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Primary Physical Education: 

Foundation and Key Stage 1 Sports Days

Published Wednesday, March 03, 2010.

Patana’s Youngest Athletes Take Centre Stage










Last Wednesday and Thursday saw our respective Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage Sports Days on the Primary Back Fields. Fields that I must say looked very colourful and splendid as the various classes and parent cheer leading squads rotated around their multi-event sports mornings.

Our Year 1 children started proceedings with infectious energy and enthusiasm that continued throughout their morning as they proceeded around events as varied as the Hockey Dribble Challenge, Obstacle Course, Javelin Throw and The Sprint. After their 10 events including welcome water stations along the way, a very happy but tired group of Year 1 children gathered to join in the traditional thank you to all of those who had made the event possible. Parents and staff also joined in a celebration of all of the hard work and effort displayed by the children in all of their events and activities. A pleasant surprise along with a treasured participation ribbon was also an ice lolly which for many was the “Cherry on top” of a great morning.

Our Year 2 classes followed and as many were old hands from Year 1 they took to the field and their first event with an air of confidence. This confidence was well founded as aided by some welcome cloud cover they rotated around their events and activities displaying great determination to achieve their personal best results. On speaking to some of the children after the event it was very pleasing to listen to their positive feedback and varied personal favourites from the morning. The Obstacle Course and Fun Relays were enjoyed by most but all of the events got a thumbs up from different children as they too munched their ice lollies at the end.

Our Foundation Stage Sports Morning was organised a little differently this year with our K1 and K2 children joining the same circuit of activities with some being differentiated for each age group. We felt that they worked very well and enabled us and the children to enjoy a more continuous and seamless Foundation Stage event. As some of the youngest members of our school community it is always very pleasing to watch the children attempt many new challenges with such confidence and ultimately with such success. It is also very heart warming to see how many of our parent body find the time to come and support their children as they step onto the very first rung of the ladder that will be their sporting life at Patana and beyond. As for the events I must admit to being a little jealous as they get to have fun at activity stations as varied as the Giant Air Ball, Basketball Bonanza, Parachute Fun and the ever popular Bicycle and Taxi Driver Race. After a hot and tiring morning for the children, they seemed to thoroughly enjoy their ice lollies and I hope will have taken many happy memories from their morning.

A huge thank you to all of the class teachers, support staff, parents and children for their part in the events, also to the Primary PE Team for their organisational skills and the swim team for their efforts on the days! A final and well deserved thank you must go to the Year 6 students who helped out so enthusiastically at each event and acted as great role models for the younger children and ambassadors for the Primary School.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Andrew Tatam

Head of Primary Physical Education

For more Year 1 and 2 pictures click here

For more K1 and 2 pictures click here




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