The school is proud of its outstanding record in sport, having been finalists in county championships in athletics, High 5, cross country running, cricket, hockey and football for girls and boys. Teams are entered in the Newark football leagues, in regular competitions, cricket matches, athletics, rounders and hockey tournaments.
We aim to provide children with a wide range of physical activities where they are taught all the skills for a range of games. Frequently – as part of our extracurricular provision - coaches are invited to provide an initial experience of a new sport or to deliver an after-school course. The full range of physical pursuits available within the year includes football, netball/High Five, O.A.A, tag-rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders, swimming, athletics and tennis.
Children receive twice weekly periods of physical education and all are expected to participate unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. In addition to the previously mentioned games’ activities, all pupils take part in gymnastics and dance. Swimming lessons take place during Years 3 and 4.
Mr Luetkemeier is our Physical Education Subject Leader.
Here is an overview of what each year group does in the different terms:
Year 3 and Year 4 swim annually for a minimum of 8 weeks at Southwell Minster Pool with the focus on achieving their 25metre badge and to be able to swim a range of strokes effectively. The stronger swimmers then have the opportunity to perform 'safe self-rescue in different water-based situations'.
Our current Year 6 (2017/18) are able to:
90% swim 25metres
85% swim a range of strokes effectively
45% have had the opportunity to perform 'safe self-rescue in different water-based situations'.