In PE this half term Key Stage 1 will continue to focus on being independent within PE, following simple tasks on their own and in small groups to further develop basic skills and support each other to work as a team. These are important aspects of participation in sport as well as in life in general.
They will look at net and wall games and striking and fielding games, looking at how to improve and apply fundamental skills including throwing and catching and using a bat or racket to control a ball. Pupils will develop these skills in game situations to gain an understanding of simple tactics. Any support you are able to provide with these basic skills will help them enormously.
In Key Stage 2, pupils will look at the importance of evaluating performance and decision making within sport, challenging themselves to improve their skills as well as developing teamwork. During PE lessons, pupils will develop confidence, respect and self-belief. Throughout Key Stage 2, pupils will develop their cricket and badminton skills, aiming to understand game play and tactics so as to perform well within a team and under opponent pressure.
In addition, swimming lessons will continue for pupils in Year 4 who could not attend their full allocation of lessons last year as well as those Year 6 pupils who have not yet achieved the required swimming and water safety objectives in Key Stage 2.
Several after school clubs have now started again to give pupils additional opportunities to participate in sport and to practise their skills.
Please remember that pupils in Reception - Year 6 should come to school dressed in appropriate PE kit on the day of their lesson. Lessons are on the following days:
Mondays: Year 1
Tuesdays: Year 2
Wednesdays: Year 3 and Year 4
Thursday: Year 5
Friday: Reception and Year 6
Year 6 pupils attending top-up swimming lessons on Wednesdays should wear their school uniform on that day and PE kit on Fridays.
Pupils in Year 4 attending swimming lessons should wear PE kit on Wednesdays and bring their swimming kit to school with them.
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There were 53 pupils in Year 6 during 2019-20. At the beginning of the year:
- 41% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 51% could use a range of strokes effectively.
- 41% 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 2019-20:
- 70% of Year 6 pupils can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 86% of Year 6 pupils can use a range of strokes effectively.
- 70% of Year 6 pupils can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.