At St John Baptist Primary School, we believe that providing children with opportunities to be active is essential. A creative PE curriculum and a range of extracurricular activities develops children's physical fitness, but promotes happiness and wellbeing too!
The PE Curriculum
All children receive at least an hour of PE teaching every week, with Year 4 having an additional 30 minute long swimming lesson each week.
Here is the focus for the PE curriculum in each key stage:
EYFS - coordinating, controlling and exploring movement
Fine and gross motor skills
KS1 - agility, balance and coordination
Participating in team games: attacking and defending
Choreographing and performing dance using simple movements
KS2 - flexibility, strength and control
Swim at least 25m and learn a range of strokes
Play competitive games, understand attacking and defending
Perform dances using a range of movements
Developing collaborative and evaluative skills.
PE and Sports Premium
What is the sports premium?
The PE and Sport Premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England.
How do we spend the sports premium at St John Baptist Primary School?
At St John Baptist Primary School, we believe in equal opportunities for all children to access and enjoy sports in a variety of contexts. We spend our sports premium funding on specialist coaching, additional equipment and staff training to upskill teachers.
At the end of the summer term every year the school sports day takes place at Sedgehill School Sports Field. This is split into KS1 where children experience a range of skills based activities which they complete in a carousel format and KS2 where the children get to showcase their athletic and field skills.