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Football (KS1 - From Yr 2 & KS2)

Football

 

KS1 (Yrs 1 & 2)

Runs in the Autumn Term
On a Thursday
After School – 3.15pm-4pm
Led by Mrs Cattermole

 

KS2

Runs in the Autumn Term
On a Thursday
After School – 3.15pm-4pm
Led by Mr Crump

 

* Sign up on Gatewat before the club starts

 

 

The Benefits of Playing Football

Not only is it a fantastic game to watch or take part in but football also helps to develop numerous skills in KS1 and KS2 children. They don’t have to play competitively to feel the benefits, just taking part with others will offer its rewards. Here are just a few reasons for children to join in:

Encourages an active lifestyle

Taking part in a competitive match or simply having a kick around with some friends encourages children to get outside and keep themselves active. Enjoying an activity means you’ll want to do it more often, so make sure children have fun whilst taking part.

Develops communication skills

‘Pass the ball’ or ‘shoot’ are words often heard on the pitch but so much more conversation actually takes place. Children can discuss their tactics or talk about other teams and the schools they’re from. Spending time with each other on a regular basis will encourage the development of deeper communication skills and more involved conversations.

Enhances team skills and teamwork

To play football, you need a good team around you and playing regularly will help children develop their skills and work with their team successfully. They’ll learn to play together and from their experiences, work out how they can be most effective as a collective unit. Being part of a team will also give children a sense of belonging and encourage them to think of others.

Helps to stimulate social skills

Spending time regularly with team mates will allow for more complex relationships and more time being spent getting to know each other. Friendships will form and football may have started out as the common factor but it will soon become just one of the things that children have to talk about.

Develops fundamental movement skills

Children develop fundamental movement skills between the ages of three and six. These skills including running, kicking and leaping are the building blocks that enable children to foster a complete set of skills. Playing football presents children with an opportunity to use these movements and as they play more often, their skill set will further develop.

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