We are extremely proud to have achieved the GOLD standard Kite Mark award for our PE provision for the FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW - Congratulations to all. Mrs Cribb, Mrs Aylett, Miss Lane and Steve from South Coast Sports are continuing to work hard in 2018-19 to aim for Platinum Standard, which will be a fantastic achievement
The School Games Mark is an awards scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school. Ofsted use the Mark award as part of their inspection framework and schools can use it as a development tool.
Steve, our PE teacher, and his colleagues from South Coast Sports (SCS), teach excellent lessons across the school and we participate in a variety of competitive and friendly fixtures/events each term.
We aim for every child in Years 1-6 to take part in at least one physical activity club each week. Our wide range of extremely popular sports and physical activity clubs this term includes Netball, Street Dance, Fencing, Tag Rugby, Infant & Junior Football, Stoolball, Ball Games, Multi Sports, "Go Wild", Wacky Races (selected pupils) and Kinball (selected pupils), plus Cross Country & Hockey Clubs which run before school. Click here to view our full list of After-School & Morning Clubs
We actively encourage pupils to write match reports, as well as sharing their achievements from sports/physical activities they are involved in outside school. A selection of these can be found below and on the PE noticeboard in school throughout the year.
We have signed up to Mid Sussex Active (MSA) this year to improve the range of sports opportunities open to the children and to ensure they have access to a greater range of competitions throughout the year.
JANUARY 16TH: Mid Sussex Area Cross Country Finals, East Grinstead - Jaimeson, Harriet & Joshua (Y6) and Finn & Connor (Y5) all qualified in October. They will be representing Handcross against tough competition.
(the top 15 boys and top 15 girls then proceed to County Finals on March 28th)
Dates TBC: Netball Friendlies against Twineham, Balcombe, St Augustines and Handcross Park
PLUS ... Basketball, QuickSticks Hockey, Tag Rugby, Netball, Dance and Gym fixtures/festivals through MSA
Many thanks to Mrs Cribb and Miss Young who accompanied our excited & eager Y2's to this fantastic afternoon session!
Natalie, Abigail, Jessica, Finnley, Kairo, Zach H, Zachary, Rowan, Elizabeth, Kornnel, Niamh and Teddy took part in a carousel of activities alongside pupils from several other schools. Mrs Cribb commented on our pupils' excellent behaviour and says "It was wonderful to see how able our children were in their throwing & catching and ball control. We all had a great time!"
Additional thank you's to all the parents who helped with transport to/from Haywards Heath, and to the Oathall Sports Leaders for running the activities.
*** Photo to follow ***
Despite extremely cold weather and fading light by the end, both our teams demonstrated their passion and commitment to netball in an afternoon of netball firsts ... our first fixture of the year, many Handcross Primary pupils taking part in their first ever matches having only started netball in September, plus it was the first time Handcross Park had organised this event.
Y3/4 team: Leo H (C), Finnley, Eddie, Florence K, Avni, Erykah, Isla Ja. and Amy - 4 matches against Gossops Green, Handcross Park A and Handcross Park B
Y5/6 team: Isobel (C), Sara, Mia, Harriet, Katie, Jaimeson, William H and Archie McC - 5 matches against Langley Green, Harlands A, Harlands B, Gossops Green and Handcross Park.
Mrs Aylett and Mrs Greany received some lovely comments throughout the afternoon and had amazing support from parents, grandparents & siblings. Thank you to Handcross Park and all the participating schools.
*** Pupil write up and photo to follow ***
10 extremely excited and enthusiastic girls from Years 4,5,&6 took part in this high energy afternoon of Funky Aerobics, Zumba, Dance and Yoga at The Triangle - in total there were 360 girls from 26 different schools across Mid Sussex!!
Thank you to parents, grandparents and Mrs Aylett who all helped with transport - It was the first time Handcross had taken part in this event, but we'd all love to go to similar events in the future!
*** Write up & photos by Katherine, Leila & Georgia T to follow ***
Our team of 5 girls and 5 boys took part in this much anticipated and well attended event. Congratulations to all 10 runners. Of particular note are Finn (Y5), Harriet (Y6) & Jaimeson (Y6) who have all progressed through to the Mid Sussex Area finals on January 16th, and Erykah & Cole who finished in their respective Top 15 - unfortunately as they are currently in Y4 neither are eligible to compete in the Area Final this year, but show exceptional potential for next year's event.
We would like to thank all the parents and grandparents who helped with transport and for their wonderful support & encouragement.
Harriet and Jaimeson have written the following report:
Last year Gymnasts, Swimmers and Horse Riders featured in our Hall of Fame, telling us more about their out of school sporty interests and celebrating some of their achievements.
If you or a group of like minded active friends would like to feature in the Hall of Fame on the website and PE noticeboard, please talk to Mrs Aylett or Mrs Cribb.
Keep staying Safe, Happy and Aiming High!