We believe that P.E. is an integral part of the curriculum, allowing children to experience various sporting activities and competing at different levels and abilities both in and outside school. All pupils have at least two hours plus P.E. per week. We encourage all children to participate in all lessons and events and offer a varied range of activities to suit all abilities. Leigh Primary School offers a large number of after school sporting activities which are open to all children and our sports teams have had success at a local and county level - just look at our trophy cabinet in the reception area!
PE is a very important part of learning and children become more confident using gross motor skills. By the end of their time in Reception class, they will have good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. Children will be able to use various pieces of apparatus. Pupils have 1 taught PE lesson inside focusing on dance or gymnastics. Pupils have continual access to large climbing equipment, bikes scooters, balls, and large building blocks.
We encourage and motivate all children to participate during the sessions and we offer a broad curriculum to enable all children to feel motivated and comfortable in all areas of P.E. These including dance, gymnastics, ball skills and a continuation focus on coordination and teamwork. All pupils are assessed regularly and in Year 3, pupils demonstrating an aptitude for sport are assessed externally and offered training and competition opportunities outside school.
KS2 pupils follow an annual cycle which ensures they have 1 hour of dance or gymnastics and 1 hour of field sports or swimming. Swimming is taught to pupils throughout Key Stage 2 at Tonbridge Swimming Pool and children receive swimming awards depending on their progress during these lessons.
KS2 pupils have wider opportunities to attend competitive events and tournaments outside school. The school has a very good relationship with the Sevenoaks Schools Partnership, who provide us with an events calendar and competitions.
Sports Premium Grant
In 2019-2020 we will receive £17,500 via the PE and Sports Grant to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of pupils aged 5-11 years old, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles. Please click on the link below to see a review of our expenditure over the past year and a plan for future expenditure.
A thorough review is conducted of our Sports Premium funding twice a year. This enables us to review the expenditure, its impact and ensure sustainable improvement. We are committed to ensuring that this money is spent effectively and its impact measured. We also had a thorough review of our three year spending in February 2019 and we have used the recommendations of this report to slightly restructure our spending.
Much more information, including an analysis of the impact of this programme, can be found on the Forest School page of this website which can be found by clicking here. On this page there is much more detail regarding how the money has been used and the impact this has had on the children's well being and physcial development.