We are celebrating after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars equipment pack!
The pack contains 15 Nike size 4 footballs, a new Nike football bag, 16 bibs, 6 hoops, 10 numbered cones, alphabet floor markers, a ball pump, 5 large bouncy dice and resource cards to use in delivering fun, cross curricular games lessons.
The Kit and Equipment Scheme forms part of the Premier League Primary Stars offer to primary schools in England and Wales. This is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Delivered by the Football Foundation, the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme gives teachers a range of equipment that can be used across different curriculum areas to get children active.
Also available is a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. The easy-to-use materials have been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.
Mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman also helped to create the teaching packs, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant and engaging context for children.
We initially heard about this opportunity through our links with York City and I put a bid together based on us aiming to raise activity levels both within curriculum PE time and at playtimes. I used some of the new equipment with a group of Y1 children this week and it provided a great warm up game, encouraging them to raise their heart rates whilst finding letters of the alphabet and doing simple maths to find the correct number marker to stand on. Hopefully all your children will find some cross curricular PE lessons just as fun!