Physical Education and Sport Opportunities
PE is taught within fully inclusive lessons aimed at teaching skills, game strategy and developing an understanding of how to stay physically fit. We use class teachers, sports coaches and higher level teaching assistants to deliver lessons in a wide range of age appropriate sports such as: 7-a-side football; high 5 netball and its forerunner skittle ball; tag rugby; tennis; ultimate frisbee; table tennis; tri-golf; kwik cricket; hockey, rounders and volleyball.
Also included in our curriculum is athletics (Key Stage 2 children work to the British Athletics Track & Field Award Scheme); gymnastics; dance; fitness training; orienteering; swimming and cross-country running. Outdoor and adventure sport opportunities are provided within the curriculum through our Forest Friday workshops as well as through residential trips in Key Stage 2.
We use the school halls, playgrounds/field, the Landford Village Hall and both Nomansland and Landford Recreation Grounds for PE lessons. We are very fortunate to have the beautiful New Forest National Park as a setting for our controlled area cross-country running and orienteering. Swimming takes place at Totton indoor heated pool with qualified instructors. We are always appreciative of the wonderful support parent volunteers provide to our PE programme as well as the expertise they offer from their own sporting experience.
Each summer the whole school joins together for Sports Day where traditional sports day activities progress to more competitive athletics events, balanced with a bit of family fun. Team sport is encouraged on Sports Day as each child wears their house colours, as they do for the Year 3-6 inter-house rounders and netball tournaments.
In addition to PE lessons we offer a variety of after-school sports clubs throughout the year led by coaches and teachers. The school also takes part in a tremendous range of competitive sporting events across the local area, Salisbury District and even at County level. Where possible we take part in friendly sports festivals in partnership with local primary and secondary schools. Our recent sporting achievements make for a long list of amazing successes (see below) and are a tribute to the standard of PE teaching and learning. However, we are equally proud of our sporting heritage as we are of our drive to include everyone in our broad and balanced PE curriculum.
The school has been awarded with ActiveMark status and we have successfully achieved the Gold School Games Award for 2016-2017! Next year we shall be aiming for Platinum!
Also see our video montage from the End of Year Service 2015 of some of the sport in school: Sports.mp4
Our school newsletters have regular articles from our School Games Organising Crew. These can be viewed on our Newsletter page.