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Curriculum – PE

P.E. plays an important role in the curriculum as it promotes general fitness, develops self-confidence and problem solving skills, and it  encourages co-operation and tolerance.

All children are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of activities.  Games  include netball, football, hockey, touch-rugby, rounders, cricket and short tennis.  Other activities include, swimming, dance, gymnastics, and athletics.  These activities are equally available to boys and girls.  The on-going aim of all physical education is to achieve the highest possible standard for each child and, to this end, activities are suited to all levels of ability and  aptitude.  Continual improvement of individual skills is encouraged.  Many extra-curricular clubs are run within the school, and inter-school events are held throughout the year.

The school aims to develop safe, competent swimmers, with good water sense, and this programme starts in the Summer Term for Year 5 children at the local swimming pool and they continue with instruction into Year 6, once a week.

PE News

At Trimley St Mary Primary School our PE Coordinator is Miss Thurlow. If you have any queries or questions please see Miss Thurlow.

PE Kit

Our school PE kit is white t’shirts and black or navy shorts with trainers or plimsolls. In the colder weather please can children wear dark tracksuit bottoms (navy or black) and either a school sweatshirts or plain black/ navy sweatshirt/hoodie. Football strips , logos, patterned or brightly coloured fashion clothing is not permitted.

After school clubs

We are keen to offer a range of clubs after school to allow children to experience a broad range of sports and activities. These will be changed each term. Clubs are ran by specialist Sports Teachers.

Tuesday KS1 Multiskills
Wednesday Gymnastics training
Thursday KS2 Football

Entry into after-school clubs is via Parentmail. Clubs are ran from 3:30pm until 4:15pm

Lunchtime clubs

At Trimley St Mary we like to try to keep active and healthy. We promote active lunchtimes for our children to encourage children to engage in physical activity regularly and provide children with a broad range of sports and activities.

Monday Personal challenge
Tuesday UKS2 Football
Wednesday KS1 Football
Thursday Sports training

Earrings and Jewellery

Earrings – Please note that the official advice given with regards to jewellery, including earrings, is that it should be removed for all PE based activities.  In cases where earrings cannot be removed then they should be a flat stud.  They should also be taped in a sufficient manner in order to protect the wearer in the case of an accidental blow which could cause the stud penetrating the bone behind the ear.  Taping should be done by pupils where possible or at home before the lesson for younger pupils.  Please see http://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/wp-content/uploads/HSUpdate_Dec17.pdf for current advice we are asked to adhere to.


Personal Challenge

Personal challenges.  Each term children will have the opportunity to take part in a personal challenge.  They will be able to repeat the same challenges each term.  This allows the children to compete against themselves and strive to better their own performances.  The challenges will be: howler throw, standing long jump, agility test and Star Jumps.  A mid distance stamina test will also be introduced in the Spring and Summer Term.  It is entirely optional as to whether the children wish to participate, however they will be encouraged to take part in any challenge they have started.


Personal Challenge – Standing Long Jump                                        

Our first personal challenge was the standing long jump.  Well done to everyone who took part and performed some impressive jumps.  It was lovely to see the support and encouragement given to all pupils by others as jumps were performed.

PE Overview

Year group Focus for PE Spring term
EYFS Fundament skills
Year 1


Ball skills

Year 2

Ball skills


Year 3

Invasion Games


Year 4

Invasion games


Year 5



Year 6


Upcoming events

Spring 2019 events

Thursday 14th March KS2 Netball Tournament at Causton Junior School 1-3pm.

Thursday 21st March KS2 Football Tournament at Causton Junior School 1-3:45pm.

Letters will be sent via Parent Mail when more information is available for the events. Please ensure you reply to inform whether your child is able to attend the event or not so that team lists can be set up.

Sporting achievements

September 2018

Winners of KS2 Felixstowe Cross Country Competition

October 2018

Reached Semi-Final in Whitton KS2 Football Tournament

Winners of Felixstowe KS2 Paarlauf Competition

November 2018

Year 2 attended Futsal Tournament at Inspire Suffolk

Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Team attended Tag Rugby Festival at Trimley St Martin Primary School

December 2018

A team of Year 5/6 children attended Sportshall Athletics for the first time and came 4th.

January 2019

A team of Year 4 children attended the U9s Futsal Festival at Inspire Suffolk. They won nearly every game and showed excellent team spirt. The scores were:

Whitehouse 1 v 1 Trimley St Mary

Sproughton 0 v 2 Trimley St Mary

Bucklesham 1 v 5 Trimley St Mary

The Oaks 3 v 2 Trimley St Mary

Trimley St Mary 2 v 1 St John’s

A great result Trimley. Well done!

A team of girls from Year 6 represented our school at the U11’s Futsal Tournament. They came 3rd overall; winning 1 game, drawing 1 and losing 1, but only by 1 goal! Well done

February 2019

Well done to our swim team for winning the Felixstowe School’s Swimming Gala.

March 2019

Well done to our 2 teams who entered the Felixstowe KS2 Football Tournament. All the matches were very close in score. The A team won the event. Thank you to all who competed and represented our school.

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Wow what a fantastic 2 terms we have had at Trimley St Mary with regards to our sporting achievements. We look forward to attending many more events in the new year.