Physical Education & Sport
At the school we strive to provide children with a Physical Education curriculum that is enjoyable, exciting and inspires children to improve and achieve.
We aim to ensure children develop the skills, stamina, suppleness, agility, strength and balance to participate in a range of activities and show a commitment to PE and school sport.
We encourage children to know and understand what they are trying to achieve, to make informed decisions about how to improve and to understand that PE is part of a healthy, active lifestyle. At the school we offer many extra-curricular clubs that cover a far reaching spectrum of activities extra-curricular activities are an important part of a child’s primary education. They enable pupils to develop particular skills and further their interest in one or more sporting activities. It helps to introduce a competitive element to team games and promote co-operation and a sense of good sportsmanship.
Sports at The Bay
Level 1 Competition
Level 1 sporting competitions is something the children participate in our PE lessons, Sports Day, After School Clubs and Enrichment Programme. Level 1 competition is where children from the school participate in different sports against each other in teams or house groups to learn and understand healthy competition and fair play.
Cluster competitions are a very important part of competitive school sports. It is an opportunity for children to compete and challenge themselves in Level 2 completions against children from other schools. In each cluster there are 4-8 schools all local to one another. Each school has the opportunity to host these sporting events and travel to other schools and use their facilities. Fair play and healthy competition are a priority at these events. Parents are more than welcome to come along and support their children. The successful school in each cluster competition will go on to represent the Island in the Hampshire game held at a later date.
This is an event which takes part in the Summer Term once a year. All schools on the Island compete in their cluster against one another in a number of sports including Netball, Cricket, Athletics, Handball, Basketball and Hockey. From here, the children who perform well and excel in the selected sports are put forward to attend training days in preparation for the island games. Where they compete against the best children from the other island school clusters, resulting in one cluster team winning the Island Games. This event is held at a neutral venue. We encourage parents to come and support their children at this fantastic event.
Enrichment is a fantastic part of our school, it is a chance for the children to engage and participate in sports and activities which they may not have experienced before. Our enrichment activities range from Rock Climbing to Athletics, Handball to Tennis and many other activities. These activities take part both in school and away from school. It is a great way for children to improve health and fitness levels whilst enjoying themselves.
At The Bay we offer sporting after school clubs every day for all year groups. After school clubs are for children who wish to further their knowledge and abilities in whichever club they choose to attend. Each club is one hour in duration and change each term. Children can attend after school clubs in play clothes, football kits etc.
Enrichment Activities at The Bay offer a wide range of facilities for Years 3-6 include:
Wall Climbing at Sandown Bay Academy, Hockey, Skateboarding, Tennis at Ventnor Tennis Club, Dance, Basketball, Drama, Swimming at The Heights Leisure Centre & Table Tennis at Smallbrook.