The school believes that physical education is a unique and vital contributor to pupils’ physical development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is needed to improve self-confidence, regardless of ability, to enjoy success, in a well-supported environment.
We aim to provide children with the opportunity to experience a co-operative and collaborative curriculum through a balance of individual, paired and group activities. Our children are encouraged to gain an understanding of skills by working in variety of ways including directed, improvised and exploratory activities that promote a broad base of movement, develop their creative and expressive abilities, through improvisation and problem solving. In lessons, children have the opportunity to design and implement their own PE lessons giving them a chance to teach their peers a range of skills as well as boosting their confidence and speaking skills. From here, children are also encouraged to evaluate each other’s skills, offering them advice to move them forward in their learning.
A recent addition to our provision has been yoga, which has been enjoyed by all.
Across the school, competitive situations aim to cater for all preferences and strengths where children engage in competition between school houses including ‘Kingball’ and ‘Kick-rounders’. This is a fantastic opportunity for the school to come together and promote a love of sport! Large numbers of pupils also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of after-school sporting clubs and inter-school competitions.
We have a strong belief in encouraging pupils to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body, and begin to understand those factors that affect health and fitness. Strong links are made between PSHE, Science and PE and a popular Change4Life Club is run after school.