Physical Education

The Physical Education (PE) and sports participation at Burlington Infant and Nursery School has been fantastic this year! Participation has been high and many children have found a love for sport and being active.

 

Healthy Schools Bronze Award

As a school, we have become much healthier. We have achieved the ‘Healthy Schools Bronze Award’ and we have become a ‘Healthy Water-Only School'. We have been learning about healthy teeth and how to promote keeping teeth clean throughout the school. We have learnt the importance of brushing our teeth twice a day and avoiding sugary snacks and drinks. This is our focus for the ‘Healthy Schools Silver Award’.

 

PE Lessons

In Reception, areas of PE include dance, gymnastics, ball skills and developing skills such as balance, hand eye coordination, and control over an object.  These skills are also fostered in our challenging outdoor learning area.

In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), we focus on the fundamental skills of PE twice a week in order to help children reap the benefits of a healthy and active life style. Sports taught during PE lessons include dance, football, rugby and gymnastics. 

 

Tournaments and Sports Events

Football Festival: February 2019, Surbiton High Playing Fields

As active members of the Kingston School Sports Partnership (KSSP), we have participated in a variety of different sporting events such as football, multi-skills and our cluster swimming gala. Children were selected to represent the school based on the skills they demonstrated during PE lessons and after school clubs. This year, a football coach has been brought in to train a team every Friday to represent Burlington Infants at future football tournaments. The tournaments and festivals run by KSSP promote a sense of sportsmanship, enable children to develop discipline and control, and experience the thrill of competitive sports. The children are presented with medals and certificates and are honoured in a special celebration assembly at school and featured in our school’s weekly newsletter and website.

Football Festival: December 2019, Chessington School

 

Healthy Living Week & Sports Day

During ‘Healthy Living Week’, sports professionals, parents and specialist trained staff from Burlington Infants run a range of sports and fitness activities and workshops for children throughout the school. Children take part in a wide range of workshops and activities. The children are also invited to a ‘Big Breakfast’ where the staff and parents serve a healthy, sustaining breakfast on one morning.  Children of all abilities take part in Sports Day during Healthy Living Week, competing against other children in their class. Children participate in the sack race, the egg and spoon race, running and the relay race. 

Healthy Living Week 2019 was a big success. There was a skipping workshop which the children absolutely loved taking part in as well as judo classes, street dance classes with Ms Walker and yoga classes with Mrs Ridley. In the middle of the week, lots of parents came to support the children for our annual Sports Day. The children competed in lots of different races, showing great team work and determination. A big thank you to all the parents who helped serve the children at the Big Breakfast and helped to clear up afterwards. The children really enjoyed sitting down to breakfast together where they feasted on fresh fruit, cereals and bread and jam.

 

The Daily Mile

Year groups throughout the school have taken part in ‘The Daily Mile’. Teachers have found this beneficial in preparing the children for their learning, as exercise increases oxygen flow to the brain! This also encourages a healthy and active lifestyle. 

 

Parental engagement and community

Don Rae Dance brings ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ to the school at the start of the day during ''Around the World Week', and has parents and children joining in with lively dance-aerobics sessions in the playground. He has offered fantastic dance workshops with a final performance for each class based on a country they are studying during this special week.

Burlington Infant School participates in Sports Relief every year. Last year, one of our active parents led a whole school ‘Skipathon’ Sports Relief event to raise money.  The school raised £800 for charity! During Healthy Living Week, the whole school enjoyed a fantastic tennis workshop also led by a parent.

 

After School Clubs

‘Dance Dots’ workshop during Healthy Living Week and after school club

We provide an extensive range of sports and dance clubs run by professional coaches and school staff such as dance, football, bat and ball, ballet, karate and fun fitness clubs. These after school clubs are always very successful and the level of involvement has been high. We offer a free club each term for families in need of financial assistance. For more information on after school clubs, please visit the relevant page on our website or speak to the school office.

After School Clubs web page

 

PE Equipment

At Burlington Infant School we have a good selection of PE equipment to ensure that the children have up to date and modern facilities to use.

We also provide a range of equipment for use at playtimes and lunchtimes when staff encourage children to try out different activities and develop new skills such as balancing on stilts. We have zoned outdoor areas dedicated to each physical activity. Zones include ‘Craze of the Week’ (bowling, stilts, skipping, hula hoops etc), outdoor team games, football and basketball, traditional games, sandpit, and two challenging climbing frames.

 

Impact

Sporting links with our local community has strengthened this year with our involvement in inter-school competitive sports tournaments, sports day, Sports Relief, Healthy Living Week and parent run workshops.

 

Sports Premium - funding for PE

For more information, please visit the relevant page on our website: 

PE and Sports Premium web page