The way we teach Physical Education is to develop fundamental movement skills to extend agility, balance and coordination. Children use these to compete against self and each other using a range of contexts and apparatus.
Games is usually taught in an outdoor space and we utilise the local Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) in the Summer term to allow strenuous and competitive Games lessons to be taught. Older children are encouraged to devise their own games incorporating rules for winning. Different sports experienced over recent years include cricket, football, archery, tennis, wall-climbing and bowls.
Dance and Gymnastics are more frequently taught inside with the addition of mats, music, instruments and stories to stimulate creative movement. Examples of stimuli used in Dance include dinosaurs, puppets, fire-dance, dragon-dance, storms, rubbish, Tiddalik the frog and African dance and drumming.
Children are taught to:
Master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching.
Develop balance, agility and coordination.
Participate in team games, developing tactics for attacking and defending.
Perform dances using movement patterns.