PE (physical education) at Iron Acton provides a range of opportunities for all pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. It encourages children to become competitive both within school and beyond.
Pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident in a broad range of activities. These extend their agility, balance and coordination individually and in groups. Pupils will be taught to:
- Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
- Perform dances and gymnastic routines using simple movement patterns.
Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, using them in different ways and linking them to make actions and sequences. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They understand how to improve in different physical activities and can evaluate and recognise their success. Pupils develop in greater depth the skills learnt in KS1 and apply these in a wider range of sports and activities, such as:
- Games including football, tag rugby, hockey, cricket
- Outdoor and adventurous activities including orienteering and school camp
- They will also take part in athletics, swimming, gymnastics and dance lessons.
Boys and girls are taught together in class groups and both genders are encourage to participate in all sports.
A specialist teacher leads lessons and upskills staff. He also liaises with our small schools network so that the children can represent our school competitively through tournaments and festivals.
There are a range of extra-curricular sports clubs which run throughout the year and provide additional opportunities for children to excel.