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Physical Education

The Subject Leader for Physical Education is Miss Sheard
Our Sports Leader is Mrs. Sinfield

 

At Underwood we encourage all pupils to be fit and healthy. We believe it is important to provide them with a lively and stimulating P.E. curriculum that will encourage them to increase their personal fitness, develop a life-long enjoyment of physical exercise and sport and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

 

Throughout the school, the children learn to develop skills in:

  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Games
  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Outdoor Pursuits


Each class engages in two hours of P.E. each week. This is supplemented by our whole school 'Cardio Kids' sessions which take place immediately after lunch three times a week. Ten minutes of cardio exercise in each session helps to improve fitness and co-ordination and makes our children mentally alert for the afternoon lessons!

 

All children in Years 2 - 5 have a minimum of seven one hour swimming sessions each year to help them surpass the minimum standard of being able to swim 25 metres as well as to help them learn vital life-saving skills.

 

In Year 4, the children have an opportunity to experience outdoor pursuit activities during a residential visit to Hathersage in Derbyshire. In Years 5 and 6, the children can participate in a wide range of outdoor adventurous activities at the Kingswood Centres in Norfolk and Wales.

 

We work closely with the Selston High School family of schools within the Ashfield Sports Partnership as well as the Eastwood District Sports Association to provide opportunities for pupils of all ages to participate in sporting festivals and competitions.

 

We take pride in the wide range of extra-curricular sporting clubs we have on offer throughout the year. These include:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Cross-Country
  • Athletics
  • Multi-skills
  • Dance
  • Cricket 
  • Tennis 
  • Rounders
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