The children will be offered a wide range of activities during Sport and Physical Education with the opportunity to learn, compete, and challenge themselves against others and their personal best. We will encourage children to play together and not only strive to be the best, but learn to accept defeat as an inevitable outcome of trying to win. Team games, individual pursuits and the performing arts as well as swimmng will all be studied each year and provide a platform for children to challenge themselves and perform individually, and as a team, to a high level.
Through team games, such as tag rugby, netball, hockey and football, children will learn sports skills such as aiming, shooting and passing, and it will enable them to develop their understanding of strategy and team work. Children will be able to develop general team game skills in PE lessons but also specialise and join lunchtime clubs, with the aim of representing the school in one of many competitive teams.
Children will also be taught sports skills for individual pursuits that involve the development of precise techniques. As part of the school PE curriculum every child, during their education will encounter golf, sailing, climbing, mountain biking, swimming, running and athletics. The school will enter competitions so that our swimmers, athletes and runners will be able to represent the school as part of our teams. Every child in the school will have an Athletics Record Book to record and evaluate his/her own performance after each session by filling in a self-evaluation form.
The performing arts aspect of PE teaching will develop the children's gymnastic and dance skills. Benefiting from specialist dance teaching, our children will be taught to a high standard and develop their skills very well in this overlap between the sports and arts.