PE is a fundamental aspect of the curriculum Archdeacon Cambridge’s. Children experience a wide range of sports and activities, both indoors and out throughout the key stages.
From the start of children’s education at Archdeacon, children are expected to be actively involved in their learning and our children in Early Years have continuous access to a large Outdoor Learning area.
We follow the Real PE scheme which helps children to understand the physical skills or agility, balance and co-ordination required for different sports and activities as well supporting children in developing the cognitive, emotional, personal and creative aspects of PE. We also consider health and fitness during PE lessons, making particular links to learning in Science and PSHE.
We are very fortunate to have our own heated swimming pool and swimming is taught to children from Reception to Year 6 throughout the year.
Other indoor sports that are taught include dance, gymnastics and use of the apparatus in both the Large and Small halls.
During outdoor PE, children are taught to apply their PE skills to many different sports and games, including hockey, netball and basketball, cricket, football and athletics. Children are also encouraged to use their understanding of skills and strategies to create their own strategy games.
The school is fortunate to have a large playground and to be able to use Twickenham Green for sporting activities. We also have a covered, heated swimming pool on site. Children have two hours PE time each week which is divided into one hour outdoor games and a second hour which is used for gymnastics, swimming and dance at different times of the year. In games lessons children learn the skills to take part in team games and to develop their individual abilities. Teams from the school take part in all Borough wide tournaments in recent years our cricket team has been very successful at Borough, Pan London and County level earning them a trophy and a trip to Lords.
Beyond the school day
Children have many opportunities to participate in sporting clubs and competitive tournaments and competitions. Clubs run by school include football, netball, cricket, rugby and athletics. In addition, basketball, athletics, tennis and dance clubs are provided by subject specialists.
We take part in borough organised events including Borough Sports and the borough swimming gala, selecting teams to represent our school.