PE and Sport

PE and Sport Grant

This funding is provided by the Government to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils so that they develop healthy lifestyles.

Sports Funding 2017 - 2018

PE and Sport at The Linden Academy 

At The Linden Academy, we have decided that one of the key targets for improvement of the personal development, behaviour and welfare of our children, will be a focus on the enhancement of a healthy lifestyle, part of which includes a review of the provision of Physical Education. As such, each class will participate in 2 hours of PE every week. This will not affect the provision of core academic learning.

As we are sure that our families will wish to support this drive, including by ensuring their child is appropriately dressed for PE on the correct days, we wish to advise you via the list below which days each class will have their PE sessions.

Year R: Acorn - Monday, Blossom - Wednesday, Seedlings - Tuesday
Year 1: Ash - Thursday & Friday, Elm - Wednesday & Thursday, Holly - Tuesday & Friday
Year 2: Beech - Monday & Friday, Cherry - Tuesday & Thursday, Rowan - Tuesday & Wednesday
Year 3: Hazel - Tuesday & Wednesday, Maple - Monday & Tuesday, Pine - Monday & Wednesday
Year 4Alder - Monday & Wednesday, Aspen - Monday & Wednesday, Pine - Monday & Wednesday
Year 5: Hawthorn - Monday & Thursday, Juniper - Monday & Thursday, Poplar - Tuesday & Thursday
Year 6: Elder - Tuesday & Friday, Oak - Thursday & Friday, Willow - Wednesday & Thursday

We ask that you all our families please note the following advice:
• Children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) should wear their PE kit into school as their uniform for the day in order to avoid having to change in school.
• Sport for Year R children will show as a one hour dedicated slot as their curriculum lends itself to a range of appropriate learning within Physical Development to cover the PE objectives in cross-curricular methods and during play.
• For children in Year R and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), we recommend that PE kit remains in school all week, in order that they ensure they have their kit when required. We ask that families of children in these year groups endeavour to add a plain pair of jogging bottoms or leggings, preferable navy, into their child’s PE kit, if such an item is available at home. These would be suitable for outdoor PE on chillier days.
• All items of uniform, including PE kit and bags, should be clearly named with the child’s forename, surname and preferably class. Even the darker items of clothing such as kit can have a name handwritten on the fabric inside the item using a visible marker pen.

School Sports Festivals & Competitive Events

During the course of recent months we have enhanced our commitment to participation in sporting events with the local community schools, giving children the opportunity to represent TLA and develop their skills. Go Team Linden!

Please follow the link below to view events planned for the Summer Term 2018:

Sports Events Summer Term 2018

And don't forget our annual "Sports Days" where family members will be invited to watch their children participate - further details will be advertised separately. The proposed dates are as follows:

Year R       13.06.18 (pm)

Key Stage 1 (Yrs 1 & 2)     20.06.18 (pm)

Key Stage 2 (Yrs 3, 4, 5 & 6)     21.06.18 (pm)