World Book Day X PE & School Sport

World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March...what does that have to do with School Games I hear you say? PE & School Sport offers many cross curricular links. From PE lessons of all Key Stages, to grassroots clubs of different sports, all the way to elite level athletes and their coaches, literacy and numeracy skills are utilised to a greater or lesser degree. This gives teachers the opportunity to incorporate the development of these skills into their physical education lessons. Literacy in the curriculum is comprised of four aspects: Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking. Two of these components are widely known as important in sport: listening and speaking. They are both crucial to teamwork, communication and therefore success in a sporting context. Reading and writing to those who are unaware of the importance of literacy in sport may be seen as not involved in Physical Education and sport. However, all four of those components can be covered in a team talk alone and for the athletes to be able to understand and correctly interpret the information been given can be the difference between success and failure. (PE Blog)

World Book Day  X  PE & School Sport

School Games and World Book Day

So ultimately reading supports us in being able to communicate with others which is a key part of PE & School Sport AND reading is lots of fun and can help you wind down after lots of physical activity.

You will find a number of links to World Book Day activties below as well as other projects that are linked to reading. I have also invluded my top 5 recommended reads linked to Physical Activity and Sport (variety of ages / stages).

Don't forget to share with us what you are reading this week on Twitter @SSPSouthBucks

World Book Day

Girls in Football - Active Play Through Storytelling

Rory's Story - Spirit of the School Games - an amazing resource created by the North Sulihall SGO Team

World Book Day Football / Geography resource

Rachel's Top 5 Sport related  Reads for World Book Day

1. Women in Sport - 50 Fearless Athletes who played to win (Secondary age and staff)

2. Tyson Fury - Behind the Mask (Secondary age and staff)

3.  Frankies Magic Football - Team T Rex (as recommended by my 7 year old son)

4. Flying Fergus - The big biscuit bike off (Primary)

5. Illustrated Ballet Stories (Primary)

And a bonus read for staff to support pupils at School using Sensory Circuits -  A Sensory Motor Skills Programme for Children. Link to purchase

South Bucks SGO Area

The South Bucks SGO area and Sports Partnership is hosted by Alfriston School. Alfriston School is a special needs girl's school based in Beaconsfield. Alfriston is the Lead Inclusion School for Buckinghamshire and we believe in 'a sporting chance for every child'. We have a comprehensive calendar of School Games Inclusive competitions and festivals throughout the year and work with a number of County and community partners to bring about the best opportunities for staff and pupils in Bucks.