PE and Sport at Eastrop
Our PE and Sports Leader is Mrs. Saunders.
Our Vision for PE at Eastrop
At Eastrop Infant School every child will experience a board and varied Physical Education programme to enrich their attitudes and exposure to sport. We believe that Physical Education should allow children to develop a positive state of mind, a good understanding of health and fitness, confidence and self-belief in their abilities and a resilience to challenge.
Every child is taught to develop their skills in PE through the Create REAL PE Programme and the National Curriculum (2014) programme for PE and Sports. This ensures that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities. Throughout the week, we aim to provide two hours of high-quality physical education, which involves outdoor games skills as well as indoor gymnastics or dance.
In addition to our weekly PE lessons, every year the children participate in an annual Sports Week where we provide a series of exciting opportunities for children to experience a wide range of sports. Some sports we offer include: skateboarding, hockey, orienteering, theatre performance, martial arts and visits from inspirational speakers such as Olympians or individuals who have challenged themselves against all odds to achieve in sport. In the summer term we also have an inclusive sports day in which parents and carers are invited to come and watch their children participate in a series of events.
During the academic year, the children are also encouraged to represent the school in a range of tournaments, competitions and festivals.
Our approach to teaching Physical Education aims to promote a life-long love of physical activity where all children become active learners both inside and outside the classroom. We believe that the child centred approach of REAL PE compliments our vision and approaches for how we teach PE so that every child can be challenged and supported.
Real PE provides fun Schemes of Work to deliver outstanding PE lessons to all children. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.
Every week the children receive A 45 minute to 1 hour lesson of Real PE by Mr Smith.
Click the link below to find out more information about the Real PE scheme.
Festivals and Competitions
5th February 2019 - Swindon Dance Festival
On Tuesday 5th February the afterschool Ballet Club went to the Wyvern Theatre to participate in the Fortius Swindon Schools Dance Festival, and what a time we had!
The theme was ‘Around the World’ and we used an Italian piece of music to perform a National Dance with tambourines.
The event was fantastically organised and went without a hitch. The children behaved beautifully and were a credit to the school. We are proud of all the children who took part in the dance and they all did a superb job – well done to all those involved.
19th June 2018 - Swindon Schools Competition
Today I was so proud of my team of 8 children who took part confidently in the Swindon Schools' Quad Kids competition. Every child did a 400m run, long jump, howler throw and 70m sprint.
Overall we came 8th out of 18 schools and two of our girls were placed in the top three girls which was an amazing achievement.
Well done all!