Physical Education

Gymnastics Specialist 

At St Paul’s we are very lucky to welcome Miss Crewe into school on a Friday as a specialist Gymnastics Teacher. Over the course of the year, Miss Crewe will teach each year group for at least one half term. She will teach preschool and EFYS for the whole year. At St Paul’s we firmly believe that increasing a child’s core strength, physical development and listening skills at such a young age will benefit them in all their learning encouraging them to grow and flourish in our learning environment. Our children are fantastic gymnasts and their confidence and ability in the subject area has grown massively since welcoming Miss Crewe to the school family. Miss Crewe also provides professional development for the teaching and support staff in school, developing their teaching strategies in this subject area to ensure the quality first teaching is received by all children for many years to come. 
 

Cricket Specialist 

This half term , Year 5 and 6 are very lucky to have the opportunity to have specialist cricket coaching from Jordan Clarke. Jordan is part of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation offering Chance to Shine cricket coaching. This specialist coaching will allow the children to develop 

specific skills in this curriculum area that they otherwise may not have the opportunity to learn. Teaching staff will also take part in the sessions so they can develop their subject knowledge and delivery of Cricket. 

Year 3 preparing for the Lower KS2 Virtual Gymnastics Competition

we entered a gymnastics competition and our team finished first. well done to our incredible gymnasts

Our year 4 athletics team entered a competition and finished in second place ! It was an excellent effort from everyone. Well done year 4 !!

Last week we entered a year 6 athletics competition and we finished 2nd in our group !! Good effort from everyone !!

Year 1 have been learning how to do cartwheels with Miss Crew!

 https://stpaulshoddlesden.primarysite.media/media/cartwheels

A selection of year 5 and 6 children were chosen to represent the school at a Dodgeball Festival to play and have fun against other schools. This event was about participation and being active in an after school environment.

Last week, we took some year 3 and 4 children to a Dodgeball Festival to play and have fun against other schools. This event was about participation and being active in an after school environment. 

Year 1 Gymnastics 

Year 1 have been learning to do cartwheels with Miss Crew. We have been working on balance, stance and our finishing position. Take a look at us in action by clicking on the link: https://stpaulshoddlesden.primarysite.media/playlist/year-1-gymnastics

A huge well done to our netball team who finished third out of all the schools in blackburn and darwen!

A massive well done to our football team who played some fantastic football and won both of their matches in emphatic style !!

Four of our children were invited to go to a badminton festival to learn and play fun challenges

A massive congratulations to our netball team on reaching the DPSSA netball finals. Good luck girls!! 

Miss Crewe has been working with Year 3 focussing on their gymnastic skills! The children are becoming a lot more confident at completing a sequence, developing their rolls and cartwheels!