Sport & Healthy Lifestyles
PE and outside activities
Physical Education is taught as a discrete subject through a range of competitive sports and games and physical education activities such as gymnastics and dance. Over the course of their time at St Johns, pupils will have the opportunity to play a range of sports including football, netball, hockey, tennis, cricket, basketball, rounders and take part in a range of athletic disciplines. Children in Key Stage 2 get to make use of the Athletic facilities at Palmer Park for Sports Day during the summer term whilst children at Key stage one participate in a sports day within the school grounds. Children in Year 5 all have swimming lessons, taught by qualified coaches, at a local swimming pool.
Children will get the chance to develop outdoor and adventurous activities through ‘Natural Wildness’ workshops. These involve developing team skills, learning about the natural environment and developing survival techniques such as making a fire.
Pupils have two hours of timetabled PE each week, with some sessions being taught by tailored Sports coaches. In addition to lessons during curriculum time, our extra-curricular offer is a good way to broaden the opportunities for our children to learn new skills and be active. Pupils have the opportunity to join in during timetabled Futsal sessions at lunchtime with a sports coach as well as take part in one of our sports clubs, possibly representing the school in tournaments against schools within the Trust.