Children at Yerbury have access to wide range of sporting activities both during and after school. We work hard to ensure that children are as active as possible.
Children have 2 PE sessions each week. In Year 3, the children will have an intensive swimming programme over the course of two weeks (and classes for Year 6 pupils who are not yet able to swim 25 metres). We also have our own professional dance and drama teacher who teaches all year groups over the course of the year.
We provide a range of after-school clubs and extra-curricular sporting opportunities. Some of our clubs may include Football, Netball, Cricket, ‘Military Fitness’ and Badminton. Sporting achievement is celebrated in whole-class assemblies and we encourage all children to take an active role in Physical Education and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
We have been working hard to ensure that our children benefit from high-quality P.E. instruction. Our P.E. provision was audited in Summer 2015 – this is an excerpt from the executive summary of the final report:
The recent PE development work, lead by PE Co-ordinator Bob Jones, has resulted in evidently more active lessons for children at Yerbury. The use of station circuits in the PE lessons observed meant that children got lots of activity and lots of chances to learn and move. This was made possible by excellent planning and preparation from class teachers.
We ask that children bring a P.E. kit to change into. This should include: trainers and comfortable clothing for outdoor games and t-shirt, vest, loose fitting jogging bottoms, shorts, leggings etc. for P.E and Dance.
Children in Years 3 are required to bring a swimming cap to all swimming lessons. Boys should wear trunks but not ‘board shorts’. Girls are asked to wear one-piece swimming costumes. Children are allowed to wear goggles with parental permission. Please fill in the appropriate form in the school office.