Physical Education and Healthy Lifestyles

As a school we are dedicated to helping our children enjoy an active life and this includes participation in a wide range of sports and games.

We also benefit hugely from the Schools Sports Partnership Programme where we offer inter-school team games within our local schools, organised by East Bergholt High School and we also participate in the Suffolk School Games competitions, festivals and tournaments.

We have a Specialist Sports Coach working in our school on a weekly basis, developing all the PE curriculum skills, such as dance, basic motor skills, games, gymnastics, co-ordination and control.There are also a number of after school sports clubs that run throughout the year. In addition to this, our older children have the opportunity to take part in a ‘Bikeability’ course, which teaches them how to ride their bikes safely on the road.  

“You place a strong emphasis on developing pupils’ physical and mental well-being. Sport is an important part of day-to-day life in school. You are right to be proud of the Sportsmark Gold Award achieved as a result.”  – Ofsted 2017

Mr Bassett

PE Subject Leader

PE in the News

Fencing Fun

Stratford St Mary recently hosted a Fencing Festival which saw 4 children from our school work with children from 2 other primary schools. Over the last few weeks, they have learnt new techniques, vocabulary and skills.  Thank you Mr Banner for organising the...

Festival of Rugby

On Wednesday 30th November, a group of Year 4 & 5 children took part in a Rugby Festival at East Bergholt High School. The children went into different groups to learn some rugby skills and then played in some matches. Thank you East Bergholt High School for hosting...

Tag Rugby Festival

On Thursday 24th November a team from Swans class took part in a Tag Rugby Festival at Ipswich Rugby club. They did very well on what was a very cold afternoon; winning 3 games out of 5.  

Football Tournament

Some of our Swans class  were involved in a recent football tournament. They played 5 matches against other schools; they won one, drew two and lost two.  It was quite a cold and wet afternoon, but all the boys had fun and played really well.

Funtrition Fun

Swans class have started a six week course based on Health and Nutrition.  They learnt in the first week about the 4 principles of Funtrition: Eat Well, Sleep Well, Drink Well and Move Well. They also planted some mystery seeds which will hopefully grow into a fruit...

Safe Cyclists

Some of our Swans class enjoyed a 2 day 'bikeabiity' course. They started by learning some skills in the safety of the school playground before taking their bikes onto the local roads. They are now proficient at riding their bikes safely! Well done children!

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