s took part in the 2019 Orienteering Festival at Carr Hill High School. Two teams of 6 children scoured the grounds of Carr Hill following their map, exploring for the control points which equated to points. The event was enjoyed by all the children who took part. The combined scores of the two teams added to over 100 points, enough to secure us third place out of the twelve schools that attended. Well done children!
Primary Dodgeball League 2019
Being held at Carr Hill High School over two evenings in March, the Dodgeball League promised to build on our Inter-House Dodgeball success and our recent Carr Hill Competition victory. The Willows, Kirkham and Wesham, Freckleton and St Josephs battled it out against each other in the Carr Hill sports dome with lots of proud parents in attendance. After two nights and 6 games of aggressive, fast paced Dodgeball, we finished the league in second place, narrowly missing out on head to head games with Kirkham and Wesham who won the event. Mr Sharrock was extremely proud of the effort, team work and sportsmanship of the 18 children that represented The Willows.
Term 1 Inter-House Sports Competition – Dodgeball
To introduce the Inter-House Sports Competitions, it was decided that Dodgeball would be a very engaging and competitive sport for the children to participate in. Coaches from Premier Sports, along with Mr Sharrock and the class teachers, paired two years together – Year 1 and 2, Year 3 and 4, Year 5 and 6 – and divided the houses into three separate teams of roughly 5 to be able to play Dodgeball. After each team played each other, and ensuring the children played at least 3 competitive games, the scores were totalled and added to the scores for the competitions of the other classes.
It was noted by all staff, as well as many of the children, that this was the most engagement, competition and fun a lot of the children had ever had while doing P.E or Sport – a huge success. The competitive spirit, the sportsmanship and individual athletic ability of some children was amazing to witness.
After all games were played, a special assembly was held where all classes were invited to find out the overall results as well as applaud selected individuals who had stood out for awards. After much anticipation, it was announced that our first Inter-House Cup and victory went to St Cecilia House – well done St Cecilia!
Term 2 Inter-House Sports Competition – Handball
After the success of the first inter-house competition, we were keen to pick another sport that was fast paced, engaging and accessible for all. Handball is very similar to netball in the movement and passing of the ball, but in order to score a player must throw the ball into the opposition goal past the goalkeeper. Coaches from Premier Sport supported the teachers in refereeing the events, which were received brilliantly by the children. Once again, the children split up into house teams and played against children from their own and adjoining year group in order to provide them with an accessible and enjoyable means of sporting competition. The level of sportsmanship and positive engagement were brilliant to see from all children. As all of the results were tallied, the children gathered to have a celebration assembly with St John being crowned the winning house. Well done to the children of St John!
Swimming Gala 2019
A huge congratulations to the Swimming Gala Team of 2019 on finishing second! Lucy, Harmony, Jemma, Ava, Isabel, Seth, Connor, Lewis, Ryan and Taylor all performed magnificently to ensure we came from way behind after a slow start to finish as comfortable second place finishers overall. The children participated in individual events of front crawl, breast stroke, back stroke and butterfly, before either taking part in the team relay or the Richard Ward Memorial relay. It was noted by both Mr Carroll and Miss Roberts, that the children showed an amazing amount of determination, team spirit and resilience when not giving up after their slow start and continuing to battle to the end. Well done children!
After School Sports Clubs
Each half term we offer After School Sports Clubs for both our Key Stage One children and Key Stage Two children which are hosted by AFC Fylde.
Year 1 & 2: Handball
Year 3 and 4: Football
Year 1 and 2: Cricket
Year 5 and 6: Cricket