At Therfield First School we value the importance of a healthy lifestyle and therefore strive to engage all pupils in their physical education. We are proud to share our many sporting achievements, including our recent School Games Silver Level Kitemark 2017 accreditation. High quality PE teaching consistently ensures that all our pupils have a positive, confident and committed attitude towards their physical education. Through carefully planned teaching sessions that follow the National Curriculum we enable children to make excellent progress in their physical development and experience a range of sports to fuel their enthusiasm. Children are always encouraged to uphold good sportsmanship at all times whether they are representing themselves, their team or the school.
Our school hall is equipped with climbing frames, agility apparatus and benches and we are well resourced with PE equipment for teaching sessions and outdoor playground games. Teaching is planned across the Key Stages to ensure essential skills are taught in games, athletics, outdoor activities, gymnastics and dance. We also teach units of more unusual PE activities including fencing, tri-golf, trampolining and adventure. We teach a range of extra-curricular PE sessions throughout the year that promote perseverance, cooperation and good sportsmanship, as well as fun!
We are proud to be part of the School Sports Partnership, and with their support we are able to organise for professional agencies to teach curriculum programmes such as cricket and tag rugby. Our children regularly participate in inter and intra school competitions, some of our favourites being KS1/KS2 multi skills festivals, speed stacking, tag rugby and tennis. As well as curriculum support the partnership also offers professional development for staff through training courses and subject leader cluster meetings. Whilst the school is still in receipt of the Sports Premium funding, we are able to enlist the services of specialist coaches to support the teaching of PE for all children across the school. Specialist coaches deliver lessons, alongside teachers, developing staff CPD and sustainability of high quality PE provision.