Sport and PE Overview

Festival of Sport
On Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, all of the children took part in their hugely anticipated Festival of Sport, which consisted of eight different field events during the morning and track events in the afternoon. 
The children participated in their house colours, jumping as long and high as they could in the vertical jump and long jump events, throwing the howler and javelins as far as possible and running as quickly as their legs could carry them in the 100-metre shuttle among other events.  Some amazing efforts in the field events helped to accumulate some very big scores and overall victory was still to be decided moving into the afternoon track events. 
The afternoon track events consisted of three different races - the relay, the sack race, and 40-to-60-metre sprint (depending which year group the children were in).
The races were all highly competitive and contested with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship. 
The results were revealed on Thursday morning in a special celebration assembly and were as follows:
Diamond Emerald Ruby Sapphire
5656 5625 5994 5780
3rd 4th 1st  2nd 

Once again, my congratulations to Ruby team on winning the Sports House Trophy and a huge sporting well done to all of the children on how they participated, encouraged and showed passion to score so many points!
A great effort,



You will no doubt remember that, due to Covid 19 protocols, the school was unable to hold its annual sports day along the traditional lines. Instead, the event saw the children taking part in the various competitions in their own PE “bubble” groups.    


This year, the school is aiming to hold a new format event, whilst still ensuring that all safety and Covid measures are still observed. The new-look event is planned as a two-day “Festival of Sport”, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22nd and 23rd


Day One will commence with the KS1 field events in the morning. They will operate on a rota basis around 10 stations. A picnic lunch will be held on the field from around mid-day before the track events for both EYFS & KS1 take place in the afternoon. 


The afternoon will conclude with the festival’s half-way point celebrations. Parents and guardians should pick up their children from their classrooms.    


Day Two will open with the KS2 field events in the morning. They will also take place on a rota basis around 10 and will include competition in the discus, javelin, shot put, long jump etc. 


There will also be a picnic lunch again on the field from around mid-day. 


Parents are invited to attend from around mid-day to lunch and watch the track events. Track events for KS2 will start early afternoon and go on until towards the end of the day before the afternoon concludes with a whole-school celebration at 2.50pm to reveal the identity of winning house team. 


All children should be picked up from their classrooms as normal by their parents or guardians at the end of the school day.  


All timings and further information will be relayed nearer to the date of the Sports Festival. 


PLEASE NOTE: Should it not be possible to hold the festival, due to poor weather, the alternative dates of Monday and Tuesday, July 12th and 13th, have been pencilled in as back-up alternatives. 



Spring Term 1

PE has been continuing to take place this term both in school and at home.  Today Snowy and Tawny Owls have had a go at some of the home PE challenge videos. 

I’ve had some amazing pictures and videos shared of you all taking part at home.

Brilliant keep up the good work!!!

This week in PE, Years 4,5 and 6 children added another 'string to their bow' by making use of the Archery equipment. The whole 'point' of the exercise was to improve their hand eye co-ordination and 'hitting their targets' with plenty of budding Robin Hood's and Maid Marian's on show!!!

Autumn Term 1 Update

As you will all no doubt appreciate, the world of sport has taken on a whole new face since March of this year.  However, with Covid-19, lockdown and all the events surrounding them, I think it can be said that the fitness and well-being of our children has never been more important.


 To this end, a full and active programme of sport and physical education has been devised for children throughout the year groups at West Monkton School over the Autumn Term.


 The KS2 Curriculum for Autumn 1 will place the focus on a drive to Get Fit, Get Active!  With the emphasis on circuits, cross-country (baseline), healthy living and teamwork.


 KS1 pupils will be given a re-introduction to fundamentals of PE, again with the aim to Get Fit, Get Active!, while Early Years children will receive a development introduction into PE.


 Active and competitive school sport may return after half term with outside sports being introduced from November.  These may initially involve football, tag rugby, handball and cross-country.  Of course, all this is subject to change with changing events of the world.


 Sports Day for the last school year was completed within class groups with the green team winning and Samuel and Holly receiving the trophy from Mr Blackmore and myself, at the last golden assembly of the year.



A Return To PE Kits

A quick reminder to parents that children must come equipped with full kit for PE lessons from Monday, September 14th.

Please note that PE kit comprises:

 Pair of trainers (daps should be avoided as the children are outside quite a lot).

  • Blue plain T-shirt (with or without logo).
  • PE shorts (plain - black or navy).
  • Tracksuit – warm tracksuit for the winter months.
  • PE hoodie (logo optional).
  • Long hair must be tied back for PE.

 Also, as it is planned to initially hold lessons outdoors in most weathers, please ensure a waterproof jacket is available.