At Allfarthing we are committed to delivering a well-rounded Physical Education, which delivers on all the key aims set out in the National Curriculum.
Throughout key stage 1, our aim is to support children develop and master fundamental movements and skills including running, jumping, throwing and catching. Similarly, we provide opportunities for the children to enhance their balance, agility and co-ordination skills. Running parallel with these core aims is the focus on children becoming more physically confident, motivated, and socially engaged through physical exercise.
Through refinement of skills and technique at KS2, we aim to develop children’s confidence to engage in competitive sports and activities. The children begin by looking at skills in isolation, and then as they progress, skills and actions are put into sequences. Furthermore, we provide opportunities for the children to apply their skills through a variety of sports and performances. Intrinsically linked with these core aims, is the focus on children leading more active and healthy lives and, through sports, the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively.
We are very proud of the sporting traditions at Allfarthing. For children who excel at particular sports, there are rich opportunities to represent the school and compete in the many inter-school competitions we challenge in. Our new gymnastics coach, Winston Haughton, is working hard perparing for our in-house gymnastics competition at the end of March. See Sports News section for our recent successes.
Similarly, the swimming instruction we provide is very comprehensive. We commit significant resources into ensuring the children reach and surpass the learning goals set out in the National Curriculum. All KS2 children receive half a year’s swimming lessons every academic year.
The following link will take you to the government’s national curriculum for sport in primary schools: