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P.E at Norristhorpe J & I School

Pupil P.E. Council

PE Council 2019 20(1)

The PE Council this year have helped us to further improve the delivery of PE in school. Over the meetings, we have had several interesting discussions:

First, the PE Council considered what they enjoy most about PE lessons in school. They said they enjoy the variety of activities and different sports in lessons and feel lessons are “Well organised.”

They also like being put into different groups because they get to make new friends.

When asked how PE can be further improved in school, they wondered if more lunchtime clubs could be organised to include sports such as basketball and hockey.

They also wondered if older year groups could have a multi-sports PE lesson once a term so they can choose a favourite activity to practise.

They really enjoy the warm-up games and would like some more similar ones.

When asked how we could encourage more people to get involved with clubs in school they suggested introducing taster sessions into lessons and said they would also be interested in a new dance club if possible. 

The children said they enjoy the bleep test but would like some notice of when it is coming up so that they can fill up their water bottles!

The meetings have been really useful so far.

The PE Council meet regularly throughout the year.         

They make sure pupils can influence P.E. decisions in our school and also help to promote healthy lifestyles with creative ideas to encourage activities during playtimes and lunchtimes.

Swimming Statistics

KAL School Swimming Service

Statistics for the Year  –  6  

Name of School Norristhorpe J & I School

Pool attended Batley Sports & Tennis Centre

These are the statistics for our pupils for Year 6

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

% Acheived

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?


What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?


What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?





Norristhorpe J & I School have been successful in achieving the Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark 

"The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community".

Gold GIF(2)School Core Value Equal(1)

























The 'results' show the percentage of Year 6 Norristhorpe J & I School pupils who at the end of the academic year could swim at least 25m. Additionally in 2018/19 67% could perform safe self-rescue and 85% could use a range of strokes effectively.

The figures given for Kirklees Average & National Average are for the same time period.

Young Leaders

Young Leaders

Sports Events

Sports Hall Athletics

In December '19 and again in January '20, 2 groups of Norristhorpe pupils were invited to represent our school at this exciting event.

Netball & Football Friendly Matches

Y5/6 Boys Football Finals at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre

On Wednesday 4th December, our Year 5 and Year 6 boys attended the North Kirklees Finals having qualified on 13th November. All the boys played extremely well, losing only one match in the whole tournament. We are very proud to report that coaches and parents from other schools commented on the good behaviour and attitude of our players during our matches too. At the end of the event, the boys were introduced to a surprise guest, the Leeds United footballer, Jamie Shackleton, who presented some medals for particularly outstanding players and was happy to join in a Norristhorpe team photo!

On Tuesday 19th November '19 we visited Whitechapel Primary School in Cleckheaton to play friendly matches in both netball and football. Both teams can be proud of the way they represented Norristhorpe. Well Done!

Football Team - November '19

Netball Team November '19

Netball Nov 19
Sports Hall Athletics  Feb 20

P.E. & Games Kit/Policy

For health and safety reasons, it is essential that children are dressed appropriately for any physical activity.

Long hair must be tied back. If ears have been pierced, studs should be removed for P.E. If your child cannot remove and replace their studs, we ask that they be sent to school WITHOUT them on PE days, or we may not allow them to participate.

All children should wear: Plain white t-shirt (with or without school logo but we would prefer the school logo) Royal Blue or Black shorts. Trainers for outdoor PE and a blue or black tracksuit is permitted.

All PE kit should be kept in a named bag and be in school at all times. Any child who does not have an appropriate PE kit on PE days may be unable to join the lesson.

Children who go swimming (Y5 or Y6) need a towel, swimming cap, swimming trunks (not long shorts) or costume (no bikinis), carried in a waterproof bag. 

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