PE and Sport

At Alburgh with Denton Primary School we are committed to PE and sport and ensure that every child takes place in a full curriculum (2 hours a week).  Our curriculum is delivered through many areas of activity including dance, games, gymnastics, athletics, swimming and outdoor and adventurous activities. At the bottom of this page you can see the Key Stage 1 programme of study or the Key Stage 2 programme. We ensure children understand the importance of an active healthy lifestyle and how different activities affect their fitness and development. This is achieved through a number of ways including questioning, pupil observations and assessments as well as cross curricular links with other subjects such as Science and Literacy.  

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    To support our curriculum time table, we offer a wide variety of after school clubs that have a high attendance, such as gymnastics, tennis, karate, football, tag rugby, cricket, dancing, rounders etc.  All children from key stage 2 have regular swimming lessons at Archbishop Sancroft High school in Harleston and many attend their local swimming club for extra sessions.

    We have some more fantastic news about sport and PE in our school. Before the summer break we applied for the School Games Mark award. It is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition and PE provision across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.

    We are delighted to announce that we were awarded “Gold” after our application was verified. We have received this award for 3 consecutive years now, which is a fantastic achievement! We are extremely pleased with the fact that we can offer the children so many sporting opportunities in and out of school time and the fact that the children are always so enthusiastic and eager to participate!

    Please see below the most recent copy of our sporting newsletter, celebrating children's successes in sport inside and outside of school. Click on the front cover to be able to see all the information. 

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    Programme of study - Key Stage 1

    Dance activities

    Pupils are taught to:

    • Use movement imaginatively, responding to stimuli, including music and performing basic skills like jumping, travelling, making a shape, jumping, turning and gesturing
    • Change the rhythm, speed, level and direction of their movements
    • Create and perform dances using simple movement patterns, including those from different times and cultures
    • Express and communicate ideas and feelings

    Games activities:

    Pupils are taught to:

    • Travel with, send and receive a ball and other equipment in different ways
    • Develop these skills from simple striking/fielding and invasion type games and also games they have made using simple tactics for defending and attacking

    Gymnastic activities:

    Pupils are taught to:

    • Perform basic skills in travelling, being still, finding space and using it safely, both on the floor and using apparatus
    • Develop the range of their skills and actions eg: balancing, taking off and landing, turning and rolling
    • Choose and link skills and actions in short movement phrases

     

     

    Programme of study – key stage 2

    Dance activities:

    Pupils are taught to:

    • Create and perform dances using a range of movement patterns, including those from different times, places and cultures
    • Respond to a range of stimuli and accompaniment

    Games activities:

    Pupils are taught to:

    • Play and make up small sided and modified competitive net, striking/fielding and invasion games
    • Use skills and tactics and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
    • Work with others to organise and keep the games going

    Gymnastic activities:

    Pupils are taught to:

    • Create and perform fluent sequences on the floor and using apparatus
    • Include variations in level, speed and direction in their sequence

    Athletic activities:

    Pupils are taught to:

    • Take part in and design challenges and competitions that call for precision, speed, power or stamina
    • Use running, jumping and throwing skills both singly and in combination
    • Pace themselves in these challenges and competitions

     

    Swimming activities:

    Pupils are taught to:

    • Pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival
    • Swim unaided for a substantial period of time over a distance of at least 25m
    • Use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
    • Use a range of recognised strokes

    Outdoor and adventurous activities:

    Pupils are taught to:

    • Take part in outdoor activity challenges, including following trails in challenging environments
    • Use a range of orienteering and problem solving skills
    • Work with others to meet the challenges