At Aboyne Lodge, all children have at least two hours of PE activity a week with a wide range of PE topics being covered throughout the year including: Dance, Gymnastics, Football, Netball, Athletics and Games. All year groups participate in the daily mile. Our curriculum is carefully planned so that children are able to build on their skills learned from previous lessons and have the chance to take part in friendly competition.
The children in years 3 and 5 are given the opportunity to swim at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre so that all of our children can swim 25 metres by the time they finish Year 6. In addition, the children have the opportunity to attend various after school clubs, run by our specialist sports coaches such as Football and Netball, Fencing, Street Dance, Karate and tennis (to name a few). In order to enhance the children’s PE skills further, they take part in a variety of competitive sports, entering local leagues and tournaments. We also hold inter-house competitions such as cricket and athletics. We are proud to be part of the St Albans School’s Sport Partnership. We also have a partnership with Watford football club.
All children are encouraged to participate in setting themselves personal challenges on a termly basis for their own self improvement. We believe every child should be able to participate and have the opportunity to try sport no matter what their ability.
Year 6 pupils are chosen as Sport and Health Ambassadors at the start of each academic year. They attend training sessions and act as a voice for the pupils, lead Sports council meetings and share children’s thoughts, comments and ideas. They also help with various sporting events over the year and thank referees and hosts when we attend events. Sport and Health Ambassadors organise and run intra - school competitions at Aboyne Lodge which is linked to the 'School Games' as well as our Sports day at the end of the year. They feedback about Sport at our school to the whole school during assemblies throughout the year to ensure that the profile of PE and Sport continues to be raised at Aboyne Lodge.
We provide our children with opportunity to experience adventurous outdoor activities such as orienteering to develop skills in these areas.