Skipping Week 2021
Saturn class spent part of their PE lesson skipping for ten minutes. This was a whole school activity that contributed to the National Skipping Week challenge that was set for us as a school.
HSSP Spring into Action Campaign: Monday 22nd February-Friday 26th March 2021
Hunts SSP are running a 'Spring in Action' Campaign this half term! The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of children getting a minimum of 60 minutes exercise every day and to promote the importance of reducing sedentary behaviour and breaking up screen time with short burst of activity.
We hope you will join the campaign and get active over the coming weeks! You can find information about each week's challenges on the links below:
Cricket East Live Sessions
Cricket East are running live cricket PE sessions every Wednesday!
This week’s session will be on Wednesday 24 February at 2-2.45PM and is called Skilful Scorer. It will support pupils to develop ball-striking techniques to support power and accuracy.
The activities can be completed indoors and to take part this week you will need:
A ball or a rolled up pair of socks
Something to strike with: a bat, a frying pan or a hardback book
4 items to use as markers (cups, tubs, toilet rolls)
A target: a set of stumps or a rubbish bin
There will also be the opportunity to work with a partner but can be completed solo using a wall instead.
The session will be streamed on their YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/8xPnsQfvj7g. Subscribe to their channel to receive alerts when they go live!
Get your trainers at the ready and take part in our Virtual Sports Day 2020! Details of each of the five activities are below on slides and you can also find them on Facebook and via your email. We are inviting the children to take part in an egg and spoon race, the tea towel hurdles, a standing long jump, shot put and an obstacle course.
When you have completed all the activities, with photo evidence, you can submit your evidence via Facebook or email to the school office! Make sure your entries are in by 4pm on Friday so that we can add up all the points and announce a winning house! Point will be awarded for participation!
Spring Term 2020
Jupiter and Mars class are thoroughly enjoying their dance sessions with Hunts coach Mrs Litchfield. The children have been busy creating their own dance sequences using the three forces: push, pull and twist. Over the furst few weeks, the children worked in pairs to decide how to perform each move before working with Mrs Litchfield to practise and perform a whole class machine dance. These sessions with Mrs Litchfield will take part every Tuesday until February half term.
Saturn class have been working with Mrs Griffiths to improve stamina and endurance through various methods of training. They have taken part in a a couple of gymnastics sessions since coming back after Christmas and these will continue until Easter. In these sessions, pupils will be trying to improve forward and backward rolls and different variations of them.
The Sports Crew were set a task to write about their experience of being a member of the Sports Crew so far this year. Below are a few comments of what they have recorded so far...
So far in Sports Crew it has been such an experience, I have loved every second of it with challenges and rewards. Helping younger children and watching their skills grow makes me think how much I am helping and providing a fun energetic atmosphere for their future. Although it has been tricky at times, Mrs Leighton's sessions have helped by showing me that not much equipment or none at all is needed to create a 30 minute session that younger and older children enjoy. These sessions also helped with my explanation, games and all round enthusiasm with sports. All children love doing my sports and are always willing to join in. They may not always listen but being a member of Sports Crew is a responsible role but enjoyable one too.
Tilly, Year 6
Being a member of Sports Crew is fun when you and your partner explain, demonstrate and then everyone can join in. Sometimes it's hard to choose what we want to do and sometimes it's tricky to agree but we work together to try both ideas out. My sessions with Mrs Leighton really helped to know that you don't need much equipment to make a session fun. During Sports Crew time we sometimes do activities for just Key Stage two and Key Stage one. Being a part of the Sports Crew is a real honour!
Megan, Year 6
I love being a part of the Sports Crew and it is a lot of fun. At times it might be challenging because of managing lots of different children, I still manage to get through it. I always go through a little step by step system first and them give them a warning. I always tell them again and hopefully they have listened and understood the rules. I just love Sports Crew because I get to take on the role of the teacher and teach young children sport in a fun way. I am so grateful to Mrs Leighton as she has inspired me try new games and know that you don't need equipment for all games. So thank you Sports Crew, I can not wait for another adventure.
Hannah, Year 6
An exciting opportunity for the Christmas holidays - Bedford Blues are offering a one day Rugby camp on Monday 23rd December for just £30! Sharing incase anyone is interested
Friday 1st November 2019
The Sports Crew had a great time this morning with Mrs Leighton from Hunts SSP. They worked on their sport leadership skills and created new games to use outside on the playground with the children at break times and lunch times. They each worked in their daily pairs/small group to demonstrate their ideas and received constructive feedback from their peers to suggest their areas of strength and the ways in which they could improve. It was great to see the children really thinking about how they could promote physical activity outside and I look forward to seeing many more children at GSPA getting involved!
Well done Team!
We had two special visitors in celebration assembly this morning… Mr Finlayson and Mrs Bullimore. Mr Finlayson of the Hunts Schools came in two present two special awards. First, he presented the trophy to the children who competed in the panathlon event at the beginning of October. He commented on the fantastic effort from both the children at Great Staughton and KPA and was thrilled to present them with both the 1st and 2nd place certificates and trophy. Well done team!
Also, we were lucky enough to welcome back Mrs Bullimore this morning who, along with Mr Finlayson, presented the children with the GOLD level School Games Mark award for 2018-2019. The School games Mark is a government led awards scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of sports in school and the community. Our wonderful sports crew accepted the award on behalf of the school. HUGE thanks to staff, parents and the wider community who support us, Mrs Bullimore for all her hard work last year and of course our amazing children. Well done team Great Staughton.
The rota for the Sports Crew started this week and they have been trying their best to get everyone active and involved in sport in some way during lunchtime and breaktimes. They will be working hard to help us all have active, fun lunchtimes by organising different activities to keep our minds and bodies busy. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to chat to any of the Sports Crew and they will be happy to help.
Panathlon Sports Competition- 3rd October 2019
KPA and GS entered a joint team into the Panathlon Hunts SSP sporting event on Thursday 3rd October. The children took part in a range of sports activities such as table cricket, boccia and curling. The children worked in two teams completing 7 minutes at each activity to gain as many points as they could. The atmosphere was very calm and the children were so focused. They showed fantastic teamwork, resilience and determination.....and they came first and second place!!
Here's some of the things the children said about the event:
'I've never got a medal before. I'm so proud I'm not even going to take it off for bed.'
'This is the best day of my life.'
'I want to come back next year. It's so much fun!'
'I don't know why I'm happy but I just love being here.'
'Lucky I got silver because I really like silver.'
A huge thank you to Hunts SSP for another well-organised and inspiring event!
Meet the Sports Crew 2019-2020
Our new Sports Crew for this academic year got together briefly on Monday to share some ideas of what they would like to achieve this year. The main aim of the Sports Crew is to get everyone active and involved in sport in some way. They will be working hard to help us all have active, fun lunchtimes by organising different activities. If you have any suggestions please feel free to chat to Emily, Imogen, Hannah, Katy, Ruby, Tilly, Braydon, Daniel, Rosie Megan or Thomas. Brownie points for whoever can spot their first job from the picture!
Oh, and of course Clark wanted to get involved too!
Jupiter and Mars class had a brilliant PE lesson on Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Wisbey from Hunts SSP! They worked hard on their balancing skills during their first multi skills session!