PE and Physical Activity 2019-2020

Physical Education and Physical Activity 2019-20
Physical Education and Physical Activity are two of the key drivers within our curriculum for children growing as people. We look for the above values in all lessons but PE lessons are a great way of developing understanding of them. Each week in assembly, the adults in school nominate a child each who has demonstrated one of the values. The lucky winner gets to choose a prize and wins ten house points for themselves and their house team.
Curriculum Map
Family Active Nights
Thank you to all of the families and teachers who took part in our first family active nights. We were delighted to see so many families being active together.
Active 30:30
Being active is paramount for our children's futures. Following the Chief Medical Officer's advice, we use the Youth Sport Trust's 30:30 vision as our model for developing healthy and active lifestyles. At Sandy Hill, we integrate 30 minutes of physical activity within the school day. This is over and above Physical Education sessions, active break/lunchtimes, extra-curricular clubs and competitions.
Intended impact of 30:30:
  • All children active for 30 minutes a day in school
  • Improved physical health 
  • Improved mental health and well-being
  • Beneficial to memory and processing, leading to improved learning
  • Perceptions of physical activity improved with more children taking part in sport outside of school
Check out how we are active during the school day.
Playtime Pals
Active Lunchtime
At lunchtime- the active theme continues. Children have the chance to take part in house competition with Mr Allen, skipping, dancing, games with the playtime pals and hoola hooping. Keep an eye out for all the activities we get up to.
Healthy Movers
EYFS are taking part in the Youth Sport Trust trial of Healthy Movers: a program designed to develop fundamental movement skills of our children.
Children at Sandy Hill have the opportunity to take part in a range of extra-curricular physical activities, fixtures, performances and competitions. 
Dance club working hard in preparation for their upcoming dance festival
We endeavour to give all football and netball club members an opportunity to represent the school team during the year.
Well done to our development swimmers who swam at Newquay Waterworld in the St Austell Cluster swimming event. For many this was their first gala - a huge achievement to represent the school.