Physical Education is very important at Great Dalby School
Physical Education (PE) plays a key role in the life of the children at Great Dalby. Every pupil is encouraged to take part and to enjoy the range of activities that take place.
PE is taught using the current National curriculum and every class has two hours of direct PE teaching each week. Foundation Stage children also have access to Physical Development activities through Continuous Provision activities in the classroom.
Using Sports Premium Funding for PE, we employ Marvel Education to teach each class for an hour each week. Mr Hackett and Mr Hesketh are qualified PE instructors and their sessions are used as CPD for teachers to up-skill them in PE teaching.
The progression of skills across the PE curriculum are mapped out for each of our classes. Due to having mixed year-group classes we have a 2-year rolling programme of sports covered. Skills taught are transferable between sports.
Our year 1 and year 5 children attend swimming lessons at Melton swimming pool each week. We aim to ensure that all of our pupils can swim 25m before they leave us.
Mr Hackett provides different Sports activities on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime for all children to attend.
There are also a range of PE after-school clubs every day available to the children including; Multi-sports, Football, Netball, Dodgeball and Gymnastics.
We attend external competitions across a variety of sports to enable our children to participate in competitive sport.
We have links with local sports clubs (Hamilton tennis, Belvoir cricket coaching, Neil Atkins basketball) who provide our children with further coaching.
Our year 4 and year 6 children go on outdoor and adventurous residential visits.