PE in 2020-2021
The children have done very well in settling into their new school routine and PE is no different. The children are to come into school in their school PE kit on the days when they have a PE or games lesson. These can be found on your child's individual class page. Children should be wearing their school tracksuit as well as their PE kit as they will be taking their games lesson outside as long as weather allows and they need to be suitably dressed.
Swimming lessons for schools are currently not taking place but parents will be updated as soon as we have an update.
See the link below to purchase school PE kit (and uniform!)
PE at home
Have a look below at the different things you can do to keep fit and healthy without leaving your home.
Sport at St. Mary's
At St. Mary's we offer a broad and balanced PE curriculum.
Pupils at every key stage benefit from weekly indoor and outdoor PE lessons with their teacher and our sports coaches, which enable them to develop the knowledge, skills, fitness, and techniques needed to engage in a wide variety of sports and games. Our specialist sports coaches also teach children a range of team games both during and after school. After school activities include multi-skills, football, netball, cricket, dance and yoga.
At Key Stage 2 all children have the opportunity to learn how to swim and most reach, and in many cases far exceed, the 25m National Curriculum swimming requirement by the time they leave our school.
Sport, games, gymnastics, dance, exercise and health have a high profile at St. Mary's School. St. Mary's School has previously achieved the Activemark Gold Award in recognition of the excellent standards and range of physical education and physical activity offered to children.
Football at St. Mary's
The 2020-2021 season has been delayed but may begin at some point during the school year.
At St.Mary's we enter both the girls and boys Lambeth and Southwark primary schools football league. Fixtures are played on Saturdays at one of three venues:
Rosendale Playing Fields - 240 Rosendale Rd, London SE21 8LW
Dulwich Sports Ground - Turney Rd, Dulwich, London SE21 7JH
Alleyn's School - Townley Rd, London SE22 8SU
The boys team is made up predominantly of Year 6 and Year 5 boys but particularly talented Year 4 boys have represented the school in the past.
The girls team often has girls in Year 4 representing the school due to the less physical nature of the league.
Moving Matters Year 5/6 Girls Football (Spring 2020)
Congratulations to our girls football team who won the Moving Matters Girls Football Tournament for the second year in a row. The girls performed magnificently all day winning their group stage comfortably and without conceding a goal progressing as group winners to the knock-out stages.
In an exciting final the girls took the lead before conceding an equaliser with only a few minutes to go. Chloe (who was top scorer again this year having won the golden boot last year) scored a fantastic winning goal with just a few moments to go crowing another year with another trophy for our wonderful girls team.