Physical Education

We are passionate about sport at Lyonsdown and aim to instil a lifelong enthusiasm for sport and its many benefits during our pupils’ time at school. Participation is encouraged and pupils have the opportunity to represent the school in the numerous fixtures arranged throughout the year. Through sport, we teach the valuable lessons that can be learnt from winning and losing, both as an individual and as part of a team. Most importantly, we want all pupils to enjoy their sport and to work hard at whatever level they choose to play.

Early Years Foundation stage

At Lyonsdown, PE lessons support a child’s physical development by focusing on the following aspects:

  • Movement and Space – how children learn to move with confidence, imagination and safety, with an awareness of space, themselves and others.
  • Health and Bodily Awareness –how children learn about the importance of keeping healthy and the factors that contribute to maintaining their health.
  • Using Equipment and Materials – the ways in which children use a range of small and large equipment.

 

PE Programme
  Winter 1 Winter 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Pre-reception Movement  Skills Ball Handling Skills Dance Gymnastics Athletics Parachute Games
Reception Ball Handling Skills Football Quicksticks Gymnastics Athletics Cricket

*An example of activities

Key Stage 1

Pupils will develop core movement, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others. They will be able to engage in competitive (both against self and others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

 

PE Programme
  Winter 1 Winter 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year One Ball Handling Skills Football Quicksticks Tag Rugby Athletics Cricket
Year Two Ball Handling Skills Football Quicksticks Tag Rugby Athletics Cricket

*An example of activities

“I love games when we play netball and improve our skills”.

Key Stage 2

Pupils will continue to implement and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

PE Programme
  Winter 1 Winter 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year Three Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles Football Basketball Tag Rugby Cricket Dance
Year Four Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles Football Basketball Tag Rugby Cricket Dance
Year Five Football Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles Tag Rugby Basketball Dance Cricket
Year Six Football Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles Tag Rugby Basketball Dance Cricket

*An example of activities

All girls in years 3 – 6 also receive an additional Games lesson in which they travel to a local sports centre to receive netball training.

Fixtures

We have a broad and busy fixture calendar. This includes regular participation within sporting tournaments organised by the ISA and local preparatory schools.

Competitive fixtures are arranged in:

  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics

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For more information on Lyonsdown School contact us on
020 8449 0225 or enquiries@lyonsdownschool.co.uk