Physical Education at Home
At Abbeywood we are well aware that being active is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Please find below some information and a wonderful link from Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire:
Just 10 minutes of physical activity per day can benefit your physical and mental health.
We understand that Covid-19, or Coronavirus, raises concerns around being active, particularly within sport and physical activity environments and facilities. However, there has never been a more important time to remain active, for positive mental wellbeing and physical health.
There are plenty of ways that you can get active around the home. You don't need specialist gym equipment, stairs, chairs and household objects could be used to create your own indoor circuit class.
Sport Relief 2020 - Friday 13th March - 'Get Your Kit On!'
After running, jogging and walking all week long our children at Abbeywood have celebrated their hard work by having a ‘get your kit on day!’ We wore sporty clothes and donated money towards sports relief.
Each day (completing our marathon a day challenge), as a school, we covered 143 miles. Our total for the week is an unbelievable 572 miles! This distance is about 7 times as long as Hadrian’s Wall, and is twice as long as the total length of the Grand Canyon in the USA! An absolutely amazing effort from all the children!
Sport Relief 2020 - Marathon a day Challenge!
At Abbeywood we've had our first day of Sport Relief! Our children are taking part in a marathon a day challenge. Each class from Year 2 to Year 4 are running/jogging/walking a combined 26 miles! An amazing effort was made from Maple Class (Year 3) who didn't let a bit of rain stop them from doing their laps (see the picture)! Reception and Year 1 are completing a half-marathon a day and are also impressing. Well done Abbeywood!
RSA Arts Fest Dance Group - March 2020
On Thursday 5th March, a group of Abbeywood children went across to Church Hill Middle School to take part in the first dance session for the RSA Arts Fest. It was fantastic seeing our children work with middle school pupils to perform some amazing dancing. Brynn and Chris from Motion House dance group inspired our children and they can't wait for the next session!
Year 4 Girls Football vs. RSA Oldbury Park, Worcester February 2020
A football squad from Year 4 traveled to RSA Oldbury Park Primary School in Worcester for a fixture on the 14th February 2020. Our girls were absolutely fantastic, they demonstrated their skills and played with wonderful enthusiasm. It was lovely to see some superb sportsmanship: our girls cheered and congratulated the opposition. A wonderful effort, and many thanks to Oldbury Park for hosting the fixture.
Year 2 Multi-Skills Event, RSA Oldbury Park Primary School Worcester
A group of our Year 2 children, on Friday 31st January, headed off to Oldbury Park Primary School in Worcester to take part in an awesome multi-skills event. Our children enthusiastically threw, jumped, balanced and dribbled in a fun filled physical afternoon. A big thank you to Oldbury Park for hosting us, and a huge well done to our wonderful children who took part so enthusiastically.
Celebrating Sporting Success Outside of School!
At Abbeywood we are excited to celebrate what our fantastic, sporty children have been doing outside of school. Children have been sharing their success in assemblies with Mrs Frost and go on our special display to show how proud of them we are. A wonderful effort by everyone on our display so far!
Our wonderful PTA has been fundraising and have gotten our children some fantastic new kit! When competing and going to tournaments we now have full Abbeywood tracksuits, sports kits and football kits with our school's name on. The children are very excited to wear their amazing new kit for our upcoming events!
Year 4 Basketball Competition - RSA Arrowvale High School
On 3rd December 2019, a mixed team of Year 4 Abbeywood students took part in a basketball competition at Arrowvale High School.The children competed, to a high standard, in lots of skill activities and matches. The sportsmanship was fantastic and the children had a wonderful time! They were awarded a trophy for 'Self Belief,' one of the core principles of the School Games, which was an amazing achievement. Well done to our Year 4 basketballers!
The girls in Year 4 have been training hard for some upcoming fixtures. They will be joined shortly by some older girls from Church Hill Middle School for some matches and tournaments!
Inter-Team Hockey Contest Year 4
As a finale to our learning on hockey this half term in Year 4 we held an inter-team competition. The children competed in skills and match scenarios with great technique and enthusiasm! It was also lovely to see sportsmanship and respect shown throughout the competition. The results are as follows:
Yellow team: 110 points
Green team: 92 points
Red team: 71 points
Blue team: 59 points
Congratulations Yellow Team!
Over the course of this half term Sam has been training a selection of KS2 children to become playleaders in our school. The children have successfully graduated after working hard on sportsmanship, fair play and leadership. These fantastic children will lead physical education activities throughout the school and should be very proud of all their hard work.
Sporting Inclusion Festival - Arrowvale 9/10/19
On Wednesday 9th October a group of pupils from Abbeywood took part in an amazing sporting festival held at Arrow Vale High School. Our pupils competed at archery, kurling and boccia. They had a fantastic time, showed sportsmanship and loved trying some new, exciting sports!
School Games Silver Award 2018/19!
Another great sporting year at our school! We are delighted to announce that we, Abbeywood First School have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Many thanks to everyone who participated in any events throughout the year. Our goal is 'gold' for this year!