Our aim is to provide as much sporting opportunity as possible to all children. Children at Yorkley School have the opportunity to take part in organised team games beyond the normal PE/games lessons. These include teams such as netball, football, kwik cricket, uni-hoc and dance. The school also takes part in a range of sports competitions against other local schools. Where possible we arrange specialist coaches to come in to deliver lessons.
During the School Year children in year 1-6 will visit the pool at Lydney to have swimming lessons as part of their PE Curriculum. We also take part in an inter-school swimming gala is held in the Autumn term.
Please note that, unless medically unfit, all children are expected to take part in P.E. and should have a t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls available in school at all times. No jewellery should be warn due to health and safety.
PE at Yorkley School
We love to keep busy and active at Yorkley School and do lots to keep ourselves healthy. We have recently been awarded the Sainsbury’s School Silver award, which was awarded for the different competitions we entered and how we compete within school.
We have themed days.
In September we celebrated Fitness day.
Children, staff and parents took part in several sporting activities throughout the day to support our work on health and welfare. Activities consisted of: Wake and Shake (Led by Fernanda Clare), The launch of the Daily Mile, Yoga (Special thanks to Caroline Rickards), Taekwondo (Special thanks to Sarah Carne and Paula Manley), Swimming, Fizzy programme, Team skills and sporting activities with Mr Tomley.
Tyler Jones said: ‘I enjoyed doing Yoga positions ‘in sync’ with everyone’.
Fern Beddington was pleased to have done lots of stretches that she hadn’t known about before.
Aliyah Burcher said ‘I loved kicking the pad when Miss Agg was holding it!’
Harrison Norris wants a black belt!
We enjoy competing in various sports.
We recently entered the County cross country competition. A great team effort was given from all the children who competed in the first ever ‘Team Cross Country” Championships. The girls narrowly missed out on a medal coming 5th. The boys stuck together and encouraged each other on their run. Combined we came 11th out of 23 Forest Schools.
In total 25 schools took part either in the boys / girls or combined score. Individual positions were:
Girls: Issy (8th) Fiona (20th) Libby (25th) Maisie (33rd) Jasmine (40th) Sophie (77th) out of 127
Boys: Isaac (38th) Robin (62nd) Ben (89th) Cameron (94th) Charlie (95th) Jay (96th) out of 132
Success at Small School Hall Athletics
Recently a team of boys and girls competed in the Small School Hall Athletics at Dene Magna School. Yet again Yorkley pupils made parents and teachers proud. Not only for their sportsmanship, perseverance and behaviour but for also the way they represented Yorkley. We came first in almost all areas of the competition and came first overall, which means we have got through to the finals. A big thank you to the parents that came along and cheered the children on. Lots of practise now ready for our next competition!
Other competitions coming up are:
- Quicksticks hockey
- Tag rugby
- Key steps gymnastics
- Quad kids
- SEN pentathlon
- Mini red tennis
We have lots of clubs for the children to participate in:
Running club (Monday after school)
Multisports (Tuesday after school)
Football (Thursday after school)
Infant multisports (Friday after school)
Here are some clips of class 3 in action with Mr Tomley our P.E. specialist