Sport at Preston Hedge’s

Sports Premium 2016-2017

Preston Hedges has been allocated £10,100 for the current academic year 2016 – 2017.


We use the Sports Premium to;

Develop and add to the PE and sport activities already on offer.


Some highlights of the impact that the Sports Premium has had at Preston Hedges in include;

  • 180 children participating in a Wimbledon Style Tennis Competition leading to increased numbers attending an extra curriculum tennis club.
  • 120 children participating in a block of weekly trampolining sessions administered by qualified coaches using Olympic size trampolines. This has led to the introduction and promotion of school/club links where children are regularly participating in a what was, a new sporting opportunity.
  • Archery introduced to many children for the very first time. From which our school team successfully participated in a school competition.

Our plan for 2016-17 is shown below:



What our children think!

Year 6 – Skydiving 10.01.17

On Tuesday, we went on a once in a lifetime opportunity to the indoor skydiving at ifly in Milton Keynes. Throughout the exhilarating day we had to show many values such as teamwork, determination and caring. Shortly before we took flight, we watched a short video briefing to explain the basics of flight. Then the instructor showed us some basic hand signals which would help us in the air to know easily what you need to work on. To prepare for our flight we had many requirements such as ear plugs, goggles, helmets and a baggy (for more surface area) jumpsuit. Ready and suited up, we made our way to the flight room. After gathering all the courage and self-discipline and resilience we could – we stepped into the powerful wind tugonnel hearing the faint cheering of our team mates and then got ready to take flight. Adrenaline flowing through us, we entered the wind tunnel whilst being blown into the air by the forceful and powerful wind pressure. Straight away we felt safe, knowing we were in more than capable hands. Our expert instructor grabbed the handles that were attached to our suits and balanced us. The instructor showed many hand signals making sure we got the best flight possible. Then wind in our hair we prepared for Round 2! Stepping out we were filled with pride knowing that what we just did took a lot of aspiration and bravery. We felt great! After lunch, some groups took part in a creative workshop to expand our imagination. Using sportsmanship, co-operation and quick thinking we had to build an extraordinary wind powered vehicle. We then tested our abilities when racing fighting wind with wind!

Find more reflections here.

Feedback from children

Mini Wimbledon – July 2017

This week the children from Year,3, 5 and 6 have participated in the schools annual Mini Wimbledon tournament,at Weston Favell Lawn Tennis Club.

Thanks to the schools partnership with the National Lawn Tennis association, the children have experienced professional tennis coaching and  have had the opportunity to showcase their skills in a fun, but competitive intra-school tournament.  During this weeks tournament several children have received medals and trophies in recognition of their success. Watch out Andy Murray and Johanna Konta!


Quad Kids Atheltics Distrcit Champions – June 2017

On Monday the 12th June, 10 Year Five and Six children proudly represented the school at Moulton athletics track in the South Northants Quad Kids Athletics event. During the day, the children participated in four events: 75M sprint, 600M race, Vortex throw and the standing long jump. The team performed amazingly well and went on to win the competition, finishing ahead of fifteen other local schools. Now our District champions are set to attend the School Games Level 3 Quadkids Athletics County Finals, where they will represent the South Northants and Daventry district. Well done to all the fantastic athletes who participated , in particular, Luke Turner, the top performing individual overall! Good luck in the finals!



YEAR 4 Trampolining Project – June 2017

A fantastic opportunity has bounced its way into Year 4 and from Monday 12th June we shall be visiting Benham Sports Arena, by coach, to begin our afternoon sessions of Trampolining! The trampoline centre comprises multiple Olympic-size trampolines for the children to use, as well as fully qualified coaches who will train the children in exciting, fun-filled lessons. Within each of the four sessions, Year 4 will alternate between springing on the trampolines and swinging on the tennis courts as they continue to develop their skills prior to the mini Wimbledon tournament by using the centre’sexcellent facilities.


Woodford Halse Cross Country – March 2017

On Wednesday 15th March over 60 children from Years 3-6 competed in the annual Cross Country Event at Woodford Halse. The mile long course sends our children uphill, through a stream and sees them compete against up to 160 other children in a race.

Our children were fantastic showed huge resilience and did us proud!

Here are the results!

Year 3 & 4 Boys Champions

Year 3 & 4 Girls Champions

Year 5 & 6 Girls Champions

Year 5 & 6 Boys Runners Up


Orienteering – February 2017

On Tuesday the 28th of February, the children in Year Five embarked upon an exciting expedition to Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre in Daventry. Within this rural setting, the children honed their navigational skills by participating in an orienteering session over challenging terrain. Our intrepid explorers worked in small teams using a map to navigate quickly from point to point across diverse territory in order to collect a range of clues. The pupils displayed fantastic group cooperation and perseverance throughout the day – well done, Year Five


Gymnastics Event- February 2017

Our Year 3 & 4 team qualify for regional finals!

Years 1/2 & Years 3/4 team compete in the South Northants Gymnastics Competition.

Two teams of our children (Year 1/2 & Year 3/4) took part in a Gymnastics event at Danes Camp Leisure Centre in a regional event.

There were three rounds of Floor, Body Management & Vault.

Mrs Coulman, a parent and qualified Gymnastics coach led our coached our children for the event.

Our children all represented the school brilliantly and our Years 3 & 4 team will now progress to the next round after finishing 2nd out of 16 teams.

