PE

PE is an important part of our curriculum at Ellwood Community Primary School.  We have a long tradition of being an active school and have enjoyed a great deal of success in a wide range of sports.
 
In addition to our PE lessons, which are described below, we also have a wide range of after-school clubs, and regularly invite a range of visitors in to introduce new sports and activities to us, these include golf, archery, fencing, martial arts and yoga.
Chestnut and Oak class are enjoying YOGA this term!
Autumn Term 2021
 
On Wednesday 13th October, a team made up of Year 5 and 6 children from Ellwood took part in the Gloucestershire Cross-Country race held at Five Acres High School.
Overall, there were around 120 children in each race (separate boys and girls races). We didn't achieve a top place this time but the children showed great enthusiasm and amazing sportsmanship. Their behaviour and overall attitude was super. A big well done to these children for their effort! We are very proud of you!
 
A special mention to Alfie Pritchard who came 5th overall in the boys race! 
Year 6 Kwik Cricket competition
 
Congratulations to our year 6 kwik cricket team who had a great day at the kwik cricket festival. They won their 2 pool matches by a significant number of runs and were narrowly beaten in the final by 12 runs. A fantastic achievement - well done!
Spring Term 2021
 
Chestnut and Beech classes have been enjoying BRAVE sessions delivered through the Gloucester Rugby Cherry and White's school programme. The sessions focus on the core values of Gloucester Rugby (Belong, Resilience, Accountable, Visionary, Excellence) and also incorporate the ‘5 ways to well-being’.
 
The children have enjoyed developing their social and emotional skills in a fun and engaging way.
County Virtual Sports Day - July 2020
 
This week the children in school took part in a virtual sports day held across the county. Competing in 3 different challenges, the scores were added together and calculated as a mean result. We had particularly high scores in the speed bounce challenge. Well done to all those who took part.
At EYFS and KS1 our main focus in on developing gross and fine motor skills and ensuring that the children have the ability to run, jump, balance, throw, catch and kick.  As we practice, our abilities improve and we enjoy staying active in our learning.
 
 
Forest of Dean Hockey Tournament Spring 2020
 
We were delighted that, for a second year in a row, the Ellwood hockey team won the competition and made it to the County Finals in Cheltenham.
 
Footnote - Sadly, due to coronavirus the finals have had to be cancelled.
July 2019
 
The Reception children participated in their first Sports Day. The children were all keen to have a go at football, cricket, long jump, curling, bean bag throw and running races. 
Thank you to Darren who gave us the experience to learn how to play Kurling. The children loved this opportunity to try a different sport.
Oak class have been developing their physical development at the Gymnastic centre
Archery Taster Day
 
Children from all year groups have had a chance to try out archery. They had great fun learning to shoot the arrows and loved being 'Robin Hood' for a day!
Cricket Coaching 
 
This term the children have enjoyed a series of cricket coaching sessions through the Chance to Shine project. 
In Key Stage 2 we look to build on the skills we have acquired in Key Stage 1 and start taking part in some school competitions.  We enjoy lots of team games such as football, hockey and end-ball, but we also practise gymnastics, athletics, dance and swimming as individual events.
 
 
We have a range of after school clubs here at Ellwood. The netball club have been practising hard for the Forest South competition this term, whilst the younger children have had fun at multi-sports.
March 2020
 
Ellwood School won the gymnastics competition!
 
The children trained hard and that hard work paid off. 
 
They were all amazing. We were consistently placed and won most of the rounds and therefore won over all.
 
The shield is taking pride of place in the school entrance, along with a lovely trophy.
 
We are so proud of you all. Well done !