We continue to develop children’s culture capital during PE lessons, when we teach the children goalball and sitting volleyball which are sports played in the Paralympics. This gives them the opportunity to experience how it might feel to be disabled; all players are blindfolded when playing goalball and have to listen for the ball which has a bell inside it and you are not allowed to stand when playing sitting volleyball, to see what it is like for people who are amputees or have the loss of muscular strength or flexibility in a joint.
Quicksticks Y5/6 competition (School Games); 9th October 2019
The year 5 and 6 Quicksticks team took part in a county qualifying event this week. A fantastic time was had by all as the DPA team showed off their hockey skills. Through hard work and great teamwork, the team managed to draw 3 games, whilst losing 3 games. Well done to everyone involved.
Quicksticks Y3/4 competition (School Games); 8th October 2019
Well done to Phoebe, Athirayan, Anjola, Jake and Annalei who competed against 5 other Dartford Primary Schools in a Quicksticks competition. It was wonderful to see the improvement in the children of both technique and team work as the tournament progressed over the day. Especially well done to Phoebe and Jake who both scored a goal in the competition!
Girls annual football tournament; 27th September 2019
On Friday 27th September the girls football team competed against 3 other primary schools in a football tournament. Despite losing in their first match, they soon became more involved in their following games and showed great improvement as the tournament went on. They showed great team spirit and they all enjoyed their first matches!
Boys annual football tournament; 26th September 2019
On Thursday 26th September, some of the boys from the football team entered an event where we played against four other local primary schools. The boys played really well; great teamwork and sportsmanship with players from other schools and some great defending and goalkeeping. All the boys behaved extremely well and we’re very proud of them!
Fast 5s football event; 19th September 2019
On Thursday 19th September, 9 children from Year 1 and 2 took part in a five-a-side football competition at Dartford FC. The rules were relaxed, giving the children the opportunity to play matches in a friendly environment. Over the tournament, there were 11 goals scored from Jack, Josh N, Josh W and Nikolas – well done! The children had a great time and their enthusiasm was lovely to watch!
DPA Girls Football Team; 2019-2020
Rose, Sophie, Ella, Erin, Jasmine, Kayleigh, Vera, Lilly, Sienna, Macie, Ellie, Maddiosn and Tayla.
DPA Boys Football Team; 2019-2020
Timi, Daniel, Lennon, Aidan, Mitchell, Archie, Alfie, Ollie, James, Ryan, Zaq, Thomas, Vinnie and David.
In 2019, we applied for the Sainsbury’s School Games Award. The School Games Award comes in three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.
To achieve the level we were aiming for, the children had to enter at least 3 inter-school games competitions and as a school we needed to hold at least 5 intra-school competitions for the children to compete in over the year, as well fulfill a range of other activities.
We are pleased to announce we completed this criteria and we were awarded the BRONZE AWARD!
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.