Sport and Physical Education

Planning and coverage

Pupils in each key stage cover the aims and subject content as set out in the National Curriculum 2014. We plan using the Key Skills Document for P.E, focussing on the key skills of:

  • Key Stage 1; Dance, Games, Gym
  • Key Stage 2; Dance, Games, Gym, Swimming & Water Safety, Athletics, Outdoor & Adventurous

P.E. within school

P.E. is highly regarded across the school and as a school we are members of the Jorvik School Sports Partnership. This enables the children to participate in a wide range of sporting opportunities and competitions. All pupils have access to two hours of high quality P.E. per week through carefully planned lessons. As a school we use the Val Sabin scheme of work which ensures all pupils have access to dance, games and gym. Key Stage Two children (Y5 & Y6) have swimming lessons annually in term three. They also attend a residential outdoor and adventurous themed visit bi-annually. The school has a hall with gymnastic apparatus, a large playing field, playground and an adventure playground. Pupils also participate in P.E. at playtimes through the Playground leaders scheme.

Extra Opportunities

We believe that P.E. is important for the health and well being of all children in school. We seek to involve all children in physical activity. This may include access to sporting clubs held by staff or outside coaching agencies. Children, in all year groups, have the opportunity to take part in sports festivals and competitions against other York schools. These cover a wide range of sports; cross country running, netball, football, tri-golf, tag rugby, rounders, cricket, hockey.

Once a year all children take part in Sports Week and Healthy Schools week. Coaches and outside agencies are invited in to school to promote sport and health. In addition we enhance our learning by planning P.E events that support the wider curriculum such as an African dance day as part of our whole school Global topic.