Striving for excellence..... Learning for life
Physical Education is an important part of our curriculum. It can be the first step towards a healthy lifestyle and an enjoyment of sport, and we aim to ensure that all children have every opportunity to develop their sporting skills in an enjoyable atmosphere and a safe environment.
Physical Education channels the energy, high spirits, and competitiveness of the young in a socially beneficial way. Furthermore, sport can benefit everyone regardless of age and ability. It provides important lessons for life: team spirit, sportsmanship, playing within rules, self-discipline and dedication.
The wide range of activities taught enables each child to develop motor and manipulative skills, co-ordination, control mobility and strength.
Activities taught within the school include the following:
Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Netball, Football, Rounders, Cricket, Short tennis, Cross-country running, Swimming and Outdoor and adventurous activities. Children have the opportunity to participate in inter-school friendly competitions, leagues and tournaments and school Sports Days.
The school has the use of extensive playing fields and hard playground surfaces that are marked with pitches, courts and tracks appropriate to the season. The large school hall is used for indoor games, gymnastics and dance and has an excellent range of the latest apparatus and equipment.
Sports Premium -
In September 2013, the new sport premium was introduced to every primary school with the aim of improving the quality of PE and school sport provision and the Government has committed to provide the grant until 2020 and this autumn has increased the amount of funding each school receives. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Learning, achievement and progress for all children is an important part of our commitment to the use of our Physical Education Sport Premium grant. We intend for all of our pupils to take part and have as many opportunities as possible this year to enjoy sport and develop their skills.