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John Ray Infant School

John RayInfant School

PE

At John Ray Infants P.E. is vital part of the curriculum, teaching children the key skills needed to participate in sport and also the importance of being healthy and active. In P.E. lessons, children are given the opportunity to try a range of sports across the year, and at the end of each half term all children take part in competitions across their year group. There is also the opportunity to take part in cross school competitions. This allows children to apply the skills they have learnt but also to develop other skills such as team work and respect.  

Alongside P.E. lessons, children are frequently encouraged to be physically active through a range of activities such as taking part in the Daily Mile, using the Play Pod equipment at lunch times and through cross-curricular activities such as using orienteering equipment. We also offer a broad selection of before and after school clubs. 

Children are also taught the importance of being both physically and mentally healthy. They are taught about the need for a good diet, the importance of sleep and ways to keep mentally healthy such as building positive relationships. 

The school follows the National Curriculum and Early Learning Goals, as well as the Health and Wellbeing scheme of work. Children are assessed regularly throughout the year.