Physical Education is primarily taught by our specialist P.E teacher with a small number of classes being taught by their class teacher once a week. Our P.E teacher also provides after school and holiday sports clubs to give children opportunities to develop their sporting interest further. We are holders of the the Gold Sports Mark which recognises the school’s high quality work in school sport.
In Key Stage 1, the children receive a minimum of 2 hours of P.E a week and develop skills; spatial awareness, hand eye co-ordination, fundamental movement and will be introduced to basic skills and knowledge in sports such as football, basketball, fitness, handball, gymnastics, tag rugby, athletics, hockey, dodgeball and tennis.
In Key Stage 2 the children receive a minimum of 2 hours of P.E a week and develop skills and knowledge in football, basketball, fitness, handball, gymnastics, tag rugby, athletics, hockey, dodgeball, tennis, cricket, rounders and outdoor adventurous activities. Year 6 also get the opportunity to attend the end of year residential where they will experience mountain walking/biking, canoeing, archery, climbing, kayaking, ghyll scrambling, abseiling and outdoor activities.
School teams take part in football (we have both boys and girls teams), hockey, basketball, rounders, dodgeball, and cross country tournaments. We also hold an annual inter-class sports competition. Our sports day is run as various relay races which provides all children the opportunity to be competitive and work as part of a team. All Key Stage 2 children will experience playing a variety of competitive team games during P.E in-house competitions.
Dance is taught throughout the school by a specialist dance teacher who delivers one half term of dance to each class. If children want to further their dance skills, they can also attend a lunchtime dance club.
All children in year 3 attend swimming lessons where they can achieve a distance certificate, bronze/silver/gold award and water safety award.
We believe in ‘Healthy bodies, healthy lives’ and we promote the learning of good habits early on so that by the time children leave us at the end of KS2, we hope that the children carry on enjoying playing sport and have good knowledge about the importance of health and fitness for the future and pursue further opportunities in sport and fitness.