Learning in the love of God
Pupils have two hours of PE and physical activity timetabled per week through which we develop the six areas of activity as set out in the National Curriculum Dance, Games, Gymnastics, Athletics, Outdoor and Adventurous activities and Swimming.
Children have swimming lessons each year during KS2. The national expectation is that all pupils leaving the school should be able to swim at least 25m. Our pupils almost always exceed this requirement and go on to achieve distances up to 1 mile.
All pupils also have the opportunity to complete the National Cycling Proficiency scheme in KS2. We have been using our Sports Premium to book specialist coaches to join some of our PE sessions.
Sports taught include: football, tag rugby, hockey, netball, basketball, kwik cricket, short tennis, badminton, table tennis as well as athletics. All pupils take part in a range of tournaments and sports festivals both within school between year groups and with other schools.
Please use your child’s year group page to find out which PE areas they are covering each term.
We have a PE uniform which we expect all children to wear: white t-shirt and black shorts. Children have bare feet for most indoor PE. They need plimsolls or trainers for games and outdoor PE. They will also need dark coloured tracksuit bottoms for outdoor PE. Your class page will show which days your child is timetabled to have PE, however, PE kits should be in school all week as our timetables sometimes have to be changed.
Jewellery can be dangerous in P.E. as it can catch on apparatus or other children and cause injury.
Therefore we insist that:-
Rings and necklaces (except a small cross) are not to be worn for school.
Only stud or sleeper earrings are permitted. Dangly earrings must not be worn.
A plaster, brought from home, must cover earrings during P.E. lessons or earrings should be removed.
We are currently using part of our Sports Premium Funding to employ specialist coaches to work with the children during some of their PE sessions. The class teachers are always involved in the PE sessions supporting the coach and using the sessions asa professional development to continue to develop their own PE teaching.