Sports at Sandridge

Sandridge PE Vision

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This door is exciting! Through here you will find a labyrinth of pathways that intertwine, cross and join. You will learn skills across a wide range of activities and develop confidence along the way. These skills will lead to sequences of movements and form the building blocks for a healthy future.

Your teacher will provide a broad range of activities for you to explore and specialist coaches will deepen your understanding of your own abilities further. They will encourage you to try new skills, as well as help you identify your own strengths and weaknesses; everyone has a strength; everyone can progress.  Some skills require a lot of practise, whereas some will come more readily. Whatever your starting point, you will be guided and supported to achieve.

There are so many ways you can challenge yourself with sport. Whether you choose to join a school team to compete; advance to the next gymnastic skills award; choreograph a dance to perform; or work on progression within lessons; you will grow in confidence as you see your own success.

There is so much to learn through this door and with every new pathway you will build on your previous experiences. You will learn how to work with others as a part of a team; you will develop control and flexibility; you will use tactics; and you will develop a sense of sportsmanship that will help you encourage others.

When you step through this door you will be creating a sporting habit for a lifetime. Sport is both fun and rewarding; it grows as you nurture it. Your teacher will provide you with all the tools to open your door… it’s up to you how you decorate it.

PE in action

We now have a netball team! This year we have joined the St. Albans netball league and have been developing our budding athletes in our after-school netball club. The club has been so successful this year that we needed to enlist the help of additional adults!  We might be a developing team, but already we have shown a real team spirit and our sportsmanship has been complimented at all matches.

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Our second year in the football league has ended with a trophy…we have won the league cup and couldn’t be more proud of all the children who have represented our school. All the hard work has paid off and the team would like to say a much deserved thank you to Charlie Boswell, our school coach.

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Football Term Match Reports

For Sport Relief we had a whole day of sport to raise some money for the charity. During the day, all the classes had a taster session in lacrosse, hockey and street dance – even Mrs Impey and Mr Sherwood joined in the fun with Y6 as they learnt the routine in their street dance session.  Well done to the school council for helping throughout the planning stages.

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Sports day this year was another success: parents, as always came to support and enjoyed the family picnic ; the children encouraged each other as they made their way round the activities; and Mr Clark introduced the high jump and distance race. Luckily the rain didn’t stay for long and Hawking finished the day victorious.

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Dance club has grown again this year and we were so proud of the children who performed at the school fair this year. The children performed the dances they have been learning in the club and some children even volunteered for a spotlight solo; in which they displayed their own choreographed routines. Once again, thank you to all the parents who cheered and supported our young dancers.

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Once again District Sports was an amazing experience for all who attended. The support from families always makes the day enjoyable and our children held their own against some larger schools, many of which have children who attend athletics clubs regularly. Each child gave it their all and we managed to make the finals in many events; we are so proud of you all!

 

Our boys’ and girls’ relay teams made it to the final…our girls came fourth overall and our boys won! That’s the second shield this year! Well done Elisa, Abi, Oliwia, Monet, Billy, Edward, Jaden, Haydn and Junayd – who rose to the challenge after Haydn unfortunately broke his arm.

 

There was a real sense of team work and support for each other, but what really made us proud was how our teams congratulated others, guided less confident children and shook hands – what great role models. Miss Moore even had a child ask if he could go check another competitor was all right after they took a tumble in his race! What wonderful children we have at Sandridge.

 

Our phenomenal team this year was: Edward, Natasa, Jaden, Corey, Monet, Abi, Oliwia, Billy, Haydn, Rhea, Junayd, Caleb, Jacob, Sophie, Megan, Felix, Mikayla, Georgina, Max, Fin, Zackery, Oliver, Jessie, Liberty, Isabel, Zoe, Jamal and Jake.

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Swimming Gala

This year we once again attended the Swimming Gala at Westminster Lodge and our children represented our school with pride. Well done to our swimming team: Kitty, Abigail F, Fae, Amy B, Bella, Elisa, Sophie, Anna, Haydn, Felix, Shiam, Dylan, Max PG and Oliver B.

Everyone gave it their all and we even came second in the boys’ medley.

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