Longfleet now has a new set of Year 5 Sports Ambassadors. These children complete a range of tasks in their new position, including: getting equipment ready for Fit Friday activities, cleaning the sports cupboards, helping out children during Fit Friday and creating play-leader games for Year 1 and Reception children. All of the Sports Ambassadors had to apply for the position and we had over 45 applicants overall.
AFC Bournemouth Coaching Year 5
Year 5 have had their first session with AFC Bournemouth this week, learning the skills of finding space and turning. This is a initiative supported by Premier League Stars, and is subsidised by the Premier League. This is the first of 6 sessions AFCB will be taking at Longfleet before Christmas, and the children are very excited for Matt and Kieran to return next week!
Fixtures in Spring 1:
January 18th - KS1 Cross-Country (Branksome Heath) Date TBC
January 25th - KS1 Football vs Lilliput and Upton (Home)
January 26th - Year 5/6 Football Tournament (Littledown)
February 1st - Year 5/6 Tag Rugby vs Hamworthy (Home)
February 6th - Year 5/6 Girls' Football Tournament (Littledown)
February 8th - Year 3/4 Tag Rugby (Hamworthy)
Spring Term Key Dates:
21st February - Year 4 Swimming Gala (Rossmore)
21st March - Year 5/6 Swimming Gala (Rossmore)
PE Curriculum Spring 1:
Each unit incorporates the School Values of kindness, aspiration and resilience.
Reception: Co-operation and teamwork games
Year 1: Netball
Basic ball skills, making space, passing and moving, aiming
Year 2: Football (with AFCB coaches)
Basic ball skills, making space, passing and moving, shooting, dribbling
Year 3: Tag Rugby
Defending, simple tactics and rules, attacking space and phase play
Year 4: Swimming (12 weeks)
Water safety, front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke and corresponding leg kicks, team games.
Year 5: Handball
Ball control, passing and moving, shooting, officiating and tournament play
Year 6: Hockey
Stick and ball basics, tactics to score, pass choices, officiating, shooting and dribbling skills
At the end of each unit, House "tournaments" are played in which the children get a chance to showcase their skills in the sport they have learnt that term.
Golf - Contact: Darren@under18golf.co.uk or his club at Ferndown Forest Golf Club
- Contact Mike Dodd at Sturminster Marshall Golf Club
Both clubs are friendly, youth-orientated clubs.
Cricket - Poole Town Cricket Club
Teams from U8-U15. Also undertake the ALLStars Cricket initiative for Under 8s to get involved in the game.