At Starks Field Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of all our children. We provide an inclusive and progressive PE curriculum throughout the school with every class from Year 1 to Year 6 taking part in two hours of curriculum PE each week. Nursery and Reception are also allocated weekly hall time to explore the gym equipment and develop their dance skills.
Our class teachers deliver safe and inclusive lessons to classes which look to focus on a number of sports. These include: football, tag rugby, hockey, netball, basketball, tennis, cricket, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities, dance and gymnastics. We are delighted to have employed our own sports coach who delivers games lessons to our KS2 pupils and runs lunchtime and after school clubs.
In addition to allocated PE lessons, activities such as Write Dance and the Swing, Hang, Climb Club have also been introduced. The purpose of these is to focus on pupils who need extra assistance and support in the development of their fundamental movement skills including gross and fine motor skills.
We understand both the health and safety benefits of learning to swim; our year 4 children attend weekly swimming lessons at a local pool as part of the curriculum. The school buys into a Borough organised programme with qualified swimming instructors leading the sessions. One of the instructors visits the school at the beginning of the swimming sessions to deliver a lesson on water safety. We aim for every child to be able to swim 25m competently and confidently using a number of strokes by the time they leave Starks Field at the end of year 6.
It is our aim at Starks Field that by the time our pupils move on to secondary education, they have developed the physical, social and psychological skills required by young sportspeople.
We are very proud to have been awarded with the Gold School Games Mark Award this year. It recognises the quality of our whole school PE provision and our passion for each child to enjoy leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
YEAR 4 SWIMMING LESSONS
Year 4 swimming lessons start after February half term. Your child will need to bring a towel, swimming hat (for all girls and boys with long hair) and the following swimwear:
Girls - a one piece swimming costume (no bikinis or wetsuits please)
Boys - a pair of swimming trunks
For further information, please read the parent/carer letter from the London Borough of Enfield here.