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Physical Education at Lydeard St Lawrence

Lydeard St Lawrence School strives to provide high quality physical education for all. We endeavour to provide all students with the opportunities to succeed and excel in competitive sport and a range of other physically demanding activities. These events encourage children to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness, builds their character and embeds values of fair play, team work and respect for others.

Sports News 


At Lydeard St Lawrence School, we are always seeking ways to increase our physical activity, try new skills and sports and take part in competitions and collaborative sporting events. 


Our sports coach, Mr Hooper, shares our experiences, efforts and triumphs both in school and out through a termly news letter. 



All children in Key Stages 1 and 2 are given the chance to take part in annual swimming tuition. Sessions take place over 6 weeks in the summer term. This year 19/20 we will be swimming on Monday mornings at Quantock Lodge. These sessions focus on children learning to swim at least the required distance of 25 meters as well as developing a range of and improving stoke and lifesaving skills.


In 2018/2019, 100% of our year 6 children reached the required level of swimming proficiency during these sessions. They were able to :

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • perform a safe self-rescue in different water based situations
  • use a range of strokes effectively

Sports Festivals 2019-2020

All sports festivals listed below will be held at Kingsmead School, Wiveliscombe, except for the Year 4 Net and Wall Games in May 2020 which will be held at Blackbrook Pavilion.


  • Year 3 Invasion Games, Wednesday 18th September, 10:00-12:00
  • Year 6 Games, Wednesday 16th October, 10:00-12:00
  • Year 2 Multi-Skills, Wednesday 20th November, 10:00-12:00
  • Year 1 Multi-Skills, Wednesday 29th January, 10:00-12:00
  • Year 3 Athletics, Wednesday 4th March, 10:00-12:00
  • Year 5 Strike & Field, Wednesday 29th April, 10:00-12:00
  • Year 4 Net & Wall Games, Tuesday 7th May @ the Blackbrook Pavillion, 9:45-12:00
  • Year 2 Multi-Sports, Wednesday 20th May, 10:00-12:00
  • Reception festival, Wednesday 8th July, 10:00-12:00


Year 6 Games Festival:  The aim of this festival is to play competitive games, that are not normally played in school, against and with pupils from other primary schools.


Year 1, 2 & Reception Multi-skills Festivals:  Focusing on different skills that can be applied to many different sports.     


Year 3 Athletics Festival:  Coaching in 6 activities, 40m Hurdles, 50m Sprint, Soft Javelin, Triple Jump, Long Jump, and Relays. We have Year 8 leaders assisting at this festival.


Year 4 Net and Wall Games: Indoors at the Blackbrook Pavilion. We will be working on tennis skills, badminton skills, volleyball skills and table tennis skills. 


Year 5 Strike & Field Festival: This festival focuses on skills involved in golf, cricket and rounders and gets the pupils to use these new skills in simplified game formats.


Year 2 Multi-Sports Festival: Aimed at extending the Multi-skills festival to play end zone games in underarm throwing, overarm throwing, rolling and kicking.  The students will practise specific skills and then apply these skills in end zone games.


Year 3 Invasion Games: Looking at more advanced skills and putting them in to modified forms of the proper games.

Physical Education Progression of Skills