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In PE this half term, all pupils will develop their social skills. The aim of this unit of learning is to use PE to develop skills that will assist pupils in succeeding in sport and in the real world.


KS1 pupils will improve skills associated with supporting others by showing patience and listening to each other as well as praising others’ achievements. These are important aspects of participation in sport as well as in life in general.


They will also look at isolated skills across a range of sports including netball, football and basketball and begin to focus on their wider application within competitive sport. Pupils will work to improve fundamental skills including balancing, agility and throwing and catching. This half term, Year 1 will also have weekly programme of tennis coaching provided by Dukes Meadows as part of their PE lessons.


In KS2, pupils will focus on cooperating well with others and giving helpful feedback and will also begin to work on organising roles and responsibilities within a team. During PE lessons, pupils will develop confidence, respect and self-belief in themselves. This will be achieved in different ways in different year groups. Year 3 swimming will be commencing this half term, starting with Lilac Class, with Indigo following on later in the school year. Years 4, 5 and 6 will begin by focusing on the sport of basketball with the aim of understanding the tactics of the game so as to perform within a team and under opponent pressure. They will also be working on improving their football skills, including understanding the different roles and responsibilities within a team.


Looking ahead, November 9th is Healthy Living Day where there will be a whole day of activities around eating a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, with a focus on maintaining a healthy heart in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the first blood transfusion. We hope to see you there.


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Swimming Proficiency

There are 58 pupils in Year 6 during 2018-19. Out of these pupils:

  • 52% can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • 53% can use a range of strokes effectively.
  • 66% can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.