Throughout the school we endeavour to give the children the opportunity to acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of a wide variety of sporting activities and they will participate in the following sports;
Girls Sport: Hockey, Netball and Rounders
Boys Sport: Rugby, Hockey and Cricket
Where appropriate boys and girls participate together in the following sports: Hockey, Basketball, Swimming, Gymnastics, Modern Dance, Athletics, Tennis, Cross Country, Orienteering, Rifle Shooting, Rock Climbing, Archery
Ull fixtures will primarily involve children from Years 5 and 6. There could be specific exceptions in Cricket.
U10 fixtures will primarily involve children from Year 5.
U9 fixtures will primarily involve children from Year 4.
Year 3 children will only be given the opportunity to participate if all Year 4 children have been included.
B team selection
The core of B teams will be made up of the next best in terms of ability. It is always our aim within the Sports Department for every child to be given the opportunity to participate in an inter school competitive fixture in each of the major sports. We always try to include as many children as possible and to encourage, not discourage, those pupils who enjoy sport but are on the edge of teams. Bearing this in mind, we aim to arrange B and C team fixtures where possible and take part in ‘bottoms up’ competitions to try to ensure continued enthusiasm and interest.
Colours are awarded to children in year 6 who demonstrate consistent 'A' team ability AND represent the 'A' team on a regular basis.
Half colours are awarded to children in year 5 who demonstrate consistent 'A' team ability AND represent the 'A' team on a regular basis.
Stars are awarded to children in year 4 who demonstrate consistent 'A' team ability AND represent the 'A' team on a regular basis.
The awarding of colours, half colours and stars is at the discretion of the sports department and is based on merit.
It should not be an expectation that children playing in the teams will automatically recieve a badge.
All the above information is given as a guideline only and the number of teams fielded is dependent upon pupil numbers, staffing, timetabling and the availability of other schools.
It is vital that children have their full Physical Education and Games kit in school at all times. House shirts are only to be worn for house events and should not be used as a substitute for their Games or Physical Education tops.
For the benefit of all it is important that spectators cheer positively and with encouragement at all times. It is important that unfair play and non-sporting behaviour is discouraged. Arguing with teachers, umpires and referees is unacceptable and their decisions should be publicly accepted at all times, including the selection of teams and the use of substitutes during fixtures. Shouting for teams and not at them is productive for all. It is important to support the Sports Department in recognising good performance and not solely results. The performances of all should be applauded and recognised.
Non-participants in sport lessons
If children are unable to swim they remain the responsibility of their timetabled teacher and attend the pool as normal with a reading book. If children are unable to participate in a Physical Education or Games lesson practically, correspondence with their class teacher or Mrs Harriss is required explaining the situation. Children remain the responsibility of their timetabled teacher and attend the lesson as normal.
Extra curricular programme
Alongside our Physical Education and Games curriculum we run a wide and varied extracurricular programme to extend the opportunities for pupils. Clubs offer the chance to try new activities and aim to develop skills taught in curriculum time to a higher level.