Sport is an essential part of the P.E. teaching curriculum and key to general health and wellbeing. Most importantly, Sport at Annemount is fun and gives balance to the school day. Physical development incorporates balance, coordination, spatial awareness and focus. Children are taught team skills and are encouraged to engage in healthy competition.
All pupils are encouraged to exercise regularly with age-appropriate activities and challenges. During whole school assemblies, children engage in stretching and breathing exercises to bring awareness to healthy living. The youngest pupils have regular music and movement exercises as well as the opportunity to engage in Yoga and Dance taught by specialist teachers. Reception, Year One and Year Two pupils walk round the block once a week, and take part in the Mayor’s Golden Kilometre.
Year One and Year Two pupils have regular lessons in Yoga, Dance, Athletics, Swimming, Gymnastics and many also join the afterschool Football Club. All of these subjects are taught by specialist teachers.
Gymnastics is taught at the Hendon Sports Hall in a fully-equipped gymnasium by specialist teachers. There is an emphasis on taking risks, control, focus, balance and coordination with personal targets and challenges.
Swimming is taught at Poolside Manor (designed for children) with specialist teaches. Children graduate through different levels and are taught in ability groups. The sessions strengthen the core and muscles and motivate the children, developing their confidence and sense of achievement.
Our hugely popular Football Club gives our children the opportunity to develop their physical skills of speed, agility and balance by controlling or tracking a ball and introduces them to strategic thinking and collaborative working whilst having fun, building their self-esteem and fostering the joy of participating in team games from a young age. The school has its own football strip which the children are very proud of.
Annemount hosts the Under 7s ISA Football Tournament each year. Medals and trophies have been awarded by Premier League football players and the champions toured Wembley Stadium!
All pupils have the opportunity to set goals and beat their personal best for sponsored charity events, such as the Skipping Challenge for Comic Relief.
Our annual Sports Day is a highlight of the school calendar.