PE plays a vital role in the education of your son/daughter in developing co-ordination, motor control skills, manipulation and movement. Activities offer appropriate physical challenges both indoors and outdoors, using a range of equipment. Children learn to work independently, in pairs and in group activities.
Outdoor Games – Initially children work with ball skills and movement skills, developing these tactics for use in team games by Years One and Two.
Indoor Gym – Children enjoy the use of specialist apparatus in the Pre-Prep Hall, developing balance, rolling, taking off and landing techniques, linking these together to form a sequence of movements.
Dance – Children learn to move imaginatively to music, changing rhythm, speed and direction creating movement patterns.
Tennis – Reception and Years One and Two have half termly blocks of tennis coaching throughout the year.
Swimming – All children in Reception, Years One and Two swim each week in the school pool. Parents of children in Reception are encouraged to accompany their children as this greatly enhances the child’s ability to swim independently; Reception swim sessions are always held first thing on a school day (see your son/daughter’s timetable). A rota for volunteer parents to help with changing is set up in Year One, whilst Year Two children are more independent and well supervised by staff.
N.B. All swimming is taught by qualified specialist swimming teachers.