St Nicholas School believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a vital and unique contribution to a pupil’s health as well as their physical, emotional and social development. The physical education curriculum aims to increase pupils’ self-confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations.
A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aim to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. The scheme of work (Create Development) is based on the development of three fundamental skills: agility, co-ordination and balance. The scheme follows an inclusive and progressive learning approach throughout the school years. Combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, this approach endeavours to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning situations for all children.
As well as P.E lessons, a variety of clubs are offered at St Nicholas School, providing increased study, support and breadth of study. These are run by teaching staff and outside coaches. The emphasis is on inclusion and increased participation for both girls and boys. Many of these clubs prepare the children to compete in local fixtures, as well as regional competitions.
Last year’s achievements include: competing in a local rugby tournament; competing in a local netball tournament; competing in a local athletics tournament where we positioned second, resulting in our participation in a regional competition and competing in a local gymnastics competition where we positioned first place, meaning we participated in a regional gymnastics competition in which our year 5/6 group were rewarded with Gold medal.