PE is integrated into all areas of the curriculum. It incorporates movement, dance, drama, team games, skills training, swimming (KS2) and work on large apparatus. The importance of progression, the gaining of self-confidence, control and co-ordination are priorities. Working in collaboration and co-operation is stressed. We aim to offer children the chance to participate in a range of sporting activities. A variety of Physical Education clubs are available to children throughout the year groups.
How will Physical Education be taught?
During the Foundation Stage the children have many opportunities to develop gross motor development and co-ordination. This may happen outside through climbing, bike riding, sand and water play or during hall time through musical movement or apparatus work.
At Key Stage 1 (KS1) children are taught gymnastics, games and dance.
At Key Stage 2 (KS2) these activities continue with the addition of swimming. The school has separate KS1 and KS2 playgrounds to enable children to fully access the outdoor curriculum. The KS2 playgrounds have a fully marked football pitch and tennis courts.
A specialist sports coaching company work within the school to assist with the teaching of Physical Education. They ensure all lessons run in line with the national curriculum.
Active play is encouraged throughout the school with the provision of challenging climbing equipment and a range of small apparatus for all year groups.