PE and school sports are a focal point that can be used to define our school’s culture and they are paramount in developing and reinforcing our school’s ethos-instilling our pupils with MAGIC Habits! Our pupils are engaged in a rich, broad and balanced curriculum and a wide range of extracurricular PE and sports programme which provides them with ample opportunities to challenge themselves within the school and against their peers in other primary schools.
As from the start of 2017/18 academic year, our school was awarded The Gold Sports Mark, gold being the highest accolade for primary schools.
This is an acknowledgment and celebration of our PE and sports provision. Below are highlights of what our pupils have recently achieved.
Year 3/4 Cycle Training – January 2020
Newham Council & Keir Hardie Primary School want to promote cycling as a healthy and pleasurable mode of transport but recognises the dangers young people can face if they are not competent cyclists. To combat these challenges, we have organised cycle training for our KS2 pupils to allow them to become more cycle confident and encourage sustainable transport to and from school.
Sports Leaders – January 2020
Autumn Term 2019
Cricket – April 2019
In April, our year 2s took part in a cricket festival and narrowly missed out on the regional finals as they finished in 2nd place. With the Cricket World Cup looming, the children were super excited with their performance and what they could achieve in the future.
Athletics – April 2019
Basketball – March 2019
We took two teams to a basketball competition held at the amazing UEL SportsDock. Keir Hardie managed to grab 2nd place losing in a
close final. What a wonderful achievement all around considering the amazing talent on show.
Sports Hall Athletics – January 2019
Our KS2 pupils did a wonderful job reaching the Newham finals of the Sports Hall Athletics competition, which brought together the most gifted and talented children in Newham.
KS1 Athletics – December 2018
A group of more able pupils took part in a very competitive KS1 athletics competition. For this cohort, it was their first competitive event. They did themselves and the school extremely proud, bringing home the 1st place trophy and a lovely set medals around their necks.
Dodgeball – November 2018
A selection of pupils from years 3 & 4 went to Rokeby School and took part in a 16 team dodgeball competion for lower KS2 pupils. Keir Hardie ending up winning ALL of their games and went home the overall winners.
Table Tennis – October 2018
Children in years 5 & 6 went to Rokeby School and took part in the Cumberland SSP Table Tennis competition. The children really enjoyed their experience and have now developed an ongoing passion for Table Tennis.
Cross Country Relay – September 2018
At the start of the academic year, our pupils entered a cross country competition hosted by the Cumberland Sports Partnership at West Ham Park. Two of our amazing pupils came 1st place, with another coming 2nd. Wonderful achievement all around!
Sports Week 2018
To celebrate Keir Hardie School Sports Week, we’ve had a host of amazing activities running in and out of the school. As a brief summary, our upper KS2 children experienced paddling and sailing at the Royal Docks Adventure site, Y3, 4 &5 went to the Olympic Park and completed the Go Run For Fun Mile, and all our children KS1 pupils became better skippers, as well as experiencing rowing in school through our own rowing machines which we hired for the entire week!
Sports Day – July 2018
Sprints, relays, throws, jumps and archery – we truly had it all in what would turn out to be a very eventful and unforgettable Sports Day. Citrine House (Yellow) were the eventual champions and we had new sprint champions for both the parent and staff races.
EYFS Sports Day – July 2018
Another wonderful occasion where families, staff and pupils celebrated sports together!
The pupils represented their Houses and the families represented their children, culminating in a joyous experience all round. Thank you to all EYFS pupils, their families and staff members associated with EYFS.
Skipping Workshops – July 2018
During School Sports Week, skipping professionals came in to deliver skipping workshops for children from year 1 through to year 4. The workshops were highly successful, with many children learning how to skip for the first time.
QuadKids Athletics – May 2018
A group of pupils from Years 5 & 6 went to Newham Leisure Centre to participate at the Cumberland SSP QuadKids Athletics competition. The event consisted of 4 events, where each child had the opportunity to record their best attempts. All of the pupils’ scores were then combined to determine the winning team. One of our two teams came in 4th place. Congratulations to all involved.
Panathlon – June 2018
Our SEND pupils throughout the key stages had the opportunity to take part in competitive sports and games run by Panathlon and Cumberland SSP. Unfortunately they did not qualify to the London finals like last year, but our children really enjoyed the experience.
Orienteering – June 2018
Pupils in lower and upper key stage 2 went to the Olympic Park in Stratford and competed in an orienteering competition against numerous schools in Newham. With what was a first for many, it was an excellent achievement for our children to come home with a medal as the school with the 3rd fastest time.
Netball London Live – June 2018
Rarely do we have competitions on the weekends, but our lucky Y5&6 netball team were chosen to take part in a competition at the Copper Box Arena as a warm up to a televised netball match featuring some of the best netball players in the world.
Athletics – May 2018
Our talented Y2 pupils went to Vicarage Primary School who hosted the KS1 Athletics competition. Children competed in sprints, long distance runs as well as jumping and throwing events. Unfortunately our pupils did not medal, but hopefully they will use this as motivation and as a stepping stone for future success.
Gymnastics – May 2018
What an achievement, as both our Y3&4 and Y5&6 gymnastic squads finished in third place within their age categories, whilst one of our Y4 girls, came second in the individual events. We are expecting big things in the future from our gymnastic squads!
Cricket – May 2018
It is wonderful how children in years 4 and 5 have taken to cricket! We look forward to further continuing upon the enthusiasm displayed by our cricketers who have shown courage and resilience despite coming across historically good primary school teams at the recent Newham Cricket competition.
KS1 Multiskills Day – March 2018
Basketball – March 2018
Cheerleading Showcase at Excel March 2018
On Friday 23rd March our Keir Hardie Tornadoes went to the termly Cheerleading Showcase at the ExCel London. We are very proud of them as they came back with GOLD!!!
Sportshall Athletics – January 2018
What an amazing start to the new term and calendar year as pupils from KS2 competed in an indoor athletics competition in which they qualified for the Newham finals. Congratulations all round and good luck for all those competing in the finals.
Handball Competition – November 2017
For what was for many, a first experience playing in a competitive handball competition; Keir Hardie done extremely well to reach the finals and to only lose by a one goal margin. Great effort all round and we hope our talented UKS2 pupils keep piling up the medals.
New Age Kurling – November 2017
Our amazing pupils performed superbly at a recent Cumberland SSP Competiton held at Cumberland Secondary School. Keir Hardie ended the competition finish in 2nd place. Congratulations to all involved.
Ice Skating – November 2017
Our lucky year 5s were fortunate enough to experience the wonderful outdoor ice rink at Somerset House. With this being a first time experience on the ice for many of the children, we are sure it will live long in their memories.
Table Tennis – October 2017
Children from years 5 & 6 competed at the Cumberland SSP Table Tennis event delivered with the support of Rokeby Secondary School Sports Leaders. Keir Hardie done really well in a competitive field to finish in 3rd place. Well done to all those involved!
Cross Country – September 2017
A total of 40 pupils from across 4 year groups competed at the Cross Country competition delivered by Cumberland School at West Ham Park. The highlight performance was from young Hasnan in year 4 who finished 2nd in his category! Congratulations to our wonderful runners who worked really hard.