We consider physical activity an important part of a balanced education and encourage children to enjoy sports from a young age, and work with them to identify their talents.
Each child has two hours of PE lessons a week. In addition to this, we offer playtime activities, wake and shake and after-school clubs. All children also have swimming lessons in our onsite swimming pool .
In Key Stage One, we aim to create a movement foundation to underpin the lifelong participation of sport, which supports the development of competent and confident movers. We also introduce and develop control and co-ordination in large and small movements and help the children to move confidently in a range of ways, negotiating space safely.
In Lower Key Stage Two (years 3 and 4), children learn to develop and apply a broad range of skills in different contexts to enhance their creative, social and thinking skills in PE. They also begin to gain an understanding of the positive benefits of being physically active.
In Upper Key Stage Two (years 5 and 6), the aim is to teach physical, social and thinking skills through sport specific activities (modified to be age and stage appropriate). They also develop leadership skills and are able to articulate the benefits of regular exercise.
Sports children can enjoy include curriculum football, netball, hockey, dodgeball and tag rugby. Children also enjoy athletics, cricket, rounders and tennis in the summer term.
Local and national sport competitions
As a school we are committed to giving our children opportunities to develop their sporting skills and we regularly attend competitions and festivals. All children who in such events gain not only the prestige of representing their school, but also engage in the values that the events promote. As a school, we often progress to County Finals, representing Gravesham.
School Games Mark – Gold Level
The school has recently been awarded the School Games Gold Level Mark, recognising the school’s commitment to and development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity. The School Games mark is directly linked to the school’s participation in the School Games festivals.