Our aim is to develop children’s skills to enable them to participate in a wide range of physical activities.
We follow the national curriculum for physical education which states that pupils should be taught to:
* master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
* participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
* perform dances using simple movement patterns.
These areas are developed through weekly PE sessions both indoors and out. We teach Dance, Gymnastic, Fundamentals and Games. The pupils have access to a variety of equipment allowing them to apply their skills in different ways. For example, we have rugby, football, basketball and tennis balls.
In Early Years children’s physical development is vital and activities are often planned in the classroom and on the outdoor terrace to develop both fine and gross motor skills. They also have weekly PE lessons as well as regular Bikeability sessions, using the schools own balance bikes.