Welcome to PE at Saltdean
At Saltdean Primary we value Sport and Physical Education and work hard to ensure that all children are given equal opportunities to participate and thrive. The PE team work closely with teachers to ensure we teach a consistent and varied curriculum helping children to develop a range of skills.
The Deans Sports Partnership
Saltdean Primary School are part of The Deans Sports Partnership which is a joint collaboration of local schools across our Deans cluster. The Government has provided additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education and sport in primary schools. We use this additional provision to fund this valuable partnership which provides coaching for children and staff and allows children to take part in a huge range of inter-school competitions and festivals, developing and celebrating different sports.
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Each year the school awards six Year 6 children the title of Sports Captains.
Our Sports Captains this year are: Oscar, Jacob, Zac, Charlotte, Lucy and Eryn
As a school we take part in a variety of tournaments and sporting events throughout the year. These include including:
- Boys and Girls Football
- Indoor Cricket Competition and festival
- Cross Country
- Mixed Pairs Tennis
- Indoor athletics
- Quicksticks hockey
- Mini mile running event
- Let's Dance Competition at The Brighton Dome and the Deans Partnership Dance Festivals
- Beach sports festival at Yellowave
Much of these sporting events are organised within the Deans Sports Partnership but we do attend city wide events in other sport. These include:
- Tag Rugby
The School Games Mark is a government initiative that rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across the school and into the community.
This year we achieved a Silver Award. Two of our Sports Captains attended the presentation in Brighton and accepted the award on behalf of our school.
Walk to School Week
Piers the Meercat came back to visit to help us promote and encourage Walk to School week. The children and parents got into the spirit of the event, and it was great to see so many families walking, cycling or scooting to school.
Sports For Schools
Team GB swimmer Joe Roebuck came to Saltdean Primary School to lead a fun, inspirational fitness circuit with the children. Every child in the school took part and cheered on their peers. Even some of the teachers joined in! The event finished with an assembly where Joe talked about some of his struggles and successes as a swimmer. This linked brilliantly to our school learning powers. Joe reminded us that we should always have a go at something new, and more importantly to persevere when things get tough. Thank you for coming to visit us Joe and Amy.
Here are some of our PE highlights from last year.
We had a week full of PE activities to get the children moving and inspire them with new and exciting sports. The whole school participated in the Daily mile each day, building up their stamina throughout the week. All children participated in PE workshops, ran by staff. These included street dance, yoga, cheerleading, stoolball, table tennis, badminton, orienteering and many others.
Will Bailey MBE.
All of the children in the school had the chance to meet Will Bailey, who is a Paralympic Gold medallist, World Champion and MBE. Will came in to show us his skills in table tennis. He was truly inspiring and spoke to the children about the Growth Mindset he had to develop to cope with losses at the start of his career. He persevered and became the Rio 2016 Table Tennis Gold medal winner! We are looking forward to supporting him by watching the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020!
Will also brought in two other members of the Brighton Table Tennis team. Wen Wei Yu, a founder coach of the Brighton club and Harry Fairchild, who is the first table tennis coach with Down’s Syndrome, also spoke to the children and showed their skills.
We were lucky to have wonderful weather for our Reception and KS1 sports days! The children worked brilliantly in their teams, cheering each other on and trying their best. The support from parents was wonderful and a real sense of school community.
News on KS2 sports days and photographs coming soon...
As a school we were lucky enough to join the other schools in the Deans Partnership in a school trip to Eastbourne to watch the International tennis competition at Devonshire Park. We had centre court tickets and watched some very inspiring tennis.
The highlight of the day was being able to watch Andy Murray warming up for his match. Many of the children managed to get his signature. It was a fantastic day out and a wonderful opportunity for the children who attended.
To celebrate the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the five schools in the Deans Partnership took part in a Torch run, supported by Maslen Estate Agents. The sports captains from Saltdean ran from Woodingdean Primary School back to Saltdean, stopping at the other schools in the partnership on the way.
They were welcomed back by the whole school, staff and their parents. The event was ended when all the children from every class took to the field to create a circle of colour to represent one of the Commonwealth colours.
Congratulations to the Sports Captains and their running supporters for this brilliant achievement.