At St Ippolyts we are committed to actively encourage healthy lifestyles. PE is a fundamental part of our timetable with all classes receiving 3 hours dedicated to PE and sport per week.
These lessons include:
- games skills-for a wide variety of sports;
- gymnastics skills using both floor and apparatus;
- dance – variety of types;
- Swimming (in Y3 and Y4)
- inter school competitions
- intra school house competitions;
- competitive sports day
Children will have the opportunity to learn the skills to aid them in a variety of sports, including netball, football, hockey, rounders and cricket. We pride ourselves on providing the children with new sporting experiences such as archery, boccia and table tennis.
St Ippolyts School are active members of ‘Stevenage Sporting Futures’ and as such we benefit from a wide range of additional sporting opportunities and coaching expertise. For example, specialist dance, fitness, gym and sports coaches all delivered regular sessions in school. We also have the opportunity for children to take part in large inter-school events such as tournaments, athletic meets and dance shows.
The school employs two sports coaches who inspire and enthuse all children to fully engage with their PE lessons and in the learning of new skills. These coaches work with the children to focus on achieving personal targets within the lessons, so that every child can feel successful on their own sporting journey.
All children are required to have appropriate P.E. kit and footwear in school at all times. For safety reasons children must not wear any jewellery during PE lessons. Earrings which cannot be removed must be covered by micro-pore tape provided by parents. (See School Uniform list).