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We believe Physical Education helps to develop thinking, selecting and applying skills, which are important for progression across the whole of the curriculum. We encourage our children to choose to adopt a healthier lifestyle and develop a positive attitude towards sport. The school believes that Physical Education experienced in a safe and supportive environment makes a vital and unique contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional health, development and well being.


The Objectives of PE are:

P.E. lessons offer opportunities for children to:

Develop competences to excel in a broad range of physical activities

To be physically active for sustained periods of time.

Engage in competitive sports and activities.

Lead healthy, active lives. 
To maximise the overall amount of time spent in being physically active within lessons.

To provide staff with opportunities to continue their professional development in delivering quality PE lessons.

To provide adequate resources for effective delivery of the curriculum and where possible, funding.

To develop a knowledge of safety and an appreciation of the principles of safe practice through correct handling of PE equipment and a commitment to ensuring safe and effective exercise procedures.

To enlist the support of adults other than teachers (AOTT) who may be professionally qualified, to contribute to the provision of extra curricular activities.

To provide safe and stimulating areas that children can play and be active.

To organise specific events that promote and raise the profile of activity, including competitions within the local community.



Football Tournaments

A huge well done to our groups that have taken part in recent football tournaments at Friesland School. The Year 5/6 boys played on the 1st October battling not only their opponents but the wind! The Year 5/6 girls worked well as a team to play on the 8th October. We also had the Year 3/4 boys take part on the 15th October, where they won some of their games against the opposing schools.  



Change 4 Life Champions

We have a new group of Year 5 and 6's that went on some training on the 9th October 2019. They will use their new knowledge to run lunch time clubs throughout the year!


Cross Country 

On the 17th October, we took 4 children from each year group to Wilsthorpe School for a cross country competition. There was a Year 1/2 race of 1km and a year 3/4 race along with Year 5/6 which were both 2km. Everyone did wonderfully to run the route around their school field. An extra well done to one member of Year 4, who came in second place! 




Rugby Festival

On the 23rd October, a group of Year 5 and 6 children went to West Park Rugby Club for the afternoon where they took part in different Rubgy activities including tag, Rugby rounders and the Haka dance. They had a great time taking part and even got to enjoy a hotdog to finish!



We had a busy day for gymnastics on the 4th February, as we took two groups of children to the Erewash Valley Gymnastics Club in Long Eaton. In the morning 8 Year 3 and 4 children attended and then in the afternoon 10 Year 1 and 2 children also attended. All the children got to try lots of different gymnastics equipment that the club has to offer.