Developing children physically is essential for them to lead an active, healthy life. A high-quality physical education curriculum not only inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities, it also establishes patterns of behaviour that become life log. A good quality PE curriculum provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
PE is part of the National Curriculum and all children are expected to take part. At the beginning of the school year class teachers let parents know which days the children need to have their PE kit in school. All children have two PE lessons a week totalling 2 hours. This includes dance, gym, games, athletics and Outdoor and Adventure Activities. The school has extensive grounds including a netball court, rounders pitch, 5-a-side and full size football pitches. Swimming lessons are organised for two year groups in Key Stage 2 in the Summer Term and are taught by qualified instructors. The school is part of the Rickmansworth Sports Partnership and the children are involved in a wide range of competitive activities through the partnership. To enhance PE teaching the school buys in a sports coach to work with classes throughout the school year.
For safety reasons’ long hair must be tied back and stud earrings removed or taped. No watches should be worn. Jewellery is not allowed in school for any lessons unless it has a religious significance.