Physical Education (PE)

In PE children develop their physical competence and confidence as well as their ability to perform in a range of activities such as gymnastics, games, dance, athletics and swimming. PE provides opportunities for children to be creative, competitive and to tackle challenges as individuals, groups and in teams. It also promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Children also have swimming lessons in selected years.

Ark academies are committed to ensuring all pupils have access to a fantastic PE education, and are also committed to ensuring impact on pupil outcomes and experiences through judicious use of the PE premium grant.

Ark Byron children in Key Stage 1 and 2 have two PE lessons a week.  One of these is from a specialist PE teacher.  In Year 1 one class has a swimming lesson each week.  The class has a swimming lesson for a term and a half then we swap to the other class.

During the Summer term we hold a Fitness Week when pupils can sample a range of different sports and fitness activities.  We also hold a Sports Morning or Afternoon for each year group.