Through REAL PE we are able to give all children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and develop skills for life. Real PE focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning in PE. We also play sports games and develop athletics skills; we enjoy competitive matches internally and with other schools in football, netball, cricket, rounders and others. We attend Knaresborough Swimming Baths in the summer term. By the end of Year 6 100% of our pupils are able to swim the required 25m. Many of our pupils swim and dive for Harrogate. We are able to make use of our playground and our field to do a wide range of physical activities during warmer weather, using small and larger equipment. The hall is used for gymnastics. We hold internal gymnastic competitions annually and we compete locally. We advise that in the interests of safety, all jewellery should be removed before a P.E. lesson.
Our aim is to compete fairly, to strive to do our personal best, to work as a team and to accept defeat as gracefully as we accept victory. Every two years the Year 5/6 children go to East Barnby Outdoor Education Centre for a week’s adventurous residential visit where activities may include walking, surf boarding canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering.
Our Sports Day is the best! See here.
We now hold the Sainsbury’s School Games Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.