PE & Sport
We are athletes, gymnasts and dancers at St Margaret Ward.
We strive to give every child many positive and varied sporting experiences. Apart from the obvious health benefits, these activities develop self-confidence, as well as teaching children about valuable life skills such as determination, resilience and teamwork.
Activities within PE lessons, which are mostly led by specialist coaches, include:
- Games skills and team games
- Gymnastics, both floor and apparatus work
We follow the Beyond the Physical scheme of work.
Below is the learning sequence from EYFS to the end of Year 6, as well as links to year group plans:
In Year 6, children also get the opportunity to attend a three-day residential trip to an outdoor adventure centre in Wales. While there, the children take part in activities such as canoeing, climbing, and caving. They will also have a go on the zip wire and the big swing, as well as taking on the challenge of the infamous piranha pool. The whole trip is a never-to-be-forgotten experience. See www.robinwood.co.uk for more details.
Every year at school, we hold a Sports Day to give children an opportunity to take part in a range of activities where the emphasis is on having a go and enjoyment, with an element of competition.
We also run several sports clubs before and after school for boys and girls of all ages.
Our sports teams compete regularly in competitive events and sporting festivals involving other schools.
Outside of schoool, on Saturday mornings, Longford Park Football Club host training sessions at the school from 10.45am to 12.15pm, with any child of any ability welcome to attend.
During the Whit and Summer holidays, the children can also join in one of our fun-filled sports weeks.