Sports

PE and Swimming

At Barkway First School all children go swimming from Reception to Year 4. Being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill. Swimming is lots of fun for people of all ages and children especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves. But it is not just fun, swimming also provides loads of health benefits which can help to keep your children healthy and happy at the same time. Swimming provides challenges and rewards accomplishments, which helps children to become self-confident and believe in their abilities, all lessons are carried out with fully trained professionals at Royston Leisure Centre.

We have just been awarded the Schools Gold Award.

Autumn and Winter Sport

Throughout the year the activities are always weather dependant but we try in the Autumn term to cover Tag Rugby, Football and Quicksticks Hockey. Throughout the year we participate in the School Sports Partnership events and take part in the Tag Rugby , Rounders, Cross Country, Tennis and Football Festivals against other schools. We also arrange specialist events such as BMX Cycling and Street Dance. After school clubs are a regular feature.

Spring and Summer Sport

Following through to the Spring term activities are more indoors based and include gymnastics, multi-skills and dance as well as cross country when the weather allows We always prepare for our annual Maypole Day and traditional dance forms a strong part of our curriculum. In the Summer term we move on to Tennis, Cricket, Rounders and Athletics, culminating in our school sports day at the end of the term.

CLUBS

There are a variety of clubs for the children to join throughout the year.

Clubs Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Tuesday
(after school)
Gymnastics
(Barkway hall)
Gymnastics            (Barkway hall) Gymnastics
(Barkway hall)
Gymnastics
(Barkway hall)
Gymnastics
(Barkway hall)
Gymnastics
(Barkway hall)
Wednesday
(after school)
Multi Sports
(Barley Field)
Multi Sports
(Barley Hall)
Multi Sports
(Barley Hall)
Multi Sports
(Barley Hall)
Multi-Sports
(Barley field)
Athletics
(Barley field)
Thursday
(after school)
Art Club (Barkway School) Art Club (Barkway School) Art Club (Barkway School) Art Club (Barkway School) Art Club (Barkway School) Art Club (Barkway School)