We provide a broad and varied PE curriculum relating to games, gymnastics, dance, swimming, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities.
Children have opportunity to develop a range of social experiences by competing and co-operating both within lessons and borough wide competitions. In KS2 children experience a progressive cycling curriculum in addition to the core provision to equip them with the skills to ride safely. Swimming is taken by all pupils in Year 4 as part of KS2 statutory provision.
Eight girls from Year 5 at Hoxton Garden School participated in the This Girl Can festival at Britannia Leisure Centre. The aim of the event was to encourage girls to try out different games and develop an interest in sport and physical activity. They had an opportunity to play tennis, basketball and rugby and learned about inspirational female athletes from history.
Children in Years 3, 4 and 5 from Southwold participated in a Boccia event at Queensbridge Leisure Centre. Boccia is a Paralympic event similar to bowls where players have to roll a ball to white marker called a ‘Jack’. We are pleased to say that Southwold performed extremely well, finishing first and coming back with a trophy to display in our cabinet.
The Orchard Girls’ Football Team participated in a five-a-side competition at Queensbridge Leisure Centre. In the three games they played they performed very well, winning one, drawing one and losing one.
The children in Year 3 at Hoxton Garden participated in a Basketball festival at Britannia Leisure Centre. At the event they took part in different activities and games were they learned the different skills needed to play basketball such as dribbling, shooting and defending.