Lynch Hill School Primary Academy is very proud of the sporting abilities within our school. We are a very successful school in competitions with an outstanding reputation for both winning and competing in a variety of fixtures across Slough and county.
Each year group from Reception to Key Stage 2 are entitled to two quality lessons of PE each week and this is extended further with opportunities for pupils to attend sporting clubs or to sign up for sports activities during Kidzone on a Friday.
Each lesson is expected to be planned to an outstanding standard and we strive to include cross curricular links where possible. We are determined to ensure that through PE, our pupils can further enhance their core subject skills. With a focus on Pupil Premium and targeted children, we are endeavouring to close any gaps in learning. The PE team have a strong ethos on mentoring the children who require it and they encourage and challenge gifted and talented children in a wide range of sporting areas.
Children are expected to have their full kit and a change of PE shoes adequate for the lesson subject ie football boots for football, outdoor trainers for hockey and indoor trainers for Sports Hall Athletics.
Children cover a variety of sports and we have teams that participate in many competitions:
- Football year 5 and 6 both genders,
- Football year 2, 3 and 4 mixed gender,
- Hockey year 5 and 6 and a squad team in year 4,
- Sports Hall Athletics (SHA) year 3, 4, 5 and 6,
- Quad Kids year 5 and 6 (four different disciplines of athletic events)
- Infant Agility year 1 and 2,
- Mixed Netball year 5 and 6,
- Badminton year 3 and 4,
- Cricket year 5 and 6 mixed gender,
- Girls Cricket 5 and 6, Mixed Cricket 3 and 4,
- Tennis year 3, 4, 5 and 6 mixed gender, and
- Gymnastics squad KS1 and KS2.
The PE department has a wide range of varied curriculum and extra curricular activities. Lynch Hill has a huge range of after school activities that consolidate the skills that the children are learning in lessons that term.
We encourage children to attend clubs after school and external clubs on a regular basis.
Our after school sports specific clubs cover a large array of different sports:
Football, Athletics, Badminton, Hockey, Tag Rugby, Netball, Dance, Gymnastics, Tennis, Indoor Cricket, Basketball, Soft ball and Boccia
In addition to these clubs Lynch Hill offer morning activities in KS2:
Goal Ball, Table Tennis, Indoor Tennis, Futsal, Hockey, New Age Curling, Athletics, Football, SHA, Boccia, Badminton, Gymnastics, Tag Rugby, Basketball, Soft ball and Tri Golf.
Our clubs are accredited with the Children’s university. We maintain and encourage links with external clubs especially those which are also accredited. We promote clubs which give demonstration lessons which encourage our pupils to be active outside of school. Children have the chance to graduate at Royal Holloway University with the Children’s University by attending the clubs inside and outside of school.
Furthermore, children in year 3 attend swimming lessons as part of their PE curriculum. The NC states “All schools must provide swimming instruction either in KS1 or KS2 in particular, pupils should be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters, use a range of stroke effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations”.
Lynch Hill children uses the pool at Beechwood School for their swimming lessons. The lessons are suited for all abilities and are led by a qualified swimming instructor.
We are very proud to have a skilled PE department of 3 Sports Coaches and 2 PE support staff. Their qualifications include Level 2 coaching in tennis and football, Level 1 Softball, Level 1 Basketball with further education in Primary Education. Our coaches’ further their experience by attending courses and working with specialist PE staff.
Lynch Hill has a successful PE and Sports department which ensures that children experience success and, most importantly, enjoyment and fun!