A high quality physical education curriculum should provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. All children follow the PE curriculum which includes dance, gymnastics and games.
The school's vision for physical education is as follows: "To improve the health and wellbeing of all pupils and to provide a broad range of high quality physical education, during the curriculum and out of hours, that is enjoyable, challenging and disciplined within a safe environment. We aim to promote a positive attitiude to life long learning and active participation in sport."
In September 2013. as a result of a significant grant (£8300) from the Government the school has embarked on an ambitious programme of PE in Key Stage 1. There were two after school school sports clubs with ball skills as a focus in the first two terms and athletics in the Summer term. There was also a lunchtime club. Once a week the children had an additional lesson during the school day which is covering new skills, each for a minimum six week period. The lessons covered dance, healthy habits, handball, cricket, hockey and athletic.
In the academic year 2014/15 the sports after clubs continue but there will be an additional after school session per week for dance starting in January 2015. The lunchtime club has ceased due to organisational changes. This academic year the additional lessons during the school day will be dance, hockey, tennis, athletics and gymnastics. Some of the money will be spent on providing Continued Professional Development for staff members.
In the academic years 2015/16 & 16/17 we have continued to provide many sports clubs and sports opportunities for the children with the Sport Grant money received - please click on the link below for a detailed breakdown of how we have spent this money.
Each lunch time a 'Sporty Leader' LSA works with groups of children teaching sports games and skills. All children will take part in sessions over each week. This has been paid for from the Government Sport Grant.
As a result of this money more than half the children now participate in a school organised sport outside of school hours. The skills have improved as a result of the increased training. There is a wider understanding of the different skills required for different physical activities. The children are now able to participate in an annual inter-school dance festival, and they are participating in many new sports.
The children also visited Christ the King High School for PE and a Dance Festival.