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P.E. and Sports

PE expectations

  • PE kit is to be worn on PE days (Red or white T-shirt, Black or grey shorts/jogging bottoms, red or black sweatshirt and trainers). Long hair should be tied up, if not quite long enough but still falls into face a soft alice band style band will be required.
  • As a school we are guided by Suffolk County Council, who follow the guidelines of AfPE, which states "The practice of removing all personal effects at the commencement of every lesson to establish a safe working environment. This applies to all ear and body piercings."
  • If a child is unable to take part in PE for any reason, a parental letter is required and the child should come in to school in their normal school uniform and not their PE kit. None participants will be given tasks appropriate to the PE lesson that they are missing, eg keeping scores, timing activities, observing good participants and giving feedback.


7v7 mixed football. Children from years 5 and 6 took part in a mixed football tournament, all children enjoyed themselves and played very well..


Some year 6s enjoyed a Common Wealth Multi Sport event 

A group of year 5 and 6 took part in a come and try it speed climbing event at King Edwards. 

Four girls took part in a soft archery event at King Edwards. They started with being taught how to play and ended with a competition. The girls did exceptionally well and finished second place. Well done Zia, Holly, Isabelle and Freya. 

PE challenge for the whole of February

2020 - 2021

PE Wellbeing Challenge Card

PE Challenge card for Week beginning 1-2-21


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Jazzercise with Mrs Cater


Mrs Cater has put together a fantastic Jazzercise video for you all to participate in, just click on the link below:

PE Challenges week beginning 25/01/21

PE challenge card Week 2 18/1/21

As we enter another lockdown I thought it would be good to remind you how important it is to stay active, not only for you physical body but also for your mind. With this in mind I shall be posting A series of activity challenges for you to complete every week. These will be of varying lengths of time and using different equipment (found around the house) as well as being able to be done inside and out. Remember that getting outside and active is a fantastic way to keep you fit, healthy and mentally strong, as well as a great, fun way to spend time with the family.


Don't forget that you can tune into Joe Wicks at any time (he is live on You Tube at 9.00 am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and also go on to or access it via You Tube for some yoga.





Larch class starting their fitness program


Thank you to each and every one of you that sent me in results, photos or videos. It has been lovely looking at them all. 

I hope that you all had great fun.

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Homemade Obstacle Race


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Sack Race


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Long Jump


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Standing Long Jump


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Obstacle Race


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Dizzy catch.
A selection of photos and videos that have been sent in so far.
Ickworth Parks take on National Schools Sports Week
The children have been enjoying the newly installed outdoor gym equipment this week. They are able to all use it not only during some PE lessons but also during their lunch and breaktimes on a rotational system.
We were lucky enough to have West End In Schools visit us for a couple of days. The whole school had dance workshops where they retold the Diwali story of Rama and Sita through dance.
All children during their P.E lessons this week have worked extremely hard to do their best in order to raise money in their sponsored NSPCC event. 

Year 3/4 perfecting their throwing and catching skills

I am very proud to inform you all that last year we gained the SILVER School Games Mark.

We were extremely close to the Gold so hopefully with a bit more work we will gain it this year.


The School Games Mark is run over the school year and has different levels of criteria for each award. Some of the criteria is different number of competitions (against other schools), inhouse competitions, school clubs and many other things.

Going for GOLD!

Equestrian Team

 Here at Ickworth Park we are very lucky to have an equestrian team.

Below is a note from Mrs Livall, explaining what it entails;


Our Team

Our school team has been in place since 2017.  We train with a local professional rider and attend unaffiliated training shows, as well as official NSEA competitions.



Last season saw our team of three girls; Mia Ashton, Tia Wynne-Rogerson and Olivia Livall qualify for and compete at the East of England Regional Show Jumping finals.  The girls rode exceptionally well against schools from all over the Eastern region to place second overall in the team final.  Olivia Livall also picked up a sixth place in the individual finals against a strong field of entries.  


We also attended County dressage qualifiers with two individual entries; Tia Wynne-Rogerson, who placed 6th and Olivia Livall, who placed 4th.  Sadly we missed out on qualifying for the County Championships, but it was great to have a shot at the more prestigious classes.  


We also attended a number of unaffiliated competitions and training sessions throughout the year.



This season we are aiming for Regional Champs once again, as well as County qualifiers and will also be trying some arena eventing qualifiers for the first time.  Training sessions will start at the end of September.  We are always open to new members joining or fellow students coming along to support us and see what the NSEA is all about.  


Purple House won our Sports Day

Practising for Sports Day

Years 2 and 3 were set the task to build a tower out of hoops.  They were not given any instructions or ideas as to how to achieve this. The idea was that they would show how well they could work in a group and to problem solve which is what Outdoor, Adventurous Activity is all about.


Children enjoyed the racket skills taster session today

Fantastic Tag Rugby Tournament


A fantastic morning was had by all when 10 year 3/4 competed in this years Tag Rugby tournament. 

A little disheartened after loosing the 1st game by just 2 points the children picked themselves up, dusted themselves off and went on to win the rest of their games very convincingly resulting in the team coming 2nd overall for the whole tournament. This was an outstanding improvement on previous years. 

A big thank you to the parents who came to cheer them on and encourage them all.

Girls only sports event


On Tuesday 6 girls from yr 5 had the opportunity to go on a girls only sports event. We first met the people who we were spending the day with . We met an athlete called Nolli Waterman who is a rugby player that has been in the World Cup 4 times!! 

The first activity we did was in a circle and putting a hulohoop over ourselves. Next we watched a video of Nolli playing rugby. After that we got into groups and played slopes and hills. Right at the end of the day my friends and I done a routine that we made up to get more girls into sports.

Maisie M

BSP Cross Country 5th November


It was a chilly , dark early evening when 27 KS2 children competed against 8 other schools within the Bury Schools Partnership on a mile and a half course around the grounds of King Edwards Secondary School. 

The children were exceptional, not only with their running skills but behaviour and team man ship resulting in a fabulous result.

The races were split into Yr 3/4 and Yr 5/6. 

Both of the races were well represented with an average of 70/80 competitors in each race. 

I'm very excited to report that both age groups came 2nd overall 

Well done Ickworth Park Primary.

Hazel Class have focused on the defensive part of team games

Some posters that I hope will encourage everyone to enjoy their PE

The children in Keystage 2 are all working on stamina and agility.


They all run at least 3 laps of the field before taking part in a circuit training session. In each session the children work in pairs, taking it in turns do the station they are at for 30 seconds while their partner counts how many reps they do. By working in pairs it encourages healthy competition. 


Year 6 Larch Class

Beech Class getting back into the swing of PE

Elm Class 1st PE lesson

To start off with children in Elm class master movement so for their first PE lesson they played a mixture of jumping through the hoops and the old playtime favourite of Rock, paper, scissors. This helps them develop team building skills, hand eye coordination and physical movement all in one fun filled game.