PE is an important and large part of the Junior Curriculum; the aim is to introduce and imbed a healthy lifestyle early in our pupils' lives. We have fantastic sport facilities and extensive grounds which enables us to offer a wide range of sporting activities within our PE lessons.
The government provides all Junior Schools with PE and Sports Premium funding which is used to ensure the necessary equipment, coaches and facilities support outstanding PE lessons. Pupils not only have PE lessons with their class teacher but also take part in PE lessons led by specialist teachers once a week. In addition, pupils may choose to do sports as part of the Co-Curriculum Activities Programme. This programme offers an extensive range of activities from trampolining to kayaking.
In Years 3-6, pupils take part in a wide range of sports in their PE lessons, including: cross country, gymnastics, lacrosse, athletics, hockey, netball, rounders and dance. Rugby, cricket and basketball are offered as part of the Co-Curriculum Programme.
Swimming is part of the PE curriculum and pupils in the Junior School take part in weekly swimming lessons. In lessons every child’s needs are accounted for; this allows for every child to have the opportunity of meeting the National Curriculum objective to swim 25m unaided. Swimming sessions are also available as part of the Co-Curriculum Programme. These involve swim team training, for more advanced pupils, as well as supervised sessions throughout the week.
Pupils in the Junior School enter a wide variety of tournaments throughout the year. These include: Football, High 5 Netball, Cross Country, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rounders as well as Athletics. All children strive to make the teams and look forward to entering these and earning their team pin.