Our vision at Kingston Primary School is to ensure all children enjoy and develop positive attitudes to Physical Education and sport.
Through Physical Education and sport we aim to:
- Improve fitness, health and well-being.
- Provide opportunities to develop sportsmanship through healthy competition.
- Promote active participation and lifelong learning.
- Allow each child to fulfil their potential.
School Sport Support
Kingston invests a portion of the Primary PE and Sport funding in working in partnership and collaboration with The Deanes through the Castle Point and Rochford School Sport Partnership to access a variety of services to benefit students and staff of the school. This allows us to be part of an infrastructure of 50 schools benefitting from guidance and development around high quality physical education, increasing the range and breadth of ‘School Sport’ opportunities and educating young people regarding healthy and active lifestyles.
The attached document provides detail of all of the aspects of the offer which we are able to access. These are clearly defined under three headings of Physical Education, School Sport and Health and Wellbeing.
Children are expected to change for PE in all year groups. Hair must be tied back and no jewellery worn.
For Gym and Dance: shorts and our red Kingston P.E. top
For Outdoor Games: shorts/black tracksuit bottoms and our red Kingston P.E. top
For Swimming: swimming costume (girls) or swimming trunks (boys), towel, swimming hat, goggles if desired. Children swim in Years 1 and 2 for curriculum swimming.
There are three main strands in PE: Games, Gymnastics and Dance.
Time is also given to Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and to Swimming.
The Games Curriculum is divided into three main areas: Invasion games (such as Football and Hockey), Striking and Fielding Games (such as Cricket and Rounders) and Net and Wall games (such as Tennis and Badminton). Children are expected to learn about all three types of games during each school year.
The focus in gymnastics is on flexibility and confidence with a variety of manoeuvres, sequences and apparatus.
In our dance lessons, children learn formal (traditional and modern) dances as well as experiencing free movement to music.
In the summer term, our pupils are taught athletics (running, long jump, throwing etc.) on the field.
Our year two pupils swim in the Autumn Term and our year one pupils swim in the Spring Term at our local swimming pool.