We launched our PE kit policy in 2016 to ensure that the whole school follows the correct procedure and all children have the correct kit for PE lessons. All children must bring in a full PE kit which they should not be worn to school.
The kit is to consist of shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings, a t-shirt and sweatshirt/jumper and appropriate footwear (trainers or plimsolls). If the children do not have appropriate footwear they will not be able to take part in the lesson as it is not safe to do so. Boots of any kind are not considered appropriate footwear. If your child has PE on Friday mornings they may come in to school wearing their kit, but they must have a set of clothes to change into once PE has finished.
If your child forgets their kit, the first and second time they will be allowed to take part in PE wearing a kit provided by the school. The school has 2 spare kits per year group, which will be handed out on a first come first served basis. If your child forgets their kit for a third time a phone call will be made to you asking the reason for this. The child will not be allowed to take part in the lesson, they will instead complete a PE worksheet based on the learning taking place.
If your child cannot take part in PE for any reason a letter or note must be provided by you; unless the child has a serious injury/illness they will be expected to take part. It is our expectation that if your child is well enough to come to school they are well enough to take part in PE. Thank you very much for your support with this. We are committed to ensuring that all children in the school have a quality learning experience in PE.
There are after school clubs for Key Stage 2 Football throughout the school year. Letters go out in book bags at the beginning of each term. We encourage all of the school's children, who would like to try their feet at the game, whatever level or gender, to take part.
We also have an amazing Year 5/6 school football team, which is something they can aim for and enjoy the process of working towards together, to achieve a positive team ethic and phenomenal skills, as well as great results.
Lyndhurst's Year 5/6 Football Team trains weekly and plays regularly (weather permitting). Team matches are normally held on Saturday mornings at either Rosendale Playing Fields, or Dulwich Sports Ground.
Thanks to Coach Jim North at the helm (originally under the auspices of Mr Grace and Mr Peddle), the team has gone from strength-to-strength over the past few years. They ended the 2017/18 in a celebratory mood when they brought home the cup!
Mr Hammill offers advice and encouragement from the sidelines, which boosts the team enormously. Why not join him and the other supporters next time there's a match? It's a good idea to wrap up warm, it can get a bit chilly!
Lyndhurst's sporting reputation isn't just football focused. Our KS2 children partake in Swimming Lessons, which take place at Camberwell Leisure Centre (more information to follow). We also have a number of sports-related clubs during and after school hours. They include yoga, netball, CrossFit, table tennis and yes, football. Tennis is also on offer during the Summer months.
This September we had phenomenal success in an external schools' Year 5/6 Cross Country event. We also run Table Tennis and Netball Clubs and there are many opportunities throughout the year for students to enhance their sporting skills both within the school grounds and at external events. We will keep you informed throughout the year via the website, letters from the School Office and from your children's Class Teacher.
A few years' ago a small team of triathletes raised £500 for charity crossing the finishing line with great achievements under their belts.
Triathelete Team: Lyndhurst stars of the past (2015/16)
Our sports event mean a lot to us at Lyndhurst Primary Schooll We have a talented community and the athletes benefit hugely from your support on the sidelines and in the stadia.
We'll keep you up-to-date of all school sporting events at which family and friends are welcome to attend. (Please note: It can get chilly out there so wrap up warmly, bring a flask with hot drink in it and, if you feel like it, bring a little home-made cake and fruit to share! It really adds to the atmosphere!!)