Physical Education

Aims & purpose

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
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.

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

Sport News and Events 2016-17

Sandown Cross Country

Sandown Cross Country - 22.03.17

The annual Sandown Cross Country tournament was held on Wednesday 22nd March with 7 schools attending from the area. A host of other schools were invited and accepted, however, the constantly changing weather, understandably, meant the tournament was reduced from its expected 10 plus schools.

Sandown once again had a huge representation across the four races and during the trial runs that were held previously, at least 70% of Key Stage 2 wanted to get their names on a starting place. Those that were picked represented the school with great pride and to quote Mr Lindsay, 'They showed grit and determination and didn't stop'. Although we had a few finishing in the top 3, we were constantly placing our three runners in the top 15, which meant our overall score was standing us in good shape.

At the awards ceremony, the tension could be felt in the air! The top two out of seven were Sandown and Sacred Heart. 2 points separated both and the winners were ........................... Sacred Heart! A well done to Sacred Heart but, again, this is the best performance by a Sandown school in years! A fantastic achievement! 

Netball Qualifiers and Finals
Collins Cup Football
Athletics Finals
Sports Hall Athletics Cluster
6 Aside Mixed Football
Tag Rugby Festival
Cross Country