Here at St Thomas’ we know the importance of quality sport teaching in the development of children in essential areas such as: resilience, teamwork and respect. We offer and range of sports in our curriculum and in our after-school clubs – fencing, boxing and cross-country just to name a few! We want our children to feel confident when engaging in sports which we try to convey through a golden thread of diversity, inclusivity and passion we instil in each and every area of our sport teaching.
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This year, we received the Gold School Games Kitemark for our commitment to school sports through our curriculum and extra curricular activities during the 2016/17 academic year. We are incredibly proud of this!
At St. Thomas' we offer a wide range of sporting opportunities to our children. We encourage the children to participate in competitions with our local schools including football, swimming and cross country running. We are now also rewarding children for their dedication to sport outside of PE and games lessons through Children's University.
We offer a range of after school sports clubs to all our children. This includes football across all the year groups, gymnastics, cross county, tennis, athletics and multi skills in Year One and Two.
1.1 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. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.
The aims of PE are:
•To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination;
•To encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
•To develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities;
•To increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance;
•To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise;
•To develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination;
•To develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.