At Sandown our aim is to deliver a high-quality PE curriculum, as well as offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

We believe that a rich and varied PE curriculum can improve attainment, attendance and behaviour. Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others.

Through our PE provision we aim to develop the skills and attitudes needed for every child to have a lifelong participation in physical activity and healthy living.

A good PE curriculum inspires pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.

We aim to:

  • promote an enjoyment of physical activity
  • help children to be more skilful in the ways they control their movements and develop co-ordination.
  • develop positive attitudes to health, hygiene and fitness
  • teach children how the body responds to activity
  • contribute to children’s social and emotional development
  • promote children’s confidence and self-esteem
  • embed qualities such as commitment, fairness, tolerance and concern for others
  • help children cope with losing and develop a sense of sportsmanship
Foundation Stage

During the Foundation Stage, children will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills that promote their own physical development.

Lessons will concentrate on:

  • the development of manipulative and motor skills
  • experience of spatial awareness, control and co-ordination
  • playing games
  • movement
  • the importance of caring after our bodies
  • sharing, turn taking, choosing and making decisions
Key Stage 1 - Years 1 & 2
Key Stage 2 - Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.

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Sports News and Events 2018-19

Olympic Day

Olympic Day with Amy Smith- 1st October 2018

Sandown were thrilled to welcome Olympic superstar, Amy Smith to our school. Amy, a former Great Britain relay swimmer, lead a sponsored fitness circuit with the whole school, and concluded her morning with an inspiring talk and question and answer assembly.

The aim of the event was to inspire children to take up sport generally, but just as importantly to encourage them to discover and then pursue their passion in life.

Sandown managed to raise an astounding £5443.41 which will help support Great Britain athletes compete for our country and go towards new sports equipment for our children at Sandown. Well done everybody!

Cross Country
Collins Cup Football
Tag Rugby
Table Tennis
The Lindsay Cup
Cross Country Finals
Girls Football
Indoor Athletics
Table Tennis Championships
Indoor Athletics Finals
Buckswood Football Tournament
Netball Cluster Competition
Collins Cup Football- 2nd Round
Rackets Festival
Netball Finals
Quick Sticks Qualifiers
Hopkins Cup
Sandown Cross Country
Sussex Schools Cross Country Finals
The Big Pedal
The Albion Cup
Girls Rugby
Hockey Finals
Key Steps Gymnastics
Tri Golf Tournament
Quad Athletics
Girls Football
Tag Rugby Festival

Sport News and Events 2017-18

Cluster Sports Hall Athletics 2018

Cluster Sports Hall Athletics 2018

Year 5 and 6 Sandown were invited to the indoor athletics cluster event held at Hastings Academy. Only 6 boys and 6 girls were allowed to take part and after a careful and difficult selection process, coaches Mr Davies and Miss Smith were proud to lead a triumphant team.

Children took part in one or two of the 4 track events consisting of: 1 + 1 relay, 2 + 2 relay, 6 lap parlauf and a 4 x 1 relay.

Children also took part in one of the 3 field events consisting of: speed bounce, standing long jump and chest push.


The results confirmed that Sandown were the overall winners!

The children have now qualified for the local school finals this week! A huge congratulations to all involved!

At the event we were also privileged to receive the Gold Award for competitive sport engagement for 2016 - 2017. You can see the photo of the children receiving it and winning the trophy.

Well done Sandown!

Sports Hall Athletics Final
Girls' Football Cluster Tournament
Bike It!
Collins Cup 1st Round
Hopkins Cup Qualifying Round
Buckswood Football Tournament
Sandown Cross Country 2018
Girls' Football Finals
Tri Golf Tournament
Big Pedal Arts & Crafts Workshop
Big Pedal Results!
Year 3/4 Quad Athletics
Quad Athletics Qualifiers
Horntye Hockey Finals
Netball Finals
Quad Athletics Finals
Oreinteering Competition
Town Sports
Sandown Gets Gold
Matti Hemmings Stunt Show

gold cert

Sainsbury's School Games

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