Sport plays a large part in school life. Opportunities are provided in school for children to participate and learn a range of Physical Education skills through following planning from the PE Hub, Imoves and other schemes of work. In addition, children are able to learn skills to participate in a range of sports and activities, including Invasion Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Swimming, Net and Wall Games, Striking and Fielding, Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Athletics.
EYFS have opportunities indoors to develop their fine motor skills using tools and equipment such as tweezer, scissors and small world play. Outdoors children can practise and refine the gross motor skills such as balancing, skipping, jumping and riding wheeled toys. It is important for all children to enjoy being active and have opportunities to develop their agility and movement. We offer a range of sports experiences and equipment that helps them to build the basic skills of throwing, catching, dribbling and kicking in preparation for the Physical Education they will be exposed to in key stage one and beyond.
All children from EYFS – 6 will attend Swimming sessions at some point throughout the coming academic year. Swimming sessions are held at Downham Market Leisure Centre.
The children participate in 2 hours of P.E. within curriculum time and have access to a wide provision of clubs, including the Daily Mile. Furthermore, the KS2 children have the opportunity to attend two residentials, one in Yr3/4 and another in Yr5/6.
In recognition of the large part played in promoting physical activity and sport towards PE within the school and the local community, we have been awarded the School Games Gold Award recognising the school’s provision of sport. The School Games approach plays a large part in the way in which PE is taught across the schools, this vision is promoted throughout:
Current clubs offered in school as free extra-curricular activities include: Football (girls and boys), Tag-rugby, Multi-skills, Athletics, Rounders, Kwik Cricket, Dodgeball, Basketball, Badminton, Speedstacking, Kurling, Pilates, Healthy Eating and Tri-golf. By providing a wide selection of clubs it has enabled the schools to develop some strong links with local clubs, including: KLCF, Janis Baker (Badminton Coach), East Anglia Sports Academy….
All the children have the opportunity to attend at least one sporting events across the year; participating in either Cluster/ Partnership competitions/festivals. Even our youngest children participate in sport out of school through the Active Kids Festivals.
School Sports Leaders work alongside Miss Thorne in planning the Winter and Summer School Games Days and leading other activities across the school.