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Physical Education

P.E. at the Nar Valley Federation

From KS1 onwards (and Reception, if being taught in a mixed R/Y1 class), all children in the federation will take part in two Physical Education (P.E.) lessons each week.

P.E. is a very important part of the curriculum for a number of reasons, chief among which are:

  • P.E. teaches children how to take care of their bodies when exercising, through the use of warm up and cool down exercises and stretches
  • These lessons will also encourage children to develop the fundamental motor skills; muscular and cardiovascular endurance and strength and flexibility, to allow them to competently take part in a wide range of sports as they grow up.
  • Taking part in team sports can help children to learn valuable life skills such as: teamwork, leadership, communication, self-confidence and self discipline.
  • Children will also learn to develop the notion of fair play, honest competition, good sportsmanship and dealing with both success and defeat.
  • Finally, and arguably most important of provides children with an opportunity to let off some steam, have some fun, and get some exercise!

P.E. across the federation is taught through a mix of both internal (teachers) and external provision (wider community/specialists).  This can change termly and for precise details regarding PE days, what is being taught and by whom - individual class half termly newsletters/topic overviews should be referred to. The essence of PE encompasses 6 main disciplines. These are:

  • Games (tag-rugby, football, hockey, netball, rounders)
  • Athletics (track & field)
  • Gymnastics (individual, partner, apparatus)
  • Dance
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA - orienteering, obstacle courses)
  • Swimming (All children will have the opportunity to swim whilst they are part of the federation, with the aim being that they can competently swim at least 25 metres by the end of Year 6.)
Swimming June 2019 Y6 able to swim 25m Y6 able to use a range of strokes effectively Y6 able to perform safe self-rescue
Castle Acre 6/6 (100%) 6/6 (100%) 6/6 (100%)
Narborough 12/13 (92%) 12/13 (92%) 12/13 (92%)
Sporle 8/9 (89%) 8/9 (89%) 8/9 (89%)