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Sports with our Coach
Sports is introduced in the summer term to Upper Nursery and from thereon, all our children spend one session a week with our Coach, learning sports skills. They are introduced to competitive team games, such as cricket, football, netball, tennis, basketball, hockey, rounders and tag rugby.
See our Whole School Sports Curriculum Overviews below.
Gym in the Nursery
In weekly Nursery gym sessions, the children develop their physical and spatial awareness, basic control and coordination, through structured floor work and by using simple apparatus. We focus on developing the skills of travelling, balancing and climbing, with a strong emphasis on listening and moving safely. The children copy, remember, repeat and explore simple actions. They also develop an understanding of simple tactics through turn taking games and develop their basic compositional ideas through music and movement.
Middle School Kayaking
In the summer term, from age 9 to 11, the children go kayaking at Shadwell Basin with a qualified instructor.
We take the children to Ironmonger Row Pool for lessons in Swimming, given by our Coach. Swimming lessons start in Upper Nursery. Pupils are challenged and assessed throughout the school year and we follow the ASA Plan for Teaching Swimming.