The school places considerable importance on the principle of physical education for all within the normal day to day curriculum. Wherever possible (given the fact that inclement weather can stretch our hall timetable!) children have 2 hours per week of quality curriculum based PE provision. We also partake in daily in-class movement as part of the ‘Activate’ programme.
Throughout their primary education the children will gain experiences and have opportunities to practise, develop their skills and participate in soccer, touch rugby, netball, cricket, rounders, quik sticks (hockey), gymnastics, dance, and athletic and quad-athletic activities. Y4 children have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit to the Youth Hostel at Malham which is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Year 6 take part in a residential visit to Wales for a week in May.
Swimming lessons are offered to children in Year 4, with ‘catch up’ lessons offered in years 5 and 6 where pupils have not reached the required national standard. These lessons take place at the Tadcaster Community Pool through the expertise of the centre’s own instructors. To help meet the costs for these lessons, the school usually asks for a voluntary contribution from parents.
Where possible, many opportunities are provided for the extension of the PE programme through extra-curricular club activities for those children who simply wish to join in because they have learned to enjoy the activity and would very much like to do some more. These extra-curricular activities (soccer, cricket, netball, rounders, badminton, gymnastics, karate, dance, athletics) cater for children of all abilities and either sex.
Inter-school fixtures (friendly and competitive league) provide an excellent opportunity for all children to represent their school. We take part in many ‘festival’ type events as part of the local Sports Partnership. The school also works very closely with outside organisations, including Tadcaster Albion AFC, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds United AFC and York City Knights rugby.
- All children are expected to change into suitable clothing and footwear for physical education. That is:
- shorts and T-shirt/leotard (team colour house tops – please ask for information)
- trainers or pumps (outdoors)
- bare feet (indoors)
We do ask that all clothing for indoor P.E. is appropriate – we prefer simple plain T-shirts or polo shirts and blue or black shorts. All jewellery and other personal effects must be removed or taped over before a P.E. lesson.
EYFS and Year 1/2 Sports 2016:
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