At Lime Tree Primary School, we believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Through sport and physical activities, our children will learn about their responsibilities and both as individuals and members of groups and teams. Lime Tree pupils learn to cooperate and to compete fairly, identifying and understanding their own and others roles.
Our aim is that: through physical education we teach and develop physical competence, an appreciation of skilled and creative performances, understanding of basic principles of ‘fair play’ and improve inter personal skills. Lime Tree Primary School will achieve the above through:
Following a broad and balanced PE curriculum fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum, delivering two hours of PE each week, enriched with The Daily Mile.
Ensure every child moving on to secondary school has basic water-safety-skills.
Developing the fitness of the individual, by ensuring a good pace in lessons and incorporating fitness activities into physical education lessons as appropriate and Integrating, where possible, into other curriculum areas.
Involving the community where possible; Sports Day at Kingsmeadow Stadium, extra-curricular clubs, intra/inter-school games, outside coaching personnel and resources.
Provide enjoyable experiences, where positive attitudes of sensitivity, leadership, co-operation, competition and tolerance may develop.
In addition to the school curriculum our students compete in a range of Kingston Borough competitions, sports festivals and squad training takes place in preparation for competitions.
Along with the large variety of physical activity within the curriculum we also offer a range of after school clubs such as Netball, Football, Cricket, Martial Arts, Dance, Tennis, Basketball and Fitness.
Year 1 Milestones
By the end of Year 1, I will know:
Year 2 Milestones
By the end of Year 2, I will know:
Year 3 Milestones
By the end of Year 3, I will know:
Year 4 Milestones
By the end of Year 4, I will know:
Year 5 Milestones
By the end of Year 5, I will know:
Year 6 Milestones
By the end of Year 6, I will know:
The school's aim is for all children, by the time they reach Year 6, to swim competently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres and use a range of strokes and techniques in order for them to be safe in the water.
The children currently take part in swimming lessons at Shrewsbury House School, run by Aquademy Surbiton - https://www.aquademysurbiton.com/ . They have one session per week for 6 weeks and the sessions last for 30 minutes. The children are streamed dependant on ability: beginner, intermediate and advanced and assessed by the pool instructor.
Following a period where swimming lessons were not possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Years 3-5 took part during the academic year 2021-22. Year 6 took part in swimming lessons during the summer term 2022-23.