Physical health is important at Kensington. We believe that health is the foundations of all learning. We provide a broad range of physical activities from Reception to Year 6. Through the delivery of our Physical Health curriculum, our children will develop their physical competence; grow in confidence; become motivated learners; and begin to understand the importance of physical health. Our Physical Health curriculum is delivered through four core strands:
Children will take part in fun fitness lessons twice a week for thirty-minute periods to improve their overall fitness levels and build a love for physical activity.
Children will master basic skills which will be broken down into two key areas: Skills for Life and Sports Skills. These sessions will take place for an hour a week. Children will have opportunities to apply their learnt skills throughout.
Skills for Life
Skills for Life is to develop the foundations for our children to achieve life-long physical ability through developing their agility, balance and coordination. Children will have the opportunities to develop and master skills in movement, flexibility, spatial awareness and swimming. From Early Years (EYFS) to Year 6 children will develop and build upon a foundation of basic skill and prepare them with the essentials necessary to progress through our Sports Skills curriculum.
We will provide opportunities for our children to acquire and develop, and use and apply, a range of sporting skills. These fundamental skills (which include skills such as sending; receiving; dribbling; kicking; and rolling etc.) are the foundations required to effectively play in specific sports. Children will be given the opportunities to use these skills in competitively.
We aim to provide every opportunity for our pupils to be active and to take part in every Physical Health session. We expect all the pupils to wear the school’s recommended PE kit which is a white t-shirt/top, navy or black jogging bottoms and black plimsols. However, if this is a temporary barrier for any pupil/s taking part in the PE session, then they may wear any sporty/suitable/colour clothing/footwear, including tracksuits, shorts, trousers and suitable top.