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PE at Stoneydown Park Primary
Pupils at Stoneydown Park Primary have two hours of PE timetabled each week. Children are taught through 6 key areas set out in the National Curriculum – Dance; Games; Gymnastics; Athletics; Outdoor and Adventurous activities; Swimming. Children in KS2 are given the opportunity to swim with the aim being for all pupils leaving the school to be able to swim at least 25m.
We have a specialist PE and dance teacher, Jo, who coaches and teaches a variety of skills and sports four days a week across both key stages.
Sports taught include football; hockey; tag rugby; badminton; cricket and short tennis, as well as athletics. Pupils take part in a range of tournaments and sports festivals both within school and with other schools in the borough of Waltham Forest.
We offer a variety of after school and lunchtime PE clubs throughout the year. These include; KS2 football; KS1 football; Dance and Gymnastics Club. We aim to provide a stimulating PE curriculum that caters for the needs of all of our pupils whilst encouraging and extending our gifted and talented sports people.
Each year all pupils at Stoneydown from Nursery to Year 6 take part in an annual Sports Day. This is a highlight for many students in the yearly calendar in which they can display their athletic and sporting skills. Every student is allocated a house group from their day of enrollment. These houses are Ash (green), Oak (red), Beech (yellow) and Elm (blue). Children are encouraged to represent and support their houses by wearing their ‘house colours’ on sports days.
It is an expectation that all children come to school with the correct PE kit each week at Stoneydown.
This is a white t-shirt and black track suit bottoms or leggings for girls in winter and black shorts in summer. The children are encouraged to wear black plimsolls or black trainers in all PE lessons.
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What Makes a Healthy and Balanced Packed Lunch?
Please look at our Healthy Packed Lunch Leaflet that is given to all children who bring a packed lunch at Stoneydown. We encourage all children to eat a balanced and varied lunch that allows them to have a positive mental and physical well being.
Click on the links below to view the curriculum overview for each year level:
A great time was had by all the children who attended the Dodgeball tournament at the Score Centre, in Leyton this term. A simple, fast-paced game it required good hand-eye coordination and dodging techniques.
Managing to avoid the ball!
Quick from the get-go to pick up the ball and eliminate the opposing team.
Ready, set, go!
A group of children from Year 4 and Year 5 were chosen to attend Waltham Forest's Leadership Conference at the Feel Good Centre, in Walthamstow this Spring. The course was designed to introduce the pupils to delivering and leading sport in a range of ways both within school and the wider community.
The conference in action!
Workshop - How many activities can you think of using only a balloon?
Workshop - Why are sports important?
The children were even given the fantastic opportunity to meet GB athelete Montel Douglas. Douglas was once the fastest woman in England and now represents Great Britian in the Bobsleigh.
Boys' Football Tournament
Congratulations to the boys from Years 3 and 4 who participated in the Boys' Football Tournament - you demonstrated great sportsmanship and resilience! Competing against different schools from within the borough, it was clear to see lots of fun was had! Don't worry girls - your tournament is coming in the Summer term.
The boys in action!
A fantastic time was had by all those who attended the Kurling tournament at Leytonstone Leisure Centre this Spring term. A new age sport, Kurling originates from the original Winter Olympic game Curling but it has been adapted so that it can be played on dry, smooth surfaces rather than on ice. The pupils achieved great success returning to school with gold, silver and bronze stickers.
Well done to the children from Year 3 and 4, who participated in the Sportshall Athletics competition at Peter May Centre this term. The children competed in a variety of track and field events including relay races, paarlauf, javelin and speed bounce.
What is paarlauf?
Paarlauf is a special form of a continuous relay involving two people per team. It's an interesting way of performing a standard interval session. Did you know that paarlauf means 'pair run'?
In December, pupils from Year 5 participated in a Sitting Volleyball tournament at Peter May Sports Centre.The children competed against five other teams from the local borough, achieving second place in their group.
Well done to all those involved - you are all SUPERSTARS!
What is Sitting Volleyball? I hear you ask…
Sitting Volleyball - a popular Paralympic sport - is a form of volleyball aimed at both disabled and non-disabled players. Two teams of six players are separated by a net and try to score points by hitting the ball onto the other side’s court. As the name suggests, the game is played from seated positions. Harder than you might think!