PE at Sandon is…
For Everyone For ever!
PE is an important part of our life at Sandon School. We know how important an active lifestyle is to our wellbeing and academic achievement.
Physical Education throughout the school is taught by an experienced specialist teacher. We have a vast range of equipment and lovely outdoor areas on the field and playground.
We follow the National Curriculum and offer a broad and balanced PE curriculum for all age groups. Key stage 1 and 2 have two PE lessons each week in addition to a swimming lesson. We very much recognise the importance of swimming and take our older pupils to practise their survival skills in a controlled open water situation at Stanborough Lakes before they leave our school. Children are also very active in Forest school and other subject areas offer outdoor active lessons. Reception children have a super outdoor area including a bike track which they use every day. We wear a PE for lessons.
Active after school clubs are offered every day, year-round for all ages. There are regular fixtures in a variety of sports. These range from friendly matches with local schools to Festivals and District, county and National competitions.
We hold an annual Sports Day which is a great opportunity for family, friends and our neighbours in the Sandon community to get together and have some fun!
Our older pupils attend the annual Olympic/Paralympic Day where they compete in a range of sports against other schools.
We have activity days at school where all our classes take part. A recent success was the visit of Paralympian Athlete (along with his medals and the Torch) followed by a day of Paralympic sports.
We have also taken our pupils to see live top class sport including a visit to the Olympic Park in London to watch world class Hockey, the World Canoeing Championships at Lea Valley and an FA cup semi Final at Wembley.
In addition to offering Physical activity and Sports at school we like to be able to direct children to clubs outside school. The following website has a list of local clubs that the school and our Sports Partnership work with closely.
It also has a directory of sports clubs available in the North Herts area.
Ideas for PE/Sports/ Physical Activity at Home
We see Physical Education as a partnership between School and Home. The Chief Medical Officer for England has stated that our children should be physically active for 60 minutes a day (not including their PE lessons.) This is to be made up of 30mins at school and 30mins at home. We know many children attend clubs out of school and achieve their 30mins every day. However, it does not have to be an organised, it may be a dog walk, cycle ride or helping in the garden.
Some children from Class 2 have been making up their own clapping games to help with coordination. Some of their ideas are shared below or why not make up your own?!
Here is a list of websites that you may find useful to gain ideas for activities to do with your children:
British Cycling ‘Ready Steady Ride’ activities
View our Sports Premium documents here.