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York City Knights Foundation at AYJS

York City Knights Foundation, who run weekly session with our pupils, filmed this piece at our school: Watch here!

PE at AYJS

Physical Education and sport are very important subjects at our school and we strongly believe that every child has the entitlement to an enjoyable, physical and creative curriculum both indoor and outdoor. We endeavour to provide all students with at least 2 hours of quality PE each week, delivered by our excellent staff and by external specialist teachers/coaches. Children are encouraged to acquire fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of different sports that they will use to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Every lesson provides challenging and exciting work, which will inspire and enthuse children thus helping them to achieve their full potential. Please see our PE results website for fixtures and results.

 

What we teach?

At AYJS, we deliver a varied and balanced PE curriculum, which provides challenge both physically and mentally.

Our curriculum includes the following activities –

  • Games e.g. Football, Rugby, Hockey. Cricket, Rounder’s etc…
  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming (at Energise Pool, York)
  • Fitness
  • Orienteering (on site)
  • Generic hand/eye coordination and fundamental skills

 

Leadership

‘Playground Leaders’ is delivered to year 5 pupils and is an opportunity to increase student self-esteem, communication and organisational skills. It encourages students to coordinate activities at break time and lunch. By targeting Lower KS2 children, the ‘Playground Leaders’ can keep children engaged and involved in energetic, fun and safe activities.

 

Extracurricular clubs

All pupils have the opportunity to further their participation in PE through our extensive range of extracurricular clubs. Sports clubs run before and after school as well as at lunchtimes and are an opportunity for children to further their interests, improve and embed their skills or just to have fun.


In addition, there are many competitions throughout the academic year so students can highlight their skills in a competitive environment against other local schools. There are numerous school leagues, local and regional tournaments as well as national and international events.

 

Sporting success

Students have been very successful at both local and regional tournaments. Recent successes include being:

  • York and District Yr5/6 Sports Hall Athletics Champions,
  • York and District Yr5/6 Girls Football Champions
  • York Yr5/6 Swimming Champions.

 

We also have several students who have represented teams at local, regional and national level in a variety of sports for teams outside of school as well as former students who have become sporting professionals.

 

Koboca 

Koboca is a product that allows schools to gather invaluable data and evidence about physical activity, nutrition and other subjects.

 

Koboca 2018/2019 Survey Results for AYJS:

  • The top five requested sports in descending order are football (14%), gymnastics (11%), cycling (10%), cricket (8%) and joint 5th tennis, golf, dance, athletics (7%).
  • 54% of all students had represented their school team this year is some sort of competition.
  • Only 6% of students thought they had met the 30 minutes of physical activity per day for five full days. (Maybe a rewording of the question is needed, as they did not take into account break and lunchtime activities.)
  • 95% of all students took part in at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week outside of school.
  • 79% of students were members of community clubs with football, swimming, gymnastics, dance and martial arts common answers.
  • Extra-curricular clubs were preferred after school (54%), with lunchtime next (31%), before school (7%) last. 8% would not attend a sports club at all.
  • 79% of students this year took part in an extra-curricular club.
  • 57% of all students did not or have not taken part in any leadership or volunteering to help other students in sporting activities.
  • 63% of students either walked, scooted or cycled to school every day of the week.

 

Community Sports Directory - City of York Council 2019

The directory has information and contacts for over 100 sports clubs in York, provides details for a range of activities suitable for all age ranges and abilities and advises if a club has achieved 'Clubmark' accreditation.

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