P.E and Sport
At Brigstock Latham’s Primary School we recognise the benefits that PE and Physical Activity have on the health and wellbeing of our pupils and the essential role it plays in developing the sense of community in the school as a whole. We are proud to have received the National “School Games Mark Silver Award” for the past four years in recognition of our commitment to Physical Education and the opportunities we provide for competitions and extra-curricular sports clubs.
In 2017-18 we were very proud of all our sports teams. We achieved some notable successes with the Y3/4 and Y5/6 Athletics teams winning the local Welland Valley competition, our Y5/6 football team winning a match with a local school and all of our Key Stage 2 children competing in the Cross Country event. For the last 2 years, we have also taken part in our own Race for Life event and raised over £2000 for Cancer Research.
We have a successful Y5/6 sports crew in school who plan and deliver activities during break times. Our Sports Captains work alongside the sports crew and our PE co-ordinator (Mrs Griggs) and they are responsible for overseeing any sporting events within school.
Our PE curriculum currently encompasses a wide range of games and movement skills. We focus on developing the ABC’s of our pupils – Agility, Balance and Coordination – through different games and activities, delivering the physical skills needed for a healthy and active life. We have access to the local meadow which is a great space for team games, athletics and outdoor exercise. Our PE lessons focus on the key skills outlined in the new curriculum, as well as developing the whole child - socially, physically and emotionally. In 2017-18 we had a professional sports coach in school weekly to support and enrich our children’s physical education.