Richard Taylor C of E Primary School

Richard Taylor C of E Primary School Provision 2017/18

Half Term 1 (September to October 2017)

Sporting Influence are delivering sports skills to years 3/4/5/6. In the first half term we will be looking at ball skills (Y5/6) and invasions games (Y3/4).

Year 3/4

Week 1

Mr Doey is currently teaching invasion games to the Year 3 & 4 children. As ever at Sporting Influence we look to integrate the development of social skills into our lessons. During our first lesson we looked at our five different social skills and how these can effect performance during sport. We played cone attack to put into practice our teamwork skills and varied the games to highlight the importance of leadership and communication. Both classes were fantastically behaved and well mannered on a windy day in the playground. I’m looking forward to next week already!

Week 2

Today Mr Doey introduced the children to some new games. Firstly, we got our brains engaged by playing Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Cones. This is one of Mr Doey’s favourite warm up games and it seemed to be well received by the children too. After we warmed up the children played Cross Over. This game allows children to explore different ways of attack and defence whilst having fun. The development that could be seen in just one lesson was phenomenal. Next week can’t come quick enough!

Year 5/6

Week 1

Miss Beaumont is teaching Ball Skills with Year 5 & 6 this half term with a big push on the social skills within all lessons. The children had a great first lesson on Wednesday 13th September and showed off a lot of brilliant skills! The class were split into 6 teams and participated in different relay races such as dribbling footballs and basketballs and bouncing a tennis ball on a racket whilst moving! Some excellent social skills shown throughout, I am looking forward to continuing this unit with the year group!


"The money spent on the Sporting Influence ‘Improving Social Skills through Sport’ was one of the best investments that we as a school have ever made. The programme raised self-esteem provided a perfect balance between periods of reflection and positive practical experiences. Every child involved in the programme benefitted from their participation in a way which has had a lasting positive impact on their wider experience of school. I cannot recommend highly enough the work done by Dave and his team in working with the school to help pupils to achieve."

Andrew Symmons, Headteacher

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