All children experience a variety of competitive and non-competitive activities. These include gymnastics, multi-sports, dance, games, athletics, outdoor adventurous activities, orienteering, and swimming . At our school we employ specialist sports coaches to support children’s’ learning and to enhance the skills of the staff. We are part of the Wotton and District Sports Cluster and compete regularly in a variety of sports. We also promote a positive attitude towards maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. Our Year 5 children are taught how to be play leaders and Y6 children enjoy taking turns to lead play for younger children.
Essential characteristics of physically active pupils are:
The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
High levels of physical fitness.
A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
The ability to take initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support.
A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.