Primary Weekly Update - 11.03.21

Barnet Twin Towns Challenge

This epic 53 day adventure, which saw us visit our 8 twin towns (Montclair, Jinja, Ramat Gan, Morphou, Tempelhof, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Le Raincy and Chaville) has now been completed. Our voyage took us on a 15,300 mile journey through 25 countries in four continents.

For a full summary, please click here.

Resources for Parents/Guardians

We are continuing to collate a PDF spreadsheet, attached, for schools to circulate to their school community. It contains useful links of ways in which parents/guardians can motivate their children to stay active and healthy throughout lockdown. We continually update this information each week with the latest resources released, which are marked ‘New’.  

To access previous editions of our weekly update please click here


Primary PE Subject Leaders Meeting – Bookings Now Open

The Summer PESL meeting will take place remotely on Thursday 6th May. There will be a morning (09.30-11.30am) and afternoon (3.45-5.30pm) session available, please note the afternoon is a repeat of the morning. Both sessions will be delivered by BPSI Consultant Kim Henderson and will aim to address the following;


1. Transitioning back into school - what should / could our PE curriculum look like for the summer term and beyond?

2. Swimming - what about the children who have missed out potentially on their swimming programme

3. Building physical and emotional resilience through PE

4. Making the link between PE and new PSHE / RHE curriculum an effective partnership

5. Making the best use of our PE Premium 6. Addressing issues, questions, concerns and sharing practice

To book onto the morning session please click here and to book onto the afternoon session please click here.

LYG x School Games Fitness Challenges

A big well done to the pupils from Foulds, Garden Suburb Jnr, Holy Trinity, Livingstone, Monkfrith, Parkfield & St Agnes that participated in the sixth weekly Fitness Challenge and collectively contributed towards Barnet’s overall score. Unfortunately we slipped two places down the leaderboard, from 10th to 12th position. Can we get back into the top 10 this week?

To support you and your schools with participating in the Fitness Challenges please find below the remaining two Challenge Sheets.

Week Seven (w/c 8th Mar) - Step Ups Challenge Sheet

Week Eight (w/c 15th Mar) - Squats Challenge Sheet

You can find a downloadable Participation Certificate to award to all young people taking part in the LYG x School Games Fitness Challenges to recognise their efforts! 

If you have yet to participate in the LYG x Fitness Challenge it isn’t too late, please click here for further details.


Barnet Healthy Weight Management

BPSS are proud to be working with the Healthy Weight NHS Team by providing a programme of physical activity sessions. These children are referred as part of the National Child Measurement Programme and other health professionals working in Barnet. Typically the children are above the 99.6th Centile which places them in the very overweight category on the children's BMI centile charts. 

Week three’s recorded sessions, aimed at 4-9 year olds and 10+, are now available via the BPSS YouTube channel. Please feel free to share these with any families within your school. 


YST Coronavirus Support Live – Recordings Available

The Youth Sport Trust recently delivered a week of free virtual CPD sessions for teachers and senior leaders. All recordings and slides are now available to watch back, please click here to access.

YST have announced their second week of free virtual CPD sessions, Recovery and Inspiration, will take place from 17-21 May. To register your interest please click here.


Updated Guidance for Schools – Reminder

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday 22nd February, confirming the wider re-opening of schools from 8th March, the Department for Education has published updated guidance for schools (see page 58 for content in relation to 'physical activity in schools').

Important update includes: ‘Competition between different schools should not take place until wider grassroots sport for under 18s is permitted.’ This is to help align with DCMS guidance on grassroots sport.

Updated COVID-19 FAQs – Reminder

afPE has produced a new set of FAQs for schools; following the government announcement referred to above.

The government guidance has been used as the basis for afPE’s interpretation of what this means in a Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) context. afPE have consulted widely to ensure that the advice supports the workforce and children and young people. As always, the employer makes the final decision so your working practices should be set by them.


LYG x School Games Spring Finals – Save the Dates

London Youth Games are excited to announce that this year they will be holding a virtual Spring Finals! Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th March would have been the days they welcomed schools to Redbridge Sports Centre for two days of competition and festivals at the School Games Spring Finals. Whilst they are unable to bring everyone together in person this year, they didn’t want young people across London to miss out so have created a virtual offer for schools to get involved in and to celebrate all young Londoners getting together to be active!

We hope to share the activity pack in next week’s update, this will include all of the information you need to get involved. The pack will include activities for schools to incorporate into their PE, after-school sessions or for young people to participate in at home.


Wingate & Finchley FC  - Easter Football Camp

Wingate & Finchley FC will be delivering an Easter Football Camp to children aged 5-15 years old, between 29th March-2nd April* and 5th-9th April. For further details please see the attached flyer or click here to register.

* Please note the first week will still be within term time for many Barnet schools.


Easter Camp.pdf 11/03/2021 3.6 MB
BPSS Primary Resource Directory.pdf 11/03/2021 681.1 KB


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