At Holbeach we believe in the importance of a P.E curriculum that is engaging, encouraging and promotes values that are transferable across the curriculum. Through active participation in P.E children develop not only skills used across sports and gymnastic but are also able to build on their cooperation, resilience and ability to work as a team.
In line with the National Curriculum, our P.E sessions focus on 3 main areas – Games, Gymnastics and Dance. Each year building on the skills previously taught and practiced.
In Games in KS1, children are taught and begin to master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching that they are then able to use in KS2 when playing competitive games and apply these to principles of attacking and defending.
During Gymnastic lessons in KS1, children will develop basic movements, performing rolls, jumps and balances. Using equipment safely is also part of the P.E lessons. In KS2 children continue to work on key skills, which develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. They are able to link their movements together in different ways to make and perform sequences.
In KS1 and KS2 children have the opportunity to perform dances using a range of movement patterns. Children in KS2 will compare their performances with previous ones to reflect on their own improvement.
Teachers receive high quality training so that they can support the 3 main areas.
Swimming is also an important part of our P.E curriculum and children in Year 5 attend weekly swimming lessons. As we are part of Lewisham School Games children in KS2 also get the opportunity to take part in a range of sporting competitions within the borough.
We offer a variety of sporting after school clubs that enable children to enhance the skills developed in P.E. Both our girls football team and boys football team regularly compete in matches at the weekend.