Physical Education plays an important role in children’s development. It provides opportunities for all our pupils to develop their ability to listen, co-operate and act responsibly and independently.
The progression and expression of physical abilities are encouraged at St Jude’s.
Throughout their time at the school, children will participate in a variety of experiences that include music and movement, dance, indoor and outdoor games, and gymnastics. Children in Year 3 and Year 4 attend swimming lessons at James Allen’s Girls’ School.
Each class has two sessions of PE. We have specialist coaches (SG coaching) who come into school to teach a course of lessons such as football, tag rugby, multi skills, large ball skills, athletics, gymnastics and cricket/rounders.
They work with our teaching staff to provide high quality PE lessons and specialist sports clubs.
The key stage 1 teachers also teach two hours of physical education which also includes a dance session.
Children in year 3 take part in an annual “Chance to Dance “project – this is an amazing opportunity which allows the children to perform with professional ballet dancers.
In addition to the regular P.E lessons, we provide a wide range of after school sports clubs including football, cycling, netball, gymnastics, multi-skills, tennis, basketball and street dance.
The sports coaches also run various lunchtime sporting activities – football, dance, gymnastics, basketball and running. We want to encourage as many children as possible to take part.
We are members of ‘School Games’ and have strong links with St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls and City Heights Academy.
The partnership has been a clear link with competitive games. We participate in tournaments with children from other local schools.
Each summer we hold our annual sports day where children are in mixed teams from across their key stage.
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