Subject: Physical Education (PE)

Some form of physical activity takes place most days in our curriculum. Our outdoor PE sessions are on site, using both the school field and playground for Reception and Key Stage 1 and 2. Indoor PE is held in our large hall space and includes music and movement, dance, apparatus work and yoga. Swimming is introduced to the timetable from Key Stage 2.

The children focus on mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. Each year group has the opportunity to learn dance and gymnastics, linked to their curriculum learning. Pupils are encouraged to participate in team games and to be an effective team member, while outside sports clubs run team events at lunch times and at after-school clubs.

Sports competition is high on the agenda at Orchard Head, and we regularly compete against other schools in different sporting events.

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