Here at Puttenham CofE Infant school we value our sports provision and physical development opportunities.
In the Early Years, physical development is one of the prime areas of learning. The aim is to develop children’s gross and motor skills by understanding their own body movements. The children do this in a range of ways including spatial awareness when moving, co-ordination of small and large movements, using tools and equipment and saying when they need or do not need help. The children develop their fine motor through fun activities including ‘dough disco’.
In KS1 we follow the National Curriculum objectives for Physical Education. We carry out at least two hours of PE a week. We have a sports coach on Tuesdays to teach games, gymnastic or dance. The teachers will plan and teach another session of PE and carry out Yoga to support children’s well-being. In the Autumn term KS1 will carry out a block of tennis sessions and in the summer term the children will learn maypole dances. Year 2 children have the option to perform these dances to an audience at the local village fair.
Every day the children will carry out the Puttenham daily run (at least two times around the school). We have found that as well as providing a daily exercise regime it has increased concentration in the class. The children enjoy challenging themselves by wanting to go further or faster!
We provide a variety of after school sports clubs including dance, multi-skills, football, and rugby as well as a lunchtime golf club.