The children develop their bodily awareness and an appreciation of good health and physical fitness through a structured P.E. programme. Our well-equipped hall, playgrounds and playing fields provide both indoor and outdoor opportunities to develop games, dance and gymnastic skills. We encourage healthy, co-operative competition through team games and the development of individual skills with large and small apparatus. Children have regular lessons in gym, dance and outdoor games as well as daily ‘brain gym’ sessions using the ‘Activate’ programme in Key Stage 1.
Sporting opportunities include football, netball, rugby, hockey, tennis, athletics, rounders and cricket. Swimming is taught to children in Year 3 with follow up sessions in other year groups. Extra-curricular clubs take place after school, offering a range of sporting experiences such as football, rugby, multi-skills, hockey and netball.
Early Years Foundation Stage also have a wide variety of equipment and resources to support their physical development, available every day. As well as planned activities to help with gross motor skills, coordination, balance and fine motor skills alongside their timetabled P.E. lessons.
Early Morning Exercise Club is run daily by a skilled Learning Support Assistant. The sessions focus on developing core and gross motor skills. Children are invited to attend as class teachers have identified that additional and specific activities will support physical development. This is turn supports with skills such as writing and handwriting.