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Fernhurst

Primary School

Our Sports

Sport is an important part of our curriculum and learning at Fernhurst Primary School.

All our year groups receive regular PE lessons throughout the week and these are taught both by the class teachers, our school PE Leader; Miss Ramsey, and by an external coaching company, Aspire.  We are lucky enough to have excellent facilities on site including a running track, football pitch, hard netball court and another hard court for other sports such as basketball and hockey.

Throughout the academic year, we teach a wide range of sports to differing age groups and abilities, these include but are not limited to:

  • Dance
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Rounders
  • Orienteering
  • Hockey
  • Tag Rugby
  • Tennis

During the Autumn Term in Years 3&4, the children get to take part in off site swimming lessons at our local leisure centre, The Herons.

During the Summer Term in Year 6, children take part in Bikeability, a cycling road safety awareness course run by qualified instructors from West Sussex County Council .  Year 6 also get a taster of more unusual, water based sports whilst on their week long residential in the summer.  These include: 

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Raft building and racing

In addition to our in-class learning, we also offer many sport-based, extra-curricular clubs.  These vary each term but in the past have included:

  • Netball
  • Football
  • Running
  • Dodgeball
  • Cricket
  • Multi sports

As a Rother Valley school we also take part in competitive sporting fixtures within the Rother Valley League and to date we have been very successful, winning Football Tournaments and Netball Leagues.