PE is a huge area of our curriculum and more in depth information can be found on the Sports Premium page which you can access here.
Every child receives at least 2 hours of PE lessons every week led by either the class teacher or a qualified coach from Premier Sports. In addition to this, throughout the year classes receive additional PE provision from professional sports coaches as part of our link to the Forest Heath Sports Partnership together with charities and agencies such as Chance to Shine. Provision includes coaching in hockey, netball, cricket in addition to tennis and Balanceability.
Children in Year 4 attend swimming lessons at Newmarket Leisure Centre for a whole year.
As Paddocks is a member of the Forest Heath Sports Partnership, we compete in a range of inter school and county competitions in addition to matches held in school which are organised by the Year Six Sports captains. At the end of every year, Paddocks holds a sports day in celebration of the years sporting achievements.
Teachers follow the Cambridgeshire Scheme of work for Physical Education and all lessons are underpinned by the AFPE Safe Practice in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity.
We proudly hold the Gold School Games Mark Award.
Our current P.E policy can be found here. Children are expected to attend every P.E lesson appropriately clothed in a dark blue Paddocks top and black shorts in addition to appropriate indoor footwear. For children’s safety and wellbeing, wearing jewellery is not permitted in any P.E lesson or sports activity. If children are wearing ear rings, they will be asked to remove them before their participation.