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Physical Education

At St Andrew’s, PE is highly valued and each class has an average of 2 hours PE a week, taught 50/50 with a specialist PE teacher and their class teachers. We provide a broad and balanced programme of PE and sport with activities designed to be enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular. Through providing positive experiences, we aim to encourage a lifelong interest in physical activity that is essential to both health and mental wellbeing. A high quality programme including, athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and outdoor education are designed to satisfy the needs, abilities and interests of all our children.

EYFS Physical development is catered for every day during CIL (child initiated learning) includes gross and fine motor learning opportunities.

KS1: Children master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility, and co-ordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

KS2 Children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in a range of different sports and activities. They enjoy collaborating, competing and communicating with each other, and develop an understanding of how to improve and recognise their own success. Opportunities in Year 5 and 6 to participate in our annual residential visits to Outdoor Education Centres in Norfolk and Dorset are on of the highlights of the PE calendar.

Extra- Curricular Clubs

There is a wide variety of extra- curricular clubs available to all children across the school and take place during lunchtimes and after school, including our Daily Mile Running Club, Netball, Football, Tag Rugby, Tennis, Hockey and Speed Stacking.

Competition

As Platinum members of the Birchwood Sports Partnership, there are many opportunities for our children to take part in a number of sporting competitions and festivals with other local schools. We aim to provide every child the opportunity to represent their school at these events.

Active Playtimes

Our beautiful and spacious grounds enable the children to be active during playtimes, whether it’s climbing on our new trimtrail, running around the track on the field, playing 4 square or ball games on the court, there is always plenty to do.