The P.E. curriculum at St Martin’s operates on a ‘Sport for All’ philosophy, where children participate and develop their own physical skills and strategies according to their own abilities. For more able and/or competitive children there are opportunities to compete against children in other local schools in a range of sporting activities.
Our aims are to:
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In Reception and Key Stage 1, P.E. lessons include games, gymnastics and dance. In addition, at Key Stage 2, swimming, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities are included. As part of our Healthy Schools work, all classes have two hours of physical education each week.
A range of team games are played with opportunities for older children to represent the school in football and/or netball in the local schools’ leagues.
Sporting Bodies, which have offered coaching to the school, include judo, basketball, rugby and cricket. The school is recognised for its excellence by the number of outside organisations who visit to teach and coach. We are a Football Association Chartered Standard School and were awarded the “Active Mark”.
The school staff promotes and encourages sportsmanship, team spirit and the need to improve performance through healthy physical activity. The school was awarded Healthy School Initiative status, which promotes exercise and a sensible balanced diet.