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.
In 2017, the school achieved the Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award. Because of the building works related to our new building, we were unable to apply for the award in the following two years. We had commenced work towards re-accreditation when the pandemic started but we have now started to work again to meet the criteria needed to achieve this award.
Swimming is taught in Years 3 & 4. Children who have not achieved the required standard at the end of Year 4 continue to attend swimming lessons in Year 5 and Year 6 if necessary. This year, our Years 5 & 6 are also having an additional ten lessons of swimming to help make up learning lost due to COVID-19.
We teach a broad range of different sporting activities, focusing on skills in Years 3 & 4 and progressing to applying those skills to match and game play in Years 5 & 6.