Welcome to our

Virtual Sports Day 2020



Sports Day is one of the great events in our school calendar and we couldn't let a little thing like a global pandemic stop us celebrating together. 

However, we do have to be safe and responsible, so this year we are going online!


For every activity that you photograph/video yourself doing (and send to your Google classroom) you will awarded 5 points for your house.  Please make sure you let your teacher know if we can use your photos or videos in a film we will put together to celebrate this event.


Results form



There will be certificates for participation - the more activities you send in the more points you will get for your house and the higher award you will receive.  But, as a national supermarket says, every little helps, so even if you are only able to send in one activity, it is still worth taking part.


House colours

  • Emerald = green
  • Ruby = red
  • Topaz = yellow
  • Sapphire = blue 

If you can wear something that's your house colour whilst completing your challenges next week great. 

If not, please don't worry, it's the taking part that counts.

The Challenges

Challenge 1 – The Jump

Reception: Speed Bounce

Year 1 and 2: Standing Long Jump

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6: Standing Triple Jump

Challenge 2 – Sock Throw

Reception: Throw socks into a basket from a 1 metre distance

Year 1 and 2: Throw socks into a basket from a 2 metre distance

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6: Throw socks into a basket from a 3 metre distance

Challenge 3 – Shuttle Run

Reception: Shuttle Sprint a 5 metre distance

Year 1 and 2: Shuttle Sprint a 5 metre distance

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6: Shuttle Sprint a 5 metre distance

Challenge 4 – Sock and Spoon race

Reception: 5 metre Sock and spoon shuttle (walk, jog or run)

Year 1 and 2: 5 metre Sock and spoon shuttle (walk, jog or run)

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6: 5 metre Sock and spoon shuttle (walk, jog or run)

Challenge 5 – Balance

Reception: 1 leg balance

Year 1 and 2: 1 leg balance with lean forward

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6: Plank hold

We hope you have fun with our challenges and enjoy taking part with those in your household.


Please remember that pupils can get house points by sending in a photo (or video) of them doing a challenge.  The more challenges you show us you have tried; the more house points you will get. 


Certificates will be sent via your Google classroom.  There will be 3 levels of participation


Good luck everyone!


 Physical Education at Grove Wood Primary School


At Grove Wood we endeavour to make the first experiences that our children have of PE and sport as beneficial and positive as possible.  We  provide our pupils with two hours of quality PE teaching each week, and offer a large variety of before, during and after-school clubs and activities to enrich their education and cater for the individual needs of all of our pupils.  We monitor attendance to all clubs and encourage children to try out new sports and activities in their time at our school.  We also participate fully in the national School Games initiative, which was set up as part of the London 2012 legacy and provides opportunities for pupils that wish to compete at a school, district or regional level.  We keep records of pupil's participation in competitions, encouraging participation and enjoyment, as well as celebrating and encouraging sporting success.


Our Vision

Grove Wood Primary believes that physical education is an essential part of a child’s educational development. Grove Wood aims to develop a balanced program offering a variety of activities to enhance skills in becoming physically literate. Positive participation in physical education will enable children to build, self-esteem, team work and positive attitudes in P.E.

We aim to: -

  • Develop confidence, skills and knowledge
  • Pursuit for excellence
  • Be Proud of achievements
  • Promote fair play and respect
  • Educate children to improve health and well-being
  • Provide quality opportunities for children outside of school time.


The School Sport Premium

Grove Wood Primary School is using part of the newly acquired Sport Premium funding to subscribe to support from the Castle Point and Rochford School Sports Partnership based at The Deanes School.  This includes allowing our staff and students to benefit from additional festivals and sports competitions, selected students will participate in sports leadership training and access to a Top Up Swimming programme for those targeted. 
Staff will benefit from a range of CPD and training opportunities, including access to over 20 PE and sports courses and staff inset opportunities in school.   This is especially important to ensure the funding has a lasting impact on up-skilling our teachers in our schools.
We also benefit from input of an Area Co-ordinator who will work closely with our staff to address our development needs in PE and School Sport and provide further sports opportunities for students in our locality.
More details about how Grove Wood Primary School maximises the School Sport Premium budget can be located in the following documents:

The Sport Premium Funding is being used strategcally to have a positive impact on all children across the school. Some of the key successes can be seen in the documents below:





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