The school seeks to provide a sound background in sport through National Curriculum Physical Education and some extra-curricular activities. Within these opportunities we are concerned with developing good quality performance, an understanding of games principles, enjoyment and knowing how to improve skills.
All pupils follow the National Curriculum programmes of study for physical education. Key Stage 1 pupils take part in football, swimming and dance, while Key Stage 2 pupils continue work in these areas with additional opportunities for athletics, rounders and adventurous activities. All children receive at least two hours per week of physical education during curriculum time.
‘The Canon Pyon House Games’ take place each Friday lunchtime. This allows KS2 children to compete for their school house in many sports, including football, netball and multi-skills.
Key Stage 2 pupils participate in inter-school tournaments, such as netball, football and hockey.
An annual residential visit to Oaker Wood allows Year 6 children to take part in activities such as sailing, canoeing, climbing, raft building and gorge walking.
Parents’ co-operation is sought to ensure that children wear appropriate clothing and footwear (see list of PE equipment under “school uniform”) and do take part regularly unless the doctor advises otherwise. Parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of transport to the swimming pool.