Physical Education at St Peter’s
At St Peters we highly value the contribution of PE to the health and well being 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 on all aspects of learning.
Many teacher and teaching assistants have a real passion and commitment to physical activity. Staff members voluntarily give up their time each week to run a huge range of after school clubs for both KS1 and KS2 including; netball, rounders, dance, football, stoolball, tag rugby, athletics, cricket and yoga.
There are also clubs run by outside agencies available for the children, including; tennis and karate.
The PE curriculum is carefully followed to include a programme of dance, gymnastics, swimming, balls skills and athletics. The emphasis is very much on learning and developing skills. There are many opportunities for the children to experience competition in both intra-school and inter-school events. Sports Day is a very special event, involving all children and staff. Parents are invited to celebrate and join their children for a picnic lunch.
Pupils in their final year have a residential outdoor activity week on the Isle of Wight.
The School has a lovely playing field, including a cricket strip and nets. We have two netball courts and a basketball court. We are very lucky to have close links to nearby Henfield tennis club and in Year 5 and 6 the children experience tennis coaching on the courts at the club.
We also have a large hall which has a range of gymnastic equipment, including wall bars.
We are very proud of our sporting achievements this year. St Peter’s were overall area champions in netball, basketball and football. Our Year 5 rounders team won their tournament and we were runners up in the; local school swimming gala, Year 4 rounders tournament, Year 6 indoor cricket tournament and Year 5 and 6 cross country. For the first time ever we entered a tennis competition and were delighted with our win!
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.
Forthcoming events for the Autumn Term
29th September: Cross Country competition- Year 3 and 4.
3rd October: Cross Country competition- Year 5 and 6.
4th October: Netball tournament- Year 6.
17th October: Participation benchball.
20th October: Henfield football tournament- Year 6.
These dates may be subject to change nearer the time.