Sport & PE at Derwent Lodge

The Derwent Lodge PE Department aims to provide a quality Physical Education programme in a happy, stimulating and secure environment. Opportunities are offered that promote a positive attitude towards participation in sport.
Activities ensure that pupils have the chance to develop a full range of basic movement skills, whilst increasing their knowledge and understanding of the importance of physical activity. Sport has a high profile at Derwent Lodge and the girls enthusiastically participate in lessons, clubs, team practices and matches. There is a real sense of community with a healthy emphasis on respect for one and all.

Michaelmas and Lent Terms Sports Programme

In the Michaelmas term, the emphasis in Games lessons is on hockey and cross-country. In their PE lessons, the girls participate in gymnastics, tag rugby, football and basketball. Years Three and Four have a lesson of swimming every week throughout the year, and Years Five and Six swim for half of each term. Hockey fixtures are played by Years Five and Six in the Michaelmas term. There is also a mixed senior hockey club offered after school in the first half of the Michaelmas term. 
Netball is taught in both winter terms, and is the major sport for the Lent term, although some fixtures take place in the Michaelmas term. Cross-country matches are spread over both terms. In their PE lesson in the Lent term, Years Three and Four participate in kwik-cricket and athletics skills. Years Five and Six participate in dance and sports-acrobatics.
Interhouse hockey tournaments take place in December (for Year Four and above); cross-country in January, and swimming and netball in March.
Netball team practices take place on a weekly basis throughout the two terms.  Swimming clubs take place on a weekly basis after school for anyone who wishes to improve their swimming, and additionally, there is a senior swimming squad from September to March for selected swimmers.

Summer Term Sports Programme

The major activities taught in the summer term are rounders, athletics and kwik-cricket. Swimming continues on a weekly basis for Years Three and Four, and the senior girls have lessons for half a term. Sports Day is the main Inter-house competition of the term and every girl chooses at least two events to take part in. There is also Inter-house rounders at the end of term. Athletics and rounders clubs also take place during lunchtime and after school.

  Mich 1 Mich 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Y3 PE Tag Rugby Gymnastics
Individual Performance
Kwik Cricket Athletic Skills/
Rounders Skills
Athletics Athletics/Kwik Cricket
Games Netball Netball Rounders
Y4 PE Football Gymnastics
Pairs (Small Apparatus)
Kwik Cricket Athletic Skills/
Rounders Skills
Athletics Athletics/Kwik Cricket
Games Netball Netball Rounders
Y5 PE Swimming Gymnastics
Basketball Swimming Athletics Athletics/Kwik Cricket
Games Hockey Netball Rounders
Y6 PE Swimming Dance Gymnastics
Sports Acrobatics
Swimming Athletics Athletics/Kwik Cricket
Games Hockey Netball Rounders


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