Physical Education (PE) has always been considered an essential part of learning at Claygate Primary School. Our aim is to provide a high-quality, varied PE curriculum -incorporating the national curriculum guidelines – to inspire all children to succeed and excel in both competitive and non competitive sport. This is to help build character and imbed our school values:
Safe and healthy
"Specialist teachers and coaches are used successfully to teach music and physical education." - OFSTED 2020
Each week the children receive 2 hours of PE comprising of 2 of the following:
1. Indoor PE Children learn skills through dance and gymnastics to become competent and confident in movement, agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.
2. Outdoor PE Through participation in outdoor games such as football, hockey, netball, rugby, cricket, tennis, rounders and athletics children will learn how to engage in team work and learn the skills for these individual activities. During 2019-2020 academic year our outdoor sports lessons for years 1-6 will be delivered by a specialist sports coach as part of staff CPD, funded by the PE sports premium.
3. Swimming With our outdoor pool children receive swimming lessons weekly throughout the summer term and half of the autumn term. The aim is to ensure children are water confident and can swim 25m competently by the end of KS2.
Extra Curricular Activities and Clubs
At Claygate we offer many sporting clubs, both before school and at lunchtime. These include netball, football, rugby, cricket, running and triathlon. There is no charge for these clubs.
As members of the EDPSSA (Esher District Primary School Sport Association comprising of 13 schools), we have the opportunity to participate in many of the events organised through them. These include: Leagues - netball and football Tournaments – netball, hockey, football, rugby, multisports, tennis and dodgeball. Annual cross country run and summer athletics. Over the years we have had many successes at these events which we are incredibly proud of.
We encourage the children to be active at lunchtime.
We have a Year 6 Sports Crew team that deliver varied activities to individual year groups, one year group per day. We also offer other activities to the children. These include Ping pong, Climbing frame, Skipping, Muga for hand ball sports, Field for football, Volleyball Ball games such as basketball, netball and tennis
Sports Day and Swimming Gala
In the summer term the school holds sports days for Reception class, KS1 and KS2 and swimming galas for KS2 with a trophy awarded to the winning house at each event.