Each class has regular PE lessons - a minimum of 2 hours a week - in the sports hall or outside, depending upon the weather. PE is important in the development of physical control, mental alertness and personal confidence. It also helps children to learn to share, compete and work together. We place great importance on the development of children’s physical education. We aim to ensure that all children experience a range of competitive and non-competitive sports, developing the skills and ability to enjoy physical activity and sports.
Physical Education in Key Stage 1 includes gymnastics, dance and multi-skills. In Key Stage 2, children are also introduced to a variety of competitive sports such as rugby, football, cricket and hockey. Our year 4 pupils receive swimming lessons at a local swimming pool during the summer term. This happens on an an annual basis and continues in years 5 & 6 as needed.
During PE lessons, children need a school PE kit and appropriate trainers. Children with pierced ears must be able to remove and replace their stud earrings themselves; if they are unable to do this, they must be removed before the child comes to school.