On 22nd February, five gymnasts from Year 4 travelled down to St Helens Centre for Gymnastics to compete in a Key Steps competition. The children had to learn and perform three routines in front of judges and thirteen other schools. The children represented the school really well and before we even started, had the motto: "It is the taking part that counts!" The children all performed with grace and elegance, and all completed each routine to the best of their ability. They really enjoyed the day and would recommend it to the children in Year 3. Well done everyone!
Update on Sports Premium Funding
This funding is still being used to fund extra curricular clubs and CPD throughout the school. The CPD has been tailored to meet the needs of Level 3 TA's covering classes, so that the TA's become more aware and confident in their ability to teach and assist in PE sessions. We will also be undertaking an audit to buy more equipment.
Ten children from year 5 and 6 children travelled to Edge Hill University on a drizzly, January morning. Thankfully, when we got to the pool, the weather did not matter. The children were eager to swim and compete in each of their races. There were two heats for each race where we got mostly seconds. The children swam like fish but the overall results could not be announced at our gala, as there was another gala happening later on in the afternoon. The children left with smiles on their faces because they knew that they had done their best. Well done SJVS swimming team!
Oh wow! We have received news from the LA to say that out of all the schools in St Helens, St John Vianney were second in meeting the National Curriculum expectations for swimming. 89% of our Year six children were able to swim 25 meters and jump into deep water unassisted. This is an amazing result! Well done everybody!