Redcar & Eston School Sport Partnership

School Games

Literacy Competition linked to the Sainsbury’s School Games

The Redcar & Eston School Sport Partnership will continue to run the half termly Literacy Competitions to  boost literacy and engage more young people in school sport opportunities.

The focus on literacy is an area we can embrace across the School Games programme to encourage young people to share their experiences and be recognised for their written work. It also promotes cross-curricular work.

Each half term will have a new competition and a new theme. Schools can enter into every theme or pick and choose the themes to link to existing work. The competition will enable schools to compete in Level 1 and Level 2 as they would in the sports competitions.

There are four age groups for the Competitions; Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

Level 1 Literacy Competition

Individual School Based Winners – Judged by School Staff

Level 2 Literacy Competition

School Sport Partnership Based Winners – Judged by School Sport Partnership Staff

The Sainsbury’s School Games is inspiring and involving more young people than ever before in school sport and competition. To celebrate, showcase and share this positive impact there is an opportunity to win prizes for schools through the www.yourschoolgames.com Reward & Recognition Scheme. The Literacy Competitions will link to this scheme and follow the themes.

Summary of Themes

Start Date & Deadline Theme Ideas Genres of Writing
5th September – 21st October 2016

 

Intra-School Sport
(Level 1)
How to run a School Sport Competition? Instructional Text
Persuading my teacher to run a new school sport competition Persuasive Text
1st November – 16th December 2016

 

Health & Wellbeing

 

A letter to your Head Teacher explaining why PE is important for your health & wellbeing Letter
Top tips list for pupils to live a healthy active lifestyle Information Text
2nd January – 10th February 2017

 

Inclusion

 

How I encourage a classmate who is less active than I am to take part in a new club Recount – Diary
How I helped survey less active people in school to find out what new activities they would like to try Information Text
20th February – 7th April 2017

 

Competition in the curriculum

 

Explain why competition is important? Information Text
Persuading my teacher to run competitions in other curriculum areas not just PE Persuasive Text
24th April – 26th May 2017

 

Leadership

 

What makes a good young leader? Poem
My favourite leader is … Biography
5th June – 14th July 2017

 

School Games Day

 

My experience of our School Games Day Recount – Diary
(Your School)’s School Games Day Recount – Newspaper

Entry Process

To enter the competition, your PE Coordinator or Primary School Sport Crew should encourage pupils to create a handwritten report about the specific theme for the term.

Any school in the School Sport Partnership can host a Level 1 Intra-School Literacy Competition to determine their winning entry in each age group. This handwritten entry must then be sent to the School Sport Partnership by the specified termly deadline. Schools can enter one piece of work per age category each half term.

Once the deadline has expired, the SSP staff will judge the competition entries.

Level 1 Entry
All level one winners will be judged by staff at your own school, assessing the content and overall presentation.  It will be at the discretion  and expense of the school if they award prizes at this level.

Level 2 Entry
Prizes will be awarded for the Level 2 winners. Schools entering into the Level 2 will be awarded five points in the primary school sport league.

The wider benefits of entering the Literacy Competitions

There are numerous wider benefits of engaging your pupils in the Literacy Competitions, as part of cross-curricular developments at your school. This will also contribute to embedding Physical Education and School Sport across the curriculum supporting whole school improvements.

  1. Improving pupils’ writing: By providing the opportunity to write about a different topic they are passionate about, this will encourage young people to put more effort into developing their writing.
  2. Building confidence and self-esteem: Schools that have submitted blogs on www.yourschoolgames.com have highlighted how proud their children are to have their work recognised and featured on the internet.
  3. Encouraging pupils to express themselves: Writing a report or blog will allow children to express themselves. This in turn helps them understand each other better and develop their social skills. Encouraging reflection and thought is great for learning how they can develop or improve aspects of their learning for the future.
  4. Promoting inclusion across extra-curricular opportunities: You can offer children the chance to accompany school teams to competitions as match reporters, photographers and videographers. They can then submit the match report on your behalf, to use in school assemblies and blogs. This is a great way of engaging more young people in leadership and management roles.
  5. Developing teamwork: School children can collaborate in writing their reports; they can share ideas, converse, help each other spell and problem solve.
  6. Creating engagement between young people: Often pupils don’t realise they are writing, reading and learning when they are just having fun sharing experiences. A blog or report helps your school to share with parents, the community and Governors your success stories and key milestones.
  7. The chance to win prizes: As a partnership we will offer level 2 prizes. Any blogs featured on the yourschoolgames website are automatically selected as Regional and National competition winners. This incentive will encourage young people to work harder to create a better piece of work.

 To be returned to:    Claire Tennyson, Redcar & Eston School Sport partnership, Rye Hills Schools, Redcar Lane, Redcar, TS10 2HN

School Games 2016-17

Welcome to the Sainsbury’s School Games – a great new opportunity to get more young people than ever before enjoying the benefits of playing competitive sport.

What is the School Games?

The Sainsbury’s School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.

The Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county/area level and a national finals event:

Level 1 – sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition
Level 2 – individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions
Level 3 – the county/area will stage multi-sport Sainsbury’s School Games festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition
• National School Games – a national multi-sport event where the most talented young people in the UK will be selected to compete in our sporting venues (including the Olympic Park in 2012).

Tees Valley School Games Events

This year the events will be as follows:

Sport

SEN/Mainstream

Age Group

Date

Venue

Table tennis

Mainstream

Y5&6

Table tennis

Mainstream

Y7&8

Table tennis

Disability

Secondary

Wheelchair Basketall

Disability

Secondary

Tri Golf

Mainstream

Y5&6

Table Cricket

Panathlon

Secondary 

 

Netball

Mainstream

Y7

 

Netball

Mainstream

Y8

New Age Kurling

Panathlon

Secondary 



Swimming

Mainstream

Y5&6

Swimming

Disability

Primary

Cycling

Mainstream

Y7 & 8

Polybat

Panathlon

Secondary 

Boccia

Panathlon

 Secondary
Athletics

Panathlon

 Secondary

Tennis

Disability

Secondary

Tennis

Mainstream

Y4

Volleyball

Mainstream

Y9/10

Hockey

Mainstream

Yr5&6

 

Athletics

Mainstream

Y5

Athletics

Mainstream

Y6

Athletics

Disability

Yr5&6

About the Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark

The Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark was launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England have been able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Kitemark. School’s are able to apply for the Kitemark for the 2015/2016 academic year in summer and autumn 2016.

To gain any level of the Kitemark, all schools were required to meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Registered for the Sainsbury’s School Games.
  • Have a dedicated notice board promoting Sainsbury’s School Games activity.
  • Have a system in place to capture information on participation in Sainsbury’s School Games activity.
  • Can provide clear evidence of offering opportunities for the less active young people to take part in regular sporting activity.
  • Can provide evidence of all their pupils taking part in at least two hours of physical education during curriculum time each week.
  • Can provide evidence of having run a Sainsbury’s School Games Day (including a strong cultural element) and of being committed to do this every year.
  • Can provide evidence that meaningful opportunities are provided for disabled students to take part in competitions.

To ensure you don’t miss out on the updated information register your school on site or login to your school dashboard. Sainsbury’s School Games email alerts will provide further information in January.

For further information contact schoolgameskitemark@youthsporttrust.org or your partnership manager claire.tennyson@ryehills.rac.sch.uk