Physical Education & Sports Premium
Children at our school engage in PE lessons for approximately two hours per week. This includes class swimming sessions, gymnastics, dance, games, rock climbing, horseriding, tennis lessons and athletics. The sessions are planned to be seasonal and age dependent and take advantage of our school and local village facilities.
PE lessons include the teaching of skills as well as competitive games that allow children to practise and apply their skills. All children are encouraged to be active at playtime and lunchtimes during the day, including the daily mile every Tuesday and Thursday where children, parents and teachers all participate in a walk through our lovely local countryside. Boxes of equipment that encourage active play are available every playtime. These include skipping ropes, stilts, bats and balls. Classes also use our new trim trail and play football and cricket.
We understand the importance of physical activity and sport to the overall well-being of every child and are committed to raising participation rates and achievement for all our children. To help with these aims, we have ensured that our sports premium will:
- benefit all children regardless of sporting ability;
- ensure the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools;
- ensure staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.