Sport


Sport

Our Key Stage One and Two children have up to two hours of high quality physical education each week, within which we aim to provide each child with a wide and varied range of physically active experiences. We cover invasion games, striking and fielding games, team challenges, athletics, movement, dance, yoga and swimming. There are opportunities for small sided games of hockey, cricket, football, netball and rounders.  Sport takes place on the tarmac playground area all year round and on the sports field in the summer term until September.  We aim to provide children with a positive experience whilst continuing to raise self esteem and confidence. Children change for PE into a PE kit which is kept in school.  We encourage our children to be active and healthy, encouraging our children to be as active as possible throughout the day and to wear suitable clothing to allow this to take place safely.

Children have the opportunity to play competitive sport against local schools and in wider Independent School Association tournaments as far as possible.

 

Swimming at Pilgrim Hall

Swimming has been a great success this year. We hired the pool at Pilgrim Hall for 2 swimming sessions for Oak Trees and Kindergarten and 6 weekly sessions for Willows and Elder Classes as part of the Key Stage 2 PE curriculum. Linette of Penguin Swimming has been running the sessions which everyone really enjoyed.

Sports Day

Every summer we hold a whole school Sports Day to which parents are invited.  Every child takes part as part of a mixed age team which gives them the opportunity to earn points for a collective team total.  At the end everyone gets a certificate and a cheer.

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Physical Development in the Early Years

Physical Development is a Prime Area within the EYFS Curriculum and opportunities to develop children’s gross and fine motor skills are maximised on a daily basis, whether it be via our Forest School programme,  Wheeled Wednesday playground time, mini-sports sessions on the playground, frequent nature walks or free-flow outdoor play during our daily kindergarten sessions. There is also large play apparatus and large wooden block play in the garden for exercising gross motor skills.


Frequently asked questions

What do children wear for sport?

Children in Key Stage One and Two change into PE kit for all sports.  They wear black shorts or joggers and a white tee shirt with black sweatshirt.  They also wear trainers and white PE socks.  Children are given a sports bag to keep their kit in at school.

Where do children do sport?

Outdoor sport takes place on the tarmac playground or on the sports field next door depending on the weather conditions.

Indoor activities such as yoga or movement take place in the studio.

Are there any after school sports clubs?

We run a number of after school sports clubs throughout the year.  These have included netball, hockey, rounders, aerobics and cross country running. They are open to all children dependent on age.

Where do you go swimming?

In the summer term we hire the pool at Pilgrim Hall Conference Centre which is a short 5 minute walk from school.  All children get a chance to go swimming with a qualified swimming coach from Penguins Swim School.

Do you have a Sports Day?

We have a Sports Day in the summer term which all children from the older Kindergarten children upwards join in.  This usually takes place during National Sports Week.