Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Through this, we hope to enable children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives, whilst developing a deep understanding of team work and sportsmanship.
All children at Crabbs Cross Academy, take part in a minimum of 2 hours of Physical Education every week.
In Key Stage 1, chidlren are taught Ball Skills, Football, Rounders, Gymnastics and Dance.
In Key Stage 2, children are taught more specific sports skills, including Rugby, Handball, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket, Atheltics, Dance and Gymnastics. Children in Year 3 also take part in a ten week course of swimming lessons during the Spring Term.
This year, we are using government funding to employ specialist PE Coaches to ensure the children are provided with the highest quality PE development. This is also designed to support our teaching staff to develop their own skills and knowledge in all areas of PE.
In addition to the curriculum, the children have access to a range of sporting clubs over the period of the academic year, including Dodgeball, Archery, Netball, Keep Fit and Football.