The main focus of P.E. at St.Chad’s Primary is to enable the children to be physically active, thus developing physical fitness, strength and agility. We aim to develop children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination. During PE lessons, children are taught how to move their bodies safely, carry equipment sensibly and work co-operatively with others. The children are taught how to keep their bodies healthy by discussing the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle. Once children are in key stage two they will have the opportunity to develop and refine the basic techniques in striking and fielding activities, athletics and pursue outdoor and adventurous activities. They will also attend regular swimming sessions in Year 3 and 4 allowing them to gain proficiency certificates as their confidence in swimming is developed. The school follows the REAL PE scheme.
As well as providing children with two hours of quality PE lessons a week, we aim to provide children with the opportunities to take part in physical activity on a daily basis. Staff provide a daily session of lunchtime and after school activities for children to participate in.
Children also have the opportunity to join clubs and are chosen to represent the school for various sports teams, e.g. netball, gymnastics, football, athletics.
Throughout the school year we celebrate physical activity and hold whole school ‘Health and Sports’ days once a term. Children enjoy spending these days in their house teams, participating in a range of fun and exciting health and sport activities.