At Britannia, we take PE and sport very seriously and try to ensure that we get a breadth of coverage within the curriculum, offer a wide range of sporting activities after school and compete in as many competitions as possible.
Our PE curriculum follows a clear progression of skills and knowledge of a range of sports through our Curriculum Concepts.
Key stage 1:
We have two PE lessons per week – one in the hall and one outside. Indoor PE covers two units of dance, two units of gymnastics and a unit of indoor athletics. We move outside for a unit of athletics in the 2nd half of the summer term. The children focus on games and a variety of skills when they undertake their games session outside.
Key stage 2:
Years 3-6: We have two PE lessons per week – one in the hall and one outside. Indoor PE covers two units of dance, one unit of gymnastics and a unit of indoor athletics. We move outside for two units of athletics in the summer term. During their games sessions, children work on units of team and individual sports, such as netball, basketball, football, tag rugby, rounders, hockey, dodgeball, golf, tennis and cricket throughout the years.
Britannia take part in many sporting events, competitions and leagues during the course of the year. We also hold an intra-school competition where the children compete in various sports. The children are put into different house teams – Pickering, Jukes, Martin and Wark - playing for the Elena Baltacha Cup.
To celebrate National Sports Week this year, Mr Turner hosted various different activities for the children to enjoy! Events included inflatables with Ipswich Town, a staff benchball match and completing the golden mile. Sport was the key focus of the week and fun was had by all, while promoting the physical and mental benefits of exercise.
For National Fitness Day (Wednesday 21st September), Mr Turner set up a track for all pupils to complete a 'golden mile' during the day and an obstacle course at lunchtime. Our new Year 6 Sport Leaders helped to run the event and it was a huge success with very high participation across the school!
We recognised National Sports Week this year by hosting a range of sporting activities across the school. These included a special Olympic torch assembly, learning about the Commonwealth Games in the classroom, a lunchtime penalty shootout and additional PE time!