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'Give the best of yourself to each and every moment, because it's your hard work and grace in the daily challenges that prepare you to be unsinkable in the big moments.' Jessica Long - US Paralympian swimmer. 

We are healthy inside and out! ‚Äč

In believe that Physical Education, physical activity and Outdoor Learning is an essential part of all children’s development in promoting health, fitness and well-being for all, both in and outside of the curriculum. Through PE, sport and Outdoor Learning our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, teamwork and ambition leading to improved concentration, attitude and academic achievement.  We aim to provide a high-quality physical curriculum that provides active participation, competition and support excellence. 

 

 

PE has always played an important part in our school curriculum and the children receive at least 2 hours a week of taught PE as well as other opportunities to further develop and apply their skills. Every morning the children take part in a ‘Groovy Groovers’ routine designed to develop coordination and stimulate the brain ready for learning. At playtimes and lunchtime we offer a range of equipment for the children to use ranging from bats and balls to an i-pod and pom-poms for dance choreography.  There is also a range of large fixed equipment available for exploration and challenges. Lessons are aimed at being fun and active and focus on 3 main areas; dance, gymnastics and games. In Years 3 and 4 we are pleased to offer swimming. In these lessons children work towards different badges and are instructed by a qualified teacher at swimming pool at Wolgarston. Each year the school holds sports day and we also participate in the Schools games mark. For the last four years we have achieved the 'Gold' award. This means this year we can try for the 'Platinum' award.

There are a number of extra-curricular sports activities that the children can become involved in from dance, tennis, rugby and football to a EKO club which not only promotes  physical activity but also stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle outdoors. The dance club annually take part in a show with all the first schools in the area. It is a very enjoyable evening. We also take part in competitive cricket competitions and friendly matches as well as involvement in the local cricket club. Cross country is always the first competition of the year. Children in key stage 1 take it in turns to take home a bag filled with different PE equipment. Parents are encouraged to use this equipment with children over a week and record all the different activities they complete together. Any physical activity undertaken follows strict health and safety guidelines.

Risk assessments are in place for all activities and the school follows the Safe Practise in PE guidelines published by the Association for Physical Education.

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