Physical Education and Games

We believe that Physical Education (PE) is an important subject. Creating a positive attitude to PE promotes collaborative learning and a healthy lifestyle, which will continue into adulthood, irrespective of ability.

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 develop motor skills, spatial awareness and coordination resulting in a firm foundation of basic skills.

As children move up the school, outdoor games (football in the winter and rounders, kwik cricket and athletics in the summer term) are introduced.

Key Stage 2 children have weekly swimming lessons at Copthall Leisure Centre.

We use the sports field opposite Goodwyn for weekly outdoor games. These include creative and team building games, sprinting and distance running and batting, bowling and fielding skills. Outdoor ball skills lessons incorporate individual and pair work, target practise, various passes and pivoting leading to small sided games using large and small balls.

Gymnastics lessons comprise of individual skills and the creation of sequences, sports acrobatics in twos and threes and vaulting.