'By far the best school that I have ever had the pleasure to work in. I've coached in many schools since 2005 and I've never been as comfortable with the staff, children and general environment as I am at Earls Colne.'
Lloyd, Colchester United Football Club
The Daily Mile
Each Monday lunctime, children in KS1 & KS2 can take part in a 1 mile run, or walk over a 15 minute session. Have a look at some of the pictures below that have been taken to showcase the fun the children have.
Children keep a tally of the number of times they participate in the daily mile on a log in their classrooms.
The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of our children in a non competitive environment.
Sport, exercise and the health of our children are an essential part of fulfilling our vision statement: Inspiring all Children to Create and Acieve. All children take part in two lessons of high quality PE each week, one session taking place indoors and the other outside. We believe that all children should experience a wide rage of sports, including netball, volleyball and badminton as well as activities such as orienteering, swimming (in our very own outdoor pool) and in the upper phase the opportunity to take part in the Bikeability programme to become safe cyclists. Details of our sports programme can be found on the curriculum maps located in the Our Curriculum section of the website. The majority of PE lessons are taught by school staff but professional coaches, such as the Colchester United Community Coaching Team, are also used to lead lessons.
All children, whatever their abilities, take part in PE lessons with, where necessary, activities being adapted to allow them equal opportunity of participation.
At the end of the summer term all the children take part in either KS1 or KS2 Sports Day and have a wonderful time cheered on enthusiastically by their parents. Cream teas and other refreshments are provided by the Friends and prove extremely popular.
In March, 44 children from Y3-6 took part in a cross country competition at Ramsey. Throughout all eight races the team showed fantastic sportsmanship, cheering on all of the competitors. As always, our team tried their hardest and did amazingly well with many children qualifying for the next round of the competition.
Earls Colne Primary School & Nursery
Tel: 01787 222205
Fax: 01787 222010