Sports
Pupils are given the opportunity to apply and develop a broader range of skills and learn how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They are encouraged to communicate, collaborate and compete with one another. They are also taught how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
 

Pupils are taught to:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball,

    cricket, football, hockey, rugby, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitablefor attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (for example, through athletics and gymnastics)
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve

    their personal best
 

Pupils in the upper school typically have one 40 minute PE lesson and two 1 hour 20 minute Games lessons a week.

A typical year for the Upper School could include the following:

 

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

 

Autumn 1

 

Basketball

 

Basketball

 

Basketball

 

Basketball

 

Autumn 2

 

Gymnastics

 

Health Related Education

 

 

Health Related Education

 

Health Related Education

 

Spring 1

 

Movement to Music

 

Gymnastics

 

Gymnastics

 

Gymnastics

 

Spring 2

 

Health Related Education

 

Badminton

 

 

Table tennis

 

Table Tennis

 

Summer 1

 

Athletics

 

Athletics

 

Athletics

 

Athletics

 

Summer 2

 

Tennis

 

Tennis

 

Tennis

 

Tennis

 

Games:

Our aim is for all pupils regardless of ability or experience, to represent the school in competitive fixtures against other schools. Pupils are monitored closely and selected with pupils of a similar ability; which means their experiences are enjoyable whilst in a challenging environment. Staines Preparatory School does not view the result as the most important issue; we believe it is more important to develop pupils over time and then positive results will follow. The school offers a clear pathway that allows each pupil to develop socially, physical and mentally whilst upholding key values such as team work, sportsmanship and fairness.

Boys

Pupils are taught Football in the Autumn term, followed by Rugby in the Spring.  In the Summer term, all boys will play Cricket.

Girls

Pupils are taught  Netball in the Autumn term, followed by Hockey in the Spring term. In the Summer term our girls are taught Rounders.
 

 

Swimming:

In Year 3 pupils will have a terms worth of swimming, increasing to a term and a half in Year 4 and 5.  Pupils will continue to develop their water confidence  and will be taught front crawl and backstroke techniques focusing on correct breathing and stroke patterns. 

At the end of Year 5,  pupils will be assessed on their ability to swim 25m competently, confidently and proficiently in front crawl and backstroke.  If they are deemed competent then they may choose swimming as an option in Year 6, if not, then pupils will be required to go swimming on a weekly basis until they are proficient.

These swimming lessons feed into our own Inter House Swimming Gala, as well as local swimming galas such as the popular Spelthorne Gala.  Pupils are chosen to participate after time trials within lesson times.

 

Afterschool and lunchtime Clubs:

At Staines Preparatory School we have a broad range of afterschool clubs which include, Chelsea Football Club, Ballet, Judo, Cricket, Tennis and Cheerleading.  We also run a programme of lunchtime clubs which include 5 a side football, Basketball, Table tennis, Dodgeball, Rock it Ball, Cross country and Badminton.

 

House Competitions:

All pupils will be given the opportunity to gain valuable points for their house by participating in various House competitions in the year.  These include Swimming, Football, Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Rounders, Cricket, Table Tennis and Athletics, to name a few!

 

Sports Colours:

Full colours and half colours will be awarded throughout the year to those pupils who have shown outstanding contribution to sport.

Full colours- Awarded for excellence or for outstanding contribution to sport in Year 5 and 6.

As a guideline the pupil would have reached a level equivalent to County standard on the field of play, or if failing to reach this level has shown a quite outstanding contribution to the sport within school, usually in the form of leadership.  The pupil will have represented the school consistently throughout the year and will be a role model for all pupils both on and off of the field of play.  Full colours are usually awarded in the sports of Football, Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders and Swimming.

Half Colours- Awarded for the pupil playing very well and for making a first rate contribution to sport in Year 3 and 4.

The amount of colours given usually equates to the success of that team within a season.

 

Talented Sportspeople:

At Staines Preparatory School we strive to ensure all of our pupils needs are met. 
To drive our talented players we enter our pupils into various high profile local competitions that will stretch and challenge them, including:

IAPS tournaments for Netball/Sailing/Table tennis, Spelthorne Swimming Gala, Sir William Perkins's Feeder Netball Tournament,  Bishopsgate Netball  tournament, Hoe Bridge Rounders Tournament and Surrey County Cup for Football and Cricket. 

This is in no way an exhaustive list and we are constantly reviewing our range of competitions and fixtures.