Lessons in physical education aim to promote healthy growth in children and develop their physical skills and agility. Physical education includes basic movement, dance, gymnastics and games with opportunities to use large and small apparatus. Each year the children enjoy many and varied sport activities and a whole school Sports Day. We have achieved the Active Mark Gold award.
It is important that children take part in 2 hours of PE a week. We encourage them to work as a team in individual sports and games, for example basketball, football and hockey. Children have the opportunity to perform dance to other class groups, and we often incorporate this area of PE into our Christmas performance. For indoor PE children need a red T-shirt, black shorts or leggings and a pair of black pumps. For outdoor work the children need a pair of jogging bottoms, long sleeved jumper and a pair of trainers. All of the PE kit can be kept in a drawstring bag, which can be hung on the cloakroom peg.
All the children are expected to participate in physical education unless they are excused for medical reasons. If this is the case a note from the parent is required.
Stay Healthy and Keep Active!
In our current situation, it is more important than ever that we try to keep active and continue to make active choices. As we are facing another school closure, we are aware of children's overall increased screen time and therefore have collected a range of different resources and links to help promote physical activity and enable the children to break up their home learning routine. Please share pictures of completed activities to your child's class teacher as we would love to find out how you are busy keeping active. Keeping active not only helps strengthen our bodies but our minds too and will help us to keep working hard 'to be the best that we can be'.