We are Athletes
Physical Education (PE) and Sport
At The Stoke Poges School, we believe that every child should enjoy a range of experiences within physical education and sport. Through the curriculum, extra-curricular clubs and other opportunities, we endorse a positive attitude to a continued healthy lifestyle, the development of core skills and a dedication to being active.
During physical education lessons, children learn various skills and strategies through ‘Real PE’, ‘Real Gym’ and ‘Kaso Dance’. Our curriculum enables children to maximise their potential and see the benefit in long-term participation in physical activity and sport. Teaching and learning focuses on agility, balance and coordination, bringing these core skills to the fore in every sporting action.
The ‘Real PE’ and ‘Real Gym’ strands encourage participation and enjoyment through six themed units:
- Personal skills
- Social skills
- Cognitive skills
- Creative skills
- Physical skills
- Health related fitness
Alongside our focus on developing the fundamentals of physical movement and wellbeing, we also develop the skills and disciplines associated with many team and individual sports.
We incorporate such skills into football, netball, tag rugby, basketball, cricket, tennis and golf. Our outdoor and adventurous curriculum is suitably enhanced by Year 5 and 6 residential trips which enable our children to experience team building pursuits which enhance self-esteem and allow for further expression.
We celebrate competition and the setting of ‘personal best goals’ through our two collaborative Sports Days which are always well supported by the wider community.
Buckinghamshire School Sports Partnership
We have joined a cluster of over 40 primary schools in Buckinghamshire that is run by Alfriston High School, Beaconsfield. Our full membership allows us access to:
- Specialist PE teaching staff with a wealth of experience who work alongside our teachers to improve PE teaching
- A network of schools for continued professional development opportunities and shared good practice
- A wide range of sports festivals which allow competition above intra level to increase children’s participation in national school games competitions.