We place a strong emphasis on encouraging children to make healthy choices at St Philip’s.
This is supported by a wide range of sporting opportunities that are provided within the school day and through a range of after school activities. Our progressive Physical Education curriculum focuses upon developing essential skills and applying these within specific sports each half term, ensuring that children apply their skills and learn how to play the sports; this also gives children the opportunity to take part in competitions and tournaments within PE lessons. The curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that skills are progressive across school and are revisited and built upon. In dance, children are also given the opportunity to rehearse and perform at special events such as local concerts and at celebrations for parents.
Our wider sports provision also provides opportunities for competitive inter school games as well as activities aimed at developing cooperative and team building skills.
After school clubs change on a half termly basis and are offered to age ranges throughout school. These include football, rugby, athletics, fencing, judo, gymnastics, archery, multi skills plus others. These change according to the demand, and provide opportunities to learn a new range of skills, that are not readily available in the local area.
Each year schools receive funding to improve their Sports and Physical Education. For more information about how we spend the money, and the impact that it has, see the documents below.
Year 6 Personal Safety Workshop
St Philip’s vs Oakwood Primary School Football Match
Cross Country at Woolston Primary School
Body Balance – Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation
Warrington Wolves Rugby Tournament
St Philip’s vs Sacred Hearts Football Match
Netball Tournament at the Ball Hall – Final
Netball Tournament at Penketh High School – Qualifier
Netball Match St Philip’s vs Barrow Hall
Result: 11-3 to St Philip’s.
It appears our netballers are on a winning streak! Another superb game played by both St Philip’s and Barrow Hall; we have some very talented children.
Netball Match St Philip’s vs Sacred Hearts
Result: 14-5 to St Philip’s.
We had our first netball match of the half term against Sacred Hearts. It was an excellent match with an even better result: 14-5 to St Philip’s. Well done to everybody who participated.
Star of the Half Term
On the last day of half term, the whole school had a special celebration assembly. A ‘Star of the Half Term’ was awarded to one person from every class that has consistently worked hard in PE! Well done to everybody that received this award!
Competition and Tournaments in PE Lessons
Year 6 have recently finished learning the different skills needed for invasion games – particularly in football and hockey. To finish the sequence of lessons and to put the children’s skills to the test, Miss Cragg and Mr Henshaw’s class went head-to-head in a tournament. The children thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to compete against each other and apply what they have learnt throughout the half term.
Macy, one of the team captains, particularly enjoyed coaching her team and enjoyed the chance to play against Mr Henshaw’s class.
St Philip’s vs Woolston
On Monday 16th October, St Philip’s had their first league match against Woolston Primary School. Despite a great game played by all, St Philip’s lost 2-0. We have recently joined the Warrington Football League and this was the first of many matches to come!
Children took part in a fabulous cross country race at Culcheth Primary School on Wednesday. Y3/Y4 ran in a mile race, with a brilliant result as a team. One of the team came second – winning a trophy for running 1 mile in just over 6 minutes.
Y5/Y6 ran in a 1.5 mile race and again it was a great team effort, 2 of our team ran in both races, running ran over 2.5 miles in the late afternoon heat.
Well done everyone!
Warrington Wolves Rugby Tournament
Y3/Y4 children took part in the annual Rugby Festival hosted by Warrington Wolves at Crossfields yesterday. The children worked so hard in the heat and showed off their rugby skills that they had developed during this half term, to win almost all of their matches. It was a wonderful sunny day and very well organised. Thank you to all the parents/carers.