Physical Education (PE)
The PE Curriculum at Maple Tree Primary School enables all children to take part in some form of physical activity every day. ‘The Daily Mile’ can be their first activity of the day and this prepares the children for learning. PE sessions for Reception and Key Stage 1 focus on mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. Pupils are encouraged to participate in team games and to develop simple tactics for being an effective team member.
Key Stage 2 pupils participate in activities that are rotated on a termly basis and include dance, gymnastics, tennis, dodgeball, tag rugby, football and athletics. Swimming is introduced to the timetable from Upper Key Stage 2. All children within the school are involved in a Sports Day which encompasses our school values of teamwork, cooperation, courage, honesty and trust. We ensure wider participation in the community by involvement in inter-school sports and tournaments and local authority competitions.
PE Programmes of Study: