Our PE curriculum focuses on promoting an active healthy lifestyle as well as promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Children have the opportunity to learn the skills and tactics needed for a range of sports whilst building on fitness and agility. We encourage children to develop teamwork, communication, leadership and collaboration skills through playing team games. We believe children benefit from being active and we encourage all children to be active for at least 60 minutes per day.
Our inclusive approach to PE enables all children to access the curriculum and allows children to develop relationships with peers through team games and competitive sport. Teachers aim to build resilience and nurture children to express their ideas and opinions whilst supporting their peers. PE lessons ensure challenge for the more able students through questioning and the use of high order vocabulary. Children are taught the skills needed to succeed in sports and have opportunities to develop and build on these each year through our engagement in competitions and the school games.
KS2 pupils take part in swimming lessons, on a rota every year, in order to develop swimming techniques and essential life skills. We also offer extra curricular activities during the school day, such as MS Angling and Inclusion Dan and through after school clubs such as Dodgeball, Football and Abigail's Trails.
We are keen to make links within the community and have recently been involved with Bacup Borough Football Club. The children really enjoyed working with the Bacup Borough coaches and are looking forward to welcoming them back into school for some more football sessions in the near future! See below for some photographs from the sessions.
We are currently enjoying our Feel Good Friday Fishing sessions with MS Angling every Friday morning. Have a look at the photographs to see what we have been getting up to.