To encourage physical activity, develop skills and be aware of the effects of physical activity on the body through athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, and outdoor activities. Swimming is included in the Curriculum in Years 3 and 4.
Children have up to 2 hours of P.E. and games each week which may mean two or even three lessons of “movement” in its many forms. P.E. skills are taught and practised and used in games situations and the children are offered the expertise of playing a wide variety of our national games as possible. This includes football, netball, cricket, rounders, volley ball, basketball and athletics.
In Year 2, we have focussed on our fundamental movements such as running, dodging, jumping, skipping and hopping. We have applied our skills whilst learning the game ‘French Skipping’. We have found that this has required us to use increased balance and coordination for our jumping.