Physical Education

The physical education programme aims to encourage the physical well-being of all children through a carefully structured framework which includes gymnastics, games’ skills and dance. The school follows the KS1 Sportitude Sports Pack  for our planning. The children are given opportunities to acquire physical skills through individual and group work using a variety of large and small apparatus. We recognise the important role that PE has in supporting the development of the “whole child”.

PE and Sports Grant

Children develop their confidence to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination through gymnastics, games’ skills and dance. Children are taught to improve their running, jumping, throwing and catching skills in a variety of games and activities. They take part in team games where they begin to develop simple tactics for attacking and defending and perform dances using simple movement patterns. We recognise the important role that PE has in supporting the development of the “whole child” and promote competitive and fair play.

At Motcombe Community School, we offer a wide range of after school clubs including Kiddi Active, (fun and active games) Brighton and Hove Albion in the Community Football, Cherry Wood Kids, (outdoor adventures) Sama Karate, Kiddi Tennis and Little Kickers Rugby. Our clubs are run by outside agencies and by parents of children in the school.

We plan and deliver a variety of activities during playtimes, such as skipping, basketball, riding bikes, dancing and parachute games. We believe it is important for all children to have access to fun, physical team and individual games.

The government provides additional funding to support PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this. A list of possible uses has been suggested.

Motcombe Community School has decided to use the money to:

  • employ our PE coordinator to work alongside a skilled PE teacher in order to strengthen teaching and learning in this subject across school
  • support and engage the least active children in physical activities
  • pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • increase pupils’ participation in the sports and physical activities
  • improve resources to support the development of the subject