Physical Education (PE)
Although it is challenging, it is important that your child continues to get regular exercise; this will not only help their physical fitness but also their mental health.
There are lots of websites on the Learning@home page which can help with this, including daily PE sessions with The Body Coach.
New Challenge from Mr Kin!
Take a look at the video below for his second challenge:
How many skips can you do in 30 seconds?
If you take on Mr Kin's challenge, remember to let us know all about it (including your score!) on Sheringham's Facebook or Twitter page - @SheringhamPS
He will be sharing lots of new challenges on this page so remember to come back and check regularly!
For more ways you can help your child stay active, check out the Youth Sports Trust which has a range of activities your child can take part in at home.
Have a go at these indoor games with your family - these two don't require any equipment and can be played in a small space!
Challenge your family to a game of Copy Cats... who will be first to take the lead?
Lots of you will have played this game at school - teach your family the moves suggested or make up your own!
Why PE is important
We want Sheringham children to be young athletes so that they become strongly aware of the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Fostering an enjoyment of sport and exercise is vital at this age so that children establish healthy habits to take into adulthood. Experiencing a wide range of activities is important so that every child encounters enjoyable and rewarding pursuits.
Through games, children will develop their ability to communicate effectively within a team and work towards a common goal.
Sport provides an invaluable context for striving for excellence - encouraging children to be the best they can, engage in competition and learn to experience both success and failure gracefully: fundamental life lessons for children.
How our PE curriculum is designed
Our curriculum is informed by the National Curriculum and enhanced by subject expertise held within Sheringham and the Learning in Harmony Trust, as well as local opportunities and current events.
The PE curriculum is broken down into dance, gymnastics, games and athletics. Our sports specialist, Mr Kinzonzi, works with every child once a week and teaches the games and athletics programme, with class teachers teaching dance and gymnastics weekly.
Pupils in Year 5 follow an intensive two week swimming course at the London Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park.
Through the Newham Schools Sports Partnership, secondary school specialist coaches provide additional teaching and support across the school.
How children learn in PE
Sheringham young athletes will…
- Learn new skills and apply them in matches, competitions and performances at the end of each unit.
- Take part in sports competitions within the school, Trust and local community.
- Respond to feedback and engage in peer-coaching to improve performance.
- Swim in the Olympic pool
- Try adventurous activities such as caving, canoeing and abseiling at Fairplay House
- Be inspired about jobs and further opportunities within sport, by listening to a range of speakers from the sporting world.