All classes engage in at least two hours of P.E. each week; one hour of outdoor games and one hour of indoor gymnastics or dance.
Games sessions early on involve travelling, sending and receiving a ball or other equipment, followed by simple tactics for attacking and defending in a range of net, striking/fielding and invasion type games.
Gymnastics and dance focus on developing children's awareness and understanding of the movements of the body; developing physical skill and confidence in movement and building stamina and mobility. Gymnastics offers a mixture of floorwork and apparatus and the children are encouraged to be independent and co-operative. All P.E. activity develops the children’s understanding of how their bodies work and the importance of a healthy lifestyle, where exercise is regularly taken. The delivery of our P.E. Curriculum is enhanced and supported by Aspire Coaching and a specialist PE teacher who works across a cluster of schools in the Alton area. The school offers a wide range of sports clubs, both during the lunch hour and after school, for children across all key stages. In Year 4 children go swimming to enable them to swim 25 meters with confidence.
Purpose of Study (taken from The Primary National Curriculum in England 2014 Key Stages 1&2 Framework)
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
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