During 2013 we received 'Highly Commended' award at the Sefton Sports Awards for Primary School of the Year as recognition for our outstanding work in sport.
At St. Thomas' we offer a wide range of sporting opportunities to our children. We encourage the children to participate in competitions with our local schools including football, swimming and cross country running.
We offer a range of after school sports clubs to all our children. This includes football across all the year groups, gymnastics, cross county and multi skills in years 1 and 2.
As part of our 'Olympic Legacy' work, we regulalry welcome in our local sports clubs who organise sessions for us. These include; hockey, gymnastics and taekwondo. We are looking to form partnerships with other local sports clubs. So if you know of anybody who may be interested, please get in touch.
1.1 Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.
The aims of PE are:
•to enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination;
•to encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
•to develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities;
•to increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance;
•to teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise;
•to develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination;
•to develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.