Physical Education

Children in every year of the Prep School receive weekly timetabled PE lessons, taught by our team of specialist teachers. The lessons put into practice everything that the pupils learn in the rest of the curriculum about health and fitness and the importance of movement. The teachers also ensure that the lessons are enjoyable for everyone, so that children realise that sport and exercise is fun as well as beneficial to their health.

Within their P.E. lessons, pupils are also introduced to a range of sports, such as basketball, badminton and short tennis, which are not part of the main games programme.

Curriculum

The PE lessons cover a wide range of sport and activities including:

  • Hand/eye co-ordination
  • Ball skills
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Health related fitness
  • Racket and ball games including

Health and Fitness

Throughout the academic year, pupils embark on a programme of health related fitness activities:

Years 3 and 4

“Getting Fitter, Stronger and Staying Healthy”

Focussing on cardiovascular endurance and strength activities. 

Years 5 and 6

“Active, Fit & Healthy”

Building on their work in Years 5 and 6 by now including agility and co-ordination activities, along with power and speed.

Years 7 and 8

“Fit for the Future”

Using their work to date and developing it to learning how to establish good habits and a balanced and healthy lifestyle.