PE teaches a broad range of skills and helps children develop qualities and attitudes that encompass all that they do.
Children learn specific skills in Dance, Games and Gymnastics:
They also learn to be:
To compete against others and against themselves
To be a good sport and a good loser
All activities in PE are designed to be enjoyable and to be challenging but manageable for all children. Children learn the importance of keeping active to be healthy.
Each class receives timetabled hall periods inside and weather permitting, outside games per week. In each lesson there is opportunity for children to explore skills and techniques or ideas, a time for demonstration by adults or children and for critical appreciation from peers and adults.
PE in the Foundation Stage
Physical Development is a prime area of learning and opportunities to develop fine and large scale movements and skills are planned across all other areas of learning. Children have frequent access to the outdoor space as well as taught sessions in the hall or main playground.
Children in Reception classes have experience of Dance with our Dance coach.
PE in KS1
Dance is taught by class teachers.
Games and Gymnastics are taught by class teachers or by Rachel- a qualified coach – who is a permanent member of staff
P.E. is taught as a whole class lesson in KS1.
All staff participate during P.E. lessons providing role models, support in good practice and skills.
Children are not excluded from PE lessons if they have no kit or underwear, unless their clothes make it dangerous for them to join in. We do try to have some spare kits in school. If children do not participate they are given something worthwhile to do.