In line with the National Curriculum, we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
We have excellent facilities and specialist teachers that offer a wide range of sports taught at a high standard e.g. karate and dance.
Children take part in at least two PE lessons per week where they participate in multi-skills, team games, competitive sports, athletics, gymnastics, dance and karate. Key Stage 2 children in Year 3,4 and 5 attend weekly swimming lessons for one term in the year as one of their lessons.
After school clubs for sports run from Monday to Thursday and include karate, football, basketball and multi-skills. 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 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.
Visits from Sporting Heroes
We encourage visits from local sporting heroes and were fortunate to have a former pupil and Olympian, Christine Ohurougu, return to school 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, a group of children take a trip to the Mile End Climbing Wall at the end of the school year.
Year 3, 4 and 5 children attend weekly swimming lessons for a term each. Year 6 receive additional lessons to ensure they can meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for swimming before they leave primary school.
Children are expected to take part in all PE lessons including swimming unless they have a doctor’s note to excuse them.