In PE this half term, all pupils will develop their creative 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.
Key Stage 1 pupils will improve skills associated with linking movements together as well as recognising similarities and differences in movements. These are important aspects of participation in sport as well as in life in general. The children will improve their fundamental skills including balancing, agility and throwing and catching as well as developing sport specific skills across a range of sports including netball, football and basketball.
In Key Stage 2, pupils will focus on adapting skills, movements and tactics and creating their own versions of activities. During PE lessons we aim to install confidence, respect and self-belief in all our pupils. This will be achieved in different ways, in different year groups. Year 3 Indigo Class will be working on a number of different sports in the gym and outside in the first half of this term whilst Lilac Class will commence their swimming lessons. Years 4, 5 and 6 will begin by focusing on netball 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 their gymnastic skills, creating, improving and performing sequences.
Looking ahead, November 8th is Healthy Living Day where there will be a whole day of activities around eating a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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There were 59 pupils in Year 6 during 2018-19. At the beginning of the year, out of these pupils:
- 52% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 53% could use a range of strokes effectively.
- 66% could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Sports Premium funding was used to support additional swimming lessons for those pupils who could not achieve these objectives at the start of the year. The impact of this was that, at the end of 2018-19:
- 69% of Year 6 pupils can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 72% of Year 6 pupils can use a range of strokes effectively.
- 76% of Year 6 pupils can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.