PE is highly regarded across the school and we are members of the Holy Family School Sports Partnership. This enables the children to participate in a wide range of sporting opportunities and competitions. All pupils have access to two hours of high quality PE per week through carefully planned lessons. Once a year all children take part in Sports Week and Healthy Schools week. Coaches and outside agencies are invited in to school to promote sport and health. In addition we enhance our learning by planning PE events that support the wider curriculum.
Year 5 & 6 children attend a residential outdoor and adventurous themed visit bi-annually and, if parents wish, complete Bikeability Training. The school has access to a large playing field, playground and an adventure playground. Pupils also participate in P.E. at playtimes through the Playground leaders’ scheme.
We believe that P.E. is important for the health and wellbeing of all children in school. We seek to involve all children in physical activity. This may include access to sporting clubs held by staff or outside coaching agencies. Children, in all year groups, have the opportunity to take part in sports festivals and competitions against our cluster schools. These cover a wide range of sports; cross country running, netball, football, tri-golf, tag rugby, rounders, cricket and hockey.
Planning and Coverage
Pupils in each key stage cover the aims and subject content as set out in the National Curriculum. We plan using the Key Skills Document for P.E., focusing on the key skills of:
Key Stage 1; Dance, Games, Gym
Key Stage 2; Dance, Games, Gym, Swimming & Water Safety, Athletics, Outdoor & Adventurous activities