How we teach PE
It is vital for children to learn about the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle and to develop the essential life skills of team work, leadership, the ability to compete, persevere, celebrate winning and accept losing, through the enjoyment and participation of sport. We aim to give our pupils opportunities to try a variety of activities leading to continued participation in later life.
All pupils from Years 1 – 6 participate in at least one weekly PE lesson led by a specialist sports coach. We also employ a sports coach at lunchtimes who engages pupils in active pursuits ranging from Bollywood dancing to kickboxing. All pupils participate in the Daily Mile which was implemented when we realised how few pupils attend sports clubs other than football and swimming outside school. Our children take part in many cross phase, cross school and cross Essex sporting events through our sports Partnership Arrangement with William De Ferrers School. Children (usually in Yr 3) participate in weekly swimming lessons at the Secondary School’s pool.
During KS1 (EYFS- Yr 2) children focus on developing key skills such as throwing and catching, running, balancing, performing sequences of movement etc During KS2 (yrs 3-6) pupils develop and refine these skills and apply them to different games/sports eg football, tennis, Tag-Rugby, athletics, dance, gymnastics etc and begin to develop tactical and teamwork skills. Our curriculum is based on the Val Sabin schemes for gym, dance, games and Athletics.
Information about your child's learning in P.E. this term can be found in their "Supporting Learning Book" which should be kept in their book bag or on their class page on this website.