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PE and Sports at Red Oak Primary School

Gold award

Throughout the year, we offer our children many different after school clubs, such as; football, tag rugby, gymnastics, athletics and cross country, bench ball, multi-skills, basketball and dancing. We change our sports clubs every half term, to give children more opportunities to try out different sports.


We are a very competitive school and our school sports motto is ‘Believe to Achieve’. We have this motto printed on our team kits and the motto is also displayed around our school. We train hard, try hard and we never give up. Our sports teams compete in the local Lowestoft and Beccles Schools Sports Partnership competitions and we also have regular competitions against our neighbour school, Meadow Primary School.

Achievements in 2014-2015

Last year our Year 4 football team won the Active Learning Trust Cup and our Key Stage 2 tug of war team came second in the Lowestoft and Beccles championships.

Active Learning Trust Tournaments

Our school is sponsored by the Active Learning Trust (ALT). The trust is made up of 5 schools in our area, Grove Primary School, Westwood Primary School, Reydon Primary School, Pakefield Primary School and Red Oak Primary School. The five schools compete against each other in many different academy tournaments. The ALT tournaments are organised by the PE and Sports Department at Red Oak Primary School. The department is led by Mr J Lee (Red Oak PE and Sports Coordinator) and he is supported by Mr G Barnden (Red Oak PE and Sports Instructor) and Mrs D Marsden (Sports Event First Aider, Adjudicator and Assistant).

Active Learning Trust Tournament Dates for 2015-2016

KS1 Football (inside) 16/10/15
Y3 Football ALT Cup (Outside, but inside if it's too dark or wet) 27/11/15
Y4 Football ALT Cup 5/2/15
Y5 Football ALT Cup 4/3/15
Y6 Football ALT Cup 20/5/15
Y5/6 Basketball ALT Cup 13/11/15
ALT Athletics and Relay Championships (Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6): 1/7/15

The Golden Mile

We run a lunchtime club called ‘The Golden Mile’. The Golden Mile is a national scheme set up by the Premier Sports Organisation. The club encourages children to participate in lunchtime running events, where they collect points for their class. Each week the class with the most participants is awarded the Golden Mile Cup. The Golden Mile encourages children to become more active and it allows us to monitor the fitness of children within our school. We use the Golden Mile to collect data to show how our children are improving in their fitness. The Golden Mile is also led by our Year 6 student sports leaders. The Sports leaders organise the club and collect the data for the school database.

The Golden Mile

Ipswich Town FC Partnership School

We are proud to be associated with our local Suffolk professional football team; Ipswich Town FC. In 2015 we took some of our children on an amazing school trip to watch Ipswich Town play against Brentford FC. The children had a great time and wrote fantastic match day reports for the junior Ipswich Town FC website.


School Houses

We have four sports houses at our school. All of our houses are named after British gold medallist Olympians. Every child in our school (from nursery up to Year 6) is placed in a sports house and the houses compete against one another every year to try and win the house cups at our annual sports day events. Our sports days are very competitive, with lots of gold, bronze and silver medals awarded to winning individuals. Our house cups are displayed in our trophy cabinet and each trophy is decorated with the winning house’s colours. Below is a list of our sports houses:

Seb Coe House (Red)
Kelly Holmes House (Blue)
Jessica Ennis House (Green)
Daley Thompson House (Yellow)

The Great School Run

Last year we held our first ever Great School Run. The Great School Run was a sponsored fun run, where children, parents and toddlers ran around our school grounds to raise money for our school funds and the East Anglia Children Hospices charity. The fun run was a great success and we managed to raise £1600 for our two causes. We were honoured to be visited by Team England athlete Glen Watts, who presented our children with their medals during Olympic style ceremonies. We were also joined by Woody Bear, who presented children with effort awards and free tickets for Pleasurewood Hills. The Lowestoft Journal newspaper came to our school and wrote a double page about our Great School Run event. We will be holding this for many years to come.

England Athletice

The Big Pedal 2016

The Big Pedal 2014

The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the 2016 challenge will run from 18 to 29 April and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. A school’s best five days will determine their final position, but they can log journeys on all ten days if they wish.

For schools unable to take part in the main challenge we also have a one-day version, which can include cycling and scooting activities in the school day as well as on the journey to school.

To celebrate the finale of the challenge there is also the option to join our superhero fundraising day.

All schools will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards including bike and scooter stunt shows, equipment and storage if over 15% of your school cycle or scoot on each day of the challenge. Prize details will be announced on The Big Pedal website.





If you have any questions about sports, clubs or tournaments at Red Oak Primary School, please see Mr Lee (Red Oak PE and Sports Coordinator) or Mr Barnden (PE and Sports Instructor).