Lime Tree provides a rich variety of sporting opportunities challenging the keenest athlete and encouraging the less confident. Children are given the experience of a wide range of sporting activities that will enable them to ignite a lifelong passion to remain active, lead a healthy lifestyle, and appreciate the positive relationship between physical activity and mental health. Alongside developing fundamental movement skills, we place our pupils’ social and emotional development at the heart of our curriculum.
At Lime Tree, we use PE Passport to inform our planning in order to equip the children with a wide-ranging set of fundamental movement skills, which can be then applied to a variety of sports and games. Alongside this, our PE curriculum strives to develop teamwork, mental stamina and resilience skills.
We have established strong links with talented and skilled coaches in Trafford who regularly share their expertise with the children and provide opportunities for them to access less common sports.
We have strong links with Sale Sharks Rugby, Brooklands Lacrosse, Trafford Handball Club, and British Cycling, and more!
As members of the Trafford School Sports Partnership, we participate in a range of different inter-school competitions and intra-school challenges. We have a dedicated sports pitch, a large Multi-Use Games Area, a multi-purpose indoor hall and full access to the sports pitches that are owned by Brooklands Dragons and Sale Moor Cricket Club.
In addition to being part of the national curriculum, swimming is a great form of exercise and an important life skill. At Lime Tree, children take part in 17 weeks of swimming lessons in Year 4 to support them in achieving their National Curriculum goals. These goals are detailed below. Children attend swimming lessons with their classmates and teachers at Moss Side Leisure centre during the school day and school works closely with Manchester Active to track the progress of the children and provide additional support where needed. Whether children are competent swimmers, or nervous about this challenge, the school aims to support all children to enjoy these sessions as much as possible.