At St Mary’s, we recognise the importance of physical activity not only to improve health, stress and concentration, but to also promote physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interactions with others. We welcome Mr Morris and Mrs Morris from Grassroots to ensure children at St Mary’s receive high quality teaching and learning designed to satisfy the needs, abilities and interests of every individual child.
We currently hold our Gold status for School Games for our participation during Autumn and Spring.
The key worker’s children were also involved in ‘Still In School Games’ were they and to complete a range of challenges each day before being entered into a competition. For out participation during school closures due to Coronavirus, we received a certificate.
‘BacktoSchool’ School Games
This week, children in our school and in South Tyneside, have taken part in the ‘Back to School’ School Games. The children have completed a weeks worth of challenges against themselves, their friends and others in South Tyneside. Each day children showcased different challenges including, jumps, balance, agility, co-ordination and a sports day. Here are a few photographs from Year 1 completing the agility challenges.
Virtual School Games
Children from year 1 took part in the ‘Virtual School Games’ alongside many other primary and secondary schools in Tyne & Wear. The children had a fantastic day learning ball skills with Cramlington United, cheer-leading and dance with The Urban Factory and practising some garden games. Their favourite activity of the day was definitely creating a mascot out of P.E equipment on the yard. Overall, this was a fantastic day which the children thoroughly enjoyed.