This year at Bassetts, children have experienced a wide range of activities that promote health and well-being.
As a school, we ensure that all children undertake moderate to high intensity exercise daily. Each class receives two hours of structured physical education per week as well as ‘Activ8’ sessions, which are short 8 minute bursts of fundamental movement skills.
In Key Stage One, the children develop core movement skills through our ‘Real PE’ sessions which enables all children to develop confidence and challenge themselves further through skill based activities and games. In addition, this year Key Stage One has worked with coaches from the local tennis centre to enjoy learning a new sport.
In Key stage two, the children have experienced a variety of sports through their PE session such as hockey, tennis, rounders, tag rugby, cricket and athletics as well as more creative opportunities such as dance and gymnastics. In order to provide children with a rich curriculum, they have also received expert tuition from Premier sports: Year 5 and 6 gymnastics, Year 4 netball and Year 3 tag rugby.
As well as our active PE curriculum, Mrs Davies, our dance and movement specialist, delivers ‘FUNFIT’ sessions before school. These sessions promote physical well-being in a fun, active environment to boost self-confidence and give children a positive start to the school day.
Thanks to the commitment of the staff, parents and outside agencies, the children have plenty of after school clubs to choose from. From high 5 netball, cross country, rounders and martial arts to buzz fit, which uses challenging, high intensity games to promote healthy lifestyles, there is always lots of opportunities on offer to get active.
In addition to all of the exciting options available in school, Bassetts Farm also takes part and competes in local and regional festivals and competitions. This year, children from across Key Stage One and Two have represented us in hockey, dance, athletics and handball.This year the whole school has enjoyed a sports week. The children had the opportunity to experience a range of different sports delivered by professional coaches and athletes such as Martial Arts, Dance workshops, cricket and tag rugby with the Exeter Chiefs.