Sport is an integral part of life at Arnold Lodge School. We encourage a life-long passion for physical activity by giving pupils the opportunity to try a variety of individual and team games.
To us, sport is about much more than just physical activity. It helps children to learn about themselves, especially under pressure, and how to work effectively as a team, leader or opponent.
Sport develops mental, as well as physical, fitness, self-confidence, perseverance and resilience.
It can also be a great way to clear and refocus the mind, with children getting back to the classroom able to work harder and smarter, or even with a different perspective.
Reception to Year 2
It is important for children to become involved in physical activity and sport from the earliest age. There is a strong focus on enjoyment and the development of motor skills.
Sessions include multi-skills, gymnastics, dance, football, hockey, cricket and tennis. All children also participate in swimming lessons.
Years 3 to 6
From Year 3, children have three and a half hours of PE and games sessions each week. They have the use of the outstanding facilities at the University of Warwick including AstroTurf and 3G pitches, full size athletics track, climbing wall, sports halls, and a 25-metre swimming pool.
We also make regular use of the excellent local facilities including Leamington Cricket Club, Leamington Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, The Warwickshire and Newbold Comyn. Pupils receive expert teaching from specialist coaches and are selected for teams from Year 3.
The main team games are football, hockey, netball and rounders, and teams are also entered for tennis, athletics, cross-country running, rowing and swimming competitions.
At Arnold Lodge School, we offer pupils the chance to become Wellbeing Ambassadors in Years 5 and 6. Working alongside Central Warwickshire School Sports Partnership, pupils are selected to join the Ambassador programme to help encourage children to be active, healthy and to understand what wellbeing is, as well as being representatives for the school at regional events.
The role of the Wellbeing Ambassadors includes:
- To develop an understanding of what well-being is.
- To help develop ways in your school to support the well-being of other students.
- To inspire other young people in your school to be active and healthy.
- To run activities in your school to support well-being.
- To support at area events as sports leaders, coaches, officials and mentors.
- To help develop content whether this be online or face to face for School Games Virtual and non-Virtual competitions.
- To help promote the School Games and other initiatives to help with the well-being of young people in schools.
Junior School Sports Sessions
|Monday||Reception, Years 1, 2, 5 & 6|
|Wednesday||Years 1 & 2|
|Thursday||Years 3 & 4|
|Friday||Years 3, 4, 5 & 6|