At Newtons, it is our aim to provide a PE curriculum that includes all pupils and encourages them to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Our pupils participate within PE lessons from Reception age onwards. All pupils are given the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of sports which are listed below. They are able to practise the skills learnt both individually and in group situations, where much emphasis is placed upon co-operation and consideration. As they progress, they are able to participate in high quality sports. Last year, the government again, invested in a grant for schools to use to ensure all children are provided with as many experiences as possible. We strongly believe that our children should be exposed to as many experiences as possible in order to make their own decisions regarding the sports they enjoy and their ability to demonstrate natural talent.
We have a strong partnership with our sports collective and other local schools which enables us to enter local events and competitions to promote PE and a healthy life style to all our children. As well as this, we are fortunate to have a specialist PE teacher who has the knowledge and skills to ensure all children are exposed to a quality PE program and have positive and worthwhile experiences.
At Newtons, we hold an annual Sports Day and Big Dance afternoon. Our intent is for every child to take part and have fun whilst striving to do their personal best! We celebrate our children’s achievement at all our assemblies.
Learning to swim is an important life skill. We organise lessons for all children in Year 5, and also Year 6 this year because they missed out due to covid. These take place during school time and are a part of the school curriculum. Our aim is for all children to be able to swim a minimum or 25 metres by the age of eleven.
Sportsmark Gold Award
We are delighted to announce that at Newtons School, we have achieved the Gold School Games Mark Award for the 2020/2021 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. We look forward to applying once again in 2022.
Clubs at Newtons:
At Newtons Primary School we think it is very important that we give children an opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities. We aim to have a broad choice of activities available so that children of all ages can access the clubs. The clubs we currently have include a wide range of sports clubs, giving the children a chance to experience different types of sporting activity, as well as art and well-being. We also extend opportunities for children to take part in extracurricular music through choir and percussion.
For the full range of clubs please click here to see the club list , which is updated each half term.
Click here to view A Diary of our P.E. School Year
Click here to view our sporting achievements