Physical Education (PE)

During their time with us the children are taught three main areas of activity – games, gymnastics and dance. A progressive programme of activities is taught by staff to develop the children’s agility and physical co-ordination, to give them confidence, control and enjoyment through all types of physical activity. They develop their skills in movement and co-ordination, enjoying expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations. The values of fair play, co-operation, healthy competition and team work are encouraged. A sports day is held annually and other events are promoted such as physical activity days, walk-to-school week, dance presentations and specialist coaching days. During the Summer, all Year 2 children undertake a 10-week swimming course. This develops water confidence in preparation for the Key Stage Two (Junior) Curriculum.

 

The school is committed to encouraging our children to improve their fitness and be active every day and all children have 2 hours of PE each week. We have a purpose-built Hall with wall-mounted equipment, a large playground (with markings) and playing field which we use for sporting activities. In addition, we have a ‘trim-trail’ of play apparatus on the field. The school is proud to hold National Healthy Schools Plus Status and is committed to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.