At TCS Mill Lane, we promote a healthy lifestyle and value the importance of physical activity through physical education (PE).
In Reception, they are taught 3 x 40 mins lesson per week (at least), with KS1 and KS2 being taught between 60-90 mins per week.
The PE curriculum is taught using the Early Years Learning Goals which is linked to physical movement, health and safety.
In KS1, children learn about Dance, Gymnastics and games with a focus on agility, balance and coordination.
In KS2, children learn about Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Invasion Games, Netball and Strike and Field, enhancing those skills learnt during KS1.
Depending on the planned activity and the weather, PE can take place inside our hall, on our playground or on our large playing field. We have a wide range of PE equipment available to cover a variety of activities within our PE curriculum.
At lunch times, we also promote a healthy attitude to daily physical activity. We provide children with access to a range of ‘Huff and Puff’ equipment which is for use outside. At present, each class has a selection of equipment that they can use daily and clean after each session.
As a school, we also belong to the very successful Dartmoor School Sport Partnership. This gives our children access to sports festivals, tournaments, new resources and additional P.E. specialist teachers. The Partnership provides our staff with regular high- quality courses and keeps the school informed of all the latest developments in Physical Education.
Safety in P.E. during Covid 19
P.E. is still being taught but to keep our pupils safe the curriculum is slightly different at the moment. The lessons are more skills based with new socially distanced games and activities being taught. Where possible lessons will take place outdoors. However, when using the school hall, the area is kept well ventilated and equipment is cleaned after every lesson. The Sport Partnership are organising online competitions and their specialised teachers will come into school and deliver lessons each term.