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Game On at English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School
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English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School
Located in Sparkhill, Birmingham, English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2014, and are keen to ensure children across the school have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills. Today's enterprising challenge was a great chance for everyone to be focusing on developing their 'skills'.
Game On
The day started with each class being represented in the Olympics-style Opening Ceremony. Over the course of the day, students used their Teamwork skills to design a brand-new sport that promoted a sense of community. By looking at current, popular sports, the learners developed an understanding of how surfaces, equipment and people affect gameplay. Throughout the day, they also considered how sports can not only challenge a players physical ability but also put their essential skills to the test, such as Aiming High and Staying Positive. At the end of the day each team used their Presenting skills to share their new sport to the rest of their class, who then voted on the best idea.
Creativity in Reception, who came up with their own goals that stretch players’ Aiming High skills.More Creativity at play as Year 2 designed an array of very colourful outfits!
Year 5 teams putting their finishing touches on a 3D model of a brand new type of pitch before Presenting to the class
If people disagree, we might need a good leader because they will help the team solve the problem instead of everyone arguing over it.
Student, Year 3
You need a lot of teamwork in sports because if one of your teammates gets hurt then you can stand in for them.
Student, Year 4
There’s a couple of individuals who usually get off-task quickly… but not today, so it’s great to see an improvement in their skills, especially since the baseline assessment we did at the beginning of the year.
Teacher, Year 3