In the interest of health and safety, pupils are expected to wear correct clothing for Games, P.E., Swimming, etc.
The Local Education Authority guidelines on 'Safety in P.E.' states:
"Pupils should at all times be suitably clothed for any physical activity they undertake." For obvious safety reasons children will not be allowed to do P.E. without the right clothing and footwear.
Required P.E. Kit
T Shirt and Shorts/Gym Skirt
Pumps/plimsolls/training shoes (not boots)
(If on the grass - soccer boots)
In cold weather we also recommend that the children wear a warm top and bottom
(i.e.) sweatshirt and pants or tracksuit etc.
Indoor (for Gymnastics and Dance)
T Shirt and Shorts
(Modern training shoes are not suitable)
The wearing of jewellery, in particular earrings can be a source of danger during P.E. and playtime. We therefore ask parents to support us in not sending children to school wearing jewellery.
Children representing the school at football, netball, rounders, athletics, etc. will be provided with school kit, which will be given out prior to the match.
We are always grateful for the support and assistance of parents to transport the 'team' to away games.
The pupils in Years 2, 3 and 4, attend the local swimming baths on a rota basis under competent supervision. Pupils in Year 5 and 6, who need to further develop their water confidence, have additional sessions in order to meet the end of KS2 swimming requirements.
Boys should wear swimming trunks, not shorts or Bermudas
Girls should wear a one piece costume, not bikinis
N.B. Please check your children's feet for foot infections e.g. athlete's foot or verrucae and cover with a plaster or gym/swimming sock to prevent them from spreading to other children.
Please ensure that your child has P.E. Kit on the right days and in the event of him/her being medically unfit for P.E. or Swimming, please send in a brief explanatory note.
Our aim in Physical Education is to enable the pupils to enjoy physical activity, develop their physical skills, and adopt an active lifestyle through participating in a sport of their own choice. By doing so they will appreciate fair play, value their own safety and that of others, develop knowledge, understanding and vocational skills.
Through the curriculum, from Foundation Phase to Key Stage Two each pupil has at least two thirty minute lessons a week.
Pupils have the opportunity to develop their sporting interests by attending after school clubs.
The Scheme of Work caters for all sports:-
football, hockey, rugby, netball,
short/padder tennis, volleyball,
rounders, cricket, softball,
athletics, gymnastics and dance.
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils have the opportunity to participate in outdoor and adventurous activities.
Each pupil has the opportunity to participate in the annual sports day and in the gala.
The school has the following facilities:-
A large playing field for games.
2 Large yards for games.
Large hall for gymnastics, dance and drama.
Sports Development Officers are frequent visitors to the school, e.g. Rugby, Hockey, Basketball and Dragon Sports Promotion. The school has strong links with the local Leisure Centre.
School has a Sports Council – the Committee is made up with a boy and girl from each Year 5/6 class and is an opportunity for the ‘pupil voice’ to be heard. The Sports Council help out with all sporting events in school.