Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS
Ready for Life
Abbeymead Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE) and Sports are an integral part of every child’s education and development. We aim to inspire the next generation by providing a wide range of sporting opportunities that cater for children of all abilities. We feel that all children should have access to quality PE provision, with the intention of increasing the amount of young people taking part in regular sporting activity throughout their lives.
Fun, enjoyment, confidence, competence and self esteem are the forefront of our PE delivery. Children in EYFS and KS1 develop the fundamental skills such as aiming and throwing, balance, co-ordination, control, and movement. In KS2 children are able to use these fundamental skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of invasion games such as football, netball, tag rugby and hockey. These skills are also transferable to striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders, together with net games such as tennis.
We have fantastic links with Gloucester Rugby Club who come in to teach tag rugby as well as supporting other curricular areas. Over the school year we have a two week whole school topic based on the 2015 Rugby World Cup, focusing on the participating countries, and Year 4 will also be teaching a separate topic based on Gloucester Rugby Club.
Local World Champion triathletes visit Abbeymead
Abbeymead Primary School in Gloucester were lucky enough to welcome two Cheltenham based triathletes who recently represented Great Britain in Chicago at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. Alex Davidson and Kevin Ord welcomed the opportunity to visit the school to share with the children how the lessons they had learnt at school, helped them to be amongst some of the best in the world. The children at Abbeymead enjoy challenges and recognize that when they are being challenged they are learning at their best. The children loved hearing about all the challenges Alex and Kevin faced and have been inspired to face their own challenges head on so they can always be at their best and ready for life after school.
If your child would like to have a go at a triathlon, Cheltenham Tri Club are hosting a children's event next summer. For more information please see the link. TRI IN THE PARK 2016 for children