Belong, Believe, Achieve
Physical Education Curriculum
Each class years 1-6 take part in a 45 minute session with a specialist coach and he delivers many aspects of the PE curriculum to help children develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities. Children also complete a mile long run per day around our millennium track and receive an award when they complete a full marathon. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in team games, developing tactics for attacking and defending as well as activities such as rounders.
Dance, Gymnastics & Athletics
Each class is timetabled a weekly slot in the hall and they are taught Dance or Gymnastics on a weekly basis and these subjects alternate each half term. Teachers follow the Valsabian scheme of work for Dance and Gymnastics. In the summer term, pupils complete a term of athletics outside utilising the Great British sunshine.
Year 4 learn to swim and a weekly basis for 1 hour, throughout the Autumn and Spring Term. Year 3 start swimming in the Summer term and continue on in Year 4 which means the pupils access a whole year a swimming lessons at no cost to parents. Following End of Year assessments, 90% of children met the government standard of being able to swim 25 meters unaided in a pool. The vast majority of pupils achieved 50-100 meters unaided.
Sports day was a great success!
The children really enjoyed taking part in an egg and spoon race, a 100 meter sprint, a throwing event, and a skipping race. Each class had a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winner, who received their award in our special sports day assembly. Scores were added up from all the events and the one with the most points scored secured the Gold medal followed by the Silver and Bronze. We also had a special award for a great demonstration of sportsmanship from each class.
At break and lunchtimes, children are timetabled to a game zone. Children have the opportunity to take part in different games, including netball, rounders, basketball, tennis, and non specific games to help them have an active lunchtime. Children play football in our 5 a side MUGA which is enjoyed by different classes on different days.