At Pearl Hyde Community Primary School values physical education as a platform to support learning across every subject area; we strive for excellence in all that we do, this ethos is strongly embedded into our teaching of Physical Education (P.E.) throughout the Key Stages.
Physical Education is an important aspect of a child’s development; this is why all the children who attend our school participate in at least two lessons of P.E. every week. This includes to name a few; dance, gymnastics, rounders, football, netball, cricket athletics and apparatus work. Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (KS2) children have the opportunity to participate in a weekly swimming session in over on term. When participating in swimming lessons a swimming kit comprising of swimwear, swimming hat and towel is required and any jewelry must be removed for health and safety purposes.
The teaching and learning of fine and gross motor skills is vital from an early age and with the expertise of a specialist PE teacher within our school we aim to bring out the best in each child, making achievement for all possible.
Our school invites professional sports representatives in to work with the children throughout the year. The sport professionals and our specialist teacher offer an extensive lunchtime and after school club programme for all Key Stages with a range of activities including multi sports, dance, gymnastics, cricket and netball. Our lunchtime provision for all children enables them to take part in a range of activities in ‘zoned ‘ areas and gives children in Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2) the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in the role of Playground Leaders.
We also regularly attend competitions with local schools and communities during and after school hours which include inter-class competitions, cricket and athletic events.
To ensure all children have access to two lessons a week, it is vital they have a suitable change of clothing. Children are expected to wear the school PE kit which comprises of; shorts, tracksuit bottoms, leggings, t-shirt, trainers and pumps, for indoor PE and outdoor games.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) if children find dressing and undressing difficult, they take part in indoor PE sessions in t-shirt, shorts and pumps.
In line with our school policy all items of clothing must be labelled with your child’s name.