Physical Education

The school is in receipt of Sports Premium funding which is used to further improve sports attainment and participation across the school.  Our latest Sports Premium Statement can be viewed here.

Physical Development is one of the prime areas of learning in Year R and involves opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; to develop their co-ordination and control; and to develop understanding of the importance of physical activity and healthy choices in relation to food.  Two dedicated PE sessions per week are allocated to teach dance, gymnastics and basic games skills.   This is complemented by a range of directed and self-initiated learning opportunities in the indoor and outdoor classroom areas which develop fine motor skills (for example writing, construction and craft activities) and gross motor skills (for example climbing on playground equipment, riding scooters and playing with hoops and balls).

Each Year 1 and Year 2 class has two timetabled lessons of Physical Education weekly.  Lessons, which foster a positive attitude towards exercise and team work, cover creative dance, gymnastics and games.

Although we have a large indoor hall, during fine weather lessons often take place on the playground or field.  We are extremely well resourced with large apparatus for climbing and balancing in addition to small equipment for the development of specific skills.

During the summer term parents are invited to join us for Sports Day when the children compete in team games and celebrate their learning. Steps are taken to ensure that all children, regardless of ability, are able to enjoy participation in the event. In all of our activities, a strong emphasis is placed on enjoyment, keeping fit and healthy, doing the very best we can, working together and understanding with good grace that there are winners and losers.