PE and Sport
St Edmund’s Catholic Primary Schools’ vision for PE is to be committed to every child in the school, to meet their individual needs and reach their potential. To achieve this, children from every Year group, Reception to Year 6, take part in two hours of planned lessons each week. This includes one hour outdoor and one hour in our well-equipped hall.
In both Key Stages, lessons include invasion games, ball and athletic skills, dance and gymnastics. These lessons are delivered following Enfield Borough PE Team plans, which develop every pupil’s balance, coordination, agility and skill.
This is an important part of the PE Curriculum and pupils from Year 5 travel to Edmonton Green Swimming Pool for 15 weeks of lessons during the course of the year. They are taught by qualified swim instructors who work for directly for the local authority.
Extra-Curricular Sport clubs
Alongside our timetabled lessons, we run a variety of after school clubs. These include netball, cross country and boys and girl’s football. These extra-curricular clubs provide additional coaching for pupils with a keen interest to develop their skills. Those who attend also get a chance to represent the school at borough competitions, where we have been very successful winning
Daily Mile initiative
The Daily Mile initiative encourages children to improve their physical and mental health and well-being. We have also been very fortunate for Sir Mo Farah to visit and promote this in our school by running along with the children and staff.
To ensure our children are involved in structured play at lunchtime, we have a sports coach from Foundation Sports who supports and instructs the game. Our lunchtime supervisors have also been trained to lead activities in the playground with designated areas for adult and children relationships to blossom outside the classroom setting.
Sports Days are always great days out at St. Edmund’s school. Each year, over two days children compete in House teams or Year groups in the world-class Lea Valley Athletic Center. It is a fun, competitive day and memorable day for the family and whole school community. Each child takes part in different events such as running, skipping, relay, hurdles and long jump.
Together with other subjects, PE helps to prepare pupils for adult life and contributes to the development of a wide range of physical, personal, social, learning and thinking skills.
We are delighted to say that physical education at our school is growing from strength to strength each year. Last year alone, we maintained our Gold in the Sainsbury’s Active Kids awards, and we are now going for Platinum!
For even more detail regarding our PE curriculum and extra sporting activities, please look across our website.
PE Subject Leader
Reception Sports Day
Well done to R1 and R2 for taking part in the Sports afternoon, they all had a great time competing in the different events!
KS1 Sports Day 2023
KS1 sports day went ahead, and we had a few events in before it started raining.
Well done to the children in Year 4, 5 and 6 who took part in the annual Athletics competition at Lee Valley last week. It was a fun afternoon and a few medals were won. Year 6 relay team, 150m Year 6 and Year 6 60m hurdles all came 1st In Year 5 60m run came 1st.
In the other events we came in at 2nd and 3rd places, well done everyone!
In Year 3 and 4 St. David's came 1st, 2nd- St. George's, 3rd St. Patrick's and 4th St. Andrew's.
In Year 5 and 6 St. David's also came 1st.
Well done to all that took part, everyone played well and had fun!
Well done to St. David's for being the overall winners!
Mixed Football Team League
Well done to the mixed football team who played Raglan and Edmonton County in league matches. They played two brilliant matches and the goalie saved many goals against Raglan, we lost 1-0, but not without putting up a fight. The second match against Edmonton County we won 2-0. Well done to everyone in the team. Two great matches!
Mixed Netball Match
Well done to the mixed netball team! We played in a semi-final against Hazelwood and won 3-2. We played a very good match it was very close all the way through, but there was a fantastic team effort and our captain gave lots of encouragement to the whole team.
We are now through to the final against St Andrew’s School.
Well done to the netball team, they played two fantastic matches in the league. We played Raynham and Latymer All Saints (LAS). We won both of them scoring 6-1 against Raynham and 8-0 against LAS. Well done to all of you for a great team effort, and thank you to Mrs Nasarajah for the great coaching she has given to the team!
Power League Matches
Well done to the mixed football team who played in the 2nd round of league matches at Power League. They played well as a team, there was a strong defence but unfortunately lost their match against Galliard 2-0. Their second match they were putting a lot of pressure against Eldon, and St Edmund’s scored the first goal. We were putting pressure all through the match, but Eldon scored in the last second. The result was 1-1. All players did very well!
Well done to KS1 who attended the multi-skills event at Lee Valley, they had a great time taking part in different activities. They were really had fun and enjoyed themselves. Well done to everyone!
Children from across KS1 and KS2 took part in the Inclusive Multi-Skill event at Lee Valley. They had a great time taking part in different activities, such as Cone Relay, New Age Curling and lots of other activities. They enjoyed themselves and were a credit to the school, well done to everyone!
Inter-house hockey was held in KS2 playground, it was cold, but great fun!
There was a St. David's -St Patrick's final in Year 5 and 6, with St. David's being the winners.
Well done to St. David's
In Year 3 and 4 it was a St. Patrick's and St. George's final with St Patrick's winning.
Well done to St. Patrick's!
Primary Stars Tournament
Well done to the year 6 and 5 football team. They played in the Primary Stars tournament at Power League. They did well as a team, unfortunately they drew 2 and lost 2. Our goalie was brilliant in saving many goals. Well done to everyone!
Panathlon at Lee Valley
Well done to the children in KS2 who took part in the Panathlon at Lee Valley. They took part in different activities throughout the morning. There were 10 schools from Enfield, and we came 4th! Well done to everyone there was a great team effort.
Tag Rugby Tournament
Well done to the children in Year 5 and 6 who took part in a Rugby tournament at Brettenham. They played 4 matches, they lost 3 and won their final match. Well done to a great team effort by everyone.
A member of the Enfield PE team came in and demonstrated gymnastics with the children in Year 5 and 6. They were very good at demonstrating the activities. Well done
Well done to the Year 5 and 6 children who took part in the Enfield borough gymnastics festival at Edmonton Green Leisure Centre competing with other schools in Enfield. They all enjoyed the experience and did well as a team. Great effort girls!
Well done to the Year 3 and 4 children who took part in the Enfield borough gymnastics festival at Southbury road competing with other schools in Enfield. They all enjoyed the experience and did well as a team. Great effort girls!
The Chance to Shine Programme
We are very lucky to have Middlesex Cricket club come and support Year 5 and 6 teaching them cricket skills. They are part of 'The Chance to Shine programme' The children are enjoying the experience.
Inter-house Basket Ball Year 5-6
Well done to St. David's for winning the inter-house basketball in the Year 5 and 6 .
They beat St. Andrew's 4-1. There was a great team effort from everyone.
Results for the Year 5 and are:
St. David's 1st
St. Andrew's 2nd
St. Patrick's 3rd
St. George's 4th
Inter-house Basket Ball Year 3-4
Well done to St. David's for winning the inter-house basketball in the Year 3 and 4 round.
They beat St. Patrick's 2-0. There was a great team effort from everyone.
Results for the Year 3 and 4 are:
St. David's 1st
St. Patrick's 2nd
St. George's 3rd
St. Andrew's 4th
Girls Football Team
On Tuesday 17th May the girl's football team from year 5 and 6 represented Tottenham Hotspur at the Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament at Vicarage Road Watford.
They needed to meet very early at Tottenham Stadium. The girls played 4 matches in their group, they were: Arsenal, Brentford, Leeds United and Southampton. We drew our first match and one the next two, unfortunately we lost our last match to Brentford, who went on to win the tournament.
The girls had a fantastic day and there was a great atmosphere, they met football players and had photos with them, a day truly to remember!