“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back”
Mia Hamm (award-winning professional football player)
We have specialist PE teachers that teach each year group across the school, three times a week for a total of 2 and a half hours. A P.E. kit must be worn for these lessons so your child can take part and master their sporting ability. It is essential that children are properly dressed, which includes:
Health and Safety
Children should not wear jewellery on PE days, therefore earrings should be removed and if ears have been pierced less than 6 weeks, tape must be provided. These rules must be adhered to for safety reasons. Any long hair must also be tied up for the lesson.
We take guidance from The Association for Physical Education 2020 who state:
“Schools have a duty of care to ensure students are able to participate actively without unnecessarily endangering themselves or those working around them. A clear and consistently applied policy for the removal of personal effects should be in place. The Association for Physical Education (afPE) strongly recommends the practice of removing all personal effects at the commencement of every lesson to establish a safe working environment. This applies to all ear and body piercings, including retainer and expander earrings.”
All children are encouraged to be physically active and take part in sporting activities. We concentrate on enjoyment and participation. The children are encouraged to be competitive in club situations and during
inter-school activities. School teams are involved in local sport festivals in the Orton cluster and other Peterborough based competitions. We use OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities) to support the children with a broad range of skills as we believe they should have every opportunity to participate in new sports. At St John's we pride ourselves in providing a range of exciting opportunities to participate and master alternative sports such as golf, water sports and skiing.
As part of the National Curriculum we encourage all children to learn to swim. Year 4 and Year 6 have swimming lessons at the Regional and Jack Hunt swimming pools. Year 4 swim all academic year whilst Year 6 swim during their final term.
Our school run a range of after-school activities for each year group in a variety of different sports areas including Tag Ruby, Football, Multi skills, Multi Sports, Athletics, Cricket and Tennis. This is to encourage a love and passion for sport whilst challenging children to further develop their skills.
No Jewellery (for health and safety reasons)
Long hair tied back