We understand the importance physical education and school sport have in developing the whole child. Our vision is to inspire a generation to hold deep the values of friendship, excellence and respect. Our aim is to challenge each child to reach their full intellectual, creative and physical potential. We aim to develop a sense of personal health and well-being and a desire for lifelong participation in physical activity or competitive sport.
Mrs Lee-Turner from Active Northumberland’s School Sports Partnership, is our main deliverer of the PE curriculum alongside your child’s class teacher. However, additional sporting specialists are also planned to enhance our curriculum each term.
Dance – Cheryl Baty – from Creative Dance North East
Gymnastics – Sam Dronsfield (was a GB Tumbler)
Cricket – Matthew Senior (Northumberland Cricket Board)
** This year there will be opportunities for the children to take part in sporting festivals in school.
Last year we have had the following competitions:
October Years 5 & 6 Tag Rugby Festival
Year 3 & 4 Tag Rugby Festival.
November Multi Skills Festival for KS1 children
Skipping Festival for Year 3
Year 5 & 6 Hockey Festival.
March Swimming Gala & Gymnastics Festival (whole school)
May Football (Longhorsley Cup)
June Orienteering at Wallington Hall,
Football (Whalton Cup)
July Cricket KS2 & Football (Cambo Cup)
Every other Thursday, Mrs Lee-Turner will be taking an after school sports club from 3:15pm to 4:15pm for allocated classes.
Please see PAWS for sporting after school clubs.
School Sports Links
Swimming lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoons at Ponteland Leisure Centre.
Years 5 and 6 will complete a water safety skills programme in the Summer Term in order to fulfil the national requirements, by the end of year 6, to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations