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Sports Practice
We believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and wellbeing.  Taking part in PE and School Sport has significant benefits for all our pupils. It helps our pupils to become more active and healthy, and can play a vital role in developing their confidence and self-esteem, encourage team work and wider social and personal skills.  We work with the St. Albans School Games and Harpenden and District Sports Association to maximise  opportunities for all our pupils to access high-quality PE and school sport. All of our pupils take part in a minimum of 2 hours PE weekly (this includes swimming in Year 2 and 3).  All our pupils are encouraged to attend extra curricular sports opportunities both in and outside of school.  As PE is a statutory subject, pupils are required to have and change into and out of a PE kit before and after their lessons or club.
We strive to ensure that all pupils have access to high quality physical education (PE) curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in sports, physical activity and wider health and well-being activities beyond the curriculum.   All of our pupils take part in a minimum of 2 hours PE weekly (this includes swimming in Year 2 and 3).  All our pupils are encouraged to attend extra curricular sports opportunities both in and outside of school.   All pupils are supported and encouraged to take part in 60 minutes physical activity daily including use of our daily mile track and active break and lunch times building their stamina and skills.
We are committed to developing our pupils to have the confidence and capability to perform to the best of their ability across our PE curriculum raising physical literacy for all and fundamentally ensuring our curriculum is fun and inspiring.


We follow the National Curriculum and strive for all pupils to:
  • Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others.
  • Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing.
  • Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.
  • Hold a pencil effectively in preparation for fluent writing – using the tripod grip in almost all cases.
  •  Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery.
  • Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.
  • develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.
  • engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. 
  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending perform dances using simple movement patterns.
  • At the end of every key stage, pupils will understand how to apply and understand the matters, skills and techniques relevant to the topics being learnt each term.
  • continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
  • enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.
  • develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination 
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending  develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics] 
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns  take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team 
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

  • 2 hours of PE weekly.
  • 60 minutes of daily physical activity through active break and lunch times and taking part in the daily mile.
  • take part in competitive sport through School games and HDSA.
  • provide opportunities for pupils to take part in a range of extra curricular activities and sign post to opportunities outside of school.
  • fun and engaging lessons focusing on progressive skill development over time.
  • Forest School opportunities for all children across the year.
  • All pupils receive lessons focusing on fundamental skills including dance, gymnastics and games:
  • Dance:
Progression is evident through the range of skills taught and the number elements combined to make a sequence. All pupils have experience of moving to different types of music.
  • Gymnastics:
Progression is evident through the range of skills taught and the number elements combined to make a sequence.
  • Games:
Progression is evident through the range of skills taught as well as the types of games taught. All pupils have experience of playing different types of games, working as part of team and lessons involving multi skills.  This also includes outdoor and adventurous activities for KS2.
  • healthy food sessions- cooking in our kitchen.
We are committed to motivating pupils to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.  They will understand the benefits of making healthy life style choices and the impact these will have on how they love their lives.
Equal Opportunity
We aim to provide a curriculum that all pupils can access. This means personalising and adapting our practice to target the needs of our pupils, setting individual targets where appropriate and valuing the diverse experiences that our pupils bring to school. It also includes providing specialised resources where appropriate.  We have high expectations of all our children and aim to overcome any potential barriers to their learning.
Learning beyond the classroom

Youth Sports Trust - 60 second challenges

Sport England

sportshallathletics .

YST Inclusion resources

Great ideas for basketball, Outdoor and adv and athletics jumping

imoves website

Video clips to follow for short activity ideas

- Joe Wicks has got lots of stuff (You Tube - Body Coach TV)

- Cosmic Kids Yoga -

- One Dance UK -

- GetSet4PE -

- NHS Active10 -

- Born to Move -

- YST - Personal Challenges -

- Super movers -

- Go Noodle-

- Cosmic Kids -

- 10 minute shake up -

5 minutes up to 30 minutes. Something for everyone in the family – easy to follow.

Dance, yoga, martial arts – 20 – 40 minute classes for all

U do it dance - street dance lessons

School Games website ideas

Max Whitlock - the gymnast - is uploading a workout to follow every day on his twitter account @maxwhitlock1

Beat Goes on – Body beats daily at 11am on you tube

Oti Mabuse dance live each day – 11.30am

Teach active –active maths and literacy ideas for parents

Burn2learn – free activity videos for EYFS

Youth Sport Trust – PE home learning

Just dance 2020 – on you tube

Cricket ideas for doing at home from the All stars programme

Premier League Primary stars – activities to be done at home

The Scout organisation have put some ideas online

How to get a free app for mindfulness

Shape up with Spurs

School of Spurs

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