Physical Education is an important part of our curriculum. It can be the first step towards a healthy lifestyle and an enjoyment of sport, and we aim to ensure that all children have every opportunity to develop their sporting skills in an enjoyable atmosphere and a safe environment.
Physical Education channels the energy, high spirits, and competitiveness of the young in a socially beneficial way. Furthermore, sport can benefit everyone regardless of age and ability. It provides important lessons for life: team spirit, sportsmanship, playing within rules, self-discipline and dedication.
The wide range of activities taught enables each child to develop motor and manipulative skills, co-ordination, control mobility and strength.
Activities taught within the school include the following:
Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Netball, Football, Rounders, Cricket, Short tennis, Cross-country running, Swimming and Outdoor and adventurous activities, e.g. orienteering and climbing on residentuials in Year 4 and 5. Children have the opportunity to participate in inter-school friendly competitions, leagues and tournaments and school Sports Days.
The school has the use of extensive playing fields and hard playground surfaces that are marked with pitches, courts and tracks appropriate to the season. The large school hall is used for indoor games, gymnastics and dance and has an excellent range of the latest apparatus and equipment.
Here at Glenmere we are fortunate enough to partake in lots of active ventures. We have six dedicated sports ambassadors from year 6 who are always on hand to assist children in the playground with their games.
Our six ambassadors also run a weekly ‘mini-mixers’ club, putting on sporting and games-based activities for children from years 1, 2 and 3.
These children are helping to fly the flag of good health for all children in our school.
At Glenmere we have a group of passionate and dedicated year 5 and year 6 children who have given up some of their lunch times to support younger children in playing games and learning new skills.
Our playground leaders have been helping children to be more active during their lunch time, in many fun and exciting new ways!
Graphs to show the percentage of children from Key Stage 2 in 2017-2018 who attend different Sports Clubs at Glenmere: