Through our PE curriculum pupils are able to develop the skills and competences to take part in a wide range of competitive sports and activities, build their confidence and sporting talents and lead healthy, active lifestyles. PE lessons and sporting opportunities ensure children develop personal characteristics such as resilience, collaboration, fairness and respect.
Pupils have at least 2 hours PE a week through lessons in games, gymnastics, dance and athletics. Pupils develop the skills and tactics to play competitive sports such as football, rounders, netball, handball and hockey and in Year 4 pupils attend swimming lessons. All children have the opportunity to express themselves through dance and generate gymnastic routines individually and co-operatively.
Activities during playtimes also support Physical Fitness and provide opportunities for pupils to play active games such as handball and basketball. Upper KS2 pupils act as Play Leaders on the KS1 playground to encourage fitness and active play in our younger children and share the knowledge from their own PE lessons.
Pupils can access further sporting opportunities through our after school clubs.
The school organises an Annual Sports Day for KS1 and KS2 as well as a ‘challenge yourself’ sports morning for KS2 pupils to demonstrate their improved fitness in a range of athletic events and to develop their understanding of ‘personal bests’.
The school plays a full part in sporting competitions giving pupils of all abilities and ages the opportunity to represent the school in local and regional competitions.
Our PE curriculum fulfils the following aims from the National Curriculum, that all pupils:
How will your child be introduced to PE in the early years?
Pupils in our EYFS participate in a range of physical activities to develop their fine and gross motor skills over the year. These activities are carefully planned to develop their:
They develop their gross motor skills through:
*Please note BEAM is a movement and development tool for young children suitable for use in primary schools. It is fun to use and was developed by qualified physiotherapists in Kent.
They develop their fine motor skills through: