Through our teaching of P.E, we aim to encourage children to keep active, healthy and motivated. The P.E curriculum is split up into dance, gymnastics and invasion games. Our school offers a wide range of fun extra-curricular clubs. The children have many links with the local community, including visits to Ennerdale sports centre and Monkey Bizness. The School benefits from having sports and dance coaches coming in on a regular basis. Outside of school you can happily keep your child fit and active by cycling, swimming, going for walks and playing ball games.
Sports and Clubs
St Andrew’s provides a wide range of extra curricular clubs. Mr Huckstep takes the children for regular football, rugby and keep fit sessions throughout the year and staff at the school take pride in providing the children with a balanced curriculum, running clubs in a morning, lunchtime and after school for a variety of activities which come from the children’s ideas and needs.
Information of club numbers and attendance can be found on our PE Sports Funding page.
The school has had regular visits from a yoga coach during Dazzle on a Friday. She has shown the children how to relax, stretch and use different breathing techniques. The children thoroughly enjoy her sessions.
The school is very fortunate to have a dance teacher from one of the popular dance schools in Hull, Gemma’s Gems. The dance coach works with all children on a weekly basis, developing the children’s confidence and dance skills. This has improved the boys dancing skills and has made them more engaged in dance sessions.
The school’s sports coach works with all classes including the Foundation Stage. Developing the children’s confidence and skills. She works closely with all teaching staff to develop staff training needs and enhance the PE curriculum. She takes the children for extra curricular club sessions which run throughout the year.
Swimming at St Andrew’s C of E Primary School
Swimming and water safety is an extremely important part of the PE curriculum at St Andrew’s C of E Primary School and another way of helping children to lead healthy and active lives.
Whilst in KS2, the pupils attend swimming lessons at Ennerdale Leisure Centre everyday for two weeks during the Autumn term.
Pupils are grouped according to their ability and are taught to:
- -Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- -Use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke).
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Swimming Data 2018/2019
|Year Group||Number of
|Able to swim 25m
prior to swimming
|Able to swim 25m
Going for Gold!
- Children will go beyond the requirements of the PE objectives for their year group.
- They will be able to evaluate own and others work.
- They will participate in a range of sports skills confidently and independently.
- Children will be able to play team games.
- I can experiment with different ways of travelling and throwing.
- In can decide which pass to use during invasion games.
- I can decide which type of equipment to use for each sport.
- I can suggest ideas to improve my performance.
- I can decide which strategy to use for each sport.
- I can investigate questions and reach an answer.
Ways to help keep your child fit and healthy outside of school
- Walk, scooter or cycle to and from school together as often as possible.
- Build a den or treehouse with them in the school holidays. Or, under supervision, encourage them to climb a tree or two.
- Go roller skating, rollerblading or skateboarding, indoors or outside. In winter, go ice skating.
- Do an activity challenge together, such as training for a fun run or charity walk..
- Take the dog for a walk. If you don’t have one of your own, ask if you can borrow a friend or neighbour’s dog.
- Support your children in sports, clubs or any other activities that may interest them. Joining a weekend club sport encourages them to make a commitment to a team and regular exercise.
- Find time every weekend to do something active with your children. Play frisbee or football in the park, go trampolining, or try indoor rock climbing.
- Fly a kite.
- Take a trip to the beach. Beaches offer loads of ways for kids to get active, including games, rock-pooling, swimming, and plenty of running around. Or try an activity-based holiday.
- Go for a walk and explore the environment where you live.
Windass helps St Andrew’s to learn about Hull’s sporting heritage!
Dean Windass visited St Andrew’s to talk to the children about Hull’s sporting heritage. The children took part in a question and answer session as pupils quizzed Windass about his career.
The Year 5 children received specialist training on how to ride their bikes safely. The first session took place on our school playground, then for the following sessions the groups moved to local streets to learn how to turn left and right at junctions.read more
Year 4 participating within the circuit and fitness challenges within our new wellbeing court.read more
The Pelican class using their problem solving skills within PE.read more
KS2 participating within the annual Obstacle challenge, lots of fun had by all.read more
Children in Reception showing school values through PE coaching session with the theme of balance.read more
Year 1 children created food faces to learn about healthy eating.read more
This term, Year 2 have been lucky enough to work with Hull FC sports coaches to develop their ball skills, including throwing, catching and defending.read more