The subject leader for P.E at St James' is Mrs Cookson.
We offer a broad range of activities/sports across school to ensure every child has the chance to participate, enjoy and achieve success in PESSPA.
We are able to demonstrate out school values by working as a team, communicating effectively, questioning one another, playing fairly and becoming good sports people.
By ensuring all children are able to participate in and enjoy PESSPA, we are providing them with hope that they’ll go on to lead long and healthy lives.
We encourage parents and carers to support the children at events and to be part of our family and our team.
Here at St James' we aim to build on the progress that we made in previous years. In Reception we begin by focusing on Physical and Social Development and start to talk about what changes happen to our bodies when we are active.
As we progress through school, we begin to develop our multi-skills: running, jumping, throwing and catching. We start to play competitive team games and learn how to be a model sportsperson. We learn how to dance and move in various ways and make the most of the outdoors by undertaking Outdoor and Adventures Activities. A big part of our progression is based around evaluating our own and others skills, work and performances.
If you click the link below, you will see a break down of the Key Learning that we cover in each year group.
We had a whole range of activities and sports being delivered in PE lessons throughout the Autumn Term!
KS1 have focused on developing skills such as throwing, catching and rolling - these skills are vitally important as they underpin the majority of team sports that they will be exposed to throughout KS2. Year 1 also had a go at gymnastics, making good use of our 'big equipment' such as the wall bars and ropes in the hall.
KS2 children have been participating in a variety of sports including hockey, netball and rugby. Year 5 also performed an impressive Hakka dance which coincided perfectly with the Rugby World Cup!
Check out the pictures below to see us in action!
We also had a visit from former Olympian gymnast, Daniel Purvis. He put us all through our paces with a fitness circuit in the hall before talking to us about his exciting career. Through listening to Daniel, we realised that even for athletes, the road to success is bumpy! We learned that we have to stay motivated and focused in order to succeed, even when things aren't quite going our way. Daniel topped off the afternoon by showing off some of his moves and posing for pictures with some of our children.
Thanks Daniel, we had a great afternoon!