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PE Kit Requirements.

At All Saints Academy we pride ourselves on being able to offer a wide variety of PE experiences both with our teachers and our sports coaches. Our children have weekly sessions both indoors and outdoors and it is essential they have the correct kit to join in with these lessons safely. WE expect all our children to be ready for their important PE work with the correct kit.

The following are required for PE in our school

 PE/Games white polo shirt or plain white t-shirt. (This must be different from their school shirt).

 Plain black or grey shorts for indoor PE.

 Outdoor trainers with socks. Trainers must not be shared with other pupils.

 Long hair must be tied back.

 No hard hairbands or clips should be worn.

 No jewellery. If a child has just had their ears pierced the studs must be covered with earring tape that needs to be provided from home.

 A school jumper or a plain coloured fleece can be worn for cold weather.

 A coat preferably a rain coat as children will still have lessons outside in light rain.

 A water bottle.

The following are optional for PE lessons

 Plain black or grey tracksuit bottoms may be worn for outdoor PE.

 Indoor black plimsolls for hall work.

If children do not have the correct kit they will receive a verbal reminder for the first session followed by a yellow card to take home after the second session. They will need to borrow spare kit from school to join in with lessons. If they do not have trainers for outdoor sessions or cannot remove earrings themselves they will not be permitted to join in with our PE lessons and parents will be contacted.

This academic year 2023-2024 we have taken part in speed stacks and tag rugby festivals against other schools. Last year we took part in dodgeball , quicksticks hockey and athletics.

Key stage 1

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

Pupils should be taught to:

 master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

 participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

 perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Key stage 2

Pupils should continue to apply 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 should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

 use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

 play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

 develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]

 perform dances using a range of movement patterns

 take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

 compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Physical education – key stages 1 and 2 3

Swimming and water safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

 swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

 use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

 perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Our Traverse Wall. We have been fortunate enough to have this wonderful traverse wall built in our playground. We have had the chance to move across it and support our partners doing so. This is a great activity for trust and confidence.