Sport

Deansfield provides a range of sports and clubs throughout the year for Keystage 1 and Keystage 2. Children are encouraged to be active and participate in activities inside school at lunchtimes and after school clubs and outside school through club links. The Sports Premium funding has enabled us to extend our provision.
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Children in Years 3 and 4 have swimming lessons weekly at Eltham Pools.

Sports fixtures are arranged to encourage children's involvement in team competition. The school enters teams for inter-school tournaments, festivals and leagues in soccer, rugby, cricket and basketball. These event introduce children to competition at a higher level where they are competing and testing their skills against talented sportsmen. Strong sporting links are also made with local secondary schools.

Sport and physical activity is used to encourage children's leadership, individual initiative, social skills and team building skills. The sports programs go some way to promoting this but in addition children are encouraged to participate in outdoor adventure.

Year 5 spend a week in Swanage at the Townsend Residential Study Centre. Year 6 spend a week at Ty Birth Centre in Wales. These activity weeks are designed to develop children's independence and team building skills as well as to broaden their experiences.

The school has a register of outside school sports clubs in the office and makes every effort to make links with sports clubs and provide information for parents who would like their child to join a sports club to further develop their enjoyment and skills.