Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.
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 strong understanding and positive attitude to life long learning and active participation in sport."
We believe there is a sport for everyone and we aim to offer a variety to engage all of our children.
We offer PE sessions led by class teachers and qualified sports coaches; a variety of after sports school clubs led by qualified coaches; we have chess lessons taught by a qualified coach; Forest School for reception children; Rock and River outdoor pursuits residential and swimming lessons for Year 2.
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.
We work with Relax Kids to promote mental health alongside physical health. We have after school club; half-termly themed days for the whole school and whole school peer massage.
We are part of the Children's University and in the Summer children will be able to graduate at Edge Hill University.
Sports and physical activities we have embraced include dance - contemporary, street and ballet; cheer leading; yoga; tennis; athletics; football; benchball; rugby; cricket; gymnastics; swimming and ice-skating. Children are now participating in many new sports.
Some of the Government Sports Grant money is spent on providing Continued Professional Development for staff members.
The children have also visited Christ the King High School for PE and a Dance Festival.