Why do we teach PE?
At St Peters we highly value the contribution of PE to the health and wellbeing of our children. We strongly believe that providing our children with a varied curriculum and huge range of extra-curricular activities, promotes positive benefits in terms of: concentration, motivation and development of self-esteem. These in turn directly impact all aspects of learning and contribute to a happy and healthy lifestyle. As a school we strive to give all of the children the opportunity to experience team work, appreciate the importance of fair play and most of all develop a love for physical activity.
What do we teach in PE?
The School has fabulous sports facilities, including a lovely playing field, extensive playgrounds and a big hall. These facilities enable us to provide the children with a wide and varied PE curriculum. The scheme of work is carefully planned from Reception to Year 6 to include: dance, gymnastics, athletics and ball games such as: cricket, tennis, hockey and basketball. Skills and knowledge are built into every lesson and small games provide opportunity to learn game strategy and experience competition.
We also participate in a wide range of sporting events with our locality schools including: football, netball, cricket, rounders, benchball, tag rugby, athletics, cross country, bocce and curling. Several events are run specifically for participation to allow a greater number of children to experience competitive sport.
Inter- house events are run within school in: netball, football, rounders, cross country and athletics. A table tennis competition runs in the summer term in singles and doubles.
Children are given the opportunity to develop their sporting skills further in a wide selection of after school clubs that are offered. These include activities such as: street dance, netball, football, benchball, tennis, karate, rounders and cross country. Clubs are very popular!
A Sportscrew made up of children from Years 5 and 6, run mini events during lunchtimes to engage and inspire younger children across the school to participate in competition. This also allows the older children to develop their organisational and leadership skills.
We are very lucky to have an all-weather running track around our field. Each class runs on this on a daily basis, as part of the ‘Daily Mile’ initiative. Children develop their stamina and fitness and are able to achieve individual goals. The children really love the track and talk about how it ‘energises’ them. We have noticed a marked improvement in levels of both fitness and concentration and it has directly fed into some fantastic achievements at cross country competitions.
Our PE Policy can be viewed by clicking here
We are very lucky to have additional funding from the government to enable us to enhance PE at St Peter’s. Please see Sports funding link for more information.
St Peter’s has a long held tradition as being a very successful sporting school. Our commitment to providing the children with opportunities to participate, compete and lead has been recognised with the coveted award of the Gold Sportsmark.
Children love PE lessons and show great enthusiasm. Participation in sporting clubs is very high and a real pride is taken in representing their school in competitions.
Sporting events this year
We have had a jammed packed year of sporting events this year at St Peter’s and we are very proud of our achievements. Our Sporting Opportunities, Fisxures and Events policy can be round here.
Within school we have run a range of inter-house competitions, enabling all of the children to compete and play as part of a team. The events were as follows: netball, benchball, football, rounders, athletics, cross country and bocca. These events were hugely successful.
We have also taken part in a huge number of inter- school competitions within our locality with excellent results.
Cricket: winners and our second team runners up
Basketball: runners up
Benchball: Year 3 winners and Year 4 runners up
Rounders: Years 6 and 3 winners, Years 4 and 5 runners up
Year 5 and 6 runners up with some excellent individual results
Years 3 and 4 also finished as runners up with fantastic individual results
As a result of winning our locality events at netball and football, we went on to play in the area finals competitions.
In football we finished as runners up and in netball we gained 6th place.
In cross country 8 of our Year 5 and 6 children went on to run at the area partnership finals with some excellent individual results.
Three of our year 5 and 6 children were chosen to represent the Southern Area at the Sussex schools cross country competition as a result of their excellent performance at the partnership finals.
Our tennis team took part in the Sussex Schools tennis competition at St Bede’s in Eastbourne. They played extremely well and won the fair play award.
Inter-school events for Key Stage 1
This year we have extended the sporting opportunities for Key stage 1 children.
All of Year 1 took part in a multi-skills event with one of our locality schools. We also ran a cross country event, competing against locality schools for Years 1 and 2. Year 2 took part in a multi sports event.