More Children, More Active, More Often
We want all our children to be physically active and learn how to lead healthy lives which we hope they will take into their future lives. They are encouraged to take risks, work effectively in teams and learn how to win and lose.
Physical Education inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should 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. Follow the link to the 2014 National Curriculum for PE
Read the school's Physical Education and Sport Policy here
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Dance gives children rich opportunities to be creative and to experience inspiration and enjoyment. Creating and performing will be the core activities for all children, and taking part in dance contributes to their physical education and physical activity. Learners develop their technical skills and the quality of their movement, and use their imagination and skills to create and choreograph dance sequences.
The Daily Mile
The Daily Mile is for all the children at our school,; it is a scheme to encourage children to be active.
The Daily Mile initiative was started in February 2012 by the head teacher of a large Scottish Primary school, who was concerned by the children’s poor fitness. This simple approach proved to be both sustainable and effective.
The beauty of this approach is it is so simple and has been shown to be really beneficial. Without wasting time to change into kit, every child in the school goes out every school day in the fresh air to run, jog or walk for 15 minutes; supervised by the teaching, support staff and volunteers.
We achieve this by completing laps of marked out track around the playground and the school site
The Daily Mile is an integral part of the children’s school day. It takes place come rain or shine, with the children donning the appropriate clothing. They do not need to change footwear to undertake the Daily Mile. Obviously in exceptional weather conditions where it is deemed inappropriate or unsafe to do the daily mile, we either reschedule during the day if possible or omit that day.
It is inclusive and non-competitive. Most children average a mile, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but a physical activity which is aimed at improving the children's physical, social, emotional and mental health and well-being. It can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment.
You can find out more about how it works by visiting the website: www.thedailymile.co.uk.