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. Currently we are working in partnership with Premier Education to deliver a broader PE curriculum with the introduction of various new sports, for exmaple archery, fencing and dodgeball. We are also working with local sports clubs to deliver after school clubs such as tennis.
The curriculum is broad and balanced
Key Stage 1 – pupils learn through a rich curriculum of multi-skills, gymnastics, dance, athletics and invasion games.
Key Stage 2 – pupils learn through a rich curriculum of gymnastics, dance, invasion games, net and wall games, striking and fielding and athletics.
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, multi-sports, tennis, archery and fencing.
KS2 – Football, netball, gymnastics, tennis, badminton, dodgeball, archery and fencing.
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 football league. Each year we hold our own Sports Day. This year, Nick Gillard, School Games Organiser, is increasing interschool competitions, encouraging children to be more active and to lead a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, links with local secondary schools have also increased participation festivals including gymnastics, trampolining, basketball and multi-skills. We have specialist local secondary school teachers coming in to deliver additional PE, including gymnastics, dance and football.
PE lessons take place in the academy hall and on the playground. In addition, we utilise the field at our partner school Warberry Academy. Festivals and competitions are often held at local secondary school The Spires College.
KS1 – Black Plimsolls or velcro trainers, white t-shirt, black or navy shorts
KS2 – Black Plimsolls or trainers, white t-shirt, black or navy 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 2017
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.