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"PHYSICAL FITNESS IS NOT ONLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT KEYS TO A HEALTHY BODY, IT IS THE BASIS OF DYNAMIC AND CREATIVE INTELLECTUAL ACTIVITY" – JOHN F. KENNEDY

 

Our aim is to foster a fun and nurturing learning environment. We strive to provide positive experiences and encourage lifelong enjoyment and participation in physical activity. We believe it is important for pupils to enjoy physical exercise and understand the lifelong benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly there is an emphasis on having fun and giving your best at all times, regardless of the outcome.

 

Through Early Years and Key Stage 1 we focus on three main topic areas in games: Spatial Awareness and Movements, Sending and Receiving, and Hitting and Striking. These areas teach children the key skills and techniques which underpin many of the sports they will go on to practise in older years.

 

In Key Stage 2, children are taught a wide range of sports including Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Invasion Games, Striking and Fielding, and Swimming and Water Safety. Greater emphasis is directed towards more challenging tactics to attack or defend successfully and improving individual and team performances.

 

Pupils in Years 4-6 have swimming lessons for one term a year. Children have the opportunity to represent their school in regular fixtures against other schools in netball, football, hockey, cricket and rounders. In the Summer Term, the whole school competes in the end of year Sports’ Day.

 

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