Jasmine Kirby and Steve Shaw
Since opening, our school has dedicated itself to PE and the wider opportunities it presents, to contribute to pupils personal, social and moral development.
Within a primary setting, it is a joy to witness children’s progression in their physical development and their understanding of the skills involved, which lead them to playing team games and the confidence to perform as individuals.
Children will continue to develop basic skills of throwing, running and jumping through a variety of structured games. Pupils will be given the opportunity to play in competitive and non-competitive situations, whilst developing an appreciation and acceptance to those with different abilities and qualities. Within our PE sessions, we are always promoting team building skills to ensure the children can work well with others; this skill is then made transferrable to all curriculum areas. All children within the school have had an experience with an external sports coach, within school time and extra-curricular club.
In our school, physical activity is not restricted to the PE sessions within the curriculum. We believe PE is embedded in our everyday lives, in and out of the classroom. All of our staff strive to ensure the children are being physically challenged and are meeting their targets. This can be on the playground and during classroom sessions.
In the Summer Term, we have celebrated our ‘sporting spirit’ with an annual Sports Day. All pupils are able to demonstrate their learnt skills and competitive natures, to support their House. Our House names are: Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Last year, this was conducted at Cassiobury Park and we were amazed by the support of families and friends that attended; let’s hope this continues.
See below for our PE overview.