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Sport and Physical Education

Green Hammerton Primary School recognises the vital contribution of PE to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, as well as the role it can play in relation to a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. PE is an integral part of the curriculum to be enjoyed by all children.

We aim to develop children’s self-confidence, personal achievement, fair play, team work, love of exercise, awareness of a healthy lifestyle, decision making and problem solving.


In Key stage 1 children master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, participate in team games, developing simple tactics and perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Key stage 2 children pupils continue to develop a broader range of skills and develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities. They play competitive games and develop athletic and gymnastic skills.


We work closely alongside specialist coaches from ‘Sporting Influence’ and offer a variety of extra-curricular activities (competitive and non-competitive), which complement and supplement the range of activities covered in curriculum time. These include dance, gymnastics, football, hockey, cricket and athletics.

School Games Award

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved the School Games ‘Bronze Mark Award’ for the 2022/23 academic year.


The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.


As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.


We look forward to building upon our successes and applying once again in 2024 for the next stage, which will be the Silver Mark Award.




Sports Day Report by Henry

Green Hammerton Sports Day took place on the school field. Everyone joined in with this (EYFS/KS1 at 9:15am and KS2 at 10:30am). Parents came to cheer us on!

Each child was in their house team and wore a coloured t-shirt: Birch - yellow, Ash - blue, Oak - green and Willow - red.

Here are the events that we all took part in:


Sack race

Egg and spoon

Beanbag on head


KS2 also did a skipping race and Y6 took part in the ‘dress the staff race’.

All the races that we did were fun and everyone loved it.

Sports Day

2023-2024 Sporting Competitions

We are taking part in a number of exciting competitions throughout the school year, run by Sporting Influence. These include netball, dance, tag rugby, football, gymnastics, netball, athletics and many more. These are against local primary schools and will provide us with the opportunity to take part in competitive situations. This will help us to develop and understand sportsmanship values, teamwork and the important lesson of winning and losing. We are also taking part in a number of virtual competitions, where we compete against thousands of pupils nationally! These are promoted through our Schools Games organiser Duncan Burgess. 



Football - 13th September 2023 (Sporting Influence festival)

We took a team of Y3/4 and Y5/6 pupils to represent the school in a football tournament at Boroughbridge High School. Our boys and girls were fantastic and played with enthusiasm, resilience and passion. The Y5/6 team did so well that they are through to the finals in November! Good luck to all involved.


Primary Cooper Run - October 2023

Pupils in KS2 took part in this running challenge within their PE session. It involves seeing how far pupils can run /walk/ jog in 12 minutes. It’s a good fitness test to start the year off.


Home Football Challenge - October 2023

The whole school were set this football challenge to complete at home.


Netball - 11th November 2023 (Sporting Influence festival)

We are taking a team to this Girls High 5 netball tournament at Boroughbridge High School. 


Cross Country - 15th November 2023 (Sporting Influence festival)

This is going to be a whole school event (Reception to Y6) at Boriughbridge high School. 


Class 4 took part in a launch of a Virtual Wellbeing Series. This was in the form of an online workshop led by Jenna Downing (Champion inline skater). In this exciting 60 min workshop we learnt all about Jenna and her inspiring story in becoming a World Champion. It encouraged us to dream big, work hard, and always believe in ourselves no matter what. 

Jenna shared the lessons she has learnt in sport, including her top tips to stay healthy and how to adopt a positive, resilient mindset. 


This proved to be a high energy, interactive session that inspired and motivated our Y5/6 pupils. The added bonus was how many 'shout outs' our school received (for our brilliant answers/responses) during the session. There was lots of cheering and excitement every time Green Hammerton School was mentioned! 





Disability Sport Afternoon

KS2 pupils took part in a fantastic afternoon of disability sports. This included Goalball and Sitting Volleyball. Both sports proved to be great fun and raised the children’s awareness of what sports are available for people with disabilities.  


Some of the children’s comments throughout the sessions were very thoughtful:  

‘It was hard being blindfolded - you had to use your other senses’ 

‘It’s good to experience what other people are going through’ 

‘It was fun and it made me think about how hard sport can be for some people’ 


The pupils have asked if they can try out more sports like these. This is something we are looking into.