Our Vision for Sport and PE at Abbotts Ann
At Abbotts Ann C of E, we recognise the value and impact of high quality PE and school sport which we offer the pupils in our care.
P.E. and School Sport play a vital part in living out our values of Love, Responsibility, Respect, Honesty and Courage on a daily basis. We aim to provide children with the opportunities to challenge themselves, inspire and be inspired, be active, collaborate, compete and lead others. Here at Abbotts Ann, we believe that providing pupils with high quality sporting opportunities will:
Instil a love a being active which will stay with our pupils through adulthood
Build a sense of belonging and cooperation through team work; to learn to cope with success and failure as a team and build resilience
Enable pupils to practise mutual respect and responsibility; taking turns and sharing
We understand that children have personal preferences in the activities they choose and we are proactive in offering a wide range of opportunities, during school time and in afterschool provision of clubs. Our aim is for children to foster a love of being active and for this to continue beyond school.
Our aim is for pupils to be Active, Fit and Happy!
Sporting Events at Abbotts Ann
Our children love taking part in sporting events and outdoor activities. Here are some examples of the sporting opportunities we have had recently:
Abbotts Ann Primary School Marathon
This involved the whole school and together we walked, skipped and ran and between us the total course. Together we managed to complete the 26.2 miles it takes to run the London Marathon. We had a very enjoyable afternoon and it was wonderful to see the children cheering each other on. The team work was strong and the encouragement meant everyone was able to complete the course.
Our Key Stage Two pupils enjoy the weekly school football training run by a coach from Andover Lions. Children enjoy taking part in fixtures and we recently attended the Rural Schools’ Football Tournament. The team made a tremendous effort, played really well and despite beating the overall winners in the preliminary rounds, came a worthy 6th. Well done everyone!
Children enjoy taking part in Multi-skills with Mr Stevenson on a weekly basis, and many children also take part in his after schools clubs for KS1 and KS2. The Multi-skills approach is extremely popular amongst our children and we recognise the importance of allowing them to experience a range of sports and activities – there really is something for everyone. Children learn the importance of exercise for a healthy lifestyle and also build on our School’s values through team work, collaboration and being a good sports person. Children get the opportunity to practise and hone their skills and transfer these across different sporting disciplines as well as having a very enjoyable, active experience.
Our KS1children enjoy practising for this event each summer and always take part with gusto and enthusiasm. It is also a perfect opportunity for children to meet with other schools and for parents to come and see what their children have been learning in their Dance lessons.
Junior Muddy Runners
This club is run by our parent coaches who lead the children in running events and obstacle challenges. The children love it and also give their very best, enjoying the element of mud the best!!
Not only was this fast and energetic, but the children got to think carefully about scooter safety. Skills were practised and honed and the children leant about safe ways to get the best out of their scooters.
Absolute Tennis Taster
Children enjoyed a successful morning of tennis this term, with children from Year R to Year 6 experiencing the game. The coach has fed-back that, “All the groups were really responsive and did themselves proud!” We are now looking into the possibility of starting a tennis club in the near future.
This workshop had everyone up and active. Not only did the children get to learn some individual skipping skills and techniques, but also partner and group skipping games from around the world. The successful workshops culminated in a whole school assembly for children to show off their new skills to each other.
Year 5 and 6 are off to Farleigh School once again this term to develop their swimming skills further.
Exciting sporting events coming to Abbotts Ann this term include our Race for Life event which the whole school will take part in and the Abbotts Ann Rio Olympics watch this space for further details coming shortly…
We love to hear about the clubs and hobbies our children pursue outside of school and always give time during our Friday Celebration Assembly for children to come up and speak about what they have been up to outside of school. We are delighted that children bring in their certificates and badges from gymnastics, dance and swimming lessons to name but a few of the clubs our children work hard at in their own time.