Sport at Poplar
PE & Sport at Poplar Primary School Physical Education and development is a key aspect of our ethos at Poplar Primary School. We provide a broad range of curricular and extra-curricular activities for pupils to enjoy; either as individuals, pairs or in groups. Children are given opportunities to enjoy keeping fit and healthy, advancing their skills, competing at their level and developing their coaching skills to work with other children. They are encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to understand how this affects their health and fitness.
Competition is a key part of P.E. at Poplar and we are always keen to engage in competition at ‘Intra-’ (within our school) or ‘Inter-’ (alongside other schools) level. This means that children can challenge themselves at their level during every lesson, club or competition they attend. We also believe that competition must be approached with a healthy outlook and therefore we encourage and promote good sportsmanship, fairness and respect across all aspects of our P.E. Through our partnership with MSSP we also engage in and promote the REF-SPECT campaign within our PE lessons and Intra competitions. For more information about REF-SPECT please follow this link: REF-SPECT
At Poplar, we are always keen to try new sports through lessons, clubs and workshops. Over the last few years we have introduced a range of new sports; including Fencing, Boccia, Zumba, Choi, Bowls, Tri Golf and Ultimate Frisbee. This year we have also enjoyed our first taste of Yoga and Ballet through taster day and after school clubs.
Our school offers a wide variety of sports clubs including (but not limited to) tag rugby, (girls and boys) football, hockey, athletics, netball, rounders, dance and cricket. They are led by members of staff and/or specialist coaches, and are available for different age groups before school, during lunchtime and after school.
At Poplar we strongly believe that in order to deliver a high standard of PE, it is fundamental that we build staff expertise and confidence; as well as forging strong links with a range of local sports providers. Over the past few years we have built and maintained links with Old Rutlishians Rugby and Cricket club, Suburban Hockey Club, Cranleigh Lawn Tennis Club, John Innes Lawn Bowls association, Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative and Dean Jeeves (PGA Professional). This year we look forward to working with Wimbledon Hockey Club.