We promote physical skillfulness, development and knowledge of the body in action. We aim to give a stimulating, enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experience to all pupils. Children may work as individuals, be paired-off or take part in group activities in physical education sessions. During co-operative, creative and competitive situations, they are encouraged to use their improvisation and problem-solving skills.
Our children are also encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle and be aware of the factors that affect our health and fitness. Where possible, this will be linked to the science of healthy-eating and living an active life.
At The Devonshire Hill Nursery and Primary School, we also recognise the sporting talent that several of our pupils possess. We encourage our pupils to develop these existing skills by providing a challenging and competitive environment in which they can thrive. We are always seeking to enter into local and national competitions, allowing our pupils to test their skills against their peers from the borough and across the country.
At The Devonshire Hill Nursery and Primary School, we believe in the importance of competitive sport. In recognition of this, we look to enter as many local and national competitions as we are able to. In the past year, teams have represented the school in the following sports and activities: football, netball, cricket, table tennis, athletics and cross country.
In addition to local and national competition, our pupils are engaged in intra-school competition as part of their PE curriculum. We have recently set up a house competition for sport, promoting intra school competition for all pupils in the school at the end of each six-week teaching block. Pupils are encouraged to play fairly, but play to win.
We run an annual Sports Day for our pupils in KS1 and KS2. Our pupils take part in a day of varied athletics events including: sprinting, long-distance running, long-jump, shot-put, discus, javelin and obstacle races. Our pupils compete in their houses, promoting collaboration and team spirit as well as fostering a competitive edge that we believe promotes a healthy and positive attitude towards PE and sport.