Physical Education in the Junior School

Physical Education in the Junior School

Specialist staff

Physical Education (PE) is an integral feature of the curriculum at Exeter Junior School.

Within weekly PE lessons, pupils throughout the year in Form One and Upper One will experience functional movement skills, hand-eye coordination, racket skills, fundamental movement patterns, rhythmic movements, swimming and athletics.

In Lower Two and Upper Two lessons range from racket skills, functional movement, game development, ball skills, rhythmic movements, conditioning, athletics, tennis to striking and fielding.

Currently there are five specialist PE teachers who teach on the Junior School PE curriculum, ensuring that an inclusive, engaging programme is delivered. The aim of Junior School PE is to ensure pupils become confident, successful and independent learners, whilst developing teamwork, respect and leadership. As a result, we hope to provide pupils with an enthusiasm for leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

This term so far Form One and Upper One have enjoyed one swimming lesson and one functional movement lesson a week (2 x PE lessons in total). Lower Two and Upper Two have been enjoying either racket sports, functional movement or games development lessons once a week in PE (1 x lesson a week).

Junior School PE and Girls’ Games Coordinator Kate Wright said: “As PE specialists, we hope to ensure pupils in lessons have fun, experience enjoyment and success, build confidence and develop skills, whilst learning some tactics, rules, terminology and definitions along the way.

“We really look forward to the next half of term and beyond and we hope the pupils are too!”