P.E. lessons are taught as a separate subject in KS1/2 and through our Physical development provision in EYFS.
In EYFS whole class skills teaching is supplemented by a continuous provision of physical activity both indoors and outside.
From year 1 to year 6 children follow a rigid skills based curriculum which exposes children to different individual and team sports and physical activity. The progression of the taught skills and knowledge are carefully planned and implemented with the aim of children being physically literate and confident to participate in social or competitive sport. On occasion, links are made to the topic based curriculum.
We work alongside outside agencies and professional sporting institutions (football and rugby union clubs) who work regularly with our children, reinforcing the aspirational ‘be all you can be’ ethos of our school.
Clubs provide abundant opportunity for competition and consolidation of learning. Children can choose to participate in dance, athletic and team sports in after school clubs throughout a normal school year. We have a long tradition of success in regional leagues and competitions.
The teaching of swimming is organised into two week intensive blocks for children in year 4, and additional one week for year 5 and year 6. Last year the percentage of children confidently achieving 25m in swimming was 20%