ARENA – Launch of Physibets
An exciting new programme has been launched this week for pupils age 2 – 7. ‘Physibets’ is an innovative scheme which has been developed to help teach children phonics in their early years at school. The programme is delivered through dance and movement and has a number of characters that the children can associate with different letters and sounds. Older children who are learning more complex letters sounds can utilise the super-phonics programme which has 35 superheroes which they can work with to help visualise letter blends, and support pupils in their development of writing.
The programme has been developed by Michelle Tinkley creator of ‘Physibets’ who states ‘We aim to get children active, energised, focused and engaged in learning without them realising they are being taught’.
The programme was launched at Coads Green primary school with reception Year 1 and Year 2’s, in partnership with ARENA, the newly developed School Sport Partnership.
The children really enjoyed the session and were interested in the characters which have been developed as a result of the programme. Michelle Roberts Development Manager for ARENA said’ PE and School Sport has much to offer to children of all ages. Many of our children are kinaesthetic learners, who become disengaged in the classroom as they learn by getting involved and moving. They may excel in sport but struggle in the classroom. It is vital that we utilise PE and school sport to help raise standards in literacy and other curriculum areas. This programme provides a tool box of ideas which we hope will assist teachers both within the classroom and beyond’.
ARENA will now be working with Michelle Tinkley to train teachers and roll the programme out with schools and pre-schools in the local area.
If you require any further information please contact ARENA on 01579 386120.
Would you like to receive our newsletter? Add your email address to our subscribers list for future issues.
Date: 17th April 2015
Time: 09:15 AM - 16:00 PM
Date: 21st April 2015
Time: 13:30 PM - 16:30 PM
Date: 22nd April 2015
Time: 14:00 PM - 17:00 PM
Arena would like to introduce you to a whole new action packed strand of Get Set, with a wealth of new resources and activity ideas for your classroom. Please visit http://www.getset.co.uk/Read article
The North Cornwall High Five Netball Finals held on 29th April 2014 was a huge success, resulting in a triumph for St Minver primary school who secured themselves 1st place in the competition.Read article
On Tuesday 1st April 2014 schools flocked to Splash in Bude for the first ever North Cornwall School Games Swimming Gala. The day ran well and all schools performed brilliantly.Read article
Congratulation to all the schools that took part in the first ever North Cornwall School Games Swimming Gala on Tuesday 1st April at Splash Leisure Pool in Bude. ResultsRead article
Thursday 13th March was the date for the County Level 3 event for cross country (pictured left). All participants involved did well at the level 2 event in their area earlier in the academic year and qualified to represent their area in this event.Read article
Congratulations to St Cleer (pictured right with their medals) on becoming the 2013-14 Champions! They won every game, scoring 72 goals whist only conceding 3 in 10 matches. Delaware took the runner up spot and the St Mellion/St Dominic…Read article
From September 2013, schools have to identify and share how they spend their, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted has strengthened the coverage of Physical Education and sport within the 'Inspectors’ handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools…Read article
The PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools, already extended to 2016, will now run until at least 2020. Meanwhile, funding for School Games Organiser positions will continue until 2016, one additional year on top of the current arrangement. …Read article