Well done children!

Year 6 Sky Diving – January 2017

On Tuesday, Year 6 went on a once in a lifetime opportunity to the indoor skydiving at ‘iFly’ in Milton Keynes. Throughout this exhilarating day, the children had to show values such as teamwork, determination, courage and resilience. To ‘skydive’ pupils had to step into a powerful wind tunnel and were then blown into the air by the forceful and powerful wind pressure. Every ‘flight’ was assisted by an expert instructor, and the children had 2 of these amazing ‘flights’. After lunch, some groups took part in a creative workshop where they had to build an extraordinary wind powered vehicle and test it against the wind.

The day was funded by our Sports Premium Allocation and was designed to encourage our children to take risks, have fun and approach new challenges with confidence and conviction: the exact skills that will stand them in good stead for their studies in the reminder of Year 6 and throughout secondary school.

Year 4 Working with the Saints – supported by the Sports Premium.

Year 4 have been given the fantastic opportunity of attending the Saints Study Centre.  Whilst there, the children will take part in a range of games, including team building, skills and tactics, and competitions.  Following that, a tour of the stadium, including a lesson on the history of the Saints and the opportunity of running out of the tunnel onto the pitch.  A tag rugby game, skills and drills and kick at the posts is the third session of the day.  To finish, the children will take part in an ICT session, where they will make name badges using the computers.



Scrolling down further, shows more examples of our school’s sporting outcomes.


Girls Football District Finals – November 2016

The Year 5/6 girls football team finished 3rd in the district finals, competing against 20 other schools! Amazing well done Girls!



Rugby Cluster event -October 2016 Champions!

Congratulations to the Year Five and Six Cluster Champions tag rugby team. They won the cluster tournament – unbeaten! Amazing! Now we go on to the district finals! Good luck boys and girls!



Northampton Town Football Club are working with Year 5 – September 2016

This term Year Five will be working in partnership with Northampton Town Football Club. Throughout the term, the children will enjoy sport specific coaching with the highly qualified NTFC coaching staff, where they will learn the importance of sport and exercise and why this needs to be balanced with a healthy lifestyle. The programme will culminate with an opportunity to visit the county’s leading professional football club, and participate in a tour of the whole ground, with access to all areas. In addition to this there will be free match tickets available and therefore children can experience the exciting atmosphere during a live sporting event!


Our ‘Sports Crew’ have launched a physical activity club – September 2016

Our fantastic ‘Sports Crew’ planned and launched their lunchtime physical activity club, to the whole school during Tuesday’s assembly. The group are very excited about their role following their leadership training. From Monday, 26th September, this group of 8 will base themselves in the family playground. Each day from 12.30 to 1.00pm, the ‘Sports Crew’ will be available to support and lead the younger children with sporting activities, which promote both fun and fitness.



County Netball Champions 2016

A huge congratulations to our Netballers and Mrs Armstrong (our super netball coach) who became County Champions yesterday! Congratulations!




Cricket Competition June 2016

Well done to the Year Six cricket team! They finished 2nd after reaching the cluster tournament finals. How!zat



Gymnastics Event May 2016

We entered three teams to this gymnastics event, a Year 1& 2 team, a Year 3 & 4 team and a Year 5 & 6 team. All of our pupils represented the school superbly, with our Year 1 and 2 team winning the event and going through to the district finals!

gym 1


gym 2

Hockey Cluster Event May 2016

We took two teams to the hockey event and both teams did really well. One of our teams got to the final (but  lost 3-2 – still superb!), whilst the other won their competition outright. Brilliant! Well done, children!




Cross Country Cluster Event April 2016

Our Year 5/6 Team are Champions!

cross country

Our Year 3/4 team – Runners Up!

cross country 2


Netball qualify from Regional finals to reach County Finals – March 2016

Following on from our success at the Cluster School’s Netball Competition, one of our winning teams was selected to go forward to represent the Cluster in the Level 2 competition which was held at Magdalen College, Brackley on Tuesday 22nd March. The children approached each game in a determined and confident manner, representing the school impeccably during the event which resulted in them finishing as overall runners up. This means that the team will now go forward to represent South Northants and Daventry at the annual Sainsbury’s Summer Games that will take place on Thursday 7th July at Moulton College. A great achievement!

Netball Cluster Champions March 2016

Congratulations to both our Netball teams – who are Cluster Schools’ Champions after both teams won every game. Well done, children!

There is little time to celebrate, however, as they are through to the next stage – The District Finals!


County Hotshots Basketball Champions – March 2016

A massive congratulations to our Hotshots Basketball team who were crowned County Champions at the weekend. Well played, children!



Archery March 2016

Year 5 competed for the first time in a schools archery event. After all our children took part in a series of archery sessions, a small team of Year 5 children took part in a 22-school event. We were 2nd in this event, which was excellent. More importantly, it was lots and lots of fun! Here are some pics!





Preston Hedge’s is passionate about Sport and committed to giving its pupils the best opportunities and experiences as part of our curriculum.

We are also keen for our children to be involved in competitive sport and are proud to be the winners of a variety of sporting events, including winning the annual ‘Cluster Olympics’ for five years between 2009-2014.
Our vision for physical education at Preston Hedges is to ensure that all children leave physically literate, with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


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