The Chief Medical Officer recommends that children are active for an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week. At The Bay CE School we offer our children a range of physical activities before school, active play at break and lunch times, a range of after school clubs and activities, as well as a diverse curriculum that aims to give our children a variety of activities so that they can try and find something which they enjoy and will hopefully continue throughout their life. It is key that we encourage our children to lead healthy, active lives and that they are open to try new sports and experiences which will help them build confidence, social skills and lifelong positive habits. Children are always encouraged to take part and play a range of roles within the lesson so that everyone is involved. We are building characters and trying to develop leaders of the future who have values of fairness and respect, as well as fit, healthy children. In Key Stage 1 children develop their fundamental skills, and engage in simple competitive situations as well as co-operative activities. In Key Stage 2 they broaden and learn to apply these to a range of situations, communicating and working collaboratively with others. They also start to play more competitive games and have opportunities to enter competitions within school and against other schools across the Island. As a whole school we have a great sporting history and reputation and we strive to give our children as many opportunities as possible by entering all of the competitions available to us and offering children the opportunity to represent our school with pride.
Level 1 Competition
Level 1 sporting competitions is something the children participate in our PE lessons, Sports Day, After School Clubs and Enrichment Programme. Level 1 competition is where children from the school participate in different sports against each other in teams or house groups to learn and understand healthy competition and fair play.
Cluster competitions are a very important part of competitive school sports. It is an opportunity for children to compete and challenge themselves in Level 2 completions against children from other schools. In each cluster there are 4-8 schools all local to one another. Each school has the opportunity to host these sporting events and travel to other schools and use their facilities. Fair play and healthy competition are a priority at these events. Parents are more than welcome to come along and support their children. The successful school in each cluster competition will go on to represent the Island in the Hampshire game held at a later date.
This is an event which takes part in the Summer Term once a year. All schools on the Island compete in their cluster against one another in a number of sports including Netball, Cricket, Athletics, Handball, Basketball and Hockey. From here, the children who perform well and excel in the selected sports are put forward to attend training days in preparation for the island games. Where they compete against the best children from the other island school clusters, resulting in one cluster team winning the Island Games. This event is held at a neutral venue. We encourage parents to come and support their children at this fantastic event.
Enrichment is a fantastic part of our school, it is a chance for the children to engage and participate in sports and activities which they may not have experienced before. Our enrichment activities range from Rock Climbing to Athletics, Handball to Tennis and many other activities. These activities take part both in school and away from school. It is a great way for children to improve health and fitness levels whilst enjoying themselves.
At The Bay we offer sporting after school clubs every day for all year groups. After school clubs are for children who wish to further their knowledge and abilities in whichever club they choose to attend. Each club is one hour in duration and change each term. Children can attend after school clubs in play clothes, football kits etc.
Enrichment Activities at The Bay offer a wide range of facilities for Years 3-6 include:
Wall Climbing at Sandown Bay Academy, Hockey, Skateboarding, Tennis at Ventnor Tennis Club, Dance, Basketball, Drama, Swimming at The Heights Leisure Centre & Table Tennis at Smallbrook.