At St Andrew’s we offer an extensive PE curriculum that allows our pupils to take part in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Children have two weekly PE lessons; one led by a specialist Sports coach from ELMs and the other by the class teacher. We follow the Enfield curriculum plan for PE (see attachments) and make full use of our school hall, field, playground and MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) for lessons.
In Key Stage 1 children focus on three areas: dance, games and gymnastics. This learning is developed in Key Stage 2 where the children have opportunities to take part in a wide range of sporting activities including: netball, rugby, football, cricket, tennis, hockey, athletics, rounders, cross country, gymnastics, orienteering and dance. In addition, children in Year 5 have two terms of swimming lessons.
We have dedicated Games Makers; these are Year 5 and 6 children who have shown an interest in developing their sports leadership skills. Their aim is to help and support younger children in the playground at lunchtimes, through inclusive play.
We also take part in competitive sporting events across our school partnership group as well as in the local borough. For example, the annual District Sports Athletic Events at Lea Valley, Swimming Galas at Southbury Leisure Centre, Tag Rugby at Enfield Old Ignatians RFC and the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace. In the past 2 years, we have; reached the final of the London Youth Games with our athletics team, won the Borough cross country competition with our boys and girls team and our gymnastics team came 3rd in the Borough competition too.