St Martins Academy Chester

'An Outstanding School' – Ofsted June 2015   Read the report here

PE & Sport

At St Martin's Academy we believe that Physical Education plays a vital role in contributing to a child's physical and emotional development and overall health and wellbeing. Every class at St Martin's receives at least three hours of PE per week comprising of indoor and outdoor activities as well as swimming.

PE sessions at St Martin's promote teamwork, imagination, personal health and fitness in a fun and encouraging environment. Children of all abilities both develop new skills and have a greater sense of achievement and self worth; gifted and talented children are given the opportunity to shine.

The well planned and varied curriculum fosters in all our children an enthusiasm and passion for individual and team sports including an element of competition that will teach pupils important lessons for life.  We teach children from an early phase a broad range of skills which they will be able to apply to a variety of sports.  We follow a sequential, developmental curriculum which progressively builds on past experiences and incorporates new experiences when children are ready.  In addition to being actively engaged, children need plenty of opportunities to practice the skill or concept being taught that day.  Our quality programme provides many practice opportunities, sometimes alone, sometimes with a partner and sometimes during small sided games in groups.

Within our physical education sessions and our growing number of after school clubs we will provide opportunities for children to manage themselves and their conduct in a variety of situations and develop essential character strengths that will enable them to go on to lead happy, healthy and successful lives.

Our aim is to ensure all children develop:

A positive attitude to health, hygiene and fitness

A strong sense of fair play and good sportsmanship

Personal characteristics of self-control and self discipline

High self confidence and self esteem

P.E. Kit

Black Pumps or Trainers (non marking soles)

Black School Shorts/Jogging Bottoms

White School Polo Shirt

Blue School Hooded Sweatshirt

School PE-bag/Rucksack

Blue Swimsuit (Girls) or Blue Swim Shorts (Boys)

Blue Swimming Cap

General Note: Please ensure that ALL items brought in to school are named clearly to help your child identify their own belongings. Children must be able to change independently which includes confidently being able to fasten their own shoelaces if required.  

PE/Swimming Kits

PE kits should be brought into school at the start of each week, and taken home to be washed at the end of the week or in line with the expectations of your child's class teacher. The children should store their PE kits in school either in their 'locker' box or on their named peg. They will also need their swimming kit including a towel when it is their swimming day. Please keep this separate from their PE kit. Your child should be able to undress and dress as independently as possible in order to help them get ready for PE and swimming, please practise this at home before they start school.


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