PE (including SPORT)
At Cottesbrooke Infant & Nursery School we believe that P.E. is an important part of the curriculum and we encourage our children to develop a love of P.E. which we hope will continue into life outside school and after school. All children learn about the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle and we aim to promote and develop skills such as fairness and respect through our PE lessons. The school uses the Get Set for PE scheme to teach PE.
We endeavour to offer a minimum of two hours structured physical activity per week through PE lessons, enrichment activities, provision of playground activities and after school clubs where appropriate.
At Key Stage 1, we believe that children should learn the skills required for a variety of sport. The children participate in dance, games and gymnastics lessons. They begin to learn the rules and spirit of co-operation needed for team sports, though we do aim to promote a degree of competitiveness, which is healthy and appropriate to the age of the children involved.
Although we have limited grass areas, a variety of sports are played in the school hall and in the playground. Children in the Foundation Stage have regular, daily access to their own outdoor areas as well as weekly PE lessons.