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Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Here at St Andrew's PE and sport are a huge part of our whole school focus and ethos. We have combined some of the values from the Olympic legacy, with our whole school Christian values to provide us with an all encompassing ethos where PE and sport are included at the heart. Have a look at the 'Olympic Legacy' link at the bottom of this page for more information. Here at St Andrew's we are extremely active, there is an abundance of sporting activities for the children to get involved in. We recognise the importance of healthy living and encourage children to participate in sports regularly through a wide range of clubs and two hours a week of high quality PE teaching. Throughout the school we work hard to develop all children's physical literacy to encourage them to embrace a active and healthy lifestyle.

Every morning includes a 5 minute 'Wake and Shake' routine to get the children's blood pumping and brains working! Children are encouraged to get involved in physical activity throughout the day; activities include a table tennis club, skipping, lunchtime football and our 'Fit and Fun' shed which provides children with sports equipment for an active lunchtime. After School there is a wide range of sports clubs for the children to choose from including football, gymnastics and hockey. Please see the link below for a detailed list of our after-school sports clubs.

This year we are thrilled to benefit from the Sports Premium Fund which has greatly boosted our PE budget. For further details please see the link titled Sports Funding 2015/16 below. 


Competitions
 

We try to take part in as many competitions as possible here at St Andrew's, we have been very busy this year and have competed in a range of sporting competitions including; Cross-country running, indoor athletics, netball, football, table tennis and indoor rowing! We have booked on to all sorts of competitions for the year 2015/16, keep on eye on our competition news to see how we get on! We also post articles with photos of specific events so don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of this page to have a look at those too! 


Healthy School


As a result of our dedication to promoting healthy living, we have been awarded with a Healthy School Quality Mark. We are proud to maintain this and encourage children to make healthy lifestyle choices wherever possible.

For handy tips about healthy packed lunch ideas, have a look at the three links at the bottom of this page. If you require any more guidance please have a chat with your child's class teacher or Mrs King at any time and we can provide additional examples.
 

Kit

 

We have recently purchased a new Sports kit for the children to wear when we go out to competitions; we have received lots of positive comments from other schools about how smart the children look. We were able to buy the kit with a kind donation from a past pupil who wanted the money to go towards school sport as she enjoyed P.E whilst she was here so much !

 

      

 

Competition News!

 

Indoor Athletics - 8th November 2017

 

 

Our athletics team came 3rd in the SDCC indoor athletics competition. 

 

Tennis Tennis 6th November 2017

 

Congratulations to the children who competed in the Devon Schools Table Tennis competition at Eggbuckland Community College. The girls' team came 1st and the boys came 4th. 

 

 

 

Hockey Festival 9th June 2017

 

Many congratulations to our St. Andrew's team who came 3rd place in the Marjons Primary Hockey Festival.

   

 

April 2017 - We have taken delivery of our new sports kit provided by the PTFA. 

 

 

English Table Tennis Association National Team Championships

Saturday 25th March 2017

 

Huge congratulations to the girls who competed in the Under 11 finals in Leicester and came 2nd in the whole country! 

We are all very proud of you. 

 

 

Table Tennis Competition - 6th February 2017

 

    

 

    

 

     Table Tennis Competition - 9th November 2016

 

        

Well done to the team who competed at the Devon Schools competition. The girls came first in their division                              and the boys came third. 


  Table Tennis Competition/Festival - 8th February 2016

 


Well done to the U9's girls team who competed at the Coombe Dean Table Tennis Festival. They all came first in their competitions and were all awarded a medal. Congratulations Holly, Sofia, Gypsie and Chloe!

The boy's team also took part in the U11's competition at Coombe Dean and got through to the last six. Well done to Samuele, Josh, Eli, Leon and Cobie.

 

Multiskills Festival- January 2016

Well done to the year 1 and 2 children who attended the multi skills festival at Stoke Damerel Community College. Mrs Haywood and Miss Dann were so proud of the children for demonstrating such determination and excellent teamwork skills!

 

Boccia Festival- December 2016

Two teams went to the boccia festival and enjoyed an afternoon of competition and achievement. Well done to all children involved!

 

Indoor athletics Festival- November 2015

Another sensational performance from our dedicated athletes during the indoor athletics festival! As always, we are proud of how they represented our school. All three of the Olympic values (respect, excellence and friendship) were demonstrated by the children. 

 

Multiskills Festival- October 2015

Year 3 and 4 represented St Andrews beautifully at Stoke Damerel Community College! The children demonstrated exceptional sportsmanship and determination!


 

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Our table tennis teams both came third in the Plymouth table tennis competition at Eggbuckland School.  Our Year 3 girls competed against girls from different schools who were in Year 6! 
Well done to Chloe, Gypsie,Sofia, Jennylee, Eli, Leon, Josh and Samuele and thank you to Mr Jago and Mrs Duboisson for accompanying them.


Cross Country Competition - 22nd October 2015


Well done to Cobie, Leon, Josh, Eli, Heidi, Amelia, Molly, Laura and Kianna who took part in the cross country competition at Staddiscombe. They all ran really fast times and returned to school with 'achey legs'.

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May 2015 - We spent a very productive day at Brickfields for the Tag Rugby Festival where we played with style and grace. The team made it all the way through to the Cup Final losing the last match! It was a fantastic success as we were put forward to represent the South West in the upcoming Webb Ellis Cup competition in July! Watch this space.

June 2015 - Hockey Festival at Marjon, this year we were able to take 2 teams to this wonderful event and both represented the school with great determination and athletic prowess. We were able to take part in the Shield and Plate finals but were pipped to the post in both games. Well Done to all.

We decided to enter a very different event this year in as much as it was the first time the Life centre had hosted a swimming gala. We took 8 children who swam well and each one managed to complete the race with some great times to show for it. Two of our athletes won certificates for 2nd place and the whole team felt that the afternoon had been a great experience! 


Brickfields 2015


We all love this event and this year was no exception (despite the weather.)
We ran, jumped, relayed and threw all day and left the stadium with tired legs but happy hearts. Two of our athletes won 1st place in the 60 and 70m flat race with our Verticle Jump breaking a long standing Event record.Well done to you all!

April 2015 - Once again we took a very enthusiastic team of young footballers to Stoke Damerel on Wednesday afternoon to take part in a 5 a-side event. Luckily for us all the rain stayed away and we were able to play all 12 matches! We narrowly missed first place by a difference of 1 goal. A great afternoon was had by all and a very BIG well done to the team from years 3 and 4.  

April 2015 - What a start to our Summer Term with our Netball High 5's team scooping second place at Stoke Damerel Community College on Wednesday 15th April. The sun shone all afternoon and the children played with much enthusiasm and gusto! We were also lucky enough to have some additional training techniques from the coaches at Stoke Damerel - The top tips payed off - it was evident from the result that the children took on board all that was told them. Fantastic, well done.

January 2015 - Our Brilliant Boccia Team had a great afternoon learning a new skill in the form of Boccia! The team played well together and displayed an outstanding level of ball skills and coordination.

January 2015 - We entered the Primary Schools High 5's Netball competition with a squad of 8 nimble netball players. There were 18 schools on the day all playing in Marjons Sports Hall using all 3 courts. It was a fantastically frantic morning of shooting, passing and running and we rose to the challenge by coming 3rd in our group ! Superb team work. Well done to all that took part with a special thank you to the parents and carers who ensured that the team were in school earlier than normal to arrive on time for the event.

January 2015 - The Multi-skills team from years 1 and 2 not only had an excellent day at Stoke Damerel Community College taking part in a whole host of sporting activities but they also started the new year by coming 4th ! How Amazing was that - Congratulations to you all!

December 2014 - Our Boccia teams took part in an amazing afternoon of activity along with eight other Plymouth Primary Schools. We learnt some new tactics and managed to have a round robin event so that we could practice our new moves. Everyone agreed that it was a fun afternoon which managed to provide everyone with new skills and an opportunity to improve on their team tactics!
 
October 2014 - Our multi-skills teams from year 3 and 4 were amazing at the Stoke Damerel skills annual event this year which took place on Wednesday 22nd October.  They spent the afternoon hopping, skipping and jumping through hoops, ropes and posts. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were great ambassadors for the school!

November - 2014  On Thursday 23rd despite the wind and rain the cross country team enjoyed the afternoon running round Staddiscombe Playing Fields. There were 35 schools competing and all of our team crossed the finishing line. The event was, once again,  hosted by Plymouth Sports Partnership. Well done to all the children who took part!

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November 2014- Congratulations to our table tennis teams who competed in the Under 11's Devon Schools Table Tennis tournament at Eggbuckland Community College on Thursday 13th November. The girls came 2nd and the boys came joint 3rd! Mr Jago was so proud of how all of the children represented the school!

November 2014- Mr Pope and Mrs Warwick were delighted to take the year 5 and 6 tag rugby team along to the competition at Brickfields this week. The children played fantastically, not even the rain could deter them! Well done to all! 

June 2014- What a day we had at Brickfields this year! We had so many children in the sprinting finals! Well done to Oliver and Alana in year 3 for getting through to your individual race finals as well as to Livia, Zara, Jemima, Parris and Lilly for gaining a place in the year 5/6 relay final. ENORMOUS congratulations to Livia for coming 2nd in the long jump and Jemima for coming 2nd in the vertical jump. We are so proud of the whole athletics team and all they have achieved.

June 2014- Well the hockey final was an incredible experience for us all! Our team played with exceptional skill and determination and won the semi final with a convincing score of 2 - 0. They continued to play with a high level of both skill and team work but were defeated in the final after a tension filled game! All children were delighted to receive a silver medal!

June 2014- Our A and B hockey teams played to an incredibly high standard at this years Mixed Hockey Festival held at the University of St. Mark and St. John. Both teams were victorious and enjoyed a full day of games and experiences. As always, we are exceptionally proud of the way hey competed and conducted themselves. The cherry on the cake was the A team being invited back to play in the finals tomorrow! Keep checking the website for more details!!

 

 

June 2014- As part of a new venture we entered 2 golf competitions, one for years 3 and 4 and another for year 6. We are delighted to report that, in our first ever golf event, both teams won and have been invited back to the county wide (level 3) golf event at the end of this month. What a result! Check back after the 25th to see how they get on.

 

 

May 2014- Year 2 took part in a city wide football festival held at Stoke Dameral Community College this month. This was most of the children's debut competition and what a performance! Special mention to Ismail in year 2 for winning player of the tournament!

 

 

May 2014- Mr Pope and Mrs Durbin took children from years 5 and 6 to the Plymouth Schools Tag Rugby competition this month. This is always a highly competitive event and, as always, our team held their own!  

April 2014- Children from years 3 and 4 competed in a football festival held at Stoke Dameral Community College on the 30th April. Two teams competed under the names St. Andrew's Lions and St. Andrew's Rhinos! In another remarkable display of talent both teams finished in the top 10, with St. Andrew's Lions coming 6th and St. Andrew's Rhinos coming 5th. Special mention to Rudy in year 4 for winning player of the tournament! 

April 2014- Our year 5 and 6 hockey team represented us at the Stake Dameral festival with a fantastic display of sportsmanship and determination. Well done everyone!

March 2014- On Saturday 1st March, our winning basketball team had the opportunity to play at Plymouth Pavilions in the Plymouth Raiders school competition. They played fantastically, and in a captivating final we were exceptionally proud to leave with second place. We all enjoyed watching the Plymouth Raiders play afterwards, what an inspirational opportunity!

February 2014- Mr Jago and the table tennis team took part in the Devon individual table tennis competition this month. We are always proud of the high level of sportsmanship our children demonstrate and this competition was no exception. Special mentions to Jemima who made it through to the quarter finals and Elias who came third overall. Well done everyone!

January 2014- BREAKING NEWS!! St Andrew's basketball team took the Plymouth Basketball festival by storm yesterday! In a nail biting final (Miss Birrell could hardly watch!) our team came first, winning the opportunity to play at the Plymouth Pavilions before a Raiders game on Saturday 1st of March. Come along to support us if you can!   

January 2014- Well done to the year 5/6 football team who represented St Andrew's at the Plymouth Football Association's annual meeting. They came 3rd in their group and Mr Pope reports that they played their socks off!

January 2014- Enormous congratulations to our netball team who came second in the Plymouth Schools competition, missing out on first by just one point! Superb sportsmanship was shown by all!

November 2013- Congratulations to our table tennis team who came 2nd in the Devon schools table tennis competition!

November 2013- We are so proud of our athletics team who came 3rd in the latest competition dispute not having trained since July! What a fantastic result! 

October 2013- Years 3 and 4 kicked off the first competition of the year at Stoke Dameral Community College. The team, which was made up if 12 children in total, came 3rd overall. We are exceptionally proud of how they represented the school. 

July 2013- Well done to all children who competed in this year's Brickfields competition! Particularly to Naomi who came 2nd in the vertical jump and Freddie who came 2nd in the 200m sprint and won the long jump with an enormous leap of 4m 10cm!!

Picture 1 Our Netball Team!
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Picture 7 Table tennis tournament 2013
Picture 8 Our fabulous girls team!
Picture 9 The brilliant boys team!
Picture 10 Competing at Eggbuckland College 2013
Picture 11 Netball team Spring 2014
Picture 12 Table tennis competitors March 2014
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