At Thurcroft Infant School, school sport and physical education is valued highly for and by all the children. From Foundation 2 to Year 2 all children take part in regular P.E sessions. In Foundation 2 the children take part in 1 session per week led by Live and Learn Sport, during which children develop their physical skills and knowledge of team games. Further outdoor and indoor sessions are delivered throughout the week by the class teachers. Their physical development, improving both their fine and gross motor skills, is also supported by daily activities within the classroom and outdoor areas
Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) have 1 session per week delivered by Live and Learn Sport, during which they learn new skills which are then applied within a variety of sporting games. A second session of either gymnastics or movement and dance is delivered by the class teacher.
It is expected that all children have a PE kit in school and have removed earrings and other jewellery on PE days. For indoor PE all children need a white t-shirt and blue or black shorts.
For outdoor PE all children need PE kit including suitable footwear i.e. trainers or pumps, jogging bottoms and jumper.
In order to keep our children healthy in and around school, a variety of sports and after school clubs are available for children to participate in such as Tennis, Football, Trampolining, Dance and Gymnastics. These activities are delivered by Live and Learn Sports and other providers.
Children also have many opportunities to represent the school against other local primaries in a range of different sports. Some of these include Matball, Ten Base Rounders and The annual Dance Festival. Our children are proud and really do try their best when they represent our school; all of them are fantastically behaved and are a credit to the school.
We promote an active playground led by our Play Leader in which all children are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of games and activities.
The following links may be useful:
Kidnetic – A great website with challenges, useful information, healthy recipes and loads more
Kids Health – All about the body and staying healthy
Lets Move – A website about staying healthy and being active.
Kids In Action – Useful ideas for children and adults on staying active.
Sports Illustrated Magazine – Online magazine about current sporting events