PE and Sport at Eastrop
Our PE and Sports Leader is Miss Ayres.
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.
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.
Progression of Skills
We have created progression of skills document to show how the teaching of PE and Sport changes and evolves from Nursery to the end of KS1 (ages 2-7)
Please click this link to see our progression document for PE and Sport.
Please click this link to read our PE and Sports Policy.
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: Boogie Bounce, Bollywood Dancing, 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 where children take part in traditional sports day races.
Festivals and Competitions
March 2022 - FORTIUS Swindon Dance Festival
In March this year the children of Eastrop were given the opportunity to take part in the Swindon Dance Festival. 19 children were chosen to represent our school from Year 1 and 2. The children learnt a dance routine for the song 'Friend like Me' from the film Aladdin.
For some of the children this was the first time they have ever danced or performed on a stage. They performed confidently to a full theatre and had lots of fun too.
February 2021 - FORTIUS SOLO GYMNASTICS COMPETITION
In February this year during home learning, Year 2 children were given the opportunity to take part in a solo gymnastic competition to represented Eastrop Infant School at the annual Fortius Gymnastics competition.
The children were asked to perform and record a gymnastics sequence of balances and rolls to be sent to 4 judges who gave them a score based on their efforts and abilities. Out of 80 entries across Swindon Sylvie Russell came 2nd and Lydia Baylis came 3rd! Well done to all the children who took part in the competition.
March 2021 -
FORTIUS Team GYMNASTICS COMPETITION
In March this year the Key Worker children got to take part in the Team Gymnastic Competition held by Fortius for Swindon Schools.
The children helped to come up with a creative routine and spent lots of time practising and perfecting their performance.
Eastrop were awarded 3rd place for their performance.
We are proud of all the children who took part in the competition and they all did a superb job – well done to all those involved.