PE and Sport
Why is Physical Activity so important at school?
Physical activity is a very important part of our school day. PE gives children the opportunity to be active. It is suggested that children should achieve 60 minutes of exercise a day.
Not only does exercise improve a child’s overall health and fitness it helps to improve their mental health and cognitive development as well, by doing physical exercise, children are more likely to concentrate and maintain focus in lessons. As well as strengthening muscle and bones, exercise builds confidence, inspires positivity and improves social skills.
PE and Sport at St Peters C of E Primary School
At our school we value the importance of physical exercise. Our classes have two lessons of PE each week plus an additional dance lesson.
This year we have also introduced the daily mile from Y1 to Y6. As well as increasing the amount of time pupils are spent active, it will also improve concentration levels.
We offer a range of after school clubs, take part in many competitions and offer structured lunch time activities where pupils can practice their skills and take part in personal best challenges.
We have used some of our School Sports Premium funding to improve our outdoor space, including a trim trail and multi-play area. Not only has this increased physical activity but has also improved confidence.
PE Mission Statement
We held a competition for pupils to come up with a mission statement for PE and Sport at St Peters. This should demonstrate their vision of PE and Sport at our school. We asked them to create a poster including their mission statement.
The winner of the competition was Phoebe Schnabel.