Physical Health, PE & Sport

Physical Education and Games are an important part of the school curriculum. All children are expected to take part in an indoor gym or dance session and an outdoor games session each week, unless there are special circumstances. All children are encouraged to participate in a wide range of physical activities to the best of their ability. They are taught why exercise is important and how / whythey should maintain a healthy lifestyle.

 

Building on their enthusiasm for movement Key Stage 1 children begin to work with others in pairs and small groups. By listening, watching and experimenting with movement and ideas they develop their skills co-ordination and ball and racquet skills. In Key Stage 2, children learn new skills, find out how to use them in different ways, and link them to make actions, phrases and sequences of movement. Children are encouraged to enjoy both collaborating and competing with each other, learning how to evaluate and recognise their own and others’ success. To ensure children receive high quality sports coaching, we use external specialists to help us to provide a high standard of Sport and liaise with local clubs such as Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Tri Golf and the Lawn Tennis Association to support our sports curriculum.

 

Children in Years 1 to 6 participate in swimming lessons at Aylestone Leisure Centre. The aim is for them to be able to swim 25m before leaving Primary School.

 

Competitive sports are encouraged with children participating against each other, against other local schools and in area tournaments in School teams.

 

We offer a range of extra-curricular activities that are usually held after school. In the past year there has been a rugby club, a football club, multi-skills, gymnastics and a dance club. Some clubs are run by outside providers for which there is a charge.

 

From 2013, for a three year period, Schools have been allocated funding known as the 'P.E. and Sports Premium' to improve physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. More information can be found in our Sports Premium Statement, which describes our rationale and the spending of the amounts allocated for provision and continuous professional development.

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