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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.


KS1 pupils will look first at isolated skills across a range of sports including netball, football and basketball and begin to focus on their wider application within competitive sport. They will also look at how to improve fundamental skills including balancing, agility, and throwing and catching.


In KS2, pupils will look at ‘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 for each other and self-belief in themselves. This will be achieved in different ways, in different year groups.


Year 3 swimming will continue this half term with Lilac Class, with Indigo Class following on later in the school year. In the meantime, Indigo Class will continue with a varied programme of key skills and small games across a range of sports. Years 4 and 5 will begin by focusing on basketball and football with the aim of understanding the tactics of the games so as to perform within a team and under opponent pressure. Year 6 will be concentrating on teamwork, trust and problem solving through a series of team challenges and will also be working on improving their football skills including understanding the different roles and responsibilities.


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, including the importance of both physical and mental health. We hope to see many of you join us with your child/children for a healthy breakfast to start the day. Full details will follow shortly.


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Swimming Proficiency

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.