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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.



Y5/6 Football Team

We are incredibly proud of our Y5/6 football team, who have been on a long journey through the different rounds over the last month or so and have hopefully made many great memories together as a team.

First of all the team won our local competition against schools around the local area. This meant they qualified for the Erewash finals against other teams who had also won their local competition. They won this competition without even conceding a goal! This meant they were the best school football team in Erewash and had qualified for the Derbyshire County finals...

On a wet and cold afternoon the team went to Kirk Hallam for the finals and finished a very credible 5th out of 9 teams at the finals. So by our reckoning the Y5/6 team are the 5th best out of the 358 schools in Derbyshire. A fantastic achievement!


Y3/4 Football Tournament 

On Tuesday some of our year 3's and 4's went to Wilsthorpe for a football tournament against other schools in the area. We took 2 teams who represented our school immaculately both on and off the field. We had success with both teams, one of our teams finished 3rd and the other won the whole tournament without even conceding a goal. We all enjoyed that winning feeling!


Cross Country Competition – Wilsthorpe

On Thursday 5th October we attended a cross country competition with 25 children from years 1-6. The children had to complete a set course competing not only against each other but also other schools. The children represented Dovedale brilliantly, despite cold weather, rain and the long walk none of the children let this dampen their mood! We came home with a first place medal won by Lucie in the KS1 race and a second place medal won by Ellie in the Year 5/6 race – great job girls well done. 


National Fitness Day – 27th September 2017

WOW, what a day. All the children looked fantastic on National Fitness Day in their sportswear, some great outfits. All the children enjoyed the 10ten10 (10, 000 schools taking part in 10 minutes of exercise at 10am) Samba dancing session, some great moves were busted. The afternoon was also a success, all classes made use of our outdoor space and enjoyed an extra PE session. The atmosphere was fantastic and the children had a great time – it was a fantastic day to raise the profile of physical education both in and out of school.