Year 4 Sports Partnership Festival

Partner: James Wolfe Primary School and Centre for the Deaf, Greenwich, London
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Sporting Partnerships

To establish and cement an understanding that participation in sport should be life-long not just for school, it is for long term physical and emotional benefit. 

Aims of the project

The concept of the day is to gain physical confidence and understanding of a range of sports. New skills are discovered and existing skills are improved. Skills such as reaction time, co-ordination, strength, speed and endurance are components of fitness to be found in the Key Stage 2 PE Curriculum, including Dance, Gymnastics, Hockey and Netball, Athletics - and more. With a deeper understanding of these components pupils will realise that they can improve their ability across all sports and therefore gain confidence - even if they struggle with the core skills of an individual sport.

The day will also involve some sport specific clinics, which will include Netball and Hockey (for both boys and girls). Hockey is particularly important as we are the only school to have an Astroturf in Greenwich so for schools to be able to access this may lead to them joining a Hockey club and discovering a new talent. Our older pupils (from our sports scholarship programme) will also help with the running of the day.

Across the country mental health is widely discussed and we are addressing the issue of having good mental health through participation in sport. The definition of General Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Our aim is to run a Partnership Festval day where year 4 pupils from surrounding area scools come to use our facilities, be given expert coaching (including an England Netball coach) and learn the importance of SAQ (speed, agility and quickness) in all sports. 


Background and goals

This is a long standing partnership activity that emerged from a Tennis Partnership


Use of our school fields, our sports equipment and received HSBC funding for 2017 event. 

Staff - PE department, form class teachers, teaching assisstants, nurse and marketing.

Pupil involvement

Year 4 BHS take part in the festival

8-9 year old female & male - taking part in the festival

Year 6&7 - BHS students, helping with the organisation of the festival.

Frequency and duration