Each class has two sessions of PE a week and has a balance of indoor and outdoor PE over the academic year. Across the school the children experience a wide range of physical activities, including Gymnastics, Dance, Games, Athletics and Outdoor Adventure. Swimming is also taught in Years 3 and 4 by a fully qualified instructor.
All our PE lessons begin with fun and rigorous warm ups, ranging from energetic dances to command and response games such as `Jumping Beans’. All our PE lessons end with a cool down, which may take the form of quiet meditation focussing on breathing; stretches; or a reflection on individual improvements to be made in the next lesson.
The main teaching of our lessons is structured in two parts. The first part focuses on the teaching of specific skills, and the second, challenging the children to apply these skills in a small-sided game, dance motif or gymnastic sequence, depending on the area of PE being taught.
We strive for excellence in our PE lessons, always looking for the children to be active; performing gymnastic actions with increasing control and finesse; demonstrating awareness of tactics in a games context and cooperating as a team when solving a physical task together, e.g. crossing the swamp with a limited number of mats!
All items of school uniform, including our PE kit, are available from the school office.