The school follows the REAL PE scheme that is based on a philosophy and approach which helps all children develop the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, sport and life. It places the learner at the heart of practice with the ultimate goal of children feeling valued, included, challenged and supported in their learning. A full range of physical experiences, as required by the National Curriculum, are covered including: games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and other outdoor activities. Extra to the REAL PE scheme, swimming is also offered to pupils in Year 3 and as a booster to Y6 pupils that have not yet reached the desired water skills.
The school has a diverse range of facilities including two outdoor multi-use games areas, 2 multi-purpose halls, playground with painted games and adventure activities and a large field suitable for football, rugby, rounders and athletics.
Pupils must change for physical education and the required sports kit is found in the uniform section. For health and safety all watches and earrings must be removed before participating in any form of physical activity.
As physical education is a required part of the National Curriculum, should a child be unfit to participate, a note is required to explain this reason. Only in exceptional circumstances will a note cover more than two lessons, when a doctor’s note should be supplied.
These are an important element of school life and provide an opportunity for the extension and enrichment of individual children. The school offers a wide range of clubs linked to physical education and wellbeing that are run either voluntarily by the teaching staff or by external coaches. These vary throughout the year and have included football, cricket, circuits, netball, rounders, tag rugby, cross country, drama, sewing, art, IT, and cooking.
In addition, we also have a yearly intra-school house competition, in which children do a number of athletic or sporting activities in order to earn house points that go towards the house cup competition. This gives all children the experience of team competition and a chance to improve their fitness in a safe and non-judgemental environment where they can have fun with their peers!
The school aims to make physical education both enjoyable and purposeful in order to promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. We recognise that each child has individual capabilities and we therefore strive to create a fully inclusive environment where each child is encouraged and motivated to further develop their skills and abilities.