At the Learning Academy Partnership we see Physical Education as fundamental to the development of the whole child. We aim to give children the physical confidence necessary to choose activity as part of a long-term healthy lifestyle.
Our aim is to deliver high quality PE and School Sport for all children. Government funding has enabled us to employ an experienced specialist PE teacher. Class teachers are working alongside our PE teacher to improve their subject knowledge, planning and methods of delivery. Fully qualified coaches also assist in the delivery of some after school sports clubs.
The curriculum is broad and balanced
Key Stage 1 – pupils learn mainly through the ‘Leap into Life’ programme which includes modules on Functional movement, Aesthetic movement, Movement concepts and Manipulative skills.
Key Stage 2 – pupils learn through Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming, Athletics, Games and Outdoor Activities.
Swimming lessons ensure that all children can swim 25m by the end of KS2 and we also provide Bikeability training so that children can stay safe while using bikes for leisure and fitness. Children in Year 4 and 6 are given the opportunity to take part in a residential trip which promotes self-reliance, confidence, social skills, problem solving, co-operation and more.
Children are encouraged to attend after school sports clubs and a range of activities are on offer at different times of the year.
KS1 – Gymnastics, Football, Golf, Cheerleading, Fun-skills
KS2 – Football, Golf, Basketball, Netball, Rounders, Gymnastics, Tennis, Gold Stars
The Academy has links with several local sports clubs and we encourage pupils to access clubs in the community to further develop their sporting ability. There is access to competition with other local schools. Annually pupils take part in a Netball and Football League. Each year we hold our own Sports Day. This term, Nick Gillard, Torbay Schools Competition Manager, is coming in to run the Gold Star Club which encourages children to become more active and to lead a healthy lifestyle.
PE lessons take place in theAcademy hall and on the playground. In addition, we make good use of the Multi Use Games Area a short walk from the Academy and Quinta fields for summer sports. Year 5 and 6 pupils have tennis sessions at Cary Park.
KS1 – Black Plimsolls or velcro trainers, white t-shirt, black shorts
KS2 – Black Plimsolls or trainers, white t-shirt, black shorts (trainers are preferable as they provide more support for games)
Black or navy jogging trousers are optional – for use when the weather is cold
Sports Day 2016
Sports Day was a huge success this year and an amazing time was had by both the children and the adults! Overall team winners were the Yellow Team, huge congratulations to them and to all of the children who took part and won points for their teams.