Engagement in lifelong physical activity is essential for health and wellbeing.
Through our Junior School Physical Education (PE) programme, we aim to foster a love of physical activity, build skill development that allows our students to participate in a range of different sports, activities or games, and develop fitness and stamina.
Every student in K-Y6 participates in a weekly Physical Education lesson to build the necessary skills required for a variety of physical disciplines. These lessons are supplemented by a Fundamental Movement lesson for students in K-Year 2 and a Sports lesson for Year 3-Year 6 students.
K – Year 2
In Years K-2, boys have two PE lessons each week. One lesson is spent engaging in our Fundamental Movement Programme. In their second PE lesson, we follow the School’s PDHPE curriculum which comprises of five units including, athletics, summer ball sports, winter ball sports, creative movement (dance and gymnastics) and swimming. In these lessons, boys will build on the movement skills learned through the Fundamental Movement Programme and start to develop specific skills that are appropriate for a wide range of games and sports.
Year 3 – Year 6
In Years 3-6, boys have one PE lesson each week, with a further hour and a half of sport on a Friday afternoon. These lessons follow the School PDHPE curriculum which continues to comprise of five units including, athletics, summer ball sports, winter ball sports, creative movement (dance and gymnastics), and swimming. As the students get older, we aim to consolidate and build substantially on the skills learned in K-2, focusing on game sense as well as the more complex skills needed in the various sports and physical activities the students experience.