Sport and physical exercise has a high profile across our school – and is taught both by class teachers and qualified Sports Instructors. Classes are taught to play a range of competitive team games, as well as learning skills in gymnastics, swimming, dance and athletics. There is a wide and varied range of extra-curricular sporting clubs.
Children also regularly take part in competition and festivals, as part of a local hub of schools … and we are proud that we often do rather well, even when competing against larger schools!We believe that all children deserve to be given opportunities to find physical activities that they really love to do – which can be the start of a lifelong healthy lifestyle. We try to find ways of trying new and exciting sports and activities.
We have welcomed a range of sporting heroes to our school, including Boccia Paralympic medallist, Dan Bentley, Mike Mullens, BMX champion and Baz Gray – Arctic explorer.
All of our children have the opportunity to attend classes to improve their bike riding skills and safety.
Our annual sports day is a wonderful festival of fun and competition, when we welcome families to come along to watch, with their picnics and deckchairs. We were thrilled when Radio presenter Steve Lamaq – a former pupil of our school -accepted our challenge to compete in the sack race against the Year 6 sporting stars!
We aim to promote:
The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills well.
The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance. Good levels of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling good sporting attitudes in others.
A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water