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Details of the sports provision at Lexden Springs

Physical Education should create happy, competent, independent learners, it should allow children to lead and be inquisitive about activity. It will develop a range of basic skills that can be transferred to other areas of PE and the national curriculum.

Pupils should be given the opportunity to understand why (health and wellbeing) and how (understanding of their body during activity) they are participating in Physical activity.

Physical activity should be progressive and challenging whilst also being fun and engaging, it should be taught in an enthusiastic manner and give pupils the opportunity to explore and be challenged in all areas of Physical Education and Physical Development.

The National Curriculum at Key Stages One and Two identifies six areas of activity.

At Key Stage One the statutory elements are games, gymnastics and dance. We now include swimming activities and water safety in this key stage since the new curriculum has come into effect this academic year

At Key Stage Two the emphasis is still on the first four, but with the statutory introduction of athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities


At Key Stage Three and Four the emphasis is still on what the pupils covered at Key Stage Two but with the addition of Health Related physical education. This is where the pupils become more aware of how their bodies work and discover different ways to get their heart rates up and to exercise.

At Key Stage Five pupils have entered the post 16 phase of the school and all of the activities that are offered throughout the school are available with swimming, outdoor and adventurous activities and Health Related physical education being the most popular.

In addition, the children will have the opportunity to compete against each other in intra-school activities (between classes) and against other schools in inter-school activities such as festivals lead by the Blackwater School Sports partnership and Panathlon.

We had a very busy summer term with different types of sport taking place on and off site.
Sports Experience Day (May)
On Monday Emerald class were invited to the President sports experience day. We had a lot of fun trying out some new sports and some we all know. We tried jiu jitsu, Trampolining, hockey, dance, go karts and finished with a bit of fun with the bouncy castle. All pupils had a very enjoyable day and we got to meet Frank Bruno and Lydia from the voice!

Specialist School Games (May)

On Wednesday selected pupils from Amber, Topaz and Red attended the Specialist school games at Basildon. This is an event just for special needs schools where pupils can try new sports and compete against each other. We sent a handball team and kurling team and both were outstanding on the day.

The handball team found it hard going using bigger areas to what we are used to but we still managed to score some great goals and the kurling team were on target and won gold! Well done all that took part and their great teamwork.

The Panathlon(May)
On Thursday, a group of post 16 pupils went to compete in a Panathlon at Braintree. We battled very hard throughout the day and had a few stand out stars such as Liam who managed to jump 2 metres from a standing start and threw the longest in the javelin.
It came down to the last few running races and we were pipped to 3rd place but a big congratulations should go out to all pupils as they were consistently polite and sporting to all the other teams and were an absolute credit to the school.


Power House Games (May)
Last week we were very fortunate to attend an event at Maltings Academy in Witham. In conjuncture with Active Essex and Powerhouse games, pupils from across the school experienced a range of activities accessing the facilities at the academy
They took part in activities ranging from VI football, sitting volleyball to new age kurling. Everyone had an amazing time and were really impressed by the level of support provided and the attitude of the Academy's PE pupils who were our leaders during the morning.


Sports Day (June)
A glorious day of weather for the Lexden Springs Sports Day! We were very lucky and had the support of pupils from Maltings Academy. There we are variety  of activities for all pupils to try out and enjoy. There were such great events as the obstacle course, archery, seated volleyball and the penalty shoot out
We all had lots of fun and really enjoyed the fact that everyone took part in an event and were keen to go around again! Thank you again to the Mr Gibbons and the pupils from Maltings Academy.