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Our children complete 2 hours of PE/Sport every week. This consists of dance, gymnastics, games and athletics. We also go swimming in Year 3.
These activities promote control, skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. They also provide opportunities for our pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and as a member of a team.
At Lindfield we are proud of our intra and inter school competitions. We work in our house teams in mini events throughout the year, which culminates in our School Games day in the summer term. Children are also given the opportunity to compete against other schools in dozens of matches and competitions throughout every year.
At Lindfield Primary Academy we are committed to helping children live a healthy and active lifestyle. The Government Childhood Obesity Plan has set out the ambition for all children to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day, with schools being responsible for delivering an additional 30 minutes of exercise a day on top of their 2 hours of PE sessions each week.
Lindfield has been dedicated to increasing the enjoyment of physical activity and incorporating this within lessons, playtimes, and after school activities.
Have a look at the many physical activities we have been getting up to throughout our school days.
Some of our Year 6 children have taken on the role of being a Sports Leader. The children have been busy setting up lunch time competitions and playtime activities for children to take part in each week. They will also be receiving coaching from Mid Sussex Active.
At Lindfield Primary Academy, we offer a wide range of sports clubs before during and after school. Not only do sports clubs increase our physical fitness, but they also increase our social skills, team working skills and self esteem!
Here are some of the clubs that take place at our school:
The Year 4 and 5 children had a fantastic time at the Handball Festival. They played lots of games and learnt many new skills.
Year 4 Cross Country
Here are some of our Year 4 children who competed in the Cross Country race at Harlands Primary School on Tuesday 10th October.
Year 6 Girls Football
The Year 6 girls played brilliantly on Wednesday 18th October coming 1st in the tournament against local schools!
Lindfield Primary Academy are delighted to announce that we have received the GOLD award for the KS1 Quality Start Award! Our school has been working hard to increase the engagement in physical education for all children and as a result the profile for sport across the school has been raised. Our school has created some great links with local secondary schools and the community to increase the amount of festivals and competitions we offer the children. The children at Lindfield are becoming more aware of healthy lifestyle choices and have been committed to challenging themselves in their PE lessons. A great success!