Children take part in two PE lessons per week where they learn to play a number of sports such as cricket, rugby and basketball. Year 5 children attend weekly swimming lessons at Balaam Leisure Centre as one of their lessons. Children are expected to take part in all PE lessons, including swimming, unless they have a doctors note to excuse them.
After school clubs for sports run from Monday to Thursday and include karate, football, basketball and ballet. Children also have the chance to play sports in the early morning during Breakfast Club.
Sports Days take place on the school field each year. These are traditional, competitive events where each child competes as an individual and as a member of their house. We believe that while Sports Days give the children the opportunity to have fun together, they also teach the value of good sportsmanship and the importance of being able to cope with winning and losing.
Cycle Training Weeks
Bikability training takes place in school, on the local roads and in West Ham Park according the the ability of the children who take part. Some children are not confident enough for the roads when they are in Year 5, so Mrs Nesbitt's beginners classes give them the skills to be ready for the next year.
Giant Walking Bus
Children in years 1 - 4 take part in The Giant Walking Bus annually to promote walking and road safety.
Sprint training with Christine Ohurougu
The former pupil and Olympian returned to answer questions about her training and on how she became a runner before giving a number of selected children training in sprint starts and relay racing.
As a special reward for their good behaviour and effort in their work, fifteen children take a trip to the Mile End Climbing Wall.